BBC links Arctic sea-ice loss to sea level rise

BBC climate science fail. It would be hilarious if we weren’t paying for this nonsense. Morons.

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In an almost unbelievable display of ignorance or deliberate deception, the BBC on one of its climate alarm pages, links loss of Arctic sea ice to sea level rise. Do they really not understand that floating ice doesn’t change sea level when it melts? Archimedes principle has been around for a couple of thousand years, but it seems the science illiterates at the BBC skipped this class in school.

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The South Australian Experiment

h/t Friends Against Wind

Here’s an interesting video that brings home the incredible risks being taken in South Australia in pursuit of a clean energy experiment.

Some quotes:

..job losses, sky rocketing prices and ongoing blackouts…just some of the risks the state is taking as we enter the untested and the unknown…

..it really is the perfect storm for business owners in South Australia…

…extremely doubtful that any new business would set up in South Australia, I really think they would be mad to, simply because of the high costs of electricity which are set to get even higher…

Go Green, Get Diesel!!

In a sane world the politicians responsible for this idiocy would be locked up.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t 1saveenergy

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http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1635862.ece

As we know, many operators have been signing up to provide standby generating capacity, for when intermittent renewables fail to supply power.

Many of these rely on parks of diesel generators for this. Now it appears that green power companies are getting in on the act. The Sunday Times (unfortunately paywalled) reports:

BRITAIN’S green energy barons are getting huge taxpayer subsidies to install diesel generators — exactly the kind of polluting energy source their wind and solar farms are meant to replace.

Wind and solar power firms are being encouraged to install the generators, which pour out CO2, a greenhouse gas, and toxic nitrogen dioxide, on their sites in order to provide standby generating capacity and prevent the lights going out during periods of peak demand.

The giant Roundponds solar farm, near Melksham, Wiltshire, is among the first green generators to take advantage…

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Barney – The Storm That Was Not

Paul Homewood is absolutely right, this idiotic naming of every high wind that comes along is going to make the MetOffice and BBC look ridiculous.

 

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12002488/Thousands-left-without-power-as-Storm-Barney-batters-UK.html

The Met Office is rapidly becoming a laughing stock. Just days after the “will she/won’t she” farce of Abigail, we have now had the ridiculous overhyping of “Storm” Barney.

This is how it has summarised the storm:

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http://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2015/11/18/storm-barney-highest-wind-speeds/

It is this sort of information that allows dopey little reporters, like Eleanor Steafel, to blow the thing out of proportion. (In fact, a quick read reveals little more than a few power lines and branches down, the type of thing that happens anytime there is a bit of wind).

The first thing to point out is that all of the sites listed above are extremely exposed ones. Aberdaron is at the end of the long, Llyn Peninsula in NW Wales, and always features near the top of the list whenever gales head that way.

Capel Curig too usually features, due to its exposed position half way…

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Peter Sissons and the BBC Approach to News

An inspiring article by Peter Sissons on the Mail Online called “PETER SISSONS: I drove out of Television Centre for the final time last month… and I don’t have a pang of regret” was recently brought to my attention by TallBloke.

Peter Sissons

It’s quite an old article, published in 2009, but I hadn’t yet started taking an interest in climate alarmism or the BBC bias at that time. It really is a worth the 10 minutes it takes to read but if you are a staunch defender of auntie you might find it somewhat uncomfortable. If Sissons is to be believed, and there seems to be no reason to doubt, then the BBC approach to news is deeply flawed not least by its public sector blame culture and cowardly editorial approach. It is clear that 24 hour news, blurring the lines between news and entertainment, has had a fundamentally negative impact on the quality of news produced.

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Br’er Canada and the Tar Baby

Obama blocks transport of oil produced from naturally occurring tar sands by pipeline. The only alternative is railroad tankers. Who is going to profit from this? Certainly not the environment.

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Disney animation of “Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby” from Songs of the South, a collection of Uncle Remus American folk tales.

On Nov. 6, 2015, President Obama canceled the Keystone XL pipeline. Canada PM Trudeau, just installed and wanting not to offend, politely said he was “disappointed.” Here is the back story that you won’t hear in the media.


Americans should know all about tar pits. As the traditional folk tale suggests, there have been many tar pools across the US. A famous one is in Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pit. Pictured above around 1910, it’s an oil spill produced by Nature.  Notice the many oil derricks nearby.

Tar pits are composed of heavy oil fractions called gilsonite, which seeped from the Earth as oil. In Hancock Park, crude oil seeps up along the 6th Street Fault from the Salt Lake Oil Field, which underlies much of the Fairfax District…

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Michael Portillo gets it: Discovers that Antarctic ice mass has been increasing for decades

As TallBloke points out, Andrew Neil finds another way past the climate gate keepers at the BBC. Note that Michael Portillo uses the correct terminology of “global warming”. Apparently this has upset a lot of people on Twitter. Excellent.

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Politician turned pundit Michael Portillo made this comment on BBC’s ‘This Week’ programme, hosted by the more than slightly sceptical (on the qt) Andrew ‘brillo’ Neil.

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Why The LA Times Did Not Publish Their “Smoking Gun” Against Exxon

What I just do not understand is how significant parts of the main stream media can keep lying about climate change and get away with it? Why are Exxon not suing?

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.exxonmobilperspectives.com/2015/11/05/a-case-for-readers-to-read-for-themselves/

Exxon respond to the LA Times hit piece:

In its reportage on climate change research at ExxonMobil, the Los Angeles Times made a very telling editorial decision.

The paper chose not to publish the document it cites as Exhibit A in its case against us: a 1989 presentation to Exxon’s board of directors by senior company scientist Duane Levine.

I have no doubt why the newspaper doesn’t want the public to see this document.

When you read it – which you can do here – it soon becomes clear that the document undercuts the paper’s claims that ExxonMobil knew with certainty everything there is to know about global warming back in the 1980s yet failed to sound alarms.

By deliberately hiding this report from readers (while simultaneously citing it to make damaging claims about our corporation’s history of scientific research), the Los Angeles Times undermines the…

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Paris Climate Challenge

h/t WUWT La Alternative Paris

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Scientific consensus is of course an oxymoron. If a theory is wrong, it is wrong however many people believe in it. It only takes one person to prove them wrong by presenting reproducible data that stands up to rigorous scrutiny. In climate science it is difficult to wander around the web for 5 minutes without falling over such data, even published by the likes of NASA and the IPCC (ignoring the infamous summaries by policy makers). This raises the the sort of reasonable questions asked here:

The Paris Climate Challenge

Unfortunately there is no chance the official Paris Conference COP21 will address them.

More about the Paris Climate Challenge Conference here. I notice that Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers is speaking at the conference, I would love to be a fly on the wall when those two get together for a family gathering!