The Week That Used to be: 2019-11-16 (November 16, 2019)
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“’Theories in fact, any vibrant physicist could make up theories. They might don’t have anything to do with actuality.
“’You find which theories are just about actuality through evaluating to experiments…’” – Jim Peebles, 2019 Nobel co-Laureate in physics.
By way of Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Coverage Undertaking (SEPP)
After Climategate: Ten years in the past, a scandal in weather science broke. Hackers took over 1000 emails from Britain’s College of East Anglia’s Local weather Analysis Unit and printed them in a chain of releases. Those equipped the primary forged proof that the weather status quo was once seeking to suppress bodily proof that nature was once now not responding to expanding carbon dioxide (CO2) because the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Local weather Trade (IPCC) claimed and the weather modelers predicted / projected. Lots of the lead authors of the IPCC Overview Reviews had been concerned on this suppression of bodily proof, which is opposite to the foundations of the clinical means.
Some educational establishments performed investigations of the affair. Typically, yet now not in each and every example, those investigations the place the opposite of “display trials” – they had been “display exonerations” – averting tricky problems and significant questions. The educational group demonstrated a want to offer protection to assets of revenues somewhat than to offer protection to clinical integrity. Writing in his specific taste, journalist James Delingpole provides a just right evaluate of Climategate and its significance.
Judith Curry discusses the significance of Climategate on her weblog. She discusses the well timed analysis through Ross McKitrick, who along side Steve McIntyre, uncovered the deficient use of statistics that went into the advent of Mr. Mann’s notorious “hockey-stick” utilized by the IPCC in its 3rd Overview Record. [Versions of the hockey-stick appeared in the Summary for Policymakers, showing that human forcings are needed to explain increases in temperatures after 1950. (IPCC 2001, SPM-2). Note that TWTW questions both the accuracy of the reported sharp increase in surface temperatures after 1950 and that increases in CO2 can explain them.] As McKitrick demonstrates, through no purpose standards did the inquiries “exonerate” the scientists occupied with Climategate.
Curry additionally discusses the troubles introduced through McIntyre and the usage of the set of rules (technique of calculations) that created the “hockey-stick” in addition to the deletion of the temperature data that contradict the hockey-stick. The deletion of knowledge is opposite to the clinical means.
Consistent with Curry, weather science is in a morass and she or he attempted to signify methods out of the morass, solely to be attacked through others as being a weather heretic. It’s changing into slightly transparent that the weather status quo can not tolerate grievance, regardless of how nicely supposed – very similar to a cult.
5 years in the past, Curry wrote:
“The online impact of all that is that my ‘educational occupation development’ in relation to skilled reputation, hiking the executive ladder, and so forth. has been just about halted. I’ve exchanged educational development that now appears to be of doubtful benefit to me for a a lot more fascinating and influential life that feels correct in relation to my non-public and clinical integrity.
“Climategate was once occupation converting for me; I’ll let historical past come to a decision if this was once for higher or worse (if historical past even cares).’”
She now writes:
“In spite of everything, Climategate ended my educational occupation in advance …. I spotted how shallow the ‘educational recreation’ has turn into, and the video games one must play to prevail. Throwing all that off has been individually and intellectually releasing for me.”
Curry brings up most important problems, weather science as practiced may be very shallow, superficial. It’s constructed on assumptions in regards to the surroundings that bodily proof is demonstrating false. More and more, weather science is changing into extra superficial. But, the findings of weather scientists, regardless of how opposite to the clinical means, are widespread amongst many political sorts who need to workout political keep watch over.
A objective of the clinical means, evolved over hundreds of years yet extra intensely in Europe since about 1600, is to get rid of mistakes. Many examples from science and drugs reveal that established government don’t need to have their perspectives challenged.
The clinical means supplies a suite of procedures to check ideas, concepts, to assist resolve if they’re faulty. Rigorous adherence to the clinical means calls for repeated checking out ideas or hypotheses opposed to bodily proof when it’s received. When the ideas or hypotheses fail such checking out, they should be changed or discarded. That is an ongoing procedure that can take years or a long time earlier than a complete working out is established in advanced problems akin to weather. Without reference to their educational , when scientists forget the clinical means for political favors, they turn into political lackeys, now not scientists.
Over the following a number of weeks TWTW will speak about a number of US and Ecu weather units, and the way nicely the modelers are adjusting their units to expanding observations on what’s honestly happening within the surroundings. See hyperlinks below Climategate Endured and Style Problems.
Local weather Fashions vs. Floor Observations: Ultimate week, TWTW mentioned how a lot international weather units overestimate expanding atmospheric temperatures, even below a low CO2 emissions state of affairs. Ross McKitrick posted a captivating research appearing how shut HadCRUT4 floor observations are to going underneath the decrease certain of weather mannequin projections below the similar low CO2 emissions state of affairs. [Due to manipulation of the historic record by NOAA and NASA-GISS in lowering past record temperatures in the US, TWTW does not consider the surface record as reliable. That said, the HadCRUT4 is probably better than other surface datasets.] After explaining one of the variation because of El Nino / L. a. Nina, McKitrick states:
“I’ve indicated 2030 at the graph. That’s the 12 months all of us die, or one thing. However I feel it’s much more likely that would be the 12 months during which the HadCRUT4 line drops out underneath the ground of the CMIP5 RCP4.five [the models used for the last IPCC Assessment Report (AR5, 2013-14)] ensemble as soon as and for all. The El Nino disguised the model-observational discrepancy for a couple of years, but it surely’s coming again.”
In concluding McKitrick quotes feedback through Hans von Storch made in 2013:
“Sadly, some scientists behave like preachers, handing over sermons to humans. What this method ignores is the truth that there are lots of threats in our global that should be weighed opposed to one one other. If I’m riding my vehicle and in finding myself rushing towards a drawback, I will’t easy yank the wheel to the facet with out first checking to peer if I’ll as an alternative be riding directly right into a crowd of humans. Local weather researchers can not and must now not take this technique of weighing various factors out of the fingers of politics and society.”
See hyperlinks below Fashions v. Observations.
Hidden Prices of Renewables: Virtually on daily basis bulletins are made in regards to the nice breakthroughs in wind and photo voltaic technology of electrical energy and the way the prices are plummeting. But, when politicians recommend disposing of tax subsidies from those industries, the promoters scream. There were Federal subsidies to wind and photo voltaic in a single shape or one other for over 25 years. Consistent with the American Wind Power Affiliation, the Manufacturing Tax Credit score was once initiated in america in 1992. In Germany, the place the wind continual is evolved additional, a lower in subsidies is leading to most important layoffs within the . Wind leaders are calling the relief in subsidies a “disaster.”
The justification that wind is an toddler that must be secure now not applies. Merely, wind and photo voltaic can not stand on their very own as a result of trendy civilization calls for dependable electric continual, which wind and photo voltaic can not ship. As a substitute, wind and photo voltaic require different assets to offer dependable continual after they can not, but wind and photo voltaic don’t pay for the prices of those required assets of continual.
Texas supplies one other instance of the deficiencies of wind and photo voltaic. The defunct calories corporate, Enron, satisfied the legislators in Texas to choose wind continual to the level it’s changing into an expanding burden to the Texas electrical energy shoppers. Consistent with the EIA, the foremost electrical energy technology assets in July had been: 1) pure fuel, about 27,500 MWh, 57%; 2) coal, about nine,00zero MWh, 19%; three) nonhydroelectric renewables, about 7,500 MWh, 16%; and four) nuclear, about three,700 MWh, eight%. The cost of pure fuel is happening, yet the price of electrical energy goes up, which makes little sense till one realizes that wind continual has meaningful oblique prices paid through others.
In a video, lawyer Mike Nasi, a member of the Texas Public Coverage Basis, addressed this factor earlier than a bunch of Indiana legislators. He spoke of marketplace wherein those that generate electrical energy bid at what worth they’re going to ship it tomorrow. The device operator, for many of Texas it’s ERCOT, accepts the bottom bid costs for what it expects to be its wishes. Nasi mentioned:
“Even if pure fuel costs had been down this 12 months through 15%, continual costs within the Texas marketplace went up 40%. How does that occur? While you underestimate what the price of renewable penetration goes to be for your grid. […]
“The most important pass over, rather than transmission, the have an effect on of subsidization. I feel you all know this yet while you get $23 a megawatt hour for placing wind at the grid, within the type of a subsidy, and the cost of electrical energy drops low, and also you solely get that subsidy if you happen to generate, you bid the cost of electrical energy damaging.
“You actually, within the Texas marketplace, see one out of each and every 3 bids damaging. In different phrases, paying to stick at the grid. So, that has two results. One, it destroys and distorts and, two, it erodes the capital of current thermal: nuclear, coal, and, I can inform you, new fuel. Shall we spend one other hour speaking in regards to the fantasy that new fuel is getting constructed. Check out the Texas marketplace. See how a lot new fuel is getting constructed. With regards to not anything, as a result of humans and banks aren’t going to put money into a market the place a subsidy is riding the cost of electrical energy to underneath 0.”
See hyperlinks below Difficult the Orthodoxy and https://www.eia.gov/state/?sid=TX#tabs-Four
Selection of the Week: $143 billion over 10 years. Consistent with the American Wind Power Affiliation in arguing for the wind Manufacturing Tax Credit score (PTC): “Making an investment in U.S. wind farms has spurred over $143 billion in non-public funding in our economic system over the past 10 years.” It’s unsure if any industrial-scale wind continual would had been constructed with out the PTC.
To place the remark in a different way: Over 10 years, the Federal govt has equipped rich people and firms with $143 billion in tax breaks (tax forgiveness) which have been used to subsidize an inferior, unreliable means of electrical energy technology on the expense of dependable strategies of electrical energy technology. See above and https://www.awea.org/policy-and-issues/tax-policy.
NEWS YOU CAN USE:
Observation: Is the Solar Emerging?
Scientists: Local weather Information ‘Correlate Smartly’ With Sun Modulation…A Grand Sun Minimal Anticipated By way of 2030
By way of Kenneth Richard, No longer Methods Zone, Nov 11, 2019
Legacy of Climategate – 10 years later
By way of Judith Curry, Local weather And so forth., Nov 12, 2019
Hyperlink to a well timed research: Figuring out the Climategate Inquiries
By way of Ross McKitrick, College of Guelph, Canada, September 2010
Local weather Science Proves Scams Don’t Die of Publicity
By way of Tony Thomas, Quadrant, Nov 14, 2019
My most interesting hour
By way of James Delingpole, Spectator Australia, November 2019
“Climategate” Is a Decade Outdated. All It Uncovered Is the Dangerous Religion of Local weather Deniers
By way of Michael Mann, Newsweek, Nov 11, 2019
[SEPP Comment: Mr. Mann claimed Fred Singer received money from Phillip Morris, tobacco; Monsanto, chemicals; and Texaco, oil and gas. But he produced no evidence and Dr. Singer denies it..]
