In one picture: why you shouldn’t get your climate information from the @dailykos

Just had to bookmark this one.

Watts Up With That?

From the department of photoshopped bipolar behavior comes this hilarious photograph that accompanies a headline of doom from the leftist cesspool known as the Daily Kos.

It just doesn’t get any better than this from the Kos kids. Thank you for making life entertaining with this epic failure.


Tom Nelson spotted it and wrote in a tweet:

In article about the Arctic, puts a photoshopped penguin on the “Ursus Bogus” iceberg, attribution NCAR!

It’s the same fake ice floe that caught out Science magazine a few years ago with the polar bear photoshopped in:


You can get one with a Penguin (or three) from the photo library, as seen below:

If you like the background it is also available with one penguin:

Or three penguins:

But you just have to remember one very important detail before using it:

Penguins don’t live at the…

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Mortal Danger: Wind Turbines Throw Blades, Disintegrate & Collapse with Alarming Regularity



More turbine mayhem, this time it’s Siemens turbines – less than 4 years old – collapsing on Maui – an island in the Hawaiian archipelago.

Parts fall off wind turbine
The Maui News
Lee Imada
4 October 2016


The blades, hub and nacelle of one of eight Auwahi Wind turbines in the Kanaio area separated from the tower and fell to the ground Sunday, an official with the wind-power generation company said Monday.

There were no injuries, and the damage was limited to the one turbine, said Jill Howard, manager of communications and marketing for San Diego-based Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, the owner of the wind farm.

“We are in the very early stages of investigating the situation and gathering facts,” Howard said in an email Monday night. “This includes working closely with Siemens, the turbine manufacturer, to determine the root cause and corrective actions.”

As a precaution, all of…

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Sturgeon’s wind turbines cost UK £90m a year – to stay SWITCHED OFF

Nobody ever said it would be cheap to save the planet;-)


By Paul Homewood

h/t Philip Bratby


Last week I revealed that subsidies to Scottish renewables were costing £718 million a year, equivalent to £135 for every man, woman and child in Scotland, if they had to pay the bill themselves.

To this figure it seems we can add another £90 million, for constraint payments!

From the Express:

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USGS discovers “largest oil deposit ever discovered in America” 

The combination of Trump withdrawing harmful environmental policies coupled with oil finds like this will provide a major boost to US energy independence. Difficult to see how much longer the UK and at least some other european countries can ignore this.

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Familiar sight in Texas [image credit: StateImpact Texas] Familiar sight in Texas [image credit: StateImpact Texas]
Close to a trillion dollars worth of oil at today’s prices – this should be music to the ears of the incoming Trump administration. Anti-fossil fuel groups not so much.

The US Geological Survey said Tuesday that it found what could be the largest deposit of untapped oil ever discovered in America, reports Business Insider.

An estimated average of 20 billion barrels of oil and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids are available for the taking in the Wolfcamp shale, which is in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin. Based on a West Texas Intermediate crude oil price of $45 per barrel, those deposits are worth about $900 billion.

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Marc Morano: Climate report confiscated by armed UN fascists in Marrakech

I am not sure that Freeman Dyson was ever part of the consensus but if reality is dawning then we are living in “interesting” times. It will be fascinating to see how global economies, particularly western ones, will fair without being held back by the dead weight of climate policy. It looks like the US is jumping first and hopefully it will be difficult for all except the most inept and stupid governments to ignore.

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Climate Depot’s 43 Page Report Presented To UN Climate Summit in Marrakech, Morocco – Trump is correct to be skeptical of ‘climate change’ claims

‘All of the so-called ‘solutions’ to global warming are purely symbolic when it comes to climate. So, even if we actually faced a climate catastrophe and we had to rely on a UN climate agreement, we would all be doomed!’

University of London professor emeritus Philip Stott: “The fundamental point has always been this. Climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, and the very idea that we can manage climate change predictably by understanding and manipulating at the margins one politically selected factor (CO2) is as misguided as it gets.” “It’s scientific nonsense,” Stott added.

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Large-scale wind energy slows down winds and reduces turbine efficiencies

We knew this was likely – but good to see more research on this important issue which quantifies the effect as being a further 20% reduction over the already dire performance due to well known capacity factors.

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Welsh windfarm [image credit: PA / BBC] Welsh windfarm [image credit: PA / BBC]
If this research is correct, large windfarms could be losing a huge part of their potential output due to inadequate spacing, as reports. Quote: “We found these dramatic effects at turbine spacings commonly used in present-day wind farms on land.”

Wind energy has been remarkably successful in providing an increasing share of cheap renewable energy. But can this trend continue to supply more and more renewable energy for decades to come?

A new study published by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, lowers the expectations of wind energy when used at large scales.

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