• Germany’s Green Energy Experiment: An Unmitigated Catastrophe

    • Date: 27/07/14
    • Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
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    The ups and downs of renewable energy production in Germany are causing big problems for the country’s grid. To even out this volatility, the world’s self-styled green energy leader is paying its utilities record amounts to adjust their contributions in real-time to help the country’s energy supply meet its demand. Bloomberg reports: Twenty power companies including Germany’s […]

  • U.S. Federal Agency Faces Backlash After Wind Farms Get Exemption for Killing Eagles

    • Date: 25/07/14
    • The Daily Signal
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    A recent Wildlife Society survey estimated 1.4 million bats and birds are killed annually by wind turbines. In the past five years, wind farms have destroyed at least 67 eagles, mostly golden eagles. Wind industry insiders call it a “turbine collision,” though the feds prefer “non-purposeful take.” But critics such as Sharon Klemm get real on the […]

  • New Paper: Models Vs Observations In The Tropical Troposphere

    • Date: 24/07/14
    • Ross McKitrick, Climate Audit
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    Climate models not only predict far too much warming, but they potentially get the nature of the change wrong Tim Vogelsang and I have a new paper comparing climate models and observations over a 55-year span (1958-2012) in the tropical troposphere. Among other things we show that climate models are inconsistent with the HadAT, RICH […]

  • New Paper: Climate Models Unable To Simulate Holocene Climate Optimum & Subsequent Cooling

    • Date: 24/07/14
    • The Hockey Schtick
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    A paper under discussion for Climate of the Past finds climate models are unable to simulate the mid-Holocene Climate Optimum from ~4-6 thousand years ago when global temperatures were naturally 2-3C higher than the present. The models are also unable to simulate the gradual cooling from the Holocene Climate Optimum to the Little Ice Age […]

  • 130 Green NGOs Call For End To “Green Economy”

    • Date: 23/07/14
    • Sophie Yeo, Responding to Climate Change
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    UN-backed event ends with unusual call from civil society groups to end capitalism  Green groups celebrate the Margarita Declaration (Pic: @socialprecop/Twitter) A UN-backed conference in Venezuela has ended with a declaration to scrap carbon markets and reject the green economy. The Margarita Declaration was issued at the end of a four-day meeting of around 130 green activist groups, […]

  • Ahead Of U.N. Climate Talks, Peru Slashes Environmental Regulations

    • Date: 22/07/14
    • Associated Press
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    In the run-up to the U.N. climate conference (COP20) in Lima in December, Peru’s government just rolled back environmental regulations in an effort to boost mining. Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru’s own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as […]

  • The Pentagon’s War Against Climate Change

    • Date: 21/07/14
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.
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    The military wisely warns against placing all of your bets on the certainty of one specific thing happening. Several months ago, I read the report National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change, written by the CNA Military Advisory Board consisting retired Generals and Admirals. From the Foreword: When it comes to thinking through long-term […]

  • BBC, Climate Change & Censorship: An Interview With Benny Peiser

    • Date: 18/07/14
    • The Institute of Art and Ideas
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    Benny Peiser is a social anthropologist best known for his work on the portrayal of climate change. The founder of CCNet, a leading climate policy network, Peiser is the director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Following the BBC’s recent decision to uphold a complaint against comments made by climate change sceptic Lord Lawson on the Today programme, we […]

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