Difficult the Orthodoxy — NIPCC
Local weather Trade Reconsidered II: Bodily Science
Idso, Carter, and Singer, Lead Authors/Editors, Nongovernmental World Panel on Local weather Trade (NIPCC), 2013
Idso, Idso, Carter, and Singer, Lead Authors/Editors, Nongovernmental World Panel on Local weather Trade (NIPCC), 2014
Local weather Trade Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels
By way of A couple of Authors, Bezdek, Idso, Legates, and Singer eds., Nongovernmental World Panel on Local weather Trade, April 2019
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Why Scientists Disagree About World Warming
The NIPCC Record at the Clinical Consensus
By way of Craig D. Idso, Robert M. Carter, and S. Fred Singer, Nongovernmental World Panel on Local weather Trade (NIPCC), Nov 23, 2015
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S. Fred Singer, Editor, NIPCC, 2008
World Sea-Degree Upward thrust: An Analysis of the Information
By way of Craig D. Idso, David Legates, and S. Fred Singer, Heartland Coverage Temporary, Might 20, 2019
New weather units – much more incorrect
By way of Paul Mathews, Local weather Scepticism, Nov five, 2019 [H/t GWPF]
Ocean Temperature Adjustments Are Asymmetric And Unsure
Press Free up, World Warming Coverage Basis, Nov eight, 2019
Hyperlink to paper: COLD WATER? The Oceans and Local weather Trade
By way of David Whitehouse, World Warming Coverage Basis, 2019
Beige Reef – Offered By way of Dr Jennifer Marohasy
Video, Institute of Public Affairs, Accessed Nov 15, 2019 [H/t Howard Dewhirst]
From the video: white recommendations on positive corals don’t essentially imply the corals are bleached, they is also completely pure.
Professor Michael Kelly: Power Utopias And Engineering Fact
By way of Prof Michael Kelly FRS, 2019 Annual GWPF Lecture, Nov 14, 2019
The Ultimate Nail within the Coffin? Guy-Made World Warming Suffers one other Serious Blow
By way of Gordon Fulks, The Northwest Connection, Feb three, 2019
Assessing adjustments in US regional precipitation on a couple of time scales
By way of Ross McKitrick, John Christy, Magazine of Hydrology, November 2019
“We display that 2000-year proxy-based reconstructions of the Palmer Changed Drought Index for america Southeast (SE) and Pacific Coast (PC) areas show off LTP and disclose post- 1900 adjustments to be inside the vary of longer-term pure fluctuations.
“We conclude that pure variability is most probably the dominant driving force of historic adjustments in precipitation and therefore drought dynamics in america SE and PC.”
How Dangerous Science & Horrific Journalism Misrepresent Wildfires and Local weather
By way of Jim Steele, WUWT, Nov nine, 2019
Alien Theories About Local weather Trade
By way of Larry Bell, Newsmax, Nov 11, 2019
By way of Charles the Moderator, WUWT, Nov 14, 2019
Protecting the Orthodoxy
New World Well being and Local weather Disaster Record Warns of Long run ‘The place a Kid Has to Battle Merely to Live on’
“With out fast motion from all nations to chop greenhouse fuel emissions, good points in well-being and lifestyles expectancy will probably be compromised.”
By way of Jessica Corbett, workforce author, Commonplace Desires, Nov 14, 2019 [H/t Gene Hackemack]
Hyperlink to document: The 2019 document of The Lancet Countdown on fitness and weather substitute: making sure that the fitness of a kid born these days isn’t outlined through a converting weather
By way of Nick Watts, MA, et al., The Lancet, Nov 13, 2019
Wondering the Orthodoxy
Lettuce Pray: Local weather Trade, Neo-Paganism, and the Finish of the International
By way of Dion Pierre, Nationwide Affiliation of Students, Nov eight, 2019
Local weather alarmists use junk science to advertise their time table
By way of Ed Berry, His Weblog, Nov 7, 2019
Scientists: CO2 Reasons Cooling When No longer Inflicting Warming And It’s A ‘Vulnerable’ To ‘Negligible’ Local weather Issue
By way of Kenneth Richard, No Methods Zone, Nov 14, 2019
World Warming Politics Are Dividing Us, As a result of That’s The Approach The Alarmists Need It
By way of I & I Editorial Board, Nov 15, 2019
75 according to cent nations won’t meet their weather pledges: Record
By way of Personnel, The Hindu Trade Line, Nov 12, 2019 [H/t GWPF]
Paris weather fail: Populist revolts at calories hikes, yawns from rogue states
By way of Personnel, International Tribune, Nov 6, 2019 [H/t GWPF]
Paris Local weather Accord Withdrawal Underway (Trump, Dense Power Successful)
By way of Robert Bradley, Grasp Useful resource, Nov 12, 2019
Paris Gained’t Reduce Emissions–Bob Watson
By way of Paul Homewood, No longer a Lot of Other folks Know That, Nov 10, 2019
Trump’s Former Science Guide Will Happer Featured in Local weather Discussion board at COP25 in Madrid
By way of Anthony Watts, WUWT, Nov 11, 2019
Trade in US Administrations
How the State Dept.’s Dissenters Incited a Insurrection, Then a Rallying Cry
By way of Michael Crowley, Lara Jakes and David Sanger, NYT, Nov nine, 2019
Surprise, anger and unhappiness are giving method to pleasure amongst occupation diplomats that they’re protecting American beliefs and keeping the Trump management responsible.
