The Week That Was: 2013-06-08 (June 8, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project
Quote of the Week: There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made. Richard Feynman
Number of the Week: 73
By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)
Sea Levels: As nature continues to ignore the temperature projections by human climate models, some in the Climate Establishment are responding by making ever more alarming projections of sea level rise. Fred Singer discusses sea level rise and what can be expected in the 21st century. In short, not much different than what was experienced in the 20th century. Singer brings out the different projections produced by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the past and the greater, new estimate, appearing in the draft of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) as well as estimates by James Hansen, and Singer.
A new point Singer discusses is the possibility of two different mechanisms influencing Antarctica with opposite effects on sea levels. He suggests that the warming over the past century may increase the ice mass on the continent by promoting increases in snowfall on the continent. This mechanism may dominate the ice mass over decades or centuries and reduce projected sea level rise.
The second mechanism involves the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). Unlike the Arctic ice sheets which are free floating, therefore, melting do not increase sea levels; much of the WAIS is anchored to bedrock that is below sea level, thus melting can increase sea levels. However, the melting, if it is occurring, is very slow and the time frame is in centuries or in millennia, and the extent and time frame of sea level rise have not been determined, should the globe continue to warm.
The melting of the WAIS, regardless of the cause, should be monitored; but, it does not pose a clear danger at this time. Humanity has decades, if not centuries, to determine the possible danger and how to address it.
Singer’s analysis brings up an interesting test. In the draft of AR5, the IPCC predicts the sea levels will rise 45 to 110 cm by the end of the century – about 1 to 2 inches every five years. James Hansen predicts the sea levels will rise 20 feet, or about 30cm, 12 inches, every five years. But Fred Singer predicts a sea level rise of only less than 1cm, 0.4 inches, in five years. Who is right? We will know in five years. [Hansen plots the sea level rise as highly exponential, with an increase in the last decade of the century in excess of what occurred during the melting of the great ice sheets covering much of North American and Eurasia.]
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the most recent paper in Nature Geoscience states that the rise from 2005 to 2011 was about 1.68 cm. This would work out to be about 1.4 cm per 5 years or 0.55 inches per 5 years – based on only six years of data. At this point, it appears that the IPCC and Hansen, not Singer, are the climate contrarians. Of course, the headlines claimed accelerating ice melt, for which they seem to have little basis. Please see Articles #1 and #2.
Models v. Observations: Many people who have little experience in reading charts and graphs are confused by the graphs that show the temperature projections from the numerous climate models. When presented on one graph, the projections appear to be a mass of spaghetti. In an effort to clearly illustrate the differences between model projections and observations, Roy Spencer and John Christy simplified the model projections temperature into a linear from, covering the period from 1979 (when satellite measurements started) to 2012 and roughly covering the mid-troposphere over the tropics (20deg N to 20deg S). On the same graph, using 1979 as the base point, they compared these projections to the observations for that period over the same area from two satellite datasets (UAH and RSS) and four radiosonde datasets (from balloons), also in a linear form. The visual results are striking. The mean temperature increase of the projections from the models are about three times the temperature increase shown by observations.
One must be cautious in not inferring too much from such linear graphs. The richness of the data is lost by making it linear. For example, the jump in temperatures around the big El Nino year of 1998 is gone. The actual data indicates a climate shift around 2001-2002 which needs careful examination. A similar climate shift occurred in the mid to late 1970s.
In responding to critics, Spencer produced a similar graph, but without the linearization. The results are similar but for those not experienced in reading graphs the visual impact is not as striking. Spencer suggests that the reason for the disparity is that the models have too strong of a positive water vapor feedback to warming. But, there are also other possible explanations. Please see links under Models v. Observations.
Blinded: The governments of the UK and the US appear to be blinded by ideology and/or myths and are unaware that of the dire consequences their policies may have on the general public. For example, when considering an energy bill this week, the UK parliament narrowly defeated an amendment (290 to 267) to “decarbonize” electricity generation by 2030 – essentially abandon fossil fuels for the generation of electricity, with legally binding limits. Prior legislation had targets, without enforceable limits. Those who voted for the amendment appear to be unaware that industrial and household electricity costs are increasing and that shutting off fossil fuel generation will put a great burden on the entire generation and distribution system.
