@Watts Up With That?: IRS Will Stop Handing Out Subsidies To Tesla Buyers In 2020

From The Daily Caller 3:20 PM 12/14­/2018 | Energy Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor The Treasury Depar­tment announced it would phase out electric vehicle subsidies for Tesla buyers at the beginning of 2019, and by 2020, those tax subsidies would compl­etely disap­pear. It’s an announ­cement the Treasury Depart­ment’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be making…

Today: 10:00

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Did you know that the U.S. is the world’s largest oil producer?

Origi­nally posted on American Elephants : Do most people recognize that the United States has recently become the world’s largest oil producer? We have passed both Saudi Arabia and Russia as U.S. crude produ­ction has surged 20% in a year – and nearly tripled in the past decade. For nearly sixty years, OPEC has dominated the…

Today: 09:22

@Master Resource: Energy Environ­mental Newsle­tter: December 17, 2018

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of indivi­duals and organiz­ations inter­ested in improving national, state, and local energy and environ­mental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEne­rgy.org for more informa­tion).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public educa­tion. Towards…

Today: 07:00

@American Elephants: The United States Was the Sole ‘No’ Vote!

“The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migra­tion” was approved when represen­tatives from 180 UN member states met in Morocco, a Muslim majority country in North Africa on December 10, just a week ago. The United States was not a partic­ipant. President Donald Trump wisely pulled the United States out of this “global compact.” […]

Today: 06:46

@Die Kalte Sonne: Reduktion der CO2-​Emiss­ionen möglich­erweise ohne Wirkung auf Klima der kommenden 20 Jahre

Jochem Marotzke machte sich Gedanken, ob die CO2-​Einspa­rungen wirklich in nähere Zukunft einen Einfluss auf den Temperatu­rverlauf haben können. In einem neuen Paper (Marotzke 2018) simuliert der Hamburger Klimafo­rscher den durch Klimam­odelle prognost­izierten Temperatu­rverlauf der 2030er Jahre und verwendet einmal einen konventi­onellen Emission­sverlauf (Szenario RCP 4.5), und einmal ein…

Today: 06:30

@Watts Up With That?: A Christmas mercury miracle

From the IEA Clean Coal Centre – when the data fit the model, and mercury emissions come for free Mercury is a menace. It is an environ­mental liability and global emissions of this toxic metal continue to increase. (Several reports on mercury have been produced by the IEA Clean Coal Centre and all are available…

Today: 06:00

@Real Science: Visualize Whirled Peas

Today: 05:41

@Real Science: New Video : Fraud In The National Climate Asses­sment (Part 2)

Today: 05:31

@American Elephants: Sometimes It Really Helps If You Know What You Are Talking About

Oh ha, ha, ha. Here is one of the best examples you will find of a conver­sation between a clueless Democrat member of the press and someone who actually knows what he is talking about. Democrats are all about feeeel­ings. CBS’s Margaret Brennan was sure she had an advisor to President Trump in a humili­ating […]

Today: 02:21

@Watts Up With That?: Doctors cite climate change for rise in animal bites, U.S. health care costs

From NBC News (Resea­rchers also note that poorer families are at higher risk of animal bites.) Dec. 12, 2018 / 3:37 PM ‎EST By Shamard Charles, M.D. Stanford resear­chers warn that the number of animal bites is likely to rise amid climate change and develop­mental press­ures. Rising temper­atures are already exposing people in temperate climates…

Today: 02:00

@The Cosmic Tusk: Brothers of the Serpent

From my new friends, Brothers of the Serpent Episode #078: George Howard We have a very special episode for all you snake sibs out there, we interv­iewed Mr. George Howard, who has been involved with the Comet Research Group from the very beginning in the work on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypoth­esis, which we have spoken […]

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Today: 01:18

@The Cosmic Tusk: Tusk on the Carolina Bays

In the weeks following the Hiawatha Crater disco­very, a took the opport­unity to post a personal note conce­rning the Younger Dryas Impact Hypot­hesis on my Facebook page. Deeper in the thread as a result of some comments I took the opport­unity to give my “2018 take” on the Carolina bays. Here is my comment, excerpted […]

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Today: 01:02

@Watts Up With That?: Josh says COP24 is a “huge success”

As many of you know, the past two weeks have seen the 24th “Confe­rence of Parties” aka COP24 where a bunch of folks get together to “save” the climate of planet Earth. Appare­ntly, they have some sort of agreement as outlined in the press release here, but I’ll be darned if I can figure out…

2018-12-16 23:57

@The Chiefio - E.M. Smith: Pocket PiHole

Building a portable pocket PiHole ad blocker. Step one, basic PiHole

2018-12-16 23:35

@Watts Up With That?: Wasting days and wasting nights

I wonder what the actual energy and resource cost is to put this recycled plastic solar powered exped­ition together? Thank goodness they are saving the planet. The hobbies of rich people­.~ctm Here is their exped­ition website. Let’s not wish any misfo­rtune upon them. HT/RoyMC

2018-12-16 22:00

@American Elephants: Did You Know That the U.S. Is the World’s Largest Oil Producer?

Do most people recognize that the United States has recently become the world’s largest oil producer? We have passed both Saudi Arabia and Russia as U.S. crude produ­ction has surged 20% in a year – and nearly tripled in the past decade. For nearly sixty years, OPEC has dominated the world’s oil markets by setting […]

2018-12-16 20:35

@American Elephants: So Much for a Produ­ctive Weekend!

