The Global Warming Crisis? The War on Fossil Fuels?
Predictions from 16 Years ago prove correct.
It is seldom that the climate alarmists will agree to debate, and when they do they usually lose. Allan MacRae has submitted some 2002 conclusions from one rare debate.
In 2002, Astrophysicist Dr. Sallie Baliunas (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Paleoclimatologist Dr. Tim Patterson (Carleton University) and I co-authored a debate*1 with the Pembina Institute, sponsored by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Our assessment was subsequently excerpted in several professional journals, as well as The Globe and Mail and La Presse national newspapers.
Even as anti-gas tax riots raged in France this week, naturalist David Attenborough warned a crowd at a United Nations climate change summit in Poland that “the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”
U.N. General Assembly President Maria Espinosa told the media that “mankind” is “in danger of disappearing” if climate change is allowed to progress at its current rate.
Speakers, who flew in to swap doomsday stories, advocated radical changes to avoid this imminent environmental apocalypse. These days, “the point of no return” is almost always in view, yet always just out of reach.
Put simply, because it both improves profits and also damages their main fossil fuel competitor, the coal mining industry. Coal is a solid fuel that can be dug out of the ground, loaded on to trucks, and transported to a power station for electricity generation. It is cheap to extract and easy to handle.
Gas however is a difficult material to handle, it must at all times be kept contained and transported using specially designed pipelines. For overseas export of natural gas, tankers with cryogenic liquid containers are required. If you have a lot of gas to sell, then climate change is good for your company’s bottom line in the following ways: Continue reading “Why do Big Oil and Big Gas Support the War on Carbon Dioxide?”
CO2 emissions from volcanic activity are orders of magnitude greater than those caused by humans burning fossil fuels.
Submarine volcanic activity is orders of magnitude greater than subaerial volcanic activity but it was ‘out of sight and out of mind’ until results of studies of sea/ocean floor commenced in 1950’s. Geologists are aware of importance of submarine volcanic activity in global CO2 ‘supply and demand’ balance. However, climate scientists contributing to IPCC reports are still ignoring the importance of CO2 emissions from submarine volcanic activity.
Another full moon, another associated high tide, another solar cycle of gravitational stresses on the Earth’s crust, another major sub-sea earthquake in Indonesia, another volcanic eruption as Krakatoa poured another toxic mix of stuff into the sky – and another tsunami.
And for every surface volcano, there are dozens of sub-sea eruptions pouring heat and chemicals into the sea.
Watts Up With That has produced a useful readable summary of energy consumption trends 1965 – 2017. This is the period covering the noisy war on carbon fuels and the massive subsidies and hype about wind and solar energy.
Windmills are not in the State budget. They are not in the Federal budget. No foreign superpower is paying for them, no cartel of benign foreign investors is graciously fixing our previously adequate system. No.
We are paying for these windmills, without our knowledge. Billions a year. Even if they make no sense at all, no one cares – these uneconomic monsters are being subsidized to operate.
Look at the accounts of Hepburn Wind. Massively profitable and paid the world’s highest rates for electricity no one needs or wants. Still a single free windmill cannot be run at a profit so the owners are then then given another $800,000 cash a year just to exist. Continue reading “What Supports Green Energy?”
How do electricity prices in Australia compare with USA?
“In a study by Alex Robson, released last week by the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, comparisons are presented between energy costs in Australia and the US.
“The bottom line is that Australian households and businesses routinely pay two to three times as much as their US counterparts. Energy in the US also is more reliable and the pricing arrangements are more transparent.
“In the past decade, average power prices in Australia increased in real terms by about 70 per cent for households and businesses. In the US, real electricity prices for households stayed essentially flat; those for industrial users dropped by 10 per cent. When it comes to gas, the picture also is alarming. Australian manufacturers are being charged almost 50 per cent more in real terms than they were a decade ago, whereas manufacturers in the US are paying nearly two-thirds less. The average real price of gas also has fallen significantly for US households.”
As Robson sums up: “On electricity and gas price outcomes, the two economies have taken completely opposite paths.”