Month: December 2018

Death Toll from Cold Doubles

As the fake academics keep pushing the Global Warming scenarios because that justifies more taxes and they are rewarded with endless grants, I (Martin Armstrong) have warned that it is Global Cooling we should be concerned about. Particularly the elderly should really try to relocate to warmer territory.

The death rate caused by the extreme cold that has been taking place since 2015 is now officially twice that of the year before. In Britain, they call it winter deaths and in Wales, the death toll has DOUBLED during 2017-18 – rising from 1,850 the year before to 3,400 and winter is not finished yet. We are on track for doubling the 2017-2018 season this round.

See entire article:

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/climate/death-toll-from-cold-doubles-its-not-over-yet/

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link

 

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December 31, 2018 at 07:26PM

Heavy snow and freezing for nearly all of Arizona and New Mexico

Happy New Year AZ and NM !!!  More than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow in places. Right now as I post this (4:30 pm) it’s minus 3C (27F) in Albuquerque.

Freezing temps and snow expected all the way to the southern border of NM and freezing temps into Yuma, AZ. Wind chills as low as 0.

Northern Arizona:
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ Dec 31 2018

Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County-Eastern Mogollon Rim-White Mountains-Including the cities of St. Johns, Springerville, Happy Jack, Show Low, and Greer

WINTER STORM WARNING TO 5 PM TUESDAY…

Heavy snow expected. Difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches … localized amounts up to 25 inches. Significant reductions in visibility at times.

Alpine 9 to 15 INCHES Eagar-Sprgrvlle 5 to 9 INCHES Forest Lakes 8 to 12 INCHES Heber-Overgaard 4 to 8 INCHES Pinetop-Lkside 11 to 17 INCHES Saint Johns 5 to 9 INCHES Show Low 9 to 13 INCHES Whiteriver 9 to 13 INCHES

Southern AZ:
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ Dec 31 2018 –

Yuma-Southeast Yuma County-Gila River Valley-Gila Bend-New River Mesa-Sonoran Desert Natl Monument- Including the cities of Yuma, Fortuna Foothills, Ligurta, Gila Bend, Sentinel, and Kaka

FREEZE WATCH FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…

TEMPERATURES…As low as 28… will develop shortly after midnight and continue into the middle of the morning on Thursday… could kill sensitive vegetation and damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Southern New Mexico:
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM Dec 31 2018

RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH ANOTHER WINTER STORM…

Moderate to heavy snows across portions of southern New Mexico Monday evening through Wednesday. In the Gila Region expect 6 to 10 inches of snow for areas above 6000 feet with 1 to 5 inches lower elevations. In the lowlands of southern New Mexico expect 1 to 4 inches of snow.

Difficult to dangerous driving conditions from snow covered icy slippery roads and low
visibilities … Cold wind chills as low as 0 will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

Northern and Central NM:
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM Dec 31 2018 –

…ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TO IMPACT NEW MEXICO THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT… New Year`s Eve into New Year`s Day.

Widespread snow, blowing snow, freezing fog, low visibility, bitterly cold temperatures will likely result in major travel impacts over the region. The heaviest snowfall storm is expected to impact western and central New Mexico, as well as the high plains of eastern New Mexico.

Up to 20 inches of snow can be expected above 7,500 feet.
Albuquerque can expect about 8 inches.

https://www.weather.gov/abq/
https://www.weather.gov/epz/
https://www.weather.gov/psr/
https://www.weather.gov/fgz/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links

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December 31, 2018 at 06:56PM

Bill Gates Backs Advanced Nuclear Power to Solve the Climate Crisis

UK International Development Secretary Justine Greening meeting with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation during his visit to London earlier today. Picture: Russell Watkins/DFIDUK International Development Secretary Justine Greening meeting with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation during his visit to London earlier today. Picture: Russell Watkins/DFID

UK International Development Secretary Justine Greening meeting with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation during his visit to London earlier today. Picture: Russell Watkins/DFID, source Wikimedia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Bill Gates has joined the growing list of Greens who think renewables alone cannot replace fossil fuels.

