Someone really needs to tell Young Billy

Prince William says we must act in this decade to save the planet

The thing that needs to be said – we’ve just spent two decades doin’ stuff. We’ve made other forms of energy generation cheaper than coal. That’s all that was ever needed to beat the worst predictions. We’ve done it.

23 thoughts on “Someone really needs to tell Young Billy”

  1. The Telegraph is not allowing comments, obviously don’t want the hoi pillow piling in and pointing out that HRH has no clothes.

  2. We live in a world where those expressing concern about climate receive adulation and enhance their status. Hence many do so without investigating the facts.

  3. Well, no we haven’t. Because we have no plan for what happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine other than “burn fossil fuels “, since the batteries, pumped storage, liquid air etc cannot keep things running for potentially weeks.

    Even worse, the fossil fuel we have to burn to keep things running is burned is a highly inefficient matter, because it has to be able to ramp up very rapidly: that’s why we have all those diesels and open cycle gas turbines we never had before. The costs and emissions of which are never counted, of course.

  4. I hope that Billy and Greta have a lot of success in convincing Xi Jinping of this. Oh, they merely want to harangue wipipo

  5. @RichardT
    I think big ears said we had 7 years starting in December 2009 (https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/weve-got-seven-years-to-save-the-planet-1045123).
    There’s an article somewhere from Charles from 2019 saying that it’s too late now.

    He could come out with some theory around wife-beating to explain this, with mother nature being the wife who has been beaten by her man but has decided to give him one more chance. Quite how nature has communicated this message to his son and a few selected others isn’t clear, but they will make it their job to pass it on to us.

  6. The Telegraph is not allowing comments

    How refreshing that the Progressive Utopia forbids criticism of a Royal Person. An interesting mix of the old and the new.

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    There is no evidence of anything wrong with the planet at all. At least nothing caused by Global Moaning.

    We have been listening to people banging on about this for almost two generations. No islands have been drowned. No species lost. No flood of refugees. The weather is not more dangerous than it was.

    It is all garbage from end to end. This will go down with the other great delusions in the past like the flagellants.

  8. SMFS,

    “No islands have been drowned”

    This is what bothers me with all the global warming talk. I’ve yet to see any real world effects in stuff involving pure Capitalist Greed Pigs. Yes, I’m sure that there’s companies who have gotten richer because of subsidies or environmental laws (like Tesla), but what about stuff outside of that?

    For example: if the Seychelles is going to get flooded, are the houses near the beach falling in price to reflect the limited numbers of years that they’re going to exist for? That’s the rational capitalist response, and what happens in the UK with coastal erosion. Or: how much has wine producing increased in the Ardennes as that is now a more viable wine producing area?

    One thing that bothers me is how flaky the models are. Like warming disappears in a big way and they find some event that explains it. If your models are good, as soon as the event occurs, you should be able to reasonably well adjust your prediction. If you’ve missed something that is part of the broad prediction, what else have you missed?

  9. Philip, according to Connolley there was never any scare about an imminent ice age in the 1970s. The warmerati have rewritten history as well as inventing the future

  10. And the Arctic has just experienced the largest ozone hole evva that the Montreal Accord was meant to fix (and save the planet) once and for all.

  11. Warble Gloaming Scientists

    One thing that bothers me is how flaky the models are. Like warming disappears in a big way and they find some event that explains it. If your models are good, as soon as the event occurs, you should be able to reasonably well adjust your prediction. If you’ve missed something that is part of the broad prediction, what else have you missed?

    Give us more grant funding and we’ll tell you.

  12. ‘We’ve made other forms of energy generation cheaper than coal.’

    That depends on how you fiddle the numbers and distort the market. It would be more accurate to say we’ve made coal more expensive than other forms of generation. Forcing coal stations to deal with wild swings in power generation from other sources is not a happy or cheap experience for the plant. Gas is better at this but it would still make more sense to run them on a demand schedule than ramp them up and down as the wind varies.

    Nothing is more expensive than power that isn’t there when you want it.

  13. WGS, 6:13

    I’ve been saying for many years that “scientists” announcing new, improved climate (sic) models (sic) is tacit admission that all models before were junk. And with their long history, one should conclude that their new model is junk, too, to be replaced sooner or later with another new, improved model.

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