Aussie Politicians Panic Over Coal Closures

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Australia’s green conservatives are panicking that after years of political vilification, coal businesses are abandoning their plants, leaving a gaping hole in Australia’s baseload power reserves. Guest essay by Eric Worrall AGL digs in on coal plant closure as Turnbull government warns of ‘colossal failure’ Nicole Hasham James Massola SEPTEMBER…

Global Temperature Report: August 2017

From UAH: Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.13 C per decade August temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.41 C (about 0.74 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for August. Northern Hemisphere: +0.40 C (about 0.72 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for August. Southern Hemisphere: +0.41 C (about 0.74 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for…

Solar storms linked to mass strandings of whales

Mass strandings of whales have often been documented, but their causes remain unclear. Researchers from Europe have just published a study in the International Journal of Astrobiology suggesting that some strandings are triggered by strong geomagnetic storms such as the one headed for Earth now. On Sept. 4th, active sunspot AR2673 hurled a CME toward Earth. Estimated…