New Scientist Gone Unscientific
What's happening to New Scientist ? It's writing about Climate Change in a totally unscientific way now all pop hysteria and no numbers. XDiscreditedX George Monbiot writes one of the main articles - is it just the Australian edition ? * My mistake 5/12/07 I had got him confused with the guy who wrote the book about Power Lines causing cancer, but that was Brodeur. He maybe a hyping none-scientist, frequent scare story writing journalist/activist and they maybe are giving him more weight than he deserves..
, but he wasn't the person I was thinking of so he's not the discredited one.
EU Law will force airlines to use carbon trading from 2009 - airline will get huge windfalls from carbon trading cos their initial limit is so high ..power sector has benefited big time already - doesn't really provide incentive to reduce CO2 at all.
new research : one says the Artic is melting, another that planting trees anywhere than the tropics produces more Global Warming
- Logging is the answer to Australia's perceived global warming "crisis". "Tasmania's bushfire crisis would not be so severe if the state's forests had been logged rather than protected, Federal Forestry Minister Eric Abetz said today." more
"the upcoming report from the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) will reduce its estimate of the human effect on climate change by 25% and cut in half their estimate of the maximum rise in sea levels which climate change could cause.
A Skeptics Guide to Debunking Global Warming Alarmism, Hot & Cold Media Spin Cycle: A Challenge to Journalists who Cover Global Warming ,
the first link I had, suddenly disappeared
What a good documentary programme the ABC Radio National Counterpoint - giving adequate time to present the contrary point of view to the quick, but "of course" soundbites we hear in the news. E.g. The movie Mine Your Own Business Mining companies view against eco- warriors good story
The answer to Gore's film about CC is now a book link
| standby doesn't use much power
12th December |
a physics professor told me TVs use 10W on standby as there is a heater on the tube so they come on quickly, this is the first I heard of it. The info on the internet was all blurred, but eventually the spec sheets of the conventional Philips TVs shows them all using less than 3W (I suspect real power is far less 0-1W). 1W is the 2006 "Energystar" requirement for most devices. Some people claimed to have measured higher on their home TVs, but it's quiet possible they were using equipment which is not designed to measure low power. US reports repeatidly spoke of saving $10 per year per TV which is bugger all. There is an argument to be made that some families have multiple devices all on standby, but I am willing to bet a lot of almost nothings is still nothing. All the stuff that people buy everyday well that's a lot of energy in manufacture and transport ..simple life.
| Convenient Soundbites - Inconvenient complexities and Catastrophe Porn
12th December |
The media love all kinds of catastrophes
-they are instant big stories, easy to write.
There was a great journalist : (Andrew Bolt's opinion on Climate Change in the media on ABC .He questioned why the media picks up on the negative reports giving the public the impression that it’s all consensus that disaster is happening, when so many scientists disagree
the audio : interview is 25 minutes into prog
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- and the unreported cosmic rays research
- business and government can see $$$ in CC
- the carbon trading scam