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Secret Science of Climate Change

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  • 10/2/18 at 5:57 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Much has been written recently both in support of and in opposition to US EPA’s proposed secret science rule, which would require significant regulatory policy decisions to be based on publicly available data. Most of the support has ...

Selective Analysis when Studying Climate Change

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  • 9/18/18 at 5:47 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are focused on anthropogenic CO2 and other “GHG” (greenhouse gas) emissions as the cause of recent ...

Sensitivity Revisited

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  • 3/10/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The sensitivity of the global climate to increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations, specifically to a doubling of atmospheric CO2 from 270 to 540 ppm, is one of the most critical issues in climate science. Sensitivity in combination with ...

Separating Science from Pseudoscience for Floods and Extreme Precipitation - Highlighted Video

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  • 3/24/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

Seriousness of the Charge

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  • 12/13/16 at 7:30 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Precautionary Principle

“When the health of humans and the environment is at stake, it may not be necessary to wait for scientific certainty to take protective action.”

--Science and Environmental Health Network

 

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Shifty(?) Climate Sands

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  • 10/27/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Biden/Harris position on climate change has been shifting (shifty?) as their political campaign has “progressed” toward election day. The Green New Deal is one of the key issues on which the campaign has shifted with regard ...

Signal / Noise Ratio (Climate Change)

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  • 4/28/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

“Signal-to-noise ratio (abbreviated SNR or S/N) is a measure used in science and engineering that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise.”, everything.explained.today

 

Previous ...

Signal / Noise Ratio (Extreme Weather)

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  • 4/21/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Signal-to-noise ratio (abbreviated SNR or S/N) is a measure used in science and engineering that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise.”, everything.explained.today

In the previous ...

Signal / Noise Ratio (Sea Level)

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  • 4/7/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Signal-to-noise ratio (abbreviated SNR or S/N) is a measure used in science and engineering that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise.”, everything.explained.today

 

Another of the ...

Signal / Noise Ratio (Temperature)

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  • 3/31/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Signal-to-noise ratio (abbreviated SNR or S/N) is a measure used in science and engineering that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise.”, everything.explained.today

 

One of the primary ...

Social Cost of Carbon

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  • 11/2/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) is an estimate of the present value of the societal cost of the emission of one ton of carbon dioxide. The SCC is estimated using Integrated Assessment Models, none of which has been validated and verified. ...

Socrates Shrugged

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  • 11/26/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.”,  Socrates

“If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound ...

Solar by the Numbers - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 3/8/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Administration goal of a fossil free grid by 2035 would require that the renewable portion of grid energy supply be supported by additional renewable generation plus electricity storage. The hourly, daily, monthly and seasonal ...

Solving the Climate Crisis

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  • 9/8/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released Solving the Climate Crisis, The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America, a majority staff report ...

Some Irreverent Independent Thoughts on Independence Day 2018

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  • 7/3/18 at 9:35 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United States was on the “bleeding edge” of the end of colonialism in 1776. The US is the most successful of the ex-colonies, but has not attempted to use that success to become a colonial power. The US voluntarily ...

Standards of Evidence

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  • 1/29/19 at 5:45 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Paris Accords call for the developed nations to provide $100 billion per year by 2020 to fund climate change “adaptation and mitigation” programs in the developing nations. The Accords also call for the developed nations to ...

Standby Generator Issues - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 9/27/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Intermittent renewable generation displaces a portion of the output of conventional coal and natural gas generators, but does not replace those generators. However, depending on intermittent renewable market penetration, the annual output ...

Stark Reality

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  • 12/3/19 at 7:25 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The focus of the UN-led initiatives regarding climate change has been almost exclusively on mitigation programs, although attention is now turning toward adaptation as well. This is a timely and welcome change, though mitigation is still ...

Stasis

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

Stasis : a state of static balance or equilibrium : stagnation – Merriam-Webster

All aspects of life on earth are subject to continual change. The changes are the result of numerous factors including: changes in the sun; changes in ...

Storage by the Numbers - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 3/15/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A reliable electric grid supplied predominantly or exclusively by intermittent renewable generators such as wind turbines and solar arrays would require massive energy storage to provide continuous power to the grid when the output of the ...

STUDY: 96% of U.S. Climate Data is Corrupted - Highlighted Article

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  • 8/18/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Realism

By: Heartland Institute

Date: July 27, 2022

 

STUDY: 96% OF U.S. CLIMATE DATA IS CORRUPTED


MEDIA ADVISORY:

Official NOAA temperature stations produce corrupted data due to purposeful placement in ...

Suspend Skepticism - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 5/10/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Climate skeptics question assertions and projections which are not based on, or are in conflict with, observations and data. These are the common bases for skepticism regarding "adjusted” near-surface temperature measurements, &...

Tech Forcing Economics

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  • 6/15/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Technology forcing is a regulatory strategy that establishes currently unachievable and uneconomic performance standards to be met at some future point in time. ... Basically, technology forcing sets regulatory standards and provides...

Tech Forcing Risks

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  • 6/22/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Technology forcing is a regulatory strategy that establishes currently unachievable and uneconomic performance standards to be met at some future point in time. ... Basically, technology forcing sets regulatory standards and provides...

Technology Forcing

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  • 5/25/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Technology forcing is a regulatory strategy that establishes currently unachievable and uneconomic performance standards to be met at some future point in time. ... Basically, technology forcing sets regulatory standards and provides...

Technology Forcing – 2050

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  • 6/1/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Technology forcing is a regulatory strategy that establishes currently unachievable and uneconomic performance standards to be met at some future point in time. ... Basically, technology forcing sets regulatory standards and provides...

