McKitrick on Air Pollution: The models get ‘more deaths from air pollution than you were death from all causes’

First they demonised CO2 from petrol cars and now they are demonising diesel with an equivalent lack of supporting evidence. At what point will “they” listen to the actual science. This must demonstrate, as if we needed any more proof, that we lack high calibre scientists and engineers in parliament.

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By Paul Homewood

Further to today’s comments about deaths from air pollution, it is worth noting what Ross McKittrick had to say on the subject in 2014:

McKitrick on Air Pollution: The models get ‘more deaths from air pollution than you were death from all causes’ – ‘Particulates and soot are at such low levels in the U.S. — levels well below what they were in the 1970s. The health claims at this point are groundless coming from this administration.

I noticed these numbers coming up for Ontario for how many deaths were caused by air pollution. What struck me — was knowing that air pollution levels were very low in Ontario — but they were extremely high in 1960s. So I took the same model and fed in the 1960s air pollution levels into it: How many deaths would you get? I did the calculations and you quickly get…

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The Great Folly Of Our Age–Booker

Sobering analysis from Booker but it’s difficult to imagine politicians taking any responsibility for this train wreck.

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By Paul Homewood

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4392220/Green-initiatives-disasters-says-Christopher-Booker.html

Booker with a hard hitting piece about the Climate Change Act in the Mail:

What a parable for our times the great diesel scandal has been, as councils vie to see which can devise the heaviest taxes on nearly half the cars in Britain because they are powered by nasty, polluting diesel.

This week, it was announced many diesel drivers will soon have to pay fully £24 a day to drive into Central London, while 35 towns across the country are thinking of following suit. Already some councils charge up to £90 more for a permit to park a diesel car.

The roots of this debacle go back to the heyday of Tony Blair’s government, when his chief scientific adviser, Sir David King, became obsessed with the need to fight global warming.

Although he was an expert in ‘surface chemistry’ — roughly speaking, the study…

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Harrabin’s Latest Renewables Disinformation

Another telling post explaining clearly why one cannot trust Harrabin and the BBC.

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By Paul Homewood

h/t Philip Bratby

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39513339

From Roger Harrabin:

The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, according to the UN.

But the bill was almost a quarter lower than the previous year, thanks to the plunging cost of renewables.

Investment in renewables capacity was roughly double that in fossil fuels, says the report from UN Environment.

It follows news that the cost of offshore wind power has fallen by around a third since 2012 – far faster than expected.

But the report’s authors sound the alarm that just as costs are plunging, some major nations are scaling back their green energy investments.

This, they say, reduces the likelihood of meeting the Paris climate agreement.

The paper is published in conjunction with Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Ulf Moslener, a co-author, told BBC News: “Things are heading the right way…

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What Scott Pruitt Should Have Said to Fox

Nice to see Paul Homewood’s profile being raised and deservedly so.

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By Paul Homewood

Breitbart have just published a piece I wrote for them about Scott Pruitt’s disastrous interview with Fox News on Sunday.

The interview can be seen here.

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Chris Wallace interviewed Scott Pruitt this week on Fox News Sunday. The result was a veritable train crash for the new EPA chief.

Pruitt struggled to answer some very elementary questions about climate and other environmental matters. Instead, he was forced to resort to legalistic arguments, such as regulatory overreach and the role of State governments.

At one stage, Wallace even interjected:

But, sir, you’re giving me a regulatory answer, a political answer. You’re not giving me a health answer.

The tragedy is that, with proper preparation, all of this could have been easily avoided.

Here are the answers Pruitt should have given:

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Falling Sea Level: The Critical Factor in 2016 Great Barrier Reef Bleaching!

An excellent analysis of Hughes 2017. Probably not surprising that the impact of falling sea levels was ignored when the prevailing dogma has them rising inexorably.

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Jim Steele

Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism

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It is puzzling why the recent 2017 publication in Nature, Global Warming And Recurrent Mass Bleaching Of Corals by Hughes et al. ignored the most critical factor affecting the 2016 severe bleaching along the northern Great Barrier Reef – the regional fall in sea level amplified by El Niño. Instead Hughes 2017 suggested the extensive bleaching was due to increased water temperatures induced by CO2 warming.

In contrast in Coral Mortality Induced by the 2015–2016 El-Niño in Indonesia: The Effect Of Rapid Sea Level Fall by Ampou 2017, Indonesian biologists had reportedthat a drop in sea level had bleached the upper 15 cm of the reefs before temperatures had reached NOAA’ Coral Reef Watch’s bleaching thresholds. As discussed by Ampou 2017, the…

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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Diesel drivers pay the price of green zealotry

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By Paul Homewood

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4380990/COMMENT-Diesel-drivers-pay-price-green-zealotry.html

The Mail comments on yesterday’s admission from Sir David King, formerly Tony Blair’s Chief Scientific Advisor, that he got it wrong about diesel cars:

As confessions of incompetence go, Sir David King’s admission that he was absolutely wrong to advocate diesel cars could hardly be more damning.

In his role as the former chief scientific adviser to the government – and until last month, special representative for climate change – this is a man on whom the public were entitled to rely for scrupulously impartial judgment, based on facts.

As confessions of incompetence go, Sir David King’s admission that he was absolutely wrong to advocate diesel cars could hardly be more damning

As confessions of incompetence go, Sir David King’s admission that he was absolutely wrong to advocate diesel cars could hardly be more damning

Yet now this fervent campaigner against carbon emissions admits he let himself be duped by carmakers who claimed they had solved the more toxic problem of nitrogen oxides spewed out by diesel engines.

His…

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Idaho’s $4.3 million solar road generates enough power to run ONE microwave 

And the the environmentalists wonder why there are so many sceptics….

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And that’s on a good day. To call it a failed experiment would be an understatement.

An expensive solar road project in Idaho can’t even power a microwave most days, according to the project’s energy data.

The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways project generated an average of 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day since it began publicly posting power data in late March, reports The Daily Caller. To put that in perspective, the average microwave or blow drier consumes about 1 kWh per day.

On March 29th, the solar road panels generated 0.26 kWh, or less electricity than a single plasma television consumes. On March 31st, the panels generated 1.06 kWh, enough to barely power a single microwave.

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