Similarly, the US administration appears to be blind to reality. As reported in last week’s TWTW, President Obama falsely declared that over the past 5 to 10 years the globe has been warming faster than anyone projected. The new Secretary of Energy claimed the cause of warming is not a subject for debate. This week, the Secretary of Agriculture made similar declarations, stating that climate change is new and different than anything the agriculture industry has faced. Apparently, he is unaware of the great “dust bowl” of the 1930s and the enormous benefits enhanced atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) provides to virtually all green plants, making them grow more robustly and more resistant to stresses such as drought.
Perhaps the strangest statement, backed-up by the Forest Service, which is part of the Department of Agriculture, is that western wildfires will increase significantly. For many decades, the policy of the Forest Service was to fight fires as they were seen to be wasteful and destructive. This policy resulted in a large build-up of flammable vegetation in forests. In recent decades, the policy shifted to only fight selected fires. If more wildfires occur in the future, it will be a result of changing government policy rather than increasing CO2, which makes the forests more resistant to drought and insects. Please see Article #3 and links under Defending the Orthodoxy and Problems in the Orthodoxy.
Ray of Hope? As the UK and US governments seem to be oblivious to the failure of global warming/climate change claims, there may be a shift occurring in Australia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard is facing an election on September 14, and indications are that Ms. Gillard, who implemented an unpopular carbon tax in spite of promises not to do so, may be in significant difficulty. One indicator of the extent of this difficulty is that The Climate Group, one of largest international pressure groups advocating the replacement of fossil fuels, is closing its offices in Australia, claiming an unfavorable political climate. Please see link under “Problems in the Orthodoxy.”
Whom to Blame? Recently, there have been a number of essays exploring why the Climate Establishment, which seemed so powerful a few years ago and had enormous government support, was unable to get the public to support international agreements, and the US to restrict carbon dioxide emissions. Among the more interesting ideas is that the establishment was too focused on the small number of skeptics and attacked them for non-science reasons, thus giving the skeptics greater credibility with the public than their numbers would suggest. The establishment railing against the skeptics rather than debating them, no doubt, played a role.
However, one can also argue that it was the willingness of a few skeptics to publically state, in spite of personal abuse, that the science is shoddy, ignores climate history and contradicting data, and is largely based on models that have not been validated and are failing. When the internet became popular, the skeptical blogs furthered skepticism of the establishment science. The issue will not be settled for years to come and many different opinions will appear. Please see links under Seeking a Common Ground.
Bureaucratic Games: Three years ago, the current US administration introduced the concept of Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) as part of its decision-making. Such concepts give bureaucrats and politicians great opportunity to play numbers games with the public under the guise of making important, necessary decisions. The Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon, made up of 11 Federal agencies, raised a new SCC of $35 per metric ton, from $21 per ton, which is an increase of 67% in three years, ostensibly due to the increased risks from sea level rise. (See discussion in the first section.)
The SCC number may be adjusted to $52 per ton simply by applying a different discount rate, and it is the discount rate that is the source of great game playing, the lower the discount rate, the higher the SCC. The $35 per ton is derived from a 5% discount rate (the current value of money or property in the future) and the $52 per ton is derived from a 2.5% discount rate. The extent of the game playing is highlighted by the fact that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has established that the base discount rate should be 7%. By rule of thumb, the SCC from the Interagency Working Group, which includes OMB, is 40% above what would be calculated using OMB’s accounting procedures.
No doubt, the EPA, and other agencies, will apply the new SCC in demanding changes to many products, such as appliances, to make them more energy efficient. Overall, such demands have resulted in higher prices and in many instances requiring far more time to operate to accomplish a specific task. The net effect is that energy efficiency in labor saving appliances results in human inefficiency. Please see links under Communicating Better to the Public – Make things up and http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_a094
US Production of Oil: The US Energy Information Agency forecasts that, in September, US production of oil will exceed imports for the first time in two decades. The Mid-East is becoming less important for US energy security, which is really based on assuring safe lines of transport in case of war or other drastic emergency, rather than the production source. Foreign policy implications are beyond the scope of TWTW, but this simple fact further illustrates the misguided thinking of the US Navy in developing biofuel alternatives at a cost of over $27 per gallon to replace petroleum fuels at a cost of less than $4 per gallon (about 7 times) – all in the name of national security. Please see Article #4
Air Pollution and Rainfall: A press release by the Georgia State University claims that a study confirms that the passage of the Clean Air Act is linked to increased rainfall in Atlanta. With no geographic constraints, such as ocean, major rivers, or mountains, Atlanta is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US in both area and population. According to the Bureau of the Census, in 1990 the MSA had a population of 3,069,000, in 2000 4,248,000, a growth of 38%, and in 2010 5,269,000, a growth of 24%. Could it be that population growth is linked to precipitation? Please see link under Below the Bottom Line.
