Delinquent Teenager – Body Blow or Knock-Out Punch to IPCC?

I’ve just read the first half dozen or so chapters of “Delinquent Teenager” and I wonder how IPCC will react to this. This is a death knell to IPCC, if they cannot respond adequately to Ms Laframboise.

The pre-eminent scientists we all thought the IPCC appointed were actually a kumbayah bunch of political appointments. Young barely out of university scientists were preferred over true experts in their fields. Young university graduates who have only an undergraduate qualification, and were appointed because they were female or had the right social concerns. Links with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Greenpeace were prominent. Rajendra Pauchari the head honcho in IPCC, was almost a patron to Greenpeace. How does he maintain objective impartiality in leading a team meant to do serious scientific research and investigation? Influence by activists abound.

This will be my side reading for the next couple of days – like many before me (although the book is just only hot off the press (9 October), and many more after me, I think the IPCC will henceforth be a joke as far as scientific reports, findings and recommendations are concerned.


The Delinquent Teenager (Book on the IPCC)

The Delinquent Teenager is a book about the IPCC, written by Donna Laframbroise. I have just got the Kindle version off Amazon. It is probably going to fuel my antagonism with the Red-Outside-Green-Inside Carbon Tax fiasco but I would have to keep it bottle up as I need to focus on the coming exams…

Get it if you are looking for the next book to read. The Kindle version is only $4.99 and it is likely to be well worth the money.

Occupy Everywhere

Occupy Wall Street. Occupy London. Occupy Melbourne. This “Occupy Wherever” movement has come to our doorstep. No one has quite worked out what these groups are occupying wherever for, but it seems to be gathering momentum.

The general common denominator for all those who have turned up, seems to be that the rich gets richer whereas the rest of the population (99%, so they say) are either poorer or not getting richer, at least.

So what else is new? The fat cats – in Wall Street, Collins Street (non-Paris end) or Spring Street – have always been in the minority. That’s just the way it is. It is a combination of hard work, intelligence, connections and circumstances and either divine providence or pure luck, depending on your metaphysical beliefs.

I don’t know if it is a social justice and equality issue. It may well be. Wall Street and Collins Street riches however, are symptoms of whatever societal imbalances and injustices we may have, not the cause. Theoretically at least, all Australians have equal access to education, employment and career progression. No one is systematically or institutionally excluded from any of these channels – it is a question of who is the best.

There may be issues of the factors which arm one to be the best and equality of access to these but the State has always provided assistance to try and equalise any inequitable access or opportunities. It is hardly the fault of the likes of Wall Street or Collins Street.

Maybe there is something to these “Occupy Wall Street”, “Occupy London” or “Occupy Melbourne” protests but it would take a bit of thinking and hard work to get there. What would it take for this to be realised? Statistically, perhaps only 1% of the hundreds or thousand of protestors will have the intelligence, industry and wherewithal to produce and articulate a cause upon which this movement may be based. They may even pay this 1% something to produce this. So maybe 99% of these protestors would not produce the goods and so would not be paid. Would there be protest against THAT? 🙂