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Climate Science Peer Review Is A Zombie

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  • 1/16/18 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Climate science peer review is the “walking dead”, kept walking by those who “killed” it in the first place. It was “killed” by those it was intended to serve, by their willingness to provide “pal&...

Climate Science “The time has come, …”

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  • 3/21/17 at 7:50 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Climate science is important. Climate science is a mess. Climate science must be fixed. The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and the soon to be appointed new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and ...

Climate scientists & politics: Simpleton versus wicked scientists - Highlighted Article

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  • 9/15/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Judith Curry

Date: September 6, 2022

 

Climate scientists & politics: Simpleton versus wicked scientists


In which wicked scientists are the good guys.


Activism by climate scientists has ...

Climate Security Panel

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

Elements of the consensed climate science community, the consensed climate change commentariat and numerous environmental activist groups have recently been “triggered” by Administration discussions regarding the formation of a ...

Climate Sensitivity

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  • 11/6/18 at 5:44 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

Elements of the consensed climate science community have recently acknowledged that the projections of future global average near-surface temperature anomalies produced by the CMIP5 ensemble of climate models are 2-3 times higher ...

Climate Signals

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  • 10/30/18 at 5:54 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

New York City has recently placed several illuminated road signs throughout the city in cooperation with the Climate Museum as part of a program called “Climate Signals”. The signs are an attempt to call attention to the...

CMIP6 GCMs versus global surface temperatures: ECS discussion - Highlighted Article

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  • 10/13/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Nicola Scafetta

Date: September 25, 2022

 

CMIP6 GCMs versus global surface temperatures: ECS discussion


Two publications examining the equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) have recently been ...

CO2 Control Knob?

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

Many members of the consensed climate science community refer to CO2 as the “control knob” of the climate. Some suggest that increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations resulting from human activities are solely responsible for the...

CO2 Graphs

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

The graphs below show atmospheric CO2 levels over the past 800,000 years and the past 1020 years. The longer term graph illustrates the cyclical nature of atmospheric CO2 concentrations, varying from a low of approximately 173 ppm to a high...

CO2 Saturation

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  • 12/22/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The effect of CO2 in the globe’s atmosphere on global temperature is the result of the absorption of infrared radiation emitted from the surface of the globe toward space. The quantity of radiation emitted by the surface of the globe ...

Coal in His Stocking

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

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.

There is some question regarding the origins of the practice of placing a lump of coal, rather than candy or other treats, in someone’...

Code Red For Sanity – The Credibility Crisis At The IPCC - Highlighted Article

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  • 7/28/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Change Dispatch

By: Ron Barmby

Date: June 23, 2022

 

Code Red For Sanity – The Credibility Crisis At The IPCC


When speaking about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report Climate ...

Coincidence / Causation - Sea Level

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  • 9/22/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid
  • Coincidence: the occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection, Merriam-Webster
  • Causation: the act or agency which produces an effect, Merriam-Webster
  • Contributory: of, relating to, or ...

Coincidence / Causation - Temperature

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  • 9/15/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid
  • Coincidence: the occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection, Merriam-Webster
  • Causation: the act or agency which produces an effect, Merriam-Webster
  • Contributory: of, relating to, or ...

Command Push Markets

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

Command economy is a system where the government takes the decision regarding goods production, process, quantity, and price in a country. In this system, the government also manages even income and investments. A Communist nation like the ...

Common Precaution

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  • 1/3/17 at 8:11 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Many climate activists claim that the Precautionary Principle requires that humanity cease using fossil fuels to avoid the potential of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change. That is a relatively absolutist interpretation of the ...

COP 21 Agreement

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  • 7/5/16 at 10:54 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Obama Administration insisted that the Agreement reached at the conclusion of COP 21 in Paris, France not be legally binding on the parties because of the near-absolute certainty that the US Senate would not ratify the Agreement as a ...

Cost / Benefit Analysis in the Regulatory Process

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  • 9/5/17 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US federal government has taken numerous actions to require cost / benefit analyses, or cost effectiveness analyses, regarding federal rulemaking activities. The intent of these actions is to assure that the rulemaking activities ...

Curiouser and Curiouser

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  • 8/31/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Strange decisions are being made by numerous global governments which have committed under the Paris Accords to reduce CO2 emissions in an effort to limit the increase in the global average temperature anomaly to 1.5°C.

China is ...

CVOW (Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind) & Storage - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 11/8/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Dominion Energy has proposed to build Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) a 176 wind turbine farm off the Virginia coast. The Virginia Legislature had predetermined that such a project was in the public interest. The Virginia State ...

Defending Climate Orthodoxy

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  • 1/9/18 at 6:42 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

scientific method: principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of ...

Demand Pull Markets

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  • 7/13/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A market economy is an economic system in which economic decisions and the pricing of goods and services are guided by the interactions of a country's individual citizens and businesses. There may be some government intervention or ...

Democrat Climate Platform

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  • 10/13/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The 2020 Democrat Party Platform covers a broad range of topics. The section of the platform dealing with climate is entitled “Combating the Climate Crisis and Pursuing Environmental Justice”.

The section begins with the ...

Democrat's Platform Up Close - 2016

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  • 8/23/16 at 9:42 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“We believe America must be running entirely on clean energy by mid-century.”

The term “clean energy” is not defined in the platform, so it is not clear whether natural gas and propane are included, which leaves ...

Demonstration Reporting - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 4/5/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary suggests a reporting format for the renewable plus storage demonstration discussed in the prior two commentaries.

 

Pre-demonstration electricity generation ...

