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UK faces sharp rise in wind storms and higher bills as world warms

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/15/uk-faces-sharp-rise-destructive-wind-storms-global-warming

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..The UK is set to reap the whirlwind of climate change with the huge damage caused by wind storms expected to increase sharply, according to new analysis.

Even the minimum global warming now expected – just 1.5C – is projected to raise the cost of windstorm destruction by more than a third in parts of the country. If climate change heats the world even further, broken roofs and damaged buildings are likely to increase by over 50% across a swathe of the nation.

The research shows all of the UK is on track to see rises in high winds except the south and south-west, with the greatest impact across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Northern Ireland. This is because the main storms that barrel in off the Atlantic are expected to move their track northwards as the planet warms, a phenomenon linked to the rapid melting being seen in the Arctic...

 

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I find it bizarre that know one gives too s**ts when you talk about climate change,, We are in so much trouble within the next 100 years and all anyone cares about is money.. we will destroy the planet with our greed. Food and water will be like gold in years to come.. I strongly believe in my lifetime parts of the coast will disappear under water, only then as peoples homes flood will they realize how much damage our stupidity is causing. Third runway at Heathrow, Fracking, increasing population to make big companies more profit.. it is so stupid..  sun, sea, wind, rivers.. we have all the energy we need.. but we need to reduce our population.

https://archive.org/details/youtube-90CkXVF-Q8M

this is a fantastic documentary, a must watch.. 

 

 

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Real scientists such as Piers Corbyn, Jeremy's brother, and a Nobel Laureate Scientist have shown that climate change aka global warming is a hoax. It was created for political reasons. There are convincing scientific arguments for this on You Tube.

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I should probably have included the quote below where "insurers call for action to reinforce buildings"

Mods, please don't allow this thread to become taken off topic by any global warming debaters

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/15/uk-faces-sharp-rise-destructive-wind-storms-global-warming

 

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Data models show UK to be at mercy of fiercer winds and insurers call for action to reinforce buildings

 

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I think our (humans) big  mistake is to assume climate is a fixed thing.  History shows us that climate is a dynamic and changing set of patterns.  When I first looked at classical Economic theory I was shocked to see how it ignored the finite nature of our planet and climate hardly came into it.  Having said that most historians (probably a more respected discipline than economics) agree on climate being a major factor in human development and migrations.  For example climate change (or shift if you prefer) and its subsequent water shortages is a driver of Middle Eastern migration.

Back on topic, the UK's attitude to building is truly shocking when you think how much resource goes into construction.  Buildings should be robust, long lasting, adaptable and not built on marginal land that may be liable to flooding etc.  Look at most new builds and you see none, or few, of these factors put into them.  The building industry, taken on mass, comes across as completely useless when you address issues of robustness and longevity.  This is very sad for us now and even more worrying for future generations.

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11 hours ago, macca13 said:

We are in so much trouble within the next 100 years 

'We' won't be here is the line probably taken by the banks/government etc etc.

Edited by Errol

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13 hours ago, Giordano Bruno said:

Real scientists such as Piers Corbyn, Jeremy's brother, and a Nobel Laureate Scientist have shown that climate change aka global warming is a hoax. It was created for political reasons. There are convincing scientific arguments for this on You Tube.

I'm not sure of the history of the terms "global warming" and "climate change," but the latter encompasses things other than temperature. One of the other elements mentioned a lot is ocean acidification. Is this also a hoax?

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Heavy weather increases GDP...just think of all those fence panel sales at the DIY store...Of course in reality we are poorer but it illustrates the nonsense at the heart of the system.

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5 hours ago, Giordano Bruno said:

Real scientists such as Piers Corbyn, Jeremy's brother, and a Nobel Laureate Scientist have shown that climate change aka global warming is a hoax. It was created for political reasons. There are convincing scientific arguments for this on You Tube.

Common sense says if you dig stuff up and burn it, that is bad, we are poisoning the sea, the ground water, the soil and the air..  By 2100 we will have killed 50% of the worlds remaining species, mostly due to our destructive nature and greed. 

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On the positive side, fossil fuels are increasingly uneconomic and cannot compete on price with renewables.

e.g.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/10/indian-solar-power-prices-hit-record-low-undercutting-fossil-fuels

 

And electrics car are predicted to out price internal combustion on price, economy and reliability in five years.

The GW arguments are moot, fossil fuels have already lost.

http://www.ecowatch.com/financial-times-renewables-unstoppable-2414048609.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-14/fossil-fuels-just-lost-the-race-against-renewables

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Change is coming much faster than people think, said the article, The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable.

As the paper stated:

"After years of hype and false starts, the shift to clean power has begun to accelerate at a pace that has taken the most experienced experts by surprise. Even leaders in the oil and gas sector have been forced to confront an existential question: Will the 21st century be the last one for fossil fuels?"

As the old saying goes, the stone age didn't end due to the lack of stones, and the hydrocarbon age will not end because we ran out of oil. It will end due to concerns over climate change and the fact that fossil fuels could not compete against cheaper renewables.

Earlier this week, I blogged on a new Stanford University report which warned, "We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruption of transportation in history."

I noted:

"Within ten years, we may witness a radical technological shake up in the way we drive as people switch from petrol and diesel engines to self-drive electric vehicles ... And as people switch in droves to electric, the internal combustion engine could soon be consigned to the history books."

In response, some people scoffed at the Stanford report and the "hype" of self-drive cars. But you cannot question the growth in electric vehicles, driven by the radically reducing costs of batteries, which have halved in the last four years: As the FT noted, "Sales of plug-in electric vehicles last year were 42 per cent higher than in 2015, growing eight times faster than the overall market."

Big Oil is worried, noted the FT:

"These advances have become too significant for the oil and gas industry to ignore. In the first three months of this year, the heads of some of the world's largest oil companies have spoken of a 'global transformation' (Saudi Aramco) that is 'unstoppable' (Royal Dutch Shell) and 'reshaping the energy industry' (Statoil). Isabelle Kocher, chief executive of French power and gas group Engie, calls it a new 'industrial revolution' that will 'bring about a profound change in the way we behave.'"

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