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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Germany set for record wind energy installation



http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/record-numbers-german-onshore-wind-68743

Policy changes are driving record levels of German wind energy installation

You can't trust Graham Lloyd on climate change reporting




According to this piece by Roz Pidcock in RE New Economy (originally sourced from Carbon Brief), an article in The Australian newspaper on deep ocean cooling is misleading because it misses out numerous important aspects of the research upon which it was based (conducted by Carl Wunsch of Harvard University).

The article was written by Graham Lloyd who surmises that:

“The deep oceans have been cooling for the past two decades and [so] it is not possible to say whether changes in ocean heat adequately explain the “pause” in global warming”.

Wunsch has now taken The Australian and Graham Lloyd to task on this saying that Lloyd 'cherrypicked' the research and missed key points. In essence, Wunsch's research finds that although some parts of the ocean are cooling, not all of it is. The cooling signal in fact is very weak, while other parts of the ocean provide strong warming indications. The research is therefore very clear: the ocean, overall, is warming. 

Graham Lloyd is The Australian's Environmental Editor based in Sydney, so you might expect him to know better, however, it is clear that his view on climate change cannot really be trusted because this is not the only article he's written that questions man-made climate change. As you scroll down the list of articles on his bio on The Australian, you come across an article suggesting there are doubts on the climate consensus, and then another one stating that Australia's peak body of earth scientists can't come to a position on climate change.

Lloyd is also highly critical of wind turbines as evidenced by his piece warning of the (non-existent actually) dangers of low-frequency noise from wind turbines. Ketan Joshi, however, takes this nonsense apart fairly effectively.

My opinion is that this piece in Hot Whopper very accurate describes Lloyds, and The Australian's, attitude to environmental issues - spinning Big Fat Lies.

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