Climate change news

Miraculous Disposal

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/wind-energys-big-disposal-pro... ... wind energy's big disposal problem. Germany has 28,000 wind turbines but many are nearing the end of their lives. Within the next few years a third will have been taken out of service - but disposing of them is a headache (we are told). It seems their concrete bases are 30m deep in the ground. No wonder David Bellamy was upset about wind turbines destroying the plant life of his beloved moorland habitats. The rotor blades contain glass and carbon fibre - and burning them creates toxic gases.

Animals and Global Warming

This new paper was so way out that Antony posted it at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/07/02/claim-worlds-first-animals-caused... ... alarmists can blame virtualy anything for global warming, and they do, but one wonders what lies behind the writing of this one. Are the authors the recipients of dosh - or are they really so obsessed with the subject that they feel able to write just about anything, even at a point in earth history that very little is known about.

Sea Level Rise and Alarmism

At www.sepp.org (the Science and Environmental Policy Project, which has similarities to the GWPF over here in the UK) has a regular newsletter. On July 1st the subjectg was sea level research and something controversial climate scientist Richard Lindzen said in an interview. Since 1979 sea level has been measured by satellites - but the accuracy of it is compromised by the actual shape of the Earth. Whilst satellites also shown an increased rate in the rise of sea levels the measurements are uncertain because of several factors (such as the one above).

Money Hole

Have you ever wondered where the 275 billion taxpayer money went that was poured down the European Union carbon trading system hole? That is the headline at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/ever-wonder-where-the-275-bil... ... billions of public money was lost on the ETS trading system - money that could have been invested in modernising the European power generation fleet (which could have, in turn, cut co2 use by 40%). Instead, the money disappeared and EU emissions have continued to rise.

Recycling Plastics

A report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation claims it is the effort to recycle plastics that has caused the marine plastic litter crisis - another own goal by the Green Blob. Good job they don't play football. Most of the plastic waste in the oceans is said to originate from countries in Asia and Africa - but here is the nub. What happens to your plastic packaging when you discard it in your recycle bin? European countries ship huge quantities of waste into Asia waste management schemes (and streams) - for the holier than thou act of recycling.

Inconvenient Facts

At https://phys.org/print449127000.html ... we have a clear case of reality catching up with CAGW scaremongering. Researchers aboard an ice breaker in the Antarctic waters have dscovered an active volcanic heat source beneath the Pine Island glacier. This is part of the West Antarctic peninsular - the bit that juts out into the South Atlantic (and having all the appearance of once being connected to South America, although the island arc is somewhat contorted as if brutally forced apart).

Another Inconvenient Factoid

Why are Greenpeace and the WWF silent on the abuse of the ecosystem in Venezuela - or the ill treatment of the indigenous tribes in the interior. Go to https://phys.org/print449221890.html ... for the answer (or one version of the truth). It  sounds a bit like the bleating by the same organisations concerning palm oil plantations in Borneo and Indonesia - a trifle belated, one might say, especially as they had been involved in lobbying the European Union to use palm oil as a replacement for the wicked fossil fuel version of oil.

98.989%

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/06/14/good-news-99-989-of-the-antarctic... ... this is a bit of taking the Michael. Climate Change alarmists are telling us, via the media and a recently published paper, that the Antarctic ice sheet is melting (or is about to melt). It is losing ice in the billions of metric tons according to the media - using data from satellites. Apparently, it lost 2720 billion metric tones of ice between 1992 and 2017 (mainly from the West Antarctic peninsular).

0.02 of human induced global warming

Having a laugh. The amount of co2 emissions perpetrated by humans is falling every day it would seem. Dr Boris Smirnov, an atomic physicist and author of textbooks on the subject, has eitten a scientific paper on co2 emissions, calculating the effect of atmospheric co2 during the radiative transfer process (a big part of global warming theory). He claims this idea is flawed - and new calculations reveal the climate's sensitivity to a doubling oc co2 concentration is just 0.4 and the humna contribution to that figure is a negligible 0.02K. This virtually nothing at all.

A Tale of Two Stratospheres

At http://spaceweather.com (clink link to 24th May 2018) we have a tale of two stratospheres. Lunar eclipses are brief but they allow scientists to see the upper atmosphere clearly. At the Global Monitoring annual conference in Boulder, Colorado, two new results were announed after analysis of two decades of lunar eclipse monitoring. The stratsophere is as clear as it has been for decades - there are very few aerosols up there. This is important, we are informed, as it is the stratosphere that allows sunlight in to warm the Earth at the surface.