Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Video Lecture: Solar vs. Anthropogenic—Better Understanding of 20th Century Climate Change | ScienceBits
[37-minute video:  Nir Shaviv] Last month I participated in EIKE's (Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie) conference on Climate Change. They video record the lectures, which means that mine is now online. I thought I'd share it with you. Have fun.
Still no bodies from Chinese air pollution spike | JunkScience.com
One U.S. ex-pat general practitioner claims he’s seeing more patients with respiratory problems, but no reports of deaths so far.

With PM2.5 readings hitting 886+ micrograms per cubic meter, the daily death toll should just about double, based on EPA risk estimates.
British Children Won’t Know What Real Scientists Are « Tallbloke's Talkshop
After being lied to by government scientists all their life, children will grow up to believe that science is just another form of government extortion, or an extension of the mafia.
Moronomics | Watts Up With That?
...And that, dear friends, that means that you can stick a fork in California, we’re done. By the time that the 33% renewable policy is implemented statewide, all Californians will be paying the twenty-five cent per kilowatt-hour price that the LA folks are test-marketing right now. And meanwhile, the neighboring states are ending up with the businesses that are fleeing California like cockroaches from the light, in part because electricity and fuel costs are so high that a business can no longer afford to run a factory in California.

As I have mentioned elsewhere, expensive energy is always a bad idea. It turns out that in California, it’s a lethal idea, it will both kill businesses dead and be very hard on the poor.

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