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Well it looks like we (Brisbane) are about to be flooded again. Rain up to 50mm/hour at times. Don't know how much I got although my rain gauge is full - it broke off in the winds and is now at the bottom of the pool. No power, writing on iPhone charging off car cigarette lighter. Must go and try to find some ice for the beer. I really must buy a generator but I do worry about the evil emissions.

Downside - after weeks of heat with Flannery, Karoly etc all all over the media berating us about climate change, it can only be a matter of hours before they appear out of the woodwork with a slightly altered but similar message.

Upside - 29 year old daughter (who refuses to leave home) has found a book and is actually reading it.

Jan 27, 2013 at 10:35 PM | Registered CommenterGrantB

Transcribed from a National Academy of Sciences video:

"How do we know that earth is warming? Scientists have been taking widespread measurements of earth's surface temperature for centuries."

This is clearly a lie.

Jan 27, 2013 at 5:03 PM | Registered Commentershub

I see that Stern is reported as saying that "some countries, including China, had now started to grasp the seriousness of the risks" of a four or five degree temperature rise as a result of “carbon” emissions. I wonder if that’s the same China as the one that’s expected to add another 700 million tons to its demand for coal over the next four years – adding the equivalent of 160 new coal-fired power plants to the 620 it operates now.

Jan 27, 2013 at 4:34 PM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

Did Lord Stern (or indeed anybody in the government) give any come back at all to the criticisms levelled at Lord Stern's Report by Richard Tol or Peter Lilley MP?

If not, what exactly is he doing at Davos implanting even more alarmism?

Jan 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM | Registered Commentermatthu

I I just about choked when I read The Observer headline:
Nicholas Stern: 'I got it wrong on climate change-it's far far worse'

FFS. The man thinks he is channelling Charles Dickens. Quite ironic to hear from a man being interviewed by a Guardian-group newspaper at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

For the benefit of Lord Stern here is the Davos snow-report website:

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Davos/snow-report

He will be pleased to know that it has the option to read the report in Imperial, rather than Metric. That should suit him all the way up to the cloud-level.

Jan 27, 2013 at 3:50 PM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

Skiphil

I saw Stern's comments too and nearly sprayed the screen with coffee. Talk about bad timing. Just how foolish are these people going to look in a couple of years?

The desperation to cling on to their gravy train as the tale they've told unravels is getting embarrassing.

Jan 27, 2013 at 10:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterStuck-Record

The Express has joined in the fun:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/373396/More-signs-that-global-warming-is-just-hot-air

It ends with this:

"But a spokesman [for the Met Office] said: 'Having an extra decade of observations shows we have greater confidence than ever that there has been a human influence on past warming and that greenhouse gases have dominated that for the last 50 years.'”

Possibly it's a misquote. Or possibly the spokesman really did speak in gibberish.

Jan 27, 2013 at 10:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames Evans

Not sure if this has been posted... Louise Gray

Telegraph: Extinction of millions of species 'greatly exaggerated'

Of course it still has the standard disclaimer at the end, CAGW WILL kill millions of species...etc... Blah blah blah...

Jan 27, 2013 at 7:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterJiminy Cricket

Interesting discussion on climate blogs and censorship at Tom Fuller's 'The Lukewarmer's Way' blog:

http://thelukewarmersway.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/how-activists-try-to-shape-the-climate-conversation/

That is a nearly new blog that is well worth checking out.

P.s. For folks who have shown interest in engaging with a 'progressive' world of The New Left Project etc. there are some comments between Tom Fuller and a scientist commentator there named 'Marty' which indicate that they are interested in such discussions.

Jan 27, 2013 at 3:14 AM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

Nicholas Stern getting more alarmist, not less, at Davos:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/27/nicholas-stern-climate-change-davos

Jan 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

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