The Middle East, Africa, and Asia now drive nearly all global energy consumption growth

From The EIA January 9, 2019 The Middle East, Africa, and Asia now drive nearly all global energy consumption growth Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics Energy consumption…

​What natural disasters should teach us

Hurricanes, landslides and other disasters show Africans why we need fossil fuels Steven Lyazi I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have…

Enemies of humanity

Mosquitoes and uncaring environmental activists perpetuate poverty, disease and death Steven Lyazi After being infected again with malaria last July, I spent almost a month in a Kampala hospital. Paying…

Is Fighting Global Warming the Solution to Water Shortages in Malawi (or Elsewhere)?

Guest essay by E. Calvin Beisner In late May two evangelical environmentalists, recently returned from visiting Malawi, published articles in which they said poor Malawians are suffering from reduced rainfall…

Pollution in Northern Hemisphere helped cause 1980s African drought

From the University of Washington: Decades of drought in central Africa reached their worst point in the 1980s, causing Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring…

A bridge in the climate debate – How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change

This is one of the most important posts ever on WUWT, it will be a top “sticky” post for a few days, and new posts will appear below this one…

Apocalypse maybe

Guest post by Matt Ridley My article in Wired in August called “Apocalypse Not” (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/08/ff_apocalypsenot/) attracted a huge number of comments, many of which were constructive and interesting. It also…

So much for the theory that AGW increases water vapor and positive feedback

I liked this part: According to the study an important issue remains as to why the poleward expansion is largest in autumn, and there is still uncertainty about the role…

CO2 Is Greening The Planet: African Savannahs Getting a Makeover to Forests

I’ve covered this before, such as when NASA posted satellite data showing that the biosphere is booming thanks to CO2 fertilization. This new study from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany…

Memo to Doubters—I was Tempted to say “Deniers”—CO2 is Plant Food!

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany This illustration from a recent article in Science magazine shows that CO2 is plant food.  It is based on both empirical data and model…

After Rio – what next?

It’s time to give all mankind a real chance to enjoy genuine development Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm The Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The “Plus…

Does CO2 correlate with temperature history? – A look at multiple timescales in the context of the Shakun et al. paper

Guest post by Michael Pacnik Especially in the context of recent discussion of the Shakun et al. paper, a look at other sources for temperature history versus CO2 can be…

Post COP 17 – The Road to Nowhere

Guest post by Professor Will Alexander  Roadmaps The key word used during the COP 17 discussions was ‘roadmap’ used by the European Union delegation. The following is a map of…

Oxfam—Betraying its Roots and Sabotaging its Own Mission

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany On its website Oxfam reminds us that its name comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief. Today it claims to work to “find…

Climate change blamed for dead trees in Africa

“Rainfall in the Sahel has dropped 20-30 percent in the 20th century, the world’s most severe long-term drought since measurements from rainfall gauges began in the mid-1800s,” said study lead…

Climate Craziness of the Week – occupy Durban

You know it had to happen. What better place could there be for the great unwashed to protest? Gotta love the dead green tree growing out of the Earth. Here’s…

Earthquakes and volcanic eruption in Ethiopia

UPDATE: I’ve updated the sat IR image below, plus added some Google Earth imagery below. The ash plume has hit the stratosphere and has now extended to more than 1000…

Carnage Cornage in Africa from Global Warming

Via Eurekalert. This doesn’t jibe with what I know about corn crops in America, but maybe they aren’t taking advantage of the enhanced seeds like what is produced by DeKalb…

I wonder: do they even read their own press releases?

All these things happened before CO2, AGW, and worldwide worry wartism, and yet someday, somehow, we are warned, it will be worse, except that it isn’t likely. That and this…

USGS on their mission to explore African drought

From the USGS here, I thought their mission was the United States, hence the US in USGS. Seems they’ve expanded the mission to Africa now. Disappointingly, there’s no mention of…