A Diesel in the Shed by Viv Forbes

 You can have your solar panels
             and your turbines on the hills;
 You can use the warmth of sunshine
             to reduce your heating bills.

You can dream you’re self-sufficient
             as you weed your vegie bed;
 As long as you make sure to keep
             A diesel in the shed.

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How is the Weather… in Space? by Brian Simpson

A new report from the European Commission, JRC Science for Policy report, Space Weather & Critical Infrastructures: Findings and Outlook: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/JRC104231/space_weather_cover%2Breport_final.pdf, has reported on the threat of space weather events on earth’s critical infrastructure. For our purposes, the report notes that space weather events, like EMP occurrences, can severely damage critical infrastructure, such as the power grid, aviation, navigation systems and communications. There can be cascading effects resulting in larger than expected impacts.

The report recommends that there be a multi-risk approach adopted to deal with this threat, with improvements in forecasting via better methodologies and the determination of the specific vulnerability that a system has to space weather events.
While that is fine, it seems that the human race is moving with glacial slowness on this issue, and if another Carrington event occurs – and Earth had a near miss in 2012 (https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/23jul_superstorm, civilisation itself will be threatened. Up to 90 percent of people will die off rather quickly:  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jul/25/extreme-solar-storm-sun-earth; http://www.naturalnews.com/047399_solar_flare_Dark_Ages_NASA.html.
It is enough to make even me into a John Steele-style survivalist!

The Face of the Left by James Reed

I don’t know how I got onto the site, but today I was in horror, reading a Leftist environmentalist blog. I would strongly recommend that readers with a morbid desire for self-punishment have a look at the latest entries at https://carolynbaker.net/. This is a very well presented site, with highly skilled web design. But, the articles an politics, are …well… just consider…

“Useless Eaters And Ethnic Purity; The Trump/Bannon War For Biological Nationhood,” by Chris Floyd, which pushes the idea that Trump is trying to follow a Nazi agenda and create an ethnically pure state. No matter that his daughter is married to a Jewish man, and is in fact a practising  Jew herself. No, Trump wants to cut some social welfare programs (never mind that feminist icon Julia Gillard did more), and his man Stephen Bannon (spelt wrongly in one part of the article), likes French philosopher Charles Maurras, and he was a Nazi sympathiser.

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Battery Baloney by Viv Forbes

Every day some green energy promoter or a battery salesman tells us how green energy with battery backup will supply Australia’s future electricity needs.
A battery stores energy. Energy can be stored using lead-acid, nickel/cadmium, lithium, molten salt, pumped hydro, hydrogen, flywheels, compressed air or some other smart gizmo. But NOT ONE battery produces new energy – they simply store and discharge energy produced by other means. They all deliver less energy than they consume. Moreover, to manufacture, charge, use and dispose of batteries consumes energy and resources.

The idea of producing reliable grid power from intermittent green energy backed up by batteries looks possible in green doodle-diagrams, but would be absurdly inefficient and expensive.

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Clexit Says “Trump must Dump Paris (and defund the UN climate industry)” by Viv Forbes

The International Clexit Coalition today joined the growing chorus urging President Trump to keep his election promises and dump every climate treaty “agreed” in Kyoto, Paris and the UN/IPCC.
The Secretary of Clexit (Climate Exit Coalition), Mr Viv Forbes of Australia, said that Clexit could call on over 190 well-qualified climate realists from 26 countries to provide scientific, business, legal and political support and advice.

Clexit Summary and Foundation statements:
http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit.pdf
Permission is given to reproduce this cartoon providing the source (www.clexit.net <http://www.clexit.net> ) and creator (Steve Hunter) are credited.

Mr Forbes said it was obvious from the Brexit vote in Britain, the election of President Trump in USA, the rise of Marine la Pen in France and Geert Wilders in Holland and the election of Senator Malcolm Roberts in Australia that the general population no longer trusts the globalists controlling the UN, the EU, and the UN/IPCC.
“The whole war on carbon is merely a grab for power using a world tax on energy to fund global government. Voters of the world are waking up and unless their politicians trim their sails to the new sceptical gale they will be swept from office.”

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