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Russia May Catch the North Pole and nobody can do anything to stop it

Russia May Catch the North Pole and nobody can do anything to stop itAs Newsmax reported, the magnetic North Pole is wandering towards Siberia at an increasing speed, currently in the order of 35 miles per annum.

Just when you had been thinking of following your compass until you see some polar bears in northern Canada, the magnetic North Pole shifted again. And if the pundits are right, it may just take a few more decades to point you right towards Siberia. Clearly, that’s intolerable. 

What is NORAD going to do about that?

Well, they are standing by and adjusting their bearings more frequently.

Really, there is no other choice.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Friday, February 8, 2019

PENGUINS: GONE TODAY—HERE TOMORROW

PENGUINS: GONE TODAY--HERE TOMORROWIn 2008, historian Meredith Hooper published her book: “The Ferocious Summer. Adélie Penguins and the warming of Antarctica.” (Greystone Books, Vancouver, British Columbia.)

We are told that “This book is a fascinating and alarming report from the frontlines of global warming” and not surprisingly we find the following message on the book’s front cover from serial alarmist Dr. David Suzuki:

“Like canaries in a coal mine, penguins present an undeniable and urgent warning of the devastating effect of climate change on the planet. This timely book must be read.”

By Dr. John Happs - Thursday, February 7, 2019

Curse Less and Dam More

Curse Less and Dam MoreWater conservation peaked in Australia in 1972 – our last big dam was Wivenhoe in Queensland built 35 years ago.

Elsewhere in Australia, water conservation virtually stopped when Don Dunstan halted the building of Chowilla Dam on the Murray in 1970 and Bob Brown’s Greens halted the Franklin Dam in 1983 (and almost every other dam proposal since then).

The Darling River water management disaster shows that we now risk desperate water shortages because our population and water needs have more than doubled, and much of our stored water has been sold off or released to “the environment”.

By Viv Forbes -- with help from friends- Wednesday, February 6, 2019

CanaPux: An Innovative Way to Ship Canadian Oil Sands

CanaPux: An Innovative Way to Ship Canadian Oil SandsDue to Canadian oil sands being transportation-constrained, Canadian crude prices had traded at a steep discount to U.S. oil, reaching a record difference of more than $51 a barrel in October 2018. But that gap recently narrowed to less than $7—the lowest since March 2009—due to a production cut of 8.7 percent that the Alberta government imposed on oil producers to lift depressed prices. The cut began on January 1 and is to last for one year.

By Institute for Energy Research - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Keep fraudulent science out of our courtrooms

Keep fraudulent science out of our courtroomsA California jury recently awarded $289 million in damages (later reduced to $78 million) to a former groundskeeper, who claimed the weed killer glyphosate caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Monsanto deliberately or negligently failed to warn him adequately about the chemical’s cancer risks.

The case is on appeal, and a second trial will soon begin before U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria, who himself has 620 more glyphosate cases on his docket. Overall, more than 9,300 additional cases are in the works against Monsanto and its new owner, Bayer—and personal injury mass-tort law firms are trolling for more alleged victims. “If you were ever exposed to glyphosate and now have cancer, you may be entitled to damages. Call us now,” their print, radio and television ads proclaim.

By Paul Driessen - Monday, February 4, 2019

Don’t Be Tricked By Economists on the Carbon Tax

In response to the recent pro-carbon tax letter to the Wall Street Journal signed by dozens of prominent economists, Tyler Cowen objected strongly to the “citizen dividend” aspect. Although Cowen is sympathetic to a carbon tax per se, he was alarmed that the economists in the WSJ were misleading readers:

Arguably [the lump-sum citizen dividend of carbon tax receipts] makes the policy seem less important, and mainly about the dividend, in a slightly cynical, Chavez-like sort of way. Furthermore, it tries to make a carbon tax a free lunch, which it is not, no matter how great the longer-term gains. I don’t believe ineconomists tricking people , even though I will admit tricking people can be useful. The tricking is somebody else’s job!

By Institute for Energy Research - Sunday, February 3, 2019

Good Night BONJOUR

Good Night BONJOURThe news is about day and night, especially the latter.

BONJOUR, i.e. the company Téo Taxi, a new kind of taxi service in Montreal, Quebec, with the common French term for “Hello” (“Bonjour”), literally meaning “GOOD DAY” on its cars has shut down operation. Just when demand was rising due the cold temperatures in the city.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Saturday, February 2, 2019

Reduced Wind Speed Could Be a Problem

Reduced Wind Speed Could Be a ProblemWind energy resources have been in sharp decline in regions all across the world, according to a study by Chinese researchers.

