COMMENT & INFORMATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
by Bob Carter
ten facts ten myths refuted CONTEXT summary statement No consensus references
Taxing Air: Facts & Fallacies About Climate Change SHORT VIDEO CLIPS
Climate: The Counter Consensus 15 important climate questions answered by Bob Carter
Brilliant! This book cuts through the nonsense like a scythe - Joe Fone
After starting to read it, I could not put Taxing Air down - Professor David Bellamy, OBE
Taxing Air is an outstanding contribution to the growing literature that examines and calls to
account the climate alarmism of the past two decades - Dr Art Raiche (former Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO)
I've read a lot of books on climate change from both sides of the debate, and I think this one … is a standout.
.. I think it … should be in every school, every university, every community library, and especially in
the offices of every federal and state MP in the country - Nick Minchin (ex-Minister of Finance, Canberra)
Reviews & to order - in Australia
- outside Australia
This is an enthralling book, a sunrise of
calm analysis and penetrating good sense –
John Dyson (Amazon UK review)
Magnificent! Would that all politicians,
and some so-called academics, would both read and
understand what’s really going on – Emeritus Professor David Bowen (Cardiff University)
Bob Carter ….. has an extraordinary capacity to present well-researched and
in a way that the layman can understand – Roger Helmer (EuroMP, UK East Midlands)
Reviews & to
INTERVIEWS & VIDEO LECTURES
VIDEO A. VIDEO LECTURE - Balance and Context in the Global Warming Debate YouTube (Parts 1-4)
"This is an awesome lecture/video and I recommend everyone watch it!!!"
Australian Environment Foundation, Melbourne, Sept. 8, 2007
(higher quality version of slide presentation + audio available for download from Jim Karlock, and as a DVD from Bushvision) - review
B. VIDEO LECTURE - Testing the Hypothesis of Dangerous Global Warming YouTube (Parts 1-2)
"I love the voice of reason presented like this"
Climate Conference (Heartland Institute), New York, March 2, 2008 - review
VIDEO INTERVIEW - Balancing the Climate Debate (Alan Lee, Nzone Tonight)
"I do wish this interview was shown on every network in this country (USA), and at every school!"
Shine TV, Auckland, New Zealand, April 18, 2008 - review
D. VIDEO LECTURE - The Science and Social Context of Climate Change: A Failure of Duty to Care
"Hot stuff. Excellent video. Absolutely genius presentation from Bob. Good job mate!" YouTube (Parts 1-4)
Australian Environment Foundation, Canberra, Oct. 11, 2008
E. VIDEO INTERVIEW - Global warming: was it ever a crisis?
Glenn Beck Show
Spotlight on Science, Fox TV News, New York, March 10, 2009
F. VIDEO LECTURE - The problem is NATURAL climate change, stupid!
"Very powerful and informative presentation ..... exceptionally good" (link near base of page)
Climate Conference (Heartland Institute), New York, March 10, 2009
G. VIDEO LECTURE - The science is settled: it's time to act Monash University
Symposium on Natural Climate Change (Monash University), Melbourne, May 24, 2009
VIDEO LECTURE - An alternative view of climate hazard: the basis for policy
EIKE conference, Berlin
EIKE Climate & Energy Conference, Berlin, Dec. 3rd, 2010
VIDEO LECTURE - The global
warming fad: climate context as a better basis for policy
Sydney Mining Club
Sydney Mining Club, Invited Lecture (4 part video), Sydney, April 7, 2011
I2. SLIDE-SHOW -
The global warming fad: climate context as a better basis
Sydney Mining Club
Sydney Mining Club, Invited Lecture (Powerpoint slides + audio), Sydney, April 7, 2011
J. VIDEO LECTURE - Climate hazard: adaptation is the key CEP, Prague
CEP Meeting, chaired by President Vaclav Klaus, Prague, Czech Republic, December 8, 2010.
K. VIDEO LECTURE - Climate hazard: adaptation is the key Heartland-6, Washington
6th International Conference on Climate Change, Washington, July 1, 2011.
L. VIDEO INTERVIEWS - Climate change policy in Australia discussed on the BOLT REPORT Bolt Report, May 29
Relevant global warming questions asked by Andrew Bolt (2011) Bolt Report, Oct. 10
M. VIDEO LECTURE - Climate hazard: adaptation is the key ` Toowoomba
Meeting convened by Dr David van Gend, October 9, 2012.
N. VIDEO PANEL Q&A - Launch of Climate Change Reconsidered II NIPCC report The Heritage Institute
Panel interview with Dr Willie Soon and Mr Joe Bast, THI Washington, September 23, 2013.
O. VIDEO LECTURE - Launch of CCR-II report - Context in the Climate Change Debate Ayn Rand Institute
Presentation at the Ayn Rand Institute, Irvine, California, October 8, 2013 (see 20-40 min segment)
ARTICLES & LETTERS
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See - items 53, 55, 68, 92 228 and 229 for substantive reviews of the science of anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming (AGW);
- items 23, 52, 81 and 95 for analyses of the socio-political pathology of AGW and Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS);
- items 74, 80, 94, 99, 217 and 229 for succinct summaries of the AGW/ETS scene;
for due diligence critiques of
IPCC scientific advice in Australian context;
- items 50 51 and 138 for comment on the precautionary principle and the morality of the AGW debate; and
117 (Australia) and
121 (NZ) for submissions to parliamentary commissions of enquiry
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Science still up in the air
No pause in global warming is known to have occurred. Rather, global warming stopped 17 years ago; it may or may not resume.
Letter, The Australian, February 11, 2014.
the IPCC can do
Critical deconstruction of a propaganda video from the IPCC - Climate Change 2013
Doomed Planet Opinion, Quadrant Online, December 4, 2013.
Assessment Report, SPM
by NIPCC authors
A listing of more than 30 errors, ambiguities and misleading statements in the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report - SPM
Heartland Institute, Chicago, October 16, 18 pp.
Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science
- Summary for Policymakers
Parallel report to the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC, but concluding that human-related global warming is not, and will not be, dangerous
Heartland Institute, Chicago, September 23, 2013, 20 pp.
228. Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science - Full Report
Heartland Institute, Chicago, September 23, 2013, 1000+ pp.
