Turning UHI into harvestable electric power

From the University of Rhode Island, some ideas on putting waste city heat to good use. They seem to recognize what most climate scientists don’t. There’s a lot of heat in cities. URI researchers aim to harvest solar energy from pavement to melt ice, power streetlights, heat buildings KINGSTON, R.I. – November 9, 2010 –…

Tom Fuller exits stage left, poetically

Frequent WUWT contributor Tom Fuller has decided to step away from blogging. His final post is below. Tom provided some greatly appreciated help in keeping WUWT humming while I dealt with family health issues, and so I owe him a huge debt of graditude. Tom the door is always open at WUWT should the itch…

Peak Oil panic: Oil will run dry before substitutes roll out

Via press release: a forecast study of investor patterns from UC Davis. Stock prices suggest a 90-year gap At the current pace of research and development, global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready, says a new University of California, Davis, study based on stock market expectations. The forecast was published…

Study says SST convection threshold rising

From the University of Hawaii at Manoa, more of the “more heat = more hurricanes” meme. Threshold sea surface temperature for hurricanes and tropical thunderstorms is rising IMAGE: The average tropical sea surface temperature (black) and an estimate of the sea surface temperature threshold for convection (blue) have risen in tandem over the past 30…