Thursday, May 19, 2022

Polynyas are Critical for Polar Bear Spring Feeding

Sea ice is still abundant in spring (April-June), which is the critical feeding period for polar bears: they must consume about 2/3 of the total calories they need for the entire year.

Claim: Bringing Order to The Chaos of Sea Level Projections

We will see the first half-meter rise before the end of this century, even if we start reducing greenhouse gas emissions on a large scale. For this period, it therefore makes little difference which family you use for sea level projections

COP26: No Countries Have Delivered on Promise to Improve Climate Plans

As I commented after COP26, why would any country suddenly come up with a new emissions cutting plan, if it refused to before Glasgow?

“Negative Electricity Prices and the Production Tax Credit” (2012 warning for Texas went unheeded)

The market distortions caused by renewable energy incentives are one of the primary causes I believe of our current resource adequacy issue… [T]his distortion makes it difficult for other generation types to recover their cost and discourages investment in new generation.”

The Conversation: 90% of Aussie Climate Skeptic Voters Believe in Climate Action

According to Professor Michelle Baddeley, even voters who support openly climate skeptic parties believe politicians should invest in renewables and CO2 emissions reduction.

Air Conditioning a Human Right… Because Climate Change?

Guest “Goods and services aren’t rights” by David Middleton HEALTH & FITNESS | MAY 16, 2022 2:29 PMWhy Air Conditioning Should Be a Universal Human RightThis century is only going…

The ESG Community Lacks an Understanding of What Crude Oil is Used For

Products from crude oil are the foundation of modern society and few consumers are willing to give up those benefits. Access to inexpensive, abundant and dependable crude oil has been the cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution and humanity’s achievements.

Can California Really Achieve 85% Carbon-Free Electricity By 2030?

So the message to Californians is, invest some hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer and ratepayer money over the next eight years in complete blind faith that our models have considered everything that can go wrong.

WUWT Contest Runner Up, General: Is There Really a Climate Crisis?

There is no trace of a climate emergency in the temperature, rainfall, storm and tidal measurements.

Gravity Assist: How to Grow Food on the Moon

Space botanists are working on strategies to grow crops on the lunar surface, as NASA makes strides toward sending astronauts to the Moon through the Artemis program. A team of scientists at the University of Florida successfully grew small plants in lunar soil brought back during three different Apollo missions. How did they do it, and what does it mean for the future of space exploration? Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul explains.