Major international report that assesses the recent research literature on climate change, and concludes that dangerous human-related
warming is not a current or likely near future threat.
Report gives the truth about climate change at last
NIPCC report, Climate Change Reconsidered, offers little comfort to the IPCC's alarmist promulgation of dangerous climate change
Opinion, Daily Telegraph (Sydney), September 17, 2013.
The geological perspective on global warming: a debate
Discussion of the geological evidence for climate change and its significance; commentary by Bob Carter & Vincent Courtillot
Global Warming Policy Foundation, February 14, 2013 - in
response to a letter by
Dr Colin Summerhayes, Vice-President, The Geological Society of London.
Floods, cyclones, droughts and bushfires
How many more cyclones, floods, droughts and bushfires will it take for politicians of all parties to understand that disasters related to weather
and climate events are Australia's greatest natural hazard. This is not just a "consensus" of advice, but a fact.
Letter, The Australian, January 30, 2013.
Global warming: Anthropogenic or Not - An Alternative View from Down Under
A response to, and discussion of, an article by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Director, Climate Change Center, Texas Tech University, USA
American Institute for Technology and Science Education, Essay, January 30, 2013.
Number of floods, and their severity, will rise
Contrary to Dr Trewin's assertion, global average sea-level is almost irrelevant for the purposes of practical coastal planning and management.
Letter (unpub.), The Age, November 11, 2012, in response to a letter by Dr Blair Trewin
Cometh the storm, cometh the climate lies
Hurricane Sandy was not due to global warming, an the Climate Commission is wrong to claim otherwise.
Opinion, The Age, November 8, 2012.
No evidence Sandy was caused by global warming
US money spent on futile anti-CO2 measures would have more usefully have been spent on hardening weather-vulnerable infrastructure
Letter, The Australian, November 2, 2012
A bumper week for climateers
Newly released CSIRO Marine Report Card has the content and importance of an ephemeral publicity flyer.
Quadrant Online, Doomed Planet, August 28, 2012.
Colonial cringe on climate policy
Why do governments take advice on the scientific issue of global warming from an unaccountable, political brnnch of the UN?
Opinion, Capitalism.HK, July 18, 2012.
science? No such thing
Peer review guarantees neither quality nor accuracy. What matters is not whether a scientific idea is peer reviewed, but whether
it accords with empirical evidence.
Opinion, The Australian, June 27, 2012.
217. Deal with climate reality as it unfolds
Policymakers in Canada, USA and Japan have abandoned the illusion of preventing global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emissions
National Post (Canada), Opinion, May 23, 2012.
216. Government should re-examine the climate data
Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks & William Kininmonth
Official government climate agencies continue to dispense propaganda regarding dangerous global warming
Opinion (+ 50 comments), The Australian, April 18, 2012.
March, 2012, reports by CSIRO/BOM and the Climate Commission
Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks & William Kininmonth
The reports contain no new science and mostly recycle earlier speculative arguments that dangerous global warming is occurring,
or is likely to occur.
Quadrant Online, April 5, 2012.
214. Vested interests drive climate change
Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks &
Something is very wrong with the way in which scientific policy regarding climate change is being delivered to the Australian government.
Quadrant Online, April 4, 2012.
estimates don't hold water
Sea-level rise on the central NSW coast by the year 2100 is likely to be of the order of 5-10 cm, not 91 cm
Letter, Newcastle Herald, February 9, 2012.
Climate Review of the 2011 year - Part III
A summary and analysis of selected events and papers about global warming, in Australian context - July to December
Opinion, Quadrant Online, February 9, 2012.
is drowning in a sea of alarmism
Misguided coastal planning policies in Australia are based upon advice from the UN's discredited IPCC
Opinion, The Australian, February 7, 2012.
Climate Review of the 2011 year - Part II
A summary and analysis of selected events and papers about global warming, in Australian context - January to June
Opinion, Quadrant Online, February 7, 2012.
Climate Review of the 2011 year - Part I
2011, and the Unlucky Country finally gets a carbon dioxide tax
Opinion, Quadrant Online, February 6, 2012.
Bob Carter: a geological perspective
An assessment of the importance of the geological and geographical context for climate change policy, by Donna Laframboise
Opinion, No Frakking Consensus blog, February 6, 2012.
207. Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change - a credible source
For a balanced and balancing perspective on allegedly dangerous global warming, consult the 2011 NIPCC-2 Interim Report.
The Rock River Times (Illinois), Guest Column, December 7, 2011.
Sea-level changes are lower than the IPCC model shows
NSW planning policy requires coastal property owners to allow for 10 times more sea-level rise by 2100 than is likely to occur
Letter, The Australian, December 6, 2011.
205. The IPCC has been wrong for the last 15 years
A leaked IPCC report shows unexpected caution in the projection of extreme weather events due to global warming
Letter, The Australian, November 22, 2011.
204. Wasted 'climate change' cash could save lives instead
Hundreds of millions of underprivileged
people go without sanitation, education and health care whilst the West squanders trillions
on futile attempts to prevent hypothetical global warming
Daily Digest, Pajamas Media, November 6, 2011.
we please stick to the science?
A rebuttal of ill-founded criticism of the Galileo Movement
Opinion, The Daily Climate, October 4, 2011.
The Australian presumes to lecture the government, at the same time flouting its own editorial advice
Letter (unpublished), The Australian, October 3, 2011.
tax can do only do harm
Independent Tony Windsor's reasons for supporting the carbon dioxide tax are confused, irrational and unpersuasive
Opinion, The Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser, September 6, 2011.
200. A vaccine against arrogance
A brief analysis of the dangers of using editorial power to perpetrate a belief system
Water, Air and Soil Pollution, August 12, 2011, pp. 2205-2206.
you, President Klaus
Bob Carter - speech of thanks to President Klaus. IPA luncheon, Brisbane Hilton, August 2nd
Quadrant Online, August 8, 2011.
Thank heavens for Bob Carter - II
Bob Carter explains how the Prime Minister's expert climate advisers are letting her down by feeding her frisbee science.
Miranda Devine Blog, The Telegraph, August 5, 2011.
Malcolm Turnbull's climate politics: which "science" and which "morality"?
