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... the science is settled

Viv Forbes

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


Governments are running huge deficits, but still spend billions on “climate research” especially trying to model the effect of the atmosphere and its trace of carbon dioxide on surface temperature. Benefits are hard to find. It may have improved weather forecasts by a day or so, but official long-term predictions have not improved in the last fifty years.

This is because carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not the driver of weather or climate.

Around the world there are five official weather data-bases, about 14 weather satellites, 73 climate computer models, and thousands of academics receiving grants and attending never-ending climate conferences. Much of this torrent of public money is now focussed on trying to torture a climate confession out of one normally un-noticed and totally innocent trace gas in the atmosphere – carbon dioxide.

The major determinants of surface weather are latitude, earth’s rotation, the seasons, the sun with its variable radiations and orbital changes; and nearness to the oceans which maintain the water cycle, moderate temperatures and house massive volcanic chains.

Earth’s mighty oceans cover 70% of the surface. Evaporation of water and convection in the atmosphere transfer large quantities of solar heat from the surface to the stratosphere. This process creates clouds, rain and snow and also forms low pressure zones which are the birthplace for cyclones and hurricanes.

Wind direction and strength are related to sun-generated convection in the atmosphere, the transfer of solar heat from the equator to the poles, and the Coriolis effect of the rotation of the earth.

Carbon dioxide plays no significant part in these processes.

Oceans also conceal most of the volcanic ring-of-fire and are home to huge numbers of volcanoes, many of which are active. The mighty weather-changing ENSO/El Nino starts with a pool of warm water in the eastern Pacific. Carbon dioxide plays no part in creating such hot-spots, but periodic eruption of undersea volcanoes may do it. We know less about the floor of the oceans and their volcanoes than we do about the surface of Mars.

What is referred to reverently as “climate research” is mainly just grubby advocacy supporting the political war on carbon. Why are we still funding scientists who believe that “the science is settled”? If they believe that they know the answers, what are they are doing with their research funds?

The community is getting little benefit from atmospheric research and climate modelling and that money should be redirected to more productive areas.

Half of “climate research” money should be spent on improving the ability of public infrastructure to survive natural disasters. 

The remaining funds should be spent on real climate research - mapping the floor of the oceans, with particular reference to locating active volcanoes; and investigating how volcanism, solar variations and cycles of the sun, moon, planets and solar system impact long-term weather forecasts and future climate.

This work should preferably be done by contracting private operators; and the climate models in public hands should be handed over to practising meteorologists to see if they are useful for short-term weather forecasting.


If you belong to B.O.M or the CSIRO . they have been sprung "adjusting" the figures to suite the climate change "hoax" . This adjustment of figures comes under a NEW scientific word created by these creative cretins as - HOMOGINISATION .

I feel our denial of climate change is making us a world-wide laughing stock.

The govt still keeping the carbon tax option alive with the deal just made with Clive. Geez, playing with fire. Leaving some embers burning is a risk. Hopefully, which I'm not, it'll be an honest revue and declare climate change a hoax.

No warming for 16 years ( some say more). You can't fool all the people all the time.

Highest amount of ice EVER detected in Antarctica over the last year. Sort of puts a blinker on the while CO2 bull effluent debate.

If a greenie speaks in a forest, do the trees really care?

The B.E.R. is another elephant in the room . Without public subsidy the overly expensive Wind and Solar would have long gone . Has to be a great con for some ...

I'm glad you mentioned volcanoes. It is well documented about the world wide weather effects that the Krakatoa explosion had in the 1880's and later Mt.St. Helens. Throughout the 80's - 90's decades around the Pacific rim of fire in particular, volcanoes erupted on a regular basis and clearly this has had it's effects also. I saw and felt the consequences in S.E. asia. But this leads to other questions... why so many eruptions and earthquakes in recent years?? The answer may lie with all the millions of tonnes of oil and gas that has been pumped out of the earth since the industrial revolution?? The science has been settled on sunspot activity for a long time. So we have already been warned about large recent sunspot activity, so why is no one focussing on this ??

And marty dude , the problem we have is the leftard reporters sticking a microphone in front of her and the other silly no policy Greens . And the same reporters that don't have enough brains to actually correct them ... Sheeeessh

Q: "Why are we still funding scientists who believe that “the science is settled”? If they believe that they know the answers, what are they are doing with their research funds?" A: Using them to spread their propaganda. It's a gigantic scandal. Abbott should cancel all such funding immediately and tell the ratbags to get a real job.

Job creation thru bureaucracy . Road worthy agent I know bought a brand new v8 land cruiser . First thing he did was take off all the pollution crap off it and have a straight thru system. 25% more power 25% better fuel efficiency. Industry knows but too political .

Shy the greenie only got in because of a preference deal with coal mining Clive.

I have read the article, I get the impression that Japan will roll over and get the big black studded one themselves, DADV. Now they have closed, 38 reactors, due to arguably no fault of their own ( TEPCO might have been a little naughty) they now rely on fossil fuel, now they have to pay. Thanks UN criminals,
the UN know how to kick you when you are down.

Actually the BIGGEST threat to Earths Climate (Change), Volcanoes, Earthquakes etc. etc. etc. is;
High frequency Active Auroral Research Program
Never heard of it???
Look it up or Ask an Illuminati or CIA Member...

For Carbon Dioxide - read - Carbon MONOXIDE.......
Then they may have a point?????



tt SH Y speaks her WHAT?

I think telly tubby your name might just be a good indication of your intellect. Would it not be logical (perhaps too big of a word for you) for a self confessed Roman Catholic whom happens ( wether we like it or not) to be of the Government to visit a mosque when invited and perhaps gain some insight and understanding if not intelligence? Ignoring is NOT standing up to anything it is ignoring. Bye the bye just whom is "you guys tt?