Disney research figures out “twinned rainbow” optics

From Disney Research (who knew?) Researchers unlock secret of the rare ‘twinned rainbow’ ZURICH — Scientists have yet to fully unravel the mysteries of rainbows, but a group of researchers from Disney Research, Zürich, UC San Diego, Universidad de Zaragoza, and Horley, UK, have used simulations of these natural wonders to unlock the secret to…

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Surprise volcanic eruption in New Zealand

The eruption had been “really unexpected”. “You can measure and monitor but sometimes mother nature will do her own thing.” Yeah, like climate. From stuff.co.nz: (h/t to reader Dr K.A. Rodgers) Mt Tongariro has erupted, with ash fall closing roads and prompting a potential threat warning for central North Island regions.

NASA’s James Hansen’s big cherry pick

From NASA:  Research Links Extreme Summer Heat Events to Global Warming A new statistical analysis by NASA scientists has found that Earth’s land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century. The research was published today in the journal Proceedings…

Wind Energy Is Extraordinarily Expensive And Inefficient

  Press ReleaseLondon, 6 August: The Global Warming Policy Foundations has warned policy makers that wind energy is an extraordinarily expensive and inefficient way of reducing CO2 emissions. In fact, there is a significant likelihood that annual CO2 emissions could be greater under the Government’s current wind strategy than under an alternative Gas scenario.Professor Gordon…