Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cardinal spots the green sins against reason

Cardinal George Pell can recognise a religious movement when he sees one:

The complacent appeal to scientific consensus is simply one more appeal to authority, quite inappropriate in science or philosophy...Claims of atmospheric warming often appear to conflict and depend upon the period of time under consideration. 
- The earth has cooled during the past 10,000 years since the Holocene climate optimum. 
- The earth has cooled since 1000 years ago, not yet achieving the temperatures of the Medieval Warm Period. 
- The earth has warmed since 400 years ago after the Little Ice Age three centuries ago. 
- The earth warmed between 1979 and 1998 and has cooled slightly since 2001.

The following facts are additional reasons for scepticism. 
- In many places, most of the 11,700 years since the end of the last ice age were warmer than the present by up to 2C. 
- Between 1695 and 1730, the temperature in England rose by 2.2C. That rapid warming, unparalleled since, occurred long before the Industrial Revolution. 
- From 1976 to 2001, “the global warming rate was 0.16C per decade”, as it was from 1860 to 1880 and again from 1910 to 1940
My suspicions have been deepened through the years by the climate movement’s totalitarian approach to opposing views. Those secure in their explanations do not need to be abusive
The term “climate change denier”, however expedient as an insult or propaganda weapon, with its deliberate overtones of comparison with Holocaust denial, is not a useful description of any significant participant in the discussion


Monday, October 24, 2011

No comment

The thought of anonymity makes Andrew (57) nervous. "As an intern you can easily ask for help, but as a journalist, I feel I should be constantly dog whistling to attract attention" 
Mastering life on the Right is just one more of life’s hurdles for Andrew. His story is incredible. 
Andrew was born in Singleton and grew up in a housing commission place in Stockton. His white mother struggled with five children and life was difficult at best. When he was 15, Andrew left home and put himself through the rest of high school, the only child in his family to do so. He didn’t get a great finishing mark - struggling to get his facts right at exam time - but when a friend suggested he pretend to be a white middle class male he agreed and was encouraged to start blogging. When people actually read his inflammatory copy, Andrew says “I nearly fell out of bed.” 
Andrew was admitted to journalism after pretending to be part of the old boys program. He went to Southbank from 8am until 9am and then worked on radio until 9.30 am to make ends meet. In his first year he became engaged and had to cope with learning opera as well.
Andrew is now deciding between climate change denialism or racial profiling as his specialty.

(No comment for legal reasons)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Why can't I be free to speak?

I am the son of journalist parents who came to Australia the year before I was born.

For a long time, I have felt like an outsider here, not least because my family moved around so very often.

You know how it is when you feel you don’t fit in. You look for other identities, other groups, like climate change deniers, to give you a sense of belonging, and perhaps some status.

So for a while I considered myself a Journalist, and even worked for a newspaper.

Later I realised how affected that was, and how I was borrowing a group identity rather than asserting my own. Andrew Clot’s.

So I chose to refer to myself as a defender of  free speech, as one of the many on the Right who claim that any criticism or inconvenient fact checking of our claims is an attack on our freedom of speech.

Yet even now I fret about how my free speech is being silenced here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

So that’s the background to the calamity that hit me yesterday.

That’s why I believe we can choose and even renounce facts, because I have done that myself.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

No politics

No politics until further notice. Principles to selectively weigh up. Petulance to maintain. Self-righteousness to keep. Sorry..


After discussions, I now feel free to slander without reference to accuracy. So I shall. In tomorrow’s column. I apologise for the conceit, but I wanted to feign indignation before matters had been resolved. I had to be churlish with my employer and to my readers, and I apologise if you think I’ve had the balance wrong over the past 10 years.

Thank you to everyone who has telegraphed, rung, faxed, offered their children or commented on this post, here and on radio.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Where is the sea level rise?

Many readers have sent me this graph from Nils-Axel Mörner completely debunking the warmist meme that sea levels are rising;

Reader Professor Bob tells me you won't find this graph anywhere in the IPCC reports - or indeed any graph "back tilted to its uncorrected original". Once more it is left to the professionalism of climate skeptics to provide the public with unbiased data and analysis. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cameron's announcement on crime expert

British prime minister David Cameron's decision to appoint a US street crime expert as an adviser after recent riots is a "slap in the face", a police body said on Saturday:

