Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: Continued DENIAL (#6)

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Message 2126009 - Posted: 25 Sep 2023, 11:31:54 UTC

Deny this?...


New global dataset shines a light on humidity extremes
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... As the global temperature of our atmosphere rises, it can hold more moisture. As well as contributing to an increase in frequency and intensity of extreme rain events, this additional moisture held in the atmosphere can increase humidity. Humidity affects how easily the body can cool by sweating. In warm, humid conditions this is more difficult...



Note that dataset is only from 1970 onwards. Also that the "0" threshold line is arbitrarily set at the midpoint of the days count scale...

To my eye, that data suggests there is an ongoing steady increase from BEFORE 1970 which isn't covered by that data...


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Message 2126444 - Posted: 4 Oct 2023, 15:30:45 UTC - in response to Message 2125792.  

Why should an individual do their "bit" for the climate, when they constantly see crap like this giving them "the Bird"?
Climate Change? What Climate Change?
If you think that's bad, try this...
...Climate change is just a figment of someone's imagination
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Message 2126609 - Posted: 7 Oct 2023, 20:38:36 UTC

Flippy-floppy-wishy-washy Rishi diktat politics reigns supreme over reality?


‘Detached from reality’: anger as Rishi Sunak plans to restrict solar panels
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Climate campaigners dismiss government argument that controversial move will improve food security

Rishi Sunak plans to restrict the installation of solar panels on swathes of English farmland...

... This is the latest weakening of green policies ahead of the general election...

... also faced criticism for its record on renewables, with its stance on onshore wind referred to by industry as an effective block, and the recent government renewable energy auction failing to sign up any offshore wind.

Sunak will further dilute green policies...

... Coffey confirmed the NPPF will be coming out later this year and that “the first purpose [of farmland] must have to be about food production”...

... “The idea that solar power could interfere with the UK’s food security is utterly detached from reality. Solar power generated over 8% of all our electricity this spring, but takes up less land than golf courses. This is part of an abysmal streak of energy policy from the government, including failing to properly unblock onshore wind, failing to get any new offshore wind, and trying to press ahead with incredibly dangerous new oil drilling.”...


Building firms tell Sunak undoing green policies will hit housing investment
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More than 100 leading companies urge PM to reinstate net zero measures to avoid hardship for many

... More than 100 companies, including some of the UK’s biggest construction specialists, have urged the prime minister to reinstate the net zero policies, or find alternatives that “make upgrading Britain’s homes affordable”.

The Guardian revealed earlier this week that housebuilders and property developers have benefited by billions of pounds from delays to low-carbon building regulations in the past eight years of Conservative government, while the sector became one of the biggest sources of donations to the Tory party – almost £40m since 2010...



So... Our politicians like to play their golf?

And our planet be damned.
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Message 2126617 - Posted: 7 Oct 2023, 20:53:46 UTC

Sounds like Sunak has been taking advise from our SloMo.
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Message 2126676 - Posted: 8 Oct 2023, 17:26:47 UTC

The only good thing is that Sunak will soon be facing an election, which he will hopefully be removed from office and loose his seat. He is rapidly becoming (if he hasn't already become) a monstrous liability to the Conservative party.
A summary of his destructive to the environment reads like a Steven King horror story.
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Message 2126682 - Posted: 8 Oct 2023, 18:43:41 UTC - in response to Message 2126676.  

The only good thing is that Sunak will soon be facing an election, which he will hopefully be removed from office and loose his seat. He is rapidly becoming (if he hasn't already become) a monstrous liability to the Conservative party.
A summary of his destructive to the environment reads like a Steven King horror story.

The problem is, are any of the alternatives any better.
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Message 2126705 - Posted: 9 Oct 2023, 7:07:38 UTC - in response to Message 2126682.  

In the forth-coming by-election we have one candidate standing for a party whose name suggests hey know they are mad or at least loonies. Unlike all the other parties who say the are sane, but one has good reason to doubt that.....
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Message 2127864 - Posted: 2 Nov 2023, 13:34:11 UTC

Just one small consequence. but a worldwide exemplar for many others in our world:


Claimants take UK government to court over inadequate climate adaptation
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Kevin Jordan, whose home is 5 metres from the cliff edge in Norfolk, says government’s shortcomings breach his human rights

When Kevin Jordan bought his seaside home in Hemsby, Norfolk, he was told it would be safe for a century. In the decade since, 17 of his neighbours’ homes have had to be demolished, or have been swept away into the waters of the North Sea...



Meanwhile, our politicians procrastinate yet further too late...

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Message 2127879 - Posted: 2 Nov 2023, 20:02:27 UTC - in response to Message 2127864.  

