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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: September 30, 2019

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September 30, 2019

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information).
A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Wind turbine infrasound articles became too hot for the Sierra Club to handle
Study: No significant reduction in infrasound damage until 9+ miles from wind turbines
Short video: RN Testifies About Apparent Local Turbine Health Consequences
Climate and the Money Trail
Climate change: the Hoax that Costs Us $4 Billion a Day
US Wind Developers Rush to Secure Tax Credits
Green Energy Policies (esp Wind Energy) That Kill Bats
Study: Bats dying due to wind farms
North American bird population has dropped by 3 billion (29%) since 1970
U.S. nuclear plants to produce carbon-free hydrogen
Electricity in the realm of the Lion King
A beginner’s guide to the debate over nuclear power and climate
Renewables May Make Us Feel Good, But Realistically They Just Don’t Work
Congressional Testimony: Sources and Uses of Minerals for a Clean Energy Economy
Going green is nothing but a scam
Why 100% Renewable Energy Is Less Realistic Than a Unicorn
Expert discusses possible RADAR impacts from proposed wind energy project
The climate crusade marches across America!
50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions
A Climate Modeler Spills the Beans
How Climate Change Really Isn’t About the Climate
Scientists Write To UN: There Is No Climate Emergency
Understanding the climate movement: the impotence of science
Climatologist: “IPCC Is To Deceive People’, Hockey Stick Graph A Fake
The UN’s Climate Agenda is So Extreme Its Own Analysts Can’t Defend It
Short video: ‘Facts don’t matter’ with global warming
The only solution to climate change is world socialism
Doug Casey and E.B. Tucker on the Climate Change Hoax
Climate activist hypocrisies exposed
Miscellaneous Energy News:Renewables May Make Us Feel Good, But Realistically They Just Don’t Work
Short video: Renewable Portfolio Standard Scam (Part 1)
Congressional Testimony: Sources and Uses of Minerals for a Clean Energy Economy
Going green is nothing but a scam
Why 100% Renewable Energy Is Less Realistic Than a Unicorn
The Limits of “Clean” Energy
Expert discusses possible RADAR impacts from proposed wind energy project
Why today’s renewables cannot power modern civilization
The Green Paradox: Why Europe’s Climate Policies Increase Global CO2 Emissions
World owes thanks to American oil production in wake of Saudi Arabia attacks
AEA National Energy Scorecard
EIA Projects 50%± Increase In World Energy Usage by 2050
An independent Global Energy Forecast to 2050: wind and solar
US Energy Independence: The Charts That Tell Us Everything
German Study: Natural Gas is Green Energy’s Better Half
Leading countries blocked from speaking at UN climate summit
Texas Wind Power Not So Reliable
NY activists want to undermine local government to ease things for wind developers
NY Senator Jacobs proposes moratorium on Great Lakes wind turbines
What New York’s new climate law means for the Adirondack Park
In Massachusetts, debate emerges over where to build new solar projects
California Delegates its Environmental Stewardship to Others
Norway’s public backlash against onshore wind threatens sector growth
Report: Electricity in Australia – Turning Success into Failure
More buckets of icy cold energy reality
GE engineer shares reasons for multiple turbine failures
Power grid issues, and ‘wind fatigue’
Canadian Wind Turbines Decommissioning to begin Oct. 15
Global Warming & Youths:Video: Greta’s UN Speech
A Line-By-Line Response to Greta Thunberg’s UN Speech
Short video from an anti-Greta young girl
Short video: Thunberg is ‘not the messiah, she is an extremely anxious girl’
Short Video: A Letter to Greta Thunberg
If You Can’t Sell Your Hysteria To Adults, Try Kids
Meet Greta spiritual precursor: The 12-year-old who ‘silenced the world’
World’s Leaders Turn On Greta After She Sues France And Germany
My solution to our children’s climate terror – a nice thick steak
When the young are brainwashed by the climate hoax
Fact Checking Alarmist Kids’ False Claims at Climate Hearing
Rising numbers of children are being treated for “eco-anxiety”
Nothing Blissful About Kids’ Ignorance of Science, History
Young climate activists do not speak for their generation
The Trouble With Climate Strike And Doomsday Prophesying
Greta Thunberg compared to Nazi propaganda girl by US commentator
End the Children’s Climate Crusade
The ‘Climate Strike’ is a crock that exploits kids
UN climate summit flops despite the children’s rent-a-crowd crusade
A reasonable Global Warming Quiz
Manmade Global Warming Articles:The climate crusade marches across America!
50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions
A Climate Modeler Spills the Beans
How Climate Change Really Isn’t About the Climate
The Extinction of Reason
Scientists Write To UN: There Is No Climate Emergency
Understanding the climate movement: the impotence of science
Study: The Earth’s physical parameters, distributed in space and time
Climatologist: “IPCC Is To Deceive People’, Hockey Stick Graph A Fake
The UN’s Climate Agenda is So Extreme Its Own Analysts Can’t Defend It
Short video: ‘Facts don’t matter’ with global warming
The only solution to climate change is world socialism
Doug Casey and E.B. Tucker on the Climate Change Hoax
Climate activist hypocrisies exposed
New Website: My Climate Pledge
Doomsdays that didn’t happen
Senator Inhofe: Three big UN failures America should pay attention to
Top-level climate modeler goes rogue
China & India Demand $100 Billion On Eve Of UN Climate Summit
Canadian feds scrapped 100 years of data on climate change
You Will Not Believe This New Liberal Religion
Global decarbonization efforts ‘stall’, pushing climate goals out of reach
Global Climate Intelligence Group (CLINTEL) founded
How Climate Change Pseudoscience Became Publicly Accepted
Short video about Dr Mann: Fake Nobel Prize – Fake Hockey Stick
Short Tony Heller Video: My Gift To Climate Alarmists
Short video: Global Warming is now a Big Religion
10,500 Steaks at Democrat Steak Fry Despite Their Climate Change Concerns
Study: A new look at current climate science and carbon dioxide
The climate theory casting new light on the history of Chinese civilization
Leftists Do Not Have The Right Solutions For The Environment
A Clean Kill of the Carbon Dioxide-Driven Climate Change Hypothesis?
Surprise! Climate Activists Declare UN New York Climate Conference a Failure
Is climate alarmism tearing itself apart?
The hypocrisy of climate change warriors
Why “Settled Science” Won’t Get Us Anywhere
The trouble with the political push for climate change activism
NASA Study: Human Activity in China and India Dominates the Greening of Earth

