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January 31, 2010



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  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.
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Comments

  1. #1 JerryM
    February 1, 2010

    Damn, how can you keep up with this??

    after 2 articles my eyes start to glaze over and I just stop reading beyond the first paragraph of many of these.

    are there no summaries of the summaries of the news?

  2. #2 coby
    February 1, 2010

    I hear ya, Jerry! It is on my wish list to follow these posts with a “best of”.

    Any volunteers?

  3. #3 Peter of Sydney
    February 1, 2010

    Are the peer reviewed? :-)

    Speaking of which, it appears Jones has a lot of explaining to do:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/01/leaked-emails-climate-jones-chinese

    There is also the question of scientific fraud, which should be investigated, unless truth is no longer the goal. What the climate change community in general has done is to ignore this crucial aspect of the scientific process.

  4. #4 crakar24
    February 1, 2010

    The great IPCC scam continues to unravel, the latest piece of bull shit is this:

    http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg2/en/ch15s15-7-2.html

    This scandalous piece of fabrication came from a tourist operator here:

    http://climatequotes.com/2010/02/01/ipcc-cites-boot-cleaning-guide-for-antarctica-tour-operators/

    Essentially the IPCC cut and paste what they said but added the words “climate change”. When will this sudden fall from grace end?

  5. #5 mandas
    February 1, 2010

    crakar

    Ha ha. I know you don’t believe anything you say here. You are so clever!!!

  6. #6 crakar24
    February 2, 2010

    Mandas,

    Did the IPCC use an Antarctic tourism guide as a reference in AR4? Did the IPCC reword it to include the words “climate change”.

    Simply answer yes or no to both questions please.

  7. #7 crakar24
    February 2, 2010

    Its going to get ugly watching the once complicent media start trying to back peddle out of the AGW quagmire they find themselves in. You know the tide has turned when the media start printing stories they have had kept under wraps for years.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/02/01/climategate-intensifies-jones-and-wang-hid-chinese-station-data-issues/

  8. #8 skip
    February 2, 2010

    My dear, my very dear Crakar . . . .

    Once again you did even read your own links.

    Again though, what is great about you is you keep us all—with the possible exception of yourself—honest. I never would have gone out looking for this link so you are my shortcut.

    How section 15.7.2 “Economic activity and sustainability in the Antarctic” of IPCC *really* reads:

    The multiple stresses of climate change and increasing human activity on the Antarctic Peninsula represent a clear vulnerability **(see Section 15.6.3)**, [my emphasis] and have necessitated the implementation of stringent clothing decontamination guidelines for tourist landings on the Antarctic Peninsula (IAATO, 2005).

    This in fact, is exactly the block quote your own link at “climatequotes” cited, but unlike the IPCC report, your source did *not* provide the hyperlink to Section 15.6.3, so people like you (who would never bother to look anyway once they found something that conformed to their narrative) or me (who in fact did) would be in minimal danger of finding the truth. Section 15.6.3 is the crucial evidence, not the clothing guide, because it is in 15.6.3 that all the scientific studies for the impact of global warming on the Anarctic *are* cited.

    It is thus *utterly false*–repeat *utterly false* that the IPCC

    cites a boot and clothing cleaning guide as evidence that the “multiple stresses of climate change…have necessitated the implementation of stringent clothing decontamination guidelines”.

    Your source blatantly ripped the crucial words “ . . .and increasing human activity on the Antarctic Peninsula represent a clear vulnerability (see Section 15.6.3) . . .”. to twist the meaning of the paragraph.

    He obviously had you fooled, Crakar. (Yawn . . . narratives . . . )

    But stunts like that don’t fool people who check their sources, mate.

    But keep toiling; I’ve always said you’re at *least* as important to this blog as I am.

  9. #9 mandas
    February 2, 2010

    Skip

    What is even more interesting about this latest bullshit from crakar and the denialist community is how much it represents the typical denialist strategy of quote mining. The section of the IPCC Report referred to is clearly entitled:

    “15.7.2 Economic activity and sustainability in the Antarctic”

    which to my obviously uneducated mind means they will be discussing the implications of climate change on economic activities in the Antarctic, of which tourism is an obvious topic.

