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Climate Change Act Reconsidered part 2 - Josh 130

Matt Ridley, Ruth Lea and a quick look at the weather from East Anglia from James Dent. One can feel the UHI (University Heat Island) effect from here.

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Reader Comments (14)

Hmm. Can't read it.

Dec 1, 2011 at 7:09 PM | Unregistered Commenterjorgekafkazar

Freakin' amazing.
Thanks much.

Dec 1, 2011 at 7:11 PM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

Jorge, did clicking the image for a bigger version not help?

Dec 1, 2011 at 7:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

The inscription on the T-shirt (?) of the 'Because it's stupid' character is unclear ('World'?).
(First time I've had anything but total admiration for Josh's work)

Dec 1, 2011 at 8:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterJan v J

@Dec 1, 2011 at 8:27 PM | Jan v J

Yes, "World"

Dec 1, 2011 at 8:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterMartin Brumby

It is world: cf UK.

Dec 1, 2011 at 8:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterPharos

Good point I will make 'world' clearer, apologies.

Dec 1, 2011 at 8:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Most amusing but I would put a question mark next to Matt Ridley's 250 years of gas.
Is that at present day usage or is there a growth factor built in. I hope he is right but somehow I doubt it.

Dec 1, 2011 at 8:38 PM | Unregistered Commenterpesadia

If Matt Ridley is suggesting that we burn gas for power generation, I have to take issue with that. I think it is a huge waste of a resource to burn gas for electricity. Gas is clean and more importantly portable, therefore gas should be only used for heating homes (very high efficiency > 90%) or possibly for vehicle fuel.

Power generation should be by fuel that is not easily used in other ways. In a fossil fuel context that means we should be using for coal for power generation, although we need to improve on the air quality problems associated with it.

The best choice of all for power generation though is nuclear (and hydro, where viable).

Dec 2, 2011 at 8:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterThinkingScientist

The words "picture" "thousand" and "worth" immediately srping to mind.

Dec 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterGeckko

I must say, I find Josh' synopses outstanding.

If you are ever looking for a sideline Josh I would suggest that you method of capturing and summarising the essence of a subject and the key messages would work wonderfully well for school children trying to prepare for exams.

Dec 2, 2011 at 10:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterGeckko

Josh - thank you yet again!


Dec 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterViv Evans

Josh for PM....!

Dec 2, 2011 at 2:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Just returned to US from Thailand trip. One leg was by Toyota Van which carried 12. We stopped for gas about 15 km from Bangkok. Everyone was asked to get out during refueling, i hung around and was astonished to find that the bus ran on compressed natural gas. The gauge on the dispenser said 200 bar/3000psi and it took about 15 minutes to recharge the van.

The station was dedicated to compressed natural gas and there were a lot of vans queued up as well as pick-ups, taxicabs etc. I think there were 6 islands, each pumping to 2 vehicles and there were at least 2 waiting in each position.

I don't know what you might see in the UK along these lines but i haven't seen anything like this in the US (yet) and here we are, both countries with a whole lot of gas.

There really is no future in pessimism.

Dec 2, 2011 at 10:56 PM | Unregistered Commenterj ferguson

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