Another unaccounted for climate variable: Airplanes make existing clouds brighter

From STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY and the department of negative feedbacks comes this surprising finding that says not only do contrails add reflectivity for incoming solar radiation, they also increase reflectivity for other nearby clouds. Clouds may have a net warming or cooling effect on climate, depending on their thickness and altitude. Artificially formed clouds called contrails…

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The unbearable lightness of polar bear 'climate science'

From the “Emily Litella” department (never mind) and Zoologist Dr. Susan Crockford, comes yet another hilarious take-down of attempts to link polar bears and climate change last month. Turns out it’s just a blonde. Paging Andrew Derocher! Cleanup on aisle 5! Dr. Crockford writes: All the hubris last month about polar bear x grizzly hybrids,…

Environmental Conflict Goes Nuclear – a civil war erupts over CO2 reduction strategy

After yesterday’s announcement that Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant would close after a back room deal was forged between PG&E and environmental groups, a schism has developed By Robert Bradley Jr. from Master Resource – reprinted by invitation Finally, the energy literate on the Left understand that politically correct energies for electricity (wind and solar–not nuclear…