Water Behaving Badly

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Those who know me are aware that I’m a tropical boy, a hopeless addict of warm blue seas and coconut-laden islands with white sand beaches. Here’s where I used to live and work, Liapari Island in the Solomon Islands. That is how I like my water to behave, soft, warm,…

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Explaining Wind Turbine Lethality

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For reasons that will soon be evident, the comments on my previous wind turbine post reminded me of a long-ago sunset dinner with my gorgeous ex-fiancée on the verandah of a lovely treetop restaurant on Pohnpei island in the tropical Pacific. The only “fly in the ointment”, as is often…

Paying Much More For Much Less

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an interesting and authoritative new [commenters pointed out it’s from 2012, I can’t find any newer research] study on the lifespan of those ugly bird-and-bat-choppers yclept “wind turbines”. It’s called “The Performance of Wind Turbines in the United Kingdom and Denmark“. Here’s the Executive Summary, all emphasis is mine:…

Inside The Sausage Factory

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an old saying that “Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see either one being made” … and I fear the same is true for far too much of what passes for climate “science” these days. However, ignoring such wise advice, I’ve taken another look under the hood…

Visibility and Invisibility

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I thought I’d take a more detailed look at the claims of the recent paper entitled “Discrepancies in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians.”. The paper is discussed here on WUWT. I’m number 148 out of 386 on their list of contrarians, based on how…

A Green And Pleasant Land

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach (see update at the end) In England there was a recent partial collapse of the Whaley Bridge Dam. Of course, this couldn’t have been from, oh, I don’t know, bad construction or bad reservoir water-level management … So naturally, the UK media is full of scary headlines. The Whaley Bridge…

Trouble On ‘Lonnies Mountain’

Looks like serial non-archiver Lonnie Thompson ran in to some “Climate Communication” issues of his own~ctm From the Peruvian newspaper “El Comercio” Áncash: scientists withdrawn from Mount Huascaran at the request of community members People of the town of Musho, in Yungay, demanded that the researchers come down from the mountain because they were told…

Greenland Endures

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Charles the Moderator has been doing a fantastic job of keeping WUWT humming along, and deserves everyone’s thanks. Today he sent me an interesting article thinking I might want to comment on it. It has the usual kind of alarmist headline, viz: Greenland lost 11 billion tons of surface ice…

The Charney Report Revisited

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [see update at the end] Over on Twitter, Michael Tobis made the claim that the 1979 Charney report entitled “Carbon Dioxide and Climate: A Scientific Assessment”  was a “triumph of 20th century meteorological science”, in part for predicting “surface warming tending to be concentrated in polar regions”.  This got me…