Posted by: Grant | March 10, 2017

OOPSIE – Storage Now Needed

They got solar and wind horribly WRONG but don’t give up!

Get out your cheque books again to keep your power on in South Australia with a huge battery – or how a few thousand rich middle class trendies in Adelaide are going to save 1,200,000,000 Chinese from Climate Change.

A little postscript to the “Pay Up – Or Your Power Bill Gets It” Item below

Note the snarl on the rabid greenie opposite her – priceless

Posted by: Grant | March 10, 2017

Rabid Greenie

Australia, despite having huge reserves of the stuff, has run out of Natural Gas and prices are through the roof.

This is basically because grandstanding State Governments have banned “fraking” and the Gas companies are quite happy to have their product go from abundant to scarce domestically.

If you want to see what caused the problem just listen to this little rant on the Aussie National broadcaster from a rabid leftist.

BTW Natural gas is methane – CH4 – it produces four water molecules for every one carbon dioxide molecule when burned and thus is arguably much greener than any other carbon based fuel – but of course logic is never a factor in politics!!

ALSO – I defy you to cite any actual proven groundwater issues from fraking – like Global Warming and Nuclear it is a superstitious fear based on isolated incidents.

Posted by: Grant | March 6, 2017

Chinese Clean Up Power Stations

Chinese premier promises faster progress to cut air pollution
Li Keqiang pushes for upgrade of coal-fired power plants in speech to annual National People’s Congress
“He said the government intends over the next year to step up work to upgrade coal-fired power plants to achieve ultra-low emissions and energy conservation, and prioritize the integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity grid.”

Failing to learn from the UK in the 50’s and the USA in the 60’s China has erected dozens of coal-fired power stations with no scrubbers. DURH!
Now they have created a big greenie problem for themselves. DURH – Again!


A modern Western power station “scrubs” all the pollutants – ash and smoke, sulphur, NOx, etc., etc., and recycles them.


Part of the scrubbing process uses water to dissolve out some of the pollutants – you can see from this picture that the “smoke” has a gap at the top of the chimney – it is steam.
The hot humid exhaust hits the relatively cold air and condenses – like on a car.


The carbon dioxide emitted from the smokestacks is biologically very active, promoting the growth of green plants on the land and in the sea by photosynthesis. 

Posted by: Grant | March 2, 2017

Trump Address To Congress – New Environment!

Sometimes it’s what they don’t say.
I watched NBC Today and Good Morning America – the silence from the Democrats on Climate Change was deafening – nothing.

Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s First Address to Congress – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi –
Nancy was a Green warrior – back in the day – June 2007 –

In a one hour Trump speech, this was the bit on the environment –

“My administration wants to work with members in both parties to make childcare accessible and affordable, to help ensure new parents have paid family leave, to invest in women’s health, and to promote clean air and clear water, and to rebuild our military and our infrastructure.”

Green regulations rated a mention earlier in the speech – as a jobs killer –

And we are imposing a new rule which mandates that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.
We are going to stop the regulations that threaten the future and livelihood of our great coal miners.
We have cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines.
Thereby creating tens of thousands of jobs, and I’ve issued a new directive that new American pipelines be made with American steel.

He steered clear of reports that he plans crippling budget cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency and to open more public land to coal mining –
And he said nothing about his pledge to eviscerate the Clean Power Plan –

Nancy Pelosi was on her feet for Obama in his first address to Congress – Obama had lot more to say on savin-da-planet –

“…I submit will invest in the three areas that are absolutely critical to our economic future: energy, health care, and education.
It begins with energy.
We know the country that harnesses the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the 21st century. And yet, it is China that has launched the largest effort in history to make their economy energy efficient. We invented solar technology, but we’ve fallen behind countries like Germany and Japan in producing it. New plug-in hybrids roll off our assembly lines, but they will run on batteries made in Korea.
Well I do not accept a future where the jobs and industries of tomorrow take root beyond our borders – and I know you don’t either. It is time for America to lead again.
Thanks to our recovery plan, we will double this nation’s supply of renewable energy in the next three years. We have also made the largest investment in basic research funding in American history – an investment that will spur not only new discoveries in energy, but breakthroughs in medicine, science, and technology.
We will soon lay down thousands of miles of power lines that can carry new energy to cities and towns across this country. And we will put Americans to work making our homes and buildings more efficient so that we can save billions of dollars on our energy bills.
But to truly transform our economy, protect our security, and save our planet from the ravages of climate change, we need to ultimately make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy. So I ask this Congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution and drives the production of more renewable energy in America. And to support that innovation, we will invest fifteen billion dollars a year to develop technologies like wind power and solar power; advanced biofuels, clean coal, and more fuel-efficient cars and trucks built right here in America….”

The proverbial worm has turned!

