News that doesn't receive the necessary attention.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Heaviest India cyclone casualties averted as India governments earn rare praise, gave residents advance notice of storm and enabled mass evacuations-BBC. Also, storm marks no increase in cat. 3-5 cyclones in N. India-Pielke, Jr.

10/11/13, Roger Pielke, Jr. twitter

"In case you're curious about N Indian cyclones "no trend towards an increase in the number
of categories 3–5 cyclones over the last 30 yrs," via Climate Depot
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Casualties were minimized because India prepared people for it and evacuated many. Also, the storm hit at low tide:

10/13/13, "Rare praise as India cyclone catastrophe averted," BBC, Andrew North

"Few were closer to Cyclone Phailin when it hit land than the manager of the wonderfully-named Hotel Seaside Breeze. The waves break right in front of the blue-painted hotel on Gopalpur's sea front and were "right on top" when the storm reached its peak on Saturday night, said Krishna.

Having lived through the deadly super-cyclone that tore through this region 14 years ago, he had no doubt this one was more powerful.

Yet (Cyclone) Phailin is becoming better known for what it didn't do - thereby earning the Indian authorities some rare praise for their preparedness.

What may also have minimised its impact is that the cyclone came inland at low tide, reducing the chances of a devastating surge.

With power lines down and many homes and fields destroyed, it has still wreaked plenty of havoc - and at least 18 people are reported to have died. 

But more than 10,000 perished in 1999,
and with the dire warnings preceding this storm many people feared similar casualties.
The Orissa state government, helped out by Delhi, surprised many by reacting early - sounding the alarm and organising mass evacuations along the coastal belt.

"A cynical nation has reason to hope," said Barkha Dutt, a well-known Indian TV journalist, praising the official response through her Twitter feed. "The system can work sometimes."
After the beating the authorities took for their handling of the summer floods in the northern state of Uttarakhand, in which thousands died, they didn't want to be caught out again. Extra air force and army units were put on standby to help.

Krishna was one of those who opted to stay put - instead locking wooden shutters across his windows and sitting out the cyclone inside the Seaside Breeze.

The next day, he emerged to find a few chunks of the upper floor on the ground but otherwise the building was still intact....

As so often in any natural disaster, it's the poorest, living in the weakest homes and with the least resources, who tend to pay the heaviest price. 

Despite the undoubtedly lower casualties from Cyclone Phailin, there are signs of some after-the-event inflation going on, with ever larger claims being made for the numbers evacuated. A few days ago it was 400,000, now it has become nearly a million. 

Whatever the true figure, the authorities have come out looking better here.

Many Indians are already expressing astonishment that more people died in a stampede at a religious festival over the weekend than in what was billed as the worst cyclone in decades.

But although it could have been much worse, there are many thousands of people who still need help. The challenge for the government now is to follow through with the clear-up and reconstruction."

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Conclusion: No one's saying excess CO2 in China caused the cyclone though China is the global leader in CO2. US CO2 on the other hand has plunged and is expected to go lower. US CO2 reductions are immediately negated by China so the entire issue is moot. Americans are still told they must harm themselves and their economy indefinitely (no matter what words they use, green results are misery and death as are out in the open in the UK) because America must lead, and unless America "sets and example" for other countries (meaning China) the planet will die. Many believe this genocidal pitch. People become attached to this version of life. They are "good." If you don't agree with this view you're ridiculed and considered selfish. An endless national policy of severe deprivation for its own sake is of course de facto genocide. As to China "following" our deadly "example", China has observed us and isn't interested. It likes its communist government and making its own decisions. Politicians and others speak of the US signing a global "climate treaty." Meaning another instrument of genocide. The US has been acting as if constrained by a global "treaty" for decades. Many of the costly "good" things are merely punishment and more are planned. Long before climate scientists became celebrities, US politicians were throwing taxpayer cash out the door for general climate scare reasons. 

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7/30/2008, "Green Guilt," CapitalResearch.org, Eric Heidenreich

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9/25/13, "EPA admits banning coal plants won’t impact global warming," Daily Caller, Michael Bastasch
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"The Obama administration is effectively banning the construction of new coal-fired power plants, a move officials admit will have little to no impact on global warming.

The EPA does not anticipate that this proposed rule will result in notable CO2 emission change,” the agency writes in its proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions."...-
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4/23/13, "The 'Consensus' View: Kevin Trenberth's Take On Climate Change," NPR, Richard Harris

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6/4/12, Climate change stunner: USA leads world in CO2 cuts since 2006,” Vancouver Observer, Saxifrage



 

“Not only that, but as my top chart shows, US CO2 emissions are falling even faster than what President Obama pledged in the global Copenhagen Accord.”…Here is the biggest shocker of all: the average American’s CO2 emissions are down to levels not seen since 1964  --over half a century ago. …Coal is the number two source of CO2 for Americans. Today the average American burns an amount similar to what they did in 1955, and even less than they did in the 1940s. …It is exactly America’s historical role of biggest and dirtiest that makes their sharp decline in CO2 pollution so noteworthy and potentially game changing at the global level.”...

