We Could Have Told You So

January 12, 2010

Any good weatherman could have told you the wind doesn’t blow when the cold shows … : Wind farms produced ‘practically no electricity’ during Britain’s cold snap:

The cold weather has been accompanied by high pressure and a lack of wind, which meant that only 0.2pc of a possible 5pc of the UK’s energy was generated by wind turbines over the last few days.Jeremy Nicholson, director of the Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG), gave warning that this could turn into a crisis when the UK is reliant on 6,400 turbines accounting for a quarter of all UK electricity demand over the next 10 years.

We just had a cold spell at our house, no wind to speak up, damn cold.

Bombshell From Bristol: Airborne Fraction of Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions Not Increasing

January 1, 2010

First some reference data: Only about 3.2% of the CO2 in the atmosphere is from man burning fossil fuels. Dr. Roy Spencer in his book “Climate Confusion,” points out how man-made global warming alarmists attempt to mislead the public by claiming that global CO2 emissions total about 50 billion tons per year. He fails to acknowledge that the total weight of the atmosphere is 5 quadrillion tons. In other words, the 50 billion tons adds to 5 million billion tons, or a mere 10 parts per million – relatively speaking, a trivial change each year.

The U.S. government is not telling us the truth on the condition of our atmosphere, as the government will tax us for consuming fossil fuel products, this trillion dollar tax will be used for government funds thus ensuring their power. Our ecosystem is much like it was in the 1800s when we burned everything you could imagine.

Continuing with the point of the article.

New data show that the balance between the airborne and the absorbed fraction of carbon dioxide has stayed approximately constant since 1850, despite emissions of human caused carbon dioxide having risen from about 2 billion tons a year in 1850 to 35 billion tons a year now.

This suggests that terrestrial ecosystems and the oceans have a much greater capacity to absorb CO2 than had been previously expected.

The results run contrary to a significant body of recent research which expects that the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems and the oceans to absorb CO2 should start to diminish as CO2 emissions increase, letting greenhouse gas levels skyrocket. Dr Wolfgang Knorr at the University of Bristol found that in fact the trend in the airborne fraction since 1850 has only been 0.7 ± 1.4% per decade, which is essentially zero.

The strength of the new study, published online in Geophysical Research Letters, is that it rests solely on measurements and statistical data, including historical records extracted from Antarctic ice, and does not rely on computations with complex climate models.

More here at Bristol University


December 20, 2009

After the Obama Olympic sized plunge face down on the pavement, you would think our man child dear reader would learn something, Apparently not.

So much for two years of work and a supposedly broad international consensus that was to make the Copenhagen COP15 conference little more than a formality.

Clearly, Friday-Saturday at the COP15 wrap-up was about squabbling over how much money we’ll borrow from the Chinese so that we can give it right back to Beijing and other Third World countries in exchange for their promise to  . . . well, that was never clear.

A video of Obama’s final speech at COP15:

The speech where TOTUS went missing. Clear as mud.

And twice Friday, Obama was kept waiting in public by China’s premier. Then the meetings were not with China’s premier, but low level officials, purposely snubbing our dear reader.

Obviously, the rest of the world has taken measure of Barack Hussein Obama — and decided he’s a pushover. Even Hugo Chavez smelled sulfur in the room after Obama spoke. This is scary stuff.

On the merits, not unfairly — I assume that all the America bashing was supposed to have let Obama have his way with the world, obtain his street cred, but as any five year old knows, it doesn’t work this way in the real world. All the bashing does is make you out to be the laughing stock. And now that the rest of the world knows, you are going to be played for the fool, Mr President. A part apparently you so dearly like.

And now today: CHINA: 'The world does not have Money to buy more US Treasuries'...

IT is getting harder for governments to buy United States Treasuries because the US’s shrinking current-account gap is reducing supply of dollars overseas, a Chinese central bank official said yesterday.

The comments by Zhu Min, deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, referred to the overall situation globally, not specifically to China, the biggest foreign holder of US government bonds.

Chinese officials generally are very careful about commenting on the dollar and Treasuries, given that so much of its US$2.3 trillion reserves are tied to their value, and markets always watch any such comments closely for signs of any shift in how it manages its assets.

Watch the Obama COP15 speech again … That’s the way the world leaders see him. He has done it to himself. As for Obama, it was clear from Day One that he was on a very steep learning curve.

But who imagined it was this steep?

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