Monthly Archives: February 2015

Temperature and Trust

A fundamental piece of evidence for a warming climate is the long term temperature trend. Particularly important is the trend in the past 100 years. Since the 1970s the temperature trend has shown a jagged but consistent increase. But can we trust the data? The short answer is yes. But a longer answer is needed […]

Oil Price and Ricochets

You’ve noticed that the price of oil is low.  It bounced back a little from it’s January 29 low of  $44/barrel for West Texas Intermediate, but is still well below its flirtation with $100 oil. One of the reasons for the increased supply of crude, and hence the price drop, is increased supply from U.S. […]

What’s Happening with the Big Dogs?

The four “big dogs” of greenhouse gas emissions are China, the US, the EU and India, which together account for more than half of global emissions.  The EU is the leader in the climate battle, with the others trailing behind. On the negative side, China is out-doing everyone in both total emissions and overall emissions […]