Jack Dini


Jack Dini is author of Challenging Environmental Mythology. He has also written for American Council on Science and Health, Environment & Climate News, and Hawaii Reporter.

Most Recent Articles by Jack Dini:

Wind Power: Negative Effect on Global Warming in the Short Term

Oct 13, 2018 — Jack Dini

Wind Power: Negative Effect on Global Warming in the Short Term
Wind power has expanded 35-fold since 2000 and now provides 8% of the nation’s electricity. The US Department of Energy expects wind turbine capacity to more than quadruple again by 2050. 1


China’s Coal Escapades

Oct 9, 2018 — Jack Dini

China's Coal Escapades
China burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. The dirty fossil fuel has powered the country’s rapid expansion over recent decades, the main reason China is the world’s largest polluter ahead of the United States. This is a problem China wants to fix and it’s retiring the worst sources of pollution while bringing great gobs of cleaner power online. The country has pledged to begin reducing its rising greenhouse gas emissions no late than 2030.  1


Fiddling With Temperature Data

Oct 3, 2018 — Jack Dini

Fiddling With Temperature Data
They also claim US temperatures rose 1.5 F since the 19th century., which is what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows. The problem with the NOAA data is that it is fake data. NOAA creates the warming trend by altering the data. The NOAA raw data show no warming over the past century. The adjustments being made are almost exactly 1.5 F, which is the warming claimed in the article.


Questioning Climate Hysteria

Sep 29, 2018 — Jack Dini

Questioning Climate Hysteria
Kenneth Richard and Pierre Gosselin have been compiling lists which question climate hysteria.

In just the first 6 months of 2018,  254 scientific papers were published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob, or that otherwise serve to question the efficacy of climate models or the related ‘consensus’ position commonly endorsed by policymakers and mainstream media sources.

These 254 new papers affirm the position that there are significant limitations and uncertainties inherent in our understanding of climate change, emphasizing that climate science is not settled. 1


Stuck in Arctic Sea Ice

Sep 4, 2018 — Jack Dini

Stuck in Arctic Sea Ice
The grounding of a research cruise vessel in a remote polar region the last week of August was a reminder of the hazards of increased ship traffic in an ice-free Arctic.

The University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center (ISC) planned to conduct an innovative Northwest Passage Project research expedition with a team of natural and social scientists, students and a professional film crew from August 23 to September 13. 1




Paris Accord Not Meeting Targets

Aug 30, 2018 — Jack Dini

Paris Accord Not Meeting Targets
Climate scientist James Hansen called it ’ a fraud really, a fake,’ and President Donald Trump called it a ‘massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries.’ And this odd couple of alarmist scientist and skeptical politician agreed: the Obama led Paris climate accord was all about lobbyists and imaging, not climate change reports Robert Bradley. 1

He adds. “Trump’s decision remains bold, brilliant, and correct. And it will only get better as the rest of the world confronts the disconnect between what economic coordination and progress require and what starry-eyed bureaucrats want.”


Questionable Funding For Environmental Groups And What They Do With It

Aug 9, 2018 — Jack Dini

Questionable Funding For Environmental Groups
Many corporations provide funding to environmental groups and the level of funding has been growing. As Steve Goreham says, “We’re talking big dollars here. Corporate funding of environmental groups amounts to hundreds of million of dollars per year. In 2007, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Coca-Cola announced a multi-year partnership worth over $20 million to WWF. Home improvement retailer Lowe’s contributes more than $1 million each year to The Nature Conservancy for conservation projects in North America. In 2013, Wells Fargo bank provided $21.8 million in grants to nearly 500 environmental nonprofits. The Nature Conservancy received millions in contributions from oil giant BP. Boeing, Chevron, Clorox, ExxonMobil, Monsanto, Shell, Starbucks, and Walmart are just a few of the global corporations partnering with environmental groups. Saving the world has become big business for environmental NGOs, courtesy of contributions from corporate partners.” 1


Southwest Pacific Islands Defying Sea Rise Alarmists

Jul 30, 2018 — Jack Dini

Southwest Pacific Islands Defying Sea Rise Alarmists
Despite a rapid local sea level rise nearly 3 times the global mean (1.8 mm/yr), 15 of 28 studied atoll islands in the southwest Pacific increased in shoreline area during 2005 to 2015,  according to a new study. For the 3 islands that experienced extreme shoreline erosion, with one atoll island even ‘disappearing’, a category 5 cyclone was identified as the most likely casual factor. Consequently, the authors concluded that ‘the dramatic impacts of climate change felt on coastlines and people across the Pacific are still anecdotal.’ 1


Russian and Chinese Close Ties to US Environmental Groups

Jul 26, 2018 — Jack Dini

Russian and Chinese Close Ties to US Environmental Groups
Two of the world’s biggest polluters are China and Russia. You would think that US environmental groups would be major critics of these countries, yet the reality is some take money from entities controlled by these governments and disseminate their propaganda.  1

High-level Russian oil and political interests fund and support American environmental groups which then launch attacks on the US natural gas and oil industry. These attacks lead to new regulations and restrictions on American oil, which then reduces the amount of international competition for Russian products.


It Isn’t As Bad As You Think

Jul 2, 2018 — Jack Dini

It Isn't As Bad As You Think, America
“When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population lives in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, investment bankers, and Nobel laureates,” says Hans Rosling . In his book, Factfulness, he claims our problem is that we know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. 1

It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better shape than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threatens us most.


