India Wheat Tonnes per Hectare

Claim: 59,300 Indian Suicides because Climate

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study claims every degree of temperature above 20C increase the likelihood an Indian farmer will commit suicide. Just one problem with this claim: Indian agricultural yields are rising (see graph above). Crop-damaging temperatures increase suicide rates in India More than three quarters of the world’s suicides occur in…

OPEC’s Existential Sucker Punch

Date: 30/07/17 Bloomberg You wait decades for an existential crisis, then two come along at once. At least that’s how it must feel for OPEC’s beleaguered ministers. In the short term the market for their oil is being eroded by rising production outside their control. Looking further ahead, oil demand itself is under threat from…

Global EV and related climate alarmist colossal messes

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin EVs have been hyped by the climate alarmist renewable energy activist crowd as an effective approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions regarding transportation energy consumption, which for many nations is a large portion of their total energy use. EVs are fundamentally energy handicapped due to the low energy density of…

Science Gone Stupid: DARPA BS Detector Edition

Guest post by David Middleton ADAM ROGERS SCIENCE 07.30.17 07:00 AM DARPA WANTS TO BUILD A BS DETECTOR FOR SCIENCE ADAM RUSSELL, AN anthropologist and program manager at the Department of Defense’s mad-science division Darpa, laughs at the suggestion that he is trying to build a real, live, bullshit detector. But he doesn’t really seem to think…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #279

  Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Data Quality – Surface Temperatures: Writing in Energy Matters, Roger Andrews has begun an examination of efforts to adjust measurements to a preconceived idea. His first part deals with land-based, surface-air temperatures (SAT). Ideally, these are taken…

With OPEC Weakening, World Energy Now Pits Russia Versus U.S.

From Forbes Kenneth Rapoza , Contributor I cover business and investing in emerging markets. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. OPEC is no longer in control of oil prices. Russia is. And Russia no longer is the dominant force of natural gas. The United States is. The battle for markets of cleaner and…