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13 January 2011 @ 03:53 pm
Fishy EC, EC Banks Bailout, Wind E, Ocean Thermostat, Climategate, Haiti  

On the product of eco-fascist madness of the EC in Brussels:

The TPA reports on the dumping of tens of thousands of tonnes of dead fish on EC instructions
To win Hugh’s Fish Fight, we need to end the EU Common Fisheries Policy
[...] It’s hard to overstate the scale of discarding under the EU Common Fisheries Policy, here is an extract from our the summary of our report:

At the same time, the ecological impact of the CFP is severe. In particular, just counting three species, in just the North Sea, according to Government estimates, in just one year the CFP forced the dumping of 23,600 tonnes of cod, 31,048 tonnes of haddock and 6,000 tonnes of whiting. That 60,000 tonnes of dumped fish is enough to fill a 200 metre long supramax bulk carrier ship or keep Billingsgate fish market stocked for two and a half years.

At the same time, the economic cost is huge. In our report, we estimate £2.81 billion a year. /The report includes a vid and discusses solutions.

In common with the UK government the EC puts bank interests ahead of public interest.
Top E.U. Official Calls for Bigger Bailout Fund
The European Union's top monetary official said Wednesday the euro440 billion ($570 billion) bailout fund for debt-ridden countries should be increased and given more powers.
[...] the ECB has been reluctant to invest too much money in these bonds, saying its main responsibility was to control inflation in the eurozone and not help out struggling governments. So far it has spent about euro74 billion on government bonds, far below the U.S. Federal Reserve's $600 billion bond-buying program and similar activities by the Bank of England.

While DT's A E Pritchard reported France and Germany veto increase in EU rescue fund
Germany and France have rejected calls by Brussels for a rapid increase in the size and powers of the EU's rescue machinery, once again exposing serious differences at the heart of monetary union.
[...] The response in Paris and Berlin was chilly. "We think the fund is big enough," said Francois Baroin, France's budget minister. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the bail-out mechanism was "nowhere near exhaustion", adding curtly that she did not wish to debate the matter "any further".  /full story

Britain's Green Madness: Energy Bills Could Double Every 5 Years

Experts at Unicredit banks said the switch to green generation, the building of wind farms and nuclear power stations, as well as the installation of smart meters in every home, will send bills rocketing. They concluded: ‘A typical UK energy bill could rise from the current level of £1,000 per year to over £2,000 per year by 2015. ‘As investment occurs, bills could double every five years until 2020.’ /GWPF

OVERBLOWN: Windpower on the Firing Line
(Part I) Leon Brunschvicg
Have truth and consequences arrived for the biggest energy sham of all?
Energy journalist Robert Bryce recently broke the news to mainstream American media. In a hard-hitting article published in the Wall Street Journal, he reported the findings of a Colorado energy research study, which earlier this year concluded that the industrial wind technology it sampled in the regions of Colorado and Texas neither reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the production of electricity nor rolled back consumption of fossil fuels. /continues (MasterResource)

Part II – Getting to the Facts on Emissions Reductions
Part III – Further Analyses
Part IV – Where’s the Empirical Proof? 

Climate Controlling Ocean Thermostat Discovered

The influence of the Sun on Earth’s climate over time scales of centuries and millennia is all but ignored by current climate change dogma, with many climate scientists dismissing solar variation as too feeble to have much of an impact. Though it was recently discovered that variation at ultraviolet wavelengths is considerably greater than at lower frequencies, the change in total solar irradiance over recent 11-year sunspot cycles amounts to <0.1%. New research on longer time scales finds the change in total irradiance sufficient to affect the dynamics of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Detailed model studies of the Little Ice Age (~1400 to 1850 AD) conclude that the Sun controls an “ocean dynamical thermostat” that affects climate variability over large regions of the globe. It was also found that fully coupled general circulation models (GCMs), the kind used by the IPCC to make predictions of future global warming, lack a robust thermostat response. This means that the sensitivity of the climate system to solar forcing is underestimated by current GCMs—the climate models are proven wrong again. /more

The Who and Why of Climategate
by Bob Shoup
One of the key lessons to be learned from Climategate, is that the pursuit of an agenda can very quickly lead to the corruption of the scientific method. To understand how the scientific method was so easily corrupted by agendaism, it is useful to examine the various agendas in play (the why), and how they impacted those involved in the climate change debate (the who).

The Why
When one looks critically at the politics of global warming, it becomes obvious that global warming was never about the science, it was about money and power. There are several different agendas in play; world governance and wealth redistribution, population control, and, of course, money. The pursuit of these agendas, along with a mentality that the ends justify the means, enabled many climate researchers to abandon all principals of scientific integrity and professionalism. /continues with "World Governance and Wealth Redistribution"

Where did all the Haiti relief money go?

[...] A year later, people who opened their purse strings and wallets so generously are asking where the money went and how well was it spent. According to a survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy of 60 major relief organizations, only 38 percent of that money has been spent to provide recovery and rebuilding aid. By comparison, in New Orleans, about 80 percent of the money raised for Hurricane Katrina victims has been spent.
[...] "Nobody can pretend that this has been a hugely successful humanitarian response," said Paul Conneally, a spokesman for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. "If anything, it demonstrates the limitations of humanitarian action."  /full story

CCNet updates on Clothcap MyT:
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/clothcap/clothcap/16312881/temperature-controls-co2-ccnet-news-updates-recommends/
http://my.telegraph.co.uk/clothcap/clothcap/16312898/common-fisheries-policy-ccnet-updates-energy-bills/