When clouds are added to climate models, it’s clear that there is no ‘climate emergency,’ Dr. John Clauser argues
By Jan Jekielek, Mimi Nguyen Ly, Epoch Times, Sept. 13, 2023
Nobel Prize laureate John Clauser has recently been in the spotlight for challenging prevailing climate models, which he said have ignored a key variable.
Dr. Clauser, who was a recipient of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to quantum mechanics, holds degrees from Caltech and Columbia University. He has served in roles at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the University of California–Berkeley. In 2010, he was honored with a portion of the Wolf Prize in Physics.… Read more
The evidence is clear that natural forces and their feedbacks, not human-caused carbon dioxide, are the primary cause of today’s ‘climate change’
By Ken Wilson, P.Eng. (ret.), Sept. 14, 2023
The IPCC has dominated the funding and development of the anthropogenic global warming narrative since its inception in 1988. The IPCC’s work has been strongly supported by the UN Secretary-General, most Western governments and by most environmental advocacy organizations.
So far, the IPCC has spent hundreds of billions of dollars in modeling studies and research on green energy measures. With the investments that governments have already made in wind turbines and solar panels, the total expenditure to date is in the low trillions of dollars. … Read more
Lancet study shows 4.5 million die each year from extreme heat—but nine times more die from extreme cold
By Bjorn Lomborg, National Post, August 26, 2023
As surely as temperatures rise during the summer, climate alarmism serves up more stories of life-threatening heat domes, apocalyptic fires and biblical floods, all blamed squarely on global warming. Yet the data to prove this link is often cherry-picked, and the proposed policy responses are enormously ineffective.
Heat waves are clearly made worse by global warming. But the non-stop media coverage of high temperatures in the summertime fails to tell the bigger story: temperature-driven deaths are overwhelmingly caused by cold.… Read more
Despite fears stoked by careless media, global area burned each year is trending downward, not up
By Bjorn Lomborg, Wall Street Journal, August 01, 2023
One of the most common tropes in our increasingly alarmist climate debate is that global warming has set the world on fire. But it hasn’t. For more than two decades, satellites have recorded fires across the planet’s surface. The data are unequivocal: Since the early 2000s, when 3% of the world’s land caught fire, the area burned annually has trended downward.
In 2022, the last year for which there are complete data, the world hit a new record-low of 2.2% burned area.… Read more
The fixes for heat aren’t complex, or at least they don’t need to be as complex as having various government agencies quixotically redesign the U.S. economy. Amazon will drop a fan at your front door in a day or two at most.
By Mark Naida, Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2023
The summer weather in Texas is remarkably consistent, and on weather apps it is usually presented as a frightening shade of red. The current outlook is a high of 101 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit for the foreseeable future. I don’t prefer it to be this hot, but like tens of millions of Americans who choose to live in a place with an unreasonable climate, I make do.… Read more
An energy transition to less productive, unreliable and unproven energy sources is akin to asking populations—especially those in developing countries— to struggle with, perhaps regress or simply tolerate less prosperity
By Maureen McCall, BOE Report, August 29, 2023
Don’t look now energy deniers, catastrophists, and fossil fuel obstructionists, but Alex Epstein’s plain language, clear thinking talking points are coming for you. And no amount of trendy emotional plays will stand up against them.
Last week Alex Epstein returned to Alberta for the Canadian Energy Executive Association (CEEA 72) Energy Business Forum chaired by Brent and Allison Quinton to present his latest data and new insights into the future of energy in North America and the world.… Read more
It’s wrong to claim that climate policy is the ‘only way’ to reduce fires. Prescribed burning, improved zoning and enhanced land management are much faster, more effective and cheaper solutions for fires than climate policy
By Bjorn Lomborg, Wall Street Journal, Aug. 1, 2023
One of the most common tropes in our increasingly alarmist climate debate is that global warming has set the world on fire. But it hasn’t. For more than two decades, satellites have recorded fires across the planet’s surface. The data are unequivocal: Since the early 2000s, when 3% of the world’s land caught fire, the area burned annually has trended downward.… Read more
Costs for Canadians will far outweigh any benefits to the planet
By Tristan Hopper, National Post, August 21, 2023
If everything goes according to the wishes of Canada’s net-zero planners, in just 27 years this country won’t emit a single stray molecule of carbon dioxide.
Canada burns an average 100 million litres of gasoline every single day; that’s about 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth. It burns another 49 million daily litres of diesel. The country has almost 25 million registered vehicles powered by internal combustion engines. … Read more
Guilbeault’s attack on fossil-fuel-generated electricity will cost Canadians more for a lower standard of living and drag our federal finances further towards the abyss
By Adam Pankratz, National Post, August 22, 2023
Canada’s Minister of Environmental Magic, Steven Guilbeault, is at it again. His next trick, more daring than scaling even the tallest skyscraper, is to eliminate fossil fuels from Canada’s electrical grid by 2035. If rammed through, this latest government act of wand waving will cost Canadians more for a lower standard of living and drag our federal finances further towards the abyss. His plan is already encountering push back as it comes up against that which Minister Guilbeault hates most: reality.… Read more
Disastrous road-trip experience with electric truck turns Winnipeger off EVs
By Bradford Betz, Fox News, Aug. 11, 2023
A Canadian man is calling electric vehicles the “biggest scam of modern times” after his frustrating experience with an electric truck.
Dalbir Bala, who lives in the Winnipeg area, bought a Ford F-150 Lightning EV in January for $115,000 Canadian dollars (around $85,000 U.S. dollars), plus tax. Ford said the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on the vehicle is $77,495 U.S. dollars.… Read more