US Government Declines to Attend Zuckerberg's Green PR Stunt

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently had to visit Glacier National Park by himself last Sunday, after the US government reversed a decision to send a…

NOAA Updates Sea Surface Temperature Dataset

From NOAA Key dataset helps scientists understand Earth’s climate An update to a set of widely used ocean temperature data is now available from NOAA’s NCEI. Along with the public…

Another Climate Lawsuit Brewing?

They are eating their own~ctm Date: 18/07/17 Robert Bryce, National Review Mark Jacobson, the Stanford professor who claims the U.S. can run solely on renewables, tells his critics he’s hired…

Natural disasters less devastating in 2017: Munich Re

From the AFP July 18, 2017   Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Natural catastrophes worldwide were less devastating in the first half of 2017 than the average over the past…

California’s economy will suffer plenty from climate change. But at least it’s not Florida

MIght as well make it three California stories in a row. By Dale Kasler at the Sacramento Bee dkasler@sacbee.com Higher crime rates and electric bills. Crops and laborers wilting in…

California Counties Use Big Tobacco Lawsuit Tactics to Go After Big Oil

From Courthouse News July 18, 2017July 18, 2017 Big Oil, California, Global warming, Greenhouse gas LOS ANGELES (CN) — In a legal assault similar to the one that won multibillion-dollar…

Green Cronyism Gone Wild: It Looks Like The State Of California Is Bailing Out Tesla

Date: 18/07/17 | Wolf Richter, Business Insider The California state Assembly passed a $3-billion subsidy program for electric vehicles, dwarfing the existing program. The bill is now in the state…

The Solar-Powered Oil Field… An Adjustocene Fable

Guest post by David Middleton This post is sort of a sequel to Charles the Moderator’s “Climate impacts of super-giant oilfields go up with age, Stanford scientists say.”  It was…

What makes red algae so different and why should we care?

From Eurekalert Carnegie Institution for Science   IMAGE: Porphyra clinging to rocks in Germany’s Heligoland. It thrives in the harsh habitat of the intertidal zone, where it is exposed to…