The delusional war on warmth

“Warmists are making a massive mistake by assuming that global cooling is better than global warming.” – Viv Forbes

The delusional war on warmth

By Viv Forbes

For decades, global warming scaremongers have been stealing energy from the environment using windmills, solar collectors, and biofuels, force-fed by carbon taxes and emission trading schemes. Their delusional dream is to cool the globe.

However, there has been no global warming for nearly 20 years.  Right now, the great ice sheets are growing thicker, and record snow is blanketing much of the climate change leader, the Northern Hemisphere landmass.  Solar panels are blinded by snow, and turbines don’t turn in the cold still air, or else they have to be shut down because of icing or high winds.  Like all green things, wind and solar power often hibernate in winter.

Meanwhile, the unloved all-weather energy producers (coal, gas, and nuclear) are straining at their limits, as families huddle around heaters fearing the first flickers of failure from overloaded power grids. No food is produced from land smothered in snow – farmers fear late frosts…

Note: Viv Forbes is a geologist who has studied geological and climate history; and a farmer who watches the pastures die in the dry cold winters as the livestock and wildlife wait for the warmer weather and spring storms.

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14 thoughts on “The delusional war on warmth

  1. hell even the sth hem is rather cooler this “summer”
    dont reckon the few really hotspots actually make up for the rest that are below average heatwise.
    as ive noted before the ground didnt warm up till waay late, some warmish days..a few, majority mild and nights mostly too cool,
    the corn n pumpkins n tomatos i finally got growing..are now just sitting flowering but not developing as fast as they should be.
    if its not dry searing wind n dry as dust
    its soggy n cold
    mugs game is farming;-)

  2. Fukushima. One good EMP event and the possibility of hundreds of nuclear reactors melting down as they did in Japan is a real possibility. This isn’t a case of either or. There are an array of natural energy sources that are currently under-utilized because of shortsighted thinking. I love this author calling renewable energy “stealing energy” from the environment. How about hydrogen fuel cells. In many hot places, rooftop solar provides a net gain to the grid. So you people in cold places, go ahead and use coal and oil when you need to do so. But don’t try to say this is the only and best way. You have no credibility and are anti-progress. To make you happy maybe we can bring back a whale breeding program and you can use that oil.

    • Hydrogen fuel cells – so where do you get that Hydrogen? Either disassociate water, or strip it from methane. Why not just use the methane?

      Hydrogen is more like a battery, storing some other form of energy rather than a source on its own.

    • Craig, “go ahead & use coal and gas when we need to”, huh? Thanks to the incredible naivete displayed by many, coal mines have been shut down, their personnel dispersed, their rail lines torn up. Maurice Strong, whom many have been tricked into believing was an environmentalist, was successful in getting rid even of DAMS– as if there were something wrong w hydroelectric power too. Maurice Strong, like his father, worked for the Rockefellers in the insatiable desire of the billionaires to run the world . The entire global warming hoax is financed by the billionaires towards that end. See the Senate report “Chain of Environmental Command”.

      Yes, the naivete of people who should have known better is at fault for the shutting down of oil-fired power plants and the siphoning of money into solar and wind, which should have instead permitted the expansion of gas and oil-fired plants.

      But you continue obsessed. Instead of continuing what we know works now you insist we should move to “hydrogen”. Why? Because you believe the fake science that says CO2 will create runaway global warming. Are you aware that the postulated means by which CO2 will create warming is by enabling the atmosphere to hold more water vapor– but that in fact the water vapor has NOT increased, making the entire theory invalid. All the models with their spectacularly unsuccessful predictions rely upon this false increase in water vapor.

      I agree w you that “stealing energy from the environment” was a stupid phrase.

  3. We are living in a Twilight Zone episode from 1961 called “The Midnight Sun.” Watch it.

    Twilight Zone:
    A girl and others try to survive the Earth heating up…but she is only dreaming. The reality is that the Earth is freezing as it is moving away from the Sun.

    Very similar to the present. People are freezing to death while our betters tell us to believe that it is getting too hot.

  4. The paper on American paper goes on to say:

    No food is produced from land smothered in snow – farmers fear late frosts and welcome early spring rains and warmth.

    For the last million years, Earth has experienced long cycles of ice separated by short warm inter-glacials. Today’s warm era is already a mature twelve thousand years old, and Earth’s climate is fluctuating naturally toward the next glacial cycle in which many animals and plants will perish. Only fools would assist the return of the ice.

    Warmists are making a massive mistake by assuming that global cooling is better than global warming. They are ignoring their precious “Precautionary Principle.”

    A frigid ice house is far more dangerous and destructive than a warm greenhouse.

    The End of the Energiewende?

    January 10, 2017 by Heiner Flassbeck

    The prominent German economist Heiner Flassbeck has challenged fundamental assumptions of the Energiewende at his blog site According to Flassbeck, the former Director of Macroeconomics and Development at the UNCTAD in Geneva and a former State Secretary of Finance, a recent period of extremely low solar and wind power generation shows that Germany will never be able to rely on renewable energy, regardless of how much new capacity will be built.

