Should we bomb Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano?

Aerial bombing of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano was done in the past, widening the eruption crater to minimize high flying volcanic ash problems. WUWT reader “magma control” writes in with this suggestion: The USAF bombed the Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa, in 1935  and 1942  to divert lava flows threatening Hilo, and again for testing in 1975-76…

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LOL! Obama’s Climate Plan Spooks U.S. Democrats

Yesterday we mentioned Obama’s nuclear option event, and now the fallout begins. | From Timothy Cama and Scott Wong, The Hill President Obama’s election-year plan to win a new international climate change accord is making vulnerable Democrats nervous. The administration is in talks at the United Nations about a deal that would seek to reduce global greenhouse…

Status report on changes to WUWT, with user poll

As readers know, I announced changes to WUWT’s format last Sunday, and the changes went into effect overnight from Sunday night to Monday morning. As is the case with any change, there will be some issues, some people won’t like it simply because it is change, and some will embrace it.  Below I’ll address the…

Hey U.N. – show us your tipping points!

Pathetic handwaving double down from the UN Eric Worrall writes: A number of MSM outlets are carrying news of a “leaked” UN document, which claims that global warming may be causing irreversible damage. According to the Bloomberg version of the leak story; “Global warming already is affecting “all continents and across the oceans,” and further…

A Universally Acceptable and Economical Energy Source?

Transatomic Power’s Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor | Kent Beuchert writes: Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie, as Doctoral candidates in the nuclear department at MIT, produced a modified design of a reactor technology that first appeared many decades ago : the molten salt reactor, originally designed, built and tested at Oak Ridge Tennessee during the 1950’s…

Is Coal winning the energy battle?

Guest essay by Mike Jonas In an absurd article “Full extent of global coal ‘binge’ is hidden, say researchers“, the BBC’s Matt McGrath argues that instead of modelling actual and expected CO2 emissions from coal and gas power plants, it should all be counted in the power station’s first year. [You couldn’t make this stuff…