• Michael Bernstam: Inconvenient Math?

    • Date: 03/07/17

    On climate change, the uncertainties multiply— literally.   Climate change faces a neglected actuarial problem. Too many conditions must be met to warrant a policy action on climate change. The following four stipulations must each be highly probable:  1. Global warming will accumulate at 0.12 degrees Celsius or higher per decade. 2. It is anthropogenic, due largely to carbon dioxide emissions. 3. The net effect is harmful […]

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  • Keith Kloor: The Science Police

    • Date: 29/06/17
    • Keith Kloor, Issues in Science and Technology

    On highly charged issues, such as climate change and endangered species, peer review literature and public discourse are aggressively patrolled by self-appointed sheriffs in the scientific community. […] The academic climate Until recently, Roger Pielke Jr. spent most of his career teaching in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. An interdisciplinary […]

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  • Oil Industry And Left-Wing Enviros Find Common Cause In A Carbon Tax

    • Date: 21/06/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Environmentalists have linked arms with the oil industry to push a nationwide tax on carbon dioxide emissions as a “conservative” way to fight global warming. The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) unveiled Tuesday some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies were among its donors, including BP, ExxonMobil, Total and Royal Dutch Shell. CLC bills its […]

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  • Black Monday For Climatistas

    • Date: 20/06/17
    • Steve Hayward, Power Line

    Most climatistas are going to call today “Black Monday,” because today has dealt a double-whammy of what Al Gore would call inconvenient news. First, an article out today in Nature Geoscience ponders the problem of why observed temperatures in the troposphere are not matching up with what the climate models have predicted. The lead author, […]

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  • Reality Check: 85% Of Global Energy Consumption Based On Fossil Fuels

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Despite a small drop in coal consumption, fossil fuels remain dominant, with a share of 85%.  Wind and solar in contrast contribute only a tiny 2.2%. http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html More on the BP Energy Review. Despite a small drop in coal consumption, fossil fuels remain dominant, with a share of 85%. Wind and solar in contrast contribute […]

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  • Exit From Paris Climate Accord: A Re-Founding Of American Democracy?

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Contrepoints/ translated by Friends of Science

    In an interview with the French liberal newspaper Contrepoints, Belgian philosopher Drieu Godefridi discusses his view that the exit of the Trump Administration from the Paris Agreement is a sensible return to American democracy. Drieu Godefridi Interview with Drieu Godefridi, Belgian philosopher, jurist, author of “Le GIEC etMort; Vive le Science” (The IPCC is Dead: Long […]

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  • How Two Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Got Oil Wrong

    • Date: 15/06/17
    • Michael Lynch , Forbes

    My recent book details the numerous mistakes made by many experts — real and apparent — about the oil market and oil prices.   This post will point to two in particular (the latter of which did not appear in the book).  Robert Solow and Paul Krugman are both M.I.T. professors of economics (Krugman only for a […]

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  • Roy Spencer: A Global Warming Red Team Warning

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Roy Spencer

    Now that the idea of a global warming Red Team approach to help determine what our energy policy should be is gaining traction, it is important that we understand what that means to some of us who have been advocating it for over 10 years — and also what it doesn’t mean. The Red Team […]

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