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Times : Kittiwake being starved to extinction by Climate Change
"The RSPB said that rising sea temperatures also threatened sand eels" (main food source)
..that doesn't sound plausibe to me , given that sea temps haven't changed by anything significant AFAIK

BirdLife International's Marguerite Tarzia was talking on @SkyNews

an expert says
"Science reporters need to be careful. .. plastic is most certainly NOT a driver of kittiwake population declines"

Dec 12, 2017 at 3:44 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Dominoes.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/12/fears-uk-gas-prices-could-soar-winter-shock-events-hit-supply/

Next up a flu pandemic.

Dec 12, 2017 at 3:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Don't worry, our unreliable energy sources will pick up any demand :) :
Italy has declared a state of emergency due to a lack of gas supplies as a direct result of the blast at a central hub for natural gas distribution in Europe.
...
The plant receives natural gas imports from Russia and Norway and is Austria’s largest with a capacity of 40 billion cubic metres per year.

The hub is important for European gas transit, with natural gas transported to Baumgarten via Slovakia and Germany along several cross-border pipelines.

Gas flows are then delivered throughout Europe via Austria's transmission network.
Express: Austria Gas Plant Explosion, One Dead Several Injured

ENERGY prices across Europe have soared after an explosion ripped through one of the continent’s biggest supply hubs.
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Global energy markets were already reeling from the news that the North Sea’s most important oil and gas pipeline system was being shut down after engineers discovered a widening crack.
...
Ineos director Tom Crotty said the pipeline would closed for “at least a couple of weeks” while repairs are made.

Express: Massive Austria gas plant blast plunges Europe into energy crisis

Dec 12, 2017 at 2:23 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

@Golf remember the french nuclear is off, so UK coal was powering at 20% yesterday, same today
You saw Pauls article on how Gridwatches new Sheffield solar modelling shows solar running at very low in the winter

"At 18.30, coal is providing 9.88 GW and is running at full capacity. CCGT is providing nearly half of our power, and is again at nearly full capacity.
There are apparently outages at Sizewell, Heysham and Hartlepool nuclear plants, leaving a shortfall for nuclear.
Altogether, coal, gas and nuclear are providing 80% of the UK’s power."
"Today, solar power briefly peaked at 2 GW, about 4% of total demand. However, cumulatively today it has managed just 7.8 GWh, an average of just 0.3 GW."

13:10 Harra was on R4 switched off , 13:20 he was on BBC1 off again

Dec 12, 2017 at 2:09 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Dec 12, 2017 at 10:28 AM | Harry Passfield

I don't to facetwit either!

Chinese battery cars run on coal, and London's run on French Nuclear, the Green Blob want to shut them both down.

Dec 12, 2017 at 10:55 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/china-refugee-camps-border-north-korea

China is preparing to provide temporary accommodation, for people in transit, on their side of the border with North Korea.

Where will they come from? Where will they go?

Dec 12, 2017 at 10:40 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Daily Mail today May writes "Dear EU citizens, I want you to STAY': Theresa May writes an open letter to the three million EU nationals living in Britain urging them not to leave the UK after Brexit."
No prizes for guessing where she is heading!
May’ open letter to REMAIN

Dec 12, 2017 at 10:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

@GC: (I don't do twatter etc) Could you somehow get that story about Chinese EVs adding to CO2 that's on Notrickszone t to Harrabin or Heap at the BBC? I'd like to see some exploding heads....

Dec 12, 2017 at 10:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterHarry Passfield

Maximum CO2 Per Mile figures, are battery powered

http://notrickszone.com/2017/12/11/driving-electric-vehicles-in-china-increases-co2-emissions-driving-gasoline-vehicles-in-china-reduces-co2-emissions/#sthash.2jjnQS3S.dpbs

Dec 12, 2017 at 8:45 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

https://polarbearscience.com/2017/12/11/bioscience-paper-and-starving-polar-bear-follow-up/

Honest science proves popular.

Dec 12, 2017 at 8:38 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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