Bright Green California Dreaming

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my recent post yclept Bright Green Impossibilities, I showed that it is not humanly possible to eliminate fossil fuel CO2 emissions by 2050. I…

Storing Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been reading some folks’ claims about how batteries are the key to a bright green renewable future. Of course, we wouldn’t need batteries if…

Blocking The Wind

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I keep reading about how offshore wind farms are the electricity generating method of the future, because they’re so darn inexpensive. Here’s the New York…

The Forest Prime-Evil

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out claiming that tropical forests are losing their ability to sequester carbon dioxide. Bad forest, no cookies for you! The study…

GEOCARBSULF

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new open access paper in Nature Magazine, entitled “A tighter constraint on Earth-system sensitivity from long-term temperature and carbon-cycle observations“, by Wong et…

The Radiation Fight

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach OK, folks, for everyone who wanted to put forth your favorite theory about how downwelling radiation from the atmosphere is a fantasy, or how a…

Modeling Unreality

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the comments to a previous post of mine, Bob Wentworth made an interesting point. He said that it’s not enough to propound my new…

The 1.5°C Hysteria

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Lots of folks are up in arms about some rumored “CLIMATE CRISIS!!!” or “CLIMATE EMERGENCY!!!” These terms refer to all the terrible things that are…

Surface Response to Increased Forcing

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See update at the end] Thanks to the excellent comments by folks here on my post “A Request for Peer Preview“, I thought I’d go…

Polariced Mysteries

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got into a discussion about polar sea ice in the comments to my post Where Is The Climate Emergency?. In the process I noticed…

Japan Joins The Lemmings

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach From the Spectator: Japan has just raised its target for reducing carbon emissions from 26 per cent to 46 per cent (by 2030 from 2013…

Oceanic Warming? Well, sorta.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After my last post about the surface warming of the ocean, entitled “How Global Warming Isn’t“, I got to thinking about the warming of the…

A Request For Peer Preview

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, for my sins I’ve been working on a paper with the hope of getting it published in a journal. Now that it’s nearly done,…

Where Is The “Climate Emergency”?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I listed some of the following in my previous post, and a commenter said they were important enough to deserve a post on their own…

How Global Warming Isn’t

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I kept reading that warming oceans around Antarctica are melting the ice shelves. However, I’ve also read that Antarctica hasn’t warmed in seven decades. Say…

The Latest US CO2 Fantasy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that Joe Biden is about to propose a new CO2 goal. This goal would be to get down to half of the 2005…

US Green Impossibilities

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A couple months ago I wrote a post called “Bright Green Impossibilities“. In it, I showed the impossibility of converting all global energy to zero-CO2-emission…

Adding It Up

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A comment on my previous post got me to thinking about cumulative sums of a series of numbers. In a “cumulative sum”, we start with…

Sunspots and El Nino Part Two

Guest post by Willis Eschenbach In my last post, The Sun Also Sets, I looked at a study that I’ll continue to call L2021. It claimed a correlation between what…

The Sun Also Sets

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I read a new study that claims that El Ninos are triggered by a “transition” in the sun. Sunspots have a cycle of about 11…

Is America Burning?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For the last couple of decades since I started seriously studying the climate, I’ve been hearing Americans of all kinds claiming that the United States…

Cherry Picking Real Cherries

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Now that the cherry trees have bloomed in Kyoto this year, I’ve been seeing people claiming that the cherry blossoming record shows the dreaded “Climate…

The Latest Subsidisaster Paper

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences that’s being hyped by phys dot org under the headline Fossil…

Losing Ones Balance

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach According to NASA, we have the following exciting news about a new study. Direct Observations Confirm that Humans are Throwing Earth’s Energy Budget off Balance…