14 Reasons Why Silicon Valley Embraced Climate Alarmism

Guest essay by Leo Goldstein This essay attempts to address a rarely asked question: How did Silicon Valley, one of the greatest centers of wealth and brain power on Earth, embrace climate alarmism? Silicon Valley insiders are smart and successful people. By “Silicon Valley insiders,” I mean the founders, owners, venture capitalists, executives, and software…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #258

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Data Integrity: For several years, some commentators who deal with historic temperature data in their daily work, such as Joe D’Aleo of ICECAP, have stated that warming trends suddenly appeared…

Quotes of the Week: Met Office vs NOAA

The Battle For Truth And Credibility Over Global Warming Pause A story in the Sunday Times confirms that the UK Met Office does not accept Karl et al.’s denial of the global warming hiatus and acknowledges that, ‘the slowdown hasn’t gone away.’ Writing in this week’s New Scientist, Michael Mann claimed that the pause is…

Bloomberg: Green Energy “Prisoner’s Dilemma”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t englandrichard – According to Bloomberg, Green energy shortages caused by extreme winter cold have turned the EU energy market into a gigantic Prisoner’s Dilemma, with national governments tempted to take care of their own people, before allowing electricity exports to their European partners. Winter Cold Exposes Soft Underbelly of…

A Reverse Greenhouse Effect

Guest Post By Willis Eschenbach [See two Updates at the end] Here’s an oddity. Some very clever folks have invented a plastic film that cools surfaces by as much as 10°C. From Science magazine: Cheap plastic film cools whatever it touches up to 10°C By Robert F. Service Feb. 9, 2017 , 2:00 PM If heat…

Claim: 0.7C / Century is Exceptional

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study published in SAGE claims that 0.7C / century warming is exceptional, because on average temperature change over the last 9500 years, after smoothing away short term wobbles, was 0.1C -0.01C / century. The Anthropocene equation Owen Gaffney, Will Steffen The dominant external forces influencing the rate of…