BREAKING: California judge tosses global warming lawsuit against oil companies

Judge Alsup just a few moments ago issued his Opinion and Order shutting down this ridiculous litigation against B.P., Chevron, and others. He made it easy on himself by asserting several times that it is established, and “both sides” agree, that Global Warming is real, serious, and anthropogenic. But that, he said, is irrelevant because…

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Climate Change and Fear of Change are Natural Conditions Easily Exploited Because People Don’t Understand Amount and Extent of Change

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Richard Hooker explained, “Change is not made without inconvenience, even when from worse to better.” People know change occurs. They also know it always has and always will. They know that when it occurs everyone is inconvenienced as Hooker observed and some gain and some lose. They fear change because…

Stacking Up Volcanoes

  Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See Update at end] As readers of my posts know, I’ve held for many years that there are a variety of emergent phenomena that regulate the earth’s temperature. See my posts The Thermostat Hypothesis and Emergent Climate Phenomena for an overview of my hypothesis. One of the predictions derivable…

Scheme: ‘Electrogeochemistry’ captures carbon, produces fuel, offsets ocean acidification

From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SANTA CRUZ Researchers analyze global potential for ‘negative emissions energy’ using electricity from renewable sources to generate hydrogen fuel and capture carbon dioxide Limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will require not only reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, but also active removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This…

NYT: NOAA may be stripped of climate mission

A Leading Climate Agency May Lose Its Climate Focus By John Schwartz The Trump administration appears to be planning to shift the mission of one of the most important federal science agencies that works on climate change — away from climate change. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is part of the Department of Commerce, operates…