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MATT RIDLEY: WIND IS AN IRRELEVANCE TO THE ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE

Posted 17 May 2017

"[Wind power's] contribution is still, after decades - nay centuries - of development, trivial to the point of irrelevance. Even put together, wind and photovoltaic solar are supplying less than 1 per cent of global energy demand.  From the International Energy Agency's 2016 Key Renewables Trends, we can see that wind provided 0.46 per cent of global energy consumption in 2014, and solar and tide combined provided 0.35 per cent. Remember this is total enery, not just electricity, which is less than a fifth of all final energy, the rest being the solid, gaseous, and liquid fuels that do the heavy lifting fir heat, transport and industry."  Viscount Matt Ridley writes at his blog.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 May 2017 )
 
MORE CO2 MAKING EARTH GREENER & BOOSTING VALUE OF FOOD CROPS

Posted 8 May 2017

"There is now evidence, derived from satellite imaging, that over the last 30-odd years Earth has been getting greener as a consequence of the increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration. This is of course consistent with the science...and indeed was predicted many years ago.  The figures are: 25-50 percent of the vegetative land on Earth is now 14 percent greener (measured by leaf area index) and that 70 per cent of this effect is due to CO2, as distinct from solid fertiliser use or improving climatic conditions." A top New Zealand scientist, Dr Doug Edmeades, writing in NZ Farmer, and calculating increase in value of extra crops from $US18.5 billion in 1961 to $US140 billion in 2011.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 08 May 2017 )
 
REAL SCIENCE MUST GUIDE POLICY TO RELIEVE POVERTY AND DISEASE

Posted 15 April 2017

"All too many alarmist climate scientists have received millions in taxpayer grants over the years, relied on computer models that dop not reflect real-world observations, attacked and refused to debate scientists who disagree with man-made climate cataclysm claims, refused to share their computer algorithms and raw data with reviewers outside their circle of fellow researchers - and then used the work to make or justify demands that the world eliminate the fossil fuels that provide 80 percent of our energy and are lifting billions out of brutish, life-shortening poverty and disease."  Paul Driessen posts at Townhall.

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 15 April 2017 )
 
NZ OFFER OF $6000 FOR SCIENCE PAPER PROVING CO2 CAUSES DANGEROUS WARMING

Posted 31 March 2017

A prize of $6000 has been offered by a group of members and supporters of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition for the first person - or group - who can produce a peer-reviewed paper based on real world evidence that satisfies an independent scientific panel that the paper proves beyond reasonable doubt that man-made carbon dioxide has and will cause measurable global warming that, based on predictive methods that have shown to be accurate, is very likely to be dangerous to mankind by 2050. Read on for full details.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 March 2017 )
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