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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
  • Energy Policy,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
  • Energy Policy,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 ...

Full Disclosure - System - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 7/5/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The fossil-free, all-electric everything grid envisioned to avoid catastrophic anthropogenic climate change would be a very different grid from that which serves the US today. The fossil-free grid would still include the non-fossil ...

Full Disclosure - Wind - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 6/14/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Wind is intermittent. Therefore, wind generation is intermittent. Wind is unreliably available around the clock. Wind conditions vary geographically and seasonally. Therefore, wind generation potential varies geographically and seasonally. ...

Full Disclosure of Climate Research

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  • 6/19/18 at 7:17 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the hallmarks of scientific research is the reproducibility of research results by other researchers. However, reproducibility is extremely difficult, if not impossible, if all of the data, all of the analytical approaches, all of ...

Future World – How Many Windmills Would We Need?

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  • 6/6/17 at 8:51 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US currently consumes approximately 97 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTU) of energy in all forms each year (97 Quads). Since this quantity of energy and the forms of energy which constitute it vary over time, this analysis will use...

Gas Appliance Phaseout

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  • 2/8/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Achieving Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050 would require a complete phaseout of residential and commercial gas appliances, including furnaces and boilers, water heaters, ranges and ovens, laundry dryers, grills, and standby generators.

US ...

Gas Generation Phaseout

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  • 1/18/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US currently generates more than 500,000,000 Megawatt-hours, or approximately 25% of electric utility annual electricity production, in coal-fueled generating stations, which the Administration has said will all cease operation by 2030....

GISSTEMP Accuracy

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  • 9/10/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies recently issued a news release regarding new studies of the accuracy of the GISTEMP global temperature anomaly product. Based on the results of these studies, NASA GISS currently estimates that ...

Global Greening

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  • 9/4/18 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A recent study by a multinational group of scientists has determined that: “From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric ...

Global Man-Made CO2 emissions 1965 – 2021: BP Data - Highlighted Article

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  • 8/4/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: edmhdotme

Date: July 10, 2022

 

Global Man-Made CO2 emissions 1965 – 2021: BP Data

 

Introduction

Every summer BP publish their statistical review of world energy.

https://www.bp....

Global Temperature

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  • 2/2/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change

Model projections of future climate focus on temperature anomalies compared to temperatures in a 30-year climate reference period. The inputs to these models include estimates of climate sensitivity, solar forcing, atmospheric feedback and ...

Global Warming as Religion and not Science

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I had seen this article, by John Brignell, years ago, and it was brought to my attention again this morning by someone who had not seen it before. So I thought it is worth sharing with anyone else who has never seen it.

Global Warming ...

Goals Without Plans

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  • 6/8/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Biden Administration has produced a new US INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) after rejoining the Paris Accords. The new INDC roughly ...

Goodbye, El Nino

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  • 7/12/16 at 7:26 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The major El Nino of 2015-2016 is over. Sea surface temperatures in the Nino regions have dropped to normal or below normal levels.

All of the temperature anomaly products are showing cooling from the peak of the 2015-2016 El Nino. The ...

Green Climate Funding

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  • 7/18/17 at 5:58 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous US corporations have stated that they are committed to efforts to mitigate climate change. Many of these corporations encouraged President Trump to remain in the Paris Agreement, which would include maintaining / increasing funding...

Green New Deal - Deadweight Loss

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

The Green New Deal would be the most extensive exercise in “Broken Window Economics” in the history of the globe. The “Green New Deal” would cause massive deadweight losses in virtually every sector of the US economy...

Green New Deal - Flights of Fancy

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  • 2/21/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the most perplexing aspects of the “Green New Deal” (GND) and one of its most difficult technical and economic challenges in the elimination of the need for air travel, since air travel without the use of fossil fuels ...

Green New Deal - High Speed Rail

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  • 2/26/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

     The GND Line is a mighty good road

     The GND Line is the road to ride

     If you want to ride you gotta ride it like you find it

     Get your ...

