Tag Archives: california

Fabricating Climate Doom – Part 1: Parmesan’s Butterfly Effect

Addendum by Anthony: This graph is an eyebrow raiser. The infrastructure at Yosemite has increased to handle increased tourism, and the weather station records this by a reversal of the Tmin and Tmax relationship. In this case, the heat sinks … Continue reading

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Prescient: ‘Fallen Angels’ – a 1991 satire of climate alarmism

As a new Ice Age imperils the world, a lunatic fringe of the environmental movement has taken control of the U.S. government. Guest essay by Eric Worrall When outsiders like myself think of California, we normally think of the most … Continue reading

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An Engineer’s Take on Climate Change #2

Guest essay by Ronald D. Voisin High Atmospheric CO2 is Good for All Life on Earth At an atmospheric concentration of 380ppm and higher the limited long-wave spectral absorption of CO2 is essentially saturated. Consequently, yet more atmospheric CO2 becomes … Continue reading

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King Canuccitelli plans to tax carbon right out of the air

Many readers know the story of the Viking turned King who was said to be able to hold back the sea, only to realize that he had no such power. King Canute the Great, the legend says, seated on his … Continue reading

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An image of the Powerhouse Fire in California

From NASA: NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color satellite image of California’s Powerhouse Fire with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on June 1, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. According to … Continue reading

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I, For One, Welcome Our New Energy Overlord

Guest essay by Kevin D. Knoebel In case you missed it, physicist Ernest J. Moniz was sworn in on May 21, 2013 as the new US Secretary of Energy. Born in 1944 in Fall River, Massachusetts, graduated high school in … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office says US carbon tax will generate $1.2 trillion

Lance Wallace writes in Tips and Notes: The Congressional Budget Office has released an analysis of the effects of a carbon tax. At $20 a ton. they estimate about $1.2 trillion in revenues over a 10-year period. A money quote … Continue reading

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Lomborg: Californians are paying ridiculous subsidies for electric cars

 Guest post by Bjørn Lomborg I’ve said electric cars get subsidized too much. Turns out I was wrong. In California, they are subsidized ridiculously too much. Tesla gets $45,000 for each car it sells in state and federal subsidies. The … Continue reading

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San Jose State University Meteorology decides burning books they don’t agree with is better than reading them

From the Fahrenheit 451 department comes this indictment of California’s higher education’s “tolerance” for opposing views. When I first got the tip on this, I thought to myself “nobody can be this stupid to photograph themselves doing this” but, here … Continue reading

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California to quantify UHI statewide

From the if we can quantify it we’ll figure out a way to tax it department comes this short press release (h/t Kakatoa) The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is joining with Cal/EPA and several other State agencies on … Continue reading

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Dust’s excellent global adventure ends in California’s Sierra Nevada

From the Scripps Institute: Saharan and Asian Dust, Biological Particles End Global Journey in California UCSD, NOAA study is the first to show that dust and other aerosols from one side of the world influence rainfall in another Scripps Institution … Continue reading

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Oh that’s gonna leave a mark – EU carbon trading ‘worthless’

From the I’ve been telling you so for some time now department comes this headline from Bloomberg. And it is getting desperate in the carbon market. Readers may recall last week I reported two new record lows on the EU … Continue reading

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Moronomics

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Reading my Sunday paper today, I find the following: Customers Can Sell Back Solar Power. The Los Angeles District of Water and Power will allow customers to sell back excess solar energy created on their … Continue reading

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Peter Gleick misses chilly cook-off in California

While the eastern United States is warm, prompting the clueless to claim the climate is being “mucked with” (point: the reason for the Tornado Watch is the clash of cold air against the warmer air, something called a “front”)… …at … Continue reading

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We Had To Pave The Environment In Order To Save It

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Trading food for fuel, in a world where high food prices already affect the poor, has always seemed like a bad idea to me. If I have a choice between growing corn to fuel SUVs … Continue reading

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Mercury in California fog linked to ocean upwelling

From the AGU fall meeting in SFO and the University of California – Santa Cruz  comes this rather odd statement that I thought was interesting. It seems like an ecological horror story until you realize it is all natural processes … Continue reading

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Northern California’s coming super soaker event via the ‘Pineapple Express’

UPDATE: Added this HiDef imag showing a trio of lows (commas shaped clouds) in the Gulf of Alaska and southward: There’s lots of buzz here in Northern California about a series of upcoming storms starting today and through the weekend … Continue reading

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More ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ from Seinfeld

I’ve always said that the global warming story is just like another product of Vandelay Industries, as some of the more alarming parts foisted on us are simply sitcom variety fiction. Even Jim Hansen’s NASA GISS office has a hilarious … Continue reading

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