Archive | January, 2014

Scientists say that Polar Bears Change their Diet To Adapt To Climate Change (Imagine that!!!)

Lee Rannals — RedOrbit — January 23, 2014 Polar bears are able to switch up their diet in order to help them survive the warming Arctic, according to a new study. Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History performed a three-part study that shows how polar bears switch up plant and animal food sources […]

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Climate Alarmists don’t care that world’s top scientists challenge their doomsday narrative

There is no value in science when consensus rules. Climate Change Dispatch — January 19, 2014 In the New York Times Sunday Review, Michael E. Mann, climatologist at large, makes the case that science settled by consensus should not be open to debate (emphasis added throughout): The overwhelming consensus among climate scientists is that human-caused […]

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Michigan: Judge rules it’s too late to add more participants to wind turbine suit

Jeff Broddle — Cadillac News — January 22, 2014 A Wexford County judge turned down a motion by the defendants in a wind turbine lawsuit to allow as many as 200 property owners who lease their property to the wind developers to be added as participants in the suit. Several dozen property owners filled one […]

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10 Big Problems With Wind And Solar Energy

Gail Tverberg — Business Insider — January 22, 2014 Intermittent renewables–wind and solar photovoltaic panels–have been hailed as an answer to all our energy problems. Certainly, politicians need something to provide hope, especially in countries that are obviously losing their supply of oil, such as the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, the more I look into the […]

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Michigan’s Renewable Energy Mandate Causing Harm, Probably Unconstitutional

Originally posted on Global Wind Energy — The Human Impact:
Michigan’s Renewable Energy Mandate Causing Harm, Probably Unconstitutional Kevon Martis — Michigan Capitol Confidential — January 18, 2014 Michigan wind energy promoters have used the state’s recently released report to conclude that 30 percent renewable energy generation is readily achievable. But this is a distortion of the report.…

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GERMANY’S GREEN ENERGY REVOLUTION ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE

Tip o’ the hat to The Global Warming Policy Foundation Fred Pearce — New Scientist (Environment) — January 22, 2014 Germany’s energy revolution has gone sour, as have its efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “Energiewende” policy aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent between 1990 and 2020, mostly […]

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Ontario’s green fiasco is a lesson to us all

Graham Hicks — QMI Agency — January 18, 2014 Ontario is reeling. The “Ontario Green Energy Program,” introduced four years ago by then-Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government, has proved to be an utter disaster. A public inquiry has brought to light the sheer size of this white elephant. The consequence of going all-out green […]

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Science paper doubts IPCC, so whole journal gets terminated!

JoNova — January 18, 2014 In extraordinary news, the scientific journal Pattern Recognition in Physicshas been unexpectedly terminated, a “drastic decision” taken just ten months after it started. The publisher appears to be shocked that in a recent special issue the scientists expressed doubt about the accelerated warming predicted by the IPCC. For the crime of […]

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Ontarians getting the worst value on earth from its wind energy contracts

Scott Luft — Cold Air Currents — January 18, 2014 Some fresh material provides an opportunity to revisit the reasons wind energy is bad for my province.  Bjorn Lomborg has an interesting post up on Facebook today. “Here is an overview of the total support paid in US cents per kWh for wind. On average, the cost […]

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After wind energy sent power bills soaring, Germany’s cuts to clean energy subsidies has turbine makers worried

Stefan Nicola — Bloomberg — January 20, 2014 Germany’s clean-energy industry said government plans to accelerate cuts in aid to developers of wind and solar power plants threaten to derail the country’s transition to renewable sources from nuclear energy. Wind-turbine maker Nordex SE (NDX1), which has benefited from booming installations on land, fell to its lowest […]

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Inconvenient facts about sea levels — In the not-so-distant past, they’ve been much higher

Robert Endlich — Carbon Sense Coalition — January 18, 2014 Sea levels have been rising and falling for as far back as we have evidence, and current sea levels are lower than they were during the Roman Warm Period. Robert Endlich has looked at the evidence still visible today: An important turning point in British […]

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Germany’s Energy Transition: Sunny, windy, costly and dirty

The Economist – January 18, 2014 Germany’s new “super minister” for energy and the economy has his work cut out for him SIGMAR GABRIEL has been on a roll. The boss of Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) has herded his party into a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel and become vice-chancellor. He is jovial, convivial […]

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Germany is a cautionary tale of how energy polices can harm the economy while doing nothing for the environment

Despite Germany’s shift to renewable solar and wind energies, and amid a recession, its carbon emissions rose by 1.8pc last year Bruno Waterfield — The Telegraph — January 16, 2014 Germanys shift to renewable energy was once Angela Merkel’s flagship policy – now it has become her biggest headache. “For me, the most urgent problem […]

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Climate Alarmists’ ‘Dark Money’ Dwarfs Skeptics’ Funding

James M. Taylor — Heartland.org — January 19, 2014 Global warming activists claim vast amounts of untraceable special-interest money fund global warming skeptics and give skeptics an unfair advantage in the global warming debate. The undeniable truth is global warming alarmists raise and spend far more money—including far more untraceable special-interest “dark money”—than global warming […]

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UK: Thought Extreme weather caused flooding? Removal of trees is the real culprit.

Tip o’ the hat to Mary Young for this find. Drowned by EU millions: Thought ‘extreme weather’ was to blame for the floods? Wrong. The real culprit is the European subsidies that pay UK farmers to destroy the very trees that soak up the storm Water sinks into the soil under trees at 67 times […]

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