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Please help fund the original groundbreaking and independent research and commentary here. (The government sure isn’t going to.)

Science is being exploited by big government, rent seeking researchers and greedy corporates. You can help stop that. Support the independent minds which push back. We can’t do it without you. 

Who stands up for the Scientific Method anymore? Not The Royal Society, not Nature. We do.

“Buy” $1 units of chocolate support.  (Click on the currency button, and write in the quantity).

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Our paypal account is happy to accept

UK pounds direct too!  

Why this odd arrangement? Would you believe — the Australian government say that I need permission from them to accept “donations”. (It might be your money, but you can only donate it to a Registered Charity.) So instead of accepting “donations” I’m selling units of $1 emergency chocolate support of which you may “purchase” as many as you want. Don’t forget to add a message about the things you feel are the highest priority.

Other non-paypal, non-credit card options (ie. mail and direct transfer details) are available. Direct transfer cuts out some fees and works well for Australians.

Your help makes a big difference

With David doing full time research now since November 2012, our household is funded entirely now through donations by people like you who are fed up at the failure of institutions, science associations and journalists. Thanks for your help.

Support Independent Science

Not surprisingly, there is no government job we could apply for which aims to make governments less of a burden, and there’s no big-oil funding, no UN agency, and only a few Institutes and Associations with real integrity left. Government science is being strangled. Only independent scientists are free to speak their minds, and free to follow that data, no matter where it leads.

If you can help us pay our bills, we’ll help say what needs to be said, and do the research that needs to be done. 

Join us to get logic and reason into government policies, media stories and one day, maybe even universities.

Thanks!

David Evans: PhD, M.S. (E.E.), M.S. (Stats) [Stanford Uni], B.Eng, M.A., B.Sc., University Medal, [Syd Uni]

Joanne Nova: BSc Hons (Molecular Biology) [UWA]: Former Assoc. Lecturer in Science Communication [ANU], FJ Faulding Prize, Bond Microbiology Prize.

PHOTO: Clouds cool the ancient red sand of the Great Victoria Desert. My shot. (Click for the full landscape.) The soil is red due to the high iron oxide content. It was taken from a plane en route to Perth East of Kalgoorlie.


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    Jaymez

    Just thinking about the above interpretation of ‘donations’. I was just thinking, if the Government says only charities can accept donations, then why do they bother to differentiate between tax deductible and non tax deductible donations in the Tax Act?

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    Joe V.

    If only other NGOs, like “Greenpeace”, WWF, FoTE etc had to survive on ‘chocolate’, the world might be a better place.

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    Harry Kal

    I donated some because I like your writings.

    Harry


    REPLY: Thanks Harry! You are generous too :-)
    I do appreciate the support. It makes all the difference.

    Jo

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    Firey

    It is OK for Unions to donate to political parties. I was not aware thet they are charities.

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    Shaun (aka 'Interested')

    Thank you Joanne for all your efforts to uphold the integrity of the scientific method and to rid us of the unscrupulous Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming deception.
    As Anthony Watts is to America, you are to Australia.
    I am deeply appreciative of your work and wish you every possible success.
    Warmest regards.

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    Bob from Arana Hills

    Is the requirement to be a “registered charity” a government one (if so, do you have some reference)? Or is it a PayPal one where they are being overly cautious to avoid money laundering charges? I know a PayPal user who had their account locked because they used a donate button on their site. Of course, if it is a government requirement it is ludicrous that person “A” can’t legally and voluntarily give money to support the efforts of person “B”.

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    Jackie Dillion

    It would be a great idea if you accepted Bitcoin.
    That way we can all pay quickly and anonymously with no middleman.

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    Clara

    I don’t know much about you but the fact that you want to stand up for Justice is good enough for me. Here’s my small donation of $5 :)
    My only hope is that people stop supporting AGW.
    That’s the only priority, in my opinion.
    Even if supporting AGW is good for the collateral environmental benefit, a lie is still a lie and this fact must be made clear as day to have the little humanity we still have on Earth.

