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Reduce CO2, or More Homeless Kittens

From the department of that nasty colourless, odourless, trace gas, plant food – CO2 – that causes everything and anything…

Watts Up With That?

Cute abandoned kitten, author Nicolas Suzor from Brisbane, Australia, source Wikimedia Cute abandoned kitten, author Nicolas Suzor from Brisbane, Australia, source Wikimedia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

According to the New South Wales Cat Protection Society, climate induced warmer weather is causing cats to have more unwanted kittens.

Longer breeding seasons, more kittens: are cats reacting to climate change?

When Kristina Vesk started working at the Cat Protection Society of NSW in 2006, she rarely saw kittens in winter. Now warmer weather means cats are breeding all year round, increasing the numbers of unwanted kittens and the threat to native wildlife from strays and feral cats.

Ms Vesk, the society’s chief executive, said there used to be weeks from June to September when the shelter saw very few, if any, kittens. But with the climate changing and temperatures rising, it seems cats are increasingly on heat.

“For the past three years, I don’t think we’ve experienced a full week at any…

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Wind Power Disaster: South Australians Grapple with Rocketing Power Prices, an Unstable Grid & Rolling Blackouts

Appears wind power advocates didn’t get the memo that when the wind stops, so does the electricity.

STOP THESE THINGS

koutsantonis SA’s Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis: asleep at the wheel.

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In Australia’s wind farm capital, South Australia the terms ‘chaos’ and ‘crisis’ are used to describe the aftermath of an energy policy ‘designed’ on desktops by dimwits, who haven’t got the faintest clue about how power generation works (or much else, for that matter).

Wind power collapses and blackouts are now part of South Australian life: Wind Industry’s Armageddon: Wind Farm Output Collapse Leaves 110,000 South Australian Homes & Businesses Powerless

The Genesis of the wind power debacle was pretty well captured by Leo Smith in our recent post – Why Weather Dependent, Intermittent & Unreliable Wind Power is as ‘Useful as a Chocolate Teapot’ – and summed up as follows:

There is, above all, one salient feature that emerges across the board. Sanity and rationalism have been cast aside, and the whole arena is now a political and ideological

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CSIRO Climate Update: “We don’t know what the heck is waiting for us”

How to keep your government funded climate job. Lessons 101-103 :
– “We have no idea what the climate is doing.”
– “The science is not settled.”
– “The 97% consensus thing was merely a propaganda tool to prove our theory when the data wouldn’t.”

Watts Up With That?

"Climate Change" Climate Job Trends from Indeed.com “Climate Change” Climate Job Trends from Indeed.com

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t JoNova – The floor show from Aussie climate scientists whose jobs are on the line is continuing. Now that climate job security is a thing of the past, it turns out there are all sorts of uncertainties about climate projections, which maybe didn’t get much exposure, back in the golden years of government funded research.

According to The Guardian;

In the email to staff on Thursday, Marshall said that since climate change was proven to be real, CSIRO could shift its focus.

“Everybody is laughing at Marshall’s statement,” the scientist told Guardian Australia. “Who is he to declare that climate change is answered? The IPCC says so many problems are not answered yet. And unless you know how the climate is changing, how do you adapt to it?

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/feb/05/senior-csiro-scientist-derides-chief-executives-claim-climate-change-is-answered

It gets better. Tony…

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