Number of the Week: 73. This is the number of climate models that Spencer and Christy have analyzed in comparing the results of the models with observations (see above). All 73 climate models fail a simple test. One climate model would be sufficient, if it could be validated. The duplication of expensive climate models is but one example on how the Climate Establishment is squandering resources. Spencer and Christy analyzed the projections of 19 US models.
For the numbered articles below please see this week’s TWTW at: http://www.sepp.org. The articles are at the end of the pdf.
1. Could Global Warming Slow Sea Level Rise?
By S. Fred Singer, American Thinker, Jun 6, 2013
2. Rising Sea Level Tied to Faster Melt
By Gautam Naik, WSJ, June 2, 2013
Unable to locate link to paper.
3. Britain’s No-Energy Bill
The Cameron government puts ‘decarbonization’ above growth.
Editorial, WSJ, June 3, 2013
4. U.S. Oil Boom Scrambles Mideast Calculus
By Gerald Seib, WSJ, June 3, 2013
NEWS YOU CAN USE:
Revisiting Climategate as Climatism Falters
By Steve Gorham, Master Resource, Jun 6, 2013
Suppressing Scientific Inquiry
Climatologists raise the shutters again
By Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill, Jun 4, 2013
Challenging the Orthodoxy
Multiple, Intense, Abrupt Late Pleistocene Warming And Cooling: Implications For Understanding The Cause Of Global Climate Change
By Don Easterbrook, WUWT, June 2, 2013
[SEPP Comment: Demolishing the argument that the rate of warming of the late 20th century was unusual.]
Can the Moon change our climate? Can tides in the atmosphere solve the mystery of ENSO?
By Jo Nova, Her Blog, Jun 6, 2013 [H/t James Rust]
NZ Climate Truth Newsletter No 312
By Vincent Gray, NCTCS, Jun 4, 2013
Global Warming theory has failed all tests, so alarmists return to the ‘97% consensus’ hoax
By Joseph D’Aleo, Weatherbell Analytics, Jun 5, 2013
Defending the Orthodoxy
Ag Dept. chief: ‘America must take steps now’ on climate change
By Zack Colman, The Hill, Jun 5, 2013
Climate change causing US wildfire season to last longer, Congress told
US forest service chief says hotter, drier conditions mean wildfire season lasts two months longer than it did 40 years ago
By Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian, UK, Jun 4, 2013
Edward Davey speech: Climate Change, Acting on the Science
Speech by Edward Davey at the Met Office Climate Services event Originally given at Institute of Physics, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. [H/t GWPF]
Questioning the Orthodoxy
Canada Leads the World in Climate Deception
By Tim Ball, A Different Perspective, Jun 1, 2013
European Institute For Climate And Energy Calls Claims Of Climate Consensus “Absurd, Baseless And False”
By P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone, Jun 5, 2013
Problems in the Orthodoxy
British Newspaper Editors Oppose Attempts to Stifle Climate Debate
Some of Britain’s top newspaper editors hit back at minister who thinks he has the right to tell the Press what it can and cannot print.
By Staff Writer, GWPF, June 4, 2013
Blame News for Public’s Ignorance About Climate
By Eric Alterman, Real Clear Politics, May 31, 2013 [H/t Timothy Wise]
Climate NGO quits Australia as clean energy politics turn sour
By Giles Parkinson, Renew Economy, Jun 6, 2013 [H/t GWPF]
Energy policy: Government sees off rebellion over 2030 carbon target
The government has seen off a rebellion by Lib Dem and Conservative MPs over calls for a carbon emissions target for the energy industry.
By Staff Writers, BBC, Jun 4, 2013 [H/t GWPF]
Reactions to the Energy Bill debate
By Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill, Jun 5, 2013
Energy Bill Decarbonization Vote: The Reaction
By Staff Writer, Blue & Green tomorrow, Jun 4, 2013
Seeking a Common Ground
A common understanding of climate change?
