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July 5, 2014

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 15, 2014

Will Britain Enjoy Fewer Cold Days Thanks To Global Warming? No.

Filed under: HADCET,Mockery,UK — sunshinehours1 @ 7:00 PM
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A new “study” is out.

“Britain will have fewer days of ‘extreme cold’ and will enjoy milder winters as a direct result of climate change, according to a new study.

The new research is set to cool growing fears that the Northern Hemisphere could be gripped by more severe winters throughout the next century due to the Arctic warming up.”

In these cases I like to turn to HADCET Daily Minimum data which is available from 1878 on. And I thought I would look at the number of days that the minimum was lower or equal to 0C for each year.

 Wow. 2010 had the 6th highest number of days that were 0C or colder. So much for “Global Warming”.

Year Days Longest Coldwave
1879 91 18
1917 90 28
1887 83 11
1888 81 23
1892 80 14
2010 79 16
1963 78 27
1895 75 32
1909 75 23
1891 73 13

What about equal to or less than -5C? Wow! 2010 was 2nd highest with 21 days.

Year Days Longest Coldwave
1963 26 5
2010 21 5
1895 20 11
1892 17 7
1940 17 14
1881 16 8
1985 16 6
1879 14 7
1962 14 3
1878 13 6

614 Days Under -5C 6281 Days Under 0C

June 14, 2014

NRDC Recommends Gas Dryers

Filed under: Clothes Dryer,Humor,Mockery,Morons,NRDC — sunshinehours1 @ 6:22 PM
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The National Resources Defense Council went on a little rant about clothes dryers in the USA.

A couple of items stood out:

“natural gas dryers typically cost 50 percent to 75 percent less to operate.”

“A typical household pays over $100 in annual utility bills to operate an electric dryer and $40 for a gas dryer.

Clearly, to me, the NRDC is telling people: Buy A Gas Dryer!

“If all of America’s electric dryers were updated to the most efficient models sold in other parts of the world, U.S. consumers would not only save $4 billion worth of energy per year”

The NRDC are certifiably insane. An “Eco-Dry” dryer costs 1,199$.  There are 89,000,000 dryers in the USA. That would cost 107 billion dollars to save 4 billion dollars. Does that make sense?

And if the USA did have a spare 108 billion dollars to send to Korea or China or Europe for new dryers:

” it would prevent roughly 16 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, equivalent to the pollution from three coal-fired power plants””

Or one natural gas power plant. Unless the 107 billion dollars was spent on gas dryers (as the NRDC recommends) in which case it would probably increase the amount of CO2. Just kidding. Gas dryers produce less CO2 than electric ones because a large portion of US electricity comes from coal.

“How a consumer uses a dryer is almost as important as which dryer is purchased. Choosing a lower operating temperature can slow the drying process a little, but it cuts energy use significantly. Stopping the dryer before all of the clothes are bone-dry saves time and energy, while reducing wrinkles and helping clothes last longer.”

Sure. Lets spend 107 billion, burn more natural gas (actually I like that recommendation) so we can have slow drying wet clothes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 12, 2014

USA NOAA First 5 Months (Jan-May) Were Only Ranked 56 out of 120

Filed under: Mockery,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 9:45 AM
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According to the NOAA the first 5 months (Jan-May) 2014 was ranked 56th out of 120 (120 = warmest) .

The cooling trend for Jan-May dates back to 1990. 2012 was the hot aberration.

NOAA_Jan_May_2014_Temperature_TREND_1990

 

These are the anomalies from the Jan-May average. It has been a cold start to the year for the East while warmer in the south west.

 

cag_[ Statewide Avg Temp Anomalies (average between Jan 2014 and May 2014) ]

 

 

May 23, 2014

3 Down … 15 to go. Nome Wind Farm.

Filed under: Mockery,wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 11:23 AM
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3 Down … 15 to go.

“Wind power in Nome is taking a slight decline after a wind turbine at the Banner Wind Farm toppled this weekend.

At Tuesday’s Nome Joint Utility meeting, Utility Manager John Handeland said the welding anchoring a tower failed, and the 50 kilo-watt unit was destroyed.

That leaves 15 of the original 18 wind turbines at the Banner Wind Farm still standing.

Handeland explained, “One was destroyed during first the winter. One had delaminated blades. A then a third one was taken down and used for parts. And now this one.””

The wind farm went live in Nov 2008.

(h/t Small Dead Animals)

 

A crew is arriving this week to conduct maintenance on the turbines. One of their top priorities is ensuring all the bolts on the units are tight and the foundations are secured. NJUS workers will work alongside the maintenance crew to gain additional experience in turbine upkeep.”

May 20, 2014

“We like systems that can explain everything.”

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 11:03 AM
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I was reading this article by Stephen L Carter and came across this paragraph.

