Daily Archives: June 2, 2014

Which is responsible for more U.S. deaths — Excessive Heat or Excessive Cold?

Dr. Indur Goklany writes: Earlier today on WUWT in the post, UHI and Heat Related Mortality, a researcher from Arizona claims that, “Extreme heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States.”  I am afraid that this piece of … Continue reading

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Posted in Cold wave, Economy-health, heat wave | 63 Comments

ISEE-3 Reboot Project Update: We Have Telemetry Data and an Engine Firing Date

If we can maneuver the spacecraft by June 17th we get the very small delta V number for the maneuver above. However, this starts to climb rapidly as the spacecraft gets closer to the moon. Also we cannot at this time rule … Continue reading

Posted in Space, Technology | 19 Comments

Polar bear group admits population estimates were a “guess”

IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group says its global population estimate was “a qualified guess” By Dr. Susan Crockford Last week (May 22), I received an unsolicited email from Dr. Dag Vongraven, the current chairman of the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group … Continue reading

Posted in Polarbeargate | 106 Comments

The EPA’s Political Futility

By Patrick J. Michaels Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules for existing coal-fired power plants, a 30 percent reduction in allowable carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The only way this will be possible will be by upgrading … Continue reading

Posted in EPA, Politics | 93 Comments

UHI and heat related mortality

From Arizona State University Study links urbanization and future heat-related mortality TEMPE, Ariz. – Phoenix stands at a parched crossroads. Global scale climate change is forecast to bring hotter summers and more extreme heat to the Valley, but regional urbanization … Continue reading

Posted in Economy-health, UHI | 64 Comments

EPA spokeswonk tries to sell Obama’s power plan with nirvana style graphics

Wow, this EPA guy (Joseph Goffman, EPA Associate Assistant Administrator & Senior Counsel) thinks that renewables are going to make up 30% of the power grid by 2030. That may be, but the big hidden gotcha in that is that … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, EPA, Government idiocy, Green tech, Obamas War on Energy | 128 Comments

Renewable Energy Poses Security Risk, New Paper Warns

London, 2 June: A new paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation warns that intermittent wind and solar energy pose a serious energy security risk and threaten to undermine the reliability of UK electricity generation. Many people – … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Energy, solar power, wind power | 29 Comments

To President Obama: Let’s just assume for a moment we have a climate crisis

As we start hurricane season today, we note the unprecedented 3142 day drought of major hurricane landfalls, shattering a record that goes back to the year 1900. Guest essay by Paul Driessen Despite clear evidence to the contrary, president Obama … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Modeling, Opinion, Politics | 40 Comments

Carbon dioxide won’t cause famines

In fact, more atmospheric CO2 will spur crop growth – if we let it Guest essay by Dennis T. Avery Historian Geoffrey Parker is the author of Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the 17th Century. In a … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Opinion, Positive effects of CO2 | 37 Comments