Climate Study: Conservatives Aren’t Insane, They’re Just Ignorant

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A climate psychology study by UQ Professor Matthew Hornsey suggests evidence that Conservatives are all conspiracy nuts is weak; Matthew instead believes that Conservatives have been manipulated through vested interest “ignorance-building strategies” into doubting the climate consensus. ‘It’s all about vested interests’: untangling conspiracy, conservatism and climate scepticism Graham Readfearn…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #314

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President.   Behaving Like Bureaucrats? Last week’s TWTW discussed four significant issues regarding the climate science proclaimed by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and its followers, such as the US Global Change Research Program. (USGCRP).…

Renewable Energy Sources 24-31% More Feeble than Expected

Guest ridicule by David Middleton Low-carbon energy transition requires more renewables than previously thought Date: 2018-05-04 A new study by ICTA-UAB analyzes the impacts on lifestyles of substituting fossil fuels for cleaner energies. Considering the planned use of renewable energy sources, societies would have between 24% and 31% less net energy per capita. The transition…

Monday Mirthiness: Climate Lessons from King Canute

Guest humor by Viv Forbes, Washpool   Qld Australia Climate Aristocrats and Bureaucrats from 190 nations are meeting in Bonn, dreaming up rules to “prevent the globe from warming more than 2°C”. They have forgotten the lesson of mighty King Canute – he demonstrated that not even his great power could control nature by rolling back…