AGREEMENT ON PRE-INDUSTRIAL TEMPERATURES?

“ANTHROPOGENIC WARMING NOW ABOUT ONE DEGREE ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS”

But what if global temperatures exceed the tipping point for one or two years and then drop away like they have in the past, just as they had during the thirty nine year cooling period that took place between 194o-1979, despite a rapid increase in GHG emissions due to car and arms production or the longest period of 20th century warming that happened between 1910 to 1939 when emissions remained stable.

Eiffel Tower  1.5 C  Rally   Click to enlarge

It was futile talking about a global temperature tipping point of 1.5 C, above the average temperature of the pre-industrial period, while they won’t provide the data. The more you inquired the more the IPCC scientists would waffle: “In principle, ‘pre-industrial levels’ could refer to any period of time before the start of the industrial revolution”. “But the number of direct temperature measurements decreases as we go back in time”. “Defining a ‘pre-industrial’ reference period is, therefore, a compromise between the reliability of  the temperature information and how representative it is of  pre-industrial conditions”.However, they did provide a clue when they wrote: “Human-induced warming has already reached about 1°C above the pre-industrial level Continue reading AGREEMENT ON PRE-INDUSTRIAL TEMPERATURES? →

WIND FARMS NEED MASSIVE SUBSIDIES TO SURVIVE

NEED FOSSIL FUELS FOR MANUFACTURE-TRANSPORT-INSTALLATION-MAINTENANCE

The fact that oil is a “finite” material is not a problem. Every material is finite. Life is all about taking the theoretically finite but practically limitless materials in nature and creatively turning them into useful resources. The fossil fuel industry does it, renewable actually, the unreliable energy industry doesn’t.  

Installation Of Turbine

“it is commonly assumed that green house gas and energy can be solved by switching from fossil fuel sources of energy to renewables”. “However, little attention has been given to exploring the limits of renewable energy” Continue reading WIND FARMS NEED MASSIVE SUBSIDIES TO SURVIVE →

WOOD HEATERS CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

“I LOVE THE SMELL OF BURNING WOOD ITS FRAGRANCE IS SO CLEAN AND GOOD”

While it is nice and cozy to sit by a wood fire in the evening it is not much good for the health of our planet. The reality is it produces black carbon which has recently emerged as a major contributor to global climate change and possibly second only to carbon dioxide as the main cause of world warming.

Black Carbon (BC) particles strongly absorb sunlight and gives soot its black color. There are a number of  alternatives that provide the same comforts as wood burning stoves and heaters without producing the particulate pollution. Continue reading WOOD HEATERS CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE →

OUR STUDENTS FALL BEHIND IN WORLD RANKINGS

CHINESE COUNTERPARTS THREE YEARS AHEAD IN MATHEMATICS

The 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, published on Tuesday 26/11/19, has found Australian students sit just slightly above the OECD average in maths literacy — its lowest level since the survey began. The study of more than half a million fifteen year old students has found that Australian students are more than three years behind their Chinese counterparts in mathematics and their performance in all three of the major subjects are in long-term decline.

The PISA survey of Australian student education standards indicate they were higher in 2012. With the PISA release of 2018 results out, the media is once again bemoaning the falling of our students in the following tables Continue reading OUR STUDENTS FALL BEHIND IN WORLD RANKINGS →

CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT THE CAUSE OF BUSHFIRES

“FIRES WERE LIT BY THE HAND OF MAN”. ..BLACK FRIDAY INQUIRY JUDGE  STRETTON

There is no evidence to suggest a correlation between the incidence or the ferocity of bush fires and climate change. Bush fires are no more prevalent today than what they were in the early 1900’s. While Australia is particularly fire-prone, natural fires account for only six percent of known causes of vegetation fires attended by fire services. At least 90 percent are the result of people’s actions.

Fire Beyond Our Door    Click to enlarge

More often than not the result of deliberate ignitions; incendiary (maliciously lit) and suspicious fires account for one-half of known fire causes in Australia, and are the largest single cause of vegetation fires. However, if we consider in this analysis that accidental fires, which account for 35 percent of all known vegetation fire causes, include those accidentally lit by children and smoking-related fires, the proportion of preventable vegetation fires is much higher. Forty percent of all fires attended across Australia do not have a cause assigned by the responding fire agency. Bush fire arson is an important issue in Australia, but studies analysing its prevalence and distribution are sparse and have focused on isolated areas or specific data collections. This paper summarises key findings of the Australian Institute of Criminology’s extensive analysis of vegetation fires attended by Australian fire agencies, and represents the first attempt to quantify the extent of deliberately lit fires in Australia, focusing Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT THE CAUSE OF BUSHFIRES →