Issues within the Orthodoxy
Local weather Fury: “They don’t want the ravings of a few natural, enlightened and woke capital metropolis greenies”
By way of Eric Worrall, WUWT, Nov 12, 2019
Searching for a Commonplace Flooring
How To Mix Mavens’ Predictions? It Is dependent On Whether or not It’s Numbers Or Phrases
By way of Chuck Dinerstein, ACSH, Nov five, 2019
Can Self sustaining Climate-Remark Sailboats Beef up Forecasts over the U.S.?
By way of Cliff Mass, Climate and Local weather Weblog, Nov 10, 2019
The Local weather Management Council’s Bipartisan Answer
By way of Greg Bertelsen, Actual Transparent Power, Nov 13, 2019
[SEPP Comment: And what assurances do the voters have that redistribution of the revenues from carbon taxes will not be diverted for other purposes? Examples of diversion of resources abound such as monies for the highway trust fund, tobacco settlements, etc.]
The Upward thrust of Liberal Fascism: UK Scholars Flip In opposition to Loose Speech Amid ‘Tradition Of Conformity’
By way of Personnel, The Instances, By the use of GWPF, Nov 11, 2019
What the College of Alabama’s Soccer Stadium Tells Us about CO2
By way of John Eidson, American Philosopher, Nov 10, 2019
[SEPP Comment: The author forgot atmospheric water vapor.]
Assessment of Fresh Clinical Articles through CO2 Science
No Important Development in U.S. Hurricanes Over the Duration 1900-2017
Truchelut, R.E. and Staehling, E.M. 2017. An lively standpoint on United States tropical cyclone landfall droughts. Geophysical Analysis Letters 44: 12,zero13-12,019. Nov 14, 2019
Increased CO2 Reduces Cadmium Toxicity in a Freshwater Macrophyte
Huang, W., Han, S., Zhou, Q., Li, W. and Xing, W. 2019. Assessing interactions between environmental elements and aquatic toxicity: Influences of dissolved CO2 and light-weight on Cd toxicity within the aquatic macrophyte Potamogeton crispus. Aquatic Toxicology 212: 247-258. Nov 11, 2019
Local weather Fashions vs Observations: 2019 Replace
By way of Ross McKitrick, College of Guelph, Nov 11, 2019
Feedback through Ross McKitrick at the Continuation of Local weather Style Failure
By way of Roy Spencer, His Weblog, Nov 12, 2019
“Roy W. Spencer remark: With the brand new CMIP6 units popping out suggesting much more warming than the CMIP5 units did, I concern we can see proceeding “changes” of the instrumental temperature listing to supply much more warming. That is the one method that the units can retain credibility within the face of real-world proof that warming has been modest, at very best.”
Construction and Efficiency of GFDL’s CM4.zero Local weather Style
By way of I.M. Held, JAMES, Magazine of Advances in Modeling Earth Methods, Oct 30, 2019
CMIP Segment 6 (CMIP6)
Assessment CMIP6 Experimental Design and Group
By way of Personnel, WCRP International Local weather analysis Programme, Accessed Nov 12, 2019
CMIP6 Phrases of USE: “To permit modeling teams and others who reinforce CMIP6 to reveal its have an effect on (and safe ongoing investment), you’re required to quote and recognize those that have made CMIP6 imaginable….”
New flagship weather units – UKESM1 and HadGEM3-GC3.1
By way of Personnel, Met Place of business, Accessed Nov 12, 2019
UKESM1: Description and analysis of the United Kingdom Earth Gadget Style
By way of Alistair Sellar, Magazine of Advances in Modeling Earth Methods, Oct 30, 2019
Size Problems — Floor
170 Years of Earth Floor Temperature Information Display No Proof of Important Warming
By way of Charles the moderator, WUWT, Nov 14, 2019
No, Hurricanes Are No longer Larger, More potent and Extra Bad
By way of Roger Pielke, Forbes, Nov 15, 2019
Hyperlink to extremely questionable paper: Normalized US storm injury estimates the usage of space of overall destruction, 1900−2018
By way of Aslak Grinsted, PNAS, Nov 11, 2019
The whole thing You Listen About Billion-Buck Failures Is Unsuitable
By way of Roger Pielke, Forbes, Nov 7, 2019
“NOAA is crucial firm – amongst its many purposes it supplies the elements information and forecasts that assist stay all American citizens secure. NOAA is simply too vital an establishment to get stuck up in dodgy science associated with weather substitute.”
