Bjørn Lomborg: Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels, Not Wind Power & Wishes

Industrial wind and solar add up to nothing more than tokens of a medievalesque climate religion, forced upon the poor and working class by sanctimonious, self-loathing western elites, racked with a groupthink climate guilt, who are willing to sacrifice all common sense and reason in order to wash away their supposed sins against Mother Earth and Gaia.


Bjorn-Lomborg-wsj Bjørn Lomborg: champion of the poor; enemy of wind-worshippers.


Why Africa Needs Fossil Fuels
Project Syndicate
Bjørn Lomborg
22 January 2016

SANTIAGO – Africa is the world’s most “renewable” continent when it comes to energy. In the rich world, renewables account for less than a tenth of total energy supplies. The 900 million people of Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) get 80% of their energy from renewables.

While a person in Europe or North America uses 11,000 kWh per year on average (much of it through industrial processes), a person in Sub-Sahara Africa uses only 137kWh – less than a typical American refrigerator uses in four months. More than 600 million people in Africa have no access to electricity at all.

All this is not because Africa is green, but because it is poor. Some 2% of the continent’s energy needs are met by hydro-electricity, and 78% by humanity’s…

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Latest MET Prediction: Large Scale Cooling, Warming at High Latitudes

Did any of the (overheated) CMIP5 climate models, that drive the Trillion dollar climate crisis industry, predict the next 5 years to cool?

No, but “the science is settled” so who cares…

Watts Up With That?

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t The Express – The British MET have forecast that large areas of the world will cool over the next 5 years, though they still expect global average temperatures to remain high. Of course, they also still claim that CO2 is in the driving seat.

Spatial patterns suggest enhanced warming over land and at high northern latitudes. There is some indication of continued cool conditions in the Southern Ocean, and of relatively cool conditions in the North Atlantic sub-polar gyre. Uncertainties in the forecast are considerable: for the period 2016-2020 most regions are expected to be warmer than the average of 1981 to 2010, but regional cooling is possible over much of the Southern Ocean and the North Atlantic sub-polar gyre. Differences with our forecast issued last year are expected because the updated forecast has been made with an…

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