Trump’s Clean Watershed: He orders the EPA to review Obama’s illegal waterways regulation. Wall Street Journal Editorial, Updated Feb. 28, 2017 8:04 p.m. ET http://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-journal-a-watershed-for-better-regulation/C361F7BB-BE73-4E9C-8810-0D0EC285560E.html Speaking of deregulation (see nearby), President Trump on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider an Obama Administration rule that seized control over tens of millions of acres of private [...]
“Gina McCarthy outlines EPA accomplishments” She Proves EPA-ism Had Become Just Another Immodest, Preachy Religious Type. So Righteous!
Thought Piece [But of course Gina has just taken a position at Harvard and I suspect that her self-righteousness will make her become vocal and visual from time to time. As for writing about her activist agency over the last four years, historians and reporters are much more likely to write about her "accomplishments," clear eyed and all, [...]
Scott Pruitt’s Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA: to follow his statutory mandate—clean air and water—and to respect states’ rights.
Thought Piece [This interview by Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal on February 17 is worth reading. Secretary Pruitt reveals himself to be less of a counter-revolutionary or theologian; and, more of a legal scholar and environmentalist with an understanding of economics. He believes the previous EPA "didn’t bother with statutes. They displaced Congress, disregarded the [...]
Judith Curry retires, citing ‘craziness’ of climate science: Michael Mann says she engaged in personal attacks, “confusionism” and “denialism”
Thought Piece I will leave it up to my gentle readers to determine who engages in character attacks, "confusionism" and "denialism." and, who plays a particularly "pernicious role" in the climate change debate. Below, I have quoted an interview that Mr. Mann gave to Scott Waldman: "For his part, Mann said climate science would be stronger without [...]
Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming ‘pause’: One-sided “reporting” isn’t a global warming report, at all.
Thought Piece They see black and white and I see red. It is hard not to notice the obvious bias of the BBC writer. How can there be any real debate about "global warming" or its Siamese twin, "climate change." In fact, this "report" may be an example of funding bias. First, I confess to being a [...]
Thought Piece The scientific foundation to better protect drinking water resources during fracking EPA releases final report on fracking’s drinking water impacts December 14, 2016 | By Patrick C. Miller Industry groups harshly criticized the EPA for changing the conclusions of its scientific report on how fracking impacts drinking water, but the report is expected to [...]
Thought Piece Trump Says 'nobody really knows' if climate change real. As Al Gore Told Donald Trump . . . Forget climate change. Green handouts have become a political end in themselves. December 9, 2016 | By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., Wall Street Journal During the decades we’ve been waiting for actual climate data to validate [...]
Thought Piece by Stephen Heins Gina is an unrepentant and a zealous climate change alarmist, with a little too much self-congratulation in her latest interviews for my tastes. Her certainty and biases will not be missed by the US energy revolution: and arguably, her lack of independence from the White House has politicized the EPA beyond [...]
Michael Lewis’s ‘Brilliant’ New Book About Cognitive Bias: One bias they found is that we underestimate uncertainty.
Thought Piece by Stephen Heins The new Michael Lewis book promises to develop a theme that has become a part of the environmental narrative: Scientists and environmentalists who maintain certainty when predicting the future of the planet. Also, the human bias to misremember their previous predictions as being correct. I have been advocating humility for visionaries, predictors, futurists, [...]
Thought Piece by Stephen Heins [Arguably, air pollution is still a more deadly killer than greenhouse gases, if a little less mysterious and environmentally sexy. Steve] Global Pollution Map Is Astonishing: 5 Takeaways Originally Posted December 2, 2016 9:42 am | By James Taylor, Forbes Opinion I am president of the Spark of Freedom Foundation. Opinions expressed by Forbes [...]