Tesla announces low cost batteries for off grid homes

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Elon Musk has announced the release of a new storage battery for home use. The new battery in principle dramatically reduces the cost of going “off grid” – powering your house entirely from solar or wind, and using the battery to provide backup power, to ensure continuous supply. According to…

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The Sun Is Almost Completely Blank

Weakest Solar Cycle In More Than A Century The sun is almost completely blank. The main driver of all weather and climate, the entity which occupies 99.86% of all of the mass in our solar system, the great ball of fire in the sky has gone quiet again during what is likely to be the…

Tough times for NASA GISS?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Daily Caller – The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee has just approved a bill which directs NASA to spend more resources exploring space, and less money on Earth sciences, such as climate research. According to the official government committee website; “Today’s bill is a step in the right…

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Claim: Global warming will cause a Coffee "catastrophe"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Coffee drinkers face a climate catastrophe, reports The Guardian, reporting on a study published by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). According to the Guardian, interviewing Dr Peter Läderach, a CCAFS climate change specialist and co-author…