After analyzing data from more than 1,000 weather stations around the world, the researchers found that 67 percent had witnessed an extensive decrease in wind power potential over the course of nearly 40 years. The team, which also included a researcher from Purdue University, reached their findings after examining the changes of wind surface speeds from 1979 to 2016. 1

By Jack Dini - Saturday, February 2, 2019

Punxsutawny Phil’s urgent Reply to his Cousin Wiarton Willie in Canada

Punxsutawny Phil's urgent Reply to his Cousin Wiarton Willie in CanadaDear Cousin Wiarton Willie,

Many thanks for your delightful letter from last year—how time has been flying.

Phillina and our offspring are all fine, eagerly awaiting the onset of spring. As you may have read in the news, we’ve recently had some bitterly cold temperatures here lately. I guess that it was not any warmer in Canada. Our friends in Alaska are also writing about the frigid temperatures (like -44 degrees F) there but the Alaskans are used to that, or ought to be. Obviously, we are not allowed to have such cold temperatures here as our thermometers’ scales only go to -40 (F/C)! (What a relief).

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Saturday, February 2, 2019

We must hope Dr. Soon is right …

We must hope Dr. Soon is right … , And the global warming apocalypse is not nighEveryone has heard the bad news. Imminent Climate Apocalypse (aka “global warming” and “climate change”) threatens humanity and planet with devastation, unless we abandon the use of fossil fuels.

Far fewer people have heard the good news. The sun has just entered its Grand Minimum phase, and the Earth will gradually cool over the next few decades.

Why should we all hope Earth will cool? Because nobody with any trace of human decency would hope the Earth will actually suffer catastrophic warming.

By Dr. Jeffrey Foss - Saturday, February 2, 2019

Saved by pseudo-renewable energy?

The IPCC says it’s still possible to limit planetary warming to an additional 0.5 degrees C (0.9 F) “above pre-industrial levels”—but only if global CO2 emissions are halved by 2030 and zeroed out by 2050.

So climate alarmists intend to carbon-tax, legislate and regulate our energy, factories, livelihoods, living standards, liberties and lives to the max. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal would eliminate and replace US fossil fuels by 2030. It’s an unprecedented economic and political power grab.

We went to war with King George over far less serious abuses and usurpations. And yet today we seem to have few Patrick Henrys or other stalwart, principled leaders willing to defy this insanity.

By Paul Driessen - Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Davosian Decades

The Davosian DecadesAs the big German daily Die Zeit reports, the Intl. Monetary Fund (IMF) thinks that global growth will slow to 3.5% this year, down from 3.7% forecast a few months ago (imf.org ).

What a disaster; it ought to put a crimp on the assembled economic and political leaders’ annual confustications at the World Economic Forum (WEF) secretive meeting at Davos (Switzerland) this week. As participation is by invitation only and all speeches and discussions are strictly following the Chatham House Rules and hence are not made public, who knows what the future holds—not that any meaningful summary has ever been communicated from that “skiing-fest” in the Swiss Alps.

It may be useful to look back at history, the long history of Earth, to get a glimpse of the future.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Saturday, January 26, 2019

Why flamingos are cooler than you think (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2019 — To many people, flamingos are synonymous with Florida, tacky lawn ornaments and cocktails on the beach. But their silly reputation belies their incredible survival skills. Flamingos are adapted to live and breed in some of the harshest environments on Earth. In this video, Reactions explains why flamingos deserve more credit:



By American Chemical Society - Thursday, January 24, 2019

China Will Build Wind and Solar Only If Their Price Is Less Than Coal

China recently put the brakes on solar and wind energy, indicating that it will no longer approve wind and solar power projects unless they can compete with coal power prices. In late May 2018, China issued “2018 Solar PV Power Generation Notice,” imposing caps on solar energy and reducing feed-in tariffs on those projects. More recently, China’s National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration provided a series of conditions under which new solar and wind projects would be approved through the end of 2020. Conditions include that the price must match or undercut the national coal benchmark and that the projects must show that the grid can handle their output. In 2017, 12 percent of wind generation and 6 percent of solar generation was curtailed due to lack of transmission capacity.

By Institute for Energy Research - Thursday, January 24, 2019

Saudi Arabia: We’ll Pump The World’s Very Last Barrel Of Oil

Saudi Arabia isn’t buying the peak oil demand narrative.

OPEC’s largest producer continues to expect global oil demand to keep rising at least by 2040 and sees itself as the oil producer best equipped to continue meeting that demand, thanks to its very low production costs.

Saudi Arabia will be the one to pump the last barrel of oil in the world, but it doesn’t see the ‘last barrel of oil’ being pumped for decades and decades to come.

By Oilprice.com -- Tsvetana Paraskova- Thursday, January 24, 2019