When Scientific Orthodoxy Resembles Religious Dogma

Those who refuse to consider an unconventional idea in science are disturbingly similar to those who refused to look through Galileo’s telescope  By Avi Loeb When my Harvard colleague Stephen Greenblatt saw my book Extraterrestrial featured on the cover of the Orthodox Jewish magazine Ami, he commented “It is interesting that the Orthodox evidently do 

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Facebook’s ‘Fact Checks’ Suppress Debate

The social-media site seeks to discredit a review of my book on climate science. By Steven E. Koonin This paper published Mark Mills’s review of “Unsettled,” my book on climate science, on April 25. Eight days later, 11 self-appointed “fact checkers” weighed in with a 4,500-word critique on the website ClimateFeedback.org. Facebook is waving that 

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Businesses are ignoring stockholders and their bottom line to embrace a “woke” climate agenda

By Gregory Wrightstone American business leaders are being bamboozled by climate cultists, whose hysteria over a harmless gas and natural warming deserve ridicule more than respect. Corporate homage to the net-zero mob can levy a tragic cost on the stockholders, employees, customers and communities of companies kneeling to the false god of “decarbonization.” A recent 

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Climate book shelf

by Judith Curry Reviews of new books by Steve Koonin, Matthew Kahn and Marc Morano. A year ago, we discussed [link]: • False Alarm, by Bjorn Lomborg • Apocalypse Never, by Michael Schellberger Earlier this year, two notable climate books were published [reviews]: • How to avoid a climate disaster, by Bill Gates • The 

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The ‘elephant in the room’ on Biden climate agenda

By Josh Siegel There’s a looming problem with President Joe Biden’s climate agenda. The administration is considering taxing imports of carbon-intensive goods, fulfilling a Biden campaign promise to punish China and other countries that are “failing to meet their climate and environmental obligations.” But economists warn such a policy, known as a border carbon adjustment, would be unworkable unless the United States 

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Questioning the Climate-Change Narrative

By Steven E. Koonin What do the research literature and government reports actually say about human-induced climate change and its consequences? Editor’s Note: The following are extracts from Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, by Steven E. Koonin. The first two, which are brief, are from the introduction. 

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Climate is everything

By Judith Curry . . . according to the cover story of April 26 issue of Time Magazine. How have we have fooled ourselves into thinking that manmade climate change is the dominant cause of societal problems? Some excerpts from the Time Magazine article: From her perch in the West Wing, McCarthy has been charged 

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Ottawa’s promising a tax credit for carbon capture — but is the tech worth the money?

Depending on who’s asked, it’s either a weapon against climate change — or an energy sector stalling tactic Evan Dyer · CBC News · Posted: Apr 28, 2021 Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a young technology — but it’s already a major flashpoint in the political argument over how to approach climate change. On the one hand, it’s one of 

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The Real State of Climate Livability – Alex Epstein and Patrick Moore

On Earth Day 2021 Alex Epstein (philosopher and energy expert) and Patrick Moore (ecologist and Greenpeace cofounder) discuss the real state of climate livability. Epstein begins by giving three principles for thinking about climate issues, then interviews Patrick Moore on the actual science of rising CO2 levels and what impacts we can expect. This video 

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