Computer modelling used a decade ago to predict how quickly global average temperatures would rise may have forecast too much warming, a study has found.
Myles Allen, professor of geosystem science at the University of Oxford and one of the study’s authors told The Times: “We haven’t seen that rapid acceleration in warming after 2000 that we see in the models. We haven’t seen that in the observations.”
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“The renewable sector must be made to carry the cost of its own instability instead of passing it on to mugs like us.”
Corporate welfare on steroids!
$300 million of Australian taxpayer money paid directly to a Saudi billionaire to prop up a novelty energy source that can’t even supply about 1/68th (or 1.45 per cent) of the output of the Hazelwood power station that closed in Victoria earlier this year.
It’s no wonder Australia now has the most expensive and most unreliable energy IN-THE-WORLD!
Criminal. And, beyond insane.
By Andrew Bolt ~
Let me demonstrate how our politicians are spending billions to give you more expensive and unreliable electricity just to pretend to stop global warming that they pretend is catastrophic.
We are paying a Saudi billionaire $300 million to pretend to make a difference to the climate by ruining our electricity supply:
Moree Solar Plant
Australians are set to pay $300 million in subsidies to an outback solar farm owned by a Saudi Arabian billionaire in a new test of the federal government’s looming energy reforms, escalating a dispute over whether to cut the handouts to keep coal-fired power stations alive.
AGL’s controversial Liddell coal power station in the NSW Hunter Valley generates 50 times as much electricity as the Moree solar farm in the state’s north, which stands to gain big subsidies from households from higher electricity bills until 2030, as the government vows to ease…
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Sarah Myhre is at it again, claiming climate science links storms to CO2 as certainly as smoking causes cancer. Fossil fuel activists are obsessed with the smoking analogy, not least because oil companies have even deeper pockets than tobacco companies.
The analogy actually works against her on both sides. Storms and CO2 are not correlated in the statistics, and she exaggerates the extent to which smoking results in cancer. A previous post explains.
A new theme emerging out of the IPCC Fifth Report was the emphasis on selling the risk of man-made climate change. The idea is that scientists should not advocate policy, but do have a responsibility to convince the public of the risks resulting from burning fossil fuels.
An article illustrates how this approach shapes recent public communications in support of actions on global warming/climate change. Treading the Fine Line Between Climate…
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DEEP within human nature there are certain types of people who yearn for catastrophe, they yearn to have significance in their lives believing that theirs is the time when the chickens are coming home to roost and everything is going to go tits up. The biggest selling environmental books in history, predict the mass destruction of the planet. Rachel Carson’s 1962 international bestseller “Silent Spring” predicted mass cancer from plant pesticides and DDT. Paul Ehrlich’s “The Population Bomb” 1968, argued on malthusian lines that population explosion would mean mass starvation around the world. People buy this stuff. They lap it up and books like this sell in droves, in a way that more reasonable books that say “hang on, lets look at the facts”, don’t.
By Andrew Bolt ~
Professional climate alarmist Tim Flannery first became famous for his dud predictions after predicting cities such as Brisbane and Sydney were likely to run out of water very quicklybecause of man-made global warming.
For instance, in 2007 he predicted:
So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems…
Now a new dud Flannery prediction has emerged.
Two years ago Flannery could not resist trying to exploit another weather event to preach his warmist faith -and once again did it on the ABC, no doubt knowing it would not question him on his dodgy record:
Vanuatu has a long road of recovery ahead after the category-five [Cyclone Pan] struck the country on Friday night, killing 11 people and displacing…
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“The famous “pause” in global warming at the start of the 21st century seems to have been instigated by the North Atlantic Oscillation too.”
An eminent atmospheric scientist says that natural cycles may be largely responsible for climate changes seen in recent decades.
In a new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Anastasios Tsonis, emeritus distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, describes new and cutting-edge research into natural climatic cycles, including the well known El Nino cycle and the less familiar North Atlantic Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
He shows how interactions between these ocean cycles have been shown to drive changes in the global climate on timescales of several decades.
Professor Tsonis says:
“We can show that at the start of the 20th century, the North Atlantic Oscillation pushed the global climate into a warming phase, and in 1940 it pushed it back into cooling mode. The famous “pause” in global warming at the start of the 21st century seems to have been instigated by the North Atlantic…
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“What Judith gets right is that it would not matter how many wind turbines are clustered across the Eastern Grid, when the wind stops blowing, the power stops flowing (see above).”
Chris Kenny, from today’s Aussie, lands the killer – RET – blow…
“The largest single factor in the power crisis is the renewable energy target demanding 23 per cent of electricity be supplied by renewables, which are subsidised by consumers. When the renewables (mainly wind turbines) supply power they can do so at zero cost, thereby undercutting the viability of baseload generators and hastening their demise. The trouble is renewable energy can’t supply all our needs at any time and, crucially, is intermittent and unreliable. So we still need all of the baseload and peaking generation.”
STT has been battling this for years. We have attempted to throw every sound and reasoned argument against subsidised wind power, but the single most damaging feature of attempting to rely on the weather for power is the obscene cost. In short, the headline grabber is always, and everywhere, retail power prices.
No amount of political flummery, no amount of wishful thinking about pumped hydro or non-existent mega-batteries can overcome the damage done by a rocketing power bill. Over the next few weeks Australian households and businesses will tear open envelopes to reveal an invoice from AGL, Origin and the like, fully 20% higher than this time last year (the underlying rate of inflation in Australia is around 1.5%). The damage done to the case for subsidised wind and solar is permanent and fatal.
The Australian’s Judith Sloan is absolutely on fire at the moment. Here she is with another…
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