Cape Town and Dubai battle over Africa’s energy future

None of these energy-rich African nations is eager to submit to IEA demands, which seem to envision only existing OPEC nations as future producers and refiners. This, it appears, is…

Power Grid Operators, Experts And Federal Audit Office Warn Of Blackouts As Coal, Nuclear Get Phased Out

As wildly fluctuating, weather-dependent green energies come increasingly online, German grid operators and the German Federal Audit Office are warning the German government of power blackouts. But the government is…

The Greatest Heat Wave In (US) Northwest History?

The meteorological community is all abuzz about the forecast this weekend: several of the global models are predicting an extraordinarily unusual heatwave this weekend in the Pacific Northwest.

The Most Intense Typhoons

Far from being the most intense, Haiyan is way down the list. There have been twenty four Western pacific typhoons which have been more intense than Haiyan, which is also…

Sentinel-6 Sea Level Rise—A Follow Up

Since the long record differential GPS corrected (for vertical land motion) tide gauges all show about 2.2mm/year and no acceleration, both data products are useless for any SLR climate purpose.

Texas Starts Waking Up To The Issue Of The Full Costs Of “Renewables”

Reposted from The MANHATTAN CONTRARIAN June 20, 2021/ Francis Menton The promoters of the climate scam have a variety of deceptions to get the gullible to accede to their socialist plans.…

Hawaii Renewable Electricity Claims Unsupported by EIA Data, Emissions Unchanged

The political leadership and people of Hawaii understandably want to address the huge dependency of the state on high-cost petroleum for its electricity. But instead of focusing their efforts on…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #459

“It is one thing to impose drastic measures and harsh economic penalties when an environmental problem is clear-cut and severe. It is quite another to do so when the environmental…

Euro Courts Infringing On Freedom Of Science…Climate Science Being Decided By Courts Instead Of By Proof

The Federal Constitutional Court considers itself authorized to decide on scientific questions by judgement instead of by scientific proof, as is usually the case. This might be regarded as a…

New NASA Study Claim: Earth has been trapping heat at an alarming new rate

What bothers me is the alarmist language attached to (1) such a tiny number, and (2) the likelihood that no one will bother to mention the authors attribute part of…

Polar bear habitat update and the progress of breakup on Hudson Bay

From Polar Bear Science Posted on June 17, 2021  At mid-month, there is still an abundance of thick first year ice over much of Hudson Bay, suggesting that – yet again…

Models In Turmoil: Underestimation Of Satellite-Based Cloud-Aerosol Interaction “Hampering Climate Change Projections”

By acting as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), aerosols act as cloud condensation nuclei and thus can alter cloud properties and precipitation. This influences the Earth’s radiation budget and hence climate…

China Puts Economy First, Climate Last

What it tells us is that the environmental lobby in China is toothless, the proverbial paper tiger.

Japan’s Canon Institute For Global Studies (CIGS) Presents New Working Paper On Climate Science Data Inconsistencies

A new working paper has been released, in Japanese – authored by KiryeNet – and it reports that climate change goes well beyond one trace gas running the climate show…

Good news for Australia’s Barrier Reef you’ll likely not hear about in the media

Dr. Peter Ridd writes on his Facebook page: In 2016, there was a major bleaching event in the northern section of the Reef. There were doom headlines around the world…

Several More New Studies Show Drought Is Now Less Common And Severe Than Centuries, Millennia Ago

Scientists continue to publish new drought reconstructions indicating there were far more frequent and severe drought periods in the past several thousand years than anything observed in the modern period.

The Disappointing Nature Of Some Science Writing

By Jim Whiting, MD, FACR It’s very discouraging to find, with some frequency, people with training in science who are willing to subscribe to rather unscientific statements, proposals, and predictions.…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #458

“There are but two ways of forming an opinion in science. One is the scientific method; the other, the scholastic. One can judge from experiment, or one can blindly accept…

Betrayers of the Truth

Accordingly the motto of the oldest scientific institution is Nullius En Verba: Take no one’s word!

Western US Drought Implications

Neither California nor Las Vegas will go dark because of the current drought, which itself provably isn’t attributable to anthropogenic climate change.

How scientists are using drones to lower the risk of catastrophic flooding from large glacial lakes

The research will enhance the reliability of predictive models to identify potential glacial lake flood hazards. It will also identify areas where remediation work, such as the building of additional…

Polar bear habitat in Canada at the first week of June sees widening of critical polynyas

Winds primarily cause the apparent sea ice ‘breakup’ in late spring through the widening of persistent polynyas and shore leads. This year the development of critical open water areas in…

Contribution Of Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions To Changes In Atmospheric Concentrations

There is no question that anthropogenic CO2 is being absorbed in the atmosphere. However, there is no obvious evidence to support the claim that it is totally responsible for the…

Memory Holes Are Greatly Improved

By Sam Kazman Originally published in Real Clear Energy on June 8, 2021, https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2021/06/08/memory_holes_are_greatly_improved_780440.html Memory holes are much more energy efficient today. And much less polluting. When George Orwell first…