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Key Climate Graphs

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  • 3/16/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Graphs are a powerful tool for illustrating, explaining and summarizing technical information. They are frequently used in climate science to provide historical information and perspective on various aspects of weather, climate and climate ...

Knowns and Unknowns

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  • 8/10/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don&...

Konstantin Kisin | This House Believes Woke Culture Has Gone Too Far - Highlighted Video

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  • 1/19/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

La Nina 2020

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  • 5/11/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

The graph below, from UAH, shows the entire history of satellite global temperature anomalies through March 2021.

 

UAH Satellite-Based Temperature of the Global Lower Atmosphere (Version 6.0)

 

Dr. Roy Spencer of UAH suggested in January 2021 that the significant decrease in the global ...

Level Playing Field - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 1/17/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Wind and solar generation are intermittent forms of renewable generation. Wind generation functions only when wind velocity is above a minimum threshold and below a maximum threshold. Solar functions only during the daytime, and then only ...

Looking For The Official Party Line On Energy Storage - Highlighted Article

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  • 12/29/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Manhattan Contrarian

By: Francis Menton

Date: December 8, 2022


Looking For The Official Party Line On Energy Storage


If you’ve read my energy storage report, or just the summaries of parts of it that have appeared ...

Media Visibility

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  • 10/8/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The journal Nature Communications recently published a study (Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians) conducted by researchers at the University of California Merced. The ...

Memo to President Trump

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  • 11/13/18 at 5:39 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Mr. President

Many share your reasonable and clearly articulated skepticism of the climate change “consensus” and the consensed climate change community, including many active climate scientists. Regrettably, among the reasons ...

Midwest Farming

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  • 11/16/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A major concern regarding climate change is its potential future impact on food production, resulting from increasing temperatures and changes in precipitation. Experiments can demonstrate the effects of varying temperatures and ...

Misinformation Commission

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  • 2/23/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The past several years have seen the appearance and proliferation of “fact checkers”, some of which are more like “fake checkers” driven by their founders positions on current issues. This evolved into organizations ...

Misperception and amplification of climate risk - Highlighted Article

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  • 1/26/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Judith Curry

Date: December 13, 2022

 

Misperception and amplification of climate risk

 

“Something frightening poses a perceived risk. Something dangerous poses a real risk.” ...

Mitigation / Adaptation - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 12/6/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The principal thrust of the UNFCCC and the IPCC has been on climate change mitigation through reductions in global annual emissions of CO2 and other ‘Green House Gases’ (GHGs). The focal point of their efforts has been keeping ...

Modeling Challenge - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 4/26/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Modeling has an uncertain reputation in climate science. However, the climate models are the purported underlying cause of the political concern regarding climate change and the “global” efforts to fundamentally change the ...

Models and “Crises”

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  • 6/30/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous professions develop and apply models to project how a process of interest to them might change in the future as the result of process maturation or the effects of external perturbations. The utility of these models is a function of...

More Anomalous Anomalies

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  • 3/7/17 at 8:32 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The three primary producers of global near-surface temperature anomalies, NASA GISS(Goddard Institute for Space Studies), NOAA NCEI(National Centers for Environmental Information) and HadCRUT all begin the process with access to the same ...

More Climate Issues 2019

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  • 1/8/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Climate Priorities 2019 focused on issues related to measurement and modeling of the earth’s climate: temperature measurement, climate sensitivity, forcings and feedbacks, and, model verification. These issues are a priority for 2019,...

My Energy Storage Report: Hydrogen As An Alternative To Batteries - Highlighted Article

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  • 12/22/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Manhattan Contrarian

By: Francis Menton

Date: December 4, 2022

 

My Energy Storage Report: Hydrogen As An Alternative To Batteries

 

As mentioned in the last post, my new energy storage report, The Energy ...

Narratives and Coincidences

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  • 10/18/16 at 7:34 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Global temperatures began rising in 2014, leading ultimately to the proclamation of 2014 and later 2015 as the warmest years in the instrumental record. The narrative propounded by the consensed climate science community was that this ...

National Ambition

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  • 2/4/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Ambition             a : an ardent desire for rank, fame, or power

(link)                 &...

Natural Variability Exists

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  • 6/13/17 at 7:50 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community attributes the approximately 1°C increase in global annual temperatures since 1880 to anthropogenic CO2 emissions; and, discounts the effects of natural climate variability. Great concern is ...

Natural Variation

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  • 9/28/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The earth has experienced roughly cyclical warming and cooling periods over at least the past 800,000 years, accompanied by roughly cyclical increases and decreases in atmospheric CO2. The positive temperature anomalies over this period ...

Natural vs. Unnatural Temperature Change

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  • 3/20/18 at 6:44 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below shows the satellite lower troposphere temperature anomaly from inception through January 2018, as prepared by Drs. Roy Spencer and John Christy of the University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH).

UAH Satellite-Based Temperature Graph

The graph has been ...

Navigating America’s net-zero frontier: A guide for business leaders - Highlighted Article

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  • 5/19/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: McKinsey Sustainability

By: Rory Clune, Laura Corb, Will Glazener, Kimberly Henderson, Dickon Pinner, and Daan Walter

Date: May 5, 2022


Navigating America’s net-zero frontier: A guide for business leaders


With the ...

Near-Surface Temperature

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  • 4/16/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

 

Much has been written about the physical shortcomings of the near-surface temperature record, which include:

 

  • inadequate spatial coverage;
  • urban heat island effects;
  • sensor degradation;
  • enclosure degradation;
  • ...

