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» 17/06/2019 12:31:03 PM Individual, I've read your comment, and am still puzzled. I don't know what message you wa.....
» 17/06/2019 10:18:33 AM I am getting more and more puzzled. What is 'Aitkin's own header' you refer to? The title .....
» 16/06/2019 7:46:11 PM Lego, If that's what you thought I said, you're quite wrong. Sharing out the wealth of th.....
» 16/06/2019 10:44:01 AM Alan B., if your phrase: 'some self-satisfied and demonstrably indifferent academic, who w.....
» 10/06/2019 9:33:32 AM Good piece, Graham, and I agree with it all......
» 19/03/2019 8:37:08 AM I agree generally with those who have already written that some kind of retaliation was go.....
» 4/03/2019 1:56:55 PM The out-and-out disagreement in these comments is striking. I am with the author. Those .....
» 23/09/2018 10:33:15 AM For a book about how the world is actually getting better, try Factfulness, by Hans Roslin.....
» 18/09/2018 8:04:04 PM Thanks to all those who took the essay seriously. Perhaps I was a bit terse in saying the .....
» 14/08/2018 10:01:27 AM ttbn, I listen to ABC Classic FM all the time, every day. It helps distract the tinnitus .....
» 7/06/2018 6:35:11 AM Hasbeen, that's a tough call! So far as I know no one in public life has made such a sugge.....
» 16/05/2018 8:50:49 PM ttbn and AlanB, you are doing exactly what the Commenters I wrote about did. You focus on .....
» 24/12/2017 2:13:14 PM "you can't debunk Humlum's site without debunking all the official datasets. I give u.....
» 24/12/2017 8:03:26 AM Ant, you can't debunk Humlum's site without debunking all the official datasets. I give up.....
» 23/12/2017 12:05:43 PM Ant, I'll make it really easy. Humlum's latest report is out (for November). It still show.....
» 23/12/2017 11:54:41 AM ant, you still continue to make broad statements that you say are supported by the sites y.....
» 20/12/2017 7:48:28 AM ant, your assertions are so broad and so vague that it is probably not sensible to respond.....
» 15/12/2017 8:15:16 PM Too much abuse from commenters to warrant a serious response......
» 12/10/2017 2:46:44 PM Alan B., there are no railway lines in the Kimberley, and no iron ore trains. You may be t.....
» 11/10/2017 10:31:18 AM Molten salt thorium sounds attractive, but it has problems, and is not working commerciall.....
» 1/09/2017 11:59:18 AM Great piece, Graham. I'll add a link to my post tomorrow......
» 30/07/2017 7:54:32 PM Hasbeen, yes, I agree with you. It's not a high priority for me, however......
» 23/07/2017 4:37:50 PM 'In first past the post that candidate with the majority of votes wins the seat!' The sam.....
» 10/07/2017 7:52:53 PM leoj: Thanks for your suggestion. I have written a few pieces on 'thinking' and how to do.....
» 19/05/2017 12:41:39 PM OK, so people know what social justice is, but one suggestion simply replaced one slogan b.....
» 6/05/2017 10:33:26 PM Ala B., When did we have a viable car manufacturing industry? You must have a different n.....
» 5/05/2017 8:57:22 AM I liked the beginning, and then puzzled at the end. I never learned what exactly 'pollutio.....
» 12/03/2017 1:36:24 PM Alan B., You seem to have a propensity for rushing into print whenever I write something .....
» 20/01/2017 8:24:08 AM Alan B., I didn't use the term 'tenant farmers'. These people were share farmers, many of.....
» 8/12/2016 8:53:31 PM for Alan B., My understanding is that carbon dioxide increases follow temperature increas.....
» 8/09/2016 3:11:32 PM Cobber and others who start with ad hominem. Did you go and read the paper I was reviewing.....
» 25/07/2016 5:15:18 PM Great piece, Graham, and I learned a lot about the origins of On Line Opinion as well. Ch.....
» 18/07/2016 5:10:53 PM Aidan, Someone up-thread asked you how, in your world, you would find that Yen necessary .....
» 16/07/2016 7:20:14 PM Aidan, I have enough to do without trying to answer such vague and footling questions......
» 12/07/2016 9:13:54 AM Waverley, Oh my goodness! A typo, and I didn't see it several times. I meant to write 'Wh.....
» 10/07/2016 1:54:15 PM For Waverley: My 'Why can't we be like Greece...' was meant to be ironic. Plainly I should.....
» 22/05/2016 4:39:29 PM I thank all commenters here, without feeling that I have anything more useful to say about.....
» 5/04/2016 7:26:43 AM Faustino: Thanks for your comment. I agree with you about 18(c), and about the use of it .....
» 11/03/2016 9:05:53 AM Interesting piece, and I agree generally with your conclusions. People are waiting to see .....
» 31/10/2015 8:50:21 PM Bugsy, My correspondent replies to you statement, as follows: 'Yes, the charts didn't re.....
» 31/10/2015 2:37:52 PM Bugsy, I'll ask and report if I find out more......
» 30/10/2015 10:09:35 PM Bugsy, It seems that the 'hole' was known in the 1930s, before CFCs were widely manufactu.....
» 18/09/2015 2:02:22 PM Steele, The changes you refer to are small and well within the error bars for such data. .....
» 16/09/2015 7:29:41 PM Oh dear. Two typos, and I thought I'd checked. So 'regard the latest IPCC Report ...' an.....
» 16/09/2015 3:49:06 PM Peter Lang: It depends on whether or not the court does what the Dutch court did — regarde.....
