4.24.2023

Is Simon Subversive?

by Gordon Fulks Is Simon subversive? Of course not! Simon is my neighbor’s lovable orange and white tomcat who comes to visit Cali, the wild calico female cat who has taken up residence in my outbuilding. They get along famously because Cali is willing to share some of her food with Simon. Simon has become… Continue Reading
4.20.2023

The Error of the Mean: A Dispute Between Gavin Schmidt and Nicola Scafetta

By Andy May You can read this post in German here, courtesy of Christian Freuer. Here we go again, writing on the proper use of statistics in climate science. Traditionally, the most serious errors in statistical analysis are made in the social sciences, with medical papers coming in a close second. Climate science is biting at… Continue Reading
3.22.2023

Does Fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) Increase Death and Disease and Reduce Life Expectancy?

by Indur M. Goklany Periodically, we are flooded with reports of air pollution episodes in various developing countries, accompanied by claims of air pollution’s staggering death toll and associated reductions in life spans. On June 22, 2022, CBS News based on the 2022 update to an annual University of Chicago Air Quality Life Index (AQLI)… Continue Reading
2.10.2023

Greenhouse Gases Prominent on Social Media

By Kees de Lange, professor emeritus of molecular physics and Guus Berkhout, professor emeritus of geophysics Earlier this week a video about climate science appeared on social media by Sabine Hossenfelder1.  Dr. Hossenfelder, who completed her Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Frankfurt, Germany, should be congratulated for popularizing science on the internet2. In this particular… Continue Reading
2.8.2023

No Matter Your View on Climate Change, Pricing CO2 is Harmful… Why?

By Dr Lars Schernikau No matter your view on climate change, pricing CO2 is harmful… why? One-sentence answer: … because pricing one externality but not others leads to economic and environmental distortions… causing human suffering. 1,600 words, 6-minute answer: Growing up in Eastern Germany, I was taught in school that – in so many words… Continue Reading
1.12.2023

IPCC vs. The Facts: The Case for Climate Realism

BY KEN WILSON, P.ENG. (RET), JAN. 10, 2023 IPCC vs. The Facts: The Case for Climate Realism (pdf) From the Executive Summary: A key assumption driving the computer models in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) studies is that rising CO2 levels from the burning of fossil fuels produces a strong positive feedback response from… Continue Reading
1.11.2023

It is time to talk about “Capacity Factors”​

by Dr Lars Schernikau   In electricity generation, capacity factor, utilization, and load factor are not the same. A lot of confusion exists in the press and certainly in politics, and even amongst “energy experts”, about using the term “capacity factor”. It may be excused, since the distinction made in this article became only relevant… Continue Reading
1.3.2023

Fusion Breeding and Pure Fusion Development – Perceptions and Misperceptions

By Wallace Manheimer Abstract: This paper examines fusion breeding, namely the use of 14 MeV fusion neutrons to breed 233U fuel for thermal nuclear reactors. This can be accomplished much more quickly than pure fusion. It can become main component of a power architecture that is economical, environmentally sound and has little if any proliferation… Continue Reading
12.13.2022

Are Carbon Taxes a Good Idea? Happer and Everett versus Hartley

The Global Warming Policy Foundation recently published a paper which argued in favor of carbon taxes as the economically optimal way to address global warming. CO2 Coalition Chairman Dr. Will Happer and Director Dr. Bruce Everett take exception to this analysis. Why carbon taxes are a bad idea. The authors conclude that CO2 has: • no impact on human and animal health, •… Continue Reading
9.29.2022

Climate Impacts“ of Fossil Fuels in Today’s Energy Systems

Authors: Dr. Lars Schernikau is an energy economist, investor,  raw materials expert, and member of the CO2 Coalition (Orcid 6469-0117). Prof. William Hayden Smith is Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McDonnell Center for Space Sciences at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA (Orcid 9839-7023). Continue Reading
9.23.2022

An Assessment of the Conventional Global Warming Narrative

by Richard Lindzen Technical paper 5, The Global Warming Policy Foundation Abstract The one-dimensional picture of the greenhouse effect and the role of carbon dioxide in this mechanism dominates current depictions of climate and global warming. We briefly review this picture. [See attached document.] We then discuss the shortcomings of this approach in dealing with… Continue Reading
8.30.2022

Fossil Fuels are the Greenest Energy Sources

Indur M. Goklany – August 30, 2022 Contrary to the claims of proponents of the Green New Deal and Net Zero, fossil fuels are the greenest fuels. First, uniquely among energy sources, fossil fuel use emits CO2, which is the ultimate source of the elemental building block, carbon, found in all carbon-based life, i.e., virtually… Continue Reading
8.17.2022

A Growing Sea of Snags: North Umpqua River Wildfires, 2002-2022 – Risks and Recommendations

