ALARMISTS U-TURN : Scientists Confirm Great Barrier Reef Is Recovering From Bleaching, AgainPosted: December 11, 2018 Filed under: Alarmism Debunked, Alarmism uncovered, Alarmist media, Alarmist Predictions, Australia, Climatism, Coral Bleaching, Government Grants/Funding, Great Barrier Reef | Tags: Alarmism Exposed, Climate Change, Climate Change Alarmism, COP24, Coral Bleaching, Global Warming, Global Warming Alarmism, Government grants, Govt Grants/Funding, Great Barrier Reef, Professor Peter Ridd, Reef Recovery, Science and Environment, Taxpayer waste, Terry Hughes 6 Comments
“WE need to get some broad based support,
to capture the public’s imagination…
So we have to offer up scary scenarios,
make simplified, dramatic statements
and make little mention of any doubts…
Each of us has to decide what the right balance
is between being effective and being honest.“
– Prof. Stephen Schneider,
Stanford Professor of Climatology,
lead author of many IPCC reports
REMEMBER when climate ‘scientists’ said “Corals on Great Barrier Reef will never be the same after back-to-back heat waves“ …
REMEMBER when climate ‘scientists’ said “Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef ‘forever’ …
REMEMBER when climate ‘scientists’ said “Great Barrier Reef is damaged beyond repair and can no longer be saved“ …
GREAT BARRIER REEF RECOVERS (Again)
The Great Barrier Reef fared better during an oceanic heat wave last year than during sizzling weather a year earlier that caused hundreds of miles of corals to bleach, according to a study published Monday that suggests the massive structure may be growing more tolerant to climate change.
The report in the journal Nature Climate Change analyzed how corals along the Great Barrier fared in back-to-back mass bleaching events. The reef ― a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest living structure on the planet ― was cooked by overheated seawater in 2016 and again in 2017, with images of sickly white coral horrifying people around the globe.
During the first event, which scientists likened to an underwater apocalypse, almost 30 percent of the reef died.
But the second event last year, which saw seas even hotter than 2016 in many places, didn’t harm the reef as badly as scientists expected. They speculated that the structure may be going through a forced evolution that has helped toughen it, at least in part.
“The good news is the Barrier Reef glass is still half-full,” said Terry Hughes, a lead author of the study and the director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. “Whether we’ll still have reefs in 50 years time … there’s a glimmer of hope that we will.”
‘Glimmer Of Hope’ For Great Barrier Reef As Study Shows Tolerance To Climate Change | HuffPost UK
AMAZING how quickly $444 MILLION of taxpayers hard-earned money can ‘fix’ the reef. Or, do vast amounts of free cash help dial down the hysteria from the Climate Crisis Industry and CO2-obsessed reef ‘scientists’?
REEFS RECOVER (With or without $444 MILLION!)
DRAMATIC recovery of a remote reef off WA, after 1998 El Niño coral bleaching event:
From The Abstract :
Coral reef recovery from major disturbance is hypothesized to depend on the arrival of propagules from nearby undisturbed reefs. Therefore, reefs isolated by distance or current patterns are thought to be highly vulnerable to catastrophic disturbance. We found that on an isolated reef system in north Western Australia, coral cover increased from 9% to 44% within 12 years of a coral bleaching event, despite a 94% reduction in larval supply for 6 years after the bleaching. The initial increase in coral cover was the result of high rates of growth and survival of remnant colonies, followed by a rapid increase in juvenile recruitment as colonies matured. We show that isolated reefs can recover from major disturbance, and that the benefits of their isolation from chronic anthropogenic pressures can outweigh the costs of limited connectivity.
Recovery of an Isolated Coral Reef System Following Severe Disturbance
CORAL BLEACHING IS A NATURAL PHENOMENON & REEFS HAVE SURVIVED & THRIVED IN FAR HIGHER TEMPS & CO2 LEVELS IN THE PAST
CORALS evolved during the Cambrian era when atmospheric CO2 levels were at 6,000-7,000 ppm, around 4,000 percent or 20 times higher than today’s “CO2-starved” environment of 400 ppm, with atmospheric and ocean temps temps far higher than today.
THE world was hotter during the Holocene optimum, yet somehow the Great Barrier Reef survived.
CORAL reefs have survived millions of years of dramatic and sudden climate change, yet climate alarmists want us to believe that a few hundred ppm more of essential trace gas CO2 “has changed the Great Barrier Reef ‘forever,’ (Wapo)” or that even a “Great Barrier Reef recovery [is] unlikely after ‘catastrophic die-off’“?!
BLEACHING is a naturally occurring phenomenon essential to the health and regrowth of coral reefs.