"Mr Turnbull positions himself as a moderate on the issue of dangerous global warming, but in fact he supports the same extreme
view as do environmental activists on the hard left".
Quadrant Online, July 25, 2011.
This newspaper has long supported the need for a market-driven approach to
carbon (sic) emissions
"The government’s present plan to tax carbon dioxide represents economic vandalism, is strongly regressive and will have no measurable effect on future climate".
Letter (unpublished), The Australian, July 9, 2011.
The science is not settled
"If lobby group pressure defeats contestable scientific advice, then Australia will get a swingeingly expensive, regressive and
environmentally ineffectual carbon dioxide tax - and live to regret it".
Opinion, Sydney Morning Herald, July 3, 2011.
An inconvenient fallacy
So the cost-benefit equation is this: ''Your family pays more than $2000/yr in tax in return for a possible global cooling of <0.001 deg. C".
Opinion, The Age, June 27, 2011.
and fundamentals of climate science
Bob Carter - Foreward for Climate Panel Discussion Session
Air & Waste Management Assoc. Conference #104, June 21-24, Coronado Springs, USA.
Mr Abbott's statement about global warming was entirely accurate
"These data provide a test of Professor England’s favoured hypothesis that dangerous global warming will be caused by human-related carbon dioxide emissions. The hypothesis fails the test".
Letter (unpublished), The Australian, June 9, 2011.
The speculative IPCC computer models again
"Writers like Mr Steketee give prominence to the speculative, alarmist climate model outcomes promulgated by the computer engineers of the IPCC".
Letter (unpublished), The Australian, June 4, 2011.
totalitarian global warming
What can be done to neutralize the politicization of science that has occurred in the hotly disputed field of global warming research?
70th birthday Festschrift Volume for President Vaclav Klaus, June, 2011.
189. Multi-party Committee on Climate Change given partial advice
Australian media ignore the scientific incompetence displayed by the government's formal advisory committee on climate change
Letter, Australian Financial Review, May 13, 2011.
A dozen global warming slogans
How political spin and postmodern argument have now come to dominate public discussion of even scientific matters like climate change.
Quadrant, May, 2011 (vol. LV, no. 5).
Wrong advice, wrong policy: Government misadvised on global warming
Editorial comment on item 186.
Quadrant Online, April 25, 2011.
Commentary on "Climate Change 2010" presentation by Professor Will Steffen
Scientific audit of the IPCC-derived advice rendered to the Australian government by science adviser Professor Will Steffen.
Quadrant Online, April 25, 2011 (as pdf or ppt)
Global warming: an essential reference
List of articles and papers that audit the advice on global warming to the Australian government
Quadrant Online, April 25, 2011
Climate Minister Combet still innocent of knowledge
A critique of an address by Minister Combet at the National Press Club, Canberra on April 13
Quadrant Online, April 17, 201
More government ignorance on climate change
Climate Minister Greg Combet is writng letters to constituents that contain blatant scientific errors and misunderstandings
Quadrant Online, April 11, 2011
facts that Labor overlooked: a deconstruction of governmental spin
A leaked policy strategy paper by Australia's Labor government is subjected to searching critical analysis, and fails the test
Quadrant Online, April 2, 2011
Climate Commission shirks debate
The first meeting of Australia's new Climate Commission, in Geelong, reveals no balance and much spin in the science presented
Quadrant Online, March 27, 2011
dishonest slogans about global warming
Control the language and you control the outcome of any debate
Quadrant Online, March 14, 2011
Helmut Schmidt calls for IPCC inquiry
Former German Chancellor speaks of fraud within the IPCC, and demands an enquiry
Quadrant Online, March 7, 2011
The melting of the Davies Base runway has nothing to do with global warming
Propaganda rather than reporting marks press coverage of a melting runway in Antarctica.
Unpublished letter to The Australian, March 1, 2011
Shhssh - don't mention the science - The People's Revolt, Part 2
4 days of saturation press coverage, yet no mainstream journalist has discussed the real issue - which is the science of climate change.
Quadrant Online, February 28, 2011
dioxide tax - The People's Revolt, Part 1
The government will assuredly change over this issue - the only uncertainty is when.
Quadrant Online, February 24, 2011
New Zealand's hottest
At last NZ's major newspaper publishes a splash article reporting warm weather without AGW-propagandizing it.
Unpublished letter to the NZ Herald, February 15, 2011
Questions for Climate Commissioner Flannery
The cost-benefit of a carbon dioxide tax - less than 0.001 deg. C of warming averted for $2,000/family/yr. Response to letter by Tim Flannery.
Letter, The Australian, February 15, 2011
Climatic disasters happen
And the appropriate response is to prepare for, and adapt to, them.
Quadrant Online, February 14, 2011
Queensland deluge holds
lessons for us (Editorial in the NZ Herald)
New Zealand has lessons to learn from Australian climate-related disasters: and the main one is the need for preparaton and adaptation.
Unpublished letter to the NZ Herald, January 15, 2011
Combet's hot air tax: no seasonal break for the climate commissars
The 11 principles of the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee imply a course of action exactly opposite to the government's intended CO2 tax.
Quadrant Online, January 3, 2011
Gillard's climate U-Turn
Catch up, folks, global warming alarmism is dead - and the Canberra Multi-Party Climate Change Committee determinedly looks the other way.
Quadrant Online, November 23, 2010
'Cool it' with all the research dollars (Carter & Driessen)
The solution to the climate change problem is planning to adapt to changes as they occur, not futile spending on either research or "mitigation".
The Washington Times, November 22, 2010
Inconvenient nonsense infiltrates the classroom
Showing Al Gore's film in English classes as part of a national Australian school curriculum is not a good idea.
The Australian, Opinion, November 11, 2010 (extract posted at Andrew Bolt's blog,
with discussion; follow-up letters here and here)
Climate is cooling
A rebuttal of unfair criticism of an independent commentator on climate change.
Noosa News, Letter, November 9, 2010
Disputing the Skeptical Environmentalist
Bjorn Lomborg's claim that dangerous human-caused warming is occurring is simply wrong.
