California Will Use Diesel This Summer to Help Keep Lights On

From Bloomberg In a hilarious bit of irony: California will allow PG&E Corp. to use diesel-powered mobile generators to keep some electricity flowing when the utility proactively cuts power to prevent live wires from sparking fires in high wind. State regulators signed off Thursday on PG&E’s plan to use about 450 megawatts of diesel generation…

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Australia Bushfire Smoke Now Warming the Lower Stratosphere?

From Dr. Roy Spencer’s Blog March 4th, 2020 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Fig. 1. Bushfire smoke flowing eastward from SE Australia on January 4, 2020 as seen from the International Space Station (NASA). John Christy pointed out to me that our UAH lower stratosphere (“LS”) temperature product which has peak sensitivity at about…

Australian fires: Climate ‘truth bomb’?

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on February 24, 2020 by curryja | by Alan Longhurst Recipe for Australia’s climate ‘truth bomb’:  dubious manipulations of the historical temperature record, ignorance of the climate dynamics of the Southern Hemisphere, and ignorance of Australia’s ecological and social history. A correspondent of The Guardian newspaper writes…

Fight fires with facts – not fake science

Eliminate fuel, prevent ignition, stop arson, end irresponsible land management policies By Paul Driessen & Duggan Flanakin, “We are all born ignorant,” Benjamin Franklin once said, “but one must work very hard to remain stupid.” Greens are incensed over suggestions that anything but fossil fuels and climate change might be turning green California and Australian…

Bush bull

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley This will be a long posting, because it is necessary to nail the childish myth that global warming caused the bushfires in Australia. The long, severe drought in Australia, culminating in the most extensive bushfires in recent history, ought to have aroused sympathy for the cattle-ranchers who have lost their…