NOAA predicts a near-normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane season

“The upcoming Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be less active than recent years, due to competing factors — some that suppress storm development and some that fuel it —…

BOOK REVIEW:  Climate Uncertainty and Risk – Rethinking Our Response

This is one book that is far different, with a difference that is important. It has been written by a real climate scientist.

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #552

“Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.” – W. Edwards Deming

Community Choice Aggregation   

CCAs are an attractive option for communities that want more local control over their electricity sources, more green power than is offered by the default utility, and/or lower electricity prices.

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #551

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” ― Benjamin Frankli

The Case of the Missing Climate Crisis:  Greek Edition

“Given the European declaration of climate emergency, along with the establishment of a ministry of climate crisis in Greece, this dataset was also investigated from a climatic perspective using the…

Rest in Peace:  Gordon Lightfoot — Canadian Folk Icon

Gordon Lightfoot – how can we say enough good things about the living breathing force of humanity that was Gordon Lightfoot? 

30 Years of Measuring and Analysing Sea Levels using Satellites

The release of the Sea Level Data up to Jan 2023 marks 30 years of satellite measurements using the quartet of satellites Topex and Jason 1, 2 and 3. It…

California: from Mega-Drought to “The Big Melt”

The plentiful rain that fell in California through the last few months have ended California’s long-term drought for now, but has also left the mountains covered in snow, tens of…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #550

“If we could create the universe from scratch, we’d all make sure that no one ever suffered misfortunes or disadvantages. The problem is that we don’t get to create the…

Alan Longhurst’s “Doubt and Certainty in Climate Science”

Unless you have already spent a lifetime studying the complex, complicated and chaotic subjects that comprise climate science, you stand to learn more from this book than from any other…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #546

The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda

The Great Salt Lake — Losing Its Greatness?

For 13,000 years, the lake has existed with no outlet to the sea, her large deposits of salt left behind through evaporation. Lately, evaporation from heat and drought accelerated by…

How Human Disruptions Impact Global GDP

“Many economists are interested in understanding what the literature says about the cost of “non-climate” and “climate” related human disruptions.

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #545

No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles.

Greta Thunberg:  Doctor of Theology

Opinion by Kip Hansen — 24 March 2023 [This is an Opinion piece – an OpEd – it is solely the opinion of the author, Kip Hansen, and does not…

Help Save the Planet:  Eat Lentils

When it comes to combating climate change, the lentil may be the perfect legume. They’re also, as the caviar mention implies, delicious

Book Review: A Tale of Two Climates

“A Tale of Two Climates” is suitable for use as a “coffee table book”. Leave it around for visitors to pick up and leaf through…almost every page has a graphic…

Best Extinction Prevention Plan?  Quit Killing Them

An example of Killing to Extinction is the near-miss demise of the Northern elephant seal of California. If you haven’t seen a male elephant seal the wild, you have really…

E.P.A. Tells States:  Clean Up Your Smokestacks

“The Biden administration is strengthening the ‘Good Neighbor’ rule, to cut pollution from power plants and factories in the West and Midwest that wafts east.”

Power Transformer Shortage is Wreaking Havoc in the U.S.

DOE and Commerce also warned that transformer supply is a national security issue — even without the added pressure of a clean energy transition.”

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #543

The Week That Was: 2023-03-11 (March 11, 2023Brought to You by SEPP ( Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “So I hope you can accept Nature as…

Historic New Oceans Treaty?

“After two decades of planning and talks that culminated in a grueling race over the past few days in New York, a significant majority of nations agreed on language for…

Are Butterflies Wildlife?

“A legal quirk leaves officials in at least a dozen states with little or no authority to protect insects. That’s a growing problem for humans.”

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