Combining satellites, radar supplies trail for higher forecasts
By way of Personnel Writers, College Park PA (SPX), Nov 12, 2019
Hyperlink to paper: Simultaneous Assimilation of Radar and All-Sky Satellite tv for pc Infrared Radiance Observations for Convection-Permitting Ensemble Research and Prediction of Serious Thunderstorms
By way of Yunji Zhang, David J. Stensrud, and Fuqing Zhang, Per month Climate Assessment, Aug five, 2019
Ruthless bloodless breaks dozens of long-lasting data in most important towns right through the East
By way of Mark Puleo, Accuweather, Nov 13, 2019
Exceptional Arctic blast to wreck loads of data throughout america
An early-season Arctic blast is poised to carry listing bloodless temperatures as a ways south because the Gulf of Mexico.
By way of Grant Gilmore, WTSP.com Chanel 10, Tampa, FL, Nov 12, 2019 [H/t Ken Schlichte]
Is Excessive Day by day Rainfall Getting Worse In England?
By way of Paul Homewood, No longer a Lot of Other folks Know That, Nov 10, 2019
In 1946 — 800 miles of fires “stretched from Brisbane to Townsville” [Australia]
By way of Jo Nova, Her Weblog, Nov 13, 2019
This Yr’s Dry Europe Summer time Not anything New, Took place Extra Frequently All over Wealthy Medieval Duration
Dry summers as a doomsday state of affairs – are they in point of fact one thing new?
By way of Axel Robert Göhring, The Ecu Institute for Local weather and Power (EIKE), (Textual content translated/edited through P. Gosselin), No Methods Zone, Nov 12, 2019
[SEPP Comment: After the Medieval Period, in cold, wet summers crops did not ripen, resulting in famine.]
That is the “previous usual” — those fires are mid to past due season fires for NSW
By way of Jo Nova, Her Weblog, Nov 13, 2019
Venetians rage at flood-defence put off: ‘They don’t bring to mind us’
By way of Angela Giuffrida, The Dad or mum, Nov 14, 2019
Hyperlink to GWPF appearing flooding of Piazza San Marco in November 2019 is very similar to flooding of Piazza San Marco in December nine, 1825
Converting Cryosphere – Land / Sea Ice
Western Hudson Bay freeze-up previous than common for 1980s for the 1/3 12 months in a row
By way of Susan Crockford, Polar Undergo Science, Nov 11, 2019
Local weather Disaster Is Inflicting a Fatal Virus to Unfold Among Marine Mammals
By way of Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch, Nov eight, 2019
Hyperlink to paper: Viral emergence in marine mammals within the North Pacific is also related to Arctic sea ice relief
By way of E. VanWormer, Nature, Science, Nov 7, 2019
[SEPP Comment: According to the abstract, the study period was 2001-2016. The Arctic ice has never been reduced before then?]
Declare: Local weather Trade is Inflicting Arctic Blasts to Develop into Much less Serious
By way of Eric Worrall, WUWT, Nov 15, 2019
No, World Warming is No longer Inflicting Extra Widespread Arctic Outbreaks
By way of Chris Martz, Climate, Nov 10, 2019
Drizzle at sub-zero temps recorded in Antarctica
NSF-funded scientists learn supercooled drizzle, with implications for weather mannequin predictions
By way of Personnel, NSF, Nov 13, 2019
[SEPP Comment: Climate modelers ignore observations that contradict their models. Why would they include these observations?]
Can Local weather Impact Earthquakes, Or Are the Connections Shaky?
By way of Alan Buis, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Oct 29, 2019 [H/t WUWT]
2017 NOAA Learn about Advisable Fewer Managed Burns, As a result of Local weather Trade
By way of Eric Worrall, WUWT, Nov 10, 2019
Speaking Higher to the Public – Exaggerate, or be Obscure?
1 Meter of Sea Degree Upward thrust Now “Inevitable”… In the end
By way of David Middleton, WUWT, Nov 12, 2019
Ozone hollow set to near [earlier than usual]
By way of Personnel Writers, Paris (ESA), Nov 12, 2019
Hyperlink to document: Clinical Overview of Ozone Depletion: 2018
By way of Personnel Writers: International Meteorological Group, NOAA, NASA, Ecu Fee, 2019
What’s Using Antarctica’s Meltdown?
Antarctica’s ice loss is on the upward push. Along side hotter water consuming away at ice cabinets from underneath, atmospheric rivers are inflicting hassle from above.
By way of Bob Berwyn, Within Local weather Information, Nov 12, 2019
[SEPP Comment: Fails to discuss accumulation of snow and ice in the East Antarctic, the bulk of the continent.]
Speaking Higher to the Public – Make issues up.
Naomi “no proof” Oreskes – cautious for what you want for, Pt 2
By way of Russell Cook dinner, GelbspanFiles.com, Nov 7, 2019
World pollutants is growing back and received’t top earlier than 2040
By way of Personnel, Bloomberg, By the use of The Straits Instances, Nov 13, 2019
The Earth might be getting into a planetary hearth age
By way of Stephen Pyne, Quartz, Nov 10, 2019 [H/t Bob Zybach]
“Welcome to the Pyrocene”
Speaking Higher to the Public – Use Propaganda
Scarier than fiction: weather fear riding ‘cli-fi’ increase
By way of Riwan Marhic, Paris (AFP), Nov 15, 2019
Speaking Higher to the Public – Use Kids for Propaganda
Any other Plastic Boat: Local weather Messiah Greta Thunberg Hitches a Raise to COP25
By way of Eric Worrall, WUWT, Nov 13, 2019
Speaking Higher to the Public – Protest
All hail the brand new CofE: The Church of Extinction
By way of Andy Shaw, The Spectator, Nov 13, 2019
Who’re the 11,00zero Scientists?
