• MSM On Climate Hype: “The Worst Case Is The Only Thing That Prompts Us To Get Anything Done”

    • Date: 22/07/17
    • Eric Worrall, Watts Up With That

    According to the Sydney Morning Herald, telling the truth about climate doesn’t work. Hyping extreme climate scenarios is sometimes the only way to motivate climate action. How Y2K offers a lesson for fighting climate change Earlier this month, New York magazine published a riveting and frightening look at the future of the planet we call home. Now […]

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  • The New Astrology

    • Date: 22/07/17
    • Alan Jay Levinovitz, Aeon

    By fetishising mathematical models, economists turned economics into a highly paid pseudoscience. Since the 2008 financial crisis, colleges and universities have faced increased pressure to identify essential disciplines, and cut the rest… But despite the funding crunch, it’s a bull market for academic economists. According to a 2015 sociological study in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the median salary of […]

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  • An Update On The Debate About Sea Level Rise

    • Date: 20/07/17
    • Larry Kummer, Fabius Maximus

    Rising sea levels have become a core element — perhaps the core — of climate activists’ warnings. What do scientists say? Should we worry, panic, or despair? Here is a brief answer, plus much supporting evidence. An example of Greenpeace informing the public. As so many of the predicted effects of climate change have failed […]

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  • PGC Reports Record Future Supply Of Natural Gas In The U.S.

    • Date: 19/07/17
    • Potential Gas Committee

    The Potential Gas Committee (PGC) today released the results of its latest biennial assessment of the nation’s natural gas resources, which indicates that the United States possesses a total technically recoverable resource base of 2,817 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) as of year-end 2016. This is the highest resource evaluation in the Committee’s 52-year history, exceeding […]

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  • Green Cronyism Gone Wild: It Looks Like The State Of California Is Bailing Out Tesla

    • Date: 18/07/17
    • Wolf Richter, Business Insider

    The California state Assembly passed a $3-billion subsidy program for electric vehicles, dwarfing the existing program. The bill is now in the state Senate. If passed, it will head to Governor Jerry Brown, who has not yet indicated if he’d sign what is ostensibly an effort to put EV sales into high gear, but below […]

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  • Why We Love Doomster Stories

    • Date: 17/07/17
    • Fabius Maximus

    Summary: A new chapter has begun in the climate wars, which reveals secret things about America. Things which we must know if we are to steer America to a safe and prosperous future. “I want doomster news stories, and plenty of them!” This week a new phase in the climate wars began with publication of “The […]

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  • Alarmists Alarmed About Alarming Alarmism

    • Date: 15/07/17
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    According to Michael Mann et al., too much alarm makes people give up on attempting climate ‘action.’ The climate change debate has entered what we might call the “Campfire Phase”, in which the goal is to tell the scariest story. – Oren Cass (twitter) David Wallace-Wells has a recent cover story in NYMagazine:  The Uninhabitable Earth. […]

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  • Population Doomster Paul Ehrlich’s New Eco-Scare: ‘Biological Annihilation’

    • Date: 14/07/17
    • Ron Bailey, Reason Online

    Paul Ehrlich’s new extinction predictions are likely to be as accurate as his famine forecasts. Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich has made a gaudy career of prophesying imminent ecological doom. “In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now,” he declared in his 1968 […]

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