Andrew Bolt picked up on one of the emails from Climategate 2 that gives a fascinating insight into the collusion between academia and the WWF in the manufacturing of environmental scares.
It also shows the role of the precautionary principle as a "deus ex machina", a device of dubious merit for solving tricky problems in a plot.
Step 1. At 12:21 13/09/99 -0400, Andrew Markham, director of World Wildlife Fund's Climate Change Campaign, writes to Mike Hulme at UAE:
>Meanwhile, Hurricane Read more [...] 2 com
To some, the Rossi E-Cat device has come out of nowhere, perhaps fueling the skepticism. This article in the Nebraska Engineer (blog) lists a number of competitors that may soon have marketable applications.
1. Andre Rossi, who is keeping ahead of the pack by promising an electricity generator within a year.
2. Defkalion Green Technologies claim they have a LENR/Cold Fusion product not based upon Rossi’s core design, perhaps based on another researcher Piantelli. They Read more [...] 6 com
Have you listened to the Ray Hadley audio here ripping into Tim Flannery?
Bolt doesn't go into detail, but its well worth the 20min listen. Apparently Flannery fabricated the whole Crikey story about a media setup over his Hawksbury River house, with interviews with the local resident in question to prove it. Ray calls him "low scum" and a "liar" repeatedly. Strong stuff. Off to court we go again.
Climategate2: This from Mike Hulme is interesting recommending CSIRO as being reliable for Read more [...] none
subject: RE: African stations used in HadCRU global data set
to: “Phil Jones”
Thanks Phil for the input and paper. I will get back to you with comments next week. Fortunately in Australia our sceptics are rather scientifically incompetent. It is also
easier for us in that we have a policy of providing any complainer with every single station observation when they question our data (this usually snows them) and the Australian data is in pretty good order anyway
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From Vortex list.
Re: [Vo]:Rossi opens 10 KW expression of interest list and sets 10 kW price
Aussie Guy E-Cat
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 01:15:21 -0800
Just placed my order for 10 x 10 kW plants. Will install them, at no cost in my, by children and by friends homes. Rossi said in the radio interview that they had cleared the certification issues and they expected the 10 kW plants to be available in less than 12 months. With a price of $5,400 for a 10 kW thermal plant, this will really upset the Read more [...] 2 com
On IPCC scientists test the Exit doors.
Professor Palutikof said it would take a while for the effects of climate change to become visible. But without action, she said, “gradually, over time, that signal will emerge with resounding clarity”.
Well that's inconvenient, isn't it? So how about anomalous heat in the ocean, the melting of glaciers and arctic ice. How about the surface temperature and the sea level? How about droughts, floods, hurricanes and cyclones? You know -- like the Read more [...] 5 com
New E-Cat website here. Nice.
Patronizing essay at the Conversation. My guess is that as the "Climate Crisis" continues to fizzle, the less gullible skeptical scientists will take a more prominent place. The credibility of CSIRO, BoM and Astronomers will likely suffer for the certainty they have voiced, their deference to the IPCC, and defense of poor practices.
Newt Gingrich now leading in the GOP polls. A man for the time? UPDATE: Good article on why Newt will lead - its his command of Read more [...] none
According to Rossi he has sold his first plant at a cost of 2,000 Euros per kilowatt, or 2 million for the 1 MW plant, although Rossi expects the cost to go down to 100 Euros per kilowatt installed -- a tenth of what coal or natural gas power plants costs, minus the fuel costs.
Stirling Allen reports that National Instruments will be getting in on the ground floor.
I phoned NI headquarters and they put me in touch with the NI person in Italy who Andrea Rossi named to me in a Skype conference Read more [...] one