China and Scientific Scandals

Jun 26, 2018 — Jack Dini

China and Scientific Scandals
China has more laboratory scientists than any other country, outspends the entire European Union on research and development, and produces more scientific articles than any other nation except the United States. But in its rush to dominance, China has stood out in another, less boastful way. (1)

A recent string of high-profile scandals over questionable or discredited research has driven home the point for China that to become a scientific superpower, it must first overcome a festering problem of scientific fraud.


Are Solar Roadways Roads to Nowhere?

Jun 14, 2018 — Jack Dini

Are Solar Roadways Roads to Nowhere?
Solar Roadways incorporated is a start-up company in Sandpoint, Idaho aiming to develop solar powered road panels to form a highway that provides energy. The plan is to replace the repaving of a road with some sort of processing that will leave it in a condition to accept hexagonal solar panels and their associated wiring and networking needs. 1

Some folks criticize the scheme since panels on roads wouldn’t be tilted to follow the sun, which makes them inefficient, would often be covered by cars during periods when the sun is out, and wouldn’t be capable of serving as a road for long.


A Thirdhand Smoke Screen Of Fear

Jun 11, 2018 — Jack Dini

A Thirdhand Smoke Screen Of Fear
Nowadays, some folks are raising alarm about third hand smoke—residual chemicals, essentially particulate matter, left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke. The claim is that residues from smoking can be absorbed through the skin, ingested and inhaled months and even years after the smoke has dissipated. The alarmists say that just because you’re in a non-smoking environment, it doesn’t mean you aren’t exposed to harmful tobacco products. 1


Major Cutbacks in Solar Industry in Germany and Elsewhere

May 11, 2018 — Jack Dini

Major Cutbacks in Solar Industry in Germany and ElsewhereGermany is the poster child for the global warming movement. However, after the government decided to reduce subsidies to the solar industry in 2012, the industry nose-dived. By this year, virtually every major German solar producer had gone under as new capacity declined by 90 percent and new investment by 92 percent. Some 80,000 workers, 70 percent of the solar workforce, lost their jobs. Solar power’s marker share is shrinking and solar panels, having outlived their usefulness, are being retired without being replaced reports Lawrence Solomon. 1


Chemical In Our Bodies And Food

May 3, 2018 — Jack Dini

Chemical In Our Bodies And Food
We are routinely warned by earnest websites, advertisements, and well-meaning popular articles about ‘nasty’ chemicals lurking in our homes and kitchens. Many tout the benefits of switching to a ‘chemical-free lifestyle.’ 1 However, there is no way to get away from chemicals since everything we eat is made of chemicals. There simply is no such thing as a ‘chemical-free lifestyle.’

Yet, surprisingly, the greatest number of carcinogens facing human cells do not come from outside the body, but are the normal by-products of human metabolism. 2


Coal is King in India and Elsewhere

Apr 23, 2018 — Jack Dini


India is going to use coal as its backbone energy for the next thirty years, is buying coal mines all around the world, and will double production by 2020 to a massive 1,500 million tons per annum. 1

At present the country accounts for eight percent of the world’s total coal consumption. About two-thirds of India’s electricity generation comes from coal.


Polar Bears Doing Well Say The Natives

Apr 18, 2018 — Jack Dini

Polar Bears Doing Well Say The Natives
Grim predictions of the imminent demise of polar bears have been touted since at least 2001.

Yet tales of doom and gloom about polar bears reflect what some people think might happen in the future, not what is happening right now. Currently, polar bears are doing just fine despite the low summer sea ice coverage they’ve experienced since 2007. In other words, there has been no global population decline as predicted: officially the numbers were 22,000-31,000 (or 26,500 average) in 2015 but about 28,500 when estimates published since then are included. 1


High Electricity Cost From Wind and Solar

Apr 2, 2018 — Jack Dini

High Electricity Cost From Wind and Solar
Some European countries, particularly Germany and Denmark, have invested heavily in electricity generation from solar and wind sources with the result that the cost of electricity has increased substantially. 1

Wind energy is ‘free’ but countries with the most wind power are also the most likely to get to the top of the Prize Pool for exorbitant electricity prizes. It’s not even close. South Australian households pay the highest power prices in the world at 47.13 cents per kilowatt hour, more than Germany, Denmark, and Italy, countries also noted for high ‘free’ wind energy concentration reports Joanne Nova. The US pays 15.75 cents per kilowatt hour. 2


Adélie and Emperor Penguins Doing Fine In New Locations

Mar 25, 2018 — Jack Dini

Adélie and Emperor Penguins Doing Fine In New Locations
Biologists studying animal life on Antarctica believed that a particular species of penguin was in peril, undergoing precipitous population decline since the 1970s. However, new findings show a massive discovery of the black-and-white seabirds—mainly because researchers missed looking on one group of islands on the tip of the continental peninsula. 1

Researchers discovered more than 750,000 nesting pairs of the Adélie penguin—or more than 1.5 million in all—on the Danger Islands archipelago, which consists of nine, small masses spanning 35 kilometers on Antarctica’s northern tip, facing South America. 2


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Pollution

Mar 14, 2018 — Jack Dini

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Pollution
Many folks worldwide live in constant fear of chemicals. High up on the list are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as hydrocarbons, which vaporize easily. VOCs come from gasoline combustion and from evaporation of liquid fuels, solvents, and organic chemicals such as those in some paints, cleaners, nail polish remover, soaps, pesticides, and even we humans.

Here are a number of everyday emitters of VOCs: