Category Archives: Climate

Nuclear District Heating for Helsinki?

Nuclear plants operate at only a few hundred degrees Celsius, so they don’t have very high thermal efficiencies. Thus only a small part of the nuclear energy is changed into electricity and most is lost with the coolant fluid, about … Continue reading

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The Noughties in Retrospect 2000-2010

Perhaps the biggest phenomenon from a western view has been the rise of China as a superpower. Internet services and applications, terrorism and wars in the middle east, oil, global warming politics, are some of the big things as well. … Continue reading

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Facilitating Disruption

Richard Rood has a thoughtful piece written up on contrarianism, irrationality and disruption. It seems a bit naive for me but then again I don’t have much of the same experiences…

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Clear Climate Code

A project you can partake here. Rewriting some NASA GISS temperature record code in Python at first. I’d go further and say things like these should not be volunteer efforts… government codes for something important like this should be open … Continue reading

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Apply a VERY ARTIFICAL correction for decline

Tim Lambert examines one of the specific fraud claims in the CRU code.

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"Hide the decline"

And what it means in relation to tree ring proxies, by Hrynyshyn, reviewing a book. That excerpt appears immediately above a graph that shows how temperatures inferred from tree-ring records since about 1850 (the “proxies”) are a pretty good match … Continue reading

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The Latest Fake Outrage Campaign

Hack and get some climate researchers’ emails. Then point to some pretty reasonable stuff as evidence of a conspiracy if taken out of context. It seems there are a few cases certain people latch onto. There was a certain lousy … Continue reading

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Factory Built Powerplants

Kirk had some thoughts when touring the Delta IV factory in Alabama.

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Lies, lies, lies

See a dissection… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khikoh3sJg8] It seems even the BBC has jumped into the stupidity…

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Economics and the Price of Nature

Assume a glacier that provides summer water for a billion people. What is its value, if it is destroyed by global warming? Since it currently provides services for free, it could be calculated as zero, according to some. Hence, a … Continue reading

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