Posted by: Grant | March 29, 2017

Trump’s Environment Agenda


Where will he go on it? Its quite simple really – there it is in nutshell – “We will have safety, we will have clean water, we will have clean air” but that’s it – see video below.
So far he does what he says and they get what they voted for.
The days of the EPA treating the human race like a disease on the face of the Earth could well be over.

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Posted by: Grant | March 29, 2017

Trump Coal Miners

Unlike greenies, I report what has happened on Cimate Change, not what “may” happen “if”.

trump coal miners

The USA has elected a President who “denies” “climate change” and yet we still do not see the debate we never had.
How rotten is the mass media?
You can find climate scepticism all over the internet all the time.
Yet they have never balanced their reporting on Climate Change and they wonder why they are becoming an anachronism.

Trump’s executive order takes a hammer to the moves President Barack Obama took to combat climate change.

It directs EPA to review Obama’s Clean Power Plan, rescind the moratorium on coal mining on US federal lands and urge federal agencies to “identify all regulations, all rules, all policies … that serve as obstacles and impediments to American energy independence.”
It also goes directly after Obama’s record, repealing at least six Obama-era executive orders aimed at addressing global warming, including a series of orders that instructed the federal government to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Posted by: Grant | March 29, 2017

The Wrath Of Gaia is Upon Us


Why is Climate Change always bad? IF the globe warms slightly there will be good effects and bad effects.
All that extra rain and CO2 may make the outback bloom!
When did we EVER hear of a good effect of global warming – come on – waiting, waiting…
In fact there is NO repeat NO science for the Causes-causes-all-the-bad-weather-storms theory – you will not find it – they made it up as they went along and got away with it because it sounds plausible – hurricanes are caused by ocean heat therefore global warming will cause more hurricanes.

The only problem is there is no science for this – none. Tropical storms are unpredictable. It’s always like – oh look, surprise, there’s a new cyclone. Nobody ever says there will be a cyclone there in 3 days, because they can’t. 

bandtGREEN HYSTERIC ADAM BANDT BLAMES COAL FOR CYCLONE
Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
March 28, 2017 7:01am
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/green-hysteric-adam-bandt-blames-coal-for-cyclone/news-story/9f1e9cf23c6eb0c572bb6dc12a8ef08a

Greens MP Adam Bandt is an exploitative fear-monger.

He is also dead wrong on the science:

“If Malcolm Turnbull uses scarce public money to build a new coal-fired power station he’ll have blood on his hands. Because the more coal we burn, the more extreme weather events like Cyclone Debbie or Cyclone Yasi we will see.”

In fact, the Bureau of Meteorology show a dramatic fall in the number of cyclones in Australia in the period of alleged man-made warming. BOM – Tropical Cyclone Trends – http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/climatology/trends.shtml

Even the UN Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, an alarmist body, admits in its most recent summary that there is no basis for Bandt’s kind of fear-mongering:

In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low…. Over periods of a century or more, evidence suggests slight decreases in the frequency of tropical cyclones making landfall in the North Atlantic and the South Pacific, once uncertainties in observing methods have been considered. Little evidence exists of any longer-term trend in other ocean basins… Several studies suggest an increase in intensity, but data sampling issues hamper these assessments… Callaghan and Power (2011) find a statistically significant decrease in Eastern Australia land-falling tropical cyclones since the late 19th century although including 2010/2011 season data this trend becomes non-significant (i.e., a trend of zero lies just inside the 90% confidence interval).

Actually to be fair, he is did not claim that this Cyclone was caused by global warming, just that more cyclones will be caused by global warming. A wise qualification since the globe is not warming yet – not significantly. By picking his starting point he can cite a little global warming, but nothing unusual. The globe has been warming all by itself anyway since the recent Little Ice Age. 

Posted by: Grant | March 24, 2017

Aussie Energy Crisis-More

Or
How Renewables just went from a political asset to a political liability.

https://youtu.be/x47seX4u-aE
Mainstream Media – breakfast television –
Not much more comment needed really – he says it all.
Australian center left – Labor – State Governments have made the mistake of taking greenies seriously and believing their own propaganda and gone berserk on “renewables” which are not “alternatives” to baseload power.

The other mistake they made is to think that anybody cares.
There is no “Mass Media” anymore.
Pumping themselves up with verbal diarrhoea, sparing on the national broadcaster, is just not noticed by the average punter anymore who are too busy on their personal communicators to notice – until the lights go out and their energy bill jumps again.

Money Minute, Today Show, 23/3/2017

Posted by: Grant | March 10, 2017

Head Of EPA Calls For Debate.

Ivanka, Ivanka – Talk To Your Father
Seems that the hope that Ivanka is going to reason with Trump on Climate Change is in vain.
The new head of the EPA is an unwavering sceptic, but using much more diplomatic language now.

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000599854 

Pruitt actually calls for debate – the debate we never had.
Global warming was pounded into the conventional wisdom by thousands of sensationalist “scientists say” media reports which were never balanced and never questioned – why spoil a good doomsday story?

As the CNBC interviewer says “when I heard “the science is settled” its like I’ve never heard that – science has got to the point that – that’s the whole point of science, is that you keep asking questions, you keep askin questions, but I don’t wanna be called a Denier, you know it scares me, its a terrible thing to be called, anyway, Administrator Pruitt you don’t want to be called that either… “

Real deniers of course, deny what has happened, not what will happen. What will happen is always deniable.
Bring on the debate.

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 https://greenhousebullcrap.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/pay-up-or-your-power-bill-gets-it/

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.
https://youtu.be/P3ocbp61eRY

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
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/china-peoples-congress-pollution-promise-1.4010722
“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!

scrubbers

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

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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.

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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 – http://www.democraticleader.gov/newsroom/22817/
Nancy was a Green warrior – back in the day – June 2007 –
 pelosigreenlandhttps://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2007/greenland_speaker.html

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 –

(APPLAUSE)
And we are imposing a new rule which mandates that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.
(APPLAUSE)
We are going to stop the regulations that threaten the future and livelihood of our great coal miners.
APPLAUSE)
We have cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines.
(APPLAUSE)
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 –
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/321548-proposed-trump-epa-cuts-divide-gop-appropriators
And he said nothing about his pledge to eviscerate the Clean Power Plan –
https://www.whitehouse.gov/america-first-energy

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.
https://youtu.be/1Ex8CoxDc6E 

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.

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