THIRD PIPE MANDATED WITHOUT PLANT LOCATION

THIRD PIPE COMPLIANCE APPROVAL BASED ON PLANT BEING BUILT ON GOLF LINKS ESTATE

By way of background, Manningham, in 2008, had entered into an agreement with Yarra Valley Water and Melbourne Water to develop an integrated approach to water servicing across Doncaster Hill which was to be YVW’s first venture in a built up area. 2008-9 saw continuing hot and dry conditions in south-eastern Australia, despite occasional heavy rainfall failing to break a continuing drought. However, Victoria remained  in drought with Melbourne’s water supplies dipping to around 30% by July 2008.

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YVW are again proposing a Recycled Water Plant a mile away from the its destination on Doncaster Hill, slap bang in the middle of Tram Rd reserve and adjacent to the rear boundaries of residential dwellings.

There are still a number of residents who believe that there was never any intention to locate the plant adjacent to the Club’s land otherwise it would have been notified.  Mr Tilley, the secretary of the Eastern Golf Club during this period, said there had been no consultation with Council whatsoever and the first he knew of the Sewer mine proposal was after the Council meeting Continue reading THIRD PIPE MANDATED WITHOUT PLANT LOCATION →

MANN’S HOCKEY STICK ALTERED CLIMATE HISTORY

MEDIEVAL WARMING PERIOD AND THE LITTLE ICE AGE HAD TO GO

The problem for the Climate Scientists, the  IPCC and the supporters of AGW, was that  they they had to prove that the current phase of warming was unnatural, unique and unprecedented. If a similar or greater warming period had occurred in the past such as during the Medieval Warming Period (MWP), then clearly any such recent warming must have been natural and not the result of human activities.

Mann deletes MWP & LIA from IPC reports

Too prove their theory climate history had to be changed which is what happened when IPCC removed the MWP and the Little Ice Age recorded on page 202 of 1990 IPCC report below.

Professor Tim Ball, who was sued by Michael Mann for defamation regarding comments he made about the integrity of the Hockey Stick Graph, has succeeded in having the case thrown out and Mann ordered to pay costs. He had failed to comply with a court order that he produce his Hockey Stick Data! The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced evidence in the form of Mann’s Hockey Stick Graph, in their 2001 report, published eleven  years after the ipcc_far_wg_I_full_report (1) 1990  showing the MWP and the Littel Ice Age had been removed! Continue reading MANN’S HOCKEY STICK ALTERED CLIMATE HISTORY →

OXYGEN-FUEL-HEAT KEY ELEMENTS OF BUSH FIRES

Wind also has a strong effect on the heat of a fire because it works like the bellows in a Blacksmith’s forge, blowing more oxygen into the fire, just like in the old days when people would use an old newspaper as a fan to get the kindling in the old wood stove going to boil the kettle and cook meals.

ADD HIGH WINDS TO THE THREE KEY ELEMENTS AND YOU HAVE A DANGEROUS SITUATION

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These components have led to the development of the deadly trio of Fuel, Oxygen and Heat. Remove any one of these and fire will not be able to sustain itself. HEAT. Air temperatures have a direct influence on fire behavior Continue reading OXYGEN-FUEL-HEAT KEY ELEMENTS OF BUSH FIRES →

TURNBULL BACK FLIPS ON CLIMATE CAUSING FIRES

TURNBULL AND THE GREENS MUST STOP THE POLITICISING OF AUSTRALIAN BUSH FIRES

Despite their assertions, it is clear that natural fires are actually quite rare and that the vast majority of vegetation fires arise from human causes, including deliberate arson. Statistics suggest that reducing deliberately lit bush fires would have a significant influence on the total number of fires in Australia.

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Senior journalist, Chris Kenny of The Australian, drew attention to the Turnbull’s back flip from an earlier statement, less than two years ago, when he criticised the greens for suggesting climate change causes bush fires: “The lack of consistency and rationality have been exposed by none other than former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. When he was in office, less than two years ago, Turnbull reacted strongly and rationally to claims from the Greens that disastrous fires on the NSW south coast were climate-fuelled. He said he was “disappointed that the Greens would try to politicise an event like this” and went on to explain why it was not on. “You can’t attribute any particular event, whether it’s a flood or fire or a drought — or a storm — to climate change. “We Continue reading TURNBULL BACK FLIPS ON CLIMATE CAUSING FIRES →

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK EVER CLOSER TO MIDNIGHT

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK IS WITHIN ONE HUNDRED SECONDS OF MIDNIGHT

According to the United Nations the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947 is the threat posed by climate change and the growing nuclear threat. On climate, two major UN summits fell dismally short of the action required to limit the long-term warming to 1.5 C above the pre-industrial period set out by the Paris Agreement that scientists say is necessary to prevent a global catastrophe.

