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Fear of Nuclear – Part 2

Fear of Nuclear – Part 2

Guest essay by Roger Graves In a recent post I discussed the exaggerated fears our society seems to have about nuclear power. One of the primary objections to nuclear power is the belief that all ionizing radiation, at whatever level of intensity, is harmful and carries a risk of cancer. This essay is concerned with […]

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The Climate ‘Deus ex Machina’ is shown to be a false God

The Climate ‘Deus ex Machina’ is shown to be a false God

Guest essay by Charles G. Battig, M.D. Some say that “God” might reside in a computer…the Deus ex Machina, literally means “god from the machine”.  Amongst those individuals are those divining climate with climate computers in which are embedded general circulation models. This has generated a belief system…belief that all variables which drive global climate at […]

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What’s Coming? A Dramatic Shift in EPA Priorities

What’s Coming? A Dramatic Shift in EPA Priorities

Scott Pruitt Signals Dramatic Shift in EPA Priorities The Wall Street Journal, 22 February 2017 Amy Harder In speech before employees, the new chief emphasized giving business certainty about rules Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, spoke to employees of the agency in Washington on Tuesday PHOTO:JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS WASHINGTON—In his first speech as administrator of […]

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Meet ‘Cheyenne’, the coal-powered climate predicting supercomputer

Meet ‘Cheyenne’, the coal-powered climate predicting supercomputer

There’s been some buzz in the last week as it was announced that NCAR’s new climate supercomputer was finally online. Back in 2010, I ran a story called “NCAR’s Dirty Little Secret” which outlined the new supercomputing center being built in Wyoming, while NCAR is in “green” Boulder Colorado.  From that article: “Having an NCAR […]

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Through The Looking Glass with NASA GISS

Through The Looking Glass with NASA GISS

Guest essay by John Mauer One aspect of the science of global warming is the measurement of temperature on a local basis. This is followed by placing the data on a worldwide grid and extrapolating to areas that don’t have data. The local measurement site in the northwest corner of Connecticut is in Falls Village, near […]

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Curry: Computer Predictions Of Climate Alarm Are Flawed

Curry: Computer Predictions Of Climate Alarm Are Flawed

New paper explains inherent flaws of computer models predicting future climate change London, 21 February: Claims that the planet is threatened by man-made global warming are based on science that is based on inadequate computer modelling. That is the conclusion of a new briefing paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). The […]

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Fresh Congressional Probe into Flawed Karl “Pausebuster” Scandal

Fresh Congressional Probe into Flawed Karl “Pausebuster” Scandal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall In the wake of revelations by whistleblower Dr. John Bates, Congressman Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has renewed demands for access to documents and correspondence relating to the release of the flawed Karl “Pausebuster” paper. US Congress launches a probe into climate data […]

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Risk and Nuclear Power Plants

Risk and Nuclear Power Plants

By Andy May The financial risk is too great. Updated post (2/21/2017) In any discussion of the future of energy, nuclear power generation is brought up. Once a nuclear power plant is built and operating, it can produce cheap electricity reliably for decades. Further, in terms of human health, some claim it is the safest […]

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Short Selling Skeptic Cashing In On Solar Company Collapses

Short Selling Skeptic Cashing In On Solar Company Collapses

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Gordon Johnson of Axiom Capital Management Inc. is the short selling 3rd Avenue Financial Analyst Solar Energy companies are learning to hate. His business is making money from the the failure of unsustainable renewable business models. Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Most-Hated Bear in Solar Isn’t Backing Down by […]

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #259

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #259

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Sea Level Rise: One disturbing activity by some government entities is using the highly speculative projections of future sea level rise to frighten the public The purpose appears to be to promote the false belief that humans […]

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NASA to Focus on Space Science: Senate Passes the NASA Transition Act

NASA to Focus on Space Science: Senate Passes the NASA Transition Act

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The NASA Transition Act 2017 has just been passed by the Federal Senate. In the words of Congressman Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee, this act refocusses NASA away from climate, towards space science. Lawmakers eye shifting climate research from NASA Scott Waldman, E&E News reporter Climatewire: Friday, […]

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How Imminent is the UAH Pause? (Now Includes Some January Data)

How Imminent is the UAH Pause? (Now Includes Some January Data)

Guest Post by Werner Brozek, Excerpts from Barry and Edited by Just The Facts At Dr. Roy Spencer’s site, regular commenter Barry posted seven very interesting comments, begining here, with respect to the requirements for the UAH pause to resume. He has graciously allowed me to use whatever I wished in this blog post. Everything that […]

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Five Trillion Dollar Plan to Save the Arctic Ice

Five Trillion Dollar Plan to Save the Arctic Ice

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – just in case you thought the climate community had run out of absurd ideas to waste taxpayer’s money, here is an academic plan to rebuild Arctic ice, by deploying 100 million wind turbines into the Arctic Ocean. Save the Arctic with $5 trillion of floating, wind-powered ice […]

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