The Hurricane Harvey Hustle

By Paul Driessen “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight,” English essayist Samuel Johnson observed 240 years ago, “it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” That’s certainly true in the climate change arena. After ending US participation in the Paris climate treaty and abolishing many government restrictions on fossil fuel use, the 

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Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change

By Ronald Bailey Rainfall from Hurricane Harvey so far has averaged around 30 inches, although the U.S. Weather Service projects that some areas of coastal Texas might receive as much as 50 inches before the slow moving storm exits the region. Historically, Texas is no stranger to tropical storm inundation. In 1978 and 1979, the 

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The blame game

By Judith Curry For the sake of argument, let’s accept the IPCC conclusions regarding attribution of global warming, and their 21st century projections.  So, exactly who in the U.S. bears the blame for current and future damages? This is not an academic question. There are two landmark lawsuits that are gearing up, that ‘blame’ different 

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Don’t Believe the Hysteria Over Carbon Dioxide

By Rep. Lamar Smith The way Americans perceive climate change is too often determined by their hearing just one side of the story. The American people should be made aware of both the negative and positive impacts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Without the whole story, how can we expect an objective evaluation of 

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A Step Toward Scientific Integrity at the EPA

By Steve Milloy The Trump administration in May began the process of replacing the small army of outside science advisers at the Environmental Protection Agency. In June, 38 additional EPA advisers were notified that their appointments would not be renewed in August. To Mr. Trump’s critics, this is another manifestation of his administration’s “war on 

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Dadaist Science

By Nathan Cofnas Earlier this month Stephen Hawking declared: “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action [withdrawing from the Paris climate accord] could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees [Celsius], and raining sulphuric acid.” Let’s 

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