Notes From Meeting at Rockefeller Mansion Shed Light on Climate Politics

By Chris Horner Newly obtained public records — including handwritten notes, a “Black Swan” event in the freedom of information world — open a window onto conversations between high-ranking government officials and environmentalist activists. These notes and emails reflect often amusing candor, in which a prurient interest is understandable. What is most important, however, is 

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Study Projecting Net Carbon Dioxide Benefits through 2050 Defended

By Marlo Lewis, Jr. Last Friday on the Daily Kos Internet forum, an anonymous blogger called “Climate Denier Roundup” (CDR) posted a hit piece on a new study by Heritage Foundation statistician Kevin D. Dayaratna, Guelph University economics professor Ross McKitrick, and Competitive Enterprise Institute climate scientist Patrick J. Michaels. According to CDR, Dayaratna, McKitrick, 

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Should We Trust the Climate Models? Part 3 of 3

By Robert P. Murphy In my first article of this 3-part series on the reliability of the climate models used to guide policy debates, I developed a coin-flipping analogy to make sure the reader understood the concept of a “95% confidence spread.” Then I showed that even using the charts presented by the climate scientists 

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A Better Word of the Year for 2019: Energy Poverty

By Katie Tahuahua It’s that time of year. As New Year’s Eve approaches, we look back on 2019 seeking nuggets of wisdom from twelve more months of the human experience. Unfortunately, the Word of the Year selections from two top dictionaries reveal just how misplaced this year’s priorities were. The Oxford English Dictionary selected “climate 

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Alex Epstein’s Clear Thinking on Climate and Energy

By Rupert Darwall “For many decades the human species has been at war with the planet,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared at the start of the Madrid climate conference last week. “And the planet is fighting back.” Alex Epstein, the youthful pro-fossil-fuel campaigner and author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, disagrees. What Guterres 

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