William Bratton, credited with curbing street crime as police chief in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, said he would help the British government develop strategies on dealing with widespread rioting and gang culture. 
The move comes after hooligans, arsonists and looters seemingly took control of streets with ease in parts of England's major cities during four days of riots. 
But a leader of the Greater Manchester Police Federation, which represents police interests', said Britain did not need somebody "who lives 5,000 miles away", and said the police had the situation under control.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Demand an end to alarmist reporting

The editor of the fiercely warmist Sunday Age offers you an opportunity:

Ever complained about media coverage of climate change in the media? Here’s your chance to change it

Feel free to help this paper reform its deceits and exaggerations. Because in fact:

predictions of sea level rises now seem to have been greatly exaggerated;

ice loss in the Arctic has not worsened in four years;

no one denies global warming is happening;

Let the Sunday Age know. Demand better journalism.


Another milestone for my TV show

Thanks very much again.

After just three months the total audience for our show has dropped out of the ratings surveys:

The Clot Report 109,000  
The Clot Report Encore 89,000

Our lowest numbers ever. We’re chuffed.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blog readers laundry

A new series: the laundry of typical readers of my blog.

Adrian has a bit of work ahead of him.

LeftRightOut forgets his basket.

Beryl has a lovely basket.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rates must go up and they will

Terry McCrann once again does his analysis ahead of today's Reserve Bank board meeting

The Reserve Bank really has no choice. It must lift its official cash rate (today); and it will... 
Now a rate rise will come absent only some form of global financial meltdown before Tuesday. And the warring politicians in the US still failing to agree to lift their debt ceiling would NOT of itself constitute such an event.

Terry tells me he's the man to watch on monetary policy and I hear he has picked 18 of the last 2 moves in official interest rates.

Well done Terry. I'm sure today will be no exception. Read about the RBA's decision here.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Just how much power over us do warmists want?

It’s increasingly clear that even more dangerous than the carbon dioxide tax are the measures taken by Left wing governments to crush resistance against it and force you to comply:

The Conservative government of John Howard introduced the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (the NGER Act). The act set up a compulsory national framework for the reporting and dissemination of information about greenhouse gas emissions, greenhouse gas projects, and energy use and production of corporations.
The objectives of the NGER Act, as stated in the legislation, are to:

  • inform government policy and the Australian public
  • assist Commonwealth, state and territory government programs and activities
  • avoid the duplication of similar reporting requirements in the states and territories
  • underpin the introduction of an emissions trading scheme

The first annual reporting period began on 1 July 2008. Corporations that meet an NGER threshold must report their:

  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • energy production
  • energy consumption
  • other information specified under NGER legislation

Thursday, July 28, 2011

GetUp turns to ShutUp

The creeping totalitarianism of the Left:

Under the commercial broadcasting code of conduct, broadcasters are required to make reasonable efforts to ensure that factual material is accurate, and are given 30 days to make a correction after they receive an initial complaint.
GetUp! had made a complaint to the Australian Communications and Media Authority that says the broadcaster 2GB was wrong when he stated human beings produce only 0.001 per cent of carbon dioxide in the air 
GetUp! has also alleged Mr Jones contravenes another section of the code of conduct which requires broadcasters to give ''reasonable opportunities'' to ''significant viewpoints'' on ''controversial issues of public importance''.

Mr Jones today denied ever having made the comment and said the complaint was politically motivated.

"I never said that at all," he told AAP.

And Jones quite rightly points out:

Much of my stuff is opinion … I am a broadcaster, I don't pretend (to know what I'm talking about)..." 
''… (my)opinions lack validity...(my) opinions are extreme..."

Why shouldn't  Alan Jones be entitled to his own facts?

And what gives GetUp! the right to use the existing complaints process for the codes of practice developed by the industry itself under section 123 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992?

Surely the complaint process should only be used so we can complain about the ABC?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Farr out on Monckton

We’re told repeatedly that Lord Monckton is no scientist and his arguments against global warming alarmism are nonsense.

So it’s very telling after having been grudgingly granted a debate at the National Press Club that no scientist or journalist or scientist or scientists have come forward as yet to demonstrate some fraud or foolish error in Monckton’s arguments.



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

If this is warming, the crops are loving it

The warmists cry starvation in 2008:

Impoverished farmers in South Asia and southern Africa could face growing food shortages due to climate change within just 20 years, a new study says... 
“The majority of the world’s one billion poor depend on agriculture for their livelihoods,” said the lead author of the new study, David Lobell of Stanford University. 
“Unfortunately, agriculture is also the human enterprise most vulnerable to changes in climate.”

