Tag: climate disruption

Peak Oil or Cheap Oil

December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Peak Oil or Cheap Oil

Time to take a quick look at the energy situation around the world. As blog readers know, I have been periodically updating these pages with news of peak oil and alternative energy production for the last few years. These themes relate to the climate because of the leading theory that human produced carbon dioxide is […]

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Voices on AGW

December 3, 2014 0 Comments
Voices on AGW

Despite the recent record cold in our neck-of-the-woods, average temperatures around the earth have gone up a little this year (according major climate monitoring organizations, although there is at least some small controversy regarding statistical manipulation of the numbers upward). Earlier this Fall while I was too busy to blog, there was a “climate march” […]

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Zero Tolerance

November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Zero Tolerance

Have a you ever heard the phrase “Science advances one funeral at a time”? It is attributed to Max Planck. What does it mean? It means that many scientists become enamored with a current theory (perhaps their own) and never let go of it until they die. The theory might be substantially correct or it […]

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Great News for Arctic Sea Ice!

April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Great News for Arctic Sea Ice!

In the past I have often suggested that bias is – or could become a problem in climate science. Most people hope that our best scientists would be the least likely to fall prey to various forms of bias, but we are all human. I am biased. Just like everyone, I find it difficult sometimes […]

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El Nino Ennui

March 7, 2014 0 Comments
El Nino Ennui

When you saw the national media making a big deal about a possible El Nino later this year did you yawn? I did. At least figuratively. As a reader of the weather blog, I wouldn’t blame you for not showing too much excitement, because I covered this exact El Nino scenario already 3 months ago. […]

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How Good is Natural Gas?

February 14, 2014 0 Comments
How Good is Natural Gas?

**An update on yesterday’s blog post first: We now have 50.2 inches of snow since December 1st. 14 more inches before the end of February and we will break the record for snowiest Winter. Will it happen? We have a puncher’s chance. There could be a couple of tenths of snow tomorrow and 2 to […]

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Opinions Change Due to Cold

February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Opinions Change Due to Cold

Apparently, all the cold weather this Winter is causing some distress, but it is not what you think. You see, opinion polls show less people “believe” in (or are convinced of) anthropogenic global warming theory, because of the extreme cold and heavy snow (in the U.S.). Studies have found that opinions change depending upon the […]

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Cold Weather Effects

January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Cold Weather Effects

A day like today, with heavy snow falling, and a Winter like this when the temperatures have been frigid, make me wonder about the energy and technology trends I have followed throughout the year. New clean energy and efficient technology have the potential to radically clean up the air and environment while helping us continue […]

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Is Something Up With El Nino?

December 7, 2013 0 Comments
Is Something Up With El Nino?

It looks like something interesting could be developing with the ENSO pattern in the Pacific ocean a few months down the line. As a quick refresher ENSO is the El Nino-La Nina cycle of changing surface water temps in the tropical Pacific. El Nino very often brings very mild Winter conditions to Northcentral Wisconsin. La […]

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AGW Lawsuits Again & Again

November 28, 2013 0 Comments
AGW Lawsuits Again & Again

The interesting issue of climate reparations has reared its head again during the recent United Nations climate talks in Poland last week. I have ruminated more in-depth on this issue before. The basic premise is that “rich” countries use the most fossil fuel and “poor” countries suffer the most from anthropogenic global warming (AGW), thus […]

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