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  • Dash For Gas — And Move On From Nuclear Power Folly

    • Date: 17/02/17
    • Neil Collins, Financial Times
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    If an industry cannot finance itself after decades, it’s time to try another industry Remember “Nuclear power? No thanks”? That sunny, smiling sticker which was almost standard on the back of every Citroen Deux-Chevaux? How we smiled at such naivety. Nuclear power was the future! The fume-belching little 2CV may have gone the way of […]

  • Worst Gasoline Glut in 27 Years Could Be Oil Rally’s Nemesis

    • Date: 17/02/17
    • The Wall Street Journal
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    Storage levels swelled last week to 259 million barrels, the highest in EIA records dating to 1990 A gasoline glut brought on by drivers buying less at filling stations is emerging as one of the biggest threats to the yearlong oil-price rally. U.S. gasoline consumption plummeted last month, nearly matching a 15-year low, government estimates […]

  • Bates, Burgers & The Scientific Integrity Of NOAA

    • Date: 17/02/17
    • Toad Liquor
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    Rose is not the story. Bates is not the story. The story is the circumvention of procedures put in place to protect the integrity of the data, and hence the reputation of the NOAA. There can be no confidence in data without confidence in the procedures surrounding collection and storage of data. It is sometimes said science is […]

  • Are Climate Alarmists Glassy-Eyed Cultists?

    • Date: 17/02/17
    • Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian
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    The word “cult” may be a little over the top, but whatever it is, it sure isn’t science. Will Happer is an eminent physicist at Princeton who has chosen (along with his colleague Freeman Dyson) to plant a flag on the skeptic side of the climate debate.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Happer on […]

  • Kimberley Strassel: Don’t Wimp Out On Climate

    • Date: 17/02/17
    • Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
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    If Trump doesn’t dump the Paris accord, his economic agenda is in jeopardy. President Trump with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Feb. 1. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES President Trump will soon turn his attention to another major campaign promise—rolling back the Obama climate agenda—and according to one quoted administration source his executive orders on that topic will “suck […]

  • Germany Prepares for Climate Clash With Trump Administration At G-20 Talks

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Brian Parkin and Patrick Donahue, Bloomberg
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    Germany fixed climate change as a key topic for foreign ministers from the Group of 20 nations meeting Thursday, according to an official in Berlin, setting up for a clash with Donald Trump’s lead Cabinet minister on the issue. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet envoys from the rest of the G-20 in […]

  • Problems in Modeling and Forecasting Climate Change: CMIP5 General Circulation Models versus a Semi-Empirical Model Based on Natural Oscillations

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Nicola Scafetta, Meteorological Observatory, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Georesources, University of Naples, Italy -- International Journal of Heat and Technology
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    Abstract: Since 1850 the global surface temperature has warmed by about 0.9 oC. The CMIP5 computer climate models adopted by the IPCC have projected that the global surface temperature could rise by 2-5 oC from 2000 to 2100 for anthropogenic reasons. These projections are currently used to justify expensive mitigation policies to reduce the emission […]

  • New Nuclear Power Plants In Doubt As UK Govt Demands Price Cuts

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Andrew Ward, Financial Times
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    Companies vying to build nuclear power stations in the UK have been told they must offer a price for their electricity sharply lower than that approved for the Hinkley Point plant last year, raising further questions about the viability of Britain’s plans for a new generation of reactors. Government officials have indicated that future projects […]

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