Who said it was safe for a century?
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Message 2127889 - Posted: 3 Nov 2023, 0:56:07 UTC - in response to Message 2127879.  

Who said it was safe for a century?
The agent so he could get his commission and run.
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Message 2128088 - Posted: 6 Nov 2023, 18:51:53 UTC
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The politics of continued Denial...

Is this the only way to keep in the news?


Just Stop Oil: Activists arrested after National Gallery painting damaged
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Two Just Stop Oil protesters have been arrested after glass protecting the Rokeby Venus painting at the National Gallery in London was smashed...

... Meanwhile, police said 100 Just Stop Oil protesters were arrested after slow marching in the road at Whitehall.

The vandalised artwork, by Diego Velazquez in the 1600s, was previously slashed by suffragette Mary Richardson in 1914.

Following the latest incident, Just Stop Oil said: "Women did not get the vote by voting, it is time for deeds not words. It is time to Just Stop Oil.

"Politics is failing us. It failed women in 1914 and it is failing us now. New oil and gas will kill millions. If we love art, if we love life, if we love our families we must Just Stop Oil." ...



How do we cleanly get off all the dirty oil and gas pollution?...

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Message 2128118 - Posted: 7 Nov 2023, 5:57:51 UTC

I reckon that it's the fossil fuel industry behind this sort of misinformation that the mushrooms feed on.

Editor of scientific journal says fake study linking whale deaths to wind farms is 'deliberate misinformation'.
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Message 2128440 - Posted: 13 Nov 2023, 2:37:44 UTC

Are we already in a runaway mode?

Scientists studying Antarctic Circumpolar Current to take closer look at 'heat flux gates' letting in warmer water.

It is the planet's strongest flow of water and behaves like a climatic force field in the Southern Ocean.

"The Antarctic Circumpolar Current flows around the icy continent from west to east and acts as our safety belt so that the warm water doesn't reach the Antarctic and melt the ice," the CSIRO's Benoit Legresy explained.

But scientists are concerned that eddies spinning off from the current are acting as a "gateway" for warmer waters to enter the frigid zones.

"If you get this warm water towards Antarctica, it starts to melt glaciers and then we have [a] runaway [situation] of ice melting into the ocean and rising sea levels," he said.

To better understand the process, Dr Legresy and a team of Australian and international scientists are about to embark on a month-long voyage on board the CSIRO's research vessel, RV Investigator.

"There are five 'eddy heat flux gates', or hot spots, identified around the Antarctic Circle and they're acting as a gateway for the heat to go south," he said.

"We're going to track down those small features that we think explain the heat seeping into polar waters.".....
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Message 2128767 - Posted: 20 Nov 2023, 14:33:00 UTC

All 'just' an oligarchs' 'game'?


EU, Germany and Denmark sued by oil firm over windfall tax
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Exclusive: Officials fear secret courts will block climate action and divert billions into coffers of fossil fuel investors...

... “The energy charter treaty strikes again. This newest lawsuit is yet more proof that the ECT is blocking a just and affordable energy transition.

“We need treaties that serve our people and climate, not the fossil fuel industry. I am personally convinced that we should establish a unified stance on a collective and coordinated European withdrawal. It’s time to take the necessary and legally sound steps for the climate. It’s time to walk away from the ECT.”...


I consider that the ECT was flawed from the outset and is also now long outdated and not fit for purpose...

IIRC elsewhere, we still subsidize the fossil fuels industries to the tune of about 7% of the WORLD GDP!


Are we long long overdue to get real on such continued expensive pollution?...

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Message 2129111 - Posted: 27 Nov 2023, 18:35:41 UTC

Deny this?...


COP28: UAE planned to use climate talks to make oil deals
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The United Arab Emirates planned to use its role as the host of UN climate talks as an opportunity to strike oil and gas deals...

... The UAE team did not deny using COP28 meetings for business talks, and said "private meetings are private"...

... the COP28 team's actions looked "breathtakingly hypocritical".

"I actually think it's worse than that," he said, "because the UAE at the moment is the custodian of a United Nations process aimed at reducing global emissions. And yet, in the very same meetings where it's apparently trying to pursue that goal, it's actually trying to do side deals which will increase global emissions."

Several of the proposed projects mentioned in the briefing documents appear to represent new oil and gas developments. The International Energy Agency, a global watchdog, has said that to keep temperature rises to the 1.5C target, no new oil and gas fields should be developed...


How to deal with those cynically destructively untrustworthy?


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Message 2129150 - Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 13:18:43 UTC - in response to Message 2129111.  

More of the deadly greedy game of Denial?


Revealed: Saudi Arabia’s grand plan to ‘hook’ poor countries on oil
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Saudi Arabia is driving a huge global investment plan to create demand for its oil and gas in developing countries ... Critics said the plan was designed to get countries “hooked on its harmful products”.

