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More People Die Of Cold Than Heat

“Where there’s money, there’s a way.”

Spot-on Paul.

The climate crisis gravy-train rolls on unabated, with yet another ‘study’, no doubt driven by catastrophic RCP8.5 computer model sulimulations.

Just another day in the Orwellian, agitprop world of climate ‘science’…

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Amidst all the talk of people dying in heatwaves, we need to remember that many, many more people die of the cold than the heat.

This is self evident in the UK, where the ONS routinely calculate excess winter deaths each year. They never count summer ones, as that is when death rates are lowest.

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http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/excesswintermortalityinenglandandwales/201415provisionaland201314final

But what is maybe less well known is that the same applies even in hot countries, as this study published in the Lancet last year showed:

Cold weather is 20 times as deadly as hot weather, and it’s not the extreme low or high temperatures that cause the most deaths, according to a study published Wednesday.

The study — published in the British journal The Lancet — analyzed data on more than 74 million deaths in 13 countries between 1985 and 2012. Of those, 5.4 million deaths were related to cold…

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Environmentalists manage to kill the last nuclear power station in California

“Welcome to the darkness. You thought the Enron trading scam induced blackouts in California around 2000 were bad? Wait til 2025. Let’s all sit in the dark and chant kumabahya while we wait for wind and solar to come online again.”

Nuff said.

Watts Up With That?

From Forbes:

 More details Diablo Canyon Power Plant, 2009 photo from offshore. The light beige domes are the containment structures for Unit 1 and 2 reactors. The brown building is the turbine building where electricity is generated and sent to the grid. In the foreground is the Administration Building (black and white stripes). Picture:  "Mike" Michael L. Baird via Wikimedia
Diablo Canyon Power Plant, 2009 photo from offshore. The light beige domes are the containment structures for Unit 1 and 2 reactors. The brown building is the turbine building where electricity is generated and sent to the grid. In the foreground is the Administration Building (black and white stripes). Picture: “Mike” Michael L. Baird via Wikimedia

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a press release today stating that they have signed a deal with PG&E PCG +0.10%, IBEW local 1245, the Coalition of California Utility Employees, Friends of the Earth, Environment California, and the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility.

There is an implied quid pro quo. The groups will support PG&E’s request for an extension from the California Lands Commission of its land use permit that allows access to ocean cooling water at the Commission’s June 28 meeting. In return, PG&E will agree to withdraw its 20-year license…

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Global temperatures are heading downward, and fast

Difficult times ahead for the climate crisis industry to declare 2016 as “The Hottest Year Evah” !

Watts Up With That?

It’s no surprise to us that the “monster” El Niño of 2015/2016 created a very large global temperature spike, after all, that’s what the natural process that creates the phenomenon results in due to the Pacific ocean near the Equator not being able to dissipate heat to space as effectively as it usually does. NOAA says that “ENSO is one of the most important climate phenomena on Earth due to its ability to change the global atmospheric circulation, which in turn, influences temperature and precipitation across the globe. ”

But, as they say, “what goes up, must come down”. NOAA has this to say about the current state:

After dominating the tropical Pacific for more than a year, El Niño ended in May 2016. Near- or below-average temperatures existed in 3 out of 4 ENSO monitoring regions of the tropical Pacific. And for the first time in 2016, wind and…

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“World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day.

Who cares, when it’s other people’s money at stake, right?

The ‘uneliable’, feel-good energy sham rolls on and on and on…

We truly are living in the age of collective eco-insanity.

Watts Up With That?

Guest post by David Middleton

Crescent Dunes

SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada is quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun isn’t shining.

Crescent Dunes is the first utility-scale facility in the world to use molten salt for power energy storage capabilities, a technology also known as concentrated solar.

With a concentrated solar plant such as Crescent Dunes—including other plants like it around the world—more than 10,000 movable mirrors, or heliostats, reflect solar energy to a central, 640-foot tower that heats up salt to 1,050 degrees Fahrenheit.

This salt is used for two purposes, as SolarReserve points out on its website. First, it retains very high levels of heat, making it like a thermal battery that can be used night and day, whether or not the sun is out. Second, when electricity is needed on the grid, the molten…

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Lessons from Denmark: Danes Slash Wind Power Subsidies to Salvage Economy

When the wind don’t blow, the lights don’t glow!

