Daily Archives: January 10, 2014

Natural gas switch from coal brings power plant emissions down

From the University of Colorado at Boulder New study: US power plant emissions down Power plants that use natural gas and a new technology to squeeze more energy from the fuel release far less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate News, Coal, Energy, natural gas | 139 Comments

Friday Funny – fresh lunacy from Bill McKibben and 350.org

Ah, you knew it had to happen. Taking a page from the “smoking kills” campaigns, the McKibbenites are petitioning the land of fruits and nuts to put new warning labels on gas pumps warning buyers about the evils of gasoline … Continue reading

Posted in 350.org connect the dots, Alarmism, Global warming, GLOC, Government idiocy | 226 Comments

A poll to test the Lewandowsky methodology

Brandon Schollenberger writes: As you’re aware, Stephan Lewandowsky has written several papers claiming to have found certain traits amongst global warming skeptics.  I believe his methodology is fundamentally flawed.  I believe a flaw present in his methodology is also present … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Stephan Lewandowsky | 156 Comments

An Illustrated Introduction to the Basic Processes that Drive El Niño and La Niña Events

El Niños and La Niñas are parts of naturally occurring, sunlight-fueled processes—amazing processes—that produce warm water and redistribute it from the tropical Pacific. When I was first able to fathom the processes, when they finally clicked for me, I was … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO | 135 Comments

No pattern found in Northern Hemisphere atmospheric blocking and weather extremes

A new paper in press at GRL (Barnes et al 2014) suggests that the idea of “blocking” patterns being on the increase due to climate change factors such as sea ice have no statistically significant  component. As readers may know, … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Climate News, Sea ice | Tagged , , , | 31 Comments