Investors.com (Investor's Business Daily), October 29, 2010.
change, bad arguments, and the curse of computers
Martin Cohen reviews "Climate: the Counter Consensus" and finds it "to provide the perfect case study of reason and argument in practice".
The Philosopher, Vol. LXXXXVIII, No. 2, Autumn 2010 (October 29).
Property rights in Australia: the assault on the bush
Speeches by Janet and Matt Thompson at a mock Funeral for Property Rights, Parliament House & Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Oct. 25, 2010
Quadrant Online, October 28, 2010.
Gillard is guilty of a
little backsliding herself
Does Australia really have a Prime Minister who doesn't know the difference between carbon and carbon dioxide, and who thinks that
carbon dioxide is a pollutant? How is such sheer ignorance possible?
Letter in The Australian, October 27, 2010.
Thank heavens for Bob Carter
President Vaclav Klaus reviews "Climate: the Counter Consensus" and finds that "this is an important book which convincingly refutes Al Gore's
declaration that 'the time for debate is over'. It is not, thanks to people like Bob Carter".
The Spectator (Australia), October 23, 2010; p. viii.
the comment of R.E.T. Ward; regarding IPCC policy advice
Robert Ward’s comments represent his own assessment of the potential dangers of human-caused global warming. Interested readers can
contemplate and compare the contrasting conclusions that we draw in our two different essays.
Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 40 no. 2, September 2010, pp. 145-146.
Kloppers shows youthful misunderstanding
Treating carbon dioxide as a pollutant is an abuse of logic, language and science.
Unpublished letter to the Australian, September 18, 2009.
At last! U.K. adopts a climate policy of adaptation: will Mr. Combet follow?
The UK has adopted adaptation to climate change as their primary policy; when will Australia follow suit?
Quadrant Online, September 16, 2010.
Politicians miss the point on climate hazard
The immediate hazard is natural climate events and change, not hypothetical human-caused warming
Quadrant Online, August 8, 2010.
Closing out dissent
The phenomena of disinviation and the brotherhood of silence against climate "denialists"
Quadrant Online, August 1, 2010.
the Counter Consensus
Michael Duffy interviews Bob Carter about his new book.
ABC Counterpoint, July 5, 2010.
Earth Science & Climate Change: Australian Geological Society, Member Q&A
Seven basic questions about climate change are answered by experienced geoscientists Mike Sandiford, David Deming, John Geary and Bob Carter.
The Australian Geologist (TAG), vol. 155, pp. 25-32 (June, 2010).
Censorship at AGU: scientists denied the right of reply
The McLean, de Freitas & Carter paper in JGR (2009) on the links between average global temperature and ENSO is falsely criticized, and the authors are denied the right of reply.
Science & Public Policy Institute, Paper, March 30, 2009.
ABC gags Bob Carter - hear a voice that the Left wants to silence
Alarmism about global warming stems from a famous 1988 warning delivered by James Hansen, who is shortly to talk at the Adelaide Festival.
Quadrant Online, March 3, 2010.
climate sceptics now
After years of editorial climate alarmism, The Australian's leader writer joins the ranks of the climate sceptics.
Unpublished letter to the Australian, January 22, 2010.
warming: Is the science settled?
Climate change policy Plan A hasn’t worked and won’t work: what’s Plan B?
Creme de la Creme, One World Publications, January, 2010.
150. Why Barry Jones is wrong
Bob Carter responds to a critique (Bob Carter's attack on reason) of Artlcle 148 (below) by former Minister of Science, Mr. Barry Jones.
Quadrant Online, Dec. 21, 2009.
149. Nature will decide Earth's Future
No scientific paper exists that demonstrates that the late 20th century warming falls outside the rates and magnitudes of past (geological) climate change.
Sydney Daily Telegraph, Dec. 9, 2009.
148. Kill the IPCC
Every dollar that is spent on a false environmental issue such as dangerous human-caused global warming is a dollar lost to fixing real environmental or social problems.
ABC, The Drum, Dec. 8, 2009.
147. The real McKay: the remarkable life of Alexander McKay, geologist
A review of Graham Bishop's new biography of the legendary New Zealand geologist Alexander McKay.
The Australian Geologist (TAG), vol. 153, p. 35 (December, 2009).
146. Climate news is good
No scientific evidence exists that warnings
greater than 2 deg. C will cause environmental catastrophe, rather, this number
is one plucked out of the air for reasons
of political targetry and control.
Kalgoorlie Miner, Nov. 21, 2009
Missing in Action - A Realistic, Middleground, National Climate Policy
Bob Carter debates Andrew Glikson on the global warming issue.
Viewpoint (Australian Christian Lobby magazine), Issue 1, October 2009.
144. The science of deceit: science is about simplicity
It is a critical matter of necessity to understand that, in addition to being political, IPCC advice is also based upon faulty, indeed manipulative, science practice.
Quadrant Online, Oct. 25, 2009.
143. Climate change poll shows a cooling off
No amount of carbon dioxide taxation, or human emissions reduction, will affect future climate.
Newcastle Herald, Oct. 22, 2009.
142. Forward towards a proper climate policy
Climate hazard management policies need to be national and regional, not global, for climate risk inherently stems from local geography.
Quadrant Online, Oct. 19, 2009.
"Not Evil, Just Wrong" - a Review
Watch this film, and use the knowledge that you will gain to lobby your Senator to vote against the Australian emissions trading bill.
Quadrant Online, Oct. 12, 2009.
The issue is not an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), but a proper national climate policy - why can't Malcolm Turnbull understand that?
Quadrant Online, Oct. 2, 2009.
Our ABC: Mired in a Moral Morass
A broadcaster is in trouble when it, rather than the news that it carries, becomes the story. Why are today’s media directors and reporters so
incapable of making accurate critical judgements on environmental issues?
Quadrant Online, Sept. 28, 2009.
Think globally, act locally: giving Earth the benefit of the doubt
The "precautionary principle" has long since been abandoned as a tool of public policy by the U.K.'s mother of parliaments: why does it remain
so popular with Australian global warming lobbyists and politicians?
Quadrant Online, Sept. 21, 2009.