….and the economy rots.

#unreliables

STOP THESE THINGS

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The wind industry is mounted on myth and fuelled by fantasy.

In Australia, its parasites and spruikers must believe that we are still cut off from the known world (suffering from what was referred to as the “tyranny of distance”) when they peddle stories about Europeans still being wedded to wind power.

On that score, one of the Australian wind cult’s “pinup girls” has always been Denmark. No doubt aided by struggling Danish turbine maker, Vestas (the High Church for wind worshippers) the gullible and naïve still believe that Denmark has achieved a wind powered Nirvana. (The hard-hitting Danish docu-drama, Follow the Money – screening on SBS – with Vestas played by ‘Energreen’ – has knocked some of the varnish off, though.)

In the cultists’ eyes wind power can, of course, do no wrong.  Moments when the wind blows, and these things produce more than their usual piddling fraction of…

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Great Barrier Reef Scaremongers Risk 10,000 Jobs

A few posts back I wrote about the reckless and alarmist Great Barrier Reef scaremongering, potentially endangering the livelihoods of those who work within the region:

“What other falsehoods are environmental activists like Tim Flannery and complicit media – ABC, Fairfax, The Age, BBC, CNN etc etc, willing to spread in order to push their ever-dangerous global warming agenda?
I say dangerous, as this particular incident of blatant climate change alarmism endagers Australia’s international reputation, especially its tourist industry and the livelihoods of the good people who are employed in the region.
Who will be made accountable or held responsible for the blatant lies, exaggeration of data and wreckless alarmism? No one, of course. Because again, the worst any Reef or climate change alarmist can ever be accused of is an excess of virtue, in order to “Save the planet”.

https://climatism.wordpress.com/2016/06/04/expert-scientists-exaggerated-coral-bleaching-story/

Three surveys recently conducted now show an estimated 175,000 fewer tourists could visit Australia based on the coral bleaching threat. A threat since proven alarmist and overblown.

At risk, an estimated 10,000 jobs.

Congratulations global warming alarmists….another baseless, fact-less and science free, yet successful climate fear mongering campaign, wrecking people’s livelihoods, simply to push your ideologically driven CAGW agenda.

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

The ludicrous scaremongering by global warming activists about the “dying” reef is costing Australians jobs and money:

Three surveys conducted in Britain, China, and the United States, have shown citizens in those countries – when the situation is raised with them – say that are concerned that the world-renowned reef is under severe threat. And many would reconsider visiting as a result…

GreatBarrierReefAn estimated 175,000 fewer tourists could visit Australia if the bleaching persists and worse if the [claimed] damage becomes permanent.

The polls, which surveyed the attitudes and awareness of 1000 people in each market, found potential visitors were concerned over the state of the reef, which in turn could feed into them deciding to visit other Australian attractions or to go to places other than Australia entirely.

The finding suggests the tourism businesses and related local economies adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef…

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National Grid recruits NHS hospitals to help keep the lights on

UK National Grid using NHS ‘fossil fuel’ powered generators to keep “the lights on as Britain builds more wind…farms.”

The same ‘Wind farms’ to be built in a place where Hugh McNeal, chief executive of the wind industry’s trade body RenewableUK, recently stated, do not add up because there is insufficient wind to keep them turning!

“We are almost certainly not talking about the possibility of new plants in England…The wind speeds don’t allow for it.”

https://climatism.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/uks-wind-power-nightmare-hits-high-farce-having-wrecked-everything-wind-industry-now-says-britain-not-windy-enough/

Oh dear. What a right royal mess the ‘unreliable’ energy scam has become!

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

Ht Philip Bratby/Patsy Lacey

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/06/19/national-grid-recruits-nhs-hospitals-to-help-keep-the-lights-on/?WT.mc_id=e_DM129815&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_FAM_New_AEM_Recipient&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Edi_FAM_New_AEM_Recipient_2016_06_20&utm_campaign=DM129815

National Grid is recruiting cash-strapped NHS hospitals to fire up their emergency generators and turn down their air conditioning systems when power supplies are scarce.

There was a time hospitals were for healing people!

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