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  • “Kill Climate Deniers” 2018 Season
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall The award winning play “Kill Climate Deniers” is back. How a climate change play got Bolt and Breitbart News hot under the collar FEBRUARY 17 2018 – 11:45PM Helen Pitt Playwright David Finnigan has a slew of conservative commentators to thank for reshaping his new... Lire la suite »
  • Exxon hits back hard at Gore/McKibben inspired attorney general witch hunt
    We’ve reported on this counter-lawsuit before, but this article in Bloomberg yesterday raises the volume up to 11. Exxon Sues the Suers in Fierce Climate-Change Case  A ‘conspiracy’ was hatched in La Jolla, Calif., company says  Exxon says the suits are violating its free speech rights As climate-change lawsuits against... Lire la suite »
  • Californian Democrat Congressman: Bitcoin Needs a Carbon Tax
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall The mind boggling energy burn required to verify each bitcoin payment or currency transfer is finally attracting the attention of Democrat Party climate advocates. A Silicon Valley congressman says energy consumption from Bitcoin mining needs to be taxed … And all that power usage —... Lire la suite »
  • Encouraging: An environmentalist’s slow-motion moment of clarity
    From the “there’s hope yet”department comes this remarkable personal story of how one environmentalist in Colorado came to embrace the very thing she had been programmed to hate: oil and natural gas extraction. I was tipped off to this essay by Dr. Roger Piekle Jr. on Twitter: If you read... Lire la suite »
  • Draft UN Climate Report: Poor People Will be Hit Worst
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall A draft UN IPCC climate report suggests poor people suffering “multidimensional” poverty will be hit worst by climate change – so lets make everyone rich. Leaked draft summary of UN special report on 1.5C climate goal – in full Published on 13/02/2018, 10:34am Read the... Lire la suite »
  • Surprising: World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outperforms
    The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said. Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating... Lire la suite »
  • Study: thanks to fracking, we don’t need Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to meet Paris climate target
    From the “thanks to fracking, the biggest driver of lower carbon dioxide emissions has been declining natural gas prices” department. Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductions CMU researchers point out that there are many paths to compliance Carnegie Mellon University researchers have calculated... Lire la suite »
  • Friday Funny – ‘Passing the Sniff Test’ over Los Angeles smog
    Environmentalism shows why ‘mental’ is part of the word. Josh is on the case. This story appeared in The Times: Shampoo ‘as bad a health risk as car fumes’ Shampoo, oven cleaner, deodorant and other household products are as significant a source of the most dangerous form of air pollution... Lire la suite »
  • Just how cold is at at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang?
    From NASA Earth Observatory Media reports have described the many ways that cold temperatures have affected the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Razor-sharp, icy snow crystals have damaged skis, and some concert goers suffered from hypothermia prior to the opening ceremony. The region is known to be cold and... Lire la suite »
  • It’s weather, not climate change, Governor Brown
    Weather, not human-caused CO2-fueled global warming, is responsible for California wildfires Guest essay by Robert W. Endlich 2017 featured incredibly intense, damaging wildfires in California: first the Wine Country fires of October, and later the massive Thomas Fire in December. Each destroyed hundreds of homes, the latter in many of... Lire la suite »
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