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Earth hour becomes the Power Hour tonight at 8:30

Tonight celebrate the Power Hour and your incredible good luck

In the hundred thousand years since homo sapiens came to be, people have fled bondage, wars, small-pox, dysentery, died from minor scratches, starved to death, been ravaged by lions, stricken by cholera, and survived ninety thousand year stretches of abysmal ice age.  We lived in the darkness for 99,900 years.

It’s your chance to show your commitment to fighting the forces of darkness.

Some of those fossil fuels have been waiting for 100 million years to return to the sky. This is a lot of fun to do with kids.

From past years festivals of light:

Things you can do at 8.30 on Saturday:

  1. Turn on all the lights you can find (bonus points for incandescents from the stash.)
  2. Put on the party lights, the patio light, the pool light, the mozzie zappers, unpack those Christmas decorations. Get out your torches. Switch the movement detector spotlights to continuous operation. (Involve the kids — they love to help).
  3. Light your backyard with the landcruiser headlights! (Don’t flatten the battery, make sure you keep that engine running.)
  4. Don’t forget those bar radiators — revel in that infra red! (Light the kitchen with the ones in the oven and grill.)
  5. Eat Argentinian Lamb steak, Danish butter, Argentinian Cheese, Belgian Chocolate, and Californian Oranges.
  6. Drink German Beer and or French Champagne. Drink toasts to coal miners, oil rig workers, and power station staff.
The  Competitive Enterprise Institute runs Human Achievement Hour.
There is only one type of Freedom – and all else is servitude, slavery or tyranny.
h/t Leo
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165 comments to Earth hour becomes the Power Hour tonight at 8:30

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    Dave

    Will do!

    But:

    Shouldn’t all Green Earth Hour believers turn off their lights while driving?

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      ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

      Good point Dave. Stay off the roads because I wouldn’t put it past at least one green thicktard to take up the challenge to save the planet. I wonder if they’re allowed candles? With any luck we’ll see a car fire or two, even a house fire if they get careless and fall asleep with candles burning. Everyone check the house next door for semi-darkness and ready the garden hoses.

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      Salome

      You can be pretty sure that a goodly number of them will turn up for White Night.

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        Annie

        Indeed. Very hypocritical too.

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          Salome

          They have their argument, though. It goes like this: but think what we’re saving by having people in the City who would otherwise all be home with their own lights on. And my response: at 3 in the morning?

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        OriginalSteve

        Speakingt of white….snow falling 70 days before start of ski season…..

        Global wamring…..*snort*…yeah…right…..

        Remember the Lefty CAGW hand wringers and bed wetters who were hysterically stating children would never see snow?

        2/10…must try harder….

        https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/cold-weather-hits-many-parts-of-the-country-with-snow-falling-in-victoria/ar-BBVpeGk?li=AAgfLCP&ocid=mailsignout

        “Much of the country is in for a cold and wet weekend, with chilly conditions, strong winds and flash flooding forecast.

        Victorians shivered through a freezing Friday night as temperatures plummeted to just 9C last night.

        Snow has already fallen at Mount Hotham and Falls Creek with temperatures dipping to -4C in parts of the state’s Alpine region.”

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          yarpos

          “Victorians shivered through a freezing Friday night as temperatures plummeted to just 9C last night”

          BOMs really got to ease up on the adjustments if freezing is now 9C

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          WXcycles

          Yup, weather models indicate cooler conditions to arrive in NQ during early April this year, instead of early to mid May, so about 4 to 5 weeks earlier than usual … loving it. Highs aren’t blocking at present so a rash of cold fronts and ECLs to come.

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      Aquatic Lank

      Apparently Venezuela has been having practice runs for many months. Soon we will have the same ‘low carbon’ power that Venezuelans enjoy!

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    robert rosicka

    Nearly missed it thanks Jo , lights , pool pump , spa pump ,check ,check and check .

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      William

      I did miss it I’m afraid. We were out for dinner sitting outside, and thankfully we were below a gas heater as Sydney (and elsewhere) hilariously chose that moment to begin a record cold snap!

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    Crakar24

    Currently getting pissed on red wine so sorry about the non co2 beverage although they do fill the barrells with co2 to stop the air from causing over fermentation so still doing my bit i guess. Have two tvs on, wood heater running yes that dastardly climate change has appeared again. Lap top running and no one using it, multiple lights on, fridge stil running and left the light on in the toilet

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      James

      If only you had a coal stove! This would be perfect!

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      Maptram

      No need to apologise about the non CO2 beverage. In winemaking, or any other alcohol, yeast is is used to convert carbohydrates to alcohol and Co2. CO2 produced by yeast is also used in bread.

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    Annie

    Whoopee! I bought a bottle of nice fizzy yesterday, NZ produce. See below as to why NZ. I will toast our modern wonders that make life so much better, three cheers for electricity. :)
    At the same time I am stunned by what politicians in the HoC have been up to; disgusted by them and the bossy-boots EU bureaucrats. Hence my refusal to buy anything originating in the EU, so nothing more from Germany and France in particular.
    I have nothing but utter contempt for almost every British politician and for those unelected eurocrats. Their treatment of my native country, with the connivence of our utterly wet, traitorous HoC leaves me sick at heart.
    Here’s to the wonders of modern life as it has been these last fifty years before evil destroys it all again.

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      OriginalSteve

      Annie, I spent 4 years living in Blighty…loved it. Talked to many veterans who remember spitfire doghfights with the Bosh aircraft over Surrey….

      I have an ancestral seat in Devon, so feel rather connected to the Old Dart.

      I do appreciate the teeth grinding politeness of the Brits, and fancied Brexit as a chance to finally tell the johhny foreigner to go home….

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    Kinky Keith

    Politicians love Earth hour.

    It continues the distraction of voters from the reality of their enslavement.

    William Wilberforce would be turning in his grave 186 years after going to his final rest believing that slavery was over.

    KK

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    OriginalSteve

    Exterior lights on – check
    Central heating on – check
    Lights on – check
    Mocking lefty weenies – check check and check!!

