Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ross Garnaut – the “gold” standard of environmentalism

Ross Garnaut is Australia’s economic champion who’s devising the Carbon Tax to help stop Global Warming.  He, however, has personally made millions from gold mining that has flagrantly polluted Papua New Guinea.  You have to admire the man for his … Continue reading

Posted in Pollution | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster – Japan’s very own inevitable “Chernobyl”?

The Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant (Fukushima Dai-ichi in Japanese), is a nuclear power plant located on the Pacific facing, east side of Japan.  It was first commissioned in 1967, which means it is pretty old by nuclear power plant … Continue reading

Posted in Fukushima Nuclear Disaster | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

If Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is not the main driver of global warming, what is? The well-documented, “Sun and Sea” Hypothesis may be a good place to start looking.

CO2 is the flavour of the month (err, last 20 years), but, in many ways, it’s hard to justify it as the dominate force driving our climate.  We just don’t have substantial evidence supporting it.  No, seriously, this is an … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Drivers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Effect of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and Sunspots on Earth’s surface temperature – Global Cooling predicted?

In this graph, we have both Sunspot Activity and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), a significant oceanic current, plotted against resultant global temperature. Is there a correlation and perhaps even causality? I compiled the source data from pro-Global Warming sources … Continue reading

Posted in Temperature Prediction | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warned Queensland premier (Anna Bligh) of the wet summer to come. The Jan 2011 floods were avoidable?

Here’s my take on the recent flooding on the Eastern Sea Board  of Australia – I looked at Queensland state, but the Victorian flooding story does have many parallels to it.  This is especially in terms of bureaucratic restriction on … Continue reading

Posted in Brisbane Floods | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment