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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 ...

Nature Intervenes - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 10/24/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Nature has intervened in the climate change narrative in a major way with the eruption of the Hunga-Tonga (HT) volcano on the South Pacific seabed. The eruption has experienced minimal exposure in the media because it did not result in ...

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

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  • 5/19/22 at 7:00 AM
  • 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;
  • ...

Net Zero Emergency Power - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 3/12/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Many electricity customers in all customer classes have fossil fueled emergency or standby generators which they use to power some or all of their electrical loads in the event of a grid power outage. For some commercial customers, such as ...

Net Zero or Good Enough? - Highlighted Article

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  • 3/2/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Russell Schussler and Roger Caiazza

Date: February 9, 2023


Net Zero or Good Enough?


This good enough plan may get you to net zero before the more ambitious ones.  It is likely to have less carbon ...

Net-Zero Targets: Sustainable Future or CO2 Obsession Driven Dead-end? - Highlighted Article

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  • 11/30/23 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Balázs M. Fekete

Date: November 14, 2023

 

Net-Zero Targets: Sustainable Future or CO2 Obsession Driven Dead-end?


For over three decades, the reduction of CO2 emission was the primary ...

Net-Zero Targets: Sustainable Future or CO2 Obsession Driven Dead-end? - Highlighted Article

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  • 12/21/23 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Balázs M. Fekete

Date: November 14, 2023

 

Net-Zero Targets: Sustainable Future or CO2 Obsession Driven Dead-end?


For over three decades, the reduction of CO2 emission was the primary ...

NETZERO is impeding progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals - Highlighted Article

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  • 12/28/23 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Judith Curry

Date: December 5, 2023

 

NETZERO is impeding progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals

 

“Working in global energy and development, I often hear people say, 'Because ...

New Climate Reality is Passing New York By - Highlighted Article

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  • 12/14/23 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York

By: Roger Caiazza

Date: October 1, 2023


New Climate Reality is Passing New York By

 

Note: For quite a while now I have put my Citizens Guide to the Climate Act article as the ...

New Report Highlights Green Failure in Europe and Warns America

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  • 1/11/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Real Clear Wire

By: Rick Whitbeck

Date: January 4, 2024


New Report Highlights Green Failure in Europe and Warns America


As one digests Rupert Darwall’s latest report for the RealClear Foundation, the well-known ...

No Coal Storage - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 4/16/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In a summary of a recent peer-reviewed paper, the principal author stated that an electric grid predominantly powered by intermittent renewables such as wind and solar would require storage approximately equal to 25% of annual generation to...

Not All-Electric - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 4/4/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

The US Energy Information Administration Annual Energy Outlook 2022 does not reflect the Administration’s Net Zero by 2050 goal, as shown in the graph below. It also does not reflect the Administration’s “All-...

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 Zero - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 3/28/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Biden Administration has set a goal of achieving Net Zero US annual CO2 emissions by 2050. To accomplish this goal, the Administration has decreed that all coal-fired electric generation would cease by 2030; and, that all natural gas ...

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
  • 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,...

Offshore Wind Woes - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 1/9/24 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The year, 2023, was not a good year for the offshore wind industry, which has seemingly been beset by adversity on all sides.

Supply chain disruptions, largely resulting from the COVID pandemic and national efforts to deal with the ...

On-site Generation

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  • 5/18/21 at 3:00 AM
  • 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, ...

Paths to Net Zero - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 5/9/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous potential paths to net zero annual CO2 emissions have been identified and discussed, including:

  • Renewables plus storage
  • Massively overbuilt renewables and transmission
  • Renewables plus Dispatchable Emission-Free Resources (DEFR...

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
  • 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
  • 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 ...

Positive Climate News - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 3/7/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

Climate Sensitivity

The IPCC has recently lowered its estimated range of climate sensitivity to a doubling of atmospheric CO2 concentration. The IPCC AR6 estimated range is 2.5-4.0, with an expected value of 3.0. However, studies ...

Positive Weather News - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 3/14/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Weather events which cause significant loss and damage include tropical cyclones, tornadoes, floods, drought and some wildfires. The consensed climate science community has projected that each of these weather events would become more ...

Potential For or Of

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  • 1/26/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The potential for climate change to have adverse effects on the globe, its climate and its population is the subject of great international angst, fomented continuously by the UN secretariat, the UN FCCC, the IPCC, international NGOs, ...

Precautionary Adaptation

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

“The precautionary principle is the concept that establishes it is better to avoid or mitigate an action or policy that has the plausible potential, based on scientific analysis, to result in major or irreversible negative ...

Precautionary Principle - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 5/24/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Precautionary Principle is frequently cited as the justification for actions to halt or retard climate change. This commentary will question the application of the principle to the design of a renewable plus storage electric grid.

The ...

Priorities

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  • 1/24/17 at 7:43 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the principal concerns raised regarding climate change is its potential effects on agriculture. There is continuing discussion that the potential combination of increased temperatures with drought or increased rainfall might result...

Prof. Roger Pielke Jr. "The Inconvenient Truth about Climate Science" - Highlighted Video

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

Propaganda

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  • 9/7/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“A society, most of whose members spend a great portion of their time, not on the spot, not here and now and in the calculable future, but somewhere else, in the irrelevant worlds of sport and soap opera, of mythology and metaphysical...