    Oh…and….

    TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP !!!!!!

    He he

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    Damo

    Unfortunately I’m in the Northern Territory at the moment and so can’t run my air conditioner and heater at the same time. Will put the oven on though and open it’s door.

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    Bill in Oz

    I’ve happily joined the well lit throng !

    Even used the oven to do baked spuds for dinner !

    Think I will turn on the A/c for a bit of heating as well

    Gosh could we just about blow

    the Earth Hour minimalist dream out of the night sky ?

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    Leo Morgan

    Our annual reminders:
    - To the nearest whole number, Earth Hour reduces the day’s carbon emissions by zero percent.

    - Earth Hour resembles The Green Agenda the way camping out in the backyard for an hour resembles being homeless.

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    ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

    Nobody in my entire street’s got their lights off so they’re all doing their bit. Right now my ahem.. “free” power point is working hard and able to keep my hands warm. It’s not easy seeing the stars outside and it’s not very cloudy either. Darn light pollution.. :)

    I wonder if rooftop solar suckers are doing the proper Earth Day thingie..? Maybe the rest of us should go around and make sure they’re properly unplugged.

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    el gordo

    Damn, missed it.

    S’pose there is always next year.

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    Sambar

    Meanwhile, as the planet needs saving in so many areas, I see Bill Shorten, if he wins the next election, will ban all Australian trade in ivory and rhino horn products.
    What the !!! Lucky there are no important things to focus on in Oz. We are in such a perfect state of harmony that we truly can save the planet on our own.

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      Bill in Oz

      Soon the greens will be lodging applications for asylim on behalf of elephants and rinos !

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        Sambar

        See I’ve picked up a couple of red thumbs there. So just for info, Australia already has laws that ban the trade of ivory or rhino horn along with all other endangered animals, so fake announcement from Bill. While I’m on a roll, Bill, yes Block Head Bill, has announced that ALL single use plastic bags will be banned from 2021 if he gains government. So all you dog walkers currently doing the right thing make sure you pick it up by the clean end and oh, put it in your pocket to take home. Single use garbage bags, you know the kind you now buy because the supermarket doesn’t give them away, banned. The flimsy little bags near the fruit and veggie section, gone.
        The list is endless, but hey, all for the good of Gaia. Bills claim is that banning them will reduce waste, well here’s a clue, create a functioning recycling industry in Oz. Oh wait, that might create jobs, get the stuff going round and round and we could NEVER get environmental approval to create a storage sorting area. To many risks. Maybe India will buy our junk now the Chinese have lost interest.

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          Another Ian

          You can tell that Bill doesn’t do the shopping or spend any time cooking in the kitchen

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            Another Ian

            ” or spend any time cooking in the kitchen”

            Rephrased

            ” or spend any time in the kitchen – cooking I mean”

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          PeterW

          Banning ivory and rhino horn is not good conservation, but it IS good neo-colonialism.

          Apparently, black Africans cannot be trusted to manage their own export industries.

          Truth is that the White Rhino was saved – and the most prolofic wildlife areas conserved – predominantly through the sale of wildlife and wildlife products.

          Africa has a poor and expanding population. Wildlife are a renewable resource when properly managed. If rural Africans can make an income from wildlife, that wildlife will be conserved. If they cannot….. then that wildlife will be replaced by things like cattle and crops, because Africans gotta eat, and green policies aren’t feeding them

          They have a saying, “If it pays, it stays.”, but without a legal trade, legal owners cannot make an income, so the only people who profit are the poachers who have destroyed the elephant and rhino herds in places like Kenya.

          It may not feel good to think of treating rhinos like sheep, but how close are sheep to extinction.?

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            Roy Hogue

            Such conservation policies are made on the same basis as any other policy the left has ever made, emotion. Years ago I was advocating for letting the elephant be a resource the tribes could exploit for money and then sit back and watch them take great care of the herds. What is so sacred about an elephants life that they can’t be the same as cattle or hogs?
            A poacher’s life wouldn’t be worth a dime when the people with the financial interest got involved.

            But reality escapes certain people and they’re the ones who think they’re qualified to tell everyone else what to do. No one listened then and they won’t listen now either.

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              Another Ian

              Roy

              “But reality escapes certain people and they’re the ones who think they’re qualified to tell everyone else what to do.”

              Seems that degree of certainty is directly proportional to distance from the problem.

              Like “you can tell a Victorian but you can’t tell them very much” on a grand scale

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          David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

          Ah Sambar,
          You know we can’t have a recycling industry in Australia. That would require reliable and cheap electrical power…
          Cheers,
          Dave B
          (And the one we did have, in SA, has closed I think.)

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      yarpos

      Just a demo of Bill’s ability to multi-task even if a little chromosone inhibited. Other important issues like parliamentary pensions, travel entitlements and appointment of key Union officials to govt posts can also be quietly progressed in parallel with the window dressing items us plebs care about.

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    Peter C

    I have just end logged and read this after celebrating (suffering through ) Earth Hour.

    We had a visit from our daughters. One is a keen Greeny.

    So I said, OK, let’s do it and see what life would be like without electricity!

    I turned out all the lights, then had to find a torch in the dark, so that I could search about for matches and candles.

    Eventually we had some candle light, so we sat and talked for an hour, but I was happy to make the point, that one can’t actually do a lot in the dark, without electric lights and no electric stove or kettle.

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      Kinky Keith

      Sounds good.
      :-)

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      GD

      Is she still talking to you?

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      Peter C

      What does “End Logged” Mean?

      I believe it is a corruption of Logged On, invented by predictive text!

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      Another Ian

      A different slant on eating by candle, lantern and fire light.

      Years agone a mail service around here was by pack horse. And no frozen food or eskys.

      So by dinner on the third day any passengers got to eat by firelight only.

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      Joe

      Peter, you should have pointed out to her at the end of the event that the candles you used were probably petrochemical paraffin ones (unless you guys keep some hippie type vegan candles laying around) so you just oxidized your fossil fuel a little differently.

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      yarpos

      Logged on? without power?

