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Archive of posts published in the category: Environmental

The 34% Consensus

Matt Ridley brings some objectivity to an issue where it is sorely lacking- Climate Change It is a long post and is a compilation of a few of his articles: excerpts: The climate change debate has been polarized into a…

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The Publication Bias

From The Truth Wears Off by Jonah Lehrer in The New Yorker: An excellent article on the publication bias- keep in mind that in order to be peer reviewed it has to be published- although up to a third of…

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A Political Project

Rupert Darwall writes in The National Review,  On Climate, Science and Politics Are Diverging Excerpts: Predictions of an ice-free North Pole are frequently accompanied by warnings of climate-change tipping points, tripping the planet into uncharted — and, by implication, scary…

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The Need for CO2

From The Heartland Institute, Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace, writes Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic Excerpts: Over the past 150 million years, carbon dioxide had been drawn down steadily (by plants) from about 3,000 parts per million to…

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Political Climate

From The Heartland Institute, Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace, writes Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic Excerpts: Climate change has become a powerful political force for many reasons. First, it is universal; we are told everything on Earth is…

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IPCC Conflict of Interest

From The Heartland Institute, Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace, writes Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic Excerpts: By its constitution, the IPCC has a hopeless conflict of interest. Its mandate is to consider only the human causes of…

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Clarifying Science

from Nature.com, Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims excerpts: Bias is rife. Experimental design or measuring devices may produce atypical results in a given direction. For example, determining voting behaviour by asking people on the street, at home or through the…

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The Biggest Thinking Machine

From The National Review, Davos’s Destructive Elites-“None of us is as dumb as all of us” by Kevin D. Williamson Conservatives are generally inclined to make a moral case for limited government: that transfers are corrupting, that taxes should be…

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Cocooned from Independent Thought

From National Review Matthew Continetti writes Liberalism is a Hoax. Excerpts: What are the apocalyptic predictions of climate alarmists but Sorelian myths intended to shape legislation, regulation, and the culture in the radicals’ favor? To merely profess agnosticism on the subject of global warming is…

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Noble Cause Corruption

from Ed Driscoll in PJ Media, Earth in the Grubering As the Watts Up With That blog notes: Our critics sometimes dismiss skeptics as “conspiracy theorists” noting how unlikely it would be that thousands of  scientists would collude.   They miss the point. …

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Obsolete Energy Policy

from Digital Trends, MIT students develop wearable cooling device that could make air conditioning obsolete The chief benefit of this device is that it offers a more personalized approach to temperature control, one that’s vastly more efficient than current heating…

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The Illusion of Certainty

Our financial system is man made; controlled by laws passed by legislators, administered by some very educated bureaucrats , and often staffed by Phds. We have numerous agencies from the SEC to the FDIC to the Fed to Fannie Mae…

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Prejudging Technologies

Holman Jenkins writes in The Wall Street Journal,  The Climate Speech Obama Didn’t Give, 6/28/2013 Excerpts: If we are serious about climate change, we must seriously factor in the accelerating rate of technological change already in our society. I’m personally…

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Global Warming – Again

From To the Horror of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here by Peter Ferrara in Forbes.com: Booker could have been writing about Robinson when he concluded his Sunday Telegraph commentary by writing, “Has there ever in history been such an almighty…

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A Scientist Faces His Own Global Warming Theory

Lorrie Goldstein writes in The Toronto Sun, Green ‘drivel’ exposed – The godfather of global warming lowers the boom on climate change hysteria, 6/23/12. Excerpts: Having observed that global temperatures since the turn of the millennium have not gone up…

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A Return to the Dark Ages

The emergence of the scientific method ran into the beliefs of the church and was often treated as heresy.  Skeptics of anthropomorphic global warming are treated the same by the powered elite who seek not a fight for truth but a…

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Scientific Agnosticism

Science was not a strong subject for me and I am certainly not qualified to pass judgment on the hard data and the cases for or against anthropomorphic (man-made) global warming.  Yet I also realize that most of the pundits…

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Inflating the Green Bubble

Studying the financial bubbles we can see several common characteristics. During the bubble inflation we see markets taken to an extreme by financial greed, but as Walter Sowell so appropriately metaphored on the housing bubble, “blaming the crash on greed…

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Climate Changing Saviors

At the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit our saviors arrive in 1,200 limousines and 140 private jets. Can their arrogance be any more blinding? Read in the UK Telegraph: Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges Do…

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Climate Change Messiahs

George Will writes on Climate Gate in the Washington Post; The Climate -change travesty Excerpt: Barack Obama, understanding the histrionics required in climate-change debates, promises that U.S. emissions in 2050 will be 83 percent below 2005 levels. If so, 2050…

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