"Climate change denial" is a straw man phrase. Nobody denies climate change. What's being questioned is man-made climate change caused by man's 3% annual contribution to the total volume of CO2 emissions. It's disingenuous for alarmists to say that we must accept a "97% consensus" of scientists but nature's 97% annual contribution to the total … Continue reading Nobody Denies Climate Change
SHOWN ABOVE IS THE DESCENT OF THE PLANET FROM ITS PRISTINE PRIMEVAL CONDITION TO ITS HELLISH END IN THE ANTHROPOCENE. THE FOUR STAGES OF DESCENT ARE SHOWN AS (1) THE ARRIVAL OF HUMANS, (2) THE NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION WHEN THE RELATIVELY HARMLESS HUNTER-GATHERERS SETTLED, CLEARED FORESTS, BUILT HOMES, AND BEGAN SETTLED AGRICULTURE, (3) THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION WHEN THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELED MACHINES AND THE RISE OF CAPITALISM VAULTED MAN INTO HIS OWN GEOLOGICAL EPOCH CALLED THE ANTHROPOCENE, AND (4) THE FULLY FOSSIL FUELED ECONOMY.
- A clean and pure pristine primeval planet earth existed for a billion years in natural perfection, wholeness, and wholesomeness – unpolluted, untainted, untarnished and uncorrupted in the perfection of the harmony of nature. The geology, biology, and climatology were in a state of perfection. The climate was stable and unchanging with no extreme weather. Living creatures both plants and animals lived in peace and…
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In a World first, Australia’s Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has declared that the “noise annoyance” caused by wind turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound “is a plausible pathway to disease” based on the “established association between noise annoyance and some diseases, including hypertension and cardiovascular disease, possibly mediated in part by disturbed sleep and/or psychological stress/distress.”
The AAT also held that “The dB(A) weighting system is not designed to measure [wind turbine noise], and is not an appropriate way of measuring it.”
The dB(A) weighting system is the basis of every wind turbine noise guideline in operation around the world.
The AAT’s finding means that every one of those noise guidelines is premised on an acoustic nonsense and, therefore, entirely irrelevant.
The decision, which we deal with below, came at a time when Australia’s self-appointed wind turbine noise health ‘expert’, Simon…
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When it comes to actually delivering wind power, the real and the ideal are a gulf apart. In Australia, the average capacity factor (the ratio between actual output and nominal capacity) is just on 28% across the Eastern Grid, where 1,800 turbines with a total capacity of 5,100 MW have been speared across four states.
Actual output depends, of course, on the attitude of the Wind Gods, on any given day. Then there’s mechanical failures, maintenance and downtime, which increases pretty rapidly as these things age.
In Germany, the total number of turbines is pushing 30,000, with a total capacity of 56,000 MW. However, it turns out that those thousands of units are rarely available, at all.
The Truth About Wind Energy: The Readily Available Wind Power Capacity in Germany is Less Than One Percent of…
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FIGURE 1: PALEO TEMPERATURE DATA FOR THE ARCTIC FROM 20 SOURCES
FIGURE 2: SUMMARY TABLE
FIGURE 3: GIF IMAGE CYCLES THROUGH ALL DATA STATIONS
FIGURE 4: ARCTIC OCEAN GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITY [JAMES KAMIS]
RELATED POST: Does Global Warming Drive Changes in Arctic Sea Ice?
- In late 2017 and early 2018 a number of high profile news media sources cited a US Federal Government report to claim that “warming in the Arctic is unprecedented in 1,500 years”. Here are some examples:[DIGITAL JOURNAL, Scientists alarmed by unprecedented warming in Arctic: By Karen Graham, Feb 28, 2018 in Environment], [USA TODAY, The Arctic is warming faster than it has in 1,500 years: Doyle Rice, Dec. 12, 2017], [MASHABLE ASIA, Recent Arctic warming ‘unprecedented’ in human history, Andrew Freedman, DEC 13, 2017], [DISCOVER MAGAZINE, A major federal report about the Arctic released yesterday finds that…
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CLIMATE change alarmists conveniently ‘deny’ the existence of the 1970’s “global cooling” scare because such panic, a mere 40 years ago, threatens the legitimacy of the current “global warming” scare.
HOWEVER, climate experts and government agencies of the day were indeed warning of impending climate doom and that we must take immediate “action” to avoid catastrophe.
WARMING alarmists rebut the 1970’s global cooling scare with claims that the phenomenon wasn’t “peer-reviewed” or that a “consensus” of “97%” of “scientists” didn’t agree. However, it doesn’t take Einstein to realise that the fashionable eco-scare of the day was indeed very real…
IN 1976 the CIA warned the cooling climate would bring – “drought, starvation, social unrest and political upheaval” :
C.I.A. WARNINGFrom a correspondent in Washington
MAJOR world climate changes were under way that would cause economic and political upheavals “almost beyond comprehension”, an internal report of…
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By Paul Homewood
While Michael was certainly a disastrous hurricane, three specific claims have been made about it, which don’t stand up to scrutiny:
- It was the biggest storm on record for the Florida Panhandle
- It was the third most powerful to hit the US, based on barometric pressure
- It was the fourth strongest in terms of wind speeds.
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2005: HURRICANE KATRINA WAS CAUSED BY OUR USE OF FOSSIL FUELS
A high level of interest in tropical cyclones derives from an unusually active hurricane season in 2004 when more than 14 tropical cyclones formed in the North Atlantic basin. Four of these storms intensified to Category 4 or greater and made landfall in the USA causing considerable damage. The even more dramatic 2005 season followed in its heels with more than thirty depressions. Four of them intensified to Category 5 and three made landfall. The most intense was Hurricane Wilma but the most spectacular was Hurricane Katrina which made landfall in Florida and again in Louisiana. Its devastation was facilitated by a breach in a levee system that was unrelated to AGW but its dramatic consequences made it an icon of the possible extreme weather impacts of fossil fuel caused global warming. Climate scientists stepped up quickly and said…
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via #SR15 Under The Looking Glass, Part I: IPCC Claims All Warming is Now Anthropogenic
It’s off topic, but important.
Cycling home from St Peters I saw a poster that took my breath away. Sometimes you see that something is going to happen and yet it still shocks you when it does. These posters are currently being displayed in towns and cities all over Scotland.
There are others – but it was these that took my breath away –
You will note that these are posters from the Scottish Government and the Scottish Police. At one level they seem fine. Who is going to argue against the idea that we want rid of hatred? That people should not call others names, or be violent, or mock and abuse? But that is not what is happening here. Note the following:
The posters themselves are somewhat ambiguous, unless you speak the code. If you do speak the language of the Scottish Government and Police then what they are saying is that any…
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By Paul Homewood
h/t Dave Ward
Emerging from the ice for a brief growing season every Antarctic summer, the lush green mosses of East Antarctica are finally succumbing to climate change.
That is according to a study of the small, ancient and hardy plants – carried out over more than a decade.
This revealed that vegetation in East Antarctica is changing rapidly in response to a drying climate.
The findings are published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
“Visiting Antarctica, you expect to see icy, white landscapes,” said lead scientist Prof Sharon Robinson from the University of Wollongong, in Australia. “But in some areas there are lush, green moss beds that emerge from under the snow for a growing period of maybe six weeks.”
While West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula are some of the fastest warming places of the planet, East Antarctica has not yet experienced much climate warming…
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