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    Kevin Lohse

    Spare a thought for North Korea . After years of picking up the booby prize, they are getting real competition from Venezuela for last place in the Human Achievement Hour stakes.

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      OriginalSteve

      Well spare a thought for the confused ISS astronauts, who mistook SA for North Korea when SA had its attempt at being powered by renewables…he he

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    8.30PM Saturday 30th March 2019- Earth Hour

    AEMO coverage area Australia.

    Total power generation to cover all power consumption – 21800MW

    Total power delivered from coal fired power – 16880MW

    Coal fired power delivering 77.43% of all power.

    Tony.

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      Mark D.

      Ease up Tony your’e going to rile up some real deniers! The ones that think coal is dead.

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      AndyG55

      I would love to know if there was an upwards surge during that hour . :-)

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        Graeme No.3

        Andy:

        Not from me; I was unaware of this “important” occasion until after it was over.
        First Drop Lagrein (a red from Langehorn Creek) was voted best wine by those there.

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        Robber

        Not a blip. Just a straight line decline from the 1645 peak of 23.2 GW to the low of 17.2 GW at 0420.

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          Just a straight line decline from the 1645 peak of 23.2 GW to the low of 17.2 GW at 0420

          As is the case each and every day at that time, the slow decline from the peak to the overnight minimum.

          Any noticeable change, like power reduction BECAUSE of Earth Hour, would need a concerted effort in every city on the Continent to make any appreciable difference at all.

          Tony.

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            Just Thinkin'

            Tony, some people can’t help themselves….

            And robber is one of them….

            Always enjoy your posts, mate…

            Thank you.

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            yarpos

            “….a concerted effort in every city on the Continent to make any appreciable difference at all.”

            Thats what they imagine it is, but in reality not many people are paying attention.

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    Gerry, England

    Arc welding. You don’t have to make anything – just run some nice deposits. Experiment with your settings if you have AC/DC control. Very therapeutic. And you have choices – MMA, MIG, MAG, TIG – I would be impressed by anyone who could rustle up a bit of submerged arc welding.

    Need anything cutting? Get out the plasma cutter and go for it. Hey, cut up some metal and then weld it back together. Use the angel grinder for those weld preps. A fun hour to be had while your clothes are washing, something is baking in the oven and the dishes are being washed.

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      robert rosicka

      It’s amazing how many people think submerged arc welding is welding under water .

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        Ted O'Brien.

        65 years ago I was taught that they do do arc welding under water, with photos of examples repairing ships. From memory they might have varnished the rods. Don’t know when welding with wire came into use, I would guess more than 65 years ago. By my understanding WWII saw the rapid development of arc welding.

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    NoFixedAddress

    And Bonfires.

    Burn forest undergrowth.

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    Roy Hogue

    As Earth hour has approached I’ve heard crying getting louder and louder. At first I couldn’t tell were it was coming from but yesterday it got so loud I was able to track it down.

    It was Mother Earth crying. I asked her why she was crying and she said, “You are my greatest achievement. With the intelligence I gave you you were supposed to become wise and achieve great things. But instead you’re full of self doubt and worry that this beautiful home I made for you will not be up to your demands. So you now want to stop and go backwards. Oh foolish children, what am I do with you…?”

    She was still crying when I left her.

    I think I will ignore Earth Hour which will be here shortly..

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      Roy Hogue

      Well, what can you say in the face of such things as Earth Hour. Might as well practice writing tall stories.

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      Kinky Keith

      That’s Brilliant Roy, a keeper.

      :-) KK

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        Roy Hogue

        Thank you, thank you. (nods his head toward the audience)

        KK,

        Remember this axiom. When the competition is rank stupidity it’s not very hard to look brilliant by comparison.

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          Roy Hogue

          I notice that by now, a normal thread would be getting a lot of comments from the
          U.S. and the rest of the world that’s now in daylight. But for Earth hour Richard Green’s comment at #20 has been the last one for quite a while.

          I guess Earth hour is not going to be a best seller.

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    BJA

    Oh really?
    Missed it completely – thought it had been cancelled through lack of interest

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    On my own climate science blog,
    I bash leftists once in a while for
    my own amusement — plus I despise
    their lying about climate change.

    I wish I could bash leftists in a way
    that was as clever, funny, yet filled
    with great wisdom, like this (I assume)
    Jo Nova post.

    As someone who has been writing
    for paid subscribers since 1977,
    as one of my hobbies, I have to
    complement this post.

    IT IS THE BEST POST I HAVE EVER READ
    on a climate science, or climate change,
    website, or blog, in my 21 years of
    reading about climate science !

    This is brilliant, funny writing that
    conveys an important message
    – it’s so good that everyone here
    should copy this post,
    store it in their computer,
    and reread it regularly.

    I’m turning on my lights tonight !

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    John F. Hultquist

    Oh dear!
    We’ll have to change plans.
    They were to have a nice romantic evening.
    Small candle, red wine . . . Another day, maybe.

    Now look what I have to do.
    Firewood is a little low. Where’s the chainsaw.

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      robert rosicka

      Went out yesterday for a load and yes Fitz I asked each tree if it was okay to cut them up .
      Seen six trees on a ridge line we were on that had been hit by lightning from the storm the day before and wow what utter carnage and what power must be in some of the strikes .

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    PeterS

    Oh hear I missed Earth hour! What a shame. I was looking forward to doing my bit by turning on all my lights in protest of the protesters. Not to worry. I’ll more than make up for it later today when I use my stove to cook my meal.

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      el gordo

      Australians are brighter than we thought.

      In the run-up to the NSW election there was much talk in the MSM on how its going to be about climate change. Massive Fail.

      According to the Spectator (I can’t get behind their paywall) the voters aren’t interested in global warming hysteria. Morrison will take this onboard.

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        PeterS

        Whether Morrison takes it on board is irrelevant. First to fall he should have taken it on board on day 1 when he replaced Turnbull. It’s too late for him to do anything concrete so close to the election so now he has to promise to abolish all renewable subsidies (aka scams) and drop the emissions target drivel he keeps harping on if re-elected. Let’s see if he has the guts and the will to make such a promise. It’s more likely he won’t because he keeps boasting how he will meet the Paris target in a canter. Up to now he has shown to be a believer in reducing emissions just as the ALP and Greens are. The differences in the degree to which they want to reduce them is moot.

