Daily Archives: August 9, 2011

[Gore] did not know, as the others did, that the conference was being streamed…

As reported by the NYT. Oops. Now we know why we heard the real Gore speaking, not just the made for TV version of Al. And… due to this story going viral, we get the “Full Monty” at last. From … Continue reading

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Posted in Al Gore | 113 Comments

Latest Solar Cycle Numbers: the doldrums continue

Even with the recent triple CME and X class solar flare, overall the sun is still in a funk for cycle 24. Below I have the latest solar cycle progression the NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. Sunspots look to be … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Solar, Space | 119 Comments

Death of a carbon salesman: Chicago Climate Exchange

It was essentially dead when we announced on WUWT Chicago Climate Exchange(CCX) was halting carbon futures trading last year. Note the flatlined final price of 5 cents per ton: My only question now is “what took them so long”? From … Continue reading

Posted in Cap-and-trade, Carbon credits | 48 Comments

GE’s vision of Coal Miners Daughters – too hot to handle

Since we’ve talked about peak oil and nuclear energy today, we may as well add coal to the daily roster. This showed up as a link on my Facebook page from Lawrence Depenbush. I at first thought it was a … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae | 51 Comments

Biggest X-class flare of cycle 24

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center reports sunspot 1263 burped a big one: 1400Z, August 9, 2011- The largest flare of the solar cycle, an R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout, alternatively classified as an X6, occurred today at 0805Z. Region 1263, now … Continue reading

Posted in Solar | 23 Comments

Further on Thorium

While Matthew Nisbet opines on peak oil being a uniting cause, this short essay on thorium power is instructive and relevant. – Anthony Guest post by David Archibald Early in June, I gave a lecture entitled “The Four Horsemen of … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, thorium power | 103 Comments

Peak oil – platitude or pragmatism point?

From American University via Eurekalert, professor Matthew Nisbet demonstrates that the impact of peak petroleum on public health may be a way to unite conservatives and liberals in an effort to move away from fossil fuels and towards alternative forms … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Opinion | 345 Comments

Quote of the week – death of the Arctic “death spiral”?

We all cringed, then laughed when Dr. Mark Serreze of NSIDC first said it, then marveled about it as it got a life of its own, being the buzzphrase for every alarmist who wanted to shriek about declining Arctic sea … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Arctic, Sea ice | 115 Comments

Don’t take your science fair project to the airport

Last week it was Don’t try nuclear energy experiments at home. This week it’s Altoid tins with dangerous electronics and alligator clips. From Oregon Live: Science project closes Omaha airport terminal Aug. 3, 2011, 3:51 p.m. PDT Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Citizen science, Science | 52 Comments