Nobody Denies Climate Change

"Climate change denial" is a straw man phrase. Nobody denies climate change. What's being questioned is man-made climate change caused by man's 3% annual contribution to the total volume of CO2 emissions. It's disingenuous for alarmists to say that we must accept a "97% consensus" of scientists but nature's 97% annual contribution to the total … Continue reading Nobody Denies Climate Change

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2018 Update: Fossil Fuels ≠ Global Warming

Science Matters

Previous posts addressed the claim that fossil fuels are driving global warming. This post updates that analysis with the latest (2017) numbers from BP Statistics and compares World Fossil Fuel Consumption (WFFC) with three estimates of Global Mean Temperature (GMT). More on both these variables below.

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2017 statistics are now available from BP for international consumption of Primary Energy sources. 2018 Statistical Review of World Energy. 

The reporting categories are:
Oil
Natural Gas
Coal
Nuclear
Hydro
Renewables (other than hydro)

This analysis combines the first three, Oil, Gas, and Coal for total fossil fuel consumption world wide. The chart below shows the patterns for WFFC compared to world consumption of Primary Energy from 1965 through 2017.

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The graph shows that Primary Energy consumption has grown continuously for 5 decades. Over that period oil, gas and coal (sometimes termed “Thermal”) averaged 89% of PE consumed, ranging from 94% in 1965 to…

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Intolerable Cruelty: Rocketing RE Power Costs Punishing Poorest & Most Vulnerable

STOP THESE THINGS

Energy poverty was once synonymous with dirt-poor Third World countries. Now, thanks to an obsession with subsidised wind and solar, it’s part and parcel of life at the bottom in the First World, too.

As winter starts to bite across Australia, the working poor, unemployed and pensioners face an anxious battle between being frozen to death now or being ultimately crushed by crippling power bills, later. The ‘choice’ is literally down to heat or eat.

The majority of homes in Australia are equipped with reverse cycle air-conditioning and their owners use the heating cycle to keep warm in winter.

The poorest households tend to rely upon extremely inefficient electric radiators or blow heaters (and, short of that, scruffy blankets and kerosene heaters).

With power prices rocketing out of control, middle-class suburbs are now drenched in a pall of woodsmoke, as householders keep warm using scavenged timber.

It’s like stepping…

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The EFFECT MUST always FOLLOW the CAUSE; Climate Alarmists Fail Science 101

CO2 is Life

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One of, if not the greatest flaws in the CAGW Theory is that it has its cause and effect reversed. CAGW is like claiming lung-cancer causes smoking. For the CAGW Theory to be valid, CO2 would have to increase, and then Temperatures would have to increase. The increase in CO2 would cause temperatures to increase. Problem is, that doesn’t happen. Temperatures increase first and then CO2 increases. There is also no defined mechanism by which CO2 would increase before temperatures to pull the globe out of an ice-age/glaciation, or for CO2 to decline in advance of an ice-age/glaciation. The CAGW simply can’t explain the majority of the observations in the geologic record.

Scientists Find Sun-Driven Temperature Changes Led CO2 Changes By 1300-6500 Years In The Ancient Past

It has long been established in the scientific literature (and affirmed by the IPCC) that CO2 concentration changes followed Antarctic temperature changes by…

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Why the Sun Controls the Climate and CO2 is Meaningless

CO2 is Life

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To understand AGW, one must understand quantum physics. The Greenhouse Gas Effect is the thermalization of Longwave Infrared (LWIR) Photons. LWIR is relatively long-wavelength electromagnetic (EM) radiation and having a long-wavelength, it doesn’t pack much energy into a unit of distance. If you view a Slinky (Spring) as an Em Wave, as you pull the Slinky, the less Slinky there is per foot. If a Slinky is 6 inches fully compressed, and you stretch it to 1 foot in length, there is 1/2 the amount of Slinky per inch as a fully compressed Slinky. The more you pull the Slinky apart, the less Slinky there is per inch. If the Slinky represents a quantum of energy, the longer you stretch the Slinky the less energy you have per inch. That is how EM radiation works. Frequency is directly related to energy, and wavelength is inversely related to energy.

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Blame California’s Crazy Left-Wing Politics For Water Rationing

PA Pundits - International

By Jarrett Stepman ~

California suffers from droughts, but the state’s government is an endless well of bad ideas.

The latest absurd legislation, which Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed into law, places onerous restrictions on water usage.

California citizens will be limited to using 55 gallons of water a day now and just 50 per day by 2030.

California has turned to water restriction to solve its drought problem. However, this won’t fix the underlying issue of recurring droughts. (Photo: Ingram Publishing/Newscom)

According to the San Jose  Mercury News, the new laws will “require cities, water districts and large agricultural water districts to set strict annual water budgets, face fines of $1,000 per day if they don’t meet them, and $10,000 a day during drought emergencies.”

As some have noted, the restriction could make it difficult for some California citizens to do laundry and take a shower on…

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Spurious Correlations in Climate Science

Cha-am Jamal, Thailand

You know who Charles Darwin is of course but you may not have heard of his mad cousin Francis Galton who did the math for Darwin’s theory of evolution. Two of the many procedures Sir Galton came up with to help him make sense of the data are still used today and are possibly the two most widely used tools in all of statistics. They are ordinary least squares (OLS) linear regression and OLS correlation. [Soon after these amazing mathematical innovations, Sir Galton retired from the evolution business and devoted the rest of his life to making the perfect cup of tea.]

Both of these statistics are measures of a linear relationship between two variables X and Y. The linear regression coefficient B of Y against X is a measure of how much Y changes on average for a unit change in X and the linear correlation R is a…

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Bringing Home The Bacon

This is done at all levels of government and it stinks.

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The Minnesota Legislature had been arguing over a $825 million bonding bill that looked to fund all sorts of great projects all over the state. From pet projects in Brooklyn Park to Minneapolis, Rochester, Duluth, Dayton, Inver Grove Heights, Warroad (and the list goes on and on)… money is being spent like they’re printing it. $122 million was included in affordable housing money. Housing is a local issue, even though the Met Council tries to orchestrate how it looks. A large sum was given to local roads. Money was given to the Met Council to dole out in grants. Where does it end? It doesn’t matter what party is in control. They both spend money like drunken sailors, and that’s an insult to drunken sailors. How do we stop this? Where are the elected representatives with any sense of principles or responsibility to their constituents’ money? Does it even matter…

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When Eruptions Don’t

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

Inspired by Richard Keen’s interesting WUWT post on using eclipses to determine the clarity of the atmosphere, I went to the website of the Hawaiian Mauna Loa Observatory. They have some very fascinating datasets. One of them is a measurement of direct solar radiation, minute by minute, since about 1980.

I thought that I could use that dataset to determine the clarity of the atmosphere by looking at the maximum downwelling solar energy on a month by month basis. I’ve described my method of extracting the maximum solar energy from the minute by minute data in the appendix for those interested.

Now, according to Dr. Keen, the air is cleaner now than it’s been in a while:

“Based on the color and brightness of recent eclipses, we can say that Earth’s stratosphere is as clear as it has been in decades. There are very few…

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