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    Jimmy Haigh

    Merry Christmas Joanne- to you and yours.

    All the best for 2013.

    Cheers!

    Jimmy.

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    Ian H

    As I try to … purchase chocolate … the option to pay using a credit card keeps sending me to a page signing me up for a paypal account. I don’t want to create a paypal account. I don’t trust Paypal with my data. Paypal are being sneaky (one reason why I don’t trust them with my data).

    There seems to be no way to buy you chocolate without signing up to paypal. But I know you really need the chocolate. I am torn. Can anything be done about this?

    [There are ways other than paypal as stated on the donations page http://joannenova.com.au/about/donations/prefer-a-different-option/ mod oggi]

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    Rod M

    Hello Jo,
    I value your work on your website enough that I have set up a small regular donation via bank transfer. Easy to do and fairly painless, and besides, I like chocolate too ;-)

    Rod. Thanks! I will email you. The regular donation idea is appealing I must say. Cheers! – Jo

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    Peter Champness

    Dear Jo,

    You have been blogging like a woman possesed recently. No one is doing more to expose scientific and political hypocrisy and the evils of concensus thinking and restriction of scientific free speech.

    I can’t think of anyone more deserving of a Goverment job in Science (except my own daughter who can’t get one either). I would put you on the Board of the CSIRO, the BOM and the Science Grants Council.

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      KinkyKeith

      Support there Peter.

      Must visit unqerty a little more often.

      KK :)

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      Winston

      Here, Here.

      I donated $30 to you, Jo, just before your request, since I feel I should pay some sort of premium for having such a big mouth.

      I’ve just popped another $30 in the tin for good measure, and while I would like it to be more I hope everyone who values your work as much as I can similarly find a few coins to send your way.

      With deepest admiration,

      Winston, of Room 101.

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    Joe V.

    Would Coop, Woolworths or Coles & Myers Gift Cards be acceptable payment for chocolate ?
    With low a credit card offering 0% on foreign transactions and about $5 for delivery they might be better value than Pay Pal for foreign supporters.

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    Clif Westin

    found the tip jar and contributed. Thanks!

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    Thank you Cliff! – Jo

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    Jon Helton

    Thanks for all the hard work Jo!

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    Glen L

    Hat tip and a jar tip to Jo.

    Keep up the good fight for reason and logic. A casual observation of Australian culture/politics indicates you have a target rich enviroment to work with. Good hunting!!

    I do have a question though: What will Australia do with “the carbon tax” once CAGW is completely discredited?

    Thanks for the good work!

    GL

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    RexAlan

    Just sent a chocolate request, but put the wrong postcode into the online form so I hope you get the money. If it doesn’t come through, just let me know and I’ll resend it.

    Rex

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    gbees

    Donation on its way …. 35 yrs senior positions in IT. If I can help let me know …

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    John Kirby

    I hope the new Prime Minister, later this year, will put you in charge of dismantling the AGW machine ! Just donated, but it would be useful if there was a NZD button, which might reduce the cut which the banks take every time we use a credit card.

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    jimbrock

    My $1 contribution was because I couldn’t figure out how to buy more chocolate. Not intended to be a snarky input. Finally figured it out. Keep up the good work.

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    rightlysouthern

    I was over at WUWT this well yesterday morning and read of your problem,it almost broke my heart. The billions upon billions of taxpayer monies spent upon an agenda and…., yet people like you, Anthony and many others are going out of you alls way to fight the good fight for all of us on your own time-on your own dime gives me a sense of pride. Wish that I was able to do more with the donation,like my grand daddy said “dimes make dollars”. A big ol` howdy and a hug for all that you do from me and quite a few here in the U.S.

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    rightlysouthern

    Almost forgot, as the old folks used to say “bless your heart” in the good way (chuckle).

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    Walt Allensworth

    Jo,
    Been following your blog for a while and love what you’re doing.
    Just bought some fine Australian chocolate… hope this helps keep your work going.
    -Walt

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    Hi Jo. Have your mailing address. Will mail you a donation. Keep up the good work.

