The Source Of The Heat

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over at Dr. Judith Curry’s always excellent blog, she has a post headlined by a question, viz: What are the main sources of heat that account for the incremental rise in temperature on Earth? Let me start by saying that this is a horribly phrased question. Consider a parallel question:…

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OUT: One less climate alarmist

From Fritz Vahrenholt and Sebastian Lüning at their website Die Kalte Sonne, comes this bit of good news. One of the most irrational warmists in the world, Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, of the Potsdam PIK is getting forced out by his activism. Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber will retire in autumn 2018 and hand over the leadership of the Potsdam PIK Klimainstitut. The…

Climate Scientists Running For Congress

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate scientists worried about cuts to their funding have decided to try to secure their supply of cash by running for Congress. Politics & Climate Change: More Scientists Running For Congress In Affront To Trump March 9th, 2018 by Steve Hanley No president in US history has demeaned science and…

Quote of the week: "crazy stuff in the Arctic"

The overly excitable director of that National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is at it again. Previously, we’ve heard him declare “death spiral” and “the Arctic is screaming” to convey his alarmed viewpoint on Arctic Sea Ice. Now, he’s got a new one, courtesy of Seth Borenstein at The Associated Press: “It’s just crazy,…

MIT tries to reboot stalled nuclear fusion power development

From MIT and the “always 15 years away” department. MIT and newly formed company launch novel approach to fusion power – Goal is for research to produce a working pilot plant within 15 years. Progress toward the long-sought dream of fusion power — potentially an inexhaustible and zero-carbon source of energy — could be about to…

Cool science: NASA Satellites Recreate Solar Eruption in 3-D

The more solar observatories, the merrier: Scientists have developed new models to see how shocks associated with coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, propagate from the Sun — an effort made possible only by combining data from three NASA satellites to produce a much more robust mapping of a CME than any one could do alone.…