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          el gordo

          Admittedly they are a disappointing lot, but if we don’t get them reelected its the cultural Marxists.

          Wait for the budget, it might be a shocker.

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            PeterS

            In the end it will still make no difference. Crash and burn will still happen under either party since they are both saying the same things in reducing emissions. One has a more aggressive approach than the other, that’s all.

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    Another Ian

    Sort of fits here

    “Harbour Air to add zero-emission electric plane; aims to convert whole fleet”

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/30/harbour-air-to-add-zero-emission-electric-plane-aims-to-convert-whole-fleet/

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      OriginalSteve

      I suspect electric planes will be hard to push start….plus what happens when you run out of extension cord?

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        OriginalSteve

        Plus…salt water and batteries…..?

        Anyone home?

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        Another Ian

        Saw an example of how easy a modern fuel injected aero engine is to prop start recently.

        The new starter motor was a bit more than auto ones though – aroind $1000

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          OriginalSteve

          I often wondered if a plane while gliding downwards , might have enough drag on a prop to “roll start” the engine?

          Even if you set the prop blades to be heavily slanted, would you need a very steep dive to spin the props and restart the engine?

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            Another Ian

            One bloke from around here washed out as a pilot in WW2 apparently on just that in a Tiger Moth. I gather it required a very steep dive.

            I’ll ask out sons who fly.

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          Ted O'Brien.

          Ian there might be few people these days who saw and remember that from 12 years of age I could crank start a 60hp diesel IHC WD9 tractor. It had a chamber in the head with a valve that was opened by a lever, which also operated a couple of chokes directing the air intake through a carburettor, this to give a low compression start. The other component was an impulse magneto, which retarded the spark against a spring to stop backfiring, and the spring provided a strong spark for the first firing. Turn the motor for the first click, thereby charging the next cylinder, and the second click always started the motor. Run the motor for a few minutes on petrol to warm it up, then switch over to diesel.

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    AndyG55

    Just think, all the greenies will be using LEDs,

    so just your single 60W incandescent cancels out 10-15 LED lights being turned off. :-)

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    Another Ian

    And your steak on the bbq is OK

    “Methane warming exaggerated by 400%”

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/30/methane-warming-exaggerated-by-400/

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      OriginalSteve

      Reminds me…my gas bottle ran out last week…need to get another one….all 9Kg of CNG BBQ-ing goodness….

      The greenies can have their sad little tofu burgers….. I’ll stick with real food.

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    tom0mason

    For the first time since this time last year I’ve put the electric heating on and opened some windows.
    Outside temperature 9°C inside temperature 19°C.
    Energy poverty be damned, I’m going to burn some watts today. :oops:

    :-)

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    Salome

    A little off topic, but while it’s hot, have you seen this? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/climate-change-when-human-nature-leads-to-rejection-of-science/10952244

    Somehow I think the author has mixed up the ‘lawyers’ and the ‘scientists’ in this story.

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    David Maddison

    In Australia at least, Earth Hour is conditioning the Sheeple to a society in which, when due to the engineered destruction of our electricity grid, energy will be not available on demand and there will be large scale shut downs. Australian are already conditioned to having expensive energy, a seemingly easy transition for the social engineers to have made since not so long ago we used to have some of the world’s cheapest energy and the massive increase in costs didn’t cause too many complaints or riots.

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      David Wojick

      Indeed, I just read a report saying the solution to intermittency is for people to only want electricity when it is available.

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      DaveR

      Spot on David Maddison. but the fanatical Greens in the UK are way ahead of the fanatical Greens here. They have already planned for all households to have electricity and gas rationed to a set amount per month, and once you have used your allocation, you get no more until the next month. The third world comes to the first world.

      Its all part of the Marxist UN Agenda 21 (1992) which was always a “non-binding” undertaking by signatory countries at the time, but which the UN are now trying to make binding.

      Australia is shown as having signed up to this under Keating but Morrison must surely now exit this increasing risk to our sovereignty urgently.

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    David Wojick

    Too bad we can’t actually turn off all the electricity for an hour or so. Oh wait, that is were we are headed. Maybe we should rename blackouts as “earth times”.

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    robert rosicka

    These wind turbines even though not spinning are obviously having the desired effect on the weather in the California desert .

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2ik3h7DEDWycX-2oKDCTfBuB3vKNOLByRg7c-sQJMpx-KULJvSclCcHQI&v=FiLELNnv738

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    Travis T. Jones

    We’re gonna need a bigger Earth Hour …

    Goodwood Flood, 29 March 2019:

    1974 Burke System flood record at the township of Boulia was 5.9m.

    The 2019 29 March record at about 3am this morning was 5.4m.

    Burke System March 2019 Flood was 0.4 lower than the 1974 recorded record!

    https://www.annbritton.com.au/goodwood-flood-29-march-2019-iphone-dame-drone/

    Thank you, CO2!

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      Bill in Oz

      Wonderfull for all of North Central Qld..

      And lots more water will flow South to Lake Eyre.

      maybe Lake Eyre will fill completely this year !

      And totally confound all the Climate warming Greenists.

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    Peter Fitzroy

    So the good news, green will be able to find you all easily. Egg produces will rejoice.

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    Peter Fitzroy

    So the good news, green will be able to find you all easily. Egg produces will rejoice.

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    pat

    30 Mar: Lighting Out for the Territory
    by Mark Steyn
    Lights Out is about free speech (you can order personally autographed copies here), and thus relevant to my seven-year battle against the Big Climate enforcers. But let us not forget that the warm-mongers literally want the lights out. At 8.30pm tonight in my corner of New Hampshire, we are supposed to extinguish every blazing bulb and sit in the dark for “Earth Hour”. Most of my neighbors seem to turn in around 8pm, so it won’t be noticeably different out there…
    https://www.steynonline.com/9265/lighting-out-for-the-territory

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    AndyG55

    From weatherzone

    “Parts of southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania were five-to-10 degrees colder than average overnight and had their coldest March night in many years.”

