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Coral Bleaching, vegan diets, bird mincing. ethanol killers, and a lack of helium.

14 April 2022
Climate change

Two posts on climate change on the same day. Normally it is two posts in a month. At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/04/13/epicentre-of-mass-coral-bleaching-still-so-beautiful-part-1/ … the redoubtable Jennifer Marohasy over in Oz has been on a diving trip in order to check out the latest alarmist claims of coral bleaching along the Great Barrier Reef. She provides numerous images taken underwater by camera to show how false the claims are. The coral is thriving just where they say it is dead and lifeless. La Nina events tend to coincide with bleaching. It is a regular and quite normal phenomenon from which the reef recovers. The bleaching itself is minimal and nothing  like what the Guardian has claimed. Nothing like the situation the media likes to portray. Doom and gloom. Enjoy the photography.

At https://phys.org/news/2022-04-effectiveness-strategies-orangutans.html … an evaluation of conservation efforts to save the orang utans. Over the last 20 years, one billion dollars has been spent on trying to find a way for them to survive.  No surprise but the most obvious measure is the one least likely to be taken. The key description is ‘habitat protection.’ Not likely to happen as big money is being earned from palm oil plantations. These were aided and abetted by European ethanol rules that came into force, diluting petrol with vegetable sourced oils. This was supposed to save the world from co2 produced by fossil fuels. If ten per cent of petrol was ethanol that was ten per cent less fossil fuel. Unfortunately, ten per cent is not enough for the Zero lobby but ten per cent was enough to bring the orang utans to the brink of extinction. Too late to return swathes of Borneo to its former jungle status – and too late for the Dyak people who lived there.

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/04/13/nz-helped-scrub-plant-based-diets-from-ipcc-climate-report/ … it seems New Zealand, for some reason, was largely responsible for eliminating the idea of vegan consumption from the IPCC report so loved by the media and spearheaded by the enviros by pruning and eliminating the undigestible bits from the actual longer report written by scientists. Saved at the bell you might say. Did the NZ faction suggest the report would be rejected by most people if the vegan zealots were allowed to prevail? Or were the NZ faction thinking of their farmers, where sheep, alive or as carcasses, are a major export product. Unlikely of course as enviros are anti-farmer. So, did a NZ politico have something to say? We may never know.

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/04/12/blood-on-the-blades-are-thousands-of-dead-bald-eagles-too-high-a-price-to-pay-for-clean-energy/ … which is about the toll on bald eagles and golden eagles in the US, as well as various other kinds of birds that go through the mincing machines = wind turbine parks. We have an open admittance that legalised slaughter is taking place. Okay for wind turbine operators but not for anyone else with a pop gun looking for a trophy. Apparently, the US had a ‘take limit’ on the number of birds that turbine blades were allowed to chop into pieces. At one time they were allowed to kill 600,000 birds per annum. However, with more and more wind parks that number has increased four fold. It is going to climb even further if the current government succeeds in increasing the number of these killing machines. This, of course means, if you are an activist you are not only prepared to countenance the extinction of the orang utans, albeit in a far away country on the other side of the world, but you are also prepared to turn a blind eye to the extermination of bald eagles and various hawks, falcons and eagles in your own backyard. In the UK wildlife groups expended a lot of effort to bring back the red kite from areas of the country where it had become extinct. With government plans to increase wind farms, as they are called over here, red kites might once again become extinct – with the complete blessing of the enviros and activists.

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/04/12/add-helium-to-the-crisis-list/ … the supply squeeze is on. Not just for US produced oil and natural gas, but helium too. This gas is the backbone of current technology, we are told, which is probably an overstatement. Nevertheless, the beating heart of future technology, as it is also described, is running low. That means only one thing. A rise in price for the lucky producers still left with skin in the game. It seems the US government, or one of its agencies, has managed to close down some helium producers. More evidence that reducing your home supplies leads to problems further down the line. Relying on foreign supplies in order to make your own emissions fall, by passing the piggy in the middle further down the line to somewhere else in the world, is not a very good tactic. Helium is a by-product of natural gas and the latter has had the screws placed on it  since the current government was voted in. Not that the other lot are much better. Helium is lighter than air and is mostly used in medical imaging as in MRI scanning, the manufacture of semiconductors, in aerospace and modern weapons systems, and so on.

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2022/04/11/welsh-family-farms-threatened-by-corporates-pursuing-carbon-offsetting-schemes/ … unintended consequences, too often the case with ill thought out Green Blob agenda missives adopted by ignorant politicos. Big corporations will always seek out the cheapest deal when it comes to the carbon offsetting scheme. Buying up farms in the Welsh hills, where only sheep are practicable as the land is unsuitable for growing crops, is one such place they have an eye on. Turning someone’s livelihood into a wooded environment only suitable for pigeons is one such ploy – all to make a quick buck, as they say.

At https://notrickszone.com/2022/04/12/the-end-for-electric-cars-vw-develops-new-hydrogen-technology-2000-km-on-a-single-tank-of-fuel/ … are electric cars on the way out even before the charging points are erected in sufficient quantities to support a transition from fossil fuels? The new breakthrough is said to eliminate the necessity for the use of platinum and therefore is much cheaper. It sounds almost too good to be true – and probably is.

At https://thegwpf.org/publication/empirical-observations-show-no-sign-of-climate-crisis/      Ole Humlun, a Norwegian emeritus professor of climate science at the University of Oslo, says there are no significant trends in climate and snow levels are stable, sea ice levels are recovering, and there is no change in storm activity. He said he warned over a year ago there was a great risk in using computer modeling and immature science to make extraordinary claims. I have observed a very gentle warming with no evidence of a climate crisis. In fact, it is extraordinary that anyone should think there is a climate crisis. Year after year our annual measurement of climate trends document how little has changed – in the past 30 years. The alarmism is mostly driven by computer models extrapolating into the far future.

Thursday April 14th 2022, at https://spaceweather.com … we are told a CME will arrive this very day and aurora will be visible in New York State and Idaho. Will we get a nice spell of weather as Easter comes and goes? Or are the climate models right and the Sun plays no significant part in earth’s climate ups and downs?

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