Your SUV Did Not Cause the California Wildfires

Tenaja Fire

By Steve Goreham

Originally published in Washington Examiner.

California nears the end of another disastrous wildfire season. Governor Newsom and others blame human-caused climate change for California fire destruction. But causes for the destructiveness of these fires appear to be dominated by other factors, not emissions from power plants or sport utility vehicles.

Data from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection shows 2019 to be another year of fire disaster. As of November 3, more than 6,000 California fires burned almost 200,000 acres, destroyed 730 structures and claimed three lives. The Kincade fire in Sonoma County north of San Francisco did the most damage, burning over 77,000 acres to date. As of November 3, this fire was 80 percent contained with the direct cause unknown.

But fire damage in 2019 so far pales in comparison to the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Both years suffered more than 1.5 million acres burned and more than 10,000 structures destroyed. Ninety-three people lost their lives in the 2018 fires.

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Time to Sack the “Minister for No Water”

The Minister for Wasting Water, DAVID LITTLEPROUD, must resign.

The Saltbush Club today called for the immediate resignation of Mr. David Littleproud from his position as Minister for Water on the grounds of incompetence in his management of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

The call was made by Mr Ron Pike, the Saltbush Club Water Adviser with a lifetime of experience and information on Murray Darling Basin water supply, storage and use. Continue reading “Time to Sack the “Minister for No Water””

Topher Field: “The Dreadful Murray Darling Basin Plan”

“Our farmers are in a drought… again. But this time it’s different. Our rivers are full to overflowing as our government spends $13Billion of our dollars, buying up water and flushing it out to sea. Meanwhile, thanks to the price of water skyrocketing, our farmers can’t afford to buy any to put on their crops or keep their cattle fed. What we have is a man-made drought, caused by the MDBA and its reckless buying of water for so called ‘environmental’ purposes.”

“Electrify Everything” Policies Would Eliminate Gas Heating and Cooking

BBQBy Steve Goreham

Originally published in TheInvadingSea.

Natural gas and propane serve as excellent low-cost fuels for heating and cooking. Last year, natural gas usage grew faster than renewables in the United States. But advocates of green energy policies would eliminate gas for heating and cooking. Continue reading ““Electrify Everything” Policies Would Eliminate Gas Heating and Cooking”

Another Blatant Lie: In Fact All Science Academies do not Support Global Warming Alarmism

Dr. John Happs

We often read statements such as:“All science academies support the notion of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.”

In fact position statements about climate change from science academies and associations are usually made without debate or consultation with the wider membership. Of the international science bodies that have issued statements warning of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, to my knowledge, not one has provided evidence showing that the majority of their members subscribe to those statements.

Alarmist statements about climate change appear to represent the opinions of a mere handful of members. Academy officials are well aware of where their funding originates and the rank and file members could be blissfully unaware of alarmist, unsubstantiated statements released by their governing board until it is too late.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and a leading Canadian energy expert, the late Dr. Archie Robertson explained: Continue reading “Another Blatant Lie: In Fact All Science Academies do not Support Global Warming Alarmism”

Alarmist Over-reach

For over 15 years the global warmists have become progressively more outspoken with their scare stories, and less careful with facts and science.

But their latest tactics of promoting Extinction Hellions and exploiting a teenage Swedish Doomsayer represent alarmist over-reach.

Ordinary people are becoming suspicious: “If their science is sound, why do they resort to media scare stories, traffic disruption, street rebellions, school truants, religious zealots and academic purging?” Continue reading “Alarmist Over-reach”

The Rebellion against Reason

We don’t need rowdy Extinction Hellions on our streets – we need Education on Extinctions in our science academies, classrooms and media.

Extinctions are natural events that close every chapter of Earth’s history – they remove species that can’t cope with competition or change. Better adapted species take their place.

The rocks are Earth’s archives, recording past climates, extinctions, ice ages, droughts, planetary impacts and volcanic activities. There is NOTHING unusual about current conditions or trends except for today’s huge human population. (Dinosaurs also were very numerous and successful, but only remnants of their line remain today.) Continue reading “The Rebellion against Reason”

Eco-imperialists Impose a Biomess on Africa

Instead of cutting forests and burning dung and charcoal, shouldn’t Africa have cheap electricity?

By Duggan Flanakin

China, India, Vietnam and other nations are using more and more oil, natural gas and coal every year to electrify and modernize their nations, create jobs, and improve their people’s health, living standards and life spans. Why in this day and age are the World Bank and other international institutions demanding widespread use of charcoal for heating and cooking in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)?

During the recent 2019 “climate week,” the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change touted increased reliance on biomass – which already comprises 60% of European “renewable” energy – as a tool in fighting climate change and stabilizing Earth’s never-stable climate. Continue reading “Eco-imperialists Impose a Biomess on Africa”

Greentopia

They planned the Land of Make Believe.

They wanted water without building dams, cheap reliable electricity without using coal or gas or nuclear power, transport without using petrol or diesel, food without farmers or fishermen, employment without factories, metals and motor fuels without refineries and bridges and buildings without cement and steel.

Their countryside was uglified by paddocks of magic mirrors, forests of whirling bird-slicers and spider-webs of access tracks and power lines that delivered abundant electricity when it was least needed (and little at peak demand).

But the taps went dry, cattle and crops died, batteries went flat, lights went out, seafood and rice came from Vietnam, metals were smelted and refined in China, trains were built in India, cars and trucks came from Japan, motors fuels were imported from South East Asia, construction slumped and savings fled to Zurich.

Welcome to Green Australia.

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Houston We Have a Problem: NASA’s Magnificent Record Tainted by its Climate Activists

By Dr. John Happs

The question must be asked: Why does an organisation with huge resources, impressive achievements and some of the best scientists available allow its reputation to be sullied by a handful of activists intent on spreading misinformation about catastrophic anthropogenic global warming?

On the 21st July, 1969 an estimated 500 million people from around the world watched Neil Armstrong become the first person to walk on the Moon. Armstrong was followed to the lunar surface by Buzz Aldrin whilst Michael Collins monitored their movements from lunar orbit.

NASA: Image in public domain

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