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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


Just Another Alarmist Temperature Lie

2015 is the make-or-break year for climate alarmism, with a crucial battle planned for Paris in November. So we can expect regular bursts of global warming propaganda.

The year started on cue with a breathless announcement from the US National Climate Data Centre: “2014 was Earth's warmest year on record” (their records start in 1880).

The Little Ice Age ended in about 1880. Therefore it is no surprise that global temperatures have generally risen since then. And it reveals nothing about the cause of the warming.

Moreover the announcement hides more than it reveals.

Firstly the alleged new peak temperature is just 0.04? higher than 2010. Who are they kidding? No weather recording station can measure to that accuracy. Once the likely error bars are added to the averaged data, the story changes to “recent global temperatures have remained flat”.

Secondly, what does “average” mean? Almost every place on Earth has a different average temperature, and the averages range from 34? to -58?, a range of 92?. With very large daily and seasonal variations, an unevenly scattered and variable set of temperature recording stations, plus frequent “adjustments” to the raw figures, their calculated “global average” is probably a manipulated and meaningless number.

Trends are more important than spot values. Satellite data and proxies such as ice core data give more reliable long-term “average” temperature trends; both records say that 2014 is NOT unusually high.

Moreover, information on global temperature trends go back far beyond 1880 - ice core data goes back 20,000 years. These show there were several periods in the last 10,000 years with global temperatures significantly above that for 2014.



What are They Plotting in Poland


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



The IPCC (International Panel of Climate Change) is the main international body that is commandeering anthropogenic global warming. (Back-peddling to “climate change”)

Dr Rajendra Pachauri has been chairman of the IPCC for the last 13 years.


“Did Pachauri Grope 97% of Women? Re: The Quadrant dated 28 February 2015

Actually, only five have complained so far, but why not apply warmist statistical methods to allegations of roving hands, lurid texts and an obsession with 'voluptuous breasts', (Ah! So that’s what they mean by, “ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING”, and silly me, didn’t get it) that have seen the world's premier alarmist resign?

One possible defence: climate change makes bureaucrats hot to trot.


This is a message allegedly sent in mid-October, 2013, by the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, to a 29-year-old female staffer at his TERI think-tank: “Here I am sitting and chairing an IPCC meeting and surreptitiously sending you messages. I hope that tells you of my feelings for you.”

TERI stands for The Energy and Resources Institute, which has 1200 staff.

The TERI staffer, 43 years his junior, was so much on Pachauri’s mind that he allegedly continued to pursue her until she filed a 33-page harassment case last February 13. He resigned abruptly from the IPCC on February 24.

The emissions-reduction campaign sponsored by the IPCC is currently a $US1 billion-a-day exercise. But obviously Pachauri wasn’t taking it all that seriously in the five-day Georgia talk-fest.

Police have been investigating Pachauri under four sections of the Indian Penal Code. These concern sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and criminal intimidation/threats. If convicted, Pachauri could face maximum prison sentences of two, three, or seven years.”

Looking forward to the next instalment later on in November. Obviously, more “Global Warming” (well hot air at least) all paid for by those silly tax payers from all over the world.

Poor old Viv
Forgot he had posted this a month ago
So I'll ask what I asked a month ago
"Quote "Moreover, information on global temperature trends go back far beyond 1880 - ice core data goes back 20,000 years. These show there were several periods in the last 10,000 years with global temperatures significantly above that for 2014."
Surely ice cores don't record the temperature at Cains or Broom 20,000 years ago. Explanation requested."

With all this rising world temperature, why hasn't the level of seawater changed one iota from any beach that i have visited in the last 50 years? Forget about leftoid scientists, we all have eyes, open them and draw your own conclusions.

Shock! Horror!. I have just realised that I am a believer in climate change. We have summer, spring, autumn and winter. How could I have been such a skeptic for all of these years. I suppose that comes from not having a degree in economics which makes me an expert in weather sciences.


No, just a climate realist.

The alarmists want us to believe that if humans didn't exist on the planet tne the climate would remain completely constant throughout eternity. Bloody morons! Malcolm Turncoat is one of those morons, he is going to hit us with a carbon tax.

Shotgun I also can remember the sweat running down my face at school and blotting out my school work. We used pens and ink back in the 1950s. One time the teachers left us outside in the heat & went on strike. They took all the fans from the class rooms & put them in the science room & sat around with wet towels on their heads! We kids grabbed the hose and drenched ourselves to keep cool - we were dry in 5 mins! This was in the Mallee in Victoria in 1957! Funny last year wasn't as hot as then!

To steal a comment from Paul Howes "We've got your back PM".

Of course you are correct BDS. I can remember the relentless heat as a kid, however I find children very resilient. We have raised a namby pamby lot of children today who can't do without their airconditioners. Who remembers sitting at their desks at school and perspiration running down their faces? I can.

Bluedog, perhaps it should be Blackdog. The man has more intellect in his little finger than some who post here.

One can forgive a little the twenty or thirty somethings who weren't around but the older shysters stand condemned for mendacity. Where were they growing up? On the tundra or sea ice at extreme latitude?

you sir are a moron.

What happened to the ozone layer???????

Unfortunately the ABC has 4.2 billion dollars to combat this site.

you are right on. I just sent a quote in this light to Andrew Bolt. What is happening to Tony is far more sinister than anyone can imagine, but people are too blind to see it.

Death-row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran awarded Associate Degree in Fine Arts Give me a break. he should do a self portrait with a bullet hole in his head, on a good note after his death his painting will rise in value and should be given to drug rehab centres here in Australia and in Bali. Good bye you piece of shit, I hope in your death you do some good!