Climate News - October 2019

A review and commentary on topical matters concerning the science, economics, and governance associated with climate change developments.

Alan Moran
1 October 2019
Political developments: Greta’s maelstrom and other eddies
Supported by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the confected “climate emergency” psychosis brought indoctrinated kids onto the streets across the world. This article sees a religious analogy with the child prophet, Greta Thunberg, regurgitating political slogans and being consulted by leaders including the Pope and Angela Merkel.
Other world leaders, including Donald Trump and Scott Morrison, felt it necessary to publicly contest Greta’s views, a detailed analysis of which is here. In The Australian, Jennifer Oriel described her campaign as “Climate activists recruiting child soldiers” but the Guardian’s Richard Flanagan likened her speech to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Below are the sober facts on climate-related deaths.
However, emotions trump rationality in this debate. Demonstrating the depth of institutional capture by the movement, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney believes that the financial sector should start bracing for the impact of climate change and related policies.  A group of 500 investment firms, said to represent $35 trillion in assets, is calling for additional measures to meet the Paris targets.  And in Australia some 87 major companies, representing a combined market capitalisation of $US2.3 trillion, have signed onto a zero-emissions pact. With some success, eco-socialist group, Market Forces, is using Australian firms’ AGMs to pressure them into abandoning coal-based investments.

The Australian Governments’ go-to businessman, Sir Rod Eddington, after years of promoting the renewable subsidies that have destroyed industry competitiveness now says, “I believe in markets,” in justifying his opposition to government interventions that redress the adverse effects caused by previous interventions.

