Solar activity report: the sun is still in a funk
The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has released their latest charts on solar activity and the news is not encouraging for solar watchers. Today, the sun has but a couple of anemic “sunspecks”.
Last month I wrote about how May had not continued the advances seen in March and April. Now according the the latest SWPC graphs of the three major metrics of solar activity, June appears to have slipped even further. (WUWT)
Global SST Update: Still No Sign of Resumed Warming
Here’s the global average sea surface temperature (SST) update from AMSR-E on NASA’s Aqua satellite, updated through yesterday, July 7, 2011:
The anomalies are relative the existing period of record, which is since June 2002.
As can be seen, the SSTs have not quite recovered from the coolness of the recent La Nina. (Roy W. Spencer)
Australian kids are living in climate of fear
Bruce McDougall and Jenny Dillon
PRIMARY school children are being terrified by lessons claiming climate change will bring “death, injury and destruction” to the world unless they take action.
On the eve of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax package announcement, psychologists and scientists said the lessons were alarmist, created unneeded anxiety among school children and endangered their mental health.
Climate change as a “Doomsday scenario” is being taught in classrooms across Australia.
Resource material produced by the Gillard government for primary school teachers and students states climate change will cause “devastating disasters”.
“As well as their terrible impact on people, animals and ecosystems they cause billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and other buildings,” the material says.
Australian National University’s Centre for the Public Awareness of Science director Dr Sue Stocklmayer said climate change had been portrayed as “Doomsday scenarios with no way out”. (Daily Telegraph)
You are paying a high price for a government con
The carbon tax is half what Professor Ross Garnaut said was needed. Picture: Ben Swinnerton Herald Sun
JULIA Gillard’s carbon dioxide tax is the most brazen fraud to be perpetrated by an Australian government.
Warming believers should be outraged that the tax is so useless.
Sceptics should be outraged it’s so pointless. (Herald Sun)
Actually Bolta’s had a few things to say:
Labor to kill another industry for the planet
The waste will be spectacular
Column – A fraud on the Australian people
Treat them like adults, PM
Selling out his voters, to make an utterly useless sacrifice
From The Bolt Report
Not the cut they promised
Over the weekend Australia’s rainbow conglomerate minority government, composed of the Socialist Left, (Fabians, Communists, union hacks and a Green) and some very confused once-conservative independents, formally announced their political demise.
Under the guise of “addressing global warming” they have launched their great social re-engineering package and they do have the political numbers to implement this farce – temporarily. Fortunately for Australia and the global economy this is a brief and transient aberration, albeit a horrendously disruptive and expensive one.
Public reaction has been entirely predictable:
Those actually having to pay for this nonsense are predictably unimpressed and howling for government blood - and this is before the anti-tax campaigns begin advertising. Expect the reaction to become more negative as people are told how badly they'll be affected and for no positive result whatsoever.
Here’s a collation of reports so far, ranging from the idiot Left and their starry-eyed “Won’t Utopia be wonderful” through the pragmatic to the mutinous (incitements to political lynchings omitted):