Monthly C02 Report, January 2011

By | March 22, 2011

THE TRAGIC EVENTS of March 2011 in Japan, with the loss of some 50,000 lives as a result of perhaps the worst tsunami to strike the islands since records began, produced the usual crop of wild, nonsensical, irresponsible statements from climate extremists blaming the catastrophe on manmade “global warming”, which had nothing to do with it.

Impacts of Climate Mitigation Measures in Australia

By | March 1, 2011

Globally, in 2009, humankind emitted 30,303 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (mmtCO2: EIA, 2011a), of which emissions from Australia accounted for 418 mmtCO2, or a 1.38% (EIA, 2011a). The proportion of manmade CO2 emissions from Australia will decrease over the 21st century as the rapid demand for power in developing countries such as China and India rapidly… Read More »

Toward Rational Energy Planning

By | February 28, 2011

America urgently needs a rational energy policy. Such a policy should be based upon economics and reliability, yet options favored by our current government provide no real solutions to meeting future energy needs in a responsible and cost effective way. Science & Public Policy’s readers are aware of the abundant empirical evidence that the earth’s climate is predominantly… Read More »

Global Warming: How to Approach the Science

By | February 28, 2011

Global Warming: How to approach the science. Richard S. Lindzen Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate Massachusetts Institute of Technology Testimony: House Subcommittee on Science and Technology hearing on A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, the Response November 17, 2010

Environmental Issues: What’s Real and What’s Nonsense?

By | February 22, 2011

The story of environmentalism is generally portrayed as one of citizens triumphing over evil corporate polluters, of public awareness, science, and affluence working together to solve pressing problems. There is no problem so huge or so abstract that we cannot solve it if we put our minds to it And solving these problems yields all sorts of positive… Read More »

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

By | February 22, 2011

The observations we have detailed herein illustrate that climate variability from year-to-year and decade-to-decade plays a greater role in Virginia’s climate than any long-term trends. Such short-term variability will continue dominating Virginia’s climate into the future. At the century timescale, Virginia’s climate shows no statically significant trend in statewide average annual temperature, statewide total annual precipitation, or in… Read More »

High Level Climate Finance

By | February 17, 2011

We have seen the end of yet another UN “Climate Fest”, with COP 16 in Cancun. The actual conference, however, is just the “tip of the iceberg” of the massive wheeling and dealing that goes on all year round.