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 —
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… Continue
Added by John Muir on March 4, 2010 at 12:00pm —
This was in the Wall Street Journal , full article here http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704541004574599981936018834.html
By HOWARD BLOOM
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 —
Added by John Muir on December 6, 2009 at 4:30pm —
If you haven't been following the Climategate disgrace, this is an excellent summary from CBC.
There's a web site http://wattsupwiththat.com
that helped break the story, also http://climateaudit.org
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 —
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 —
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 —
Added by John Muir on October 8, 2009 at 4:08pm —
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 —
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."
Added by John Muir on September 22, 2009 at 10:34am —
Added by John Muir on September 22, 2009 at 10:30am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Links to global warming articles at WRJ Radio's Frank Beckmann pages.
Added by John Muir on July 2, 2009 at 9:25am —
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 —
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 —
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 —