Saturday, 21 June 2014


TYGER Spoors

Zulu Planet Publishers, Waterval Bowen, 
South Africa, 2013
Printed by, Marston Gate, UK

          “Great is the truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects, by lowering what Mr Churchill calls an ‘iron curtain’ between the masses and such facts or arguments as the local political bosses regard as undesirable, totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have done by the most eloquent denunciations, the most compelling of logical rebuttals. But silence is not enough. If persecution, liquidation and other symptoms of social friction are to be avoided, the positive sides of propaganda must be made as effective as the negative...
          "But to return to the future…If I were now to rewrite the book, I would offer the Savage a third alternative. Between the utopian and the primitive horns of this dilemma would lie the possibility of sanity – a possibility already actualized, to some extent, in a community of exiles and refugees from the Brave New World, living within the borders of the Reservation. In this community economics would be decentralist and Henry-Georgian, politics Kropotkinesque and co-operative…
          "Only a large-scale popular movement towards decentralization and self-help can arrest the present tendency towards statism. At present there is no sign that such a movement will take place.” 
Aldous Huxley
from a 1946 Foreword to a reprint of his classic  BRAVE NEW WORLD of 1932.
Vintage Books, London, 2007.

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Thursday, 5 June 2014



  Fourth Estate, London, 2009
Where Oliver Morton writes in the introduction:

          “On this day, and the next day, and every day, a scarcely conceivable 4000 trillion kilowatt hours of energy reached the top of the earth’s atmosphere as sunshine…  And over the course of the day, that energy served to turn hundreds of millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into food and living tissue. And as a result the world stayed alive. 
That’s what really happened today.”

Earthrise photo from the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter

On this basis, I decided to do a little spreadsheet calculation -- remembering the
Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics [1] :

Hmmm, even the IPCC estimate of ‘man-made global warming’ (AGW) is no more than a onehundredthousandth of the sunshine total influencing the Earth’s average surface temperature.
Now please go to 
or, of course

and decide for yourself whether tampering with any of the measured values shown in these graphs, by a onehundredthousandth of their values shown, would allow any interpretation other than that there is no discernible contribution to global temperatures from any anthropogenic global warming (AGW) which is not totally irrevelant in comparison to the measured variability of solar irradiance over any time period one cares to choose.   

Consider also estimates of annual global carbon dioxide emissions: 

I find it hard to believe that about 7 GtC/year out of total global emissions amounting to some 200 GtC/year should alone and exclusively be responsible for affecting ‘global climate’ to the extent proposed, especially when evevn the IPCC’s own estimates represent only one 100,000th  part of the Sun’s influence alone. 

Is scepticism not the only possible rational response in the light of these figures?

In the light of earlier musings on the subject,

and of latest addenda to

scepticism alone just will no longer suffice. 

see also link arrived 07/07/2014: 
or at: via @wattsupwiththat 

[1]  PS added 01 DEC 2014

Oxford University Press Inc, New York, 2007

[1] further PS added 25 JUNE 2015  and see also