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June 16, 2016

Warming Sucks … Doesn’t It?

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Cold Kills — sunshinehours1 @ 12:07 PM
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If you could wouldn’t you want the Earth to be 1C colder?

What? You don’t?

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June 15, 2016

EU Biofuels = 80% More CO2 Than Oil

Filed under: Biofuels,Clean Air,CO2,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 10:05 AM
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No surprise for anyone paying attention.

A study published in late April by an environmental group found that Europe’s biofuel regulations created 80 percent more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than the conventional oil they replaced. The report estimates the biofuels create new emissions equivalent to putting an extra 12 million cars on the road.

Europe has been blending small percentages of biofuels into conventional gasoline and oil and diesel specifically to reduce CO2 emissions. The continent plans to require biofuels account for 10 percent of all fuel used by 2020. The EU’s CO2 emissions are estimated to have increased by 0.7 percent last year relative to 2014, even though the continent has spent an estimated $1.2 trillion financially supporting green and bio-energy with the goal of lowering CO2 emissions.

 

June 7, 2016

German Electricity June (1st to 7th) 2016

Filed under: Germany,Uncategorized,wind turbines — sunshinehours1 @ 5:13 PM
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Remember the big noise a few weeks back about Germany being essentially powered by wind turbines.

Not so much noise now that wind is 5GW or less for about 6 days in a row.

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April 14, 2016

Boycott Finlandia!

Filed under: Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 8:19 AM
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Finlandia Vodka has decided to “Protect Our Winters”.

There is no denying that for the past decade, our winters have gradually become shorter and warmer, creating vast changes in the landscape of Canada’s climate. Finlandia Vodka (Finlandia) is pleased to be joining forces with Protect Our Winters (POW), the leading climate change advocacy group for the snow sports community, in an effort to reduce the effects of global climate change. Finlandia believes that if you are kind to nature, it will return the favour, and has decided to join the movement against climate change by donating one per cent of its total April sales from the British Columbia market to POW.

I live in BC. I hate long cold wet winters.

Screw Finlandia. Screw long cold wet snowy winters.

I want long, hot, glorious summers with lots of swimming and barbecues and baking in the sun!

Boycott Finlandia.

 

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March 28, 2016

Irony in Antarctica

Filed under: Mockery,Moose,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 11:49 AM
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Students set sail to save the world!

… university students, techies, researchers, executives and greens with a common cause to save earth from ill-effects of greenhouse emissions, rapid urbanisation, excess consumption of natural resources and changing lifestyle.

Irony!

Setting off in ‘Ocean Endeavour’, the luxury ship navigated by 50 crew members,

Luxury!

The ship offers a superb guest experience with a nautical lounge, two restaurants, sundeck, and ample deck space for observation of polar landscapes. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel to the cabins and common spaces.

Ocean Endeavour has a focus on health and wellness with newly-built saunas, pool, gym, hot tub and the Wellness Café and Juice Bar. The ship will offer guests onboard services and amenities that that will enhance their Polar expedition experience. There is also a Polar Boutique, where guests can buy gifts and/or any gear they might need for the voyage.

 

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Not Enough Fossil Fuels Left to Double CO2

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,CO2,Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 8:44 AM
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According to Willis Eschenbach there isn’t enough fossil fuels left in the ground to double CO2 in the atmosphere even if we burned it all by 2100.

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Physics says the direct warming caused by a doubling of CO2 is only around 1.2C.

Then there are theories about feedbacks that have yet to be proven.

 

 

 

March 26, 2016

Opinion: Fukushima 5 years on – ‘The Germans are crazy’

Filed under: Germany,Morons,Nuclear — sunshinehours1 @ 2:30 PM
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There are still eight nuclear power plants on the German energy grid; once there were almost twenty. In six years the last eight will also have been shut down. No more controversies in parliament, no more public debates. It is easy to overlook the fact that a special commission is discussing just how much it will cost to dismantle what is left of Germany’s nuclear energy program, and who will have to pay for it. The energy companies? Or will taxpayers get stuck with the bill in the end? It is a debate for insiders.

Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-fukushima-5-years-on-the-germans-are-crazy/a-19109743

Just remember March 7 2016 (not that unusual) when wind dropped to essentially zero.

Or March 5th when uranium supplied 24.4% and wind 4.6%.

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March 24, 2016

Climate Change Makes Better Wine

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 5:51 PM
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Good news on the climate front!

The doom and gloom surrounding global warming tends to offer a depressing picture of the future, but there may be a small glimmer of hope.

Scientists have discovered climate change may actually be making wine taste better.

They have found the conditions typically associated with high-quality wines have altered in recent years as temperatures have risen, resulting in consistently better vintages.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3507836/Is-climate-change-making-wine-taste-BETTER-Rising-temperatures-causing-early-harvests-high-quality-vintages.html

I usually laugh at these stories when they show the opposite. So I’m going to highlight 2 things.

CO2 is never mentioned in the story. Yet its easy to find research showing higher CO2 increases grape yields.

Their “temperature reconstruction” splices 100 years of thermometer data  onto 300 years of tree ring data (which they claim tells you what the temperature and precipitation is).Thats pretty bogus “science”.

 

 

March 21, 2016

Greenpeace May Be In Trouble in Canada

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Canada,Greenpeace,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 8:50 AM
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I’m sure the shredders will work overtime, but Greenpeace could be in trouble.

Any day now a Canadian court could force the radical environmental group Greenpeace to open up its records world-wide to scrutiny from attorneys for Resolute Forest Products. The progressive green bullies may have picked on the wrong business.

Standard operating procedure for many companies faced with a protest campaign is to write a check and hope it goes away. But not at Montreal-based Resolute. CEO Richard Garneau tells us, “If you believe you’re on firm ground, you stand firm.”

In 2012 Greenpeace claimed that Resolute was violating forestry practices that the company had agreed to follow. Resolute threatened legal action and so Greenpeace retracted its claims. But Resolute says that even after the retraction the environmental outfit kept publishing and broadcasting the same false claims, along with some new ones. According to the company, one Greenpeace tactic is to show video footage of trees damaged by an insect outbreak hundreds of miles away but pretend it is the forest harvested by Resolute. Greenpeace denies this.

In 2013 Resolute sued Greenpeace for “defamation, malicious falsehood and intentional interference with economic relations” and sought $7 million Canadian in damages. The company has clearly been harmed by Greenpeace’s fact-challenged denunciations of logging in Canada’s vast boreal forest. As a result of the green media campaign, Resolute says it has lost U.S. customers including Best Buy. Greenpeace says in its court filings that its publications on Resolute “present fair comment based on true facts” and that the company is “engaged in destructive forest operations.”

But Greenpeace may be forced to defend those comments. In January 2015 an Ontario court refused to consider an appeal of its motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Then last June Superior Court Justice F. B. Fitzpatrick rejected Greenpeace’s motion to strike part of the Resolute complaint that details the environmental group’s activities around the world.

It’s a greatest hits collection of green distortions. One paragraph reads: “In 2006, Greenpeace USA mistakenly issued a press release stating ‘In the twenty years since the Chernobyl tragedy, the world’s worst nuclear accident, there have been nearly [FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE]’.”

[…] Greenpeace has tried to contain the Resolute case and ensure it only affects its Canadian operations, but Justice Fitzpatrick wisely understood that it is one global organization. Now the Divisional Court in Ontario is considering the issue and if Greenpeace loses again, the outfit could soon be coughing up the internal documents behind its various campaigns of fear and intimidation world-wide.”

http://www.thegwpf.com/pushing-back-against-green-bullies/

March 17, 2016

Disposable Coffee Cups: If You Care About the Environment Make Coffee At Home!

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 8:59 AM
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There is a big kerfuffle about the billions of disposable coffee cups thrown away when people drink coffee out.

If you care about the environment:

Make Coffee At Home!

Put it in a thermos!

Wash the non-disposable cup when done!

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