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E&E Legal Wins Major Rulings in Two Separate Vermont Public Records Suits Involving AG’s Climate RICO Crusade

E&E Legal Wins Major Rulings in Two Separate Vermont Public Records Suits Involving AG’s Climate RICO Crusade

. For Immediate Release: July 27, 2017Contact: info@eelegal.org 202-810-2001 E&E Legal Wins Major Rulings in Two Separate Vermont Public Records Suits Involving AG’s Climate RICO Crusade Washington, D.C. – The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) has two freedom of Information Act cases pending against the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for records relating to […]

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FOI Emails Reveal Obama’s Paris Climate Scheme

FOI Emails Reveal Obama’s Paris Climate Scheme

Date: 07/26/17 Christopher C. Horner, The Washington Times Emails show ‘disturbing contempt’ for the Senate’s treaty role The New York Times on Aug. 24, 2014, broke a major news story: “Obama pushing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty.” It’s a clumsy headline — no one dared claim the Kyoto Protocol was anything other than a […]

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The “Battle for The Net” – a Little Twin of Climate Alarmism

The “Battle for The Net” – a Little Twin of Climate Alarmism

I thought that “climate change” was a unique issue in our time where the Left, including the formerly mainstream media, has succeeded to convince the public that black is white and the moon is made of cheese.  No, it isn’t. So-called “net neutrality” is another one.  Both issues are built upon scientific or technical matters, […]

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Who are the GOP warmists?

Who are the GOP warmists?

July 17, 2017 By David Archibald They are the worshipers of a lesser god, global warming.  Foreign Policy, the propaganda arm of the Brookings Institution, reports that a number of Republican congressmen helped defeat an amendment to the 2018 defense funding bill proposed by Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.  Perry’s amendment would have removed an amendment […]

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Claim: Climate Threatens the Himalayan “Viagra Fungus”

Claim: Climate Threatens the Himalayan “Viagra Fungus”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall What could be worse than a climate threat to an endangered aphrodisiac fungus? Climate threatens ‘Himalayan Viagra’ fungus, and a way of life Published on 26/07/2017, 3:17am A valuable fungus reputed to be an aphrodisiac has been disappearing from the mountains of Nepal, taking with it a valuable source of […]

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Science Gone Stupid: Public Interest in Biodiversity Edition

Science Gone Stupid: Public Interest in Biodiversity Edition

Guest post by David Middleton DAILY SCIENCE Is interest in biodiversity declining? by Brandon Keim | Jul 26, 2017 Google Trends, the data-scouring tool that lets people explore historical trends in search terms, is not a perfect window into cultural consciousness. Data is too cloudy for that. It is, however, an useful spotlight, good for glimpsing patterns and […]

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Enemies of humanity

Enemies of humanity

Mosquitoes and uncaring environmental activists perpetuate poverty, disease and death Steven Lyazi After being infected again with malaria last July, I spent almost a month in a Kampala hospital. Paying for my treatment was extremely difficult, as it is for most Ugandan and African families. I was lucky I could scrape the money together. Many […]

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Solar Import Tariff Proposal Splits the Industry

Solar Import Tariff Proposal Splits the Industry

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Trump is expected to rule imminently on a petition by US solar manufacturer Suniva to impose tariffs on cheap imports of solar panels. Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry Reuters Jul. 25, 2017, 1:03 AM By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. solar companies […]

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Obama’s Science Czar Rails Against Using ‘Red Teams’ To Debate Global Warming

Obama’s Science Czar Rails Against Using ‘Red Teams’ To Debate Global Warming

From The Daily Caller   Michael Bastasch 2:01 PM 07/25/2017 President Barack Obama’s chief science adviser compared the Trump administration’s use of “red teams” to debate climate science to a “kangaroo court” meant to “create a sense of continuing uncertainty about the science of climate change.” “But I suspect that most of the advocates of […]

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Allowable ‘carbon budget’ most likely overestimated

Allowable ‘carbon budget’ most likely overestimated

From Eurekalert and the it’s worse than we thought department. Public Release: 24-Jul-2017 Penn State While most climate scientists, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implicitly define “pre-industrial” to be in the late 1800’s, a true non-industrially influenced baseline is probably further in the past, according to an international team of researchers who are […]

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Governor Brown Extends California CO2 Cap and Trade Law

Governor Brown Extends California CO2 Cap and Trade Law

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Governor Brown has signed legislation extending California’s Cap and Trade law to 2030. California Challenges President Trump With Cap-and-Trade Law: ‘We Do Not Have to Wait for Washington’ Katy Steinmetz 3:56 PM ET California Gov. Jerry Brown has vowed to lead America when it comes to fighting climate change, as […]

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Study: ‘glaciers don’t need periods of warming to trigger retreat’

Study: ‘glaciers don’t need periods of warming to trigger retreat’

A new model yields insights into glaciers’ retreats and advances, shows cyclic nature of tidewater glaciers From the UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS via Eurekalert A University of Alaska Fairbanks study looking at the physics of tidewater glaciers has yielded new insights into what drives their retreat-and-advance cycles and the role that climate plays in these […]

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Stopping the ‘National Climate Scare’

Stopping the ‘National Climate Scare’

Guest opinion by Dr. Patrick J. Michaels The Global Change Research Act of 1990 requires the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP; also established in the Act) to provide quadrennial reports to Congress on the effects of climate change on our country.  This hasn’t been explicitly followed (with such reports published in 2000, 2009, and […]

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British Climate Minister Boasts About Bypassing the US Federal Government

British Climate Minister Boasts About Bypassing the US Federal Government

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A senior member of the British government has just boasted about bypassing the US Federal Government, and coordinating British government policy directly with US cities. UK bypasses Donald Trump to discuss climate change with US city mayors directly Claire Perry, the Climate Change Minister, says British Government is now speaking […]

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Al Gore Warns Global Warming Could ‘Increase The Flows Of Refugees’ From Africa

Al Gore Warns Global Warming Could ‘Increase The Flows Of Refugees’ From Africa

From The Daily Caller LE BOURGET near PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 7, 2015 : American politician and environmentalist Al Gore at the Paris COP21, United nations conference on climate change. Credit: Frederic Legrand – COMEO / Shutterstock.com Michael Bastasch 4:05 PM 07/25/2017 While on a whirlwind media tour to promote his new film, former Vice […]

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The Great Green Diesel Swindle

The Great Green Diesel Swindle

Date: 24/07/17  Chicago Tribune German carmakers colluded on diesel controls, technology for decades: report Another week, another scare from the German car industry. What began with Daimler’s massive recall of more than 3 million diesel cars to lower their emissions, ended on Friday with Audi also embarking on a voluntary recall of 850,000 vehicles. Adding […]

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Who’s Afraid of Sea-Level Acceleration?

Who’s Afraid of Sea-Level Acceleration?

by Joe Born This is kind of a coda to Willis Eschenbach’s recent post about sea-level rise. In that post Mr. Eschenbach argued against confidence in the recently observed accelerations’ reality. His post was characteristically compelling. But there’s a sense in which the question of whether apparent acceleration is real seems secondary to whether the […]

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No Lye

No Lye

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach “In Reading gaol by Reading town There is a pit of shame, And in it lies a wretched man Eaten by teeth of flame, In burning winding-sheet he lies, And his grave has got no name.” —Oscar Wilde, from “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” (1898)   So … why is […]

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Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

From Eurekalert Public Release: 25-Jul-2017 University of Washington The idea of geoengineering, also known as climate engineering, is very controversial. But as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in our atmosphere, scientists are beginning to look at possible emergency measures. A new University of Washington study looks at the idea of marine cloud brightening, which a […]

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