Climategate continues


If you haven’t heard about this already, it goes basically as follows: a journalist chats to a barely-known scientist on the phone one time. The barely-known scientist speculates – with no actual research whatsoever – glaciers will be gone by 2035. The journalist prints the article in a prominent science magazine. The WWF picks up on the article. The IPCC, in AR4 (aka the guide governments are using to justify taxing the living daylights out of us), references the WWF, says we’re doomed, and so pay up, suckas.

But now they’ve been busted. And so much for peer-review.

And finally the media is catching on.

By the way, it turns out some glaciers are retreating, some are growing, and some are static.

Jo Nova, Lubos Motl, and Anthony Watts have the brain-hurty details of this story.

UPDATE

Kevin Rudd ponders that maybe his climate change tax-the-crap-out-of-us policy might be the reason why his poll numbers are headed south.

Ya think so, Kev?

    • Carpe Jugulum
    • January 19th, 2010

    I also think rudds numbers are declining is that with with Tony Abbott assuming leadership of the opposition there is now an actual alternative in political viewpoint.

    Abbott has appealed to the electorate as he redefines what the Liberal Party (conservatives) stand for, he has maintained the party’s basic values, offered a credible alternative, is (finally) beginning to expose krudd as a poll driven spinpony and his ministers as mouthbreathing cretins only able to mouth motherhood statements and platitudes via focus groups.

    As for the latest AGW expose, i do enjoy seeing a really big house of cards tumble.

      • bingbing
      • January 19th, 2010

      That rings very true. You know it’s hard to keep the finger on the pulse when virtually no Aussies in Korea are around, let alone ones interested in politics… and right-leaning. Has Abbott been on the nightly news much? Come up in conversation much?

        • Carpe Jugulum
        • January 19th, 2010

        Here is krudds latest missive from the Oz;

        http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/markets/rudds-growth-election-pitch/story-e6frg926-1225821018743

        Always nice to note that he looks to 2050 when i’m probably going to be a dribbling old fart sitting in a pool of my own filth & will have been on my self funded retirement for quite a while.

        Abbott has been performing quite well in pointing out that krudd it talking about things far into the future when he will obviously be long gone, when he should be concentrating on the here & now and really has no economic policy to service this debt.

        Abbott hasn’t had a lot of recent exposure except in the print media & radio. What he has come out with has been to point out that current debt has to be paid for eventually, broad statements 40 years away are meaningless and hammering away on the “tax on everything’ that the sawnoff little shitbag intends to reintroduce to parliament in about a fortnight.

        His speeches and media releases to date have been received fairly positively but need to be backed by policy. Although given the prime mincers form for ‘me too ism’ i don’t doubt they’ll hold off until closer to an election.

        • Carpe Jugulum
        • January 19th, 2010

        I forgot, the Building the Education Revolution is a very hot topic at work (I work for a commercial builder), If you want me to get started on that pile of shite you’d need to email me direct as it would take more than this reply to describe it. At work we’re building these ‘new school buildings’ & making a very healthy profit, but never have i seen such a waste of money & poorly written contracts and scopes of work. (1.618 has my private email, kae has my gmail).

        • elsie
        • January 19th, 2010

        Abbott cartoon in today’s Courier-Mail. The good ole C-M fighting Labors campaign as usual!

          • elsie
          • January 19th, 2010

          Oops forgot the link, Sorry!

          http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/oursay/editorials/

            • Carpe Jugulum
            • January 19th, 2010

            Wow Elsie;

            They’ve got the whole speedo’s thing weighed off, although if they were to do a krudd cartoon a fail to see how they could make a bag of spuds funny. At least TA tries to keep himself in shape as opposed to the incoherent roll of cookie dough currently incumbent at Kirribilli House.

          • Carpe Jugulum
          • January 19th, 2010

          You mean you actually paid money for fish wrapping?

          Although if you need to line a bird cage nothing works better. :)

    • rogerthesurf
    • January 19th, 2010

    There might be global warming or cooling but the important issue is whether we, as a human race, can do anything about it.

    There are a host of porkies and not very much truth barraging us everyday so its difficult to know what to believe.

    I think I have simplified the issue in an entertaining way on my blog which includes some issues connected with climategate and “embarrassing” evidence.

    In the pipeline is an analysis of the economic effects of the proposed emission reductions. Watch this space or should I say Blog

    http://www.rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

    Please feel welcome to visit and leave a comment.

    Cheers

    Roger

    PS The term “porky” is listed in the Australian Dictionary of Slang.( So I’m told.)

    • The Wizard of WOZ
    • January 19th, 2010

    Shirley you cant be serious.

    The government was wrong about something? Yeah right mate, pull the other one, its got bells on…

      • Carpe Jugulum
      • January 19th, 2010

      Think of the poor IPCC & pull the other one it has a bristlecone pine atached. ;)

    • PhilJourdan
    • January 20th, 2010

    “By the way, it turns out some glaciers are retreating, some are growing, and some are static.”

    The world has a way of thumbing its nose at us puny humans. That is just one indication of the fact it does not reveal all its secrets just because someone said “please”.

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