Dueling polls: one says most Americans care deeply about climate change, another says not

From the “who to believe” department. First, the pro climate view from NORC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO: Most Americans want government to combat climate change Nearly 4 in 10 Americans have not yet made up their minds on fracking, while just 2 in 10 say they favor the practice. About 8 in 10 say the United…

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Models suggest hurricane #Matthew could hit Florida twice

Last night, hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue noted that the GFS model started to act a bit “loopy” when it came to forecasting the track of Hurricane Matthew. He notes: GFS 00z one of those head-scratchers … it’s a (unlikely possibility but let’s get through the next 48-hours first. Attraction and then repellent aversion: dating…

Seeing death skulls in hurricane #Matthew

I couldn’t help but notice this headline on the Drudge Report today: Here is the actual satellite image of Hurricane #Matthew, as Tweeted by The Weather Channel’s Stu Ostro: This is a classic case of the human propensity to see faces in things where there aren’t any. For example, the famous “face on Mars” Above: A 1976…

Australian electrical system operator orders wind farms to cut back production in wake of blackout

Ten South Australian wind farms told to limit generation after statewide electricity blackout  http://cartoonsbyjosh.com TEN South Australian wind farms have been ordered to limit generation in the wake of the disastrous statewide power blackout because the national electricity market operator has declared they have not performed properly. The state’s biggest wind farm, at Snowtown, is…

Australian Energy Market Operator report says wind farms were the ultimate cause of blackout, network withstood pylon downings

While ecos and wind farm proponents tried to blame the blackout on downed powerlines, a detailed report from AEMO shows it was actually wind farms that were the cause. From the Institute of Public Affairs | Australia’s leading free market think tank 5 October 2016 PRELIMINARY AEMO SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BLACKOUT REPORT: WIND RESPONSIBLE The Australian…