Day: February 7, 2016

CO2 found not guilty …


Dr John Christy testimony at a Senate hearing this week. (pdf)

This should blow the global warming is caused by CO2 meme right out of the water. Six Seven different data sets are in reasonable agreement show that temperature globally has barely risen for 20 odd years, while CO2 has risen sharply. I like that!

Fig. 1: Five-year averaged values of annual mean (1979-2015) global bulk (termed
“midtropospheric” or “MT”) temperature as depicted by the average of 102 IPCC CMIP5
climate models (red), the average of 3 satellite datasets (green – UAH, RSS, NOAA)
and 4 balloon datasets (blue, NOAA, UKMet, RICH, RAOBCORE).

The Daily Caller goes into some further detail here.

Sugarcane Sugarcane in the tropics

More CO2 in the warmer atmosphere for the last 2 decades has given us massive crop yield increases and a decrease in desert conditions. NASA/NOAA will be mortified, one of their hidden data sets…

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How Democrats Lie and Mislead About the American Economy

American Elephants


—The correct minimum wage is $0.00. If you want to hire your neighbor’s 11 year old kid to mow your lawn or pull weeds, you should be able to offer him something under the current minimum wage.

The goofy Democrat line is “But you can’t raise a family on the minimum wage.” Well, no you can’t, but by the time you have a family, you should have some skills that are more useful than those of a pure beginner. We forget that employment, like everything else in the economy, depends on supply and demand. The supply of people who can do a simple minimum wage job successfully is very, very large. The supply of those who can run a giant corporation with 20 divisions, 20,000 employees and country-wide or international reach is significantly much, much smaller. The average tenure for a CEO as head of a corporation is only six…

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@jacindaardern wrong to say Australia is last place to follow in race relations

From 1965 onwards, 1/3rd of terrestrial Australia – 2.5 million sq kms of land – was returned to indigenous owners, with half of that since the Native Title decision in 1993. Tasmania pioneered aboriginal land rights with the Cape Barron Island Act 1912.

Source: Jon Altman, The political ecology and political economy of the Indigenous land titling ‘revolution’ in Australia, March 2014 Māori Law Review.

New Zealand extinguished native title twice in its history with the 2nd of these takings of Māori land by the last Labour government with the foreshore and seabed legislation. In her op-ed today, has Jacinda Ardern forgotten why the Māori party came into being?

Unlike New Zealand, Australia welcomed migrants from a wide range of ethnicities after the Second World War. It abolished the White Australia policy in the 1960s along with any discrimination in its Constitution against aboriginals.

Australia takes 8 times as many refugees as New Zealand on a per capita basis.

This redress of indigenous grievances was done out of the generosity of the Australian heart. Aboriginals are a tiny minority in Australia with little independent political pull.

@paul1kirby why does @OECD claim that Indians trust their judicial system so much?

For a country riddled with corruption, Indians report the surprising amount of confidence in their courts despite the corruption in those courts as well.


Source: Index of Economic Freedom.


Source: Doing Business in India – World Bank Group.

@GreenCatherine I’ve been banned from the Conservative sub-Reddit

In a perfectly balanced sample, I have been banned from the Conservatives sub-Reddit for being a left-wing troll and from the New Zealand and Australian sub-Reddits for being a right-wing troll.

Add to that, I am blocked on Twitter by both the Minister of Health and the Green party spokesman on health. Must be doing something right.

Politicians Dream and Create Nightmares for Businessmen

Well worth reading about McGovern as a small businessman in 1992

American Elephants

McGovernA little history: George McGovern was a Senator from South Dakota. After college, he became a bomber pilot in the Air Force in World War II, then got a PhD in History and became a professor. In 1957 he became a U.S. Congressman, and then a Senator in 1967. He ran a grassroots campaign for the presidency in 1972, and lost in the biggest landslide in history, winning only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. He retired from the Senate in 1981 after a long and distinguished career.

He spent several years on public lectures around the world, for he was an expert in world food problems, and in 1988, invested most of the earnings from the lecture circuit acquiring the leasehold on Connecticut’s Stratford Inn. He had always been fascinated with Inns, hotels and restaurants, and it was “the realization of a lifelong dream to own an Inn with…

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The Pause hangs on by its fingernails

Watts Up With That?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

The sharp el Niño spike is just about to abolish the long Pause in global temperatures – at least for now. This column has long foretold that the present el Niño would be substantial, and that it might at least shorten if not extinguish the Pause. After all, theory requires that some global warming ought to occur.

This month, though, the Pause clings on. Though January 2016 was the warmest January in the RSS satellite record since 1979, the El Niño spike has not yet lasted long enough to end the Pause. That will happen by next month’s report. The RSS data still show no global warming for 18 years 8 months, notwithstanding record increases in CO2 concentration over the period.


Dr Roy Spencer’s UAH v.6 satellite lower-temperature dataset shows the Pause has already (just) disappeared. For 18 years 2 months there has been barely…

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#TPPANoWay @oxfamNZ @GreenpeaceUSA The Effects of Globalization