Month: September 2017

China’s New State Climate Change Religion

Smog hangs over a construction site in Weifang city, Shandong province, Oct 16. 2015. Air quality went down in many parts of China since Oct 15 and most cities are shrounded by haze. [Photo/IC]

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

China has stepped up its efforts to promote sham green narratives, while simultaneously waging a brutal crackdown against Christianity and other faiths.

China Pushes Electric Vehicles and Makes Producing Fossil Fuel Vehicles Tougher

Chinese carmakers have been issued new standards by the government as part of a plan to reduce the manufacture of fossil fuel-powered vehicles. China is becoming a leader in reducing fossil fuel emissions.

CHINA’S NEW EV RULES

China has announced that automakers that want to manufacture fossil fuel-powered cars first must produce low-emission and zero-emission cars to attain a new energy vehicle score. The new rule applies to companies that make or import more than 30,000 fossil fuel cars annually. This means that by 2019, carmakers must be producing a fleet with a total of 10% or more electric vehicles, and 12% or more by 2020.

China’s new rule is part of an aggressive plan to phase out fossil fuel vehicles, a goal it shares with the UK and France, which both plan to ban sales of fossil fuel cars by 2040. A recent report indicates that China’s auto market will be all electric by 2030. While the country’s original plan was to ban fossil fuel vehicles outright — which was criticized as too ambitious — this revised version of the plan is aggressive, yet workable, allowing automakers time to adjust to the changing market.

REDUCING EMISSIONS WORLDWIDE

This is part of a larger effort on China’s part to reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuel dependency. In 2017 alone, China has surpassed many of its own ambitious environmental goals. By August, the country had already reached its 2020 solar energy installation target, reasserting itself as the largest producer of solar power on earth. In June, an entire region of China ran on 100 percent renewables for seven days. China has begun to build a large-scale carbon capture and storage plant — the first of eight — as part of its attempts to reduce its carbon footprint. The nation has invested more into renewables than any other country in the world, including the US, and has begun to reap the benefits, turning around many of its pollution problems.

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Of course, China is still burning a lot of coal.

China’s Image Campaign: Green on the Outside, Black on the Inside?

BY KENNETH SZABO SEP 30, 2017

“Green mountains and clear water are as good as mountains of gold and silver,” said Chinese President Xi Jinping as he underscored his country’s commitment to becoming an “ecological civilization” at the 2016 UN climate change conference in Marrakech. Fine words. But should we believe them?

After years of being known as one of the dirtiest countries on the planet, China is now making a concerted effort to re-brand itself as a proponent of green energy. This forms part of a wider, multi-channel effort to boost its global soft power that encompasses everything from building new language institutes to trying to head major UN bodies. However, whether this is a legitimate strategy or just good PR is a question Beijing still struggles to answer convincingly.

Undoubtedly, China is making some positive changes. The country has been catching up with its counterparts by planning new national parks. Aimed at protecting areas of outstanding beauty and preventing environmental damage from construction, mining, and pollution, the parks are due to open in 2020. This is also the deadline China has set for ploughing $361 billioninto renewable power sources. The Chinese government hopes that in just three years, these sources will account for half of new electricity generation in the country.

So far, so good. But scratch beneath the surface, and there are indications “Green China” is actually just a veneer disguising a less palatable reality.

China is still the world’s largest producer of “black” aluminum. In 2016, coal still powered 88% of production. Pollutants released by aluminum production and other shady practices are among the many reasons that China’s inland waters are so befouled. According to Greenpeace China, 80% of shallow ground water wells are polluted.

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Why do I think these simultaneous initiatives are part of an effort to establish climate as a new state religion? The reason is the Climate cult almost uniquely emphasises the need for a strong state to address the crisis.

Greens regularly praise China’s tyrannical government. Many greens seem to think that Democracy leads to climate change paralysis.

