Fantastic, a real story on real pollution. Unfortunately Claire goes rogue near the end with the ever present "global warming" scare. Well, maybe Claire and others might be interested in what was leaked to the internet today. A draft copy of the 2013 IPCC WR5 Climate Change update. This is document is the "bible" of climate change. This is where the Governments, green groups, and left wing media get their cue from to guide them in promoting this CO2 debacle. Its considered the gold standard of climate science. It states there is no discernible trends in droughts, floods, hurricanes etc due to human activities. It shows decades of computer models have been wrong based on real observations. It talks about the sun...imagine that, the sun having a impact on earths climate....it talks about aerosals, which are carbon particles and what they don't know about them in the atmosphere, it talks about clouds and how they don't know much about them...but they do know they cool. The person who leaked the draft document is a reviewer in the IPCC for the up coming 2013 assessment. His reason is the concern that the final draft in 2013 will have had a lot of this data removed. His reason is valid. There have been numerous scientist contributors to this IPCC "bible" since 1990 that have quit because their work was omitted or their comments were not included in the final draft. Who does this? Non-scientist political IPCC members and IPCC politicized scientists from many countries around the world give the final approval of this IPCC document. Theres even reason to believe that activists representing some Green groups influence the final draft document from the IPCC. Sad....and scary considering the UN wants $100 Billion yr to fight climate change. Imagine what that money could do for rivers, forests, lakes, etc.
Scientific bodies? You must mean the four quickly arranged separate reviews by panels made up of "independent"experts that were carefully vetted to ensure they had no connections to the University, the Scientists, or any Green or CO2 related companies or projects. lol
...and they called only one person to testify, Phil Jones, the suspended head of the Climate research Unit at the University.
The Media moved on because their in the emails. Heres the BBC joking with the same Phil Jones about them having to at least appear impartial.
date: Wed Dec 8 08:25:30 2004
from: Phil Jones
subject: RE: something on new online.
to: “Alex Kirby”
At 17:27 07/12/2004, you wrote:
Yes, glad you stopped this — I was sent it too, and decided to
spike it without more ado as pure stream-of-consciousness rubbish. I can well understand your unhappiness at our running the other piece. But we are constantly being savaged by the loonies for not giving them any coverage at all, especially as you say with the COP in the offing, and being the objective impartial (ho ho) BBC that we are, there is an expectation in some quarters that we will every now and then let them
say something. I hope though that the weight of our coverage makes it clear that we think they are talking through their hats.
So the Wikileak hacked emails of US Government employee's and politicians is good and the hacked emails, assuming it was not a insider, from a Government funded Climate Research Unit is bad. Okay...
The 2012 drought was not the worst in U.S recorded history. The 1930's were worse.
Climate experts lol
There were no hurricanes that hit the U.S mainland between 2005 and 2012. 1955/57 there 6 hurricanes that landed on just the East coast. What does that mean? Galveston Texa's was destroyed in 1900 by a extremely powerful hurricane. The storm then moved north towards the Great lakes and on to New York with winds at 60 mph. It then went up to Newfoundland and sunk a lot of the fishing fleet. Pretty freaky storm....and there have been lots of them.
New York 1821....hurricane....like Sandy, 12/13 ft storm surge...at low tide, no full moon.
Dollars damage does not determine the severity of a storm. The cities are getting bigger, more people are moving to water frontage etc.
Humans are changing the climate but CO2 is not the major issue. There has been no measureable Global warming in 15 yrs. The Climategate emails released onto the internet. The emails are from your "climate experts" and the IPCC.
"What would they do to us if they found out that climate change is mainly multi-decadal natural fluctuations as most of the evidence shows."
"What would the scientific community say if we told them theres been no warming since 98"
"we know the science is week, but its the policy thats important"
" we know the science is being used for political purposes"
...and its all done with the strong approval of the UN, of which most of the readers of this column are supporters of. The UN does not believe an individual should be allowed to own a piece of earth. They do not believe in individual home ownership. There was a conference and resolution regarding this...I think 1976 in Vancouver. The International Council of Environmental Communities is the result. Halifax belongs to them. This group is part of whats called Agenda 21...which is a UN program. The Clinton's, the Gates, and the other 99% belong to it. Agenda 21 is about sustainable development..otherwards, what we have to do in order to sustain them.
The land that's being exploited for our use involves a lot of "Green" commodities like Eucalyptus tree's. The UN, through another of its clubs, the IPCC or Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, promotes this and has schemes that pay CO2 credits to the developers because the genetically engineered Eucalyptus grows so fast and use so much CO2. Same goes for the Palm oil. A lot of the time the land is not even bought. A local Militia is used to just remove everyone.
How exactly is the right to wear a headdress earned these days? Winning large cash prize's at a pow-wow dance? I lived in western Canada most of my life and some of the older generation of natives are not happy to see their culturally and spiritually important dances turned into a professional spectator sport with large monetary awards. Do they earn the right?
Where in Nova Scotia is there a dedicated combined cycle natural gas turbine plant? I know Tufts Cove uses natural gas for its boilers and they have one? two? single cycle gas turbines for high demand periods. Those are expensive to run. Is that where you get the 10 cents plus for natural gas? Is that a operating cost? Does NSP sell its self its own power?
Ontario buys wind power for $130 mwh. Your 9 kwh for wind power in Nova Scotia would be $90 mwh..yes? I believe Ontario pays between $20-$30 Mwh for coal/hydro/natural gas based power.
...and Nova Scotia pays $90 Mwh? for natural gas..and they have no dedicated combined cycle natural gas turbine plants.
What does Coal coast per kwh? Hydro?
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