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These items caught my eye – 16 June 2013

1: We are running out of time, again; 2: Climate change is happening. Of course it is.; 3: The Continuing Collapse Of The Global Warming Hoax; 4: True cost of Britain’s wind farm industry revealed; 5: Watermelon Energy Policy – Green Renewables backed by Red Diesel; 6: Pachauri’s great expectations (July 2009) vs reality (June 2013); 7: Key players, Gore, are giving up: they can’t control the climate; 8: The Economist On Germany’s Energiewende: “Web Of Grotesque Distortions” … “Will Kill German Industry”; 9: Central England Temperature–Seasonal Trends; 10: Ten Reasons Why the Man-Made Global Warming Theory is Wrong.; Please remember to read the comments, as the information (and the links) contained in them often put the main article into context..
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Have We Run Out of Time Yet?

Posted on June 16, 2013 by Donna Laframboise

It isn’t your imagination. You’ve been hearing that the world is “running out of time” for years.

Donna Laframboise

Donna
Laframboise

“We are running out of time. We know that if we continue to rely on fossil fuels we will face a future of worsening air pollution and an increasingly inhospitable climate.”

So declared Jim Leape, the man in charge of the head office of the World Wildlife Fund, a few days ago.

There’s nothing new about the idea that we’re experiencing a crisis to which we must urgently respond. We’ve heard this line before. Pretty much non-stop, actually.

Back in 1994, Chapter Five of a book titled Social Theory and the Global Environment, was called Running Out of Time.

A decade later, in 2004, the UK’s Independent newspaper quoted a “a former government adviser on green issues.” His message: “we are running out of time to stabilise the climate.”

In 2007, we heard that rather a lot. Here’s a taste:

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Better to build a roof than to try and stop the rain (or the sun)

Posted on June 16, 2013 by The k2p blog

Climate change is happening.

Of course it is. When was it ever not so?

It will be cooling at times and warming at others but for around 85% of all the time humans have been around we have lived in glacial conditions. Interglacials are the exceptions and not the rule. Yet humans have thrived. Not just by surviving the glacial times but by continuing to develop even during the glacials, Wasting time and energy and vast sums of money on trying to curb the emissions of carbon dioxide has been a blight on development for the last 3 decades. Just in Europe it has come at the expense of around 15 million jobs.

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The Continuing Collapse Of The Global Warming Hoax

Posted on June 16, 2013 by Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba

By Alan Caruba

While the nation tries to come to grips with the cascade of scandals involving the Obama administration, a significant phenomenon has been occurring. It is the demise of the global warming/climate change hoax that has driven national and international policies since the 1980s.

The Continuing Collapse Of The Global Warming HoaxDirected from within the bowls of the most corrupt international organization on planet Earth, the United Nations, the hoax originally generated the Kyoto Protocols in December 1997 to set limits on the generation of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The UN’s climate charlatans claimed that CO2 was causing the Earth to dramatically warm. It was a lie. The U.S. Senate unanimously refused to ratify it and, in 2011, Canada withdrew from it.

As reported by Craig Rucker, Executive Director of CFACT, fast-forward to the recent UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, and news that Russia, joined by Ukraine and Belarus, blocked the adoption of the agenda of the “Subsidiary Body for Implementation”, part of the standard fast-tracking toward a 2015 Climate Treaty scheduled to be adopted and signed in Paris. Part of the treaty is a scheme to redistribute the wealth of developed nations to those less developed.

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True cost of Britain’s wind farm industry revealed

Posted on June 16, 2013 by Tallbloke

By Robert Mendick, and Edward Malnick in the Telegraph

A new analysis of government and industry figures shows that wind turbine owners received £1.2billion in the form of a consumer subsidy, paid by a supplement on electricity bills last year. They employed 12,000 people, to produce an effective £100,000 subsidy on each job.

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Watermelon Energy Policy – Green Renewables backed by Red Diesel

Posted on June 16, 2013 by ManicBeancounter

My last past was on the Fulcrum Power application to build a 20MW diesel power station. I predict that this will be part of the next big scandal to hit so-called renewables sector.

Fulcrum Power are planning to become part of the National Grid’s STOR (Short Term Operating Reserve) scheme. The STOR End of Year Report 2011/12 summary is

In 2011/12 National Grid procured on average 3230 megawatts (MW) for the six seasons, at a cost of £70.4m in availability payments. This was made up on average of 2160 MW for the Committed service and 1071 MW for the Flexible service. The actual MW availability provided through STOR during the peak demand of each day between 1st April 2011 and 31st March 2012, averaged out at 2172 MW. This represents an increase of 6.2% over the average MW availability for peak of each day during the 2010/11 term.
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Pachauri’s great expectations (July 2009) vs reality (June 2013)

Posted on June 16, 2013 by Hilary Ostrov

Rajendra K. Pachauri is the (somewhat unwanted and some would say unqualified) Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC’s much vaunted – and daunting, if not positively scary – Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the first volume of which (or rather, the first wave of Press Releases touting its “objective, transparent and inclusive” Summary for Policy Makers [SPM]), is the contribution of Working Group I (WGI), “The Science”, is due to be (sort of) completed and “approved” in September of this year.

As I had noted in a post two years ago, Pachauri’s 2009 “vision” for AR5 included the following:

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Key players, Gore, are giving up: they can’t control the climate

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by JoNova

In history studies of the Great Global Warming Scare, people will ask, is this the bargaining stage or the start of acceptance?

Adapting to _ not just fighting _ climate change is taking the heat out of global warming talk

Seth Borenstein for The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to curb global warming have quietly shifted as greenhouse gases inexorably rise.

The conversation is no longer solely about how to save the planet by cutting carbon emissions. It’s becoming more about how to save ourselves from the warming planet’s wild weather. — Newsdaily

On the five stages of grief, this is partly acceptance, but mostly it’s bargaining. Fans of Man-Made Global Warming are realizing they can’t have Deity Status — where they manage global financial markets and play God with the weather. Instead they hope they can still play hero, and direct less financially lucrative projects. They just want to hold back the tides, that sort of stuff.

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The Economist On Germany’s Energiewende: “Web Of Grotesque Distortions” … “Will Kill German Industry”

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by P Gosselin

The Economist here has an excellent analysis of the German “Energiewende” which is the country’s bold transformation to (80%) renewable energy by 2050. Right now the Economist is not too impressed, and its report should serve as a warning to other countries contemplating a similar move.

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Central England Temperature–Seasonal Trends

Posted on June 14, 2013 by Paul Homewood

I ran through the latest CET numbers for Spring last week, but thought it might be useful to pitch them alongside the other seasons.

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Ten Reasons Why the Man-Made Global Warming Theory is Wrong.

Posted on June 14, 2013 by THE HOCKEY SCHTICK

1 Temperature

CO2 emissions by humans are supposed to increase the temperature; that is the basic point of man-made global warming [AGW]. The more CO2 in the atmosphere the hotter it should get. That is a basic AGW prediction. It is isn’t happening. Walter Brozek analyses the official temperature data from all the main sources including the satellites. Brozek uses 2 criteria; the first from NOAA to test for flatness or zero warming; the second from Dr Phil Jones to test for no statistical warming; the 2 criteria overlap with the second allowing for some slight warming and the first for even cooling. The first shows zero temperature for 15 years; the second for up to 23 years. The first is climatically significant by NOAA standards, the second by Dr Santer’s standards. This means the temperature is not being caused by AGW.

The only line going up is CO2:

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