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    Hi Joanenova
    May I say with passion that you and your supporters are on the true and correct path.

    I’m a young 84 year old, who has researched this topic since 1981 and have been supported from a few quarters of Australia, but like most research topics, we need financial support, to place our new found science material in the correct public place.

    I wish to add a ‘Press Release’ through your network, because we are singing from the same hymn book.
    I’ve endeavored to find a site with your email address, so decided to do it here.

    Please notify me on : ttswATbigpondDOTcom and I’ll send it to you for your review and comment.

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    Jules Long

    Hi Jo,I would like to donate regularly and am likely to forget…. Is there some way of organising a monthly “chocolate tip”? If you could let me know that would be great.

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      Jules, I would really appreciate that. Thank you! Right now, financial support would be very useful.
      There are a few regulars — my stalwarts — and you must have read my mind. I was just talking yesterday to David about setting up more monthly donations.

      In Australia, NAB (and others I presume) will do regular direct deposits from account to account. I will set up regular donation buttons through paypal as well, which is by far the most efficient for people overseas.

      :- )

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    Peter C

    The election was a great result for citizens who want rational and pragmatic government. That should be all of us, but sadly there are a surprising number of zealots, who had captured the media and hence the debate.

    A lot has been achieved but I agree with you that there is still a long way to go. ABC is a prime example, also BOM climate (science) and the CSIRO.

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    Rod M

    I’ve been reading about chocolate being counted as a vegetable for dietary purposes, since it comes from a plant. It might be more accurate to consider it a fruit extract because it comes from a tree ;-)

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    Ingimundur Kjarval

    I donated because I believe what you are doing is very important, keep up the good work. Best Ingimundur Kjarval

    Thanks! It does help. – Jo

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    Geoffrey Williams

    Jo, keep up the good work, We need you to help us understand these issues on so called ‘carbon pollution’ and tax.
    It seems clear to me that we, the ordinary people of Australia are being duped by would be ‘academics’ and green ideologists who have nothing but vested intersets to protect.
    The politicians have little or no understanding of the real issues and they too are caught up in their own ideologies and self intersts.
    Geoffrey Williams
    Sydney
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    Thanks – Geoffrey :- ) Jo. PS: Yes, academics have a lot to answer for.

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    Marg

    Hi Jo do you think our government is killing our country? I have become very disillusioned recently.

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      If it is any consolation, for most of human history government has been worse than it is now. But yes, that doesn’t mean we should accept the current situation. The slide is depressing…