    Time to get the heaters out!!

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      pat

      I kid you not. I woke early & heard ABC news radio at 4.45am Qld time say it was 30C or 31C currently in Perth and 32C currently in Darwin!!!

      they were not talking about the day’s forecast maximums, which, according to ABC, would be something like 33C and 34C respectively.

      a couple of hours later, on ABC, I heard entirely different current temps for Perth & Darwin, which were way under the maximums.

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      Bill in Oz

      Cold in the Adelaide Hills last night also.
      The minimum was 8 degrees.
      On the 30th of March !

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      Greg in NZ

      From mountainwatch dot com yesterday: Lake Mountain Resort, Victoria, Australia; minus 3˚C with 20 cm snow. Saved a screenshot of the snow report as today it’s gone, moving forward an’ all that jazz…

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        Sambar

        Greg, Interesting report that, Lake Mountain is my ( along with Annie and Yarpos ) neck o’ the woods. Cold up there to day for sure but no local reports of snow. Persistent drizzle all day with temps warming this afternoon. I think the resort has probably left the wrong screen shot posted. I have just done a run through the country “behind” Lake Mountain, lots of water and lots of fog but definitely no snow

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          Annie

          Daughter reported ‘refreshing cool change and drizzle’ in the area.

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          Greg in NZ

          Cheers Sambar & Annie, am not familiar with the lay of the land up in those parts, though I did drive along the coast from Wilson’s Promontory to Eden / Bega and beyond (back up to the warmth of QLD!) in the winter of ’82. Not that I’m doubting what your eyes saw – or didn’t see – but on the link below you can scroll back 28 days, and at 2 pm on the 30th and 31st of March, there are cached images of… snow! On the ground! At Lake Mountain Resort! The screenshot I saved was from 6 pm Saturday 30th and everything in view was covered in snow – admittedly not a lot, but hey, white is white.

          https://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Lake-Mountain/webcams/latest

          From the same site you can access cached pics of Buller, Perisher, Thredbo and more, from the snowy weekend. And now the same system is dropping snow on our southern hills: thankfully I’m up north and still in boardies, woohoo!

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            Sambar

            Wow, thats a bit weird. Lake Mountain is the closest ski resort to Melbourne , its a cross country area and its also the lowest of the recognised snow mountains.
            This mountain is so low that it often stuggles with snow cover even in the middle of winter. That said there has been considerable installations of snow making machinery, and my thoughts would be that as temperatures were quite low over the week end, they may have fired up the snow cannons to give them a pre season test. You have got me going now, I”ll have to make more enquiries. Certainly the local radio station did not mention snow there at all
            Just as an aside, and for some amusement, local adverts on the radio run along the lines of “Save the planet global warming will see the end of NATURAL snow unless we all do something about it, like take the bus instead of driving, conserve water etc. All good stuff except…. If its to warm for natural snow why the hell would you install snow cannons, they need freezing temps to”make snow”. Also while I am doing my bit by not driving to the mount, how much energy do bloody snow cannons need! Water pumps, compressors lighting etc. etc. So burning energy to make snow when its to warm to snow is somehow logical.

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              Annie

              We enjoyed tobogganing at Lake Mountain many years ago but can’t use our German-type wooden one there. They had quite a lot of snow there last winter I believe. I have seen a lot of snow on the Southern Beeches on the Woods Point Road below the turnoff to Lake Mountain…I have beautiful photos of them.
              As we had mornings in February this year well down into single figures (like 2/3/4/5C) I do wonder what winter this year will bring?! I hope not the wreckage of our citrus crop like winter 2017 :(

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                Sambar

                Yes Annie, the global warming just about killed my lime trees that have thrived for the last twenty years. Ten straight days of frost did the damage.
                This winter I’ll cover them up just to be sure. We used to take the kids to Mt Torbreck for the snow, Forty minutes from home, forty minutes there, forty minutes back and doesn’t cost $120.00 just to get through the gate

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                Annie

                There used to be a free pass for locals but not enough used it so it was cancelled and is now expensive for us too. Hence, no further visits to Lake Mountain to see the snow! There is somewhere up Mt Margaret where Marysvillians go I believe. I must investigate Mt Torbreck!

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    yarpos

    Its heartening to me that the events profile is such that I dont hear about it until its over and then only on a climate realist site. Even when the lead up is a week away exposed to unhealthy amounts of free to air / MSM pollution (visiting relatives)

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      Andrew McRae

      Same. I’ve made a point of “celebrating” Human Achievement Hour in my own small way in previous years, but these days the only propaganda I’m exposed to is shopping mall advertising and the youtube videos I choose to click on. Push-style propaganda is sooo 20th century.

      Nothing lost, though. The sunset just after the storm last night in Brisbane was spectacular. https://imgur.com/a/WOpiXat
      Dare I say… Gaia put on a better light show for me last night than all the man-made light bulbs? Just calling it as I see it.

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    RicDre

    Its 8:30PM here in Northern Ohio, USA and I am celebrating the wonders of having fossil fuel and nuclear generated electricity available on a dark, windless and rainy night by turning on all of the lights in my house. Also, since the temperature here is scheduled to drop from a high of 17c to low of 0c and they are expecting up to 3 inches of snow to fall tonight, I will also be celebrating the wonders of having natural-gas heating tonight by keeping my house comfortable warm.

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    Another Ian

    I’m remembering that I did enough “Earth Hours” when Tilley lights were king.

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    PeterW

    It’s wonderful how far an HID spotlight pointed vertically can be seen at night……. powered by a diesel Landcruiser – pre all the anti-pollution gear, of course.

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    el gordo

    Memo to Peter Fitzroy, this is worthwhile read.

    https://skepticalscience.com/hot_after_2016.html

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    Speedy

    Morning all.

    Every hour is “earth hour” in Venezuela. And North Korea. Funny, no-one seems to notice that, at least not on the ABC.