Influence of the Southern Oscillation on tropospheric temperature
Most of the variation exhibited by the global average temperature reflects variations in the state of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
McLean, J., de Freitas, C. & Carter, R.M., Journal of Geophysical Research, July 2009
Some notes on sea-level change around the Australian coastline
Sea-level alarmism is mostly based upon hypothetical global change and takes little account of local relative sea-level - the key characteristic
that needs to be measured and understood for good coastal planning.
Briefing notes prepared June 2008.
scares from all sides and plan with prudence
A responsible government, or opposition, would be making plans to deal better with natural climate events, knowing that such planning
would also cope with human-caused change - should it eventuate
Sydney Morning Herald, Letter, August 19, 2009 (prior letter by Professor Steinberg, Aug. 17)
warming not man-made, and an ETS will beggar the economy
The government doesn't ask the world bank for advice when it sets its budget, so why does it ask the UN's IPCC to set its climate policy?
Babs McHugh, ABC Rural (WA), August 12, 2009 (RMC interview)
Global Warming & Climate
Change - the Australian Context
Proper due diligence on AGW can now only be achieved by cross-examining competent scientific witnesses under oath and under strict rules of evidence
RMC briefing for Senators in Parliament House, Canberra (Abstract), August 12, 2009
Climate Change 2009: Faster Change & More Serious Risks
by Will Steffen
The conclusions of "Climate Change 2009" are misleading; they are unsuitable, if not actually dangerous, as a basis for the development of public climate policy
Due Diligence Report by Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks, Bill Kinimonth, August 10, 2009
131. Minister Wong's
3 Questions on
Why is it so difficult to get an answer to three simple questions on climate change?
Due Diligence Report by Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks, Bill Kinimonth, August 10, 2009
(Press releases here and here; for a full set of documents and an account of the meeting, see here)
emissions trading scheme?
Will implementation of ANY emissions trading scheme have a measurable effect on future climate?
Unpublished letter to the Australian, August 11, 2009
The Most Important Vote Since Federation - Online Forum on the ETS
Twenty well known Australian commentators analyse the problems that will be engendered by Australian ETS legislation
Quadrant Online, August 8, 2009 (RMC editorial; RMC article - "ETS are immoral")
What science war? Shhsssh - whatever you do don't mention the AGW science war
Climate science Minister Penny Wong is acting on the basis of flawed, if not incompetent, science advice.
Quadrant Online, July 13, 2009
127. Heaven and Earth - Fact or Fiction? An ABC discussion
A variety of interesting views are canvassed on the merits of Professor Ian Plimer's new book - the science is most definitely NOT settled
ABC Radio SE NSW, and blog site, July 5, 2009 (RMC interview with Tim Holt here)
Why is it so difficult to answer three simple questions on climate change?
The Australian, Opinion, June 19, 2009
change: the case for action
(Dr Julie Styles, Parliamentary Library)
A report prepared by the Parliamentary Library, Canberra, distorts the science of climate change and misinforms parliamentarians
Critique prepared for Senator Steve Fielding, June 13, 2009
Commission needed into global warming
Business leaders always seek to do deals to enhance their own position, rather than flatly opposing the bad legislation that an ETS represents
Unpublished letter to the Australian, May 8, 2009
NZ emission scheme "just tax": initial cost could spiral up from
Adjudicating on carbon dioxide taxation systems ("ETS") should be a matter of careful cost:benefit analysis
Hawke's Bay Today, Thursday 30th April, Page 2
the N.Z. Emissions Trading Scheme (Supplementary
Much more attention needs to be paid to a cost:benefit analysis of an ETS - cost ~$2,000/family/yr; benefit, no measurable change in climate
NZ Parliamentary Selection Commission into the ETS, Wellington, April 27, 2009
122. The envirospin of "clean coal"
"Clean coal” is deliberately dishonest envirospin that implies that the removal of carbon dioxide from power station emissions will be a good thing
Unpublished letter to the Australian, April 17, 2009
Correction of "Look carefully at the motives of those sceptical of climate
A rebuttal of ignorant criticism of the successful Heartland-2 International Climate Change Conference in New York, March, 2009
Letters exchange in the Berwick Advertiser, April 16 & 21, 2009 (original letter here)
On a tortuous political problem
Politicians are not focused on the science of global warming, but on the political intricacies of wheeling and dealing with Greens over ETS legislation
Jennifer Marohasy Blog, April 20, 2009
IPCC Climate Alarm Advocacy has Failed: What's Plan B?
"More and more, the ETS looks like a costly and ineffective lemon. Rudd's and Turnbull's advisers do not seem to giving them all the facts" (Tom Kevin)
National Observer 79 (Summer 2008/09, April 1), pp. 23-33
Senate Enquiry into the Draft Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill
The issue is whether carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming, not "carbon pollution reduction" - whatever that might be
Submission 126 by Professor Bob Carter, April 1, 2009
all due respect, Mr President, that's not true
The President's characterization of the scientific facts regarding climate change and the degree of certainty informing the scientific debate is incorrect
CATO Institute advertisement in major U.S. newspapers, April, 2009
New Policy Direction for Climate Change
The hysteria of dangerous global warming has overwhelmed mature consideration of the much greater and proven threat of natural climate change
Quadrant Magazine Vol. LIII No. 4, April, 2009
A sensible Plan B
will help us through changes
Geoff Carmody says "We need a new policy base for climate change" - he's right; Plan B is preparation for and adaptation to natural change
The Australian, Letter, March 18, 2009
113. The Heartland-2 Climate Conference, New York, March 8-10, 2009
Disinterested and independent discussions of the science, economics and policy of climate change, presented to 700 participants
See: Daily Conference REPORTS - Quadrant Online by Bob Carter; COMMENTARY -
Miranda Devine (SMH), Melanie Phillips (Spectator); INTERVIEWS - Glenn Beck: radio, TV)
112. The problem is NATURAL climate change, stupid!
It is time to move away from stale “he-says she-says” arguments about whether human carbon dioxide emissions are causing
dangerous warming, and on to designing effective policies of climate adaptation
Abstract for Heartland-2 Climate Change Conference, New York, March 10, 2009
(Video of talk: near the bottom of page here)
111. Warming to the topic
Opinion piece and interview with Bob Carter - "I'll be doing science until they nail the lid down"
William Verity, Illawarra Mercury, March 7, 2009 (The Weekender, p. 12)
110. Earth talk set to bring up new ideas
Science truth does not derive from authority, whether that be of the United Nations or of prestigious scientific academies and societies
Southern Highland News (Bowral), Letter, Feb. 18, 2009, p. 8
109. Missing in action - a cost-effective, middle ground climate policy
Independent scientists have a very different view about climate change to that of the IPCC and various national science academies
Sunraysia Daily (Mildura), Feb. 18, 2009, p. 17.
