The AI Morality Push Which Might Make Climate Change Compliance Compulsory

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If AI researchers get their way, in the near future we may no longer have the option of straying even slightly outside the politically correct mandates of our national leaders. Alexa, call the police! Smart assistants should come with a ‘moral AI’ to decide whether to report their owners for…

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Sunspots: Labitzke Meets Bonferroni

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a previous thread here on WUWT, a commenter said that the sunspot-related variations in solar output were shown by Labitzke et al. to affect the stratospheric temperature over the North Pole, viz: Karin Labitzke cracked that nut. She was the first one to find a correlation between not one…

Wildfires Caused By Bad Environmental Policy Are Causing California Forests To Be Net CO2 Emitters

Guest essay by Chuck DeVore In the past two years, wildfires scorched 2.9 million acres in California, including five of the state’s 20 deadliest fires killing 131 people. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown grimly warned that because of man-made climate change, these destructive wildfires are the “new abnormal” that threaten “our whole way of life.” Newly elected…

Felon arrested after pursuit when stolen Tesla batteries die

Reader Warren E writes: The headline says it all. Stole a Tesla. High speed chase. Battery died. Thief apprehended. An ultimate range anxiety story. From The Riverside County News Source February 21, 2019 Trevor Montgomery 2 comments RIVERSIDE — A probationer who led Riverside police officers on a dangerous, high-speed pursuit in a luxury electric…

Pushback – Trump’s Climate Red Team Forms

White House committee to reassess climate science conclusions: report BY MICHAEL BURKE The Trump administration is planning to create an ad hoc group of federal scientists to reassess and counter the government’s conclusions on climate change, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The National Security Council (NSC) initiative would feature scientists who challenge the seriousness of climate…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #349

The Week That Was: 2019-02-23 (February 23, 2019) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “Don’t pay attention to ‘authorities,’ think for yourself.’” – Richard Feynman, “The Quotable Feynman” Number of the Week: Not €1.57 billion, but closer to €7 billion THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala,…