The cult of man made climate change - lest we forget.

I am now 'Middle Aged'. I was charged a quite substantial sum for electricity and gas during the last 'extended' winter. Does anyone have access to the figures of OAPs who croaked this winter due to the 'eat or heat' economics the current crop of useless bastards have forced upon us??
It's becoming the new 'racism' to even hint the 'climate change' mob are simply lining their own pockets.
For me its a manufactured industry for governments to pump more of our money into.
As I have said before, We need to rely less on fossil fuels because they are sourced from the ME and Eastern Europe- not always the most stable parts of the world.
If the Egyptians were to close the Suez Canal, for example, tankers would have to go around the Cape, at massive expense. It would completely **** up our supply.
So yes, we need to use less of it etc. I would prefer the government just came out and said it in those terms rather than tell us porkies about MMGW etc.
]And also be honest about the true cost of Wind/Subsidy Farms, especially when the cost of the Short Term Operational Reserve is factored in i.e to have 8Gw of standby diesel generators by 2020.

The insanity of this is staggering and an absolute cash cow for anyone with the capacity to buy in diesel generators, plonk them somewhere doing nothing, be paid richly for the doing of nothing and if and when they kick in be paid vast sums for the juice they generate.

"Around Britain, in similarly remote sites from Lincolnshire to Cardiff and a quarry in Somerset, entrepreneurs are hurrying to cash in. The incentives are huge and the risks risibly small.

Even when the scheme began in 2010, an owner of just one 1MW generator, which would cost around £500,000, could expect to receive £30,000 to £45,000 a year. By 2020 that figure is expected to have more than trebled. Other significant beneficiaries of the scheme will be public institutions such as military bases and hospitals.

Glasgow General Hospital, for example, has 20MW of generating capacity; but even an average-size hospital stands to make around £500,000 a year merely for agreeing to allow its generators to be used in emergencies.

While this may sound like a heartening funding boost for vital public services, the money will in fact be just another type of indirect taxation which comes straight out of consumers’ pockets in the form of cripplingly expensive energy bills.

In 2010, the scheme was already costing £205 million a year; by 2020 this is expected to rise to £945 million – a vast expense to prop up the illusion that renewables are a viable part of Britain’s ‘energy mix’."

The dirty secret of Britain's power madness: Polluting diesel generators built in secret by foreign companies to kick in when there's no wind for turbines - and other insane but true eco-scandals | Mail Online
If Global Warming/Climate Change/whatevertheycallitthisweek is as real as they like to tell us, why has there not been another summer like '76

Or winter like '46-47, where temperatures in Writtle, Essex hit -20°C?

After all, these are the extremes that the UK and Western Europe should have experienced by now if the doomsayers were not telling stinky porkies.......
All the green taxes, waffle and arse wind, cash expended and bollocks expounded, will be quietly forgotten when the shortfall in generating capacity threatens to turn off the lights. The cocks will be burning rain-forests and unicorns to save their political hides.
I was up at Dalby forest on Saturday and it was as hot there as when I was in Corfu the previous summer.
And it must be a pain in the arse for ships having to manoeuvre round the vast fields of these things nowadays
Already called out as tosh (no surprise there)

The Spectator: How accurate is the Met Office? | Met Office News Blog
The article also talks about the Met Office ‘bracing’ the UK for a ‘decade of soggy summers’.

This is a misrepresentation of the science, as the statement refers to media reporting following a press conference hosted by the Met Office. The conference came at the end of a science workshop attended by experts from across UK academia to look at the potential causes behind the UK’s recent spell of unusual seasons.

During that press conference, scientists talked to the media about some of the latest research discussed at the meeting. This included research from the University of Reading which looked at long-term temperature patterns in the Atlantic which may impact weather patterns over Europe – potentially influencing a higher frequency of wet summers for a given period of time.

Scientists were clear to say this was early research and they were not issuing a forecast, but some parts of the media reported it that way. We issued a blog in reaction to this, to make clear that there was no expectation every summer would be wet for a decade – but The Spectator article makes the same claim again, despite all of this publicly available information to the contrary.
ETA: My bold.

