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Wednesday, 12th December 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


Warmth is Good, Cold is the Killer

For decades green extremists have been spreading doomsday forecasts of global warming.

But where do we find the greatest abundance of life on land? Follow the equator around the globe – the Amazon, the Congo, Kenya, Indonesia and New Guinea – all places where it is warm and wet. 

And where is life such a struggle that few species live there? Go towards the poles – the Arctic Tundra and the cold deserts of Antarctica and Greenland.

Where do most tourists go in winter? Few go to Alaska or Iceland – most head towards the warmth of the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Black Sea and Bali.

Which season is most welcomed? It is not the first frost, nor the first snowstorm, but the first cherry blossoms, the first robins, and the welcome green shoots of new spring pasture.

Land life multiplies in summer – many mammals hibernate or die in winter. The old people head for warm climes and many die in winter.

Every nurseryman knows that plants grow best in a warm greenhouse with added carbon dioxide. Global warmth speeds up the life-supporting water and carbon cycles – warming oceans expel the gases of life (carbon dioxide and water vapour) producing more clouds, more precipitation and more plant growth.

This is why the warm eras of the past are remembered as periods of plenty – the cold eras are times of hunger, migrations and war.

Life on Earth has never been threatened by greenhouse warming. It is the sudden plunge into an ice age that we need to fear.

Green alarmists should venture from their cosy offices and coffee shops and celebrate the welcome warmth of our global greenhouse while it lasts.

Warmth is good.


What are They Plotting in Poland


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


Quote to share with Viv* and good company ``Affection can withstand very sever storms of vigor,but not a long polar frost of indifference.``_ Sir Walter Scott.Smile sent.And another ``Illusion and wisdom combined are the charm of life and art.``_Joseph Joubert .

With Latest Round of Climate Hysteria, UN Simply Lies

the greenies are still trying to figure out which of the coffee beans came out of the monkeys arse.

'ere's a bl#*dy good letter in the 'STRALIAN today:

It beggars belief that supposedly intelligent and rational persons from both sides of politics are arguing about a few billion dollars spent or wasted here and there on whether carbon dioxide is emitted or not. They cannot comprehend the simple fact that carbon dioxide is a harmless molecule that does not cause any sort of dangerous global waming, as is plainly seen in the failed climate models of the politically motivated IPCC. They would all be better off having the courage to do nothing, watch our planet become greener, and direct climate funds to projects that actually matter, like capping all the bores in the Great Artesian Basin, relieving homelessness or helping fund the devoted carers of our disabled.

Viv, have you seen the reports about the coral which "died due to ocean warming" around Pacific Islands in the late 1990's re-growing? The scientists who previously said it was dead call the new growth "The Phoenix Effect", and admit their modelling will have to be "reviewed"! Refer the BBC web site.

And today the "experts' are worrying we'll all die of the heat caused by the burning of coal. Where do they find these absolute morons???

It just goes to show how stupid (or for the PC brigade, Ignorant) the global scientists are. If you want to botch up your figures and create an alarmist scenario to squander public funds and ensure you have a job, wouldn't you choose one which would actually do harm rather than good. Wouldn't you look at what the earth is doing and try to mimic your results to match i.e. no global warming in 17 years, ice caps increasing so pretend the carbon is making the earth cool? These fools have painted themselves into a corner and rather than try and leave with some dignity and announce the modelling has been found to be wrong, they hold on for dear life so their supportive ignorant greens and left can hold dearly to the possibility they may win the argument.

Thank you Viv, I fully agree. The amount of world wide taxpayer funds wasted on the fraud is truly criminal.

Thank you Viv, I fully agree, but sadly for the warmists, there has been no warming for 16-18 years. The waste of the world wide government funded lobby groups and rent seekers is criminally wasteful. When their "science" consists of emotional references to their children's children, you know they have nothing of substance.

Thank you Viv, I fully agree, but sadly for the warmists, there has been no warming for 16-18 years. The waste of the world wide government funded lobby groups and rent seekers is criminally wasteful. When their "science" consists of emotional references to their children's children, you know they have nothing of substance.

So much time and money spent on this garbage. We really can do bugger all about it. If the climate doesn't suit, move. That's what has happened through the ages. There is nothing wrong with having high standards of cleanliness, even in industry. Birds and animals don't foul their nests, neither should we.

Feb 27 2014 UK daily mail..There is no scientific proof of man-made global warming and a hotter earth would be ‘beneficial for humans and the majority of other species’, according to a founding member of environmental campaign group Greenpeace.
The assertion was made by Canadian ecologist Patrick Moore, a member of Greenpeace from 1971 to 1986, to U.S senators on Tuesday.
He told The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee: ‘There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years. If there were such a proof it would be written down for all to see. No actual proof, as it is understood in science, exists.’

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Weather or Not?

Perhaps taking an overly simplistic view but it seems to me that what most often motivates lunatic fringe minorities (rather than their professed ideological ideals) is money. Perhaps our Tax Office should be assessing the income and assets of some of our Climate Change advocates. Let's see who drives the free cars, has the assets and expenditure beyond normal explanation; or has our Tax Office like so many other Government agencies been overrun by left wing graduates whom protect their own ?

(NaturalNews) When drug companies are caught faking clinical trial data, no one is surprised anymore. When vaccine manufacturers spike their human trial samples with animal antibodies to make sure their vaccines appear to work, we all just figure that's how they do business: lying, cheating, deceiving and violating the law.

Now, in what might be the largest scientific fraud ever uncovered, NASA and the NOAA have been caught red-handed altering historical temperature data to produce a "climate change narrative" that defies reality. This finding, originally documented on the Real Science website, is detailed here.

We now know that historical temperature data for the continental United States were deliberately altered by NASA and NOAA scientists in a politically-motivated attempt to rewrite history and claim global warming is causing U.S. temperatures to trend upward. The data actually show that we are in a cooling trend, not a warming trend (see charts below).

This story is starting to break worldwide right now across the media, with The Telegraph now reporting (1), "NOAA's US Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) has been 'adjusting' its record by replacing real temperatures with data 'fabricated' by computer models."

Because the actual historical temperature record doesn't fit the frenzied, doomsday narrative of global warming being fronted today on the political stage, the data were simply altered using "computer models" and then published as fact.


Of all the articles this man has written, this one demonstrates best of all that he simply has no clue how climate works. none at all. A first year high school student would get 1/10 for this simplistic drivel.

I've just watched the lunchtime news on TV, and there was Ban Ki Moon (whose formal qualifications are in international relations and public administration) poised to release “the most comprehensive report ever” on “climate change”. It’s clear that we can now brace ourselves for an end-of-the-world scenario – the earth is going to approach boiling point, giant tidal waves are going to wash away whole islands if the impending mega-storms haven’t already obliterated them, ice will be a thing of the past as entire continents disappear under the water …
The shakier the foundations of the climate change scare are demonstrated to be, the greater the level of hysteria in the warnings pouring forth from the “scientists” running this outrageous scam. When will it end?

As the meerkat ads say "Simples". How come the greens don't get it. Oooh I know why because this truth doesn't suit them.

Thankyou for this timely piece, Viv Forbes. I read about the dire consequences if the Gulf stream ever stopped. It was chilling - literally.

Good to see your letter in the OZ on the weekend