Temperature hasn’t risen in 20 years: latest data

(h/t Jason) Recently published data from independent meteorologists Dr Ryan Maue of WeatherBELL Analytics and Dr Roy Spencer show that global temperatures have fallen back to about the levels of 20 years ago.

The two scientists use different data sources – one terrestrial, the other from satellites – so the convergence of their findings is particularly significant.

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Another glorious solar scheme fails ignominiously, “fast clouds”, “rusty pipes”, dumb decisions

Another award winning solar project collapses: it was a $105 million dollar scheme. One company, Areva, lost about $50m and so did the taxpayer. Everything went wrong, management, planning, cheap poor quality steel from China, industrial dispute that left 80% of the pipes rusting on a dock.

Three thousand solar reflectors are sitting unused in what was a potato paddock in Dalby. Nobody wants to buy them. They’re obviously worthless. CS Energy is state-owned power utility, and it spent $50m but pulled to pin to save wasting another $50m.

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Another Telegraph Advert For Offshore Wind

Jillian Ambrose writes up another glowing advertising piece for the offshore wind industry:

The sound made by 100 tonnes of steel and carbon fibre rotating 400 feet overhead is surprisingly understated. Each whoosh of the 260 foot blades spans an area the size of the London Eye and generates enough electricity to power the average British home for 24 hours.

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Political Ideology and Federal Grants are Blinding Climate “Scientists” From Seeking the Truth

Oroville Dam

“The IPCC claims that the oceans are by far the largest heat sink in the climate system. The IPCC claims that the oceans are warming. Data proves the oceans drive atmospheric temperatures, not vice verse.  The problem is, the IPCC can’t explain how CO2 warms the oceans. If the IPCC can’t explain how CO2 is warming the oceans, it can’t explain how/why the atmosphere is warming.”

No sooner did I complete the article with the previous quote than “Watts Up With That” published an article about dams causing climate change.

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New York AG Moves Forward On Probe Into Former Exxon CEO’s Email Alias

Schneiderman with Al Gore

The New York attorney general involved in a lengthy probe against Exxon Mobil has turned his sights on the email records of the oil company’s former CEO.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued new subpoenas and questioned witnesses about the disappearance of lost memos from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s email alias when he led Exxon. Tillerson wrote the lost emails under the pseudonym of “Wayne Tracker.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Obama Holdover Colluded With Unions To Pressure Congress On Budget Cuts

An Obama administration appointee with deep ties to labor unions promoted a grassroots campaign to reverse the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the federal regulatory board he sits on.

The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained emails that show Chemical Safety Board (CSB) member Rick Engler worked with union activists to promote a grassroots campaign to keep the agency from losing its funding.

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China Claims Methane Hydrates Breakthrough May Lead To Global Energy Revolution

China is talking up its achievement of mining flammable ice for the first time from underneath the South China Sea. The fuel-hungry country has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. China’s minister of land and resources, Jiang Daming, said Thursday that the successful collection of the frozen fuel was “a major breakthrough that may lead to a global energy revolution,” according to state media. Experts agree that flammable ice could be a game changer for the energy industry, similar to the U.S. shale boom. But they caution that big barriers — both technological and environmental — need to be cleared to build an industry around the frozen fuel, which is also known as gas hydrate. —CNN Money, 20 May 2017

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Anomalous Arctic Sea Ice Melting Fueled by Geological Heat Flow, Not “Global Warming”

Figure 1.) Imaged is a small segment (10 x 10 mile) of the Arctic Ocean seafloor showing fault uplifted high mountains (red and yellow), volcanoes (bluish circular mountains), and fault down-dropped low valleys (purple). These geological features are part of the 2,500-mile-long Mid-Arctic Rift System which is known to continuously expulse heat and chemically charged/heated seawater into the overlying ocean column.

New research studies and recent geological events greatly strengthen the contention, as per previous Climate Change Dispatch articles, that anomalous Arctic Sea Ice melting is fueled by geological seafloor heat flow, not man-made atmospheric Global Warming (see here, here, here, and here).

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