@Jo Nova: Rudd’s last minute gift to renew­ables-​industry $7 billion extension til 2030

Apologies to foreign readers as we rake over the Stupidest Energy Policy on Earth. This really takes the cake.

Back in 2010 Rudd signed off on an extension of subsidies to renew­ables gener­ators that would apply from 2020-​2030, long after he would be gone.  Effect­ively this decision will take up t0 $300 per Austr­alian over that decade –  in the order of $1000 per family –  and gift to the…

Today: 12:18

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Seeking ‘common ground’ in climate change dialogs

For many Ameri­cans, arguing  has become a national pastime. Even the sacred ritual of pro football no longer offers temporary respite from the din: It too has devolved into a battle­ground of partisan refrains lobbed back and forth. Health care

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Today: 12:05

@Yale Climate Media Forum: Mexico launches a carbon market

Next year, Mexico aims to join the growing number of govern­ments around the world with formal carbon markets. In this cap-​and-​trade system, a gover­nment limits the carbon pollution companies can release. But some companies are dependent on old techn­ology and

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Today: 12:00

@Real Science: Plumm­eting October 23 Temper­atures In The US

Over the past 70 years, October 23 temper­atures have fallen more than two degrees F in the US. On this date in 1963, about half of the US was over 80 degrees.

Today: 11:41

@Paul Homewood: Green Crap: Another Solar Subsidy Business Goes Bust

By Paul Homewood   Another solar company goes tits up!   A green energy company heavily incent­ivized by Missis­sippi is shutting down, raising questions about whether the state will get repaid. It’s the fourth green subsidy company to go bust recently. Solar panel maker Stion notified the state Tuesday that it would close its Hattie­sburg

Today: 11:22

@Google: Roy Moore Is An Outspoken Fundame­ntalist About Every­thing But Climate Change HuffPost

HuffPost Roy Moore Is An Outspoken Fundame­ntalist About Every­thing But Climate Change HuffPost “Not only is there no constit­utional authority for Congress to regulate carbon emiss­ions, but the premise of'g­lobal warming' and' climate change' upon which such environ­mental theories are based does not have the support of a scien­tific consensus ...

Today: 11:01

@No Tricks Zone: 400 Scien­tific Papers Published In 2017 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

A Growing Volume Of Evidence Undercuts ‘Conse­nsus’ Science During the first 10 months of 2017, 400 scien­tific papers have been published that cast doubt on the position that anthrop­ogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundam­ental control knob…or that otherwise question the efficacy of climate models or the related “conse­nsus” positions commonly endorsed by policym­akers…

Today: 10:44

@Real Science: National Geograph­ic/NASA : Arctic Sea Ice Gone By 2012

Ten years ago, NASA’s top expert predicted an ice-​free Arctic by 2012. NSIDC’s top expert said the Arctic was “screa­ming.” Arctic Sea Ice Gone in Summer Within Five Years? Over the past ten years since they made that forecast, there …

Today: 10:41

@Google: Former VP Gore speaking at Rice on climate and extreme weather KTRK-​TV

KTRK-TV Former VP Gore speaking at Rice on climate and extreme weather KTRK-TV Speaking in a city that has seen unprece­dented weather as of late, former Vice President Al Gore will speak on climate change and its role on extreme weather. Rice Unive­rsity's Tudor Field­house is hosting the speaking event Monday night at 6:30 p.m..

Today: 10:34

@Google: In-​depth: How will climate change affect animal sex ratios? Carbon Brief

Carbon Brief In-​depth: How will climate change affect animal sex ratios? Carbon Brief From habitat loss to extreme weather events, the world's wildlife faces a list of chall­enges as a result of climate change. But a growing field of research suggests that climate change could affect the numbers of males and females differ­ently. An ...

Today: 09:23

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: WCC4 Rome: Interview with Nikolov and Zeller

I got back from Rome last night following the highly succe­ssful World Climate Confer­ence. Quite a number of CO2 sceptics gave present­ations, which were politely received and discussed by all present. We even made a few converts. Here’s a short interview I made with Ned Nikolov and Karl Zeller where they give their impres­sions and

Today: 09:23

@Google: Environ­mental zones make it easier to picture changes in climate environm­entalres­earchweb

Environ­mental zones make it easier to picture changes in climate environm­entalres­earchweb "Dis­cussing my work with policy makers, practit­ioners, family and friends, I always found it much easier to explain climate change impacts using climate analo­gues," Marc Metzger of the Unive­rsity of Edinb­urgh, UK, told environm­entalres­earchweb ."The ...

Today: 09:13

@Google: How does climate change affect you? Ashland Daily Tidings

Ashland Daily Tidings How does climate change affect you? Ashland Daily Tidings Climate change is a nice way of saying global warming, the old term for it — but that old term sounded like fait accompli, admitting the Earth is warming. OK, the climate is changing, but, how's this for a new motto: “ Climate change is a matter of ...

Today: 09:00

@Watts Up With That?: A skeptic attempts to break the ‘pal review’ glass ceiling in climate modeling

Propag­ation of Error and the Reliab­ility of Global Air Temper­ature Projec­tions Guest essay by Pat Frank Regular readers at Anthony’s Watts Up With That will know that for several years, since July 2013 in fact, I have been trying to publish an analysis of climate model error. The analysis propa­gates a lower limit calibr­ation error…

Today: 08:01

@The Carbon Brief: In-​depth: How will climate change affect animal sex ratios?

From habitat loss to extreme weather events, the world’s wildlife faces a list of challen­ges...