» 17/08/2015 7:36:06 PM Bugsy, I base my position on what I read, the questions I ask of it and the answers I get.....
» 17/08/2015 5:02:17 PM Rhrosty, Perhaps you could give me the links to the unprecedented permafrost melting. Wha.....
» 17/08/2015 4:13:39 PM Bugsy, all the prominent sceptical scientists, like Carter, Happer, Lindzen, Plimer, have .....
» 17/08/2015 3:57:57 PM Cobber: Which scientist will you listen to? And why that one, or those ones? Shouldn't yo.....
» 14/07/2015 10:13:50 AM I'm a bit lost with the reference to asbestos. It was widely used, and is not used any mor.....
» 17/06/2015 5:47:04 PM Cartoonmick, You say that 'the sudden rate of change which we are seeing' is what alarms .....
» 17/06/2015 11:37:45 AM Rhosty, I've not heard of an unprecedented Antarctic ocean temperature of 4 degrees C. Co.....
» 16/06/2015 10:08:28 AM I need to make a correction. On my website I have already accepted that Karl et al are not.....
» 1/06/2015 11:26:34 AM Good piece, Graham, which resonates with my own this morning (http://donaitkin.com/on-marr.....
» 29/05/2015 9:46:57 AM Thanks for the comments. For Hasbeen, yes it is my hobby. I have published now more than 2.....
» 18/05/2015 2:02:44 PM for Bilmc: The article tries to encapsulate the wisdom of Hardwig. If you have issues wit.....
» 25/04/2015 8:31:17 PM I thank those who have commented. I always learn from the comments. To Bugsy, the fact tha.....
» 26/03/2015 9:25:41 AM An interesting read. But one is not obsessed with greenhouse gas emissions, why not walk a.....
» 25/03/2015 8:49:12 AM What a good piece! I wish I had thought of writing it myself, which is the best compliment.....
» 10/03/2015 3:20:43 PM Bugsy, A commenter on my website pointed out the possible hypocrisy in what I was writing.....
» 16/02/2015 5:57:13 PM I thank Craig for his correction, and will make an appropriate change to the main text. I .....
» 16/12/2014 3:09:54 PM Cobber, I seem to have missed something. Who is/are the right-wing think-tank writer(s) I.....
» 2/12/2014 6:15:11 PM What an interesting set of comments! Each one made me think again, Asimov shows many diffe.....
» 22/10/2014 4:15:10 PM Yes, there were things that only a new government could do, and ending conscription and ou.....
» 22/10/2014 3:57:02 PM Agronomist, I guess the point I was trying unsuccessfully to make was that people now for.....
» 22/10/2014 2:20:49 PM Rhosty, No-fault divorce would not have been possible had it not been for the work of Per.....
» 21/10/2014 8:49:21 PM Tombee, I agree with both of your statements, at least in part. I agree that adding more C.....
» 2/10/2014 4:18:55 PM Thank you, John. I could have stated that you used other sources, but the Weissbach paper .....
» 2/10/2014 10:27:14 AM Readers, roses and ghosty, I'm a reporter and commentator here. I found an article that l.....
» 17/09/2014 9:27:41 AM Grim, You're spot on with respect to over-population: see (but you probably know this stu.....
» 16/09/2014 9:16:25 PM Good contribution, Joe!.....
» 12/09/2014 7:47:06 AM I'll pass on the allegation that I write tripe. But I'll agree with you that I have nothi.....
» 9/09/2014 2:47:20 PM For those who read too quickly, the point of the article was that we do not need to make c.....
» 23/08/2014 9:07:34 AM Jardine K. Jardine, I agree with much of your long double-post. Yes, that is the system w.....
» 22/08/2014 7:31:06 PM For Jardine K. J., 'true value' is what we wonder could come from an invention that has ye.....
» 22/08/2014 7:21:26 PM There was no intent on my part to suggest that there was some sort of conspiracy with resp.....
» 21/08/2014 8:03:17 PM Bugsy, I am sympathetic to a lot of your last post. The ridicule you refer to was usually.....
» 21/08/2014 6:39:46 AM Stezza, On the whole government leaves the recommendations to experts, and for most acade.....
» 20/08/2014 8:00:35 PM Warmair, A good deal of research money still goes to what you might want to call 'pure re.....
» 19/08/2014 7:41:45 AM James, your two solutions are both good ones but difficult to bring off. Because the Commi.....
» 16/08/2014 5:51:50 PM Yes, it is often hard to get reliable information on the Internet. This is what Motl says.....
» 16/08/2014 12:07:29 PM Why quote Lubos Motl? Because he went through each of the SkS 'myths' and provided a count.....
» 16/08/2014 8:45:03 AM Tony, You didn't deal with the issue at all! As to SkS 'debunking myths' you might care.....
» 15/08/2014 9:29:22 AM Tony, When I see a reference to SkS I give a gentle shudder, because it is such a defensi.....
» 13/08/2014 7:57:40 AM Tony, If you think that these eleven references show the 'truth' about global warming the.....
» 11/08/2014 8:16:18 PM No need. The IPCC report contains more than hundred references to uncertainty, and of cour.....
» 11/08/2014 5:03:31 PM Agronomist, I regard your last remarks about my writing as personal, offensive and ignoran.....
» 10/08/2014 9:48:36 PM For heaven's sake, Agronomist, why don't you write your own piece so we can see just how y.....
» 10/08/2014 5:13:40 PM Agronomist, You cite the AR5 SPM as follows (my numbers allow me to comment later): '(1) .....
