Seth Borenstein, Climate Gloom & Doom: “Déjà vu all over again”

Guest Yogi Berra-ism by David Middleton NEW YORK (AP) — Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic…

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Steven Novella’s Junk Science About Climate Change Acceleration

Guest smack-down by David Middleton There was a time that I had a fair bit of respect for Dr. Novella. Climate Change Is AcceleratingPublished by Steven Novella under General Science Have you ever traveled with a large group of friends? When a group gets beyond a certain “critical mass” it becomes geometrically more difficult to make decisions. Even…

Why 100% Renewable Energy Is Less Realistic Than a Unicorn

Guest “you can’t get there from here” by David Middleton 16 Sep 2019 | 14:45 GMTHow Inexpensive Must Energy Storage Be for Utilities to Switch to 100 Percent Renewables?MIT researchers list the energy storage technologies that could enable a 100 percent renewable grid By Prachi Patel […] Electricity and heat production are the largest sources of greenhouse…

Fossil Fool Divestment Achieves New Level of Really Stupid and Futile Gesturing!

Guest “Ron White impression” by David Middleton Published on Monday, September 09, 2019 by Common Dreams ‘People Power Is Winning’: Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Celebrates $11 Trillion Milestone “We would not have smashed our divestment targets without the thousands of local groups who have pressured their representatives to pull out of fossil fuels.” by Jessica…

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The Dim-Bulb Tide of Climate Crisis Alarmism

Guest ridiculing of science “journalism” by David Middleton The blood-red photos accompanying this screed of climate crisis wailing reminded me of the classic Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode… In Irwin Allen’s TV adaptation of RCP8.5, the Van Allen Radiation Belt had ignited the atmosphere . This was also the basis of the…

“From Scientist to Activist”

Guest slam dunk by David Middleton H/t to Dr. Willie Soon From Scientist to Activist Heather Price Sep 5 […] When I taught my first climate class at UW in 2001, the El Nino year of 1998 was the warmest year on record and carbon dioxide was 367ppm. Today, that record breaking year, 1998, doesn’t…

Offshore Oil and Gas Production Leaks Virtually No Methane

Guest zero-point-zero by David Middleton Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expectedJohn Sullivan, Office of Engineering CommunicationsAug. 15, 2019 9:49 a.m. A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British…