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    Thomas T.S.Watson

    Hi All
    Since there seems to be vacuum, I enclose a format that you can distribute among your folk with my best wishes for an enlightening new year.
    CHANGING CLIMATE IS CYCLIC
    Thomas Watson of Geelong, author of: ‘Climate Change – Explained by Magnetism?’ (2009), ISBN9780646477220, has determined that, seasonal changes occurs regularly, and we experience these cycles every eleven Years.
    Watson claims that the dramatic climate changes we observe today, are directly associated to the Earth’s oscillating orbital pattern within the Sun’s Heliosphere. Because our Earth is currently within a Negative Magnetic emission, there is a secondary natural reaction to the Earth’s atmosphere, which science accepts as variations of Barometric Pressure, which in turn, results in changes to our seasons.
    He says, since 15th February 2001, the Earth’s Barometric Pressure systems advanced by 120 days, and it’s this change that is directly associated to the Eleven year cycle, known as the “Swarbe Cycle” and ended on the 22nd December 2012. An additional affects to this cycle also concluded our Solar Processional system, when the Sun entered into a new Negative Magnetic field zone from the Milky Way. Because our Earth is involved within this new environment, he claims that our Earth received this additional negative magnetic influence, which dramatically changed our summer and warmer, winter season, since then.
    These last fourteen months has been strengthened by these reversal trends of the Barometric Pressure systems, dramatically changing the seasons, for it is this magnetic intrusion from the magnetic Milky Way’s magnetic influence that is changing our everyday cycle. With these influencing magnetic factors, is the initial reasons why our seasons, so dramatically, changed, he claims.
    Watson shows in his book, that changes to the Barometric Pressure systems, already mentioned by him, has a direct reaction to cloud height. He claims that it is not generally known that the upper surface of Cumulus Clouds, and the like, has a Positive Magnetic influence, while the lower surface has a Negative Magnetic influence. Understanding these magnetic effects and localized influences, shows why our clouds passing over-head, today are indeed, high in elevation, is because of this fact, they are held to a very high elevation because of the Positive to Negative magnetic attraction reactions, is why they are delivering relatively light rain. The Barometric Pressure systems are near 980mb to 1028mb range, for there is indeed enough magnetic electrical energy there to generate dramatic changes to the Earth below with several lightning strikes.
    When questioned what is happening to the Northern Hemisphere, he claims that they are currently experiencing severe wintry seasons, because this is associated to these magnetic Negative effects that are facing the natural Negative emissions, pulling clouds to a higher and colder elevation during their natural winter cycle. (The Cumulus clouds upper surface has a Positive Magnetic influence, thus the added attraction.)
    Our Moon, he claims, has a secondary part to these changes, for it has a Positive Magnetic field being emitted from its frontal surface, and it is this magnetic intrusion to our Earths natural magnetic emissions that dramatically, changes the Ocean Tidal effects. Not Gravity. This again, he added, is a natural cycle that has occurred over millions of years.
    Thomas T. S. Watson
    32 Kinlock Street
    Bell Post Hill
    Geelong
    Australia 3215
    (20th Jan. 2014)
    .

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    Peterkar

    I love you, Jo. Even though you are an Australian. I just sent you what I could afford and I wish it could be more.

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    Thank you Peter: -) Much appreciated. — Jo

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    PeterPetrum

    Hi Joanne, $50 on its way, wish it could be more. Thanks to you, Donna Lamframboise and Judith Curry I manage to get to sleep at night knowing that there are some people in this world who are fighting for common sense and a reasonable, truly scientific, debate on all the issues that are important. I am 73 and I bet they by the time I die (at least 30 years from now) the global warming debate will be an historical absurdity. Can’t convince my daughter and son-in-law though. I am banned form even talking about climate change. There are none so blind…….

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    The absurdity part is coming soon. But here’s to 30 years. Cheers! – Jo

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    Hayden Lee Saunders

    Hi Jo,
    Thanks to you, David, Anthony Watts and so many others, sense and reason are once more within our grasp.
    And for too long I’ve been a taker, scooping up the information, and results of so much research; it’s time I too stepped up to the plate…
    A transfer has been arranged. It should be more.
    Later, we should have a conversation re your ongoing ‘chocolate drive!’. For some thirty years, I’ve been devising and producing direct mail fundraising for many of Australia’s most prominent charities. It’s time I did something more to help the likes of you and others…
    Regards, Lee

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    Hayden, I’m intruiged, tho I confess I’m on the hard stuff — 85% blocks. That said, it sounds like I could learn a lot from you. Good timing. – Jo

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    Rogueelement451

    Hey Hey Joe!
    I would like to make a donation in Sterling . How does that work ?

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    Ernest Bush

    Your site is one of those great ones that help people understand climate politics around the world. Please continue your excellent work.

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    myles kehoe

    hi jo
    your website is regular reading
    sorry I could only donate 50 you are worth much more
    keep up the good work
    myles kehoe

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    Martin A

    I can’t find the Paypal page – it brings me to this page (where I am typing now).

    http://joannenova.com.au/about/donations/

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    Bob

    Martin A says,

    “I can’t find the Paypal page – it brings me to this page (where I am typing now).”

    The yellow “Tip Jar” icons take you to PayPal.

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    Martin A

    Bob
    March 13, 2014 at 6:58 pm · Reply

    Martin A says,

    “I can’t find the Paypal page – it brings me to this page (where I am typing now).”

