The Truth About Climate Change: An Open Letter to the United States Congress

By | February 9, 2011

On 28 January 2011, eighteen scientists sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate urging them to “take a fresh look at climate change.” Their intent, apparently, was to disparage the views of scientists who disagree with their contention that continued business-as-usual increases in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced from the… Read More »

The Unskeptical Guide to the Skeptics Handbook

By | February 7, 2011

Most of all, the deceptive shell game continues. The Guide offers evidence that supports a direct effect of carbon which amounts to one measly degree if carbon levels double. It offers no evidence that positive feedback will amplify the results up to a wildly high 3 or 4 degrees, and it does not inform readers that there is… Read More »

The Many Benefits of Atmostpheric CO2 Enrichment

By | February 3, 2011

SPPI has published a new Book, The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment. The full book can be purchased here: http://www.valeslake.com/bookmart.htm Global warming alarmists tell us the horrors of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration. Skeptics tell us that it’s not all that bad. Finally, there is a non-apologetic treatise that tells us of the benefits of atmospheric CO2 enrichment in… Read More »

How Can Climate Scientists Spend So Much?

By | January 18, 2011

Until a few days ago I knew that the US government spent an excessive amount of taxpayer money on climate change research. It was just a general notion; I had read occasional articles showing the funding of certain agencies like NASA but I didn’t know many specifics. Then on New Years Day, I wrote a very quick article… Read More »

Why The NOAA and NASA Proclamations Should Be Ignored: UPDATED

By | January 15, 2011

The pressure has been mounting. The public doubt about global warming has been increasing in recent years given Climategate, and how promises of warm snowless winters failed. After cold and snowy winters in 2007/08 and 2008/09, the winter of 2009/10 was the coldest ever in parts of the southeast, and in parts of Siberia and the coldest since… Read More »

December 2010 – A December to Remember

By | January 11, 2011

December was indeed a December to Remember (or for many, to forget!) with widespread cold and snows. The Central England Temperature record is one of the longest continuous temperature records in the world extending back to the Little Ice age in 1659. December 2010 was the Second Coldest December Temperature in the entire record (352 years) with an… Read More »

Monthly CO2 Report – November 2010

By | December 21, 2010

THE 16TH CONFERENCE of the Parties, said Ms. Christiana Figueres, its president, “is a litmus test of global-governance capacity”. There it was, right out in the open. Yet the few commentators who pointed out that the Cancun agreement established several hundred new bureaucracies all over the world, all answerable to the shadowy but now immensely wealthy and powerful… Read More »

Monthly CO2 Report – August-October 2010

By | December 21, 2010

THERE IS a general obligation on policymakers to think first and spend later. It is other people’s money we are spending, and the hard-pressed taxpayer, especially in difficult times, expects those who govern him to use his money wisely. However, as soon as the label “green” is attached to any proposal to spend our money, policymakers simply switch… Read More »

Controlling the Science: National Academies and Consensus

By | December 9, 2010

Former Republican Congressman and former chairman of the House Committee on Science, Sherwood Boehlert, launched an attack last week on the Republican Party and its stance on global warming science. He made great play of the contributions of Climate Scientists and National Academy of Sciences reports on climate matters. It seems he does not have much idea of… Read More »