Breaking Hockey Sticks: Antarctic Ice Core Edition

Guest post by David Middleton Graphic: The relentless rise of carbon dioxide Ancient air bubbles trapped in ice enable us to step back in time and see what Earth’s atmosphere, and climate, were like in the distant past. They tell us that levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere are higher than they have been…

Trump to sign “energy independence” executive order today, killing Obama climate regs

President Donald Trump will issue a sweeping “energy independence” executive order today to dismantle signature global warming policies put in place by the Obama administration. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told ABC News Trump would issue the order tomorrow to make “sure that we have a pro-growth and pro-environment approach to how we…

Snow "sheets" above some solar panels; pushed by the rain, they are sloping down folding themselves like real sheets

Florida: The Sun State with Hardly Any Household Solar

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian has published a revealing piece about how Florida has low household solar penetration compared to some Northern states, because households can’t sell their energy back to the grid. My question – why are buyback schemes needed to make Solar attractive? Sunshine state shuns solar as overcast New York…