Power from Weather

It’s hard to argue that adverse weather is a not problem for weather dependent energy sources. Just hope the UK learns from this.

Interesting how the BBC described it as unprecedented – surely their favourite word is misplaced given this has happened before?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-37481256

I am guessing by now that most environmental correspondents “E” key will be completely warn out.

Why not wind power

It has happened. A massive blackout in South Australia, home of the “we are so proud of our renewable energy” state. Reports have claimed it was a “50 year” storm. For the weather illiterate, “50 year” storm does not mean a storm that occurs once every 50 years. It means that based on historical records, the conditions that produce the storm occur once every 50 years on average. The storms can occur three years in a row. (Think of Hillary Clinton winning 6 coin tosses in a row.) A similar storm can occur next week. The “50 year” designation is not a law of weather or even a postulated rule—it’s a statistical value based on past occurrences that has no predictive value. Some media reports appear to be warning that exactly this can happen and “probably will” (as in there’s a chance and let’s play it for all we’re worth…

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Another Statewide Blackout: South Australia’s Wind Power Disaster Continues

STOP THESE THINGS

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Thanks to its ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes, South Australia has just experienced yet another Statewide blackout. SA’s vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill and what passes for media in this Country ran straight to the periphery, blaming everything except the bleeding obvious (see this piece of infantile doodling from wind cult central – the ABC).

SA’s operatives tell us the blackout occurred during a blustery spring storm (heavy rain, lightning and surging, gusty wind). The power supply went down across the entire State at precisely the same time (a little after 3:30pm). It took more than 5 hours to restore power to a few parts of the State, and many regions remained powerless for much longer than that.

True it was that lines were damaged in the mid-North around Port Augusta, but that doesn’t explain why the whole State’s supply went down. Grids are designed with with a level…

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Inconvenient: Record Arctic Sea Ice Growth In September

Watts Up With That?

History Keeps Proving Prophets Of Eco-Apocalypse Wrong

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Source data: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/data/

Since hitting its earliest minimum extent since 1997, Arctic sea ice has been expanding at a phenomenal rate. Already it is greater than at the same date in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Put another way, it is the fourth highest extent in the last ten years. Even more remarkably, ice growth since the start of the month is actually the greatest on record, since daily figures started to be kept in 1987. –Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That, 25 September 2016

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One of the world’s leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years. In what he calls a “global disaster” now unfolding in northern latitudes as the sea area that freezes and melts each year shrinks to its lowest extent ever recorded…

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Why The UK Should Not Sign The Paris Agreement

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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As you may be aware, a new group known as Clexit has recently been formed. Its aim is to campaign for countries either to refuse to ratify the Paris Agreement, or withdraw from it.

Clexit is already formed in 25 countries. One of the aims is to produce a well written case against ratification in each, and therefore I have drafted one for the UK.

Any comments would be welcome, and will be considered for final inclusion.

Please note that I have purposely laid this out as a largely political argument. I have therefore excluded any references to climate science for two reasons:

a) I do not want it to be summarily dismissed as the work of a “denier”.

b) The scientific case deserves to be presented in its own right, and preferably written by someone better qualified than me!

Last December, the world’s leaders, in the…

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Your Time Is Up “Professor” Wadhams

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/17/arctic-collapse-sea-ice

Time’s up, so-called Professor Wadhams.

It is now exactly four years ago that you forecast the demise of Arctic sea ice this summer:

One of the world’s leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years.

In what he calls a “global disaster” now unfolding in northern latitudes as the sea area that freezes and melts each year shrinks to its lowest extent ever recorded, Prof Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University calls for “urgent” consideration of new ideas to reduce global temperatures.

In an email to the Guardian he says: “Climate change is no longer something we can aim to do something about in a few decades’ time, and that we must not only urgently reduce CO2 emissions but must urgently examine other ways of slowing global warming, such as the various geoengineering ideas that have…

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Discrepancy in NSIDC press release vs. data puts turning point for end of Arctic ice melt 3 days earlier

Dodgy NSICD press release covering up record early minimum arctic sea ice?

Watts Up With That?

Yesterday, as covered by WUWT, NSIDC announced that Arctic sea ice melt had turned the corner on September 10th with a value of 4.14 million square kilometers:

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Source: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2016/09/2016-ties-with-2007-for-second-lowest-arctic-sea-ice-minimum/

XMETMAN writes of his discovery of a discrepancy between what NSIDC announced yesterday, and what their data actually says. I’ve confirmed his findings by downloading the data myself and it sure seems that the minimum was on September 7th, and not the 10th:

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Source: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/data/NH_seaice_extent_nrt_v2.csv

He says on his blog:

The Arctic sea ice looks to have reached its minimum on the 7th September, which is four days earlier than average. The sea ice extent bottomed out at 4.083 million square kilometres making it the second lowest since records started in 1978 – well that’s according to the data file that I’ve just downloaded!

Strangely, according to the data that I download from the National Snow and Ice Data Center [NSIDC] the minimum occurred…

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An Open Letter to an Alarmist Shill

Watts Up With That?

On September 9, 2016, Quadrant Online published the following open letter from Graham Woods to Brian Cox. Grahan Woods is an Australian PhD.

By cellanr - Prof Brian Cox, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30982875 By cellanr – Prof Brian Cox, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30982875

Dear Brian,

I’d appreciate your response to this email, which deals with your recent appearance on the ABC’s Q&A program.

First, I want to make it clear that, where you’re concerned, I’m not a ‘vexatious invigilator’. My wife and I (each with an earned PhD) have watched most of your TV programs, and have been struck by their intellectual clarity and your unassuming personal style (as well as by your BMI: we’re high-level wellness devotees). With that said, we both have serious misgivings about your recent appearance on Q&A.

No pronouncement that enjoys an audience has zero social consequences, and the more prominent the pronouncer the more significant the consequences are likely to be. Your…

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