DRAX would be a good name for a Bond villain. But its so much worse. They used to burn coal. Now they burn biomass.
And it is dirtier.
“emissions of particulates from the site [DRAX] were 897 tonnes last year compared to 382 tonnes in 2008.”
“The power station uses about seven million tonnes of biomass or wood pellets a year, much of it imported, particularly from the US”
“Last year, Drax received subsidies of £558 million for its biomass operation, a figure that is expected to rise to around £800 million this year as the third biomass unit comes on stream.”
A new climate report for the USA was published along wit the usual shenanigans by the NY Times.
What this map shows is highly damaging to the global warming alarmism industry. It proves that, regardless of average temperature trends, temperatures at the top end of the scale are not increasing. Note that this applies even in the case of California, until recently the golden child of warmists.
We may be seeing milder winters and warmer nights, but, as far as the US is concerned, we are certainly not seeing hotter days.
5 years ago the Great Arctic Cyclone hit on August 5th leading to a record low minimum.
For the AGW cult it was the sign of an apocalypse. Unless some other cyclone comes along there won’t be a new minimum set.
South / North
July USA – 1936, 1934 and 1901 (tied with 2012) Are Still the Hottest (Maximum) in USA.
2017 is 15th. 2017 is tied for 14th.
Clarification: I’m using Maximum Temperature. Not Average.