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This is what environmentalist’s should be advocating.

Australia has vast reserves of Uranium.  It makes sense to use it. We will not be the lucky country for very long with while continuing to install costly unreliable wind and solar.

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A pretty good summary on Australia’s recent Federal politics.

Sitting at this table is more than 200 years of experience in studying the weather and climate. You should listen to what they say.

WHEN IT REFUSES TO DISAPPEAR!!!!!

Kirbati is, pretty much in the middle of the Pacific ocean.  Only a few metres above sea level, and has been that way for a very, very long time. The idea that it may disappear under the rising seas in the near future is fanciful gloom mongering at it’s best.

Current rate of sea level movement = +1mm per year. I think the Islanders are safe.

Kiribati chart 1949 to 2018

How is that “disappearing” Arctic ice going anyway?

Sea ice jan2019

I think the Polar bears are safe as well.

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Engineers could solve the problem though. JoNova has this Gem of an article.

JoNova $1400 electricity 2018

See JoNova for the full story

NEM report

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Kiribati beach 2018The gloom and doom from those who oft say, we should all use less, and much more we should pay.  For the gas that is rare, .04 of the air.  It feeds all the plants, with greening enhanced, and the sea that has rose to just cover my toes.  “Is a crisis, a crime, we pay penance and time”.  I call it unfair, and call out the big scare. For there are things that are real on this earth all around, so treasure the gifts and the beauty abound.  Kiribati in the sea, still an Island here with, above the high waves, it’s sinking a myth!

I personally believe that Kiribati should be in the news and promoted for the paradise that it is.  The proud people of the Islands should not be represented as victims in this world.  Unable to look after themselves, and in need of help from “grown up nations”.

I say, support them in the right way. For those with a bit of an adventurist spirit, visit the damn place!  Fishing, surfing, and diving.  History, and some great Pacific Island culture.  Just have a look at  Traveller.com for an overview of the Islands.

It is noted that the current Prime Minister does not appear to be so “victimised” about climate change. Especially after having a go at film maker Matthieu Rytz and his film about the so called “sinking Island” and all of the “climate refugees”.   See Radio NZ  for the full story.  Seems Matthieu was a little loose with the truth and was a little dis-respectful of the Islanders.

Ps. It also appears the film has not made much of an impact either with yawning reviews, and FB support in the “TENS” of people.

Anyway. How’s that sea level rise thing going atm?

Kiribati July 2018

It seems the rise in sea level around Kiribati is quite meaningless with a mere 66mm increase over nearly 70 years.  With an R² of 0.02 over the last 42 years, and only 0.04 over the last 60 years I would suggest this is statistically insignificant.   Less than 1mm per year over the entire record.

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For more on Kiribati see Kiribati Tourism.

IMG_0585“The wind and the sun are free don’t you know!”

“If we want a clean and bright future for our kids, coal needs to go, and renewable energy is the only answer, stop thinking about money and start thinking common sense!”

Just two examples from ill informed and or delusional feel good “saviours of the world”.

So, before you go commenting on why and how we should “save the world” with renewables, you should do sufficient reading to understand at least the basic principles of the following;

Energy density, power density, electrical production costs, distribution infrastructure, capacity factors, Australian energy history, frequency regulation, synchronous generation, and energy subsidies (obvious and indirect).

A fair bit of reading, I know, but without understanding all of these things, your comment will likely come from a position of ignorance, or worse, regurgitated idealist propaganda (predominantly from the Greens/Labor). Or, from all of those lovely wholesome generous people selling the ideal of a “Carbon free world”.  “Free energy from the sun” the lovely solar people say, and it will only cost “this much”, and cost your neighbours as well. How nice.  A man will believe almost anything if his income depends on it.   So do yourself, and every one else a favour and read up before you start giving your two cents worth.

Happy reading.

Cost comparison by fuel type.

Comparing all of the aspects of fuel type.

Return on investment.

Energy density and power density.

With less synchronous generation we need more infrastructure and management.

Electricity_Subsidies_The_Facts_March_2017 

Excerpt from above link:

State schemes

Now you will have earned the right to make an informed comment.

Also. For those that think the world is going to be destroyed by C02 induced Global Warming/Climate Change etc. you need to do some serious critical research into the lack of real evidence (and the evidence against it), and the misrepresentations of data to support those doomsayer prophecies. Start here, then here, and then maybe here.  If that is not enough, I also suggest here, and here.

Additional reading

The Shepherd Review

 

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Seems C02islife has done their homework. Very nice. One comprehensive reference to refute the nonsense that is AGW/Climate Change.

CO2 is Life

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Recently there was a debate featuring Dr. Michael Mann, Dr. Curry, Dr. Moore and Dr. Titley. This debate followed the structure of just about all other debates on Climate Change. Each participant gave their presentation and then went into Q&A. Dr. Curry posted her presentation on her website. (Click Here) It is an extremely fine presentation, but unlikely to sway too many opinions when matched against Climate Sophist Michael Mann. From the review I’ve seen, that seems to have been the case. (Click Here)

Going in, I think it’s unlikely that anyone would find an event such as this sufficient to change a mind that’s already made up. What it can do, however, is introduce a topic, or suggest an idea, that might lead an individual to do some deeper exploring.

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$2 Billion wasted on ARENA

IMG_0585ARENA ( Australian Renewable Energy Agency) is a federal agency set up in 2011 to promote and fund renewable energy innovation and projects.

Two Billion Dollars of our hard earned money subsidising an already well subsidised (inefficient/unreliable) section of the energy sector through REC’s etc.

They started to appear in my FB feed in the last few weeks. Sponsored Advertisements it appears. So, not only are our tax dollars being wasted on renewable energy production that still need fossil fuelled back up generators to maintain supply, but we are also paying for the privilege of having it shoved in our faces weekly as well.

Not to mention those commenting who clearly have not done their homework regarding energy density and power density, production costs, distribution infrastructure, capacity factors, energy history, frequency regulation, synchronous generation, and the inequity in subsidies for fuel sources.  Then of course there are those who are either paid shrills or so blinded by their own narrow minded ideology they cannot logically reason for them selves. Only parroting the “save the world” green mantra and quoting anything and “everything” that appears to support their position, irrespective of the validity of the information. Ps most of the information comes from businesses or organisations that benefit from renewables.

One example of ARENA funding

For those people who are blinded by “green” rhetoric, or simply have just not done their homework, here are just a few links to help with your education.

Cost comparison by fuel type.

Comparing all of the aspects of fuel type.

Return on investment.

Energy density and power density.

With less synchronous generation we need more infrastructure and management.

Subsidies.

Happy reading.

Also. For those that think the world is going to be destroyed by C02 induced Global Warming/Climate Change etc. you need to do some serious critical research into the lack of real evidence, and the misrepresentations of data. Start here, then here, and then maybe here.  If that is not enough, I also suggest here, and here.

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