Category Archives: Climate

Study Credits Volcanoes (and Other Stuff) for Saving Us From Climate Hell

An article in Monday’s Guardian (UK) would seem to vindicate those of us in the climate skeptic (sceptic?) community who have suspected that computer models of climate processes were overly focused on the warming influence of carbon dioxide. As it … Continue reading

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‘Free as the Wind’: The True Cost of Wind Energy

Green activists preach about renewable energy sources, using words like ‘holistic’ and ‘sustainable’. Wind energy is one of their favorites; nothing is as free as the wind, n’est-ce pas? If we truly consider the holistic environmental impact of wind turbines … Continue reading

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“Robbin’ the ‘Hood”: California’s Green Energy Schemes Benefit the Well-Connected

You know those odd little charges at the bottom of your utility bill? In California, electricity customers pay average fees of $24 per year, plus $12 per year if they also use natural gas, for the benefit of alternative energy … Continue reading

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Sprechen Sie “Green Energy”? ¡No Más!

Consider the Green Energy experiments of Spain, Germany and Australia: Why would any thinking person embark down that same road? Continue reading

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@NYTimes: The Dog Ate My Global Warming.

Any sane person can see that 73 climate models failed to predict a 15-year plateau in Global Warming. But the New York Times is no sane person. Continue reading

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Big Ethanol’s @TheOilyBird Gets Dewormed

It’s one of the cheesiest anti-oil PR campaigns I’ve seen: a “promoted” twitter account called @TheOilyBird, a snarky oil company h8r. Enviros and greenies retweet @TheOilyBird’s oil industry bashing, without bothering to look at its source. As it turns out, … Continue reading

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Kennedy, Unhinged

If you shut your eyes for just a moment while reading this latest HuffPo post by Robert Kennedy, Jr., you can almost hear the gobs of spittle smacking his monitor as he wrote. Continue reading

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Alternate New York Times Headline: ‘Global Warming Saves Civilization’

Like Beauty, the interpretation of scientific data is often in the eye of the beholder. I’m an engineer with more than a smattering of book-learning in the geologic sciences. It has always struck me as appalling that the scientists who … Continue reading

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Energy Week in Review

And what a momentous week it was: State Department issues its environmental report on the Keystone XL Pipeline. White House energy advisor warns of Sequester-related permitting delays. Trial of BP, Transocean and Halliburton begins in New Orleans. Shell suspends Arctic … Continue reading

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Surely You’re Joking, Dr. Chu!

With the toner barely dry on Dr. Steven Chu’s resignation from his post as Secretary of Energy, the building of a mythology complete with tales of the Physics professor’s Feynman-esque insight is well underway.

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