Global Ice Story: What they don’t tell you

The Arctic includes the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Iceland, and part of Siberia and northern Alaska. Because of the absence of any land mass in the Arctic Ocean, most of area…

Endangered Cloud Forests, Clouds and Climate Change

Demagogues trumpet ecosystems are collapsing and allude to scientific assessments. For example, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed the Gnarled Mossy Cloud Forest as “critically endangered”.…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #439

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by a majority.” – Booker T. Washington

Overview: ‘Ocean Acidification’

And then there is this new pteropod nonsense, deliberately ignoring the large difference that sea water temperature makes to their metabolism and hence shell formation. Even though the issue was…

Rare earths first? Or last?

Biden’s Green New Deal won’t work without mining, especially for rare earth elementsDuggan Flanakin As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reins of government and launch their program to…

Sensible, sustainable nuclear power for Africa

Nuclear is most certainly a source of sustainable clean energy. At least seven African countries have signed agreements with Russian nuclear company Rosatom to develop nuclear capabilities. Small Modular Reactors…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #438

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.”. – Richard Feynman in the Challenger Report.

Resources for the Future Changing Attitudes Bait and Switch

I want to know how much the price increase affects the price of transportation fuel, residential natural gas, or electricity. The RFF results claim people in the United States are…

The Eukaryotic Nucleus May Derive from a Giant Virus

This post reports on an unpaywalled paper in the journal “Virus Research” from November last year, offering support for this Viral Eukaryogenesis hypothesis.

Betting Against Collapsing Ocean Ecosystems

In summer 2020, the media hyped various versions of “Tropical Oceans Headed For Collapse Within The Next 10 Years”. One outlet warned, “Global warming is about to tear big holes…

A new Pause?

At long last, following the warming effect of the El Niño of 2016, there are signs of a reasonably significant La Niña, which may well usher in another Pause in…

A Response To “A CO2 Oddity”

By Joe Bastardi I see that Willis has referenced an idea I posed on a blog from another source so I wanted to make sure for WUWT I am clear.…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #437

“Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century.” – UN World Health Organization (WHO) (2018) [H/t Climate Etc.]

To Promote Climate Alarm, Good News Is Regularly Portrayed as a Disaster

Guest essay by —     H. Sterling Burnett Dishonesty has seemingly become the hallmark of reporting on climate research. In 2020, the dishonesty reached new heights as multiple studies which actually presented…

Preventing Ecosystem Collapse 3: Seagrass

The good news is most of the human factors that have reduced seagrass meadows can be and are being remedied. Furthermore, rising levels of carbon dioxide will benefit their growth…

Wind and solar are losing ground to gas

What is amusing is that gas-fired power generation, a fossil fuel with no subsidy, is still growing faster than wind and solar. Far from taking over, wind and solar are…

China recolonizes Africa

Harvard University China specialist Edward Cunningham says China is building, planning or financing more than 300 coal plants, in places as widespread as Turkey, Egypt, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the…

New York can’t buy its way out of blackouts

All of this battery backup hype is a scam, and not just in New York either. The papers are full of this con, from coast to coast. The utilities know…

Weekly Climate And Energy News Roundup #436

“What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”― Mark Twain [H/t Ron Clutz]

Battery Basics for Climate Warriors

There are basically only three non-kinetic electrical storage mechanisms: electrochemical, pseudocapacitive, and capacitive. We deliberately exclude indirectly kinetic pumped hydro, for which there are two big expansion problems: insufficient remaining…

Nuking the anti-nuke crowd

How has the Trump Administration fared in meeting the multiple challenges that have slowed the growth of nuclear energy in the U.S. to a near-halt? And what are the prospects…

Preventing Ecosystem Collapse: Caribbean Coral Reefs

Media headlines have been promoting unrealistic fears of ecosystem collapse due to climate change. Such fears get supported when the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) designates some…

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

Climate change: Have countries kept their promises?

When you are sea-sick, always remember to go to the leeward (downwind) side of the boat, so that you don’t get your own back. The UK and EU have made…