IEA: air conditioning use will lead to a warmer world

NYT: ‘The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World’ By Kendra Pierre-Louis More than crickets and fireflies, more than baseball and cookouts, perhaps nothing signals the arrival of summer in the United States like the soft familiar whir of air-conditioning. But there is growing concern that as other countries adopt America’s love of air-conditioners, the…

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Study: Climate Models Need More Historical Fudge Factors

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The researchers claim adding historical data derived fudge factors to correct the discrepancy between climate models and historical observations, producing a Frankenmodel mix of fudge factors and defective physics, will make climate predictions more reliable. New approach to global-warming projections could make regional estimates more precise Computer models found to…

Remember when global warming was going to kill the U.S. Corn Belt? Never mind.

From MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY: Climate change should help Midwest corn production through 2050 Climate change and global warming put some forms of life at risk, but researchers found one instance that might not feel the heat – corn. Contrary to previous analyses, research published by Michigan State University shows that projected changes in temperature and humidity…

Climate scientist goes off the rails: 'climate change is like an asteroid strike'

From the “send the men in the white coats” department. It seems that this already alarmist climate scientist has gone off the rails and sees climate change as an ELE (extinction level event). In an online article titled Climate Change Like An Asteroid Strike appearing in Germany’s national daily Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), journalist Alex Rühle reports on the outgoing director of Germany’s…

A question that gives pause: If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?

By Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress. Over the last year, the media have published story after story after story about the declining price of solar panels and wind turbines. People who read these stories are understandably left with the impression that the more solar and wind energy we produce, the lower electricity prices will become. And yet that’s not what’s happening.…