Category Archives: Rafe

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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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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Listen up y’all!

Trump is the man! And Betsy DeVoss.

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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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Gun deaths in the US

Some important information turned up on the open thread courtesy of thefrollikingmole (possibly my favourite pseudonym). Read it all. The case for concealed carry is clear. The best protection against mad and bad people with guns is other people with … Continue reading

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Sun and Windwatch at the peaks. Update July 3 –

MONDAY 8: 8.35AM Wind + Sun combined = 1.9 of 26.3 (7%) and Wind alone 1.1 (17% of capacity) and 4.5% of the load. SUNDAY 7th PM: 6.05pm No sun, Wind 1.2GW = 17% capacity & 5% of the 26GW … Continue reading

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Philip Alston on human rights, poverty and climate change. And Judith Curry vs Michael Mann on natural disasters

Our Philip Alston in Geneva this week. GENEVA (25 June 2019) – Climate change will have the greatest impact on those living in poverty, but also threatens democracy and human rights, according to a UN expert. We read: Mr. Philip … Continue reading

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