Energy Initiative Goes Down in Flames in Arizona Also

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From WUWT

A renewable energy initiative was rejected by Arizona voters Tuesday, dealing a major blow to environmental activists who hoped to increase the state’s development of wind and solar resources.

Proposition 127, a renewable energy initiative in Arizona, lost handily Tuesday, according to ABC Arizona, citing The Associated Press. The proposal was widely expected to go down in flames heading into Election Day.

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Carbon Tax Goes Down in Flames

By Mike Bastach – Re-Blogged From WUWT

Washington voters rejected a ballot measure backed by a vast coalition of liberal groups to tax carbon dioxide emissions from in-state fossil fuel combustion.

The measure, called Initiative 1631, is the third attempt to impose a carbon tax in Washington state. Voters rejected a similar ballot measure in 2016, and carbon tax legislation failed earlier in 2018.

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Remember when climate alarmists told us global warming was going to kill the U.S. corn crop? Never mind.

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From WUWT

You may remember seeing scare stories like these in the media.
Claim: Climate Change will Cause a Global Corn Crop Failure 

Global Warming Will Cut Crop Yields – Assuming No Adaption

Reality bites in two ways; 1. Actual data shows yield increases, and 2. New study says warming has actually helped corn yields.

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Manntastic Claims Require Manntastic Evidence…

Or at least some evidence…

Guest rebuttal by David Middleton – Re-Blogged From WUWT

From the Hartford Courant:

Climate change was behind this summer’s extreme weather

By Michael E. Mann

November 3, 2018

Summer 2018 saw an unprecedented spate of extreme floods, droughts, heat waves and wildfires break out across North America, Europe and Asia. The scenes played out on our television screens and in our social media feeds. This is, as I stated at the time, the face of climate change.  It’s not rocket science.

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Do Doomsters Know How Much Global Surface Temperatures Cycle Annually

By Bob Tisdale – Re-Blogged From WUWT

Alternate Title: The Annual Cycle in Global Land+Ocean Surface Temperature IS Far Greater Than 1.5 Deg C, AND Much-Much-MUCH Greater Than 1.5 Deg C Annually for Global Land Air Surface Temperatures

We all were taught early in school that the Earth orbits the Sun…that its path is elliptical…that because of the tilt in Earth’s axis of rotation, we have seasons as the Earth orbits our star annually. Because of the elliptical orbit, and because the ratios of land to ocean are different between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, we might expect that global average surface temperatures would vary over the course of a year.

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #334

Brought to You by www.SEPP.org, The Science and Environmental Policy Project

By Ken Haapala, President

Importance of Clouds: MIT Sloan Professor of Meteorology emeritus Richard Lindzen wrote TWTW stating that, in the past weeks, TWTW may have underemphasized the importance of clouds and overemphasized water vapor in their roles of causing climate change. Perhaps TWTW did because the role of El Niños in influencing atmospheric temperatures trends can easily be seen by looking at a graph of the entire record since December 1978. El Niños put a lot of water vapor into the air and temperatures peak quickly, then fall slowly as the moisture drops out. The influence is particularly strong in the Arctic, where there is little water vapor in the atmosphere. But the El Niño influence is not strong in the dry Antarctic, for reasons not clear.

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Scientific Apophenia

By Kip Hansen – Re-Blogged From WUWT

apophenia_definitionScience, as a whole, advances or fails to advance in large part in a direct relationship to the presence or absence of bias in its research efforts.  There are many types of bias, and these have been discussed in the pages of various Climate Science blogs and publications over the years. [ see the short list at the end of the essay ].

One of the most common biases that skew research and slow or even stop the progress of science is Confirmation Bias:

 

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