Watch @adapt2030 “@Piers_Corbyn Astrophysicist: Uptick in Global Climate Events and What to Expect into 2023 (PART 1)”

David interviews Piers on his thoughts about what lies ahead. https://YouTube.com/watch?v=JRyi_tVWZ2I

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Forget About Greta, There is No Climate Crisis

It appears that finally the pushback against Greta Thunbot, or rather her controlling child abusing adults overlords, has begun - although it's a bit like getting an oil tanker to do a three point turn. Below are three different takes on her Crusade, all of which miss one fundamental point. The first video by commenter … Continue reading Forget About Greta, There is No Climate Crisis

August in Canada ‘It looks like Christmas’

https://twitter.com/weathernetwork/status/1163601539031715841?s=19 CBC News reports [emphasis added]: Posted: August 19, 2019 Residents in northeastern B.C. woke up to winter in August on the weekend. "It looks like February. The trees are completely covered," said Melody Magaton, owner of the Buffalo Inn in Pink Mountain, located 190 kilometres north of Fort St. John. "It looks like Christmas, … Continue reading August in Canada ‘It looks like Christmas’

National Grid’s Preliminary Report On Blackout

“This assessment concludes, based on extensive evidence, that it is extremely likely that green ideology, especially the imposition of unworkable renewables and taxes, are the dominant cause of the observed hysteria since the mid-20th century. For the lunacy over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.”

“Grid instability is happening. It’s real. It’s our fault because we’re putting a lot of renewables in the system. And we are not doing a lot to stop doing that”

“Energy instability is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now”

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

 

 

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https://www.nationalgrideso.com/information-about-great-britains-energy-system-and-electricity-system-operator-eso

 

Key points:

  • Lightning was the original cause, even though such strikes are perfectly common, and do not usually result in such catastrophic blackouts
  • Hornsea wind farm tripped first, contrary to original reports.
  • They still don’t seem to know exactly why either Hornsea or Little Barford tripped, though it was obviously due to the lightning.
  • Along with the loss of 500MW of small embedded generation (wind and solar), the total loss was about 1878MW
  • National Grid has 1000MW of automatic back up power available, incl 472MW of battery storage. Clearly this was not enough.
  • Following the lightning strike, the grid’s protection systems worked properly

Certain aspects don’t seem to have been highlighted:

  • When Hornsea wind farm is fully operational in the next year or so, it will have capacity of 1200MW. In addition, Hornsea Project 2, due on line in 2024, will have…

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The world’s first solar road has officially crumbled into a total failure

This white elephant has ceased to be. One could argue that it was originally sold in that state.

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Solar panel road [image credit: Wattway]
The rotting leaves didn’t help, says ScienceAlert. Neither did the local tractors. Solar panels should be angled towards the Sun anyway, but that kills the whole road idea.

In July, the French daily newspaper Le Monde reported that the 0.6-mile (1 kilometre) solar road was a fiasco.

In December 2016, when the trial road was unveiled, the French Ministry of the Environment called it “unprecedented”. French officials said the road, made of photovoltaic panels, would generate electricity to power streetlights in Tourouvre, a local town.

But less than three years later, a report published by Global Construction Review says France’s road dream may be over.

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Northern tropical dry trend may just be normal variation

From the paper:

Our highly resolved and accurately dated stalagmite record suggests that the drying trend in the northern tropics since the 20th century is similar to that during the historical warm period (950–1150 AD), which was caused by intensified El Niño activities and a southward ITCZ shift. Anthropogenically forced regional rainfall changes may, therefore, remain difficult to detect against the relatively large background of natural hydroclimate variability

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Intertropical Convergence Zone [image credit: University of New Mexico]
A key finding of this research concerns the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The researchers report ‘southward mean positions of ITCZ during the early Medieval Warm Period and the Current Warm Period in the central Indo-Pacific.’ This seems to contradict claims, repeated recently, that the MWP was confined to northern parts of the European and American continents, or at least was not global. But the ITCZ is a global phenomenon, which in turn suggests any recent warming (CWP) could have similar origins to the MWP – surely a somewhat inconvenient proposition for man-made greenhouse gas theorists. Remember this Climategate story – ‘We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period’?

Rainfall variations in the tropics not only potentially influence 40% of the world’s population and the stability of the global ecosystem, but also the global hydrologic cycle and energy…

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Greenland Meltdown Hoax

It is quite obvious this is a propaganda war as there is never any effort at truth, instead the lie repeated often is let fly around the world.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/greenland-ice-sheet-meltdown-scare-except-its-not-true/

As I pointed out at the time, they were simply not true. And, now the actual data bears this out.

The Surface Mass Balance (SMB) of the ice sheet, while below average is still well above that of 2012, and also within the historical range.. Most of the shortfall this year is because of dry weather during the winter, hence lack of snow.

[The light grey band shows differences from year to year. For any calendar day, the band shows the range over the 30 years (in the period 1981-2010), however with the lowest and highest values for each day omitted. ]

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http://polarportal.dk/en/greenland/surface-conditions/

Although this year will likely end up around 200Gt down on average, the last two years finished about 300Gt above average.

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Note that the SMB does not reflect calving – for full explanation, see here.

As usual, climate alarmists cherry pick an odd…

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ARCTIC SEA-ICE –Disingenuous Declines–(UPDATED)

What lying eyes and even the vaguest understanding of the past tell you :

there was more sea-ice this June around Svalbard than in 1596. How do I know this? Because I love history and know Willem Barentsz discovered Svalbard in June, 1596, and that he saw less ice in the same waters.

This sort of trivia does make it hard to get excited about any sort of “Death Spiral”. Of course you will never see a headline, “More Arctic Ice Than 400 Years Ago”, because that doesn’t fit the “narrative”.

Media:

Lightning! OMG Lightning at the poles where we’ve only had satellites monitoring for a nano second… but when you read it you see it was 300 miles from the pole, it was unusual not unprecedented and as they admit meteorologists say they don’t always focus on that area.

I’d rather trust Caleb when it comes to the Arctic 😂

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/13/north-pole-multiple-lightning-strikes-follow-record-low-sea-ice-levels

Sunrise's Swansong

I have been posting less about sea-ice because my main reason for posting was that I derived great pleasure from the cameras on buoys in the Arctic Sea. First and foremost, the views were beautiful. Secondly the views supplied a way of double-checking on the maps produced from satellite data, which often were simply incorrect. (For example, the maps might state the sea-water was three degrees above normal, when the cameras showed the water was choked with ice, and therefore had to be right at freezing.) Once the cameras went unfunded and the views vanished I found the topic far less enchanting.

In any case, after watching the sea-ice since the low-ice summer of 2007 it became obvious there was no “Death Spiral” occurring. The extent is basically the same, year after year, with slight variations. Due to the warm AMO and warm PDO, ice is at lower levels than…

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