» 9/08/2014 10:24:46 AM Poirot, I would agree with you that it is hard not to judge when analysing, and that was .....
» 9/08/2014 10:07:10 AM Steele, I showed you my reasoning, and you showed me yours. We each take greater notice o.....
» 8/08/2014 4:36:40 PM My general view is that if people comment on what I have written it is part of a good conv.....
» 8/08/2014 8:06:49 AM The historian in me points out that more than 11,000 rockets have been fired into Israel s.....
» 7/08/2014 7:40:31 AM Dane and Steele, If only it were so simple. Where do you start? A long time ago I taught .....
» 6/08/2014 7:49:22 PM Steele, I guess that, as a historian and political scientist, I find it difficult to choo.....
» 5/08/2014 8:26:42 PM Steele, Your reference to Hamas's position on Israel is dated 2007. Wikipedia's current s.....
» 5/08/2014 2:50:08 PM Steele, You answer my question with a question — which I'm told is a technique taught to .....
» 4/08/2014 4:43:22 PM Dane, My point is that Hamas locates its rockets in densely populated areas, near schools.....
» 8/07/2014 9:55:30 AM I was travelling yesterday, and saw the piece first late last night. First, let me thank.....
» 30/06/2014 9:53:28 AM I wish you will, and support some of your aspirations. But where did the 1.9 million publi.....
» 24/06/2014 3:53:40 PM Bugsy says: 'There's a logical fallacy at the end of Don's article. He seems to be saying .....
» 26/05/2014 9:01:14 AM Alas, the envy still shows through......
» 23/05/2014 7:19:18 PM Good piece, Peter — and Sach's is a good story, too. I could match his account of things w.....
» 23/05/2014 5:03:39 PM Opinion seems sharply divided on this post. I must say that running through the hostile co.....
» 7/05/2014 10:35:25 AM I'm not quite sure what this article is about. Inasmuch as I think I do understand it, the.....
» 29/04/2014 9:38:21 PM My thanks to the several commenters so far. Bren: my reference to universities was a for.....
» 12/04/2014 11:32:42 AM The point of my post was that that the IPCC now conceded that adaptation was important. I .....
» 21/03/2014 11:49:25 AM Ludwig, Your original point and this response to me suggest that I ought to make this iss.....
» 20/03/2014 8:49:45 AM Ludwig, You make an important point, but I feel that you overdo it. How sure are you, and.....
» 4/03/2014 8:16:42 PM A point of clarification. The former Climate Commission was set up by Ministerial directi.....
» 27/02/2014 8:04:52 PM Chris, I enjoyed this essay, just as I have your earlier pieces in Quadrant. I think Rhia.....
» 14/02/2014 1:04:50 PM I thank those who have commented, through whom I have learned more. Population growth rate.....
» 11/02/2014 11:54:53 AM Graham, There are sufficient other possibilities in the Comments for me to respond that, .....
» 10/02/2014 11:27:11 AM Graham, I would have thought that there was little left of KR's personal following after .....
» 17/01/2014 8:51:15 AM For Tombee; It depends on what level you are imagining. In the old days the South Australi.....
» 30/09/2013 7:47:17 AM Poirot, Your link didn't work for me. The title of the paper I wrote and referred to was .....
» 28/09/2013 8:53:59 PM I have written a short essay on my website about what I mean by referring to myself as an .....
» 27/09/2013 10:05:31 AM Wow! This post certainly has produced some opposition, about which more in a moment. But l.....
» 26/07/2013 10:26:53 AM Mac, I'm not sure where you're coming from. In many other posts and writings I have made .....
» 11/07/2013 12:21:43 PM I appreciate the comments, which were thoughtful, and contributed to my increased knowledg.....
» 3/07/2013 8:05:12 PM I said to a commenter on my website that 'social justice' is difficult stuff, and the six .....
» 15/06/2013 4:36:51 PM I wrote about the 'Gonski' myself yesterday, and while I agree with much of Scott Prasser'.....
» 1/06/2013 3:14:04 PM A few responses. Praxidice: if you use terms like 'human vandalism' it would be hard not .....
» 17/05/2013 8:44:14 AM I had not realised that my post would draw forth such animosity towards politicians, and t.....
» 17/04/2013 5:05:16 PM The early, dissatisfied posters rather make my point about the perceived attitudes of univ.....
» 30/03/2013 3:41:38 PM I thank Donkey for his contribution, and am pleased that he remembers that time. I certain.....
» 20/03/2013 9:38:06 AM An optimist has been defined as someone who thinks the world is about as good as it could .....
» 8/03/2013 8:40:51 PM I was more of a paper-waster before I had to buy my own! Now I print as little as I am abl.....
» 1/03/2013 8:25:47 AM Great piece, Nick. I was glad to be reminded again of Orwell's essays. And that reminded m.....
» 28/02/2013 3:32:11 PM Divine_msn, there is a lot in what you say. But governments act when we the electorate pus.....
» 27/02/2013 8:04:26 AM If anyone here is interested, I wrote another post on this broad subject yesterday. (www.d.....
» 22/02/2013 2:39:44 PM I felt that this well-argued post deserved a response from me, and mine is almost as long,.....
» 20/02/2013 7:01:02 PM Bugsy, Neither of knows what passed through the author' minds when they tried to get publ.....
» 19/02/2013 8:54:28 PM Bugsy, I didn't say it was a requirement, but that it was the means whereby the authors c.....