    We celebrated by cleaning the oven, which is one of those pyrolytic jobbies. It soaks up about 35 amps during the cleanup, but everything inside the oven is charred to a fine white ash that Herself can wipe off in a jiffy.

    Mission accomplished.

    Cheers,

    Speedy

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    Lionell Griffith

    Got back from a week long trip just in time to participate. Unfortunately, all my lights are LEDs so they won’t add much to the power load. Saves a bundle on my light bills though.

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    pat

    29 Mar: AFP: Venezuela returns to ‘Middle Ages’ during power outages
    by Maria Lorente
    Walking for hours, making oil lamps, bearing water. For Venezuelans today, suffering under a new nationwide blackout that has lasted days, it’s like being thrown back to life centuries ago…

    As night casts Caracas into darkness, families light their homes as best they can.
    “We make lamps that burn gasoline, or oil, or kerosene — any type of fuel,” explained Lizbeth Morin, 30.
    “We’ve returned to the Middle Ages.”
    https://news.yahoo.com/venezuela-returns-middle-ages-during-power-outages-143506671.html

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      Speedy

      And the irony is that Venezuela is (or was) a major oil exporter. Seems that Hugo’s daughter took a few too many billion out of the country on her last “vacation”…

      Cheers,

      Speedy

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    Kevin Anderson

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/whistleblower-facing-161-years-in-jail-had-his-claims-rejected-by-ato-20190228-p510wi.html

    Whistleblower facing 161 years in jail had his claims rejected by ATO

    The Tax Office rejected an investigation request from whistleblower Richard Boyle months

    before he went public over allegations the agency was ripping money out of individual and

    small business accounts under a directive to use more heavy-handed debt collection tactics.

    Mr Boyle is facing 161 years in prison despite the disclosures leading to a bipartisan

    parliamentary inquiry making 37 recommendations in a report that described the ATO’s

    performance as “annus horribilis”.

    Mr Boyle informed the Tax Office’s internal watchdog that staff had been instructed to start

    issuing garnishee notices to meet revenue targets – a tool used to scrape money from

    accounts, sometimes without the account holder’s knowledge.

    The whistleblower is now facing more than six life sentences for the alleged conduct –

    almost equivalent to the sentence handed down to backpacker serial killer Ivan Milat.

    He said if the court ruled that Mr Boyle’s disclosure was in the public interest, the case

    could blow up in the face of the Tax Office.

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      WXcycles

      Disgusting. A fairly clear indication the system is not meant to be Just, fair or to operate in the interests of the citizens. We always simply paying a ‘Miners Right’ license to take big life-risks to dig-dirt for gold, so the State can claim it via taxing yet again again to double dip, with no care for the consequences and damage to society of doing that – Eureka Stockade style government financial-economic oppression and outright theft. So they put their victims into a prison, for pointing out what unaccountable rouges governments, public servants and Departments still are today. ***k you Canberra!

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    pat

    29 Mar: SolarQuotesBlog: City Of Sydney (Council) To Go 100% Renewable (Electricity)
    by Michael Bloch
    For the electricity it consumes that it can’t produce the equivalent of itself, City of Sydney will source it from “community-generated” wind and solar power facilities for its large sites and offset the carbon emissions associated with the electricity used at small sites1…

    Lord Mayor Clover Moore: “This decision by Council will allow us to achieve our commitment to reduce emissions by 70 per cent, ten years ahead of our own 2030 deadline, well on the way to net-zero by 2050.”…

    Footnotes
    1.There’s all sorts of offsets available; it’s assumed these would be renewables-based as well – and the right ones

    COMMENT (1 OF 2):
    Scott says:
    Hey everyone,
    These bills are just killing me. I’m fed up with paying to some fat lazy morons who just do nothing and suck money out of people for small amount of current. Too bad though that I don’t know anything about installing some kind of solar panel or such. Maybe there is some good videos or books?
    https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/sydney-renewable-energy-mb0994/

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    Kevin Anderson

    Quick question: Do wind turbines change direction to face the strongest wind or are the turbines fixed in place in Australian wind farms?
    Never seen them swivel in place?

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      Many larger and more modern ones can swivel. Getting an idea of the extra cost/value and proportion of towers with pitch control to those without would require some homework, since one has to wade through heaps of cheery, boy’s own propaganda to get to a single dry fact about these monstrosities.

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    Travis T. Jones

    week 20: “We are all Genevieve!”

    France’s Yellow Vest Protesters March Despite Bans, Injuries

    https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2019-03-30/frances-yellow-vest-protesters-march-despite-bans-injuries

    They’re also showing solidarity with Genevieve Legay, a 73-year-old anti-globalization activist who suffered a head injury in the southern city of Nice last weekend.
    The Nice prosecutor said a police officer pushed her down.

    “We are all Genevieve!” read an online appeal for Saturday’s protests.

    Thousands of yellow vests marched peacefully in the streets of Paris, from north of the city center through the Left Bank to the Trocadero plaza near the Eiffel Tower.
    Some waved a rainbow flag that read “Peace,” same as the one that Legay was carrying in last week’s protest.

    ‘Yellow vest’ numbers down in 20th week of French protests

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests-idUSKCN1RB0OX

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    David Maddison

    OFF TOPIC BUT URGENT

    A friend is going to a fund raising private breakfast meeting tomorrow 10am where Finkel will be guest speaker. She would like suggestions of one or more questions that can be asked by a lay audience. Please assist if you can.

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      Travis T. Jones

      Perhaps Prof. Finkel could be asked where Prof. Penny Sackett went wrong … and why … and does he know of any other failed global warming apocalyptic predictions …

      Prof Penny Sackett, Herald Sun December 04, 2009

      We’ve got 5 years to save world says Australia’s chief scientist Professor Penny Sackett

      http://joannenova.com.au/2014/12/only-three-days-left-to-save-the-earth/

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      David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

      G’day David,
      A couple of ideas:
      ## Would the professor provide a copy of the report he undertook to provide to then Senator Malcolm Roberts, providing the empirical evidence justifying CAGW?;
      ## Does the professor receive any benefits from position(s) he hold with solar companies?;
      ## Can the professor explain how LGCs are factored into customers’bills?; and
      ## Why are “renewables” given priority despatching.
      Cheers,
      Dave B

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      David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

      Sorry David,
      I’ve miss-fired with a few more replies which went in at #52.3.1.
      My mistake.
      Cheers,
      D

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      yarpos

      How can any form of renewable power ever reduce energy costs if it requires back up and additional complexity to manage?

