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25 responses to “Climate clippings 72”

  1. BilB

    It is all in one sentence

    “The report says rooftop solar can save consumers money, gives them real choice, improve competition and help address network problems”


    “This is the critical decade for action”

    Any business that ignores this opportunity either as a driver or consumer participant is failing its owner/shareholders.

    Great presentation Brian, vitally important information.

    check “but in Oz in 2102-13 “

  2. BilB

    Hot off the Techno Press, energy storage for offshore wind turbines with real capacity using sea floor hollow concrete spheres:


  3. wilful

    Brian, giving political advice to the ALP these days is, I don’t know, the analogy escapes me, but it’s painfully pointless.

    Thanks for resurrecting climate clippings. That odd mix of optimism and hopelessness.

  4. zorronsky

    Western Victoria has the driest six months on record and little likelihood of much improvement. Considering the events during the last decade here even the most cynical deniers are wobbling.

  5. John D

    Good to see climate clippings back Brian.

  6. Jumpy

    zorronsky @5
    If your starting a Global warming cherry picking competition can I play?

  7. Jumpy


    Jumpy, for starters, people’s ideas about climate change are influenced by the weather, rightly or wrongly. So they might end up believing the right thing for the wrong reasons.

    I can’t believe an honest man could advocate such a position.
    That is exactly why the distrust of ” warmists catastrophe ” is growing.

    Disappointedly yours,

  8. Roger Jones


    in my view, the two wet years were the departure from the norm. We’re back into the dry phase it looks like, but perhaps as not as dry as earlier because humidity has not dropped back to pre 2008 levels.

  9. Jumpy

    On the subject of innovation and progress in cheap accessibility to production systems involving solar panels ( or anything else ), the advancements in 3D printing is the future.
    Of that I’m sure.

    Ops, gotta go, footy on

  10. jess

    Yeah, things weren’t looking too good back home over the ditch in terms of rainfall. You can even see it from space: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=80990

    Mind you, maybe we need a few more of these: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=40924. Pretty cool how you can see the sucessive tidal vortices coming out of Cook Strait. I wonder how the tidal power schemes there are progressing…

  11. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC


    David Whitehouse (Global Warming Policy Foundation): “If we have not passed it already, we are on the threshold of global observations becoming incompatible with the consensus theory of climate change.” Whitehouse notes that there has been no statistically significant increase in annual global temperatures since 1997. He goes on to say: “If the standstill (lower temperatures) continues for a few more years, it will mean that no one who has just reached adulthood, or younger, will have witnessed the Earth get warmer during their lifetime.”

    Reality finally sinking in regarding this scam!

  12. jules

    David Whitehouse is an idiot who can’t even read a report properly.

    You are clearly lying if you claim a “standstill” is the same as a decrease in temperature, or have so little idea about anything that you can’t be relied on for an accurate assessment of anything.

  13. Paul Norton

    The Global Warming Policy Foundation consists of the usual suspects.

  14. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Tired Tropes?

    Hey, I am not the one who still believes in the hockey stick, or that the IPCC is not a political entity with its snout deep in the trough.

    That’s the problem of one being scientifically literate, you see. It allows one access to data which Gaian religious cultists cannot permit themselves to look at, let alone understand. The glowball warming scam is so 1990s these days. Flanners has gone from $50k a speaking gig all over the world to… no paid gigs at all, poor chap. And ‘climate change’ and ‘climate chaos’ are getting no traction any more. And still the true believers in the cult bang their drums and rattle their bangles on street corners – it is highly amusing entertainment to watch desperate AGW cultists wailing against the disappearance of the limelight, and the realisation that they have been gulled by expert con-men. Al Gore’s a billionaire now, with his own private jet. It was only ever about the money, he’s got it, and the little people who still believe in his cult do not matter to him any more. As I said, hugely entertaining to watch. Just as it was in the 70s with the overpopulation and global cooling scams, in the 80s with the acid rain and chemtrails scams, 90s with the frankenfoods scam etc etc etc. There are always cashed up gullible people to scam. The trick is not to be gullible.

  15. jules

    Wow mk50 you are so out of touch with reality it isn’t funny.

    Well it is, but it isn’t if you get my meaning. i try not to laugh at stupid people, but you’re making it hard.

  16. Doug

    MK50’s contribution shows little evidence of actually having read any of the substantial scientific literature. His ad-hominem commentary on personalities substitutes “playing the man and not the ball” for serious engagement with the evidence. Very sad.

  17. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC


    Who is this bozo from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory – with some trumped-up title of “head of space research” – with the absolute crass gall to say that a decline in solar irradiance is cooling the planet, and possibly sending it on the way to another ice age?

    How dare he attempt to contradict scientific minds of the calibre of Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Peter Garrett, Julia Gillard, Greg Combet, Simon Sheikh’s squeeze, Kochie and Steve of Brisbane?

    The hide, the nerve, of it all. And shame on The Australian for publishing it. What would some vodka-addled Russki know? That’s the hate media for you. When Abbott666 gets in, there will be no stopping this sort of thing.

    (Oh, the above is sarcasm)

  18. BilB

    Mk 50,

    There is nothing checking one’s information before exposing oneself.

    According to this information your Ruskie might be an imaginary scientist. It seems that the range of the solar sun spot activity is less than a quarter of the effect of global warming.

    The variation caused by the sunspot cycle to solar output is relatively small, on the order of 0.1% of the solar constant (a peak-to-trough range of 1.3 W/m2 compared to 1366 W/m2 for the average solar constant). This number refers to the projected area of planet Earth, as seen from the Sun. However, the total surface area of the planet is four times the projected area, and the variation of 1.3 W/m2 therefore corresponds to about 0.325 W/m2 for the entire planet surface. This value might be compared with the IPCC 2007 estimate of 1.6 W/m2 for the total effect of all recognized climatic drivers 1750-2006, including release of greenhouse gasses from the burning of fossil fuels.

    http://www.climate4you.com/Sun.htm#Recent solar irradiance

  19. Paul Norton

    Here’s a video from those commos at NASA.