In Australia, faulty BoM temperature sensors contribute to “hottest year ever”


” In Australia, our Bureau takes not five-minute averages, nor even one-minute averages. As Ken Stewart discovered when he persisted with understanding the nature of the data he had been provided by the Bureau from Hervey Bay: the Bureau just take one-second spot-readings. ”
Why do they need to cheat?
Perhaps it’s obvious!

Watts Up With That?

More hot days — or “purpose-designed” temperature sensors at play?

Guest essay by Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, republished from the Australian Spectator with permission from the author.

I don’t believe in conspiracies of silence except when it comes to Harvey Weinstein and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

For some time, weather enthusiasts have been noticing rapid temperature fluctuations at the ‘latest observations’ page at the Bureau’s website. For example, Peter Cornish, a retired hydrologist, wrote to the Bureau on 17 December 2012 asking whether the 1.5 degrees Celsius drop in temperature in the space of one minute at Sydney’s Observatory Hill, just the day before, could be a quirk of the new electronic temperature sensors. Ken Stewart, a retired school principal, requested temperature data for Hervey Bay after noticing a 2.1 degrees Celsius temperature change in the space of one minute on 22 February 2017.

In both cases, the Bureau assured…

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Evidence of US Alleged Support to Terrorists in Syria, Iraq Continues to Emerge


So much evidence!
” The analyst said that many times when Daesh militants were encircled unmarked US-made aircraft dropped weapons, medicines and food for the terrorists, while Israeli ambulances evacuated injured Daesh fighters from Syria and drove them to hospitals. ”
Mass media is useless at providing meaningful information.

Covert Geopolitics

Evidence continues to emerge that the US military forces in Syria and Iraq are cooperating with the Daesh terrorist group, according to Iranian political analyst Seyyed Hadi Afghahi. According to Iranian, Syrian and Russian military officials, the US support to terrorists undermine the efforts to end the war in Syria and Iraq.

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Aussie Revolution: Mounting High Level Attacks Against Renewable Energy


Renewable energy resources are commendable, BUT, need to be sensibly phased in and economically viable. Carbon scares are exaggerated and the energy resources require a commonsense approach, controlled by scientific methods, NOT politics!.

” As the Australian government contemplates where to go next in terms of energy policy, the best ­approach involves acknowledging that enough is enough when it comes to subsidising renewable energy. The sector has been showered with favours, including volumetric guarantees courtesy of the RET. It is time it stood on its own two feet without any preferential treatment or financial assistance. “

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Leading Australian Politicians and economists are piling in against renewable political favouritism, comparing renewables to the Bernie Madoff and Enron scandals. The following from former Prime Minister Tony Abbott;

Tony Abbott calls for climate pushback as CET goes cold

8:55AM October 10, 2017
SIMON BENSON

Tony Abbott has doubled down on his scepticism of climate change science, reigniting a decade-old debate in a major speech in London after the Turnbull government moved yesterday to rule out proceeding with a clean ­energy target proposed by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel.

The former prime minister has labelled the likely backdown on a CET a “belated” gesture and warned that the Coalition is courting a “political death wish” if it fails to put cost of living and protection of jobs ahead of reducing emissions.

In a speech delivered early today that will further test the political fault lines over…

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Politicized sustainability threatens planet and people


” However, under sustainability precepts, we are supposed to predict future technologies – and ensure that today’s resource demands will not compromise the completely unpredictable energy and raw material requirements that those completely unpredictable future technologies will introduce. We are supposed to safeguard the assumed needs of future generations, even if it means ignoring or compromising the undeniable needs of current generations – including the needs, aspirations, health and welfare of the most impoverished, malnourished, disease-ravaged, energy-deprived, politically powerless people on Earth. “

Watts Up With That?

Foreword:
It seems nearly everyone wants to advance sustainability principles. The problem is, no one really knows what they are. Real sustainability means responsible conservation and stewardship of natural resources. The public relations variety is mostly image-enhancing fluff. Politicized sustainability – the version that’s all the rage on college campuses and among government regulators – insists that we may meet the needs of current generations only to the extent that doing so “will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”

The problem with this infinitely malleable definition is that it requires us to predict both unpredictable future technologies and their raw material demands. Even worse, we are supposed to protect those future needs even if it means ignoring or compromising the undeniable needs of current generations – including the needs and welfare of the most impoverished, politically powerless people on Earth today. That’s why this irrational…

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National facial recognition ‘incompatible with a free society’, privacy groups warn


Further evidence of Australians losing their freedom!

