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There is a Way to make Renewables Viable

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Renewables in their current form are a nonsense solution to the world’s energy needs. However, there is a combination of technologies which could make solar power a significant, reliable contributor to the World’s energy needs. But I doubt any green will rush to embrace it. How do we make solar…

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Nuclear Demands a share of Illinois Carbon Subsidies

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Illinois nuclear plant operators have demanded more subsidies, to help keep unprofitable nuclear plants open, to prevent a surge of fossil fuel usage which they claim will occur if they are closed. If the British experience is any guide, this is just the beginning. Nuclear Power Fights for a Spot…

May 2016 ENSO Update – The 2015/16 El Niño Has Reached Its End

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides an update of many of the ENSO-related variables we presented as part of the 2014-15 El Niño Series and for the 2015/16 El Niño series. INTRODUCTION In the recent post Say Good-Bye to the 2015/16 El Niño, we illustrated and discussed how the weekly sea surface temperature…

A Major Malaise of Climatology is Pervasive in Science

Guest Opinion; Dr. Tim Ball Scientists lost the scientific script somewhere in the 20th century. The major loss involved the fact that correlation is not cause and effect. It was lost for several reasons: Failure to know or consistently apply scientific methods; Lack of ethics as the end justifies the means; Methods and process are…

Australia Accused of Manipulating a UN Climate Report

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Australia has been repeated accused over the last few weeks, of successfully lobbying UNESCO to drop mention of the Great Barrier Reef from a climate report. My question – if a relatively minor world player like Australia can manipulate the content of a UNESCO climate report, what does this say…

2015 Updated NOAA Tide Gauge Data Shows No Coastal Sea Level Rise Acceleration

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin NOAA has updated its extensive U.S. coastal tide gauge data measurement records (http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_us.htm) to include data through year 2015. These measurements include tide gauge data coastal locations  for 25 West Coast,  Gulf Coast and East Coast states along the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. In addition 7…

Greens Blame Donald Trump for Crumbling Paris Climate Accord

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Never mind he’s not even President yet – greens are already trying to pin the blame for the embarrassing slow motion collapse of the Paris Climate Agreement on US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. Trump’s Climate Change Denial Is Already Complicating the Paris Climate Deal If Donald Trump wins and pulls…