By way of Donn Dears, Energy For USA, Nov 12, 2019
Doomsday Local weather Petition Blocked Over Mickey Mouse Signatories
By way of Graham Lloyd, The Australian, By the use of GWPF, Nov 7, 2019
Scientists and Their Petitions
Many of the Alliance of International Scientists 23,00zero contributors DID NOT signal the weather emergency petition. However skilled newshounds didn’t realize.
By way of Donna Laframboise, Large Image Information, Nov 11, 2019
Increasing the Orthodoxy
If america army is going through as much as the weather disaster, shouldn’t all of us?
Pentagon officers view weather breakdown as an existential danger to human society – and are already taking motion
By way of Michael Klare, The Dad or mum, Nov 12, 2019
[SEPP Remark: Many believe the army an existential danger to human society!”
Opinion: We Will have to Confront ‘Local weather Trade’ with Explanation why Slightly Than Emotion
By way of Joe Nalven, Instances of San Diego, Nov eight, 2019
The Federal Reserve Stated the Fact of Local weather Trade. That’s In reality a Large Deal.
“They stopped pretending that that is anyone else’s drawback.”
By way of Will Peischel, Mom Jones, Nov nine, 2019
Wondering Ecu Inexperienced
GWPF TV: Europe’s Inexperienced Fall
By way of Personnel, GWPF, Nov 12, 2019
The Surroundings Company Shouldn’t Use Local weather Trade As An Excuse For Its Personal Incompetence
By way of Ross Clark, The Day by day Telegraph, UK, By the use of GWPF, Nov 12, 2019
The street to a carbon-lite destiny (be careful for unicorns)
By way of Andrew Montford, The Conservative Girl, Nov 13, 2019
EU Laws Divulge Britain’s Flood Defences
By way of Paul Homewood, No longer a Lot of Other folks Know That, Nov 14, 2019
Whaley Bridge Quilt Up
By way of Paul Homewood, No longer a Lot of Other folks Know That, Nov 15, 2019
“As for Sir James ‘It’s the weather emergency silly’ Bevan , head of the Surroundings Company, in all probability he must be spending extra time ensuring our dams and different infrastructure are secure and correctly maintained, somewhat than waste his time making speeches in regards to the weather.”
James Bevan’s Speech No longer Supported By way of Clinical Proof–Surroundings Company
By way of Paul Homewood, No longer a Lot of Other folks Know That, Nov 10, 2019
“You might recall a speech a couple of months in the past through Sir James Bevan, head of the Surroundings Company:”
Delingpole: Cambridge Prof – UK’s Inexperienced Power Objectives Require ‘Herds of Unicorns’
By way of Paul Homewood, No longer a Lot of Other folks Know That, Nov 13, 2019
Wondering Inexperienced Somewhere else
The Sudden Power Math At the back of U.S. Local weather Coverage Failure
By way of Roger Pielke, Forbes, Nov 10, 2019
“The U.S. has now not but begun its adventure against net-zero carbon dioxide, whether or not through 2050 or every other 12 months. Not one of the proposals put ahead through Democratic applicants for president are believable. This combat has but to be joined.”
‘Deep Electrification’ Method Extra Herbal Gasoline
By way of Jude Clemente, Forbes, Nov 12, 2019
Opportunists and the backlash: Tree changers meet a megafire, and Vegetables meet some rage
By way of Jo Nova, Her Weblog, Nov 12, 2019
No apologies: Africans say their want for oil coins outweighs weather considerations
By way of Libby George, Shadia Nasralla, Reuters, Nov eight, 2019
African Building Financial institution makes a decision to not fund Kenya coal assignment
By way of Alexander Successful, Reuters, Nov 13, 2019
EPA and different Regulators at the March
Trump’s EPA Factchecks The NYT, Says Journos Botched Record On Company’s Transfer To Nix Secret Science
By way of Chris White, Day by day Caller, Nov 12, 2019 [H/t WUWT]
Power Problems – Non-US
OPEC sees its marketplace percentage shrinking for years as shale triumphs
By way of Grant Smith, Bloomberg, My San Antonio, Nov five, 2019 [H/t GWPF]
UK Capability Marketplace “Again In Play”
By way of Paul Homewood, No longer a Lot of Other folks Know That, Nov 15, 2019
Power Problems — US
Every week with out wind displays the price of hydro continual and the Snake River dams | Visitor Opinion
By way of Todd Myers, Tri-Town Bring in, Nov 11, 2019 [H/t Toshio Fujita]
How the DOE Plans to Modernize the Grid within the Close to Time period
By way of Sonal Patel, Energy Magazine, Nov 14, 2019
Complete listing: 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Name Awards
By way of Personnel, DOE, Accessed Nov 14, 2019
Contains “An experimental analysis of bodily safety of huge and localized continual plant life opposed to electromagnetic threats and assaults.”
Not more hearth within the kitchen: Towns are banning pure fuel in houses to save lots of the planet
By way of Elizabeth Weise, USA These days, Nov 10, 2019
[SEPP Comment: In the 1970s new communities were banned from permitting natural gas because the nation was about to “run-out.”]