TOTT News

Privacy groups unite to oppose facial recognition. Photo: EFA

Australia’s leading privacy and civil liberties organisations have condemned the decision by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to provide all images from state and territory driver’s licence databases to a national facial biometric capability system.

These organisations, including the Australian Privacy FoundationDigital Rights WatchQueensland Council for Civil LibertiesNSW Council for Civil LibertiesLiberty VictoriaSouth Australian Council for Civil Liberties and Electronic Frontiers Australia, have called the comprehensive facial recognition database ‘unnecessary’ and ‘fundamentally incompatible with a free and open society’.

They have also called for further transparency and details of the new proposals, arguing that national identification systems are the foundation for ‘suspicionless, warrantless mass surveillance’ and are a ‘disproportionate invasion of the privacy rights of all Australians’.

BACKGROUND:

This week, following a mass-shooting in Las Vegas, it was confirmed 

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Premier Hodgman on ‘anti-terrorism’ changes: “This is the New World Order”


Something important to consider!
The responses by our government far exceed the evidence justifying them.

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Will Hodgman declares a ‘new world order’. Photo: CDN

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has assured Australians that national facial biometric matching capability would “only bring existing arrangements into real time”, after the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to a suite of new ‘anti-terrorism’ measures yesterday.

As the mainstream establishment continues to dismiss privacy concerns of advocates across the country, Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman seemingly showed no reserve when asked his thoughts on the overhaul, declaring “we live in very uncertain times” and “this is the new world order”.

NEW PROPOSALS:

In 2014, following a number of ‘foiled beheading plots’ in Australia, Attorney-General George Brandis and parliament unanimously passed what is known globally as the ‘triple terror’: three individual pieces of ‘anti-terrorism’ amendments to existing legislation introduced by the Howard government after 9/11.

We extensively covered the process and draconian legislative changes in our piece, The Fall of…

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Arctic Sea Ice Nonsense – The Media, NASA and NOAA Blatantly Lie To The Public


From a Facebook post:  Much to think about.

Oppenheimer Ranch Project   Published on Sep 26, 2017

“Alarmism is not new. The fear mantra in mass media is a staple in a world dominated by oligarchic control. The ruse is deep and perpetrated at the highest levels to obfuscate the truth and control the narrative. In this video we show how alarm-ism historically is simply nonsense fairy-tales perpetrated by the media and supported by government agencies. Learn how to see through the mist as we uncover the truth about climate and the future of our planet. Using actual data sets uncomprimised [sic] by the global warming ruse. Historical data is also important to peruse as well, in order to reveal the clues of the past which will secure our future.”

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HUMANITY ALERT: Sperm count plunges 59% due to mass chemical feminization of men


From ‘Natural News’, by 

An article which should be widely read.  The dangers of chemicals introduced into our bodies by various means, should not be under-estimated, it seems.

It reveals causes and effects and provides knowledge to minimize our own exposure, all of which should be appreciated by all.

A great deal to think about!  Commencing-

(Natural News) A rigorous new study conducted at the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and published in the science journal Human Reproduction Update finds that human sperm production has declined 59.3% from 1973 to 2011, trending toward a collapse of human population.

Via Science Daily:

…The researchers found …a 59.3 percent decline in total sperm count, among men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand who were not selected based on their fertility status. These findings strongly suggest a significant decline in male reproductive health that has serious implications beyond fertility and reproduction, given recent evidence linking poor semen quality with higher risk of hospitalization and death.

The causes of the decline have been widely linked to chemical exposure, especially from agricultural chemicals like atrazine that are “chemical castrators” of men. These chemicals cause “feminization” of males, leading to hormonal disruption and sperm population decline. That decline, researchers found, is accelerating in western nations like the United States and could lead to a collapse in human population.

