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THE BEST THE IPCC CAN DO
Professor Bob Carter writes at Quadrant Online of the IPCC's latest efforts.
The IPCC launched the summary of its 5th report in late September, shortly before the convening of the Warsaw COP-19 climate conference — the “success” of which was marked by the walk-out of environmental lobby groups. With luck, and just like the ABC, perhaps the IPCC may now have closed down for Christmas.
Yet the relentless public relations machine of global warming alarm just keeps on keeping on. The latest manifestation of this is a slickly produced YouTube video from IPCC headquarters in Geneva that sings the siren hymn of climate alarmism under the title Climate Change 2013.
HIGH CARBON TAX, POOR RESULTS
Labor's $6 billion carbon tax reduced Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by less than 0.1 per cent says Samantha Maiden in the Herald Sun. As PM Tony Abbott ratchets up the pressure on Labor's Bill Shorten to axe the carbon tax by Christmas, the new figures will be released this week by Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
They reveal that the introduction of the carbon tax coincided with a reduction of greenhouse gases of around 300,000 tonnes in the first full financial year of operation.
While the carbon tax is now $24 a tonne, the effective cost of the emissions reduction on the basis of revenue raised is $21,000 per tonne.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds-and fanatics. It is, for scientific folk, an unattainable ideal.” Cassius J. Keyser, American Mathematician.
Lucky the IPCC is only 95% certain of anthropogenic global warming!
SOLAR INFLUENCES ON CLIMATE
Russian physicist Habibullo Abdussamatov published a new paper examining recent quiet solar activity and predicting a new Little Ice Age will begin within the next few decades. Abdussamatov documents an ongoing decline in recent solar output. Should the decline continue, Earth may experience climate conditions not seen since the depths of the Little Ice Age.
ANTARCTIC SEA ICE SETS NEW RECORD
Southern Hemisphere polar ice extent set new records this week, combining with fairly average Northern Hemisphere polar ice extent to set the final stages of a year marked by above-average global polar ice extent. Polar ice caps, apparently, are global warming deniers, attacking the science of alarmist global warming predictions.
Average Southern Hemisphere polar sea ice extent during November 2013 was nearly 1 million square kilometers above the long-term average
CLIMATE COUNCIL PREDICTS MORE DISASTERS
Fairfax Media yesterday gave Tim Flannery of the Australian Climate Council another free run to add to his long list of failed disaster predictions.
Jo Nova at her website examines in detail some of the claims made in the latest Climate Council report on Bushfires.
Should the Renewable Energy Target be abolished?