More On Miriam O’Brien’s Misunderstandings at HotWhopper

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This is the second in a series of posts about the blog HotWhopper, specifically about the misunderstandings about climate-science basics displayed by its author and proprietor Miriam O’Brien (a.k.a Sou from Bundangawoolarangeera). The first in the series was Open Letter to Miriam O’Brien of HotWhopper (a.k.a. Sou), which was cross…

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Andrew Neil skewers the green blobette

You just have to watch this, it shows weaseling out of direct questions as an art form. Key phrase: “Well what I would say is…”  From Bishop Hill: Take a look at the new Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss discussing the green blob with Andrew Neil. It is scary to think that people like this have…

Climate Doomsday draws near: just 37 days to go

Tim Blair writes in his column, Monday, October 27, 2014 about yet another climate prediction by a government scientist that seems sure to fail. You can add it to the list of failed predictions, such as Al Gore’s Arctic ice cap disappearing trick that never happened.   Doomsday draws near: The planet has just five…

Climate Research needs Re-direction

Letter to the Editor 27th October 2014 Written by Viv Forbes of carbon-sense.com Governments are running huge deficits, but still spend billions on climate research especially trying to model the effect of the atmosphere and its trace of carbon dioxide on surface temperature. Benefits are hard to find. It may have improved weather forecasts by…

Open Thread Sunday

I’m traveling today to another city to see a specialist to deal with a significant and ongoing personal health issue, so blogging will be light over the next couple of days. I invite guests authors to submit stories and regular contributors to add stories as well.

Changes in Total Solar Irradiance

Total solar irradiance, also called “TSI”,  is the total amount of energy coming from the sun at all frequencies. It is measured in watts per square metre (W/m2). Lots of folks claim that the small ~ 11-year variations in TSI are amplified by some unspecified mechanism, and thus these small changes in TSI make an…

Global boom in hydropower underway, more expected this decade

From the University of Copenhagen: Global boom in hydropower expected this decade An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce the number of our last remaining large free-flowing rivers by about 20…