Monthly Archives: January 2013

How To Make Wind And Solar Appear Cheaper

Another wind turbine destroyed by the wind it is supposed to harvest.

Another wind turbine destroyed by the wind it is supposed to harvest.

It is no secret that the Green dream of wind and solar energy cannot survive without huge Green taxation in the form of subsidies on all energy bills, the minute that there is talk of subsidy cuts the whole renewables industry goes into meltdown, if you need proof just look at Big Wind in the USA screaming when the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) that subsidies American Wind looked like it would not be renewed, or Britain where solar energy companies are suing the Government for cutting the subsidies paid for electricity generated by solar panels.

Any industry that is based on tax payer subsidy is not a real economically viable business, it is little different from any nationalized enterprise or government department, funded by the bottom less pit of the tax payer wallet.

Wind and solar are expensive, heavily over subsidized by governments because they are supposedly Green, and like a junkie, will never kick their subsidy habit, if you need further proof then consider how many years wind farms have been kept alive by the PTC in the United States, which started in 1992.

A recent study of wind farms in Britain and Denmark has concluded that the operational life of a wind turbine is only 50% of that quoted by the manufacturers, with governments and energy planners basing their projections on 25 year life spans the cost of the wind farm has just doubled.

All these inconvenient truths about renewables are recognized by the warming alarmists who now want to factor in the cost of burning fossil fuels, that could have been used instead for petrochemicals, to make renewable energy look cheaper: Read the rest of this entry

Climategate University – Flying Has Less Environmental Impact Than Road Travel

Air Travel is better for the environment that travel by bus, according to Climategate University

Air Travel is better for the environment that travel by bus, according to Climategate University

Once upon a time in the not so dim and distant past the Greens, environmentalists and other stalwarts of the Church of Climatology decreed that flying was one of the greatest crimes against Gaia, so great a crime that only those dedicated to saving the world at UNFCCC Climate Circus Meetings, and Leonardo Di Caprio could fly with Gaia’s approval.

Now the Green meme on flying has changed, according to a new study by the University at the heart of the Climategate, the University of East Anglia: Read the rest of this entry

Save The Planet Smoke A Camel

Time of cash in on carbon credits smoke a camel

Time to cash in on carbon credits smoke a camel

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” were the words of Napoleon the pig in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, an allegorical story about Stalin and communism, equally applicable to today’s Greens and environmentalists.

Some animals are politically correct and fit the Green fantasy Disney stereotype of how nature should be, others need to be eradicated because they kill other animals or because of the their carbon paw print.

The Green in environmentalism has always been about the color of money, if you need further proof just look at the huge subsidies that renewables like wind and solar receive globally, in Britain solar energy companies are suing the Government for cutting subsidies for having solar panels installed, in the US the wailing from wind farm operators when the PTC was delayed was deafening.

In Australia another Green profiteer  has seen an opportunity to cash in on saving the planet killing an animal that does not fit the Green model: Read the rest of this entry

Eco Ransom Not Paid So 900 Dolphins Slaughtered In Solomon Islands

Solomon Islanders slaughter 900 Dolphins because a Green NGO failed to pay blood money on time.

Solomon Islanders slaughter 900 Dolphins because a Green NGO failed to pay blood money on time.

One of the really sad aspects of the whole Anthropogenic Global Warming scam is the impact of Green interference on the wild life they so stridently claim to be protecting.

Wind turbines kill birds and bats by the million, many of the things done to save this or that from whatever the current Green cause celebre is, have exactly the opposite effect as Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Eichelmann discovered while making his new film Climate Crimes:

Ulrich Eichelmann who was an active member of WWF for 17 years and worked in conservation for decades, now documents that it is rather the reverse: he shows how many ecosystems, species, habitats and the cultural heritage too are threatened – but, as he sums up, “not by climate change, but by climate protection and the things done in its name.”

What has happened in the Solomon Islands is a tragic case of environmental protectionism gone wrong, Read the rest of this entry

And Environmentalists Wonder Why They Have Lost The Argument

So are you suggesting that I just go out and have my cat euthanised? "Not necessarily but that is an option"

All cats in New Zealand must be killed according to environmentalist  Gareth Morgan

This is an image from New Zealand environmentalist Gareth Morgan’s new web site Cats To Go, which is advocating the eradication of Felis catus from New Zealand, not surprisingly this has caused a hurricane of outrage.

New Zealand has previous form for wanting to eradicate domestic pets to appease Gaia, back in December 2009 Green environmentalists Robert and Brenda Vale wanted to cull all dogs in a book entitled “Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living”.

