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  • The Abdication of the West

    12/09/2010 12:07:27 AM PST · by Nipfan · 23 replies · 2+ views
    SPPI Blog ^ | December 9, 2010 | Lord Monckton
    I usually add some gentle humor to these reports. Not today. Read this and weep. Notwithstanding the carefully-orchestrated propaganda to the effect that nothing much will be decided at the UN climate conference here in Cancun, the decisions to be made here this week signal nothing less than the abdication of the West. The governing class in what was once proudly known as the Free World is silently, casually letting go of liberty, prosperity, and even democracy itself. No one in the mainstream media will tell you this, not so much because they do not see as because they do...
  • Interview with Dr. Tim Ball

    10/10/2010 12:38:03 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 5 replies
    CTS Canada ^ | October 5, 2010 | Dr. Tim Ball
    An hour with Dr. Tim Ball and the truth about climate change, in five parts:
  • Tyranny: How to Destroy a Business with Environmental Red Tape

    09/21/2010 6:30:08 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 2 replies
    JoNova ^ | July 8, 2010 | Joanne Nova
    Did you know in Australia it’s possible to ruin a business if you don’t like the way it smells? This is a heartbreaking story — that a government could effectively ruin a family by slowly strangling them in red tape, and that they would have apparently no protection from the courts or the ombudsman. It eats away at our sense of justice. Can we speak freely? Are we all treated equally under the law, or are some laws only enforced according to a capricious whim? This is the price we pay for vague laws where business people can run ventures,...
  • Climategate - An in-depth Analysis

    12/28/2009 2:28:50 PM PST · by Nipfan · 24 replies · 1,182+ views
    Assassination Science ^ | December 10, 2009 | John P. Costella
    Welcome to my analysis of Climategate, the climate science scandal that has already eclipsed Watergate in terms of its global political ramifications. Climategate began on November 19, 2009, when it is believed that a whistle-blower either leaked or unintentionally released thousands of emails and documents central to a Freedom of Information request placed with the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. This institution had played a central role in the “climate change” debate: its scientists, together with their international colleagues, quite literally put the “warming” into Global Warming: they were responsible for analysing...
  • Copenhagen Interview with Lord Monckton (Outstanding)

    12/22/2009 12:40:50 AM PST · by Nipfan · 9 replies · 701+ views
    FORAtv ^ | December 2009 | Lord Monckton
    Wonderful, leisurely interview with Lord Monckton covering the science, Al Gore, conflict of interest and fraud in his usual crisp and clear style. Well worth watching.
  • Lord Monckton on Climategate

    12/08/2009 1:36:07 AM PST · by Nipfan · 10 replies · 790+ views
    CFACT ^ | December 2009 | Lord Monckton
    This is a presention by Lord Monckton in Berlin, at which he specifically discusses eight of the major players in Climategate and their actions. He pulls no punches. He even mentions the change of opposition leader in Australia and the rejection of the ETS there, which was particularly satisfying for me as I had been terrified that we would be lumbered with this albatross just when the truth was finally coming out. The presentation is about half an hour long, and well worth it.
  • Mao's Last Dancer

    10/05/2009 4:27:26 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 291+ views
    National Times ^ | October 3, 2009 | Jim Schembri
    THERE are many graceful touches in Mao's Last Dancer, Bruce Beresford's stirring, uplifting adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Li Cunxin, the Chinese ballet star who defected to the West in 1981 while on a fellowship with the Houston Ballet. Snip There's little grace, though, in Beresford's highly efficient if workman-like direction. With so much ground to cover and so many characters to keep track of, Beresford diligently churns through Cunxin's story in a frill-free, matter-of-fact manner. This certainly gives the film great drive, if little rhythm or any real sense of style.
  • How the global warming industry is based on one MASSIVE lie

    09/29/2009 3:45:20 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 36 replies · 1,798+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | September 29, 2009 | James Delingpole
    For the growing band of AGW “Sceptics” the following story is dynamite. And for those who do believe in Al Gore’s highly profitable myth about “Man-Made Global Warming”, it will no doubt feel as comfortable as the rectally inserted suicide bomb that put paid to an Al Qaeda operative earlier this week.
  • Burt Rutan: Engineer, Aviation/Space Pioneer, and now, Active Climate Skeptic

    08/17/2009 2:09:54 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 31 replies · 1,410+ views
    Watts Up With That ^ | August 16, 2009 | Anthony Watts
    Recently after some conversations with a former chemical engineer who provided me with some insight, I’ve come to the conclusion that many engineers have difficulty with many of the premises of AGW theory because in their “this has to work or people die” world of exacting standards, the AGW argument doesn’t hold up well by their standards of performance. Today I was surprised to learn that one of the foremost and world famous engineers on the planet, Burt Rutan, has become an active climate skeptic.
  • The Great American Bubble Machine (Goldman Sachs)

