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December 12, 2014

China Has Produced More Cement in 3 Years Than The USA Did in 100 Years – And Still No Warming

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Cement,China,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 11:27 AM
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Cement productions is supposed to be a serious component of “global warming”.

Yet China has produced more cement from 2011-2013 than the USA did from 1901 to 2000.

And warming STILL hasn’t occurred.

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http://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Making-the-Modern-World?WT.mc_id=12_12_2014_books2014_tw&WT.tsrc=Twitter

December 2, 2014

Mastodons Killed By Climate Change: They Froze To Death

Filed under: Cold Kills,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 8:52 PM
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“Despite popular belief that North American mastodons were hunted to extinction by Ice Age humans, a new Canadian-led study is claiming that the prehistoric beasts simply froze to death.

“To think of scattered populations of Ice Age people with primitive technology driving huge animals to extinction, to me is almost silly,” said Grant Zazula, chief paleontologist for the Yukon Territory and the study’s lead author.

What the research found was that mastodons died out in the Yukon and Alaska long before humans were even on the scene. Not only that, but northern mastodons died out a full 65,000 years before their cousins in warmer climes to the south.”

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/12/01/mastodons-werent-hunted-to-extinction-by-ice-age-humans-they-simply-froze-to-death-new-study-finds/

 

October 21, 2014

Goats are SHRINKING because of climate change (or not)

Filed under: Humor,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 4:21 PM
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Goats are shrinking as a result of climate change, researchers have claimed.

They say Alpine goats now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2802123/goats-shrinking-climate-change-researchers-find.html

Shocking if true!

 

However, lets get to the important line:

The team delved into long-term records of Chamois body weights provided by hunters in the Italian Alps.

Wait!

Hunters have been shooting the goats? And the “scientists” have been in fact measuring only the dead goats? Well. Not measuring. Passing on the claims of hunters.

Could it be the hunters have been shooting the bigger and slower goats?

Resulting in smaller goats being the survivors?

 

I wonder how many are being hunted?

“There are also concerns about the relative over-harvesting of older males (e.g. Zeiler et al., 1990, 1992). Although not threatened overall in Germany, the small sub-alpine populations are vulnerable to poaching and stochastic events, and possibly to inbreeding depression. Disturbance acts as a major threat to small populations and has caused declines in some. Unless steps are taken to reverse this threat, declines will continue and most small populations are on the verge of extinction. Even large populations face threats. Numbers in the Bavarian Alps are currently decreasing due to sharply increased harvest rates. Tourist development has also affected many subpopulations negatively (e.g., disturbance, habitat isolation). In Italy, competition with introduced mouflon may cause problems for Alpine chamois in some parts of its range.”

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39255/0

over-harvesting of older males

sharply increased harvest rates

What a shocker.

 

 

October 10, 2014

Even when they’re wrong, climate scientists insist they are right

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http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/even_when_theyre_wrong_climate_scientists_insist_they_are_right/

October 7, 2014

DRAX – Grotesque Environmental Charade

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Mockery,Morons,wood,wood burning — sunshinehours1 @ 9:12 AM
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The Big Crazy Forest killing DRAX is still destroying the environment.

Drax’s conversion to run half of its output on biomass means it will have to rely on wood from trees cut down in forests in America. The Sixties power station’s giant furnaces are being loaded with wood pellets carried 3,800 miles across the Atlantic in diesel-guzzling ships.

This grotesque environmental charade is being funded by government subsidies for the conversion of its coal-burning furnaces to biomass ones, which will put an estimated £23 on every family’s annual household energy bills for the next 13 years.

The vast generators of Drax are now living, humming, forest-destroying symbols of the shameful absurdity of European energy policies, and an extraordinary rebuke to this Coalition government, which claims, ever more ludicrously, to be saving the planet.

Already, the power station imports more than one million metric tons of wood pellets from the U.S. Much of this is derived from ancient deciduous trees in North Carolina.

Three months ago, 60 eminent American scientists wrote to Ed Davey pleading with him to stop ignoring the basic science and pressing on with a policy that was denuding their glorious forests.

They wrote: ‘Recent advances in science and accounting for pollution from different types of woody biomass have clarified that burning trees to produce electricity actually increases carbon emissions compared with fossil fuels for many decades and contributes to other air pollution problems.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2783061/LUNACY-The-Lib-Dem-energy-minister-switched-biggest-power-station-coal-wood-brought-diesel-guzzling-ships-U-S-The-result-It-costs-fortune-emits-pollution.html

 

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

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 27, 2014

Indian Village Demands Real Electricity, Not Solar Gimmick

Filed under: Humor,India,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 9:33 AM
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This is very funny:

“Former Chief minister met by village youngsters carrying placards demanding “real source of energy”, and “not the fake solar powered” one.

The least you would expect when you bring electricity to an entire village, ending over three decades of darkness, is a ‘thank you’ from its residents. But no such niceties here in Dharnai, a nondescript village tucked away in the Naxal heartland of Bihar.

The residents of Dharnai are far from satisfied to see lights for the first time in 33 years, courtesy a solar-powered micro-grid set up by the environment watchdog Greenpeace India. They now want asli bijli (real electricity) from the government.”

http://www.thegwpf.org/indian-village-demands-real-electricity-not-solar-gimmick/

 

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.

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