Desperation

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  • 3/24/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The 1970s were the decade of global cooling, hyped in the media with cover art and major articles in Time, Newsweek and other media outlets. Scientists were also concerned about global warming during that period, but the actual cooling ...

Diminishing Impact of Increased CO2

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  • 11/21/17 at 7:26 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

The impact of incremental increases in ...

Electric Energy Storage

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

The operation of the electric grid requires continuous balance between supply and demand. Electric demand fluctuates throughout the day and these fluctuations are significantly different between weekdays and weekend days. Electric ...

Electric Transition

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  • 2/15/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

The US EIA graph below summarizes the sources and uses of energy in the US economy. The Administration has established a series of progressive goals to eliminate fossil fuel consumption in the energy economy and achieve Net Zero ...

Emissions by the Numbers

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  • 5/21/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In my commentary “Emissions or Equity”, I discussed the philosophical issues regarding global “greenhouse gas” emissions reductions. Now let’s look at the numbers.

The graph below shows the trends in global ...

Emissions or Equity?

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  • 5/14/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The first argument of the consensed climate science community is that global “greenhouse gas” emissions must be reduced to avoid a potential future climate catastrophe if the global average near-surface temperature increase ...

Endangered Species – Reconsideration of the EPA Endangerment Finding

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  • 5/30/17 at 6:57 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

President Trump’s Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth instructs the EPA Administrator to “review and, if appropriate, as soon as practicable, take lawful action to suspend, revise, ...

Energy Inflation Was by Design - Highlighted Article

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  • 10/27/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

From: RealClear Energy

By: Joseph Toomey

Date: September, 2022

 

Energy Inflation Was by Design


FOREWORD
by Rupert Darwall

The West is experiencing its third energy crisis. The first, in 1973, was caused by the near-quintupling ...

Energy Policy: The Facts and Myths on the Consensus on Climate Change

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"No challenge--no challenge--poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record.  Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does: 14 of the 15...

Energy War Similarities

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First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I...

Enlightened Self-interest – Opposition to Trump’s Environmental Policies

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  • 5/23/17 at 6:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Prior to the US election in November 2016 the UNFCCC, the IPCC, the signatories to the Paris Accords and numerous environmental NGOs were quietly confident that the expected future Clinton Administration would continue the environmental ...

EPA Endangerment Finding

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  • 5/9/17 at 7:07 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several commentators have identified rescission or substantial revision of the 2009 EPA Endangerment Finding regarding CO2 and other “greenhouse gases” as the key to achieving the Trump Administration’s environmental ...

Epstein on Energy: ‘Fossil Future’ on Deck - Highlighted Article

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  • 3/5/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Master Resource

By: Robert Bradley Jr.

Date: February 21, 2022

 

Epstein on Energy: ‘Fossil Future’ on Deck


"History might well record Alex Epstein as the First Philosopher of Energy. How to think ...

EV (Electric Vehicle) Precautions - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 11/15/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Precautionary Principle: An expression of a need by decision-makers to anticipate harm before it occurs. Within this element lies an implicit reversal of the onus of proof: under the precautionary principle it is the responsibility of an ...

Evidence Communication

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  • 12/15/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A recent article in the journal Nature suggested five fundamental rules for evidence communication which apply well to science communication, though they are not always followed, particularly in climate science.

  • Inform, not persuade
  • ...

Existential Threat - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 8/9/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United Nations and several national governments have begun referring to climate change as an existential threat, meaning a threat to the future existence of life on earth. This is a political position intended to draw attention to the ...

Exploiters Versus Experts - Highlighted Article

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  • 12/8/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Planning Engineer (Russell Schussler)

Date: November 28, 2022

 

Exploiters Versus Experts

The unfolding saga around FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange currently in bankruptcy, appears to share ...

EXTRA - Some Thoughts on Independence Day 2017

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  • 7/5/17 at 9:03 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The American colonies did not declare independence from Britain and fight the Revolutionary War with Britain to achieve that independence for the United States of America, only to surrender that independence less than 250 years later and ...

Fact or Fancy - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 5/3/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Simple Definition of fact

: something that truly exists or happens
: something that has actual existence
: a true piece of information

Simple Definition of fancy

: to believe mistakenly or without evidence
: to believe without being ...

Factual?

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  • 8/11/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid
  • factual: of or relating to facts; restricted to or based on fact (Merriam-Webster)
  • nonfactual: not relating to, concerned with or based on facts (Merriam-Webster)
  • counterfactual: contrary to fact (Merriam-Webster)
  • deceptive: tending or...

Falling into the Trap

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  • 1/12/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous individuals and organizations, including Clintel and the Copenhagen Consensus Center, have calculated the potential effect of US CO2 emissions reductions on global average temperatures or temperature anomalies in the future. These ...

Financial Mechanism of the Convention

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  • 6/1/16 at 11:30 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at COP 16 in 2010, as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism of the Convention. The original intent was for the developed ...

Focus on the Magma

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  • 2/9/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

magma: molten rock material within the earth from which igneous rock results by cooling    Merriam-Webster

The land surfaces of the earth and the bottom surfaces of the earth’s oceans compose the earth’s crust, a...

Full Disclosure - Solar - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 6/21/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Solar is intermittent. Therefore, solar generation is intermittent. Solar is unreliably available during the day and reliably unavailable at night. Solar conditions vary geographically and seasonally. Therefore, solar generation potential ...

Full Disclosure - Storage - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 6/28/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Wind and solar are intermittent resources, so both wind and solar generation are intermittent and require backup. This backup is currently provided by conventional generation. However, with the evolution of a fossil-free grid, storage ...