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OBAMA'S MISTAKE: ENTANGLING CLIMATE CONCERNS WITH ENERGY POLICY
Science

Posted 20 November 2014

"New scientific papers appear nearly every week that show that the claimed link between carbon-dioxide emissions and dangerous global warming is imaginary....Mr Obama and other global politiucal leaders need to reconsider their misinformed belief that climate policy and energy policy need to be interwoven."  Professor Bob Carter and Tom Harris comment in The Washington Times about the President's speech in Queensland. 

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PROMINENT UK LABOUR PEER EXPLAINS LEFT WING ADDICTION TO 'CLIMATE CHANGE'
Policy

Posted 17 November 2014

"The issue of why the political left is overwhelmingly supportive of the climate change alarmist ideology/faith, and hence there are relatively few left wing sceptics, is quite complex and would take more space and time than I intend to impose on you here. But may I, as a lifelong Labour supporter, offer a couple of broad observations. They are by no means comprehensive and omit many nuances. But they are major general factors which I have observed in the party for 61 years, and in Parliament for almost 30 years." A post in UK by Lord Donoughue,  Labour life peer, who served in the Blair Labour Government, and has had a distinguished career including The Economist and the London School of Economics. Read not only what Lord Donoughue has to say, but the many comments by other prominend Brits, that follow.

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NEWLY PUBLISHED PAPER SHEDS LIGHT ON NZ TEMPERATURE RECORDS
Science

Posted 15 November 2014

"Although many studies have assessed the quality of national climate datasets for use in long-term climate change detection, a homogenised New Zealand national temperature record has only once appeared in the research literature, in a paper by M J Salinger published in 1980. This work did not set out a schedule of adjustments and was based on a measurement technique that was significantly improved by its author and a statistician colleague, D A Rhoades, over a decade later. Applying that improvement could have a significant effect on trends but this has never previously been published, until now." Associate Professor Chris de Freitas, of University of Auckland, New Zealand, writes in the National Business Review.

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NEW PAPER SHOWS HOW AND WHY IPCC HAS OVER-STATED POTENCY OF CO2
Science

Posted 14 November 2014

This is a posting of a highly technical and convincing peer-reviewed paper by Dr Antero Ollila, of Aalto University in Finland, showing how IPCC has over-stated the potency of Carbon Dioxide in its effect on global temperatures. The paper has been reviewed and endorsed by qualidied scientist members of our Coalition.

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CARL SAGAN'S 'BALONEY DETECTION KIT' USEFUL IN CLIMATE DEBATE
Science

Posted 12 November 2014

 US scientist Judith Curry has drawn attention to a wonderful "Baloney Detection Kit" propounded by Carl Sagan  as being especially useful in the ongoing debate about climate change.

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CLIMATE POLITICS WEIGHED HEAVILY IN U.S. REPUBLICANS ELECTORAL WIN
Policy

Posted 10 November 2014

"America's Democrats, and one well-heeled 'carbon capitalist' in particular, received a monumental thrashing in the US midterm elections, despite a lavishly financed ad campaign of eco-alarmist propaganda. It seems voters are nowhere near so dopey as their betters imagined. "  MIchael Kile analyses in Quadrant the U.S. mid-term (2014) Congressional election.

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