» 19/02/2013 7:57:12 PM Bugsy, PNAS is not your usual journal. According to Wikipedia, and I think it is correct .....
» 19/02/2013 1:09:26 PM Steven, I didn't say that such papers are being 'systematically' suppressed or delayed.Th.....
» 19/02/2013 10:28:27 AM I don't think I can add much to the discussion, and I'll let the ad hominems pass to the k.....
» 16/02/2013 8:14:22 AM to John Bennetts and others, I didn't smear all climate scientists. I said there was too .....
» 2/02/2013 5:55:31 AM for AA: Are the Liberals locked in to Abbott? I don't think so. Were he to make a momento.....
» 3/01/2013 11:11:36 AM Poirot, You asked me, 'when you check the weather report, do you immediately dismiss it a.....
» 2/01/2013 8:04:40 AM This essay and its responses have taken on a life of their own. Perhaps it was the absence.....
» 13/12/2012 9:48:23 AM There's not much I can add, but perhaps I should reiterate that the references in Idso's p.....
» 23/11/2012 7:49:10 AM I'm not sure I need to add anything, but let me just say that I went back to the 1973 Trea.....
» 14/11/2012 8:22:08 PM Peter, That's an intriguing thought, Peter, and my answer is that adult, rational person .....
» 8/11/2012 10:53:56 AM for Peter Lang: I don't think professors of politics (in my case a former one) are any mo.....
» 5/11/2012 9:02:00 AM Julian, You wrote this: 'American climate science is quite clear: Superstorm Sandy was no.....
» 5/11/2012 8:08:42 AM Julian, Others have already wondered why you haven't been looking at the history of these.....
» 31/10/2012 3:49:13 PM Well, I share the writer's frustration, having written on a few occasions about what I tho.....
» 30/10/2012 7:16:11 PM There's not much for me to comment on, though I do expect the storm to be linked to AGW be.....
» 27/10/2012 3:30:07 PM Thanks, Cohenite — a good paper. Don.....
» 23/10/2012 11:36:30 AM Once again, I have been away and unable to comment. But here's a few reactions. The OLO a.....
» 16/10/2012 1:45:12 PM I was away for much of the time after this post came out, and I was unable to respond to c.....
» 6/09/2012 2:45:56 PM I too read Robert Manne's essay in The Monthly and felt moved to write a rejoinder. You ca.....
» 13/08/2012 9:17:25 AM for csteele: I wrote about a 'causal hypothesis', not a casual one! You haven't answere.....
» 10/08/2012 7:20:10 PM Casteele, You are offering (as Hansen was) correlation as though it were causation. It's .....
» 8/08/2012 9:57:01 AM US politics and government are different to ours. It would be odd indeed if a federal depu.....
» 2/08/2012 8:58:45 AM But is it OK to tell the customer how much the carbon tax has influenced the price rise? I.....
» 2/08/2012 8:53:54 AM I agree with the thrust of the article, and add that voters by now must be wondering if an.....
» 25/07/2012 2:58:24 PM Agreed, Rhosty. But 'acidification' is a much scarier word than 'lowered alkalinity'!.....
» 25/07/2012 11:24:14 AM (final continuation — sorry it's long!) Yes, nutrients wash down the rivers, and so do pe.....
» 25/07/2012 11:22:47 AM (continuation): Wikipedia will tell you that anthropogenic global warming is the Reef’s g.....
» 25/07/2012 11:19:28 AM Our environment is not the most important thing in the lives of most people. They have oth.....
» 29/06/2012 7:39:03 AM I'm sorry you feel this way. I feel that Australia has done very well in creating a divers.....
» 10/05/2012 1:50:56 PM Let me tell the writer what it was like fifty or sixty years ago, before easily available .....
» 7/05/2012 10:56:35 AM I find myself agreeing with Taswegian (we often disagree). Two things seem to me patentl.....
» 12/04/2012 7:31:19 AM My interest is in the notion of the 'big lie'. If the author was talking of the USA, then .....
» 8/03/2012 9:50:34 PM AA: OK. I can't add any more,and I'm not close enough any more. But I'll keep my ears open.....
» 8/03/2012 5:14:23 PM AA: ponder away. My observations have no particular political colour. I'm just interested .....
» 8/03/2012 2:34:06 PM AA: I have to say that I agree with the central point in Leo Lane's post immediately above.....
» 7/03/2012 9:30:11 AM Now I don't know what to think! The writer is extremely sure of his facts, but how am I to.....
» 15/02/2012 8:23:10 AM An interesting piece. I too picked up the reference to the carbon tax. From my perspective.....
» 4/02/2012 5:43:46 PM joke, Joyce.....
» 4/02/2012 4:24:12 PM Ah, it's straightforward then. WA's heat is caused by global warming, while Sydney's coolt.....
» 4/02/2012 10:59:50 AM I must have missed something, bonmot. What does your NASA site statement (which I've read).....
» 3/02/2012 9:24:04 AM I'm with Herbert, and would add that the passage of time, and the behaviour of other gover.....
» 9/01/2012 8:33:45 AM I haven't read the report, but benefited from the account that the writer has given of it......
» 21/12/2011 6:42:30 AM My little essay picked on three things that aren't much mentioned about the Gillard Govern.....
» 12/12/2011 7:59:01 AM Nice piece, Jim! This is the time of year when we're allowed to have grin about ourselve.....
» 9/12/2011 9:07:08 AM I too feel that the breathless urging of those going to Durban is a bit hard to take. Why .....
» 6/12/2011 7:49:54 AM An enjoyable piece, Peter, and thank you for it. I too have had years of frustration at th.....