The Australian Financial Review proclaimed, “Australia's beach lifestyle, tourism and seafood stocks are under threat unless rapid action is taken to mitigate the world's changing climate”. But investors aren’t buying official forecasts of snow becoming a thing of the past in Australia - bumper snowfall seasons have led to a real estate boom in the Australian Alps.

Policy Developments
At the formal UN New York climate change meeting, China and India want developed countries to commit to giving developing countries (including themselves) $100 billion a year to retain them as members of the Paris Agreement.  Australia was not invited to speak in New York as it is accused of producing too much fossil fuel (much of which is exported to developing countries)!

The outcome of the New York meeting disappointed the ever-growing ambitions of the climate catastrophe industry, which is now preparing for next year’s meeting in Glasgow. E3G’s Nick Mabeyasked, “If solutions are cheaper, public opinion is mobilised and impacts much clearer, why is political action not following?”

The Merkel Government, facing mass calls for action and increased support for Greens has revved up its climate bombast.  However, activists, always using each gain as a springboard for the next, claim it has disengaged from adequate green measures.

A poll of 30,000 people in 28 countries finds respondents overwhelmingly think climate change is taking place and mainly consider this is due to human activity.
That said, climate issues do not figure in the top five concerns of US voters.  
Development in the science of climate change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ) issued a report prior to the New York meeting saying, “Over the last decades, global warming has led to mass loss from ice sheets and glaciers, reductions in snow cover and Arctic sea ice extent and thickness, and increased permafrost temperature.”  It also stated that the oceans had heated and absorbed more than 90 percent of the globe’s “excess heat”. One citation, a paper in Nature claiming to show increased oceanic heating, has been disproved and retracted.

The new IPCC report on snow contradicts the IPCC (2007) report which stated: "Snow cover is projected to contract." (p15), while the 2001 report projects decreasing snow and sea ice cover only for the Northern Hemisphere.

This material from Tony Heller places the various alarmist pictures into an unsensational long term perspective. 

Tim Ball won his lawsuit in Canada that said the Michael Mann “Hockey Stick”, purporting to show the 20th century unprecedented warming, was fallacious.  It turns out that the head IPCC warmist, the Goddard Institute’s Gavin Schmidt was, incognito, offering misleading blog evidence to vilify Ball, using the notorious DeSmogblog website.  Mann’s work is central to the US Democrats lining up to propose tax and regulatory measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, a position stoked by the billions of dollars the US government alone has been providing scientists
The IPCC’s “Hockey Stick” purporting to show warming unique to the present century has also been refuted by more than 1400 studies that record the medieval warming and the warming rebound from the 18-19th century Little Ice Age.

In a sign that the global warming scare has got out of hand, Petteri Taalas, head of the World Meteorological Organisation, one of the two organizations that founded the IPCC, has condemned climate extremists. Taalas is himself a sometime-alarmist. 
Whimsy
At the New York demo, the Daily Caller interviewed uncomfortable young people about the anomaly of their consuming emission-rich products while protesting about them.  They are unlikely to support Democrat Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson’s call for 18-26 year olds to undergo one year’s mandatory national service to combat climate change.

“Darwin in action” quipped Tallbloke at the news that climate alarmists have vowed to have no more children until the Green New Deal is passed.

The EU responds to the fossil fuel induced climate crisis by ordering more private jets for its officials.

The climate change virus has spread to cricket - former Australian captain Ian Chappell thinks it will present problems of heat stroke, skin cancer, and tornado damaged and rain deprived pitches!

Almost 13,000 students are studying courses related to renewable energy at Scotland’s universities and colleges.  This wasted learning is not confined to Scotland and, fortuitously, the Australian government is seeking to re-orient training towards trade skills. 

Here’s an idea worth considering, “the environmental justice movement that is surging globally” sees defunding the Pentagon as a means of saving the planet! 
Links to other recent articles on climate change developments:-
Irrigation water restraints about to become more harmful - Catallaxy Files, 10 September 2019
Standby for next week’s UN doomfest for climate crazies - The Spectator, 18 September 2019 

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