RED TEAM- BLUE TEAM DEBATE —

By Dr. S. Fred Singer An essay in the current issue [Oct 2017] of Eos [house-organ & newsletter of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)] is titled “Red, Blue – and Peer-Review PR].” The essay asserts that p-r is superior to a debate between a [red] team of climate skeptics and a [blue] team of alarmists.…

Good news! Oysters may be safe from ocean acidification

From the UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH Future climate change may not adversely affect seafood quality The eating qualities of UK oysters may not be adversely affected by future ocean acidification and global warming, new research has suggested. Scientists have previously demonstrated that predicted increases in temperature and carbon dioxide levels within the marine environment can induce physiological…

“Wall Street loves electric cars, America loves trucks,” Tesla news, cobalt cliffs, lithium landslides and real disruptive innovation.

Guest musings by David Middleton #BUSINESS NEWSOCTOBER 27, 2017 / 12:47 AM / 4 DAYS AGO Wall Street loves electric cars, America loves trucks Paul Lienert, Joseph White DETROIT (Reuters) – Wall Street may love the shares of Silicon Valley electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), but Americans love big, fuel-thirsty trucks like Ford Motor Co’s…

Kagoshima cityscape against the background of Sakurajima volcano. Japan, East Asia

Climate change to make volcanoes more climate disruptive

From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH and the “It’s models, all the way down” department. Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruption Climate change reduces oceans’ ability to buffer impacts BOULDER, Colo. — Major volcanic eruptions in the future have the potential to affect global temperatures and precipitation more dramatically…

Ancient asteroid collision put Earth in the freezer

From AGU: Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact may have cooled Earth’s climate more than previously thought WASHINGTON D.C. — The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to new research. A new study makes a more refined estimate of how much sulfur and…

Study: Home buyers don’t pay more for energy efficient homes

From the NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Energy efficiency labeling for homes has little effect on purchase price Labeling doesn’t appear to convince home buyers to pay more for energy efficient homes. Most buyers aren’t thinking about energy performance certification when they’re house shopping. That’s the conclusion of a team of researchers from the…