Orbital Insertion Burn a Success, Webb Arrives at L2

Now that Webb’s primary mirror segments and secondary mirror have been deployed from their launch positions, engineers will begin the sophisticated three-month process of aligning the telescope’s optics to nearly nanometer precision.

Mark Krebs on Energy Efficiency under Biden’s DOE (Part II of IV: EERE Modeling)

Tricks include inflated energy-price forecasts (for the disfavored energy, gas), lowballed maintenance costs for favored appliances (electric), and so on.

Good Housekeeping: Don’t Have Kids, Because Climate Change

Gone are the days when Good Housekeeping just told readers how to make a baby bonnet or decorate a nursery.

Democracy Dies in Dark-Moneyness: Soros Funding Behind Off-Books Congressional “Staff” to Investigate Political Opponents of Climate Agenda

  It represents a test of principle for the Republican congressional minority, “Dark Money” scold Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and any elected congressional Democrats who would like to demonstrate their rhetoric…

EV Recharge Hell for Climate Activist Heidi Harmon

Share the pain of a deep green activist politician who desperately wants to attend a climate change rally, but misses out because of her useless electric vehicle.

New England Will Freeze If Sleepy Joe Gets His Green New Deal

Although natural gas provides nearly half of New England’s electricity, about three quarters of gas consumption goes elsewhere, mainly for residential heating:

Ottawa, Canada is following Germany’s failed climate goals

As the City of Ottawa pursues electrification of it grid from breezes and sunshine, and electrification of all of its vehicles, at any cost, it remains oblivious to the real…

Mark Krebs on Energy Efficiency under Biden’s DOE (Part I of IV: “Deep Decarbonization” Reigns)

The adage “if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu” is alive and well within the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The same…

Terraforming the Northern Sahara Will Save the World

And yes—man would actually have achieved something thought impossible even by most atmospheric scientists—we would have effectively controlled the weather!

European Green Energy Crisis is Crushing Metal, Silicon Production

A quadrupling of EU energy prices is crippling energy intensive industries, but the EU sees this as a reason to invest in more renewables.

Alex Epstein: “It’s time for Larry Fink to come clean about fossil fuels”

Guest “Will the real Larry Fink please stand up?” by David Middleton Remember the old game show, To Tell the Truth? To Tell the TruthSeptember 8, 1969 – September, 1978Produced…

Crossing (or not) the 1.5 and 2.0C Thresholds

The bottom line is that uncertainty in global temperature projections to 2050 is skewed towards lower values, as uncertainty in near term scenarios of emissions is decreasing.

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #488

When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.”― Jonathan Swift

Global Coal Consumption Reaches New Record High In 2021…China, India Consuming Two Thirds

According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Coal 2021 report, coal-fired electricity generation reached an all-time high in 2021, increasing a whopping 9% in 2021.

John Cook: Climate Deniers Falsely Claim Activists are Anti-Freedom

Quoted in a USA Today call for social media censorship, John Cook, who once thought it amusing to self portrait himself as a NAZI officer, is outraged people could believe…

What Solution Do Renewable Energy Advocates Offer For The Problem Of Storage?

So I say to these three commenters: it’s time to step up your game. Don’t just make unsupported assertions that wind and solar are cheaper. Give us a spreadsheet with…

CBS: Climate Change CAUSED the Tonga Volcanic Eruption

Judge for yourself – on the following video, CBS anchor Nate Burleson appears to claim volcanoes are “happening, and becoming more frequent” because of climate change.

A Tale of Two Media Perspectives: New Pristine Reef Discovery a Marvel for Most, A Chance to Promote Unwarranted Climate Alarmism for CNN

Along the way CNN presented half-truths, misleading information, and gross speculation about the threat climate change poses to coral reefs worldwide, in an attempt to say this newly discovered pristine…

Private adaptation to Climate risks: Evidence from the world’s largest mining companies

Private companies have in recent years started to disclose information about their exposure and responses to climate risks.

EDP Spin Extreme Weather Lies

As far as April to September rainfall is concerned, there is no trend whatsoever in East Anglia. Dry summers were just as common in the past:

Climate Claim: Joe Manchin Controls “the fate of the world”

Aussie press demonizing Senator Joe Manchin, the lone Democrat who opposed President Biden’s Build Back Better.

Just what is a ‘resilient’ forest, anyway?

 A shift away from managing for competitive forests and toward eliminating competition could allow the few to thrive and be more resilient.

Global Warming Driven By Pacific Warm Pool, La Nina & ITCZ: An Alternative Climate Change Theory

The video describes how the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool can drive climate change and explains the last 10,000 years of climate change, observed changes that contradicts CO2 theory.

EIA: US Fossil Fuels Production to Reach Record Highs in 2023… The Permian is already there!

Guest “Frac On!” by David Middleton JANUARY 21, 2022EIA expects U.S. fossil fuel production to reach new highs in 2023 After declining in 2020, the combined production of U.S. fossil…