Sorry about the light blogging. We had a winds­torm, The street sweeper came by yeste­rday, and we were delighted with the pristine streets. Today they are covered with leaves, needles, branches, cones, everyb­ody’s grass clipp­ings, and anything else that was loose and movable by a brisk wind. You have to feel a little sorry for […]

2018-12-16 20:34

@Watts Up With That?: Ten years ago, @AlGore predicted the North polar ice cap would be gone. Inconven­iently, it’s still there

On December 14, 2008, former presid­ential candidate Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be compl­etely ice free in five years. As reported on WUWT, Gore made the predi­ction to a German TV audience at the COP15 Climate Confer­ence: Al warned them that “the entire North ‘polar­ized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.” Watch…

2018-12-16 18:59

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: Carbon Crossr­oads: Can Germany revive its stalled energy transi­tion?

Germany – where you can drive at twice the UK legal speed limit on the autob­ahns, burning fuel at a furious rate, but they still claim to be worried about ’emiss­ions’. Why would a major indus­trial country want to trans­ition to interm­ittent and largely unpredi­ctable power sources? No-​one can make the sun shine or the […]

2018-12-16 18:56

@Watts Up With That?: There is hope amidst environ­mental anxiety, says a scholar of ecothe­ology

From Eurek­alert Unive­rsity of Helsinki Eco-​anxiety encomp­asses difficult emotions experi­enced to a signif­icant degree due to environ­mental issues. Environ­mental resea­rcher Panu Pihkala says that related symptoms can be posit­ioned between two extremes: “At one extreme are the serious symptoms, such as shock and fear, which often have psychop­hysical manifest­ations, including sleep disorders and…

2018-12-16 18:00

@Warwick Hughes: Failure @ Katowice UN COP24 to complete their warmista agenda

Even the GreenLeft ABC reports [To the frustr­ation of environ­mental activists and some countries who were urging more ambitious climate goals, negoti­ators delayed decisions on two key issues until next year in an effort to get a deal on the table. That included a decision on the mechanics of an emissions trading system and the …

2018-12-16 16:37

@Real Science: Brutal Winter Weather In The Sonoran Desert

We had a few clouds yeste­rday, and barely made it above 70 degrees.

2018-12-16 16:27

@No Tricks Zone: Germany’s DWD National Weather Service Accused Of Issuing Fake Weather News, Alarmism

German climate skeptic Snowfan here reports that Germany’s DWD National Weather Service has been caught delibe­rately spreading climate alarmism ahead of the COP24 using “fake news” in its press release of December 3, 2018, where it annou­nced: 2018 could be the warmest and driest year since 1881.“ Snowfan replied on December 9th that 2018could not […]

2018-12-16 14:44

@Climate Depot: At UN, Gore Demands ‘Ubiqu­itous’ Popul­ation Control for Climate

https://ww­w.thenewam­erican.com­/tech/envi­ronment/it­em/30919-​al-​gore-​tells-​un-​warming-​is-​real-​popul­ation-​control-​needed by Alex Newman KATOWICE, Poland — Amid freezing temper­atures and heavy snowfall, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore arrived at the United Nations COP24 “climate change” summit to preach about a looming “dark age” and a “hell on earth” if humanity refuses to accept his…

2018-12-16 14:05

@Paul Homewood: Is Climate Change Respon­sible For Arctic Reindeer Decline?

By Paul Homewood The BBC is happy to uncrit­ically report claims that Arctic reindeer are suffering because of climate change. But what is the real truth? The popul­ation of wild reindeer, or caribou, in the Arctic has crashed by more than half in the last two decades. A new report on the impact of climate […]

2018-12-16 14:04

@Climate Depot: COP 24: Packed house at CFACT’s Poland climate forum

COP 24: Packed house at CFACT’s Poland climate forum By Craig Rucker|D­ecember 15th, 2018| Emotions have run high in Poland since the United Nations climate confe­rence came to town. CFACT co-​sponsored a climate forum at the John Paul II Center in Gliwice, with Poland’s Globali­zation Institute Founda­tion, led by Dr. Tomasz Teluk. A venue named for

2018-12-16 13:50

@Watts Up With That?: An Example of AR4 WG2 False Alarmism

This post is a lightly reworked last third of much longer essay No Bodies in ebook Blowing Smoke, foreword by Professor Judith Curry of Georgia Tech. It concerns the demons­trably misle­ading disho­nesty of AR4 WG2 conce­rning climate change caused species extinc­tions, and the shoddy science behind the one paper AR4 ultim­ately relied upon. It is…

2018-12-16 12:00

@Tallbloke's Talkshop: COP24: Environ­mental groups criticise ‘morally unaccep­table’ climate deal

The latest from folk who are locked in an imaginary green­house world where humans can alter and somehow control the climate, and who foresee Hollywood-​style scenarios if they ‘fail’ to do so. A nebulous deal has been cobbled together, so all 20,000 plus of them can make their fuel-​powered ways home. Diplomats from around the […]

2018-12-16 11:02

@Watts Up With That?: Califo­rnian Climate Scien­tists Discover Farmers Adapt to Changed Conditions

Diligent Califo­rnian climate resear­chers have pieced together the solution to the mystery of why corn yields are rising, in defiance of climate model predic­tions of falling corn yields. But we shouldn’t get too excited about this discovery – resear­chers are concerned that corn is the excep­tion, that the newly disco­vered process of “adap­tion” which has…

2018-12-16 10:00

@Real Science: Fraud In The National Climate Asses­sment (Part 2)

This is the second part of my series exposing fraud in the National Climate Assess­ment. In the first part, I discussed graph B (US Heat Waves) on their summary page 38. In this part I am discu­ssing graph F (Arctic …

2018-12-16 09:15