    07/18/2009 2:03:02 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 14 replies · 1,046+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 13, 2009 | MATT TAIBBI
    The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. In fact, the history of the recent financial crisis, which doubles as a history of the rapid decline and fall of the suddenly swindled dry American empire, reads like a Who's Who of Goldman Sachs graduates.
  • EPA Scandal - RELEVANT FOR CLIMATE BILL VOTE

    06/25/2009 9:11:50 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 37 replies · 3,343+ views
    Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | June 25, 2009 | Richard Morrison
    Washington, D.C., June 26, 2009—The Competitive Enterprise Institute is today making public an internal study on climate science which was suppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Internal EPA email messages, released by CEI earlier in the week, indicate that the report was kept under wraps and its author silenced because of pressure to support the Administration’s agenda of regulating carbon dioxide. The report finds that EPA, by adopting the United Nations’ 2007 “Fourth Assessment” report, is relying on outdated research and is ignoring major new developments. Those developments include a continued decline in global temperatures, a new consensus that future...
  • THE VINDICATION OF CARBON MEANS THE VINDICATION OF HUMAN FREEDOM

    05/26/2009 11:18:54 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 8 replies · 652+ views
    Climate Realists ^ | May 2009 | Robert D. Brinsmead
    The evidence is piling up every day that the world is now getting cooler instead of warmer, the oceans are now cooling instead of warming, the ice is returning to the Arctic rather than receding, the sea ice in the Antarctic is at record levels, and that rising sea levels have moderated. The sun has recently gone into a less active phase of fewer sun-spots, and the ocean decadal currents have changed from a warming to a cooling phase. Before too long the global warming scare will be as dead as the scares about the Y2 bug or acid rain....
  • The Climate of Disastrous Consensus

    04/20/2009 1:54:05 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 5 replies · 610+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 18, 2009 | Jamie Walker
    IAN Plimer calls himself an old-fashioned scientist. That means you question what others won't. You marry yourself to the data; you buck the received wisdom and political correctness of your colleagues. When it comes to climate change, you say: "I was trained to be sceptical." This is not exactly the view de jour when the great and the good, from Kevin Rudd to 2007 Australian of the Year Tim Flannery and former US vice-president Al Gore, are singing from the same hymn sheet about the hydra-headed menace of global warming. Australia's top earth scientist has inserted a typically discordant note...
  • Carbon Credits: Another Corrupt Currency?

    03/12/2009 5:56:43 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 6 replies · 416+ views
    JoNova ^ | February 2, 2009 | Joanne Nova
    Carbon credits are a form of fiat currency, yet as calls for carbon trading grow, ironically, another fiat currency collapses—destroying life savings, wiping out jobs, and taking down historic institutions overnight.
  • The Skeptics Handbook

    03/12/2009 5:06:12 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 8 replies · 606+ views
    JoNova ^ | February 2009 | Joanne Nova
    Rise above the mudslinging in the Global Warming debate. Here are the strategies and tools you need to cut through the red-herrings, and avoid the traps.
  • SCREENING OBAMA (Teleprompter at White House Press Conferences!)

    02/17/2009 1:30:22 AM PST · by Nipfan · 49 replies · 2,688+ views
    The Spectator ^ | February 16, 2009 | Washington Prowler
    One wouldn't know it from reading the Washington Post or New York Times, but some inside the White House don't think that President Barack Obama hit a home run with his first national press conference last week. To that end, he says, the White House is looking to install a small video or computer screen into the podium used by the president for press conferences and events in the White House. "It would make it easier for the comms guys to pass along information without being obvious about it," says the adviser.
  • Who is Speaking for the Plants?

    02/04/2009 7:07:47 PM PST · by Nipfan · 11 replies · 418+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 2, 2009 | Dr. Tim Ball
    The full proverb says, “Give a dog a bad name and hang him.” They’ve given carbon dioxide (CO2) a bad name and it is now being hanged by draconian and completely unnecessary legislation. Consider this comment by Susan Solomon, NOAA senior scientist, ”I think you have to think about this stuff (CO2) as more like nuclear waste than acid rain: The more we add, the worse off we’ll be,” An alarmist, outrageous and completely unsupportable comment, but not surprising from the co-chair of Working Group I of the IPCC 2007 report. The reality is if CO2 is reduced we are...
  • President-elect Barack Obama Proposes Economic Suicide for US

