Does your conservation easement allow oil wells?

They could in Virginia, but you might have trouble with a boat dock.  Being connected helps.  Continue reading

Follow the money

Environmentalists like to claim that anyone who disagrees with them is being bought out by Big something.  The hundreds of millions they take in only makes them purer.  Right?  Continue reading

4 Corners methane mystery

Researchers are gearing up to find the source(s) of the methane hot spot over “Four Corners” region.  Have they decided it’s man made before they find the source?  Continue reading

Sustainability: A Fable For Our Time

We must journey back to March, 1987, and the United Nations document entitled Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, to discover what is probably the only universally agreed upon—if nebulous and contradictory—definition of “sustainable development,” the precursor of “sustainability,” viz.

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No Underlying Global Temperature Increase For 20 Years

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:

By Paul Homewood

I was reminded about a paper from last year, authored by Ben Santer amongst others, Volcanic contribution to decadal changes in tropospheric temperature.

The paper looked at recent temperature trends in the lower troposphere, and attempted to isolate the effect of volcanoes and ENSO changes.

Despite continued growth in atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases, global mean surface and tropospheric temperatures have shown slower warming since 1998 than previously1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Possible explanations for the slow-down include internal climate variability3, 4, 6, 7, external cooling influences1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 and observational errors12, 13. Several recent modelling studies have examined the contribution of early twenty-first-century volcanic eruptions1, 2, 4, 8 to the muted surface warming. Here we present a…

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A new term in the climate lexicon?

Forget the Middle East, Ukraine and Africa, the biggest security threat is climate fragility.   I’m sure it will be the term of choice when our inestimable Secretary of State picks it up at the G7. Continue reading

Maybe that’s why they have survived so long

Corals have ways to beat the heat.  Continue reading