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    Cartoons By Josh.comThis cartoon pays homage to founder Steve McIntyre - a fellow Torontonian (whom I've never met). Steve spent much of his career in the mining sector and is shown here wearing the kind of headlamp hardrock miner

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The BBC are in jolly mood with two cracking pieces on offer.

Chris Smith's (who?) take on climate change -

And Lord Stern is on fire -

Strengthen the defences men - the Zulus are attacking!

Mar 17, 2010 at 12:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterWee Willie

it's time for a "Hands Off CO2" campaign...

16 March: Politico: Lisa Lerer: Bill Clinton rallies Dems on climate bill
Former President Bill Clinton urged Senate Democrats to pass a climate bill this year during their weekly luncheon on Tuesday, arguing that legislation would spur innovation and create new jobs..
And he dismissed the idea of an energy-only bill, a proposal backed by some moderates. A cap on greenhouse gas emissions is necessary to spur new, clean energy investments and jobs, Clinton told the Democratic senators.
“He was very strong about it and that we need to price carbon in the effort to get the money flowing to help to transform the economy,” said Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). “I thought he spoke very strongly.”
Kerry is working Lieberman and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on a revamped version of the climate bill that they hope to release by the end of the month. In hopes of attracting bipartisan support, the three lawmakers plan to include several proposals traditionally backed by Republicans like expanding nuclear power and offshore drilling...

Dr Vincent Gray, a member of the UN IPCC Expert Reviewers Panel since its inception, has written to Professor David Henderson, to support the latter’s call for a review of the IPCC and its procedures
I have been an "Expert Reviewer" for the IPCC right from the start and I have submitted a very large number of comments on their drafts. It has recently been revealed that I submitted 1,898 comments on the Final Draft of the current Report. Over the period I have made an intensive study of the data and procedures used by IPCC contributors throughout their whole study range. I have a large library of reprints, books and comments and have published many comments of my own in published papers, a book, and in my occasional newsletter, the current number being 157.
I began with a belief in scientific ethics, that scientists would answer queries honestly, that scientific argument would take place purely on the basis of facts, logic and established scientific and mathematical principles.
Right from the beginning I have had difficulty with this procedure. Penetrating questions often ended without any answer. Comments on the IPCC drafts were rejected without explanation, and attempts to pursue the matter were frustrated indefinitely.
Over the years, as I have learned more about the data and procedures of the IPCC I have found increasing opposition by them to providing explanations, until I have been forced to the conclusion that for significant parts of the work of the IPCC, the data collection and scientific methods employed are unsound. Resistance to all efforts to try and discuss or rectify these problems has convinced me that normal scientific procedures are not only rejected by the IPCC, but that this practice is endemic, and was part of the organisation from the very beginning. I therefore consider that the IPCC is fundamentally corrupt. The only "reform" I could envisage, would be its abolition...
The two main "scientific" claims of the IPCC are the claim that "the globe is warming" and "Increases in carbon dioxide emissions are responsible". Evidence for both of these claims is fatally flawed....ETC ETC
By drawing attention to these obvious facts I have now found myself persona non grata with most of my local professional associations, Surely, I am questioning the integrity of these award-winning scientific leaders of the local science establishment. When you get down to it, that is what is involved.
I somehow understood that the threshold had been passed when I viewed "The Great Global Warming Swindle". Yes, we have to face it. The whole process is a swindle, The IPCC from the beginning was given the licence to use whatever methods would be necessary to provide "evidence" that carbon dioxide increases are harming the climate, even if this involves manipulation of dubious data and using peoples' opinions instead of science to "prove" their case.
The disappearance of the IPCC in disgrace is not only desirable but inevitable. The reason is, that the world will slowly realise that the "predictions" emanating from the IPCC will not happen. The absence of any "global warming" for the past eight years is just the beginning. Sooner or later all of us will come to realise that this organisation, and the thinking behind it, is phony. Unfortunately severe economic damage is likely to be done by its influence before that happens.

Mar 17, 2010 at 3:18 AM | Unregistered Commenterpat

That looks like North LOL

enjoy your blog

Mar 17, 2010 at 5:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterDixon Cruickshank

Looks like McIntyre

Mar 17, 2010 at 8:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Reader

I think it's Arthur Scargill.

Mar 17, 2010 at 9:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

The good Josh is really on a roll. He must have a perpetual smile on his face as yet another crack occurs to him.

Mar 17, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterJeff Wood


Mar 17, 2010 at 11:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Dr Vincent Gray's statement deserves a wider audience.
Bishop Hill, please take it up.

Here is the URL again.

Mar 17, 2010 at 12:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterAusieDan

Steve needs to do an audit on the massive carbon trading fraud going on in the EU:

European emission trading rocked by scandal over recycled carbon permits

* Carl Mortished * From: The Times * March 18, 2010 8:32AM

EUROPE'S emissions trading system was in uproar yesterday amid a mounting scandal over "recycled" carbon permits. Two carbon exchanges were forced to suspend trading as panic hit investors fearful that they had bought invalid permits. BlueNext and Nord Pool, the French and Nordic exchanges, suspended trading in certificates of emission reduction (CERs) when it emerged that some had been illegally reused. Concern that used and worthless permits were circulating caused the spot price of the certificates to collapse, from €12 ($17.87) a tonne of carbon to less than €1.

Mar 18, 2010 at 4:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterPaul Z.

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