Perfect place for a thermometer in Oz

I’m in Townsville, Queensland, Australia (a rather tropical place) on a speaking tour, and as I walked up to my hotel room I felt a wave of heat, and some stale water smell. My trusty guide, Nigel, pointed to the reason and said: “Perfect place for a thermometer, eh mate”? The population explosion of a/c…

Does money grow in wind farms?

Wind turbines are a poor way to harness energy – but a very good way to generate public subsidies, says Andrew Gilligan. By Andrew Gilligan from The UK Telegraph Published: 7:00AM BST 13 Jun 2010 A general view of Europe’s biggest onshore wind farm, Whitelee Windfarm on the outskirts of Glasgow Photo: PA From the…

Poudre River Sets A Record

By Steven Goddard From The Declining Spring Snowcover Department Yesterday afternoon, the Cache La Poudre River set its June 12 stream flow record flowing through Fort Collins, Colorado. At 1:30 and 2:45 PM, the river hit 5,600 cubic feet per second, which broke the previous record of 5,540 feet per second set in 1983. This…

New Dogs; Old Tricks:

Over at Climate Audit Steve McIntyre has started a  new series on the “the trick.”  To this day the trick is still largely misunderstood by nearly everyone discussing it, except Steve and a few of his readers.  The trick deniers, are back at it using some old stupid pet tricks –moving the pea under the…