Postscript – I saw a Democrat on BBC Global claiming that Ivanka Trump wrote the above paragraph on childcare, womans health, and clean air and water. There seems to be a desperate hope that Ivanka is going to put daddy right on “the planet”. Stay tuned on who puts who right on Climate Change.

Posted by: Grant | February 28, 2017

Pay Up – Or Your Power Bill Gets It.

Severely discredited by the massive FAIL of the save-da-planet power grid, the massive Renewables/Research industry are charging about like a wounded elephant.
They managed to get this item up on the evening news but paid a big penalty for it. 

The Item points out:-

1.6 million Australian houses now have useless solar panels.
The case quoted for putting power back is now down to a 3c per Kwh feed-in tarrif
He says he saves $40 a quarter, $160 a year
He paid $3000 for his panels, he will pay for his panels in 18 years – if they last that long.
He still has to pay $360 a year to be on the power grid and his power is now over 30c per Kwh.

To ad insult to injury he is told that he needs a $10,000 storage battery to make the useless solar panels pay.
He is still has to wait 20 years to pay off the battery – if it lasts that long – how long does your phone battery last?

So why would anyone fall for this?

Well, they are blackmailed into it by the threat of ever increasing power prices which have nearly doubled since save-da-planet leftists started forcing “renewables” onto us.
The industry created an expensive problem so they can provide a expensive solutions.
People are desperately trying to save themselves from exponential power bills.

What would happen if 1.6 million homes bought a storage battery?
Well, the same thing that is happening now, it would increase the cost of power for every business and household without room for solar or the money for the batteries. The normal power stations would continue struggling to provide power to them as the wind and the clouds surge in and out.

We are having very expensive power forced on to us to set a good example to China and India to save-da-planet which shows no sign of needing to be saved in the next 100 years.
The debarcle in power supply this summer shows that when governments start splashing money around interfering in markets, they invariably attract professional carpet baggers, rent seekers and con artists, providing expensive solutions which often FAIL.

Posted by: Grant | February 26, 2017

Global Temperature – Normal?

Natural temperature variability.
If you google “global temperature” you will be astounded at how political it has become.
16 years ago we dropped a few thousand temperature probes (ARGO) into the Oceans and they have showed nothing – well a slight cooling if anything – a storm of controversy erupted because the ARGO were meant to show global warming. A great deal of correcting has had to be done to get rid of the slight cooling and explain why nothing is happening.

So how much does global temperature actually vary and how rapidly?
This article is fairly definitive – uses oxygen isotopes as a temperature indicator (proxy)

On a scale of 5 million years.five_myr_climate_change_rev
Global temperature now varies by about 8 degrees from ice age minimums to inter-glacial maximums.
The Earth was about 5 degrees hotter 5 million years ago.
Some time in the next few centuries New York, Chicago, Paris and Moscow will start to be buried in snow which does not melt in summer.

On a scale of 10,000 years.gisp-last-10000-new
Global temperature has varied by about 3.5 degrees.
The Minoan Warm period was about 1.6 degrees hotter than normal.
The Roman Warm period was about 1.5 degrees hotter than normal.
The Medieval Warm period was about 1 degree hotter than normal.
The Earth was about 1 degree hotter 10,000 years ago.

Over the Last 36 years (anomaly graph – the variation from normal)uah_lt_1979_thru_january_2017_v6-550x317
We have been able to measure the temperature of the whole Globe since 1980. Before that measured temperature data for the whole Earth simply did not exist.
As we now measure it, the Global temperature varies by about 1.5 degrees.
Spikes in 1998 and 2016 produced a natural Global temperature range of 0.8 degrees in about one year. The global temperature is self regulating. A spike of 0.8 degrees is quickly corrected.

These graphs show that global temperature is not static and it varies rapidly – about 8,000 years ago the global temperature rose 3.5 degrees in about 180 years that’s about 2 degrees in a only one century.
At present the global temperature is varying by about 0.8 degrees over the decades – all by itself – due to natural causes.

To claim that an observed or claimed warming of less than one degree must be human caused because the Earth’s temperature is otherwise static and does not vary enough by itself (“natural forcings”) is patently false and spurious. To claim human caused Global Warming, we must be able to take away the natural variation from the measured data. We can’t. If the Earth is warming it may be fossil fuels but it also may be perfectly natural.

Here, link, plotted from greenie data, is what the actual global temperature/year graph looks like – not very alarming is it? The global temp is still normal.nordhaus-4

Posted by: Grant | February 23, 2017

Lies Damned Lies Statistics & Models.

Lateline last night, as usual, fails to balance its item on preserving climate change data – so I will.

Changing the Propaganda –
First they complain that the Trump Administration is changing existing pro-Climate Change propaganda or deleting it altogether.
The American people have not only elected a climate sceptic President, they have elected a climate sceptic Congress.
It may be very unpalatable to rabid leftists and the mass media, but the democratically elected President and Congress have a mandate to alter and remove this dangerous, superstitious garbage.

Suppressing Data – Maybe?
Then the item deftly suggests that modifying the propaganda “might”, “may”, could possibly,  lead to suppressing the actual data being collected, implying the data proves the doomsday theory.
Data is data. The climate data being collected by NASA, et al., proves only one thing – climate is changing as it always has changed, well within normal, natural variation.
Why would Donald Trump or any other climate sceptic want to suppress data which clearly shows that the global temperature and the global climate change are perfectly normal and not unprecedented?

“Lies damned lies and statistics” – it is not the data but how it is manipulated and interpreted that is the issue.

As this greenie points out, the data in question is fed into a model of what “might”, “may”, could possibly, be the future climate of the planet IF the assumptions made in the model are correct.

Model Fallacies
The main assumptions always made in these models are that the Earth’s temperature is not changing all by itself, that the rise of two degrees will be all bad and that an insignificant man-made greenhouse gas effect will somehow be uniquely amplified by an permanent increase in global humidity.
“The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible” – a climate model is just an interpretation, it has no predictive value. With massive supercomputers we can model the weather a few days ahead but even that is not always predictive.

Posted by: Grant | February 21, 2017

Australia Faces An Energy Catastrophe

From a main aussie morning breakfast show –
This is what happens when you listen to greenies and not engineers.

Posted by: Grant | February 17, 2017

Climate, Disease & Big Green

Climate Change is a very long way in the future and its effects are pure speculation, especially its effects on disease, so it is no surprise then that a 3-day Junket by the CDC (C. for Disease Control) to discuss the need for large amounts of public money to be spent on researching speculative health problems was cancelled by the Trump administration and quickly revived by Al Gore and the multi-billion dollar Sierra Club.

These Al Jazerra English greenies are here having a spectacular hissy fit over the cancellation but only succeed in raising the mortal enemy of Climate Change – doubt – doubt in the mind of the public.  

He notes – The new head of the US EPA has a history of suing the agency over Climate Change and has referred to it as a spiritual belief (may have been reading this blog – perhaps).

Also, a native American Tribe has been given $48 million because their land has been reclaimed by the sea!!!

The Al Jazerra greenie then concludes with…
“…it will be a very hard four years for people who believe in man-made climate change.”so it is a spiritual belief after all then Andy?!

Sorry, I cut out the rant by the Sierra Club greenie. The Sierra Club is as far from science as you can get – google “Sierra Club George Soros” “In 2002, the Sierra Club reported $23,619,830 in revenues, and disclosed $107,733,974 worth of assets to the IRS. Among its financial supporters are the Bauman Family Foundation; the Beldon Fund; the Compton Foundation; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the Ford Foundation; the Scherman Foundation; the Bullitt Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the Foundation for Deep Ecology, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Blue Moon Fund; the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; the J.M. Kaplan Fund, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Turner Foundation, and, of course, George Soros.”

Posted by: Grant | February 12, 2017

Michael Mann Pops Up In Oz Heatwave.

capture-1Micheal Mann has turned himself into professional victim and gone on the talk circuit.

Now, while his fellow Americans are saying “yeah I got 30 inches of global warming in my yard” he is probably not going to sell many tickets for a doomsday warming, so with exquisite timing he pops up in the middle of an Australian heatwave – ca-ching!

You will listen in vain on the AUS ABC to hear specifically why he was attacked. You can google “hockey stick graph” and find out the whole sordid story.

He published a graph which was featured prominently by the UN IPCC in a Climate Change Report.

He converted tree rings into a graph of global temperature which showed that all other accepted temperature proxies and historical records were wrong, there was no medieval warm period or little ice age, and he then used a very creative flourish to add actual recorded temperature measurements onto the end of his tree ring graph results which then showed a sudden upswing in global temperature (like an ice hockey stick). Some outraged scientists got hold of his paper and found that he had calculated his tree ring temperature results in such a way that it would always produce the same result no matter what data was put in and that’s when the politicians got involved.

Now as far as leftists are concerned all he did was publish a graph which “illustrated” global warming and as such he “illustrated” what “all scientists” agree with. It doesn’t matter if the science he used was valid or not. He was just “illustrating” what was true and as such it was perfectly acceptable.

To claim he is a victim of “deniers” and vile abuse just simply begs the question – why?

I am reminded of the Christian analogy with doubting Thomas the Saint who had the temerity to question the resurrection – “29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:24-29.

Blessed are those who have not seen proof of Climate Change and yet have believed! Of course. Here is me thinking it was all science and could be questioned and debated. Silly me.

We now live in an era of “alternative facts” and faith-based science. 

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