Category Archives: Reprint

The Disclosure of Climate Data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia

By | March 3, 2010

The Institute is pleased to submit its views to inform the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry, ‘The disclosure of climate data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia’. The attached annex details our response to the questions listed in the call for evidence, which was prepared with input from the Institute’s… Read More »

The Disclosure of Climate Data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia

By | March 1, 2010

Reconstructions of temperature over the past 1000 years have been an highly visible part of IPCC presentations to the public. CRU has been extremely influential in IPCC reconstructions through: coauthorship, the use of CRU chronologies, peer review and IPCC participation. To my knowledge, there are no 1000-year reconstructions which are truly “independent” of CRU influence.

EPA Must Reconsider Its Endangerment Finding

By | February 12, 2010

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0171 Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act 74 Fed. Reg. 66496 (Dec. 15, 2009) PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION BY PEABODY ENERGY COMPANY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Petition for Reconsideration of EPA’s Endangerment Finding

By | February 12, 2010

BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATOR UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WASHINGTON, D.C. PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF THE ENDANGERMENT AND CAUSE OR CONTRIBUTE FINDINGS FOR GREENHOUSE GASES UNDER SECTION 202(a) OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT – 74 FED. REG. 66496 (DEC. 15, 2009)

The True Cost of Electricity from Wind is Always Underestimated and its Value Always Overestimated

By | February 11, 2010

Probably the most common wind energy question that I receive from analysts, reporters, and interested citizens deals with the cost of electricity from wind.  The frequency of the question is understandable since estimates provided by the wind industry, federal and state agencies and contractors, and the media understate the true cost and ignore the fact that electricity from… Read More »

Environmentalism as Religion

By | February 10, 2010

Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA – This was not the first discussion of environmentalism as a religion, but it caught on and was widely quoted. Michael explains why religious approaches to the environment are inappropriate and cause damage to the natural world they intend to protect.

Global Warming and Malaria: Knowing the Horse Before Hitching the Cart

By | February 3, 2010

Speculations on the potential impact of climate change on human health frequently focus on malaria. Predictions are common that in the coming decades, tens – even hundreds – of millions more cases will occur in regions where the disease is already present, and that transmission will extend to higher latitudes and altitudes. Such predictions, sometimes supported by simple… Read More »