Sunday, November 18, 2012

End National Veto on Climate Change Talks? | hauntingthelibrary
Of course, it doesn’t take a PhD in international law or Political Science to see the flaw in the paper’s application of majority voting to international multilateral negotiations. If the system adopted is one country, one vote, what is to stop the nations of the world currently regarded by the UN as “developing” and therefore not required to curb their emissions or contribute to climate change funds from grouping together to hold those few “developed” nations to ransom? Remember, it’s not just nations like Ethopia or Bhutan we’re talking about, China and India are both classed as “developing” by the UN for the purposes of climate change negotiations.

What could possibly go wrong?
Quadrant Online - Speak loudly and carry a busted hockey stick
The average temperature for the Earth, or any region or even any specific place is very difficult to determine with any accuracy. At any given time surface air temperatures around the world range over about 100°C. Even in the same place they can vary by nearly that much seasonally and as much as 30°C or more in a day. Weather stations are relatively few and located very irregularly. Well maintained stations with good records going back a century or more can be counted on one’s fingers. Even then only maximum and minimum temperatures or ones at a few particular times of day are usually available. Maintenance, siting, and surrounding land use also all have influences on the temperatures recorded.
Climate Science Test Tube Babies | Real Science
We have 600 million years of information about the climate at CO2 levels up to 6,000 ppm. For example, there was an ice age during the Ordovician with CO2 levels 20X higher than they are today. Huge coral reefs formed during the late Permian with CO2 levels 10X higher than today. There is no indication in the historical record that higher CO2 levels kill coral reefs or are associated with monster hurricanes.

Many climate scientists aren’t interested in empirical data, choosing instead to use climate models which can be tuned to generate the results they want to see.
Climate Common Sense: Millions spent on dead trees
ONE of the nation's largest tree planting schemes has become an expensive failure with the majority of the 2.5 million trees planted under the River Murray Forest project now dead because of poor planning, drought and a ban on watering.
Former premier Mike Rann allocated $5.7 million to the scheme in a bid to woo the Greens before the 2007 South Australian election, but land owners, regional groups and seedling provider Greening Australia have described the scheme as ill-planned.

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