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For all the non-hottest-summer in Australia talk.
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Plenty to discuss…
Let those comments flow.
I need to do some testing, so odd things may come or go… but hopefully it will all be working properly soon.
Thanks for your patience, but do keep commenting!
PS: New star ratings added for blog articles. Thanks for your enthusiastic clicking, but seriously, surely I need to do more than write two lines to earn eight stars!
Just so you know, at some point soon we will get the first site upgrade in three years, and … (drum roll)… nested comments! There will be a few other improvements too, but largely things will look similar. It has been a couple of months of work, behind the scenes, to upgrade my sometimes quixotic CSS code.
But if the site goes down, or you are not able to add comments for a while in the next few days, it is probably maintenance.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Try the absurd Methane Madness if you haven’t already! Discuss how the big Gore event came and went with barely a trace, and marks the fall of the man who set alight much of the Greenhouse Extravaganza. Or there’s the coolest UK summer in 20 years… wiping out masses of blue butterflies. (Where is the Green angst: “Stop the cooling trend — Save the Butterfly — Donate a sunspot?”).
More importantly, the US CO2 regulation on hold indefinitely.
Or discuss something else
The end of the Great Global Warming Scam is just that much closer.
Al Gore admits defeat:
“When you go and talk to any audience about climate, you hear them washing back at you the same crap over and over and over again,” he continued. “There’s no longer a shared reality on an issue like climate even though the very existence of our civilization is threatened. People have no idea! … It’s no longer acceptable in mixed company, meaning bipartisan company, to use the goddamn word climate. It is not acceptable. They have polluted it to the point where we cannot possibly come to an agreement on it.”
He’s uses all his science degrees to come back with an erudite answer to his critics:
It may be volcanoes.’ Bullshit! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bullshit! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bullshit!” Gore exclaimed.
Hat Tip Marc Morano: Climate Depot
Hockey Schtick has some fun with it.
Yes, and basically this is an unthreaded thread, where commenters can tell the news.
I’ll be away for a week with the family resting on warm beaches, near wandering rivers and spectacular gorges. I’ll be thinking of you. (Actually, I won’t be completely gone, though I may be beyond mobile range, and in uncharted non-NBN territory, there will still be some guest posts thanks to the o-so-talented pool of skeptics around here.)
If you have especially brilliant ideas, hot tips, or your comment goes lost, please email the dedicated select set of moderators at support AT joannenova.com.au. (Please don’t wear out the email address though. There are real people with real lives who have other commitments).
In the meantime, this thread is for commenters… there is so much to discuss. Like for example: the satellite that could have settled this: blown up I hear, and for the second time, how careless? Then there’s the Greenie-navel-gazing as they try to figure out what went wrong. “The long death of environmentalism“.[See here for some commentary.]
Australian Skeptics – put Weds 23rd March in your Diary. We’ll be protesting the Carbon Tax in capital cities. I will be speaking in Perth.
CAT (away) + Mice = PLAY
Jo is away from the computer for some fun and relaxation with her family.
Jo being “off-line” leaves the controls of this blog in the hands of volunteer moderators.
This time while the Cat is away:
Many regular posters here use web links to make their point(s). If those links could be found easily, others could use them both here at JoNova and also if we blog elsewhere.
Of course it is really great that Jo has some leisure time! Jo has mentioned us “unsung moderators” before but she also left us with keys to the shop. So maybe we can have some fun while she is away. Pick your topic. Post anything you want (within reason*) and see what happens!
When Jo gets back she can decide if this stays or is erased forever.
From all of us moderators, have a HAPPY NEW YEAR !
Many thanks FROM the unsung moderators TO all of you for the comments and great thinking that makes this possible.
P.S. It might be time to upsize your chocolate commitment
I’m in Sydney, and doubt I’ll be able to post until Monday. I spoke today at the Pacrim conference in Sydney.
People can post news below in comments below, thanks!
And a small operational note: I’ve set up an email address support AT joannenova.com.au which goes direct to the fabulous helpful volunteers who moderate. If you see a comment that needs reporting, that’s the email to use. Likewise, if your comment disappears into the spam autofile, you can email the moderators who can set it free. If you email me I may not be able to help for hours.
Please bear in mind that your email will go to several busy people who have other real jobs and commitments. Please respect that.
Otherwise, this thread is for all those topics that I haven’t written about lately, or for news.
The latest comments (at this moment) come from 6 different threads, one of which is from a post last December. I think it’s a great thing if people can post on-topic and revive old threads. Thanks to the latest comments page, it means that people have more chance of getting an answer or an audience on old posts.
Notes on finding “that post”
If you are not familiar with them, my INDEX, ARCHIVES and LATEST 30 COMMENTS pages are all working well. I’m quite proud of them.
There’s obviously a desire to debate and discuss religious leanings. It’s not science. But if it helps some people grow their climatic world view or it reaches a new audience it has a use — perhaps just as a form of mental-tennis. Though even the most illogical recalcitrant commentors sometimes bring out brilliant replies (and there are a few, especially far down). Like minded comments from other threads will be moved here as it is off-topic on every other post on this site. This whole topic breaks basic rules of logic and reason. But in the interests of free speech and to declutter other important threads, this is home to those comments that do not belong elsewhere.
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