MORE COAL & LITHIUM MINING FOR ELECTRIC CARS

COAL POWERED ELECTRICITY NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE AND CHARGE THEIR BATTERIES

Greenbushes Open Cut Lithium Mine in WA                    Click to Enlarge

The International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne resulted in mining executives being harassed, spat on and dragged to the ground by misguided protesters. Yet, as the title would suggest, the conference was Continue reading MORE COAL & LITHIUM MINING FOR ELECTRIC CARS →

MELBOURNE GROWTH IN FORCED CAR OWNERSHIP

TRANSPORT POVERTY OCCURS WHEN TRAVEL COSTS EXCEED HOUSEHOLD AFFORDABILITY

Forced Car Ownership’ (FCO) describes low income households with high car ownership, resulting in a high proportion of their income going to their cars. The cost of running multiple cars, combined with housing costs, puts considerable stress on low income households. Monash Institute Research has identified that FCO is one of the most prevalent social and the economic problems in Australian cities. 

Click On Above Graph. The aim of this study was to explore whether trends in FCO have continued or even accelerated over time. The 2016 census provided an opportunity to explore whether this concerning trend is continuing. The above graph shows that the increase in FCO households is occurring in all regions of the city but it is most notable in the middle and outer areas of Melbourne’s suburbs. In contrast, no-car households are decreasing in these areas and increasing in inner areas.

The table left shows the number of low income households without cars versus with 2+ cars (FCO) over time. In the 2011 census, the number of no-car and FCO households was almost even. By 2016, the number of FCO households far outnumbered no-car households. The results of this paper suggest a growing problem is getting much worse. Continue reading MELBOURNE GROWTH IN FORCED CAR OWNERSHIP →

WEATHER STATIONS SHOW WORLD NOT WARMING

MAJORITY OF US STATES RECORDED HIGHEST TEMPERATURES IN THIRTIES OR EARLIER

The US average hottest daily temperatures (AHDT) graph (right) shows 1905 as similar to the reading of 2015. The NOAA temperature graph shows a similar upward warming trend from 1910 to the late 1930’s but from then on a substantial warming trend in contrast to the AHDT chart showing a sharp decline.

NOAA 1880-2018 Annual Temperatures
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US Daily Temperatures               Source Tony Heller        realclimatescience.com

Decline In Intensity And Frequency Of Hot Weather In The US

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COUNCILLOR DIVISION NOT RECORDED IN MINUTES

 COUNCILLORS WHO REFUSED TO SUPPORT TRAFFIC STUDY SOUTH OF DONCASTER RD

Councillor Gough, despite the childish interruptions from one particular Councillor, a cheer leader for the administration, and challenges to its relevance while speaking to his motion, was still able to obtain a majority vote determining that the Manningham Infrastructure Services Unit immediately undertake:

1. A new vehicle movement and parking study; and 2. An open space and community amenity study in the area of Doncaster Hill south of Doncaster Road and east of Tram Road. (Precinct 2.)

A division was called by Councillor Gough (pictured left) in relation to the supplementary motion, those Councillors voting for the motion being Councillors Chen, Zafiropoulos, Haynes, Gough and Conlon and those voting against the motion being Councillors  McLeish, Kleinert, Galbally and Piccinini.

The division was Continue reading COUNCILLOR DIVISION NOT RECORDED IN MINUTES →

MAURICE STRONG INVENTOR OF GLOBAL WARMING

“A SOCIALIST IN IDEOLOGY A CAPITALIST IN METHODOLOGY”

Five years ago, Quadrant Online published this profile of Maurice Strong, the man who, more than any other, redefined a trace gas as the meal ticket for tens of thousands of climate functionaries — the same people whose light-fingered heirs are today gathered in Paris. To mark his passing, we once again present John Izzard’s profile of the man who did very nicely by costing everyone else dearly.

Maurice Strong UN

January had certainly been a defining month in the quest for truth about climate change, and the custodians of that “truth” weren’t looking that flash at the then. Indeed in the month of January some of the major doomsday prophecies unravelled and the prophets themselves seemed to undergo vows of silence. Kevin Rudd, Penny Wong, Tim Flannery — who are never lost for words — seemed, well… totally lost for words!

THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Like Dorothy, Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, we’ve all been dancing down the Yellow Brick Road of “settled science” in search of answers from the Emerald City, only to find that what we suspected all along — the Wizard has been telling us fibs. But who exactly is the Wizard? And where did this seeming-madness all begin?

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