Green New Deal - High Speed Rail #2

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  • 2/28/19 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A previous commentary discussed: the requirements for a high speed rail system; an approach to designing such a system; and, the US High Speed Rail Plan (HSRP) system design developed by the US High Speed Rail Association. The GND approach ...

Green New Deal and Buildings

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  • 3/5/19 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The principal energy efficiency thrust of the “Green New Deal” is "upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximal energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, ...

Green New Deal and the Road

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  • 3/7/19 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Transportation applications account for approximately 29% of US energy consumption annually. Approximately 60% of this total is motor gasoline for use by automobiles, light trucks and other small to medium engine applications. Approximately...

Green New Deal Summary

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  • 3/12/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This series of commentaries has evaluated various aspects of the “Green New Deal” (GND) focused on reducing US emissions of “greenhouse gases” to avoid a projected climate catastrophe.

Grid Balancing - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 4/12/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The electric utility grid requires instantaneous balancing of demand and supply. Historically, most fluctuations on the grid were the result of changes in customer demand. However, as intermittent renewable sources of generation are added ...

Grid Reliability - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 9/20/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The reliability of the electric utility grid depends upon the availability of generation output equal to grid demand at all times. Historically, this has been accomplished by operating numerous generators at somewhat below full capacity, so...

Ground Rules for a Red Team / Blue Team Climate Debate

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  • 9/26/17 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

There is growing interest in a very public “Red Team / Blue Team” evaluation of the current state of climate science. The EPA Administrator has recently suggested that climate scientists participate in a televised debate ...

Guest Post: Environmentalists Should Hope for Quick Economic Rebound

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  • 4/17/20 at 9:48 AM
  • Climate Change

Guest Post

From: International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)

By: Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris

Across the world, environmentalists are celebrating the huge reduction in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that has accompanied ...

Guest Post: Get Ready For Nationwide Blackouts Under Biden

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  • 12/7/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

Guest Post

From: International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)

By: Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris

The power disaster unfolding in California will soon occur across the country, if Joe Biden gets his way. The Golden State has been sweeping...

Hansen Revisited – Were the Climate Models Right?

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  • 9/19/17 at 7:33 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The World Meteorological Organization typically defines climate as average weather over a period of 30 years. In climate science, then, it is useful to compare observed weather over a 30 year period with the scenarios of future climate ...

High Anxiety

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  • 7/16/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous factors are causing high anxiety in the climate science and environmental communities and among US politicians:

  • the current US Administration’s skepticism regarding climate change;
  • the impending 2020 elections in the US;
  • ...

Highlighted Article - A Veneer of Certainty Stoking Climate Alarm

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  • 12/7/17 at 10:31 AM
  • Climate Change

From the November 27, 2017 issue of the Competitive Enterprise Institute's "OnPOINT"

A Veneer of Certainty Stoking Climate Alarm

By: Rupert Darwall

“While the nations of the world met in Bonn to discuss implementation...

Highlighted Article - My Global Warming Skepticism, for Dummies

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  • 1/18/18 at 10:20 AM
  • Climate Change

By: Roy Spencer PH. D.

“The total amount of CO2 humans have added to the atmosphere in the last 100 years has upset the radiative energy budget of the Earth by only 1%. How the climate system responds to that small ‘poke&...

Highlighted Article - The Science Police

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  • 11/20/17 at 12:53 PM
  • Climate Change

From the summer 2017 issue of ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Science Police

By: Keith Kloor

" On highly charged issues, such as climate change and endangered species, peer review literature and public discourse are ...

Highlighted Article - U.S. Media Bans Scientific Dissent – Claim Wildfires, Floods, Droughts, Hurricanes Are Human-Controlled

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  • 1/10/19 at 5:57 AM
  • Climate Change

 

 

U.S. Media Bans Scientific Dissent – Claim Wildfires, Floods, Droughts, Hurricanes Are Human-Controlled

 

"NBC News’ Chuck Todd recently ...

Highlighted Article - “Our Common Future” Revisited–how did the roadmap for the green juggernaut fare over 30 years?

