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The Stupid, it Blows

Mike Mann in Newsweek: Unlike President Trump’s inability to pronounce the word “origins,” his recurring anti-windbloviating isn’t a sign of mental decline. Sure, it is stupid and wrong to say the sound of wind causes cancer (just who is the “alarmist” by the way?) or reduces real…

Key Arctic Indicators Show Big Changes

Very nice overview of Arctic changes in past several decades, graphs worth bookmarking. Description: Key Indicators of Arctic Climate Change: 1971-2017 – video abstract Box, J.E., W.T. Colgan, R Brown, M Wang, J Overland, J Walsh, U Bhatt, T Christensen,…

FuelChange: A Rap Anthem

Description: Green For All, in collaboration with Big Picture Anthems, is thrilled to announce the release of our #FuelChange Anthem – a song and music video seeking to inspire and help mobilize a movement of people and resources for zero-emission…

Big Batteries Booming

Renewable Energy World: Florida Power & Light is vowing to go global-scale on a new solar and energy storage combination. The unit of NextEra Energy announced plans to build a 409-MW energy storage facility in Manatee County. FPL says the…

Trailer: Hostile Planet

Outside Online: Early in the first episode of Hostile Planet, an ambitious six-part nature series that will premiere tonight on National Geographic, viewers are introduced to a pair of barnacle geese and their trio of fuzzy chicks. The chicks happened to have…

PBS NewsHour: Climate Change Driving Immigration

n rural Honduras, farming has been many residents’ livelihood for generations. But now, rising temperatures and declining rainfall are killing crops and jeopardizing the farmers’ very survival. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs and videographer Julia Galiano-Rios explore how climate change affects…

More Energy Storage Than Previously Believed

New news on energy storage. Science Alert: We just got some massive news in the ongoing drive to switch to renewable energy: scientists have identified 530,000 sites worldwide suitable for pumped-hydro energy storage, capable of storing more than enough energy to power the…

China Falling out of Love with Nuclear

Which, depending on how you look at it, is sort of inevitable, or a really frightening development. Just finished a piece on “new” nuclear and its prospects. MIT Technology Review (registration required): Most beautiful wedding photos taken at a nuclear…

Blowhard on Wind Energy

And Mexico will pay for “the wall”…I know a lot about walls. RenewEconomy.com.au: The stunning fall in the costs of wind, solar and storage – estimated on a global scale – has already put the fossil fuel industry on notice,…

Coal, Carbon, Up Globally in ’18

Chris Mooney in Washington Post: Global energy experts released grim findings Monday, saying that not only are planet-warming carbon-dioxide emissions still increasing, but the world’s growing thirst for energy has led to higher emissions from coal-fired power plants than ever…