More South Australian Grid Instability: "No Way Renewable Energy can be Blamed"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – Major employers are getting fed up, as South Australia, rapidly becoming the world’s renewable energy crash test dummy, has again experienced a costly unscheduled blackout. BHP issues jobs warning after another SA blackout South Australia’s electricity system separated from the national power grid overnight, prompting a stern…

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Claim: Trump "Denies" Climate Change Because he Hates Wind Turbines

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Tom Cheshire, Sky Technology Correspondent, has claimed that President-elect Donald Trump is a “climate denier” because of his legal battle to prevent offshore wind turbines messing up sea views at his Aberdeenshire Golf Course. Sky Views: Why Trump denies climate change Tom Cheshire, Technology Correspondent When the oceans rise and…

The Ninth First Climate Refugees

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [see update] Well, the claims of the “first climate refugees” are coming up again. I think we’re up to the ninth first climate refugees, it’s hard to keep track. In any case, I came across this: International leaders gathering in Paris to address global warming face increasing pressure to tackle…

November 2016 Projected Temperature Anomalies from NCEP/NCAR Data

Guest Post By Walter Dnes In continuation of my Temperature Anomaly projections, the following are my November projections, as well as last month’s projections for October, to see how well they fared. Data Set Projected Actual Delta HadCRUT4 2016/10 +0.729 HadCRUT4 2016/11 +0.786 (incomplete data) GISS 2016/10 +0.87 +0.89 +0.02 GISS 2016/11 +0.95 UAHv6 2016/10…

Atlantic Hurricane season ends slightly above normal in count, but with major hurricane drought intact

NOAA: First above-normal Atlantic hurricane season since 2012 produced five landfalling U.S. storms As the Atlantic, eastern Pacific and central Pacific 2016 hurricane seasons end today, NOAA scientists said that all three regions saw above-normal seasons. For the Atlantic, this was the first above-normal season since 2012. The Atlantic saw 15 named storms during 2016,…

Life before oxygen

From the UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Ancient rocks hold evidence for life before oxygen Somewhere between Earth’s creation and where we are today, scientists have demonstrated that some early life forms existed just fine without any oxygen. While researchers proclaim the first half of our 4.5 billion-year-old planet’s life as an important time for the development and…

California Passes a New Climate Law to Regulate Cow Methane

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown has just signed a law to require dairy farmers to reduce bovine methane emissions. California targets dairy cows to combat global warming GALT, Calif. – California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases…

The EPA Caves on Coal?

EPA to Withdraw Coal Killing Clean Air Act Requirements WUWT reader Greg Staff writes: It looks like the EPA is seeing the writing on the wall. The scuttlebut here is Houston is that this is a “face saving” maneuver, to avoid having to submit to the next administration. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it…