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Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Fight Against Global Greening – Part 1

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Something odd happened between April 2017 and July 2018.  I haven’t discovered exactly what prompted it but the rather good science writer and journalist, Carl Zimmer, seems to have flipped his wig.  Well, at least…

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Supposedly ‘sinking’ Tuvalu is getting bigger

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu—which we’ve been told will disappear beneath rising seas caused by to global warming—is actually growing in size, new research shows. Using aerial photographs and satellite imagery, a University of Auckland study examined changes in the…

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Historic space weather could clarify what’s next

Solar flare [image credit: NASA/SDO] Quoting from the research article’s plain language summary: ‘We find that some aspects of the space weather climate are in fact reproducible, they can be inferred from that of previous solar maxima. This may help…

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Germany’s Renewable Energy Disaster – Part 2: Wind & Solar Deemed ‘Ecological Disasters’

Germany’s wind and solar experiment has failed: the so-called ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition) has turned into an insanely costly debacle. German power prices have rocketed; blackouts and load shedding are the norm; and its idyllic countryside has been turned into an industrial wasteland,…

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