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Sydney Morning Herald fails

You know, we used to be able to laugh at the Poms for electing a gullible fool like Boris Johnson Lord Mayor of London, but then The Sydney Morning Herald goes and republishes Johnson’s stupidity: Allow me to introduce readers to Piers Corbyn, meteorologist and brother of my old chum, bearded leftie MP Jeremy. Piers…

The Australian has been conducting an uncompromising and unrelenting war on science, scientists and the scientific method, but if anyone criticises them for it, they react like scalded cats. So you could predict that they would whine when John Quiggin, in his column in the Australian Financial Review, wrote: The Australian newspaper has campaigned against…

Because Tim Blair gets political commentry about Australia from Taiwan, it comes as no surprise that he gets his commentry on the States from England, from one Gerald Warner who reckons that Obama’s attempts to create a “Union of Soviet States of America” will fail and that he will be a one-term president. I think…

People outside Australia are probably unfamiliar with Piers Akerman, who is an absurdly partisan columnist for Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. Tobias Ziegler finds Akerman not only denying the existence of global warming but also the existence of any criticism of Plimer’s book and even the presence of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Always click on the links

Tim Blair, running the time-worn AGW denialist line “It’s the sun” tells us NASA discovers that the sun makes things warmer. Blair’s link goes to another denialist, Simon Scowl, who adds a dash of “Al Gore is fat” to the argument: Wait. The Sun Can Make Thing… Warmer? I know, that doesn’t sound right to…

Increasing Piñata Albedo

Remember when Tim Blair’s commenters combined to take on a six year old boy? And lost. Now Blair and his commenters are taking on a Nobel Physics Prize winner. On physics. US Energy Secretary Steven Chu, one of the world’s greatest minds, believes painting roofs, roads and pavements white will help contain global warming. Reader…

Chris Mitchell’s folly

Back in 1996 the Australian Press Council upheld a complaint against The Courier Mail under editor Chris Mitchell for printing a nutty story that historian Manning Clark was an agent of the Soviet Union who had been awarded the Order of Lenin for his services. The Press Council concluded: The newspaper had too little evidence…

Blog posts in jack boots

Jennifer Marohasy has posted a list of the “ten worst blog posts“. Tamino and Eli Rabett are crowing are crowing because they got number one and two and the best I could do was number six. Cohenite, the guy who compiled the list, had earlier compiled a list of the “ten best climate research papers”…

Words fail me

Via Gummo Trotsky, the latest argument posted by Jennifer Marohasy: Radiative equilibrium is one of the foundation stones of radiative forcing theory. But it is not a law of physics, only a rather archaic and untested supposition found in climatology textbooks alone. “For the Earth to neither warm or cool, the incoming radiation must balance…

Linking without Thinking part 2

Andrew Bolt should have been embarrassed with his unthinking linking, but he is unrepentant: If someone claims to find 24 mistakes in your work and you manage to kind-of defend just three, it might be wiser to actually stay quiet. If you don’t actually have the integrity to admit and repent, that is. I picked…