NUCLEAR POWER BECKONS AS EMISSIONS CLIMB

ADOPT CO2 FREE NUCLEAR ENERGY OR REDUCE POPULATION

Our quality of life and our population growth could not have been achieved without Fossil Fuels but scientists now say we must find an alternative power source because increasing carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of coal and natural gas is causing dangerous global warming. In the space of 140 yrs, world temperatures have risen by 1 degree Celsius of which 31% was due to natural variability.

Global Electricity Production

Intermittent power from Wind and Solar and could not exist without fossil fuels and government subsidies. If the scientists are right then its time to rethink Australia’s ban on nuclear power.
Nuclear energy was banned less than two decades ago in Australia, a decision that has cost the nation significant global investment and scientific collaboration on new nuclear technologies.
Nuclear power was prohibited in Australia in 1998, horse traded for the passage of legislation centralising radiation regulation. Public debate at the time, flamed by the anti-nuclear movement, centered on the replacement of the Lucas Heights reactor.  The political fix Continue reading NUCLEAR POWER BECKONS AS EMISSIONS CLIMB →

NOAA NOBBLED DATA TO SAVE THE PARIS ACCORD

NOAA RAISED TEMPERATURES IN ALL IT’S TWENTY FIRST CENTURY REPORTS

Barry and Jennifer have a problem with the way climate data is being altered to suit the Global Warming/Climate Change theory: “No one said anything about the unprecedented rise in annual Global temperature of o.21 C, published in November 2015 just before the Paris Conference in December 2015, a decade’s worth of warming between 2014-2015! We would like your readers to go the original NOAA Annual Reports and compare their temperatures anomalies. The extent to which they have been changing the data is not just limited to fudging temperatures, e.g. measuring sea surface temperatures with thermometers in a ship’s intake, despite the warming bias, were among the many issues exposed”. 

Anomalies on left were from original climate reports which were raised by an average of 0.06 C.    Click to Enlarge. 

The above anomalies were increased again, in the 2020 NOAA Climate at a Glance document, to an average of 0.0750 C. Continue reading NOAA NOBBLED DATA TO SAVE THE PARIS ACCORD →

PROTESTERS NOT BOUND BY LIMIT ON GATHERINGS

TWENTY PEOPLE ONLY AT ALL OTHER GATHERINGS IN VICTORIA
Up to twenty thousand people are expected at the march in Melbourne but “police won’t be arresting or fining people for breaking social distancing rules” the premier has declared. Victorians are being urged not to attend the planned protests for fears it could will spark a second wave of coronavirus cases. The rallies were organised by the Aboriginal community in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Black Lives Matter Protest in Sydney
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The rest of the community will be fined if we fail to observe social distancing in private and public gatherings, such as the limits on people attending church, funerals, restaurants and sporting events etc while the State’s economy is still in virtual lock down yet thousands of protesters will be allowed to assemble and protest in the main streets of Sydney and Melbourne, in sympathy with US Black Lives Matter.  As one TV commentator said to the effect: “If there is a significant outbreak of covid-19 virus, as a result of granting special dispensation to the crowds attending these protests, then all the fines and draconian restrictions imposed on our people’s movements in recent months would have all been for nothing”. Continue reading PROTESTERS NOT BOUND BY LIMIT ON GATHERINGS →

NINE ONE COUNCILLOR WARDS FOR MANNINGHAM

NINE BALLOT PAPERS TO ELECT NINE WARD COUNCILLORS

Despite recommendations to the contrary from both Manningham Council and the Victorian Electoral Commission, the Victorian Government has decided on a single Councillor ward structure for the local government elections in October. It is assumed that the decision made on the eve of the last election, by the same government department, to preclude candidates from directing preferences, will apply again.

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Unless candidates are allowed to nominate preferences in their manifestos the chances of being elected would depend on the number of candidates and especially their own position on the ballot paper. If they draw number one it becomes a one horse race. In past elections a candidate could fill in a ballot paper with their order of preferences. candidate-promises-and-preferences-2012 The previous action in banning indicated preferences on how to vote cards, has put paid to the use of dummy candidates but have ignored the main cause of the problem being the “Donkey Vote” which had actually encouraged the use of dummies, (a candidate who has no interest in winning who gives away a second preference without reciprocation), for candidates badly drawn at the bottom of the ballot paper. Continue reading NINE ONE COUNCILLOR WARDS FOR MANNINGHAM →

WIND TURBINES USE ELECTRICITY FROM THE GRID

ELECTRICITY FROM THE GRID IS NOT ACCOUNTED FOR IN THEIR OUTPUT FIGURES

Coal, gas, thermal, hydro and nuclear power stations have a life span of 45+ years that can be easily extended if maintained properly. Solar and wind turbines have a life span of 10 to 20 years. Any cost analysis would quickly determine that renewables minus subsidies are much more expensive. 

