No need to ‘curb’ carbon emissions; nature will take care of this itself

The more CO2 in the atmosphere, the more quickly nature removes the excess

by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D., Global Warming, April 18, 2024

The goal of reaching “Net Zero” global anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide sounds overwhelmingly difficult. While humanity continues producing CO2 at increasing rates (with a temporary pause during COVID), how can we ever reach the point where these emissions start to fall, let alone reach zero by 2050 or 2060?

What isn’t being discussed (as far as I can tell) is the fact that atmospheric CO2 levels (which we will assume for the sake of discussion causes global warming) will start to fall even while humanity is producing lots of CO2.… Read more

‘Follow the science’ toward Net Zero climate policies can only lead to economic ruin, with no climate benefit

Man-made climate change exists, but how societies respond is still a matter of choice. When politicians tell us we must ‘follow the science’ toward extreme climate policies, they are really trying to shut down the discussion of enormous, unsustainable costs.

By Bjorn Lomborg, Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2024

More than one million people die in traffic accidents globally each year. Overnight, governments could solve this entirely man-made problem by reducing speed limits everywhere to 3 miles an hour, but we’d laugh any politician who suggested it out of office. It would be absurd to focus solely on lives saved if the cost would be economic and societal destruction.… Read more

Fraser Institute report shows ‘extreme weather’ isn’t increasing

Trend on drought, flooding, hurricanes and frost fires is down, not up—governments need to check the actual evidence before taking ‘climate action’

By Kenneth Green, Fraser Institute, April 14, 2024

Contrary to claims by many climate activists and politicians, extreme weather events—including forest fires, droughts, floods and hurricanes—are not increasing in frequency or intensity, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Earth Day has become a time when extraordinary claims are made about extreme weather events, but before policymakers act on those extreme claims—often with harmful regulations—it’s important to study the actual evidence,” said Kenneth Green, a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute and author of Extreme Weather and Climate Change.Read more

Open Letter to Calgary Mayor and Council: Child Indoctrination & Errors in Climate Risk Assessment

City’s climate risk scenario is unrealistic and will impose unnecessary burdens on citizens, nor should city be indoctrinating children with climate fears

By Ron Davison, P.Eng., Friends of Science, January 18, 2024

An Open Letter to Mayor Jyoti Gondek and Calgary City Council, with copies to Cc: Premier Danielle Smith, Hon. Ric McIver, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Hon. Minister Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Education; Common Sense Calgary; Kris Sims – Canadian Taxpayers Federation;

Dear Mayor Gondek and Council,

RE: City of Calgary tax dollars must not fund child indoctrination on climate change; Significant Errors in Climate Risk Assessment Report Issued Jan 11, 2024

We have been reviewing recent climate-change reports issued by the City of Calgary.… Read more