Nancy Pelosi’s Giant Carbon Footprint

By | May 26, 2011

A few months ago Judicial Watch, which describes itself as a “a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, [which] promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law” summarized the results of its Freedom of Information request for records concerning Nancy Pelosi’s use of Air Force aircraft for her transportation while Speaker of the House.

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 »

Climate Science and EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulation

By | April 21, 2011

1. Research has shown that a focus on just carbon dioxide and a few other greenhouse gases as the dominant human influence on climate is too narrow, and misses other important human influences. 2. The phrases “global warming” and “climate change” are not the same. Global warming is a subset of climate change. 3. The prediction (or projection)… 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 »

Research to Date on Forecasting for the Manmade Global Warming Alarm

By | April 5, 2011

The validity of the manmade global warming alarm requires the support of scientific forecasts of (1) a substantive long-term rise in global mean temperatures in the absence of regulations, (2) serious net harmful effects due to global warming, and (3) cost-effective regulations that would produce net beneficial effects versus alternatives such as doing nothing. Without scientific forecasts for… 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 »