Posts Tagged ‘Jr.’

Al Gore’s Global Warming Desperation

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Source: Front Page

Gore cashing in on climate scare

Gore cashing in on climate scare

Those who are wondering why Al Gore chose to publicly resurface in a Washington Post interview last Thursday with that paper’s ever-pliable Journolist founder Ezra Klein only need to look in three places.

First, there’s the recently revealed empirical evidence that the “global warming” movement’s claim that climate change is causing increased extreme weather events isn’t true. Second, there’s a new summary of historical research which blows up the movement’s infamous core “hockey stick” chart forecasting unprecedented, accelerating warming. Finally, there’s a new report due to arrive in a month from an increasingly desperate United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (more…)

New Paper at SPPI: Roger Pielkde, Jr. Senat Testimony, July 2013

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Source:  SPPI  pielke_epa_committee

full statement


Senate EPW Hearing: “Climate Change: It’s Happened Before”

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Source: Global Warming

by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

OK, so yesterday’s hearing really was entitled, “Climate Change: It’s Happening Now”. I like my title better.

In this exceedingly rare photo of me actually cracking a smile, note my subliminal shout out to the “Coke” brothers (whom I’ve never met, btw…I don’t even know what they do):

From the opening remarks made by the Democrats on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, apparently you can see climate change yourself just by looking in your backyard, or seeing how far from shore fishermen must go now to catch fish, or even (help me with the logic on this one) the fact that smoking causes cancer.

I just submitted my updated written testimony (Spencer_EPW_Written_Testimony_7_18_2013_updated) to include the following chart (Click for full size):

This chart illustrates that, yes, we are currently warm, but not significantly warmer than the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) or the Roman Warm Period (RWP). So how is it we know today’s warmth is human-caused, when the last two warm periods couldn’t have been caused by humans? Hmmm? (more…)

54.5 mpg and the law of unintended consequences

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Source:  SPPI

Rules that make cars less affordable – and less safe – are unethical and should be reconsidered

by Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr.

Legislators and regulators need to observe a fundamental Golden Rule: Do not implement new laws if you have not considered or cannot control important unintended consequences.

A perfect example is the Obama Administration’s plan to increase new car mileage standards, from the currently legislated requirement of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016 to 54.5 mpg by 2025, as an average across each automaker’s complete line of cars and light trucks. (more…)

NAACP and EPA would inflict heat prostration and death

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Source: SPPI

by Niger Innis and Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr.

This kind of “environmental justice” we can do without.

From New York, Washington and Atlanta to Chicago, St. Louis and Dallas, America is baking in a furnace. As millions swelter and gasp, they thank their lucky stars for air-conditioned cars, homes, offices and other places of refuge. And for the reliable, affordable electricity that makes AC possible.

Previous generations weren’t so fortunate. When a record heat wave slammed the nation in July 1936, Midwest temperatures hit 100-107 for a week. With most homes and businesses lacking even fans in this pre-AC era, millions suffered heat prostration. In Wisconsin, 449 died. Nationwide, thousands perished.

Now the EPA and NAACP want to send America back to the “good old days.” Under a perverse notion of “environmental justice,” they are promoting tough new air quality rules that would shut down dozens of coal-fired power plants that make affordable AC possible for millions of poor and minority families. (more…)

Ignoring Real World Data: Peter Gleick and the Fourth Horseman

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Source:  Climate Audit

by Steve McIntyre

In 2009, Peter Gleick wrote: “Fear is an effective tool.” A lesson, it seems, that was not lost on Gleick himself, who used the occasion of the recent tornado outbreak to prophesy “accelerating” “death and destruction”. While Gleick’s opportunistic attempt to exploit the tornado event has been criticized (e.g. Pielke here, it seems to me that Gleick’s apocalyptic rhetoric has attracted insufficient attention, especially when measured against his prior editorials on fearmongering.

Gleick categorically asserted that science says that “climate is worsening”:

Violent tornadoes throughout the southeastern U.S. must be a front-page reminder that no matter how successful climate deniers are in confusing the public or delaying action on climate change in Congress or globally, the science is clear: Our climate is worsening. (more…)

Robert Kennedy Jr.’s War on Coal

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Source: FOX NEWS

SPPI Note:  Robert Kennedy’s serial false and exaggerated claims could fill a volume.  For example, see this expert critique on his grasp of facts relative to wind energy.

Here:  Evaluation of Kennedy Jr’s Statement in West VA about Wind Energy, Deluded Delusional or Dishonest?


In his State of the Union address earlier this year, President Obama made a bold pledge for “clean energy,” drawing a mostly positive reaction, and in 2009 his administration announced plans to pour $1 billion into “clean coal” project FutureGen.

However, one person unimpressed with the clean talk is environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who stars in the upcoming anti-coal mining documentary, “The Last Mountain.”

“I would like Obama to stop saying that ‘clean coal’ phrase,” Kennedy told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column in an interview promoting the film. “I would like him to end the subsidies to coal and oil, and do things we need to do to rationalize free market capitalism in this country so we can have real free market capitalism, and give proper incentives to wind and solar, which we are going to need to beat the Chinese in the marketplace and restore prosperity in our country.” (more…)

Book Review: The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won’t Tell You About Global Warming

Sunday, October 17th, 2010


by Brian H. Fiedler

For three decades, I had a ringside seat to some of the events in the book. As a young post-doc at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in 1982, I recall a seminar in which we were shown a plot of average global temperature for the past century, and then a modeling effort that included various combinations of three forcings: volcanic aerosols, solar variability and rising CO2 concentration. Good agreement with the rising trend of temperature was obtained only with the inclusion of CO2 (and presumably the feedback processes in the model). We were invited to conclude that the model was pretty good, and that the forecast for the future increase of temperature was credible. (more…)

Black Crosses and black deaths

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Source:  SPPI

by Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. and Niger Innis

Attacks on coal-mining and use would trample on hopes, progress, living standards and lives

Are these people crazy? Are they so disconnected from reality that they don’t understand how vital coal is to jobs, living standards, civil rights progress and life itself?

How else can anyone react to a new environmentalist campaign to erect black crosses at coal mines and coal-fired power plants, to symbolize their opposition to this vital energy source? The Black Cross Alliance (BCA) is little more than another sordid campaign against affordable energy, especially hydrocarbons. Its policies are misguided at best, harmful and even lethal at worst. (more…)