Of course, a strong state can control the media. And if a few stories leak which contradict the official narrative, if evidence emerges that China’s embrace of green ideology is less than complete, it won’t matter. Greens have already demonstrated their total willingness to forgive China’s fossil fuel excesses.

Christianity by contrast emphasises the supremacy of God’s law. The Apostle Peter says “We must obey God rather than human beings” (Acts 5:29). The Christian bible carries an instruction to pay your taxes (Matthew 22:19-21), but the first loyalty of a Christian is to God.

China doesn’t do divided loyalty.

A climate cult which demands a strong state, and emphasises the need for authoritarianism to solve their global crisis, and which appeals to the kids, is a ready made solution for a tyranny which is struggling to suppress rising social unrest and demands for more freedom, is alarmed by the rapid growth of Christianity within their borders, and which desperately needs a new message of unity to replace their failed Communist ideology.

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September 30, 2017 at 05:10PM

Nick Stokes : Busted Part 3

This is part three of my Nick Stokes Busted series.  Here are part 1 and part 2.

Nick Stoke’s final idiotic claim takes us right to the heart of this scam.

The first GISS plot is not the usual land/ocean data; it’s a little used Met Stations only

This was the GISS web page in 2005. Top plot was “Global Temperature (meteorological stations.) No ocean temperatures.

GISS 2005

The 2001 GISS web page had the same thing.

GISS 2001

And this is where the fraud begins.  Gavin has a web page purporting to show the history of GISS land/ocean temperatures back to 1987. But if you look at the fine print at the bottom, NASA didn’t actually use ocean temperatures in 1987. Gavin’s graph is fake.

Data.GISS: GISTEMP HISTORY

So what about 1997? If you hover over the 1997 label you can see that they only had ocean data back to 1950. So two thirds of the 1997 graph is fake.

Same thing with the 2000 graph. No pre-1950 data.

NASA didn’t start using pre-1950 ocean data until 2002. And there was good reason for it. The data doesn’t exist. It wasn’t until 15 years ago that they became dishonest enough to use completely fake data.

date: Wed Apr 15 14:29:03 2009
from: Phil Jones <p.jones@uea.ac.uk> subject: Re: Fwd: Re: contribution to RealClimate.org
to: Thomas Crowley <thomas.crowley@ed.ac.uk>

Tom,

The issue Ray alludes to is that in addition to the issue
of many more drifters providing measurements over the last
5-10 years, the measurements are coming in from places where
we didn’t have much ship data in the past. For much of the SH between 40 and 60S the normals are mostly made up as there is very little ship data there.

Cheers
Phil

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But as always, this story gets much worse. Not only don’t they have ocean data from the southern hemisphere, they also have very little land data.

Data from the Southern Hemisphere … are so meager that reliable conclusions are not possible.

TimesMachine: January 5, 1978 – NYTimes.com

The red dots below show the location of all NOAA GHCN stations with daily temperatures in the year 1900. NOAA and NASA have no clue what long term temperature trends are outside of the US, because they have almost no verifiable data.

Without the daily temperature data, any claims about historical temperatures are fake. Thermometers measure temperatures one instantaneous reading at a time. There is no such thing as a monthly or yearly thermometer.

And then, to top off their fraud, they massively tamper with the US data to make it match their fake global temperatures.

1999 Version       2017 Version

Make no mistake about it. Global warming is the worst junk science and biggest science scam in history. And Nick Stokes is one of their top propagandists.

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September 30, 2017 at 02:40PM

AT LAST – THE GOVERNMENT IS STARTING TO NOTICE THE HARMFUL EMISSIONS FROM BURNING WOOD

This article explains how particles of soot are increasing in UK cities as more people are switching to wood-burning stoves to heat their homes. Having encouraged the take-up of these stoves to cut emissions of CO2 our government is now waking up to the pollution they cause. Yet more foolishness in a pointless attempt to save the planet.

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September 30, 2017 at 01:52PM

Weekend Unthreaded

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September 30, 2017 at 01:05PM