Monday, 24 November 2014

Climate sticking points: China and Germany more coal plant on the way!

           Nuclear Delays may nullify Obama US-China deal:  The recent US China deal on climate which allows China to do nothing until 2030 and US consumers to suffer further reduction in their standard of living with large energy price increases, may come unstuck reports Reuters (David Stanway 21/11/14).  The slow pace of the nuclear development plan in China may mean China will continue to depend on coal based fossil fuels for a long time to come. Government backed strategists in China estimate that 200GW of nuclear is needed in China by 2030, up from 18GW now.  However state building nuclear companies could build 10GW per year but  they have been held back by regulators especially after the 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan.  The official 2020 target in China now stands at 58GW which would require around 40 nuclear reactors to go into operation in the next six years--a task thought to be beyond China.   The Obama China deal looks doomed but the US consumer will continue to suffer with high electricity prices.  

              Germany Desperate For More Coal Power To Keep Lights On.   This is the heading in the London Sunday Times 23/11/14.   The energy giant RWE which owns Npower in Britain together with others have poured billions of euros into a fleet of new coal fired electricity plants in Germany.  One plant alone will cost a massive £1.6billion. Governments from Berlin to Madrid and London are scaling back the huge subsidies for renewables introduced over the last decade. The shale gas boom in the US is having an affect.  This year Germany slashed taxpayer support for solar and wind energy by a quarter.  However in spite of the promises by "green" politicians that energy bills will decrease that is not happening in Germany.  In fact over the decade when renewables exploded onto the energy scene the German annual household bills have increased by a massive two thirds to 1020 euros. More than half the bill is now made up of taxes and ever rising green charges.  The same is happening in Britain where the situation is also worsening for consumers because of the green levies backed by the greenie UK politicians.                


Saturday, 15 November 2014

P Gosselin: 35 Degrees Below Zero and Cold Spreads! Coldest December for 100 years?

                    P Gosselin reports on his blog that not only is North America bracing for a possible near record setting cold from the Arctic but Siberia has also been reporting massive snow cover and widespread cold.  The dead of winter is still two months away!  Two weeks ago Siberian snow cover and cold was already close to record highs.  About 14 million square kilometers of snow blanketed Siberia at the end of October, the second highest since 1967 according to Rutgers snow lab.
                    The first migrating Siberian swans landed in Britain heralding the belated arrival of winter.  Each year around 300 Bewick swans flock to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Slimbridge, Glostershire after flying 2500 km from Arctic Russia. Their arrival is the latest for 45 years after weather experts Exacta Weather have predicted the possibility of the coldest December for 100 years. (you will not read this from some of the Global Warming "experts" who write for the Guardian, the Times and the Telegraph.)   100 year snow records have been broken across the South Eastern US on 31 October and 1 November.  It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several  places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880.  Reduced sun spot count shows Solar hibernation is occurring along with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation(PDO) showing a cooling Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Multi Decadal Oscillation (AMO).  When are the liars who write for the Guardian, the Times and the Telegraph going to report the truth?

US Republicans reject Obama`s lying "climate" deal.

    Having been heavily defeated in the US Mid term elections with the Democratic party suffering its worst drubbing for decades Obama snubs his nose at the democratic process and proceeds to "use" China for his own devious ends.  Senate minority leader McConnell and house speaker Boehner both rejected such a deal which requires China to do nothing for sixteen years while the US suffers with unnecessary carbon dioxide regulations destroying its economy and making the poor poorer still. You are a liar Mr Obama.The only people who support you are the British monarchy and the Guardian.
               The latest scientific paper from the Netherlands Institute for Atmospheric Research reveals that of the 400ppm of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere a mere 15ppm comes from human burning of fossil fuels.  The remainder comes from natural sources such as plant decomposition in equatorial regions and ocean de-gassing.  (Supported by the two leading atmospheric physicists in the world, Professor Richard Lindzen(US) and Professor Murry Salby(Australia). There will be votes on a resolution disavowing Obama`s new commitments in both the House and Senate early in the 114th Congress. That will complicate the State Department`s plans to announce its commitments to the Paris accord in 2015. (Myron Ebell  12 November 2014).

          Report by Terri Jackson Msc MPhil    Founder of the Energy and Climate Group Institute of Physics, London.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Mad Men of Climate Alarmism

 With acknowledgements to cartoonist Josh and artist Steve Brodner