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  1. 3 points
    What we want is not the issue, the reality is that demand for oil is growing and oil production is growing.
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    As the worldwide price of petroleum fuels increase, more consumers will carefully consider moving to EV's of all types. That's one way that the market "works". Just sayin'...
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    While I respect you were more imminently impacted by that event... Please give me your source. I gave you some of mine, and there's MUCH more below. I hope yours was not Alex Jones. ERCOT requested relief from environmental regulations on February 14, 2021, at 10:00 AM Central Time, FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY! The EPA did not turn down ERCOT's request for relief from environmental regulations during the Texas February, 2021 power event. The authority to grant waivers from environmental regulations in the event of a power grid emergency lies with the Department of Energy (DOE). The Department of Energy has the authority to grant relief from environmental regulations during an energy emergency. This authority is granted under the Defense Production Act (DPA), enacted in 1950 to give the President authority to mobilize the domestic economy in support of national defense. The President delegates his DPA authority to the DOE. The DOE can issue orders to businesses and other entities to take actions that are necessary to address the emergency, even if those actions would otherwise violate environmental regulations. The DOE's authority to grant relief from environmental regulations is not unlimited. The DOE can only issue orders under the DPA if it determines that the emergency is "so grave that it requires the taking of immediate action." The DOE must also consider the environmental impacts of its orders and take steps to minimize those impacts to the extent practicable. On February 14, 2021, ERCOT requested an emergency order from the DOE to allow certain power plants to operate at maximum levels and exceed federal limits on emissions and wastewater release. The DOE granted ERCOT's request the same day. The EPA issued a statement on February 15, 2021, saying that it was "aware of the emergency order issued by DOE" and that it would "work with DOE to ensure that any waivers granted are consistent with the intent of the Clean Air Act and other environmental laws." The EPA does not have a veto over the DOE's authority to grant waivers from environmental regulations in the event of a power grid emergency. AND.. FROM ERCOT ITSELF... https://www.ercot.com/files/docs/2021/02/15/ERCOT_202_c__DOE_2021-2-14a.pdf
  4. 3 points
    Oh damm it. What's a fella to do? Ahh coal/NG?...Ya don't say
  5. 3 points
    ALL electric power plants emit SOMETHING. Renewable sources have ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE less emissions per MWh. Don't get me started on the emissions directly attributable to extraction, refining and transport of petroleum product.
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    It will have the most powerful impact by far. https://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/paperinfo?journalid=298&doi=10.11648/j.ijaos.20210502.12 The authors give a separate calculation for CO2 contribution, as follows. " Effect of Recently Increased Atmospheric CO2 It is of some interest to calculate the increase in temperature that has occurred due to the increase in atmospheric CO2 levels from the 280ppm prior at the start of the industrial revolution to the current 420ppm registered at the Mona Loa Observatory. (K. W. Thoning et. al. 2019) [17]. The HITRAN calculations show that atmospheric absorptivity has increased from 0.727 to 0.730 due to the increase of 140ppm CO2, resulting in a temperature increase of 0.24Kelvin. This is, therefore, the full extent of anthropogenic global warming to date." So that is a grand contribution for CO2 since Industrial Revolution of .24K or about .09% (or .0009). Less than one-tenth of one percent. Almost nothing at all. And that is only the greenhouse effect. There are other impacts as well, the "shade" effect. In terms of greenhouse effect alone, H2O is the dominant factor, but also there are other atmospheric impacts of H2O which are driven by solar variables. CO2 plays zero role in the most important atmospheric impacts. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334093488_Intensified_East_Asian_winter_monsoon_during_the_last_geomagnetic_reversal_transition The Japanese team commented, "“The Intergovernmental IPCC has discussed the impact of cloud cover on climate in their evaluations, but this phenomenon has never been considered in climate predictions due to the insufficient physical understanding of it,” Dr. Masayuki Hyodo of the University of Kobe. Hyodo added that “When galactic cosmic rays increase, so do low clouds, and when cosmic rays decrease clouds do as well, so climate warming may be caused by an opposite-umbrella effect. The umbrella effect caused by galactic cosmic rays is important when thinking about current global warming as well as the warm period of the medieval era.” The low cloud cover is caused by increasing cosmic rays reaching earth due to changes in the earth’s magnetic field." A Finnish study reached similar conclusions. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1907.00165.pdf "In this paper we will prove that GCM-models used in IPCC report AR5 fail to calculate the influences of the low cloud cover changes on the global temperature. That is why those models give a very small natural temperature change leaving a very large change for the contribution of the green house gases in the observed temperature. This is the reason why IPCC has to use a very large sensitivity to compensate a too small natural component. Further they have to leave out the strong negative feedback due to the clouds in order to magnify the sensitivity. In addition, this paper proves that the changes in the low cloud cover fraction practically control the global temperature." This research is consistent with the studies correlating cosmic rays (ie. solar variables) with earth temperature change. So now the pathway is solar radiation impacting earth atmospheric H20 impacting earth temperature change. The other work above showing the overwhelming significance of atmospheric H2O as a driver of climate change can be related into a larger model of solar activity with the transfer mechanism now elucidated.
