Easter Island Moai

Claim: Climate is Endangering the Easter Island Statues

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Union of Concerned Scientists Climate and Energy director Adam Markham is concerned about the impact of climate change on the Easter Island statues – though relocating the statues is not currently on the agenda. Climate Change Threatens the Moai of Easter Island BY AMANDA ONION MAR 26, 2018 … “Some…

‘Orange Snow’ invades Eastern Europe

From the “don’t eat that orange snow” department and the NOAA NPP satellite comes this interesting weather effect. Sahara Sand Dirties Eastern Europe’s Snow This side-by-side comparison from the Suomi NPP polar-orbiting satellite shows snow-covered Eastern Europe before and after a plume of dust from the Sahara Desert blanketed the region over the weekend. In…

Congenital Innumeracy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I came across an article that hypes a new “carbon capture” plant with the following headline: The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone   The article starts out as follows: There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of.…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #309

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project By Ken Haapala, President   California Litigation, General: The public nuisance lawsuits by San Francisco and Oakland against oil companies continue to attract attention by those interested in carbon dioxide (CO2)-caused global warming. Global warming is now generalized into climate change, as promoted…

Remember when we had to reduce CO2 emissions to zero to save the planet? NCAR says – Never mind.

From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH (home of Dr. Kenneth Trenbert) and the “backpedaling on climate, it’s a travesty” department comes this story that sure looks like they realize climate sensitivity is lower than originally thought. Or, maybe it’s because they finally realize they can’t preach for low emissions when their own coal-power-driven supercomputing center…