Fire breaks out at world’s largest solar power plant – Ivanpah

From the L.A. Times: A generating tower at the world’s largest solar energy plant was shut down Thursday after a mirror misalignment caused sunlight to burn through electrical wiring and start a small fire, according to officials. The blaze at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert broke out around 9:30 a.m., according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. In…

The Economic Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Image licensed from Shutterstock Guest essay by Ken Gregory Energy Balance Climate Sensitivity The most important parameter in determining the economic impact of climate change is the sensitivity of the climate to greenhouse gas emissions. Climatologist Nicholas Lewis used an energy balance method to estimate the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS) best estimate at 1.45 °C…

Woman with child in the street of Antigua, Guatemala.

Claim: Climate Causes More Young Girls to be Raped

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Reuters, in Guatemala, young girls don’t get raped because they are stalked by filthy perverts, who are shielded by what appears to be a rape enabling culture; Apparently Climate Change is to blame. Women’s organisations – and funders – are increasingly seeing climate change as a root cause…