NOT a Game Changer

By Rud Istvan ctm asked what I thought about the 7/31/2019 Forbes article by James Conca headed, “Net Zero Natural Gas Plant Game Changer.” My quick answer after reading the…

Space Race Game Changer? Chinese Space Elevator Breakthrough

Guest essay by Eric Worrall South China Morning Post has published a claim that Chinese researchers have successfully synthesised a sample of a carbon nanotube material so strong it could…

Game Changer: Huge Alaskan Oil Find

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Oilprice.com has announced discovery of 1.2 billion barrels of oil on Alaska’s North Slope, which they expect will revitalise Alaska’s oil industry. Huge Oil Find…

The Game Changer: HuffPost Embraces Nuclear Power

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Huffpost has published a very supportive post, about New York State embracing nuclear power as an equal player in the low carbon energy game. The…

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.”…

'Game changer' – Antarctic melt due to warm water, not air temperature

From the University of California – Irvine  something that pretty well makes Steig et al 2009 even more irrelevant, since in that paper they did a survey of air temperatures…

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…

NPR: President Biden Paused his Climate Promises Because of Ukraine

Still covering for Joe; According to NPR, the USA owes billions of dollars climate reparations to the developing world, but those pledges have been put on hold because of the…

How Satellite Maps Help Prevent Another ‘Great Grain Robbery’

“As long as you know when the crop was put in the ground, roughly, you can now estimate with a good degree of accuracy when the crop enters the key…

Ohio Eviscerates Preferred Siting, Accelerated Permission for Wind/Solar Developers (communities win!)

For a wind industry that has been overriding, even bull dozing, unwilling host communities, this new legal framework will be a significant brake. Some say, it is a death knell…

Supernovae twins open up new possibilities for precision cosmology

Cosmologists have found a way to double the accuracy of measuring distances to supernova explosions – one of their tried-and-true tools for studying the mysterious dark energy that is making…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #452

“We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements . . . profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands…

Companies announce world’s first CO2-free gas plants

Unlike at a conventional natural gas plant, the energy startup’s technology burns natural gas with pure oxygen, instead of the air, only producing carbon dioxide and water as byproducts. Most…

Scientific Survey Shows Voters Across the Political Spectrum Are Ideologically Deluded

The survey, commissioned by Just Facts, reveals that the vast bulk of voters have embraced false and harmful dogmas that accord with their political views. This is a typical consequence…

New NightShine Solar Panels “Game-Changers” In Fight Against Climate Change!

“Hitherto, daily and seasonal intermittency has been a killer for solar panels,” says Rickard Pierrot of TIC, one of the team behind the invention. “Only an idiot would make solar…

End of Rain? Guardian Blames NSW Flooding on Climate Change

15 years after former Aussie Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery claimed rainfall would not fill our dams, the Guardian asks whether ongoing severe New South Wales flooding is due to climate…

NASA’s Juno Reveals Dark Origins of One of Jupiter’s Grand Light Shows

Researchers found dawn storms are born on the nightside of the gas giant. As the planet rotates, the soon-to-be dawn storm rotates with it into the dayside, where these complex…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #435

“Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.” – Alexander Hamilton

Coral recovery during a prolonged heatwave offers new hope

University of Victoria biologists have discovered how some corals managed to survive a globally unprecedented heatwave, in a first-ever study that provides new hope for the long-term survival of coral…

Hypothesis: Restrictions on Hydroxychloroquine Contribute to the COVID-19 Cases Surge

Although Hydroxychloroquine remains an approved drug and doctors can still prescribe it off-label, the FDA’s and NIH’s opinions have significant influence. State governments and medical boards adhere to the FDA…

Indigenous Coal Power Entrepreneurs Frustrated by Broken Promises and Lack of Support

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Chris Hanley; The Scott Morrison government promised millions of dollars for a feasibility study for an Australian Aboriginal initiative to build a new coal…

SEA LEVEL: Rise and Fall – Part 5: Bending the Trend

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 9 February 2020 USA Today shouts: “Rise in sea levels is accelerating along U.S. coasts, report warns”.   Many other media outlets have repeated the…

Greenland Ice Core CO2 Concentrations Deserve Reconsideration

Guest post by Renee Hannon IntroductionIce cores datasets are important tools when reconstructing Earth’s paleoclimate. Antarctic ice core data are routinely used as proxies for past CO2 concentrations. This is…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #370

The Week That Was: 2019-08-03 (August 3, 2019) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “Do you know what we call…