No ‘Green’ New Deal: Rural America Rejects Wind Industry’s Community Wrecking Agenda — STOP THESE THINGS

The wind industry’s efforts to destroy America’s rural communities have been brought to a shuddering halt. Across the States, well-organised pro-community and pro-reliable energy groups have won victory after victory, sending crony capitalists and subsidy-seeking carpetbaggers packing. That hard-working farmers and rural folk would reject the pitch that 600-700 foot high wind turbines and endless […]

No ‘Green’ New Deal: Rural America Rejects Wind Industry’s Community Wrecking Agenda — STOP THESE THINGS

The Big 5 Natural Causes of Global Warming- Part 1: Varying Atlantic Water Transport — Watts Up With That?

The Big 5 natural climate dynamics – when considered together- offer a far better explanation of both regional climate trends and the statistical global warming trend since the end of the little ice age.

The Big 5 Natural Causes of Global Warming- Part 1: Varying Atlantic Water Transport — Watts Up With That?

Numbers Game: Smashing The Wind & Solar Power Storage Myth With Arithmetic — STOP THESE THINGS

Rent-seekers would have it that giant lithium-ion batteries are the simple answer to wind and solar’s hopeless intermittency, but that notion doesn’t stand first contact with the wind and solar industry’s nemesis: arithmetic. The wishful claim that we’ll all soon be powered by nothing but wind and solar is, of course, utter nonsense. And, as […]

Numbers Game: Smashing The Wind & Solar Power Storage Myth With Arithmetic — STOP THESE THINGS

‘It will be hard to find a farmer left’: Sri Lanka’s organic-only experiment collapses harvest and economy

Hannah Ellis-Petersen | Guardian | April 26, 2022

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A Sri Lankan farmer applies fertilizer in Horana South. Fertilizer is back on the market, but what farmer can afford it? Credit: Lakruwan Wannitarachchi
A Sri Lankan farmer applies fertilizer in Horana South. Fertilizer is back on the market, but what farmer can afford it? Credit: Lakruwan Wannitarachchi

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There is barely a citizen of [Sri Lanka] who hasn’t felt the bite of catastrophic inflation and fuel, food and medicine shortages in recent weeks.

The full implications of the ill-advised policy – which has now been reversed – are only just being realised. Farmers say their livelihoods are under threat and for the first time in its modern history, Sri Lanka, which usually grows rice and vegetables in abundance, could run out of food as harvests drop and the government can no longer afford the food imports the country has become overdependent on in recent years.

For the farmers of Sri Lanka, their problems began in April last year when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who now stands accused of pushing the country into financial ruin, implemented a sudden ban on chemical fertilisers.

“There was no proper plan, no training or education, so it’s clear to the farmers there was an ulterior [motive] here,” said Vimukthi de Silva, an organic farmer in Rajanganaya.

“Prior to this policy, the government had unsuccessfully tried to commercialise farm land, which is the biggest commercial asset the country has. So many of us think this was another way to try and get farmers to leave their land, or to weaken the farmers’ position and enable a land grab.”

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Several farmers told the Guardian that last season they barely sold any of the rice or vegetables they cultivated, instead keeping it just for their own consumption to ensure the family wouldn’t go starving. It was a decision that led to a drop in the amount that went to the markets to feed the rest of the country, further driving up prices […]

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‘Little hope’ of material new energy supplies by 2025, but US LNG is best bet in long term – analyst — Upstream

Neither renewable nor fossil fuel projects will impact energy market by 2025, but big schemes favoured to cure post-2030 shortfall

‘Little hope’ of material new energy supplies by 2025, but US LNG is best bet in long term – analyst — Upstream

Sorry, Nature, Associated Press, etc., Climate Change Is Not Making Hurricanes ‘Wetter’ — Watts Up With That?

With the current limited state of knowledge, attribution studies are sideshow carnival crystal ball gazing, tea leave reading stuff, not serious scientific research.

Sorry, Nature, Associated Press, etc., Climate Change Is Not Making Hurricanes ‘Wetter’ — Watts Up With That?

Week in review – climate edition — Climate Etc.

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye these past weeks We find that ocean warming and ice shelf melting respond to long-term changes in the atmosphere – specifically the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds. [link] The magic and mystery of turbulence [link] Interpreting extreme climate impacts from large ensemble simulations – are they…

Week in review – climate edition — Climate Etc.

Worthless Wind & Solar: Once Again Output Totally Collapses During Freezing Weather — STOP THESE THINGS

Keen to survive when dead-calm, freezing weather sets in? You’d better have access to nuclear or fossil-fuelled power sources, simply because wind and solar generators are bound to deliver absolutely nothing, at all. Texans and Germans know all about it. Now, Canadians are getting a taste of what it is when you pin your daily […]

Worthless Wind & Solar: Once Again Output Totally Collapses During Freezing Weather — STOP THESE THINGS

Francis Egan: Jeremy Warner is wrong on shale gas — NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood   Cuadrilla’s CEO responds to Jeremy Warner in today’s Telegraph:   I still find it incredible that Jeremy Warner or anybody else is having this debate. If Cuadrilla want to spend money continuing to develop the Bowland Shale, that is their decision, and not Warner’s. Whether it is successful or not, we […]

Francis Egan: Jeremy Warner is wrong on shale gas — NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

End of Coal? “In coming years, consumers should receive as much coal as they need” — Watts Up With That?

According to Russia’s TASS news agency, China and Russia are negotiating a 100 million ton coal deal. This is in the wake of a 40 million ton coal deal with India.

End of Coal? “In coming years, consumers should receive as much coal as they need” — Watts Up With That?