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Category Archives: Global Warming Scare
By Martin Fluck | Published: December 19, 2012
Onshore wind turbines only last 10 to 15 years, not the 20 to 25 years claimed by the wind industry and the government, the Renewable Energy Foundation reported today. And the picture is even worse for offshore turbines. Britain's experimentation with wind farms is likely to end up leaving the country littered with abandoned wind turbines, like the 14,000 turbines left behind in the US after the 1980's.
By Martin Fluck | Published: December 19, 2012
The good news is that emerging economies in Asia, Latin America, and Africa are set to boom in the coming decades. The bad news though – if you’re a deluded environmental activist - is that their growing energy needs cannot possibly be met by renewable energy, as their large and growing populations invest in infrastructure and housing. The world’s “insatiable demand” for energy will instead have to be met by an increased use of coal, the International Energy Agency admits. Coal’s share of the global energy mix will continue rising, with coal closing in on oil as world’s top energy source by 2017.
By Martin Fluck | Published: August 18, 2012
Unable to make up for the shortfall in electricity as it phases out nuclear power and boosts its dependency on wind and solar power, Germany now faces an energy crisis of its own making. It will only be a matter of time before the nuclear phase and its ‘energy revolution’ are abandoned, because jobs are now clearly threatened.
By Martin Fluck | Published: August 8, 2012
This summer’s North American weather is just... weather. It says nothing about longer-term climate trends. The US experienced years of drought in the 1980s, 1950s, and 1930s, which were worse than the current one, as we can see in the attached chart.
By Mart | Published: June 12, 2012
The EU’s emissions trading scheme could trigger a full scale global aviation trade war within weeks. A total of 30 countries which signed the Moscow Joint Declaration in February – including Russia, India, and the US - have threatened to retaliate. But China has upped the stakes by warning that it is prepared to impound European aircraft, if the EU punishes Chinese airlines for non-compliance, according to Reuters.
By Martin Fluck | Published: June 6, 2012
Europe’s cash-strapped governments can no longer afford to prop up renewable technologies, or fund the environmental gravy train that developing countries have been hoping to climb aboard. As the economy slumps, subsidies for costly clean energy are being scrapped, and the EU is diverting €80 billion intended to develop renewables into cheap ‘low carbon’ shale gas.
By Martin Fluck | Published: May 12, 2012
Gasland, the Oscar-nominated anti-fracking documentary, which sensationally claimed that fracking has polluted water so badly in the small town of Dimock, Pennnsylvania that it has become flammable, had already been exposed as a pack of lies - much like Al Gore’s discredited propaganda movie An Incovenient Truth. Now, the Environemental Protection Agency has confirmed that the drinking water in Dimock is perfectly safe.
By Mart | Published: May 6, 2012
Here is more evidence of the global retreat from climate change policies. British Columbia, which enacted a bold set of climate change policies designed to dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions five years ago, has now called for an extensive review, National Geographic reports.
By Martin Fluck | Published: May 5, 2012
Generous solar subsidies were never going to survive in an age of austerity and cheap natural gas. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Germany. Solar energy was supposed to herald a new age of clean energy, and provide thousands of green jobs, but not a single solar manufacturer is expected to survive there. With governments elsewhere, like Italy, also ending their tax payer funded bonanzas, the industry is facing total collapse, globally.
By Mart | Published: May 5, 2012
Disadvantaged by carbon emissions regulations, the developed world is losing jobs to the developing world at an alarming rate. But nowhere is investment more threatened by energy policy than in Britain, the only country in the world which is committed to closing down virtually all of its economy, so that it can cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050.