Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

Lets hear it for the urban heat island effect

Yesterday I was writing about the 97% consensus on human-induced warming. Of course we are all part of the consensus as defined by Cook and associates because they consider any warming and any human contribution as AGW. If we don’t … Continue reading

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Tony from Oz, Anton Lang, the real power watch, Gert Jaap and the Norwegian RE miracle

Forget about my sawn-off windwatches, this is the real thing from Anton Long, aka Tony from Oz who has been following these things in detail for years. A few other things, a great column from Don Aitkin that I missed … Continue reading

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What is the biggest holocaust? Green fascism reborn!

A provocative comment came up on a post of Judith Curry’s podcast about the non-alarming status of climate chance. Not a clear and present danger. Climate propaganda has reached stages far beyond the well known propaganda of Nazi Germany, trying … Continue reading

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Science and engineering meet the green energy transition

A nice survey of the realities that are starting to bite as RE ramps up past the level where grids can take it in their stride. Executive Summary A movement has been growing for decades to replace hydrocarbons, which collectively … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup guest post. Fools Gold

The Friday Australian has an article announcing a $610 million loan from the federal government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to facilitate the construction of a combined solar/pumped hydro scheme in north Queensland – “Power of gold to help run energy”. … Continue reading

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A how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing

Via Instapundit. What you already knew and what no amount of evidence will convince the gulls on the left how true this is. We are continuously menaced by utter fools led by unscrupulous rogues. The Washington Post have a glowing … Continue reading

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Antarctic cooling while the ice retreats. Very complex system! No cause for alarm.

Very interesting work in the Antarctic is reported by Jo Nova in two recent posts. Today the report concerns the long-term temperature extracted from a massive study recently published. The most recent shift is downwards after a very slight shift … Continue reading

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Midweek Roundup 10 July + Jen Marohasy on the Reef & major report on windmills and wildlife

WindWatch. Numbers in GW. FRIDAY 12 EVENING: 6pm Wind providing 4 of 28 (60& of plated capacity) and 14% of demand. THURSDAY 11 EVENING: 6.20pm Virtually the same as the morning, Wind 4 of 29, 60% of capacity and 15% … Continue reading

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Windwatch update 8 July

The point is to consider the situation when Liddell closes, taking 2GW of reliable baseload out of the system. How much reserve is there to cover the evening peak of demand when the sun is gone and the wind is … Continue reading

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The Spectator, economic headwinds and Windwatch

The dreaded Spectator has arrived already with the last one scarcely half read. Make that a third. The editorial hit a nerve with a reference to the increasing number of people admitted to hospitals with cold-related maladies including hypothermia. Of … Continue reading

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