THE “Great Barrier Reef” is only “Great” because it has died off at least 7 known times over the millennia.
DR TERRY HUGHES & THE POWER OF GRANT MONEY
Terry Hughes, is the director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, the same University who recently censured physicist at James Cook University Professor Peter Ridd who has dared to question scientific findings that purport to show the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble.
IN June 2017, Ridd made the headlines after suspecting something was wrong with photographs being used to highlight the apparent rapid decline of the Great Barrier Reef.
AFTER attempting to blow the whistle on the bogus pictures, Ridd was censured by James Cook University and threatened with the sack…
ABC FAKE, FAKE NEWS…
VESTAS To Close Spanish Wind Turbine Factory Due To Lack Of DemandPosted: September 3, 2018 Filed under: Energy Poverty, Failed Green Schemes, Government Grants/Funding, Green Energy, Renewables, Unreliables, Wind Farms, Wind Turbine Syndrome (WTS) | Tags: Climate Change, Global Warming, Government grants, Green Energy, Green Energy Failure, Industrial Wind, Renewable energy, Taxpayer waste, unreliables, Vestas, Wind Energy, wind energy scam, Wind Farms, wind power Leave a comment
“Green Energy Future” Update…
By Paul Homewood
The following news release is from Vestas:
To sustain its competitiveness in the growing global market for wind energy, Vestas continuously introduces new products and optimises its global footprint to meet market demand across regions. By doing so, Vestas aims to ensure a competitive product portfolio, economies of scale and continuous optimisation of manufacturing, transportation, and sourcing costs.
Recent market developments have seen a decreasing demand for the 2 MW wind turbine platform in Europe, while the demand for the 4 MW platform in the region can be met by less capacity than currently provided by nacelles factories in Europe and other regions where Vestas recently has established production capacity.
Responding to these market developments and to sustain its competitiveness, Vestas intends to cease production at its assembly factory in León, Spain, affecting all of the factory’s 362 employees. The employees have been informed about the intention…
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WORLD’S Most Expensive Joke: $2 Trillion Squandered on Wind & Solar (So Far)…Posted: August 4, 2018 Filed under: Failed Green Schemes, Government Grants/Funding, Green Agenda, Green Energy, Renewables, Solar, Taxpayer waste, Unreliables, Wind Farms | Tags: carbon dioxide emissions, Climate Change, Climate Change Hoax, Climate Change Scam, Climatism, Global Warming, Global Warming Hoax, Global Warming Scam, Government grants, Green Energy Failure, Renewable energy, Rent seekers, solar, Solar PV, Subsidies, Taxpayer Funded, Taxpayer waste, unreliables, Wind Energy, Wind Farms, wind power Leave a comment
“The data is further evidence that dilute and unreliable sources of energy like solar and wind cannot replace coal and other fossil fuels and will not lead to significant reductions in carbon emissions.”
AND, as a result of the reckless and ruinous “Save The Planet” pursuit of weather-dependent, intermittent, costly, symbolic, novelty sources of non-energy – wind and solar…
“Coal grew one percent in 2017 — its first growth since 2013…”
The point, if there was one, of throwing hundreds of $billions in subsidies at wind and solar was to slash emissions of carbon dioxide gas. Taxpayers and power consumers who are on the receiving end of the bill for all this environmental piety would, after almost 20 years, be entitled to ask just how much bang they’re getting for their buck?
The short answer is: not much.
STT leaves the battle over carbon dioxide gas to others.
Our view is pretty simple: if a naturally occurring beneficial trace gas, essential for all life on earth, really is killing the planet, then there is only one available solution. And that’s nuclear power.
In 2018, if a climate alarmist is still waging war on CO2 (although he’ll call it ‘carbon’) and not talking about nuclear power, you know you’re dealing with a deluded crank.
One character who’s still pretty fired up…
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SIMON HOLMES À COURT @simonahac Is A Fraud : #HepburnWind Ripping Off The Taxpayer And Destroying Livelihoods, One Virtue-Signalling Wind Turbine At A TimePosted: July 26, 2018 Filed under: Australia, Climate Money, Climatism, Eco-Activists, Fact Check, Global Warming Zealots, Government Grants/Funding, Green Energy, Renewables, Taxpayer waste, Unreliables, Wind Farms, Wind Turbine Syndrome (WTS) | Tags: climate, criminal, Government grants, Hepburn Wind, infrasound, NEG, RET, Simon Holmes a Court, Taxpayer Billions, Taxpayer waste, wind power, Wind Turbine Syndrome Leave a comment
HEPBURN WIND – Balance Sheet 2017
Sales : $571,630
Taxpayer Subsidies (Large-scale Generation Certificates) : $ 625,015
SOME Of Simon’s Innocent Victims :
ALL they wanted was a peaceful life in the beautiful Hepburn region. Then Simon Holmes à Court came to town with his virtue-signalling, symbolic ‘energy’, industrial wind turbine monstrosities.
