|—||Karoly having realised that something is wrong with his science is trying to fix it, while Steve McIntyre and Miranda continue to ignore that the hockey stick has been undebunked. Stalagmites, boreholes, glacier length, ice cores, lake sediment and coral studies have all backed up the hockey stick, while McIntyre still clings onto one bristlecone pine proxy record like a polar bear clinging onto the last piece of ice of his global warming affected territory.|
“CLIMATE alarmists love to brand skeptics Nazis and Holocaust deniers who should be prosecuted. Yet when skeptics use an attention-grabbing billboard accurately to point out that the Unabomber was a climate alarmist, with views akin to Al Gore’s, all hell breaks loose.”
Next week on Miranda’s blog, skeptics just want to debate the facts so why won’t alarmists engage?
I wonder why Miranda hasn’t actually named any “alarmists” who call “skeptics” “Nazis”. The best I could find on Google were “alarmists” calling skeptics “Nazi deniers” a term I hadn’t heard before but means someone who did not believe the Nazis were a threat. Saying someone has their head in the sand is nowhere near as offensive as calling someone on par with murderous anti-Semites (and climate change deniers often do compare “alarmists” with Nazis) or a terrorist.
“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a large group of experts that synthesizes climate research into massive reports on the state of the science. The Los Angeles Times reported in 2009 that Lovelock, who is known for formulating the Gaia hypothesis in the 1960s, considered those reports “too optimistic, constrained by ‘consensus’ (a word that makes his teeth itch) and wedded to computer models.” Climate experts, in turn, distanced themselves from Lovelock’s doomsday rhetoric. The IPCC’s chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, told Agence France-Presse in September 2009 that Lovelock’s predictions were “highly improbable”; RealClimate.org, a blog written by climate scientists, noted in 2006 that Lovelock’s claims weren’t supported by scientific research.
AFP labeled Lovelock a “scientific black sheep.” The London Independent said in 2006 that Lovelock was “going out on a limb” and that his claims were “far gloomier than any yet made by a scientist of comparable international standing.” And The Washington Post reported in 2006 that “the warming that Lovelock fears will occur is far more dire than that projected by many other scientists,” and that his “dire talk no doubt occasions much rolling of eyes in polite circles, particularly among scientists in the United States.””
“In July, Hadley took a call on his 2GB program from “David” proclaiming to be a neighbour of Flannery’s. Flannery owned a waterfront home, the caller said, detailing its precise location and highlighting his apparent hypocrisy on sea level rises. The story took off: Andrew Bolt took to his blog with further details of the house (including a Google map) and its value, The Daily Telegraph went to print with a story, and after promising an “intelligent article” on the issue of sea level rises, Flannery claims, The Australian’s Ean Higgins wrote a piece rehashing the Hadley revelations.”
“The carbon price agreement will create a Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), an independent body that will have $10 billion worth of funds to allocate as loans or equity investments. These are not grants, but will help renewable energy projects to get off the ground where they are unable to find finance. Half the $10 billion will be for strictly renewable energy, while the other half will be available to renewables or “clean” gas/renewable hybrids, but not for “clean coal” carbon capture technology. The other significant move is to create the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), which will administer $3.2 billion of existing renewable energy projects.”
|—||I doubt the post-climate apocalypse world will still be using our forms of currency|
|—||Something tells me that if they did avoid eating meat because of the carbon released from cooking it Miranda would still make fun of them.|