On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

Bacteria on nanowires convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to organic building blocks University of California – Berkeley If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to…

Obama Ties the Covid-19 Pandemic to Trump’s Rollback of His Climate Change Initiatives

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Shameless attempt by former President Obama to score political points from the misery of ordinary Americans. The article referenced by President Obama’s tweet was about…

Darwin Award Candidate: DIY Coronavirus Magnet Device Goes Horribly Wrong

Guest essay by Eric Worrall An Astrophysicist trying to find a means of helping us avoid touching our faces during the Coronavirus epidemic suffered an embarrassing mishap when his rare…

Futile Fussings – a history of graphical failure from cattle to #coronavirus

Guest Post by Kevin Kilty No planning is likely possible without calculations of what the future may hold, but such calculations are fraught with uncertainty when they also involve exponential…

The UAH Global Temperature Dataset at 30 Years: A Look Back at the Early Days

Reposted from Dr. Roy Spencer’s Blog March 30th, 2020 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Today (Monday, March 30) is the 30th anniversary of our publication in Science describing the…

Al Jazeera: “climate action should be central to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Al Jazeera, the solution to the Corona Virus pandemic is “planned degrowth” and more government funding of renewables. The coronavirus outbreak is part…

Svalbard finds tranquilizing & removing problem polar bears comes with risks to bears

From Polar Bear Science Posted on March 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Svalbard finds tranquilizing & removing problem polar bears comes with risks to bears In Svalbard, Norway, it…

Unintended Consequences? Polio and COVID 19

Guest post by Jim Steele, We must consider the unintended medical consequences of societal lockdowns hoping to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Unintended consequences are exemplified by past polio…

Monday Mirthiness – double feature.

There’s a relatively famous cartoon about climate that gets used on social media a lot, drawn by Joel Pett. You’ll likely recognize it. Josh has given it a “treatment”: In…

Civil Rights Leaders Rail Against Enviro Activists, Say Natural Gas Benefits Black Communities

From The Daily Caller Chris White Tech Reporter March 30, 2020 11:47 AM ET Civil rights leaders are criticizing a common talking point among environmentalist activists who say hydraulic fracking…

A frank open letter from an emergency room doctor on #COVID-19 – The “surge” is coming

This letter from our local hospital ER doc has been circulating on social media in my town. It is applicable for anyone, anywhere, to read and heed. Note “the surge”…

COVID-19 Deaths in Europe: Excess Mortality is – DOWN?

Reposted from Dr. Roy Spencer’s website March 29th, 2020 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Given the global hysteria over the spread COVID-19, you might be excused if you are…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup # 404

The Week That Was: 2020-03-28 (March 28, 2020) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “The first principle is that you…

In Earth’s largest extinction, land animal die-offs began long before marine extinction

New dates for fossils indicate land animal turnover extended for hundreds of thousands of years University of California – Berkeley The mass extinction at the end of the Permian Peri…

Saturday was Earth Hour

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Social distancing greens worried about whether they should switch off Cable TV or their Internet devices for an hour. Climate Change: Switch Off Or Save?…

Fight the virus, not carbon

Often obsessive focus on climate wastes scarce money and distracts from real health crisis Paul Driessen and David Wojick The many trillions of dollars proposed to be spent under dubious…

Dutch Cabinet Postpones New Climate Measures because of Virus

Guest opinion by Wim Röst Introduction The Dutch government has been in the forefront for ‘Climate Action’. But a remarkable switch in policy has been caused by the economic reality…

Bloomberg: “Professor Sees Climate Mayhem Lurking Behind Covid-19 Outbreak”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall More frantic efforts by climate alarmists to leverage public concern about the Chinese Coronavirus. Professor Sees Climate Mayhem Lurking Behind Covid-19 Outbreak By Saijel Kishan 28…

National Geographic: “Why we won’t avoid a climate catastrophe”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert thinks a climate catastrophe is inevitable, but seems even more worried that through technology and genetic engineering humans will find a way…

Food Prices and Ethanol Mandates

By Andy May This post is a follow up to my previous post on biofuels, here we discuss the impact of biofuels on food prices in more detail. Ethanol has…

Why the recently discovered Hiawatha Crater in Greenland is not the Younger Dryas impact.

Guest “geology lesson” by David Middleton Fire from the SkyResearchers find evidence of a cosmic impact that caused destruction of one of the world’s earliest human settlementsBy Sonia FernandezFriday, March…

US States Ditching Reusable Plastic Bag Incentives, to Reduce Covid-19 Contamination Risk

Guest essay by Eric Worrall At least one green initiative is facing the chop, as states and retailers worried about Covid-19 re-embrace the hygiene of single use plastic shopping bags.…

Increased indoor humidity may decrease #Coronavirus #COVID-19 transmission

Note: The suggestions in this guest essay may or may not be useful in your personal situation. It is provided here for review and discussion. There is some supporting evidence…

Interest in #EarthHour2020 being beaten by #Caturday and WUWT.

Tonight is EarthHour2020. Does anybody give a frick about it? Apparently not when it’s being beaten by silly pictures of cats on Twitter Tonight at 8:30PM your local time, you’ll…