Posted: March 19, 2018 Filed under: Alarmism Debunked, Alarmists, Climate History, Climate History News, Climatism, CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), Cyclones, Extreme Weather, Fact Check, Fires, Heat Wave, Sceptics | Tags: Alarmism, BoM, Bushfires, carbon dioxide emissions, Climate Change, Climate Change Alarmism, CO2, Cyclone Marcus, Cyclones, Deniers, Extreme weather, Global Warming, Greens, Heatwave, Heatwaves, Richard Di Natale, sceptic, Wildfires
EARLIER today I reported on Sydney’s Autumn 38 degree Sun-day, noting that “the usual climate ambulance chasers will be sharpening the lead and filling ink wells to inscribe “
climate change” “global warming” on their “extreme weather” report cards, feeling morally-bound to fashionably link mankind’s activities to the follies of nature.”
IT didn’t take long for Australian Greens’ leader, Senator Richard Di Natale to blame the current bout of extreme, yet, not-out-of-the-ordinary natural disasters, on ‘climate change’.
IN a speech to the Senate, Di Natale cited a government that had been doing “everything it can to slow this country’s transition to renewable energy” such that “Australians are bearing the brunt of their failure.” That failure, according to Di Natale, manifesting in the form of bushfires in Victoria and New South Wales and a cyclone to the North. The fires still burning as the Senator delivered his insensitive rant.
A reaction of little surprise from a leader of the Greens. The minor party with a major bark obsessed with the latest environmental hype. Pushing propaganda to brighten the colour of its own flag, damn the costs and the suffering.
AS well, a reaction of someone who either ignores, refuses or denies Australia’s well ‘established’ bushfire history…
HISTORICAL sample of autumn Victoria and NSW bushfires when CO2 was at ‘safe’ levels (1854 – 1952):
RATHER than spending billions of taxpayers money subsidising windmills and solar panels in a hubristic attempt to ‘change the weather’, it would be far wiser spending the publics hard-earned money on better fire prevention and containment measures to protect people and their property from a natural hazard that has and always will be a part of the Australian existence.
TROPICAL CYCLONE MARCUS
“In the last few days we’ve seen bushfires savage Tathra, Bega and South West Victoria. We’ve seen a cyclone hit Darwin…”
SENATOR Di Natale quick to blame cyclone Marcus on ‘climate change’ but slow to understand the overall trend in Australian tropical cyclones:
Graph showing the number of severe and non-severe tropical cyclones from 1970-2017 which have occurred in the Australian region. Severe tropical cyclones are shown here as those with a minimum central pressure less than 970 hPa.
A few clicks to the government’s tropical cyclone page reveals ‘unequivocal’ and clear data that, again, the Senator either ignores, refuses or denies the existence of: an ‘inconvenient’ trend of fewer and less intense cyclones as CO2 rises. The exact opposite of what we were promised by global warming alarmists.
FOR so long, climate ‘sceptics’ have been labeled climate/science “deniers” in crude reference to those who deny the holocaust, with the pejorative used in a broader effort to shut down debate and silence dissent. However, when hard evidence is laid out over alarmist rhetoric, it’s not hard to see who in fact are the real deniers of history and indeed, deniers of science.
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Posted: March 19, 2018 Filed under: Alarmism, Alarmism Debunked, Angry Summer, Australia, Climate History, Climate History News, Climatism, CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), Empirical Evidence, Extreme Weather, Fires, Wildfires | Tags: Australia, Bushfires, carbon dioxide emissions, Climate alarmism, Climate Change, Climate history, CO2, Extreme weather, Global Warming, Heatwave, Heatwaves, History, Sydney, Wildfires
WITH the mercury topping 38C in Sydney over the weekend (hottest in 78 years), the usual climate ambulance chasers will be sharpening the lead and filling ink wells to inscribe
“climate change” “global warming” on their “extreme weather” report cards, feeling morally-bound to fashionably link mankind’s activities to the follies of nature.
HOWEVER, heatwaves and fires in Sydney during autumn months are not uncommon, even when CO2 was at ‘safe’ levels…
(2018 atmospheric CO2 levels are currently at ~400 ppm)
24 March 1899
1899 CO2 = 295 ppm
HEAT WAVE IN SYDNEY.
A heat wave reaced Sydney to-day, causing the thermometers to register 90.4deg. in the shade. This heat, though much less than was recently recorded in the southern capitals, was far more enervating, owing to the huge percentage of moisture in the atmosphere. Mr. Russell says that only a dozen times in the history of the colony has a higher March temperature been recorded in Sydney, and if the lateness of the month is taken into account, to-day’s heat will go very close to constituting a record. In the evening a cool change set in from the south.
1915 CO2 = 301 ppm
HEAT WAVE CIRCLES SYDNEY.
This month has so far proved the hottest March experienced in Sydney. To-day the thermometer mounted to 100.7 [38C] decrees in the city. In the Western suburbs higher readings were recorded. Parramatta registered 104 [40C] degrees. It was very dry and hot with nil exceptionally low percentage of humidity. Much dust was carried by the blustering westerly and north-westerly wind. The forecast for to-morrow is more hot weather with prospects of the cool change, which is so much desired. It is oppressively hot in the city to-night. Inland the weather is hot and dry. A temperature of 105 [40.5C] decrees was reported from Bourke, and 106 [41C] from Jerry’s Plain.
This month has so far proved the hottest March experienced in Sydney. To-day was a decided scorcher. The thermometer went to 100.7 degrees [38C] in the city, while in the western suburbs higher readings still were recorded. Parramatta had 104 degrees [40C]. It was a very dry heat, with an exceptionally low percentage of humidity. Much dust was carried by blistering westerly and north-westerly winds. A change had been promised for to-day, but the Weather Bureau officials say this change has unexpectedly been held up at about Moruya. For to-morrow the forecast is more hot winds with prospects of a cool change, which is so much desired in Sydney. It was oppressively hot in the city tonight. Inland too the weather is hot and dry. A temperature of 105 degrees [40.5] is reported from Bourke and 106 degrees [41C] from Jerry’s Plains.
To-day’s exceedingly hot weather was accompanied by a record number of fires in the surroundings of Sydney.
11 March 1926
1926 CO2 = 306 ppm
At 1.30 p.m. to-day the thermometer registered 100 degrees [38C] in the shade in Sydney.
31 March 1940
1940 CO2 = 311 ppm
WORST ON RECORD
HEAT WAVE IN SYDNEY
During March Sydney experienced the worst heat wave on record, not so much for the Intensity of the heat, but for the duration of the high readings. During the 10 days until yesterday the ‘maximum temperature in Sydney was over 80deg. The maximum on Saturday was 85deg. and to-day 87.2deg [30.5]. Water restrictions will be imposed next week unless rain falls. Sydney has had no substantial falls for 12 months.
2 MARCH 1951
1951 CO2 = 311 ppm
AUTUMN HERE BUT HEAT WAVE IN THE STATE
Though Autumn is now officially here, the northern half of the State is experiencing a heat-waye. A bushfire is ravaging the Cobar area. The highest temperature in the State yesterday was at Wilcannia (111degrees) [44C], but several other towns were over the 100 [38C] including Cobar 110 , Bourke 109 , Hillston 105 [40.4], and Broken Hill 101 .
Thousands of Sydney people flocked to the beaches seeking relief from the muggy heat last night, but they were disappointed. They found that the water temperature
was one degree higher than that on the beach.
Police and volunteers : early this morning were fighting a bushfire which was racing over grasslands toward the far western town of Hermidale. . .
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Posted: March 18, 2018 Filed under: Climate Fraud, Climate History, Climatism, Data Tampering, Fact Check, Govt Climate Agenda, Medieval Warm Period, Michael Mann, Pseudo-Science | Tags: Climate Change, climate fraud, climate optimum, Climate science, Data Fraud, Data Tampering, Dr David Deming, Global Warming, Hockey Stick, IPCC, Medieval Warm Period, Michael Mann, Scientific Fraud, Temperature Data Fraud, UN, UN IPCC, US Senate, US Senate Testimony
WHEN you are a man-made global warming alarmist prosecuting your case as “unprecedented”, you need to make sure that no recent climate era was as warm or warmer than the present, even if that means having to rewrite the past to fit your theory.
THE Medieval Warm Period, also known as the Medieval Climate Optimum (for obvious reasons) existed a short time ago in the climate record, from c. 950 to c. 1250., and has remained a thorn in the side for modern “global warming” catastrophists…
IN the 1990 IPCC report, the Medieval Warm Period was much warmer than the late 19th century:
THE IPCC’s 1990 report dives deeper into the reality of the Medieval Warm Period and provides an insight into the cause of these warming periods:
“This period of widespread warmth is notable in that there is no evidence that it was accompanied by an increase of greenhouse gases.”
IPCC WG1 Report 1990 (p202)
BY the 2001 IPCC report, the Medieval Warm period disappeared and became much cooler than the late 20th century:
BY pure coincidence, in the year 1995 the IPCC made a decision to make the Medieval Warm Period disappear:
YOUTUBE clip of Dr David Deming’s US Senate testimony on the “disappearance” of the Medieval Warm Period (see 01m:50s) :
Video of Dr David Deming’s statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works on December 6, 2006. Dr Deming reveals that in 1995 a leading scientist emailed him saying “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period”. A few years later, Michael Mann and the IPCC did just that by publishing the now throughly discredited hockey stick graph.
