“Russia will Shape the Future of Spaceflight”: Announces Nuclear Powered Reusable Rocket Programme

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Russia has just raised the stakes in the space race, by going public with a reusable commercial nuclear powered launch vehicle which has been under development for the last decade. Russia says it’s going to beat Elon Musk and SpaceX’s ‘old tech’ with a nuclear rocket Mike Wehner @MikeWehner November…

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Earth Devouring Its Own Oceans!!! Film at 11.

Guest oy vey by David Middleton First we learn that climate change is dissolving the seafloor and now we find out that Earth is devouring its own oceans (like it could be devouring some other planet’s oceans)… And it’s three times as bad as “previously thought” (is it ever three times better than previously thought?).…

Skepticism is a Full Time Job

The following post is officially Anthony approved. Quoting me: I know I can be brusque.  I can also be funny.  I can even be kind.  Who knows what the wheel will bring on the next spin? \pontification Two days ago I received this story tip: WUWT Tip submission Lack of sunspots to bring record cold,…

Newsworthy Items

But not necessarily worth promoting to individual posts.  A good way to acknowledge a whole bunch of tips.  This may or may not become a regular thing. From user Neo: Judge halts construction on Keystone XL pipeline From E. Jones and Cam_S Climate Change and Potholes From Ed MacAulay and Peta of Newark Tens of…

IEA: Global Coal Demand Bounced Back in 2017

Guest climate wrecking by David Middleton It looks like my third-favorite fossil fuel continues to refuse to die… Business Coal Demand Bounced Back in 2017 After Two Years of Decline: IEA By Jeremy Hodges November 12, 2018, 6:00 PM CST India and Southeast Asia are driving demand for fossil fuels Investment in new coal power…

2015 Paradise downtown street project reducing 4 lanes to 2, may have created dangerous evacuation bottleneck during #CampFire

The ironically titled “Downtown Paradise Safety Project” may have created a deadly evacuation bottleneck. We have all seen videos of the horror of the exodus from the town of Paradise, CA during the November 8th, 218 #CampFire, with many people reporting gridlock like conditions that caused them to abandon vehicles and run on foot from the…

Declassified report shows solar flares detonated mines

By Jonathan Griffin A strong solar storm in 1972 caused widespread disturbances to satellites and spacecraft, and may have led to the detonation of mines during the Vietnam War, according to new research showing the event may have been a more devastating solar storm than previously thought. In a new study in Space Weather, a journal of the…