Polar bears at Kolyuchin Island weather station provide a rare photographer’s treat


Russian wildlife photographerDmitry Kokh took some photos and video last year of polar bears hunkered down at an abandoned weather station on the Chukchi Sea coast and he apparently won a prize for one of them, shown below. The shots are very cool, so I’ve provided some context for the story and posted the video here.

‘Summer Season’ by Dmitry Kokh

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Attenborough fibbed about hundreds of dead walrus because he wanted what the WEF wants


As I point out in my new book, Fallen Icon, David Attenborough devised a three year campaign on the falsehood that hundreds of Russian walrus died falling off a cliff due to climate change because he also desired what the World Economic Forum (WEF), meeting online this week, say they want: immediate and drastic changes, supposedly to mitigate an invisible ‘climate emergency’ and other societal ills.

Some of the hundreds of dead walrus blamed on global warming. Basov 2017.

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Fallen Icon: Sir David Attenborough and the Walrus Deception is now available


My new book, Fallen Icon: Sir David Attenborough and the Walrus Deception, is now available for purchase on Amazon. This is one you won’t want to miss!

Paperback and ebook versions are available at all Amazon outlets, including USA, Canada, UK,and Australia. There should also be a hard cover version within a week or so.

What people are saying about Fallen Icon and my introductory essay are below:

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US Coal Consumption Up 17% In 2021


By Paul Homewood


So much for the myriad claims about going “beyond coal.” According to a new report from the Rhodium Group, U.S. coal consumption jumped by 17 percent last year compared to 2020 levels. That’s a huge increase, which Rhodium says was “largely driven by a run-up in natural gas prices.” Rather than burn gas, which averaged about $4.93 per million Btu last year — more than two times the price in 2020 — many electricity producers chose to burn coal instead.

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Internet of nothings – how my EV can’t charge without my Wi-Fi! 

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Is more of this what the future has in store, as governments enforce their plans to eradicate fuel-burning private cars from public roads in pursuit of nebulous ‘net zero’ goals? As well as wi-fi issues, if there’s a power cut affecting your home for example, an EV in need of a battery charge is rendered useless for the duration.
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How EVs and chargers say no when the internet freezes — reporting by Energy Live News.

So everyone hails the future of interconnected devices and I am all for that. Or so I thought!

But this week I have been unable to charge my EV, why?

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The View From Mount Olympus

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By Duggan Flanakin ~

Time flies. Mount Olympus has become hideaway retirement home for retired Greek gods. It’s not that they got old. They are, after all, immortal.

Nah. They got hooked on Saturday Night Live, then realized the show was getting boring. The “real” world is much more laughable. More tragi-comedic, really. But the Greeks always liked a few laughs along with their tragedies.

The godly retirees laugh at the climate crowd. They, after all, watched the fall of Pompeii.

Think of Pompeii as the Hamptons – lavish homes, luxurious public buildings, gorgeous beaches – the hangout for the rich and famous. Gone in 15 minutes. Curiously, rumor has it, just an hour after some of the city’s “preeniest” had finished a lavish dinner following a day-long conference focused on preserving the waterfront from encroachment by unwashed deplorables.

The gods did not order the eruption of Vesuvius. But they…

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Global warming has saved 500,000 lives in England and Wales in the last 20 years


By Paul Homewood


1. Overview

This article estimates the change in deaths and hospital admissions associated with rising average temperatures in England and Wales in 2001 to 2020; the trends are relevant to climate change but may also reflect other factors such as improved healthcare and housing.

These experimental statistics are a step towards regular, transparent Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates of climate-health impacts, which are diagnosis-specific and inform policy-makers and the public. Our methods will develop over time and should be read alongside important government reports and the scientific literature on climate risk.

We found relatively little increase in deaths caused by warmer weather and a reduction in deaths caused by cold winters, leading to a net decrease in deaths; in contrast, there was a net increase in hospital admissions linked to warmer weather, especially from injuries.

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China Coal Output Hits New Record


By Paul Homewood


SINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – China’s coal output hit record highs in December and in the full year of 2021, as the government continued to encourage miners to ramp up production to ensure sufficient energy supplies in the winter heating season.

China, the world’s biggest coal miner and consumer, produced 384.67 million tonnes of the fossil fuel last month, up 7.2% year-on-year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday. This compared with a previous record of 370.84 million tonnes set in November. read more

For the full year of 2021, output touched a record 4.07 billion tonnes, up 4.7% on the previous year.


Significantly, output is 5.8% up on the pre-pandemic year of 2019, and maintains the steadily increasing trend which began in 2016:


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