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Today: 08:00

@Real Science: Broncos Pattern Matching Quiz

Today: 07:56

@Google: UN shipping climate talks 'capt­ured' by industry Climate Home

Climate Home UN shipping climate talks'ca­ptured' by industry Climate Home The shipping industry has “capt­ured” UN talks on a climate target for the sector, using its clout to delay and weaken emissions curbs. That is the concl­usion of a report by business lobbying watchdog Influence Map on the Interna­tional Maritime ... and more »

Today: 07:12

@Real Science: 1974 : Global Cooling Causes “Wacky Weather”

In 1974, climate scien­tists said global cooling causes droughts, floods, famine and the Polar Vortex. They said warm weather is favor­able, and cold weather is unfavo­rable. 24 Aug 1974, Page 16 – Kingsport Times-​News at Newspap­ers.com Now, climate scien­tists say …

Today: 07:08

@Master Resource: Al Gore: Buyer Beware (tonight at Rice Univer­sity)

“When it comes to climate change, the greens are a ‘do as I say and not as I do’ movement. Reducing energy use and living with less–t­hat’s the sacrifice that the masses must make to save the planet, but not the elites.”

– Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White, Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy (Washi­ngton, DC: Regnery, 2016), p. 229.

Al Gore is speaking tonight at Rice…

Today: 07:00

@Google: Climate models have not “over-​predi­cted” warming Science­Nordic

Climate models have not “over-​predi­cted” warming Science­Nordic Some media used this figure to conclude that climate models must be “wrong” and that, as a conseq­uence, the IPCC has overest­imated global warming, and that it is therefore less urgent to reduce the emissions of green­house gases than previ­ously thought.

Today: 06:33

@Die Kalte Sonne: Wirbels­turmakt­ivität in Asien durch El Nino und solare Schwan­kungen kontro­lliert

Wirbel­stürme in Asien werden als Taifune bezeic­hnet. Wie hat sich die Taifun-​Aktivität in den letzten Jahrze­hnten und Jahrhun­derten entwic­kelt? Gibt es Trends? Wir begeben uns auf einen Streifzug durch die neuere Liter­atur. Wie alle unsere Beiträge, wird auch dieser Blogar­tikel in ein paar Wochen in unserem themat­ischen Inhaltsve­rzeichnis zu finden sein. Wenn also das nächste

Today: 06:30

@Google: Europe's climate strategy of burning wood for energy isn't working EURACTIV

EURACTIV Europe's climate strategy of burning wood for energy isn't working EURACTIV Environ­mental NGOs have long opposed the use of'f­orest biomass' because it harms the climate and biodive­rsity. Now oppos­ition is going mainst­ream, with incre­asing numbers of EU citizens expre­ssing their concerns about the pressure the policy is ...

Today: 06:14

@Google: 51 new grants awarded for climate change adapt­ation Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer 51 new grants awarded for climate change adaptation Jamaica Observer FIFTY-​ONE community and civil society organis­ations will be implem­enting projects to boost climate change adapt­ation in Jamaica after being awarded grants totalling $228-​million under the Special Climate Change Adapt­ation Fund (SCCAF) — one of two ...

Today: 06:06

@Climate Scam (Swedish): Breaking News – Klimatupp­lysningen på klima­tmöte med fransk minister

Klimatupp­lysningen fick för ett par veckor sedan en inbjudan att träffa Frank­rikes miljömi­nister Brune Poirson. Vi tackade ja och Klimatupp­lysningen represen­terades av professor Peter Stilbs och ordfö­rande i Stockho­lmsinit­iativet Per Welander. För inform­ation är Stockho­lmsinit­iativet den förening som äger bloggen Klimatup­plysning­en.se.  Av säkerhe­tsskäl höll vi mötet hemligt fram…

Today: 06:00

@Watts Up With That?: Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #288

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SE­PP.org) The Science and Environ­mental Policy Project Quote of the Week. “The modern world, after all, is not the product of a succe­ssful search for conse­nsus. It’s what’s emerged from centuries of critical enquiry and hard clash.” – Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister of Australia Number of the Week: 2.2…

Today: 04:04

@Watts Up With That?: EPA Staff Still Wasting Time on Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The New York Times is calling censor­ship, that EPA manag­ement has cancelled a trip by three staff scien­tists to speak at a climate confer­ence. My question – why does the NYT think EPA staff scien­tists have the right to dictate how they spend their work hours? E.P.A. Cancels Talk on…

Today: 04:00

@Google: BoM tinkered with climate data, Senator Malcolm Roberts claims The Australian

The Australian BoM tinkered with climate data, Senator Malcolm Roberts claims The Australian During a testy exchange in a Senate Estimates hearing today, Senator Roberts — who does not believe in climate change — peppered the federal gover­nment with questions about the BoM. “Given the serious questions about BoM's interf­erence with ... and more »

Today: 03:01

@Google: As climate threats grow, Solomon Islands hunts “everg­reen” solutions Reuters

As climate threats grow, Solomon Islands hunts “everg­reen” solutions Reuters PAPAGU, Solomon Islands (Thomson Reuters Founda­tion) Three years ago, thousands of farmers living on the flat fertile plains of Guadal­canal, the largest island in this South Pacific nation, watched their homes and crops washed away by the strongest ... and more »

Today: 02:04

@Google: EPA cancels climate-​change talk to be delivered by agency scien­tists The Hill

The Hill EPA cancels climate -​change talk to be delivered by agency scientists The Hill The Environ­mental Prote­ction Agency (EPA) has canceled a scheduled speaking appea­rance at a Rhode Island confe­rence on Monday in which three agency scien­tists had been lined up to talk about climate change. EPA spokesman John Konkus, who ...

Today: 01:14

@Real Science: This Aftern­oon’s Birds

Today: 00:56


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