2.2-GW Coal-Fired Behemoth May just Completely Shut This Week
By way of Sonal Patel, Energy Magazine, Nov 12, 2019
“It provides greater than 90% of the facility had to pump water throughout the Central Arizona Undertaking (CAP), which is each the one greatest end-user of continual and the one supply of renewable water provides in Arizona.”
The Fossil Gasoline Predicament
Visitor publish through David L. Debertin, WUWT, Nov nine, 2019
Oil and Herbal Gasoline – the Long run or the Previous?
IEA Sees U.S. Shale Squeezing OPEC Affect
U.S. shale-oil manufacturing will reshape international calories markets within the years yet to come, the World Power Company mentioned
By way of David Hodari, WSJ, Nov 12, 2019
The Courageous New International of Abundant Oil
Visitor publish through Tilak Doshi, WUWT, Nov 10, 2019
The EIA Is Grossly Overestimating U.S. Shale
By way of Nick Cunningham, Oil Pirce.com Nov 12, 2019
Go back of King Coal?
Is coal continual successful the US-China commerce struggle?
By way of Wu Yixiu, China Discussion, Nov 12, 2019
Nuclear Power and Fears
One Nuclear Energy Undertaking Behind schedule; 3 Jump Ahead
By way of Aaron Larson, Energy Magazine, Nov 14, 2019
Selection, Inexperienced (“Blank”) Sun and Wind
Germany Pulls Plug On Wind Power… Wind Trade In “Serious Disaster”…Wind Large Enercon To Lay Off 3000
By way of P Gosselin, No Methods Zone, Nov 10, 2019
IEA International Power Outlook: Sun Capability Surges Previous Coal and Gasoline through 2040
By way of Sonal Patel, Energy Magazine, Nov 14, 2019
Power & Environmental Publication: November 11, 2019
By way of John Droz, Jr. Grasp Useful resource, Nov 11, 2019
Selection, Inexperienced (“Blank”) Power — Garage
The use of mountains for long-term calories garage
By way of Personnel Writers, Vienna, Austria (SPX), Nov 12, 2019
Hyperlink to paper: Mountain Gravity Power Garage: A brand new answer for final the space between current short- and long-term garage applied sciences
By way of Julian David Hunt, et al., Power, Nov 6, 2019
Selection, Inexperienced (“Blank”) Cars
Battery-Powered Car Standing
By way of Donn Dears, Energy For USA, Nov 15, 2019
Hovering World Call for For SUVs Is Getting rid of Electrical Vehicles Advantages
By way of Personnel, The Instances, By the use of GWPF, Nov 14, 2019
Electrical SUV to steer China’s fee into Ecu marketplace
By way of Carolynn Glance, Blomberg, Automobile Information Europe, Nov nine, 2019 [H/t GWPF]
Predictions are Laborious, Particularly Concerning the Long run
Fuel vs Electrical Car Long run Gasoline Prices
By way of Les Johnson, WUWT, Nov 10, 2019
Petrol cars peak listing for subsequent vehicle buy
By way of Mark Salisbury, Fleet Level, Nov 7, 2019 [H/t GWPF]
Pathway 2045 (6)
By way of Rud Istvan, WUWT, Nov 14, 2019
[SEPP Comment: Concluding of comments in six parts on California’s PG&E’s dreams.]
CalEPA learning methods to sundown the California economic system
By way of Ronald Stein, Fox & Hounds, Nov 12, 2019 [H/t WUWT]
In a position Fossil Gasoline Answers for California Wildfires and Blackouts (Section II)
By way of Wayne Lusvardi, Grasp Useful resource, Nov 14, 2019
As California Burns; Precious Classes from Storm Katrina
By way of Caitlin Cain, Actual Transparent Power, Nov 14, 2019
[SEPP Comment: Does not address the roles of environmental pressure groups in California and in Louisiana.]
Well being, Power, and Local weather
Instructional Bias In opposition to Trade Is Poisonous Hypocrisy
By way of Alex Berezow, ACSH, Nov five, 2019
Different Clinical Information
Best cosmologist’s lonely combat opposed to ‘Large Bang’ concept
By way of Ivan Couronne and Issam Ahmed, Phys.org, Nov 14, 2019
Hotter temperatures to spice up CO2 emissions from micro organism
By way of Brooks Hays, Washington (UPI), Nov 12, 2019
BELOW THE BOTTOM LINE:
Are they keen to visit those lengths?
By way of James Visentine, ICECAP, Nov 10, 2019
[SEPP Comment: Demanding children turn-off cell phones and electronic entertainment devices alone may be too hard for them.]
CO2 Is So Fickle
By way of Tony Heller, Actual Local weather Science, Nov 14, 2019
Declare: Making Amusing of Local weather Doomsday Is helping Succeed in Extra Other folks
By way of Eric Worrall, WUWT, Nov 11, 2019
Mavens – Venice To Sink By way of 1990
By way of Tony Heller, Actual Local weather Science, Nov 15, 2019
Vegetation and fungi collectively may gradual weather substitute
By way of Charles the moderator, WUWT, Nov 10, 2019
‘Golden Rice’ Assessment: In opposition to the Grain
An estimated 1,000,000 humans—most commonly kids—die once a year from vitamin-A deﬁciency. Golden rice may opposite that.