      If bacp up and management complexity increases how can it ever be said that renewables are cheaper than gas or coal power, other than via selective accounting?

      When Australia needs 18-20GW at 4AM in the morning, how will renewables deliver this?

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    pat

    TWEET: George Papadopolous: Alexander Downer was such an idiot that he tweeted himself with the Turkish ambassador the day my name went public thinking his role in spying on me over my ties to the energy business in Israel would never be exposed. They now have. Declassification coming. Australia’s role too.
    30 Mar 2019

    Tai Tai – 47m ago:
    Out of interest George – have any of the Australian media contacted you to arrange interviews to discuss this with you?
    https://twitter.com/GeorgePapa19/status/1112058687835639813

    cute comment. to be fair, Michael Smith News is attempting to do so in the early replies.

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    pat

    just noted on the “human signers” CEFE website, the following:

    Clean Energy for Eternity: CEFE on Four Corners this Monday
    For details click here…
    https://cleanenergyforeternity.net.au/

    premiering April Fools’ Day!

    ABC Four Corners: Climate of Change
    The struggle to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions…
    Four Corners walks you through key areas of everyday life and industrial production which fuel our carbon emissions – from the cars we drive, the animals we breed to gas we export.
    The program investigates whether Australia is on track to deliver on the targets the nation has pledged to fulfil, and what effect the policies of successive governments have had on our emissions.
    With activists on both sides of the debate pushing to make the Federal poll a climate election, this is a must watch Four Corners.
    Climate of Change, reported by Stephanie March, goes to air on Monday 1st April at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 2nd April at 1.00pm and Wednesday 3rd at 11.20pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners
    https://www.abc.net.au/4corners/climate-of-change/10945780

    in the trailer, I see John Hewson; others might recognise a couple of others.

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    pat

    on ABC “Just In” page:

    Climate change and when human nature can be to deny nature
    ABC Central West By Micaela Hambrett

    actual headline:

    31 Mar: ABC: Climate change and when human nature can lead to rejection of science
    ABC (Curious) Central West By Micaela Hambrett
    “When you look at the results of different surveys going back a few years, farmers were four times more likely than the national average to be climate change deniers,” said Professor Mark Howden, director at the ANU’s Climate Change Institute…
    So, why do so many people in regional and rural areas not believe in climate change?
    ABC Central West’s Curious project put that question to some experts, who say the answer has more to do with human nature than scientific reasoning…

    Cognitive scientists vs cognitive lawyers
    Professor Matthew Hornsey from the University of Queensland has dedicated his academic career to understanding why people reject apparently reasonable messages.
    “The ***METAPHOR that’s used in my papers is around what we call cognitive scientists versus cognitive lawyers,” he said.
    “What we hope people do when they interpret science is that they weigh it up in an independent way and reach a conclusion.
    “But in real life, people behave more like lawyers, where they have a particular outcome that they have in mind and then they selectively interpret the evidence in a way that prosecutes the outcome they want to reach.

    “So you selectively expose yourself to information, you selectively critique the information, you selectively remember the information in a way that reinforces what your gut is telling you.”
    This is known as motivated reasoning — and online news source algorithms and social forums are only enabling the phenomenon, allowing for further information curation for the individual…

    Erosion of science credibility
    Professor Hornsey says there is another force fanning the flames of distrust between the scientific and non-scientific communities.
    “One thing that can be said without huge amounts of controversy is that there is a relationship between political conservatism and climate scepticism in Australia,” he said.
    To better understand this, the professor’s research took him to 27 countries and found that for two-thirds of these, there was no relationship between being politically conservative and a climate science sceptic.
    But Australia’s relationship between the two trailed only the United States in strength of connection, he said…

    “What we were seeing was the greater the per-capita carbon emissions of a country, the greater that relationship between climate scepticism and conservatism.”…

    Professor Hornsey points to the work of American historian Naomi Oreskes, who co-authored Merchants Of Doubt, which asserts that campaigns of misinformation were tools used by vested interests as a means of controlling the narrative…
    “The science is in — 97 per cent of climate scientists agree that humans are contributing to global warming,” Professor Hornsey said.
    “But most people feel as though that number is much lower and that there’s quite a lot of diversity of opinion around this in the science community.
    “This is not true, but that’s the success of these campaigns of misinformation.”…

    Who asked the question?
    Ross Bowden is a statistician by profession, who investigated the effect of location and climate change on ambient air temperature in Perth as part of his thesis last year.
    “The reason I posed my question was that, as a scientist, I’m very aware of the possible catastrophic effects from rising CO2 emissions. The outcomes seriously scare me, even as a person living a quiet, secure life in suburban Perth, let alone depending on a stable climate for my livelihood as a farmer does.”
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-31/climate-change-when-human-nature-leads-to-rejection-of-science/10952244

    more to come on ABC and ***METAPHORS.

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      pat

      ***METAPHOR maximus: listen from 2-4 minutes; then from 21:30min to end.
      all very cryptic…not:
      TUCKWELL (rough paraphasing): let’s say there’s a foreign agent who produces fake news to sway people’s political opinion. they go to Facebook, buy ads to target an audience that is vulnerable to suggested ideas. end users might believe this fake news. but they are just gullible. conginitive dissonance.