Chemical exposure causing “feminization” of biological males while destroying sperm function

Although this was not the focus of this particular study, the same chemicals causing this plunge in sperm production may also be increasing non-male gender expression in biological males, leading an increasing number of biological males to pursue transgender surgeries or lifestyles. This biological fact remains adamantly denied by the anti-science political Left in America, which pursues the “magical science” narrative that transgenderism is solely a “choice” and cannot be influenced by chemical exposure. Yet every biological scientist and chemist in the world knows that chemical exposure alters biological function in humans. In fact, the very process of medical gender transition from a biological male to a female involves chemical castration using hormone-disrupting prescription chemicals such as Cyproterone.  [My bold emphasis]

The common food packaging chemical BPA is also widely known to be a hormone disrupt and estrogen mimicker. Those who insist that choice alone can override the laws of chemistry and genetics are living a delusion (Bill Nye, anyone?). Biological sex expression is determined by genes and chemistry (including chemical exposure), not by wishes and hopes.

Environmental exposure to such chemicals is irrefutably a significant vector for sperm decline among men in western nations. As explained by the researchers:

While the current study did not examine causes of the observed declines, sperm count has previously been plausibly associated with environmental and lifestyle influences, including prenatal chemical exposure, adult pesticide exposure, smoking, stress and obesity.

The complete article is linked here.

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When to Trust the Experts (Climate and Otherwise)


This refers to Scott Adams’s Blog,  “Dilbert”, a really interesting and commonsense article posted 11th Sept 2017.

Our duo of hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have elevated the perceived risks of climate change in a lot of people’s minds. Are these disasters, and the record heat in many places, a sign of climate warming already out of control?

The quick answer is maybe, but climate scientists will need a lot more data and probably a few more years to know whether we are seeing a blip or a trend. From a persuasion perspective, the fascinating thing to me is that the climate science “sides” have reversed because of the storms. And here I am only talking about non-scientists on social media.

Last winter I saw climate skeptics (or deniers in some cases) proclaiming climate change a hoax because it was cold outside. The scientists and pro-climate-change folks mocked those poor souls for not understanding the difference between anecdotal evidence and science. You can’t determine a long term trend by looking out the window, say all scientists. And if you think you can, you’re being a big dope who doesn’t know the first thing about science.

If you don’t understand that anecdotal data in isolation is generally useless to scientists, you don’t understand anything about science. A year ago, that described a lot of climate skeptics who were looking out their windows, seeing snow, and declaring climate change a hoax.

But that was last year. This week the sides reversed. Now I keep seeing climate alarmists on social media looking at the hurricanes and declaring them strong evidence of climate change. They might be right. But if they are, it is by coincidence and not by science. Scientists say it is too early to tell. So now we have a bizarre situation in which the pro-science side is disagreeing with the scientists on their own side. That’s what confirmation bias gets you. Both sides see anecdotal evidence as real. Both sides think they respect and understand the basics of science. Both sides are wrong.

Please excuse my generalities here. Obviously there are plenty of smart people on both sides who understand that anecdotal information is not confirmation of anything. But in terms of what I see on social media, the hurricanes have turned a lot of people on the pro-science side into believers in anecdotal evidence. Here’s one example. Read from bottom up.

And this brings me to my topic of the day: How do you know when to trust experts? My hypothesis is that people who have the most experience in the real world trust experts the least. To make that point, allow me to give you a brief tour of my experience with experts.

The remainder of the article is linked here, well worth reading, IMHO.

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Former NASA scientist disses @NASAGISS – says it’s a “monument to bad science”


” NASA GISS where this whole global warming nonsense started. ”
[Not taking anything away from ” Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) “]

Watts Up With That?

Climate scientist Dr. Duane Thresher:

Start with defunding NASA GISS where this whole global warming nonsense started. It was started by James Hansen, formerly head of NASA GISS and considered the father of global warming. It was continued by Gavin Schmidt, current head of NASA GISS, anointed by Hansen, and leading climate change warrior scientist/spokesperson. I know from working there for 7 years that NASA GISS has almost been defunded several times in its life anyway. It’s a small group over a restaurant (Tom’s Restaurant from the TV comedy Seinfeld!) in New York City, nowhere near any other major NASA facility. Just the dedicated data link to the nearest NASA facility, GSFC in Maryland, is a big expense. GISS is the Goddard Institute for SPACE Studies. If you don’t need a rocket to get to it, it’s not space.”

Thresher rips former colleagues:

Physicists and mathematicians who couldn’t make it…

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