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He is a qualified engineer and a graduate of the History and Philosophy of Science. He is interested in finding out how the solar system works and how Earth is affected by changes in it. He says: "Some people don’t like the implications of my research or my blogging about them and one night in December 2011 the Climate Cops turned up at my door with a warrant to impound my computers. Prof. Michael Mann and Dr Greg Laden told everyone I am a criminal cyberthief involved in hacking the Climate Research Unit emails."

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Tallbloke's Talkshop: End of the road for solar panels on roadways?

For several obvious reasons cited below, the conclusion should be that solar panels on road surfaces perform extremely poorly and are essentially an irrelevant waste of money. If the money has to be spent, putting the same amount of panels somewhere more suitable would be an easy improvement to make. H/T Four years ago […]

Today: 15:23   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of sun-like stars for the first time

…and don’t get the answers their models led them to expect. Could the close proximity to their star of most exoplanets so far observed be a factor? Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi that challenges […]

Today: 13:13   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Hurricane Florence–The Myths and The Facts

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ?…

Today: 08:57   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Dr. Willie Soon; The “Global Blue Sun” Solar Anomaly during the 1450s and 1460s

Originally posted on CO2 is Life: Please Like, Share, Subscribe and Comment

2018-09-20 16:07   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Hurricane Florence: climate dynamics context

Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry “Impending massive hurricanes bring the best out of weather twitter and the worst out of climate twitter” – Joseph Maykut Every time we have a tropical cyclone landfall in the U.S., there is an explosion of public statements regarding the role (or not) of human caused global…

2018-09-19 16:57   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: How constant is the “solar constant?”

Originally posted on Andy May Petrophysicist: The IPCC lowered their estimate of the impact of solar variability on the Earth’s climate from the already low value of 0.12 W/m2 (Watts per square-meter) given in their fourth report (AR4), to a still lower value of 0.05 W/m2 in the 2013 fifth report (AR5), the new value…

2018-09-19 14:42   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Computer climate simulations just crashed 

Not the actual simulations, but the already fading credibility thereof. What scientific reason is there to rely on their results? Ross McKitrick and John Christy have an important new paper out in Earth and Space Science, writes Andrew Montford for The GWPF. This is the latest fusillade in the long battle over whether the climate […]

2018-09-18 21:14   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: German car giants face EU emissions probe

Note this is not about the original issue of diesel ‘defeat’ devices. Another report at AFP says ‘Daimler and VW are widely reported to be putting themselves forward as whistle-blowers in the case, in order to win leniency with the EU authorities.’ Sounds like a guilty plea. German carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen are to […]

2018-09-18 09:40   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: David Eyles: The Quiet Revolution

A rarely spotted phenomenon, sometimes acknowledged by one or two of the more astute political pundits, is that the Labour Party has moved away from its core of working-class voters. The leadership has now fully embraced the demands of its middle and upper-middle class hierarchy and has gone full-on Quinoa Marxist. However, the Labour Party is not […]

2018-09-18 09:03   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Big Green Inc.: Inside the $4 billion U.S. foundations funding Green activists 

It seems some people in the US with money to burn are queuing up to try and buy the weather they think they want, with fossil fuels their primary target. The concept of natural variation of the climate has either totally escaped them, or they must think it belongs in the past only. H/T The […]

2018-09-18 07:51   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Scientists receive $1.3 million to study new propulsion idea for spacecraft

Light as a power source is only a theory so far, but could have interesting implications if it can be shown to work. Or it could go nowhere… Spacecraft and satellites could in future be launched into space without the need for fuel, thanks to a revolutionary new theory, says EurekAlert. Dr Mike McCulloch, from […]

2018-09-17 08:49   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: California Dreaming: Push for 100% Wind & Solar Doomed to End in Costly Failure

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS: Renewable energy zealots talk about the ‘transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future being ‘inevitable’. Except that the only thing inevitable about running on sunshine and breezes, is grid chaos and rocketing power prices. Ask a South Australian. It is also what that crazy German Corporal with…

2018-09-16 11:41   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: A laser in space to measure changes in polar ice

The reporter here is obviously sold on endless warming of planet Earth, but ignoring the propaganda, there are some technical details of the mission which is due to last three years but could be extended up to ten. NASA says: ‘The ICESat-2 laser will pulse 10,000 times a second; each pulse will release about 20 […]

2018-09-15 08:50   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Geologists reveal ancient connection between England and France

The research includes an animation which explains ‘how three ancient land masses collided to form the British Isles’. Scientists have for centuries believed that England, Wales and Scotland were created by the merger of Avalonia and Laurentia more than 400 million years ago, says EurekAlert. However, geologists based at the University of Plymouth now believe […]

2018-09-14 09:43   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Europe’s renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests, say experts

Whether wood is truly renewable or not is a matter of opinion. Trees can be burnt in minutes but regrowth obviously takes many years. Theory has it that new trees can over time recover the carbon dioxide from tree burning but how realistic is that? Not very much, according to experts. The same politicians who […]

2018-09-13 14:33   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Claus Reith: The Porto Climate Conference

Here are some first impressions of the Porto conference from one of the attendees. More as I sort out my photos. Global Green Airbag versus Global Greenhouse Basic Science of a Changing Climate – the topic of the Conference that took place at Porto University in Porto, Portugal on Sept. 07. – 09. 2018. Attended […]

