US Energy Independence by 2020

Guest post by David Archibald Ira Glickstein’s post promoting clean coal has prompted me to offer a few slides from a presentation I had prepared. One of the things that gets me about clean coal is that the same people who are urging restraint are quite happy to halve the life of our coal reserves.…

Antarctic Ice Cores: The Sample Rate Problem

  Guest Post by David Middleton In my first guest post (CO2: Ice Cores vs. Plant Stomata), we discussed the merits of ice cores vs. plant stomata as paleo-CO2 measurements. One of the key stomata papers I cited was Thomas van Hoof’s “Atmospheric CO2 during the 13th century AD: reconciliation of data from ice core measurements and…

Greenhouse Thought Experiment

UPDATE: Jeff provides his answer below Guest post by Jeff Condon (reposted by request from The Air vent) Derek has been in a war with ScienceofDoom over the what appears to be Planck radiation. I’m actually not sure of his position because it doesn’t make sense yet to me but he left a thought experiment…