Study: Climate Skeptics Arguments are Demonstrably False

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A lecturer in critical thinking has demonstrated his technique for defeating climate skepticism. How to use critical thinking to spot false climate claims February 7, 2018 3.46pm AEDT Peter Ellerton Lecturer in Critical Thinking, Director of the UQ Critical Thinking Project, The University of Queensland Much of the public discussion…

U.S. EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2018 Now Available… And it rocks!

Guest post by David Middleton Some people look forward to the Oscars, others look forward to the Super Bowl… I look forward to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook (AEO)… Kind of like Navin Johnson looked forward to the new phone books… Well… AEO 2018 was no disappointment! ANNUAL ENERGY OUTLOOK 2018 Full…

Study: Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

From STANFORD UNIVERSITY and the “pie in the sky dreams” department comes this study Stanford engineers develop a new method of keeping the lights on if the world turns to 100% clean, renewable energy Researchers propose three separate ways to avoid blackouts if the world transitions all its energy to electricity or direct heat and…

Study: city air pollution makes people behave less ethically

From the ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE and the “air with either alter your personality, or make you unethical, or both” department comes this inane piece of research that just doesn’t pass the sniff test. They showed people photos of polluted city scenes and non-polluted city scenes and then gauged their “ethical response”. Obviously this explains the…

Ben Cavet skiing the moguls

Bitter Cold Wrecking Skis in the Korean Winter Olympics

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon – bitter cold weather in Pyeongchang is damaging the skis of Olympic athletes practicing for the games. Cold weather turning skis to garbage in Pyeongchang Rory Carroll PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Brutally cold conditions in Pyeongchang are warping skis and forcing some athletes to toss them…