This ocean acidification hypothesis has gained great momentum in recent years, because it offers an independent path to regulate fossil fuel emissions in addition to that provided by concerns about global warming. For even if the models employed by climate alarmists are proven not to be correct with respect to their predictions of unprecedented temperature increases, more frequent… Read More »
This colossal PR disaster was 20 years in the making, and it took a special set of conditions to achieve a true marketing black hole. Never before in the history of public relations has so much star-power, money and kudos been used to score such a monstrous global own-goal. The campaign to dehumanize skeptics laid the groundwork and… Read More »
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 »
On 6 September 2010, Dr. John Holdren, President Obama’s science advisor, gave a speech in Oslo, Norway, entitled Climate-Change Science and Policy: What Do We Know? What Should We Do? The speech contained numerous scientific errors and exaggerations, all pointing towards invention of a “climate crisis” where none exists, and overstatement of those problems that may exist.
In late September 2010, five “scientists” wrote a turgid and prolix response to four straightforward pages of written scientific and economic testimony that I had submitted in May 2010 to the Congress of the United States, and had presented at an oral hearing, at the request of the ranking minority member of the House Global warming Committee. The… Read More »
The inclusion of erroneous and inconsistent material in the section dealing with Himalayan glaciers has highlighted some serious flaws in how the IPCC creates its highly influential assessment reports. Firstly, the IPCC has a procedure for using documents that are both non-published and non-peer-reviewed but none for material published without peer review. Secondly, no members of the author… Read More »
In this report, we provide a review of Illinois’ climate history and show that there is little observational evidence of unusual long-term climate changes taking place that could be linked to anthropogenic “global warming”—despite the frequent prognostications to the contrary, often accompanied by doom and gloom scenarios.
Amid the clamor about the threat of global warming from increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, there are several scientific voices with surprising contrary ideas. The evidence is now coming together that there are substantial health benefits from greenhouse gases and these benefits are great enough to reconsider the campaign to cut carbon emissions.
The contradictions and biases evidenced by my communications with Environment America are fascinating. Although they willingly admit that “we do not suggest that these extreme weather events were caused by global warming,” they are willing to assert that: (1) average planetary temperatures continue to increase; (2) the frequency and/or intensity of these events are increasing; and (3) reducing… Read More »