Hello again Climate Realists,
I had a couple of guys try to get on my case, but I grabbed the flyer back from their hands, said thank-you (for returning), and moved on. …………………
I’m pretty busy with other projects currently, and GW hoax doesn’t take much priority for me, but if there are ever any small events like this to chip in to distribute flyers or support other people etc., just let me know (I don’t bother much with mainstream media so often don’t know what is happening).
Interestingly, in Civic Square there was a family planning tent, contraceptive dedicated tent, a large gay community (maybe 50+) & continuous gay stage performances, and a police recruitment tent (5 girl cops).
From the NZ Herald:
Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand will not be signing a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the post-2012 period under the Copenhagen Accord’s deadline of February 1.
How much it amounts to will not be clear until early next month, when the annexes of the document are due to be populated with quantified offers to cut emissions, in the case of developed countries, and to curb the growth in emissions, in the case of the major developing ones.
But Key said yesterday that New Zealand’s 2013-2020 emissions reduction target, of 10 to 20 per cent less than 1990 levels, remains conditional.
Full article here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10621127
Only four countries — Australia, Canada, Papua New Guinea and the
Maldives have signed the Copenhagen Accord so far,
And though Australia and Canada have signed, they have not indicated the
greenhouse gas emission reductions they are committing under the accord.
This will create a stir in a lot of high places!
January 19 2010
Climategate: The Crutape Letters
by Steven Mosher, Thomas W. Fuller
From the publishers website:
The Climategate scandal covered from beginning to end – from ‘Hide the
Decline’ to the current day. Written by two authors who were on the scene –
Steven Mosher and Tom Fuller – Climategate takes you behind that scene and
shows what happened and why.
For those who have heard that the emails were taken out of context – we
provide that context and show it is worse when context is provided.
For those who have heard that this is a tempest in a teacup – we show
will swamp the conventional wisdom on climate change.
And for those who have heard that this scandal is just ‘boys being boys’ –
well, boy. It’s as seamy as what happened on Wall Street.
each a model of how to pack a political punch on climate skepticism.
Godrey Bloom is a British member of the European Parliament. (Would that
our NZ MP’s could be so forcefully succinct!)
Then, this one includes reference to NIWA.
This didn’t make the media
This is an excellent piece for my friends to send to their politicians or to anybody who needs to be educated about Australia’s Coal driven power houses.
Terry is now retired and is in excellent health at age 69. Nobody paid him to write the article which was, (to their credit), published by the local press.
Terry told me I could distribute his article as I saw fit.
Written By Terence Cardwell
I have sat by for a number of years frustrated at the rubbish being put forth about carbon dioxide emissions, thermal coal fired power stations and renewable energy and the ridiculous Emissions Trading Scheme.
Frustration at the lies told (particularly during the election) about global pollution. Using Power Station cooling towers for an example. The condensation coming from those cooling towers is as pure as that that comes out of any kettle.
Frustration about the so called incorrectly named man made ‘carbon emissions’ which of course is Carbon Dioxide emissions and what it is supposedly doing to our planet.
Frustration about the lies told about renewable energy and the deliberate distortion of renewable energy and its ability to replace fossil fuel energy generation. And frustration at the ridiculous carbon credit programme which is beyond comprehension.
And further frustration at some members of the public who have not got a clue about thermal Power Stations or Renewable Energy. Quoting ridiculous figures about something they clearly have little or no knowledge of.
First coal fired power stations do NOT send 60 to 70% of the energy up the chimney. The boilers of modern power station are 96% efficient and the exhaust heat is captured by the economisers and reheaters and heat the air and water before entering the boilers.
The very slight amount exiting the stack is moist as in condensation and CO2. There is virtually no fly ash because this is removed by the precipitators or bagging plant that are 99.98% efficient. The 4% lost is heat through boiler wall convection.
Coal fired Power Stations are highly efficient with very little heat loss and can generate massive amount of energy for our needs. They can generate power at efficiency of less than 10,000 b.t.u. per kilowatt and cost wise that is very low.
The percentage cost of mining and freight is very low. The total cost of fuel is 8% of total generation cost and does NOT constitute a major production cost.
As for being laughed out of the country, China is building multitudes of coal fired power stations because they are the most efficient for bulk power generation.
We have, like, the USA, coal fired power stations because we HAVE the raw materials and are VERY fortunate to have them. Believe me no one is laughing at Australia – exactly the reverse, they are very envious of our raw materials and independence.
The major percentage of power in Europe and U.K. is nuclear because they don’t have the coal supply for the future.
Yes it would be very nice to have clean, quiet, cheap energy in bulk supply. Everyone agrees that it would be ideal. You don’t have to be a genius to work that out. But there is only one problem—It doesn’t exist.
Yes – there are wind and solar generators being built all over the world but they only add a small amount to the overall power demand.
