Distributed Solar: The Democratizaton of Energy
- Risk and Well-Being
- Mrooijer's Numbers R 4Us
- Giant vertical monopolies for energy have stopped making sense
- Tony Seba Solar energy, electric vehicle, energy storage, and business disruption professor and visionary
- Simon Wood's must-read paper on dynamic modeling of complex systems I highlighted Professor Wood’s paper in https://hypergeometric.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/struggling-with-problems-already-attacked/
- Beautiful Weeds of New York City
- The Mermaid's Tale A conversation about biological complexity and evolution, and the societal aspects of science
- GeoEnergy Math Prof Paul Pukite’s Web site devoted to energy derived from geological and geophysical processes and categorized according to its originating source.
- Earle Wilson
- Survey Methodology, Prof Ron Fricker http://faculty.nps.edu/rdfricke/
- AP Statistics: Sampling, by Michael Porinchak Twin City Schools
- Leadership lessons from Lao Tzu
- Team Andrew Weinberg Walking September 8th for the Jimmy Fund!
- SASB Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
- The Keeling Curve: its history History of the Keeling Curve and Charles David Keeling
- Los Alamos Center for Bayesian Methods
- Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard on how businesses can help our collective environmental mess Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard set the standard for how a business can mitigate the ravages of capitalism on earth’s environment. At 81 years old, he’s just getting started.
- Why "naive Bayes" is not Bayesian Explains why the so-called “naive Bayes” classifier is not Bayesian. The setup is okay, but estimating probabilities by doing relative frequencies instead of using Dirichlet conjugate priors or integration strays from The Path.
- American Statistical Association
- Charlie Kufs' "Stats With Cats" blog “You took Statistics 101. Now what?”
- Ted Dunning
- Hermann Scheer Hermann Scheer was a visionary, a major guy, who thought deep thoughts about energy, and its implications for humanity’s relationship with physical reality
- WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION Cathy O’Neil’s WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION,
- Dominic Cummings blog Chief advisor to the PM, United Kingdom
- Thaddeus Stevens quotes As I get older, I admire this guy more and more
- Professor David Draper
- Musings on Quantitative Paleoecology Quantitative methods and palaeoenvironments.
- Number Cruncher Politics
- Brendon Brewer on Overfitting Important and insightful presentation by Brendon Brewer on overfitting
- ggplot2 and ggfortify Plotting State Space Time Series with ggplot2 and ggfortify
- All about ENSO, and lunar tides (Paul Pukite) Historically, ENSO has been explained in terms of winds. But recently — and Dr Paul Pukite has insisted upon this for a long time — the oscillation of ENSO has been explained as a large-scale slosh due to lunar tidal forcing.
- London Review of Books
- Ives and Dakos techniques for regime changes in series
- Prediction vs Forecasting: Knaub “Unfortunately, ‘prediction,’ such as used in model-based survey estimation, is a term that is often subsumed under the term ‘forecasting,’ but here we show why it is important not to confuse these two terms.”
- Earth Family Alpha Michael Osborne’s blog (former Executive at Austin Energy, now Chairman of the Electric Utility Commission for Austin, Texas)
- Label Noise
- John Cook's reasons to use Bayesian inference
- Busting Myths About Heat Pumps Heat pumps are perhaps the most efficient heating and cooling systems available. Recent literature distributed by utilities hawking natural gas and other sources use performance figures from heat pumps as they were available 15 years ago. See today’s.
- WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION, reviews Reviews of Cathy O’Neil’s new book
- Higgs from AIR describing NAO and EA Stephanie Higgs from AIR Worldwide gives a nice description of NAO and EA in the context of discussing “The Geographic Impact of Climate Signals on European Winter Storms”
- BioPython A collection of Python tools for quantitative Biology
- Dr James Spall's SPSA
- distributed solar and matching location to need
- Subsidies for wind and solar versus subsidies for fossil fuels
- Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation
- All about Sankey diagrams
- Rasmus Bååth's Research Blog Bayesian statistics and data analysis
- Flettner Rotor Bruce Yeany introduces the Flettner Rotor and related science
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- James' Empty Blog
- Climate change: Evidence and causes A project of the UK Royal Society: (1) Answers to key questions, (2) evidence and causes, and (3) a short guide to climate science
- "Impacts of Green New Deal energy plans on grid stability, costs, jobs, health, and climate in 143 countries" (Jacobson, Delucchi, Cameron, et al) Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the greatest problems facing humanity. To address these problems, we develop Green New Deal energy roadmaps for 143 countries.
