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Archive of posts published in the tag: AGW

Why Social Media is a Sucker for Bad Reporting

The point is that the subject is much more complicated than most are willing to accept. Even the most respected journalists are seduced more by the political angle than accuracy and open mindedness.  This travesty is multiplied thousands of times on the social media by the lazy who read for confirmation rather than information.

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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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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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Imposing Moral Supremacy

from Jeff Jacoby at the Boston Globe, Healey’s Exxon witch-hunt: As a citizen and a politician, Healey is fully entitled to condemn fossil fuels, decry global warming, and express scorn for those who don’t agree with her and Gore. As…

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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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Real Science

an excellent and thorough piece- What is “Science” from the blog The Arts Mechanical–  it is rich with references and worth reading all the links embedded in the article. That’s the  problem with corrupting science by using it to drive…

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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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When a Hypothesis Becomes Dogma

from The Washington Post, For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk. Was that wrong? But even as a Senate committee was developing the Dietary Goals, some experts were lamenting that the case against saturated fats, though thinly…

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Forging The 97% Consensus

James Taylor from Forbes, Global Warming Alarmists Caught Doctoring ’97-Percent Consensus’ Claims Viewing the Cook paper in the best possible light, Cook and colleagues can perhaps claim a small amount of wiggle room in their classifications because the explicit wording…

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Climate Policy without Results

Carly Fiorina on Climate Change Strategy in National Review, Carly Fiorina Shows How to Address the Left on Climate Change In the political battles over climate change, there are three distinct and relevant questions. First, does mankind have a material…

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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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