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UN Climate Science Report Grapples With The Likely Failure Of The Paris Accord Nearly 200 UN scientists and ambassadors from various countries are in Incheon, South Korea, finalizing a report on the world’s likely failure to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, The Washington Post reports. The Paris Climate Accord, a non-binding international agreement to limit emissions, was signed in December 2015. The […]

Harvard study: Wide-scale US wind power could cause ‘significant warming’ – Claims ‘more climate impact than coal or gas’ Wide-scale US wind power could cause significant warming A Harvard study raises questions about just how much wind should be part of a climate solution. by James Temple October 4, 2018 Wind power is booming in the United States. It’s expanded 35-fold since 2000 and now provides 8% of the nation’s electricity. The US […]

New Record Low Tornado Count through October 3 – Lowest since records began 65 years ago by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center keeps a daily count of cumulative number of tornadoes in the U.S. each year, and recent years have had an unusually low number of tornadoes. As of October 3, the cumulative total for 2018 is 759; the previous lowest number of tornadoes for this date was […]

Chevron Shakedown lawyer loses his license to practice in D.C. While the years-long tale of the Chevron Shakedown has mostly drawn to a close (with Chevron as the clear winner and the would-be conspirators being the losers), there was another interesting development in the story last month. You likely recall the New York attorney who helped mastermind the entire scheme, working in concert with […]

EPA reforming Obama’s mercury mistake EPA reforming Obama’s mercury mistake Recently the Trump administration announced its intention to rollback yet another onerous Obama-era rule designed to kill the use of coal. Known as MATS (the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard), this ill-founded regulation, although tied up in the courts for years, pushed energy providers to either outfit coal plants […]

A nation divided: Next week – Winter-like in the west and Summer-like in the east *A nation divided…pattern next week looks winter-like in the west and summer-like in the east* October 4, 2018 By Meteorologist Paul Dorian – Perspecta Weather 6-10 day outlook for temperature probabilities for the period from next Tuesday, October 9th to Saturday, October 13th; courtesy NOAA Overview Talk about a nation divided…next week’s weather pattern […]

Reality Check: Mass extinction fears ‘have little support from science’ – Claimed losses ‘are absurdly large’ About the mass extinctions supposedly occurring now By Larry Kummer Summary: More fears fed by activists. (See: ‘Terror being waged on wildlife’, leaders warn) As the papers cited below show, they have little support from science – but are seldom rebuked by scientists. Each round of such exaggerated claims erodes away the public’s trust. […]