Friday, October 26, 2012

Suddenly, the Sounds of Silence

THE Arctic is melting and we'll all be wet, drowning and dead in that order, or so the quality journalists of the environmental press -- aka Fairfax and the ABC -- have been telling us. Clearly, this is the respect for truth they teach at our finer institutions of higher learning, whence one of Young Master Bunyip's apple-cheeked contemporaries emerged two years ago with a degree attesting to her fitness to inform the public. She has worked since then solely in the catering industry, journalism jobs being thin on the ground. This is a great pity, as she has much to contribute, not least an acute appreciation of the way the world works.

No matter what twaddle professors served up, her advice is to agree enthusiastically and repeat only that wisdom in tendered assignments. "You tell them what they want to hear and then you graduate," she observed. After that and with a mandatory post-grad certification in the Responsible Serving of Alcohol, the career of a hash-slinger awaits.

Meanwhile, all that clamour and clatter about sogginess at the North Pole has gone quiet. This annotated chart from Climate Realists explains why:



 

13 comments:

  1. Funnily enough they also forgot to mention the record* Antarctic ice cover of the last few months.

    * All records of both Arctic and Antarctic ice cover start from 1979 when they deployed satellites to measure them.

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    1. PhillipGeorge(c)2012October 26, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Evidence has nothing to do with the religion of anthropomorphic climate change. Self flagellation is cleansing. Gaia's predeliction for coprophilia inspired the composting toilet, etc. It's all so cleansing - but utterly unrighteous to clean your hands with water from a dam.

      PS. Rising CO2 levels is the only good news story there is at the moment. Without a shadow of a doubt it will mean more plant life growing with greater ground cover density in more places. And animals have tendency to eat plants, or other animals which eat plants.

      Green was only ever a synonym for envy, in a sick world, where sick is a metaphor for the condition of the mind, not brain.

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  2. "You tell them what they want to hear ...". Well, that's refreshing. It was common practice among ANU undergraduates to arrange, usually for some consideration, for someone else to to do the telling, although the teacher was not so informed.

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  3. When will Benny Cubby and Timbo Flannery heading off to re-education camp?

    The Irish Lion

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  4. The Old and Unimproved DaveOctober 26, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    "You tell them what they want to hear and then you graduate"

    Sounds like the mandatory political awareness classes of the former Soviet Union discussing "Chto Delat".

    "We must purge, and purge again!"

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  5. Prof you forgot AGW Step 5. The one that sounds like this - "I'm sorry but the party you are after is unavailable at the moment. If you leave a message ......."

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  6. With Sen. Bob Carr’s strong defence of his socking it to the taxpayer for whisking his wife luxuriously around the world revealed as “It’s a good idea”, we can see that all this inept government’s decisions—such as establishing an expensive but useless department of climate change, fomenting race-riots, accepting awarmists’ loony but self-interested prophecies of climatic catastrophe, imposing a ‘carbon’ tax which does nothing for the climate but raises the cost of living, incompetently trying to hide its own ineptitude by redefining words and imposing censorship on free speech, or imposing a mining tax which costs millions in compliance but which raises no revenue—are founded on no more than “it’s-a-good-idea” reasoning.

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  7. And the commentary I'm hearing from sundry people in my place of work and elsewhere refers to ice caps (plural). Somehow the hurricane damage, and subsequent ice loss, to the icecap at the top of the planet has been extended by either Chinese Whisper Technology (TM) or Analytical Ability Absent Syndrome to the one at the bottom. And no amount of pointing the error out changes closed minds.

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  8. Airfares $120g Accommadation $?.

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    1. Nonny one assumes that accommodation would be not much different than the Used Car on his own. I assume of course that he shares a room and bed with his wife. The odd cocktail and stir fry is not going to do much damage to our already seriously damaged economy.

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    2. Even supposing that the costs of two people staying in luxurious accommodation are not much different from the cost of one person staying in luxurious accommodation (which I doubt), a major problem here is that if the senator’s wife cost the taxpayer only an extra dollar a year, rather than at least $120,000 in six months, it would still be too much; ministers of the Crown and public servants should not be adding to the public purse at any time unless with sound reasoning and with appropriate authorisation.
      The sort of deplorable thinking, whereby every tea-room of a department might be provided with fancy coffee-maker and hi-fi system, or every teacher with a “free” computer, or every parliamentarian with a part-time assistant straight out of a political-science major with a salary twice or thrice that of a bloke who labours hard all day actually making stuff, on the fallacious grounds that it’s only a pittance and doesn’t amount to so much really, is part of the sloppy, imprudent, improvident thinking, I submit, which has led to our seriously damaged economy.

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    3. So true, Deadman. The flagrant waste, ignorance, ineptitude and sheer laziness I see all too frequently in my educated organisation make my blood boil. Makes mock of exhortations to fiscal and ethical responsibilty. The selfish sense of entitlement and senseless expenditure of folk who should know better is disgraceful.

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  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.October 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    The young lady is correct, Bunyip. Never, ever, ever, disagree with a leftie who is 'teaching' you.

    They do not like it at all.

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