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This New Battery is a Game Changer

Lighter Cheaper More Powerful Battery Changes Renewable Economics Guest essay by Roger E. Sowell, Esq. Marina del Rey, California It is not often on SLB that I use the phrase “game-changer.”  Most things progress, if they progress at all, in small increments.  This time, though, is one of those that deserves the phrase game-changer. The innovation…

The Guardian: Climategate was ‘a game changer’

Despite regular attempts by head in the sand AGW cheerleaders to make it go away, Climategate continues to affect the path of climate science. This endorsement of the Climategate effect comes from a most unlikely source, The Guardian’s Fred Pearce, who also writes for The New Scientist. Most telling about all of the investigations so…

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R). Liftoff was at 6:42 p.m. EST.

State of the art weather satellite launched over the weekend promises huge gains in many areas

NOAA’s GOES-R satellite launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida this weekend at 6;42pm on November 19, 2016. Click here to read more about the launch of GOES-R. But what’s next for the nation’s most advanced weather satellite to-date? The GOES-R team has confirmed satellite communication and power. Over the next several days, team members…

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$2 Billion Volkswagen Electric Car Investment Squabble

Guest essay by Eric Worrall As part of a legal settlement for last year’s Volkswagen emission test scandal, Volkswagen agreed to invest two billion dollars in US electric car infrastructure. The only problem is, nobody told Volkswagen exactly how to spend the money. Electric car charging station companies issue warning over VW settlement Electric vehicle…

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The Economic Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Image licensed from Shutterstock Guest essay by Ken Gregory Energy Balance Climate Sensitivity The most important parameter in determining the economic impact of climate change is the sensitivity of the climate to greenhouse gas emissions. Climatologist Nicholas Lewis used an energy balance method to estimate the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS) best estimate at 1.45 °C…

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Lagarde: The new Green International Monetary Fund

Guest essay by Eric Worrall In 1944, the International Monetary Fund was created by world leaders, reeling from the devastation of war and depression, to try to maintain global financial stability – to try to avoid a repeat of the mistakes which led to the Great Depression. But Christine Lagarde, the current head of the…

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Asia’s coal power climate joke

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Mother Jones is celebrating that China has just committed $3.1 billion to help poor countries fight climate change. Mother Jones cautiously states they don’t know what China means by this statement. My guess is they know very well what China probably means – but they don’t want to detract from…

Al Gore dupes 9000 people in Hawaii, insults the rest

The story below is from from Honolulu Civil Beat, who covered a political rally on April 15th by Gore to 9000 people in Honolulu’s Stan Sheriff Center. It is a 12,500 seat sports auditorium where his voice was amplified by, his slideshow enabled with, and his persona illuminated by and made comfortable with air-conditioning, all…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-08-10 (August 10, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: If you put feedback into a computer model, you can prove anything. John Brignell, Number Watch ################################################### Number of the Week: 207 ################################################### THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice…

Stoat – unhinged

William Connolley, aka the wiki warrior of climate, runs a blog called “Stoat” under the National Geographic brand. In his latest episode rant, he is complaining about his personal perception of Dr. Judith Curry’s professionalism regarding her ocean acidification discussion. Is is just me, or does professionalism and f-bombs not go together? Sheesh. Here is…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup – The Right Climate Stuff

The Week That Was: 2013-04-20 (April 20, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.—Werner Karl Heisenberg [H/t TRCS Research Team] ################################################### Number of the Week: 18 to 1 ###################################################…

Modeling future CO2 sequestration

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection According to the analysis, carbon dioxide removal could be used under certain requirements to alleviate the most costly components of mitigation, but it would not replace the bulk of actual emissions reductions. “Carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. T.S. Eliot – The Hollow Men, 1925 ################################################### Number of…

Global Warming: Science or Politics?

Here is a good example of a warmist really wanting to push social control and using global warming as the excuse. Story submitted by John Kehr The Inconvenient Skeptic I will gladly discuss the science of global warming with anyone. Interestingly enough there is a strong desire to avoid discussing the science from many warmists…

Scripps paper: Ocean acidification fears overhyped

Reposted from Jo Nova, who did such a good job I decided there wasn’t any way I could improve on it, except to add the map at right. This needed the wide attention WUWT brings. Scripps blockbuster: Ocean acidification happens all the time — naturally There goes another scare campaign. Until recently we had very…

A note about boundaries

See UPDATE below. Thanks Tamino This is a personal note. I’m not accepting comments. Today my life and my office was disrupted by the unannounced and uninvited presence of a person who seems to be convinced that I’m in the employ of “big oil” (I’m not) and that my opinions and the opinions of others…

New ground truth: soil microbe negative feedback

This could be a game changer. From the University of California, Irvine press release, a finding that suggests soil microbes have a negative feedback with temperature increase. This has broad implications for the amount of CO2 emitted estimated in climate models. It had been assumed that as temperature increased, microbes and fungii would increase their…