[Gore] did not know, as the others did, that the conference was being streamed…

As reported by the NYT. Oops. Now we know why we heard the real Gore speaking, not just the made for TV version of Al. And… due to this story…

Latest Solar Cycle Numbers: the doldrums continue

Even with the recent triple CME and X class solar flare, overall the sun is still in a funk for cycle 24. Below I have the latest solar cycle progression…

Death of a carbon salesman: Chicago Climate Exchange

It was essentially dead when we announced on WUWT Chicago Climate Exchange(CCX) was halting carbon futures trading last year. Note the flatlined final price of 5 cents per ton: My…

GE's vision of Coal Miners Daughters – too hot to handle

Since we’ve talked about peak oil and nuclear energy today, we may as well add coal to the daily roster. This showed up as a link on my Facebook page…

Biggest X-class flare of cycle 24

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center reports sunspot 1263 burped a big one: 1400Z, August 9, 2011– The largest flare of the solar cycle, an R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout, alternatively classified…

Further on Thorium

While Matthew Nisbet opines on peak oil being a uniting cause, this short essay on thorium power is instructive and relevant. – Anthony Guest post by David Archibald Early in…

Peak oil – platitude or pragmatism point?

From American University via Eurekalert, professor Matthew Nisbet demonstrates that the impact of peak petroleum on public health may be a way to unite conservatives and liberals in an effort…

Quote of the week – death of the Arctic "death spiral"?

We all cringed, then laughed when Dr. Mark Serreze of NSIDC first said it, then marveled about it as it got a life of its own, being the buzzphrase for…

Don't take your science fair project to the airport

Last week it was Don’t try nuclear energy experiments at home. This week it’s Altoid tins with dangerous electronics and alligator clips. From Oregon Live: Science project closes Omaha airport terminal…