Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade

Watts Up With That?

From The Daily Mail

  • Sky News investigated the Katanga mines and found Dorsen, 8,
    and Monica, 4
  • The pair were working in the vast mines of the Democratic Republic
    of Congo
  • They are two of the 40,000 children working daily in the mines,
    checking rocks for cobalt

By Barbara Jones for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 17:01 EDT, 5 August 2017 | Updated: 08:37 EDT, 6 August 2017

Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight.

His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. Here, for a wage of just 8p a day, the children are…

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REPORT: $127 Million Climate Supercomputer No Better Than ‘Using A Piece Of Paper’

Watts Up With That?

 

Energy

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From The Daily Caller
Michael Bastasch

11:19 AM 08/03/2017

A new study using an expensive climate supercomputer to predict the risk of record-breaking rainfall in southeast England is no better than “using a piece of paper,” according to critics.

“The Met Offices’s model-based rainfall forecasts have not stood up to empirical tests and do not seem to give better advice than observational records,” Dr. David Whitehouse argued in a video put together by the Global Warming Policy Forum.

Whitehouse, a former BBC science editor, criticized a July 2017 Met Office study that claimed a one-in-three of parts of England and Wales see record rainfall each winter, largely due to man-made climate change.

Using its $127 million supercomputer, the Met Office found in “south east England there is a 7 percent chance of exceeding the current rainfall record in at least one…

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The Role of Internet Gatekeepers in Climate Alarmism

Watts Up With That?

Agent Smith: Tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good
is a phone call… if you are unable to speak?
Matrix, the movie

We hear that a Red Team is being created by the new administration to look at “climate science” again.  But what good is a Red Team if it would be smeared and intimidated even before it starts its work? Then its conclusions will be buried under a mountain of lies by environmentalists and the fakestream media.  Climate alarmists will also say something like “The Red Team, assembled from fossil fuel lobbyists and professional climate change deniers with intent to cast doubt on the climate science consensus has confirmed this consensus.”  We need a red pill, rather than the Red Team.  In other words, we need to break through the media blockade, created by Obama administration.

What good is our writing, if only a small percentage of the population can…

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Wind Power Propaganda Unplugged: How Media Helped Sell the Greatest Fraud of All Time

STOP THESE THINGS

The first recruit in war is God and the first casualty is the truth.

For 20 years, the wind industry has been slaughtering the truth across the globe in an unrelenting propaganda war.

George Orwell, British novelist and keen political observer, understood the power of words and the power that comes from manipulating them.

Orwell conjured up his nightmare world of malicious bureaucrats engaged in pernicious mind control in his novel, 1984.

At the time 1984 hit bookshelves in 1949, it was largely taken as a warning; a handbook on how to avoid a future dominated by a malign few, at the expense of a pliant and gullible many. As the Iron Curtin descended across Europe, many took it to be a “how to” manual being used by the Iron-Fisted, Communist regimes that ran the Soviet Bloc.

These days – as the great “Greenblob” (just the latest tribe of Neo-Marxists…

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The IPCC gives us good news about climate change, but we don’t listen

Fabius Maximus website

Summary: Now that the alarmists have had their day trumpeting the IPCC’s worst case scenario (it’s unlikely and becoming more so), let’s look at their best case scenario (hidden by journalists). The risk probabilities are asymmetric: the good news is more likely than the bad news. This is inspirational, telling people that we can make a better world.

“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.”
— Attributed to Roy Charles Amara as paraphrased by Robert X. Cringely.

Climate Good News

The IPCC’s AR5 used four scenarios to discuss the future of climate change. These Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) describe trends for future emissions, concentrations, and land-use, ending with radiative forcing levels of 2.6, 4.5, 6.0, and 8.5 W/m2 by 2100. The worst case is RCP8.5. It assumes ugly changes in long-standing trends of population growth and technological development. It is unlikely…

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A Simple Question for Climate Alarmists

wryheat

What physical evidence supports the contention that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels are the principal cause of global warming since 1970?

(Remember back in the 1970s, climate scientists and media were predicting a return to an “ice age.”)

I have posed that question to five “climate scientist” professors at the University of Arizona who claim that our carbon dioxide emissions are the principal cause of dangerous global warming. Yet, when asked the question, none could cite any supporting physical evidence.

Some of the professors would claim that computer models, when corrected for natural variation, required carbon dioxide emissions to correlate with observed warming of the late 20th Century. But computer modeling is not physical evidence; it is mere speculation. And correlation does not prove causation. One could easily substitute any increasing time series of data to produce similar results. In fact, an Australian group did…

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Congress Should Investigate RSS Data “Adjustments”

CO2 is Life

models-wrong

The corruption in the field of climate “science” is so obvious, it is possible to predict in advance their criminal behavior. Back in January 2017, Dr. Roy Spencer made this prediction.

Dr. Roy Spencer forecasts that RSS TLT data will be altered :

“I expect there will soon be a revised TLT product from RSS which shows enhanced warming, too.

Here’s what I’m predicting:

1) neither John Christy nor I will be asked to review the paper

2) it will quickly sail through peer review (our UAH V6 paper is still not in print nearly 1 year after submission)

3) it will have many authors, including climate model people and the usual model pundits (e.g. Santer), which will supposedly lend legitimacy to the new data adjustments.

Let’s see how many of my 3 predictions come true.

-Roy”

It appears every one of Dr. Spencers came true.

I posted…

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