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Senator Fielding has rejected the science and now claims: Over the last 15 years, global temperatures haven’t been going up and, therefore, there hasn’t been in the last 15 years a period of global warming, Clearly there was never any chance of convincing someone who can look at a graph like this one and not…

Last week week Senator Fielding met with the Minister for Climate Change, Penny Wong to discuss the link between global warming and greenhouse gas. While Fielding claimed to have an ‘open mind’, this was rather undercut by his bringing four denialists to the meeting: Bob Carter, David Evans Stewart Franks and Bill Kininmonth. Naturally, The…

On his column in the Financial Review last week, John Quiggin wrote about those who think global warming is some sort of hoax: While most media outlets give at least some space to these conspiracy theorists, the central role has been played by The Australian. Not only its opinion columnists (with a handful of honorable…

Shorter Heartland Conference

Allow me to shorten Heartland’s 2009 International Conference on Climate Change for you. Joseph L. Bast: Bray’s survey shows that there is no consensus. Vaclav Klaus: Environmentalists have a secret plan to “return mankind centuries back”. Richard Lindzen: It is an error to say “It’s the sun!” Tom McClintock: Al Gore is fat. And, it’s…

The Weather Makers

Tim Flannery has a new book The Weather Makers on climate change. You can read an extract here. Naturally this has prompted the usual pieces on how global warming totally isn’t happening. First we have William Kininmonth, who writes: The science linking human activities to climate change is simplistic and his arguments are assisted by…

Kininmonth in the Age

Oh, great. After getting his bogus claims about climate models into the Australian, Kininmonth now has them in the Age: The IPCC radiative forcing hypothesis ignores the atmospheric and ocean circulations that transport surplus solar energy from the tropics to polar regions. Nowhere are local temperatures due solely to radiation processes, a fact that goes…

Kininmonth in the Australian

The Australian has published a piece by William Kinimonth arguing that global warming is a natural phenomenon. His argument in his book was that the models used by the IPCC were one dimensional and didn’t account for the flow of energy from the tropics to the poles. This is, of course, wildly incorrect as anyone…

Biased survey

To mark the centenary of the publication of Einstein’s famous equation, Spiked has surveyed over 250 renowned scientists, science communicators, and educators – including 11 Nobel laureates – asking what they would teach the world about science and why, if they could pick just one thing. They certainly have surveyed some renowned scientists and their…

The Lavoisier Group

The Lavoisier group is an Australian astroturf operation. John Quiggin observed that: This body is devoted to the proposition that basic principles of physics, discovered by among others, the famous French scientist Antoine Lavoisier, cease to apply when they come into conflict with the interests of the Australian coal industry. Melissa Fyfe has an interesting…