Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-04-26 (April 26, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: Science is not concerned only with things that we understand. The most exciting and creative parts of science are concerned with things that we are still struggling to understand. Wrong…

A Geological Perspective on Lovejoy's 99% Solution

Guest post by David Middleton The hyping of Lovejoy, 2014 (L14) has been almost as unprecedented as his conclusions are unsupported… Lovejoy piles on with the sort of trash talk normally associated with activist bloggers, rather than professional scientific publications… “This study will be a blow to any remaining climate-change deniers,” Lovejoy says. “Their two…

Should California dictate US energy policies?

Can the rest of America afford its Alice in Wonderland energy policies for? (Can California?) Guest essay by Paul Driessen California loves to be seen as the trendsetter on energy and environmental policies. But can we really afford to adopt their laws and regulations in the rest of America? Heck, can the once Golden State…

Ridley on the claims of exhausting global resources

In the Wall Street Journal, Matt Ridley has an interesting article about the the claims that we will run out of “X”, except that human ingenuity always seems to grasp this and then “Y” comes along. The World’s Resources Aren’t Running Out Ecologists worry that the world’s resources come in fixed amounts that will run…

Ocean Acidification Expansion

Guest essay by Steven Burnett Back in July I wrote a piece that was published at Wattsupwiththat.com regarding the ocean acidification hypothesis (OA) and some of the issues I had with it. After reading the comments and more importantly reading a rebuttal I went through my equations sheet and found a few errors. Unfortunately life…