• 100% Expert Consensus 100% Wrong

    • Date: 09/05/15
    • Paul Matthews, The IPCC Report

    There was a consensus – in fact not a 97% consensus, but a 100% consensus – among the experts that the Conservatives would get less than 300 seats. But the consensus was wrong. One theme of this blog has been the failure of the predictions made by expert climate scientists, together with the failure to acknowledge or investigate this failure. […]

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  • David Cameron: ‘Going All Out For Shale Gas’

    • Date: 09/05/15
    • Oil Voice

    David Cameron’s 2014 commitment to go ‘all out for shale gas’ may have been a controversial one, but now he has secured power this could be huge news for the oil and gas industry in the UK. The results are in, and Conservative leader David Cameron will return to Downing Street as Prime Minister after […]

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  • Four Reasons Low Oil Prices Actually Help U.S. Shale Producers

    • Date: 07/05/15
    • Ivan Marten, The Wall Street Journal

    There is every reason to believe that the shale industry will emerge stronger from the current  low-oil-price environment. The low-oil-price environment that has prevailed in recent months has presented significant short-term challenges, including squeezed margins and collapsing activity levels, to producers of U.S. shale oil. We believe, however, that an extended period of low oil prices […]

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  • Will Climate Change Kill One-Sixth Of All Species?

    • Date: 06/05/15
    • William M Briggs

    Yes, global warming could kill one-sixth of all species. It could also kill six-sixths of all species. There is nothing global warming cannot do. It might even cause an increase in speciation. Think of that! We’d have new kinds of animals we could serve up for dinner, all because of global warming. Fig 2 from […]

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  • The Silliness Of Tesla’s Battery

    • Date: 04/05/15
    • Mark B Spiegel, Seeking Alpha

    Last week, Tesla introduced a 10kWh home battery pack for back-up use only. It will cost $7140 installed, will be dead in fewer than five hours, and can’t run an entire house or central air conditioning or charge an electric car. In an effort to distract investors from its cash-burning car business, as well as to […]

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  • Judith Curry: What Are The Most Controversial Points In Climate Science?

    • Date: 04/05/15
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    And how might these controversies be resolved? A journalist has asked me the following questions (in bold below; paraphrased by moi).  It is very good to see a journalist asking such questions, when the prevailing view is reflected by this recent Guardian article:  Kofi Annan: We must challenge climate-change skeptics who deny the facts. They are very […]

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  • Why Tesla’s Green Battery Is Just Another Toy For Rich Green People

    • Date: 01/05/15
    • Christopher Helman, Forbes

    All the breathless coverage of Elon Musk’s Powerwall battery brouhaha last night is missing the most important thing: a sober discussion of real-world costs. So let’s take a look at the costs and see if this world-shaking, game-changing innovation really makes any sense. Musk with utility-scale “Powerpack.” (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Musk said Tesla’s 7 kwh capacity battery […]

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  • Andrew Bolt: Hold The Scaremongers To Account

    • Date: 01/05/15
    • Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun

    More, less, whatever. It’s global warming. Climate Council head Tim Flannery in 2005: Where does Sydney go for more water?… There’s only two years’ water supply in Warragamba Dam… If the computer models are right then drought conditions will become permanent in eastern Australia. Climate Council head Tim Flannery in 2007: So even the rain that […]

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