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.
H/T GWPF

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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Breaking: 

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 Phys.org 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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Wikileaks and Me

In any other field of endeavour such attacks would be not only actionable but presumably extremely costly to the likes of CAP. Would a jail term be too severe? I think not. Of course life is too short for protracted for private legal battles (thinking Mann v Steyn) but it is great to see the truth coming out. Well done Roger.

Roger Pielke Jr.

I haven’t had a chance to update this blog with anything related to the surprise (to me at least) at finding myself the subject of an email in the John Podesta email leaks from Wikileaks. That email revealed that an organization that was fouinded and led by Podesta, the Center for American Progress, engaged in a successful effort to have me removed as a writer at 538, the “data journalism” site created by Nate Silver.

The Boulder Daily Camera has a very good series of articles about the revelation that there was an organized political effort against me.

The multi-year campaign against me by CAP was partially funded by billionaire Tom Steyer, and involved 7 writers at CAP who collectively wrote more than 160 articles about me, trashing my work…

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BBC Explain Climate Change

Stew Green and Paul Homewood catch the BBC Propaganda and Indoctrination Team working overtime again.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Stewgreen

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37936740/what-climate-change-deniers-like-donald-trump-believe

BBC Newsbeat is the flagship news programme for Radio 1, and its remit is to provide news tailored for a specifically younger audience. In fact, ever since its early days, it has tended to treat its listeners as babies, totally incapable of taking in any serious news for more than a few seconds.

One of its functions is to indoctrinate young listeners into the BBC’s world of climate change, hence today’s attempt to convince them that Donald Trump knows little about the subject.

Unfortunately it seems neither does the BBC!

Their report included this:

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https://web.archive.org/web/20161111124317/http://www.loopvanuatu.com/content/what-climate-change-deniers-donald-trump-believe

Note the bit about the ozone layer:

When humans burn fossil fuels such as coal and oil for transport, heating and industry it produces greenhouse gases which destroy the ozone layer, allowing more rays from the sun into our atmosphere and raising temperatures across the world.

Somebody must have…

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In light of recent events – a possible United States climate change action plan

I tend to agree that an EPA stripped of is climate mandate could go back to delivering its original objective. However, many of the existing personnel, particularly those at the top, need to be shown the door at the earliest opportunity.

Watts Up With That?

Last night, there was this tweet:

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The fellow works for Buzzfeed, and highly liberal and pro-climate outfit. It was quite an admission. Since existing climate plans are almost certain to be on the scrap heap now, here’s a new plan from Christopher Monckton. I agree with most of it, except item 7 “Abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency”. That’s not really practical. Before “climate change” became the universal boogeyman for any enviro-ailment, real or imagined, the EPA actually did useful work in dealing with real, tangible, pollution issues. We have cleaner air, cleaner lakes, and cleaner waterways today because of that. So rather than abolish it, which would allow resurgence of those problems by the unscrupulous, I think a significant curtailment, plus a revocation of their powers of enforcement – putting enforcement in the hands of law, is a better choice.. – Anthony


Guest opinion by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

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