Category Archives: Originals

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

By | February 29, 2008

Variations in climate from year to year and decade to decade play a greater role in the Texan climate than any long-term trends. Short-term variability will continue to dominate the climate in future. The Texas climate shows no statically significant long-term trend in mean annual temperature, rainfall, floods, droughts, heatwaves, tornadoes, or hurricanes – still less any trend… Read More »

Observed Climate Change in North Carolina

By | February 26, 2008

There is no observational evidence of unusual long-term climate changes in North Carolina. No emissions reductions by North Carolina will have any detectable regional or global effect whatsoever on climate change.

Observed climate change in Tennessee

By | February 2, 2008

There is no observational evidence of unusual long-term climate changes in Tennessee. No emissions reductions by Tennessee will have any detectable regional or global effect whatsoever on climate change.

Antarctic Ice Loss: Is There Really a Problem?

By | January 23, 2008

Michael Kaufman, a Post staff writer, describes new research results by Eric Rignot and colleagues that “Climatic changes appear to be destabilizing vast ice sheets of western Antarctica that had previously seemed relatively protected from global warming…raising the prospect of faster sea-level rise than current estimates.”

Penguins and Climate Change

By | December 13, 2007

The press out of Bali today includes coverage of a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report about the fate of penguin species under climate change. The press reports draw heavily from the press release put out by the WWF to draw attention to their report on penguins, but more importantly, the WWF’s desire for large and immediate carbon dioxide… Read More »

Kansas Climate Profile

By | December 4, 2007

On October 18, 2007, The Kansas Department of Health and Environment rejected a request to build two new 700-megawatt coal-fired electricity generating power plants, citing concerns over the contribution of the proposed plants’ carbon dioxide emissions to climate change and “the potential harm to our environment and health.”

SPPI Fact sheet: West Nile Virus in Kansas

By | November 30, 2007

West Nile Virus was introduced to the United States through the port of New York City in the summer of 1999. Since its introduction, it has spread rapidly across the country, reaching the West Coast by 2002 and has now been documented in every state as well as most provinces of Canada. This is not a sign that… Read More »

Why the IPCC should be disbanded

By | November 9, 2007

The common perception of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is one of an impartial organization that thoroughly reviews the state of climate science and produces reports which are clear, accurate, comprehensive, well substantiated and without bias.

Accurate Climate Change Assessment, An Impossible Task?

By | October 14, 2007

Recently, a critical adjustment[1] was made by NASA to its US Annual mean temperature record since 1895, due to discovering an error in their adjustments found by Steve McIntyre, who also blew the whistle on the flawed hockey stick of Mann, Bradley and Hughes.

UPDATED: Hurricane Threat to Florida: Climate Change or Demographics?

By | October 13, 2007

Despite the lack of any trends in hurricane landfalls along the U.S. and Florida coasts, or damage to U.S. coastlines when population demographics are taken into account, the impact from a single storm can be enormous. The massive population and infrastructure build-up of the US coastline has vastly raised the potential damage that a storm can inflict. It… Read More »