    The yellow “Tip Jar” icons take you to PayPal.

    It may just be me but when I click on the “Tip “Jar” icon at the top right of this page, it returns me to this page.

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    Bob

    Click on the icons after the first paragraph in the body of the page.

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    Martin A

    OK Bob – thanx

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    Peterkar

    As you know, we Kiwis aren’t given to swearing much, but there was some around here when I realised what I’d not been aware of. So here’s fifty bucks. We need you campaigning for science.

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    Chris

    Hi Jo
    Just a follow up to my small contribution to your Chocolate Fund.
    We independent thinkers need your support in this country.
    Keep on exposing the charlatans who continue to waste our hard-earned tax money.

    BTW check out Pierre Gosselin’s latest postings (http://notrickszone.com/) – seems like there may be a turning of the tide in Germany.

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    Bones

    G’day Jo,card no worky,I must have BO.I’ll have to use snail mail,tell Jaymez if its late it still counts

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    Willy

    Tranfer away, kind regards.

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    [...] The 97% Thunderdome is revving up! Brandon Shollenberger has issued a direct challenge to Cook and UQ, and has published the threatening letter about that “secret” data for Cook’s “97% consensus” study that was published under an “open” Creative Commons License. From that “openness” Jo Nova made the hilarious graphic at left for her essay on the fiasco. Send her chocolate. [...]

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    Ian Weule

    Hi Jo & David,

    We all know that Chocolate makes the world go round.

    Thanks so very much for all of your dedication.
    You and so many contributors are deserving of the highest honour.
    Truth must prevail.

    With much gratitude – Ian
    [Thank you Ian, that is very useful. Most appreciated! - Jo]

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    It has been a long time coming, but science is rethinking on what I’ve written about and at last, a Swedish Journal invited me to write a paper to them, has been delivered and accepted,and they are in the process of thinking it through, now.
    Thank you Jo. for your support over the years.

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    PeterPetrum

    I love chocolate and am happy to buy some on your site from time to time. Thank goodness that people like you, David, Jennifer, Donna and Judith have got the fortitude to keep fighting the (UN)scientific establishment. Where would we be without you all.

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    Annie

    Hi Jo. Just to let you know that my other half sent a payment for some chocolate this morning. Hope it arrives alright. We’d love to buy more as we are chocoholics but have to be a little careful atm as we are house building and want to make sure there are enough pennies for that.

    It’s just a little recognition of what we all owe you in the fight for truth and also how much of interest we learn here at your site. Thankyou.

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    I made a small donation which I will repeat in future. I’m sure you’ll be buying high quality chocolate such as Lindt instead of the nasty crap that tends to be more popular for some reason.

    You do seem to have a bee in your bonnet about selling the ABC. Strange. The only reason seem to be its adolescent, fawning view of the IPCC, much like the crowds at SA rallies in the 1930s. If that were not so, would you still want to sell it?

    If I were a ‘consensus’ sycophant, I’d point out that you are not a scientist. Of course, I’d waive that qualification if you repented and trusted The Science. ‘Cos that’s how cheerleaders roll, n’est-ce pas?

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    REPLY: Thanks for your support. As it happens, I have published in the peer reviewed literature, I just don’t mention it. It’s not like it matters. And I used to like the ABC, I used to work there — But the lack of interest in the views of half the population is apparent in every topic now. Unfortunately public media is always going to end up being biased toward public funding. Shame. Chanceux, vous n’êtes pas un flagorneur, eh? Appreciate your ongoing help. cheers, – Jo

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    Frank

    Jo,
    Instead of wasteing time preaching to the choir , I strongly urge that you present your evidence for peer review and gain instant fame .

    [Reply: I think Jo must be making quite an impact, in educating the general population about the non-science of climate science, if you feel a) the need to come here and be supercilious about it, and b) find the need to hide your superciliousness on the donations page.