  7. 3 points
    CO2 emissions data are of no importance to anyone. Worthless data, anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 has no significant impact on climate.
  8. 2 points
    I gotta admit, as long as your EV (or any other power bank) is placed OUTSIDE your home, that could work. You will need to select and dedicate circuits to solar system power within your home. Or at LEAST have proper transfer switches in place when the sun goes down and any storage runs low. While I realize that there are commercial offerings for home battery storage, I personally refuse to have a chemical battery storage system located within my residence. Eventually, EV's are going to require pre-fire detection systems, coupled with AI to disconnect and then move the EV to a safer location, hopefully being capable to open an automatic garage door first. Regulations are coming. I don't know when, but they are coming. Watch this space.
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    I must ask..are you becoming senile? I guess old crows just fade away..hopefully. The current EV narrative has nearly 91,000 cars piling up at dealerships as consumer enthusiasm for the new technology dwindles. At some dealerships, that’s true. Cox Automotive data shows EV supply of more than 100 days on dealership lots, more than double the number of gasoline vehicles. https://jalopnik.com/the-ev-oversupply-is-nothing-to-worry-about-actually-1850724463#:~:text=The current EV narrative has,the number of gasoline vehicles.
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    You really are a comical jokester, here is the truth about oil, it is hot and getting hotter. https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/OPEC-Cuts-Offset-By-Booming-US-Oil-Production.html "U.S. oil production is predicted to hit 13 million bpd in September, matching the record output from November 2019. Major companies including Chevron and Exxon reported record production in Q2 despite fewer active drilling rigs. The EIA anticipates record U.S. crude oil production for 2023 and 2024, with the U.S. leading non-OPEC+ production growth."
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    Fossil fuel cars dominate the fleets in the entire world, it is nonsense to talk about any energy transition. Even Germany has scrapped its long term goals and targets. https://www.reuters.com/sustainability/climate-energy/germany-passes-law-make-energy-savings-compulsory-2023-09-21/ "Yielding to industrial lobbies' pressure, Thursday's approved law was watered down from its original April draft, scrapping targets for industrial companies and consumption beyond 2030. A group representing industrial companies said the new law lacked positive incentives to save energy, adding that it would lead to legal uncertainty and limit growth. "The savings targets now standardized by law ... cannot realistically be achieved without endangering economic growth in this country," said Achim Dercks, the managing director at DIHK Chambers of Commerce and Industry."
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    And once again reality makes a fool of you: Europe In August 2023, EU battery-electric car registrations surged by 118.1%, reaching 165,165 units, accounting for 21% of the market. Except for Malta (-22.6%), all EU markets saw double- and triple-digit percentage growth, with Germany, the largest market by volume, growing by a remarkable 170.7%. Belgium recorded the highest growth rate of 224.5%. Overall, battery-electric car sales increased by a significant 62.7%, with nearly 1 million units registered from January to August. US A total of 126,294 plug-in vehicles (99,089 BEVs and 27,205 PHEVs) were sold during August 2023 in the United States, up 71.5% from the sales in August 2022. PEVs captured 9.51% of total LDV sales this month. China
  13. 2 points
    I would say that is a conservative number, speaking as someone that actually has one! I dont use any FF in my vehicle unless I go on a long journey which is very rare. Why would you when it costs you about 6 times as much as electricity does in the UK?
  14. 2 points
    Not when you plug them in and seldom put in fossil fuel. They are 80% EV! Pathetic that you are trying to claim cars that run mostly on electricity. You are getting desperate.
  15. 2 points
    I would rather ask which interconnection he resides in. The Western Interconnect, the Eastern Interconnect, or ERCOT. They ALL have wind, solar, hydro, batteries, pumped hydro (ERCOT excepted), coal, nat gas, distillate, biomass, and nuclear sources. The Western interconnect is unique as it has a smidgen of geothermal. The Eastern interconnect is unique as it has a smidgen of CAES. You cannot tell which source shakes the "electron sea" back and forth in your home's conductors, as they ALL contribute.
  16. 2 points
    Your very next sentence after "the liberal attitude of telling people how to live, speak and think is pure garbage." Is a statement telling people how to live, speak, and think. Conservatives are against freedoms, they ban the most books, restrict female rights, etc.
