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Alarmism / Skepticism

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  • 9/1/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A recent study raised issues regarding climate alarmism and climate skepticism and disinformation. The following statement from the study is the subject of this commentary.

"... the amount of literature examining climate change ...

Alternative Approaches - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 8/23/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

There are fundamentally two approaches to the adoption of new technology. The more common approach has been to introduce and market the product, process, or service embodying the new technology and allow the market to adopt the new ...

America First – Trump’s Climate Change Budget

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  • 5/2/17 at 6:29 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Trump Administration has released “America First, A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”. The blueprint is long on direction and short on details. The implications of this document for climate change are significant...

An Engineer’s Observations

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  • 11/22/16 at 8:21 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several aspects of government-funded climate science appear both curious and disturbing. The current level of government funding of climate science is certainly adequate to support rigorous scientific investigation, data gathering and ...

Analytical Caution

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  • 9/29/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The previous commentaries on coincidence and causation regarding temperature anomalies and sea level referred to two interactive composite graphs (here and here). These graphs each combine paleoclimatic estimates of historical conditions ...

Anomalous Anomalies

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  • 10/25/16 at 9:41 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

NASA GISS and NCEI have released their June Climate anomalies; and, they are anomalous. GISS and NCEI both have access to all of the same near-surface temperature data; and, both use the same sea surface temperature anomaly product, ...

Another One Bites the Dust – Judith Curry Resigns

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  • 2/14/17 at 7:19 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Dr. Judith Curry has resigned her position at Georgia Tech, in frustration over “the politics and propaganda that beset climate science”. Dr. Curry explained,

“the deeper reasons have to do with my growing disenchantment ...

Apocalyptic versus post-apocalyptic climate politics - Highlighted Article

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  • 8/25/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

From: Climate Etc.

By: Judith Curry

Date: August 9, 2022

 

Apocalyptic versus post-apocalyptic climate politics


The Inflation Reduction Act that has passed in the US Senate contains a healthy dose of funding for energy and ...

Are fossil-fuel CO2 emissions good or bad? - Highlighted Article

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  • 9/8/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: Andy May

Date: August 30, 2022

 

Are fossil-fuel CO2 emissions good or bad?


This is the transcript, with minor edits to get it into blog post format, of my keynote speech to the Division of ...

Asymptotes

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  • 7/24/18 at 8:19 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Atmospheric physics establishes that the impact of incremental additions of CO2 to the earth’s atmosphere approaches zero asymptotically, as shown in the graph below.

Heating Effect of CO2

This means that any increase in the global average surface ...

Attribution Absurdity

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  • 4/23/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In the current mantra of the consensed climate science community, every adverse weather-related event is alleged to have been caused by, or worsened by, climate change. Unverified climate models are being used in attribution studies to ...

Barely Measurable?

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

Several recent media articles have suggested that even if the US adopted the Green New Deal, or somevariant thereof, which reduced or eliminated US CO2 emissions, the impact on global warming would be “barely measurable”. These ...

Baseload Replacement - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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

Baseload powerplants operate continuously at, or close to, their rated capacity to meet the continuous demand on the electric grid. Nuclear power plants are typically operated as baseload plants. Some coal power plants are also operated as ...

Biden Climate Plan

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  • 10/20/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Biden Climate Plan is very similar in scope and intent to the Democrat Climate Platform with one notable exception. The Democrat climate platform does not mention the Green New Deal, though the Biden Plan identifies it as a “...

Blame Game

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  • 10/12/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with an appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”, Ronald Reagan

The utility industry challenges discussed in the previous commentary, Reliability Roulette...

Blue/Green New Deal #1

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  • 5/19/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A group of climate change activists and anti-capitalists has sent an “Open Letter and ...

Blue/Green New Deal #2

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  • 5/26/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #3

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

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #4

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  • 6/9/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #5

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  • 6/16/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #6

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  • 6/23/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Bootleggers, Baptists, and The Jones Act

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Suppose that a freak Atlantic storm pummels the city of Boston, leaving it flooded for days and cut off from services by land and air—trucks cannot reach it and planes cannot land. But a Canadian transport ship happens to be passing ...

Building Anxiety

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  • 7/23/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community, the media and progressive politicians are experiencing high anxiety regarding climate change. However, they have been relatively unsuccessful in building similar high anxiety among voters in the US, ...

California’s Drought

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  • 4/18/17 at 7:10 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The past several years featured a never-ending stream of stories about California’s never-ending drought and its supposed roots in climate change. The past few weeks have featured a stream of stories about California’s experience with an ...

China / Paris Accords

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

China is the most populated nation on earth. China also has the second largest economy among the nations of the earth. China is a signatory to the Paris Accords, which recognize it as a developing nation. China is also earth’s largest...

China’s “Long Game” - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 9/6/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

China is aggressively pursuing economic development, including construction of numerous coal generating stations, steelmaking facilities and cement kilns. These actions, while inconsistent with the goal of the Paris Accords, are consistent ...

