Data via the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015. (The 2016 version comes out June 8th.)
renewable sources = wind + geothermal + solar + biomass and waste.
"Jaidee raises his foot to drive Akkarat over the precipice but pain blossoms in his back. He stumbles. Blood mists in the air. Spring gun disks rip through him. Jaidee loses his rhythm. The building's edge surges toward him. He glimpses Black Panthers grabbing their patron, yanking him away.
"Jaidee kicks again, trying for a lucky strike, but he hears the whine of more blades in the air, the whir of pistol springs unwinding as they spit disks into his flesh. The blooms of pain are hot and deep. He slams against the edge of the building. Falls to his knees. He tries to rise again, but now the spring gun whine is steady—many men firing; the high-pitched squeal of releasing energy fills his ears. He can't get his legs under him. Akkarat is wiping blood off his face. Somchai is struggling with another pair of Panthers.
"Jaidee doesn't even feel the shove that sends him over the edge.
"The fall is shorter than he expected."
"In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unFor example:
animously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools...."
"The resolution passed Tuesday evening calls for the school district to get rid of textbooks or other materials that cast doubt on whether climate change is occurring and that the activity of human beings is responsible. The resolution also directs the superintendent and staff to develop an implementation plan for 'curriculum and educational opportunities that address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools.'"
"In board testimony, Bigelow said PPS’ science textbooks are littered with words like might, may and could when talking about climate change.Bigelow is right, on the example.
"'Carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles, power plants and other sources, may contribute to global warming,' he quotes Physical Science published by Pearson as saying. 'This is a section that could be written by the Exxon public relations group and it’s being taught in Portland schools.'"
My 2012 forecast of a cooling trend from 2003 on is looking good with the rapid collapse of the current El Nino. See figs 5 and 5a above.The cooling trends are truncated to exclude the current El Nino as an end point. The Enso events are temporary aberrations which don’t have much influence on the trends – see the 1998 and 2010 events in Figs 5 and 5aStarting in 2003 doesn't make his prediction any less insane:
"The models are running too hot. The flat trend in global surface temperatures may continue for another decade or two."As for the models:
-- Judith Curry, quoted in the Daily Mail, 3/16/13 (written by -- who else? -- David Rose)