Category Archives: Commentaries Essays

Not Too Late to Kill “Cap-And-Tax-Bill”

By | June 25, 2009

Perhaps the most destructive legislation in our country’s history will, as soon as this week, be voted on in the House of Representatives: the Waxman-Markey tax bill in the guise of addressing climate change.   It will have adverse and lingering consequences for every American. It will raise the cost of electricity in our homes, the fuel for… Read More »

I’m Coming Out

By | June 25, 2009

For years now, I have been afraid to talk about my burden in public. I’ve lived in constant fear that around every corner one of Al Gore’s hooded cronies would be there to beat me with the tire iron of environmentalism. But in the shadow of an 18-percent budget cut and unparalleled corruption within the University, I think… Read More »

Climate Change Regime is Immoral

By | June 25, 2009

To inflict intense pain for no environmental gain is immoral. To ram such legislation through with backroom deals and no substantive debate – and unleash bureaucrats to control our energy use and lives – is dictatorial and un-American. When The People finally catch on, it won’t be a pretty sight.  

Questions on EPA’s Cost Estimates for Waxman-Markey Climate Change Legislation

By | June 16, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) analysis of the economic impact of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill relies on a variety of assumptions. These assumptions strongly bias the cost downward when compared to the results of studies done by the Center for Data Analysis (CDA) at The Heritage Foundation and by CRA International for the National Black Chamber of… Read More »

Freeman Dyson Takes on the Climate Establishment

By | June 6, 2009

Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson has been roundly criticized for insisting global warming is not an urgent problem, with many climate scientists dismissing him as woefully ill-informed. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Dyson explains his iconoclastic views and why he believes they have stirred such controversy.

Earth’s Incredible Dissolving Corals

By | May 28, 2009

In a paper recently published in Geophysical Research Letters, Silverman et al. (2009) created a model of coral calcification based on field observations of gross community calcification as a function of aragonite saturation state (Ωarag), sea surface temperature (SST) and live coral cover, after which they calculated calcification rates for more than 9,000 reef locations using model values… Read More »

Why I Am A Climate Realist

By | May 27, 2009

In 1996 the United Nations Interovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Second Assessment Report was released, and I was listed as one of approximately 3000 “scientists” who agreed that there was a discernable human influence on climate. I was an invited reviewer for a chapter dealing with the economic impact of sea level rise on small island nations.… Read More »

Global Warming Pauses

By | May 26, 2009

Originally we were warned about the "greenhouse effect"; then it was "global warming", followed in turn by "climate change".  Now we talk about reducing the "carbon footprint".  The light is dawning and 30 per cent of scientists are sceptics or deniers.