By Martin Livermore, Scientific Alliance, Jun 7, 2013
How to Run a Really Bad Infowar Campaign
By Pointman, His Blog, Jun 7, 2013 [H/t Tom Sheahen]
Have the climate sceptics really won?
Despite recent fears of sceptics winning public debates, they are not all powerful, but have cast a spell upon their opponents
By Roger Pielke, Jr, Guardian, UK, May 24, 2013
The inevitable climate catastrophe
By Judith Curry, Climate Etc., Jun 3, 2013
What exactly are we debating?
By Judith Curry, Climate Etc., Jun 1, 2013
Expanding the Orthodoxy
Global Warming Charlatans are Meeting in Bonn
By Alan Caruba, Warning Signs, Jun 4, 2013
Questioning European Green
A dangerously deluded energy policy and why the greens want to hide the truth about your soaring bills
By Christopher Booker, Mail, UK, Jun 4, 2013 [H/t GWPF]
Will Britain Have the World’s Costliest Energy?
By Danny Fortson, Sunday Times, via GWPF, June 2, 2013
[SEPP Comment: According to the chart, the cost of building a 1.2GW offshore wind farm is £3.2bn and the cost of a 1.2GW nuclear plant is £3.6bn. This ignores the major issue of often will the wind farms fail and standby generation required.]
GWPF comments on yesterday’s vote
By Robyn Wilson, Her Blog, Jun 5, 2013 [H/t GWPF]
No one wants to pay for energy we need
By Anthony Hilton, London Evening Standard, Jun 6, 2013 [H/t GWPF]
Questioning Green Elsewhere
The Green Jobs Chimera
By Walter Russell Mead, Via Meadia, June 3, 2013 [H/t GWPF]
It’s time we learn what green energy costs states and cities
By Merrill Matthews, Dallas Morning News, May 27, 2013 [H/t NCPA]
Climate Aid: The $39 bn industry, mostly used to slow developing countries
By Jo Nova, Her Blog, Jun 8, 2013
[SEPP Comment: 71% to emission reduction ventures!]
Lowering the Standards
Self admitted cyber thief Peter Gleick is still on the IOP board that approved the Cook 97% consensus paper
By Anthony Watts, WUWT, Jun 4, 2013
Communicating Better to the Public – Exaggerate, or be Vague?
Pollution in Northern Hemisphere helped cause 1980s African drought
By Anthony Watts, WUWT, Jun 7, 2013
The Impending Deluge
By Brian Fagan, OP-ED, NYT, May 31, 2013 [H/t Cork Hayden]
[SEPP Comment: The author roughly doubled the sea level rise since the maximum extent of the last Ice Age. The great killing storm came during the Little Ice Age. ]
How Climate Change And Budget Cuts Could Make This The Most Dangerous Hurricane Season Ever
By Kiley Kroh, Climate Progress, Man 31, 2013 [H/t Timothy Wise]
Hidden effects of climate change may threaten eelgrass meadows
By Staff Writers, Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 05, 2013
Link to paper: Consumers mediate the effects of experimental ocean acidiﬁcation and warming on primary producers
By Alsterberg, et al., PNAS, May 21, 2013
Communicating Better to the Public – Make things up.
Damian and the two-degree target
By Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill, Jun 4, 2013
The ‘Social Cost Of Carbon’ Is Almost Double What The Government Previously Thought
By Ryan Koronowski, Climate Progress, Jun 5, 2013
White House Revises Dubious ‘Social Cost of Carbon’
By Robert Murphy, IER, Jun 6, 2013
Obama officials raise ‘social cost’ of carbon in federal regulations
By Zack Colman, The Hill, Jun 5, 2013
[SEPP Comment: Now $35 per metric ton, up from $21.]
Social Cost of Carbon: Interagency Group Predictably Predicts Climate Change Worse Than Predicted
By Marlo Lewis, Global Warming.org, Jun 5, 2013
Climate change threatens extinction for 82 percent of California native fish
By Staff Writers, Davis CA (SPX) Jun 04, 2013
Link to study: Climate Change Vulnerability of Native and Alien Freshwater Fishes of California: A Systematic Assessment Approach
By Moyle, et al., Plosone, May 22, 2013
Models v. Observations
EPIC FAIL: 73 Climate Models vs. Observations for Tropical Tropospheric Temperature
By Roy Spencer, His Blog, Jun 4, 2013 [H/t Roger Cohen]
STILL Epic Fail: 73 Climate Models vs. Measurements, Running 5-Year Means
By Roy Spencer, His Blog, Jun 6, 2013
Puzzled Schellnhuber: “Not At All Surprised” Short Term Models Are Wrong…But Insists Long-Term Models Are Correct!
