Temperatures are not Rising over Climate Change except at the IPCC Conference in Paris

SOURCE: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28870988 Prepare yourself for wailing and gnashing of teeth as the UN International Panel on Climate Change advocates meet in Paris. The Telegraph newspaper article in the UK summed up the Panel’s view: “The world is on course to experience “severe and pervasive” negative impacts from climate change unless it takes rapid action to Read more about Temperatures are not Rising over Climate Change except at the IPCC Conference in Paris[…]

Doha was a Dud!

The Doha climate change conference concluded this week with what has become a familiar ring.  Nothing much of import happened and increasingly fewer people noticed.  Oh, the issues at the surface are still the same as they have been since they first flamed out in 2009 at Copenhagen.  These events have become a global debate Read more about Doha was a Dud![…]

The IPCC May Have Outlived its Usefulness – An Interview with Judith Curry

Reprinted with permission from Oilprice.com “As the global warming debate increases in its intensity we find both sides deeply entrenched, hurling accusations and lies at one another in an attempt to gain the upper hand. This divide within the scientific community has left the public wondering who can be trusted to provide them with accurate Read more about The IPCC May Have Outlived its Usefulness – An Interview with Judith Curry[…]

Climate Pragmatism

Last week saw a return of Al Gore preaching the gospel of climate change.  Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg gave $50 million to the Sierra Club to help fight for the closure of coal-fired power generation plants.  Then there was the release of a new paper called Climate Pragmatism produced by a diverse group of think tank Read more about Climate Pragmatism[…]

Is Global Warming Ardor Cooling?

The Gallup Organization surveyed 1,000 adults across 111 countries in a recent round of its surveys.  Gallup repeats questions periodically to see the trends in changing opinion. “How serious a threat is global warming to you and your family?” The result of this latest round of surveys does little to settle the debate over global Read more about Is Global Warming Ardor Cooling?[…]

30 Days to Rant About GHG Emissions

On February 17, 2011, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its latest report on greenhouse gas emissions. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2009 says emissions were down 6 percent in 2009 compared to 2008 but only because the US economy was down and low natural gas prices caused fuel switching from Read more about 30 Days to Rant About GHG Emissions[…]

Berkeley Law Pleads the Case for Prop 23 Defeat

My thanks to Heather Haney, a law student at UC-Berkeley, for the comments posted on my blog about Proposition 23 and for providing a copy of a Berkeley Law white paper excerpted below as an independent analysis of the implications of passage of Prop 23. This white paper entitled “California at the Crossroads: Proposition 23, Read more about Berkeley Law Pleads the Case for Prop 23 Defeat[…]

Are We Getting the Energy Future Wrong?

Once upon a time in a land not far away from our memory, we experienced an extended period of economic growth.  We actually manufactured things here in the US instead of importing them from China. We built homes by the subdivision instead of tucked them into some odd-ball sized inner city space.  We needed mobility Read more about Are We Getting the Energy Future Wrong?[…]

The Dirty Secret of Sustainable Energy

The quest for clean energy sustainability has been waged on a strategy that can be summarized as ‘subsidize the good stuff, and demonize the bad’.  This post is not about climate change risks, it is a focus on a condition precedent to a practicable achievement of emissions reduction goals—-baseload generation. Climate change advocates do not Read more about The Dirty Secret of Sustainable Energy[…]

Climate Change Plan B: Exercise Presidential Authority

“Congress’s inability to cap U.S. carbon emissions contributed to the failure to reach a global climate treaty last year in Copenhagen,” said PCAP Executive Director William Becker. “It now appears that Congress has failed again just months before international negotiators are set to reconvene. “Congress has passed the ball back to President Obama,” Becker said. Read more about Climate Change Plan B: Exercise Presidential Authority[…]