“The literary critic George Steiner, in a wonderful little book titled “Nostalgia for the Absolute,” long ago predicted this moment. We have an attraction, he contended, to higher truths that can sweep away complexity and nuance. We like systems that can explain everything. Intellectuals in the West are nostalgic for the tight grip religion once held on the Western imagination. They are attracted to modes of thought that are as comprehensive and authoritarian as the medieval church.”

Immediately the idea of CO2/AGW as a cult religion sprang to mind.

We have an attraction, he contended, to higher truths that can sweep away complexity and nuance.”

Yes indeed. Who cares about sunspots or the AMO or PDO or solar cycles or the LIA. There is no need in the AGW cult to really care about any or those or any of the other inputs into climate systems. Blame everything on CO2.

We like systems that can explain everything.”

Yes. The cult of CO2 explains warming and cooling and more snow and less snow and drought and floods. There is no need for anything else.

Intellectuals in the West are nostalgic for the tight grip religion once held on the Western imagination. They are attracted to modes of thought that are as comprehensive and authoritarian as the medieval church.”

That explains so many things including the threatened excommunication of anyone who strays from the church of CO2 and AGW.

AGW is a cult that worships CO2 and Climate Change as god. As I’ve said before.

ClimateChangeIsGod

 

 

 

 

 

May 13, 2014

USA NOAA April 2014 – 3.01F Colder Than April 1925

Filed under: Mockery,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 12:11 PM
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According to the NOAA April 2014 was ranked 75th out of 120 April’s (120 = warmest) . It was only .66F above the 1901-2000 average.

The 3rd warmest April in US history was in 1925 when it was 3.67F above the 1901-2000 average.

Other April’s warmer than 2014:  1895,1896,1906,1908,1910,1915,1925,1930,1934,1938,1941,1942,1943,1946,1948,1949 ….

NOAA_Apr_2014_Lower_48

 

May 8, 2014

DUH!!! ( Animals and Plants are Learning to Adapt)

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 2:42 PM

“As the planet warms, animals and plants are learning to adapt to their new environment by either migrating or evolving, new research has revealed.”

http://www.thegwpf.org/scientists-have-underestimated-ability-to-adapt-to-climate-change-new-studies-say/

Michelle-Tanner-Sarcastic-Duh-Gif-On-Full-House

 

 

What kind of idiots didn’t think plants and animals couldn’t adapt?

May 7, 2014

Words of the Day: “Bird Vaporization” and “Streamers”

The title of this post is not one I ever expected to write … even when I write a post mocking the evil greenies.

“Investigators from the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory, in a report kept confidential until this week, describe the power towers as a “mega trap” that claims layers of species in the same food chain. The lab is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

“There were hundreds upon hundreds of butterflies (including monarchs, Danaus plexippus) and dragonfly carcasses,” the investigators said. “Some showed singeing, and many appeared to have just fallen from the sky. … Birds were also observed feeding on the insects. At times birds flew into the solar flux and ignited.””

Forensics lab staff observed a falcon or falcon-like bird with a plume of smoke streaming from its tail as it passed through the heat zone. The bird lost stability and descended, but the team could not locate it. The investigators could not identify many burning objects, which they call streamers.

“We observed many streamer events,” the report said. “It is claimed that these events represent the combustion of loose debris, or insects. Although some of the events are likely that, there were instances in which the amount of smoke produced by the ignition could only be explained by a larger flammable biomass such as a bird. Indeed, OLE (office of law enforcement) staff observed birds entering the solar flux and igniting, consequently becoming a streamer.

OLE staff observed an average of one streamer event every two minutes.

Read the rest … if you can.

http://www.pe.com/local-news/topics/topics-environment-headlines/20140408-solar-ivanpah-project-described-as-deadly-trap-for-wildlife.ece

(h/t Master Resource Blog)

 

April 30, 2014

Sweden: Coal To Play Important Role In Future

Filed under: Coal,Fracking,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 3:44 PM
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Thanks to anti-fracking activities in Europe by environmentalists, the only plentiful fuel available cheap enough to use against Putin’s control is Coal.

I’ve mentioned Poland and Germany and Japan. Now it is Sweden’s turn.

“In the wake of the Ukraine crisis and Germany’s nuclear shutdown, Swedish-state-owned Vattenfall is supplying even more energy from coal. Vattenfal’s chief executive officer told Swedish public television that coal power will have an important role to play in the future.

The state-owned power company, which runs Sweden’s hydro and nuclear plants, had its annual general meeting on Monday. Despite getting badly burned by buying the now-devalued Dutch company Nuon, Vattenfall has plans to buy up even more foreign coal companies.

The Swedish state is the owner of Vattenfall. The government’s representative at the meeting says that, despite setting a goal of reducing carbon emissions, the government has no objection to Vattenfall investing in coal, and leaves such decisions to the company board.”

http://www.thegwpf.org/sweden-coal-to-play-important-role-in-future/

If Europe had jumped into fracking as soon as possible, the natural gas would have been coming on stream by now and they could be replacing coal with cleaner, lower CO2 gas. But Europe bet the farm on wind and solar. Idiots.

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