2021: The Year Oil Stocks Clobber Renewables?

Guest “Now that’s funny, right there” by David Middleton Feb 24, 2021 – Energy & EnvironmentOil stocks are destroying clean energy in 2021 after years of lagging behind Dion Rabouin,…

Pielke Jr. On The Biden Administration’s Social Cost of Carbon

Pricing carbon makes good sense but should not come at the expense of scientific integrity

Sister Flatulenta of the Breath of Heaven

That he should thus have wasted the first opportunity in three decades for Britain to chair the Security Council shows how poor is his judgment both about matters of science…

LA Times Wants to Ban Gasoline Automobiles

According to LA Times, a “disturbing” number of used vehicles are exported to poor countries. To fix climate change, manufacture, sale and export of gas guzzlers should be stopped.

Study: Global Warming Reduces the Growth Rate of Plankton

Anyone who thinks stopping the swimming pool going green in Summer is a battle is mistaken. According to a recent study, warming reduces the growth rate of plankton, and starves…

‘Fringe’ or Reasonable? Bastardi on the Firing Line

A recent E&E News article, “Fringe weatherman advised Abbott before deadly Texas storm” (February 25, 2021), is the latest marginalization job on a “climate science critic.” Author Scott Walderman begins…

Some Texas coastal fisheries devastated by 2021 freeze, but it’s nothing new

The reality is the back-to-back winter storms kept temperatures low enough, long enough, to kill millions of fishes, thousands of sea turtles, and countless other marine creatures. Contrast this reality…

Texas “Wind was operating almost as well as expected” – Part Deux

Guest “debunking the debunkers” by David Middleton Setting the Stage Why was Texas, ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) in particular, so unprepared for the onslaught of frigid weather? This…

Weekly Climate And Energy News Roundup #444

“For every problem, there is at least one solution that is simple, neat – and wrong.” ‒ attributed variously to H.L. Mencken, Peter Drucker, Mark Twain, and others

REAL threats to threatened species

Their biggest error by far, however, is their insistence that wildlife and their habitats would be saved by eliminating fossil fuel for electricity generation, transportation, heating and cooking. In reality,…

Michael Mann: Russian Web Bots are Causing Climate Activists to Fight Each Other

According to Michael Mann, the main obstacle to climate action is a coalition of Russian robots, Saudis, fossil fuel tycoons, Rupert Murdoch, Wikileaks and climate deniers.

Predicting and planning for the next polar vortex?

Americans know a lot about planning for hurricanes, and about voluntary and mandatory evacuations. They also know that some hurricanes bring major damage to urban and rural areas, and that…

Airline Execs Discuss Biofuel with Biden

According to a United Nations report, the early Obama era biofuel push exacerbated widespread food shortages, causing severe hardship in poor countries. But this track record of disaster has not…

Dammed If They Do. British Columbia’s Site C Ironies.

Charles asked me to look at this WUWT reader Earthling2’s submission. Having done so, the saga is so loaded with ironies that this guest post resulted. Site C is a…

How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines? 4 questions answered

The adenovirus vector vaccine is safe because the adenovirus can’t replicate in human cells or cause disease, and the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can’t cause COVID–19 without the rest of the…

Graphene: Limitless Free Energy from Brownian Motion? Or a Flawed Experiment?

A meme has started circulating on the internet about graphene batteries providing unlimited free energy, harvested from the random Brownian Motion of the graphene. But there is another possible explanation,…

Great Reset Architects Celebrate The Orderly Quiet of Covid Lockdown Cities

The World Economic Forum released a video, hastily withdrawn, which celebrated the quiet and orderliness of cities whose factories and people were silenced by harsh Covid lockdowns. WEF hosts the…

$51 / ton: Biden Restores the Obama “Social Cost of Carbon”

President Biden has raised the social cost of carbon from Trump’s $8 / ton to the Obama level of $51 / ton. But the real sting is the price tag…

CO2 sensitivity: the polar solution

If our planet had been designed with comparative high-latitude studies in mind, it couldn’t have been better arranged than it is.

Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

If the current Artemis 3 schedule holds, then 52 years will have passed between Cernan and Schmitt departing the lunar surface in Challenger and the next human visitors to the…

A 30-year reconstruction of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation shows no decline

Climate model and paleo-oceanographic research suggests that the AMOC may have been declining for decades or even centuries before this; however direct observations are sparse prior to 2004, giving only…

UN Shames Australia for a Lack of Climate Ambition

Making big climate pledges was a cheap political win when the goal was way off in the future. But now the first deadlines are approaching, long serving politicians in countries…

Not a myth: State of the Polar Bear Report shows 2020 was another good year for polar bears

As Crockford’s report reveals, plankton growth – the critical health measure of marine life in the Arctic – reached record highs in August 2020. More plankton (‘primary productivity’) due to…

Bill Gates on Climate Change: All the Coral and Trees will Die

According to Bill Gates, if we don’t mend our evil ways the equator will be uninhabitable, except when temperate regions will freeze, and forests and coral reefs will die.