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Hurricane Dorian

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  • 10/22/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The weather system which has developed into Hurricane Dorian was first identified as a tropical depression on August 24th, 2019 approximately three quarters of the way from Guinea-Bissau on the northwest coast of Africa to Venezuela the ...

Hurricanes and Climate

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  • 10/16/18 at 5:49 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Hurricane Florence has called attention to the uncertainties associated with hurricane prediction and with efforts to attribute some change in hurricane characteristics to climate change.

The primary event which focused this attention was...

Hyperbolic Reaction to Trump’s Executive Order

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  • 5/16/17 at 8:04 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The general reaction of the consensed climate science community, the environmentalist community, the progressive political class, and the “mainstream” media to the Trump Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy ...

Ignorance or Duplicity - Average Global Temperature

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  • 4/4/17 at 6:53 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below originated with the Powerline blog in December, 2015 and was identified by National Review on December 14th, 2015 as “The Only Climate Change Chart You Need to See”. This description became controversial, the ...

Implied Warranty and Climate Research

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  • 12/4/18 at 5:49 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) recognizes the existence of an implied warranty of fitness for particular purpose in commercial sales contracts, which it defines as follows:

 

        ...

Impound More Water

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  • 3/17/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The total quantity of water in the earth system, in all physical states and in all locations, is fixed (with the exception of water vapor emitted by the combustion of hydrocarbons, which is relatively trivial). The vast majority of this ...

In Praise of Global Oil Markets: Will the Idiocy End?

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Two days in October 1973 (16th and 17th) marked the most important turning point for US energy policy.  That is when energy policy idiocy began and despite all evidence to the contrary continues to this day.  When will it end?

...

Incentives / Disincentives - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 9/13/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid


Society employs incentives and disincentives in numerous ways to influence the actions of various members of society. Sometimes these incentives and disincentives are soft and subtle, while at other times they are brutal and explicit.

The...

Independence Day 2019

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  • 7/4/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“We hold these truths to be self-evident…”

 

Weather

Weather characteristics can be measured.

Weather events can be counted.

Weather event impacts can be measured.

Weather event frequency and severity can be ...

Independence Day 2020

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  • 7/2/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The people of the United States cherish their hard-won liberty and freedom. They have recently been required to temporarily relinquish a degree of that liberty and freedom in the face of a global pandemic. They have reluctantly acquiesced ...

Independence Day 2021

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

The US declared its independence from Britain 245 years ago and fought a long and bitter Revolutionary War to secure it. The US has since fought for and with other nations to secure or restore their independence. Americans cherish their ...

Innovation Instead - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 10/18/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“That's why I think we need to recognize it has to be about innovation instead. If we focus on making green energy so cheap that eventually everyone will want it, then we can get everybody on board, and we can do so very, very ...

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) Comparisons

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  • 4/6/16 at 12:03 PM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Prior to COP 21, nations were asked to submit Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) toward the COP objective of reducing global carbon emissions. The key aspects of the INDCs submitted by the four largest CO2 emitters are ...

Intermediate Replacement - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 7/26/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Replacement of conventional intermediate load generators with renewable generation plus storage is similar to, but not identical to, replacement of baseload generation. Intermediate load generators must be able to deliver their full ...

Introductory Energy Post and the Clean Power Plan

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Hi.  My name is Ken Malloy and I am a Senior Scholar with the Mark H.  Berens Family Charitable Foundation, the non-profit organization that publishes this website, TheRightInsight.org.

 

My expertise is in the ...

IPCC AR6 SPM Credibility Destroyed by “Disappearing” Medieval Warming Period. - Highlighted Article

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  • 2/26/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: Larry Hamlin

Date: February 15, 2022

 

IPCC AR6 SPM Credibility Destroyed by “Disappearing” Medieval Warming Period.


The Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL) has cataloged ...

IPCC Confidence Game

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  • 9/14/21 at 5:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Definition of confidence (Entry 1 of 2)

: a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances

Definition of confidence (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or adept at swindling by false promises

IPCC ...

Irreproducibility and Climate Science (NAS)

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  • 5/22/18 at 8:25 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

REPRINT (with permission) from National Association of Scholars (NAS)

Edward A. Reid, Jr. has fifty years of experience in the energy industry in technical research and development, market development, marketing and consulting. He writes ...

Is CO2 the God of Weather?

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  • 6/27/17 at 10:09 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Many ancient cultures attributed the significant events occurring around them to the “gods”. Some had individual gods for each type of event. Many had religious ceremonies created to appeal to or to appease the various gods. In ...

Is There Really a Climate Emergency? - Highlighted Video

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

By: PragerU

 

ISO Damage Standard

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  • 7/30/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The International Organization for Standards (ISO) promulgates a broad range of standards developed by one or more of its 163 national members and agreed to by the membership. Companies globally are encouraged to adopt these standards in ...

Jordan Peterson: Peddlers of environmental doom have shown their true totalitarian colors - Highlighted Article

therightinsight.org/Jordan-Peterson-Peddlers-of-environmental-doom-have-shown-their-true-totalitarian-colors
  • 9/1/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

Juxtaposition - A Tale of Two “Crises”

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  • 5/5/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Over the past year, there have been growing efforts to label climate change a “crisis” and begin dealing with it on that basis. These efforts have largely been ignored by the general public, primarily because there is no clear ...

Key Climate Graphs

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

Graphs are a powerful tool for illustrating, explaining and summarizing technical information. They are frequently used in climate science to provide historical information and perspective on various aspects of weather, climate and climate ...

Knowns and Unknowns

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  • 8/10/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don&...

La Nina 2020

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  • 5/11/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

The graph below, from UAH, shows the entire history of satellite global temperature anomalies through March 2021.

