Sometimes, you don’t have to do anything but wait.

I’m one of life’s simpler creatures; a minimalist lean-burn type of person. My pleasures are inexpensive and simple; a bit of free kick-ass rock and roll courtesy of YouTube, an afterburner chilli once in a while, the eternal hope my team of hapless buggers will finally win something of note, some friends coming around on … Continue reading


You’re just tourists in our jungle.

The leading skeptic blogs have once again done very well in this year’s Bloggies, so my heartfelt congratulations to the winning sites and all you pointers and setters out there for giving them your vote. If you don’t happen to know what the Bloggies are, they’re kinda the internet equivalent of the Oscars, but awarded to … Continue reading

Monks walk past a soldier to attend a Buddhism ceremony praying for peace called Krong Pealy at Preah Vihear temple compound atop Dang Reak mountain

Not all lives are measured in years.

This is a guest article by one of our regular commenters, Blackswan. It grew out of a conversation we had about the relatively unknown people we admired and when Swannie mentioned him, I admitted I’d never heard of him and being intrigued by the snippets I’d been told, asked if a thumbnail sketch to share … Continue reading


Say hello, wave goodbye.

One of the intriguing aspects of the climate wars is that you very frequently see people dropping comments on blogs that they started off as unthinking believers in catastrophic global warming but when they actually stopped and looked into it for themselves, became skeptics. I’ve yet to see a comment from someone who’s moved from … Continue reading


En passant moves of a minor imp of Satan.

There are some disagreeable things one is obliged to do as a climate skeptic blogger and they’re mainly needed to keep a finger on the alarmist pulse. A very important one is to not only read the propaganda output from the alarmist organs of dissemination, or should I call them organs of disinformation, but to … Continue reading


Do we call them Nazis or not?

An Oxbridge don, after staggering out of a faculty meeting that had dragged on for hours, was heard to remark that how a predominantly male society could produce so many old women, was totally beyond him. What I think he was referring to was the more than usual amount of bitchiness one finds prevalent in academia, … Continue reading


A climate of deception, deceit, lies and outright dishonesty.

When I was a young man, a deeply cynical older person told me that all experience did was tell you what wasn’t possible. It wasn’t true then, it’s not true now and amounts to nothing more than a philosophy of despair by people who’ve essentially given up. You do have to wonder about people so petty … Continue reading


Why isn’t the alarmist propaganda working?

I wrote an analysis piece last year which was an attempt to categorise and second guess the different types of propaganda the climate alarmists would resort to. In the light of Nils Bohr’s witty remark that prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future, it was reasonably accurate. Since then, two trends have become … Continue reading


What a bunch of pissant spineless scum they really are.

One glance at that picture above and you understand the mentality at work. All that’s missing is the soundtrack but I think we can all add that in for ourselves. It’s always the same song with just they lyrics varying. ‘Come out nigger, we’re here to string you up’ or perhaps it’s just old-fashioned burn … Continue reading


Gott mit uns.

Literally, it means “God with us” or more colloquially, God’s on our side. It originated as a battle cry of the legions towards the end of the Roman empire, when it had become fully Christianised and the words have rippled down the centuries into various cultures, with the German version more recently appearing on the belt buckle of … Continue reading


The real problem with polls.

I see yet more opinion polls on global warming wiggling their way through the bowels of the mainstream media like tapeworms. They’re only usually interesting in terms of spotting how the alarmists have bent the questionnaire, data, statistical methods or simply misrepresented the results to achieve the required propaganda headlines. Given how often such Cook … Continue reading

Viincent Graff with a TABITHA HANDBAG. Pics- Grant Triplpow

Cool it …

I wrote the following paragraph in a previous piece on fanatics and the subtle perils of prolonged contact with them – There is also an insidious danger to this sort of interaction with them; you start to get imprinted by them. If you’re not careful, you soon start to take on the same fanatical traits … Continue reading


The coming shape of 2014.

About three years ago, I compared the ongoing plunge in any belief in global warming as being akin to the death of a belief system. In essence, it is a five stage process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance. It covered what can only be termed the true believers, not the politicians, or … Continue reading


Why the IPCC hesitates.

This is a guest piece by one of our regular commenters, Graeme No.3 – enjoy! —-<0>— The release of the IPCC Fifth Report has been accompanied by a barrage of criticism. “The latest IPCC report has truly sunk to the level of hilarious incoherence” Some critics have settled on the fiddled graphs, dodgy statistics and … Continue reading


Moments in a life and those restarts you have to make.

He’d drawn a dinosaur for her and it was a pretty good one, stretching the entire width of the blackboard. He’d used white chalk for the main details but added a huge lot of pecky touches in red and green. Too many I thought. He was another teacher and her beau and I’d watched their … Continue reading


Climate Prat of 2013 – We have a winnah!

Unlike last year, the available selection this one has been noticeably thin. A lot of the usual prats have been smart enough to pick up on the winds of change and are quietly deserting the sinking ship. All we’ve heard from them is the occasional splash of their tiny, wee, small, pale and pink, ratty hands … Continue reading


Who is Michael Smith?

This is a guest article by one of our regular commenters, Blackswan. Among other things, it demonstrates the new reality that if the mainstream media allows itself to be muzzled by politicians, or chooses to only represent views it finds itself in agreement with, then those views can nowadays find an alternative platform in the wide open … Continue reading


Used intelligently, they’re our bitches now.

Within any community of people, there’s always a natural diversity of personality. Usually that diversity is an asset to be tapped into and utilised, sometimes it’s a liability and people learn to cope with the variations. On average, some people are good in certain situations and bad in others, and again, the people around them … Continue reading


COP19 – the grubby truth behind it all.

It must have been a weekend because I was about. The kids rushed in and I had the “Dad, Dad, he’s hurt” and their miniature hands plucking at me like a flock of birds pecking and pulling me urgently out of the house sideways. They do that, you know it’s important because in their sub … Continue reading


The silver apples of the moon, the golden apples of the sun.

There’s a lot of stuff you can get away with in the armed services but being a bad leader of a group of men who know they’re going into harm’s way isn’t one of them. They have trust in you or they don’t and you can tell that from their faces. The skinny 25-year-old young … Continue reading