What was once launched as a – well-intentioned – green energy revolution has now mutated into a giant VEB [i.e. East German state company]. In Gabriel’s system electricity production is no longer determined by demand – as is usual in a market economy. It is not demand that determines supply – but the subsidy billions. Produced is only what wind and solar power and feed-in tariffs expensively allow, not what the public and the economy need – cheap energy. In Gabriel’s national energy system there is an ideological distinction between “good” (green) and “evil” (traditional) energy. Therefore, even profitable and clean gas power plants are switched off – as just happened to Europe’s most modern gas-fired power plant in Irsching. Instead, new subsidy-fed projects are connected to the grid without the necessary network capacity and without the necessary storage technology. For these intermittent power plants, coal power plants have to be kept running as backups, which in turn emit a lot more CO2, which now are also extra-taxed. It all feels like socialist self-perpetuating: this energy revolution cannot be stopped.
The global average temperature of 62.45 degrees Fahrenheit for 1997 was the warmest year on record, surpassing the previous record set in 1995 by 0.15 degrees Fahrenheit
The average temperature for the year  was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F) [ie 58.24F] , beating the previous record warmth of 2010 and 2005 by 0.04°C (0.07°F).
Too stupid to spend much time on it … but so stupid it should be noted.
“The scientists set up infrared heaters over the five meadow plots measuring 30 square metres (322 square feet).
Left to run day and night, the heaters burned through more than 128,462 kilowatt hours of electricity.”
“When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.”
“Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.”
Read it all here:
Every once in a while I visit the data for the weather station closest to my hometown on the west coast of Canada.
Today I am looking at daily data (using KNMI) from Departure Bay (1913 – 1992) and Nanaimo Airport (1947 – 2014).
I’ve summarized the data by monthly mean.
The data does overlap. The first graph is just Tmax. The second graph is Tmax anomaly from the overlap period of 1948 to 1992
Update: From 1948 added at bottom
Every once in a while I visit the 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.
The three graphs below have the Tmin and Tmax data from the Environment Canada monthly reports up to the end of 2014.
The three start in 2010, 1998 and 1980. What does the data tell you?
If you start in 2010 … we are going to bake to death.
If you start in 1998 … we are slowly cooling.
If you start in 1980 the Tmin is climbing and the Tmax is dropping. UHI probably.
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.
” In the past 2 years, journals have been forced to retract
more than 110 papers in at least 6 instances
of peer-review rigging. What all these
cases had in common was that researchers
exploited vulnerabilities in the publishers’
computerized systems to dupe editors into
accepting manuscripts, often by doing their
Returning to the PAGES2K graph from the Climate Audit post …
Whatever happened around 1750 or so saved humanity from freezing to death. It doesn’t matter if it was CO2 (unlikely) or natural variation. We didn’t freeze to death. We should rejoice