The US government in its efforts to promote liquefied natural gas exports has taken to referring to the product as ‘Freedom Gas’
““Increasing export capacity from the Freeport LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world by giving America’s allies a diverse and affordable source of clean energy.””
A name change slightly more idiotic than the change from French fries when France was insufficiently gung-ho about the Iraq war.
It has been a few months since posting anything, in large part because as a long time observer of Climateball I have seen nothing new that prompted a response. The cumulative evidence for AGW and its impacts continues to accumulate, along with CO2, but the same responses also continue. Deniers deny, alarmist alarm and the BTI continues to rely on ignoring the distinction between AM/FM
I have also been occupied in audio-graphic experiments, some of which can be seen on my YouTube channel, linked on this blog page.
But recently The Lancet published a report on how the human diet might be changed to both benefit individual health, and benefit the environment by reducing the impact from food production on CO2 and other pollutants. A connection I have made as an analogy before is now explicitly connected in this.
“The world needs to come up with solutions to fight three interrelated pandemics — obesity, starvation and climate change — and it needs to do it fast before the planet is “burning,” according to a report released in the Lancet.”
It was widely reported, usually without any editorialising, but some have jumped on it, either as the cure-all that MUST be imposed, or as a ridiculous and impossible Utopian prescription.
The US Trump policy is to return to the age of plentiful cheap fossil fuel that made America great in the 1950s-1960s.
“Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the US, the Trump administration has declared in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for efficient cars and other conservation programs.”
There is a pattern of actions, opening up more restricted and offshore drilling sites. Reducing regulatory oversight and increasing the effective subsidies. De-funding the attempts to promote efficiency and reversing the attempts to reduce emissions. All of this is consistent with past attitudes to fossil fuel use, but it may need a historical context to see why.
I have been honoured with a drive-by posting from nickreality65 explaining why back radiation does not exist.
Here is his argument;-
The title is gratuitous click-bait.
There is no science, just a Gif animation I could not resist posting.
As the last post on this subject was so popular,
here is the remake released straight to video.
Click below for the YouTube link and more- Continue reading
Simplified thermodynamic system.
If Each ball=40J
Then without the Green box the Blue box would receive and emit 150J/sec and working back from S.B, emitted E=T^4, has a temp of ~ 196KWith the Green box returning and extra 10J/sec to the Blue box as back radiation it emits 160J/sec and has a temp of 200K.
The Green box receiving and emitting 40J/sec has a temp of ~141K
For the context and further explanation please see the full post.
President Trump has finally managed to make good on one of his many campaign promises.
He has pulled out of the Paris agreement.
Muslims are still un-banned, Obamacare un-repealed and Mexicans un-walled.
But Trump can claim real progress in having repudiated the Paris agreement to join with all other Nations (except Syria and Nicaragua), in reducing future CO2 emissions by a self-selected voluntary amount.
While such a withdrawal involves very little change in actions, Trump can point to other steps taken to roll back clean air and water regulations and cut funding for renewable energy research in keeping his larger promise to reduce job-inhibiting regulation and government subsidy of environmental issues.
This one valid success in meeting his manifesto pledges has not been greeted with wide praise. In fact it seems to have increased the expressed commitment of all those within the Paris agreement. With wider signs that the importance of future CO2 emission reduction is gaining support.
Like many people I followed the US elections with great interest because of Trump. Checking the news everyday to see what outlandish nonsense he was spouting this time. Like many others the chances of him actually winning seemed small, even with a very unpopular opponent. Continue reading
Occasionally a group of activists will decide that their position would benefit from media coverage of a
“We the undersigned, urge and implore….”
letter to prominent media or as an open letter to the government if they can get wide publicity for the petition.