IN case you missed it…
“I had another interesting experience around the time my paper in Science was published. I received an astonishing email from a major researcher in the area of climate change. He said, “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period.””
The existence of the MWP had been recognized in the scientific literature for decades. But now it was a major embarrassment to those maintaining that the 20th century warming was truly anomalous. It had to be “gotten rid of.””
Statement of Dr. David Deming | U.S. Senate Committee
ACCORDING to ‘science’, the Medieval Warm Period was indeed ‘global’ and was as warm, if not warmer, than today’s current warming period…
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Posted: March 15, 2018 Filed under: Alarmism Debunked, Alarmism uncovered, Arctic, Climate History, Climatism, CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), Empirical Evidence, Fact Check, Fake News | Tags: Activist Media, Alarmism, arctic, Arctic alarmism, climate, Climate Change, CO2, DMI, Earth Sciences, Fake News, Global Warming, Mainstream media, nature, Omission Bias, science, Serreze, The Guardian, Weather
THE collective screams and cries over the recent Arctic “heat wave” were deafening. On cue, climate ‘scientists’ and the global warming-obsessed mainstream media took every opportunity to yell “CLIMATE CHANGE” – of the man-made variety, of course…
The Guardian wheeled out their usual Arctic alarmist experts to drive home the “unprecedented” event…
“It’s just crazy, crazy stuff,” said Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, who has been studying the Arctic since 1982. “These heat waves – I’ve never seen anything like this.”
Experts say what’s happening is unprecedented, part of a global warming-driven cycle that probably played a role in the recent strong, icy storms in Europe and the north-eastern US.
“The extended warmth really has staggered all of us,” Mottram said.
Arctic has warmest winter on record: ‘It’s just crazy, crazy stuff’ | World news | The Guardian
SIMPLE fact-checking would have shown Serreze, Mottram and The Guardian et. al that these conditions are not “unprecedented”, as evidenced by Paul Homewood…
By Paul Homewood
Arctic meltdown silly season is in full swing again!
DMI show the same spike:
But is it an “off the scale event”?
Unfortunately for poor George’s credibility, the answer is no. We had very similar conditions back in 1976:
Read on here…
THE latest DMI confirms what the mainstream media will not – a dramatic temperature plunge north of the 80th northern parallel…
SIMPLE question for Arctic alarmists :
- What happened to all that heat-trapping CO2 from our SUV’s? Or, is the recent temperature spike in the Arctic, that contrastingly led to one of the coldest and snowiest winters in recorded history, merely part of the chaotic and complex system we call weather?
DON’T expect an answer. This temperature correction will not be reported in the fake news media because it clearly doesn’t fit their warming narrative.
SAD, yet true.
“A man does not sin by commission only, but often by omission.”
“Deception by an omission of the truth is as bad as a lie.”
― Jennifer Chiaverini
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Posted: March 14, 2018 Filed under: Australia, BIG Government, Climatism, Energy Poverty, Fact Check, Failed Green Schemes, Government Grants/Funding, Govt Climate Agenda, Green Agenda, Green Energy, Renewables, Solar, Taxpayer waste, Unreliables | Tags: Australia, big government, Climate Change, Energy, Energy Poverty, Fuel Poverty, Global Warming, Government grants, Green Energy, Green Energy Failure, Renewable energy, RET, SA Blackouts, solar, Solar panels, Solar PV, Subsidies, unreliables
AUSTRALIA has entered the realm of third world countries with residential power disconnections rising by as much as 140 per cent in six years.
THE mad rush into unreliable ‘energy’ – wind and solar – created by virtue signalling politicians aiming to appease the UN climate gods has resulted in the average household paying more than double to keep the lights on, unprecedented statewide blackouts and now for South Australia, officially, the most expensive power prices in the world.
IF that wasn’t bad enough, Australian taxpayers, namely the poorest in the community, are set to add another $160 to their annual power bill thanks to a further $1.3bn in government solar subsidies.
ALL this extra pain to make zero difference to the climate.
From The Australian:
Energy consumers will be forced to pay more than $1 billion for rooftop solar installation subsidies this year, increasing power costs by up to $100 per household, according to an industry analysis.
Operators warn of a spike in the number of unscrupulous operators unless the green-power subsidy is wound back.
The solar industry is expecting the subsidy to increase to about $1.3bn this year after the regulator estimated in January that 22 million new certificates would be created over the year.
“The cost increase (this year) is about $800m and there are 8 million households … so there’ll be a cost impact of around $100 per household. The electricity impact might be $40 or $50 per household but businesses will pass through the additional cost too … That subsidy of $500m last year, or $1.2bn to $1.3bn this year, is added on to everyone’s bills.”
NSW Liberal MP Craig Kelly, chairman of the Coalition backbench committee for energy and the environment, warned that the cost of rooftop solar subsidies was being carried by those who could least afford it.