2018-09-12 18:54   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Scientists find evidence for early planetary shake-up

Could evidence from a specific binary asteroid pair upset existing planetary theories? ‘The Jupiter trojans, commonly called Trojan asteroids or just Trojans, are a large group of asteroids that share the planet Jupiter’s orbit around the Sun.’ – Wikipedia. There are over a million of these, inhabiting two oval-shaped zones based around what are known […]

2018-09-12 15:40   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: US ‘monster’ hurricane set to strengthen

Right on cue at the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, three major storms are barrelling westwards. So far, the first one looks like being the most powerful. Mandatory evacuations for more than a million people near the US east coast have been declared. North Carolina’s governor warns the state Florence will be a “life-threatening, […]

2018-09-11 17:31   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: The “Global Climate Action Summit’s” destructive decarbonization tsunami

Once it was flower power, now the alarmists of global warming religion hit San Francisco. Meanwhile world consumption of oil, coal and gas is rising as populations increase and more countries accelerate their economic development. The limitations of subsidised renewables are becoming ever more obvious. Batten down the hatches! A tsunami of global warming and […]

2018-09-11 08:39   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Soon your utility will help select your next car

That’s the plan anyway, as utilities want to recommend electric cars to their customers so as to sell more electricity and make more money. But there’s much more to it than that. Enter the ‘trusted energy advisor’. For a long time utilities have been seeking better ways to engage with their customers, says PEI. Jeff […]

2018-09-10 12:50   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Who killed the Small Modular Nuclear programme? 

It looks as if the UK government has got cold feet about the small modular reactor concept, possibly under pressure from the ‘green’ lobby. Meanwhile subsidies for unreliable weather-dependent power generation continue, more or less unabated. London 10 September: An important new briefing paper published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals that the government has […]

2018-09-10 08:59   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Paris Climate Agreement ‘on the brink’ as western governments refuse to transfer $100 billion p.a.

The usual hyped-up dramas as yet more climate talks leads to little or no action. Everyone is supposed to believe the end is nigh if more money is not thrown at developing countries. How long can such charades be kept going? H/T The GWPF UN climate talks in Bangkok have foundered over the key issue […]

2018-09-09 10:39   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: BBC Issues New Guidelines To Shut Down Debate On Climate Change

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? h/t Robin Guenier et al Carbon Brief has obtained details of new BBC guidance on how to handle climate issues: ? ? The BBC, one of the world’s largest and most respected news organisations, has issued formal guidance to its…

2018-09-08 07:01   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Ocean tide size linked to supercontinent cycle

A new tweak to tidal theory is proposed. The research team hopes that ‘understanding continental configurations and tidal strengths will impact the development of climate models’. Daily tides are driven primarily by Earth’s rotation and the gravitational force of the moon on oceans, says Earth magazine. However, in a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, […]

2018-09-07 11:44   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Frankfurt must ban old diesel cars, court rules

Not just older diesels are implicated, but some petrol cars too. The ban would apply to certain areas within the city only, at the initial stage. Tougher rules would come in later. First Hamburg and Stuttgart, now the diesel ban has come for Germany’s financial capital. A new ban could affect a quarter of vehicles […]

2018-09-06 12:32   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Radical open-access plan could spell end to journal subscriptions

“No science should be locked behind paywalls!” says a preamble document. Exactly. European Commission special envoy Robert-Jan Smits has spearheaded a plan to make all scientific works free to read, the journal Nature reports. Research funders from France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and eight other European nations have unveiled a radical open-access initiative that […]

2018-09-06 08:30   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Trump adds physicist Will Happer, climate science opponent, to White House staff

The climate alarmist targets of the professor’s ‘glassy-eyed cultists‘ jibe won’t take kindly to this. If their chances of selling fast-approaching doom and gloom to the President were low before, they must be close to zero now. Princeton academic has said carbon dioxide buildup benefits planet. William Happer, a physics professor and vocal critic of […]

2018-09-05 13:41   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Saturn’s famous hexagon may tower above the clouds

Another case of observing something that wasn’t thought possible. As the report notes: ‘The presence of a hexagon way up in Saturn’s northern stratosphere, hundreds of kilometres above the clouds, suggests that there is much more to learn about the dynamics at play in the gas giant’s atmosphere.’ The long-lived international Cassini mission has revealed […]

2018-09-05 12:43   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Media extrapolating a trend from a single data point: 2018 Heatwave Edition

Warren Meyer writes: ‘The implicit plea in this post goes beyond climate — if you are claiming a trend, show me the trend data. I can be convinced […] but so often the actual data never matches the arm-waving in these media sources.’ This article in something called Inside Climate News seems to be typical […]

2018-09-05 08:52   Click to comment

Tallbloke's Talkshop: Twenty-five industrial wind energy deceptions – Master Resource

This is an updated version of an article that’s appeared before, but as it covers quite a lot of ground is worth airing. TRYING to pin down the arguments of wind promoters is a bit like trying to grab a greased balloon, writes John Droz, Jr. . Just when you think you’ve got a handle […]

2018-09-04 18:35   Click to comment

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