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Poland Bans Wind Power & Orders a Double Helping of Coal to Keep the Lights On

Smart Poland for not falling for the eco-extremism, fear and alarmism that is driving the supposed climate change “crisis” and the subsequent trillion dollar industry associated with it.

Smart Poland for not pandering to extremist groups, activist scientists, green-washing corporations and self-serving political elites like the UN and its bureaucratic bohemith.

Smart Poland for looking out for its people and workers’ welfare, employing the wonders of cheap, reliable, dispatchable coal-fired power, keeping energy costs down, thus ensuring jobs and wealth remain at home, not shipped off to China or abroad.

Smart Poland for identifying inefficient, intermittent, costly, weather dependant, unwanted and unsightly industrial wind turbines as nothing more than monuments to the folly of mankind’s collective eco-insanity. Or as James Delingpole so aptly describes them, “bat-chomping, bird-slicing, eco-crucifixes.”

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Over-run by these things, faced with thousand of furious neighbours demanding an end to the onslaught, and spiralling power costs, Poland has mounted an enormous about face: where wind power was the flavour of the month for a year or two, it’s been hit with an outright ban.

Worse still for Polish wind-worshippers, their government, faced with an erratic power supply and rising prices, has decided to serve up a double helping of coal to keep the lights on.

Poland Shuns Wind, Doubles Down on Coal-Reliant Future
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Sonal Patel
1 August 2016

Poland, a country where hard coal and lignite power plants currently generate about 85% of the power, has passed a law that stymies a wind power expansion and is now mulling draft legislation that will help boost investments in new coal capacity.

The eastern European country has bucked the trend toward renewable power that many countries…

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In the middle of the “hottest year ever” come record wheat harvests

Record coffee crops, record rice crops, record general grain crops and now record wheat harvest – all in “The Hottest Year Evah” !?

Surely the experts are right when they constantly scare us that “global warming” will bring pestilence, drought, social unrest, global upheaval and food shortages?

Or is it all meant to scare us into belief, and in the real world ~0.9C temp rise over past 150 years, combined with technology and innovation provided by fossil fuel energy efficiency, is not such a catastrophic thing?

Watts Up With That?

From the “Paul Ehrlich is still spectacularly wrong” department:

Malthus Chokes on Bumper Wheat Crop

A generation after leading scientists and experts warned the world of an escalating series of horrendous famines, the crop gluts continue. The latest kick in the pants to the Malthusian doomsayers is a bumper global wheat harvest. Defying not only the Club of Rome doomsayers, but also the climate Chicken Littles who have been warning about damage from rising temperatures to world agriculture, food production is booming even as meteorologists call July 2016 the hottest month ever.

The FT reports:

Extensive planting and benign weather have forced analysts to repeatedly raise crop outlooks. The International Grains Council last week increased its global wheat production forecast to a record 743m tonnes, up 1 per cent from last year. […]

The recent US winter wheat harvest was 45m tonnes, up 21 per cent from 2015, according…

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