The maximum size wind generator is 3 Megawatts, which can rarely be attained on a continuous basis because it requires substantial forces of wind. And for the same reason only generate when there is sufficient wind to drive them. This of course depends where they are located but usually they only run for 45% -65% of the time, mostly well below maximum capacity. They cannot be relied for a ‘base load’ because they are too variable. And they certainly could not be used for load control.
The peak load demand for electricity in Australia is approximately 50,000 Megawatts and only small part of this comes from the Snowy Hydro Electric System (The ultimate power Generation) because it is only available when water is there from snow melt or rain. And yes they can pump it back but it cost to do that. (Long Story).
Tasmania is very fortunate in that they have mostly hydro electric generation because of their high amounts of snow and rainfall. They also have wind generators (located in the roaring forties) but that is only a small amount of total power generated.
Based on a average generating output of 1.5 megawatts (of unreliable power) you would require over 33,300 wind generators.
As for solar power generation much research has been done over the decades and there are two types. Solar thermal generation and Solar Electric generation but in each case they cannot generate large amounts of electricity.
Any clean, cheap energy is obviously welcomed but they would NEVER have the capability of replacing Thermal power generation. So get your heads out of the clouds, do some basic mathematics and look at the facts not going off with the fairies (or some would say the extreme greenies.)
We are all greenies in one form or another and care very much about our planet. The difference is most of us are realistic. Not in some idyllic utopia where everything can be made perfect by standing around holding a banner and being a general pain in the backside.
Here are some facts that will show how ridiculous this financial madness the government is following. Do the simple maths and see for yourselves.
According to the ‘believers’ the CO2 in air has risen from .034% to .038% in air over the last 50 years.
To put the percentage of Carbon Dioxide in air in a clearer perspective;
If you had a room 12 ft x 12 ft x 7 ft or 3.7 mtrs x 3.7 mtrs x 2.1 mtrs, the area carbon dioxide would occupy in that room would be .25m x .25m x .17m or the size of a large packet of cereal.
Australia emits 1 percent of the world’s total carbon Dioxide and the government wants to reduce this by twenty percent or reduce emissions by .2 percent of the world’s total CO2 emissions.
What effect will this have on existing CO2 levels? By their own figures they state the CO2 in air has risen from .034% to .038% in 50 years. Assuming this is correct, the world CO2 has increased in 50 years by .004 percent.
Per year that is .004 divided by 50 = .00008 percent. (Getting confusing -but stay with me).
Of that because we only contribute 1% our emissions would cause CO2 to rise .00008 divided by 100 = .0000008 percent.
Of that 1%, we supposedly emit, the governments wants to reduce it by 20% which is 1/5th of .0000008 = .00000016 percent effect per year they would have on the world CO2 emissions based on their own figures.
That would equate to an area in the same room, as the size of a small pin head.
For that they have gone crazy with the ridiculous trading schemes, Solar and roofing installations, Clean coal technology. Renewable energy, etc, etc.
How ridiculous it that.
The cost to the general public and industry will be enormous. Cripple and even closing some smaller business.
> When you read it you will undoubtedly realize it was written by an
> Australian – the second finest people in the world!
> * Subject: * Fw: International Terror Alerts
> Happy New Year to you all.
> * Terror alerts *
> The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist
> threats and have raised their security level from “Miffed” to
> “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to
> “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit
> Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out.
> Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to a “Bloody
> Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance”
> warning level was during the great fire of 1666.
> The Scots raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s get
> the Bastards”. They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason
> they have been used on the frontline in the British army for the last
> 300 years.
> The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its
> terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide”. The only two higher levels in
> France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by
> a recent fire that destroyed France ’s white flag factory, effectively
> paralysing the country’s military capability. It’s not only the French
> who are on a heightened level of alert. Italy has increased the alert
> level from “Shout loudly and excitedly” to “Elaborate Military
> Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations”
> and “Change Sides.”
> The Germans also increased their alert state from “Disdainful
> Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also
> have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbour” and “Lose”.
> Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual, and the only
> threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .
> The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to
> deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new
> Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
> Americans meanwhile are carrying out pre-emptive strikes, on all of
> their allies, just in case.
> New Zealand has also raised its security levels – from “baaa” to
> “BAAAA!”. Due to continuing defence cutbacks (the airforce being a
> squadron of spotty teenagers flying paper aeroplanes and the navy some
> toy boats in the Prime Minister’s bath) New Zealand only has one more
> level of escalation, which is “Shit, I hope Australia will come and
> rescue us”. In the event of invasion, New Zealanders will be asked to
> gather together in a strategic location, “BONDI”.
> Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries”
> to “She’ll be right, mate”. Three more escalation levels remain,
> “Crikey!”, “I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend” and
> “The barbie is cancelled”. So far no situation has ever warranted use
> of the final escalation level.