Daily Archives: February 2, 2011

We Spent Billions on Wind Power… and All I Got Was a Rolling Blackout

By Mike Smith, Meteorological Musings The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said 7,000 megawatts of generating capacity tripped ["tripped" means failed]Tuesday night, leaving the state without enough juice. That’s enough capacity to power about 1.4 million homes. By rotating outages, … Continue reading

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Posted in Energy | Tagged , , | 263 Comments

A few pet blogging peeves – please educate yourself with these issues

Running this blog is a lot of work. The comment moderation is the biggest portion of it and it is becoming oppressive. A lot of our volunteer moderators simply don’t have the time to keep up with it all. I … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 115 Comments

A headline the likes of which I don’t ever recall seeing

A storm of “historic proportions”: Roads closed, 6300 airline flights cancelled, people snowbound. Snowzilla indeed.

Posted in snowfall, Weather | 68 Comments

UAH global temperature anomaly goes negative

From Dr. Roy Spencer: UAH Update for January 2011: Global Temperatures in Freefall …although this, too, shall pass, when La Nina goes away. LA NINA FINALLY BEING FELT IN TROPOSPHERIC TEMPERATURES January 2011 experienced a precipitous drop in lower tropospheric … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | 91 Comments

A challenge from Dr. Roy Spencer

From his blog http://www.drroyspencer.com/ which I’m repeating here to help get wide exposure. A Challenge to the Climate Research Community I’ve been picking up a lot of chatter in the last few days about the ’settled science’ of global warming. … Continue reading

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Climate expert Michio Kaku: “El Niña” or global warming causing snowstorms, or something

by Dr. Ryan N. Maue Kaku showed up on the CBS Early Morning show on Groundhog day, and it sure felt like it.  Essentially parroting his CNN.com opinion blog from last week, Kaku eloquently, as if reading from the Presidential … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Weather | Tagged , , , , | 114 Comments

“…ocean fertilization to affect climate have a low chance of success”

Remember this story? Ocean iron fertilization CO2 sequestration experiment a blooming failure. Well it seems there is more bad news. A new summary for policymakers suggests the whole idea of ocean fertilization has a “low chance of success”. From the International … Continue reading

Posted in Oceans, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 59 Comments

Wind power gets bent out of shape in Wyoming

Trent Brome writes on his Facebook page: Arlington, WY – avg annual wind speed of 31mph, gusts above 110mph, seems like a great place for a wind turbine ….right?

Posted in Energy | Tagged , , , , | 208 Comments