What I learned at work this year

By Bill Gates
December 29, 2018

Global emissions of greenhouse gases went up in 2018. For me, that just reinforces the fact that the only way to prevent the worst climate-change scenarios is to get some breakthroughs in clean energy.

Some people think we have all the tools we need, and that driving down the cost of renewables like solar and wind solves the problem. I am glad to see solar and wind getting cheaper and we should be deploying them wherever it makes sense.

But solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, and we are unlikely to have super-cheap batteries anytime soon that would allow us to store sufficient energy for when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. Besides, electricity accounts for only 25% of all emissions. We need to solve the other 75% too.

This year Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the clean-energy investment fund I’m involved with, announced the first companies we’re putting money into. You can see the list at http://www.b-t.energy/ventures/our-investment-portfolio/. We are looking at all the major drivers of climate change. The companies we chose are run by brilliant people and show a lot of promise for taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and getting them to market.

Next year I will speak out more about how the U.S. needs to regain its leading role in nuclear power research. (This is unrelated to my work with the foundation.)

Nuclear is ideal for dealing with climate change, because it is the only carbon-free, scalable energy source that’s available 24 hours a day. The problems with today’s reactors, such as the risk of accidents, can be solved through innovation.

The United States is uniquely suited to create these advances with its world-class scientists, entrepreneurs, and investment capital.

Unfortunately, America is no longer the global leader on nuclear energy that it was 50 years ago. To regain this position, it will need to commit new funding, update regulations, and show investors that it’s serious.

There are several promising ideas in advanced nuclear that should be explored if we get over these obstacles. TerraPower, the company I started 10 years ago, uses an approach called a traveling wave reactor that is safe, prevents proliferation, and produces very little waste. We had hoped to build a pilot project in China, but recent policy changes here in the U.S. have made that unlikely. We may be able to build it in the United States if the funding and regulatory changes that I mentioned earlier happen.

The world needs to be working on lots of solutions to stop climate change. Advanced nuclear is one, and I hope to persuade U.S. leaders to get into the game.

Read more: https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Year-in-Review-2018

Anthony, myself, many others at WUWT have repeatedly said we have no problem with policies which encourage nuclear power, though we oppose carbon pricing because it imposes unnecessary hardship.

The evidence is unequivocal that the world could rapidly decarbonise the global economy by embracing nuclear power, without reducing consumption or making radical lifestyle changes.

France switched from coal to nuclear power in the 1970s without breaking their economy. They kept costs down by mass producing standardised reactor components, reprocessing waste fuel, and by reducing bureaucratic impediments by designating nuclear power a strategic national priority. France still generates 71% of their electricity from nuclear reactors, though lately President Macron is attempting to undo this achievement.

If nuclear power is such an obviously solution, why hasn’t it happened?

The main obstacle to going full nuclear in the West is the green movement.

When leading climate scientists beg the world to consider embracing nuclear power to decarbonise the economy, greens respond by calling them names.

Greens tell us we all must have the utmost respect for the global warming concerns of their favourite climate scientists, but that respect goes out the window whenever those same climate scientists say something which contradicts green policy objectives.

Next time a green asks you to make personal lifestyle sacrifices to reduce your carbon footprint, ask them why opposing nuclear power is more important to the green movement than reducing CO2. If you get an answer which makes sense let me know – because green excuses that nuclear is too expensive (not in France), or too dangerous (more dangerous than the end of the world?!) simply don’t make sense.

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December 31, 2018 at 05:49PM

Climate Scientist Chuck Todd Speaks Out

The Earth is getting hotter, and human activity is a major cause. Period. We are not going to give time to climate deniers.

If alarmists had any confidence in their position, they would be eager to debate, prove us wrong, and put an end to all the trouble skeptics are causing them in government. But they have instead adopted the same policy which leftists always do – censorship – because their ideas don’t stand up to any scrutiny.  We have no free press in the United States any more.

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December 31, 2018 at 05:00PM