In hot pursuit of dinosaurs: Tracking extinct species on ancient Earth via biogeography

University of Tokyo One researcher at the University of Tokyo is in hot pursuit of dinosaurs, tracking extinct species around ancient Earth. Identifying the movements of extinct species from millions of years ago can provide insights into ancient migration routes, interaction between species, and the movement of continents. “If we find fossils on different continents…

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Divestment Goes Full-Billy Madison

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton This post employs Billy Madison as a euphemism. Fossil fuel divestment is, by definition, Billy Madisoned. It is a concerted effort hold back or slow down fossil fuel production by cutting off access to capital. Fossil fuel divestment is “a really futile and stupid gesture”. An investment can only be…

Inherent unreliable renewables dictate GND “100% renewable electricity” mandate yields unavoidable GHG emissions

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The Green New Deal (GND) and California’s SB 100 are both draconian and completely unrealistic pipe dreams that politically mandate “100% renewable electricity” for the U.S. and California respectively. A new 117 page study from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has determined that these politically contrived schemes of “100% renewable…

The decline of Weather Dependent Renewables in Europe: 2008 – 2018

Reposted from edmhdotme Introduction The EurObserv’ER organisation publishes data annually on all types of EU28 Renewable installations and their productivity.  EurObser’ER is backed by the EU and promotes the transition to Renewables.  Their report for Solar power in 2019 here is a typical example of their annual data output for each technology. Photovoltaic barometer 2019…