But so far, so great, as my local Woolworths noted:

Not sure what to cook tonight? Make dinner a breeze with Continental Fresh Meal Ideas, the convenient meal solution perfect for any night of the week. 
For more Specials this week, please search your local catalogue and visit your local store to find out more.

Monday, July 18, 2011

MT today July 18

On our MT 1950s show today:

- Lord Christopher Monckton tells us he’s apprehensive about tomorrow’s debate at the National Press Club after the 651st time all his taking points were "meticulously shown to be utter nonsense".

- Monckton rightly likens the claim of those who think science needs facts to "the intimidation and stifling of debate by the Hitler Youth". "I certainly didn't need any so-called science to discover my Universal Cancer Cure™ ", he noted.

 - Monckton went on to confide that the Carbon Tax certainly "wouldn't be getting his vote in the Australian Senate"

Listen here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog science poll results

The results from our second Blog Science Poll™ are in:

Does CO2 absorb and emit energy in the thermal infrared?
Yes................. 35

No................... 21

It's plant food.....43

So there you have it. All the evidence we need  - CO2 is only plant food.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Here we go again with another Arctic scare

So what happened to all those earlier predictions of melting Arctic sea ice?

(click to enlarge image)

Views from the windows of my blog readers

Views from typical blog readers:

Reader Alison looks out her window.

Reader James lines up for Lord Monckton's public address.

Reader Tim takes a break from reading my blog.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A fraud on the Australian people

JULIA Gillard’s carbon dioxide tax is the most brazen policy to be perpetrated by an Australian government.

Apart from the fact that 2 out of 3 families will be fully compensated for the tiny rise in household costs of $9.90 a week, and apart from the fact that the price signal will drive innovation and job growth, and apart from the fact that pensioners will be better off, and apart from the tax cuts, and apart from the fact that there will be no major effects on job creation or incomes, and apart from the fact that up to $110 extra per child will go to families under Family Tax Benefit A, and apart from the fact that up to $69 extra per year will go to families eligible under Family Tax Benefit B, and apart from the assistance to emissions intensive trade exposed industries, and apart from the money from the tax allocated to renewable energy projects and research, and apart from the move to a market based price on July 1, 2015, and apart from the targets to reduce emission by 5% by 2020 and 80% by 2050:

Apart from those tiny benefits, this must be a fraud on the Australian people, because I've haven't spent all this time being alarmist and scaremongering for nothing. I've been saying all along, even before the policy was announced, that this policy is a fraud. If we ignore the policy detail, I stand by my position.

Vent here while venting is still legal.

Is News becoming embarrassed by what’s made News great?

Brendan O’Neill is right:

ACROSS the world, miles of column inches and hours of television and radio debate have been devoted to the closure of the News of the World. And yet the gravity of what occurred last week has not been grasped anywhere.
You don’t have to have been a fan of the News of the World, still less of its recent antics, to recognise that the moral crusade is likely to have a chilling effect on the British media. 
The end result of the hysterical crusade against “evil” tabloids: a situation where the Murdoch press have to operate within the rule of law and actually tell the truth. This is a disaster for freedom of the press.

I’ll add two things.

First, the “proper press” has had no compunction about publishing Wikileaks therefore why can't Murdoch's newspapers break the law as well?

Second, what worries me is that News of the World was closed not by liberal campaigners disgusted by the paper’s culture, but possibly by News executives disgusted by it, too. These News executives need to harden up and get with the programme. There is no room for so-called "ethics" at News.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Temperature update

Although I noticed it had been chilly a few months ago it now seems like its warmer than most of the decade.

And although the decade looks the hottest, I'm sure its just naturally hot or something - and as we skeptics still like to say, "There has been no Global warming this decade"

Roy Spencer updates his temperature record:

The new McCarthyists

No doubt the Left will complain:

American Family Association Launches Boycott Against McDonald’s For ‘Promoting The Homosexual Agenda’


Right Wing Group Calls For Boycott Of Jewish-Owned Stores That Employ Arabs


Right-wing group boycotts Google for opposing Prop. 8.


