I noticed all our local wind farms becalmed today apart from a couple of turbines turning slowly, I suspect under motor power to keep the bearings from seizing. What an utter nonsense this all is, how the eff did we get into this situation? Presumably it will take years and years of increasing blackouts and probably many fatalities due to old people freezing to death and closed hospitals, before politicians will come to their senses. And don’t get me started on the cost. Speaking of which NPower just sent me a very nice text today to apply for a smart meter, yet more of our money down the drain. Wonderful.
By Paul Homewood
Who needs fossil fuels? All we need is batteries, demand response and a smart energy system, when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine!
So the theory goes anyway.
It’s just as well we’ve still got all of that old fashioned coal, gas and nuclear power today:
Wind power is currently down to just 228 MW, out of a total demand of 43306 MW, ie just 0.5%.
The grid is almost solely reliant on gas, coal and nuclear, which are currently supplying 40004 MW.
Meanwhile, solar power is doing little better. At its midday peak, it was generating at only 10% of its capacity.
When will somebody tell the emperor that he is wearing no clothes?
This is brilliant, not even an attempt to use wind and solar backed up by diesel. Proper investigative reporting from Sheila Gunn Reid. It would be interesting to get a petition started to ban the use of fossil fuels in COP climate conferences, and no backdoor dealing in carbon credits.
Western Hudson Bay polar bears have been leaving shore for the rapidly thickening sea ice since at least 8 November (bear above was heading out 10 Nov.). However, Polar Bears International chose not to mention the unusually earlyfreeze-up until the week-long (5-11 November) doomsday bombardment they call “Polar Bear Week” was almost over.
It’s worse than that: two days earlier, PBI’s activist spokesperson Steven Amstrup apparently told the Sierra Club (“People Show Up for Polar Bear Week, But the Ice Hasn’t Yet”; 8 November 2017) that “the bears are still waiting on shore for that ice to freeze” even though ice development had been well on its way for days at that point. As if freeze-up on 10 November came as a big surprise to him, with no warning whatsoever.
Apparently, they didn’t want their naive and gullible supporters to know at the beginning…
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Many thanks to Paul Homewood, so few are able to hold the BBC to account for their ludicrous claims on climate change. This takes real dedication and perseverance.
By Paul Homewood
Readers may recall an item on the BBC World at One back in March about rising sea levels in Florida, when their correspondent claimed that:
1) Rising seas and flooding are turning Miami Beach into a modern day Atlantis, the city being submerged by water.
2) Sea levels at Miami are rising at ten times the global rate.
I covered the story here.
I complained to the BBC at the time, and, after being fobbed off the first time, escalated the complaint to the Executive Complaints Unit, who have now published the above judgment.
Astonishingly, they regard the claims about “Atlantis” to be “soundly based”, even though they now accept that sea levels around Miami are only rising at about 8 inches a century.
Of course, they had no choice but to withdraw the ludicrous claim about “ten times the global rate”!
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