Climategate

"Carbon (Dioxide) trading is now the fastest growing commodities market on earth.....And here’s the great thing about it. Unlike traditional commodities markets, which will eventually involve delivery to someone in physical form, the carbon (dioxide) market is based on lack of delivery of an invisible substance to no-one. Since the market revolves around creating carbon (dioxide) credits, or finding carbon (dioxide) reduction projects whose benefits can then be sold to those with a surplus of emissions, it is entirely intangible." (Telegraph)

This blog has been tracking the 'Global Warming Scam' for over five years now. There are a very large number of articles being published in blogs and more in the MSM who are waking up to the fact the public refuse to be conned any more and are objecting to the 'green madness' of governments and the artificially high price of energy. This blog will now be concentrating on the major stories as we move to the pragmatic view of 'not if, but when' and how the situation is managed back to reality. To quote Professor Lindzen, "a lot of people are going to look pretty silly"


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Thursday, 30 May 2019

30,000 wind turbines located in critical bird habitats

CBS News
Tens of thousands of wind turbines have been installed in areas that are considered critical to migratory and threatened birds and that number is set to more than double in the future.
An analysis by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) shows that more than 30,000 turbines overlap with federally protected bird habitat, including 24,000 in the migratory corridor of the whooping crane and 3,000 in breeding grounds of the endangered Greater Sage-Grouse."

‘Big Oil’ Now Promotes Renewable Energy – Wind & Solar Spur GROWTH In Fossil Fuel Energy Generation

NoTricksZone
Fossil fuel companies have certainly recognized the capacity for wind and solar energy to benefit them financially.
BP, for example, proudly acknowledges they are “partnering” their gas with solar and wind, or “using gas to complement the intermittency of renewables”.
Simply put, wind and solar energies are helpful to fossil fuel companies both for public relations purposes and for growing their bottom line."

Environmentalism: Evidence Suggests it Was Always and Only About Achieving World Government

WUWT
It is common sense to protect our environment, but what has occurred for 50 years is exploitation of that idea for a socialist agenda. We wasted 50 years believing that humans are not natural, and everything they do is destructive. We wasted and continue to waste trillions of dollars on unnecessary policies and useless technologies, all based on false assumptions, pseudoscience, and emotional bullying.
We now know 50 years later that every single prediction concerning the environmental demise of the Earth and the people made in the original Earth Day Report was wrong. We also know that every additional claim, such as overpopulation, global warming, sea level rise, desertification, deforestation, and sea ice collapse, among many others, were wrong. I challenge anyone to produce empirical evidence that proves anything happening today is outside any long-term record of natural activity.
Convince the people that the entire world is threatened, and you can convince them that no nation can save it. It is then easy to convince them that a world government is the only way to save the planet. The trouble is that none of it is true. The World is in good shape, and people are living longer and healthier lives in every nation.  "

A major problem with the Resplandy et al. ocean heat uptake paper

Judith Curry

Conclusions

The findings of the Resplandy et al paper were peer reviewed and published in the world’s premier scientific journal and were given wide coverage in the English-speaking media. Despite this, a quick review of the first page of the paper was sufficient to raise doubts as to the accuracy of its results. Just a few hours of analysis and calculations, based only on published information, was  sufficient to uncover apparently serious (but surely inadvertent) errors in the underlying calculations.  ....."

Error in major climate study revealed – warming NOT higher than expected

Fox News
A major new climate study in the journal Nature got worldwide media coverage for finding that the oceans warmed dramatically faster than previously thought — but now the researchers have retracted that conclusion after a man in the United Kingdom blogged about flaws he discovered in the paper. ...

EDITORIAL: Over the past decade, power prices have doubled.

Sky News
EDITORIAL: Over the past decade, power prices have doubled. It's all happening because we have been running the energy market to reduce emissions, rather than running the energy market to produce affordable and reliable power."

'It's fascists using children as a front': Former Greenpeace activist compares student climate strikes to the Hitler Youth

Daily Mail
A former Greenpeace activist has sensationally compared student climate change strikes to the Hitler Youth. 
Doctor Patrick Moore served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International.
Talking to 2GB Radio's Alan Jones on Thursday morning, Dr Moore said students are being used by activists who are behind the global climate strikes. ........
Dr Moore said children are 'blindly following' a climate agenda and aren't being taught logic or scientific methods.
He also also believes children are being used as an 'ends to justify the means by abusing young minds as they aren't mature enough to be making serious decisions'.
The former activist said he was particularly concerned about one of the global faces of the climate change strikes, 16-year-old Swedish Greta Thunberg, who has Aspergers."

Former Greenpeace member likens school climate strikes to Hitler Youth

2GB
Patrick Moore joined the environmentalist organisation in 1971, and is a firm advocate of switching to nuclear energy.
He’s calling for the adults behind student protests being held around the world to be condemned.
In particular, Dr Moore tells Alan Jones he’s worried about the global face of the strikes, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg.
“She’s a child in Sweden being used mercilessly by her parents and by society to bring about these school strikes for climate change.
“I’ve seen her giving her statements… it’s absolutely clear that other people are writing the words that she is saying.
“And she has a mild form of autism so this is child abuse in the worst way.”
Dr Moore says the hysteria being drilled into our children has been seen before, throughout history.
“Whether it’s the Hitler Youth or whatever it is really mainly fascists and communists that use children in this way, as a front.
“They should be condemned outright by everyone in the world.”

