Monthly Archives: May 2012

130 mph biocoal steam engines – another high speed rail boondoggle?

My grandfather made steam engines, my father made a scale steam locomotive for taking children on rides in the park and at the fair. Some of my happiest memories as a child were of sitting behind my father in the … Continue reading

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Posted in Carbon footprint, Coal, Green tech, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , | 187 Comments

A Longer Look at Climate Sensitivity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After I published my previous post, “An Observational Estimate of Climate Sensitivity“, a number of people objected that I was just looking at the average annual cycle. On a time scale of decades, they said, … Continue reading

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Who would have thunk it? Standing trees better than burning ones

From Duke University and the Department of Obvious Science  comes this study partially funded by NASA: Standing trees better than burning ones for carbon neutrality DURHAM, N.C. — The search for alternatives to fossil fuels has prompted growing interest in … Continue reading

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CARB’s Mary Nichols disallows presentation of public concerns on cap-and-trade carbon trading

Guest post by Lorraine Yapps Cohen California Air Resources Board (CARB) met on Thursday, May 24.  On the agenda was discussion toward deciding where and how to spend the billions raised from cap-and-trade carbon trading in the state. At the … Continue reading

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US Congress Rejects UN Internet Takeover

http://phys.org/news/2012-05-internet.html As a followup to a previous story about congressional hearings regarding a proposal to turn over control of the internet to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union, we are happy to report that extensive public pressure has ensured that … Continue reading

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UK’s Press Complaints Commission responds to the premature ‘Gleick cleared’ Guardian article by Suzanne Goldenberg

Paul Bongiorno submits this story: Mr. Watts and company, Good day Sir. I’d received a response from the UK’s Press Complaint’s Commission regarding the UK’s ‘Guardian’ story of, ‘Peter Gleick cleared of forging..’ fiction. The ‘PCC’s Simon Yip forwarded me … Continue reading

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FEMA loses the global warming plot on hurricanes

From the we’ve been telling you so department, comes this honest briefing to the White House: (CNSNews.com) – Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Craig Fugate said the frequency of tornadoes and hurricanes is cyclical, and he doesn’t know if global … Continue reading

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Stunning map of NOAA data showing 56 years of tornado tracks sheds light on the folly of linking “global warming” to severe weather

From the Data dot Gov website, this data set: https://explore.data.gov/d/8vq3-ke4t …has been turned into a stunning image of the United states. Each line represents an individual tornado, while the brightness of the line represents its intensity on the Fujita Scale. … Continue reading

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A look at oil production

Saudi Production Profile Guest post by David Archibald World conventional oil production peaked in 2005 and has been on a plateau at about that level ever since. This graph suggests that the market changed from inherent over-supply to inherent tightness … Continue reading

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Cap and Trade protest petition in California

Thousands Petition Gov. Brown To End Cap And Trade By Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network Californians Against Higher Taxes and business groups delivered the petitions against what they call an illegal and hidden energy tax. The cap and trade program … Continue reading

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CryoSat repurposed from sea ice to bathymetry

From the European Space Agency: CryoSat goes to sea CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – ‘blazing the trail’

Some people are just beyond help. At Canadian embassy, global warming protester nears starvation By IAN DUNCAN — Tribune Washington Bureau On a patch of pavement outside the Canadian Embassy, Jay McGinley is trying to starve himself to death. After … Continue reading

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Dana Nuccitelli’s Skeptical Science OHC grapple – down for the count

Dana1981 at SkepticalScience Tries to Mislead His Readers Guest post by Bob Tisdale Dana1981 (aka Dana Nuccitelli) recently authored a SkepticalScience post titled Modeled and Observed Ocean Heat Content – Is There a Discrepancy?  Believe it or not, in it, he … Continue reading

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Old aerial photos supply new knowledge on glaciers in Greenland – it has been warm or warmer than today in the not so distant past

From the University of Copenhagen comes realization that Greenland’s current warm spell is not unprecedented. In the early 1920s and 1930s, temperatures were high, similar to that of the present, and this affected the glacial melt. At the time many … Continue reading

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Romney’s Historic Opportunity: Low-Cost Energy Fuels Economic Recovery

Editorial by Dr. Fred Singer Romney can clinch the election by detailing an energy policy that restores jobs, prosperity, and American economic leadership. “To be credible, a reform agenda must have some reform substance.”——————————————————————————————- Energy, the life-blood of the economy, … Continue reading

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Green energy companies off the government teat in Spain, take off

Spain Ejects Green Energy Lobby by Alex Morales and Ben Sills, Bloomberg Spanish renewable-energy companies that once got Europe’s biggest subsidies are deserting the nation after the government shut off aid, pushing project developers and equipment-makers to work abroad or … Continue reading

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Dr. Bob Carter on Canada’s Sun News

Michael Coren and guest Bob Carter on why Canada stands above the rest when it comes to being honest about climate change. See the full interview here:

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A student in despair over Romm’s 11°F temperature increase article – if this comment was reversed, it would be called a ‘death threat’

UPDATE: 5/30 8:45AM After we pointed it out Romm has now snipped the ugly part of the comment seen in the screencap below, it only took him five days to notice it with our help. The original post in entirety … Continue reading

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H2O 2012 conference theme: “please send money”

From Stanford University , this press release with a “who the heck cares?” question as a title. We have far bigger problems in California to worry about. It is another one of these “might result” weasel word press releases in … Continue reading

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A really, really, REALLY bad idea – Giving the Internet to the U.N.

Via Junkscience.com, comes this worrisome editorial from the Washington Times. The new world order invades your computer Imagine if everything you did online was subject to monitoring and control by the United Nations. Powerful authoritarian states, including China and Russia, … Continue reading

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