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    If California is against oil, why does California import so much oil? It looks like even California likes gas in their tanks. Just as I claimed above. Even you like gas in your tank, right? I guess everyone likes gas. If you are willing to pay your hard-earned money on gas, you must like it. No one is forcing you to buy gas, that is your own choice. The Governor of California uses a lot of gas, he should include himself in the lawsuit as a defendant. And the government climate scientists themselves are blaming the political class for misrepresenting the actual science. Here is an interesting interview with one of former President Obama's climate researchers, who demonstrates how the basic climate science undertaken and presented to the IPCC has been actively misrepresented in the media and has fueled widespread panic among young Americans. Unconscionable. The IPCC issues reports which have been grossly misreported in the media, which makes for great news value but bad public knowledge. I never believed that the scientists themselves believed the nonsense which is reported, but scientists are human beings and they worry that public funding for their work may depend on them taking politically acceptable positions. So there is very little protest from the scientists who remain silent while their work is grossly misunderstood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l90FpjPGLBE
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    Here is the ultimate political chicanery, a government blaming oil companies for responding to government requests for more oil, and further misrepresenting the climate science. Really, how inane can political emissions become? This is political pollution. https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/California-Governor-Slams-Big-Oil-For-Lying-About-Climate-Change.html Furthermore, California imports oil continually, making a mockery of claims that California is against fossil fuels. They have to take a good look in the mirror before pointing fingers at anyone else. https://www.energy.ca.gov/data-reports/energy-almanac/californias-petroleum-market/foreign-sources-crude-oil-imports Foreign Sources of Crude Oil Imports to California Foreign Sources of Crude Oil Imports to California 2022 CountryThousands of BarrelsPercentage IRAQ68,401 22.3% Foreign Sources of Crude Oil Imports to California 2022 ECUADOR51,974 16.9% SAUDI ARABIA50,242 16.4% BRAZIL41,358 13.5% COLOMBIA21,512 7.0% GUYANA19,202 6.3% MEXICO14,257 4.6% CANADA12,538 4.1% KAZAKHSTAN6,08 22.0% Other21,370 7.0% Grand Total306,936 100.0%
  19. 2 points
    Ya Don't Say...Our democracy Demands It. Battle Over Electric Vehicles Is Central to Auto Strike https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/16/business/electric-vehicles-uaw-gm-ford-stellantis.html
  20. 2 points
    Logic you say? A world class automaker losing billions on a heavily government subsidized EV line of of autos...and after 6 yrs of development and countless billions of wealth lost! And they still can't produce EV jalopies? EV jalopies Videographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg China’s Abandoned, Obsolete Electric Cars Are Piling Up in Cities A subsidy-fueled boom helped build China into an electric-car giant but left weed-infested lots across the nation brimming with unwanted battery-powered vehicles. https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2023-china-ev-graveyards/ Indeed EV logic is questionable at its very core. Logic from a activist..Now that is rare territory.
  21. 2 points
    The quantity of "working fluid" used in these CO2 cycles is limited (with a quite small make-up CO2 flow for inevitable leakage from at least the shaft seals, unless they use a separate generator hermetically sealed with the CO2 Turbine and Compressor) but we will ignore that issue. So the amount of CO2 required is limited, say to about 20 tons (actually a wild-ass guess on my part) for a reasonably sized CO2 turbine capable of absorbing the available waste heat from a reasonably sized CT. Once that captured CO2 quantity is reached and stored for use in the cycle, that's the end of the storage capability of the unit, and the rest, resulting from wherever the unit sources CO2 from, must then be disposed of. 20 tons of pure CO2 at 60 degrees F at atmospheric pressure will require about 350,000 cubic feet of spherical "dome", or about a half spherical dome of at least 900 feet in diameter. It would be smaller if my "wild-ass guess" is too large. That said, there are some attractive thermodynamic advantages to a supercritical CO2 cycle. And the fluid used is fairly benign. Pure water used in a steam Rankin cycle is NOT benign. As for capital cost, I would expect it to be on-par with a steam bottoming cycle once the turbomachinery becomes "mature" (except for that dome).
  22. 2 points
    I agree with that but a better sales job and follow through guaranteed by developers might sell the good points. Mush of the American West is just poor grazing land for ranches but has far greater potential with proper management. The potential advantages and beautification plus another profit stream is worth going for.
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    Hrmm, something to do with hurricanes and trees.... Just like the PNW EDIT: Only difference PNW calls them Pineapple expresses. PNW has averaged 100+mph winds over 5 times a year on the coast for instance. ~75mph inland. SE USA also has FAST growing trees so clearing lines requires more $$$/mile than NE etc.
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    Wind power is an endless quagmire of huge government cash support which would bankrupt even the largest nations' national budgets. This is a sewer for tax money to be wasted on. https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/orsted-ceo-says-abandoning-us-wind-projects-real-option-bloomberg-news-2023-09-05/ "Denmark's Orsted (ORSTED.CO), the world's largest offshore wind farm developer, is prepared to walk away from projects in the U.S. unless the Biden administration guarantees more support, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing the company's CEO."
