The Daily Telegraph Reports that a Norwegian wind company was paid £1.2 million to not produce electricity during a period of high winds. This was a hair shy of 10 times the artificially above market rate wind farms receive to make power. British ratepayers will fit the bill.
Click to play Methane Madness! "Put a cork in it, Al!" That's the message students are sending Al Gore, radical climate campaigners and assorted other bohemians, grant-seekers and profiteers cashing in on the global warming craze. Al Gore is calling on folks to make September 14th a day of climate action through a series of propaganda videos he will be broadcasting worldwide. CFACT calls for a day of genuine “climate realism” instead. CFACT Collegians are spreading the word with a bit of online levity. CFACT's Methane Madness game trains online players to help “Pal Gore” control the climate by corking cows [...]
A cloudy day for global warming zealots Climate science is anything but settled. For years, physicist Henrik Svensmark of the Danish National Space Institute (who has presented at conferences organized by CFACT and EIKE) has been asking inconvenient questions about the relationship between the sun, clouds and climate. He demonstrated in the lab that cosmic rays from the sun affect cloud formation. Cosmic rays are a factor not meaningfully considered in the computer climate models which global warming proponents have declared to be so robust that they are beyond discussion. To the vexation of true climate believers, Svensmark's work [...]
When London submitted its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, it sweetened its offer with a promise "to purchase emission reduction credits and to invest directly in clean energy projects in the developing world to offset ... emissions." Harsh reality has sounded a wake up call for Londoners and the prospect of shipping millions of pounds overseas to finance projects with no connection to the Olympics (that will have no meaningful impact on our climate) no longer seems so sporting.
1,000 wind turbines gang agley 1,000 land-based wind turbines stand to be scrapped if government follows through and slashes millions of pounds in subsidies. A report commissioned by ScottishPower concludes that reducing subsidies 25 percent will render the turbines a loss maker for investors instead of just rate and taxpayers. CFACT continues to conclude that alternative energy sources such as wind and solar should only be deployed when they can compete effectively with other sources of energy. Locking in inefficient power generation and the subsidies and guarantees that goes with it will have a terrible long term impact on industry as [...]
Regressive redistribution as working people pay landed rich to despoil the British countryside The Telegraph reports that British nobles, including Dukes and a cousin of the Queen are cashing in on tax and ratepayer subsidies to erect wind farms on their country estates. Each turbine can net a noble £20,000 a year or more. Prime Minister David Cameron's father-in-law is a baronet who is pulling in "as much as £350,000 a year from eight turbines on his estate at Bagmoor in Lincolnshire." This may give Cameron's un-torylike policy surrender to radical green interests some perspective. For generations the UK could count [...]
Deutsche Welle reports that Germany stands to lose 35,000 jobs if Bayer chemical & pharmacuetical follows through on threats to leave the country over Germany's high cost of electricity. Bayer CEO told Wirtschaftswoche (Business Week) that, ""It is important that we remain competitive in comparison with other countries ... otherwise a global business such as Bayer would have to consider relocating its production to countries with lower energy costs." Following the Japanese tsunami and the resulting emergency at the Fukushima nuclear plant, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would end its use of nuclear energy. German subsidies and tariffs for [...]
Reuters reports that with half of major energy suppliers in the UK announcing double digit price increases for electricity and gas the British public has had enough. 75 percent now favor abandoning Britain's green agenda if it means higher prices.
CFACT mourns the loss of Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xavier Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius von Habsburg, a great European and advocate for individual freedom and dignity. CFACT will be well represented at the funeral in Vienna with both Holger Thuss and Einar Du Rietz attending. He will be buried together with his wife Regina, who died in February 2010, in Vienna's Imperial Burial Vault on 16 July 2011. Funeral arrangements.
Poland, which is about to assume the EU Presidency, is so fed up with EU climate policy that on June 22 it blocked the conclusions of the EU environmental ministers council. Polish good sense blocked the ministers from recommending the EU reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 which would devastate European economies. This would hit Poland and similar economies which have not yet recovered from their forced experiment with 20th century socialism particularly hard. EU climate policy has recently been shown to be rife with waste, fraud and abuse and the Poles have had enough. There is a saying [...]
We're not sure exactly what the hermit crab symbolizes and look forward to finding out. Congratulations to Marc Morano who edits CFACT's Climate Depot on winning yet another award!
DAVID ROTHBARD & CRAIG RUCKER – The Washington Times As the United Nations wrapped up its recent climate conference in Bonn, talks organizer Christiana Figueres proclaimed that climate change is the “the most important negotiation the world has ever faced.” Faced with real problems – financial meltdowns, unemployment, war and genuine human suffering – the world no longer agrees. It’s a good thing human productivity doesn’t threaten the global thermostat the way the U.N. would have us believe. If it did, we’d be cooked. Countries rich and poor are backing away from commitments they made years ago during rosier economic times, [...]
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Scientific briefing CLICK TO VIEW NOW This morning CFACT & EIKE presented a scientific briefing at the UN conference on climate change in Bonn, Germany. The briefing was introduced by Wolfgang Müller of EIKE and Berlin's Manhattan Institut and featured Professor em. Friedrich Karl Ewert a geologist from Paderborn University and Dr. Horst Borchert of the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz. The presentations build upon the analysis of Professor S. Fred Singer and provide information on the geological record, solar activity and the big question -- is our climate governed by man or nature?