While it took me a while to get the time together to write an article about the Marcott paper, that does not mean I have not been looking at it and discussing it from nearly the day it was released. There has been lots of discussion within The Right Climate Stuff group that I have been involved in. The ones that lean towards CO2 as something to be concerned about were initially rather excited about this paper, but that has taken a course correction as it has become clear how poor the science is in the Marcott paper.
Posted March 22nd, 2013. 9 comments
I have seen a lot of “news” lately about he Earth’s temperature in the year 2100. For a long time the projection has been 3 °C, but lately the claim has bumped up to 4 °C. The idea of 3 °C was pretty silly all by itself which makes the 4°C really stupid. However I have never taken the time before to project out just what the Earth’s real temperature would look like at 4 °C, so I figured this was a good opportunity to go ahead and do that.
Posted December 3rd, 2012. 6 comments
This is one of those rare moments in history where action must be taken by all concerned citizens. From now until June 25th is all the time that we have left to stop the EPA from pushing an energy policy that will cut almost 70 GW of electric generating capacity in the US. That is ~10% of the coal capacity in the United States. Coal is one of the cheapest methods available to generate electricity and the loss of 10% of the capacity will increase the cost of electricity for everyone. The impacts of this will ripple throughout the economy.
Posted May 29th, 2012. 3 comments
As I noted last week, there is a new article in Nature that tries very hard to prove that CO2 increased prior to the warming at the onset of the current interglacial which is known as the Holocene. I read the article and was stunned by the conclusion and the charts which clearly showed that the warming took place after the CO2 rose. Since I have extensively studied much of the available data from the period 10-20k years ago, I knew right away that this paper did not give the same conclusion as any of the other data.
Posted April 9th, 2012. 8 comments
There is a news article getting lots of attention that temporarily gave me tourettes. I will be putting together an extensive article discussing this by next Monday, but alas my time is limited for the next few days. In essence the claim being made is that this latest paper proves that increasing CO2 is what [...]
Every once in a while there is a warmist story that gets more play than average. My very scientific method of determining how many people are reading such news is based on how many relatives ask if I saw it. When the long lost relatives send me an email, then I know a lot of [...]
Posted December 19th, 2011. 18 comments
I have been reading a fair amount of the news associated with the latest release of the CRU emails and have even downloaded the whole cache and peeked through them a little. It is entertaining and somewhat informative, but my response to the whole thing seems to be very different than the response of others. [...]
Posted November 29th, 2011. 13 comments
This morning I came across an article that set off all kinds of warning alarms over on Forbes. It makes the astounding claim that renewable energy has surpassed nuclear power in the United States. I knew right away that there was some funny going on because nuclear has been a solid 20% of electric energy generation for a long time and things like that don’t change quickly.
The first indicator of how that claim came about was when she provided the percentage of power generated by nuclear power.
In the first three months of 2011, renewable energy — hydroelectric, geothermal, solar/PV, wind, and biomass — made up 11.7 percent of the U.S. energy production mix, surpassing nuclear at 11.1 percent.
There is a proposal by some nut-jobs to get in helicopters and fly around shooting camels in order to slow down global warming. Just think about that for a moment. The ‘thought’ behind that is it will reduce the methane emissions enough to… well who knows what they are thinking.
PARIS: The world’s association of camel scientists has fought back angrily over Australian plans to kill wild dromedaries on the grounds that their flatulence adds to global warming.
The idea is “false and stupid… a scientific aberration”, the International Society of Camelid Research and Development (ISOCARD) charged, saying camels were being made culprits for a man-made problem.
Posted July 7th, 2011. 7 comments
There has been a rash of news about how settled the global warming debate really is. From brand new ‘neutral’ discussions that have concluded within a matter of weeks that global warming is real to Geological Society taking a stand that the current situation could be comparable to previous events in the past that were associated with periods of warming.
I very disappointed by the statement put out by the Geological Society. They put together a very nice comprehensive history of the Earth’s climate which is pretty detailed and is very much in alignment with the history that I have put together, but they also make some assumptions that are really not supported. I think the committee that put this together really had a fight on their hands.
Posted June 27th, 2011. 2 comments