  26. 2 points
    Well, N. Canada/Scandinavia by themselves are responsible for 1/4 --> 1/3 of recorded sea level rise... Sea Level rise is the one of BIGGEST proofs AGAINST human caused global warming. Its increase is linear. Majority of glaciers rate of retreat has slowed, not sped up, and their fastest rate was at beginning of 20th century... Where were all the puffing CO2 back then...??? Nowhere to be found. This indicates less rapid heating. Human population and usage of CO2 puffing fuels is Asymptotic. To believe for even 1 second rising sea levels have anything to do with Human caused Global Warming.... sigh
  27. 2 points
    And we can expect more of the same nonsense from the usual sources. The IPCC is not interested in genuine science, just in creating unwarranted panic.
  28. 2 points
    Too bad you are unable to come up with any decent arguments. All you can do is make stupid insults.
  29. 2 points
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/science/as-climate-experts-warn-of-looming-catastrophe-past-bad-predictions-hurt-their-message-5148630?utm_medium=FactsMatter&utm_source=YouTube&utm_campaign=Climate&utm_content=03-30-2023 ENVIRONMENT As Climate Experts Warn of Looming Catastrophe, Past Bad Predictions Hurt Their Message A glacier is seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft above Ellesmere Island, Canada, on March 29, 2017. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) By Petr Svab 3/25/2023 Updated: 3/29/2023 Print X 1 0:00 Humanity only has a few years to act before the world may irreversibly plunge into an environmental catastrophe of global proportions, climate experts warned in a recent report. Their calls are muffled, however, by a ballast of dozens of past dramatic predictions that have failed to pan out. Environmental experts have been predicting upcoming doom for many decades. Most, though not all, of the prognostications involve climatic cataclysm that appears to be just around the corner, only to fizzle out as the deadline approaches. As the failed predictions pile up, climate experts appear to be more cautious in making their predictions too specific. The current general consensus among climate change proponents is that extreme weather events, such as droughts and storms, will become more prevalent or intense. The recently released short-form report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that unless carbon emissions are cut drastically and promptly, the planet will warm roughly an additional 1.1-2.4 degrees Celsius by 2100 (pdf). That would lead to “high” or “very high” risk of wildfire damage, permafrost degradation, biodiversity loss, dryland water scarcity, and tree mortality on the land, and loss of warm-water corals in the sea. Most of the severe risks are asserted with moderate or low confidence, meaning that underlying evidence is lacking or inconclusive. The full IPCC report hasn’t been released yet. One of the most famous climate experts, Michael Mann, criticized the IPCC for being “overly conservative” in predicting catastrophic consequences of climate change, “including ice sheet collapse, sea level rise, and the rise in extreme weather events,” Inside Climate News reported. But it’s been exactly these kinds of bold predictions that have undermined experts’ credibility in the past. Environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg has collected some such failed predictions in his book, “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.” Geologist and electrical engineer Tony Heller, who frequently criticizes what he considers fraud in current mainstream climate research, has made it a recurring theme of his climate science blog to point out failed and dubious predictions. Advertisement - Story continues below Examples are plentiful, stretching far into the past: December 1939 “All the glaciers in Eastern Greenland are rapidly melting,” the Harrisburg [Pennsylvania] Sunday Courier reported. “It may without exaggeration be said that the glaciers—like those in Norway—face the possibility of a catastrophic collapse,” the paper quoted Prof. Hans Ahlmann, a Swedish geologist, saying from a report to the Geographical Society after his Arctic expedition. In fact, arctic ice was seen receding since 1918, according to a 1923 New York Time article. “Last Winter, oceans did not freeze over even on the north coast of Spitzbergen,” article said. By comparison, this winter, sea ice did reach the shore of Spitzbergen, though in low concentrations. Back then, however, the meltdown seemed nowhere near done. May 1947 “The possibility of a prodigious rise in the surface of the ocean with resultant widespread inundation, arising from an Arctic climate phenomenon[,] was discussed yesterday by Dr. Hans Ahlmann, a noted Swedish geophysicist at the University of California Geophysical Institute,” an article in The West Australian read. “The Arctic change is so serious that I hope an international agency can speedily be formed to study the conditions on a global basis,” Ahlmann said. February 1952 “The glaciers of Norway and Alaska are only half the size they were 50 years ago,” said Dr. William Carlson, an Arctic expert, according to a newswire run by The Cairns Post in Australia. March 1955 “There are now six million square miles of ice in the Arctic. There once were 12 million square miles,” said Arctic explorer Adm. Donald McMillan, according to Rochester, New York’s Democrat and Chronicle. October 1958 “Some scientists estimate that the polar ice pack is 40 percent thinner and 12 percent less in area than it was a half-century ago, and that even within the lifetime of our children, the Arctic Ocean may open, enabling ships to sail over the North Pole,” The New York Times reported, noting that the Arctic ice sheet was about 7 feet thick at the time. Currently, the ice is about 7 feet thick, too. By the 1960s, it appears that worries about a melting Arctic became not as immediate, only to be supplanted by other environmental concerns. November 1967 “It is already too late for the world to avoid a long period of famine,” The Salt Lake Tribune reported, citing Paul Ehrlich’s prediction of famines by 1975. Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist and author of “The Population Bomb,” proposed lacing staple foods and drinking water with sterilizing agents to cut the growing population of the United States, according to the report. April 1970 “Scientist predicts a new ice age by 21st century,” The Boston Globe reported, saying that pollution expert James Lodge predicted that “air pollution may obliterate the sun and cause a new ice age in the first third of the new century.” October 1970 Ehrlich went on to predict that America would be rationing water by 1974 and food by 1980, California’s Redlands Daily Facts reported. July 1971 “The world could be as little as 50 or 60 years away from a disastrous new ice age,” said atmospheric scientist S. I. Rasool of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Columbia University, The Washington Post reported. January 1972 “We have 10 years to stop the catastrophe,” said Maurice Strong, then-U.N. environmental secretary, regarding world’s environmental problems, according to a Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. December 1972 Two Brown University geologists wrote a letter to President Richard Nixon, reporting that a conference attended by “42 top American and European investigators” concluded “a global deterioration of climate, by order of magnitude larger than any hitherto experienced by civilized mankind, is a very real possibility and indeed may be due very soon.” “The present rate of cooling,” they said, “seems fast enough to bring glacial temperatures in about a century, if continuing at the present pace.” January 1974 “Space satellites show new Ice Age coming fast,” The Guardian reported. June 1974 “Another Ice Age?” a Time Magazine headline asked. “Telltale signs are everywhere—from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest,” the article said. January 1978 “An international team of specialists has concluded from eight indexes of climate that there is no end in sight to the cooling trend of the last 30 years, at least in the Northern Hemisphere,” The New York Times reported. A year later, the paper was reporting the opposite. February 1979 “There is a real possibility that some people now in their infancy will live to a time when the ice at the North Pole will have melted, a change that would cause swift and perhaps catastrophic changes in climate,” The New York Times said. May 1982 Mostafa Tolba, then-executive director of the U.N. environmental program, said that if the world didn’t change course, it would face “an environmental catastrophe which will witness devastation as complete, as irreversible, as any nuclear holocaust’’ by the year 2000, according to The New York Times. September 1988 The small island nation of Maldives was threatened to be completely covered by “a gradual rise in average sea level” in 30 years, Agence France-Presse reported, noting that “the end of the Maldives and its people could come sooner if drinking water supplies dry up by 1992, as predicted.” Tourists pose for pictures at the Velana International Airport in the Maldives on July 14, 2022. (AFP via Getty Images) Maldives are still nowhere near under water. In fact, despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s decimation of tourism, the nation still attracts new developments. Just last week, Emirati development company awarded a $148 million contract to build 120 luxurious over-water and beachfront villas on Maledives’ South Male Atoll, Hotelier Maledives reported. June 1989 “A senior environmental official at the United Nations, Noel Brown, says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000,” California’s San Jose Mercury News reported. A snowman at the High Plains Bar and Restuarant at Dinner Plains at Mount Hotham, in Mount Hotham, Australia, on June 17, 2005. (Mark Dadswell/Getty Images). “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past,” The Independent wrote. “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” said David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit of England's University of East Anglia, noting that within a few years, winter snowfall would become “a very rare and exciting event.” While snow is rare in southern England, it still comes pretty much every winter. December 2001 “The changes in climate could potentially extirpate the sugar maple industry in New England” within 20 years, according to George Hurtt, co-author of a 2001 global warming report commissioned by the U.S. Congress, according to Albuquerque Journal. Today, New England still produces plenty of maple syrup. February 2004 The Guardian reported on a secret Pentagon report that predicted climate change will lead to nuclear war, major European cities will sink into the ocean, and Britain would descend into “Siberian” climate by the year 2020. January 2006 “Unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return,” The Associated Press wrote, paraphrasing Al Gore, a prominent global warming advocate. November 2007 This year was the “defining moment” of the climate change fight, according to Rajendra Pachauri, then-head of the U.N. climate panel. “If there is no action before 2012, that’s too late,” the official said, according to The New York Times. November 2007 “The Arctic Ocean could be free of ice in the summer as soon as 2010 or 2015—something that hasn’t happened in more than a million years,” Canada's Canwest News Service reported, paraphrasing polar researcher Louis Fortier. December 2007 “Arctic Sea Ice Gone in Summer Within Five Years?” said an Associated