- Documenting the Climate Deniarati at work
- The Sunlight Economy
- Eli on the spectroscopic basis of atmospheric radiation physical chemistry
- Risk and Well-Being
- The Carbon Cycle The Carbon Cycle, monitored by The Carbon Project
- Ricky Rood's “What would happen to climate if we (suddenly) stopped emitting GHGs today?
- Spectra Energy exposed
- The net average effect of a warming climate is increased aridity (Professor Steven Sherwood)
- The Green Plate Effect Eli Rabett’s “The Green Plate Effect”
- Climate Communication Hassol, Somerville, Melillo, and Hussin site communicating climate to the public
- Équiterre Equiterre helps build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity.
- Climate Change: A health emergency … New England Journal of Medicine Caren G. Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., and Regina C. LaRocque, M.D., M.P.H., January 17, 2019 N Engl J Med 2019; 380:209-211 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1817067
- MIT's Climate Primer
- Nick Bower's "Scared Scientists"
- Grid parity map for Solar PV in United States
- Updating the Climate Science: What path is the real world following? From Professors Makiko Sato & James Hansen of Columbia University
- "Mighty Microgrids" Webinar This is a Webinar on YouTube about Microgrids from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), featuring New York State and Minnesota
- Wind sled Wind sled: A zero carbon way of exploring ice sheets
- "Lessons of the Little Ice Age" (Farber) From Dan Farber, at LEGAL PLANET
- Exxon-Mobil statement on UNFCCC COP21
- Ice and Snow
- Social Cost of Carbon
- Earth System Models
- Model state level energy policy for New Englad Bob Massie’s proposed energy policy for Massachusetts, an admirable model for energy policy anywhere in New England
- The great Michael Osborne's latest opinions Michael Osborne is a genius operative and champion of solar energy. I have learned never to disregard ANYTHING he says. He is mentor of Karl Ragabo, and the genius instigator of the Texas renewable energy miracle.
- The Keeling Curve The first, and one of the best programs for creating a spatially significant long term time series of atmospheric concentrations of CO2. Started amongst great obstacles by one, smart determined guy, Charles David Keeling.
- The Scientific Case for Modern Human-caused Global Warming
- HotWhopper: It's excellent. Global warming and climate change. Eavesdropping on the deniosphere, its weird pseudo-science and crazy conspiracy whoppers.
- Tuft's Professor Kenneth Lang on the physical chemistry of the Greenhouse Effect
- Simple models of climate change
- Klaus Lackner (ASU), Silicon Kingdom Holdings (SKH) Capturing CO2 from air at scale
- Tamino's Open Mind Open Mind: A statistical look at climate, its science, and at science denial
- Professor Robert Strom's compendium of resources on climate change Truly excellent
- Agendaists Eli Rabett’s coining of a phrase
- `The unchained goddess' 1958 Bell Telephone Science Hour broadcast regarding, among other things, climate change.
- “The Irrelevance of Saturation: Why Carbon Dioxide Matters'' (Bart Levenson)
- Simple box models and climate forcing IMO one of Tamino’s best posts illustrating climate forcing using simple box models
- Climate impacts on retail and supply chains
- `Who to believe on climate change': Simple checks By Bart Verheggen
- Ray Pierrehumbert's site related to "Principles of Planetary Climate" THE book on climate science
- "Warming Slowdown?" (part 1 of 2) The idea of a global warming slowdown or hiatus is critically examined, emphasizing the literature, the datasets, and means and methods for telling such. In two parts.
- "A field guide to the climate clowns"
- Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature
- Bloomberg interactive graph on “What's warming the world''
- Paul Beckwith Professor Beckwith is, in my book, one of the most insightful and analytical observers on climate I know. I highly recommend his blog, and his other informational products.
- Climate model projections versus observations
Author Archives: ecoquant
Adobe Lightroom for scientific photos
As some readers may know, now I’m retired, I am deeply invested in a multiyear longitudinal study of (primarily) mosses (Bryophyta) at 25 plots near my home. This has been running since end of November 2020, with the first month … Continue reading
Stranded Assets Nightmare
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Oil-And-Gas-Industry-Is-Facing-A-33-Trillion-Stranded-Asset-Nightmare.html Yeah, a lot of people are going to be hurt. Should they have known better? Very probably. Were they led to their conclusion by misrepresentation on the part of companies they invested in? Definitely. (Will that lead to class … Continue reading
Botkin’s Discordant Harmonies, a comment
The 1990 book Discordant Harmonies by Daniel B Botkin, professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, is a wonderful treatment of Ecology, the subject, and Ecology, the policy, as it should be seen. Professor Botkin is first and foremost a teacher, … Continue reading
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‘Keystone Pipeline Developers Seek $15 Billion From U.S. for Cancellation’
TC Energy Corporation is seeking to recover costs and damages from “regulatory roller coaster” and ultimate shutdown of the Keystone XL pipeline construction project. “We’re not doing this for symbolic or political purposes. This is a business decision,” Prior said … Continue reading
My favorite presentation on climate disruption these days
Corinne Le Quéré | TEDxWarwick Speaking of showing oscillations …
Photo of the week: Repeatedly distressed Mnium hornum
This Mnium hornum community is located near a brook which occasionally overflows its banks and at a relative elevation lower than the brook floor. Because of unusual big rains in Dover, Massachusetts in 2021, this hornum community has been inundated … Continue reading
Gee, if all maths classes were like this, they’d be exhausting …
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“Aggregating the harms of fossil fuels”
From Dan Farber at Legal Planet, the post.