Little was known about the oil demand sustainability programme (ODSP) but the investigation obtained detailed information on plans to drive up the use of fossil fuel-powered cars, buses and planes in Africa and elsewhere...

... increasing the use of oil and gas. An official said this was “one of the main objectives”.

[In contrast to] The head of the World Bank said recently that rich countries and companies needed to help developing countries leapfrog over the fossil-fuelled economic growth of the past and roll out renewable energy...

... Power Shift Africa, said: “The Saudi government is like a drug dealer trying to get Africa hooked on its harmful product. “The rest of the world is weaning itself off dirty and polluting fossil fuels and Saudi Arabia is getting desperate for more customers and is turning its sights on Africa. It’s repulsive..."



All 'just' a 'game' to have the world burn?

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Message 2129151 - Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 13:22:06 UTC

And there are Consequences:


Toxic gas putting millions at risk in Middle East...
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... Flaring - the burning of waste gas during oil drilling - is taking place across the Gulf, including by COP28 hosts the United Arab Emirates.

New research suggests pollution is spreading hundreds of miles, worsening air quality across the entire region...

... The UAE banned routine flaring 20 years ago, but satellite images show it is continuing, despite the potential health consequences for its inhabitants and those in neighbouring countries...

... Pollution from wells in Iraq, Iran and Kuwait were also analysed as part of the study. All of the countries involved either declined to comment or did not respond...



See the flaring. They are brighter and more expansive than some of the local cities!

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Message 2129251 - Posted: 30 Nov 2023, 13:39:00 UTC

Many know that the UN is nothing more than a toothless tiger.
Blah, Blah, Blah
Climate change?
What climate change?
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Message 2129536 - Posted: 6 Dec 2023, 23:31:56 UTC

Twiggy gets up them at COP 28.

Andrew Forrest calls for fossil fuel bosses' 'heads on spikes' in extraordinary outburst on sidelines of UN COP28 climate conference.

Australian mining magnate and climate campaigner Andrew Forrest has lashed out in an extraordinary outburst aimed at oil and gas supremos, saying their heads should be "put on spikes".

Attending this year's United Nations COP28 climate talks in the United Arab Emirates, Mr Forrest is stepping up his fight against what he says are the "lethal" threats posed by the continued use of fossil fuels.

His broadside came as Federal Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen flew into Dubai to spearhead Australia's negotiations at the conference.

Speaking on AM on Wednesday, Mr Bowen declined to be drawn on whether Australia would back a push led by the European Union to phase out fossil fuel use.

Tensions are increasing in Dubai over the nature of the final wording of the COP summit, with some pushing for a complete end to the use of coal, oil and gas, as others resist the demand.

There have been a flurry of announcements and commitments aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions during the first week of COP28.

Chief among these was a pledge by more than 100 countries — championed by conference host the United Arab Emirates — to triple the amount of renewable energy across the globe by 2030.

Mr Forrest said none of the announcements made so far would be enough to ensure the success of this year's conference without a definite commitment to ending the use of fossil fuels.

He said there was already strong evidence the world was on track to breach the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

And he took particular aim at the oil and gas bosses who were dismissing the calls, describing them as "selfish beyond belief".....
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Message 2129543 - Posted: 7 Dec 2023, 9:41:30 UTC
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The heads of the fossil fuel industry bosses to be put on a spike?

Then what about the green, environmentally conscious politicians who travel around the world in gas-guzzling government jets, visit developing countries, where they advocate their energy transition to renewables, the move away from oil and gas, which they are eager to support with a lot of money in these countries too. Immediately afterwards, they sign supply contracts for oil, gas and coal, the actual reason for their trip. They seek as much fossils as possible, at almost any price. (Germany imports coal from Australia, South Africa, Colombia, LNG as far as from Australia, shipped halfway around the globe). We have condemned and banned nuclear energy as a biblical mortal sin. Without these fossil energies as a backup, our renewable energy policies in Central Europe (50...60 deg north latitude) simply don't work. So what about the fossil fuel buyers? Are they morally superior than the providers?

So, the heads of the fossil fuel bosses should roll. Well, then please chain all our green politicians next to them to a pillory and provide rotten tomatoes for the people to throw. Only when the demand for fossil fuels declines will the fossil bosses' profits fall and this industry will come to an end. This requires a sensible, realistic energy policy. I think it's wrong to blame the fossil industry for CO2 emissions. Of course you can rightly accuse them of wanting to save their dirty business. But those responsible in Qatar, for example, understand a hundred times more about responsible, practically implementable energy policy, the integration of renewables that focuses on security of supply and reasonable prices than the green ideologues who are currently determining our failing energy policy.
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