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Green Jobs Fantasy

From an article in National Review by Iain Murray
Germany and Spain went down the green-jobs road many years ago, for much the same reasons as the ad­ministration. They saw it as a way to

make their countries world leaders in coming technologies, provide good

jobs to replace decaying industries, and… Continue

Added by John Muir on March 4, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments

“Wind power Is No Solution To Anything”

This is a post from Henk Tennekes from the climate blog Climate Science by Roger Pielke Sr.

Director of Research Emeritus at the Royal Netherlands…


Added by John Muir on March 4, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Nature's Way

This was in the Wall Street Journal , full article here


Climate change activists are right. We are in for walloping shifts in the planet's climate. Catastrophic shifts. But the activists are wrong about the reason. Very wrong. And the prescription for a solution—a $27 trillion… Continue

Added by John Muir on January 5, 2010 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Climategate "Hide the Decline" Another Summary

This article explains what the "Hide the Decline" fuss is about.

Added by John Muir on December 6, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Climategate "Hide the Decline"

If you haven't been following the Climategate disgrace, this is an excellent summary from CBC.

There's a web site that helped break the story, also was involved. Steve McIntyre of Climate Audit is one that they withheld info from. His "hide the decline" post is excellent,… Continue

Added by John Muir on December 4, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Global Warming "Urban Legend"?

Interesting blog post by Dr. Roy Spencer.

Here's the first two paragraphs from his article:

I contend that the belief in human-caused global warming as a dangerous event, either now or in the future, has most of the characteristics of an urban legend. Like other urban legends, it is based upon an element of truth. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas whose concentration in the atmosphere is increasing, and since greenhouse gases warm the lower atmosphere, more CO2 can be… Continue

Added by John Muir on October 28, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Deconstructing Global Warming

Great presentation by Dr. Richard S. Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Here is the Dr. Lindzen’s preface:

Why do we need to deconstruct global warming? Simply because it has been an issue that has been routinely treated with misinformation and sophistry abetted by constant repetition, institutional endorsements, and widespread ignorance even (perhaps especially) among the educated. Because of the… Continue

Added by John Muir on October 28, 2009 at 10:18am — No Comments

Antarctic Ice Melt at Lowest Levels in Satellite Era

Added by John Muir on October 8, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Wind Board Member Hired as VP Sales

Good article in the Sept 27 Detroit Free Press on the problems some locals are having living near the Ubley, Mi. wind farm.

A few things stood out. The one member on the Michigan Wind Energy Resource Zone Board that was chosen to represent the public has been hired recently as VP of sales for a wind turbine firm! Sounds like that means no one is representing the public.

The article also mentioned that even if local communities decide that they don't want wind factories… Continue

Added by John Muir on October 8, 2009 at 10:36am — No Comments

Energy Sprawl

Paper from The Nature Conservancy looks at climate policy and the loss of habitat.
Nuclear, Coal, and Geothermal take the least space per unit power and biofuels and biomass take the most.
They write: "Total new area affected by energy production techniques by 2030 exceeds 206,000 km2 in all scenarios (Fig. 1B), an area larger than the state of Nebraska."

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Added by John Muir on September 22, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

Buzz Aldrin Skeptic

from Planet Gore-

"I think the climate has been changing for billions of years," he said.

"If it's warming now, it may cool off later. I'm not in favor of just taking short-term isolated situations and depleting our resources to keep our climate just the way it is today. "

Added by John Muir on July 14, 2009 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Goofy Wind Power Numbers from state report

I did a quick look at the annual energy production numbers done by

WERZ (wind energy resource zone) board but it does look like the WERZ minimum and maximum estimates

for annual wind energy production for the four top zones is way too

high by between 25%-27% of actual measured production published by

the Harvest Wind Farm.

The Harvest Wind Farm near Lake Huron (the #1 zone or one that should

realize the maximum wind energy production) only operated at 26%… Continue

Added by John Muir on July 2, 2009 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Park Service has concerns about wind farms

From July 2, 2009 Leelanau Enterprise:

"In general, I'd say we're a very green organization and naturally

support eforts to improve the availability of renewable energy," said

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore deputy superintendent Tom

Ulrich. "But, as part of the National Park Service, we naturally do

have some concerns about what so many large windmills might mean for

the resources it's our mission to protect, and to the experience of

the many… Continue

Added by John Muir on July 2, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Global Warming Library

Links to global warming articles at WRJ Radio's Frank Beckmann pages.

Added by John Muir on July 2, 2009 at 9:25am — No Comments

Watts Up With That

Lively blog on climate change. The publishers describe it like this: "commentary on puzzling things in life, nature, science, weather, and climate change...
My favorite is the pages that show photos of the temperature tracking stations located next to bbq grills and other toasty locales.


Added by John Muir on July 2, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

Global Warming Articles

Here's a great web site for manmade global warming skeptics by a former NASA scientist.

Added by John Muir on July 2, 2009 at 9:14am — No Comments

Green Job Growth Experience in Spain

This article in the Washington Post highlights Spain's experience pushing green jobs. Spain spends the most of any country on this and suffers from 18% unemployment.

Added by John Muir on July 2, 2009 at 9:08am — No Comments

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