 

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

 

Dr. Roy Spencer of UAH suggested in January 2021 that the significant decrease in the global ...

Media Visibility

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  • 10/8/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The journal Nature Communications recently published a study (Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians) conducted by researchers at the University of California Merced. The ...

Memo to President Trump

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  • 11/13/18 at 5:39 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Mr. President

Many share your reasonable and clearly articulated skepticism of the climate change “consensus” and the consensed climate change community, including many active climate scientists. Regrettably, among the reasons ...

Midwest Farming

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  • 11/16/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A major concern regarding climate change is its potential future impact on food production, resulting from increasing temperatures and changes in precipitation. Experiments can demonstrate the effects of varying temperatures and ...

Misinformation Commission

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  • 2/23/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The past several years have seen the appearance and proliferation of “fact checkers”, some of which are more like “fake checkers” driven by their founders positions on current issues. This evolved into organizations ...

Mitigation / Adaptation - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/Mitigation-Adaptation
  • 12/6/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The principal thrust of the UNFCCC and the IPCC has been on climate change mitigation through reductions in global annual emissions of CO2 and other ‘Green House Gases’ (GHGs). The focal point of their efforts has been keeping ...

Modeling Challenge - ORIGINAL CONTENT

therightinsight.org/Modeling-Challenge
  • 4/26/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Modeling has an uncertain reputation in climate science. However, the climate models are the purported underlying cause of the political concern regarding climate change and the “global” efforts to fundamentally change the ...

Models and “Crises”

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  • 6/30/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous professions develop and apply models to project how a process of interest to them might change in the future as the result of process maturation or the effects of external perturbations. The utility of these models is a function of...

More Anomalous Anomalies

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  • 3/7/17 at 8:32 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The three primary producers of global near-surface temperature anomalies, NASA GISS(Goddard Institute for Space Studies), NOAA NCEI(National Centers for Environmental Information) and HadCRUT all begin the process with access to the same ...

More Climate Issues 2019

therightinsight.org/More-Climate-Issues-2019
  • 1/8/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Climate Priorities 2019 focused on issues related to measurement and modeling of the earth’s climate: temperature measurement, climate sensitivity, forcings and feedbacks, and, model verification. These issues are a priority for 2019,...

Narratives and Coincidences

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  • 10/18/16 at 7:34 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Global temperatures began rising in 2014, leading ultimately to the proclamation of 2014 and later 2015 as the warmest years in the instrumental record. The narrative propounded by the consensed climate science community was that this ...

National Ambition

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  • 2/4/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

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

(link)                 &...

Natural Variability Exists

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  • 6/13/17 at 7:50 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community attributes the approximately 1°C increase in global annual temperatures since 1880 to anthropogenic CO2 emissions; and, discounts the effects of natural climate variability. Great concern is ...

Natural Variation

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  • 9/28/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The earth has experienced roughly cyclical warming and cooling periods over at least the past 800,000 years, accompanied by roughly cyclical increases and decreases in atmospheric CO2. The positive temperature anomalies over this period ...

Natural vs. Unnatural Temperature Change

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  • 3/20/18 at 6:44 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below shows the satellite lower troposphere temperature anomaly from inception through January 2018, as prepared by Drs. Roy Spencer and John Christy of the University of Alabama – Huntsville (UAH).

UAH Satellite-Based Temperature Graph

The graph has been ...

Navigating America’s net-zero frontier: A guide for business leaders - Highlighted Article

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  • 5/19/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: McKinsey Sustainability

By: Rory Clune, Laura Corb, Will Glazener, Kimberly Henderson, Dickon Pinner, and Daan Walter

Date: May 5, 2022


Navigating America’s net-zero frontier: A guide for business leaders


With the ...

Near-Surface Temperature

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  • 4/16/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

 

Much has been written about the physical shortcomings of the near-surface temperature record, which include:

 

  • inadequate spatial coverage;
  • urban heat island effects;
  • sensor degradation;
  • enclosure degradation;
  • ...

Not So Fast!

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  • 10/11/16 at 8:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In my commentary from September 6, 2016 “Climate Deniers”, I discussed some of the numerous efforts currently underway to silence and punish “Climate Change Deniers” (catastrophic anthropogenic climate change ...

Not-So-Green New Deal

therightinsight.org/Not-So-Green-New-Deal
  • 2/14/19 at 11:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The “Green New Deal” (GND) is the current fascination of the most liberal / progressive / socialist elements of our society and its elected representatives, as well as several declared candidates for President in 2020. The ...

Not-so-subtle Influences – Search Engine Bias

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  • 11/28/17 at 6:04 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Google and other search engines are our modern-day paths to knowledge on an extremely broad range of subjects. However, at least on the topic of climate science and climate scientists, they are a not-so-subtly guided path toward information...

NPR and Climate Change

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  • 6/18/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

NPR recently broadcast and published a piece entitled: “It’s 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change”. The approach they describe has 3 major elements.

  • Mass Electrification
  • Urbanization of Everything
  • Reduced ...

Nuisance

therightinsight.org/Nuisance
  • 8/4/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney and I did not sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Several California cities and counties filed nuisance lawsuits in state courts against major oil and gas companies based on their production and ...

Offshore Wind

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  • 7/27/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

We begin by reviewing the measurement unit for electric demand and consumption.

1 Terawatt = 1 trillion watts
                = 1 billion kilowatts
  &...

Offshore Wind Project - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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

 

Dominion Energy has proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW), the first large offshore wind project in the United States. CVOW would be a 2.6 GW wind farm consisting of 176 15 MW wind turbines, 3 offshore electric substations,...