Category Archives: Global

Mathematically Wrong

Tamino examines a certain paper: It’s certainly not true that their analysis shows “natural climate forcing associated with ENSO is a major contributor to variability and perhaps recent trends in global temperature.” It shows no such thing; their analysis removes … Continue reading

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Kirk Sorensen's LFTR Talk at Google


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Serious Solutions, No Feelgood

Finland is enacting laws that lead to building some more wind power. Like some professionals in the Finnish wind power association, Suomen tuulivoimayhdistys, have told me, perhaps the most important thing about wind power is that you have to be … Continue reading

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Coal Uses Oil

Uh oh. If Iain is correct, coal burning in the USA is oil burning as well, since the trains run on diesel and the amounts of coal needed per Joule are so vast, that almost half of coal’s cost at the … Continue reading

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Local Cooling

This leads to this.

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Anarchy In The High Seas

Testing Quickpress (EDIT: it didn’t really work.) Stuff like this happens when using a common resource not owned by anyone. In this case, fisheries. Via Michael Tobis. Go read the post.

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Living on a Finite Size Planet

FAO published some numbers on fishing today: Global marine catches have been stagnant for over a decade, hovering at around 85 million tons per year. Meanwhile fisheries productivity — measured in terms of catch per fisher, or per fishing vessel … Continue reading

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