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September 20, 2014

To Save the Planet, Don’t Plant Trees

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 10:44 AM
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Seriously. Quit with the tree planting. Stop it.

“Climate scientists have calculated the effect of increasing forest cover on surface temperature. Their conclusion is that planting trees in the tropics would lead to cooling, but in colder regions, it would cause warming.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/opinion/to-save-the-planet-dont-plant-trees.html

(h/t  JustOneMinute)

 

September 10, 2014

Global Warming Explained

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 6:37 AM
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WTF

September 8, 2014

Oooops. Germany Forgot About Eclipses

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Germany,solar — sunshinehours1 @ 5:05 PM
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Oooops. Germany Forgot About Eclipses and their effect on a power grid with lots of expensive solar.

The German power grid operators are dreading March 20, 2015. On this day Germany will see a partial solar eclipse during the morning. Should there be no clouds in the sky at this time, all solar power generating systems all over the country would be feeding in drastically less power into the grid in just a matter of minutes – and the grids would become dangerously destabilized.”

Read the rest at NoTricksZone.

 

August 28, 2014

Europe To Burn Dirty Filthy Lignite Instead of Clean Fracked Natural Gas (or Nuclear)

Green fanatics have worked really, really hard to prevent fracking in Europe. And to shut down nuclear power plants.

So what happens? A huge number of lignite power plants are being built. Lignite is filthy coal. High CO2 coal.  Lignite produces 80% more CO2 per kWh than natural gas.

Stupid Green Policies have consequences.

Lignite – also known as brown coal – power stations currently make up more than 10% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions. Greenpeace said that if Europe is to continue to play its part in keeping the world within the internationally accepted limit of 2C of warming, 90% of the carbon contained in its lignite reserves must remain buried.

Despite this, lignite-fuelled power stations are still being built, locking in consumption of the fuel for decades. There are 19 such facilities in various stages of approval, planning or construction in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Poland, Romania and Slovenia. Greenpeace figures show these new projects alone would emit almost 120m tonnes of CO2 every year – equivalent to three-quarters of the annual carbon output of the UK’s energy sector. The average lifespan for a coal power station is about 40 years, meaning the plants could release nearly 5bn tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.”

 

http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/guardian-panic-over-new-coal-power-stations/

August 25, 2014

Widespread Methane Leakage Oxidizing Into CO2

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Methane,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 3:06 PM
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Widespread methane leakage from the sea floor on the northern US Atlantic margin.

“In an area between North Carolina and Massachusetts, they have now found at least 570 seeps at varying depths between 50m and 1,700m. [...] The scientists say there could be about 30,000 of these hidden methane vents worldwide.

“The methane is dissolving into the ocean at depths of hundreds of metres and being oxidised to CO2,” said [Prof Adam Skarke from Mississippi State University, who led the study].

http://www.thegwpf.org/underwater-methane-discovery-shows-how-little-we-know-about-climate-system/

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2232.html

“Contemporary upper-slope seepage there may be triggered by ongoing warming of intermediate waters, but authigenic carbonates observed imply that emissions have continued for more than 1,000 years at some seeps.”

Translation: We’d love to blame global warming … but since it has been going on for 1,000 years … we can’t … unless you are dumb.

August 10, 2014

63% of Plants Prefer It To Be Warmer!!!!!!!

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Cold Kills,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 9:00 AM
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This is huge. And logical. Only idiots thought plants prefer freezing to death.

“Not all species flee rising temperatures. As the mercury has inched upward across western North America over the last 40 years, many plant species have moved downhill, toward—not away from—warmer climates, according to the results of a new study.

The finding adds to growing evidence that temperature isn’t the only factor influencing how Earth’s life will respond to climate change.”

 

Isn’t that last sentence hilarious? “Temperature isn’t the only factor …’ Well DUH! But unfortunately the AGW cult has twisted science so much that many are surprised that plants might like it warmer than colder.

 

“The results of the analysis were unexpected. More than 60% of plants shifted their distributions downward, toward warmer, lower elevations—despite significant climate warming across the regions under study, the team reported online on 24 July in Global Change Biology. Even more striking, all plants within a region—regardless of species—moved in the same direction.”

