Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Meteorological Soc. President plays race card against wrong opponent | JunkScience.com
There is no credible evidence that American ambient air — even in urban areas — hurts anyone, whether black, white, brown or whatever. Blacks may indeed be more likely to have asthma than whites, but the reasons are not understood — but it certainly has nothing to do with global warming. Cities are warmer because of the urban heat island effect — not global warming. Finally, air quality and climate change are not at all the same issue.
Climate Commission’s dupe: “one in two chance” of no humans by 2100 | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog
Retired admiral Chris Barrie is disturbingly prone to alarmism. He tells the ABC he’s read a book, Lord Rees’ Our Final Hour, which he says warned we’d be wiped out if we didn’t face “the climate change consequences and some other behaviours that are not so good”:
There’s a one in two chance that by 2100 there’ll be no human beings left on this planet. The planet will exist, but it’s just that my granddaughter won’t be part of it. And I think that’s a pretty alarming statistic, probability, one in two chance if we don’t correct out behaviours.
How Climate Science Works | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT
When giving evidence at the Parliamentary Science & Technology Committee in 2010, Phil Jones was asked how often scientists reviewing his papers for probity before publication asked to see details of his raw data, methodology and computer codes.

"They’ve never asked," he said.
Smithsonian anthropologist Rick Potts answers questions about the Anthropocene
Q: Can we reverse some of the negative effects of the Anthropocene?

Potts: I think there are some things that are too late. For example, the use of carbon-based fuels. Even if we stop right now the earth is going to warm immensely. Population increase – it’s hard to get people to stop having fulfilling lives with families. I think a vision for the Anthropocene is really a matter of–do you try to lower the river or raise the bridge? Lowering the river is really hard to do when the flood of Anthropocene events are coming closer to our own communities. Is raising the bridge an option? Well, I think we need to look at a third option: that is, accommodate the rising tide of problems that the Anthropocene poses and realize we’re all in the same ship together. I believe we need to figure out a way to have a ship that is larger than ourselves and includes as much biological diversity and cultural diversity that can fit into the large boat

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