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The Marginal Cost of Electricity

There has been, of course a lot of Clacking and Jacobsoning about and there are also long running issues about whether nuclear energy is needed or not.  Willard has pretty well disposed of the Breakdown nuclear guys, but they do…
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US Universities Might As Well Close Now

American universities have had a good run since 1945 powered by state and federal government support as well as donations from alumni, foundations and nice folk.  In rankings US research universities occupy the first four places and 13 of the…
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The Vanity Press

Retraction Watch has a bombshell, an injunction against OMICS for deceptive business practices.  Now what pray tell are those.In her decision granting the injunction Judge Gloria Navarro wroteThe evidence produced by the FTC demonstrates that Defendants engaged in probable misrepresentations…
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Green Plate Challenge

Izen has turned the Green Plate Effect and his animation into a video just in time for the bunnies to show it to their uncles at Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Copy this onto your smart phone for future use and Science…
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Eli Takes a Bow

While Eli is not the world's most accurate news source, allow the Bunny to take a bow.  Back in July 2016 the observant readers readJust Because You're Paranoid Doesn't Mean Somebunny Isn't Out To Get You. . . . .…
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Electric Buses Charging Ahead

Nice article by David Roberts on electric buses. A similar range of opinion that we see on passenger EVs - they're coming, and someday they'll take over, but medium terms predictions are all over the map.Roberts is on the bullish…
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Why the Green Plate Effect Has Had an Effect

The Green Plate Effect (GPE) post is a gedanken experiment posed by your friendly bunny, which uses simplifications to think through the consequences of a proposition.  The proposition is that as several  have claimed, that the Greenhouse Effect (GHE) violates…
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The New Merry Minuet

In Eli's dotage the need to crouch under a young bunny's desk waiting for the nuclear end has returned.  While this never was much more than a hope, waking up every morning wondering whether one has indeed done so is…
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The Green Plate Effect

An evergreen of denial is that a colder object can never make a warmer object hotter.  That's the Second Law of Thermodynamics, so according to the Agendaists, the Greenhouse Effect, with greenhouse gases playing the role of the colder object,…
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Noted for the Record

By way of Marc Moranothis buffer zone has also magically appeared around Australia recently. I will update our landfalls paper thru 2016 ;-)— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) January 5, 2017On a more serious note the discussion about sea level rise making…
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Horseshoes and Hurricanes

Several folk - half the world to be precise- have been going too and fro about the role that climate change has played in the latest weather catastrophes.  Eli had a say yesterday, and some of the Friends of the…
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Harvey and Irma

By scientific observation the denialati are trying to shift the question to whether climate change CAUSED these storms.  Eli's response which has been somewhat successful is to say that climate change increased the DAMAGE from these storms and that their…
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Another Reason to Join the AGU

Well, the Fall Meeting has been moved to New Orleans, and RayP tweetsSubmit comments on AGU Position Statement on Geoengineering, by 25 Sept. : https://t.co/aDZqnM9qZG . Too weak on need for governance!— R. Pierrehumbert (@ClimateBook) September 2, 2017Having said that,…
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Somebody Notices

Slate:Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio Is an Impeachable Offense ....Trump’s defenders will ask how a president can be impeached merely for exercising a power he undeniably possesses. But this question turns the constitutional function of impeachment on its head. The…
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A Rare Climate Victory in Congress

From the Miami Herald:Carlos Curbelo touts himself as a rare Republican in Washington willing to criticize Donald Trump and conservative members of his own party.And after months of talk and lots of tweeting, Curbelo’s effort to build a bloc of…
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Marohasy Mess Up

Among the things that bother Eli, and there are myriad, is not understanding that because proxy reconstructions are calibrated by using instrumental records they by necessity ASSUME Mike's trick, extending the proxy by use of instrumental data.  In fact, the…
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