Early morning climate roundup & Islam is right about women!

James Cook challenging the Court decision to award Peter Ridd 1.2M for unfair dismissal. More adverse publicity for James Cook? Jo Nova updates the news, provides a scan of the issues raised about the governance of James Cook, the free speech situation in the universities and at the end a handy summary of the Peter Ridd story blow by blow.

Scenes from the day of climate rage in Washington DC including some interaction with citizens and sceptics.

A visibly angry Greta Thunberg berated world leaders as she addressed a UN climate summit, accusing them of betraying her generation by failing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and asking “How dare you?”

True colours!

Tireless Tony Thomas reports on a Japanese climate dissident who has blown the whistle on the way climate models are used and abused. Things that need to be said more often by people on the inside. Pat Michaels late of Cato and now at the Centre for Competitive Enterprise in DC on the same theme; The great failure of the climate models.

Australia’s leading official model builder has sternly rebuked the people who claim that our droughts are aggravated by climate change.

…this may not be what you expect to hear. but as far as the climate scientists know there is no link between climate change and drought.

That may not be what you read in the newspapers and sometimes hear commented, but there is no reason a priori why climate change should made the landscape more arid.

If you look at the Bureau of Meteorology data over the whole of the last one hundred years there’s no trend in data. There is no drying trend. There’s been a trend in the last twenty years, but there’s been no trend in the last hundred years, and that’s an expression on how variable Australian rainfall climate is.

There are in some regions but not in other regions.So the fundamental problem we have is that we don’t understand what causes droughts.

Record harvest expected in India.

The rebound in monsoon rainfall has created ideal conditions for agriculture for the rest of the year with accelerated planting and much more water in reservoirs, which officials said would lead to record food production this year.

Rainfall in August has been 35% above normal so far, which has further improved crop planting and filled up major reservoirs with 25% more water than the 10-year average.

Off topic, breaking news
Dear Mr Champion It is for us a great pleasure to inform you that the Academic Committee of the Eighth International Conference “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century” has accepted your paper to be included in the event’s program.

The Conference will take place in Vienna (Austria) in November 12th, 13th, and 14th at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, OeNB. All the information can be found at www.austrianconference.org .

Abstract. Economists and classical liberals are paying more attention to the institutional and cultural framework of society to expand the “hourglass” of economics that contracted in the twentieth century with the influence of positivism in the philosophy of science and the turn to mathematics. Pete Boettke’s recent book charts Hayek’s journey from technical economics to engage with the deeper currents of thought that sustained the mathematical and Keynesian turns. This paper explains how Karl Popper was a partner with Hayek in that project to counter scientism and the abuse of reason and to advance the institutional analysis of science and society. It is product of a project to demonstrate the synergy of Popper and Austrian economics.

In case you wanted to know but were afraid to ask, see (2002), 2010, unpublished. And there is more, but that is enough to read before breakfast.

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56 Responses to Early morning climate roundup & Islam is right about women!

  1. C.L.

    You never cease to amaze, Rafe,
    Congratulations on the paper.

  2. Robbo

    Why is so much media coverage being given to that weird little Swedish teenager? She should be in a mental institution getting some decent treatment not in the UN lecturing their resident morons.

  3. Rebel with cause

    It is simply astonishing the number of people that believe climate change leads to drought.

    Hello! The earth is a closed system! Where is the water going to go?!?

    Astounding scientific ignorance from people who claim to believe “the science”.

  4. None

    Haha I only just read that the Aspbot got aggro because Trump trolled her. Hahahaha.

    Congrats on the paper, Rafe. A man of many talents, indeed.

  5. None

    What is Greta’s net worth?

  6. Mother Lode

    Gawd!

    The polar bear costumes again.

    A species that warmies will never experience first hand. No danger of accidentally discovering that the populations are not in distress, that ursus maritimus are not succumbing to cold and exhaustion in the sea, nor marooned on ice floes. They aren’t venturing into human settlements because they have nowhere else to go.

    In addition, they are not cute, they are not cuddly, they are not roly-poly jolly creatures playing at being wild – they are apex predators. Their jaws’ sole function is to house a battery of savage teeth, their facial fur stained with blood, and their curved razor claws ready to disembowel anything that crosses them.

    Even warmies.

    Seriously, these people have such a cartoonish grasp of the world, and think sceptics must be monsters to be so indifferent to the plight of Bambi, Bugs Bunny, Simba and Snoopy.

  7. Mother Lode

    It is simply astonishing the number of people that believe climate change leads to drought.

    It is a marketing thing.

