Europe’s climate alarmist policy fiasco leaves EU economy prisoner of foreign energy providers

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The excellent WattsUpWithThat? article presenting the energy challenges pitting U.S. and Russia’s global dominance in natural gas production thus setting the stage for international business export customer competition also exposes another global energy dilemma brought about by the ill-considered, ludicrous and scientifically unjustified climate alarmist policies of the EU. l…

Panda Meet Graph

Guest post by David Archibald   China recently built a photovotaic farm in the shape of a panda at a cost of some $40 million. To create the visual effect of darker and lighter solar panels, Panda Green Energy used both darker monocrystalline silicon and lighter thin film cells. No doubt the cost will come…

Pew Poll Mischaracterized by NY Times

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen   Using the ever-popular propagandistic visual cliché —  a photo of back-lit steam rising from a power plant (making it look like air- polluting black smoke) —   the NY Times, represented by Lisa Friedman, boldly mischaracterizes the results of the latest international Pew Survey on perceived threats, using the headline: …

Two degrees of warming already baked in

IT’S WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT~ctm Public Release: 31-Jul-2017 From Eurekalert University of Colorado at Boulder Even if humans could instantly turn off all our emissions of greenhouse gases, the Earth would continue to heat up about two more degrees Fahrenheit by the turn of the century, according to a sophisticated new analysis published in Nature…

Gore’s new movie: an ‘inconvenient bomb’ at the box office

The numbers for weekend movie sales are in, and Al Gore’s new movie, a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, called An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power  (AIT2) tanked at the box office this weekend according to numbers gathered by movie sites “Box Office Mojo” and IMDB. The opening weekend for any new movie is usually when the…

Glaciers Cause Global Warming?

Guest post by David Middleton Rice University Torres, who joined the Rice faculty in July, is lead author of a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He wanted to know how and when chemicals released by weathering of the land reached the atmosphere and ocean, and what effect they have had. The…