By P. Gosselin, No Tricks Zone, Jun 2, 2013
Coldest Spring In England Since 1891
By Paul Homewood, WUWT, June 2, 2013
Arctic current flowed under deep freeze of last ice age
By Staff Writers, New York NY (SPX), Jun 02, 2013
Unable to locate link to any paper.
Catastrophic climatic events leave corals facing a decade-long fight for recovery
By Staff Writers, Plymouth, UK (SPX), Jun 04, 2013
Changing Cryosphere – Land / Sea Ice
New map reveals secrets of Antarctica below the ice
By Staff Writers, Greenbelt, Md. (UPI), Jun 5, 2013
New Explanation for Slow Earthquakes on San Andreas
By Staff Writers, Cape Cod MA (SPX) Jun 05, 2013
Agriculture Issues & Fear of Famine
Smithsonian scientists discover that rainforests take the heat
By Staff Writers, Panama City, Panama (SPX), Jun 06, 2013
Is Fighting Global Warming the Solution to Water Shortages in Malawi (or Elsewhere)?
By E. Calvin Beisner, WUWT, Jun 7, 2013
Rising CO2 Levels May Not Make Earth Warmer, But Is Making It Greener
Editorial, IBD, Jun 4, 2013
Review of Recent Scientific Articles by NIPCC
For a full list of articles see www.NIPCCreport.org
Corn Production in the USA Is Already Adapting to Warming
Reference: Butler, E.E. and Huybers, P. 2013. Adaptation of US maize to temperature variations. Nature Climate Change 3: 68-72.
Three Hundred Years of Western Mediterranean Precipitation
Reference: Camuffo, D., Bertolin, C., Diodato, N., Cocheo, C., Barriendos, M., Dominguez-Castro, F., Garnier, E., Alcoforado, M.J. and Nunes, M.F. 2013. Western Mediterranean precipitation over the last 300 years from instrumental observations. Climatic Change 117: 85-101.
Reference: Lee, H.F. and Zhang, D.D. 2013. A tale of two population crises in recent Chinese history. Climatic Change 116: 285-308.
Lee and Zhang conclude that “both natural calamities and human catastrophes are clustered in periods of cold climate,” primarily because cooling “generates a devastating impact on agricultural production everywhere,” citing the work of Atwell (2001, 2002), while noting that “declines in temperatures often have had catastrophic consequences for the world’s food supply.”
The Drought Tolerance of Grasslands
Reference: Craine, J.M., Ocheltree, T.W., Nippert, J.B., Towne, E.G., Skibbe, A.M., Kembel, S.W. and Fargione, J.E. 2013. Global diversity of drought tolerance and grassland climate-change resilience. Nature Climate Change 3: 63-67.
Cap-and-Trade and Carbon Taxes
Low-Cost Carbon Credits Driving Europe to Import Coal, Wood and Biomass
By Staff Writers, Sustainable Plant, Jun 5, 2013 [H/t GWPF]
Myles, CCS and the T3 tax
By Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill, Jun 6, 2013
Subsidies and Mandates Forever
National Grid’s King says U.S. can double energy productivity by 2030
By Staff Writer, EE News, Jun 6, 2013
[SEPP Comment: Another bureaucrat, of questionable competence, discussing spending large amounts of money for a purpose that is not clearly articulated.)
EPA and other Regulators on the March
EPA Climatism: Dictating Our Lives, Living Standards and Life Spans
By Paul Driessen, Townhall, June 1, 2013 [H/t Timothy Wise]
EPA Honors Fake Employee
Just when you thought the federal government couldn’t get more ridiculous
By Eliana Johnson, National Review, Jun 3, 2013
Newly released emails show EPA director’s extensive use of fictional alter ego
Former chief’s alias lauded for good job
By Stephen Dian, Washington Times, June 2, 2013
Energy Issues – Non-US
Fracking: The Death Knell Of OPEC
Editorial, IBD, Jun 5, 2013
OPEC Sweats: How Low Can Oil Prices Go?
