UAH global temperature, down a bit in August

UAH Global Temperature Update for August, 2011: +0.33 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for August, 2011 retreated a little, to +0.33 deg. C (click on the image for a LARGE version): Note that this month I have taken the liberty of adding a 3rd order polynomial fit…

Batteries from the Carboniferous

Nature’s (Not-Quite) Perfect Battery by Indur M. Goklany The major drawback of solar power and other renewables is that they cannot be relied on to deliver energy at their rated capacity for every hour of every day of the full year. Hence, the dollars, effort and human capital devoted to developing more efficient and low…