The premise behind Morgan’s campaign is that cats kill birds, and thus all cats must be killed to save New Zealand’s native bird species: Read the rest of this entry

Green Denial – David Cameron And EU Climate Policy

David Cameron bothering a Husky in the halycon days of Warming Alarmism in 2006

David Cameron bothering a Husky in the halcyon days of Warming Alarmism, back in 2006

It has as they say, all been downhill for the warming alarmists since the catastrophic failure of the COP15 UN climate circus meeting at Copenhagen in 2009, the last meeting, COP18 in Doha, held in November was the biggest failure to date.

The Kyoto Protocol expired at the end of December 2012, when COP18 ended not one major emitter had singed up for any new form of Kyoto, and the few countries that did underwent a rapid mind change within days.

As 2013 began Russia announced that it will never sign up to a new Kyoto treaty, the same goes for Canada who left the original Kyoto Protocol, the US, Brazil, China and India have yet to publicly adopt the same position as Russian and Canada, but their actions amount to the same.

The truth that the great man made climate change scam is mostly over is proving unpalatable to the Greens, the observed empirical evidence is so far removed from the Green Armageddon narrative, it is little wonder that the scam has come apart, yet for some they continue to marshal the Green doom sayings from years ago about rising temperatures, rising sea levels and ice free polar regions as absolute truths that the world must act on. Read the rest of this entry

Greenwalling – Prominent Warmists Block Climate Skeptics On Twitter

Because the debate is over, attempting to follow the EU's unelected Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard.

Because the debate is over, attempting to follow the EU’s unelected Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard.

In politics it is called Stonewalling, which the dictionary defines as “Delay or block (a request, process, or person) by refusing to answer questions or by giving evasive replies, esp. in politics.“, yesterday I noticed a Tweet from Steve Milloy at the JunkScience blog saying that the Michael E Mann of Hockey Stick and vicarious Nobel Prize fame had blocked JunkScience on Twitter.

A while ago the EU’s unelected Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard Tweets dropped off my timeline and surprise, surprise, attempts to follow Comrade Connie are now blocked at the users request.

A similar thing happened with Climate Scientist Michael E Mann: Read the rest of this entry

Greens Admit Climate Policies Will Take Decades To Show Any Benefits

Estimating the potential effects of Climate Policies is much the same as guessing how many lives would be saved in accidents that did not happen

Estimating the potential effects of Climate Policies is much the same as guessing how many lives would be saved in accidents that did not happen

A group of leading warming alarmists has admitted that the Climate Change policies that the UN and environmentalists are trying so hard to impose on the world, would take decades, if not longer to show any benefits.

A group of researchers from the usual suspects including, The Tyndall Centre, the University of East Anglia, The Potsdam Institute and the Walker Institute have concluded that tough measures swiftly imposed on global emissions could reduce the impacts of climate change by between 20% – 60%, though there would be no obvious impact until at least 2030 or even much later, like in 90 years from now.

Another great piece of attempted future proofing for the Green boondoggle, if the climate changes one way then the Greens were correct all along, if it goes the other way then the Green measures were not enacted swiftly enough to have prevented disastrous climate change.

Then of course, it would help if they actually knew what constitutes dangerous climate change: Read the rest of this entry

The Answer To UN COP Failures, Make The COP Last All Year

Varad Pande wants each UN Climate Circus Meetting to be 1 year long

Varad Pande wants each UN Climate Circus meeting to be 1 year long

Ever since COP15 in Copenhagen, each successive year’s Conference of the Parties (COP) has been a bigger failure than it’s predecessor, COP18 was even by the standards of the UNFCCC, a spectacular failure, the delegates left Doha without any of the major emitters making a new pledge to cut their CO2 emissions.

The chances of a global climate deal have receded to virtually nothing, Canada has turned it;s back on Kyoto, and already this year Russia has said it will never sign up for Kyoto 2.

The US under Obama will not sign up for anything that harms the US recovery, China plays a game of pretending to be Green will getting on with their economic expansion and India is unlikely to sign up to anything that will stop India’s economy growing.

However for some people in the Green boondoggle this reality, and the reality of the standstill in global temperature for what will be 20 years according to the UK Met Office,  has still  to sink in: Read the rest of this entry

Obama Might Indulge In Green Tokenism, Then Again……

Green NGOs are excited over the possibility that Obama might hold a summit on Climate Change at the White House

Green NGOs are excited over the possibility that Obama might hold a summit on Climate Change at the White House

Climate Change, Global Warming, whatever the ever changing scam is called today, it hardly figured in the US Presidential Election last year, though once re-elected Obama did mention Climate Change is his victory speech.

The mere mention of Climate Change by Obama has got the Greens all excited, dressed up and with nowhere to go, in the eyes on many environmentalists Obama failed his first Green test when he signed a law that prohibits US airlines from taking part in the now shelved EU Green flying tax.

At this stage of the disintegration of the Church of Climatology, drowning environmentalists with non rising sea levels are indulging in a fest of straw grabbing: Read the rest of this entry

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