40 Years Ago: Massachusetts Snags a Memorable Snowfall in May Storm

I’ve posted three times this year on historic snow storms of March and April. By the time May rolls in, it’s really tough to get a snowflake in southern New England. However, occasionally New England manages to find a way and outdid itself 40 years ago on May 9th. Advertisements

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Claim: Installing solar will combat national security risks in the power grid

From MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY and the “what happens if they bomb you at night?” department comes this freakishly stupid study that suggests we’ll have better energy security at our military installations by installing solar systems. While microgrids “can” be more reliable that individual grid tied systems, they still don’t generate power when you need it most…

Oh noes! Global warming kills gut bacteria in lizards

From the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER and the department of “likely headed for Retraction Watch” comes this study that doesn’t seem to pass the smell test, because putting lizards in hot boxes isn’t the same as lizards in the wild, and the diurnal variation of temperature far exceeds 2-3°C. More likely, the lizards are reacting to stress…

Global Fatcats Urge More Carbon Pricing, Climate Policy Continuity

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, whose members control eighteen trillion dollars in assets, has urged the world’s governments to shovel more taxpayers’ money into their pockets. Source: http://www.iigcc.org/files/publication-files/Briefing_Paper_for_G7__G20.pdf The most interesting point is the demand for carbon pricing. From page 5; 2. Include carbon pricing in climate-energy action…