» 2/12/2011 7:55:38 PM Anthonyve: I am not one of the conspiracy-mongers you refer to, and I know no-one of any .....
» 1/12/2011 8:27:01 PM Saltpetre: If you're arguing for more research into the relative importance of anthropogen.....
» 30/11/2011 8:36:29 AM Why do you think that Rev Lusama 'knows a thing or two about climate change'? He plainly k.....
» 21/11/2011 10:37:58 AM Mark, I read your essay with interest, and agree generally with your demolition. But Mal.....
» 2/11/2011 7:41:04 AM My own response to the question 'why do nations sign up to a convention but not put it int.....
» 31/10/2011 4:25:38 PM Interesting stuff. I tend to credit Howard Gardner with the insight that both inter-person.....
» 27/10/2011 12:56:51 PM A good piece, but I wouldn't start with 'change'. To do so suggests that 'change' is what .....
» 17/10/2011 10:59:43 AM IMO rankings based on methodology like this one, or the Chinese equivalent, are largely ru.....
» 4/10/2011 6:50:19 PM There's no semantics-playing in my post, qanda. Read it again. If fossil fuels get too exp.....
» 3/10/2011 1:53:16 PM @qanda There are views at both extremes, and my position is in the middle. That doesn't m.....
» 30/09/2011 3:15:03 PM @colinsett I ran out of space. Try those groupings, and fit the authors of what you read .....
» 30/09/2011 12:03:45 PM @colinsett I don't agree with your 'reasonably'. There are several different groups of sc.....
» 30/09/2011 6:52:01 AM Nicole, you have a lot more reading to do. I hear your distress at what you see as our mis.....
» 20/09/2011 10:08:59 AM Yes, it is an odd article. I don't want to comment on the general argument, but ask about .....
» 13/09/2011 4:40:58 PM I have some sympathy for the thrust of this article. We do seem to live at a time when, at.....
» 24/08/2011 10:28:40 AM How pleasant to read a piece by Ken McNab again. And I agree with the general thrust of it.....
» 1/08/2011 12:38:38 PM This is an interesting essay. In 1970 I was involved in the Telecom 2000 project, in which.....
» 10/06/2011 12:24:31 PM for Agnostic: I'm sorry to have to say that because I am about to go away for the next fe.....
» 9/06/2011 7:07:48 AM Andrew, Once again, you deliver your statements without any consideration that there migh.....
» 12/05/2011 3:17:33 PM Bugsy, I ought to have added that the Susan Solomon reference is simply WG1 of AR4, and i.....
» 12/05/2011 2:57:22 PM Bugsy, I've now found the Dickey paper, and there's not much more I can say. Its figure u.....
» 12/05/2011 12:12:07 PM Bugsy, I can't get past a pay-wall for the Dickey one, and I couldn't find an English-lan.....
» 12/05/2011 7:50:23 AM Bugsy: I said that AGW was plausible! But it's not compelling, at least for me. And you u.....
» 11/05/2011 2:43:57 PM Nicco: In order, (i) I have looked into the 'consensus' and it is wanting; in any case, .....
» 11/05/2011 12:49:28 PM Rich 2: We're not going to get anywhere. You are stuck on the view that consensus is real.....
» 11/05/2011 9:57:58 AM Rich 2 I join with Raycom. It's no good just repeating what you said before. If that were.....
» 9/05/2011 9:11:36 PM Rich 2 I think I have trespassed on this thread long enough. As it happens, I don't check.....
» 9/05/2011 7:56:29 AM Rich 2: Head-counts don't prove anything, as Einstein once said. I don't take any notice .....
» 8/05/2011 10:10:13 PM for Rich 2: Raycom's Nicol quote is sound, but I should answer your point myself. First,.....
» 8/05/2011 5:26:51 PM for bugsy: 'real evidence' versus 'conjecture'. Real evidence would be observational data.....
» 8/05/2011 4:02:19 PM for Colinsett: You can't have read a lot in this debate if you think I'm at the 'extreme'.....
» 8/05/2011 3:59:07 PM for Colinsett: You can't have read a lot in this debate if you think I'm at the 'extreme'.....
» 8/05/2011 3:54:53 PM For nicco: I guess we read from documents what we notice. I agree that the phrase 'climat.....
» 7/05/2011 4:06:32 PM for Nicco: But the article you refer to only reinforces my point. The insurers are talkin.....
» 7/05/2011 3:51:23 PM Nicco: Oh dear no. I have been through WG1 of AR4 on three occasions, and will go through.....
» 6/05/2011 5:07:55 PM for Martin N: I think that you may be confusing 'risk' with 'uncertainty'. Insurance comp.....
» 6/05/2011 4:42:42 PM for Bugsy and nicco: By 'serious study of our own climate' I meant just that, and not rese.....
» 6/05/2011 9:57:37 AM I generally agree with the points that the author is making, and I would go on further to .....
» 20/04/2011 7:53:20 AM I'm sorry to say that I couldn't find what this essay was about, other than a lament for w.....
» 12/04/2011 11:34:36 AM Oh dear. In the second last paragraph I meant to write 'Those who think it should be up ne.....
» 12/04/2011 11:32:17 AM We need a bit of history in all of this. There was virtually no funding of science by gove.....
» 30/03/2011 7:20:27 AM While I generally agree with John Warhurst's analysis, I would like to point out that the .....
» 11/01/2011 4:43:58 PM Thanks, Jedimaster. Pleasant and accessible post, with which I generally agree. I describ.....
