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To Peer or not to Peer

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  • 11/27/18 at 6:09 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community places great importance on the process of peer review and professes great confidence in its capability to validate its research methods and results and to enhance acceptance of those research methods ...

Tough Love - Open Letter to Trump Transition Team

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  • 11/15/16 at 8:20 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Open letter to the President-elect Trump Transition Team – Climate Change

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Serious research focused on understanding the climate and the forces which cause it to change is worthwhile and important. However, it ...

Toward A Vegan Future

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  • 4/3/18 at 6:18 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One aspect of the Ultimate Goal of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming movement is a global conversion to a vegan diet. The sustainability movement asserts that the growing global population is already stressing the available food...

Tracking Climate Progress

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  • 6/29/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Biden Administration has established targets of reducing US GHG emissions by 50-52% by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions from the electricity sector by 2035. The Administration has not yet publicized a plan to achieve these targets....

Transparency - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 3/29/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

I believe that the demonstration project described in the previous commentary should be conducted rigorously and transparently, with broad website access to hourly, daily, monthly and annual data.

The first step in this process would be ...

Trump EPA Accomplishments & Challenges

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  • 8/14/18 at 6:42 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the appointment of Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler presents an opportunity to review what has been accomplished at EPA and what challenges remain to be addressed.

 

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Turning Down the Climate-Change Heat - Highlighted Article

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  • 3/19/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: National Review

By: Bjorn Lomborg

Date: March 3, 2022

 

Turning Down the Climate-Change Heat


The fixation on warming is harming the planet

We live in an age of fear — particularly, a fear of climate change. ...

UAH Anomalies

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  • 2/18/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below from Dr. Roy Spencer’s website shows the entire history of the UAH satellite temperature anomaly record, which began in 1979. The anomaly has increased at a relatively consistent rate of 0.13°C per decade over the ...

Ultimate Goal

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  • 11/8/16 at 9:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Movement toward the ultimate goal of a global vegan commune continues apace.

Global Governance:

UN Ambition

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  • 2/11/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

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

(link)                 b : desire to ...

Uncertainty - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 5/17/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Definition of uncertain (Merriam-Webster)


1a : not known beyond doubt : dubious an uncertain claim
b : not having certain knowledge : doubtful remains uncertain about her plans
c : not clearly identified or defined a fire of uncertain ...

Unfinding Endangerment - Rescinding the Endangerment Finding

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  • 10/10/17 at 6:13 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In a discussion on a recent comment thread, one commenter stated that “EPA had the evidence” when it issued its 2009 Endangerment Finding regarding CO2 and other “greenhouse gases”. Now, eight years later, the ...

Urban Heat Island Effect

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  • 8/22/17 at 6:23 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Urban Heat Island

U.S. EPA--https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=75857&from=mn

The above graphic from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (U.S. EPA) clearly illustrates one aspect of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect – the ...

Urban Heat Island Effect 2

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  • 9/3/19 at 7:41 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area which is significantly warmer than its surroundings. According to the EPA, many U.S. cities have air temperatures up to 10°F (5.6°C) warmer than the surrounding natural land ...

US Coal Phaseout

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  • 1/11/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US currently generates more than 500,000,000 Megawatt-hours, or approximately 25% of annual electricity production, in coal-fueled generating stations. Coal generation has decreased by more than half over the past 10 years, largely ...

US EPA Clean Power Plan

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  • 6/28/16 at 9:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The primary weapon in the US Administration’s crusade to save the world from anthropogenic global warming (climate change) is the US EPA Clean Power Plan, which sets CO2 emissions limits for coal-fired electric generators which ...

US ICE Vehicle Phaseout

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  • 2/1/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

We need to make green energy much cheaper.”, Bjorn Lomborg

Global policymakers appear to have adopted a uniform approach to the green energy transition – making fossil energy unavailable through supply restriction or ...

USA Climate Priorities

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  • 8/20/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The UNFCCC, the consensed climate science community and the environmental community assert that the USA should assume the mantle of climate change leadership and prioritize CO2 emissions reductions and financial transfers to the UN Green ...

USA Climate Priorities 2

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  • 8/27/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The previous commentary on USA Climate Priorities discussed priorities regarding climate science, specifically regarding: accurate temperature measurement; establishment of specific values for climate sensitivity and feedbacks; and, ...

Virtue Signaling When Responding to Climate Polls

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  • 8/8/17 at 9:49 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Virtue Signaling refers to the public expression of an opinion on a given topic primarily for the purpose of displaying one’s moral superiority before a large audience to solicit their approval.”, Know Your Meme

“...

Warming Perspective

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  • 11/23/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Much technical and artistic effort has been expended to provide the public with some perspective on what life would be like in a warmer world at the turn of the next century. Much of what has been presented is grossly exaggerated. However, ...

Warming Significance

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  • 3/26/19 at 5:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Recent research has provided greatly reduced estimates of climate sensitivity to increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations. This research suggests that a doubling of atmospheric CO2 concentrations, to 540 ppm, would result in an increase of ...

Weather and Climate

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  • 10/15/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Weather changes on all time scales. Some weather changes are predictable in general terms: summer will be relatively warm; winter will be relatively cool. This change occurs every year, driven by the seasonal change in the angle of ...

Weather Events

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  • 4/20/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

There is a strong and growing effort to attribute individual weather events and changes in the frequency and intensity of individual weather events to climate change. Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr., Bjorn Lomborg, Dr. Joseph D’Aleo and others ...

