A ‘Red Team’ Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science: Put ‘consensus’ to test and improve public understanding, through an open, adversarial process

Thought Piece [Paranoid politics almost never achieves its goal. The obvious prejudices, hyperbole, rhetoric, and shrillness gives it away. Name-calling, smearing, and sneering are not arguments. The idea of a Red Team Exercise--which will tolerate a loyal opposition, a civil debate, a thoughtful discussion, and a well-reasoned dissent—seems like a civilized idea for a civilized society. Steve]  [...]

By | 2017-04-22T22:29:52+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Real science must guide policy: Climate alarmists use faulty science and bald assertions to demand end to fossil fuels

Thought Piece [Paul Driessen recaps the testimony by four scientist witnesses at the recent House Science Committee hearings on assumptions, policy implications and scientific principles of climate change.  He makes a thought-provoking and compelling case that the supposed “consensus” or “settled” science on “dangerous manmade climate change” is still much in dispute and has been driven [...]

By | 2017-04-18T21:04:44+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Legal Group Wants ‘Partisan’ AG Punished Over Handling Of High-Profile Public Records Request: Another New York Attorney General without boundaries?

Thought Piece "Legal Group Wants ‘Partisan’ AG Punished Over Handling Of High-Profile Public Records Request." Another New York Attorney General without boundaries? [Below, you will find two pieces about New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman. In many ways, his AG office's activities have been  reminiscent of Elliot Spitzer's attack on Wall Street: Highly political, very ambitious and utterly [...]

By | 2017-04-14T21:48:53+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Julia Olson founded Our Children’s Trust with the idea of having children front the campaign against climate change and making them plaintiffs

Thought Piece [Lily Tomlin was right: "No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up." Steve] Hide Behind Kids in Oil and Gas Lawsuit by Aileen Yeung 12:12pm EDT April 10, 2017 aileen@energyindepth.org, Denver, CO In what the industry has called a flawed decision that imperils jobs and incomes, the Colorado Court of Appeals [...]

By | 2017-04-14T21:41:28+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The role a melting glacier played in Exxon’s biggest disaster: “Global Warming, is there anything it can’t do?” Homer Simpson

Thought Piece [Ordinarily, I would have provided some editorial comment to a story like the one which appeared in the LA Times today, but I have been rendered almost speechless.  Making Exxon a silent corporate conspirator, hiding its early knowledge of global warming, in the Valdez oil spill is an one-sided journalistic disaster of biblical proportions. [...]

By | 2017-04-06T20:31:58+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Michael Mann takes on his arch-enemies, dissenting scientists and loyal opposition at Committee Hearings.

Frankly, it would take too much time to recount all of Michael Mann's enemies, although I can mention a partial list: Dr. Judith Curry, Koch Brothers, Patrick Taylor, Dr. John Christy, Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr, Myron Ebell, Tucker Carlson, Joe Barton, Washington Times, Steve Milloy, Daily Caller, Chris Horner, David Schnare, Craig Richardson, Hal Doirin, Ross McKitrick, [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:34+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

If the Science is settled, why did Dr. John Bates’​ piece evoke 509 comments in the last few days about NOAA’s Karl Study of 2015?

Thought Piece In an effort to be balanced on the super-storm of debate caused by yesterday's expose in the London Mail written by David Rose, I have reprinted Dr. John Bates' original article, published on February 4, 2017, which a day earlier than the Mail piece. The myriad of points of view and points of fact (509 [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:23+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If the Science is settled, why did Dr. John Bates’​ piece evoke 509 comments in the last few days about NOAA’s Karl Study of 2015?

Thought Piece Fake News or Not: To date, none of the major media or climate "news" sites have mentioned this London Mail challenge to the global warming data. The next few days will tell us much about the US scientific community and academia. If this Mail is "fake news," then it deserves to be exposed, just as [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:23+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“New York Times: Our Readers Are Too Dumb To Understand Global Warming Numbers”​ My Kingdom for a Single Good Science Journalist!

Thought Piece Below is the written dialogue between Robert Tracinski of the Federalist and Justin Gillis of the New York Times. No author of surrealistic fiction could have done better. New York Times: Our Readers Are Too Dumb To Understand Global Warming Numbers “When I challenged him about the 'hottest year on record,' a New York [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:54+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:36+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments