The below chart does not support your continual claims that the earth is in a global cooling period.
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"By keeping this world famous pollution spewing generator in operation, we are disposing of all the dirty brown coal that someone left laying around"
Trump said it: “No more money for politicized science!”
"Trump’s EPA pick is causing green heads to explode"
“We are delighted with President-elect Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."
"As a litigator, he also understands how environmental fringe groups like the Sierra Club and the NRDC – who are bankrolled by renewable energy tycoons like Tom Steyer and George Soros – use the state and federal court systems to essentially create new laws through such schemes as ‘sue & settle.’
It is also reassuring that President-Elect Trump has chosen someone from the state ranks, particularly a state so important to energy production, since it’s the states and their citizens who are suffering the most by this Administration’s out-of-control EPA."
Suck it up buttercup, your artificial reality is collapsing. Go make biodiesel and do something useful for a change.
The onset of winter in the Northern Hemisphere was lightning fast, sea surface temperatures are dropping globally and snow records drop across Europe, Asia and USA. The Southern hemisphere is far below normal temperatures and Australia looses up to 90% of its wheat crop due to frost and cold throughout 2016.
"Oceans cooling in every hemisphere. Storm after storm after storm to pound the United States. More than double normal snowfalls.Multiple feet of snow already fell in November!Almost 3 feet (almost a meter) of snow in New York, 2 feet (60 cm) in Vermont, a foot (30 cm) or more in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts."
Harvard University Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl:
Mikey, Mikey, Mikey,
Some of the things you post do make me laugh!
It is obvious that critical thinking and fact finding do not play any significant part in your thought processes.
That was clearly demonstrated when you started bemoaning the impending closure of the Hazelwood Power station, the most polluting power station on earth.
And now this latest mis-information.
I know you did not fact check anything contained in what you posted so I will show you how I go about trying to sort out what is correct:
Remember, Google is your friend!
And very late too, I can find a lot of news posts about the Record Warm November in the USA and Canada.
It does seem to have been colder than normal in North America for the last day or two.
That is called weather.
It is true that the El Niño has abated which means that part of the sea surface has cooled.
Where did you locate this information about the rest of the world.
This graph shows no real drop in ocean temperature in the last year or so.
Where are these snow record drops occurring?
Are they meaningful?
If so, explain how.
My part is far above normal temperature.
We have already had 4 days over 100F and it is only the beginning Dec.
This graph might be helpful to help see the "problem"-
Again, Where did you locate this information?
A quick search shows this to be totally untrue!
"Latest Australian crop report reaffirms farmers are set to harvest their biggest wheat crop ever
ABC news 5 Dec 2016
Australia's official agricultural commodity forecaster, ABARES, has reaffirmed its estimates of a record breaking wheat harvest this season, at 32.6 million tonnes,up 35 per cent on last year's harvest."
It is so easy to spend a few minutes fact Checking before posting this kind of nonsense and continually making yourself look foolish
Now that I have shown you how to try to verify something that is so obviously nonsense, I will leave the rest of this for you to provide the proof.
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Linc Energy: Secret report reveals toxic legacy of coal gasification trials near SE Queensland town of Chinchilla
Hundreds of square kilometres of prime agricultural land in southeast Queensland are at risk from a cocktail of toxic chemicals and explosive gases, according to a secret State Government report.
A study commissioned by Queensland's environment department says an experimental plant operated by mining company Linc Energy at Chinchilla, west of Brisbane, is to blame and has already caused "irreversible" damage to strategic cropping land.
The department, which has launched a $6.5 million criminal prosecution of the company, alleges Linc is responsible for "gross interference" to the health and wellbeing of former workers at the plant as well as "serious environmental harm".
The 335-page experts' report, obtained by the ABC, has been disclosed to Linc but not to landholders.
It says gases released by Linc's activities at its underground coal gasification plant at Hopeland have caused the permanent acidification of the soil near the site.
Experts also found concentrations of hydrogen in the soil at explosive levels and abnormal amounts of methane, which they say is being artificially generated underground, over a wide area.
Read the key findings from the experts' report
The region is a fertile part of the Western Darling Downs and is used to grow wheat, barley and cotton and for cattle grazing, with some organic producers.
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Other documents, released to the ABC by the magistrate in charge of the criminal case, show four departmental investigators were hospitalised with suspected gas poisoning during soil testing at the site in March.
"My nausea lasted for several hours. I was also informed by the treating doctor that my blood tests showed elevated carbon monoxide levels (above what was normal)," one of the investigators said.
High levels of cancer-causing benzene were detected at the site afterwards.
Read the inspector's statement, and Linc Energy's response.
Landholders banned from digging in 300 square kilometre zone
Trump's EPA Pick Spooks Liberals and the Environmental Lobby
Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt is a sharp critic of Obama's executive overreach on energy.
Liberals and the environmental left have gone into a tizzy over the selection of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt as Donald Trump's pick to head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Trump’s Likely Labor Pick, Andrew Puzder
President-elect Donald J. Trump is expected to name Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive of the company that operates the fast food outlets Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. and an outspoken critic of the worker protections enacted by the Obama administration, to be secretary of labor, people close to the transition said on Thursday.
Mr. Puzder has spent his career in the private sector and has opposed efforts to expand eligibility for overtime pay, while arguing that large minimum wage increases hurt small businesses and lead to job loss among low-skilled workers.
I think we all agree that most people would have no trouble comfortably buying a home and raising a family on the present minimum wage of around $15,000 a year.
Trudeau’s Down Under disaster
By Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun
When it comes to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon pricing scheme, we have seen Canada’s future.
It’s in Australia and it’s not pretty.
Australia, like Canada, is a developed country with a huge land mass, a relatively small population and significant fossil fuel resources — coal for it, oil and gas for Canada.
Four years ago, Australia’s then-Labour government imposed a national carbon price on its citizens.
Two years later, Australia’s then-Liberal government scrapped the initiative after it took $16 billion out of the economy for income redistribution by the government, helped send electricity prices soaring by 25% and increased the cost of living for consumers on a wide range of goods and services.
As Chris Berg, senior fellow of Australia’s free market Institute of Public Affairs told the Toronto Sun’s editorial board Wednesday, carbon pricing proved to be so unpopular with Australians, four of their political leaders lost their jobs because of it — five if you count one of them who lost it twice.
Berg is touring Canada with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to talk about Australia’s disastrous experience with carbon pricing.
It began with a fixed price on emissions that was supposed to evolve into a cap-and-trade scheme in 2015, but by then it had been killed.
In devising this scheme, the Australian government repeated every mistake of Europe’s 11-year-old cap-and-trade fiasco known as the Emissions Trading Scheme.
This included intending to give free carbon allowances to major industrial greenhouse gas emitters.
That meant giving huge corporations free public money not to lower their emissions, since free allowances defeat the purpose of cap and trade, which is to put a price on emissions.
This is the same mistake Premier Kathleen Wynne — with Trudeau’s blessing — is about to make when she imposes cap and trade on Ontarians Jan. 1.
Wynne claims this will cost the average family $156 in year one, but her own government’s calculations suggest the real cost will be closer to $400 annually, to start.
There are a few issues where Canada and Australia differ.
First, Trudeau campaigned on bringing in a national carbon price in last year’s election, while Australia’s then-Labour government imposed it in 2012 after promising it wouldn’t in the 2010 election.
Second, Wynne’s cap and trade scheme, unlike Australia’s, excludes electricity pricing.
Third, Canadian carbon pricing will have less of an impact on electricity costs across the country compared to Australia, because it gets 70% of its electricity from burning coal, the most carbon intensive fossil fuel, compared to only 11% for Canada.
That said, Trudeau’s carbon pricing scheme will attach an anchor to the Canadian economy because the U.S., our largest trading partner, has no national carbon price nor plans to impose one.
Trudeau’s scheme is really nothing more than an orchestrated cash grab by participating provincial governments, that will only lower emissions to the extent it makes people poorer by raising their cost of living.
Australians learned that the hard way.
Canadians, sadly, are about to find out.
Canada and world vow to battle climate change without Donald Trump
If U.S. president-elect Donald Trump keeps his word, America will soon pull out of the fight against global warming. Canada and other signatories to last year’s climate-change accord say they will carry on.
At an international climate-change summit in Marrakesh Morocco, delegates issued a proclamation confirming the Paris accord and pledging that the battle against global warming would continue to be a matter of “urgent priority.”
Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Ottawa will forge ahead with its plans to reduce carbon emissions by, in one way or another, taxing them.
China’s delegate to the conference said tackling climate change is “a global trend that is irreversible.” His remarks were echoed by delegates from all the big emitters, including India, the European Union, Japan, the Middle Eastern oil states and Brazil.
John Galt posted Dec 7:
"...and Australia looses up to 90% of its wheat crop due to frost and cold throughout 2016."
Meanwhile, two days earlier, in the real world
Australian Broadcasting Commission had posted:
"Australia set for record breaking wheat harvest this season, at 32.6 million tonnes,up 35 per cent on last year's harvest."
MIKEY, MIKEY, MIKEY
YOU ARE SO FUNNY
Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, to Lead E.P.A.
although a number of Greens pretended astonishment, and the groans could be heard throughout the land. “Denialist”, like “Racist”, is a term of art among some political commentators, and has no real meaning any more than “Fascist” other than as a term of disapproval. It is applied to anyone who does not accept the full “Climate Change” Party Line, complete with guilt and determination to do anything including bankrupting the United States to reduce the amounts of CO2 released into the atmosphere. Even those who accept the various climate change models as “agreed upon science” but point out that the remedies proposed harm the UDS economy but reduce the world CO2 generated by very small amounts as developing nations build fossil fuel plants by the megawatt and increase their CO2 “pollution” as we reduce ours are called “Denialists.” After all, isn’t the science question over? Isn’t there a consensus? How can anyone raise doubts?
Yet some do. And as I have said, even those who agree with the climate models do not all agree on the mitigation practices. One way to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere is to produce enough energy to allow extraction of CO2 to stabilize it at levels we can all agree are safe. We can debate what those levels should be – increased CO2 in the atmosphere increases crop yields and lowers the price of food, and warmer climates make large areas, presently sparsely inhabited, much more attractive.
Of course energy production increases CO2 – or does it? Nuclear power increases it not at all. The danger of being killed by a nuclear power disaster is small compared to the projected climate disasters predicted, yet strangely enough we hear little about that from anyone but – wait for it – Denialists. And if you are still afraid of industrial nuclear power, there is always space solar satellite power, which has no nuclear accident fears attached, and could be used to build power stations in the deserts where we could also put CO2 reduction plants, which are likely to be unsightly and you wouldn’t want them in your back yard…
In any event the confirmation hearings are likely to be interesting, and perhaps we will get some actual rational discussions of climate, energy, and wealth; but I doubt it. Dr. J. Pournelle
greenies heads are exploding all over the world. Hurray!
Now jump up Tilly Troll, post something foolishly irrelevant, roll over, sit... that's a good boy...
Global Warming? Yeah right
John Galt posted Dec 7:
"...Australia looses up to 90% of its wheat crop due to frost and cold throughout 2016."
Meanwhile, Dec 5, in the real world
Australian Broadcasting Commission posted:
"Australia set for record breaking wheat harvest this season, at 32.6 million tonnes,up 35 per cent on last year's harvest."
MIKEY, MIKEY, MIKEY
YOU ARE SUCH A "SILLY BILLY"
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Australia's Parliament House hosts a discussion about the CO2 Scam.
Senator Malcolm Roberts discusses the CSIRO and how it used to be a reliable source of science.
A talk is given by Canadian climatologist Tim Ball, who is being sued by climate fraudster Michael Mann.
Very interesting presentation. Looks like the Australians have been further along fighting the scam of AGW. Apparently they didn't realize at the time that Hillary was going to lose to Trump.
South Australia’s Disastrous Wind Power Experiment: Business Crippled as Power Prices Double
Wind power: the perfect way to kill a growing industry.
Power costs spike short-circuits onshore abalone growth
Michael Owen & Verity Edwards
5 December 2016
The largest onshore abalone growing company in the southern hemisphere, whose power bill is set to rise by $650,000, has joined mining giant BHP Billiton in warning that unreliable and expensive energy costs in the southern states are killing investment and jobs.
Malcolm Turnbull said he shared those concerns: “How can you attract investment to your state if not only is your wholesale cost of energy the highest in Australia but it’s not even reliable?”
Yumbah Aquaculture at Port Lincoln, on South Australia’s west coast, received an electricity contract quote for $1.35 million, $650,000 more than its current $700,000 contract.
An amalgamation last month of the former Southseas Abalone operations at Port Lincoln, Kangaroo Island, Bicheno on Tasmania’s east coast and Narrawong near Portland in Victoria’s southwest has made Yumbah a major energy-intensive user as it supplies more than 500 tonnes of premium abalone each year.
Yumbah’s Port Lincoln manager, Tom Hyde, said skyrocketing electricity prices in South Australia, worsened by the close of the state’s last coal-fired power station in May, were crippling operations.
The company was now planning to invest in more of its own back-up power generators, with South Australia having suffered two major blackouts in little more than two months because the state, powered by a 45 per cent renewable energy mix, has an over-reliance on an interconnector with Victoria.
The Eyre Peninsula onshore abalone farmer knows without a reliable source of baseload electricity, he cannot pump water through the tanks where $10m worth of his molluscs grow.
“We always thought we had sufficient back-up power but we’re going to have to invest in more because of the situation in South Australia. We have to keep the pumps going,” he said.
“We’re land-based abalone farmers and power is a huge part of our industry. It’s not just affordability, it’s reliability, and if the power goes down our stock dies, and you can’t insure molluscs.”
Mr Hyde harvests about 600 tonnes of greenlip abalone annually, more than half of that from his Point Boston farm, 640km west of Adelaide.
Yumbah exports about 90 per cent of its stock, and his abalone is in high demand throughout Southeast Asia. A 93 per cent increase in Yumbah’s power bill for next year means future expansion plans have to be cancelled.
“We’ve just purchased the land next door at Point Boston with the hope of expanding but now that’s put on hold until the South Australian problem has been addressed,” he said.
BHP’s Olympic Dam mine in South Australia’s far north faces similar problems. Olympic Dam asset president Jacqui McGill said the September blackout and last week’s outage had cost the miner $100m.
Lack of power reliability and rising costs was of “deep concern” to BHP Billiton’s board as it considered any further investment in Olympic Dam, which employs 3000 people in South Australia.
“We operate and sell into a market where we compete with people around the globe, not just in Australia. Having competitive pricing of power and security of supply of power is paramount for any business,” Ms McGill said.
The Prime Minister “absolutely agrees” with BHP’s concerns, and warned the looming closure of Hazelwood coal-fired power plant in Victoria “will and has already added to the wholesale price of electricity”.
What South Australians need is reliable, secure and affordable power – of the kind to be delivered by Alinta’s (still in tact) Northern Plant at Port Augusta and GDF Suez’s Pelican Point CCGT plant, that – but for the power market perversion caused by the LRET’s massive REC Tax/Subsidy for wind power – would have been happily delivered without costing SA’s taxpayers a red cent.
The very last thing South Australians need is any more of the same.
The results of its wind power experiment are in: it’s been a costly and dismal failure. You have been warned.
Europe’s Descent Into Climate “Catastrophe Of Biblical Proportions” …200 Years Ago In 1816!
By P Gosselin on 11. December 2016
The German Historical Museum published at its website a fascinating account of one of the continent’s worst disasters. What follows are some excerpts. You can read the whole account by clicking on the link.
It shows that bad weather has nothing to do with trace gas CO2 and “climate catastrophe” is nothing new.
1816 summer temperature anomaly (°C) with respect to 1971-2000 climatology. Data source: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/da...urope-seasonal-files. Chart: Giorgiogp2, CC BY-SA 3.0.
The year without a summer: how Europe descended into climate chaos
The year 1816 is barely four months old and the people of Upper Swabia are already facing a catastrophe of Biblical proportions. […] in the months that follow, the rain falls and the wind howls without mercy – and snow even falls on the Swabian Jura mountains in July. … The consequences are fatal, not just for this region on the fringes of the Alps, but for all of central and western Europe.
Famine and exodus
The failed harvest is followed by hunger and chaos. Grain prices go through the roof, cattle perish or have to be slaughtered as a last resort, and people start looting. Soon, the entire supply system collapses. … This is followed by mass emigration: hordes of people leave … Baden and Württemberg are faced with exodus.