The effects were already apparent in the record-breaking heat waves and floods India faced in 2019, and the wildfires that raged from the Arctic to Australia. The UN are not able to identify what the average temperature for the pre-industrial period was. (1850-1900).

The IPCC have warned that climate change represents an urgent and a potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet. In recognition of this, the central aim is to pursue efforts to limit global temperature rise to no more than 1.5°C Continue reading THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK EVER CLOSER TO MIDNIGHT →

POPULATION GROWTH BEGAN WITH FOSSIL FUELS

AS GOES FOSSIL FUELS AS GOES HUMANITY

To a first approximation, everything we’ve done since 1900, including agriculture, has been the result of our use of fossil fuels. The biophysical driver of fossil fuel energy transcends all political boundaries and philosophies. Fossil fuels have supplied 89% of the total primary energy used throughout the world over the last fifty five years, and supply 87% of the energy used today, according to BP Statistical Review.

Agriculture Continue reading POPULATION GROWTH BEGAN WITH FOSSIL FUELS →

AGREEMENT ON PRE-INDUSTRIAL TEMPERATURES?

“ANTHROPOGENIC WARMING NOW ABOUT ONE DEGREE ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS”

But what if global temperatures exceed the tipping point for one or two years and then drop away like they have in the past, just as they had during the thirty nine year cooling period that took place between 194o-1979, despite a rapid increase in GHG emissions due to car and arms production or the longest period of 20th century warming that happened between 1910 to 1939 when emissions remained stable.

Eiffel Tower Tipping Point 1.5 C  Rally

It was futile talking about a global temperature tipping point of 1.5 C, above the average temperature of the pre-industrial period, while they won’t provide the data. The more you inquired the more the IPCC scientists would waffle: Continue reading AGREEMENT ON PRE-INDUSTRIAL TEMPERATURES? →

WIND FARMS NEED MASSIVE SUBSIDIES TO SURVIVE

NEED FOSSIL FUELS FOR MANUFACTURE-TRANSPORT-INSTALLATION-MAINTENANCE

“The fact that oil is a “finite” material is not a problem. Every material is finite. Life is all about taking the theoretically finite but practically limitless materials in nature and creatively turning them into useful resources”. “The fossil fuel industry does it, renewable–actually, the “unreliable”– energy industry doesn’t. End of story.”  “it is commonly assumed that green house gas and energy can be solved by switching from fossil fuel sources of energy to renewables”. “However, little attention has been given to exploring the limits of renewable energy”. Unfortunately, people working on renewable energy tend not to throw critical light on the difficulties and limits”. “They typically make enthusiastic claims regarding the potential of their specific technologies”……… ……..quote by Alex Epstein.

Giant Turbine Installation

Solar and wind technology, after 50 years of subsidies, produces less than 1 percent of the world’s energy—and, because the sun and wind provide only intermittent energy, continue to require fossil fuel backups. The issue of Continue reading WIND FARMS NEED MASSIVE SUBSIDIES TO SURVIVE →

WOOD HEATERS CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

“I LOVE THE SMELL OF BURNING WOOD ITS FRAGRANCE IS SO CLEAN AND GOOD”

While it is nice and cozy to sit by a wood fire in the evening it is not much good for the health of our planet. The reality is it produces black carbon which has recently emerged as a major contributor to global climate change and possibly second only to carbon dioxide as the main cause of world warming.

Black Carbon (BC) particles strongly absorb sunlight and gives soot its black color. There are a number of  alternatives that provide the same comforts as wood burning stoves and heaters without producing the particulate pollution. Continue reading WOOD HEATERS CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE →

OUR STUDENTS FALL BEHIND IN WORLD RANKINGS

CHINESE COUNTERPARTS THREE YEARS AHEAD IN MATHEMATICS

The 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, published on Tuesday 26/11/19, has found Australian students sit just slightly above the OECD average in maths literacy — its lowest level since the survey began. The study of more than half a million fifteen year old students has found that Australian students are more than three years behind their Chinese counterparts in mathematics and their performance in all three of the major subjects are in long-term decline.

The PISA survey of Australian student education standards indicate they were higher in 2012. With the PISA release of 2018 results out, the media is once again bemoaning the falling of our students in the following tables Continue reading OUR STUDENTS FALL BEHIND IN WORLD RANKINGS →