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 in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa continues to grow rapidly, with about 20% growth in each region between 2010 and 2016, according to newly…

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Volcanoes and Drought In Asia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a recent study in AGU Atmospheres entitled “Proxy evidence for China’s monsoon precipitation response to volcanic aerosols over the past seven centuries”, by Zhou et al, paywalled here. The study was highlighted by Anthony here. It makes the claim that volcanic eruptions cause droughts in China. Is this possible?…

An about face by China on solar power

From John Droz’s newsletter with a hat-tip to Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. for bringing it to my attention and via the “I can hear Joe Romm’s head exploding” department and Electric Light and Power comes this story: CHINA TO DROP SOLAR ENERGY TO FOCUS ON NUCLEAR POWER Asia Pulse China will accelerate the use of…

IPCC's Pachauri's "voodoo science" claim comes full circle

WUWT readers may recall that when the “Himalayan Glaciers will melt by 2035” error was first revealed, IPCC chairman Rajenda Pachauri famously labeled claims of the mistake “voodoo science”and then had to retract that slur later. Now it appears there hasn’t been any melt at all in the last 10 years. I never thought I’d…