Daily Archives: May 31, 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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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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