Cycles of Rapid Climate Warming

WUWT
Cycles of Rapid Climate Warming
The globally averaged temperature rose 1.5°F from 1880 to today. Various narratives suggest the rise since 1950 was driven by increasing concentrations of CO2. The rising temperature before 1950 was considered natural. Since 1990, Arctic temperatures rose 2 to 3 times faster than the global average. So, are rapidly rising Arctic temperatures evidence of an impending climate crisis? "

More than TWENTY fraud trials could collapse - costing taxpayers millions - after 'expert' prosecution witness on carbon credits is revealed to have no qualifications and 'couldn't remember' if he passed his A Levels

Daily Mail
More than 20 fraud trials could be declared unsafe after it emerged a star prosecution witness is a fantasist with no qualifications.
Andrew Ager, who has testified in a string of court cases, was called to give evidence in a multi-million pound diamond scam trial that later collapsed. 
In total, victims lost £3.5million but the eight defendants walked free from court after a judge was forced to deliver not guilty verdicts on multiple fraud charges. 
The men were cleared after it emerged Ager, a witness for the prosecution, had no academic qualifications - and could not even remember if he had passed his A-Levels."

Greta’s very corporate children’s crusade

Standpoint

"Behind the schoolgirl climate warrior lies a shadowy cabal of lobbyists, investors and energy companies seeking to profit from a green bonanza....
But the Greta phenomenon has also involved green lobbyists, PR hustlers, eco-academics, and a think-tank founded by a wealthy ex-minister in Sweden’s Social Democratic government with links to the country’s energy companies. These companies are preparing for the biggest bonanza of government contracts in history: the greening of the Western economies. Greta, whether she and her parents know it or not, is the face of their political strategy."

Monday, 13 May 2019

Little Green Lies

Real Science
Governments around the world are dropping, useless, expensive, environmentally destructive green energy.  .......Meanwhile, the press continues to push the same old lies …..

History Of The Climate Crisis

Real Science
A RECORD OF HOT SUMMERS.
IN 637 the heat was so great in France and Germany that all springs dried up, and water became so scarce that many people died of thirst.
In 873 work in the field had to be given up ; agricultural labourers persisting in their work were struck down in a few minutes, so powerful was the sun.
In 993 the sun’s rays were so fierce that vegetation burned up as under the action of fire.
In 1000 rivers ran dry under the protracted heat ; the fish were left dry in heaps, and putrified in a few hours. The stench that ensued produced the plague.  .................. (read the full post)

Albany robbed of its coldest ever April day, BOM adjusts temp up 15 degrees C?!

JoNova (Australia)
Friday April 19th set more records than anyone realized. Not only was it the earliest recorded snowfall at Bluff Knoll and WA, but it was also the coldest ever April day in Albany and many other towns in south-west Western Australia. It may also be the largest single day temperature mystery I’ve ever seen in the official “raw” data.
Days like the 19th are extremely unusual in Western Australia — it’s a state that often doesn’t get any snow all year and when it does, the length of the entire snow season is measured in hours. So you might think the million-dollar-a-day Bureau of Meteorology would be paying extra attention. Instead it appears they have lost that day’s data in Albany, despite having two thermometers there to record it. One station is in the city itself and there’s an official “expert” ACORN station at the airport about 10km away.
Luckily Chris Gillham, unpaid volunteer, was watching the live half hour observations roll in at and saw that thermometers at the airport recorded a maximum of only 10.4°C at 11am that day, which he remarks is the lowest April maximum the BOM has ever recorded there. Strangely, the 10.4°C seems to have disappeared. Somehow, the BOM has estimated that April 19th in the city of Albany was 25.1°C on Friday April 19th, which is what is now entered as “raw data” in their Climate Data Online. This is despite temperatures in almost all the surrounding towns being similarly low, and often lowest ever records (for April) as well."

More renewables, more record prices

JoNova(Australia)
once again, bad luck for renewables. The AEMO put out their report for the first quarter of 2019. Despite a massive growth in renewables, power prices are still not falling as predicted.
The report highlights that record high spot wholesale electricity prices were set in Victoria and South Australia, and nearly in everywhere else as well:
• Victoria and South Australia’s quarterly average spot wholesale electricity prices of $166/MWh and $163/MWh were their highest on record.
• Victoria and New South Wales recorded their highest underlying energy price on record, while Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania recorded their seconded highest energy prices on record.
These record highs were not just billion dollar price spikes, but the actual underlying energy prices as well.

#AOC recants: ‘…world ending in 12 years due to climate change’ – it was “a joke”

WUWT

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that she was joking around when she claimed the world was going to end in 12 years if we do not take serious action against Climate Change, a declaration she’s been widely criticized over. The 29-year-old socialist mocked the Republican Party for taking her claim about the end of the world seriously, which she suggested was a combination of “dry humor + sarcasm.”