Dr. Judith Curry Explains The Reality Of Bad Climate Science And Bad Politics

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin

Dr. Judith Curry conducted an interview with YouTube which was published on August 9, 2017 where she clearly lays out the many flaws and failures of “consensus” climate science and how this highly politicalized scheme tremendously misleads policy makers regarding the need for government directed climate actions.

Regarding the role that human greenhouse gas emissions play in driving the earth’s climate Dr. Curry concludes that:

“On balance, I don’t see any particular dangers from greenhouse warming. {Humans do} influence climate to some extent, what we do with land-use changes and what we put into the atmosphere. But I don’t think it’s a large enough impact to dominate over natural climate variability.”

Regarding the politically contrived climate “consensus” arguments put forth by climate alarmists she concludes:

“The collapse of the consensus on cholesterol and heart disease – that one collapsed overnight. I can only hope that…

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RET Protection Racket: PM Puts Retailers on ‘Double Secret Probation’ for Price ‘Gouging’

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Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply calamity lunges from the patently absurd to the utterly ridiculous.

In the week just gone, Australia’s patrician and aloof PM, Malcolm Turnbull dragged the heads of Australia’s electricity retailers to Canberra for a shellacking that was supposed to impress Australia’s battered and beleaguered power consumers.

To STT though, the PM’s performance was more political theatre and the veiled threats to retailers reminded STT of the bellicose but witless Dean Vernon Wormer in National Lampoon’s Animal House.

Overwhelmed by the antics of the frat boys from Delta, Dean Wormer doubles down to put them on ‘double secret probation’ (see the video above) – for those with slow internet, the exchange between Wormer and the smarmy, golden-haired suck-up, Greg Marmalard goes like this:

Dean Wormer: Greg, what is the worst fraternity on this campus?

Greg: That would be hard to say, sir. They’re each outstanding…

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Wind Industry’s Dirty Little Secret: Turbines to Generate 40 Million Tonnes of Toxic Waste

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Environmentalists of the kind lovingly called ‘tree huggers’ (rather than wind turbine worshippers) are finally cottoning on to the fact that the wind industry is anything but the ‘clean, green’ energy source its proponents claim it to be.

In this piece, Emily Wade makes her indignation palpable; it’s almost as if she’s been played for a dupe.

In that regard, Emily can be forgiven. The wind industry has worked overtime to overstate its green credentials and bury anything to the contrary.

Real eco-warriors, like Emily, aren’t so concerned about the interment of inconvenient facts by wind industry spruikers, they’re furious at the fact that what the wind industry is actually burying tens of millions of tons of toxic waste, among a list of other environmental sins.

Studies Find Wind Turbines Unsustainable and Harmful to Wildlife
Think about now
Emily Wade
6 July 2017

New studies estimate that wind turbines will…

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Wind Power Propaganda Unplugged: How Media Helped Sell the Greatest Fraud of All Time

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The first recruit in war is God and the first casualty is the truth.

For 20 years, the wind industry has been slaughtering the truth across the globe in an unrelenting propaganda war.

George Orwell, British novelist and keen political observer, understood the power of words and the power that comes from manipulating them.

Orwell conjured up his nightmare world of malicious bureaucrats engaged in pernicious mind control in his novel, 1984.

At the time 1984 hit bookshelves in 1949, it was largely taken as a warning; a handbook on how to avoid a future dominated by a malign few, at the expense of a pliant and gullible many. As the Iron Curtin descended across Europe, many took it to be a “how to” manual being used by the Iron-Fisted, Communist regimes that ran the Soviet Bloc.

These days – as the great “Greenblob” (just the latest tribe of Neo-Marxists…

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South Australia’s Wind Power Nightmare Contagious: Power Pricing & Supply Calamity Spreads

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Among other descriptions, the power pricing and supply calamity that is South Australia has been referred to as the ‘canary in the coal mine’, the consequence of its hell-for-leather renewable energy experiment.

The ‘canary in the coal mine’ was, of course, destined to be sacrificed in order to save underground miners from the perils of hard to detect toxic gas.

In SA the canary snuffed it years ago and what’s left is more of an economic dead duck.

South Australia’s erratic power supply is dominated by 18 wind farms with a notional capacity of 1,698 MW.

Each and every turbine erected in South Australia is the result of the Federal government’s Large-Scale RET.

To satisfy the ultimate 33,000 GWh annual targets set by the LRET, Australia needs to more than double its current renewable energy output. If not, all Australian power consumers will be paying something like $1.5 billion a…

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Renewable Energy Train Wreck: Australian Power Prices Set to Rocket (Again)

The “Social Injustice”, that is Renewable Energy…

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The moral of the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ isn’t don’t lie, it’s don’t tell the same lie twice.

Renewables rent-seekers continue to stick with the same grab bag of lies, myths and furphies, despite mountains of evidence revealing their marketing pitch is just so much polished propaganda.

South Australia (Australia’s so-called ‘wind power capital’) is held up by wind worshippers as the example of how to transition to a 100% renewable energy future.

When the wind blows for a few hours at a stretch (see above) the wind cult claims victory, and seizes the high moral ground. However, woe betide anybody with the temerity to point out that SA’s obsession with wind power has left it with the highest power prices in the world, retail power prices rocketing, year-on-year, at 20% and a tripling of power costs to business in just on two years. Oh, and heaven…

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The True & Staggering Environmental Cost of Wind & Solar Power: Unsustainable Energy Defined

Nuclear power is a far better solution, than wind turbines…

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Where wind turbines are born: just one of China’s rare earth plants.

For the uninitiated, the sight of snow white wind turbines flailing in the breeze in some green field reinforces that feel-good notion that wind power is the crème de la crème of ‘green energy’.

For those in the know, whenever the term ‘green energy’ is trotted out by some starry-eyed hipster or sandal wearing troglodyte, a sense of wild frustration ensues, followed by an urge to throw something solid at their antagonist or to throw them off the top of one of their beloved windmills.

To maintain their faith, the wind worshipper avoids facts like the plague. Mathematics and meaningful statistics are shunned by cultists, too.

Here’s CFACT’s Paul Driessen laying out the numbers and reaching the obvious conclusion that – in relation to so-called ‘green energy’ – the numbers can never stack up.

Monumental, unsustainable environmental impacts

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