Solar variability and the Earth’s climate

Guest essay by Andy May According to Javier and the IPCC, total solar radiation output varies little, less than 0.1%. This is only 0.7 to 1.4 Watts/m2 compared to an IPCC anthropogenic effect estimate of 2.3 Watts/m2. They believe it has a small effect on the Earth’s climate. Others, like Abdussamatov, think solar output is…

Myron Ebell

Trump Names CEI Energy Director as “EPA Transition” Manager

Guest essay by Eric Worrall US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has signalled a drastic revision of US environmental policy, by nominating high profile climate skeptic Myron Ebell to head his proposed “EPA transition” team. Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition Choosing Myron Ebell means Trump plans to drastically reshape climate policies. Donald…

Entire state of South Australia has power black out because of flawed climate change energy policy

Governor Brown has California on same “dark ages” renewable energy path as South Australia Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The entire state of South Australia suffered a complete power black out on Wednesday September 28  plugging it’s nearly 1.7 million residents, communities and businesses into darkness. Loss of available power from transmissions lines feeding the…

Uh, oh: Metadata goof fingers Senator Whitehouse in collusion between green groups and Senate Dems. Cover-up follows

From the “you really ought to learn how to use Microsoft Word” department, comes this hilarious boo-boo from a paid green shill lawyer that puts climate conspiracy theorist Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in the spotlight for collusion and accepting legal services in amounts greater than allowed by law. Gosh, where’s John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky on…

Eye roller: Dead whales beached in Chile, climate change suspected

From AFP and the “tabloid climatology” department Dead whales beached in Chile, climate change suspected SANTIAGO, CHILE: Several huge whales have washed up dead over recent months on beaches in northern Chile, where scientists suspect they are moving in increasing numbers due to climate change. After the beaching of hundreds of dead whales in the south…

From the No Schist, Sherlock Files: “Despite climate risks, utilities bet big on natural gas…”

Guest post by David Middleton For the fossil fuel industries, 2016 has been a terrible year. Amid historically low commodity prices and stricter environmental regulations, coal companies went bankrupt, oil and gas rig counts slumped, and utilities retired fossil generators like they’re going out of style. But amid the struggles, one fossil asset class remains…