    11/30/2008 3:28:58 AM PST · by Nipfan · 34 replies · 2,206+ views
    Telegraph U.K. ^ | November 29, 2008 | Christopher Booker
    If the holder of the most powerful office in the world proposed a policy guaranteed to inflict untold damage on his own country and many others, on the basis of claims so demonstrably fallacious that they amount to a string of self-deluding lies, we might well be concerned. The relevance of this is not to President Bush, as some might imagine, but to a recent policy statement by President-elect Obama.
  • Illusions of Climate Science

    11/17/2008 11:57:55 PM PST · by Nipfan · 1 replies · 298+ views
    Quadrant ^ | November 18, 2008 | William Kininmonth
    How have we come to a situation where, as some polls suggest, most Australians are so concerned about dangerous climate change that they will put aside the very tools and technologies that have sustained clean air, clean water, nutritious food and long life? More importantly, is the perceived danger real and will the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions avert the perceived danger? Although there are many uncertainties to be resolved, it is clear that the community has been the subject of more than two decades of heavily biased propaganda.
  • The Futile Quest for Climate Control

    11/16/2008 5:44:50 PM PST · by Nipfan · 12 replies · 712+ views
    Quadrant Magazine ^ | November 14, 2008 | Robert M. Carter
    The idea that human beings have changed and are changing the basic climate system of the Earth through their industrial activities and burning of fossil fuels—the essence of the Greens’ theory of global warming—has about as much basis in science as Marxism and Freudianism. Global warming, like Marxism, is a political theory of actions, demanding compliance with its rules. Marxism, Freudianism, global warming. These are proof—of which history offers so many examples—that people can be suckers on a grand scale. To their fanatical followers they are a substitute for religion. Global warming, in particular, is a creed, a faith, a...
  • Truly Inconvenient Truths about Climate Change Being Ignored

    11/10/2008 12:15:35 AM PST · by Nipfan · 16 replies · 236+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 8, 2008 | Michael Duffy
    Last month I witnessed something shocking. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was giving a talk at the University of NSW. The talk was accompanied by a slide presentation, and the most important graph showed average global temperatures. For the past decade it represented temperatures climbing sharply. As this was shown on the screen, Pachauri told his large audience: "We're at a stage where warming is taking place at a much faster rate [than before]".
  • The Great Global Warming Swindle

    11/09/2008 11:59:45 PM PST · by Nipfan · 15 replies · 211+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 4, 2008 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Martin Durkin, the producer of the documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle.
  • Snow Blankets London for Global Warming Debate (aka U.K. Lunacy)

    10/29/2008 9:14:40 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 20 replies · 743+ views
    The Register U.K. ^ | October, 29, 2008 | Andrew Orlowski
    Snow fell as the House of Commons debated Global Warming yesterday - the first October fall in the metropolis since 1922. The Mother of Parliaments was discussing the Mother of All Bills for the last time, in a marathon six hour session. In order to combat a projected two degree centigrade rise in global temperature, the Climate Change Bill pledges the UK to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The bill was receiving a third reading, which means both the last chance for both democratic scrutiny and consent.
  • McCain for President

    10/24/2008 5:05:35 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 8 replies · 528+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October, 24, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    Contrarian that I am, I'm voting for John McCain. I'm not talking about bucking the polls or the media consensus that it's over before it's over. I'm talking about bucking the rush of wet-fingered conservatives leaping to Barack Obama before they're left out in the cold without a single state dinner for the next four years. I stand athwart the rush of conservative ship-jumpers of every stripe -- neo (Ken Adelman), moderate (Colin Powell), genetic/ironic (Christopher Buckley) and socialist/atheist (Christopher Hitchens) -- yelling "Stop!" I shall have no part of this motley crew. I will go down with the McCain...
  • 'F' FOR BARACK'S SCHOOL FIX

    10/21/2008 4:13:29 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 11 replies · 457+ views
    New York POst ^ | October, 20, 2008 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Chicago's former schools chief has flunked the education foundation headed by Barack Obama and founded by 1960s terrorist Bill Ayers - saying it failed to monitor projects and funded school "reform" groups that campaigned against boosting academic standards. "There was a total lack of accountability. If you went back and asked, you'd be hard-pressed to find out how the money was spent," said Paul Vallas, the city's school superintendent when Obama chaired the Chicago Annenberg Foundation from 1995 to 1999.
  • Interview with Sarah Palin In NH (WMUR)

    10/16/2008 4:03:23 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 3 replies · 482+ views
    WMUR ^ | October, 16, 2008 | WMUR
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  • Obama's Weatherman Shows which way the Wind Blows

    10/12/2008 8:24:46 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 14 replies · 820+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 13, 2008 | Mervyn Bendle
    THE seemingly inevitable ascent of Barack Obama to become US president has hit a hurdle, as he is forced to confront accusations, supported by a hard-hitting television ad campaign, that he had a long-time association with two of America's leading terrorists from the 1960s, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, one-time leaders of the Weathermen (also known as the Weather Underground).
  • Shooting Star Right on Target (Palin)

