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Lessons learned from the end of California’s “permanent drought”

Watts Up With That?

By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website.
Summary: The “permanent drought” in California, like the now ended “permanent drought” in Texas, is ending. But like the panic about Texas, it is rich in lessons about our difficulty clearly seeing the world — and the futility of activists exaggerating and lying about the science. Of course, they should have learned this after 29 years of trying (starting from James Hansen’s 1988 Senate testimony).

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Warnings of a permanent drought in California

Remember all those predictions of a “permanent drought” in California? Those were examples of why three decades of climate alarmism has not convinced the American people to take severe measures to fight anthropogenic climate change: alarmists exaggerate the science, and are proven wrong — repeatedly. When will the Left learn that doomster lies do not work?

Wired, May 2016: “Thanks El Niño, But California’s Drought…

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Australia’s Renewable Energy Target Already Costing $3 billion a Year, with Much Worse to Come

STOP THESE THINGS

turbine burns-Netherlands Australia’s economic hopes go up in smoke.

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With fear, loathing and recriminations playing out in Canberra about South Australia’s electricity debacle and the skyrocketing power prices mass blackouts and routine load shedding its obsession with wind power has delivered, Sabine Schnittger and Brian Fisher of BAEconomics have thrown the spotlight back on the Federal government’s family, job, growth and business killer: the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target.

As STT has repeatedly pointed out, the LRET operates as a $3 billion a year tax on all Australian electricity consumers, designed to be funnelled to wind power outfits as a subsidy: the largest single industry subsidy scheme ever in the history of the Commonwealth.

We’ll start with this wrap up from The Australian.

Bill to prop up green power hits $3 billion a year
The Australian
Simon Benson
6 February 2017

The true cost of subsidising ­renewable energy generation is estimated to…

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Leftists Try to Tank Uber for no Good Reason

The left seems to hate Uber, and for no good reason. According to the Financial Times:
“An internet campaign urging passengers to “#deleteUber” that went viral over the weekend has started to have an impact on downloads…the recent uproar was sparked by the company’s ties to the Trump administration, as chief executive Travis Kalanick serves on President Donald Trump’s business advisory council.”
So merely being associated with Donald Trump is reason enough to try to tank the company apparently. Never mind, of course, that Uber vocally opposed Donald Trump’s recent immigration order and said that it would compensate drivers who were affected.
And never mind all the other good that Uber has done. Consider the following,
Smart et al. (2015) found that, in low-income neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Uber services were twice as fast and half as expensive as traditional taxis.
Cramer and Krueger (2016) found that “UberX…

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