Have some septic circumlocution.

Translation ? "Best buy more diesel gennies than you actually need. Expect them to fail one in six starts"

I think every PPI hospital has experienced failures of recently installed backup generators.

Plum Island was a doozy for our American pals. All four failed and the world stood by for the escape of ebola and such like as pressurized seals failed. (before you say it not the type of seals Canadians hit with lumps of 4 X 2) Hilary Clinton, that astute politician, thought about it and concluded "This aint good". yer think Hil ?
And it must be a pain in the arse for ships having to manoeuvre round the vast fields of these things nowadays
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Corfu eh....the one renowned as being the greenest of all the Greek islands....mmmmmhhhhhh I wonder why that is........I've seen 21 degrees C in Greenland and no one there seemed surprised.....and those big f@ck off windmills wandering about all over the sea, well they don't build them in deep water, or in sea lanes, do they?
During Roman times Brit red wine was considered to be very good, this meant that the climate must have been almost Mediterranean. In the 11th century there was extreme conditions resulting in bad harvests for years and a tidal wave up the Thames. IMHO this is just another weather cycle.
I used to know a Govt scientist who would work up in the Poles with those ice cores. All very technical. She used to say there was no such thing as global warming. The melting ice caps were in fact the last remnants of the last ice age. She did agree that industrialization has had a global effect, but this was to herald in the next ice age a few thousand years earlier than the routine cycle of the planets weather. She also claimed that successive UK Govts were well aware of this but all Govts are in the business of re-election and so want the 'Green vote'
She seemed to genuinely believe what she was saying but presented me no factual evidence whatsoever other than the fact she was a scientist.
i am not sure on how accurate this is, but hey this is the rumor service so that's good enough! Government conspiracy that old chestnut!


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Dream on Mike.

The Met Office's generation of long-term forecasts to conform to it's Man-Made Climate Change agenda is a matter of public record. As is the complete humiliation it suffered as a result - to the extent that it publicly abandoned the policy.

Met Office abandons long-term forecasts - Home News - UK - The Independent

Your computer models are completely discredited, the champions of MMGW - including the University of East Anglia and the IPCC have all been implicated in the mis-use of data and manipulation of the literature, and the climate isn't doing any of the things it should be doing if CO2 is the forcing factor the MMGW cultists claim it is.

And, just to finish off, let's have some heavyweight and meaningful rebuttals to drive a nail through the 'the science is settled' case, these guys seem pretty angry:

“We’re not scientifically there yet. Despite what you may have heard in the media, there is nothing like a consensus of scientific opinion that this is a problem. Because there is natural variability in the weather, you cannot statistically know for another 150 years.” — UN IPCC’s Tom Tripp, a member of the UN IPCC since 2004 and listed as one of the lead authors and serves as the Director of Technical Services & Development for U.S. Magnesium.

“Any reasonable scientific analysis must conclude the basic theory wrong!!” — NASA Scientist Dr. Leonard Weinstein who worked 35 years at the NASA Langley Research Center and finished his career there as a Senior Research Scientist. Weinstein is presently a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace.

“Please remain calm: The Earth will heal itself — Climate is beyond our power to control…Earth doesn’t care about governments or their legislation. You can’t find much actual global warming in present-day weather observations. Climate change is a matter of geologic time, something that the earth routinely does on its own without asking anyone’s permission or explaining itself.” — Nobel Prize-Winning Stanford University Physicist Dr. Robert B. Laughlin, who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1998, and was formerly a research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

“In essence, the jig is up. The whole thing is a fraud. And even the fraudsters that fudged data are admitting to temperature history that they used to say didn’t happen…Perhaps what has doomed the Climategate fraudsters the most was their brazenness in fudging the data” — Dr. Christopher J. Kobus, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University, specializes in alternative energy, thermal transport phenomena, two-phase flow and fluid and thermal energy systems.

