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Archive of posts published in the category: Global Warming

The 97% Fraud

from National Review and Ian Tuttle, The 97% Solution Surely the most suspicious “97 percent” study was conducted in 2013 by Australian scientist John Cook — author of the 2011 book Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand and creator of…

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Facts Without Context

from The Wall Street Journal, A Deceptive New Report on Climate by Steven Koonin This isn’t the only example of highlighting a recent trend but failing to place it in complete historical context. The report’s executive summary declares that U.S.…

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The Unreliable Consensus

Rupert Darwall in the Wall Street Journal,  Climate Alarmists Use the Acid-Rain Playbook A majority of scientists might say a scientific theory is true, but that doesn’t mean the consensus is reliable. The science underpinning environmental claims can be fundamentally wrong—as…

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Global Greening

from National Review, Matt Ridley: Climate Change’s Rational Optimist “This is a huge global phenomenon, which is bringing enormous financial benefits to agriculture,” Ridley told me. “That means we have a genuine benefit to carbon dioxide that surely must be taken…

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Forget Paris

by Henry Oliner Law professor and blogger Glenn Harland Reynolds posits an axiom of politics “that the more a government wants to run its citizens’ lives, the worse job it will do at the most basic tasks of government.” I…

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Religion without God

from the Claremont Review of Books, The Church of Environmentalism In contrast to Klein’s dogmatism, Robert Nelson’s The New Holy Wars takes a measured, philosophical approach to the environment and the economy. A professor of public policy at the University of Maryland,…

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Is The Debate Really Over?

My biggest disappointment at the Freedom Fest was the great Global Warming Debate moderated by Michael Medved. While they brought up credentialed scientists to debate both sides, the format lacked seriousness and clarity. How much that AGW is used for…

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Biogenic Carbon

Old MacDonald Had a . . . Climate Offender, from Bruce Dale at The Wall Street Journal A basic fact about agricultural products such as grains and oilseeds is that the carbon in them, called biogenic carbon, came from the…

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Authoritarianism as Science

a gem from George Will in National Review, The ‘Settled’ Consensus du Jour excerpts: Four core tenets of progressivism are: First, history has a destination. Second, progressives uniquely discern it. (Barack Obama frequently declares things to be on or opposed…

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Climate and Keynesian Economics

From Phillip Magness, The ‘Climate Science’ MONIAC Machine Economics has fortunately moved well beyond the days of the hydraulic MONIAC machine and its underlying assumptions about economic causality. We have since learned – sometimes the hard way – that the economy…

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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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Mentality of Religious Fanaticism

From Matt Ridley and Benny Peiser  at The Wall Street Journal, Your Complete Guide to the Climate Debate; To put it bluntly, climate change and its likely impact are proving slower and less harmful than we feared, while decarbonization of the…

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The 97% Fraud- Part Deux

A closer look at the climate-change consensus. From National Review by Josh Gelernter For starters, though, Reuters and the president are wrong about what Cook’s study claims. It does not claim that 97 percent of scientists believe that climate change is…

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Antarctic Ice Sheets Growing

NASA study: Net gains for Antarctic ice sheets GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 31 (UPI) — According to a new NASA study, ice sheet gains outweigh losses on the Antarctic continent. The findings conflict with those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,…

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David Siegal’s Climate Summary

From David Siegal,  What I Learned about Climate Change: The Science is not Settled Weather is not climate. There are no studies showing a conclusive link between global warming and increased frequency or intensity of storms, droughts, floods, cold or heat…

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Authoritarianism Masquerading as Science

from The 97 Percent Solution by Ian Tuttle at National Review: Surely the most suspicious “97 percent” study was conducted in 2013 by Australian scientist John Cook — author of the 2011 book Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand…

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Incomplete Climate Models

from al fin next level Why are Climate Models so Estranged from Reality: Why do climate models predict apocalyptic levels of warming that do not match up with reality? It comes down to assumptions being made about numerous unknown dynamic quantities…

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