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On-site Generation

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  • 5/18/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,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, ...

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
  • Energy Policy,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

 

Political protest in a "post-fact era"

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“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts” (Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan)

 

A protester was shot at the University of Washington during a clash between rival factions — one ...

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

therightinsight.org/Propaganda-2021-09-07
  • 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...

Propaganda(?)

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  • 11/10/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Propaganda:  (Merriam-Webster)

2: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person

3: ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's ...

Prosperity and Electricity

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The United States faces a prosperity crisis.  Increased prosperity will make it somewhat easier to resolve many of the problems that the next generation must face head-on.  Reviving prosperity in the United States poses some ...

Pyramid or Scheme

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  • 12/27/18 at 6:01 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A pyramid is an inherently stable structure built upon a broad base which tapers toward a point at its top. A pyramid scheme is an inherently unstable structure built upon a point and expanding to a broad top.

Pyramid Scheme

Perhaps the most famous ...

RDD&D - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 2/22/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The path to new technology consists of research, development, demonstration and finally deployment. Research and development frequently continue in an effort to improve the technology. However, at some point, the technology is determined to...

REALISM OR UTOPIANISM? A proposal for reform of Net Zero policy - Highlighted Article

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  • 2/24/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: The Global Warming Policy Forum

By: John Constable and Capell Aris

Date: May 2021

 

REALISM OR UTOPIANISM? A proposal for reform of Net Zero policy

 

Summary

"This paper calls for root and branch reform ...

Reanalysis Accuracy

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  • 9/24/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently announced that July 2019 was the warmest July on record. This assessment was based on “adjusted” data provided by NOAA. The WMO attributed the record to climate change driven ...

Reckless or Ruthless

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  • 11/30/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

reckless (Merriam-Webster)
 
: marked by lack of proper caution: careless of consequences

ruthless (Merriam-Webster)

: having no pity : merciless, cruel a ruthless tyrant


The UK and portions of the EU are currently faced with ...

Red Team / Blue Team – Public Climate Debate

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  • 10/3/17 at 7:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed a formal Red Team / Blue Team exercise regarding climate change. However, the recent experiences with hurricanes Harvey and Irma have spontaneously initiated an informal Red Team / Blue Team ...

Reid’s Laws - RE: Climate Denier

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  • 4/11/17 at 8:27 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Mike Godwin, a Washington, DC attorney, propounded “Godwin’s Law” in 1990.

“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.”

Godwin describes ...

REJECT AR6 - Highlighted Article

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  • 4/14/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Ventura Photonics

By: Roy Clark

Date: February 20, 2022

 

REJECT AR6

 

The Sixth IPCC Climate Assessment Report (AR6) should be rejected outright because it is based on the use of fraudulent climate models. ...

Reliability Roulette

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  • 10/5/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Service reliability has been a hallmark of the utility industry, which has made massive investments to assure reliable service. High reliability is important to the utilities’ customers and is demanded by utilities’ regulators. ...

Renewable Demonstration - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 3/22/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

I believe it is essential that at least one large scale demonstration of a completely freestanding renewable plus storage powered grid be conducted under carefully controlled conditions. This demonstration should begin as soon as possible ...

Renewable Design

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

This commentary provides a simplified overview of the process of replacing a single dispatchable powerplant with either wind or solar generation plus storage.

The powerplant to be replaced is a 1,000 MW plant, either coal or nuclear fueled...

Renewable Productivity - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 4/19/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The wind and solar generation systems installed in the US have been installed in the most favorable locations available, for obvious reasons. However, as wind and solar generation are expanded toward a renewable plus storage generation ...

Renewable Transition

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  • 1/25/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US transition to renewable electric generation is proceeding down a path which assures that electric rates will rise. Wind and solar are “source of opportunity” generators, producing electricity when the wind blows and the ...

Reparations for What? - Part 1

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  • 1/7/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

“The United States was warned Wednesday by the United Nations it cannot avoid compensating poorer nations hit by climate change, despite Donald Trump honoring his election promise of leaving the 2015 Paris climate agreement&...

Reparations for What? - Part 2

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  • 1/14/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

“The United States was warned Wednesday by the United Nations it cannot avoid compensating poorer nations hit by climate change, despite Donald Trump honoring his election promise of leaving the 2015 Paris climate agreement&...

Replication and Climate Science

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  • 7/10/18 at 5:45 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the potential approaches to dealing with the Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science is replication of the experiment. Replication of an experiment is far more expensive than merely attempting to reproduce the results of an ...

Republican Platform 2016

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  • 8/16/16 at 10:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Republican Party Platform 2016 – Climate Change

Information concerning a changing climate, especially projections into the long-range future, must be based on dispassionate analysis of hard data. We will enforce that standard ...

Revisionist Climate History

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  • 1/30/18 at 6:16 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graphs below were prepared and published by NASA in October, 2005 and in January and October, 2015. The graphs were highlighted and annotated by Professor Howard Cork Hayden to call attention to changes made to the historical near-...

Richard Lindzen on climate science from the inside - Highlighted Video

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  • 10/6/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

By: Tom Nelson

 

Satellite Temperatures

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  • 2/16/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) has released their analysis of lower atmosphere temperature anomalies through December 2020. The current graph is shown below.

 

UAH Satellite- Based Temperature of the Global Lower Atmosphere (Version 6.0)

 

The temperature anomaly decreased by 0.26°C...

Satellites and Climate

therightinsight.org/Satellites-and-Climate
  • 9/27/16 at 8:44 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The near-surface instrumental temperature record began with the Central England Temperature (CET) record in 1659, which roughly coincided with the trough of the Little Ice Age. The application of temperature measuring instruments spread ...

Sea Level Change

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  • 8/9/16 at 9:40 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the greatest climate change concerns expressed by low lying coastal and island nations is the threat which would result from rising sea levels, caused by a combination of thermal expansion and the melting of glacial and land ice. ...

Sea Level Graphs

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The graph below plots global sea level over the past approximately 800,000 years. Note the cyclical nature of sea level over that period. Sea level ranges from a high of +11 meters to a low of -133 meters. The low levels are associated with...

Sea Level Rise “Settled Science”

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  • 4/10/18 at 7:09 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“There is a total absence of data supporting the notion of a present sea level rise; on the contrary all available facts indicate present sea level stability. On the centennial timescale, there was a +70 cm high level in the 16th and ...

Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Accuracy

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  • 9/17/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

NASA GISS recently issued a news release regarding the accuracy of their GISTEMP near-surface temperature anomaly product which is discussed here (GISSTEMP Accuracy). This raised questions about the accuracy of the sea surface temperature ...