Right-Wing Talk Radio Hosts Call for GM Boycott


The Weekly Gillard

Readers tell me the title or headline of my blog posts are all they need in order to know how to think. So here is this week's summary:

Can Gillard be trusted to keep our lights on? 
Gillard’s last chance 
When even the gingers disown her, time’s up  
Gillard spends your money to pitch her politics 
Gillard says she’ll take your cash to sell her tax 
Gillard stunned instead  
Gillard’s last hope is to defy the Greens 
On the other hand, Gillard could still tax the drivers 
Gillard won’t tell you her tax won’t stop any warming.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Now the real interest is in rates

As the Reserve Bank of Australia meets to discuss monetary policy, Terry McCrann is ahead of the curve:

The Australian economy shrank in the March quarter but is smack in the middle of a boom and the Reserve Bank will lift interest rates in July. 
Increased spending means RBA must lift rates now [...] the RBA has to deliver somewhere between two and four rises over the next year. It has to start now.

Read about the RBA's decision here - due out this afternoon.


The view today of my blog reader

A new series: what typical readers of my blog have seen through their window.

Today it’s reader David.

Last goal reached for my TV show

Thanks very much again: In little more than two months the total audience for our show and its repeat have lost to Insiders' ABC 1 broadcast and the News 24 simulcast:

The Clot Report 123,000 
The Clot Report Encore 115,000 
ABC Insiders 239,000

We’re chuffed

Monday, July 4, 2011

Just a hunch


My deep knowledge of foreign affairs and my inherent sexism tells me we’ll see a few more stories on television about Thai politics after the election of the new Thai prime minister.

Friday, July 1, 2011

So much for Weather Underground

I analyse the science and put Weather Underground founder Jeff Masters's list to the sword:

Earth’s hottest year on record
gotcha - equal hottest with 2005

Most extreme winter Arctic atmospheric circulation on record
um, the atmosphere always circulates

Arctic sea ice: lowest volume on record, 3rd lowest extent
ah huh , third lowest is not the lowest.

Record melting in Greenland, and a massive calving event
calving? there are no cows in Greenland

Second most extreme shift from El Niño to La Niña
second is for losers.

Second worst coral bleaching year
Wettest year over land
but what about over water?

Amazon rainforest experiences its 2nd 100-year drought in 5 years
so the other 98 years were not in drought, yes?

Global tropical cyclone activity lowest on record
that's good

A hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season: 3rd busiest on record
better to be busy than idle

A rare tropical storm in the South Atlantic
if it's rare, then we're lucky to have seen it - bit like Halley's comet

Strongest storm in Southwestern U.S. history
finally number 1

Strongest non-coastal storm in U.S. history
ok so number 1 again...

Weakest and latest-ending East Asian monsoon on record
well that's not number 1

No monsoon depressions in India’s Southwest Monsoon for 2nd time in 134 years
who wants monsoon depressions anyway - no point getting upset about it.

The Pakistani flood: most expensive natural disaster in Pakistan’s history

The Russian heat wave and drought: deadliest heat wave in human history

Record rains trigger Australia’s most expensive natural disaster in history
blah blah

Heaviest rains on record trigger Colombia’s worst flooding disaster in history

ok, enough with the "worst in history"

So there you have it: I do the science while Masters beats a drum.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Not Buddhists, of course. Or Hindus or Muslims

How did we import such trouble? What is the origin of this particular us-against-them culture? What is the lesson for our immigration and refugee policy?

SIX homes in Sydney's west were hit by bullets just 12 hours before a 29-year-old bikie was bludgeoned to death at Sydney Airport's domestic terminal.
In a dramatic escalation of a turf war between rival bikie gangs, one man was shot, another bashed, and another murdered in the airport attack.
The drive-by shootings at Auburn on Saturday night, which involved six houses in three streets, are believed to be related to Bandidos discovering that two of the club's Blacktown chapter "associates" were passing information to the rival club, Notorious.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Warmies wilt with their fuzzy logic

After five years of hype Tim Blair analyses the science;

Speaking at the National Press Club last week, Chief scientist Ian Chubb said, 
"There are probably people now thinking I'm partisan for saying the science is in on climate change," said Chubb.

"...90 per cent of experts in climate science are all of one view. And that is that the planet is warming and humans have intervened to accelerate that process

"So somebody who comes along and says it's not true doesn't deserve equal weight. They deserve to have their views considered if they've gone through the proper and scientific process and it's ended up in the peer review literature."

"Well, I don't think that's partisan"

So Blair cuts to the heart of the principles of planetary climate to refute the Chief Scientist;

Bully for you, chief scientific person! 
Maybe ... you can explain to the rest of us what Julia Gillard really meant when she said there would be no carbon tax under a government she led.

What say ye now Chief Scientist?

