Team WUWT

Thank you moderators and contributors. Left to right Charles Rotter, Alec Rawls, Dr. Ryan Maue, Tom Fuller, Dave Stealey, myself, Steven Mosher, Dr. Leif Svalgaard, and Willis Eschenbach. To those who could not attend, my sincere thanks for holding down the fort.

Mercury, the Trickster God

I’ve been puzzling for a while about why the areas with the most power plants aren’t the areas with the worst levels of mercury pollution. Why aren’t the areas downwind from the power plants heavily polluted? I keep running across curious statements like “There was no obvious relationship between large-mouth bass or yellow perch fish…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: EPA is proposing to take common-sense steps under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. … Power plants are the largest individual sources of carbon pollution in the United States and currently there are no uniform national limits on the amount of carbon pollution that future…

Extreme cures for extreme sea level projections

Guest post by Cliff Ollier The Australian (March 24) reports that Port Macquarie Hastings Council is recommending the enforcement of a “planned retreat” because of an alleged danger from sea level rise in the distant future. The controversy about moving people from near-shore sites raises two questions: is the alarming rise in sea level projected…

arXiv bookworm

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I stumbled across something called “bookworm“, which looks through all of the articles in the pre-print service arXiv. Their default home page looks like this. Figure 1. Comparison of the usage of three terms, “graphene” (light blue), “qubit” (red) and “superluminal neutrinos” (green). You can see how there were no…