“When the history of the great late 20th/early 21st century climate scare is written, no institution is going to emerge with less distinction than the BBC.”
Can’t argue with that JD.
By Paul Homewood
The Polar Ocean Challenge expedition – aka Ship of Fools II – has escaped from the Arctic by the skin of its teeth.
It was supposed to show how amazingly navigable the Arctic Circle has become now that climate change is supposedly melting the polar ice caps at a dangerous and unprecedented rate. But according to one observer who has followed their progress closely (see comments at Paul Homewood‘s place), the intrepid explorers – including a 14-year-old boy – came within just two days of calamity, after being hampered by unexpectedly large quantities of a mysterious substance apparently made of frozen water.
The southern NWP route is now closed at the NE exit, with northern Prince Regent Sound blocked by 9/10 ice in freeze up mode. Exactly where they barely made it through after hours of probing on 9/12. Northabout made it through…
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STT with a devastating deconstruction of the “unreliable” energy f-i-a-s-c-o !
An absolute MUST Read…
“There are too many costs outside building the devices themselves. It is these secondary costs that are problematic.”
“Energy products are very different in ‘quality.’ Intermittent electricity is of exceptionally low quality. (very much lower quality than is needed to operate the electric grid.) The costs that intermittent electricity impose on the system need to be paid by someone else.” [you, the taxpayer.]
“The situation is a little like adding a large number of drunk drivers, or of self-driving cars that don’t really work as planned, to a highway system. In theory, other drivers can learn to accommodate them, if enough extra lanes are added, and the concentration of the poorly operating vehicles is kept low enough.”
Intermittent Renewables Can’t Favorably Transform Grid Electricity
Our Finite World
31 August 2016
Many people are hoping for wind and solar PV to transform grid electricity in a favorable way. Is this really possible? Is it really feasible for intermittent renewables to generate a large share of grid electricity? The answer increasingly looks as if it is, “No, the costs are too great, and the return on investment would be way too low.” We are already encountering major grid problems, even with low penetrations of intermittent renewable electricity: US, 5.4% of 2015 electricity consumption; China, 3.9%; Germany, 19.5%; Australia, 6.6%.
In fact, I have come to the rather astounding conclusion that even if wind turbines and solar PV could be built at zero cost, it would not make sense to continue to add them to…
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“So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems…” Tim Flannery 2007
Global Warmimg alarmists like, Tim Flannery, assured us that global warming would bring us a “new era” of climate – droughts, famine and pestilence etc etc.
With dams full in South Australia, and in most of eastern Australia, it would appear that the human-induced global warming disaster drought scenario, is yet another failed prediction from the climate hysterical.
From the Herald Sun’s Andrew Bolt :
Emergency management commissioner Craig Lapsley on global warming today:
The rivers are full, the reservoirs are full, the dams are full, so every drop of rain that falls from the sky is going to be in the river system and has the potential to increase flooding at that local level.
Which is the exact opposite of what Tim Flannery predicted in 2007:
Even the rain that falls is not going to fill our dams and our river systems.
Amazing dam-filling in Adelaide. See above.