The Pickering Post
Wednesday, 14th November 2018

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Viv Forbes

Viv has a degree in Applied Science Geology and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy


Celebrate the Warmth

We should spend Earth Hour giving thanks for warmth.

Just thirteen thousand years ago, Earth was in the grip of a deathly ice age. Sea levels were indeed much lower but much of the land surface was covered by thick sheets of ice. Life struggled to survive and many species were extinguished by the sterile suffocating ice.

Without any help from humans, Earth escaped from the ice. And as the oceans warmed they expelled part of their dissolved carbon dioxide which nurtured an enormous increase in plant and animal life.

But the ice still lurks near the poles, and Earth has suffered several cold relapses. The most recent “Little Ice Age” just released its icy grip about 150 years ago.

The modern warming phase ceased around the turn of this century – there are teenagers today who have never lived in a phase of rising global temperatures.

And our sun is showing disturbing signs of reduced activity, which may presage a new cooling phase.

Earth is on a climate see-saw between a warm green globe and a frozen white wilderness. Unless you are a penguin or a polar bear, you should spend Earth Hour celebrating today’s warmth and giving thanks for our cheap, abundant hydro-carbon fuels which will help humans to survive any return of Global Cooling.



I’M OFFENDED JULIA, WHY DIDN’T YOU ASK ME? I do really good portraits

Sydney's sister city of San Fran... or is it brother city?


There seems to be an inherent belief in humans that we should be guilty of our success as a species. That is why religion works so well. People! WE ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT, get a grip. One decent volcanic explosion will put us all in our place believe me.
If you really want to get your head around what’s happening start looking very closely at what the Sun is doing.
There are dramatic changes taking place on this Planet and the others in our Solar System, and what you do won’t matter diddly squat.

To the flat earth crowd, the earth is a static entity that is only affected by man's use of its resources. They don't seem to understand that the earth is a dynamic entity that is changing all the time regardless of what the cretins do. Nothing we do will change the climate.

Greenhouse gasses must be great.It is why we grow our best vegetables in a Greenhouse. Imagine how green the planet would be if it was more Greenhouse like. I notices USA giving themselves until 2025 to bring emissions down. As if the politicians of today care a hoot other than the next term in office or the pension eligibility on the gravy train kicks in.Just a money grabbing media spin twisted joke.

Naive farmers who capitulate to Green front organisations. Keep telling it like it is Viv. The Greenies don't like it up 'em.

It has been pretty cool in Adelaide this summer, in comparison to other years. I remember that summers were blisteringly, baking hot here in the 50s and 60s, starting from end october. I don't think we have had those temperatures at the start of summer since. The glider pilots here who are dependent on hot days for good thermals say it was a very poor soaring year this year, so that is objective as far as I am concerned.

Good God. Haven't you haddennuuuff yet? I sure as hell have. I assume EIEIO is the way you spell farm?

I see you have dropped the double n and replaced the e with an a.

I have to climb up onto the roof not once, but twice a week now ..... to scrape the carbon pollution off the solar panels :)

Viv, I am more bulshie than you, we should keep every little black nugget in reserve UNTIL the ice does threaten, otherwise it will not be there when really needed.

Well not many lights went out in our area, just about none I would estimate. The warmist bludgers will have to think up another scam to suck money from the timid fools from all walks of life, but they will. When one dies, two are born as PT Barnum said.

Dunno. Probably the alter-ego of some misguided soul. Maybe you can address my above post on their behalf?

HadeNNuff, AKA Anne, I am sure you are quite bemused by your writings but you need to have credibility. I refer back to my previous questions. Please provide an example of when the IPCC or some other climate change/global warming ‘expert’ has correctly predicted a climate change event. As previously stated, I was once a global warming believer until their predictions simply did not eventuate. They shot themselves in the foot with ill-aimed predictions from ill prepared computer models which have been debunked by the world’s most eminent physicist, Freeman Dyson. (See the link)
Also explain why Viv’s qualification are not in fact qualifications. Additionally you will need to provide your qualifications or other evidence of a higher authority (not just your say so) to support your argument. You need to understand how a debate actually works. You counter your opposition’s argument with evidence which supports your argument. Now this means you will have to research the findings of those who oppose the global warming/climate change protagonists. This is something the ignorant avoid at all costs for fear of learning they have been hoodwinked
Without evidence your argument has no credibility and you are seen as an unintelligent itinerant who is more suited to tagging other peoples walls with a texta-pen or spray can. These people serve no other purpose other than reminding us our community consists of productive people and the odd oxygen thief.

For those who came in late and are confused by references made to Anne. Anne is a gutless, spineless, brainless Troll who has since changed his/her name to Hadennuff, pretending to be another PP regular Hadenuff. Stealing Hadenuff's avatar as well, the only way to tell them apart is in the spelling. The Troll spells Hadennuff with two n's. Oh and of course Hadenuff writes with reason and Hadennuff just dribbles bile and shite.

From Armstrongs Blog. This is the typical of the type of moron we have in Govt theses days. You really could not make this up for nobody would believe such an argument. But California Democrat Barbara Lee this week introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives which amazingly claims women will eventually be forced into prostitution in order to obtain life-sustaining food and water for their families because of Global Warming. So why does she fly or drive a car? She should walk barefoot from California to Washington. When she gets there, then immediately turn around. By the time she gets back, her two years will be finished and look how many trees she will save from all the wasted paper for this type of legislation.

I would like to know why the Greens haven't done anything concerning the destruction of inland Australia by exterminating cane toads that cause so much harm to sensitive echo systems ?

Anne : Are you one of those sort of people who only take any notice of anyone if they have initials after their names telling us how important they want us to know what they are ?

OH dear...a Troll in my day was a little doll that you could hang from the rear vision mirror of your car..

And mr bruce, for you honesty and insight you are probably going to be the subject of attack and lose your access to LP for a while, just like I and many others were, who had the audacity to speak the truth. Good luck in maintaining the RAGE.

ND It looks like she has stolen 'Hadenuff's". See the avatar. As I have said before, a TROLL in my day was a SLUT.

Anne does not have a contributing blue insignia ....Therefore to put in perspective, Anne has stolen somebody else's Avatar and would have to be a troll.....
Genuine contributors would never stoop so low as to steal a fellow PP contributor's avatar...