Acacia retivenia

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early spring show …

Close to town, the Dragonflower Trees are flowering heavily. This large edible flower is quite stunning with the sun shining on them. The flowers are the largest of all peas.

Sesbania formosa

Polygala tepperi

Woodswallows sitting on an annual Sesbania cannabina

Here a Sesbania is covered in Mistletoe.

Beautiful weather and an odd foggy morning herald the end of our tropical winter.

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preparing for spring …

The last few days of winter in the tropics brings out a plethora of flowering species, which culminates in a spectacular show in the West Kimberley at this time of year.

Click to zoom.

Calytrix exstipulata

Gossypium rotundifolius

Dolichandrone heterophylla

Hibiscus fryxellii

Ipomoea costata

Eremophila bignoniiflora

Corymbia pachycarpa

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the magical and spiritual Al gore …

What a good description of climatists.  Dr Lindzen of MIT, a real climate scientist says just that! Which makes Al Gore, a believer in magic?

Actually, Al’s beliefs are moral and spiritual, he admitted. Check out the video here.



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greening the desert …

The green Great Sandy Desert, a couple of hundred kilometres from Broome is one of my favorite destinations for plant collecting. Many of the plants are extraordinarily stunning, with a couple shown here. The Kimberley is part of the northern boundary, extending to the East Pilbara and south to the Little Sandy Desert.

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low tide at Cable Beach, Broome …

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hit the road again … and again

The second of two groups of photos from the last field trip to King Sound and the beginning of a new horticulture project for an indigenous community.

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hit the road again …

Visited another remote area, the west side of King Sound, which is the East side of the Dampier Peninsula. So this 400 km round trip brought up some interesting plant species, and occasional wildlife. Superb bush to ocean scenery was the bonus. The Island is Valentine Island. Click image to zoom:

The first image is a monitor lizard with two brush turkeys, escaping the limelight.

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“a miracle fertilizer” … to “the uncertainty has settled”

Give your vegetables more CO2. Look what the response on tomatoes from lots more CO2!


There is so much information on the co2science blog, a small snippet here, but go there and check the rest out:

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Phosphorus on Soybean Growth (13 July 2017)
Like a miracle fertilizer, CO2 helps to ameliorate the negative impacts of phosphorus deficiency on this important cereal crop…

Interactive Effects of CO2, Drought and Zinc Supply on Wheat (12 July 2017)
Elevated CO2 improves the growth and yield of wheat, ameliorating the negative impacts of drought and low Zn…

Which brings me to this at WUWT,

The Uncertainty Has Settled, Critical Documentary About Climate, Agriculture and Energy Now Online

From the GWPF.

“This documentary has all the ingredients to become a milestone in the debate on climate change” – is what Science journalist Jan Jakobs wrote after seeing the 90 minutes documentary `The Uncertainty Has Settled`. The multiple award winning film is now available worldwide through online-demand.



After eight years of travelling through conflict and poverty zones, Marijn Poels – a progressive filmmaker – decided to take some time off. In the Austrian mountains no less. It confronts him unexpectedly with the roots of agriculture and its modern day perspective. Globalisation and climate politics are causing radical changes such as farmers becoming energy suppliers. But the green ideology raises questions. The scientific topic of climate change has now become incontrovertibly a matter of world politics. Poels faces a personal conflict. Are we doing the right thing?

The Uncertainty Has Settled is the first film within a planned trilogy by Marijn Poels. “What is so beautiful and compelling in this documentary is the ignorance of the maker”, Jan Jakobs wrote in his review. “Marijn stumbles from one surprise to another. You can see his disbelief and amazement and sometimes even read the despair on his face. The beautiful images and transitions, along with the necessary rest points, provide the viewer with the necessary breaks but at the same time evoke a desire for more information. The way in which the issue is addressed, the words used to interpret the information, make the film extremely suitable for all and sundry. Even for those who thought there was only one opinion on the subject of climate change and CO2. There are also the conversations with ordinary people, who are victims of the remote and detached politics in Europe, which add so much more to this documentary than just a collection of facts to show that you are in the right. The human factor is ever present; the painful exposure of failed politics aimed at reducing human CO2, the devastating consequences for the landscape and nature, the income of entire populations that disappears and farmers who are busy producing energy instead of food. It eats away at the sense of justice of a man such as Marijn Poels”.

See the full post at GWPF here.

The Green Blob has failed everyone.

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wacky nutball science and fake news … an epidemic

Fake News Channel jumps the shark. Buoyed by Victoria’s future, and South Australia’s,  continuing black-outs, it’s ABC Solar dreaming all the way. Blackout every night.

“We expect over the next couple of years [it] will really reduce the cost to a point that it is the lowest cost form of renewable generation in this country.”

Large-scale solar looks to be on the cusp of an Australian boom.

All for exactly nothing. No change in climate whatsoever. Planting trees is more sensible.

Plagiarised from WUWT on the “Snappy Shrimp” does climate acoustics: Gary Pearse

“Music researcher Dr Leah Barclay told the 100 Ways To Listen project that artists and scientists working together could unlock the secrets of climate change.”

Time to give a “healthy reef” on the pursestrings. I’m sorry, but Ozzies seem to have more wifty poofty climate scientists per capita than anywhere in the world. They have an “ARCABC Centre of Excellence in Climatology” that awarded such as the commander of the Ship of Fools, etc. They have an epidemic of Climate Change Blues caused by the “Pause” (a form of classical psychological деиайл). Comon’ Oz, you are a laughing stock even among other world climate scientists. A recent commenter on WUWT was talking about some annual awards for wacky nutball science. […]

*My change in bold.

The ABC is also all giggly over South Australia’s ‘Big New Battery to solve their blackout problems. Sure, that will work (sarc), Taxpayer grifter Elon Musk on a roll.

Update, ABC wont say a word about this rip-off,

How did the Queensland Government get away with this rort – owning power stations which limit supply and bid high when demand peaks?

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg:

In Queensland, over the first five months of this year, electricity consumers paid the highest wholesale prices in the NEM, 30 per cent above the average.

Or this battery fraud.

Even more here:

See your electricity bill soar 20 per cent this month? That’s proof you’ve been conned by politicians flogging mad global warming schemes.

Let me remind you of what Kevin Rudd, one of the biggest of these shysters, told you a decade ago.

Back then, this soon-to-be prime minister was already spruiking Labor’s plan to force you off cheap coal-fired electricity and onto expensive wind and solar power.

We had to halve our carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 to stop the world heating too much, Rudd claimed.

And here is what he told you this would cost over the next 45 years: “In the vicinity of $45 per person over that period of time or something like $1 per person per year.”

Now look at your electricity bill after this latest price hike, on top of all the others as both Labor and the Liberals went global warming crazy.

Think that adds up to just $1 a year extra?

Plus add those other global warming schemes you’ve had to pay for: the carbon tax, the solar rebates, the wind farm subsidies, Labor’s disastrous “free insulation” scheme, the global warming conferences, the wave generators that sank and the geothermal power plant at Innamincka that went bust.

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