As expected, and thanks to the big 2015-6 El Niño, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that 2016 is the warmest year in their 150-year long global surface temperature record. They didn’t mention that there are signs that global average temperatures are headed back to pre-El Niño values, which may put them … Continue reading The science is in. Global temperatures are falling.
The impact of global warming on temperature-induced human mortality has long been a concern, where it has been hypothesized that rising temperatures will lead to an increase in the number of deaths due to an increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves. Others claim that rising temperatures will also reduce the number of … Continue reading Global warming would mean fewer weather-related deaths
From Enron to Bernie Madoff, at the end of every great American financial scandal, the totality of the perpetrators’ greed seems to be matched only by the public’s incredulity at how such a thing could be allowed to happen. And thanks to Elon Musk, there’s a good chance we may all be asking this question … Continue reading Stop Elon Musk’s Tax Money Gravy Train
Does the Environmental Protection Agency care more about its image than it does about the environment? Its behavior in response to the massive 2015 Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado would suggest a very clear “yes.” The Environmental Protection Agency is hiding its incredible recklessness in the affair by giving official accounts that are clearly … Continue reading Exposing the EPA’s Gold King Mine Cover-Up
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord has thrown the world into a blazing furnace full of weeping and gnashing of teeth—or the political world, at least, has been thrown into a fiery tizzy. The front page of the New York Daily News reads “TRUMP TO WORLD: DROP DEAD, … Continue reading After Paris: There Is No Existential Crisis
It's not official yet, but Yahoo! Finance is reporting that the Trump administration is considering putting emergency "safeguard" tariffs on solar panel imports from China. Naturally, the move will be framed as a necessary action to protect US manufacturers from unfair competition from overseas. But it will also harm US consumers by making solar power more expensive than … Continue reading We Don’t Need to Prop Up Solar Panel Companies
It was December 12, 2015, when headlines in the world’s leading newspapers, in implausibly bold type, celebrated the “historic” agreement in Paris between all nations of the world to curb carbon emissions and thereby stop climate change: or so they said, as if elites get to say what is and is not historic. The spin, … Continue reading The Amazing Arrogance of the Paris Climate Agreement