Saturday, June 29, 2013


- Bishop Hill blog - Yamal no more
Steve McIntyre has released a sudden flurry of blog posts on the subject of the Briffa et al 2013 paper. Today's offering contains the eye-opening news that CRU have finally backtracked from the Yamal hockey stick of "most important tree in the world" fame. The new version of the series is no longer hockey stick shaped and the modern portions resemble closely the versions of Yamal posted at Climate Audit as long ago as 2009, for which McIntyre was resoundingly condemned by mainstream climatologists.
The price of carbon: Greg Combet quits politics | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog
All were in the Ministry just two years ago, but are bailing.

Smell of death.

But this is also the price of carbon. Add two more resignations this past week - Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott - and the retirement of Greens leader Bob Brown, then only one of the six who negotiated the carbon tax just three years ago is left in politics:
Global warming isn’t a threat to the planet. It is a threat to politicians who fall for the scare.
Articles: American Geophysical Union Scraps Science, Now Faith Based
What we have is an obsession with the evil of carbon dioxide -- a carbon cult.

The great majority of people who are members of the AGU are interested in science, not in a new religion centered on carbon. They have not woken up to the fact that their organization has been infiltrated by a carbon cult.

The carbon cult formulation does explain a lot. Chesterton's insight -- "When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing -- they believe in anything" -- seems relevant in this discussion. Compared to traditional religion, the carbon cult is naive and emotionally thin.

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