Distributed Solar: The Democratizaton of Energy
Monthly Archives: November 2014
Originally posted on Open Mind:
A recent post at WUWT is titled “Needed: Accurate climate forecasts.” My opinion: the authors, Paul Driessen and David R. Legates, give us a stunning display of false and/or misleading claims. Being mistaken about something,…
RadioLab’s show/podcast this week was a tour of the world of probability, and its interface with people. I judge it great, but, then, I would. Their description? Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the … Continue reading
And, of course, I don’t eat land animals either. I will sometimes have scallops and clams.
Senators Whitehouse and Schatz introduced legislation to put a fee on Carbon (via the “American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act”), imposed on all sources, including imports, with fees distributed to the general public. Senator Whitehouse gave a lengthy introduction to the … Continue reading
Consider trying to determine the length of a straight stick. Instead of the measurement errors being clustered about zero, suppose the errors are known to be always positive, that is, no measurement ever underestimates the length of the stick. Such … Continue reading
From the University of Maine’s Climate Reanalyzer. Hat tip to Carl Safina.
I’m afraid “new environmentalism” may be a distraction from the triage on environment needed to do the right thing. I don’t believe in partisanship. My experience with Democrats on environment and, in particular, climate matters, is not as consistent as … Continue reading
Japan’s US$1.5 billion + United States’ US$3 billion to help developing countries leapfrog to renewables
Major news to help developing countries with the capital needed to go directly to wind and solar. By the way, the United States signed a treaty to do this back in the early 1990s, and never contributed a penny up … Continue reading
Professor Pierrehumbert offers his thoughts in Slate. He’s the author of Principles of Planetary Climate which is, as far as I’m concerned, the definitive climate book.
The vote on the Keystone XL pipeline may take place tomorrow. “Stop being chumps!” “Fight for your future!”
Flying over the Antarctic Peninsula with NASA IceBridge from Michael Studinger on Vimeo.
What Makes the Great Ocean Currents Flow Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution About Dr Stephanie Waterman and her thesis. A great exposition of oceanography and of what Science is and how it works. http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=83558&cl=70535&tid=5122 Dr Pedlosky of Dr Waterman’s thesis committee … Continue reading
“Home rule” means a lot of things. But, as the Catholic hierarchy in Rome once did, the educational authorities of Gilbert, Arizona, USA, are apparently taking it one step too far. Dan Satterfield reports that certain pages in a biology … Continue reading
Lovejoy provides conclusive statistical evidence, free of use of climate models, that the so-called “hiatus” in global land surface warming is due to natural variability and is decidedly not a suspension of global climate change. See S. Lovejoy, “Return periods … Continue reading
See NOAA’s “observed change”.
Christiana Figueres, the climate chief for the United Nations
What will this winter be like? Two Forecasts for Winter in your Region.
Amen, brother Bill. I very much know what you mean. It really hurts.
University of Chicago economist Steve Cicala: Free dumping of carbon dioxide into atmosphere is nothing less than “theft”
A conservative economic policy model for taxing carbon is making progress! There’s an article about it in Forbes, along with predictable blowback. Free dumping of CO2 pollution into the atmosphere is nothing less than “theft” from future generations who stand … Continue reading