The rural population, in particular, turns to supernatural explanations, seeing the extreme weather as a punishment from God. ….a huge eruption of the Mount Tambora volcano on the island of Sumbawa (now part of Indonesia) in April 1815 is to blame for the plight currently experienced in Europe.
Extreme volcanic eruption
Thomas Stamford Raffles, the British Lieutenant-Governor of Java […] thought a cannon was being fired in the immediate vicinity. […] however, was some 800 kilometres away from Tambora. … It is now clear that this was one of the largest eruptions in modern human history.
Sulphuric gases make their way to Europe
…huge quantities of sulphuric gas were released. …aerosol clouds formed…arrived in the northern hemisphere, …and absorbed large amounts of sunlight. As a result, the weather in Europe went haywire. …
Prices spiralled further out of control, many people were left destitute… Anti-Semitism also flared up: Jews were vilified … there were even violent attacks on the Jewish population in many places.”
Like they falsely blamed God for punishing the people back then, today we find ourselves not a bit wiser barking again up the wrong tree.
SNOW BOMB: Wall of SNOW to SMASH UK as deadly blizzards hit in COLDEST freeze for 53 YEARS
BRITAIN faces a historic CHRISTMAS WHITEOUT with “dangerous" blizzards and near record-low temperatures threatening the worst festive freeze for half a century.
By Nathan Rao
PUBLISHED: 04:22, Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Violent and “deadly” Arctic storms will rage into the start of 2017 as thermometers nudge -20C triggering outbreaks of crippling snow.
Heavy and persistent wintry showers are now a near certainty across the UK on Christmas Day with multiple feet-deep snowdrifts lasting into the New Year amid sub-zero conditions.
Britons are warned to expect “major chaos” on the roads and transport networks with extreme weather threatening railway services and airports.
Councils, health and transport officials have been warned to expect the unexpected with this year shaping up to rival the historic chiller of 1963 - the coldest winter on record.
“Christmas Day could well see major blizzards over land with storms out to sea which could reach hurricane force.
“Through to the end of December we expect further blizzards and bitter winds in Scotland and northern England.”
Long-range experts say this winter is shaping up to be the worst for at least six years after five successive mild seasons.
The Met Office said below-average temperatures are possible until February with an exceptionally bitter start to winter now a threat.
La Nina cooling snowIG
Snow: La Nina ocean cooling and changes to Atlantic waters have also been blamed
Despite autumn coming to an end last week, Britain has already had the first major cold spell of the season.
Extreme weather at the end of November saw thermometers drop to -12C in parts of the country triggering a raft of health and severe weather warnings.
Experts have warned vulnerable and elderly people not to be lulled into a false sense of security by the previous mild winters.
This year is already showing worrying similarities to 1962/63 including early cold weather triggered by high pressure over Scandinavia early in the season.
By the end of December 1962 blizzards were treating across Britain leaving impassible 20-feet snow drifts and bringing down power lines.
Snow remained for up to two months after the initial fall due to sub-zero temperatures which refused to lift.
Snow: Temperatures are forecast to drop across Britain over the next two weeks
Exacta Weather’s James Madden warned the mercury could dip to -20C by the end of the year triggering “snow event after snow event”.
He said: “December is now likely to follow a cold and snowy weather pattern across many parts of the country.
Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis
It is becoming clear that not only do many scientists dispute the asserted global warming crisis, but these skeptical scientists may indeed form a scientific consensus. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.
Is Global Warming a Hoax
The Chinese government offered solar companies lucrative tax incentives and subsidies ... These subsidies created a glut of solar panels globally, which cut into the profit margins of non-Chinese solar companies...
Beijing has ordered wind and solar operators to stop expanding four times in the last five years because unreliable and intermittent power was damaging the country’s power grid and costing the government enormous amounts of money.
The net impact of solar panels actually temporarily increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions due to how much energy is used in their construction, a new study by Utrecht University concluded.
Researchers looked at 40 years of CO2 emissions from solar panels, including those caused by their production, then subtracted that by the amount of CO2 they prevented from being emitted. They found many older solar panels would take a decade to lead to a net emissions reduction, which can be longer than their lifespan. They also concluded that the current generations of panels will probably only just reduce net emissions over years.
Verschlimmbesserung -- the German word for "improvement that makes things worse."
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