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The Happy Warrior Saves His Best Climate Writing for Last

Bookreview By Patrick J. Michaels April 06, 2021 S. Fred Singer, who died last year, was an emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, well-known for his written and spoken clarity. His last book, the Third Edition of Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate, is the most lucid example of his [...]

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The Imaginary Climate Crisis: How can we Change the Message? A talk by Richard Lindzen

The Irish Climate Science Forum (ICSF) in cooperation with CLINTEL hosted a lecture by the world-renowned climate scientist Richard Lindzen. The online lecture was attended by around 200 people from around the world (including a group of climate activists who disturbed the talk. The recorded talk can be viewed here. Professor Lindzen kindly [...]

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It takes big energy to back up wind and solar

Power system design can be extremely complex but there is one simple number that is painfully obvious. At least it is painful to the advocates of wind and solar power, which may be why we never hear about it. It is a big, bad number. To my knowledge this big number has no [...]

By |2021-03-23T15:09:27+01:0022 March 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on It takes big energy to back up wind and solar

States sue to block “social cost” of carbon

Twelve states have asked a Federal Court to keep federal agencies from using the so-called Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases to calculate the benefits of emission reduction regulations. The new cost estimates, ordered by President Biden on day one, claim enormous distant future damages from today’s emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous [...]

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The Left declares war on gas

The so-called CLEAN Future Act just introduced by the Democrat leaders of the house energy Committee calls for the elimination of gas-fired electric power generation, some immediately, some by 2023 and all by 2035. That is just 14 years from now. Coal-fired power will also be gone, the war on coal finally over [...]

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We may never learn the truth about the Texas blackout

The reasons for the grid collapse are now a matter of intense debate. In the absence of detailed data the debate is mostly over general statistics, which do not establish causality. For example: Frozen wind turbines caused it. A gas shortage caused it. The gas shortage was caused by electrification of the pipelines. [...]

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UN calls for contraction and convergence to low living standards

The UN just published its first ever environmental synthesis report, with the expectedly scary title “Making Peace With Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies.” That’s right, now there are (hyperbolically) three emergencies, not just the climate one. In fact according to the UN we now have a “Planetary [...]

By |2021-03-07T17:48:56+01:0025 February 2021|News, USA|Comments Off on UN calls for contraction and convergence to low living standards

Cold Snaps Expose Climate Science Fragility

Guest article by Jim Steele Cold snaps can be deadly. A 2014 National Health Statistics report found, “During 2006–2010, about 2,000 U.S. residents died each year from weather-related deaths; 63% were attributed to exposure to natural cold. The recent cold snap in Texas and Germany highlighted our energy system’s vulnerabilities. During times of our greatest need, inadequate natural gas [...]

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American K-12 science education gone bad

I don’t often write an article about someone else’s article but Shepard Barbash’s deeply researched piece “Science betrayed” deserves a wide readership. His subtitle says it all: “The propaganda infecting K–12 science curricula, especially on the environment, won’t go away.” Barbash first looks at the history, then where we are today. The entrenchment of [...]

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