Press headline. “At this rate, the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer by 2012,” said Jay Zwally, a NASA climate scientist, according to the article. December 2007 “Artic summers ice-free ‘by 2013’” the BBC reported. "Our projection of 2013 for the removal of ice in summer is not accounting for the last two minima, in 2005 and 2007," a researcher from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, told the BBC. "So given that fact, you can argue that maybe our projection of 2013 is already too conservative." March 2008 “If Norway’s average temperature this year equals that in 2007, the ice cap in the Arctic will all melt away, which is highly possible judging from current conditions,” said Olav Orheim, head of the Norwegian International Polar Year Secretariat, according to Xinhua, China’s official propaganda mouthpiece. Norway’s average temperature did slightly increase from 2007 to 2008. The ice didn’t melt. April 2008 “North Pole could be ice free in 2008,” reported New Scientist. ,” said David Barber, of the University of Manitoba, according to National Geographic News.June 2008“In five to 10 years, the Arctic will be free of ice in the summer,” The Associated Pressreported, paraphrasing James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Sciences.December 2009[caption id="attachment_2737852" align="alignnone" width="600"]Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore makes a speech during the COP24 U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, on Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) “The Arctic Ocean may be nearly ice-free in summer as early as 2014,” Al Gore said, according to USA Today. September 2012 “Enjoy snow now … by 2020, it’ll be gone,” The Australian reported. It still snows in Australia. Last year’s snowfall was, in fact, significantly above average. July 2013 “Ice-free Arctic in two years heralds methane catastrophe—scientist,” The Guardian reported. February 2014 “The End of Snow?” asked a New York Times op-ed headline, talking about declining snowpack in Western United States. The past decade overall has marked no significant snowfall decline in the region. July 2017 After then-U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the U.N. Paris Climate Agreement, physicist Stephen Hawking said, according to BBC: “We are close to the tipping point, where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of 250 degrees [Celsius] and raining sulfuric acid.” August 2017 “Snowy retreat: Climate change puts Australia’s ski industry on a downhill slope,” The Sydney Morning Herald reported. It’s been snowing quite as usual in Australia in recent years, weather data indicates. January 2018 "The chance that there will be any permanent ice left in the Arctic after 2022 is essentially zero," said James Anderson, a Harvard University professor of atmospheric chemistry, according to Forbes. Elementary, high school and college students gather in front of the Parliament building in Oslo on March 22, 2019, to rally for the climate and against politicians who they dont think are doing enough to halt climate change. (TOM HANSEN/AFP/Getty Images) July 2020 “The end of snow,” said an Australian Geographic headline. “Could a warming climate be putting Australia’s magnificent alpine landscapes at risk?” There was no particular lack of snow in Australia in either 2021 or 2022. December 2021 The Los Angeles Times ran a story headlined, “A ‘no snow’ California could come sooner than you think.” A few weeks later, the UC Berkely Central Sierra Snow Lab announced that California just had the snowiest December on record. August 2022 “The End of Snow Threatens to Upend 76 Million American Lives,” Bloomberg reported, referring to predictions of snow disappearance in the western United States. A few months later, Sierra Nevada mountains would see its second snowiest winter on record. March 2023 “Arctic ice has seen an ‘irreversible’ thinning since 2007, study says,” The Washington Post reported. The ice hasn’t thinned much over the past decade. Since 1979, the summer minima have seen a record low every 5-7 years. Since 2012, however, there has been no new record, the data shows. 4536 Friends Read Free Copy COMMENTS Write a comment... Top Two Comments: Idaho _7 2023-03-25 Oxymoron: Climate Experts Reply Share drwinsmith 2023-03-25 As Trump characterized them : perennial prophets of doom. There is no climate catastrophe or emergency. CO2 is in fact the molecule of life. Atmospheric fertilization due to increased CO2 has led to a greening of the earth. These ‘sky is falling’ chicken littles have been wrong literally 100% of the time, starting with Paul Erlich’s Population Bomb in 1968. They are wrong now. Their fear based lies are the weapon the WEF is using to take the rest of our freedoms and soon, our property. Welcome to The Great Reset. Reply Share 1063 Comments POPULAR NEWS 1 Former Trump Adviser Navarro Found Guilty of Contempt of Congress 2 EXCLUSIVE: FDA Refuses to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Data to US Senator 3 Legal Experts Weigh in on 'Big Mess' of Georgia Trump Election Case, What to Expect 4 Fulton County DA Accuses Rep. 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  30. 2 points
    The states that have already passed the laws produce over 36% of the USA GDP. I pity the fool that ignores that market fraction. The list of green states will only grow longer. "California, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington." 14.69 + 1.30 + 1.92 + 0.29 + 2.79 + 2.94 + 8.11 + 1.17 + 2.92 = 36.13% of National GDP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_GDP Just for your information: Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio 1.03 + 4.11 + 2.49 + 3.22 = 10.5% of National GDP 36.1>10.5
  31. 2 points
    Members of the military are government employees.