      AUDIO: 24min27sec: 24 Mar repeat 31 Mar: ABC The Philosopher’s Zone: David Rutledge: Techne-logy
      Guest: Jason Tuckwell, Lecturer in Philosophy, Western Sydney University
      https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/techne-logy/10920656

      Twitter: Jason Tuckwell, Technite. Thinking again about art. Politics. Environmentalism…
      re-tweeted 29 Mar:
      Sleeping Giants Oz:
      The Sky News/ News Corp/ Coalition, Australian Conservatives & PHON colluding on the propaganda strategy to claim the Greens are “extreme” on show in two minutes.
      Shouldnt News Corp be required to register as a Political Campaigner…
      95 COMMENTS (EXAMPLE from #Stop Greed: #NewsCorp should be declared a terrorist organisation and be broken up.)

      TWEET: Jason Tuckwell 24 Mar:
      I had a chat about ***METAPHORS of technology with David from The Philosopher’s Zone on Sunday. Here’s the link:
      https://twitter.com/jasontuckwell?lang=en

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      robert rosicka

      The 97% narrative is reduced to less than 1% or about 33% depending on what figure you start with but if only 77 scientists were chosen from the over ten thousand who were asked to be in the survey it’s definitely not 97% .

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      David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

      G’day Pat,
      I reckon I’d need to write a book to adequately address the errors and obfuscations in this report. But I can agree that “climate science” has given science a bad name. And this report is a good example of why.
      Cheers,
      Dave B

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        David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

        Some more:
        ## When a wind farm reaches end-of-life, what has to be replaced? And can any part of it be re-used? And for Solar?;
        ## What is the expected life of our existing wind farms? Solar? Gas?
        ## Can the eastern grid be restrted from black with the current penetration of renewables? Inwhatvtime frame?
        Cheers,
        Dave B

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      yarpos

      sigh, 2019 and people still talk about the mythical 97% as if its a fact

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    pat

    reminder:

    13 Nov 2018: ABC: Renewables overtaking fossil fuels in new power generation: International Energy Agency
    By Stephen Long
    New wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) generation accounted for nearly half of all the additional electricity capacity in 2017, outpacing fossil fuels as renewable energy prices decline, and the IEA said that is set to grow…

    on ABC last nite:

    AUDIO: 26 Mar: TheNakedScientists: Say Hello to Tomorrow’s Tech
    Presented by Chris Smith, Adam Murphy
    21:53 – Turning carbon dioxide into fish food
    How do we make a new, clean source of protein?
    FULL TRANSCRIPT
    With 7.2 billion people on Earth, and rising, the carbon footprint of the human population runs to tens of billions of tonnes of CO2 every year. Now a company called Deep Branch, spawned by entrepreneurs who studied at the University of Nottingham, think they’ve got a way to harness the CO2 chucked out of the chimneys of cement factories. By feeding it to a special population of bacteria, they can turn it into fish food! Adam Murphy heard how from one of the brains behind the operation, Pete Rowe…

    40:30 – Turning kites into kilowatts
    A new from of wind power
    FULL TRANSCRIPT
    The UK gets almost 30% of its energy from renewable sources. But that means that over two thirds still come from non-renewables, like coal, oil and gas. And the signs are that we need to improve our act quickly, because time’s running out to cut carbon emissions. So a new way to harvest energy from the wind sounds very attractive. What Skypull have invented is a system that uses a kite – equipped with drone motors to enable it to be controlled – which flies much higher than the average wind turbine; and by pulling on its rope, it generates large amounts of electricity on the ground. Chris Smith spoke to Edgar van Nunen, part of the Skypull team, to learn more…

    ***EDGAR – We want to make a difference to energy transition to renewable energy to replace fossil fuel energy use, and that is a big problem. ***Fossil fuel use is growing twice faster than renewable energy production…
    https://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/naked-scientists-podcast/say-hello-tomorrows-tech

    Updated 27 Mar: Bloomberg: Carbon Emissions Hit a Record High
    By Mathew Carr and Jeremy Hodges; With assistance by Grant Smith
    U.S. boosted use of oil as India and China burned more coal
    IEA report marks a setback for effort to curb global warming
    Carbon emissions from fossil-fuel use hit a record last year after energy demand grew at its fastest pace in a decade, reflecting higher oil consumption in the U.S. and more coal burning in China and India…

    The figures showed that natural gas is becoming a preferred fuel for factories and utilities while the pace of installing renewable forms of energy is lagging. The report also indicated the strength of the global economic expansion last year, with gains in electricity consumption and more notably in the U.S.
    “We have seen spectacular growth of the economy in the U.S.,” said Fatih Birol, executive director of the Paris-based institution advising nations on energy policy. “We have seen several new petrochemical projects coming online.”

    Energy demand grew 2.3 percent last year, the most in a decade, according to the IEA. It showed a record 33 gigatons of carbon emissions from energy, up 1.7 percent from the previous year. Global electricity demand rose 4 percent and was responsible for half the growth in overall energy demand…
    Global coal demand grew for the second consecutive year in 2018, driven by Asia’s appetite for the dirtiest fossil fuel…

    The pace of energy efficiency improvements fell, and renewables growth didn’t keep pace with surging electricity demand, falling below 50 percent of new power supply last year…
    Global output of greenhouse gases from energy-related sources rose to a record as energy demand jumped at its fastest pace in a decade.
    “Renewables growth is not keeping pace with the electrification of our society,” Birol said on a call with reporters. “We need to see more support for renewables.”…

    Coal-fired power plants, which are closing across western Europe, were the single largest contributor to the growth in emissions, accounting for 30 percent of the increase, the IEA said.
    Emissions are still increasing in China and India…
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-26/record-carbon-emissions-seen-as-energy-use-grew-most-in-decade

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      yarpos

      I love those articles that focus on capacity rather than delivery.

      I was a little surprised when I asked the question about what % of real delivered power comes from renewables the other day. It was a group of car club cronies we had over for drinks. To my surprise and pleasure none guessed over 10%. They arent really into this topic but they have been smelling BS for quite a while.

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    dennisambler

    Tony Thomas did a piece on Earth Hour, The Propaganda is Settled:

    https://www.spectator.com.au/2019/03/the-propaganda-is-settled/

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    J.H.

    Well I had a marvelous “Human Achievement Hour”. :)

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