“Greedy” Gina digs her critics another mine of handouts

Rinehart, who is the woman who bought my opinions for Channel 10, has actually earned my particular applause time and time again, over and over, and now this beautiful woman is rightly indignant:

Now left wing media doesn’t like me directing attention to the MRRT and Carbon Tax...why should I dare to “greedily” advocate no MRRT and no Carbon Tax for my “own self benefit” when I have made less than 8 billion dollars out of this mining boom? 
I have received not 1 cent for employing people over years to enable our company to explore, study and put in the building blocks for this Queensland project to enable it to progress towards development and make me billions and billions of dollars profit. Not 1 cent.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Surrendering the moral high ground

Lord Monckton has embarrassed himself and damaged his cause by this offensive attack:


Although this week, like every week, I've said things like,

Global warming is the latest refuge of the closet totalitarian ... 
Sense a pattern here? A historical analogy?


Notice how Maoist Arabia’s language is? Demonise doubters. Valorise the collective. Demand individual judgement be subservient to some “national” ideology.

in Monckton's case I want to be outraged. He should just talk about science.


MALCOLM TURNBULL: Monckton is a vaudeville artist. He has no credibility, politically or scientifically, particularly in The United Kingdom and he is a professional sensationalist. So he says these outrageous things in order to get into the press.

Turnbull misrepresents Monckton. I can find only one reference to an actual vaudeville performance from Monckton - at the Temple Theatre, Detroit, December 1, 1902:

Monologist and vocalist. He goes like a cyclone. It is a case of continuous laughter from his entrance to his exit.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A letter to the Chief Scientist on how science works

Liberal MP Dennis Jensen responds to Chief Scientist Ian Chubb:

Dear Ian

You have expressed your dissatisfaction with the quality of public debate on climate change, saying it "borders on appalling" and the level of scientific literacy among politicians is "not high".

To this point we both agree 100%. I have no idea what I'm talking about on matters climate.

But every interview, doorstop, press release, opinion piece and discussion I have with constituent and political colleagues I express a desire for a climate debate based solely on rhetoric and consensus politics.

I found your criticism of “climate deniers” as extremely unhelpful generally, and found it interesting that if you know nothing about climate change, apparently, you are not allowed to criticize the science.

You have also stated “They deserve to have their views considered if they’ve gone through the proper and scientific process and it’s ended up in the peer review literature.”

You cannot state that only people who can be countenanced criticising climate change and its debate are those contributing peer reviewed papers - what about bloggers and talk back hosts and other people who aren't scientists? Are they not allowed to make up their own science?

Kind regards


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Why didn’t the CSIRO add the temperature data?

The CSIRO invites the public to a new web site

But Professor Sinclair Davidson notes a strange absence from their graphic - the temperature data.

So Davidson adds the Australian temperature data himself and by squashing the left hand axis enough you can't see any relationship between temperature and CO2.  So that's it, there is no relationship between CO2 and temperature - science settled


You can see why the CSIRO would rather not show this graph!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just the kind of protest to confim the fears

Worried about Islam in Australia? The burka? The 1.5% of our population that are Muslim? Well let me stir up those concerns.

Here is a picture of a Muslim man and 10 others outside a court - Is this really the sort of behaviour we should accept?

Where is the warming?

Am I missing something? Where is the warming over the last 150 years?

And clearly, if we look at this weeks climate in Melbourne, there is a cooling trend:

 MinMaxRain to 9am
Mon 16/057.0°C18.0°C0.0mm
Sun 15/057.0°C17.0°C0.0mm
Sat 14/056.0°C16.0°C0.0mm
Fri 13/056.0°C16.0°C0.0mm
Thu 12/056.0°C15.0°C0.0mm

Why aren't climate scientists talking about this trend? And why won't climate commissioner Tim Flannery address this issue with me on my TV show?  

If global warming is real, why is it cooling this week in Melbourne?

Monday, June 20, 2011

A stain on all scientists

Australia's scientific community will launch a campaign tonight aimed at redressing what it says is the damage to science which is being caused by climate change denial:

At its annual gathering in Canberra today, the Federation of Australian Science and Technological Societies, which represent the interests of some 68,000 Australian scientists and technologists, will tell politicians that the campaign being run against scientific evidence of man-made climate change "is undermining the national building work of all scientists"…
"The valuable and credible work of all scientists is under attack as a result of a noisy misinformation campaign by climate denialists...." the federation’s chief executive officer, Anna-Maria Arabia, said.

Oh really?

Lets just ignore the 68,000 scientists and technologists for the moment and ask: who has the most qualifications? The administrative head of this organisation, Anna-Maria Arabia or Professor Richard Lindzen?