    The FULL quote (not the small section ripped by the denialists) says:

    “…Fishing and tourism are the only significant economic activities in the Antarctic at present. Over 27,000 tourists visited Antarctica in the 2005/06 summer and the industry is growing rapidly (IAATO, 2006). The multiple stresses of climate change and increasing human activity on the Antarctic Peninsula represent a clear vulnerability…etc”

    It then goes on to say:

    “…Significant research since the TAR has focused on the impact of climate change on Arctic indigenous populations, and accordingly, this chapter has placed an emphasis on these segments of the population. However, the impacts on the wider population need also be considered, and in particular, the economic impacts, which are difficult to address at present due to the dearth of information….”

    To address these problems, the IPCC recommends:

    “Uncertainty: Impacts of multiple drivers (e.g., increasing human activities and ocean acidity) to modify or even magnify the effects of climate change at both poles.

    Recommendation and Approach: Development of integrated bio-geophysical and socio-economic studies.”

    So, in a chapter on (inter alia) tourism in Antarctica, where the document states it will study some of the impacts on tourism operators and what issues they face, the Report provides information on exactly that. And they reference, not a boot cleaning guide as is asserted, but a paper presented by the peak tourism body (the IAATO) to a meeting of the inter-governmental treaty body. The aim of the paper was, as per the title, to discuss:

    “The Introduction and Detection of Diseases in Antarctic Wildlife: IAATO’s Perspective”

    and what steps the opeators had to undertake, including the decontamination of tourist’s clothing.

    So once again crakar, if you had done your research instead of just cutting and pasting crap from the flat-earth society, you might actually know what you are talking about. Alas, all our advice to you to this effect have been wasted. You sir, are a fool. But worse than that, you are not just a naive fool, you are a deliberate fool, because you have been shown where you are wrong, you just refuse to accept it.

  10. #10 crakar24
    February 2, 2010

    I put a long winded post up here for you Skip but it never made it through so will have another go this time i will include the deluded Mandas.

    Have you ever heard of desease control? here are two examples i have encountered in my life time. Firstly if i drive a few hundred k’s up the road i will drive into the fruit fly exclusion zone where i will be stopped and my car inspected for fruit that could harbour the fruit fly larvae. This ensures the fruit fly cannot migrate into a fruit growing area.

    Secondly a few years ago i was working in NZ (and no Skip i did not bang a sheep so put it away)at times i had to trudge through farmers paddocks or maybe fields for you Skip to get to remote equipment. At the same time there was an outbreak of foot and mouth desease in the UK so the Aust Gov. activated quarintine measures at airports etc. Upon my arrival home customs checked my BOOTS and CLOTHING for any foreign material.

    I am sure both of you have experienced a similar thing, or maybe not.

    Now onto Antarctica, Antarctica is a remote continent as we all know and it would be a good idea not to introduce any foreign deseases/insects etc so the tourism company have a policy to ensure this does not happen, i suspect it would be enforced by some gov regulation.

    Now we have the IPCC who in their wisdom now claim the Antarctic in under stress from foreign invaders based on a tourism companies policy of clean boots and clothing a policy which as i said before is more than likely enforced, is their a peer reviewed scientific study that claims the Antarctic is in fact under any stress from such a thing?

    Then the IPCC throw in the scary “climate change” to somehow show that in fact the Antarctic is really under stress and it will all be melted by 2035 or was that 2013….sorry got a little carried away and got my booga booga stories mixed up.

    Oh by the way you know how all these morons keep banging on about “all the reefs will dissappear i tells ya” stories based on acidification and warming of the oceans, well it appears that the shallow reefs near Florida are in fact dying but not from warming but from the COLD. I am sure that you will now tell me that in the bizzaro world of AGW, AGW will in fact make the oceans colder and kill all the reefs.

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