British Climate Minister Boasts About Bypassing the US Federal Government

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A senior member of the British government has just boasted about bypassing the US Federal Government, and coordinating British government policy directly with US cities. UK bypasses Donald Trump to discuss climate change with US city mayors directly Claire Perry, the Climate Change Minister, says British Government is now speaking…

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The Great Green Diesel Swindle

Date: 24/07/17  Chicago Tribune German carmakers colluded on diesel controls, technology for decades: report Another week, another scare from the German car industry. What began with Daimler’s massive recall of more than 3 million diesel cars to lower their emissions, ended on Friday with Audi also embarking on a voluntary recall of 850,000 vehicles. Adding…

Who’s Afraid of Sea-Level Acceleration?

by Joe Born This is kind of a coda to Willis Eschenbach’s recent post about sea-level rise. In that post Mr. Eschenbach argued against confidence in the recently observed accelerations’ reality. His post was characteristically compelling. But there’s a sense in which the question of whether apparent acceleration is real seems secondary to whether the…

No Lye

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach “In Reading gaol by Reading town There is a pit of shame, And in it lies a wretched man Eaten by teeth of flame, In burning winding-sheet he lies, And his grave has got no name.” —Oscar Wilde, from “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” (1898)   So … why is…