Arabia should pull her head in - and the other 68,000 heads - and apologise.


Friday, June 17, 2011

A picture of mutual loathing

No talkies may be safer, after all

Renewed tensions between the two rivals were obvious in their body language when they were later seen sitting in the courtyard of the Herald Sun building - both unable to look at each other or share a word…


Rumours, rumours:

Later yesterday, there were rumours of at least two screaming matches between the pair in the past 24 hours.

In one case, a rumour ran, the pair clashed late yesterday over who made up the spin 'carbon dioxide tax' , when in fact their discussion was understood to have concerned whether Julia's tax will give you herpes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tips for this weeks TV show

On The Clot Report on Sunday, two campaigners rate Julia Gillard’s first year:


And we look at both sides of the argument: what went wrong and what didn't go right.


Column - Global warming saves lives, so why don’t they say so?

Again I must ask: if global warming is so clear a theat, why all these deceits?

Take Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery: this week he was at it again, insisting global warming was already drowning some of our islands.

Oh, really, Tim? Which ones? When?

In fact, (ignoring the trend over the last century) sea levels have dropped over the past few weeks.

And over the past decade the world - surprise! - hasn’t warmed at all

And what about the claim that "less snow and a shorter snow season appear likely" and the CSIRO 2003 study which warned that ski resorts could face a shorter season over the coming 100 years?

Well this year’s snow seasons has opened early ! So much for that study.

You are being deceived yet again.

The Daily Flannery

Tim Flannery claims:

There are islands in the Torres Strait that are already being evacuated and are feeling the impacts (of global warming).

I challenge:

Oh, really, Tim? Which ones? When?

Flannery clarifies:

During a visit to the TSI recently (May 2011) I was told by community leaders on Dauan Island that plans are being made to evacuate the people of Saibai Island to Dauan.

Ah, ha ... so he only mentions one island, yet his first statement clearly had an 's' on the end of island. And what about "feeling the impacts" of global warming, Tim? Where's that evidence?

Gotcha again.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Middle class Australian Buddhists aren’t sceptics

After arriving in Australia yesterday, the Dalai Lama called,

 for countries to cut greenhouse gases urgently, without waiting for other nations to act first.

If you were an Australian of a sceptical disposition, would you really be a Buddhist?

Catholicism, one the other hand, is different. Cardinal George Pell understands that the physics and chemistry of planetary climate are a threat to reason and lays out some unique analysis:

The carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continues to rise, but the world's temperature has not risen since 1998 [...] Evidence shows the wheels are falling from the climate catastrophe bandwagon.

And we peek again into the diary of Cardinal Pell:

Meanwhile, by candlelight, I continue my intermittent work on climate change. I open my dog-eared copy of Ian Plimer's tome. Page 116, page 120, and on I go. It is here that I learn that the Sun isn't composed of 98 per cent hydrogen and helium, (contrary to a century of observation and theory by heretical astronomers) but is instead similar in composition to a meteorite ... God enlightens men's eyes, sets things before them in a true light

Why haven't we heard the IPCC or Buddhists acknowledge that the sun is actually a meteorite?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teach science instead: ban warming in the classroom

Fewer fads and more science, please:

Physics and chemistry could be axed from (England’s) national curriculum in a move to strip science back to being completely basic. 
Climate change should be cut in order to ‘remove science from the science’, according to the Government adviser overseeing a major overhaul of teaching in England and Wales

But in a foolish land where the Education Minister is a former Australian Conservation Foundation president...:

SCHOOL Education Minister Peter Garrett has confirmed the Gillard government will not stop the teaching of physics and chemistry in the classroom following a move in Britain for the subject to be withdrawn from the national curriculum. 
Mr Garrett clarified last night that climate change was not taught as a curriculum subject in its own right in Australian schools, but could be adequately dealt with by fundamental physics and chemistry classes. 

Meanwhile, Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells said she hoped the curriculum would reflect right wing opinion and not just science if there were a divergence of views on the subject of climate science. "If there are different opinions, then it's important in our schools that those opinions are taught," she said.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monckton returns

Lord Monckton is touring Australia again, with David Nova and Jo Evans.