NOW, their once innocent and idyllic lives are forever ruined.
WACTH the (genuine) tears and distress…
SEE also : Simon Holmes à Court – Wind Weasel | Climatism
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AUSSIE CliSci Budget WoesPosted: May 12, 2018 Filed under: Australia, BIG Government, Climate Alarmism, Climate Money, Climate science, Cult Science, Government Grants/Funding, Green Agenda, Settled Science, Uncategorized | Tags: Australia, budget, Climate Change, climate money, climate research funding, Climate science, Global Warming, science, Settled Science, Taxpayer Billions, Taxpayer waste Leave a comment
IF the “science is settled”, what’s the point of continuing further climate research? Research that always begins with the pre-conceived notion that human emissions are causing X so we need to spend Y and you need to do Z in order to avert disaster 100 years from now, “based on our high-tech model simulations”.
RESEARCH to study natural variation, important for climate predictions for agricultural industry and emergency services etc is scoffed at and simply NOT granted.
SO, the $1.6 BILLION will again be spent purely on activist CO2-centric ‘science’ fermenting the ‘warming’ scare in order to maintain and even increase funding if the new problem discovered is bigger than the last one. The scare self-perpetuates.
WHAT a joke.
AUSTRALIA should cut all climate ‘science’ funding or at least dedicate 50% to natural variation studies that look at variables like maybe…the Sun! The real driver of climate change.
News Brief by Kip Hansen
Australian climate scientists are whinging about the newly announced Federal budget for 2019. Who can blame them?
The total to be spent on climate-related research has been reduced to the abysmally low sum of AU$1.6 billion for the next fiscal year which begins 1 July 2018. [Yes, that is billion with a B].
While 1.6 billion Australian dollars (just over 1.2 billion US dollars @ today’s exchange rates) may seem like a lot of research money for a country that doesn’t have the necessity of maintaining fleets of satellites or ocean-going research buoys, but it is a very sharp reduction from the AU$3 billion they were allotted for the current year.
All this according to a report from Science News , which quotes Martin Rice, an environmental scientist and head of research for the Sydney-based Climate Council of Australia as saying;
“Once again, [the budget]…
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ECONOMIC Fantasy: Battery ‘Solution’ to Intermittent Wind & Solar Would Cost $TrillionsPosted: April 24, 2018 Filed under: Energy Poverty, Fact Check, Failed Green Schemes, Green Energy, Renewables, RET, Solar, Unreliables, Wind Farms | Tags: Battery Storage, Climate science, Energy Poverty, Fuel Poverty, Global Warming, solar, Solar panels, Solar PV, Subsidies, Taxpayer Billions, Taxpayer Funded, taxpayer trillions, Taxpayer waste, unreliables, Wind Energy, Wind Farms, wind power Leave a comment
“Those fantasists claiming that we’re heartbeat away from running entirely on sunshine and breezes, need to keep up the line about giant batteries being the simple solution to a glaring problem. Except, that they will never put a number on what their purportedly quick and simple fix might cost. And that’s because the number is in the many $trillions, as detailed by Francis Menton below.”
AND on the third day BILLIONS became TRILLIONS! Taxpayers hard-earned money sacrificed at the alter of “climate change” all to try to create some kind of perfect climate nirvana.
It took the proletariat a nanosecond to work out that wind power can, and will never, work as a meaningful power generation source.
Graphs like the one above – depicting the entire output of every wind turbine connected to Australia’s Eastern Grid (spread across four states, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia) – quickly gave the game away.
Challenged with the inherent unreliability and obvious intermittency of wind power, those pushing it have been reduced to chanting mantras about mega-batteries saving the day.
The way they tell it, it’s as if they simply left grid-scale battery storage off their shopping lists – like some muddle-headed shopper returning home without milk and bread – and all they needed to do was pop back to the shops to collect some.
A bargain struck by economic vandals: $150,000,000 for 4 minute’s power.