Not So Fast!

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  • 10/11/16 at 8:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In my commentary from September 6, 2016 “Climate Deniers”, I discussed some of the numerous efforts currently underway to silence and punish “Climate Change Deniers” (catastrophic anthropogenic climate change ...

Not-So-Green New Deal

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  • 2/14/19 at 11:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The “Green New Deal” (GND) is the current fascination of the most liberal / progressive / socialist elements of our society and its elected representatives, as well as several declared candidates for President in 2020. The ...

Not-so-subtle Influences – Search Engine Bias

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  • 11/28/17 at 6:04 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Google and other search engines are our modern-day paths to knowledge on an extremely broad range of subjects. However, at least on the topic of climate science and climate scientists, they are a not-so-subtly guided path toward information...

NPR and Climate Change

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  • 6/18/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

NPR recently broadcast and published a piece entitled: “It’s 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change”. The approach they describe has 3 major elements.

  • Mass Electrification
  • Urbanization of Everything
  • Reduced ...

Nuisance

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  • 8/4/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney and I did not sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Several California cities and counties filed nuisance lawsuits in state courts against major oil and gas companies based on their production and ...

Offshore Wind

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  • 7/27/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

We begin by reviewing the measurement unit for electric demand and consumption.

1 Terawatt = 1 trillion watts
                = 1 billion kilowatts
  &...

Offshore Wind Project - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 6/7/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

Dominion Energy has proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW), the first large offshore wind project in the United States. CVOW would be a 2.6 GW wind farm consisting of 176 15 MW wind turbines, 3 offshore electric substations,...

On-site Generation

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  • 5/18/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

On-site power generation was common in the mid-20th century for large power users with the need for high reliability power supply. These users included industrial plants running continuous processes, plants with large steam consumption, and...

Opening the Kimono

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  • 2/21/17 at 6:34 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Steve Goreham, the author of the book Climatism! Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century's Hottest Topic coined the term Climatism, which he defines as “the belief that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are destroying the ...

Optimum Climate

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  • 2/27/18 at 6:07 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The instrumental temperature record began with the Central England Temperature (CET) record in the mid-1600s. This period roughly coincides with the nadir of the Little Ice Age (LIA), which extended from approximately 1350 to approximately ...

Oxymoron Alert (Carbon Taxes)

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  • 3/14/17 at 6:19 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Climate Leadership Council has just released a new study “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends” and presented it to the Trump Administration for its consideration. The study identifies Four Pillars of a Carbon ...

Paris Paranoia – The results of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

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  • 7/11/17 at 6:48 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Much has been said and written about the anticipated effects of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord. Several US cities and states have announced their intention to conform to the CO2 reduction ...

Parsing Bloomberg – The Dishonest Press

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  • 4/25/17 at 7:47 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

I recently propounded “Reid’s Law”, which is an “observational law” regarding climate.

“As an online discussion regarding climate grows longer, the probability of the term “denier” being used...

Parsing the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

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  • 8/21/18 at 6:58 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Wall Street Journal recently published an opinion piece by Fred Krupp, the President of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The piece was not accompanied by a disclaimer that the piece was the opinion of Mr. Krupp and did not ...

Parsing The Washington Post on Climate

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  • 8/28/18 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Washington Post recently published an article entitled: Climate change is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer. The article has since also appeared in The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. The article is based on numerous broad, ...

Patrick Moore: Should We Celebrate CO2

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In October of 2015 the Global Warming Policy Foundation invited Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace, to deliver a lecture at their annual meeting. See what he has to say about CO2 in his "SHOULD WE CELEBRATE CO2?"

Peer Review Anew

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  • 8/13/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The members of the consensed climate science community are very quick to assert that the results of their research have been peer reviewed. However, the peers who have done the reviews are typically other members of the consensed climate ...

Personal Precautions

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  • 1/10/17 at 9:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the idyllic images cherished by many environmentalists concerned about the climate is life “off the grid”, free of utilities, living off the land, minimizing their impact on the planet. However, reality frequently rears...

Perspective is Important

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  • 9/20/16 at 8:02 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below displays the entire history of the satellite temperature record, as analyzed by Drs. John Christy and Roy Spenser at the University of Alabama-Huntsville on behalf of NASA.

UAH Satellite-Based Temperature

The graph clearly shows the very strong El ...

Perspective on Limiting Global Warming to 2 Degrees

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  • 12/5/17 at 7:01 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The often stated “goal” of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is to limit global warming to 2oC (3.6oF) above pre-industrial levels; and, preferably to 1.5oC (2.7oF) above pre-industrial levels. ...

Pieces of a Plan

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  • 9/21/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Biden Administration has yet to release a plan to reach its stated CO2 emission reduction goals for 2030, 2035 and 2050. However, the ...

Pointless Panic

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  • 11/5/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Current conversation regarding climate change is largely couched in terms such as “crisis”, “emergency” and “existential threat”. However, the use of these descriptors is political posturing, not ...

Polar Bear Climate - Highlighted Video

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  • 4/23/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

By: ClimateCraze

 

Policy Implications Of The Energy Storage Conundrum - Highlighted Article

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  • 1/12/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Manhattan Contrarian

By: Francis Menton

Date: December 13, 2022

 

Policy Implications Of The Energy Storage Conundrum


It occurs to me that before moving on from my obsession with energy storage and and its manifest ...

Political protest in a "post-fact era"

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“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts” (Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan)

 

A protester was shot at the University of Washington during a clash between rival factions — one ...