I'm starting to call these things “heat polluters” when it comes to climate change. They certainly contaminate the temperature record. I don't think scientists consider the heat they produce in the historical temperature record and in climate models. While it's good to consider the pollution effects of ash plumes, etc., the effect of the heat … Continue reading Role of Intense Heat From Volcanoes Needs Consideration in Climate Change/Global Warming
By Paul Homewood
From National Science Foundation:
June 27, 2018
Tracing a chemical signature of helium in seawater, an international team of scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has discovered a previously unknown volcanic hotspot beneath the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS).
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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.
2017 statistics are now available from BP for international consumption of Primary Energy sources. 2018 Statistical Review of World Energy.
The reporting categories are:
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.
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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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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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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