Potential breakthrough: electrical power from waste heat generated at the quantum level

I’ve always been fascinated by the thermocouple and its ability to generate electricity from heat. I’ve often wondered if we could put millions of thermocouples into places where heat is a byproduct of some other operation and capture it as electricity. That may soon happen. From light.sci-toys.com: In 1821, physicist Thomas Johan Seebeck discovered an…

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Steve McIntyre – one of the top 50 people who matter

I wish to add my congratulations to the chorus of them. Steve has been an inspiration to many climate skeptics, yours truly included. I’m honored to call him a friend. – Anthony A man for all (climate) seasons? Source:  UK Telegraph by James Delingpole Stephen McIntyre: total bloody hero. Steve McIntyre has been named one…

Breaking: NASA GISS Dr. James Hansen – arrested yet again

Dr. James Hansen arrested in coal protest at the White House, see the photo below. From the Wonk Room » Around The World, Activists Arrested For Protesting Coal’s Destruction More than 100 people were arrested today during Appalachia Rising, the largest national protest to end mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. Arrests included Appalachian residents; retired…

The season of disinvitation continues

As we’ve seen previously this week: Enviro and Media Agenda on Extreme Weather – State Climatologist Invited, then Uninvited to Rally …”disinvitation” seems to be the latest tool for stifling debate. From Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Invited Letter Now Rejected By Nature Magazine UPDATE: September 27 2010 – see the post “You Are Invited To Waste Your…

Loehle: Vindication

Guest Post by Craig Loehle (cloehle -at- ncasi.org) When I published my 2000 year reconstruction (Loehle, C. 2007. A 2000 Year Global Temperature Reconstruction based on Non-Treering Proxy Data. Energy & Environment 18:1049-1058) and the subsequent correction with better confidence intervals (Loehle, C. and Hu McCulloch. 2008. Correction to: A 2000 Year Global Temperature Reconstruction…