He said the benefits of lower power prices were going to high-wealth households that installed the panels, while those without solar panels were hit with higher prices passed on by electricity retailers.
“It’s effectively a reverse Robin Hood scheme where we are increasing the electricity prices on the poor to reduce electricity prices for the rich,” Mr Kelly said.
“A woman rang me during the week and broke down on the telephone. She just got her electricity bill and it was $800. She was expecting a bill of $400 … she’s got no way of paying for it.”
– Joe Kelly, The Australian
$1.3bn hit as subsidies for solar panels surge | The Australian
JO NOVA nails the latest solar-subsidy madness that ultimately forces “struggling families to subsidise rich people’s solar installations.”…
And we wonder why electricity bills are rising?
Many Australians don’t realize that those without solar panels pay are forced to pay for those who do through their electricity bills. That pain point is about to launch itself above the horizon and into public view. For those readers with solar panels (there are a lot) this is not about you, this is about the system. Our badly managed grid is now so obscenely inefficient and expensive, droves of people are installing solar panels because they feel they have no choice.
Tony Abbott says “Australians are paying too much for our emissions obsession”.
NSW MP Craig Kelly: “It’s effectively a reverse Robin Hood scheme where we are increasing the electricity prices on the poor to reduce electricity prices for the rich.”
As Jo says: We could have put that billion into a new hospital. Instead we put magic squares on our houses, hoping to get nicer weather.
Solar Subsidies must end
With 8 million households that works out as $100 extra added onto electricity bills this year — on top of the $60 per household we paid last year for solar subsidies. That will be $160 total per household, just for solar subsidies, this year alone.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott is demanding action… [he] led a chorus of Coalition backbenchers urging the government to end the small-scale renewable energy scheme, with Liberal MP Craig Kelly declaring the policy was more economically damaging than the Rudd government’s home insulation scheme.
“Australians are paying far too much for our emissions obsession. Government must end subsidies for new renewables,” Mr Abbott said yesterday.
Nationals senator John Williams said the policy forced struggling families to subsidise rich people’s solar installations.
Mr Kelly, chairman of the Coalition backbench committee for energy and the environment, said the government should halve the maximum certificate price to $20, followed by another halving in its value next year before it is phased out a decade early in 2020.
When people find out just how expensive, toxic and pointless this is, there will be a riot.
The Minister Josh Frydenberg talks about ancient history and promises Santa is coming:
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said the Australian Energy Market Commission had found the average cost to households over the past five years was about $29 a year, with the price peaking in 2012 at $44 for the year. “The AEMC forecasts residential electricity prices will fall over the next two years as renewable energy, including small-scale solar supported by the Renewable Energy Target, enters the system,” Mr Frydenberg said.
Giles Parkinson at Reneweconomy calls this a “right wing push” to slash “incentives”
Don’t threaten the cash cow! In parasite-language a subsidy is not a subsidy, it’s an “incentive”. A sensible request not to force the poor to pay for the rich is labeled an ideological “right wing” push. And when you don’t have an answer, blame the Murdoch media for standing up for poor consumers.
After the namecalling, the claim that rooftop solar is helpful:
Criticism of the small-scale solar scheme invariably ignore the considerable benefits of having such a large amount of rooftop solar in the grid.
Network owners and operators in all states have highlighted how rooftop solar has reduced and deferred the events of peak demand, thereby reducing the cost of wholesale electricity because there is less need for peaking plant and less opportunity to trade on scarcity.
Nice theory, shame about the facts. Wholesale electricity prices aren’t cheaper, they doubled. For the total cost of all the solar panels, and batteries, and now the Snowy Money Scheme we could have built a new cheap coal plant [Or maybe three for $10b! h/t Graeme no.3]. The fact is that when Australians didn’t have much solar power, they had cheap electricity. Same is true all over the world.
And so much for “not trading on scarcity” — those solar panels didn’t stop $400 million of non-scarce profiteering in a two day spike in January.
Then there is the pathetic argumentum ad populum:
… rooftop solar is more popular than it has ever been – including when some state governments offered overly-generous feed-in tariffs in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Yes and coal power is more popular than it has ever been with 62 countries building 1600 new coal plants. Perhaps they are all stupid and we the only ones who can see the obvious blinding truth? Is Jay Weatherill the only genius running a state or is he the gullible fool who believes the green industry propaganda and thinks the ABC has impartial reporters?
Rooftop solar is only popular because our grid is so screwed people feel they can’t afford electricity any other way.
One in five houses have solar panels. What happens if we all got solar?
This is only the tip of the iceberg. Total subsidies for wind and solar is more like $5 billion or $600 per household.
Bill shock debacle: Solar rooftop subsidies in Australia doubling, will cost $1.3 billion this year, $160 per household « JoNova
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Back In The Real World…
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