TIA Daily • February 14, 2010
Last Sunday, the London Times carried a profile of Phil Jones- the head of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and the man at the center of the Climategate scandal. The professor admitted to having contemplated suicide "several times" since the scandal broke, and the article continued: "The incident has taken a severe toll on his health. He has lost more than a stone [14 pounds] in weight and disclosed he is on beta-blockers and using sleeping pills." Is this the reaction of a man with a clear conscience?
The article says that Jones is 57 years old—but in the accompanying photo, he looks about 20 years older. He looks 40 years older than he does in every other picture I've seen of him before now. The stress of Climategate is literally killing him.
TIA Daily February 21, 2010
What's Left Without Global Warming?
by Robert Tracinski
With apologies to
I mean all of this stuff about how we have to restructure our entire society to avoid man-made global warming—what was it all really about? Was it ever really about global warming? Or was it really about restructuring our society, for which global warming was just an excuse?
That's what we have to start asking in the wake of Climategate.
It is not just that Climategate—the e-mails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit at Britain's University of East Anglia, and the subsequent investigations they unleashed—has revealed that the "settled science" of global warming was riddled with errors, based on questionable data and false assumptions, and distorted by conformity, bullying, and groupthink.
Coal Driven Power Stations and Carbon Dioxide
This article appeared in Rockhampton Morning Bulletin (Queensland, Australia) on 22 Dec 2009
The Morning Bulletin
I have sat by for a number of years frustrated at the rubbish being put forth about carbon dioxide [CO²] emissions, thermal coal fired power stations and renewable energy, and the ridiculous yet farcical emissions trading scheme. Frustration at the lies told [particularly during the election] about global pollution.
By GRAHAME ARMSTRONG - Sunday Star Times
Last updated 05:00 14/02/2010
The 34 New Zealand bureaucrats, advisers and government ministers who attended the failed United Nations conference on climate change in Copenhagen in December generated a lot of hot air – and ran up an estimated $685,000 bill for taxpayers.
Figures obtained by the Sunday Star-Times under the Official Information Act show that sending the Kiwi delegation to the two-week conference cost taxpayers an average $20,147 for each person, including airfares, hotel accommodation and meals.
Saturday, January 23rd 2010
Thank you very much for printing my letter on the Global Warming fraud. I would be grateful for a chance to respond to some of your correspondents arguments about my claims.
When the honeymoon is over will John Key be considered N.Z.s worst prime minster?
His ETS scam passed through Parliament at great haste by bribing the minor Maori Party (55000 votes 2008 election).
He did this using crown land and tax payer money- the irony of which is so he could charge these same tax payers more tax.
China's most senior climate change official surprised a summit in India when he questioned whether global warming is caused by carbon gas emissions and said Beijing is keeping an "open mind".
By Dean Nelson in New Delhi
Published: 11:00PM GMT 24 Jan 2010
Xie Zhenhua was speaking at a summit between the developing world's most powerful countries, India, Brazil, South Africa and China, which is now the largest emitter of carbon dioxide, the gas believed to be responsible for climate change.
The four countries have joined forces to intensify pressure on the United States and Europe to fulfil promises to cut their emissions and give more than $10 billion (£6.2 billion) to those countries worst affected by climate change by the end of this year.
Environment ministers from the four countries voiced their frustration at the US for failing to lead the way with carbon emission reductions despite being responsible for much of the emissions most scientists believe to be the cause of global warming.
But Mr Xie, China's vice-chairman of national development and reforms commission, later said although mainstream scientific opinion blames emissions from industrial development for climate change, China is not convinced.
By David Rose
Last updated at 8:20 AM on 07th February 2010
The Meteorological Office is blocking public scrutiny of the central
role played by its top climate scientist in a highly controversial
report by the beleaguered United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on
Professor John Mitchell, the Met Office's Director of Climate Science,
shared responsibility for the most worrying headline in the 2007 Nobel
Prize-winning IPCC report - that the Earth is now hotter than at any
time in the past 1,300 years.
And he approved the inclusion in the report of the famous 'hockey stick'
graph, showing centuries of level or declining temperatures until a
steep 20th Century rise.
February 7, 2010