Category Archives: Originals

Observed Climate Change and the Negligible Global Effect of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in the State of Montana

By | May 9, 2011

SUMMARY FOR POLICYMAKERS In this report, we examine the historical observations of weather and climate in Montana. We find that climate variability from year-to-year and decade-to-decade plays a significant role in Montana’s climate. While temperatures have generally appeared to have risen across the state over the past century (although part of this rise may be a result of… Read More »

Comments on the Testimony of Dr. Richard Somerville

By | April 21, 2011

On March 8, 2011, Dr. Richard Somerville supplied written testimony to the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Dr. Somerville’s testimony was an eloquently packaged collection of general alarmist talking points that closely follows his 2009 Copenhagen Diagnosis. It consists of a selective presentation of post-AR4 findings on climate change—carefully… Read More »

Observed Climate Change and the Negligible Effect on Greehouse Gases in the State of Ohio

By | April 21, 2011

In December of 2008, the environmental organization Environment Ohio released its report “What’s at Stake: How Global Warming Threatens the Buckeye State” in an effort to apply pressure on the government of Ohio to enact legislation to limit the emissions of greenhouse gases from the state.  SPPI’s report rectifies a multitude of omissions by performing the types of… Read More »

UN Agenda 21 Will Rule The US Waves

By | April 14, 2011

Whilst everyone has been occupied with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s defense before Congress of the EPA’s attempts to regulate CO2 emissions, the Administration has continued to move towards International Ocean Governance with the establishment of a Governance Coordinating Committee for the National Ocean Council, (NOC). The NOC has been long in the making and earlier history of Ocean… Read More »

Ten Major Failures of Consensus Science

By | April 14, 2011

The US congress sub-committee on Energy and Commerce Committee held hearings on whether to restrict in some way the EPA’s regulatory authority relative to greenhouse gas emissions. There were 7 scientists invited to testify. Three of the four who argued not to restrict the EPA played a key role in the last IPCC report (and will also in… Read More »

An Investigation of Temperature Trends from weather station observations representing various locations across Utah

By | April 4, 2011

Climate change in Utah is often quantified by measures such as the statewide temperature history as aggregated from the historical records of local observing sites scattered around the state. However, we show that there are many influences on these local thermometers that make them inappropriate for use “as is” in contributing to the establishment of reliable temperature records… Read More »

Impacts of Climate Mitigation Measures in Australia

By | March 1, 2011

Globally, in 2009, humankind emitted 30,303 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (mmtCO2: EIA, 2011a), of which emissions from Australia accounted for 418 mmtCO2, or a 1.38% (EIA, 2011a). The proportion of manmade CO2 emissions from Australia will decrease over the 21st century as the rapid demand for power in developing countries such as China and India rapidly… Read More »

Toward Rational Energy Planning

By | February 28, 2011

America urgently needs a rational energy policy. Such a policy should be based upon economics and reliability, yet options favored by our current government provide no real solutions to meeting future energy needs in a responsible and cost effective way. Science & Public Policy’s readers are aware of the abundant empirical evidence that the earth’s climate is predominantly… Read More »

Observed Climate Change and the Negligible Global Effect of Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits in the State of Virginia

By | February 22, 2011

The observations we have detailed herein illustrate that climate variability from year-to-year and decade-to-decade plays a greater role in Virginia’s climate than any long-term trends. Such short-term variability will continue dominating Virginia’s climate into the future. At the century timescale, Virginia’s climate shows no statically significant trend in statewide average annual temperature, statewide total annual precipitation, or in… Read More »