Category Archives: Commentaries & Essays

Indiana Says ‘No Thanks’ to Cap and Trade

By | May 18, 2009

This week Congress is set to release the details of the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act, a bill that purports to combat global warming by setting strict limits on carbon emissions. I’m not a candidate for any office – now or ever again – and I’ve approached the "climate change" debate with an open-mind. But it’s… Read More »

The Non-Climatic Impacts of theWaxman-Markey Mitigation Bill

By | May 15, 2009

Editor Note: Using mainstream models and assumptions, Mr. Knappenberger finds that in the year 2050 with a 83% emissions reduction (the aspirational goal of Waxman-Markey, the beginning steps of which are under vigorous debate), the temperature reduction is nine hundredths of one degree Fahrenheit, or two years of avoided warming. A more realistic climate bill would be a… Read More »

Obama’s Energy Triangulation

By | May 13, 2009

Obama’s Energy Triangulation by Joel Kotkin | May 12, 2009 With the possible exception of health care reform, no major issue presents more political opportunities and potential pitfalls for President Barack Obama than energy. A misstep over energy policy could cause serious economic, social and political consequences that could continue over the next decade. To succeed in revising… Read More »

Chuck It Yet Again Schmidt!

By | May 12, 2009

Yet again Gavin Schmidt, who writes the political RealClimate blog for “global-warming” alarmists that is promoted by two of the authors of the now-discredited “hockey-stick” graph falsely abolishing the medieval warm period, has inaccurately criticized me in his blog. This paper sets the facts straight.

Al Gore, Global Warming and Truth

By | April 30, 2009

Al Gore, Global Warming and Truth by Thomas Fuller | April 27, 2009 I voted three times for Al Gore, twice for VP and once for President.  I don’t regret the first two votes… The former Vice President spoke before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week. It was not his shining hour. Some of what he… Read More »

Deliberate Misrepresentation Letter of formal complaint to Clark Hoyt, Esq. Public Editor of NYTimes

By | April 29, 2009

Clark Hoyt, Esq., Public Editor and Readers’ Representative, The New York Times. Dear Mr. Hoyt, Deliberate misrepresentation in a front-page article by Andrew Revkin on Friday, 24 April, 2009 The New York Times guidelines for staff writers on “Journalistic Ethics” begin by stating the principles that all journalists should respect: impartiality and neutrality; integrity; and avoidance of conflicts… Read More »

The Danger of Environmentalism

By | April 22, 2009

EARTH DAY approaches, and with it a grave danger faces mankind. The danger is not from acid rain, global warming, smog, or the logging of rain forests, as environmentalists would have us believe. The danger to mankind is from environmentalism. The fundamental goal of environmentalism is not clean air and clean water; rather, it is the demolition of… Read More »

No, We Don’t Need Five Planets

By | April 17, 2009

By Bjorn Lomborg | April 15, 2009 ACCORDING to conventional wisdom, we are voraciously using the world’s resources and living way beyond Earth’s means. This narrative of decline and pessimism underlies much of today’s environmental discourse and is often formulated in a simple fashion: by 2030, we will need two planets to sustain us, owing to higher living… Read More »

A Farmer’s View On Carbon Credits

By | April 14, 2009

Written by Farmer Steve   I have changed my mind about participating in the carbon credit program. And have resolved to give the money I received to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Here is why. Recently I sat in the fire hall with a few dozen farmers. We had been invited to hear how we can get paid for… Read More »

Technology is the Answer to Climate Change

By | April 14, 2009

Carbon caps or levies will throttle taxpayers Last summer, China and the developing world announced the price for their cooperation on a global-warming treaty: up to 1% of the developed world’s gross domestic product. For the U.S., this would mean sending $140 billion a year to China, Iran, North Korea and Cuba, among other countries. This is in… Read More »