108. Science versus propaganda
Australia needs a climate strategy that prepares for real (natural) climate change, not a wasteful and ineffective ETS
Quadrant Online, Opinion, Feb. 24, 2009
107. Press coverage of the Australian wildfires with respect to global warming
Wild claims by environmentalists and some scientists that the wildfires were caused by human-caused global warming are utterly untrue
Unpublished letter to The Australian, Feb. 10-11, 2009
106. Cold facts debunk global warming alarmism
Which climate models should you believe: the GCMs that project warming; or the statistical models that project cooling?
The Australian, Opinion, Jan. 20, 2009
105. Australian public opinion swings against carbon dioxide taxation
A recent ABC poll shows that 64% of respondents, rising as the poll closed, do not favour introduction of ETS legislation
Unpublished letter to The Australian, Jan. 15, 2009 (and illustrative graphs)
104. Great Barrier Grief?
Were Captain Cook to sail along the GBR today equipped with modern measuring instruments, he would detect no change from 1770
The Brisbane Courier Mail, Michael Madigan in Focus, p. 66, Dec. 20, 2008
103. ETS a big pain for little gain
Deep and costly emission cuts will yield, at best, a reduction of future temperature of less than one-thousandth of a degree
The Australian, Opinion, Dec. 19, 2008
102. Greenies go ga-ga over emissions
The planned CO2 taxation bill will be the worst single piece of legislation ever tabled in Parliament since Federation
The Sydney Morning Herald, Opinion (Miranda Devine), Dec. 18, 2008
101. Time to take a cool-headed climate stand
The IPCC model of dangerous, human-caused global warming has failed: a new middleground climate policy is needed
The Dominion Post, Wellington, p. B5, Dec. 8, 2008 (original, unabridged version)
100. Deep-seated ambiguity
For clarity of public discussion, it is vital to distinguish between natural and human-caused change
The Australian, Letters, Dec. 3, 2008 (and blog comment)
99. Climate and its discontents - Intro. 1 - Dangerous human-caused global warming
Abstract for The Richard James Chester Guest Spring Conversazione, Trinity College, The University of Melbourne
The Boston, Melbourne, Oxford, Vancouver Conversazione on Culture & Society, Nov. 27-28, 2008
Draft National Framework on Climate Change Science
Draft policy paper issued by the Department of Climate change
RMC submission, Nov. 23, 2008
Running hot and
Opinion piece and interview with Bob Carter - "Science should be about the observation of facts, experiments and analysis of both"
Mary Vernon, Townsville Bulletin Nov. 19, 2008 (TownsvilleEye 80, p.9)
Truly inconvenient truths about climate change being ignored
IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri is spreading misleading information about global warming, writes Michael Duffy in the SMH,
prompting US climate modeller Gavin Schmidt to write this critique
Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 8, 2008 (article) - Published and Unpublished letters
quest for climate control
The three realities of climate change and their implications: science reality, virtual reality and public reality
Quadrant No. 451 (vol. LII, Number 11, p. 10-18), Nov. 2008
change policy: a failure of duty to care
The Australian government does not currently possess a national climate policy; instead, it has a global
warming policy that is based upon sub-prime science, sub-prime economics and sub-prime politics.
Australian Environment Foundation, Canberra, Oct. 11. 2008
Unvalidated computer projections produced by very clever programmers are now about the only argument
left to the IPCC that dangerous human-caused global warming is going to occur.
The Australian, Letters, September 24, 2008 (and blog comment)
Knock, knock: where is the
evidence for dangerous human-
caused global warming?
To focus on the chimera of human-caused greenhouse warming while ignoring the real threats
posed by the natural variability of the climate system itself is self-delusion on a grand scale.
Economic Analysis and Policy 32(2), 107-202 (September, 2008)
government bereft of a real climate policy
An emissions trading scheme will make no measurable change to future climate, and is therefore futile.
Brisbane Courier Mail, September 11, 2008 - Opinion
trading is not only futile, but immoral
Attempting to "stop" climate change in the present state of our knowledge and technology
is an arcadian fantasy.
The Eagle (St John's Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane), vol. 4 (3), p. 9.
Evidence to NZ
Environment Court re Hayes Windfarm proposal
Does dangerous, human-caused climatic warming exist, and should it be used as an argument in favour
of constructing a large, environmentally destructive windfarm?
Otago Daily Times, July 29, 2008 (press article)
Wong's climate paper clouded with mistakes
The Government’s advisory channels on climate are clogged with rent seekers, special pleaders
and green activists who have misadvised the minister
Melbourne Age, Business Section, July 28, 2008
Rudd government seeks to inflict swingeing socioeconomic damage in pursuit of the unnecessary
and unattainable chimera of "stopping global warming
The Wall Street Journal (Asia), Letters, July 23, 2008
Letter to the
Australia squanders coal while the Gulf states conserve their oil and gas
The Australian, Letters, July 23, 2008
Carbon Debate - Garnaut Report is naive
The Garnaut Report is marked by ambiguity of language and naivety of science
Melbourne Age, Business Section, July 16, 2008
NZ Climate Science Coalition challenges Royal Society climate statement
The Royal Society of NZ's statement on climate change parrots IPCC views and is severely out of touch and out of date
NZ Climate Science Coalition, July 14, 2008
committed to an Emissions Trading Scheme
A time of planetary cooling is a strange moment at which to be constructing an ETS that aims to prevent warming
The Australian, Letters, June 28, 2008
Response to remarks
by Professor Martin Manning on politics v. science
NZ ETS policy desperately needs an input of accurate and intelligent commentary on the global warming issue
NZCPR (Muriel Newman) blog, June 6, 2008
The 2006 Climate
Change and Governance conference, Wellington, NZ:
Hansensism in the cause of "command and control" climate policies
The conference epitomized the unacceptable price of allowing science to be politicized, and the host organisations
therefore failed in their duty of public care.