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"Bentek says that (US) power companies plan to retire 175 coal-fired plants over the next five years [by 2017]. That could bring coal's CO2 emissions down to 1980 levels."...

8/16/12, “AP IMPACT: CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low,” AP, Kevin Begos

In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal.

Many of the world's leading climate scientists didn't see the drop coming in large part because it happened as a result of market forces rather than direct government action against carbon dioxide....

In a little-noticed technical report, the U.S. Energy Information Agency, a part of the Energy Department, said this month that energy related U.S. CO2 emissions for the first four months of this year fell to about 1992 levels."...

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CO2 US v China, 2005 to 2011, energy related, US EIA (US Energy Dept.), WSJ, April 2013


4/18/13, "Rise in U.S. Gas Production Fuels Unexpected Plunge in Emissions," WSJ, Russell Gold

"U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions have fallen dramatically in recent years, in large part because the country is making more electricity with natural gas instead of coal.

Energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that is widely believed to contribute to global warming, have fallen 12% between 2005 and 2012 and are at their lowest level since 1994, according to a recent estimate by the Energy Information Administration, the statistical arm of the U.S. Energy Department."...

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6/10/13, 2012 US CO2 continues to drop. Chart from IEA report, China continues to rise. (Above chart is thru 2011) :



 






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11/29/12, 134 scientists write to UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-Moon, asking him to desist from blaming climate disasters on global warming that hasn't happened:
 
"Global warming that has not occurred cannot have caused the extreme weather of the past few years."...“The NOAA “State of the Climate in 2008report asserted that 15 years or more without any statistically-significant warming would indicate a discrepancy between observation and prediction. Sixteen years without warming have therefore now proven that the models are wrong by their creators’ own criterion.”…(2nd parag. fr. end of letter).  …"Policy actions that aim to reduce CO2 emissions are unlikely to influence future climate. Policies need to focus on preparation for, and adaptation to, all dangerous climatic events, however caused."...Special to Financial Post, 12/10/12 

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BBC discussion suggests a pause in confiscation of taxpayer dollars in the face of dual problems, that temperatures have remained flat since 1998 while CO2 has increased. Money was diverted based on predicted outcomes that didn't happen which "peer reviewed literature regards as established yet unexplained:"

7/22/13, "Andrew Neil on Ed Davey climate change interview critics," BBC, Andrew Neil

Multi-billion dollar "spending decisions, paid for by consumers and taxpayers
...might not have been taken (at least to the same degree or with the same haste) if global warming was not quite the imminent threat it has been depicted....The recent standstill in global temperatures is a puzzle. Experts do not know why it is occurring or how long it will last....There is no consensus. Extensive peer-reviewed literature regards it as established yet unexplained. It is widely accepted that the main climate models which inform government policy did not predict it."...(subhead, "Reputable evidence")  


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CO2 doesn't cause "global warming" or "climate change:"

30 year peer reviewed scientific study, Jan. 1980-Dec. 2011, finds in all cases CO2 lags temperatures, never precedes temperature change. Scientists: "The common notion of globally dominant temperature controls exercised by atmospheric CO2 is in need of reassessment."
 
January 2013, "The phase relation between atmospheric carbon dioxide and global temperature," Global and Planetary Change, ScienceDirect.com

Ole Humluma, b, Corresponding author contact information, E-mail the corresponding author,Kjell Stordahlc, Jan-Erik Solheimd 

a Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1047 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo, Norway, b Department of Geology, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), P.O. Box 156, N-9171 Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, c Telenor Norway, Finance, N-1331 Fornebu, Norway, d Department of Physics and Technology, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway


[Green line is global CO2, red line is surface temps., blue line is ocean temps., Jan. 1980-Dec. 2011]


 "Abstract

"Using data series on
atmospheric carbon dioxide and global temperatures we investigate the phase relation (leads/lags) between these for the period January 1980 to December 2011....

In our analysis we use eight well-known datasets:

1) globally averaged well-mixed marine boundary layer CO2 data, 2) HadCRUT3 surface air temperature data,
3) GISS surface air temperature data,

4) NCDC surface air temperature data,
5) HadSST2 sea surface data,
6) UAH lower troposphere temperature data series,
7) CDIAC data on release of anthropogene CO2, and
8) GWP data on volcanic eruptions."...

