The NHL is going for zero carbon emissions, not by closing down, but by buying REC’s. Continue reading
NOAA has come up with a sea level rise tipping points. A matter of definition based on nuisance flooding. Or, if you live in a low-lying coastal area you might see a nuisance flood. Continue reading
High resolution models supposedly will usher in the golden age of climate science. So “high resolution” fixes prediction problems and good data? Continue reading
Knappenberger and Michaels quantify the mismatch between models and observations. Continue reading
Originally posted on Climate Audit:
Like the Nazca vandalism, Teske, a Greenpeace employee and activist, had promoted the Greenpeace scenario in the IPCC special report on renewables. Teske had been Lead Author of the chapter responsible for critical assessment of the feasibility of the Greenpeace renewables scenario – an assessment that was not carried out in the chapter or report, despite expectations of policy-makers and the public.
The Greenpeace scenario was then equally uncritically promoted in the IPCC press release, from which the following statement was widely distributed:
Close to 80 percent of the world‘s energy supply could be met by renewables by…
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This is one great area for speculative but very effective hand wringing–my goodness, the disappearance of a bird or a fuzzy mammal is really important–but even a bug or a lizard or a bladderpod plant bring tears to me eyes.
Ethiopian mustard, or carinata, seems to be getting some PR in the we can convert anything to biofuel business. Continue reading