Category: Climate Science

Peter Ridd: The new hero of climate science denial

Ridd says he stands for ‘truth and honesty’ and has spent his ‘whole life fighting for scientific truth’.

The problem is that the version of the “truth” he has been standing alongside, including his own arguments, have been repeatedly shot down by the world’s leading scientific institutions.

Despite this, and despite the howls of his supporters, Ridd remains free to voice his “truth”.

via Peter Ridd: The new hero of climate science denial

Arctic temperatures soar 25 degrees above normal in the dead of winter

Arctic temperatures in February 2018 are averaging well above normal, and peaking up to 25 degrees higher than normal.

While the Eastern United States simmers in some of its warmest February weather ever recorded, the Arctic is also stewing in temperatures 25 degrees above normal.

This latest huge temperature spike in the Arctic is another striking indicator of its rapidly transforming climate.

via Arctic temperatures soar 25 degrees above normal in the dead of winter

UK data agency destroys Breitbart’s climate science attacks with evidence

 

A British government-backed research project that coordinates data from tide gauges around the world has hit back at climate science deniers who wrongly accused their scientists of faking findings.

via UK data agency destroys Breitbart’s climate science attacks with evidence

BOM warns Sydneysiders to check on elderly neighbours amid 45C heatwave – ABC News

Orange clouds over the Sydney skyline

Media Climate Change Deniers like Andrew Bolt are glad to be on holidays and don’t need to comment (Old Dog}

BOM warns Sydneysiders to check on elderly neighbours amid 45C heatwave – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

When Companies Deny Climate Science, Their Workers Pay | Informed Comment

When Companies Deny Climate Science, Their Workers Pay

CEO Russell Stokes pulled no punches explaining the cuts: The decision aims to right-size the business amid a decline in fossil fuel usage — particularly coal and natural gas. The announcement came a mere two years after GE’s decision to double its fleet of large coal turbines — a clear misjudgment.

This would be good news if it not for one detail: jobs. GE’s decision alone will cost 12,000 jobs worldwide.

If companies continue to resist transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables, these massive jobs losses will be just the beginning.

Fortunately, the renewable industry is booming. The Department of Energy recently reported that almost twice as many people were employed in solar energy last year than coal, gas, and oil electricity combined.

via When Companies Deny Climate Science, Their Workers Pay | Informed Comment

The idea that climate scientists are in it for the cash has deep ideological roots | Environment | The Guardian

But to suggest global warming exists only because climate scientists need the money, you need to ignore melting ice sheets, rising sea levels, increasing extreme weather events, strings of record hot years, retreating glaciers, acidifying oceans, warming sea temperatures and bleaching corals. Or claim there is a conspiracy to manufacture these impacts in exchange for a wage.

Source: The idea that climate scientists are in it for the cash has deep ideological roots | Environment | The Guardian

As Hurricane Irma approaches, the realisation of danger takes hold for Florida

 

 

By the time Irma gets to Tampa, the storm surge is forecast to be five to eight feet, pushing a wall of water into a city built around waterways.

Source: As Hurricane Irma approaches, the realisation of danger takes hold for Florida

Grid Batteries Are Poised to Become Cheaper Than Natural-Gas Plants in Minnesota – MIT Technology Review

A new report suggests the economics of large-scale batteries are reaching an important inflection point.

Source: Grid Batteries Are Poised to Become Cheaper Than Natural-Gas Plants in Minnesota – MIT Technology Review

Green France: Macron bans Fracking and welcomes US renewables Scientists fleeing Trump | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The French government wants to steal increasingly unemployed US green energy …

Source: Green France: Macron bans Fracking and welcomes US renewables Scientists fleeing Trump | Informed Comment

Rick Perry Just Said Carbon Dioxide Doesn’t Cause Climate Change | IFLScience

Here’s a fact for you – carbon dioxide is the primary driver of climate change. Now here’s another fact – the Trump administration knows as much about the

Source: Rick Perry Just Said Carbon Dioxide Doesn’t Cause Climate Change | IFLScience

The Extent Of Winter Ice At The Poles In 2017 Is Deeply Disturbing | IFLScience

2017 set a new record for the lowest winter ice levels on both poles, as confirmed by data from NASA, NOAA, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Source: The Extent Of Winter Ice At The Poles In 2017 Is Deeply Disturbing | IFLScience

For the cost of an iPhone, you can now buy a wind turbine that can power an entire house for a lifetime – ORGANIC AND HEALTHY

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Source: For the cost of an iPhone, you can now buy a wind turbine that can power an entire house for a lifetime – ORGANIC AND HEALTHY

World’s First Wind-Hydro Farm Supplies Power Even When There’s No Wind

“The big idea here is that the wind will generate electricity when it’s, well, windy, and the water will act as a giant battery that will discharge and modulate output when it stops blowing.”

Source: World’s First Wind-Hydro Farm Supplies Power Even When There’s No Wind

Australian Election 2016 Climate Policies

Thom Mitchell: ACF Gives Coalition A Fail Mark On The Environment

“The Australian Conservation Foundation has eviscerated the Coalition’s environment policies, giving the Government just 14 out of a possible hundred points going into election day.

The Coalition’s fail mark is less than a quarter of Labor’s score of 62, and around one seventh of the Greens leading score of 95. With less than a week until polling day, the Foundation will now refocus its efforts to “let Australians know where the parties stand,” saying it will send 50,000 text messages on election day.

Commenting on the release of the scorecard this morning, ACF Chief Executive Officer Kelly O’Shannassy hit out at the Government for running a “small target strategy” on climate change, and noted “its mark of 14 is well below a pass”.