Where The Temperature Rules The Sun

I’ve held for a long time that there is a regulatory mechanism in the tropics that keeps the earth’s temperature within very narrow bounds on average (e.g. ± 0.3°C over…

Robusting the chances of a megadrought in the U.S.

From CORNELL UNIVERSITY and “Hansen’s loaded dice” department comes this “robust” investigation (they use the word three times, so it must be extra robust). It is worth mentioning that without enhanced…

Clean Energy Researchers Recommend More Research Money

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Clean energy researchers have recommended more money, a more reliable supply of money, and less oversight over their work to help save the planet. Clean…

More entries for ‘worse than we thought week’: climate change could accelerate by mid-century

From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE and the “Aliens could also descend upon us and eat our brains by mid century” department comes this science press release with “beware” right…

Is climate change REALLY the culprit causing California’s wildfires?

We’re told that climate change caused or intensified California’s wildfires — and that such fires are getting worse. As usual for such scary stories, these claims are only weakly supported…

Claim: Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense

From RICE UNIVERSITY World Weather Attribution study: Climate change made Harvey 3 times more likely A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice University and other institutions…

Calculating the Cost of Global Warming

By Andy May Hopefully, the first two posts in this series, “Do humans harm the environment” and “Population Growth and the Food Supply” have convinced the reader that man-made climate…

Laser-boron fusion now ‘leading contender’ for energy

From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES and the “coming to a power plant near you in 30 to 50 years” department A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses…