Tag: AGW

Polar Ice Conundrums

December 14, 2012 0 Comments
Polar Ice Conundrums

Here is some hard to understand (or reconcile) research (on the surface anyway) about the ice sheet covering Antarctica and its potential future melting. Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research claim that more snowfall on the continent of Antarctica counter-intuitively leads to MORE ice loss at the edges. In fact they say that future […]

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Peak Oil – Still Peaking

December 11, 2012 2 Comments
Peak Oil – Still Peaking

A few years ago, I highlighted the seemingly conflicting predictions that the “world-was-going-to-end” because of increasing use of fossil fuels and resultant anthropogenic global warming (AGW) vs the “world-was-going-to-end” because we were running out of fossil fuels. I contacted some people from both sides, and they both essentially said they were right but the other side […]

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FED Says – Build More Houses

December 5, 2012 0 Comments
FED Says – Build More Houses

In the last few years I am continually and increasingly amazed at the antagonistic themes of environmental protection and economic growth. Both can happen at the same time, just not in the traditional industrial sense. Unfortunately, it seems leaders of the developed world continue to speak out of both sides of their mouth. They claim to be […]

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Biofuel Bust

November 14, 2012 0 Comments
Biofuel Bust

Does biofuel have a future? I cover the many different angles of alternative energy, pollution, and climate here in the blog and you probably remember that in the last few years I have soured on most of the biofuel industry – especially grain ethanol. I have nothing against the actual people who work in the industry […]

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Optimistic About Carbon Emissions

October 8, 2012 0 Comments
Optimistic About Carbon Emissions

Sigh. Or maybe, Egads! Yet another pessimistic study about the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) apocolypse and how nothing can stop it unless we all submit to vast new world-wide taxing and regulatory structures with near complete control of the world economy. We must live subsistence lives or else it is the end of the world! It is not that […]

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Natural and Human Climate Changes

October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Natural and Human Climate Changes

I have followed the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) story and debate for some time now – almost 2 decades – and have written about it more regularly in the past five or so years. The data continues to come in favoring/confirming AGW theory more than non-AGW theories for recent changing climate conditions. One would think […]

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U.S. Carbon Emissions the Lowest in 20 Years!

August 29, 2012 2 Comments
U.S. Carbon Emissions the Lowest in 20 Years!

As I have noted on a couple occasions in the past (Carbon emissions down, and down again), the U.S. is no longer the biggest polluting nation in the world. Almost all metrics of air, water, and soil pollution in the U.S are better than 4 or 5 decades ago. The big surprise for many of the […]

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Divorcing the Car

August 22, 2012 0 Comments
Divorcing the Car

I am amazed sometimes how a confluence of events, information, and opinion can perfectly illustrate some ideas I have been promulgating for some time now. In fact, I am a bit jealous of other writers who pull these same ideas into a more concise package, but more on that later. The initial article that brought the opposing […]

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Disasters, Disasters Everywhere

August 21, 2012 2 Comments
Disasters, Disasters Everywhere

In the weather blogging business, global disasters are a prime subject. It wasn’t always that way. Most weather “disasters” were local events, such as a tornado, hurricane, or flood. Disaster went big-time with the advent of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory. Now local weather disasters are typically heralded as a sign of a portending apocalyptic world-wide climate disaster. Using too […]

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Drought, Heat, and Geo-Engineering

August 9, 2012 0 Comments
Drought, Heat, and Geo-Engineering

A very beneficial rain fell in many parts of the area last night and this morning, and that should help improve the drought situation here in Wisconsin. The official US Drought Monitor map released this week does not show any improvement but last night’s rain was not factored into this week’s report. It will not […]

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