November 3rd, 2014
By Paul Driessen
“This is not the same industry we had 15 years ago,” Natural Gas Supply Association VP Jennifer Fordham said recently. That’s an understatement. The oil, petrochemical and manufacturing industries are also far different from those of 15 years ago. Together, they’ve created hundreds of thousands of new jobs and generated countless billions of dollars in economic activity. No thanks to the Obama Administration.
From EPA to Interior and even the Energy Department, the Administration continues to display a strong animosity toward fossil fuels. Its war on coal has hounded mines, power plants, jobs and communities. Its opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline has thwarted the creation of tens of thousands of construction jobs. Its bans on leasing, drilling and hydraulic fracturing on federal onshore and offshore lands have caused a 6% drop in oil production from those lands and a 28% plunge in natural gas output – costing thousands of jobs and tens of billions in bonus, rent, royalty and tax revenues to the U.S. Treasury. Read the rest of this entry »
November 1st, 2014
20-Year CBS News Veteran, Sharyl Attkisson, Details Massive Censorship and Propaganda in Mainstream Media
Propaganda Enforcement In Media
By Michael Krieger
Journalists should be dark, funny, mean people. It’s appropriate for their antagonistic, adversarial role.
– Matt Taibbi, in this New York Magazine article
Reporters on the ground aren’t necessarily ideological, Attkisson says, but the major network news decisions get made by a handful of New York execs who read the same papers and think the same thoughts.
Often they dream up stories beforehand and turn the reporters into “casting agents,” told “we need to find someone who will say . . .” that a given policy is good or bad. “We’re asked to create a reality that fits their New York image of what they believe,” she writes.
– From the excellent New York Post article: Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama
Earlier this week, I published a piece titled, Former CBS Reporter Accuses Government of Secretly Planting Classified Docs on Her Computer, which I thought was incredible in its own right, yet the information in that post seems almost trite compared to the flood of information Attkisson has revealed to the New York Post’s Kyle Smith. Read the rest of this entry »
October 26th, 2014
It’s about slashing our energy use, free enterprise, job creation, living standards and freedoms
by Paul Driessen
Back in 1970, when I got involved in the first Earth Day and nascent environmental movement, we had real pollution problems. But over time, new laws, regulations, attitudes and technologies cleaned up our air, water and sloppy industry practices. By contrast, today’s battles are rarely about the environment. Read the rest of this entry »
October 23rd, 2014
Source: CO2 Science
Effects of CO2 on the Growth & Flavonoids of Two Medicinal Plants (22 October 2014)
The yield and pharmaceutical quality of Scutellaria species can be enhanced “with controlled environment production and CO2 enrichment”…
Why 2014 Won’t Be the Warmest Year on Record (21 October 2014)
Much is being made of the “global” surface thermometer data, which three-quarters the way through 2014 is now suggesting the global average this year will be the warmest in the modern instrumental record. Dr. Roy Spencer explains why he feels this is wrong…
Sea Level Rates-of-Rise Along Europe’s North Sea Coastline (21 October 2014)
Have they accelerated as the air’s CO2 concentration has continued its upward climb?…
Gene Expression Plasticity Evolution in Threespine Stickleback Fish (21 October 2014)
A new study finds extremely compelling support for it, and that is encouraging news for those concerned about animal range expansions or shifts caused by climate change…
Mid- and High-Latitude Forests Respond to Environmental Change (20 October 2014)
To “reduce the uncertainties in predicting future carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems, land surface models should not only consider land-use history, but also account for key physiological processes governing the fate of carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems, such as the effects of CO2 fertilization, nitrogen deposition, and climate warming on vegetation growth.”… Read the rest of this entry »
October 23rd, 2014
Posted on October 13, 2014 by Roger Andrews
Over the course of time CO2 emitted to the atmosphere is sequestered in carbon sinks. There are two places it can go:
* Into the ocean sink, or
* Into the terrestrial biosphere sink (vegetation, soils etc.)
How much goes into each? I’m still looking into that. In the meantime I’m presenting some observational data which suggest that the terrestrial biosphere sink is growing rapidly and may be making a larger contribution than is generally supposed. Read the rest of this entry »
October 23rd, 2014
Source: The Blaze
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, often considered one of the most influential people in Silicon Valley, said Tuesday that he is skeptical of man-made global warming because many refuse to allow debate the subject.
“Whenever you can’t have a debate, I often think that’s evidence that there’s a problem,” Thiel said on The Glenn Beck Program. “When people use the word ‘science,’ it’s often a tell, like in poker, that you’re bluffing. It’s like we have ‘social science’ and we have ‘political science,’ [but] we don’t call it ‘physical science’ or ‘chemical science.’ We just call them physics and chemistry because we know they’re right.”
