Global Warming-Energy-Environment


One of Senate ‘Consensus Busters’ Scientists Speaks Out in New Blog:

Below is a new post on a new blog by Climate statistician Dr. William M. Briggs, who specializes in the statistics of forecast evaluation, serves on the American Meteorological Society’s Probability and Statistics Committee and is an Associate Editor of Monthly Weather Review.

By EPW Blog - Thursday, January 10, 2008

Alarmist Scientist: ‘dramatic shocking surprising climate event’ needed to jolt public into action

From Andrew Revkin of New York Times:

Excerpt: In an email exchange, I asked Dr. Somerville what he thought was needed in order to spark the changes the letter seeks. He responded, “I think a dramatic shocking surprising climate event that is unambiguously due to global warming may be the only thing that motivates people and governments. Maybe a big chunk of ice sheet destabilizing and producing a significant sudden sea level rise. Unfortunately, then it may be too late, because it’s essentially irreversible; you can’t cool the world enough to make the ice re-form quickly.”

By EPW Blog - Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Shock: California proposes to take mandatory control of private home temperatures

Note: We are getting a glimpse of the future and it is terrifying! Oh, the madness…

Excerpt: California utilities would control the temperature of new homes and commercial buildings in emergencies with a radio-controlled thermostat, under a proposed state update to building energy efficiency standards. Customers could not override the thermostats during “emergency events,” according to the proposal, part of a 236-page revision to building standards.

By EPW Blog - Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Sustainable Development: The Root of All Our Problems

In his book, Earth in the Balance, Al Gore warned that a “wrenching transformation” must take place to lead America away from the “horrors of the Industrial Revolution.” The process to do that is called Sustainable Development and its’ roots can be traced back to a UN policy document called Agenda 21, adopted at the UN’s Earth Summit in 1992.

By Tom Deweese - Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Wind Power Returns to the Seas

It’s been a hundred years or so since we’ve seen cargo ships propelled by the wind, making their deliveries across our oceans.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Monday, January 7, 2008

Newt Gingrich Out-Greens Al Gore?

Newt Gingrich has guzzled Al Gore’s Kool-Aid. Now he wants us and the Republican 2008 presidential candidates to drink it, too.

By Steve Milloy - Friday, January 4, 2008

In 2008, a 100 Percent Chance of Alarm

I’d like to wish you a happy New Year, but I’m afraid I have a different sort of prediction.

By Guest Column John Tierney- Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Top 10 Climate Myth-Busters for 2007

“I’ve made up my mind. Don’t confuse me with the facts.” That saying most appropriately sums up the year in climate science for the fanatic global warming crowd.

By Steve Milloy - Monday, December 31, 2007

Season’s Greetings to a Romanian mining town from Ebenezer Soros and Friends

Tucked away in the mountains of western Romania, Rosia Montana has been a mining town for 2000 years. From Roman times, extracting gold and other metals from these rocks has been a dirty, dangerous business, and life there has never been easy. Safety, health and environmental considerations were rarely priorities, and decades of operations under Communist regimes left mountains of rubble that still leach toxic chemicals into streams.

By Paul Driessen - Monday, December 24, 2007

A Lightbulb Tea Party?

“No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”

By Steve Milloy - Monday, December 24, 2007

Accuses 30 scientists on list of 400 of receiving funding from Exxon Mobile

[Note for a compete debunking of the assertions about “industry funded” skeptical scientists, see this August 5, 2007 Senate Report: (LINK)  - To Read about What Prompted Gore to Lash Out, Please Read the new Senate Report of Over 400 Prominent Scientists Who Dispute Man-Made Global Warming Fears See (LINK) ]

By EPW Blog - Friday, December 21, 2007

Year of Global Cooling

Since the mid-19th century, the mean global temperature has increased by 0.7 degrees Celsius. This slight warming is not unusual, and lies well within the range of natural variation. Carbon dioxide continues to build in the atmosphere, but the mean planetary temperature hasn’t increased significantly for nearly nine years. Antarctica is getting colder.

By Guest Column David Deming- Thursday, December 20, 2007