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Green Puerto Rico “Not a Bailout” Rescue Package

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Legislation is before the House of Representatives to rescue Green Energy Enthusiast Puerto Rico from a debt crisis, but the White House and the Speaker of the House of Representatives insist that the rescue package is in no sense a “bailout”. The Obama administration is siding with Speaker Rep. Paul…

Friday funny bonus – Green blob feeling the heat

Josh writes:  There is lots of news around about renewables, especially wind and solar, feeling the sharp stab of economic reality and the burn of bankrupcy – see SunEdison, German renewables, more SunEdison, Dutch wind and British green blundering – all via The GWPF. This would be cheery news if governments hadn’t wasted so much taxpayers cash on such pointless policies in…

Study claims: Climate change may eventually starve bees

From PURDUE UNIVERSITY: Rising CO2 levels reduce protein in crucial pollen source for bees  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have reduced protein in goldenrod pollen, a key late-season food source for North American bees, a Purdue University study shows. Researchers found that the overall protein concentration of goldenrod pollen fell…

Friday funny – Climate Chat-bot in evidence

Josh writes: As you may know, Microsoft recently launched a Chat-bot called ‘Tay’ as an experiment in “conversational understanding.” “The more you chat with Tay”, said Microsoft, “the smarter it gets, learning to engage people through “casual and playful conversation.” ” But as the Verge noted. Unfortunately, the conversations didn’t stay playful for long. Pretty soon after Tay…

Eskimo’s ’50 words for snow’ challenged

From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY, and ‘your tax dollars at work’ department: Fresh look at trope about Eskimo words for snow Researchers take on urban legend about Arctic vocabulary That old trope about there being at least 50 Eskimo words for snow has a new twist. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University…