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Dash for Gas: “Green” South Australian Government Throws in the Towel on Renewables

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The South Australian Government, the world’s green energy crash test dummy, appears to have thrown in the towel. In the wake of economically damaging outages and vigorous complaints from major employers, the South Australian government are now attempting to reassure industry and domestic users that there is sufficient fossil fuel…

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Unscientific Americans

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Our betters at the so-called “Scientific” American magazine have decided to lecture us unscientific Americans on what is real science. The occasion was a retweet by Representative Lamar Smith of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee of a link to an article entitled “Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate…

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Another phony L A Times Florida sea level rise acceleration article

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The L A Times seems to be addicted to publishing scientifically unsupported  climate alarmist articles regarding supposed sea level rise acceleration in Florida. Just last September the Times published an article on this same topic which was exposed as nothing but climate alarmist propaganda (https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/09/19/l-a-times-climate-science-denial-article-instead-shows-the-times-clearly-denying-well-established-climate-science/). This most recent Times article…

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Rolling back environmental progress?

Having achieved major goals, US should refocus EPA and other environmental agencies Guest essay by Paul Driessen Donald Trump plans to “roll back progress” on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on one’s definition of “progress.” These interest groups define “progress” as ever-expanding laws, regulations,…

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Cold Kills: The coldest decade of the millennium

From the EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION and the “cold kills, so why all the whining about warming?” department. How the cold 1430s led to famine and disease While searching through historical archives to find out more about the 15th-century climate of what is now Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, Chantal Camenisch noticed something odd.…

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More South Australian Grid Instability: “No Way Renewable Energy can be Blamed”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – Major employers are getting fed up, as South Australia, rapidly becoming the world’s renewable energy crash test dummy, has again experienced a costly unscheduled blackout. BHP issues jobs warning after another SA blackout South Australia’s electricity system separated from the national power grid overnight, prompting a stern…

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The Ninth First Climate Refugees

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [see update] Well, the claims of the “first climate refugees” are coming up again. I think we’re up to the ninth first climate refugees, it’s hard to keep track. In any case, I came across this: International leaders gathering in Paris to address global warming face increasing pressure to tackle…

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Atlantic Hurricane season ends slightly above normal in count, but with major hurricane drought intact

NOAA: First above-normal Atlantic hurricane season since 2012 produced five landfalling U.S. storms As the Atlantic, eastern Pacific and central Pacific 2016 hurricane seasons end today, NOAA scientists said that all three regions saw above-normal seasons. For the Atlantic, this was the first above-normal season since 2012. The Atlantic saw 15 named storms during 2016,…

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Life before oxygen

From the UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Ancient rocks hold evidence for life before oxygen Somewhere between Earth’s creation and where we are today, scientists have demonstrated that some early life forms existed just fine without any oxygen. While researchers proclaim the first half of our 4.5 billion-year-old planet’s life as an important time for the development and…

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The EPA Caves on Coal?

EPA to Withdraw Coal Killing Clean Air Act Requirements WUWT reader Greg Staff writes: It looks like the EPA is seeing the writing on the wall. The scuttlebut here is Houston is that this is a “face saving” maneuver, to avoid having to submit to the next administration. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it…

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The Politicization of Climate Science Is NOT a Recent Phenomenon

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale There’s lots of yacking around the blogosphere and mainstream media about President-elect Donald Trump politicizing climate science. But it’s nothing new. Climate science became a tool for pushing political agendas almost 3 decades ago. In 1988, the United Nations, a political body, founded the global-warming-report-writing entity called the Intergovernmental Panel…

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Steepest drop in global temperature on record

Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures suggesting rise may not be down to man-made emissions Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C Comes amid mounting evidence run of record temperatures about to end The fall, revealed by Nasa satellites, has been caused by the end…

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Record heat despite a cold sun

By Sebastian Luening, Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt Introduction On 14th November 2016 Stefan Rahmstorf (“stefan”) of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) published on the climate blog Realclimate an article entitled „Record heat despite a cold sun”. In this article he discusses a temperature prognosis which we first published 2012 in the…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #250

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Obsolete Science? Writing in Cosmos, Mason Inman has an article on M. King Hubbert, the eminent geologist who spent most of his career with Shell Oil. Unfortunately, Hubbert is best known…

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Five stages of climate grief

President Trump could help – and force climate alarmists to answer questions they’ve ignored Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Ever since the elections, our media, schools, workplaces and houses of worship have presented stories showcasing the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Liberal-progressive snowflakes are wallowing in denial, anger and depression. They…

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Gravity Light: Our Renewable Energy Future

Guest essay by Eric Worrall What could be better for providing light in a poor country with no electricity than a cheap kerosene lamp? A group of renewable entrepreneurs think they have found the answer – meet Gravity Light, a third world LED lighting system powered by lifting a bag containing 12Kg (27lb) of rocks…

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The Bray (Hallstatt) Cycle

Guest essay by Andy May and Javier The evidence for a persistent irregular climate cycle with a period of 2400 ±200 years is strong. There is compelling evidence of a solar cycle of about the same length and phase; suggesting that the solar cycle might be causing the climate cycle. We will present a summary…

President John F. Kennedy in his historic message to a joint session of the Congress, on May 25, 1961 declared, "...I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."

Trump Crackdown on “Politicized Science”: NASA Climate Division to be Stripped of Funding

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Bob Walker, senior campaign adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, has re-affirmed Trump’s commitment to NASA focussing on space exploration, by stating that NASA’s Earth Science Division would be stripped of funding as part of a Trump crackdown on “Politicized Science”. Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized…

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Trump on the Paris Climate Agreement: “I’m looking at it very closely”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate advocates are hanging their hopes on President-elect Trump’s alleged softening on the Paris climate agreement, and Trump’s admission that he thinks humans contribute to climate change. Donald Trump Seems to Retreat on Some Promises President-elect Donald J. Trump on Tuesday tempered some of his most extreme campaign promises, dropping…

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Climate and Popular Revolution

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball My major research interest in climatology is historical climate, but particularly the impact of climate and climate change on human history and the human condition. Climatology was always part of geography because it studies the climate of a region and the change over time. This was subsumed by the growth…