Bookings through Aged Care Online

Phone 132 849 or go to
$2.50 per person

6th July 7.00pm Starlight Room, Sandbrook Assisted Aged Care, QLD

7th July 6.30pm Wesley Theatre, Churches of Christ Care - Marana gardens, QLD

8th July 7.00pm Bethlehem House NSW 

13th July 7.00pm Holy Spirit Aged Care, NSW

20th July 1.00pm Wesley Mission, Palliative Care Village, NSW

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Goodbye - for the week

That's it for The Clot Factor - well for a week. So while my critics continue to try to silence me, in this case I'm on holidays, returning on Monday 13th June.

In the mean time the comments section is open to allow your usual racist, bigoted and inflammatory discussions to find a home.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Don’t mention the blowout

Terry McCrann cuts through the hyperbole and does his analysis:

...remains a direct attack against our national interest, against the very foundation not just of our economy but of our society [...]
It will be worse than herpes.

Tips for Friday, June 3

Tell us what’s happening.

And I’ll tell you what to think about it.

On The Clot Report on Sunday: A riveting interview with Belinda Neale on meows and political insults. Plus cane toads and my Week of Spin.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Depends on the animal you use, or the politician you insult

Labor says meowing or barking or whistling at a woman Senator is "schoolyard politics":

Tasmanian Liberal David Bushby made a loud “meow” noise to Senator Wong, who then accused him of sexism and “schoolyard politics”. 
“Oh yes, why don’t you meow when a woman does that? That’s a good idea,” Ms Wong said during the fiery exchange… 
Human Services Minister Tanya Plibersek labelled the Opposition Leader and his frontbench as sexist. 
“I think everyone in this house agrees there is room for humour, but what I am tired of and what so many women are tired of, is that whenever there is conflict, we have the Leader of the Opposition and his senior ministers reverting to this sort of sexist language,” she told Parliament.

But I'll rush to defend the Coalition with this example:

Bob Hawke today said, "Now I don’t mind Tony [Abbott], he’s not a bad bloke, but as I said during the [election] campaign he’s as mad as a cut snake…"

 Gotcha. Right back at ya, Labor Party.

Could be a real person

I don't know who:

Two senior Labor MPs have unloaded on Julia Gillard, openly admitting to Coalition MPs at a function that she did “not have what it takes to be Prime Minister”.

Unfortunately, my own freedom to speak is constrained

Not my instigation, and I am under my lawyer’s instructions to limit my usual inflammatory aboriginal posturing. Which unfortunately is the point of the evening:

Andrew Clot: Freedom of Vilification in Australia 
Date: June 20, 2011
The Institute of Public Affairs is pleased to present Freedom of Vilification in Australia with special guest Andrew Clot. 
Other speakers on the evening include:
- Jack van Tongeren - Australian Nationalist Movement
- Diane Teasdale - Australia First Party
- Jim Saleam - NSW director of the Australia First Party,

There will also be an exclusive video message from Mark Steyn on the evening
Basement, RACV Club

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 6:10 pm

To book, go here. I understand it’s already filling up fast, so if you’re interested, best skedaddle.

Needless to say, I am extremely grateful to those behind this event, and contributing to it. For someone more accustomed to feeling an outsider, it seems rather unreal.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gillard feels a chill

Steven Goddard eye-balls a map and decides:

Canberra Has Not Warmed Over The Last 100 Years.

No wonder Julia is hysterical.


A report of false scares

Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks and William Kininmonth peer-review amongst themselves the report on global warming that the Climate Commission last week gave the Gillard Government.

Their conclusion:

Notwithstanding the misassertions of the Climate Commissioners, independent scientists (by that we mean us four) are confident overall that there is no evidence of global warming (well apart from the upper atmosphere cooling, the tropopause height rising, nights warming more than days, sea level pressure rising, precipitation changing as expected from anthropogenic forcing, ocean heat content changing as expected from anthropogenic forcing, downward longwave radiation increasing, upward longwave radiation is decreasing)... evidence of sea level rise at a rate greater than the 20th century natural rise of ~1.7 mm/yr; no evidence of acceleration in sea-level change in either the tide gauge or satellite records; and nothing unusual about the behaviour of mountain glaciers, Arctic sea ice or the Greenland or West Antarctic ice sheets.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lies and pointless gestures

Terry McCrann checks Julia Gillard’s latest global warming article and really cuts to the nub of what is important:

There was Julia herself at it again today using the word  “carbon” or variants no less than 23 times in one column. She managed an extraordinary six uses of the term in just two successive sentences. 
We all know the utterly disgraceful game that you and she and the rest of your colleagues are playing - proposing actual policy. 
Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency… 
Last year, a record 30.6 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide poured into the atmosphere, mainly from burning fossil fuel – a rise of 1.6Gt on 2009.
Why should Australia do anything? 