» 11/01/2011 11:46:21 AM Jedimaster: I went to the Realclimate website and read Gavin Schmidt's piece. It seemed w.....
» 10/01/2011 3:28:03 PM Steven, Could you try not to use the word 'denier'? It is not necessary. If you mean that.....
» 10/01/2011 2:58:41 PM Dr Ridd's essay seems to me to have two parts. The first is about peer review which, I wou.....
» 5/01/2011 10:44:32 AM Katy, I read your essay with interest and pleasure. I also agree with you that the need i.....
» 17/12/2010 8:56:31 PM A sane, sensible and well-written piece. Thanks very much. For Ludwig: I rather agree wit.....
» 21/11/2010 8:24:45 PM Agnostic: You'll have to do better than this. Climate is a vast field, and no one is expe.....
» 17/11/2010 4:35:28 PM Bonmot: You say that I am wrong to argue that outcomes are largely based on models, and g.....
» 17/11/2010 10:13:46 AM Bonmot, I hope other readers follow the link you posted. It shows the blogsite proprietor.....
» 17/11/2010 9:53:16 AM Sarnian, Neither of those links is very persuasive. The Guardian's piece is two and half .....
» 17/11/2010 8:05:15 AM It is a good summary, but it doesn't say enough about the uncertainties involved. It is, f.....
» 12/11/2010 7:30:21 AM to Bonmot: Using my name in this way (not to mention being unable to spell it correctly) .....
» 11/11/2010 11:04:36 AM Cliff Ollier is a scientist of high repute. His work is based on data and, yes, peer-revie.....
» 7/10/2010 4:48:26 PM Geoff, I echo others here. One of the really off-putting elements of the great AGW issue .....
» 7/10/2010 4:32:13 PM Alas, my computer doesn't seem to be able to pick up the 'clear evidence', so I don't have.....
» 9/08/2010 11:07:17 PM for pedestrian again: My first question was about the time over which you think the earth.....
» 9/08/2010 1:49:08 PM for pedestrian: the planet is warming... (1) Over what period? (it hasn't warmed since 19.....
» 9/08/2010 11:54:26 AM Two usages raised my eyebrows. One is the word 'believer' with respect to anthropogenic gl.....
» 26/07/2010 2:09:24 PM I don't think all the posts are condescending, but I agree that there is an 'older but wis.....
» 21/07/2010 3:56:24 PM I infer that the last post is a rejoinder to mine, so my words here are for both the origi.....
» 21/07/2010 10:27:15 AM Like some others, I think that the author has copped too much personal abuse. Having said .....
» 30/03/2010 10:55:41 AM Oh dear! I said that no one known to me denies that climate changes! Yes, no doubt he did .....
» 30/03/2010 9:55:49 AM There is even more to measuring warming than you indicate, and others can point that out. .....
» 26/03/2010 11:17:36 AM Oh dear! Geoff, The early searching question for the AGW upholders ought to be: 'Can we .....
» 25/03/2010 9:13:16 AM Definitely my last for this thread: I am now reading and writing about the latest QE by Wa.....
» 23/03/2010 3:43:25 PM For Geoff Davies: Your use of 'confirmation' bothers me, too. I don't think that hypothes.....
» 23/03/2010 10:32:07 AM (final post) Manipulation does worry me. I don't like the suppression of outliers in data.....
» 23/03/2010 9:44:15 AM Geoff Davies: I asked what I thought were central questions, and you have responded. I'll .....
» 23/03/2010 9:16:43 AM It is pleasant to be asked to keep the thread going! I simply have other things to do much.....
» 19/03/2010 8:28:02 AM for bushbasher: Two things. First, remember that the original point of this thread was th.....
» 18/03/2010 4:18:09 PM And Geoff, you duck and weave, avoiding the question I posed above, and have been asking f.....
» 18/03/2010 4:13:44 PM For Stezza: The great editor of Nature, John Maddox, was a friend, and I shared many of h.....
» 17/03/2010 4:22:25 PM for Geoff Davies: What a lofty tone! One does not need to do scientific work oneself in o.....
» 17/03/2010 2:56:51 PM for BBoy: There are so many adjectives, adverbs and highly-coloured nouns and verb in you.....
» 17/03/2010 1:28:35 PM for BBoy: On the evidence, the CSIRO/BoM statement is not an example of good science, but.....
» 17/03/2010 10:44:21 AM I agree with the first post. The problem here is not in communicating science, but in the .....
» 31/12/2009 12:21:33 PM I noted the sentence 'Science reveals that climate is close to tipping points'. Could I be.....
» 31/08/2009 12:16:43 PM I agree with a lot of this, and think the move to authenticate coffee's origin a good one......
» 21/07/2009 11:23:15 AM But, despite what the UNFCCC is aiming for, neither India nor China is prepared to follow .....
» 21/07/2009 8:20:44 AM Q&A: The IPCC message, in both TAR and 4AR, is that a doubling of atmospheric carbon diox.....
» 15/07/2009 11:00:04 AM to Ken and Peter What puzzles me is your certainty. I've looked at the graphs too, and I .....
» 14/07/2009 9:52:49 AM I sympathise with the use of the Snowy symbol, in part because the full cost represented a.....
» 23/06/2009 11:20:59 AM There is some good sense in this article. But one more factor could be added: empirical da.....
» 10/06/2009 12:11:30 PM I don't know who is responsible for the sub-head, but the author tells us that climate is .....
» 10/09/2008 10:49:34 AM I'm happy to have Ministers writing for OLO, and have enjoyed earlier essays from Craig Em.....
