Tag: Global Warming

Another Softball Climate Change Investigation »

It’s not news that “Global warming” has been morphed into “Climate change” as global temperatures have failed to rise as predicted by climate alarmists of the 1990s. But the quoted reaction by the head of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to the most recent investigation into the IPCC’s methodology is...
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This Week in The Lighthouse: Obamacare, Renewable Energy, Ground Zero Mosque, Counterinsurgency Strategy »

Time for a pop quiz. What does Alvaro Vargas Llosa think about efforts to block the so-called Ground Zero mosque? What does Ivan Eland think U.S. foreign-policy leaders can learn from the military’s counterinsurgency operations? What does Dominick Armentano think about the prospects of the state lawsuits against Obamacare? What does S. Fred Singer...
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More on the Climate Government-Industrial Complex »

To follow up on my earlier posting, “The Climate-Industrial Complex,” award-winning meteorologist Brian Sussman has a helpful, new article at American Thinker, “Carbon Cronyism: Why Cap-and-Trade Is Not Dead Yet.” Author of the new book, Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam, Sussman details some of the key, interlocking business and government...
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This Week’s Lighthouse: Oil Spill, Cuba, Constitutions, Gaza »

This week’s Lighthouse (available online here) touches on the Gulf oil gusher (William F. Shughart II); political reform in Cuba (Alvaro Vargas Llosa); F. A. Hayek on the limits of constitutional design (Scott A. Boykin); and Israel’s blockade of Gaza (Ivan Eland). Here are links to the individual items: 1. How to Prevent an...
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Does the Latest Climategate Investigation Exonerate the Scientists Involved? »

Recent media reports such as the Huffington Post‘s “‘Climategate’ Investigation VINDICATES Scientists, Finds Research Reliable“ claim that an “independent” Climategate inquiry “vindicated” the parties involved. But was the inquiry in fact independent, and how much of an inquiry was actually made? As Patrick Michaels points out, the investigations were not exactly as “independent” as...
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Encouraging Roadblocks in the War on Oil »

As Robert Higgs notes, a moratorium on deep-sea drilling, or an even more significant and general governmental effort to stop oil exploration, would be disastrous for the economy. Some commentators have referred to the Gulf Coast oil disaster as the environmentalists’ 9/11 — a crisis that would enable the federal government to seize upon...
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IPCC Insider Admits Climate Consensus Claim Was a Lie »

As reported by Lawrence Solomon in the Financial Post, prominent climate scientist/alarmist Mike Hulme has now admitted that: The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider....
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Which End, if Any, Is Near? »

Some people have always occupied themselves in crying out that the end is near. This sort of thing has been going on for millennia. But lately, it seems to me, the volume of such doom-saying has risen markedly. Websites that feature apocalyptic forecasts have grown like weeds on the Web, and at least one...
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What’s Wrong With This Global Warming Story? »

Today’s test is to read the following news report, and identify its logical fallacy: “Loss of Species After Ice Age Seen as Warning,” by David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle Science Editor, May 24, 2010 You have 30 minutes. ... OK, time’s up. A) The article cited above says: Fossils of small mammals excavated around...
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Why a Stock Analyst Saw Through the “Hockey Stick” Hoax »

Attending the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, I was surprised by the response Stephen McIntyre, primary author of the Climate Audit blog, and early exposer of Michael Mann’s fraudulent “hockey stick” graph (and continuing exposer of the numerous additional “hockey sticks“), gave to a question as to how he got involved in this...
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