Wind Turbine Clusters

The facts about wind turbines are as follows:-
Wind turbines are using electricity from the grid which is not accounted for in their output figures. Other electricity generating plants (coal, gas, thermal, hydro, nuclear) use their own electricity and the difference Continue reading WIND TURBINES USE ELECTRICITY FROM THE GRID →

RECORD CO2 LEVEL DESPITE WORLD IN LOCKDOWN

CARBON DIOXIDE CONCENTRATIONS HAVE INCREASED DESPITE A PREDICTED FALL

It is early days, but their is no indication that the current lock down of the world’s economies have resulted in a reduction of global carbon dioxide concentrations, in fact, after only eleven days into May (at 417.16 ppm) they have increased by one part per million above the April average of (416.18 ppm). If this rate was to continue it would exceed the average annual increase rate by a very wide margin.

The anticipated drop in global emissions, as a result of closure of industry, transportation and commerce, has not eventuated and if the trend continues it will be a major blow to theory of carbon dioxide, a trace gas, having any impact on the world’s climate. Carbon dioxide concentrations  were approaching last year’s peak at about 415 parts per million on 24 March 2020 with big daily swings. If sustained, that is already in line with the record high, judged as a monthly average, of 414.7 ppm for the May 2019. The warming in the period between 1910 to 1944 was of a similar scale to the warming periods in recent years. The UN and IPCC told us that this earlier warming was entirely due to natural climate variability rather than human influence because CO2 levels Continue reading RECORD CO2 LEVEL DESPITE WORLD IN LOCKDOWN →

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WIND AND SOLAR SWINDLE

THE FOLLY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROMOTION

The percentage of the time that the renewable resources produce power is really low. In Germany, the number one example of the energy shift, solar produces its rated power output just 11% of the time, which means you need a backup for 89 % of the time. For wind, the numbers are better but they also remain between 15 to 25 % so again, 85–75% of the time so they will also require a substantial backup.

The release of above movie is a major blow to the renewable power industry and the tens of thousands of climate functionaries that have been using a trace gas as a meal ticket– the same people whose light-fingered heirs Continue reading THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WIND AND SOLAR SWINDLE →

BUILDING TYPE & STOREYS NOT IN DDO8 SCHEDULE

ONLY ONE METRE BUILDING HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN LARGE AND SMALL BLOCKS

According to Manningham policy three storey apartment buildings with a maximum height of ELEVEN metres are “encouraged” on allotments 1800 Sqm or more and two storey town house style developments are prescribed a maximum height of TEN metres, which includes a one metre leeway for fall allowed but only on smaller sites. However, the DDO8 schedule below, which is the statutory tool to implement the residential strategy, refers to heights only and does not define a building typology.

The design objectives in the Manningham DDO8 fall short of saying that three-storey development cannot be contemplated, Continue reading BUILDING TYPE & STOREYS NOT IN DDO8 SCHEDULE →

RAIN FOREST DISCOVERED BELOW ANTARCTICA ICE

HIGHER LEVELS OF CARBON DIOXIDE FOLLOWED HOTTER TEMPERATURES

The Mid-Cretaceous era was the heyday of the dinosaurs but was also the warmest period in the last 149 million years, with temperatures in the tropics as high as 35 degrees Celsius and sea levels 170 metres higher than today. Even during months of darkness, swampy temperate rain forests were able to grow close to the South Pole, revealing an even warmer climate than what had previously been expected. 

Artist’s impression. (Alfred-Wegener-Institut/James McKay/CC-BY-4.0)        Click to Enlarge

To get these conditions, scientists believe that 90 million years ago the Antarctic continent was covered with vibrant and dense vegetation and there were no land-ice masses on the scale of an ice sheet. The work also suggests Continue reading RAIN FOREST DISCOVERED BELOW ANTARCTICA ICE →

ITALIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM CLOSE TO COLLAPSE

CORONAVIRIS DEATH RATE CLIMBS TO ALMOST EIGHT PERCENT OF CONFIRMED CASES

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Italy recorded nearly 3,000 deaths related to the coronavirus outbreak, as the number of cases detected passed 35,000, authorities announced on Wednesday 18/3. Italy had just recorded the highest one day death toll of any one nation since the COVID-19 outbreak began with 475 deaths, with more than 35,700 people infected and close to 3000 people have died.

With entire countries now on lock down, borders closed, flights cancelled and ‘social distancing’ becoming the new norm, it seems a lot of people are wondering, what is it that makes COVID-19 so much more deadly than SARS or H1N1? “For COVID-19, [transmissibility] is at a two or three. That Continue reading ITALIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM CLOSE TO COLLAPSE →