If the rest of the world is cutting, why are emissions rising?

Finally cause for celebration, the Guardian reports:

Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency… 
Last year, a record 30.6 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide poured into the atmosphere, mainly from burning fossil fuel – a rise of 1.6Gt on 2009...

Abbott on Abbott

Tony Abbott defines his ideology:

Ideologically, Abbott doesn’t like to be pigeonholed and he is indeed hard to describe with one label. “Great  Big New Tax” is misleading. He’s negative on environmental questions but on a range of policy issues he’s much more than negative. He was never positive on industrial relations and once his tough attitudes on welfare might have been labelled “negative”, but the debate has shifted; it is now about a "war" on middle class entitlements. 
He describes himself as both devoid of policy alternatives and negative. “A good leader, I mean every successful national leader, has transcended policy.”

The lady in first class instructs us to cut our emissions

Gerard Henderson is right - it’s the zero carbon footprint of the Cate Blanchetts that makes them a target:

One of the problems facing Tony Abbott is that so many of those who speak the loudest about the need to reduce carbon emissions have a strong long term personal commitment to cutting their own emissions footprint that would be the envy of most Australians.


Monday, May 30, 2011

How dare this ad tell such lies?

cate blancehtt

Count the lies in this one still from the ad in which Michael Caton and Cate Blanchett tell us to say “yes” to Julia Gillard’s carbon dioxide tax:

- No, that power station isn’t in Australia, but Britain.

- No, the sun doesn't look like that big cutout thing.

- No, solar panels aren't normally on grass hills

- No, I can't see any global warming.

- No, there's not normally a roped pulley system hanging from the sky.

How can such a lying ad show by people demanding we “respect the science”?

Third goal reached in four weeks

Thanks very much again: In only our fourth week we've lost only 43% of our viewers and our afternoon repeat is more popular:

The Clot Report    101,000
Insiders ABC1/24  225,000 

We’re chuffed.


A better way to look at these numbers is to compare two time slots of The Clot Report with one time slot for ABC's Insiders, in which case the numbers are:

The Clot Report     279,000
Insiders ABC1/24  225,000

Blog science poll results

The results from our first Blog Science Poll™ are in:

What is a better number for Planck's constant, 6.626×10^−34 J·S ?

pi                                  15 votes (31%) 
the Avogadro constant  19 votes (40%) 
6                                   25 votes (53%)

So while the percentages look interesting, the result is clear: Planck's constant should be 6.

Get your search engines ready for our next poll -

Does CO2 absorb and emit energy in the thermal infrared? 
It's plant food

Climate change is real, but Gillard’s claims are disgracefully false

Let’s fact-check the Prime Minister’s deceitful article in the Herald Sun today:

LAST Monday, I received a report from the Climate Commission confirming again that climate change is real.

Who disputes that climate change is real?

Most significantly, the report says the greatest contributor to recent climate change is carbon pollution caused by humans.

It does say that, but ignores the many bloggers and citizen scientists questioning that theory.

With the science so clear we shouldn’t waste time on shock jocks or politicians who rely on false claims to run their scare campaigns. They quote one crank or another in the same way people have argued the world is flat.

Mere abuse. If what I’ve said above is wrong, Gillard need only provide the contrary information - I mean apart from a report on the science from the Climate Commission. Some other contrary evidence.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tips for Saturday, May 28

Let us know what’s what.

Tomorrow on The Colt Report on Ten at 3.00am, and again at 4.30am: we continue our relentless obsession with Tim Flannery.

We're down to one guest,  Elmo, and we will be agreeing on my views of the world. And there's my Week of Spin.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Vision of Flannery.

For some reason the ABC’s Landline has not released a video from its 2007 interview with Tim Flannery for me to mock.

It features Flannery making this qualification,

If that trend continues then I think we're going to have serious problems

I was hoping to use a clip from it for my Sunday show to satisfy my obsession with Tim Flannery and imply that his observations negate both the whole science of planetary climate and the direct observations of global warming.

If anyone else by any chance has a copy of it, I'll forward you 20 copies of my book Still Not Sorry in exchange.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tips for this weeks TV show

Send us your tips. Anything please. Anything at all.

This week we're down to one guest. Elmo will be joining us to recap last weeks show.

Don't forget I'm still trying to give away signed copies of Still Not Sorry. Successful tips for The Clot Report get to own a dozen copies from the spares I have.