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Turning our backs on the poor? Cartoon by Josh

Josh writes: It is extraordinary to think that Bjorn Lomborg first published The Sceptical Environmentalist 17 years ago in 1998 – that’s as long as The Pause! However there has been no pause in some people ignoring his message as we have, rather depressingly, read on BishopHill over the weekend – see here and here. It…

When life gives you fracked water, make methane hydrate

From the American Chemical Society , an environmentalist’s nightmare. Desalination of drinking water, fracking, and methane hydrates all wrapped up into one positive outcome. Using a form of ‘ice that burns’ to make potable water from oil and gas production In the midst of an intensifying global water crisis, scientists are reporting development of a…

CET cooling in line with solar model prediction

Yesterday, WUWT carried the headline: Coldest Spring In England Since 1891.  This essay offers what could be an explanation for it. Judge for yourself. – Anthony Guest essay by David Archibald Back in 2006, I published my first paper in climate science. That paper, Solar Cycles 24 and 25 and Predicted Climate Response, predicted a…

The Faults, Fallacies and Failures of Wind Power

Guest essay by Viv Forbes Wind power is not free. All natural energy resources such as coal, wind and sun appear “free” – no one has to incur costs to create them. But turning a “free” resource into usable electricity costs money for collecting, generating and distributing that energy. To consumers and tax payers, the…