Environmental Articles 2017-04-05T21:23:50+00:00

More Manntastic denigration from the ‘climate agitator in chief’ over the American Museum of Natural History

February 6th, 2018|

Thought Piece Michael Mann recently received an University of Michigan Academic Freedom Award and yet he continues his assault on free speech. There are great scientific minds who disagree with him, in fact, he “believes [...]

First natural gas export terminal opens on East Coast

January 31st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece So the American environmental NGO’s couldn’t stop LNG from shipping from the U.S. , but they can try to deprive North American Tribes of economic development and sharing benefits from natural resource projects [...]

How the B.C. tanker moratorium is killing First Nations’ enterprise

January 27th, 2018|Tags: , |

Thought Piece In contradistinction to some media portrayals of Native Tribes, the First Nations Tribes are opposed to the tanker ban proposed in Canadian Parliament, which threatens the $16 Billion Eagle Spirit Pipeline. The new [...]

Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process Fracking paper overstated size of methane leak from Marcellus Shale, earning retraction

January 25th, 2018|Tags: , |

Thought Piece Given the fact that the American political divisions in 2018 are almost unbearable, I have chosen to avoid hot button issues like gun control, abortion, gender, woman rights, extreme Climate Change, or economic [...]

SACRIFICING THE POOR The Lancet on ‘pollution’

January 21st, 2018|Tags: , |

Thought Piece This new piece on public health provides a necessary corrective to recent Lancet reports, which have cast a cold or non-existent eye on the importance of economic development to human health. In fact, [...]

Sea level rise acceleration (or not): Part I – Introduction

January 17th, 2018|Tags: , |

Thought Piece Speaking of an articulate, brave and circumspect woman, Judy Curry has begun a series of discussions with herself (and other climatologists) about the complexities of sea levels world-wide, with few anecdotes and even [...]

Financial Times Blasts New York Mayor De Blasio’s Climate Stunts

January 15th, 2018|Tags: , |

Thought Piece After living in Manhattan in 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s, I find myself wishing for a new David Dinkins who can do no harm to the world’s financial markets. Financial Times Blasts New York [...]

Despite What You’ve Heard, Global Warming Isn’t Making Weather More Extreme

January 7th, 2018|Tags: , |

Thought Piece Thanks to the harvesting of indisputable data, Roger Pielke, Jr. has once again poked a huge hole in the mythology of cataclysmic weather events. After the latest spate of cold weather (aka winter), [...]

Climate-Change Policies Can Be Punishing for the Poor

January 5th, 2018|Tags: |

Thought Piece Let us hope that discussions about global warming can be more like the debates between those two brothers than between those who absolutely, completely agree with Paul Krugman, who wrote in his New [...]

Health and Well-ness: Analysis of Key Public Health Indicators in Six of the Most Heavily Drilled Marcellus Shale Counties in Pennsylvania

January 1st, 2018|

Thought Piece I continue to be disappointed with the state of environmental reporting in the U.S. If a study conforms to the climate change or anti-fossil fuel narrative, the Study makes headline news (e.g. “Fracking [...]

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