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Rosslyn Beeby at The Canberra Times follows up her earlier story: (Hat tip Dave McRae): Two of the most shocking cases involved young women who have had little media experience or exposure. One was invited to speak on climate change at a suburban library. Her brief was simple – talk about everyday things people can…

The Canberra Times reports Australia’s leading climate change scientists are being targeted by a vicious, unrelenting email campaign that has resulted in police investigations of death threats. The Australian National University has confirmed it moved several high-profile climate scientists, economists and policy researchers into more secure buildings, following explicit threats to their personal safety. Whoever…

Shorter Tim Blair

Tim Blair, The inconvenient truths about Al Gore’s hot-air footprint: Al Gore is fat. Note that this was a column in the Daily Telegraph, so presumably there was an editor who could have saved a lot of ink and paper by trimming Blair’s column down to just 11 letters. ‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies…

Lancet post number 200

The WikiLeaks Iraq archive, while incomplete, reveals many more previously unreported violent deaths in the Iraq war — Iraq Body Count say that the archive reveals 15,000 people shot, blown up, had the heads cut off or killed in some other way that they had not recorded. So Tim Blair, who claimed that the Iraq…

Tim Blair disputes Charles Johnson’s estimate of the size of the September 12 rally. Johnson wrote: Here’s the Washington DC Metrorail service information for Saturday, September 12, 2009: September 12, 2009: Metrorail: 437,624 Comparable Metrorail Ridership 1 Year Ago: 362,773 The difference between these two figures is — 74,851. Oddly enough, this almost exactly matches…

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…

With US combat troops withdrawing from Iraq’s cities it is time to compare the 4639 coalition casualties with the predictions made by warbloggers before the war: John Hawkins: “Probably 300 or less” Charles Johnson:”Very few” Henry Hanks: “Less than 200″ Laurence Simon: “A Few hundred” Rachael Lucas: “Less than three thousand” Scott Ott: “Dozens” Glenn…

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…