» 23/07/2008 5:14:00 PM to Q&A: You are right about the way in which the thread has wandered off the original poin.....
» 18/07/2008 1:31:17 PM to Q&A: I'm sorry that I was not more precise in what I wrote. I did not say that you had .....
» 18/07/2008 10:51:30 AM To Q&A: Your maths/stats must be better than mine because I can't see that Tamino provides.....
» 17/07/2008 11:57:48 AM to rstuart: I have no 'political' or 'party political' interest in this issue. My attentio.....
» 16/07/2008 2:06:28 PM to Sams: your GISS links supports my statement. The upward rise from 1975 has indeed falte.....
» 16/07/2008 10:17:45 AM To Q&A: I'm sorry that you see my writing as 'sneering and sniping'. That was not my inten.....
» 4/07/2008 9:58:25 AM to Sams: (final comment for this thread) I would be happier about the endorsement of 30 s.....
» 3/07/2008 11:04:59 AM to Sams: The IPCC said so itself in the Third Assessment Report in 2001. To quote from Joh.....
» 3/07/2008 8:44:54 AM to Sams: In an earlier part of the paper the IPCC sets out the level of scientific knowled.....
» 2/07/2008 3:33:08 PM I saw this article this morning when it had 5 posts, and now has nearly 50. Just about eve.....
» 2/07/2008 7:09:56 AM for Sams: Perhaps 'replete' was the wrong word, but Michael Mann, Dr Jones and the IPCC it.....
» 1/07/2008 8:31:05 PM I come to this very late, and with the feeling that I have encountered it all before. But,.....
» 18/05/2008 11:14:10 AM for rstuart: I'm sorry, I didn't answer your last question. No, I don't know of any studie.....
» 17/05/2008 10:58:47 PM to Wadard: I could not get access to post a note on your site, so it's here: 'Since you di.....
» 17/05/2008 10:11:11 AM for rstuart: My test about balance is whether or not the three issues that concern me are .....
» 16/05/2008 4:28:31 PM Geoff Davies courteously gave me an advance copy of his paper, for which I thanked him. No.....
» 15/05/2008 2:10:41 PM For the record, Robyn Williams invited me to give a talk after the original paper's summar.....
» 13/05/2008 10:43:44 PM Q&A: My last for this thread. I spent most of my working life in the research domain. My r.....
» 13/05/2008 10:39:07 AM for Q&A: I am for sustainable development, and opposed to what I see as the unthinking bel.....
» 11/05/2008 10:14:31 PM for Q&A: Two interesting questions, and I'm not sure of the right response to the first. W.....
» 9/05/2008 7:54:30 AM Barry Brook has misquoted me. I have not said that we will never understand climate. My ex.....
» 8/05/2008 2:04:00 PM Why is it assumed that 'spin' comes only from the AGW-doubting camp? I see a good deal of .....
» 8/04/2008 2:34:34 PM Dealing with anthropogenic global warming on a site like this is not the way to go. But it.....
» 3/04/2008 2:03:47 PM Dear Mr Rudd, You have received a letter from the American, James Hansen, warning you of w.....
» 31/03/2008 10:48:14 AM For Pelican: I think you hit the spot. There seems to me little doubt that we have to lear.....
» 15/01/2008 8:13:25 PM Jim, Nice to see the great and good Mick Bruxner mentioned. I had not seen your blog, but.....
» 7/12/2007 2:20:31 PM I hesitated to venture into this thread because the subject is so complex, and passions so.....
» 5/12/2007 8:50:37 PM I need to add a further comment. It seems to me that AGW is becoming the Great Distractor......
» 5/12/2007 8:47:12 PM I thank those who have pointed out sites that might be useful to me. I will read them and .....
» 4/12/2007 2:57:17 PM to dnicholson: I simply asked a question. As it happens I think I know what is meant by a.....
» 3/12/2007 2:57:01 PM Global temperatures have not risen since 1998, but CO2 concentration has been steadily inc.....
» 14/11/2007 11:00:56 AM I agree with the thrust of this article and commend those who are trying to do something a.....
» 31/10/2007 10:54:21 AM I agree entirely with the thrust and much of the detail of this article. How does the auth.....
» 8/10/2007 9:19:29 PM A great piece, Peter. John Menadue has proposed a joint State/Cwth Health Commission for e.....
» 8/10/2007 7:58:34 PM Absolutely my last! Shockadelic, you must have been a most useful Third Speaker in your .....
» 18/09/2007 2:55:39 PM This is definitely my last post here. I have read the article aquarius cited, and think it.....
» 12/09/2007 3:43:29 PM Celivia, you do it so well that I'd like to read an article by you on this or a related to.....
» 11/09/2007 10:23:50 AM Aquarius: Thank you. I will follow your suggestions......
» 10/09/2007 12:30:39 PM I'm always on the lookout for good data. Aquarius, could you give me the source for your '.....
» 5/09/2007 8:55:22 PM Though silent for some time, I have been following the debate. Celivia has said it all, as.....
» 24/08/2007 7:41:58 PM For David Palmer Yes, it has been plain that the Bible is important for you, and I accept.....
» 23/08/2007 7:37:57 PM I'll try again. I agree with David Palmer that he has as much right as anyone else in our .....
» 23/08/2007 1:40:13 PM Celivia, Those are two great posts. We need to shape a culture in which men and women are.....
» 13/08/2007 11:25:04 PM What are our politicians doing about this issue? Avoiding it, for the most part, because i.....