By Walter Russell Mead, Via Meadia, Jun 4, 2013
[SEPP Comment: Reminder that some OPEC nations cannot afford significantly lower oil prices.]
Canada’s westernmost province rejects pipeline to Pacific
By Staff Writers, Ottawa (AFP) May 31, 2013
Energy Issues — US
We Need a 21st Century Energy Policy
By Mark Mills, Real Clear Energy, May 24, 2013
The Case for Exports: America’s Hydrocarbon Industry Can Revive the Economy and Eliminate the Trade Deficit
By Mark Mills, Manhattan Institute, May 2013 [H/t NCPA]
The U.S. should allow natural gas exports
Editorial, Washington Post, May 29, 2013
Climate change raises stakes on US ethanol policy
By Staff Writers, Houston TX (SPX), Jun 05, 2013
[SEPP Comment: Climate models have not been validated.]
Washington’s Control of Energy
Interior pumps brakes on fracking regs
By Ben Goad, The Hill, Jun 6, 2013
Interior chief says no new drilling in Atlantic as GOP forges ahead
By Zack Colman, The Hill, Jun 6, 2013
Obama’s brown agenda
Don’t expect the President to implement sweeping plans to decarbonise the US economy
By Steven F. Hayward, American Review, No Date
[SEPP Comment: A continuation of the policies of the Bush Administration?]
Oil and Natural Gas – the Future or the Past?
Eagle Ford oil output rises 77% to more than 500,000 barrels per day
By Staff Writers, Fuel Fix, May 29, 2013
Gas to Liquids in US
By Donn Dears, Power for USA, Jun 4, 2013
IGas: UK Shale Gas Resources Could Be Huge
As Britain aims to reverse its dependency on foreign gas, one energy firm says the UK’s shale gas deposits show big potential
By Staff Writers, Sky News, Jun 3, 2013 [H/t GWPF]
Large oil firms hit record U.S. spending in 2012, as profits drop
By Staff Writers, Fuel Fix, Jun 4, 2013
[SEPP Comment: A major drop in natural gas prices, due to high production, was a major cause of the drop in profits.]
Return of King Coal?
Coal is India’s Path Out of Poverty
By Frank Clemente, Energy Facts Weekly, Jun 3, 2013
FERC Staff: Coal Generation Could See Comeback on Pricier Natural Gas This Summer
By Sonal Patel, Power News, Jun 4, 2013
The Rise of India: Coal, Cities and Steel
By Frank Clemente, Energy Facts Weekly, Jun 6, 2013
Oil Spills, Gas Leaks & Consequences
Climate benefits from natural gas seen hinging on plugging leaks
By Staff Writers, Bloomberg, June 4, 2013
Nuclear Energy and Fears
Japan’s radiation disaster toll: none dead, none sick
By John Watson, The Age, Jun 4, 2013 [H/t ACSH]
Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster ‘unlikely’ to have future health affects, says draft UN report
By Staff Writers, UN News Centre, May 31, 2013 [H/t ACSH]
Fear and stress outweigh Fukushima radiation risk
By Staff Writers, WNN, May 31, 2013
NRC issues post-Fukushima safety rule
By Julian Hattem, The Hill, Jun 6, 2013
Thanks to cheap natural gas, America’s nuclear renaissance is on hold
By Staff Writers, The Economist,
Alternative, Green (“Clean”) Solar and Wind
Offshore Wind: The New Math
By David Kreutzer, The Foundry, Jun 6, 2013
Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype Deployed Off Maine’s Coast
By Sonal Patel, Power News, Jun 4, 2013
Solar gains in Spain may cause warmists pain
By Anthony Watts, WUWT, Jun 6, 2013
Few Wyoming wind projects making progress
By Adam Voge, Casper Star-Tribune, May 28, 2013 [H/t IWAG]
Alternative, Green (“Clean”) Energy — Other
DOE Launches Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap For Project Developers
By Silvio Marcacci, Clean Technica, Jun 6, 2013
Other Scientific News
For the very first time, two spacecraft will fly in formation with millimeter precision
By Staff Writers, Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 03, 2013
Other News that May Be of Interest
Extinct frog hasn’t croaked — it’s a ‘living fossil’
By Staff Writers, Paris (AFP) June 04, 2013
BELOW THE BOTTOM LINE:
Study links increase in rainfall in Atlanta to Clean Air Act passage
By Staff Writers, Atlanta (UPI), Jun 5, 2013