• Judith Curry: Hurricane Harvey In Context

    • Date: 28/08/17
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc

    Anyone blaming  Harvey on global warming doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The 12 year drought of major hurricane landfalls in the U.S. is over, with catastrophic impacts in Texas.  Predictions of Hurricane Harvey illustrate the realization of extended- and long-range hurricane forecasts. This blog post analyzes the forecasts of Hurricane Harvey made by […]

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  • More Pacific Walrus Fuss

    • Date: 24/08/17
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    Blaming Pacific walrus summer haulout phenomena on lack of sea ice cover due to human-caused global warming just doesn’t hold water. This year’s baseless media frenzy over walrus survival and loss of summer sea ice blamed on human-caused global warming was initiated by a press release from US Fish and Wildlife last week (16 August […]

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  • The Cognitive Bias Survival Guide

    • Date: 23/08/17
    • GeekWrapped.com

    You know the feeling: Every day you get flooded with new ideas and information. You barely have enough time to process it all. Sure, you’re a smart and rational person that puts a lot of thought into the decisions you make. But the brain still takes decision-making shortcuts all the time. It especially happens when […]

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  • By Farming Fish In The Ocean, The World Could Produce 100 Times Current Seafood Consumption

    • Date: 22/08/17
    • Emma Bryce, Anthropocene

    If we started farming fish in all the suitable offshore habitat available globally, we could technically produce 100 times our current seafood needs, a new study reveals. Writing in Nature Ecology and Evolution, a group of researchers makes the case that this form of food production has the potential to solve some of our most pressing food […]

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  • The Hidden Costs Of Renewable Energy

    • Date: 21/08/17
    • Jonathan Ford, Financial Times

    Reform might reveal something closer to the true expense of new energy technologies One of the less well-kept secrets in the renewables industry is the reason why funds that invest in these energy technologies can get away with offering such slender returns to their investors. Take Greencoat or The Renewable Infrastructure Fund, which between them […]

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  • Al Gore: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    • Date: 18/08/17
    • Steven Hayward, Power Line

    Political scientists at the University of British Columbia conclude that Gore’s efforts on behalf of climate change have only succeeded in polarizing the issue, setting back the cause of climate action. Almost ten years ago, not long after Al Gore’s first entry into the slasher/horror film genre (An Inconvenient Truth), I had occasion to ask […]

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  • Politicians Can’t Get Enough Energy Cronyism

    • Date: 17/08/17
    • Veronique de Rugy, Reason

    From solar to coal, politicians love to subsidize power production Despite the breadth of the current political divide, it appears that there is at least one thing that all politicians can agree upon: energy sector cronyism. The only real dispute is over the preferred beneficiaries. Under President Barack Obama, green energy subsidies were given out […]

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  • Dominic Lawson: A Spooky Political Diagnosis Of Dementia

    • Date: 14/08/17
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail

    I received a puzzling email from a doctor last week. It was headed ‘Climate Change’ and warned: ‘Your paps needs a dementia screening soon.’ Because of climate change? Not exactly. Juergen Messner — that was the sender’s name — was referring to an interview my father Nigel Lawson had just given to the BBC, in […]

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