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The Pope on Energy and Climate Ethics

Paul Driessen has a chapter in Climate Change on the Pope on energy and climate ethics. He trained in geology and field ecology followed by studies on environmental and national resource laws. One of his books is Eco-Imperialism: Green Power … Continue reading

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More on CO2 enrichment

Consequently and in consideration of these benefits the ongoing rise in atmospheric CO2 should be widely celebrated. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, it is the very elixir of life. The previous post on this topic described how most plants … Continue reading

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The joy of CO2 part 2

A major consequence of this phenomenon is that the optimum temperature for plant growth generally rises when the air is enriched with CO2…[this] suggests that the temperature at which many plants grow best will rise by about 5C… even the … Continue reading

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The joy of extra CO2

Sit up class! Straight backs. Face the front. Davidson stop reading comics under the desk. Will the big lout at the back put the stock market report away. Do your trading at playtime. Take out your copy of Climate Change: … Continue reading

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Dodgy data from the Bureau of Meteorology

Several chapters of Climate Science: The Facts raise really serious issues about the temperature records maintained by the Bureau of Meteorology (the Bureau). In addition to the adjustment (homogenisation) of records and the trashing of old files investigators met bureaucratic … Continue reading

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Good morning Australia

Not a bad day on the windfarms the bird-killing factories, apart from Qld (1), too early for solar but Wind and Other are cranking out 8% of demand! Interesting to see the demand building up in the last few minutes. … Continue reading

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Record cold but a lot of Wind and Other

Apparently many places in Eastern Australia enjoyed record minimum temperatures overnight but apparently this got as much cover on the ABC as the number of rockets launched into Israel before they retaliated. On the upside the wind is blowing, the … Continue reading

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Crowd sourcing research on the dogs that didn’t bark

Last week Cats contributed a heap of information and sources about scientists and others who have been punished for having unfashionable views on a certain topic. That will all contribute to a section of a work in progress under the … Continue reading

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SA shows the way to the future with Wind and Other

A detailed analysis of the four-figure numbers for power in SA last Monday. Whoops, five digit numbers! •the physical supply-demand balance •the detailed reasons for and impact of the constraints on the Heywood interconnection •bidding behaviour of the key thermal … Continue reading

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Malcolm to the rescue of power prices

Checking the AEMO Data Dashboard at 4.30 we find Wind and Other delivering 2.7% of demand, propped up by a strong performance by the NSW windfarms. Go the Blues. Nothing in SA and the price sky high. Malcolm just sent … Continue reading

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