The Improving Science of Anthropogenic Global Warming
A brief history of recent climate science puts this outstanding effort in its proper context. From about 1850 to nearly 2000 our planet appeared to be growing significantly warmer over time. There were fluctuations, but a trend was identified (and some would say artificially amplified) suggesting that our climate was warming at a dangerous rate. We have recently enjoyed a fortuitous leveling in what was previously a significantly alarming increase in the Earth’s Median Daily Temperature. From about 1998 to the present, the Earth’s temperatures have either stabilized or moderately decreased. The current controversial theories regarding human impact on the terrestrial climate failed to explain this departure from forecast. But rather than holding a polka dance to celebrate our likely salvation from climate-induced immolation, proponents of AGW engaged in an odious practice of “Hiding the Decline.” But why hide the decline when you can scientifically account for it instead?
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, Explain The Decline
, George Monbiot
, Global Warming
, The Hockey Stick Curve
, The Montreal Protocol
, Thomas Kuhn
Debunking the War on Fracking
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Holt to discuss incorrect myths about fracking, the importance of natural gas in our economy and the latest on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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The Left’s Fake Science on Global Warming
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by James Taylor to talk about a recent study claiming a 4,000 year high of global temperatures, the problems with the study and the latest on climategate.
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“Climate change” cools off
These are not happy times for the Church of Global Warming, which has been trying to repackage its manufactured hysteria as “climate change” for several years. But according to the New York Times on Thursday, we’ve actually come full circle to where we began in the Seventies: global cooling. After some flapdoodle about global temperature spikes (in fact, not only is there no evidence connecting human activity to | Read More »
Light may not have mass, momentum, charge or a chemical formula, but it now shares an important distinction with many elements found on The Periodic Table. In France, light is being regulated as a pollutant. The Guardian UK shares details below.
Shops and offices throughout France will be forced to turn off their lights overnight in a bid to fight light pollution, the country’s environment ministry has announced. Under the new law, which comes into effect on 1 July, lights in shop window displays will be turned off at 1am. Interior lights in offices and other non-residential buildings will have to be switched off an hour after the last employee leaves.
The goal of the law is actually to prevent CO2 emissions which French Ecology Minister Delphine Batho seems to believe are harming the planet. The proponents of this tactical retreat to ages before Edison claim it will save enough energy to power 750,000 French households every year. It once again amazes me what depredations of liberty are possible when they are sold as environment-friendly policy.
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The Next in Our Dump Upton Series
“I have said at nearly every climate change hearing that for me I don’t dispute the science. Right or wrong, the debate over the modeling and science appears to be over.” Guess who said that? While those comments appear similar to the sentiments expressed by the likes of Al Gore, it was actually Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton who said it during a | Read More »
Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate
From the diaries. America is addicted to chocolate. Foreign chocolate. A majority of us consume chocolate each day. Although the U.S. produces only 6% of the world’s cocoa, we consume more than 20%. The threat is obvious. It’s time for government to step in and promote alternatives. Any day, President Obama will be barnstorming the country to tell us, “If we really want chocolate security | Read More »
The Green Movement’s True Colors
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by James Delingpole to discuss his book, the arguments for and against global warming, and urges a different and better approach to science and scientific inquiry. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email | Read More »
Robert Murphy on Peter Gleick’s faked Heartland memo: “oozing absurdities.”
I rather badly want to have been the person who first came up with that phrase, in fact. I feel that I need to get this on the record. Anyway, if you were looking for a recap on the entire didn’t-turn-out-as-intended climate alarmist attack on the Heartland Institute by – well, I suppose that it has not been proven in a court of law that | Read More »
More on the Peter Gleick Fakegate Memo.
This is pretty good stuff of Megan McArdle, re Peter Gleick‘s own-goal sabotage of climate change advocates by disseminating/allegedly creating a fake Heartland memo on its global warming strategies (not to mention his confessed identity theft): When skeptics complain that global warming activists are apparently willing to go to any lengths–including lying–to advance their worldview, I’d say one of the movement’s top priorities should be | Read More »
What are the depths of Peter Gleick’s depravity in the Heartland global warming smear attack? [UPDATED]
[UPDATE: The preliminary steps of removing Peter Gleick from positions of authority and respect have begun: he's 'resigned' from his position with the National Center for Science Education, and his scientific ethics task force chairmanship(!) for the American Geophysical Union. One wonders whether groups like the MacArthur Fellows Program and NAS will insist that Gleick cut all ties from them, as well. Nobody's really expecting | Read More »
My Endorsement This Year: Rick Santorum 2012
If you watch politics long enough, you’ll see a moment where the tragedy of a losing campaign gets so bad that you actually stop and laugh. It was the “Taliban Dan” ad back in 2010 that convinced me that Alan Grayson was off to his next stop on his professional career. Examples of this have abounded in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary. Who can forget | Read More »
Give My Children The Lightning Again (Part 2 of 3): Mitt Romney on Energy and The Environment
When Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle coauthored the dystopic novel Lucifer’s Hammer, they focused heavily on issues of resource management. In the end of the novel, one of the protagonist characters expired uttering the following last words: “Give my children the lightning again.” Yet the challenge of giving future Americans (like my two children) the motive power to enjoy a lifestyle comparable to my own | Read More »
How I Lost My Amateur Status As A Fire-Breathing Racist!
Most Democrats from the Southern states opposed the bill and led an unsuccessful 83-day filibuster, including Senators Albert Gore, Sr. (D-TN), J. William Fulbright (D-AR), and Robert Byrd (D-WV), who personally filibustered for 14 hours straight. -Wikipedia, Civil Rights Act of 1964. It’s official. I can no longer compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics. I no longer have amateur status as a Fire-Breathing Racist. Just | Read More »
Is Irene a Harbinger, or an Expected Event?
Is Hurricane Irene a “harbinger of human-induced Climate Change” as a New York Times headline suggests, or just a seasonal tropical cyclone? We are, after all, smack-dab in the middle of hurricane season. Seeing Irene as Harbinger of a Change in Climate By JUSTIN GILLIS, The New York Times August 27, 2011 The scale of Hurricane Irene, which could cause more extensive damage along the | Read More »