Everything you've heard about fossil fuels may be wrong

The future of energy is not what you think it is

Are we living at the beginning of the Age of Fossil Fuels, not its final decades? The very thought goes against everything that politicians and the educated public have been taught to believe in the past generation. According to the conventional wisdom, the U.S. and other industrial nations must undertake a rapid and expensive transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy for three reasons: The imminent depletion of fossil fuels, national security and the danger of global warming.

What if the conventional wisdom about the energy future of America and the world has been completely wrong?



No doubt you've seen 'Investigate's' response to the 'Listener' article on James Hansen's visit... and 'rising sea levels'.  
The Listener is the magazine that, on its front cover in September 2007,  stated:   'YOUR NEXT VEHICLE - SERIOUSLY' - with  a picture of a rickshaw.     This covered an article by Dennis Welch and Matt Nippert saying:  'The global oil crisis will hit home in just five years.  How will NZ cope?'.    Welch and Nippert should know better.  But for the 'Listener' to swallow this sort of stuff and then sensationalize it hits the rock bottom of responsible journalism.  Just as its beat up about rising sea levels does.  
Those of us who live by the sea (in our case 20 metres 'by') are very conscious of seal levels.   In the 20 years we've  been here the sea level has not risen by any measurable amount.    

Celebrity carbon ad spreads more lies

Cate Blanchett's ad about the proposed carbon tax is misleading, argues Andrew Bolt. Source: Herald Sun

IF THE science on global warming is so good, why are we told such lies?

That is the true disgrace of those behind the ad that features Cate Blanchett telling us to "say yes" to the Gillard Government's carbon dioxide tax.

It's not that it stars a multi-millionaire actor blithely instructing the little people to pay a tax that she wouldn't even feel herself.

It's not that it stars a hypocrite telling us to cut our emissions while she herself jets off to Cannes, New York and LA, and helps to flog luxury Audi cars.

No, it's the lies that should shame Blanchett and the ad's other star, Michael Caton, of Packed to the Rafters, who are not responsible for them, but speak the lines put in their mouths.

Rachel recycles climate con

Richard Treadgold | June 2, 2011

The Taranaki Daily News two days ago published a polemic notable more for its rancour than its precision regarding climatic facts.

It’s a good example of one-eyed thinking, skewed views and perfectly furious ad hominem attacks — all teeth and talons and only the hissing missing.

Written by the doubtless-locally-renowned scribe Rachel Stewart, it strikes some of the sourest notes I’ve come across in the climate debate since finding Hot Topic. But her thunderous venom simply accents her foolhardy logic. She wears a filthy expression in the accompanying photo. Did someone steal her favourite cuddly toy? It would certainly explain the spleen.

Prof Kelly shows the middle way

Richard Treadgold | June 5, 2011

Principled sceptical stance

Green Smog Envelops ETS

Press release from Act deputy leader Hon John Boscawen

In a joint press release today, New Zealand’s and Australia’s Greens are now trumpeting the seemingly imminent imposition of a carbon tax in Australia and the superiority of such a tax over New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme, notes ACT New Zealand Parliamentary Leader John Boscawen.

This, in advance of Australian Green Senator Bob Brown’s visit to New Zealand to speak to the Greens’ annual conference this weekend.

“As it happens, ACT agrees that if one is to have either, on the untenable premise that CO2 is a pollutant, then a low, transparent tax would be preferable to the ETS. It at least makes the ‘polluter’ (read: anyone engaged in productive activity) pay,” says Mr Boscawen.

“Where the NZ Greens display typical confusion is in repeating the claim that the ETS subsidises ‘polluters.’

It pays to check out Tim Flannery's predictions about climate

Andrew Bolt

Tim Flannery has had years of practice trying to terrify us
into thinking human-made climate change will destroy Earth, says Andrew

TIM Flannery has just been hired by the Gillard Government to
scare us stupid, and I can't think of a better man for the job.
This Alarmist of the Year is worth every bit of the $180,000
salary he'll get as part-time chairman of the Government's new Climate

His job is simple: to advise us that we really, truly have to
accept, say, the new tax on carbon dioxide emissions that this
Government threatens to impose.
This kind of work is just up the dark alley of Flannery,
author of The Weather Makers, that bible of booga booga.
He's had years of practice trying to terrify us into thinking
our exhausts are turning the world into a fireball that will wipe out
civilisation, melt polar ice caps and drown entire cities under hot seas.
Small problem, though: after so many years of hearing
Flannery's predictions, we're now able to see if some of the scariest
have actually panned out.


Scientific Untruths - In A Nutshell

Did you know that reports by the UN's climate body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC are the basis of the Rudd-Gillard and Greens climate policies?

  • 4,000 scientists did not claim human production of CO2 caused global warming. Only 5 IPCC reviewers endorsed its core claim - and there's doubt they were even scientists;
  • For its 1995 report, UN IPCC scientists advised five times there was no evidence of humans causing warming. Yet IPCC politicians' reported to national governments and media: "The balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate";
  • UN IPCC data on the air's carbon dioxide (CO2) levels show carbon dioxide is a consequence of temperature, not a cause. This is true for every period in Earth's history and over every duration;
  • The 2007 report's sole chapter claiming warming and attributing it to humans contains no specific scientifically measured real-world evidence (AR4, chapter 9) for its claim. It relies on computer models programmed to predict warming. Yet cooling has occurred;
  • The UN IPCC chairman repeatedly publicly claims the IPCC uses 100% scientifically peer-reviewed literature. Yet its 2007 report cites and relies on 5,587 references not peer-reviewed - including hikers' stories, newspaper articles and political activists' campaign material;
  • UN IPCC figures reveal scientific peer-review is corrupted, often bypassed and even prevented. In the real world these reports would be rejected. In business, the writers would be prosecuted;
  • UN IPCC guidelines force scientists to change their report to be consistent with the political Summary for Policy Makers released months earlier;
  • The UN IPCC does no scientific research and is not accountable to any national governments.

The Truth About Greenhouse Gases

The dubious science of the climate crusaders.

The object of the Author in the following pages has been to collect the most remarkable instances of those moral epidemics which have been excited, sometimes by one cause and sometimes by another, and to show how easily the masses have been led astray, and how imitative and gregarious men are, even in their infatuations and crimes,” wrote Charles Mackay in the preface to the first edition of his Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. I want to discuss a contemporary moral epidemic: the notion that increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, notably carbon dioxide, will have disastrous consequences for mankind and for the planet. The “climate crusade” is one characterized by true believers, opportunists, cynics, money-hungry governments, manipulators of various types—even children’s crusades—all based on contested science and dubious claims.


New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism

by James Taylor  27 July 2011

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.



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