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  • Climate Change

Highlighted Article: 15 minutes

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  • 9/23/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Judith Curry

Date: September 3, 2021

 

15 minutes

 

"In a recent invited talk at the American Chemical Society annual meeting, I attempted to explain the climate debate in 15 minutes.

...

Highlighted Article: 2019 Science Data Refutes Climate Alarm On Every Front

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  • 1/16/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Change Dispatch

By: Pierre Gosselin

Date: January 2, 2020

 

2019 Science Data Refutes Climate Alarm On Every Front

 

"No alarm on every aspect: stable polar ice, normal sea-level rise, no consensus...

Highlighted Article: 2022 Energy Predictions: Coal Decline Accelerates, Federal Funds Spur Clean Energy, Millions Of New Electric Vehicles And Chargers

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  • 2/5/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

Highlighted Article: A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change

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  • 6/27/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change

From: Competitive Enterprise Institute

By: Marlo Lewis, Jr.

June 11, 2019

 

A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change

 

Climate change is not a hoax, but as a political matter, it is a persistent pretext for expanding ...

Highlighted Article: A Coal Exit Treaty Can Radically Simplify and Accelerate Climate Policy

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  • 9/30/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: The Honest Broker Newsletter

By: Roger Pielke Jr.

Date: September 20, 2021

 

A Coal Exit Treaty Can Radically Simplify and Accelerate Climate Policy

 

"A focus on eliminating coal power offers a much more ...

Highlighted Article: A condensed version of a paper entitled: “Violating Nyquist: Another Source of Significant Error in the Instrumental Temperature Record”

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  • 1/17/19 at 5:44 AM
  • Climate Change

Highlighted Article: A Crusade in Pursuit of a Fantasy

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  • 6/7/18 at 11:25 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A Crusade in Pursuit of a Fantasy

 

Executive Summary

 

The sun at the center of our solar system is the source of virtually all of the thermal energy the planets receive. Their distance from the sun determines the incident ...

Highlighted Article: A global context for Man-made Climate Concerns

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  • 7/15/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: edmhdotme

Date: June 26, 2021

 

A global context for Man-made Climate Concerns


"Summary

Earth has existed for some 4,600 million years.  This condensed history sets the current concerns about the level of ...

Highlighted Article: A Guide to Understanding Global Temperature Data

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  • 7/25/16 at 7:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Dr. Roy Spencer just published this booklet.

A Guide to Understanding Global Temperature Data

This is a pretty basic, balanced view of the global temperature issue.

"Whether we use thermometers, weather balloons, or Earth-orbiting ...

Highlighted Article: A History of Global Temperature For Those Who Never Studied Geology

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  • 10/15/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: CFACT

By: Terigi Ciccone, Dr. Jah Lehr

Date: October 6, 2020

 

A History of Global Temperature For Those Who Never Studied Geology

 

"We have long thought that if more people had been required to take a ...

Highlighted Article: A Short History of CLIMATE ALARM!

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  • 3/11/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: GWPF

By: Paul Homewood

Date: March 2021

 

A Short History of CLIMATE ALARM!

 

"1970s Ice Age scare

Numerous reports in the 1970s reflected concern that the Earth was heading towards a new ice age. These ...

Highlighted Article: A Victim of the Climate Wars: A Warning from the U.K.

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  • 1/13/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: National Review

By: Andrew Stuttaford

Date: December 31, 2021

 

A Victim of the Climate Wars: A Warning from the U.K.


"Shell’s decision to pull out of the Cambo North Sea oilfield-development project in ...

Highlighted Article: AEI - The Green New Deal

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  • 5/9/19 at 6:00 AM

 

From: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE

By: Benjamin Zycher

April 2019

The Green New Deal

Economics and Policy Analytics

" The Green New Deal (GND) is a set of policy proposals, some more concrete than others, with the central...

Highlighted Article: Alterations To The US Temperature Record

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  • 10/22/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Real Climate Science

By: Tony Heller

Date: October 1, 2020

 

Alterations To The US Temperature Record

 

"For the past decade or so, I have been documenting how US temperature graphs released by NOAA and ...