Climate hysteria based on outdated science

Much of climate research is focused on implausible scenarios of the future, but implementing a course correction will be difficult

By Roger Pielke Jr. The Honest Broker, Nov. 30, 2020

2015 literature review found almost 900 peer-reviewed studies published on breast cancer using a cell line derived from a breast cancer patient in Texas in 1976. But in 2007 it was confirmed that the cell line that had long been the focus of this research was actually not a breast cancer line, but was instead a skin cancer line. Whoops. 

Even worse, from 2008 to 2014 — after the mistaken cell line was conclusively identified — the review identified 247 peer-reviewed articles putatively on breast cancer that were published using the misidentified skin cancer cell line.… Read more

The Big Green Lie about carbon dioxide

The Big Green Lie that carbon dioxide is a pollutant is so pervasive that even those considered skeptics generally adhere to the orthodoxy, differing not in their stated belief that CO2 is a pollutant but only in how calamitous a pollutant it is

By Patricia Adams and Lawrence Solomon, Epoch Times, August 2, 2022

Almost every member of Congress, Democrat or Republican, pays homage to the Big Green Lie. So do all the past and remaining Conservative candidates vying to be prime minister of the UK and every candidate currently vying for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. So does virtually all of the mainstream press.… Read more

Think we can get to Net Zero without a working prototype? Think again

Our politicians think they can just order up a functioning wind/solar electricity system and assume that backup energy storage devices will magically get invented and it will all work fine and not be financially ruinous, all by some arbitrarily ordered date in the 2030s

By Francis Menton, July 28, 2022

From the Manhattan Contrarian

The single most astounding universal failure of all jurisdictions pursuing Net Zero is the failure to pursue any sort of working prototype or demonstration project of a Net Zero electricity system before committing the entire jurisdiction to the project on the basis of a blank check to be paid by the taxpayers and ratepayers.… Read more

James Lovelock: From ultra-alarmist to realist

Lovelock outraged many Greens by criticizing as irrational the green movement’s fear of nuclear generation as a way to reduce carbon emissions

By Paul MacRae

James Lovelock, the inventor of the “Gaia” theory of planetary wholeness, died July 26, 2022, at the age of 103.

Lovelock, a medical doctor and ecologist, came to prominence with his theory of “Gaia,” which proposed that thanks to human consciousness the Earth had achieved a kind of sentience. He wrote that he was not “thinking of the Earth as alive in a sentient way, or even alive like an animal or a bacterium,”1 but Gaia is nonetheless a “vast being who in her entirety has the power to maintain our planet as a fit and comfortable habitat for life” and she is “now through us awake and aware of herself.”… Read more