NZCPR Research Paper, June 7, 2008
parliamentary committee on emissions trading
Why carbon dioxide emissions trading is not only futile but immoral: evidence given to the committee in May
The Indepent Financial Review, June 5, 2008
The global warming tutorial media should be required to take
Five tests for dangerous human-caused global warming
NewsBusters, May 14, 2008
Letter to The Melbourne Age: is climate policy now being set by children?
Treasurer Wayne Swan use's his children's advice in setting national policy on global warming
Unpublished letter to The Age, Melbourne, May 10, 2008
hysteria: how the pendulum has swung -
by Terry Dunleavy
Trickles and fissures of independent comment are penetrating the hitherto monolithic dam of climate alarmism
Scoop, Independent News, May 8, 2008 (re-posted at Online Opinion, with discussion)
indulgences: trillions in pain for unmeasurable gain
The emissions trading scheme proposed for New Zealand is unnecessary, and will be ineffectual and inevitably corrupt
New Zealand National Business Review, April 26, 2008 (edited version, as published)
the New Zealand Listener
Comment on two parallel opinion pieces that were published to exemplify the rationalist and alarmist views of AGW
Unpublished letter to The Listener, April 15, 2008
of dangerous human-caused global warming
The hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming fails five separate empirical or experimental tests
Abstract for NZ lecture tour, April 7-18, 2008
Review of "An Inconvenient Book" by Glenn Beck & Kevin Balfe
The author’s trademark whimsy is on delicious display, and no cow is too sacred to escape an ironical pasting from Mr. Beck
Science & Public Policy Institute (Washington), April 3, 2008
Blair won't save us
What's so special about global warming, Mr Blair?
Brisbane Courier Mail, March 31, 2008 - Perspectives
IPCC: on the run at last
UN climate body in panic mode as satellite temperatures turn down and a hard winter lashes both hemispheres
Canada Free Post, March 25, 2008 (re-posted at Muriel Newman, NZ Centre for Political Research,
with editorial; and at Online Opinion, with discussion)
change: NZ needs to know this
Rebuttal of claims that the New York Heartland conference was attended by persons who "haven't published a peer-reviewed
climate science paper in years", are "mouthpieces of the free-market agenda" and are "not credible climatologists".
The Wellington Dominion Post, March 20, 2008 - Letter
On the contrary, Mr
Blair, climate science is not settled
Ex-British PM makes the ridiculous claim that "there are few, if any, (global warming) doubters left"
The Australian, March 18, 2008 - Letter (plus later letters and blog discussion)
Policymakers of the Nongovernmental International Panel
on Climate Change - S. Fred singer et al.
An independent examination of the evidence available on the causes and consequences of climate change
Publisher: NIPCC/The Heartland Institute, 2008
67. Testing the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming
The "greenhouse hypothesis" is subjected to six searching tests, and fails all of them
Abstract, Heartland Institute Climate Change Conference, New York, March 3, 2008
(Also: video/audio of all speakers; RMC lecture slides; audio)
conference (Bali) is taking the world in entirely the wrong direction
A letter of admonition to His Excellency Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the U.N., signed by 103 leading professional persons
Canada National Post, Dec. 12, 2007 (plus Editorial)
Global warming tutorial media should be required to watch
More thoroughly and concisely explains the science refuting the current (climate) alarmism than anything to date
NewBusters, November 4, 2007
Flack for alarmists
The question of media bias about global warming is in the news again.
Courier Mail, Sept. 5, 2007.
The phobia of dangerous
human-caused global warming
Fear of radiation and the nuclear industry is a similar phobia to the fear of global warming
Bulletin of the International Atomic Energy Authority, Vienna, 2007: invited but unpublished
moral failings are cowardice, ignorance: not inaction -
Bob Carter & Tom Harris
Self-interested special interest groups now dominate the climate change debate, to its scientific detriment
Canada Free Press, August 17, 2007
62. Climate change: other side of the coin
by Caroline Kearney
"The reality is that almost every aspect of climate change is the subject of vigorous debate"
URBAN (sustainable solutions for a developing Australia), July qtr., 2007, p. 38-39
What global warming, Australian sceptic asks -
by Lawrence Solomon
Profile of a climate rationalist
Financial Post (Canada), July 17, 2007
It's good sense to avoid consensus on global warming
Hysterical reaction to Durkin's "Great Global Warming Swindle" shows the sensitivity of IPCC climate alarmists
The Australian, July 10, 2007 (Reprinted in Online Opinion, with Discussion)
Forecasts all up in the air
IPCC scientists admit that climate GCM modelling cannot predict future climate
Courier Mail, Brisbane, June 30, 2007
price for a load of hot air
Wrong science leads to pointless economics
Courier Mail, Brisbane, June 18, 2007 (plus Letters For and Against; Forum discussion)
change: climate science and the Stern Review -
by Carter, R.M. et al.
World Economics, p. 161-182, April-June, 2007
Climate change: response to Simmonds and Steffen -
by Holland, D. et al.
World Economics, p. 143-151, April-June, 2007
The myth of dangerous
human-caused climate change
Brief analysis of greenhouse theory, and a critique of the climate alarmism of the IPCC
Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, "New Leaders" conference,
Brisbane, May 2-3, 2007, Proceedings p. 61-74. (Full text here)
A dangerous climate
IPCC's 4th SPM contains three main arguments for dangerous human-caused climate change; none are compelling
U.K. Sunday Telegraph, April 7, 2007.
The Stern Review: a dual
critique. Part I: The
Science. Part II: The Economics.
Comprehensive critical analysis of the Stern Review of the economic aspects of climate change
World Economics 7(4), pp. 165-230, Oct.-Dec.,2006. (Full text here)
52. U.S. Senate hearing into
media influence on the climate debate
The last hearing of the Environment & Public Works Committee that will be chaired by Republican Senator Inhofe
Dec. 6, 2006 (i) RMC submission; (ii) additional tabled document.