Temperature and Anomalies

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  • 10/17/17 at 6:24 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Recently, there has been renewed discussion of absolute temperatures and temperature anomalies in climate science. This discussion is made more complex by the fact that “there is no universally accepted definition for Earth’s ...

Temperature Graphs

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  • 3/30/21 at 11:23 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

The graph below shows proxy-based global annual temperature anomalies from proxies for the period approximately 800,000 years ago to the present. This graph shows the cyclical nature of global temperatures over the period. The ...

Temperature Measurement Bias

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  • 7/31/18 at 7:56 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The evolution of ambient temperature measurement technology has exposed several fundamental biases in the measurements taken to monitor changes in the climate. These biases must be quantified and compensated for to maintain the integrity of...

Temperature Variability

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  • 4/27/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community has argued that previous climate warming and cooling events were the result of natural variability, but that the recent warming is the result of increased anthropogenic CO2 concentrations in the ...

Temperature Variability 2

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  • 5/4/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The “Climate Crisis”, or “Climate Emergency”, or climate “Existential Threat” is an international political construct based on the projections of an ensemble of numerous, unverified climate models run ...

Temperature “Adjustments” ad Infinitum

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  • 3/6/18 at 6:27 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The temperature measurements taken to produce the global near-surface temperature anomaly record are “adjusted” for a variety of reasons.  However, the measurements are not “adjusted” once, to achieve a ...

Thanksgiving 2022 - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 11/22/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and much to be concerned about as well.

We can be thankful that the increased CO2 in the atmosphere has contributed to increased agricultural productivity, which is essential to feed our ...

The Adjustocene

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  • 11/1/16 at 7:42 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The earth is currently experiencing the Holocene, the period of 11,700 years following the last major ice age. Some in the climate science community have begun referring to the most recent years of this period as the Anthropocene, ...

The Battle Lines are Drawn

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  • 8/30/16 at 8:59 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Climate change is the most politically charged scientific issue of our time. The positions of the parties are summarized from their platforms below in the direct quotations below.

 

Republican Party Platform 2016

Information ...

The Big Lie

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  • 6/25/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences ...

The Big Lie 2

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  • 7/2/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the keys to “success” of “The Big Lie”, according to Joseph Goebbels, is that its proponents “keep repeating it”. This requires either a media controlled by the proponents of the lie, or a ...

The Big Lie 3

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  • 7/9/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The two historical components of “The Big Lie” are exaggeration of the situation and repetition of the exaggerated situation. In the case of climate change, the UNFCCC, the IPCC, national governments and the consensed climate ...

The Boy Who Cried Wolf - Hurricanes and Climate Change

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  • 10/31/17 at 8:10 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Hurricane Harvey was one of the most extensively and most accurately tracked and reported hurricanes in history. Predictions of its track, timing, intensity at landfall and expected precipitation amounts were extremely accurate. Federal and...

The climate ‘crisis’ isn’t what it used to be - Highlighted Article

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  • 12/1/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Judith Curry

Date: November 2, 2022

 

The climate ‘crisis’ isn’t what it used to be

 

Growing realization by the climate establishment  that the threat of future ...

The Conscience of a Skeptic

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  • 9/13/16 at 8:33 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the principal foundations of science is measurement – the ability to determine what has happened or what is happening. The accuracy required of the measurement is frequently determined by the technical or economic ...

The Cost of Net Zero Electrification of the U.S.A. - Highlighted Article

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  • 6/23/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Friends of Science Calgary

By: Ken Gregory, P.Eng.

Date: December 21, 2021

 

The Cost of Net Zero Electrification of the U.S.A.

 

Executive Summary

Many governments have made promises to reduce greenhouse gas ...

The Energy Storage Conundrum - Highlighted Article

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  • 12/15/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: The Global Warming Policy Foundation

By: Francis Menton

Date: December, 2022

 

THE ENERGY STORAGE CONUNDRUM


Introduction and Executive Summary

Advanced economies – including most of Europe, much of the United...

The Gates Math Formula

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  • 8/2/16 at 6:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Bill Gates has propounded what he asserts is the math formula which will solve climate change.

P * S * E * C = CO2

Where: P is the population of the globe;

             &...

The Impossibility Of Bridging The "Last 10%" On The Way To "100% Clean Electricity" - Highlighted Article

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  • 1/5/23 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Manhattan Contrarian

By: Francis Menton

Date: December 10, 2022

 

The Impossibility Of Bridging The "Last 10%" On The Way To "100% Clean Electricity"

 

As my last post reported, the Official...

The Many Costs of COP 21

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  • 6/21/16 at 11:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid
“The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things; of painted ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings.”

The pledges of GHG emissions reductions made by the developed country participants at COP 21 will impose ...

The Mouse That Roared

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  • 10/9/18 at 5:23 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

There are numerous interests attempting to influence the future course of the global response to climate change including the consensed climate change community, politicians, media outlets, non-government organizations (NGOs), allegedly ...

The Ongoing War on Climate Skeptics

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  • 6/14/16 at 9:24 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Paris Climate Agreement

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  • 7/4/17 at 7:23 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Paris Agreement “entered into force on 4 November 2016”. A total of 197 “parties” have “ratified” the Agreement. Ratification of the Agreement is voluntary. Establishment of Nationally Determined ...

The Party’s Over – US Commitments at COP22

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  • 11/29/16 at 6:16 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The 22nd annual global ecotourism conference, officially known as the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties 22, in Marrakech, Morocco has ended. William Shakespeare might have described the conference results as: “full of sound and fury,...