I try where possible to keep off climate change on my site for two reasons. One: it is an extremely emotive subjects and tends to polarise views and two: there are masses of sites dedicated to the subject that go into far more depth than I could ever do. However I feel that is a pity as the whole wind industry is based on a false model of climate change driven by CO2 release and man made CO2 at that. Modern thinking suggests that CO2 is driven by climate and not the other way around. Irrespective of that as wind is intermittent, it requires, in the most part, fossil fuel standy for all those times, the majority, where wind power is below capacity. Never mind the CO2 release in the destruction of peatlands, the concrete, steel and composites used in construction. One thing wind ain’t is GREEN! More and more experts are suggesting that an expanding world will need more CO2 to improve growth of crops, something I have referred to in previous posts. What is Climate Change and what is a Weather Event. Those of us not in the first flush of youth can remember adverse wet summers, deep snows, freezes and heat waves in the past. Of course the new yoof whose heads are in their ipods rather than observing the world, know better. They can Google it or look it up on Wikipedia. Might be an idea if they picked up a history book or two and opened their minds. ‘Climate’ has changed over millenia and will continue to change. Whether it is a thousand year change, a hundred year event to a seven year cycle is, of course, open to debate. One thing we can be sure of though is that there is NO CONSENSUS. An interesting statement that Einstein made: “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots” Perhaps at a time when data from NASA is collected in such quantities as are mind boggling, when youngsters prefer texting to talking and computer models are accepted above personal experience, that day has come. Einstein also famously remarked “It does not take a hundred scientists to prove me right ( consensus ?). It only takes one to prove me wrong” Consensus of course is a Political Comment, not a scientific one.
Prof Murry Salby has some interesting things to say and after stating that I tend to shy away from the Climate debate, I feel that this is worth sharing, not least because it take place in Hamburg, in a country not known for questioning the Climate Change conception.