Idea of renewables powering UK is an ‘appalling delusion’ – David MacKay

“Humanity really does needs to pay attention to arithmetic and the laws of physics – we need a plan that adds up.”

Sage words.

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By Paul Homewood

h/t Realist10

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/03/idea-of-renewables-powering-uk-is-an-appalling-delusion-david-mackay

A couple of weeks after the untimely death of Sir David Mackay, formerly chief scientific adviser to DECC, the Guardian published a remarkably interview with him. I have highlighted certain sections:

The idea that renewable energy can power the UK is an “appalling delusion”, according to the final interview given by former chief scientific adviser, the late Professor Sir David MacKay.

The sensible energy and climate change plan for the UK, MacKay said, was for the country to focus on nuclear power and carbon capture storage technology, which traps the carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning. In that scenario, the amount of wind and solar the UK needed would be almost zero, he said.

However, solar could be a very important power source in other countries, he said, where sunny summers coincided with a big demand for electricity for air conditioning. Prof MacKay also…

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RSS Updated For June – Temperature Decline Continues

The rapid decline of both global temp data sets to levels below 1998, completely trashes “hottest year evah” claims trotted out by global warming alarmists…

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By Paul Homewood

RSS have also now published their global temperature anomalies for June, so we can update the comparison with 1998 for them and UAH:

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http://data.remss.com/msu/monthly_time_series/RSS_Monthly_MSU_AMSU_Channel_TLT_Anomalies_Land_and_Ocean_v03_3.txt

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http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/v6.0beta/tlt/uahncdc_lt_6.0beta5

RSS anomalies have now declined by a full half degree since their peak in February.

Both datasets have now been tracking below 1998 levels for the last three months. In 1998, temperatures picked up in the NH summer, so it may be that we see temperature anomalies continue to track lower for the next few months.

Either way, it looks as if there will be no statistically significant difference between this year’s temperatures and 1998’s.

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