» 27/07/2007 1:09:40 PM Having just commented on the other HP essay, I thought I ought to say, Sophie, that you fo.....
» 27/07/2007 1:00:17 PM I dunno. I read Biggles as a kid, and soon read every book of W. E. Johns that I could. Bu.....
» 25/06/2007 5:33:09 PM I feared that you were going to tell us that prostitution had to be outlawed, and merciful.....
» 30/05/2007 2:53:28 PM I agree with those who see the term as practically meaningless, and used politically. The .....
» 3/04/2007 4:59:44 PM I think that this is the worst essay I have read on On Line Opinion, and embarrassed that .....
» 29/03/2007 11:30:22 PM Keith, I read that statement as her opinion or, to move your way a little, as her belief .....
» 29/03/2007 9:37:25 PM Keith, maybe Ann Curthoys was (and is) wrong, and that neither humanities/soc.sc nor natur.....
» 29/03/2007 4:54:04 PM I agree with others: no one I know or have read has turned Hicks into a hero. This is simp.....
» 29/03/2007 4:42:25 PM Alas, although I can understand this part more easily than the first, it doesn't add much .....
» 28/03/2007 12:49:02 PM I hope that I'll learn more from part two. I'm sorry to say that I found part one hard to .....
» 28/03/2007 12:38:14 PM As others have argued, we don't know what Hicks is said to be guilty of, despite his appar.....
» 28/02/2007 10:30:13 AM I thought I'd added my two cents' worth. If we are so insensitive to the sufferings of lar.....
» 27/02/2007 2:45:35 PM Like others, notably Anthony, I want more from the author on 'how to,,,' I could give all .....
» 19/02/2007 6:09:41 PM W Thank you: this is helpful information and a good source, though it doesn't quite make .....
» 19/02/2007 10:47:28 AM I haven't read the original article, and I agree that precision in the social sciences is .....
» 29/01/2007 1:43:29 PM Good piece, Paul. You might recall that Bush the Elder wrote in his autobiography that the.....
» 21/11/2006 11:00:07 AM John, here are two alternative things to ponder on. First: take a look at Malaysia, whos.....
» 16/11/2006 11:45:39 AM Good piece, Andrew, and written from the inside. Alas, but as always, there are people who.....
» 10/11/2006 9:35:42 AM Lovely to read you again, Shlomo! Great summary of a present condition of a country that w.....
» 8/11/2006 8:01:18 AM Is that really the point? The writer was not asking us to wear the garment, only that we s.....
» 1/11/2006 2:59:16 PM I came to this very late, and support those who thank the writer for a frank, interesting .....
» 9/10/2006 5:27:36 PM Thanks, Mercurius. You said much of what I might have said. My father, a maths teacher,use.....
» 5/10/2006 4:41:44 PM Oh dear. Harry, I have had only a few years less than you in higher education, and in th.....
» 14/09/2006 10:34:03 AM I agreed with the argument, and enjoyed the irony. Running things well obviates most red t.....
» 30/08/2006 11:25:35 AM I am puzzled by the argument, as I was when I read the piece the first time. Why are the a.....
» 11/08/2006 10:58:26 AM Ludwig's second post reminds me that any effective action will take some time. I think you.....
» 10/08/2006 4:58:50 PM We live in a society where individual rights and freedoms are guarded dearly (see some of .....
» 19/07/2006 10:36:56 AM I agree, well said. But your suggestion that citizens stand up against their stupid govern.....
» 6/07/2006 10:09:54 AM I have to confess that this measure passed through without my being aware of it, which is .....
» 14/03/2006 11:36:08 AM An excellent piece, head and heart working well together. Let us take the focus off doctor.....
» 8/03/2006 10:12:32 AM Great piece, Peter! In health, as elsewhere, we have the constant problem that we cannot s.....
» 27/02/2006 4:03:40 PM Thank you for a well reasoned piece, Andrew, which supports a section in my recent book - .....
» 27/01/2006 10:42:47 AM I think this is a well-argued and thoughtful essay, whose long-term message is not simply .....
» 16/01/2006 4:56:08 PM I was only in universities for fifty years, and they seemed to me at the beginning and at .....
» 11/01/2006 1:36:20 PM While I agree generally that Becker's cost-benefit analysis notions are interesting, one s.....
» 10/11/2005 10:47:17 AM Nice piece, Jane, clear and simple. Only one comment. It was Karl Popper who argued that '.....
» 5/09/2005 9:11:43 PM I thought the joke was that no one had specified the age or sexual attractiveness of the v.....
» 12/05/2005 11:52:47 AM I'm not opposed to competition, just to an undue emphasis on it. All human life in societ.....
» 8/05/2005 6:50:45 PM Ah! Now I see. Yes, aka-Ian, you have a point. We assume that more years of education mu.....
» 7/05/2005 10:00:28 PM I thank those who commented. I have no monopoly on truth or argument, and always try to l.....
» 27/04/2005 12:28:14 PM Alas, in these matters I am somewhat in the hands of the marketing people! But with regar.....
» 27/04/2005 9:31:14 AM I understand where JB1 is coming from, and there are many like him (her). I'm not 100% on.....
» 26/04/2005 4:19:21 PM With all due modesty I suggest that you read a copy of my What Was It all For? The Reshapi.....
» 26/04/2005 4:08:10 PM My continuation piece has not made it to Online Opinion (but then I don't know why the fir.....
» 21/04/2005 9:56:38 PM There is a second article on this subject, a continuation of the first. It is at New Mati.....

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