On the road. Vancouver and some climate issues

A little over fourteen hours in the air to arrive in the grey dawn and book into cheap digs in Downtown Vancouver. Election debates are in the news and the leader in one major paper suggests that no primary issue has emerged yet but it should be climate change to avert “the almost inevitable catastrophe” if we don’t do more. Another has a picture of Extinction Rebels shutting down a major bridge in the city with a story inside about a 22 year old activist who “got the call” from the IPCC report last October.
They are alarmed about earthquakes here as well.

We are lodged in a budget priced YMCA, maybe in more expensive places they have desks with room for two underneath.

More from Jo Nova on the scandalous administration of the Bureau of Meteorology.

Port Hedland is supposedly “one of the best” researched sites in Australia — so it is a certified ACORN site (one of the 112). …But one man with dedication and no funding at all can find key historical maps and photos that the BOM, with its million dollar-a-day budget, cannot. Instead of doing this hard work the BOM uses the magical homogenization process “to fix” up all the anomalies by hunting for data in sites hundreds of kilometers away that can be used to adjust the records at Port Hedland. This is the secret process that even the BOM admits it cannot describe in full to anyone outside the BOM. As Johnston says, it’s a process so bad it “should be abandoned”. There is no saving the error correction that starts with bad data, missing documents, and barely any historical research and then pretends it can mash more bad data to produce “truth”.

Ben Heard on the remarkable contrast between the potential for nuclear power in Australia and the reality. Some good points but far too much of his argument is based on fear of generating more plant food to green the planet. End the silly talk about “clean power.”

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14 Responses to On the road. Vancouver and some climate issues

  1. Ben

    I like to ask climate alarmists, “what does the science say on how Australia’s emissions reduction strategies affect climate change?”

    Alan Finkel answered that for all of us, quite clearly.

  2. jupes

    End the silly talk about “clean power.”

    Yes.

  3. Roger

    This is the secret process that even the BOM admits it cannot describe in full to anyone outside the BOM.

    Er…isn’t real science supposed to be peer reviewed?

  4. I_am_not_a_robot

    Dr Heard presents a false alternative to his audience, a logical fallacy.
    Of course nuclear is preferable to wind and solar but purely on the basis of Energy Return on Energy Invested and that applies to practically every other available energy source, with a few exceptions.

  5. I_am_not_a_robot

    That’s ambiguous, I meant the only energy sources lower on the ERoEI scale than wind or solar would be pre-industrial.

  6. Buccaneer

    Trying to save the world with crap data is like a broken pencil, pointless.

  7. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Vancouver is woke central in Canada, Rafe. Like Sydney, a beautifully sited city but full of poseurs and greenies. Pricey too for what you get if you just want a 4 star overnighter. Enjoy the scenery anyway.

  8. Rafe Champion

    Lizzie we are in WMCA downtown 120 a night compared with 300+ for places with stars. All the comfort we need.
    I got fed up with Dr Heard and all that about clean energy and making so much out of energy intensity. What I am not a robot said.
    Disappointed to go to the Atomic Energy Facebook page and find support for a carbon tax and also more people on about clean energy.

  9. Fred

    The big thing I noticed about Vancouver is the homeless and drug use.

    Druggies shooting up and fighting on the city streets and police just have a friendly conversation with them. Nothing to see here!

    Like in Western US cities, the woke want to save the world but can’t see the problems right in front of them.

  10. Rafe Champion

    Lizzie, it just occurred, maybe in four star places they have desks with room for two underneath!

  11. tombell

    gotta love a big “renewables” desk….

  12. Rayvic

    BOM is understood to use the homogenization process to maintain consistent bias in our temperature records?

    After all, is not BOM our delegate to the UN climate change mafia?

  13. Pyrmonter

    Three quarters of Cats will reject this because Andrew Neil is a ‘warmist’ or something similar, but, gosh this is fun. A reminder of what effectiveness can do from a sensible perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRvPNSzbLBU

  14. Rafe Champion

    A relatively sensible perspective compared with complete insanity.
    Maybe it helps to have a warmist sticking it to these people but still if you have a critical look at the sources of his concerns he is is still a climate loony.
    Similarly it is important to invite people to take notice of Bjorn Lomborg who thinks we will have to reckon with some non-catastrophic warming problems in future but the things we are doing now are just crazy, wasting trillions to no good effect, just making things worse.

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