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The Australian‘s War on Science 45

The Australian Government has set up a Coasts and Climate Change Council to plan how to adapt to increases in sea levels and cyclone intensity that global warming will most likely bring. Since its about adaption to climate change and planning for the future, in a rational world even on opponent of mitigation like The…

Janet Albrechtsen (writing in The Australian, of course) is asked a question by her teenage daughters: Emails started arriving telling me about a speech given by Christopher Monckton, a former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, at Bethel University in St Paul, Minnesota, on October 14. Monckton talked about something that no one has talked about in…

The Australian‘s War on Science 40

Malcolm Colless, writing in The Australian declares that human-caused global warming is a beat-up, just like human-caused ozone depletion. I swear I’m not making this up. Look: Remember, it was not so long ago that we were confronted with the unnerving prospect of being fried like eggs on a hotplate as a result of a…

Today was the day of the Big Push in the Australian‘s war on science. They published two news stories that distorted scientists’ views on Antarctic ice, a long piece promoting “silenced” Ian Plimer’s denialist book, an absurdly over the top piece from Christopher Pearson about how Plimer’s book is the turning point that leads to…

The collapse of the Wilkins Ice Shelf has prompted the Australian to launch yet another attack on scientists — it seems they are “tabloid media ambulance-chasing” and the ice shelf collapse was entirely natural. every natural phenomenon, such as the ice shelf split this week, is interpreted as a disaster and all who do not…

The Australian‘s War on Science 33

Today’s Australian has a piece by Bob Carter predicting global cooling Global atmospheric temperature reached a peak in 1998, has not warmed since 1995 and, has been cooling since 2002. Some people, still under the thrall of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change’s disproved projections of warming, seem surprised by this cooling trend, even to…

The Australian‘s War on Science 31

Ian Musgrave has written the post I was going to write on Jon Jenkins’ article in the Australian, so I just want to emphasize that fitting a degree six (yes, degree six) to temperature data does not produce a meaningful trend line in any way shape or form. Go read. Note that if the editors…