Bob Zybach – January 26, 2022 The September 8, 2020 Labor Day Fires in western Oregon burned nearly a million acres of land in a three-day period, killed 11 people, destroyed more than 4,000 homes, polluted the air with toxic smoke for nearly two weeks and killed millions of native wildlife. Of these amounts, the… Continue Reading
8.5.2022

Technical Details of Coral Cover Statistics, and Background

By Peter Ridd – August 4, 2022 Since 1986, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) surveys roughly 100 of the 3000 coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Ridd used this data to construct the coral cover since 1986 (Figure 1) which shows that the GBR has record high coral cover. Figure 1:… Continue Reading
7.20.2022

The Two-Degree Limit

Author: Andy May | Published: Andy May Petrophysicist | Date: 19 July 2022 For decades We have been told that we must not let global warming exceed two degrees Celsius above the “pre-industrial” global average temperature. Recently the IPCC lowered this limit to 1.5°C. In the latest IPCC report, called AR6, pre-industrial is defined as before 1750, but… Continue Reading
6.28.2022

The SEC and Climate Change

Andy May – 28 June 2022 The U.S. Constitution was finally approved in 1787, after much debate. It reserved a specific list of powers for the federal government and the first ten amendments, or the “Bill of Rights,” reserved many powers for the citizens and states. The Bill of Rights imposed clear limitations on the… Continue Reading
6.24.2022

CO2 Sample Spacing in Ice Cores

Renee Hannon – 24 June 2022 Introduction This post examines sample spacing for CO2 measurements in Antarctic ice cores during the past 800,000 years to better understand if gaps in sampling are too large to capture centennial fluctuations. The IPCC states: “Although ice core records present low-pass filtered time series due to gas diffusion and gradual… Continue Reading
6.12.2022

Net-zero Reality Check #3 – PV Solar

(This is the third of five articles, using published data and simple logic, to demonstrate that net-zero carbon is unattainable by 2050 with wind, solar or nuclear, or a combination of these methods for power generation.) This analysis reflects ONLY United States energy demand and production by source. The critical issue addressed in these studies… Continue Reading
6.12.2022

Net-zero Reality Check #2 – Nuclear only

Donn Dears – June 10, 2022 (This is the second of five articles, using published data and simple logic, to demonstrate net-zero carbon is unattainable by 2050 with wind, solar or nuclear, or a combination of these methods for power generation.) This analysis reflects ONLY United States energy demand and production by source. The critical… Continue Reading
6.12.2022

Net-zero Reality Check #1 – Wind Only

Donn Dears – June 10, 2022 (This is the first of four articles, using published data and simple logic, to demonstrate net-zero carbon is unattainable by 2050 with wind, solar or nuclear, or a combination of these methods for power generation.) This analysis reflects ONLY United States energy demand and production by source. The critical… Continue Reading
5.13.2022

Why Human Contribution to Climate Change is Minimal and Negligible

Why Human Contribution to Climate Change is Minimal and Negligible by Rolf D. Reitz Emeritus Wisconsin Distinguished Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison Abstract More than 80% of mankind’s energy is supplied by fossil fuels.  However, several cities are considering banning fossil-fuels and the machines that use them, which are even being blamed for all manner of… Continue Reading
3.25.2022

How many km2 of solar panels in Spain and how much battery backup would it take to power Germany

Written by: Dr. Lars Schernikau and Prof. William H. Smith 1. Abstract Germany is responsible for about 2% of global annual CO2 emis- sions from energy. To match Germany’s electricity demand (or over 15% of EU’s electricity demand) solely from solar photovoltaic pan- els located in Spain, about 7% of Spain would have to be… Continue Reading
3.22.2022

2022 Monarch Butterfly Report: A Mystery

News Brief by Kip Hansen – 21 March 2022 The magical marvelous Monarch Butterfly is surging – they are ramping up – populations numbers are skyrocketing!  That is to say, according to Monarch censuses, the numbers of migrating Monarchs overwintering in both the Western Migration and the Eastern Migration have vastly improved over last year. Monarch… Continue Reading
3.13.2022

Northern and Southern Hemisphere Warming

By Andy May – March 13, 2022 It is common for the news media and consensus scientists to report global average surface temperatures without mentioning that both the warming rate and average temperatures vary a lot around the Earth over one year. For example, Earth’s global average surface temperature varies about 7° F every year.… Continue Reading
3.12.2022

Satellite and Surface Temperatures

By Andy May – March 13, 2022 In the Great Climate Change Debate between Professor David Karoly and Professor Will Happer, Glenn Tamblyn was called upon to finish the consensus side of the debate after Karoly backed out. The details are described in my latest book. The debate contained an illuminating exchange of opinions on… Continue Reading

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