Symmetry and Balance

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The CERES satellite dataset is a never-ending source of amazement and interest. I got to thinking about how much energy is actually stoking the immense climate engine. Of course, virtually all the energy comes from the sun. (There is a bit of geothermal, but it’s much less than a watt…

Where Rivers Run North

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See updates at the end] In the continental US, most of the rivers run east, west, or south. But in the Yukon and in Alaska, a number of them run north. The Yukon is a most curious river. The source of the Yukon in Lake Bennett in the Yukon Territory…

Governor Moonbeam Loses The Plot

Here in California, we have one of the more deluded Governors in history, Jerry Brown. He has gotten his sobriquet “Governor Moonbeam” the old fashioned way … he earned it honestly through things like maniacally supporting his multibillion-dollar “Bullet Train To Nowhere“, and plenty more craziness-du-jour. But I never thought that even Governor Moonbeam could…

Where, Exactly, Is The Man-made Climate Problem?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Posted without comment, except a hat tip to Dave Burton and Willie Soon … There is no statistically significant difference between the two trends. Well, I guess that qualifies as a comment … Best to everyone on a day full of sunshine, w. My Usual Request: Quote the exact words…

Putting The Hype Back Into Hyperloop

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A recent article has discussed how Elon Musk’s “Boring Company” has raised $113 million dollars in startup capital. This is the company Musk formed to drill the tunnels for his proposed “Hyperloop” transportation system. It has encouraged me to discuss some of the engineering and practical problems with his LA-to-San…