An Assessment of the 4th National Climate Assessment

By Andy May The U.S. Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) Volume II is out and generating a lot of discussion. Volume II, Impacts Risks and Adaptation in the United States to climate…

Why this new meme on social media is not just wrong, but belittling

By Donna Laframboise, from her Facebook page This photo is making the rounds at the moment. People I love and admire have posted it. Good people. Kind people. So I’m going…

Failed Oregon Solar Equipment Plant Leaves Behind Millions in Taxpayer Losses

From The Heartland Institute November 26, 2018 By Bonner R. Cohen A multi-year effort by federal, state, and local agencies to prop up an Oregon solar-panel manufacturer has ended in…

Earth Is Sucking Down Way More Water Than We Thought, And No One’s Sure Where It’s Going

From Science Alert WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS 25 NOV 2018 Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth…

“Green v black: Power struggle across Asean”

By Tilak K Doshi (https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/power-struggle ) Once again, the outlook through 2040 for rapid coal power capacity growth in Southeast Asia, next only to India in incremental global capacity (https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/11/15/iea-global-coal-demand-bounced-back-in-2017/…

Cartoons by Josh Calendar 2019

Josh writes: It’s here! I now have the beautifully printed Cartoons by Josh Calendar 2019 – a great Christmas present for yourself, for your nearest and dearest or for that…

Having Fun With the Fourth National Climate Assessment Report

Guest context by David Middleton The headlines… What’s actually in the report Volume I of NCA4 (Climate Science Special Report) features this nifty image of projected global temperatures (°F) for several…

UN Climate Report Recommends Taxing Carbon and Discouraging Agriculture

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon – The latest UN Emissions Gap Report provides psychological advice for defeating political opposition to carbon pricing, and suggests discouraging farming…

Seaweed could make cows burp less methane and cut their carbon hoofprint

From MIT Technology Review   Sustainable Energy Seaweed could make cows burp less methane and cut their carbon hoofprint A diet supplemented with red algae could lessen the huge amounts…

Is Kids Climate Case Coming to an End?

From The Volokh Conspiracy The “trial of the century” may not happen after all. Jonathan H. Adler|Nov. 26, 2018 6:09 pm On the eve of Thanksgiving, a federal district court…

Extreme heat increasing in both summer and winter

From Eurekalert Public Release: 26-Nov-2018 American Geophysical Union IMAGE: Soybeans show the effect of the Texas drought near Navasota, TX on Aug. 21, 2013. Credit: USDA WASHINGTON, DC –A new study shows…