    But since you obviously know where the donations page is ... thank you so much. -Fly]

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    Frank

    Dear Fly,
    I’m just pointing out the obvious. If Jo has sound arguements she should submit them to the established scientific community where they can be peer reviewed , instead she’s here impressing a lay audience . I’ve made this point a number of times and the responses just address other issues.
    If a medical researcher had a genuine challenge to the established view on ebola treatment, would they waste time writing a blog ?

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    DOUBTINGDAVE

    Thanks for all you do JO you are an inspiration to me as are many of the regular contributors that come here.you have taught me so much so keep on shining a light into the darkest corners of the climate change, green blob ivory towers.They say chocolate is good brain food so share some with your husband to help him crank up that notch

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    Warren Milbrandt

    “Buy” $1 units of chocolate support. (Click on the currency button, and write in the quantity).

    Hi, Jo. Maybe I’m missing something, but I can’t access the PayPal donation button at the top of this page. Under the above text line is a faintly-highlighted field but with no active buttons or visible text. I think that’s where it should be. I’ve used it before, but twice now (over a weeks time)it has been as I described. It is likely to just be a compatibility problem with my computer or ISP (US location), but I thought I had best mention it, since it might be affecting donations.
    Love the webpage, by the way. Keep giving them H Down Under!
    I’ll try the donation thing again another day.

    Thanks for letting me know! Sigh. Nothing that I know of has changed in the last few weeks. Can you tell me what OS you are using? We really appreciate your support.

    Jo

    [ Warren, try this link and it should bring you to the paypal site: https://www.paypal.com/au/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=tVoCush7GWyncT_D8ZAqjANo3j59VCE7_CfuOFJuWCm9OJI5z0bRW77jy2K&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba21b08198d8562aa8a3da7ac30bbfba73b3e80dcc ] ED

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    Arild

    Just donated. Seems troll traffic is up. What a tedious chore playing whack-a-mole. Thanks Jo and thanks to your regulars for a great site.

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    john robertson

    Thanks Jo.
    Some Canadian $ sent.
    Excellent idea, encouraging small business advertising.
    Keep up the good work.

    Thanks! It has come through. And yes, I think skeptics would support skeptic businesses, and advertising is a tax deductible expense too. Jo

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    Rod Jacques

    Hi Jo, following you all the time. Keep up the good work donation sent.

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    Peter C

    A week ago I formally resigned from the Australian Medical Association, because of the climate antics of the Editor of the Medical Journal of Australia (Dr Steven Leeder) and also the President Dr Brian Owler.

    I propose to donate half of my subscription (after tax) to JoNova and half to the IPA.

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    GMan

    No bitcoin for donations?

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    Robber

    Keep the good work coming and enjoy the chocolates.

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    Interested

    Is there any way of contributing via VISA?
    I think I may have had this trouble before. I can’t seem to find a credit card donation page.
    Frustrating!

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      Bob

      Just go to the “Tip Jar”. Yes, it will take you to a PayPal page, but look there for the “Pay by credit or debit card” option. That will accept your VISA card without you needing to have a PayPal account yourself, but the funds will end up in Jo’s PayPal account.

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        Interested

        Thanks Bob but still no luck.
        I’ve been all over the Home page but can’t find any reference to ‘Tip Jar’.
        The only other place I can find is ‘non-credit-card’.
        I appreciate your efforts just the same.
        And I certainly appreciate the efforts of our Joanne, God bless her, even if I can’t show it in a more concrete way.
        Merry Christmas everyone!

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          Bob

          I’m not sure what is going on, then. On http://joannenova.com.au/ I see, top right, under the main banner, “Tip Jar” with three small card icons under that.

          Do you see that at all?

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            Interested

            No.
            Under the main banner – top right of the Home page – all I get is:
            “Jo appreciates your support to help her keep doing what she does. This blog is funded by donations. Thanks!”

            Directly under that are three panels:-
            1) Best Topical Blog 2015
            2) Lifetime Achievement 2014
            3) Winner Best Australian-NZ Blog

            I don’t see any ‘Tip Jar’.
            Is something weird going on?