    Stable high-pressure winter weather has resulted in a confrontation. An Energiewende that relies mainly on wind and solar energy will not work in the long run. One cannot forgo nuclear power, eliminate fossil fuels, and tell people that electricity supplies will remain secure all the same.

    We have attempted unsuccessfully to find Energiewende advocates willing to explain that inconsistency. Their silence is not easy to fathom. But maybe the events themselves have made the outcome inevitable.

    With nuclear power no longer available, a capacity of at least 50 gigawatts is required by other means, despite an enormously expanded network of wind turbines and solar systems

    This winter could go down in history as the event that proved the German energy transition to be unsubstantiated and incapable of becoming a success story. Electricity from wind and solar generation has been catastrophically low for several weeks. December brought new declines. A persistent winter high-pressure system with dense fog throughout Central Europe has been sufficient to unmask the fairy tale of a successful energy transition, even for me as a lay person.

    This is a setback, because many people had placed high hopes in the Energiewende. I likewise never expected to see large-scale solar arrays and wind turbines, including those offshore, motionless for days on end. The data compiled by Agora Energiewende on the individual types of electricity generation have recorded the appalling results for sun and wind at the beginning of December and from the 12th to 14th:×564.jpg

    Of power demand totaling 69.0 gigawatts (GW) at 3 pm on the 12th, for instance, just 0.7 GW was provided by solar energy, 1.0 by onshore wind power and 0.4 offshore. At noontime on the 14th of December, 70 GW were consumed, with 4 GW solar, 1 GW onshore and somewhat over 0.3 offshore wind. The Agora graphs make apparent that such wide-ranging doldrums may persist for several days.

    You do not need to be a technician, an energy expert, or a scientist to perceive the underlying futility of this basic situation. You simply need common sense, shelving expectations and prognoses for a moment, while extrapolating the current result to future developments. Let us suppose that today’s wind and solar potential could be tripled by 2030, allowing almost all of the required energy to be obtained from these two sources under normal weather conditions. This is an extremely optimistic scenario and certainly not to be expected, because current policy is slowing down the expansion of renewable energy sources rather than accelerating it.

    One cannot simultaneously rely on massive amounts of wind and sunshine, dispense with nuclear power plants (for very good reasons), significantly lower the supply of fossil energy, and nevertheless tell people that electricity will definitely be available in the future

    If a comparable lull occurred in 2030 (stable winter high systems that recur every few years), then three times the number of solar panels and wind turbines (assuming current technologies) could logically produce only three times the amount of electricity. The deficiency of prevailing winds and sunshine will affect all of these installations, no matter how many there are. Even threefold wind and solar generation would then fulfill just 20% of requirements – again very optimistically – assuming that demand had not increased by 2030.

  6. A similar high pressure system currently affects all of the Baltic states and is expected to build further in situe, Germany is not alone in having no spare energy other than Russian Gas.

    Most of Europe will now face a very, very cold February with -20s wide spread, with a strong easterly wind around the dominant Scandinavia High for much of February.

    This strong flow of air is already affecting the UK weather, with a very cold 20 day period starting mid-week as from 10th Feb.

    A significant low pressure system with strong winds and rain is expected to transition South Eastwards from South of Iceland in ten days from now, over the west of the UK into Central France, this normally means snow and blizzards followed hopefully, by rain and a thaw at low levels .

    However, history teaches us differently particularly, during NAO winters like this one.

  7. Where I live – sub-tropical coastal Queensland, Australia at ~27°South – this summer is a repeat of January 2016. We have had a large mass of tropical air move over the top half of Australia and it just will not shift – reminds me of time spent in Singapore.

    We have had 1/6th of our January rainfall – probably less than last year’s El-Niño affected summer – typical for an El-Niño Australia gets less rain but it is supposedly over.

    I don’t think the temperature has dropped below ~22°C since October 2016 and is frequently ~24 to ~26°C and slightly more overnight.

    I for one can’t wait for “winter” (because we really don’t have one – its a terrific time of year).

    Some months ago the BOM Australia was predicting a more active cyclone season – to date the number is 0. They tried to call a small low pressure system off WA a cyclone but it wasn’t.

    With a month or so to go it is possible Australia will have no tropical cyclones instead of the forecast higher than average – remember Tracy flattened Darwin on Christmas eve in 1974 – one month later today and there is 0. There doesn’t seem to be any significant cyclone activity in the Pacific or Indian oceans anywhere near Australia at all to the present.

    And our “monsoon” wet across the north is less than one would expect.

    But we don’t get the cold winters of the NH here, all we ever get is reports of heat. I remember January 2004 on a cruise through the freezing (to me) Mediterranean and watching BBC weather reports for Brisbane with over 40°C temperatures and thinking how great it was to be on a air conditioned cruise ship visiting Egypt and Tunisia where the weather was just right – not too hot, not too cold.

    I just hope people do not forget that even when winter in some places is bitter it doesn’t mean that other places must be cold as well. At 7:50 am Saturday 4 February it is already 30°C here.

    I remember a post on Tony Heller’s site where the US experienced extreme cold in the same year summer temperatures were way above average – can’t remember the year though dammit.

  8. The problem Robert is that the warmists and their leaders/ sponsors really do believe that they invented and own the truth no matter what. For them experience will be a cruel teacher.

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