JoNova

A science presenter, writer, speaker & former TV host; author of The Skeptic's Handbook (over 200,000 copies distributed & available in 15 languages).


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Help stop science being exploited by big government and greedy corporates. It’s becoming a crusade to get logic and reason to a government (and school) near you. Support the independent minds which push back. Thank you.


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

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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.

I do most appreciate your support

I am fully self-employed (or rather, supported by a sympathetic husband). Not surprisingly, there is no government job I 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 which my values align. From time to time I write a commissioned story for them, or get paid to speak.

Donations help to cover costs of childcare, domestic help, internet access, magazine subscriptions (so I can roast New Scientist) and buy books that inspire me. In short, the more support I get, the less time I spend folding tea-towels and cooking sausages and the more time I spend on what has become a crusade to get logic and reason into government, schools and universities.

PHOTO: Clouds cool the ancient red sand of the Great Victoria Desert. My shot. (Click for the full landscape dotted with suspended clouds.) The soil is red due to the high iron oxide content. It’s so old the land has rusted. 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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    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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    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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    PeterPeterum

    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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