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Trump and International Energy Poverty: Five Steps

Trump and International Energy Poverty: Five Steps

Guest essay by Caleb Rossiter Primum non nocere — above all, do no harm, says the medical maxim. In public policy, where every action has different effects on different people, the maxim becomes “above all, do no net harm.” That means that the benefits of a policy should outweigh its costs. For example, it’s all […]

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Aussie Climate Scientist Predicts Rainfall Will Change

Aussie Climate Scientist Predicts Rainfall Will Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Aussie Climate Scientist Steve Sherwood, Director of the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, thinks in the future Australia will experience more rain, less rain or something in between. More rain on the horizon as climate change affects Australia, study finds Australians will need to […]

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Can Trump link increased coal consumption with decreasing future wildfire risk by reversing the Obama Clean Power Plan?

Can Trump link increased coal consumption with decreasing future wildfire risk by reversing the Obama Clean Power Plan?

By Bruce Beaver, Chemistry Professor, Fossil Energy Expert & Practical Environmentalist The last several decades have seen massive destructive wildfires in regions as diverse as Alaska, Alberta, California, Colorado and most recently in Tennessee. These fires negatively impact the economy, carbon emissions, forest and human health. Mounting evidence suggests that fire ecology has always been […]

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New book holds the EPA’s feet to the fire

New book holds the EPA’s feet to the fire

by Charles G. Battig Steve Milloy is one persistent gentleman. Combining his legal and statistics education, he has spent most of his years ferreting out the false use of statistical techniques in the field of epidemiology. He continues the same quest in his latest book “Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA” (2016) […]

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A medical case for ‘hotness’

A medical case for ‘hotness’

This came up in my feed today, and while it isn’t our usual fare about “heat”, but given the benefits touted by the study, I thought it was a good fit for our “curious things” section. The ‘heat’ adds years to life. From the UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT and the department of flaming hot, comes this […]

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Open Letter to the President-Elect Supporting Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

Open Letter to the President-Elect Supporting Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., Founder & National Spokesman The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation Dear President-elect Donald J. Trump: We write to you as evangelical and mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish scientists, economists, legal scholars, policy experts, and religious leaders in support of your nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to […]

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New York Announces Nuclear Shutdown To Fight Climate Change

New York Announces Nuclear Shutdown To Fight Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced plans to shut down the zero carbon Indiana Point Nuclear Plant, as part of his grand strategy to combat climate change. New York Aims to Replace Nuclear Power With Clean Energy Gov. Cuomo promises declining carbon emissions even as the state closes the […]

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Davos Globalist Elite Bet on Trump Climate Failure

Davos Globalist Elite Bet on Trump Climate Failure

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The invitation only World Economic Forum, a gathering of politicians and billionaires in Davos, Switzerland, is betting they can brush aside President-elect Trump’s efforts to stop the climate cash juggernaut. Davos Elite Focus on Climate Change, Ignoring Trump’s Skepticism by Javier Blas and Jess Shankleman 15 January 2017, 10:01 GMT+10 […]

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Todays Disastrous Climate and Energy Policies – What Not to Do

Todays Disastrous Climate and Energy Policies – What Not to Do

Canadian, Maurice Strong, Created Todays Disastrous Climate and Energy Policies, in Ontario and Canada. A Possible Positive Side is The World Learning What Not to Do Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The recent article about the hypocrisy of Justin Trudeau missed the major point that the problem began with another Canadian, Maurice Strong, in the […]

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Toronto Sun Accuses Trudeau of Gross Green Hypocrisy

Toronto Sun Accuses Trudeau of Gross Green Hypocrisy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The green Toronto Sun has finally noticed the gross carbon footprint hypocrisy of the jetset leaders of the environmental movement. Trudeau’s cheap talk on climate change If the PM expects Canadians to sacrifice to fight global warming, let him lead by example. IRST POSTED: SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017 03:53 PM […]

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NOAA Jumps The Shark In Tampa Bay

NOAA Jumps The Shark In Tampa Bay

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [see Update at the end] I thought I might write about how I research a subject. Over at Dr. Judith’s excellent website, she periodically puts out a list of interesting papers that she has come across. This time it was “Week In Review: Water Edition”. She gave a link to […]

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Not Tired Of Winning Yet

Not Tired Of Winning Yet

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been discussing cost-benefit analyses lately. The AP has the story of a Federal judge who has just made a most excellent and far-reaching ruling regarding EPA cost-benefit analyses. He said that the EPA has to include the cost of lost jobs in the economic part of the cost-benefit analysis […]

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How the darkness and the cold killed the dinosaurs

How the darkness and the cold killed the dinosaurs

From the POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH (PIK) How the darkness and the cold killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind’s reign on Earth. Climate scientists now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high up in the […]

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New CYA End of Snow Prediction

New CYA End of Snow Prediction

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate scientists finally seem to be learning from the acute embarrassment of colleagues who rashly trumpet the predictions of their climate models, as if they mean something. Northeast warming more rapidly than most of US New England is likely to experience significantly greater warming over the next decade, and beyond, […]

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George Will: Academia may now be beyond satire

George Will: Academia may now be beyond satire

Note to readers: This Sunday column by George Will appeared in my local newspaper this week, and I thought it relevant to repeat the headline and excerpts of it here, because what Will discusses is relevant to the fractured state of climate science. Peer review has turned into “pal review” due to the small population […]

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There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to climate change

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to climate change

From the Field Museum New study shows where carbon finance should — and shouldn’t — drive conservation efforts The world’s forests are crucial to slowing climate change, but they’re often destroyed to make room for farms, mines, and other economic ventures. One possible solution to deforestation is carbon finance: giving companies and countries monetary incentives […]

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California may get hit by another big wet storm next week

California may get hit by another big wet storm next week

Having just finished one storm, another atmospheric river storm is possible for California next week. Details are uncertain this far out, but the system could bring heavy rainfall, higher snow levels, gusty winds, and renewed flooding concerns. From the NWS forecast discussion: Dry weather continues into Monday as high pressure aloft brings slightly warmer than […]

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Obama Whitehouse: GDP has been Decoupled from CO2 Emissions

Obama Whitehouse: GDP has been Decoupled from CO2 Emissions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Obama’s administration thinks CO2 emissions have been decoupled from GDP. The reality is many of the manufacturing jobs, and the CO2 emissions which went with them, have simply been exported. Climate Change is Costly; Serious Climate Policy is a Bargain JANUARY 12, 2017 AT 10:00 AM ET BY BRIAN […]

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Surprising: Neutral Fact Finder Points to Melting Glaciers as the Cause of Global Warming, Rising Sea Levels and Rising CO2 in Atmosphere

Surprising: Neutral Fact Finder Points to Melting Glaciers as the Cause of Global Warming, Rising Sea Levels and Rising CO2 in Atmosphere

Neutral Fact Finder Points to Melting Glaciers as the Cause of Global Warming, Rising Sea Levels and Rising CO2 in Atmosphere President Elect Trump and incoming EPA director Pruit rightfully skeptical of consensus climate scientists claims says Brian Kelleher, Engr. SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The following is the opinion of Kelleher & […]

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With record rainfalls in California, another Nye-Lie bites the dust

With record rainfalls in California, another Nye-Lie bites the dust

Bill Nye the Science Propaganda Guy just can’t seem to keep his foot out of his mouth. We’ve chronicled many of his blunders here, including his involvement in Al Gore’s “High School Science” experiment where the experiment was so flawed, that they had to fake the results in video post-production to make it believable. If […]

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