August 1st, 2015
Most people are unaware of the unconstitutional expansion of federal authority to take control of electric generation in this country.
States and the Congress are starting to recognize this grave threat to electric reliability, safety, and cost. They are holding hearings and passing bills. More than half of the states have filed legislation to push back against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). However, the states now have new tool to respond: The Interstate Power Compact. Read the rest of this entry »
July 22nd, 2015
California Governor Jerry Brown mounted his bully pulpit at the Vatican Tuesday, citing the Bible and excoriating climate change skeptics as greedy swindlers more interested in profits from oil than the well-being of humanity.
“Right in the middle of this problem,” Brown said, “we have fierce opposition and blind inertia and that opposition is well financed. Hundreds of millions of dollars going into propaganda, in falsifying the scientific record, bamboozling people of every country, television stations, political parties, think tanks, PHDs, university personnel.” Read the rest of this entry »
July 12th, 2015
by Joshua Krause
Most scientists would insist that our planet is on a long-term warming trend, while others believe that Earth may actually be entering a new cooling phase. Those who suspect that the Earth is cooling typically believe that the sun has the most significant influence on our planet, and that by studying our star, we can predict the future climate of our planet.
The most recent prediction was presented by Professor Valentina Zharkova at the National Astronomy Meeting. She claims to have figured out how to precisely predict the Sun’s cycles. Scientists have known for more than a century that solar activity goes through roughly 10-12 year cycles, but Zharkova has discovered that there are actually two cycles at work. The sun has an inner and outer layer which fluctuate at slightly different rates. When their cycles line up perfectly, we receive an abundance of solar activity; but when these two cycles are completely out of synch the sun is producing comparatively little heat. By taking these factors into account, Zharkova has been able to predict solar activity with an unprecedented 97% accuracy.
If her model is correct, then we may be facing an incredibly cold period between the year 2030 and 2040. She thinks the conditions on Earth could be compared to the Maunder Minimum that occurred between 1645 and 1715, which played a significant role in the “Little Ice Age.”
July 10th, 2015
Source: CO2 Science
Warming-Driven Regime Shifts and Rebound Potential in Coral Reefs (29 May 2015)
More evidence that many reef corals are capable of adapting fast enough to survive current rates of global environmental change…
Animals (Earthworms) — Summary (29 May 2015)
How will earthworms be affected as the air’s CO2 content continues to climb? And how will the world’s other worms fare?…
Fine Roots of Loblolly Pine Trees Growing in CO2-Enriched Air (28 May 2015)
They play a much bigger role in overall tree growth and development than is suggested by their very small size; and in CO2-enriched air, they do it even better…
Plant Growth Database (28 May 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Perl Millet (Lakshmi et al., 2014)… Read the rest of this entry »
July 10th, 2015
Source: CO2 Science
CO2 brings abundance
A Biblical Perspective on Humanity’s Relationship to the Biosphere
Summary: Protecting the environment has become a key consideration in almost all that we do; for it is put forth as a self-evident fact that being good to the Earth is the only way to ensure that our children and grandchildren will inherit a world that provides equal or greater opportunities and resources than that in which we now live. But who decides what is right and what is wrong in this regard? For a sizable segment of earth’s population, such answers are found in the Bible. Comprised of writings dating back thousands of years, this sacred book serves as an ethical compass for people of numerous faiths. It records historical events that reach back to the world’s beginnings, and contains prophetic writings that foretell the world’s future. But does the Bible cast any light on society’s stewardship role with respect to the environment and the other forms of life with which we share the planet? This question must be seriously considered; for if it does, that light would be incredibly important, as it would have to be acknowledged as coming from God Himself. And who is better qualified to settle differences among earth’s many life forms than He who created and placed them here?
PDF file here: http://www.co2science.org/education/reports/stewardship/stewardship.php
May 29th, 2015
The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public – but it looks like it was just one five-page comment from the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) that sent EPA scrambling back to the drawing board.
The draft rule mandated the use of so-called carbon capture and storage, a technology that would inject carbon dioxide underground but which has so far proved to be little more than a white elephant experiment. To mandate this technology, the law required the EPA to prove it was “adequately demonstrated” and “commercially available.” Thanks to E&E Legal, they failed. Read the rest of this entry »
May 5th, 2015
by Michael Bastasch
Siv Jensen is seen as an anomaly in Norway. She’s the conservative finance minister of a country committed to fighting global warming, but she does not believe mankind is causing global temperatures to rise.
In a recent interview, Jensen said “no” when asked if she believed mankind was causing global warming. She then immediately doubled down by answering “yes” to the actual follow-up question, “Are you serious?”