Thiel said no one will be upset if you ask questions about the periodic table, because it is actually science. But referring to man-made climate change as “science” tells you “that people are exaggerating and they’re bluffing a little bit,” Thiel said. Read the rest of this entry »
October 21st, 2014
The courts and Senate provide no checks and balances. Could a Republican Senate help?
BY Paul Driessen
You’ve got to admire the sheer audacity: Democratic Senator Mark Begich telling Alaska voters that he stood up to President Obama and fought for oil drilling and jobs in his state. Maybe he had a few chats.
But he certainly knew his concerns and opinions meant nothing, changed nothing, accomplished nothing. And then he voted 97% of the time with Mr. Obama and Senate Majority Dictator Harry Reid
Reid has kept over 300 bills bottled up, squelched almost all proffered Republican amendments on anything that did move, and used the “nuclear option” to end the longstanding 60-vote rule and wipe out any chance that Republicans could block Obama nominees or prevent the President from packing the vital DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The three new liberal judges on that court can now be counted on to defer to Mr. Obama’s policies and “agency discretion” on future arrogations of power. Read the rest of this entry »
October 17th, 2014
Source: CO2 Science
Alleviating Phosphorus Limitations in a Future Acidified Ocean (15 October 2014)
Once again, we have another example of a marine organism that will likely benefit from so-called ocean acidification, even in the face of an important resource limitation…
The Diverse Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine N2 Fixers (15 October 2014)
They range from negative to neutral to positive. Guess which one predominates…
Impacts of Warming and Cooling Trends on Swedish Alpine Flora (14 October 2014)
By what means and how well have the plants dealt with these two climatic challenges?…
Some Incompatibilities of Global and Regional Climate Models (14 October 2014)
Regional- to local-scale predictions of GCMs can often be misleading; and corrections imposed by RCM downscaling can also be misleading… Read the rest of this entry »
October 12th, 2014
President Obama condemns tax inversions, but pillages America with his regulatory agenda.
“My policies are on the ballot, every single one of them,” he reminded voters on October 2.
by Paul Driessen
It’s no mystery why American companies have stockpiled over $2 trillion of overseas earnings in foreign bank accounts. If they bring it to the United States, the IRS would grab 35% of it. That’s the US corporate tax rate – the highest in the developed world, double the average in EU nations.
Medtronic found a creative way to repatriate its cash, allowing it to bring money to the USA subject to just a 12.5% tax. The company acquired Covidien, another, smaller medical device firm in Ireland and will establish its formal headquarters in Dublin, thereby slashing its tax rate by two-thirds, and leaving it with far more cash for plants and equipment, innovation, hiring and keeping workers, and tapping new markets. Read the rest of this entry »
October 12th, 2014
Short biography – Dr. Patrick Moore
Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 40 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. The leader of many Greenpeace campaigns (e.g. “Save the Whales”, seal hunting), he was a member of the Rainbow Warrior crew when the anti-nuclear testing ship was bombed in Auckland Harbour. Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world’s largest environmental activist organization.
He left Greenpeace in 1986 because of his concern at the anti-science and extreme political policies it was adopting; nevertheless, he remains passionately concerned about the environment and describes himself as a “sensible environmentalist”. This, of course makes him a most controversial figure as the current Greenpeace policies are not aligned with his “sensible” view. He is visiting Australia to explain why his view of catastrophic global warming differs from that of the extreme green movement. Read the rest of this entry »
October 10th, 2014
by JUDITH CURRY
Mounting evidence suggests that basic assumptions about climate change are mistaken: The numbers don’t add up.
At the recent United Nations Climate Summit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that “Without significant cuts in emissions by all countries, and in key sectors, the window of opportunity to stay within less than 2 degrees [of warming] will soon close forever.” Actually, this window of opportunity may remain open for quite some time. A growing body of evidence suggests that the climate is less sensitive to increases in carbon-dioxide emissions than policy makers generally assume—and that the need for reductions in such emissions is less urgent. Read the rest of this entry »
October 10th, 2014
Source: Monckton Foundation
It’s official: no global warming for 18 years 1 month
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
The RSS monthly satellite global temperature anomaly for September 2014 is in, and the Great Pause is now two months longer than it was last month. Would this year’s el Niño bite soon enough to stop the psychologically-significant 18-year threshold from being crossed? The official answer is No.
Globally, September was scarcely warmer than August, which was itself some distance below the 18-year trend-line. Therefore, taking the least-squares linear-regression trend on the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature anomalies, there has now been no global warming for 18 years 1 month. Read the rest of this entry »