Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Wind farms aren't just a blight, they're a folly - Telegraph
It's bad enough that these turbines spoil the landscape, but they don't even work, writes Philip Johnston.
These turbines produce small amounts of electricity at great cost to the taxpayer and electricity consumer. The money being invested would be far better spent developing nuclear power – especially thorium reactors, which have none of the risks and waste associated with the uranium fission cycle. Thorium is a cheap, clean and safe alternative, and there are plentiful deposits in Cornwall and in Wales.

Instead of covering the countryside in wind turbines, which are an expensive and inefficient way of generating sustainable energy, the sensible policy would be to plough money into thorium reactors, or even shale-gas extraction. But the very green lobby that has, bizarrely, allied itself to big business to push for wind turbines is also opposed to nuclear power. And its political clout is considerable, as seen in Germany recently. It is the greens, not the opponents of wind farms, who are the true heirs of the 19th-century Luddites, standing in the way of an energy policy that would benefit us all – and protect our landscape.
There's no room for a climate of denial - Opinion - Editorial - General - The Canberra Times
Space precludes covering all the denial arguments about climate change in detail (there are 160 of them!) though you can find the full list at my co-author's website

Commonly, deniers cherry pick what evidence they present. One key example is ''global warming stopped in 1998'', picking one particular data source which showed a temporary levelling in air temperatures. It ignored other studies that show temperature is still increasing, and that most of the warming goes into the oceans. Global warming has not in fact gone away.

Another common denial argument is that ''climate has always changed in the past''. For the past 8000 years we have been in a stable climate.
The New Nostradamus of the North: Global warming quiz - guess who is financing leading climate alarmist site?
Yes, the home of the list is Voice of America. If you search the VOA site using the search phrase "climate change", you will get links to about 6400 VOA stories, out of which about 98% could as well be from any of the other sites mentioned in the "quiz"!

And who is sponsoring this propaganda arm of the climate alarmist movement?:

The Voice of America
is fully funded by the U.S. taxpayer. Congress appropriates funds annually. VOA's FY 2010 budget estimate was $206.5 million.

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