NoTricksZone sets out evidence for UHI effect at the McMurdo Base – Antarctic – relative to the much smaller Scott Base nearby

“Urban Heat Island” Effect Appears To Be Far More Pronounced In Polar Regions Than You Might Think! By P Gosselin on 14. August 2014
Just imagine where this would be spread if proving the UHI benefited the Warmist side of the debate.

In the “Ah-doan-beleeve-it” category – TV news says – ICAC investigating politicians over “smear campaign”

A “smear campaign” – by Australian politicians – I’m shocked.

So Australia now has – “…unprecedented oversupply of energy, no new energy generation needed for 10 years..”

So at a time of “…unprecedented oversupply…” our power bills are booming. How unwise we have been to elect politicians who have brought us to this – where efficient and cheap 24/7 coal fired electricity generators are coming under financial pressure from taxpayer subsidised wind and solar which only generate expensive and erratic electricity when conditions are exactly right.

ABC headline – Australia risks losing our grip on Antarctica – we ever had a grip?

The article is mainly pleading for more research funding – I hope the Govt takes no notice – there is no harm in Antarctic research losing some ground compared to geo-research in Australia which can pay real dividends and is light years more important to us.

Marc Morano has this great story from CFact – savour the nuance – British Antarctic Survey trapped without power during record cold -55.4° C

For an organization that has done more over decades to beat up GW in the Antarctic – Gaia strikes back – British Antarctic Survey trapped without power during record cold -55.4° C
The CFact story direct -

Just saw this headline – The 2014 El Nino becomes ‘a real enigma’

You have to love the GreenLeft media – the complete and utter failure of seven months of warmists predicting and beating up the possibility of a Super El Nino in 2014 transmogrifies into – “a real enigma”
There is no enigma – simply that your climate models are mostly shite.

Noticing the meeja saying the NBN is a disaster – Did the ABC always say this?

Perhaps my memory is faulty but through the long awful years of the RuddGillardRudd GreenLabor Govts I never noticed the MSM speaking too harshly of Labors pet NBN project which from early days was showing signs of being a shambles of a White Elephant in the rich tradition of say AUSSAT to name another Govt boondoggle whose debts still haunt us. For those not downunder NBN is/was the National Broadband Network – a +$40Billion creation that was to power the nation into the sunlit uplands of prosperity. (apologies to the late and great WSC).
Yesterday I noticed The Conversation was saying – The government should never have built the NBN – At The Conversation the headline is – Why governments will always fail with technology projects like the NBN
Then spending a few seconds with Google I found this quote on The Conversation from only a year ago.
[It is paradoxical that the building of a sophisticated infrastructure like the NBN to support Australia’s future as a technologically advanced country....]
Is anybody else seeing similar?

3rd August 2014 saw record cold mornings in Hay, Hillston and Lake Victoria – in New South Wales that is

While roughing it in a motel in the wilds of central NSW I heard the ABC weather lady say that Adelaide was enjoying a record cold August morning – a record since 1888 I think.
Yesterday was a pretty hard frost here so I have quickly checked a few records and it looks to me as though Hay, Hillston and Lake Victoria have had record cold mornings. Can anybody add to this list ? Or have additional info re Adelaide – South Australian cold.
It will be easier to check when the Sunday contoured map of minimum anomalies comes available.
Hay – yesterday -3.8 prev coldest -2.5 on 2 Aug 1997
Hillston yesterday -4.6 prev cold -3.3 on 7 Aug 1963
Lake Victoria yesterday -2.5 prev cold -1.4 on 16 Aug 1967
I just checked Google which finds no news on this – what would we hear if it was a record hot day?

Another sign of common sense taking hold in an important nation – Japan cooling on solar positive for nuclear power

Reuters reports – Future grows darker for solar energy growth in Japan
On the second anniversary of a scheme aimed at boosting Japan’s renewable energy after the Fukushima crisis, its powerful industry ministry is taking steps critics say will choke off solar investment and pave the way for a return to nuclear.

Equating the value of an open cut copper mine with the farm production forgone – have we stopped doing maths in schools?

I see in this article from South Australia – Rex Minerals’ Hillside copper mine gets SA lease approvals – opponents of the mine floating the old red herring that we are losing food growing land.
SA Greens leader Mark Parnell says State Government approval for open-cut mining on some of the state’s best cropping land is a blow for the region’s farmers.
“Valuable agricultural land is in short supply in South Australia. It makes no sense to sterilize forever land that could be productive for growing food,” he said.
Facts are the mine will occupy a miniscule percentage of SA farm land but income generated by the mine will dwarf by many times what farms could generate off that area. Somebody might have some examples. Certainly on a National scale – income from resources is considerably larger than agriculture yet occupies a very tiny percentage of land compared to farming.