Despite Billions in Subsidies, Corn Ethanol Has Not Cut U.S. Imports

By | November 8, 2010

In the next few weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule on a proposal to increase from 10 percent to 15 percent the amount of ethanol that may be blended into gasoline. If the EPA approves the move, the U.S. motor-fuel market would yet again become the victim of misguided federal intervention. Since the 1970s, Congress… Read More »

Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt?

By | November 7, 2010

How many excuses does it take? The Western Climate Establishment has allowed egregious mistakes, major errors, and obvious biases to accumulate — each factor on its own might be hard to pin down, but the pattern is undeniable.

Where are the Corpses?

By | October 25, 2010

The record of continental (as opposed to island) bird and mammal extinctions in the last five centuries was analyzed to determine if the “species-area” relationship actually works to predict extinctions. Very few continental birds or mammals are recorded as having gone extinct, and none have gone extinct from habitat reduction alone. No continental forest bird or mammal is… Read More »

To a Geologist, “The Past is Key to the Future.”

By | October 21, 2010

In order to understand recent behavior of polar ice and have some visibility into the future, we need to look at it from an historical perspective. A good place to start the investigation is Greenland, which is often described by official sources as experiencing a meltdown. The BBC has famously warned us “If the ice cap were to… Read More »

The History of the Global Warming Scare

By | October 2, 2010

The IPCC was formed in 1988 with the purpose of assessing “the scientific, technical and socioeconomic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.”  — i.e. its main goal is based on the assumption of “human-induced climate change” – there was never an attempt to evaluate the scientific evidence of the cause.

Some Weather Extremes are Real, but Causes are Natural

By | October 2, 2010

We have had some extreme conditions the last few years – of cold, heat, snow and rain. Detailed summaries on the cold last winter can be found here and on the hot summer here. Both were memorable seasons indeed. Though the second author did an excellent job detailing the summer records and did mention the amplified and frozen… Read More »

The European Emissions Trading Scheme

By | September 16, 2010

The European Union is often lauded as the leading global player, in its stated aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by ever increasing amounts, but are these aims reflected in reality?