Welcome to the Lavoisier Group Website
You will find here a wide range of papers and the search engine will enable you to look up anything of particular interest.
The topics covered include greenhouse gas theory; solar and planetary influences on the earth's climate; predictions of future climate; the history of climate change; the economics of energy and technology; energy security; the role of the IPCC in promoting global warming hysteria; the response of Australia's governments to the decarbonisation campaigns of the Environmentalist movement and the media.
BOOK LAUNCH: "Reflections of a Professional Engineer"
a personal account of family and professional life
4.30 pm, Wednesday 19 December 2012,
Engineers Australia Auditorium, Chatswood, NSW
George Fox AM was a founding member of the Lavoisier Group. He had a long career with the English Electric Company as managing director for Australia, after which at age 55 he formed his own small business which he ran for the next 43 years. He was on the boards of 12 companies, represented numerous manufacturers, ranging from turbine blades to arc furnaces to transportation systems and spent much time and energy giving back to the profession. For more than a decade he championed a realistic and fact-based view of climate change, deriding false science.
He was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to engineering in 2007 and also received the James N Kirby Award for outstanding contributions to electrical engineering.
George Fox died in June 2012 aged 98. His memorial service was held in Pymble on 14 June which noted that he was still on the board of one company at the time of his passing. He had had a huge innings, packing in the '60 seconds worth of distance run' every waking minute. He had completed the text of his book at the time of his death. "Reflections of a Professional Engineer" will be launched on Wednesday 19 December 2012 at 4.30pm at Engineers Australia Auditorium in Chatswood in Sydney.
Further information may be found here.
Copies of the book will be available on the evening for purchase, at $65.00 nett. Cash or cheque payable to 'ECF Engineering Pty Ltd'. To obtain a copy please write to Robert Fox at email@example.com.
Important New Paper
Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt?
by Dr David Evans
"How many excuses does it take? The Western Climate Establishment has allowed egregious mistakes, major errors, and obvious biases to accumulate - each factor on its own might be hard to pin down, but the pattern is undeniable."
"The public might not understand the science, but they do understand cheating..."
Download the PDF [4.5 Mb] here.
The Climategate Emails
edited and annotated by John Costella
In November 2009, an anonymous whistleblower put just over 1000 emails comprising email traffic to and from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) on an obscure Russian website. They were subsequently rapidly disseminated around the world.
These emails show a tightly knit cabal of scientists adjusting temperature data to conform to their political agenda; exerting pressure to censor publications going into the "peer reviewed" literature (usually with complete success); bullying journalists with threats of excommunication so that what was published in the mainstream media was in accordance with the global warming agenda; and using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as the primary vehicle for their political ambitions.
To work through these emails, in order to discover what was going on, is a major undertaking. John Costella has provided us with an edited and annotated account of the emails which enables the lay person, in a relatively short time, to understand what was going on and how it was done.
This PDF version of the published book will provide access to everyone who is concerned with this great debate. It is available here.
Hard copy of Back to the Nineteenth Century available on request;
online version also available
Back to the Nineteenth Century, comprises three essays by Ray Evans (on the social and economic consequences of the CPRS), Tom Quirk (on the shortcomings of the IPCC science) and Alan Moran (on the economic consequences of the Act, especially for energy), together with a foreword by Peter Walsh.
The publication is available in either of two forms: as hard copy or as an online PDF file. To order a hard copy, please send your details to the Secretary here. Please include your name and postal address and the number of copies you would like to receive. The Lavoisier Group would be grateful to receive donations to cover postage and printing costs.
If preferred, the booklet may also be downloaded as a PDF file. To download it, please click here [2.9 Mb PDF].
Latest posting: 20 May 2011
Latest additions to the site include Tim Curtin's most recent paper on econometrics and climate change, Tom Quirk's comprehensive collection of climate data and charts, Seamus French's recent story in The Australian (4 April 2011), Tim Curtin's critical assessment of the omissions in Ross Garnaut's Updates, Bill Kininmonth's recent paper on Clausius Clapeyron, Cliff Ollier's Online Opinion piece on Tuvalu, Hugh Morgan's Presidential Report for 2010, David Evans on the corruption of the Western climate establishment, John Costella's edited and annotated account of the Climategate emails, Cliff Ollier's Geoscientist journal article on glaciation, and Ray Evans's assessment of Copenhagen (originally published in Quadrant).
Our most recent Forum was held in Melbourne in July 2008. Entitled 'The Solar System and Earth's Climate', we are adding presentations from the Forum to our site as they come to hand. Click here for three Forum papers on the life and work of Rhodes Fairbridge. Click here for Ian Wilson's 'Which Came First: The Chicken or the Egg?' [PDF]