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From time to time I have talked about the importance of the Milankovitch cycle on the climate of the planet. Dr. Jay Lehr does a great job of boiling it down in a recent article that shows the wide variations in the earth’s orbit that...

Be very wary of people who advocate for never letting a crisis go to waste. The Coronavirus has presented an opportunity for climate change alarmists to make all sorts of claims connecting climate change to pandemics.  It’s already in the works, and once the virus worries...

A little over 70% of the surface of the Earth is water.  Changes in the thermal patterns we see in the oceans have a huge influence over our weather patterns.  The warm and cold areas in the ocean shift gradually over time….and usually similar patterns...

I remember the big drop in oil prices in the early 1980s that caused oil producing states to go into a severe recession. I lived in Oklahoma at the time and many lost their jobs...

Computer modeling is used in many different disciplines these days. You have heard lately about the use of computer modeling to predict the spread of Covid-19 , or more typically the weather computer models. The problem with models, however, is the end result...

Kansas has more industrial wind turbines than any other state. Since 2002, the wind energy component went from 2% to 36% of the net generating capacity for the state. I am using Kansas as the example to since it is the most extreme case...

The lyrics from Don Henley’s hit song “The Boys of Summer” properly characterize the situation we have today in America: “Nobody on the road Nobody on the beach I feel it in the air The summer's out of reach Empty lake, empty streets The sun goes down alone I'm driving by your house Though I...

Last night I spoke to a group of concerned citizens in Fort Scott, Kansas. It's one of many such communities and counties across the plains states  dealing with the issue of industrial wind companies taking over the rural landscape. To any of you unfamiliar with the variety of concerns...

Apparently, the more you tweet about something, the more it becomes the truth. Telling lies in a voluminous and proficient manner to alter perception is not a new tactic. But with social media, the practice takes on new dimensions. Edward Bernays is perhaps the foremost pioneer of modern propaganda....

Weather events can have serious impacts on the delivery of electricity to customers. The Energy Information Administration has an interesting research piece on the disruption caused by Hurricane Irma when it hit Florida in 2017. Interestingly, the nuclear power plants in Florida weathered the storm...