    09/17/2008 9:14:54 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 3 replies · 193+ views
    The Australian ^ | Sept. 18, 2008 | Greg Craven
    GENERALLY speaking, politicians are look-alike objects, like toothpicks and chartered accountants. They come in a very limited range of models. Specifically, there tend to be three types of pollie. Overwhelmingly the most common are the Ordinaries and the Stars. Then, once in a blue moon, a Star Ordinary rips its way on to the stage. This is why the US presidential race suddenly has gone from being a substitute for strong sedatives to the political equivalent of cocaine with an adrenalin chaser. Despise her or dote on her, Sarah Palin is the ultimate Star Ordinary.
  • Current Global Warming Alarmism and the Mont Pelerin Society’s Long Term Agenda

    09/15/2008 11:33:26 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Václav Klaus ^ | Sept 8, 2008 | Václav Klaus
    I think I have to start with expressing my deep and ever-deeper conviction that the recently created panic as regards dramatic, in the past allegedly unknown global climate changes and their supposedly catastrophic consequences for the future of human civilization must not remain without a resolute answer of the – until now – more or less silent majority of rationally thinking people, especially classical liberals, libertarians and other freedom loving men and women. Not everyone is silent but the current dominance of climate alarmism practically in the whole world can’t be disputed.
  • The Inconvenient Lies of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

    08/20/2008 10:44:25 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 14 replies · 205+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 18, 2008 | Dr. Tim Ball
    My grandmother used to say, “Your sins will find you out.” It’s a variation on Sir Walter Scott’s comment, “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” but far more direct to an impressionable grandson. World leaders consistently cite the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as the basis for their policies on energy and environment. In response to my email on the subject John Baird, Canadian Minister of the Environment stated in part, “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2007, presents compelling scientific proof that the...
  • Climatology Versus Climatism

    07/29/2008 2:28:43 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 4 replies · 33+ views
    Right Side News ^ | July 24, 2008 | Vinod K. Dar
    By Vinod K. Dar, Managing Director, Dar&Company ".....the End of the world is already near.....As this same End of the world is drawing nigh , many unusual things will happen-----climatic changes, terrors from heaven, unseasonable tempests, wars, famines, pestilences and earthquakes." The quotation is from a letter sent by a very famous and influential man to a European head of state. Its author is disclosed at the end of this essay. Climatology is a science. Climatism is an ideology. Climatologists are scientists. Climatists are social or political organizers who abuse climatology in the service of ideologues. Climatology was and still...
  • Science of Snobbery (Finally, a Plausible Explanation!)

    07/24/2008 11:17:43 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 3 replies · 96+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 28, 2008 | Brendan O'Neill
    GEORGE Monbiot, The Guardian columnist and predictor of the world's end, has undergone a metamorphosis of Kafkaesque proportions in recent years. Some time during the past five years he went to bed a hysteric and awoke to find himself labelled a man of reason, a "defender of truth" no less, who is praised on the dust-jacket of his latest book for possessing a "dazzling command of science" (only by Naomi Klein, admittedly, but still). His metamorphosis from green-tinted despiser of all things modern to man with a "dazzling command of science" reveals a great deal about the politics of environmentalism...
  • No Smoking Hot Spot (The Australian)

    07/17/2008 10:06:33 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 31 replies · 816+ views
    The Australian ^ | 18/7/08 | David Evans
    I DEVOTED six years to carbon accounting, building models for the Australian Greenhouse Office. I am the rocket scientist who wrote the carbon accounting model (FullCAM) that measures Australia's compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, in the land use change and forestry sector. FullCAM models carbon flows in plants, mulch, debris, soils and agricultural products, using inputs such as climate data, plant physiology and satellite data. I've been following the global warming debate closely for years. When I started that job in 1999 the evidence that carbon emissions caused global warming seemed pretty good: CO2 is a greenhouse gas, the old...
  • The illusion that is Barack Obama (The Australian)

    05/04/2008 10:30:33 PM PDT · by Nipfan · 17 replies · 117+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 5, 2008 | Fred Siegel
    POLITICAL campaigning necessarily produces a wide gap between words and deeds. This is the price of bringing together a broad coalition with disparate interests. All effective politicians are at times authentically insincere or sincerely inauthentic. Exaggeration, embellishment, overstatement, doubletalk, deception and lies presented as metaphorical truths are the order of the day. So, of course, Barack Obama is no different. He exaggerates the credit he deserves for a limited piece of ethics-reform legislation. He embellishes when he presents himself as having had a consistent record on the Iraq war when in fact he's done a fair amount of zigzagging. He...