“The energy mankind generates is so small compared to that overall energy budget that it simply cannot affect the climate…The planet’s climate is doing its own thing, but we cannot pinpoint significant trends in changes to it because it dates back millions of years while the study of it began only recently. We are children of the Sun; we simply lack data to draw the proper conclusions.” — Russian Scientist Dr. Anatoly Levitin, the head of geomagnetic variations laboratory at the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

“Hundreds of billion dollars have been wasted with the attempt of imposing a Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory that is not supported by physical world evidences…AGW has been forcefully imposed by means of a barrage of scare stories and indoctrination that begins in the elementary school textbooks.” — Brazilian Geologist Geraldo Luís Lino, who authored the 2009 book “The Global Warming Fraud: How a Natural Phenomenon Was Converted into a False World Emergency.


“I am an environmentalist,” but “I must disagree with Mr. Gore” — Chemistry Professor Dr. Mary Mumper, the chair of the Chemistry Department at Frostburg State University in Maryland, during her presentation titled “Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming, the Skeptic’s View.”

“I am ashamed of what climate science has become today.” The science “community is relying on an inadequate model to blame CO2 and innocent citizens for global warming in order to generate funding and to gain attention. If this is what ‘science’ has become today, I, as a scientist, am ashamed.” — Research Chemist William C. Gilbert published a study in August 2010 in the journal Energy & Environment titled “The thermodynamic relationship between surface temperature and water vapor concentration in the troposphere” and he published a paper in August 2009 titled “Atmospheric Temperature Distribution in a Gravitational Field.” [Update December 9, 2010]

“The dysfunctional nature of the climate sciences is nothing short of a scandal. Science is too important for our society to be misused in the way it has been done within the Climate Science Community.” The global warming establishment “has actively suppressed research results presented by researchers that do not comply with the dogma of the IPCC.” — Swedish Climatologist Dr. Hans Jelbring, of the Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics Unit at Stockholm University. [Updated December 9, 2010. Corrects Jelbring's quote.


“Those who call themselves ‘Green planet advocates’ should be arguing for a CO2- fertilized atmosphere, not a CO2-starved atmosphere…Diversity increases when the planet was warm AND had high CO2 atmospheric content…Al Gore’s personal behavior supports a green planet – his enormous energy use with his 4 homes and his bizjet, does indeed help make the planet greener. Kudos, Al for doing your part to save the planet.” — Renowned engineer and aviation/space pioneer Burt Rutan, who was named “100 most influential people in the world, 2004″ by Time Magazine and Newsweek called him “the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer.”

“Global warming is the central tenet of this new belief system in much the same way that the Resurrection is the central tenet of Christianity. Al Gore has taken a role corresponding to that of St Paul in proselytizing the new faith…My skepticism about AGW arises from the fact that as a physicist who has worked in closely related areas, I know how poor the underlying science is. In effect the scientific method has been abandoned in this field.” — Atmospheric Physicist Dr. John Reid, who worked with Australia’s CSIRO’s (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Oceanography and worked in surface gravity waves (ocean waves) research.

“We maintain there is no reason whatsoever to worry about man-made climate change, because there is no evidence whatsoever that such a thing is happening.” — Greek Earth scientists Antonis Christofides and Nikos Mamassis of the National Technical University of Athens’ Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.

“There are clear cycles during which both temperature and salinity rise and fall. These cycles are related to solar activity…In my opinion and that of our institute, the problems connected to the current stage of warming are being exaggerated. What we are dealing with is not a global warming of the atmosphere or of the oceans.” — Biologist Pavel Makarevich of the Biological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

“Because the greenhouse effect is temporary rather than permanent, predictions of significant global warming in the 21st century by IPCC are not supported by the data.” — Hebrew University Professor Dr. Michael Beenstock an honorary fellow with Institute for Economic Affairs who published a study challenging man-made global warming claims titled “Polynomial Cointegration Tests of the Anthropogenic Theory of Global Warming.”

“The whole idea of anthropogenic global warming is completely unfounded. There appears to have been money gained by Michael Mann, Al Gore and UN IPCC’s Rajendra Pachauri as a consequence of this deception, so it’s fraud.” — South African astrophysicist Hilton Ratcliffe, a member of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and a Fellow of the British Institute of Physics.

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