  32. 2 points
    You have, at least strongly implied, that the cause of Homeowners Property Insurance policies becoming unavailable from some large insurers (or at least unaffordable) in California was due to relaxation of laws in that state that deal with Business Losses due to theft. Insurance risk is a product of cost, time of coverage, and probability. I maintain the the cause is the increased risk that insurer's take on from major damage due to covered perils that are caused by disasters, such as wind, wildfire, earthquake, and oceanfront erosion. I maintain my stance. WITH FACTS AND RELIABLE SOURCES! Yours? I find it very difficult to "hold water".
  33. 2 points
    So let me get this straight. You maintain that California's apparent laxity on minor crime on retail businesses is a DIRECT CAUSE of Homeowners Property Insurance company's raising premiums, or even stopping issuing Homeowners Policies in California? Yeah, right... BTW, the perpetrators of the Home Depot event were arrested and charged with Murder, and a host of other crimes.
  34. 2 points
    Re improvements in ICE "hygiene" vs ongoing huge migration from ICE to EVs.. The issue is, rate of improvement in cost-effectiveness. The news tecs that clean up ICEs make an incremental improvement, but are expensive. Battery tec seems to follow Moore's law. Every 3 or 4 years, an order of magnitude improvement. For example, 3 years ago, an NCM battery had a cycle-life of 1000 or so. Now, an equivalent LFP battery does 5000+ at under half the price. And, the battery progress isn't stopping here. In 3 years, the sodium tec that is now coming into prod in China will be everywhere: no lithium, no exotic elements, minimally invasive mining, minimal pollution, cheap and EZ everything. This will be cleaner than super-duper tec in ICEs, but at a fraction of the cost. The result is unavoidable - just like as commented above, how automobiles took ten years or so to replace horse-n-buggies.
  35. 2 points
    Indeed Beijing Biden is one busy geriatric stunner so to speak. Below it looks like the automotive demand has tanked to crisis proportions...Quid Pro Quo? Joey say it isn't so! 12 billion the malfeasance is unprecedented...or perhaps traitorous. Biden’s $12 Billion Answer To Converting The Trillion Dollar Auto Industry The supply of electric vehicles is significantly outstripping sales this summer. https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Bidens-12-Billion-Answer-To-Converting-The-Trillion-Dollar-Auto-Industry.html
  36. 2 points
    Oil demand is at an all-time high. https://www.iea.org/reports/oil-market-report-august-2023 "World oil demand is scaling record highs, boosted by strong summer air travel, increased oil use in power generation and surging Chinese petrochemical activity. Global oil demand is set to expand by 2.2 mb/d to 102.2 mb/d in 2023, with China accounting for more than 70% of growth. "
  37. 2 points
    Good luck delivering goods to the populace in California.
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  39. 2 points
    So economics makes you a expert at everything? How delightful. I have a core science degree. Everything spans from the core sciences so clearly I know everything. Economics is almost like psychology, barely a science. Sure it uses math but there is so much illogical stuff thrown in because of the human factor. If economists were so smart why do businesses and the economy fail so God damn always? A magic 8 ball can outperform some economists predictions.
  40. 2 points
    These guys hate California so they downplay how much power the state has in the USA and the world. Poor people in flyover states have no where near the purchasing power as Californians so nobody cares about them and their desire to drive a gas guzzler truck equipped with a gun rack. Every industry always caves to Californian demands. Emission standards, energy star appliances, carcinogen removal, etc. The list is very, very long and Cali never backs down. Ecodischarge should read this: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/09/1121952184/the-impact-of-californias-environmental-regulations-ripples-across-the-u-s "It's such a large market so that anything which California acquires for its own product sold in its state is going to resonate among national and global companies. If you don't want to have to make separate products for California and the rest of the country, you might as well just make them according to California's standards."
  41. 2 points
    California generally sticks to their proposed bans (2-stroke etc.). The industries rapidly follow whatever California dictates because they control much of the money and trade. Poor flyover states have no power to demand anything. With no sales ICE will essentially go away within 10 years. Ever see this on products sold outside of California? "This product is known to the state of California..."
  42. 1 point
    What are you trying to say? The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Citizens cannot just ignore or suspend that document. The citizens, through their representation, can only amend it. Or, write, and approve, another one.
  43. 1 point
    Brexit hasnt been the disaster many predicted actually. Our economy has stood up to this pretty well. In fact last year the UK had the largest growth (4%) in GDP of the G7 countries. Where we fell down was the draconian lockdowns during the Pandemic and during that period we were the worst performing out the G7. https://fullfact.org/economy/uk-gdp-growth-g7-february-2023/
  44. 1 point
    Only 1.25% of Europeans by last count do not use gas in their automobiles. That includes you.
