I ran into Al Gore at a climate/energy conference this month, and he vibrates with passion about this issue — recognizing that we should confront mortal threats even when they don’t emanate from Al Qaeda.
Back in 2001, Richard Lindzen and colleagues made quite a stir in the climate community when they published a paper in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society in which they describe having possibly identified an “adaptive infrared iris” that opens and closes to keep the earth’s temperature fairly steady even in light of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide… Read More »
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell has decided that the debate over global warming calls for a tax increase. Surprise, surprise!
The eight-year-old U.S. outbreak of West Nile virus shows no signs of abating. Last year, there were 4,300 serious cases and almost 200 deaths. And though it is still very early in the season, statistics released by the CDC on Tuesday are alarming:
Mike Lockwood and Claus Frohlich published a paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society which concludes that the Sun could not be responsible for the global temperature rise over the last twenty years. The BBC published a news story on the paper dated July 10, 2007.
New research from Stephen Schwartz of Brookhaven National Lab concludes that the Earth’s climate is only about one-third as sensitive to carbon dioxide as the IPCC assumes.
There are three main points/opinions/issues I’d like to explore, which are all interrelated…
BOSTON: Introducing Newsweek’s Aug. 13 cover story on global warming "denial," editor Jon Meacham brings up an embarrassing blast from his magazine’s past: an April 1975 story about global cooling, and the coming ice age that scientists then were predicting.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the global warming debate has now escalated from a minor skirmish to an all-out war. Although we who are skeptical of the claim that global warming is mostly manmade have become accustomed to being the ones that take on casualties, last week was particularly brutal for those who say we have only 8… Read More »