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              Bob

              Immediately above ““Jo appreciates your support…” should be the Tip Jar icon. What device/browser/operating system etc. are you using? Do you have advertisement/image blocking things installed?

              And as you are already commenting on the donations page, do you not see two Tip Jar icons above the paragraph beginning, “Why this odd arrangement?”?

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                Interested

                There’s no hint of a Tip Jar icon above “Jo appreciates your support ..”
                Above “Why this odd arrangement?” is a blank space – again no hint of a tip jar.

                I’m using a Sony laptop, Windows 8.1, and Kaspersky protection.
                I don’t know whether I have advertisement/image blocking things installed. I certainly haven’t done anything deliberate in that way.
                What do you advise?

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              Bob

              “I’m using a Sony laptop, Windows 8.1, and Kaspersky protection.
              I don’t know whether I have advertisement/image blocking things installed. I certainly haven’t done anything deliberate in that way.
              What do you advise?”

              Well, that is weird. In/near that blank space do you see the words, “Our paypal account is happy to accept UK pounds direct too!”?

              What Web browser do you use? If the default then I presume Internet Explorer. Do you have installed Google Chrome or Firefox browsers? Even if not for this exercise, it’s handy to have another browser or two installed in case one has problems: Firefox; Chrome.

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                Interested

                [Well, that is weird. In/near that blank space do you see the words, “Our paypal account is happy to accept UK pounds direct too!”?]

                Yes, there is a panel with that sentence in it.
                It’s not ‘clickable’ though.
                And yes, you’re right about the browser being Internet Explorer. I’ve never had any browser other than that.
                I might consider Chrome.

                Thanks for trying to help.
                And Merry Christmas to all!

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    Jim Simpson

    Hi Jo – Lots of water passed under the ‘Climate Change bridge’ since those halcyon days when we got started thanks to you & your Blog Site back in (I think it was 2007?). How time flies when you’re having fun! We’re still going strong! Just added a further $50 to the Chocolate Jar.

    Cheers’nBeers, Jim et All at;
    The Climate Realists of Five Dock
    “De Omnibus Dubitandum” – Question Everything!
    Other like minded souls are welcome to Join us for dinner at Club Five Dock most Thursdays from 6:30pm
    66 Great North Road, Five Dock NSW 2046 Australia
    Email: jimrsimpson@bigpond.com

    Thanks so much Jim. Yours has been the most remarkably successful group. I think we need a Jim Simpson in every city… :- )– Jo

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    Annie

    Some Christmas Choccy should reach you anytime…my OH has just done a transfer so hope all well. Happy Christmas, Annie.

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    doubting dave

    Sorry my contribution is not much Jo and David , but i’m hoping to raid the remnants of my kids and grandkids selection boxes this xmas and send you the soft centred chocolates that they don’t eat , hopefully before the new year :) . PS to ANNIE ( above ) your kind , thoughtful ,compassionate responses to some of my posts during this year have not gone unnoticed , thanks and all the very best to you and your family this xmas , peace and love xxx .

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    Dennis

    Direct debit done.

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    Joe V.

    How many magazines did you used to subscribe to that gave nothing like the hours of enjoyment you get from this site ? As you can’t take out a subscription to JoNova as such had you considered taking a subscription to GoldNerds, even if the only Gold you are interested in is the knowledge & insight you gain from this site ?
    A choice of subscription options are available and direct payment by Visa avoids the hidden PayPal charges especially from other countries.

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    Hat Rack

    Seems the camel carrying the Christmas mail from NSW to WA is lost or dead. However, if it does arrive some time in the future, discard the now worthless piece of paper inside the card. Direct deposit done last night.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Annie

    Dear Jo, finally have sent your Easter egg contribution. Sorry it took so long. We are particularly grateful for the hint about there still being time to register in the UK in time for the EU Referendum. We had time to appoint proxies though not to arrange a postal vote. Many thanks for everything you do. Annie and OH.

    PS Don’t eat all your choccy at once!

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    Annie

    PS I wish I had a fortune so that I could buy loadsa choc.

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