Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

Roy Spencer on satellite-based monitoring systems

Roy Spencer starts his chapter in Climate Change 2017 with the comment that our met stations started out to record large daily changes that people actually noticed and now temperature tracking is focussed on changes of fractions of a degree … Continue reading

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Soon and Baliunas on the sun and water vapour

Chapter 11 of Climate Change: The Facts 2017 comes from Wei-Hock (Willie) Soon and Sallie Balliunas. Both have experienced some of the drama that comes from falling out with the orthodoxy. Sallie Baliunas was involved in one of the major … Continue reading

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A train crash or national suicide in slow motion

This story has to get told outside the echo chamber where it is old news. Any suggestions? Training taxi drivers? Do more on Facebook? Encourage your friends and relations to check out the data dashboard and explain to their friends … Continue reading

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A bit of sense in Britain

Fracking approved and reduced solar subsidies. Meanwhile our unreliables are delivering about 15% of the reduced weekend demand. 9.30am Monday update, the sun is shining and Wind and Other are providing 9% of demand.

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Understanding Climate Change in Terms of Natural Variability

Chapter 3 in Climate Change: The Facts is Nicola Scafetta on climate change and a number of natural cycles. This chapter is probably even more fun for nerds than the one about the gymnastic molecules of greenhouse gasses. I suppose … Continue reading

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More electricity for Africans

Good news out of Africa. Paul Dreissen and David Wojick report on the change of direction of the African Development Bank. The Obama administration was a disaster for power-starved Africans because they backed expensive and unreliable power developments. One of … Continue reading

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Clouds clocks and climate models

A chapter in The Deniers by Lawrence Solomon treats the work of Hendrik Tennekes on the problems of modelling complex systems. Clouds are a great example of complex systems and Tennekes was pleased to find a paper by Karl Popper … Continue reading

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CO2 and warming, a fun chapter for nerds

Chapter 19 of Climate Change: The Facts is written by Dr John Abbot and Dr John Nicol on the contribution of CO2 to global warming. The authors describe recent theoretical investigations suggesting that the warming effect of CO2 may be … Continue reading

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California leading the way into the new dark ages

Jo Nova reported yesterday (working late in the west where the sun almost never sets) that California is a bit short of power. How surprising! South Australia would be in the same situation if they did not have access to … Continue reading

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Good morning sunshine 25 July

Checking the electricity supply to most of the nation we find Wind and Other contributing a tad under 5% of demand. And apart from Tasmania it is all very expensive. Yes I know it changes by the minute and it … Continue reading

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