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 Washington Post: China erased US CO2 improvements in 2011:


"China was the biggest contributor (in 2011), with carbon dioxide output growing 9.3 percent." (3rd parag.)
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5/25/12, "U.S. cut its carbon emissions in 2011 — but China erased the gains," Washington Post, Brad Plumer
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Developing countries' CO2 emissions from fossil fuel far exceed those of industrialized nations:

"Although emissions from developing countries now dominate, the industrial countries set the world on its global warming path."...(scroll down to 3rd graph, this text 2 parags. below)
 
7/23/13,  "Fossil fuel use pushes carbon dioxide emissions into dangerous territory," Earth Policy Institute, Emily E. Adams















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China emitted 4 billion tons more CO2 in 2011 than the US:

2/2/12, "Carbon pollution up to 2 million pounds per second," AP, Seth Borenstein

"The overwhelming majority of the increase was from China, the world’s biggest carbon dioxide polluter. Of the planet’s top 10 polluters, the United States and Germany were the only countries that reduced their carbon dioxide emissions....

The latest pollution numbers, calculated by the Global Carbon Project, a joint venture of the Energy Department and the Norwegian Research Council, show that worldwide carbon dioxide levels are 54 percent higher than the 1990 baseline."...
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The criminal myth of absent US climate "action:" US politicians invented the climate industry before anyone heard of climate scientists. They've diverted trillions of US taxpayer dollars for "climate" purposes for decades: 


Since at least 1990 across 13 U.S. government agencies massive US climate "action" and spending to save the global atmosphere have been mandated via the

"U.S. Global Change Research Act of 1990"

US politicians converted the US government and US taxpayers to the service of the climate industry long ago. Fighting imaginary "human-induced and natural processes of global change" (Title 1...Section 101) of course never ends. Section 4 cites the desirability of reducing CO2:


"SEC. 204. GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH INFORMATION OFFICE....

Such information shall include, but need not be limited to, results of scientific research and development on technologies useful for...

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promoting the conservation of forest resources which help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere;"...  

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Examples of climate cash sought in 2011:

1/11/11, "Big Money in Climate Change: Who Gives, Who Gets," Al Fin




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The World Bank runs $2.5 billion in carbon trading funds. "Nobody in that world is critical of the process because they are all making their living off it.”

10/12/10, "A carbon trading system draws environmental skeptics," New York Times, Patricia Brett


"In 2008 alone, carbon credit transactions amounted to close to $7 billion, it said. Yet five years after its introduction, and despite several changes, the mechanism remains open to abuse, according to many involved in climate change issues.

“The problem is that the whole mechanism is conceptually fundamentally flawed,” said Patrick McCully, executive director of International Rivers, an environmental organization in Berkeley, California, and a consultant for the U.N. Environment Program....

China is the most sophisticated player, and they have figured out how to manipulate the baseline to generate as many credits as possible with the least amount of effort,” said Professor David G. Victor, director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation at the University of California, San Diego."... 

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At Dec. 2010 Cancun 'climate summit,' Communist China threatened to spew extra poison gas into the atmosphere if anyone messed with the millions in profits it's making via UN CDM climate deals. (This item near end of article).
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12/13/10, "Perverse’ CO2 Payments Send Flood of Money to China," by Mark Schapiro, Yale Environment 360 
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6/10/13, "US Carbon Dioxide Emissions Fall as Global Emissions Rise," Cato.org, Paul Knappenberger
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"A new report from the International Energy Agency is sparking headlines across the media. “Global carbon dioxide emissions soared to record high in 2012” proclaimed USA Today; The Weather Channel led “Carbon dioxide emissions rose to record high in 2012”; and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer added “The world pumped a record amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in 2012.”...


Notice that the U.S. is far and away the leader in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, while China primarily is responsible for pushing global CO2 emissions higher. In fact, CO2 emissions growth in China more than offsets all the CO2 savings that we have achieved in the U.S.  This will happen for the foreseeable future. Domestic actions to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will not produce a decline in the overall atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration.  The best we can hope to achieve is to slow the rate of growth of the atmospheric concentration—an effect that we can only achieve until our emissions are reduced to zero. The resulting climate impact is small and transient."... 

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2/26/13, "Tough Truths from China on CO2 and Climate," Andrew Revkin, NY Times, Dot Earth

"I’m way overdue to post excerpts here from an extraordinary recent China Dialogue with Zou Ji, the deputy director of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy. (China Dialogue is a fascinating independent dual-language blog...).

The interview is blunt and crystal clear in laying out the demographic and economic realities that will, for many years to come, slow any shift from Chinese dependence on coal. Zou Ji has a remarkable resume for someone now working inside the Chinese establishment, having worked previously as the China director for the World Resources Institute."...