By way of Hugo Restall, WSJ, Nov 13, 2019
TWTW Abstract: The reviewer of Golden Rice: “The Imperiled Start of a GMO Superfood” writes:
“Why has it taken greater than twenty years to broaden ‘golden rice, ‘ the genetically changed crop that guarantees to save lots of thousands and thousands of lives? The numerous delays had been expensive. Annually an estimated 1,000,000 humans, most commonly kids, die, and one other part 1,000,000 extra lose their eyesight, from vitamin-A deficiency. Golden rice—with its yellow grains wealthy in beta carotene, which the human frame becomes nutrition A—may just about get rid of this drawback in nations the place rice is the staple meals.
“After scientists evolved the primary golden-rice prototype in 1999, it was once predicted that the coalition of governments, universities and nonprofit foundations main the trouble would have seeds able for farmers inside 3 years. 20 years later, Bangladesh is poised to be the primary creating nation the place farmers can plant golden rice and promote it for human intake. (The U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand have all licensed the grain, yet vitamin-A deficiency isn’t a subject in those nations.)
“Greenpeace and different combatants of genetically changed meals say the long delays and false begins turn out the assignment was once ill-conceived from the start. Defenders of golden rice, in the meantime, hang environmentalists answerable for impeding the assignment. In 2013, for example, vandals within the Philippines destroyed a web site the place crucial take a look at crop was once able to be harvested. Given the selection of lives at stake, some have accused the activists of mass homicide and sought to carry them to trial for crimes opposed to humanity.
“As Ed Regis writes in ‘Golden Rice: The Imperiled Start of a GMO Superfood, ‘ in truth extra nuanced. Different genetically changed vegetation, together with the ones evolved through firms with deep wallet, have taken a in a similar way lengthy and costly trail to the eating desk. And inexperienced activists didn’t decelerate golden rice through a lot, a minimum of indirectly. The actual villain, consistent with Mr. Regis, is the overly restrictive law of all genetically changed organisms world-wide, which behind schedule the development of golden rice through greater than 10 years.
“Maximum nations’ remedy of genetically changed organisms is in accordance with the ‘precautionary theory, ‘ which calls for that every one hypothetical dangers be addressed earlier than advancement can continue. The extent of possibility and the prospective advantages aren’t weighed within the resolution. Such an method would stymie innovation in any box, yet its impact at the breeding of latest organisms is especially destructive. The insertion of particular person, well-understood genes into an current crop is more secure than conventional strategies of genetic manipulation akin to cross-breeding. The definition of what constitutes genetic amendment, additionally, is unfair and lots of the restrictions imposed on it are perverse. Take, for example, the Rio Pink grapefruit, which, as Mr. Regis tells us, is ‘a genetically changed mutant fruit plant 5 occasions over, ‘ together with genetic manipulation by way of ‘repeated doses of thermal neutron radiation. ‘ But the Rio Pink ‘is nowhere considered a GMO, neither is it classified, regulated, or offered as such. ‘
“Golden rice additionally suffered from clinical setbacks. In 2009 the Golden Rice Humanitarian Board, which is answerable for ‘the worldwide advancement, advent and loose distribution of Golden Rice, ‘ decided on a prototype for checking out and advancement. When that effort didn’t pan out, the method needed to be restarted, surroundings the assignment again one other 3 years. However that put off will have been have shyed away from or minimized: One of the crucial many guidelines regulating the advance of golden rice stipulated that, as soon as scientists selected a specific prototype to pursue, all earlier analysis fabrics needed to be destroyed ‘to reduce the chance that seeds of the ones traces in the past experimented with yet therefore rejected for additional advancement paintings would by hook or by crook make their method onto farmlands and contaminate vegetation. ‘ This compelled the staff to start out from scratch with each and every new prototype. The pursuit of a unmarried prototype at a time, as an alternative of a number of concurrently, was once itself additionally pushed through regulatory restrictions. Assuming golden rice is a good fortune—and there’s each and every indication that it’s going to be—its backstory will probably be a formidable argument in choose of scrapping the precautionary theory.
“Advocates of genetically changed meals don’t choose the entire safeguards got rid of. They’re fast to recognize that dangers do exist. However those are the similar dangers inherent within the advancement of any new organism, genetically changed or in a different way. The purpose must be to create guidelines in accordance with science and cost-benefit research somewhat than irrational concern.
“It’s most definitely too positive to wish that environmentalists will rethink their hatred of genetically changed meals. Mr. Regis notes that during 2001, after Greenpeace World’s genetic-engineering marketing campaign coordinator, Benedikt Haerlin, admitted that golden rice ‘posed an ethical predicament ‘ for his group given the claims that the grain may save lives, he temporarily recanted and closed ranks opposed to the assignment. That is ironic taking into account that the surroundings additionally advantages from genetically changed vegetation, which will scale back the realm of land below cultivation in addition to the usage of fertilizer and pesticide.
After discussing different questionable objections, the writer concludes.
“Golden rice is the arena’s first genetically changed crop supposed to profit the patron somewhat than the farmer. The most important impediment to striking such environmentally pleasant, inexpensive and nutritious meals at the global’s desk is now not clinical yet political. As golden rice turns into to be had, the next move must be to teach legislators and the general public about its advantages and the explanations that thousands and thousands of kids needed to die looking ahead to it. Mr. Regis’s ebook, and is the reason the advanced science of golden rice in a way that lay readers can perceive, will probably be crucial contribution to that effort.”777