“..so we don’t get fooled by this idiocy.”

Last line of interview in Canadian National Post, online news service, quoting Dr Richard Lindzen.

Relax, the planet is fine
Money is partly to blame for the global warming hysteria, Professor Richard Lindzen says

Linda Frum, National Post
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2007

click through and read the 3 pages, the quote is from the very end.

I have copied the entire text (which is in the form of Q & A) in case it goes offline.
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The Past and Future of Climate by David Archibald

Link to 400 kb pdf file of David’s provocative and original updated (May 2007) paper which says we are coming into a weaker solar cycle and that a cooler climate is likely in decades ahead. David also explains that the Greenhouse effect due to carbon dioxide is miniscule, as does the 1998 paper by Sherwood Idso.

See, How MINISCULE is the Anthropogenic Greenhouse Effect ? an html version of a 1998 paper by Sherwood B Idso in Vol 10: 69-82 of Climate Research, “CO2-induced global warming: a skeptic’s view of potential climate”.

See also Jack Barrett’s paper: Greenhouse molecules, their spectra and function in the atmosphere

Some 1855 to 1980 New York Times reports of changing climate

Some perspective on media reporting of complaints that the climate is not perfect, assembled by John Shotsky.

January 5, 1855, Wednesday

As the climate of every country has an inseparable relation with the physical character of its inhabitants, the attention of the Government was directed, some few years since, to the collection of correct meteorological statistics throughout the whole of the United States.
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Monster and mysterious or ordinary and normal ?

March 14 news item on news.com.au (copied below) reported a “…monster whirlpool off the NSW coast”. The Australian CSIRO are quoted, “Dubbed a sea “monster” by CSIRO oceanographers…”.

Something about this article rang out of tune with me, I was sure I had heard that eddies in the East Australian Current (EAC) were commonplace and I recall Sydney-Hobart racing yachts having to sail close inshore at times to get the best ride south.

A few minutes searching in Google produced this informative website where satellite images of the EAC show eddies here and there.
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Break for a laugh, entertaining audio files

Audio files of Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) of Western Australia (WA) taped phone calls.

Wikipedia has a fair enough intro page to explain the setting of all this for those not familar with Australian current affairs at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Burke

I do not think for a moment that infuence peddling on this scale is confined to Australia, I think Government in many places works like this but this is just a rare glimpse into that world of deals, fixes, mates and favours.

If you Google “Brian Burke wa premier” you will find much material explaining how this master lobbyist has wreaked havoc in the Western Australian Labor Government, leading to the resignations of several cabinet ministers in early 2007.

But just enjoy the audio linked above

The Great Olenek Mistake

Olenek is a weather station in the Taymir Peninsular, Northern Siberia, 68.5 N, 112.4 E, altitude : 220 m. For map;
For a discussion of Tsurf trends in this region see;
That’s the introduction and there is plenty of reading and points to explore there, however the purpose of this post is to expose a particularly gross inhomogeneity in Olenek data when compared to its neighbours. A fault not picked up in 15 to 20 years by the three major global climate groups. Continue reading The Great Olenek Mistake

Four Basic IPCC Lies

In his latest paper, CO2: The Greatest Scientific Scandal of Our Time
Dr Zbigniew Jaworowski highlights these four basic statements in the “Summary for Policymakers”:
1. Carbon dioxide, the most important anthropogenic emissions increased markedly as a result of human activities, and its atmospheric concentration of 379 ppmv (parts by volume) in 2005 by far exceeded the natural range of 180 to 300 ppmv over the last 650,000 years.
2. Since 1750, human activities warmed the climate.
3. The warmth of the last half-century is unusual, is the highest in at least the past 1,300 years, and is “very likely” caused by increases in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations;
4. Predictions are made that anthropogenic warming will continue for centuries, and between 2090 and 2099 the global average surface temperature will increase 1.1°C to 6.4°C. Various scare stories of global catastrophes are prophesied to
occur if man-made emissions are not curbed by drastic political decisions. The obvious beneficial effects of warming for man and all the biosphere are downplayed.

Basic MDB rainfall data for the Wentworth Group

There is much comment in the Australian media about water shortages and prominent in this whole “debate” is the Wentworth Group, who are held out to be water experts and Professor Peter Cullen, of Canberra I think, often seems to speak for the Wentworth Group. I have just noticed a recent news item, copied below, where Prof Cullen commences by restating some popular mantras.
“Much of Australia seems to be drying and we are now facing real water scarcity for many of our cities and for rural areas. This crisis in The Murray-Darling Basin has been brought on by the climate shift and the serious drought..”.

The black trendline on this BoM rainfall history 1900-2006 for the Murray Darling Basin (MDB) shows the 1940’s were dryer than now and there is NO evidence in these data of a climate shift. It is perfectly clear that current dryer conditions are normal cyclic events to be expected and that planning of urban water infrastructure has failed to keep pace with population and consumption trends.

MDB rain history 1900-2006
I agree with many of the other points in the article and fully expect that Wentworth Group people will dominate the “experts” group to be appointed under the Federal Governments new plans.

It is worth making the point here that high rainfall in the 30 years from the late 1940’s could well have been due in part to the post WWII airborne cloud seeding experiments. So it is ironic that our whole structure of State water allocations might have been warped by a process that has been stopped now for 20 or so years.
Souirce for graphic;www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/silo/reg/cli_chg/timeseries.cgi
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Stockinterview website notes failed BoM rainfall Outlook

Good to see other people are noticing the pathetic standard of BoM attempts to model rainfall 90 days out in their three month Outlooks.

Scroll well down on this article at: www.stockinterview.com/News/03092007/Ranger-Flooded-ERA.html
under the Australian rainfall map for

“On February 22nd, the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology issued a “Neutral” three-month outlook for the country’s Northern Territories, writing, “The Northern Territory outlook for total March to May rainfall shows no strong swings in the odds toward wetter or drier conditions.” A few days later, one of the world’s largest producing uranium mines shut down because of heavy rainfall and flooding, ..etc”

The BoM prediction/forecast, whatever, could not hold for a week. Readers here may have seen my critique of years of failed BoM rainfall Outlooks at: www.warwickhughes.com/drought/ which could do with updating.

Primarily exposing faulty methodologies behind global temperature trend compilations