    They would hardly be able to mobilise gullible populations and their cynically opportunistic ‘leaders’ if you announced that AGW would lead to a world of plenty.

  8. Enyaw

    None..good question ..I wonder who is financing the Thunbergs ..??

  9. Mark M

    Every other politician stops to thank this petulant little Globalist plant and a photo opportunity.

    President Trump is the only one to ignore and walks past …

    the guardian:

  10. mh

    Greta is not angry at China. No no no.

    Only the evil west.

  11. Slim Cognito

    I have never heard saint Greta speak before but if her latest rant is any indication, no wonder she is labelled as unhinged. No facts, all anger.

  12. Dr Faustus

    Greta angry. Greta verry angry.

    What a perfect metaphor for a ‘summit’ where major players are deplatformed for not being sufficiently respectful of the howled instructions of the climate shamans.

  13. Tom

    “How dare you?”

    A hundred years downstream from universal suffrage, the men who built our civilisation are now lectured about a non-existent problem by an hysterical teenage girl turned into a propaganda weapon at the anti-democratic global dictators club.

    It’s as if the Third Reich won.

  14. mem

    If you haven’t seen the video referred to in this article it is a must view. https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/exposing-junk-climate-science.php
    Ah Vienna.. Congratulations.

  15. Empire 5:5

    Greta isn’t a spergy. It’s a fake news play to discouraging anyone from challenging her.
    The fakestream know this but won’t report it.
    The MEC is the enemy of the people.

  16. Botswana O'Hooligan

    Polar bears are marine bears by definition and like swimming just as estuarine crocodiles can be seen forty and more miles out to sea swimming along quite happily, no big deal. The droughts everyone talks about are natural in Australia and blind Freddie knows that our marsupials can slow or even halt gestation over a long period to cope with dry seasons because they have evolved that system over millennia. Stock losses in a broad sense are caused by overstocking land beyond its carrying capacity and of course we have the Goyder Line for cropping rainfall. Pretty simple really and the same can be applied to the urban congestion we suffer right now for politicians have allowed Australia to be overstocked with humans infrastructure cannot handle.

  17. Herodotus

    Things that need to be said more often by people on the inside.
    Yes, here’s a retiring long-term BBC anchor doing the whistleblower thing now he’s out of it.
    No surprises in the summary of BBC leftism and attitudes.
    Via Breitbart: BBC Veteran: ‘Kremlin’ Style ‘BBC Thought Police’ Want to ‘Mould’ UK In Liberal-Left’s Image

  18. None

    Haha Empire I was just googling to find out whether there was any verification that she is a spurgy and OCD. I’m starting to have my suspicions too
    Someone who is non verbal she’s remarkably articulate. Have a pigtail schtick is starting to wear a bit thin.

  19. Mother Lode

    Greta is a child of privilege and wealth. And her parents are very well connected with all the right people.

    Like all of the leadership-caste socialists (like Bernie Sanders, like Castro, like Che, like Chavez, like Albo, even like Fatty Adams) she is a creature of wealth and does not seriously contemplate a living the life of da wukkaz.

  20. Rob

    Those children and young “adults” who took part in the climate change protest should be given a grand certificate to mark their attendance.
    In, say 50 years time, provided they have not been obliterated by nuclear war, the next ice age, or a new and untreatable plague, they could take their certificates from the drawer and tell their grandchildren “this certificate marks the day I achieved peak stupidity”. (That is if they could be honest with their offspring.)

  21. Slim Cognito

    The climate protestors won’t have grandchildren Rob. They will abstain from breeding to save the earth.
    This assumes that they will act according to their words which we all know, they won’t.

  22. egg_

    that weird little Swedish teenager

    Amen.

  23. egg_

    The polar bear costumes again.

    The biggest land predator – fitting.

  24. Love the video about the sign. These should be plastered around every university and MSM headquarters.

  25. Andre Lewis

    What began as a faintly amusing joke is becoming a dangerous farce when a precocious teenager continues to lecture and harangue politicians and UN officials on climate change which she knows very little about.
    Surely these adult leaders will soon wake up and tell this child and the arrogant truants she is encouraging onto the streets to be quiet and return to their studies.

  26. mem

    this is the direct link
    https://realclimatescience.com/2019/09/new-video-my-gift-to-climate-alarmists/
    My contribution to the cat lexicon
    Having a Greta moment = seeing something that’s not there, jumping to a conclusion based on an illusion, a false revelation

  27. egg_

    “Islam is right about women”.
    Feminists are afraid of Islam – on their victimhood totempole.

