Finding: tropical storms produce radiation bursts

NASA’s Fermi Catches Gamma-ray Flashes from Tropical Storms About a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. These events, called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), last less than a millisecond and produce gamma rays with tens of millions of times the energy of visible…

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Can the U.S. Become the Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas?

Guest post by David Middleton The Department of Energy gave a Texas-based energy company permission Tuesday to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the U.S. does not have free trade agreements. Golden Pass Products will build an LNG export terminal capable of shipping 2.21 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural…

New mechanism proposed that describes all solar eruptions

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER and the “solar eruptions are still a bigger threat to humanity than global warming” department. Scientists propose mechanism to describe solar eruptions of all sizes From long, tapered jets to massive explosions of solar material and energy, eruptions on the sun come in many shapes and sizes. Since they erupt at…

Time to defund the weather-forecasting rent-seekers

Guest opinion by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley For Totalitarianism Day (formerly Earth Day), over three dozen weather forecasting organizations have issued a joint (or, in their revealing word, “Collective”) “Global Climate Statement”. It has not exactly made headlines: even the Mainstream media are tired of yet another pietistic, self-serving demand that more taxpayers’ money should…