Watts Available

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I ponder curious things. I got to thinking about available solar energy. That’s the amount of solar energy that remains after reflection losses.  Just under a third (~ 30%) of the incoming sunshine is reflected back into space by a combination of the clouds, the aerosols in the atmosphere, and…

Cooling The Hothouse

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that a new study has been hyped with the headline: Earth barreling toward ‘Hothouse’ state not seen in 50 million years,epic new climate record shows I’ll spare you a link to the miscreants in question, it’s the usual alarmism. Here’s a sample. “Now, in a new study published…

49 NASA Scientists Tell The Truth

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Next time someone tells you that scientists all support the “dangerous climate change from CO2” hypothesis, point out to them that forty-nine former NASA scientists have written an open letter to NASA pointing out that NASA is hyping unsubstantiated and unverified claims about climate … posted without further comment. w.…

The Climate of Scott Adams

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach At 73, I’m now in what I call my “late youth”. As a confirmed wanderer, I’ve seen a bit of the world, and I’ve read and studied extensively about our life here on this most lovely planet. As a result of my wide experience, I don’t often come across a…

CDC Insights

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The recent CDC update contains some interesting insights. The big news being discussed is the following statement: Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For…

The Real Cost Of Lockdowns

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I put up a post calling for the end of the American lockdowns some five months ago, on March 21st, a week after the first lockdowns here in California. In that post I made three predictions: massive economic loss, increased deaths, and young men causing trouble in the streets, viz:…

In CAISO Emergency Break Glass

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Here in the United California Socialist Republic, we have an insane bunch of laws about electricity. Number one among them is a “Renewables Mandate” that requires the local utility, Pacific Gas and Electric (PGE) to purchase a huge amount of expensive, unreliable solar, wind, and other renewable energy. So of…

Undeniable Truths

Out in the webiverse someone asked me “Willis… do you consider yourself a denialist?” Mmmm … an excellent question, with an answer which likely won’t go the direction that they think. First, the term “climate denier”, or in this incarnation “denialist”, was specifically chosen for its overtones of “Holocaust denier”. It is used as a…

Modern Ancient Temperatures

OK, no need to torture me, I confess it—I’m a data junkie. And when I see a new (to me at least) high-resolution dataset, my knees get weak. Case in point? The temperature dataset of the Colle Gnifetti ice core. It has a two-year resolution thanks to some new techniques. Better, it stretches clear back…