  28. egg_

    “Is lam is right about women”.
    Feminists are afraid of Is lam – on their victimhood totempole.

  29. Here’s an example of how much the Democrats care about ‘insert any topic other than themselves and power‘ (several other videos on the same theme):

  30. The Fifth Bike Rider of the Apocalypse

    What’s Swedish for ‘Fcuk off Greta’?

  31. Tim Neilson

    Imagine if the MSM reported things accurately.

    “Breaking: teenage school dropout wants to dictate how the whole world is run. (More to follow).”

  32. egg_

    Having a Greta moment

    For the Greta good.

  33. Not Uh oh

    Thanks for the ‘Islam is right’ clip Rafe. Still laughing.

  34. The Fifth Bike Rider of the Apocalypse

    Tireless Tony Thomas reports on a Japanese climate dissident who has blown the whistle on the way climate models are used and abused.  
    Writing in Quadrant, Thomas identifies the iconoclast as Dr. Mototaka Nakamura who has written a small book in Japanese on “the sorry state of climate science”. 
    Let’s hope Dr Nakamura is not interested in applying for a position at James Cook University.

  35. Rex Mango

    Thought we reached Peak Climate under Kevin, back in 07, when Greta was 4. Now it’s happening all over again, how boring. Greta would be a good character in Game of Thrones.

  36. Tom

    The outraged-about-everything machine’s meltdown about Islam is right about women is a perfect explanation of the pointlessness of leftism.

  37. Tom

    The outraged-about-everything machine’s meltdown about Is**m is right about women is a perfect explanation of the pointlessness of leftism.

  38. Mother Lode

    I thought we reached Peak Climate under Kevin, back in 07, when Greta was 4.

    Didn’t she go by the name ‘Gracie’ back then?

    Rudd can look back and console himself that he was the first one to try to use the mewling of children to drown out the sound of logic in adults’ heads.

  39. duncanm

    “Islam is right about women”

    One of the most subtle and epic trolls of the 21st century.

  40. Leo G

    Thought we reached Peak Climate under Kevin, back in 07, when Greta was 4. Now it’s happening all over again, how boring.

    The progressivist existential crisis is eternal.

  41. Some History

    Looks like Rolling Stone likes Greta™

    ‘You Are Failing Us’: Greta Thunberg Calls Out World Leaders in Passionate UN Speech
    “Right here, right now is where we draw the line,” said the 16-year-old activist. “The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/greta-thunberg-call-un-speech-new-york-2019-888824/

  42. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.

    Yes, but not what she thinks (or is told to think).

    As an aside, the climate marches seemed to have had their effect, it’s been bloody cold and wet ever since they had their protest.

  43. egg_

    Thought we reached Peak Climate under Kevin, back in 07, when Greta was 4. Now it’s happening all over again, how boring.

    Waiting for their woke new trannie climate boy.

  44. Some History

    Thunberg said before arriving in the US she would not be meeting with the President as it would be a waste of her time.
    “Why should I waste time talking to him when he, of course, is not going to listen to me?” she told CBS. “I can’t say anything that he hasn’t already heard.”

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/09/teen-activist-greta-thunberg-stuns-in-emotional-un-climate-speech.html

    Greta as Trump walked by:

    https://imgur.com/GrEsPII

  45. Some History

    Wha… what happened to the Torminaytar.
    Says he was “star struck” meeting Greta™

    https://imgur.com/l0KhE2O

  46. Mother Lode

    ‘You Are Failing Us’: Greta Thunberg Calls Out World Leaders in Passionate UN Speech

    I am still trying to come to grips with grown ups telling us we must listen to a traumatised teen tard.

    Would you trust a 16 year old school drop out with designing a bridge? Arranging a dinner party? Running a school business?

    But run the world? No problem!

  47. Some History

    [slightly modified]

    Greta as Trump walked by:

    https://imgur.com/ZJL4v4R

  48. John A

    A visibly angry Greta Thunberg berated world leaders as she addressed a UN climate summit, accusing them of betraying her generation by failing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and asking “How dare you?”

    This from the petulant voice of an untrained (scientifically or socially) 16yo going on two.

  49. Lee

    Why is it, whenever I use the words “I-s-l-a-m” or “M-u-s-l-i-m” my posts immediately go into “Your comment is awaiting moderation” mode, unlike all my other comments?

  50. Terry

    “I-s-l-a-m is right about women”

    Genius.

    Right up there with:

    “M-u-s-l-i-m-s Fear Backlash from Tomorrow’s Terror Attack”

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