Sea Level Rise Acceleration – An Alternative Hypothesis

Having analysed the NASA Sea Level readings over the last 4 years it has been concluded that the accelerations derived by Nerem et al. are a consequence of the methodology…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #503

Quote of the Week: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself–nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes…

Sea Level: Rise and Fall – Slowing Down to Speed Up

We estimate a quadratic model of climate-driven global mean sea level (GMSL) change based on the satellite altimetry record (1993–2020), including a rigorous assessment of the errors in the quadratic…

Earth Day Protest a Bust

Only the New York Times could use the word “amassed” for a crowd generously described as “several hundred” climate protesters who gathered in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. for an…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #501

“Science is a process for learning about nature in which competing ideas about how the world works are measured against observations.” “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered…

Sinking Cities and Sea Level Rise

“Coastal cities around the globe are sinking by up to several centimeters per year, on average, satellite observations reveal. The one-two punch of subsiding land and rising seas means that…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #500

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.” – Richard Feynman, conclusion to his report on the Challenger disaste

The Battle of the Trucks:  H2 vs. Batteries

“Under pressure to cut emissions, truck manufacturers are choosing between batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. Wagering incorrectly could cost them billions of dollars.”

Extinction’s Yo-Yo  –  The Ivory-billed Woodpecker

“The history of decline of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker is long, complex, and controversial. The last widely accepted sighting of this species in continental North America was 1944. “

NZ helped scrub ‘plant-based’ diets from IPCC climate report

“The most interesting thing about this report is that it shows how clearly the wording that appears in IPCC Summaries for Policy Makers are based on politics and not on…

How Much of the Grid Must Be Upgraded?

The study shows that electricity demand for all-electric homes peaks on winter mornings due to heating, and averages around 3.62 kW per home, or 264% of a mixed-fuel home’s peak…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #499

“When a politician says the debate is over, you can be sure of two things: the debate

Twistin’ with Gallup’s Extreme Weather Poll

“One-Third of Americans Faced Extreme Weather in Recent Years, Survey Finds — Hurricanes and winter weather, such as snow, ice storms and blizzards, were the most common events cited, according…

UK:  “More Nuclear, More Oil, More Gas”

“Britain bets on nuclear power in its plan to boost energy independence.  The government said it aimed to fulfill a quarter of the estimated electricity demand in Britain with nuclear…

Population Bombing

“Japan is ageing so rapidly that if current trends continue, the nation could eventually disappear altogether”, writes Jennifer Sciubba in her data-packed book 8 Billion and Counting.

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #498

“Where the scare goes the money goes” – Larry Bell [H/t Jay Lehr]

Sentinel-6: New International Sea Level Satellite

“The unprecedented accuracy of the sea level measurements provided by this mission ensures not only the continuity of a 30-year data record, but allows improving our understanding of climate change…

2022 Monarch Butterfly Report: A Mystery

The magical marvelous Monarch Butterfly is surging – they are ramping up – populations numbers are skyrocketing!  That is to say, according to Monarch censuses, the numbers of migrating Monarchs…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #495

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

A Cautionary Tale:  Good Idea, Disastrous Results

” 2019, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa promised in his election campaign “to transition the country’s farmers to organic agriculture over a period of 10 years.”

The New Climate Strike – What a Good Idea

““The science-society contract is broken. … We explore three options for the climate change science community. We find that two options are untenable and one is unpalatable. “

IPCC WGII AR6, More Insanity: Small Islands

”The report seems to have been written by the inmates of an insane asylum.   Or maybe by beings from a far distant planet writing about the for-them exo-planet Sol-3 or…

The Decline Effect – Part 2:  How Does This Happen?

What exactly is the decline effect?  Is it the fact that certain scientifically discovered effects decline over time the more they are studied and researched? Almost, but not really. 

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #493

“To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven. The same key opens the gates of hell. And so it is with science.”— Richard P. Feynman.