By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
Climate Boffins Target Depression
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Engineering the Emissions Target Depression.
The Climate Change Authority wants Australians to cut their production of carbon dioxide to 19% below 2000 levels by the year 2020.
The climate boffins should employ a demographer before they set such unrealistic goals.
The population of Australia in 2000 was about 19 million and it is now 23 million. By 2020 it will probably be over 25 million.
If Australia’s production of carbon dioxide was merely frozen at the 2000 level, that would require a 24% reduction per head of population by 2020.
If we add to that a real reduction in total emissions of 19% by 2020, emissions per capita would need to fall by 39% in just 6 years.
Even more unbelievable, China (supported by the UN/IPCC) thinks that developed countries “need to cut emissions by 40% from their 1990 levels by 2020”. This would require Australia’s per capita emissions to fall by 60% to just 40% of their 1990 levels. All achieved within the next six years.
Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) to Issue Its Critique
of the United Nations’ IPCC Working Groups II and III Reports at National Press Club on April 9
What: Breakfast press conference with authors and reviewers of Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts, and Climate Change Reconsidered II: Human Welfare, Energy, and Policies
When: Wednesday, April 9, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC
Who: Joseph Bast, president, The Heartland Institute; Dr. S. Fred Singer, professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia; Dr. Craig D. Idso, founder, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, and others to be announced.
An international panel of climate scientists and economists will release a massive new report April 9 that finds the benefits of global warming “greatly exceed any plausible estimate of its costs.” The new report, the second and third volumes of Climate Change Reconsidered II, were produced by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) and published by The Heartland Institute.
The new report summarizes scholarly research published as recently as January 2014 on the impacts, costs, and benefits of climate change. Hefty chapters summarize thousands of peer-reviewed studies of the impact of rising levels of carbon dioxide – a greenhouse gas produced during the burning of fossil fuels – on plants and soils, agriculture, forests, wildlife, ocean life, and humankind.
Maybe its co-incidence, but in the same session at my computer I picked up two bits of information. A/. Greenpeace and Frogblog, the Greenie Blogsheet, have produced a frightening conjecture that if the Anadarko oil rig, now placed off the Taranaki coast, had an accident It could spread oil damage right up the west coast of the North Island all the way up to Cape Reinga and then right across the Pacific.. http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/9314539/Greenpeace-warns-of-oil-spill-havoc
B/. Stuff.co.nz also had a story about Irv Gordon a retired school teacher in the USA who has driven 3,000,000 passenger safe miles in one car, a 1966 Volvo. http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/customs-classics/9271785/One-careful-owner-3-million-miles-on-clock
Now, normally when we compare the safety of travel, by comparing accidents per passenger seat mile, the worst is motor cycles, then cars and aeroplanes come out a long way ahead on safe travel, even though every major airline crash kills a hundred or more at one go. However, does it stop us motoring to know that by the latest available N.Z. annual statistics there were close to 10,000 automotive crashes and 259 people died? No, because most of us consider ourselves bulletproof behind the wheel. We calculate our own safety factors and drive on regardless, whatever some frightened person may bleat about the possibilities.
The Global Warming Scare started when some rich western elites in their deep green bunkers saw it as a way of curbing what they saw as the wasteful and unsustainable life-style of western consumer society (that is, those other people). If they managed this “crisis” properly, they could make great strides in their long-held goals of controlling national and local governments, destroying private property and introducing an unelected elite with access to a world system of taxation and redistribution.
But, voters, consumers and scientists are destroying this green dream:
Of all the ‘Ad Hominem’ attacks of the AGW fraternity against us so called Climate ‘Deniers’, the most annoying is the charge that we don’t know science! That we are all
Conspiracy theorists, pro smoking, pro bigoil , pro ‘nobody landed on the moon’ flat earthers. As far as the ‘Big oil’ bit goes, it all depends on who is doing the talking. And like most Multinational organisations , “Big Oil” likes to keep a foot in both camps.
But what really gets me however is the flat earth accusation. My immediate reaction once again is, ”Why should the pot call the kettle black”? Actually, frying pan would be a better term than pot, because it seems to me that in the light of recent SunSpot cycles and Cloud experiments, the Global Warming, Climate change, Extreme weather, Ocean warming, Water shortage fraternity are going to get tipped out of their last refuge into something a lot hotter than an approaching ice age.
Lots of folks are worried about how coal mining and fracking can leak natural gas or methane into our atmosphere and its catastrophic effect on global warming. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas 20-23 times more potent than Carbon dioxide or CO2. .
According to these authors from Washington State University, Ruminant livestock can produce 250-500 litres of methane per day. http://www.journalofanimalscience.org/content/73/8/2483.full.pdf It would seem to me that despite the efforts of many to “keep the coal in the hole” to minimize on our emissions of carbon dioxide, that they should look to the big picture, change their tune and start looking at our burgeoning dairy industry.
Little old New Zealand milks close to 5 million cows, plus a beef cattle industry of 1.5 million. So, taking a conservative estimate of say 300 litres/day, we are looking at 6.500,000 x 300 = 1,950,000,000 litres of methane or natural gas being emitted to our atmosphere every day, equivalent in Greenhouse warming to 22 times the volume of CO2 making 42,900,000,000 litres of CO2 equivalents/day.
The Ocean Thermometer
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The Ocean Thermometer reveals
Global Warming Lies
The UN IPCC and others with a vested interest in the global warming scare have not bothered to check what sea level evidence says about global temperature changes.
Sea levels are very sensitive to temperature changes, and the oceanic indicators are currently reading “steady”.
So are all other thermometers.
Apart from bubbles of heat surrounding big cities, the thermometers and satellites of the world have not shown a warming trend for 17 years. This is in spite of some inspired fiddling with the records by those whose jobs, research grants and reputations depend on their ability to generate alarming forecasts of destructive global warming.
To explain this absence of warming on Earth’s surface, the warmists now claim that “the missing heat is hiding in the deep oceans”.
Reflective Summary of ‘Spanish Green Economy Experience,’ Dec10, 2013
These are some of my thoughts gleaned from our walk/ride/drive on our 35 day ‘Camino Way Francis Walk/passage’ across over 800kms of Spain from St-Jean Pied-de-port in the Pyrennes in France to Santiago de Compostela.
As I walked across Northern Spain I became increasingly aware of the social, environmental & economic impact of the UN/EEC driven ‘green-based policies & practices’ that are a dominating presence to me across this whole region.
In my view, in the Spanish government’s goal was/is to change a perceived dependence by humans on burning fossil-fuels. They falsely believe CO2 has a greenhouse/global warming/climate change effect. It is clear that an immense amount of money must have been borrowed for this purpose on projects. As CO2 is an essential ingredient in plant growth & the evidence of any man-caused influence is miniscule, I think there has been a gross misuse of the European money! The country must be indebted needlessly to Germany & other countries for generations to come. A recent media report said the country is over a trillion Euros in debt with little chance of repayment of the loan-money. Recently the Spanish Treasurer was jailed when he was found to have 58 million euros in his Swiss bank account, so you can imagine the type of person in charge of the country’s finances. What are some of the policies and consequential damage to the environment, industry, economy & mostly wonderful people of this beautiful country that disturbed me most?