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Oh Oh!

Just as news of the recovering Arctic ice emerges, we are starting to see big cracks appearing on the grand EU renewables project:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/10295045/Brussels-fears-European-industrial-massacre-sparked-by-energy-costs.html

Cook and Cuticelli must be going into a rage over this - they must have thought things were going so well after their 97% study \sarc :)

I predict a Lew paper on the psychology of mainstream politicians ....

Sep 8, 2013 at 10:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterMr Bliss

Global warming? No, actually we're cooling, claim scientists

In a rebound from 2012's record low an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia's northern shores, days before the annual re-freeze is even set to begin.

A leaked report to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seen by the Mail on Sunday, has led some scientists to claim that the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century.

Professor Anastasios Tsonis, of the University of Wisconsin, said: 'We are already in a cooling trend, which I think will continue for the next 15 years at least. There is no doubt the warming of the 1980s and 1990s has stopped.”

The IPCC is said to maintain that their climate change models suggest a pause of 15 years can be expected.

Sep 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM | Registered Commentermatthu

This is amusing. But perhaps I'm biased.

Sep 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

Green sand

Pity that the number of votes are not displayed, it would be easy to do. Not questioning the integrity of the question selection but it would give an indication of voter preference.

Sep 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

Thanks LB!

Sep 7, 2013 at 10:16 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

Anyone fancy casting their vote for a regular BH contributer, Greensand.

Sep 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

As I just said on another thread, it was hilarious to watch the almost uniformly pro-Labor "journalists" on the ABC tonight. They were reduced to asking probing questions like "How do you explain that your victory was not as great as some pollsters said it would be?"

That's the ABC's version of fearless, incisive investigative journalism.

Sep 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM | Registered Commenterjohanna

It must be a fantastic relief johanna. All best wishes.

Sep 7, 2013 at 2:09 PM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

Hector - yep, as someone said, it used to be the cream of the working class, but has become the dregs of the middle class.

I am watching Kevin Rudd's concession speech. He looks like someone on the verge of a breakdown. It's not surprising in one way (losing an election is pretty shattering) but there's a sort of glassy, brittle quality about him that makes me doubly glad that he is not going to be anywhere near the levers of power in the future.

Sep 7, 2013 at 12:48 PM | Registered Commenterjohanna

If anyone tells you that current actions on climate change are like insurance -

Yeah, PPI. You don’t really want it, you’re not sure you need it, you can’t afford it, undeserving gits are getting rich at your expense and it’s highly unlikely to do you any good if the worst happens. The only difference is YOU'LL NEVER GET YOUR MONEY BACK.

Sep 7, 2013 at 12:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

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