Murray Darling Basin new water wasting plan

Last year I wrote “MDB water-buy-back scheme redundant after rains” after the Govt released their report proposing to waste 4,000GL per year in environmental flows.
Now they have a new scheme to waste 2,750GL PA – only slightly less bad.
The new scheme too should be shelved in the National Interest because both of these plans were produced by people who are true believers in IPCC Global Warming and Climate Change. So these schemes are tainted with IPCC rubbish science and failed model predictions from the outset.
Let us just put the latest effort in the bottom drawer where it belongs – and concentrate on gathering and promulgating reliable data about the MDB.

Climategate 2.0 breaks – 2 years after the main event

Amazing – get your own download here – looks to be 5000 emails plus other files. Looking forward to hearing about any interesting mails you find.
I have been told of this gem from the Jo Nova site.
<601> “David Jones”
subject: RE: African stations used in HadCRU global data set
to: “Phil Jones”
Thanks Phil for the input and paper. I will get back to you with comments next week. Fortunately in Australia our sceptics are rather scientifically incompetent. It is also easier for us in that we have a policy of providing any complainer with every single station observation when they question our data (this usually snows them) and the Australian data is in pretty good order anyway

No doubt there will be huge discussion on these 5000 odd emails for months to come around the blogs – links on right.

Updated carbon emissions defining the history of the global economy

I thought this graphic was worthwhile posting quickly just to show the scale of carbon emissions from China – which is a measure of the scale of growth in the Chinese economy. Europe and the west can continue to reduce emissions – aided & abetted by any Euroland weakness – but global emissions will continue to increase – as long as the Asian economic transformation continues.
Chinese carbon emissions compared
The Chinese trend shows clearly the Chairman Mao “Great Leap Forward” 1960 and reaction after including famine. Then the “Cultural Revolution” is detected 1967-68 before modern influences gained control. The effects of the two oil shocks are noticed and also the late 1990’s “Asian Tigers” crisis then after 2000 – liftoff.
In late 2009 I posted the following chart
Global carbon emissions 1960-2008 and economic events
Global carbon emissions 1960-2008 and economic events
More recently I have used this chart to emphasize the scale of Chinese emissions compared to Australia.

Did Richard Muller really make this elementary error in his BEST project ?

I have just noticed an article by Jeff Id at “WattsUpWithThat” that says the BEST project analysing global temperature records – does this – “They detect steps in the data, chop the series at the steps and reassemble them.”

Jeff had a link to Climate Audit – and sure enough Steve has a “saw-tooth” diagram, Posted Oct 31, 2011 at 3:24 PM

As Steve says, “in terms of estimating “natural” temperature, the unsliced series would be a better index than concatenating the sliced segments.” Dead right.

As far as I can tell, this diagram expresses exactly what the two GISS diagrams did in 2001 – see from Hansen, J.E., R. Ruedy, Mki. Sato, M. Imhoff, W. Lawrence, D. Easterling, T. Peterson, and T. Karl 2001. A closer look at United States and global surface temperature change. J. Geophys. Res. 106, 23947-23963, doi:10.1029/2001JD000354. and a pdf can be downloaded.

I have a page here explaining the thing –

Also a blog post.