Laugh of the week – Labor “care for community”

Just spotted this gem – almost choked on my morning cocoa – the full article is here – Shorten must go cold turkey on union cartel cash – But my email digest said – “…if they care about supporting the community.”

Prime Minister Abbott should accumulate Senate triggers for a double dissolution election and then “go the double”

Let the Australian electorate decide if they want the Carbon Tax to stay or be repealed – do they want to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Renewable Energy Target and the Climate Change Authority ? If not – do they want a return to a GreenLabor Government? If so let them vote for [...]

Scientists can not find plastic waste floating in oceans – so blame fish for eating it

Scientists expected to find a million tonnes of floating plastic waste in the oceans but only actually found 40,000 t. Instead of doubting their initial model they conclude fish must be eating the plastic. – Scientists say fish may be eating ocean plastic waste – I would have thought there would be ongoing research into [...]

Our ABC working hard to harm the Abbott Government that we voted for

I noted this headline – Asylum seeker boat reportedly in trouble off Christmas Island – visions of cliffs, reefs, crashing waves – then reading on in the article last night find that the craft is 300km from CI. If anybody has a link showing track of this craft ? Now it is 250km. Every day [...]

FOI reveals a gem of pomposity from the BCITF 1993 Annual Report re the Dawesville Cut project haunted by the now famous Australian Workers Union Workplace Reform Association (AWUWRA)

Cleaning out the office I found an envelope fallen down the back of somewhere.

In 2012 I had put in an FOI request to the WA Govt Construction Training Fund which evolved out of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund from the days of Premier Carmen Lawrence and the earlier WA Inc. Readers may [...]

RSS satellites Lower Troposphere 35 year trend map shows Australia warming less than surrounding oceans

Bearing in mind the satellite data is collected from a layer just above the surface where the BoM finds such rapid warming. Worth a ponder. Reading the media – who would have expected this? Map source – highlight Trend button Fig 1 shows where the RSS series TLT samples the atmosphere

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Geological Society of Australia – “..unable to publish a position statement on climate change..”

The Australian reports – Earth scientists split on climate change statement [AUSTRALIA’S peak body of earth scientists has declared itself unable to publish a position statement on climate change due to the deep divisions within its membership on the issue. After more than five years of debate and two false starts, Geological Society of Australia [...]

Interesting that “McCarthy style pressure” is often invoked – yet the Venona Intercepts showed McCarthy was substantially correct

‘McCarthyism’ is still used as a convenient term to cover the unjustified hounding of people. What is fascinating is that the Venona Intercepts showed the now much derided Senator from Wisconsin to be not too far from the truth – despite the fact that a vast amount of information was kept secret till the Venona [...]

Chico California newspaper editor says – “It’s all the fault of climate change”

Mr David Little, editor of the Chico Enterprise-Record has a great editorial – speaking for many I am sure. H/t Anthony Watts

Israel Will Be The Last Man Standing in the Middle East

David Archibald pulls no punches in his assessment of the Middle East looking at population trends – grain imports – future global cooling. David Archibald book – Twilight of Abundance