If anyone was in any doubt that the BBC was the official mouth piece of Global Warming Alarmism then this article “Satellites reveal sudden Greenland ice melt” confirms it.
While the headline is entirely correct it only took three lines before the BBC pushed the panic button. “Scientists said the “unprecedented” melting took place…” NO – what the real scientists said (not the ‘scienticians’ employed in NASA’s propaganda division) was;
“Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time,” says Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data.
Now place your mouse cursor over this word “unprecedented” right click, then choose ‘synonyms’ from the drop down menu. What do you see;
Nowhere does it say, ‘on a regular basis’.
Even the satellite images are misleading. The natural inference is that all the ice has melted. I know that’s not what has happened – but what about Joe Public?
I despair; these once great organisations (BBC, NASA) can no longer be believed when it comes to reporting on Global Warming. If we can’t believe them on this, then why should we believe them on anything?
A design for a Thorium nuclear reactor addresses one of the biggest fears associated with nuclear power – meltdown. A fission reaction can be maintained by firing a proton beam (similar to that generated by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN) in a straight line aimed at Thorium fuel (which is both more abundant and generates less nuclear waste than Uranium). The reaction can be turned off by switching off the beam. No Fukushima style meltdown if the power fails.
Sounds like a winner to me. Construction starts in 2015, should be operational by 2023. Can’t wait. Let’s hope it lives up to expectations.
New Scientist Magazine
Well if recent field trials in Alaska are anything to go by then the answer could be yes. Methane hydrates are the most abundant source of carbon based fuel on the planet. They exist in quantities many times that of oil, natural gas and coal combined. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at this report on the most conservative of web sites – the US Geological Survey http://marine.usgs.gov/fact-sheets/gas-hydrates/title.html
I don’t want to get too excited but even US Energy Secretary Chu thinks this is a technology that should be pursued. Now there are few instances that Steven Chu and I are on the same page when it comes to energy development. Using carbon dioxide to release the natural gas trapped in ice seems to be a master stroke.
I propose that all alternative energy research money be diverted to developing this wonder technology so then all us sceptics and warmists can live together in perfect harmony – I feel a song coming on. Now what do you think are the chances of that (the harmony not the song) – no I didn’t think so either
The appliance of science – Select Committee “I think we are running out of time” Russell Brand “Time is infinite” Nice one Russell