  45. 1 point
    Despite all the reasons that you I have mentioned, the final straw was the EPA. ERCOT requested that they be allowed to run generators at full capacity and the EPA said "N0!" The EPA has the final responsibility for the deaths and structural damage caused by the outage. It was a political disaster, just like many others.
  46. 1 point
    Back to the GREEN NEW DEAL attaboy Sleepy Joe....Coal is Toast...in ten more years in the US do not expect any Coal fired plants to fire up much then next up Nat Gas........the new plants being built today.... just replacements for old Nat gas fired boilers that were coal conversions......... Writing is on the wall....... CLEAN TECHNICA U.S. Solar Installations in 2023 Expected to Exceed 30 GW for First Time in History By Guest Contributor WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. solar industry expects to add a record 32 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity in 2023, a 52% increase from 2022, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q3 2023 report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. The solar market has been hampered in recent years by supply chain challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbated by restrictive trade policy. These challenges are beginning to abate, and as policies in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) take hold, Wood Mackenzie expects total operating solar capacity to grow from 153 GW today to 375 GW by 2028. “The United States is now a dominant player in the global clean energy economy, and states like Florida, Texas, Ohio, and Georgia are at the forefront of this job growth and economic prosperity,” said SEIA president and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper. “The solar and storage industry is delivering abundant clean energy that is generating tens of billions of dollars of private investment, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.” A surge of new domestic manufacturing investments is also expected to improve supply conditions over the next few years. If these factory announcements materialize, by 2026 U.S. solar module manufacturing output will be ten times greater than it is today. The utility-scale and residential solar markets led the way with new capacity additions in Q2, growing by 3.3 GW and 1.8 GW, respectively. This marks the largest quarter of growth for the residential solar market in history as customers in California rushed to install solar before changes to net metering rules took effect. “In the year since its passage, the IRA has undoubtedly caused a wave of optimism across the solar industry. Announcements for domestic module manufacturing have exploded, promising more stable solar module supply in the future,” said Michelle Davis, Head of Global Solar at Wood Mackenzie. “Now the challenge becomes implementation — the industry is waiting for clarity on several IRA provisions before moving forward with solar investments.” The commercial solar market declined in Q2 primarily due to project interconnection backlogs and a hesitancy to move forward with projects before having full clarity on the IRA’s tax credit adders. Despite these challenges, increasing energy prices in certain states is driving demand in the commercial solar market, and the sector is expected to grow by 11% in 2023. Florida continues to dominate the 2023 state solar rankings, installing 2.5 GW of new capacity in the first half of this year. This is 52% more than the next highest state of California, and already more solar capacity than Florida has ever installed in a single year. Learn more at seia.org/smi.
  47. 1 point
    You do realize that, even in the minimum conditions, wind a solar in Texas produces about the same as FIVE large nuclear units running pedal to the metal, no? And that wind and solar output RELIABLY matches predictions, no? Even during the February, 2021 event! The USA has had sporadic difficulty with "grid stability" since the time of Westinghouse (and Edison), particularly during extreme weather conditions. You want 100% reliable electric power to supply 100% of electric demand, 100% of the time? THAT ain't gonna happen. In February 2021, a winter storm caused widespread power outages across Texas. The outages affected over 4 million customers and lasted for several days. In June 2022, a heat wave caused power outages in several parts of Texas. The outages affected over 100,000 customers and lasted for several hours. In 2023, persistent heat waves required ERCOT to issue public warnings to reduce demand. They probably will do that again, TODAY. Just consider the displacement of fuel consumption, alone, that those sources reliably provide. Are there issues to contend with? Sure! There's not enough wind and solar, coupled with storage, to displace all fossil or nuclear generation. That requires back-up supply availability. Texas has begun to increase demand response, build more transmission, increase the reserve margin. Texas could do more, such as increase interchange capability with the SWPP. Nat gas, Nuclear, and Coal generation is gonna be with ERCOT (and the USA) for quite a while, as long as the fuel can be processed and delivered reliably during extreme weather conditions.
  48. 1 point
    Solar panels can actually make about 0.3% of their rated max during the night from moonlight and streetlights. I used a Texas instruments calculator for many years that ran off dim indoor light and a tiny solar panel. Old tech.
  49. 1 point
    Data predictions ecocharger does not like are speculation. Predictions ecocharger likes are fact. Pathetic. This entire blog should be shut down. It gives a voice to propaganda and stupidity and helps nobody. It would make oilprice.com much better not giving a voice to lunatics or shills.
  50. 1 point
    If you honestly think that is a real limitation to EV deployment you are truly deluding yourself. Grasping at straws. For one they already have trains and E trucks; and two they could even transport themselves in a pinch. No, the odometer does not have to read zero to be considered new (think test drives). Dealers could throw in a tiny discount, or some free floor mats.