Price the Roads
You can have a Carbon Tax, or a Carbon Dividend scheme. Or, instead, you can price entry into a zone of a city, sometimes called a congestion tax, or an emissions tax. Or you can price travel on the roads. … Continue reading
(A post inspired by Professor Christian Robert at his blog.) This is from The New Yorker‘s 7th November 2021 issue. It features an article by staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert titled “Running out of time at the U.N. climate conference” which … Continue reading
COP26, rest in agony
David Wallace Wells …The Uninhabitable Earth and its implications
Think of this in the context of whatever investments you have.
Climate Music Break : Signs of Life
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Don’t like high or volatile petrol prices? Get an EV to replace your gas-guzzling thang
Volatility in prices is inherent in fossil fuels, and fuels for internal combustion vehicles. This variation can be detrimental or even nasty to households. One solution is to switch to EVs, which do not have this volatility in their price … Continue reading
Clearly not consumption based … but, well …
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We are living through the closing door of climate targets
Where we are now, and what we have to do to limit to +2C: And, as far as +1.5C goes, it’s gone. Or at least that target can no longer met without invoking the fantasyland of negative emissions. There isn’t … Continue reading
Sunday’s Storms Made Gas More Expensive, Thanks To Yet More East Bay Refinery Flare-Ups
Petrol too expensive? Replace your cars with EVs! There are plenty of choices. And, better still, replace your heating/cooling with electric heat pumps, and your appliances. Install PV solar on your roof and property. Get batteries, and almost leave your … Continue reading
All about net ZERO
It’s more about the zero than the net. From Climate Adam. I support Climate Adam through Patreon. You should, too. At least see, listen to, and like his vids. They’re great. I like the part about making a definitive plan, … Continue reading
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Words from Mother Jones
Mother Jones is rich this Autumn. Tom Philpott’s “The UN’s Big Climate Summit Is Ignoring a Giant Red Flag“, namely, emissions from global agriculture. These produce a quarter of global annual emissions. Clive Thompson’s “Is Sucking Carbon Out of the … Continue reading
Well, brevity in argument is not something to be expected from training at new, Palantir-supported University of Austin
Or maybe it’s just Niall Ferguson. I’m sure the educational institution will succeed, if only because of student sifting, being located in Texas. I’m surprised they call themselves a “university.” They had choices. MIT doesn’t.
‘Will Ford do away with the dealer model?’
Now there’s a question of the moment! Ford’s CEO Says Tesla Needs To Be Taken Seriously As The Dominant Player In The EV Market That’s an article by Johnna Crider at CleanTechnica.
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Hydrogen production from curtailed generation
Originally posted on @KenCaldeira:
HOW MUCH HYDROGEN COULD WE PRODUCE WITHOUT ADDING ADDITIONAL GENERATION CAPACITY? There has been a lot of talk about making electrolytic “Green Hydrogen” using electricity from wind and solar power that would otherwise be curtailed. Less…
Losing sight of the big picture
When chasing political solutions to mitigating climate disruption, it’s long been tempting to go after relatively easy quick wins in the short term rather than facing up to the real problem: Emissions of Carbon Dioxide. So, in a world where … Continue reading
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Stuart Stevens: Covid a Stress Test, and So Far We’re Failing
Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
The Truth about Sea Level Rise
Originally posted on Open Mind:
It’s easy to see that sea level rise has not been steady. It has accelerated. In fact it has accelerated a lot, especially recently. For most of the 20th century, it rose sometimes faster, sometimes…
Climate Music Break: Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Comfortably Numb
“They are liars … You can have the best capitalism in the world, but if people are dead, they’re dead. It’s over.”
“I have given up. I am here to talk about the science.”
Corinne Le Quéré, Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia (UEA).