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4/22/13, "Costs of New Regulations issued in 2012 Dwarf those of previous years, according to OMB Report," Regulatory Studies Center, George Washington University

$18.5 billion was taken out of the US economy in the name of non-existent CO2 terror in 2012 alone via regulation. Without congress. "The vast majority of “laws” governing the United States are not passed by Congress but are issued as regulations."




  
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"In 2011, the US Congress passed a total of 81 new “laws” while government agencies issued 3,807 new regulations."  


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4/21/12, "Why Emissions Are Declining in the U.S. But Not in Europe," NewGeography.com, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus

"It wasn't that long ago that the U.S. was cast as the global climate villain, refusing to sign the Kyoto accord while Europe implemented cap and trade.

But, as we note below in a new article for Yale360, a funny thing happened: U.S. emissions started going down in 2005 and are expected to decline further over the next decade, while Europe's cap and trade system has had no measurable impact on emissions. Even the supposedly green Germany is moving back to coal.

Why? The reason is obvious: the U.S. is benefitting from the 30-year, government-funded technological revolution that massively increased the supply of unconventional natural gas, making it cheap even when compared to coal.

The contrast between what is happening in Europe and what is happening in the U.S. challenges anyone who still thinks pricing carbon and emissions trading are more important to emissions reductions than direct and sustained public investment in technology innovation."  


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For over 30 years the US government has been funneling US taxpayer dollars to something that doesn't exist, "human CO2 caused global climate change or global warming:"
“For over 25 years there have been federal programs directly or indirectly related to climate change.”

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12/14/2005,Climate Change: Federal Expenditures for Science and Technology, CongressionalResearch.com
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Climate Change: Federal Expenditures for Science and Technology,Michael M. Simpson,  Specialist in Life Sciences, Resources, Science, and Industry Division, John R. Justus, Specialist in Earth and Ocean Sciences Resources, Science, and Industry Division, Congressional Research Service, ˜ The Library of Congress
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  “For over 25 years there have been federal programs directly or indirectly related to climate change. This report identifies and discusses direct climate-focused scientific and research programs of the federal government, as well as an array of energy programs that relate indirectly to climate change.”…

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March 2, 2012, "Dying to be Green," FrontPage Mag, Daniel Greenfield

"When Obama’s energy secretary communicates that he has no interest in lowering the price of gasoline, instead focusing on energy efficiency and clean energy, he’s following the same inhumane line which has made it so expensive to drive a car or heat a home in Europe.

Talk of using carbon credits for “super-energy efficiency” is an admission that a movement using dead seniors as a prop is actually pushing to make energy use as expensive as possible and to reduce usage as much as possible. The “die-in” crowd isn’t for lowering energy prices — it’s for adding more taxes that will benefit energy efficiency and clean energy experts....

The family that has to choose between feeding their children or being able to afford to drive to work or heat their home is not a talking point; they are the new Kulaks, the victims of ideological government policy that has no problem with watching people die so long as it gets its way.

Stalin killed millions to industrialize the Soviet Union. The New Left will kill millions to deindustrialize the West. It’s already doing it. While its activists are trying to peg the blame for fuel poverty fatalities on a government which is badly out of cash, it need look no further than its own activists and celebrities who preach the green life from their mansions."...


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March 13, 2013, "The fatal choice between food or heating in Modern Britain," realnews.com

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"There were 26,156 excess winter deaths during 2009-10."

10/22/11, "Cold homes will kill up to 200 older people a day, warns Age UK," UK Guardian, Ed Vulliamy

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The CO2 terror movement is demonstrably genocide:

5/24/13, "Cost Of The UK’s Climate Change Act," Paul Homewood, notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com

Among comments:

"Joe Public permalink May 24, 2013 5:46 pm

Considering the number of additional, avoidable winter deaths due solely to Fuel Poverty caused by exorbitant electricity prices, if that happened in private industry, directors would possibly face charges of Corporate Manslaughter."
 

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6/2/13, "EPA Climatism: Dictating Our Lives, Living Standards And Life Spans – OpEd," Albany Tribune, by Paul Driessen

"Justifying life-altering policies through “dangerous manmade global warming” claims."

"Numerous articles document how European climate policies have been disastrous for affordable energy, economic growth, entire industries, people’s jobs and welfare, wildlife habitats and human lives. Even the IPCC, BBC and Economist have finally recognized that average global temperatures have not budged since 1997. ...

Meanwhile, in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency is issuing more anti-hydrocarbon regulations and more statements detailing the coming horrors of “dangerous manmade climate change.”

Two points must be kept uppermost: the global warming “disasters” exist only in computer models, Hollywood movies and alarmist assertions; and the “preventative measures” are worse than the disasters."...



  
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