Monthly Archives: August 2011


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NIWA’s Station Temperature Adjustments – CCG Audit 9

The New Zealand Climate Conversation Group have released their report and reanalysis of the NIWA 7-Station Review. CCG claim NIWA misrepresented the statistical techniques it used, and exaggerated warming over the last hundred years. The CCG results (Figure 20 above) prove there are real problems in the adjustments to temperature measurements for moves and equipment […]


Debt Wave Grows 4

Congratulations Julia and Wayne, on your new milestone – Australia’s National debt has topped $200 billion after Labor borrowing $100 million per day. Australia now has its largest debt in history, after we borrowed $3.2 billion over the last week. On 11 March 2009, Treasurer Wayne Swan invoked “special circumstances” to increase the debt ceiling […]


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Global Warming Trends – Gimme Some Truth 9

Richard Treadgold from the New Zealand Climate Conversation Group reports on the Statistical Audit of the NIWA 7-Station Review, claiming that New Zealand’s National Climate Center, NIWA, misrepresented the statistical techniques it used (Rhoades & Salinger – Adjustment of temperature and rainfall records for site changes) in order to fabricate strong warming over the last […]


Best Business Presentation Ever 7

You have probably heard about Steve Jobs retirement from CEO at Apple. If like me, you find him an inspiration, you might enjoy this video from the Apple Music Event in 2001, “The First Ever iPod Introduction”. What I like is the steel-trap logic, the “quantum leap” vision, the love of speed, the sparse visuals, […]


Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered 19

The point of this post is to show a calculation by guest, Pochas, of the decay time that should be expected from the accumulation of heat in the mixed layer of the ocean. I realized this prediction gives another test of the accumulation theory of climate change, that potentially explains high climate sensitivity to variations […]


Critics of Niche Science 8

When the MSM reports on the commercialization of Ni-H cold fusion energy generation, they see parallels to the scientific treatment of AGW sceptics, citing “follow the money”. If this new technology is real, it should be easy to prove and past failures – and outside agendas – shouldn’t stand in the way. Still, scientific discovery […]


51 Australian Labor/Green Party Achievements 10

And the list of failures keeps growing. 1. Carbon Tax Lie – ‘There will be no carbon tax under the Government I lead.’ 2. NBN – $50 billion Telstra subsidy 3. Building the Education Revolution – The school halls fiasco 4. Home Insulation Plan (Pink Batts) – Dumped after 3 deaths, and x house fires. […]


Nickel Hydrogen LENR Theories 7

The main candidate theories for low energy nuclear reactions involving Nickel-Hydrogen: Widom-Larsen Theory http://www.newenergytimes.com/v2/library/2008/2008Widom-PrimerForElectroWeak.pdf http://www.newenergytimes.com/v2/sr/WL/WLTheory.shtml Polyneutron Theory of Fisher http://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/OrianiRAenergeticc.pdf http://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/FisherJCtheoryoflo.pdf Piantelli Hydride Capture Theory http://coldfusionnow.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/roy-virgilio-on-piantelli-plus-the-2008-piantelli-hypothesis/ http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2010058288&recNum=2&maxRec=9&office=&prevFilter=&sortOption=Pub+Date+Desc&queryString=ALLNAMES%3A%28piantelli%29&tab=PCTDescription Review of Possible Cold Fusion Mechanisms http://www.geocities.jp/hjrfq930/Papers/paperr/paperr25.htm


Solar Supersensitivity – a new theory? 6

Do the results described here and here constitute a new theory? What is the relationship to the AGW theory? What is a theory anyway? The models I have been exploring, dubbed solar supersensitivity, predict a lot of global temperature observations: the dynamics of recent and paleoclimate climate variations, the range of glacial/interglacial transitions, the recent […]


Examples of Scientific Beliefs 7

Some scientific beliefs are wrong on some of the facts all of the time. Beliefs such as the Ether filling space, Lamarkism, Four Humours make up everything, Sun circles the earth, and Canals on Mars all had the value of explaining some of the facts. They were pushed aside by new beliefs that explained more […]


The Problem with Renewables 4

Jim Hansen made his opinion of renewable energy clear in his latest newsletter. [M]uch less than worthless. If you drink the kool-aid represented in the right part of Fig. 7, you are a big part of the problem. …a humiliating assessment of the poster child of the Australian Intelligentsia coming from the author of the […]


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Global Warming Temperature Trends 8

Roy Spencer posted the following comparison between the 20th Century runs from most (15) of the IPCC AR4 climate models, and Levitus observations of ocean warming during 1955-1999. Here are the best 4 models: The accuracy of the other models is far worse. In Roy’s assessment: Previous investigators (as well as the IPCC AR4 report) […]


Accumulation Theory of Solar Influence 4

The physical structure of the oceans and atmosphere entails very long equilibrium dynamics due the slow accumulation of heat in the land and ocean. An ARMA analysis evaluates the potential of accumulation of solar anomaly to explain the global temperature changes over glacial/interglacial and recent time-frames. Click image above for animation of the accumulation model […]

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ARIMA theory of climate change 7

I have just uploaded a manuscript to the preprint archive viXra. ViXra is an interesting alter-ego to the other preprint archive arXiv. The goals of viXra are: It is inevitable that viXra will therefore contain e-prints that many scientists will consider clearly wrong and unscientific. However, it will also be a repository for new ideas […]


Natural CO2 isotope changes mimic burning fossil fuels 10

Global Emission of Carbon Dioxide: The Contribution from Natural Sources by atmospheric physicist Professor Murry Salby, Chair of Climate, Macquarie University, talking at the Sydney Institute, on his conversion from agnostic to skeptic by his recent results on the natural origin of declining C12/C13 ratios in atmospheric carbon dioxide. In his paper due out in […]