What a shocker eh? Given a choice between the cold of the 1970s, plants like it warmer. Who would have thought? …. Only people with a brain thought that!

http://www.thegwpf.org/plants-have-unexpected-response-to-climate-change/

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12697/abstract

July 8, 2014

Have You Seen This Sentence: “… this study does not question the existence of a long-term anthropogenic warming trend during the 20th century.”

Filed under: AGW is a Cult — sunshinehours1 @ 7:12 AM
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Have you ever read a paper on climate science and seen a sentence like this:

“We would like to emphasise that this study does not question the existence of a long-term anthropogenic warming trend during the 20th century.”

Guess what. That means the paper has probably been censored by the climate gatekeepers running the journals.

 

GWPF has the story from The Times:

“Research that questioned the accuracy of computer models used to predict global warming was “censored” by climate scientists, it was alleged yesterday.

One academic reviewer said that a section should not be published because it “would lead to unnecessary confusion in the climate science community”. Another wrote: “This entire discussion has to disappear.”

The paper suggested that the computer models used by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were flawed, resulting in human influence on the climate being exaggerated and the impact of natural variability being underplayed.

 

A third reviewer was much more supportive of the paper, saying its “very provocative” suggestion that climate models were flawed was “so interesting that it needs to be discussed more fully”.

However, almost the entire paragraph was deleted, along with the conclusion that “the average sensitivity of the IPCC models may be too high”.

The journal chose to publish only the opening sentence: “We would like to emphasise that this study does not question the existence of a long-term anthropogenic warming trend during the 20th century.

 

 

 

July 5, 2014

If AGW Theory Had Started in 1936

Filed under: AGW is a Cult — sunshinehours1 @ 8:23 PM
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If_AGW_Started in 1936

Nanaimo Hot and Cold Day Histograms – So Much For Extreme Weather

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Extreme Weather,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 12:17 PM
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You all know that the AGW cult likes to go on and on about “Extreme Weather” because the warming stopped in 1998 and they like to think the world is coming to an end and only they can save us. Just another end of the world cult.

So I thought I would look at the same data for the weather station closest to my hometown on the west coast of Canada. The data only starts in the late 1940s so there is no extreme’s from the 1930s and 1940s.

One thing to remember. The 2361 Days Over 25C number (for example) includes the 506 Days Over 30C etc.

I don’t see any increase in extreme hot days. I don’t see any increase in extreme cold days.

Aside from 2 hot days in July 2009 (matched by the 3 days in the 1960s) and 1 cold day in 2008 matched by a day in 1968 it seems to have been getting less extreme.

HotDay_Histogram_NANAIMO A - Hot Day Histogram

ColdDay_Histogram_NANAIMO A - Cold Day Histogram

 

 

June 13, 2014

India: Greenpeace Are Economic Terrorists

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Coal,Germany,Greenpeace,India — sunshinehours1 @ 6:30 AM
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” India’s domestic spy service has accused Greenpeace and other lobby groups of hurting economic progress by campaigning against power projects, mining and genetically modified food, the most serious charge yet against foreign-funded organisations.”

“Greenpeace denied it was trying to block economic expansion”

“Seventy million households – 35-40 percent of the country’s 1.2 billion people – still have no access to electricity. This summer authorities in north India are battling power breakdowns and public anger as the country swelters under the longest heatwave on record.

The Intelligence Bureau said the foreign NGOs and their Indian arms were serving as tools advance Western foreign policy interests.”

Greenpeace believed that India should embrace renewable energy and improve energy efficiency … 

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/12/uk-india-projects-idUKKBN0EN1CV20140612

 

How can rich white people headquartered in Germany hate the poor brown in India so much they deny them the chance of having electricity?

How can you improve the energy efficiency of ZERO electricity for 40% of  the people. 500 million people without electricity.

And all the while Germany gets over 50% of its electricity from dirty brown lignite coal

There is a new government in India, and I suspect Greenpeace et al will be facing life and death choices for choosing to condemn so many Indians to poverty.

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