Prominent Economist critical of IPCC

The following is the text of an op-ed article which appeared in the Wall Street Journal Europe on 11 October 2007.

Misplaced Trust
David Henderson

Inconvenient truths about the UN’s global warming panel.

Governments across the world are mishandling climate-change issues. Policies to curb ‘greenhouse-gas’ emissions too often take the form of costly specific regulations, rather than a general price-based incentive such as a carbon tax. More fundamentally, there is good reason to question the advice on which governments are basing their policies.

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Nobel prize winning Al Gore shouts at BBC journalist

Fascinating insight into the real Al Gore by BBC journalist Roger Harrabin, see this quote from near the end of his article, “The heat and light in global warming”.

[And after the interview he and his assistant stood over me shouting that my questions had been scurrilous, and implying that I was some sort of climate-sceptic traitor.]

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Wind power fad driven by environmental spin

This article by Mike Nahan of the IPA, in the Opinion section of The West Australian 28 September 2007, says it all.

Two posts of mine touch on shortcomings of wind power.

Should we be surprised ? August 22nd, 2007
Albany Wind Farm underperforms, December 4th, 2006

A similar Govt exaggeration to what we see at Albany is claimed for most England and Wales wind farms, full text copied below. UK article from the Telegraph, Wind farms ‘are failing to generate the predicted amount of electricity’,
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Bob Foster offers comprehensive alternative to IPCC science

Download 2.4 MB pdf of Bob’s 49 page well documented and illustrated pdf paper, “Will it be warmer or cooler? Just wait: Time reveals Truth”.

Download 4 MB pdf of Bob’s recent paper, The Global Refrigerator – And Now A Switch ?
plus his 1974 paper, Eocene echinoids and the Drake Passge.
The Drake Passage, as in Sir Francis Drake, is south of Cape Horn

Download 1.3 MB pdf of Bob Foster comments on happening at Melbourne University, Earth Sciences and Letters to Editor of newsletter, The Australian Geologist.

Distorted science in case for unnecessary seawater desalination projects

Compare the Govt propaganda further on to this actual rainfall for Mundaring which shows rainfall increasing slightly from the low period in the mid 1970’s and 2007 rain since start of May has been average. Click here for larger chart.
Mundaring rain historyNote, graphics updated 2 Nov.
The Western Australian Government through its various bureaucracies has opted for seawater desalination to solve Perth’s supposed water crisis. Read how obvious available natural water sources are ignored and basic science such as rainfall history has for years become the subject of lies, spin and propaganda, now that desalination is “the chosen way”.
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Australian Government understating Perth catchment rain

Following above average rain in May-June-July over Perth dam catchments I was puzzled that I had seen an Australian Govt Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) rep speaking on TV late in July saying that while July rain was good May had been dry and June very dry.

In fact long term stations representative of the catchments region received a solid 108% of the May-June-July rain averaged over the last 32 years. This will not be reported in the media.

See various links at: Profligate Govt waste of water following average catchment rain

Should we be surprised ?

Abuse and incompetence in fight against global warming
Up to 20% of carbon savings in doubt as monitoring firms criticised by UN body
A Guardian investigation has found evidence of serious irregularities at the heart of the process the world is relying on to control global warming.

[An earlier post showed the Albany wind farm in southern Western Australia only produces 80% of claimed power, which probably translates into another waste of Federal Govt money. We think it is highly likely that carbon credits associated with wind power in Australia are being claimed more than once. An audit is needed and data should be public.]
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True temperature trends for Puerto Rico hidden in fragmented data

Last year I posted “San Juan Puerto Rico, EXACTLY how UHI warming can get into global gridded T trends” . I should have added this Fig 4 from Duchon’s 86 paper that I refer to.

There is IPCC AGW shouting out from the UHI affected San Juan trend, incorporated by Jones et al and the IPCC of course.

The trends below in Fig 4, from smaller places show little warming. Data are of poorer quality in a technical sense, but that is where the truth is.

Primarily exposing faulty methodologies behind global temperature trend compilations