Buses are Big Backup Batteries

Electric buses a good idea for climate and electric grid. China ahead as is usual lately. Motherboard: We often think of electricity as a one-way transaction. Need to toast a bagel, wash the sheets, or charge your phone? Your fuse…

Bicycle Culture in Rotterdam

World:The Dutch are so ridiculously progressive on bike culture – what will be next? Bike escalators?! Rotterdam: vid @BicycleDutchpic.twitter.com/riMGIn88Jf — 21st Century City (@urbanthoughts11) May 5, 2018 “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair…

Dark webs

I’ve been trying to think of what to say about this New York Times articles discussing an alliance of heretics, and I’ve been struggling. I think it’s important to have people who challenge the orthodoxy, and who express views that…

New Video: The Myth of the Mini Ice Age

Not the first time I’ve had to shoot down this nonsense, probably not the last. The internet’s perverse algorithms select for “man bites dog” stories, which explains why every yahoo with a “global cooling”, “imminent ice age” video gets pushed…

Liquid mercury

Part 12, in which the Arctic poppies show their mettle, the snow bunting chicks emerge, and a polar bear leaves its mark. 27 June Although my alarm went off at 2200, I […]…

New research, April 30 – May 6, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Climate change communication Bringing the Heat Home: Television Spots about Local Impacts Reduce Global Warming Denialism "Respondents exposed to the campaign were more likely to believe…

RCP8.5

There’s been a lengthy discussion on Twitter about RCP8.5. I think it was initiated by Roger Pielke Jr, who continues in his campaign to police the scientific community: RCP 8.5 is by far the favorite in climate impact studies (graph).I…

Coal Baron Con Man Update

West Virginia voter who says he lost three cousins in mine disaster tied to Don Blankenship tells @TomLlamasABC he's voting for the coal baron anyway. "I want an honest crook, and that's Blankenship." https://t.co/6CmPQXqK2u pic.twitter.com/jeWQUUZ5hI — ABC News (@ABC) May…