Weather Forecasting

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  • 8/17/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Weather forecasting: the prediction of the weather through application of the principles of physics, supplemented by a variety of statistical and empirical techniques., Brittanica

There are fundamentally two types of weather forecasts. ...

Weather/Climate Events

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  • 12/10/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Current climate change research is focused on what has happened in the past and what is projected to happen in the future. The study of the past relies on retrieval and analysis of temperature proxies, collection and “adjustment&rdquo...

Well Imagine That – HadCRUT4 Global Temperature Record

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  • 10/24/17 at 6:49 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below shows the HadCRUT4 Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere and Global temperature history for the period of the instrumental temperature record from 1850 to the present.

HadCRUT4 Temperature Anomaly

The global average temperature anomaly has varied ...

What Is Big Green - Highlighted Video

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  • 5/26/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

By: PragerU

 

What the COP?

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  • 1/21/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done. A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.”, Fred Allen
 

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What We Know About Climate Change

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  • 5/15/18 at 7:06 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

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What's Wrong with Wind and Solar? - Highlighted Video

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  • 4/30/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

By: PragerU

 

Where have all the Clouds gone and why care? - Highlighted Article

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  • 4/21/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: Charles Blaisdell PhD ChE

Date: April 13, 2022

 

Where have all the Clouds gone and why care?

 

The earth’s cloud cover has long been an important puzzle in climate change.  ...

Who Stole My Warming – Problems With the Models

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  • 9/12/17 at 6:32 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 “It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.” Richard P. Feynman

“Over 95% of climate models agree: the ...

Wichita Revisited

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  • 2/12/19 at 6:54 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Wichita, Kansas is located very close to the geographic center of the contiguous United States. The annual average temperature in Wichita is 57°F, which is also the current global average near-surface temperature. Wichita has been used ...

Wind and Solar Subsidies - Highlighted Video

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  • 7/14/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

Wind by the Numbers - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 3/1/22 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 ...

‘Deep Optimism Manifesto’ (David Siegel’s cure for ‘climate anxiety’) - Highlighted Article

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  • 11/3/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Master Resource

By: Robert Bradley Jr.

Date: October 12, 2022

 

‘Deep Optimism Manifesto’ (David Siegel’s cure for ‘climate anxiety’)

 

David Siegel is a man with a message. His ...

“A Promise Kept: Biden’s War on American Energy” - Highlighted Article

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  • 5/5/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Master Resource

By: Robert Bradley Jr.

Date: April 26, 2022

 

“A Promise Kept: Biden’s War on American Energy”


Some policy statements and summaries are valuable for the historical record. The ...

“Climate Crisis” - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 10/4/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The earth has a single atmosphere. There is reputedly a “scientific consensus” that the earth’s climate is being changed by human emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and other trace gases and that these climate changes ...

“Climate Deniers”

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  • 9/6/16 at 7:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Punishing “Climate Change Deniers” – Legality Be Damned

There is a growing clamor in some circles to do something about “Climate Deniers”. The clamor arguably began more than 10 years ago, as documented ...

“Enquiring minds …”

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  • 10/4/16 at 8:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Enquiring minds want to know.”

Why, if “the science is settled”, is it still necessary to fund ongoing climate science research at the same funding levels which prevailed before the science was settled?

Why, ...

“Fake News”

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  • 12/6/16 at 9:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

There has been much discussion recently about “fake news”, a concept which has nearly as many definitions as it has observers and commenters. Some “fake news” is totally made up, with no basis in fact. Some “...

“Greenwashing” Socialism

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  • 7/21/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

greenwashing: expressions of environmentalist concerns especially as a cover for products, policies, or activities – Merriam-Webster

socialism: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ...

“Ideal” Climate

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  • 1/22/19 at 6:30 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The earth does not have a climate, except as an “average” of thousands of local climates. Each of those local climates is changing, though not always in the same way or at the same pace. The “average” climate is ...

“Ideal” Climate Perspective

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  • 2/5/19 at 6:29 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The “ideal” climate apparently centers about a global annual average temperature of approximately 57°F, the global annual average temperature of the climatological reference period most commonly used in climate science. The ...

“If I Had A Hammer”

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  • 11/12/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

“To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” — Twain/Maslow/Kaplan/Baruch/Buddha/Unknown

Climate activists are aggressively pushing the notion that climate change is a “crisis” or an “...

“It’s the Law of the Land” – UN Agencies Recognizing the Palestinian Authority

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  • 8/29/17 at 6:33 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United States Congress passed legislation in 1990 (Public Law 101-106) and 1994 (Public Law 103-236) prohibiting funding for United Nations “specialized agencies” and “affiliated organizations”. This legislation ...

“I’m from the government … …and, I’m here to help you.”

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  • 12/27/16 at 7:53 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

H. L. Mencken

 

We hear ...

“Just the facts, ma’am.”

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  • 1/31/17 at 9:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Politics is a battle of ideas; in the course of a healthy debate, we’ll prioritize different goals, and the different means of reaching them. But without some common baseline of facts; without a willingness to admit new ...

“Mann Overboard”

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  • 2/8/17 at 7:04 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Much has been written this year about the 2015/2016 El Nino and about the apparent record global temperature anomalies. Professor Michael Mann of Penn State University was quick to provide his opinion that the El Nino contributed only ...