Many European countries have adopted schemes to cut carbon dioxide emissions and reduce fossil fuels use. Norway alone has pledged to cut emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 — despite being a major oil producing country. Read the rest of this entry »
May 5th, 2015
The sun is almost completely blank. The main driver of all weather and climate, the entity which occupies 99.86% of all of the mass in our solar system, the great ball of fire in the sky has gone quiet again during what is likely to be the weakest sunspot cycle in more than a century. The sun’s X-ray output has flatlined in recent days and NOAA forecasters estimate a scant 1% chance of strong flares in the next 24 hours. Not since cycle 14 peaked in February 1906 has there been a solar cycle with fewer sunspots. We are currently more than six years into Solar Cycle 24 and the current nearly blank sun may signal the end of the solar maximum phase. Solar cycle 24 began after an unusually deep solar minimum that lasted from 2007 to 2009 which included more spotless days on the sun compared to any minimum in almost a century. Read the rest of this entry »
April 25th, 2015
DURHAM, N.C. –
Researchers at Duke University say global warming in not progressing as fast as it would under the most severe scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Looking at 1,000 years of temperature records, researchers found that natural variability in surface temperatures over the course of just a decade can account for increases and dips in warming rates. Researchers said that variability could be caused by interactions between the ocean and atmosphere, or other natural factors.
As such, they say trends over just a 10-year period do not show much about long-term warming the Earth can expect to experience over a 100-year period. Read the rest of this entry »
April 25th, 2015
Source: Originally published June 10, 2011 in Front Page Magazine
Why I’m A Global Warming Skeptic
By Evan Sayet
Let’s begin by acknowledging that the science of global warming is beyond the vast majority of us. Nonetheless, this does not mean we turn off our brains and simply accept the pronouncements of those sounding the alarm and offering their remedies. I am a global warming skeptic (to say the least) specifically because I have thought through the issue and the claims of the alarmists just don’t add up. What follows is my thinking and what it is that has led me to conclude that global-warming is a leftist farce which is being perpetuated for both financial and political reasons. Read the rest of this entry »
April 13th, 2015
Source: The Australian
by PATRICK MOORE
There is nothing more symbolic of the natural beauty of Australia than the Great Barrier Reef.
This makes it a powerful emotional tool to strike fear into the hearts of citizens. The “ocean acidification” hypothesis, that corals and shellfish will die due to higher levels of carbon dioxide dissolved in the sea, is often used to stoke those fears.
Here’s why I don’t believe there is a shred of evidence to support these claims.
When the slight global warming that occurred between 1970 and 2000 came to a virtual standstill, the doomsayers adopted “climate change”, which apparently means all extreme weather events are caused by human emissions of CO2.
Cold, hot, wet, dry, wind, snow and large hailstones are attributed to humanity’s profligate use of fossil fuels. But the pause in global warming kept on and became embarrassing around 2005. Read the rest of this entry »
April 13th, 2015
Will Congress and media examine government, environmentalist and university alarmist funding?
by Paul Driessen
Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), other senators and Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) recently sent letters to institutions that employ or support climate change researchers whose work questions claims that Earth and humanity face unprecedented manmade climate change catastrophes.
The letters allege that the targeted researchers may have “conflicts of interest” or may not have fully disclosed corporate funding sources. They say such researchers may have testified before congressional committees, written articles or spoken at conferences, emphasizing the role of natural forces in climate change, or questioning evidence and computer models that emphasize predominantly human causes.
Mr. Grijalva asserts that disclosure of certain information will “establish the impartiality of climate research and policy recommendations” published in the institutions’ names and help Congress make better laws. “Companies with a direct financial interest in climate and air quality standards are funding environmental research that influences state and federal regulations and shapes public understanding of climate science.” These conflicts need to be made clear, because members of Congress cannot perform their duties if research or testimony is “influenced by undisclosed financial relationships,” it says. Read the rest of this entry »
April 13th, 2015
Climate Crisis extremists attack experts who challenge claims of imminent climate Armageddon
by Paul Driessen
ISIL and other Islamist jihad movements continue to round up and silence all who oppose them or refuse to convert to their extreme religious tenets. They are inspiring thousands to join them. Their intolerance, vicious tactics and growing power seem to have inspired others, as well.
After years of claiming the science is settled and unprecedented manmade catastrophes are occurring right now, Climate Crisis, Inc. is increasingly desperate. Polls put climate change at the bottom of every list of public concerns. China and India refuse to cut energy production or emissions. Real-world weather and climate totally contradict their dire models and forecasts. Expensive, subsidized, environmentally harmful renewable energy makes little sense in world freshly awash in cheap, accessible oil, gas and coal. Read the rest of this entry »