When science fails, just use
the precautionary principle
How an ethical principle is able to masquerade as science
The Institute of Public Affairs Review, Dec. 2006
The morality of climate change
Climate change is indeed a moral issue, but not quite in the way that most people expect
Living Ethics, Newsletter of St James Ethics Centre, Dec. 2006
For a balanced view on climate change - call the Tyndall Centre?
Letter rejected by The Independent, The Guardian, The Times, The Australian and The Wall Street Journal
CCNet Newsletter 160/06 (Ed. Penny Beiser), Nov. 22, 2006
Climate change knows three
Reality is, if a government says that the earth is flat, then flat it is until the next election
Australian Financial Review, Letters, Nov. 8, 2006
Scientists still divided on
Scientists who doubt the evidence on global warming are feeling the political heat
Paul Malley in the Canberra Times - Nov. 4, 2006
The Stern review: last hurrah of the warmaholics
The science on which the Stern review is based is irredeemably flawed
The Australian - Nov. 3, 2006
Al Gore’s movie
meets its match in Stockholm
KTH meeting shows that dangerous global warming remains unproven
Online Opinion - Oct. 13, 2006 (plus Forum discussion)
McCarthyism, press bias, policy-advice corruption, and
U.S. National Association of Manufacturers, Shopfloor.org, October 9, 2006
43. 'An Inconvenient
Truth': climate change is indeed a moral issue
Online Opinion, Sept. 20, 2006 (plus Forum discussion)
Deep Time to Our
Time: the Scale Factor in Climate Change
Paper read at KTH Global Warming Seminar, Stockholm, Sept. 11-12, 2006
Cutting through the propaganda on global warming: the
International Zoo Educators Journal, August 2006, pp. 20-24 (see also Scoop press report)
Is Al Gore right
on global warming?
The Boulder Camera, Colorado, USA, Letters, June 22-30, 2006
respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe
Tom Harris, in Canada Free Press, June 12, 2006
Cults in the Cook Islands
ABC, Counterpoint with Michael Duffy, June 12, 2006
Greenpeace throws stones in the greenhouse
Scoop (NZ), May 4, 2006
The Isle of Lewis windfarm, Scotland
The Glasgow Herald, Letters, May 1, 2006
Lord Rees' views on Global Warming
Sunday Telegraph (U.K.), April 23, 2006
Follow-up Letter and response - Adam Smith Institute comment
Volcanoes and climate - critique of an editorial
New Zealand Listener, Letter to the Editor, April 15-21, 2006 (see 4th letter)
Follow-up Letter and response
There IS a problem with global warming - it stopped in 1998
Sunday Telegraph (U.K.), April 9, 2006
Editorial comment - Daily Mail - Washington Post - Washington Post 2 - WorldNet Daily Follow-up Letters
Financial Post (Canada), April 6, open Letter-of-60 to P.M. Stephen Harper
Editorial comment - Financial Post
unusual about the way the planet is warming
The Independent (U.K.), April 1, 2006
Keep a Weather Eye Open
Brisbane Courier Mail, November 16, 2005
Some things too crucial to be left
to the U.N.
Canberra Times, November 15, 2005
All the Signs of Full-blown Mother Earthism, and discussion
Sydney Morning Herald, September 24 to early October, 2005
27. Cult of Global Warming Hit
Opinion by Phil Beck, and letters
Sunday Tasmanian (Hobart), Sept. 11, 2005
in Conversation, Robyn Williams
ABC Radio National, Sept. 1, 2005
Game, Set and Match
Opinion, Tech Central Station, Aug. 8, 2005
Cool Rationality Shatters Greenhouse
Hype at Last
Opinion, Australian Financial Review, July 14, 2005
Global Warming Hysteria, and the Deadly Disease of
Melbourne Rotary Club, Address, June 16, 2005.
Global Warming? When you Hear the word Consensus,
reach for your Gun
Victorian Farmers Federation, Address, Regional Forum, Morwell, June 9, 2005.
Science as Dogma
Letters, The Age (Melbourne), May 5, 2005.
Counterpoint interview, ABC Radio National (Host Michael Duffy), April 11, 2005.
Climate Change is Coming, Ready or Not
Opinion by Pete Hodgson, Minister for the Environment; and letters
New Zealand Herald (Auckland), Feb. 7 to March 5, 2005.
Letters, The Diplomat 3(6), February-March, 2005, p. 4.
Letters, The Australian, January 4, 2005.
Climate Change - Reality or Myth?
Letters, Gardening Australia, January 2005, p.10, and comments.
15. Eureka Forum, Address
Ballarat, December 3, 200
Who Can Insure Against the
Essay, Institute of Public Affairs (Melbourne), Review, September, 2004, p. 27-28.
Degrees of Difference on Global Warming
Letters, The Age (Melbourne), September 30, 2004.
More Science, Less Hot Air
Letters, Australian Financial Review (Sydney), July 13, 2004.
Cool Response to a Hot Topic
Op Ed by Ian Frazer, Townsville Bulletin (Supplement, p.3) Saturday July 10, 2004.
Weathering the Scaremonger's Storms (energy policy)
Op Ed, The Australian, June 17, 2004.
Climate of Opinion
Op Ed by Deborah Smith, Sydney Morning Herald (News Review, p. 29), June 12, 2004.
Glacial Mud Reveals Earth's History
ABC News in Science, Science Online, June 11, 2004.
Clearing the Air
Op Ed, Tech Central Station (Washington), May 5, 2004.
6. Climate Change: a Longer View
Op Ed, Tech Central Station (Washington), May 3, 2004.
5. Science is not Consensus
Essay, Institute of Public Affairs (Melbourne), Review 55 (4), December 2003, p. 11-13.
4. Global Warming may Turn Out to be Just Hot Air
Op Ed, Australian Financial Review (Sydney), November 3, 2003.
Science Show, ABC National Radio, November 15, 2003.
3. Climate Change: What Every Citizen Should Know
Weekend Essay, Australian Financial Review (Sydney), September 27, 2003.
Climate Debate in the Stone Age
Letters, The Australian, September 19, 2003.
Nature not nurture will determine future of the reef
Op Ed, Courier Mail (Brisbane), October 23, 2002.