Chinese Climate Leadership

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  • 8/15/17 at 6:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous recent articles have asked questions in this general form: “Will America Let China Lead the World?” These articles suggest that the US had the leadership role on climate change and that US withdrawal from the Paris ...

Clean Power Plan Redux

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  • 11/14/17 at 6:04 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed an order rescinding the Clean Power Plan. This action will trigger an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding potential future emissions reductions and reduction strategies. This action ...

Climaskeptiphobia

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  • 2/25/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

-phobia (noun combining form)  (Merriam Webster)

  1. exaggerated fear of
  2. intolerance or aversion for

 

The consensed climate science community has not been particularly congenial to, cooperative with or even tolerant ...

Climate (In)sensitivity

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  • 12/1/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community has consensed on the hypothesis that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are largely or totally responsible for the recent increase in global average surface temperature. Some even refer to CO2 as the climate...

Climate Alarmism or Realism | Bjorn Lomborg - Highlighted Video

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  • 11/17/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

By: Mark Moss

 

Climate Alarmist Creed

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  • 11/20/18 at 6:18 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

We believe in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (the founder of global warming / climate change alarmism).

We believe in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (the aggregator and promoter of consensus ...

Climate and Climate Model Observations

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  • 5/8/18 at 7:08 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Anybody having to make a decision about climate science needs to understand the full spectrum of what we know and what we don’t know.” Dr. Steven E. Koonin, former Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy

&...

Climate and Game Theory

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  • 7/28/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Zero-sum, positive-sum, and negative-sum are all game theory terms that refer to the outcomes of a dispute or negotiation. They refer to the actual amount of wealth (money, land, vacation time) -- measurable rewards -- that each party ...

Climate and the First Amendment

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  • 2/20/18 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the ...

Climate Anticipation

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  • 11/24/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The UN, the signatories to the UN FCCC, the parties to the Paris Accords, the administrators of the Green Climate Fund, the IPCC, the consensed climate science community, climate activists, developing nations, not-yet-developing nations, ...

Climate Change 2017 Year in Review

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  • 12/19/17 at 6:21 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The year 2017 was a good year regarding climate change in the US, at least from the perspective of this skeptic. The US inaugurated a President with a healthy skepticism regarding CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) and climate...

Climate Change Attribution

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  • 6/5/18 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Earth’s climate system is extremely complex, chaotic and not particularly well understood. The factors which have caused climate change over the past millennia continue to cause climate change today and will likely continue to cause ...

Climate Change Commune-ification

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  • 1/23/18 at 7:09 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The ultimate goal of those promoting the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming meme is the establishment of a global vegan commune of approximately 1 billion souls, run by some subset of the tinpot despots represented in the United ...

Climate Change Debate

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  • 11/7/17 at 8:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Professor Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, creator of the (in)famous hockey stick and self-appointed spokesperson of the consensed climate science community, apparently has no ...

Climate Change Debate - Year in Review 2018

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  • 12/18/18 at 5:39 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United States has still not terminated its participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as required by current US law, as the result of the UNFCCC granting state-level recognition to the ...

Climate Change Dissension

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  • 4/17/18 at 8:59 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community and the globalist political community have been partners in a mutual adoration society for several decades. This relationship culminated in the signing of the Paris Accords, which committed the ...

Climate Change Fascism - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 11/29/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Fascism
1: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe ...

Climate Change Goes to Court

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  • 2/6/18 at 6:35 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several lawsuits filed by California cities and counties and a similar lawsuit filed by New York City against major oil companies seek billions for current and potential future damages resulting from climate change caused by CO2 emissions ...

Climate Change Highlights and Lowlights from our first 100

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  • 4/24/18 at 7:55 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Recent research suggests far lower climate sensitivity to CO2 doubling.

Temperature anomaly producers still “adjusting” flawed temperature measurements.

Climate modelers finally acknowledge that models are “running hot&...

Climate Change Humpty Dumptyism

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  • 3/13/18 at 6:53 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”, Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumptyism: The practice of insisting that a word means whatever one wishes it to.

Fact: Something that has actual existence; an ...

Climate Change Messaging

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  • 6/12/18 at 6:57 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community continues to search for an effective messaging approach which would convince the general public of the rightness and urgency of its cause and propel a concerted public effort to control the climate. ...

Climate Change Myth - The Crusade to Restore Camelot

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  • 2/13/18 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The title of this commentary is the subtitle of the paper “Climate and Climate Change” on this site. The lyrics of the song “Camelot”, from the Broadway show of the same name, composed by Alan Jay Lerner and ...

Climate Change Perversion

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  • 12/12/17 at 6:32 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Climate Change Skepticism is “Perverse”, Pope Francis

Perverse: turned away from what is right or good: corrupt (Merriam-Webster)

There is ample historical evidence for climate change. Therefore, while false skepticism ...

Climate Change Playbook - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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

It appears that the White House and at least two of the Executive Branch Agencies are not on the same page of the climate change “playbook”. The Administration has clearly enunciated goals of eliminating coal use by 2030, ...