The world’s largest battery cuts a lonely figure in a paddock…
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ADDICTED to Other People’s Money: Wind Industry Howls Whenever Its Massive Subsidy Stream ThreatenedPosted: January 29, 2018 Filed under: Australia, BIG Government, Energy Poverty, Failed Green Schemes, Government Grants/Funding, Green Agenda, Green Energy, Renewables, RET, Solar, Taxpayer waste, Unreliables, Wind Farms | Tags: auspol, Blackouts, Climate Change, Climate Change Policy, Energy, Energy Poverty, Fuel Poverty, Global Warming, Government grants, Green Energy, Renewable energy, renewables, RET, Subsidies, Taxpayer Funded, Taxpayer waste, unreliables, Wind Energy, wind energy scam, Wind Farms, wind power Leave a comment
“PEEL away a few layers of this little onion and all that’s left is a ‘business’ model wholly dependent upon mandates, renewable energy certificates, production tax credits and fines on retailers for refusing to tolerate the chaos delivered by wind and solar power.
In Australia the direct and immediate cost of subsidies to wind and solar power outfits will exceed $60 billion over the life of the Federal government’s Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target. Largesse that has left Australia with among the highest retail power prices in the world (wind powered South Australia, tops the list).
No other industry in Australia’s history has enjoyed subsidies on that scale, ever.”
TRILLIONS of dollars of other-peoples’-money spent worldwide on unreliables. Wind Turnines and solar panels that are neither clean nor green and provide near zero global energy.
INSANITY on steroids and human growth hormones!
No but, yeah but these things is well cheap to run, except ya gotta keep them subsidies comin’ cos’ choppin’ em will send us broke and all.
Way back in 1984, wind cultist Christopher Flavin’s told us that “in a few years’ time wind energy will not need to be subsidised.” 34 years on, the subsidies just keep on flowing and, without those subsidies, the so called wind ‘industry’ would disappear like a snowflake in summer.
No matter where they ply their trade, the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers will never be accused of running a consistent theme when it comes to wind power’s (supposed) ability to compete with conventional generation sources.
Whenever the political brains trust start challenging the true and hidden costs of wind power to their constituents, these boys start babbling about the wonders of wind being “free”; their “technology constantly improving”; their costs coming down…
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Wind Farms In England Only Supply 2% Of PowerPosted: December 28, 2017 Filed under: Energy Poverty, Fact Check, Failed Green Schemes, Government Grants/Funding, Govt Climate Agenda, Green Agenda, Green Energy, Renewables, Taxpayer waste, Unreliables, Wind Farms | Tags: Climate Change Hoax, Climate Change Policy, Climate Change Scam, Energy Poverty, England, Fuel Poverty, Global Warming Hoax, Global Warming Scam, Green Energy, Green Energy Failure, green energy scam, Taxpayer waste, UK, unreliables, Wind Energy, wind energy scam, Wind Farms, wind power Leave a comment
NOT to mention the shocking admission by the wind industry chief that England is not even windy enough! 🤦♂️
“Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
By Paul Homewood
Wind turbines near the village of Bothel in Cumbria.
Anyone who lives in England knows just how ubiquitous wind farms now are across the countryside.
So it might come as a surprise to learn just how little power they actually produce.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has now published the detailed data for 2016. It shows that onshore wind farms in England produced only 5.7 TWh, out of a total generation in England of 241.8 TWh.
In other words, the princely amount of 2%.
Can anybody say it has been worth all of the bother?
COP23 In One Graph, The Best Reason Ever Why The USA Doesn’t Need To Be In The #ParisAgreementPosted: November 8, 2017 Filed under: BIG Government, Carbon Dioxide, Climate Money, Communism, Environmentalists, Fact Check, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear, Pacific Island Nations, Religion, Taxpayer waste, UN, UNEP, UNFCCC, Wealth Redistribution | Tags: Bon, Climate Change, Climate Change Scam, climate money, COP23, Global Warming, Global Warming Scam, Paris Accord, Paris Climate Treaty, Taxpayer waste, UN, UNEP, UNFCCC, wealth redistribution Leave a comment
“BUT…but…without the U.S, how do we fund our climate gabfests in every exotic corner of the world?! Jet travel, 5-star hotels, champagne and caviar cost money you know!” – Signed, concerned UN climate elites and environmental NGO’s.
While the COP23 climate conference is going on in Bon this week, there has been renewed wailing and gnashing of teeth over President Trump’s withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord this past summer. There are lots of reasons why the US doesn’t need to participate, but looking at this one graph, it becomes clear that other countries aren’t leading the way, not one bit. The USA leads by a large margin.
This is the graph climate alarmists and tax revenue trough feeders don’t want you to see:
h/t to Robert Wilson via Twitter
Some BONUS Graphs:
In absolute terms coal use has fallen far more in America this century than anywhere else:
Most of the growth in CO2 emissions this century came from modernizing economies. And China and India dominated: