President Trump trolls the global warmers – hilarity ensues

Don’t you just love watching warmists contort themselves explaining how warming makes it colder.

Watts Up With That?

For those who follow the cult-like world of Anthropogenic Global Warming promoters, this has to be the Tweet of the year. What’s fun about it, is not just the way President Trump frames the missive and pokes a jab at the Paris Accord, but the reactions to it. Of course many of the same people who are calling it a wide variety of things (stupid, irresponsible, anti-science, etc.) are the very same people who promote short term heat waves as “proof” of human caused climate change getting worse.

Reading some of the responses in the Twitter feed…

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Wind Farms In England Only Supply 2% Of Power

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Wind turbines near the village of Bothel in Cumbria.

 

Anyone who lives in England knows just how ubiquitous wind farms now are across the countryside.

So it might come as a surprise to learn just how little power they actually produce.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has now published the detailed data for 2016. It shows that onshore wind farms in England produced only 5.7 TWh, out of a total generation in England of 241.8 TWh.

In other words, the princely amount of 2%.

Can anybody say it has been worth all of the bother?

 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-section-6-renewables

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-december-2017-special-feature-article-electricity-generation-and-supply-figures-for-scotland-wales-northern-ireland-and-england-2

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Re-Launching January 1st

I am really looking forward to more great articles next year from one of the few decent journalists tackling issues that the mainstream are too cowardly to address.

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is adopting a new format. Posts will appear every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Book writers traditionally lock ourselves away while we’re working. We do everything possible to block out distractions. It’s all about maintaining our focus.

Bloggers are the exact opposite. They’re hyper-connected to the wider world, perpetually monitoring social media, news feeds, and headlines.

I’ve had difficulty juggling my various personas lately, and have been doing more reading than writing. There’s some truly wonderful thinking going on out there.

Beginning January 1st, therefore, this blog will re-launch with a new format. Posts will appear three times a week and will cover a wider range of topics. I’ll highlight an illuminating/provocative perspective, supply a hyperlink, and add some commentary.

My goal is to be concise, to produce easily-digestible appetizers that might tempt you, dear reader, to explore further. (Since 2009 this blog has published a good deal of…

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Spread the warmth this Christmas

Another excellent post to be shared with all our green friends.

Tallbloke's Talkshop

The Paris Climate Treaty, the UK Climate Change Act, the US CO2 endangerment finding. These misconceived policies decided on by scientifically ignorant and socially cocooned politicians KILL people. Far more people die of cold and cold related illnesses than suffer from heat-stroke. As the effects of these policies bite harder on personal finances, we need to look after those vulnerable people in our communities who cannot afford to heat their homes, or don’t even have a home to heat.

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RIGHT ON PLASTICS AND PCBS, WRONG ON ACIDIFICATION

Matt Ridley rightly takes the BBC to task for spreading lies about ocean acidification:

http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-blue-planet-on-acid/

As Matt summarised:

The producers of Blue Planet II claim every word of the commentary was based on solid scientific evidence. Not in this case. In a magnificent series, they got that one wrong.

 
There were many other areas where the BBC got it wrong in this series, but this was the most egregious, and certainly worth highlighting as often as possible.

Poor old Chris Bellamy was thrown off the BBC for calling into question the BBC’s party line on green energy.

It is perhaps time that the BBC dropped their indefensible editorial policy, which goes completely against their Charter, and gave BoatyMcBoatFace his marching orders.

Coal And Gas Working Flat Out To Keep UK Grid Going On Coldest Night Of Year

It’s not a laughing matter of course, older people, poorer people and those with breathing issues are going to struggle severely in this cold. If I was in charge I would make sure anyone in the Green Party and other renewables supporters would be the first to be turned off, giving the rest of us a fighting chance.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

It’s probably going to be the coldest night of the year, and the grid is working nearly flat out.

At 18.30, coal is providing 9.88 GW and is running at full capacity. CCGT is providing nearly half of our power, and is again at nearly full capacity.

There are apparently outages at Sizewell, Heysham and Hartlepool nuclear plants, leaving a shortfall for nuclear.

Altogether, coal, gas and nuclear are providing 80% of the UK’s power.

So much for renewable energy!

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Don’t Bank On Solar Power In Winter!

Solar power in perspective. How many businesses would survive running at 4% efficiency – without subsidy? No prizes for guessing.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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Wait till the Health & Safety Stasi see this!

The renewable lobby would like you to believe that solar power is an important part of our future energy strategy.

But they don’t tell you just how little power is produced during winter months, at the time when demand is at its peak.

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Britain starts dismantling wind farms after successful Lake District campaign

This news is getting shared widely on the internet, with the majority of comments being very positive. As someone else said in the comments we welcome the beginning of the end of what most regard as a monstrous attack on the environment, wild life, energy security and economic growth.

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Kirkby Moor [image credit: Stephen Dawson / Wikipedia]
Let’s hope other scenic but corrupted areas take up the baton to get more of these ridiculous industrial eyesores removed from our natural environment.

A dozen 140ft wind turbines on the edge of the Lake District are due to be dismantled next summer after a decision which could result in many more being removed to restore views, reports the GWPF (from The Times).

The wind farm on Kirkby Moor on the Furness peninsula in Cumbria would be the first large one to be taken down since they began appearing around Britain in 1991.

South Lakeland district council refused an application by the wind farm operator to keep the turbines operating for another ten years until 2027.

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One starving bear is not evidence of climate change, despite gruesome photos

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We finally have this year’s example of the new fad of claiming every polar bear that died of starvation (or on its way to starving to death) — and caught on film — is a victim of climate change: a young bear on Somerset Island near Baffin Island, Nunavut filmed in August during its last angonizing hours by members of an activist conservation organization called SeaLegacy.

‘I filmed with tears rolling down my cheeks’: Heart-breaking footage shows a starving polar bear on its deathbed struggling to walk on iceless land.” [actual title of article in the DailyMail Online, 8 December 2017]. CBC Radio (8 December 2017) jumped on it as well, as have others. National Geographic ran a similar story, like others, that compliantly emphasized the future man-made global warming threat the photographers were touting.

Baffin Island starving pb headline_GlobalNews_8 Dec 2017

This is no different from Ian Stirling’s“bear that died of…

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