Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ecocide a crime against peace?

There is a push to have “ecocide” made illegal as a fifth crime against peace. I am at a loss to figure out how harming the environment could be constituted as such, unless you consider nature to be the equivalent … Continue reading

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Bringing sanity to the schools

With An Inconvenient Truth being uncritically shown in our schools as if it were science, students need an injection of reason. It comes in the form of Professor Ian Plimer’s recently released, How to get expelled from school: A guide … Continue reading

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US Navy wastes money on biofuel

Would you buy fuel priced four-times that of what you would normally pay? The US Navy would. The U.S. Navy has agreed to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuel from a company called Solazyme at the astronomical cost of $15 a … Continue reading

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Answer: NO

Yesterday I asked whether Tim Flannery would be given the same treatment that Ian Plimer was given on The Project. As luck would have it, my question would be answered the next evening, and my hunch was spot on; Flannery … Continue reading

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Would they ask Tim Flannery these sorts of things?

Ian Plimer last nights launched his book, How to Get Expelled from School, and it has found its way into the mainstream media. Professor Plimer appeared on The Project tonight and faced a barrage of questions from the panel. Fair … Continue reading

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But how much?

The age is salivating over developments in carbon sequestration technology, noting that it is “safe and efficient”. All good, but the fail to ask another basic question. Carbon dioxide can be safely and reliably stored underground, an Australian-led team of … Continue reading

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These people are insane

Climate Depot has an exclusive from Lord Monckton¬†about the contents of the agreement being drawn up at Durban. It is friggin’ scary. [document] Perhaps the most ludicrous aspect (although that is heavily contested by others) revolves around granting rights to … Continue reading

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But we will introduce our own carbon tax?

Wise move, but why couldn’t the government show similar responsibility when making domestic policies? AUSTRALIA has emphasised that it will not sign up to a new legally binding climate change target unless the biggest greenhouse gas emitters are included. In … Continue reading

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Great Green Scares

Dr Kesten Green explores the history of green alarm, and invariably they have little to no scientific backing. There is a long and dismal history of alarming forecasts that were literally too bad to be true. But many people believed … Continue reading

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The broken hockeystick

The arguments against the hockey stick graph are stacking up, so I thought I’d summarise them. Tree rings: Most hockeystick graphs use tree rings as a proxy for temperature, seeing as how thermometers didn’t exist a thousand years ago.¬†This relies … Continue reading

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