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It is often depressing to read CAGW stuff but you are rarely far away from it especially in the media with its constant thump thump of doom and gloom, even when there is something positive to address. An example of the doom and gloom spreading more doomery can be found at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/15/collapse-of-global-warming-decept... revisions/ -- which is Dr Tim Ball getting despondent about some upcoming lawsuits intended to shut him up and nobble the sceptical majority.

Worse then Ponzi

Move over Ponzi - forget about Bernard Madoff. Ignore the Enron scam, and sniff at mortgage debt leading to bank collapse, one Judith Sloan thinks the Renewables Energy schemes adopted by politicos in Australia and Europe are worse than all of them - go to http://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/09/aussie-revolution-mounting-high-le...

Younger Dryas Hurricanes

At https://phys.org/print426427240.html ... considering recent wailing by the CAGW fraternity, hurricanes have increased because of global warming (ignoring the fact hurricanes have been short in supply in recent years) research has thrown up an anomaly. During the almost Ice Age conditions of the Younger Dryas episode hurricanes, surprisingly, were fairly frequent in nature - as far as Florida was concerned.

Ian Plimer

New book by Australian geologist Ian Plimer, 'The Climate Change Delusion and the Great Electricity Ripoff' ... sure to zoom into the best selling lists. He is a professor emeritus in the Earth Sciences at Melbourne University and a professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide. He has published numerous scientific papers, seven books, and is the co-editor of Encyclopedia of Geology.

More fun ... or is it games

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/climate-change-predictions-wh... .... reports on a piece by Nigel Hawkins in The Sunday Times concerning the Nature Geoscience article (see earlier post). This admitted the estimates of global warming used for years to torture the world's conscience and justify massive spending on non-carbon energy were, er, wrong. The admission overdue he says, something that has been obvious for years. Temperatures hardly changed between 1998 and 2013 - which is a pause, according to the IPCC.

Fun and Games

A paper in Nature Geoscience has sparked fun and games in the climate science fraternity. Various tabloid newspapers have enjoyed using it to show climate models really have a warming bias which has upset the authors it would seem - but that is what they said in the paper. Its wiggle time it seems and Ben Webster in The Times (Sept 19th 2017) nicely sums some of the issues. He says, 'We were wrong, climate scientists concede'. The world has warmed more slowly than computer models allowed - which are on the hot side.

The Facts

'Climate Change; the Facts' is now available via Amazon and other online book stores. It is edited by Jennifer Marohasy and includes articles by Bjorn Lomberg, Matt Ridley, Peter Ridd, Willie Soon, Ian Plimer, Roy Spencer and Clive James. It has an Australian slant but contributions are from around the English speaking world. It includes an article by Anthony Watts. See for example https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/09/16/now-available-on-amazon-climate-c...

Jennifer Marohasy

Jennifer Marohasy, at www.climatelab.com.au ... says there is evidence to suggest the last 20 years of temperature readings by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, from hundreds of automatic weather stations spread across Australia, may be invalid. Why? Because they have not been recorded consistent with calibration.

Mini Nukes

The Sunday Times reports the go ahead for small nuclear reactors - see https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/go-ahead-for-mini-reactors-as... ... this week we had the Greens shouting about the price of wind energy coming down in comparison with nuclear - given lots of air time in the media. This seems to reflect a lowering of subsidies on wind and a high electricity price won by our terrific politicos for the new nuclear power station at Hinckley Point (if it ever gets built).

Irma

Lots of media buffs are getting really excited about Irma and the prospect of a catastrophic brush with Florida. It's down to CAGW - the oceans are getting warmer leading to more horrific hurricanes. This doom mongering comes on top of Harvey which drenched Houston and the Texas coast with extraordinary torrential rain fall. How to take advantage of weather events to drive an agenda - see https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/09/06/the-most-fantastic-eyewall-video-... ... and do read the comments (or browse them).