Wind Energy The Case of Denmark

By | July 26, 2010

Denmark generates the equivalent of about 19% of its electricity demand with wind turbines, but wind power contributes far less than 19% of the Nation’s electricity demand. The claim that Denmark derives about 20% of its electricity from wind overstates matters. Being highly intermittent, wind power has recently (2006) met as little as 5% of Denmark’s annual electricity… Read More »

Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser and Climate Change

By | July 26, 2010

In creating the position of Chief Science Adviser (CSA) in May 2009, the Prime Minister commented that “this role is one of vital importance that demands not only a high level of science expertise, but also the utmost integrity to fairly represent the state of science knowledge.”  There is no detailed job description, nor any body of precedent,… Read More »

Observed Climate Change and the Negligible Global Effect of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in the State of Texas

By | July 26, 2010

Variations in climate from year to year and decade to decade play a greater role in the Texan climate than any long-term trends. Short-term variability will continue to dominate the climate in future. The Texas climate shows no statically significant long-term trend in mean annual temperature, rainfall, floods, droughts, heatwaves, tornadoes, or hurricanes – still less any trend… Read More »

Observed Climate Change and the Negligible Global Effect of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in the State of North Carolina

By | July 26, 2010

There is no observational evidence of unusual long-term climate changes in North Carolina. The observations we have detailed in this review illustrate that year-to-year and decade-to-decade variability plays a greater role in North Carolina’s climate than any long-term trends. Such short-term variability will continue dominate North Carolina’s climate into the future. At the century timescale, North Carolina’s climate… Read More »

Observed Climate Change and the Negligible Global Effect of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in the United States

By | July 26, 2010

In this report, we review the long-term climate history of the United States and find little in the way of evidence that the on-going atmospheric build-up of greenhouse gases (“global warming”) has acted to alter the country’s general climate state. Moreover, what climate changes have occurred over the past century or so have largely been benign (or even… Read More »

Observed Climate Change and the Negligible Global Effect of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in the State of Oregon

By | July 26, 2010

In this report, we review the long-term climate history of Oregon and find little in the way of evidence that the greenhouse gas build-up in the atmosphere has done much to alter Oregon’s climate. While temperatures have generally appeared to have risen slightly across the state over the past 100 years, they have in fact fallen a bit… Read More »

West Virginia – The State Global Warming Forgot

By | July 21, 2010

A survey of the West Virginia temperature record reveals that temperature anomalies were stable or fell from 1905 to 2009.  Raw data from a set of meteorological stations show cooling at the rate of ?0.6±0.2 ºC/century, while United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) Version 2 adjusted records for the same station set yield no change, 0.0±0.2 ºC/century.  For… Read More »