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The report to go with previous:-


A Policy Framework for Peak Oil and Climate Change

Jan 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterGreen Sand

Make yourselves ready:-

“Brits Ponder Fuel Rationing”

“Today I attended the launch of a report commissioned by the British parliament that called for the rationing of fuel to help meet the government's carbon emission targets and prepare for future fossil fuel scarcity. The report called for an electronic trading system for energy quotas”

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Jan 18, 2011 at 5:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterGreen Sand

In September last year, there was an interesting discussion following this post about revised position of the Royal Society on climate here on the Bishop's blog:

I noted several hostages to fortune in the RS report, and one was in paragraph 45 of it:

'45 Because of the thermal expansion of the ocean, it is very likely that for many centuries the rate of global sea-level rise will be at least as large as the rate of 20cm per century that has been observed over the past century. Paragraph 49 discusses the additional, but more uncertain, contribution to sea-level rise from the melting of land ice.'

So far, so bad (for the RS at least). See: 'Based on the most current data it appears that 2010 is going to show the largest drop in global sea level ever recorded in the modern era.' at:

This encourages me to think it would be interesting to hold an annual appraisal, a sort of progress report, on the veracity and credibility of the RS' report on climate.

Jan 18, 2011 at 3:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Shade

I'm rather worried this almost makes sense.

Have I become a closet Republican? Please no!!

Jan 18, 2011 at 11:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterJerry

The BBC puts your money where their mouth is.

Starring Bradley Whitford, Neve Campbell and Rupert Penry-Jones, Burn Up is a two-part provocative drama set in the real-life context of climate change.

Kudos Film and Television's Stephen Garrett said, "As a lifelong fan of the political thriller, it's been incredibly satisfying to marry it to the most urgent issue facing us as the century unfolds – a potent cocktail of fiction and fact that we hope will enlighten as much as it will entertain."

Jan 17, 2011 at 7:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

Thanks Jerry.

Point taken. Wrong fire. But, as you say, irony (and fire) still remain.
Greenpeace still in the wrong.

Jan 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterStuck-record

Stuck Record

Quite happy to be corrected, but do you have a ref for that? The only claim I can see is a single comment in one of the linked pages.

I don't have an exact ref for it, but perhaps reading the Jerusalem Post link will help? There were two fires about a month apart, one in Golan heights (? this is late at night for me) in November which the JPost article refers to and relates to the toilet paper. The second fire is late December which was the the big and very fatal fire and that was in Carmel. I'm not an expert on Palestine geography but the locations are relatively far apart.

In any case the irony of a greenie setting fire to a forest based on 'pack it in pack it out except what you burn' remains.

Jan 17, 2011 at 12:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterJerry

thought I'd do a summary

Germaine Greer in the Guardian Environment section:
"Meteorologists warned Australians six months ago to prepare for a soaking. And nobody did a thing …"

Jan 17, 2011 at 12:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

In the Guardian - Germaine Greer writes an excellent article about the Brisbane flooding.

Australian Floods: Why were we so surprised?

Only a passing mention of AGW, an article of total clarity and sanity....

ie predicted months ago, by meterologists, worse flood in 1893, quotes that poem ' the kland of drought and floods', mentions that the dam used to manage the water flow, was not used properly, because they did not want to waste the water.

Germaine was born in Australia and spends 3-4 moths there a year. Thus a little local knowledge, trumps alarmism.

An interesting quote:

"Professor Neville Nicholls, president of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, believes that "the Queensland floods are caused by what is one of the strongest (if not the strongest) La Niña events since our records began in the late 19th century". He was asked if the intensification was a consequence of global warming, and declined to comment. Other people have been rather too quick to claim the extreme weather as a direct consequence of global warming. (It will surprise many readers of the Guardian to learn that in Australia there is still a bad-tempered debate about whether global warming is happening or not.)"

Could someone email it to Damian Carrington and George Monbiot ;)

Jan 17, 2011 at 10:25 AM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

Hi Jerry

Quite happy to be corrected, but do you have a ref for that? The only claim I can see is a single comment in one of the linked pages.


Jan 17, 2011 at 10:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterStuck-record

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