Fires Sparked by Lithium Batteries are Confounding Firefighters

From NBC News‘ Vicky Nguyen, David Paredes and Andrew Blankstein: An Exploding Problem: Fires Sparked by Lithium Batteries are Confounding Firefighters Last July, an electric transit bus in Connecticut burst into flames while parked at a depot. A month later, an electric scooter sparked a fire inside a New York City apartment that killed a 5-year-old girl and 36-year-old woman. And last month,… Continue Reading

NEW JOB! Multimedia and Outreach Associate

Multimedia and Outreach Associate CO2 Coalition – Arlington, VA   Background The CO2 Coalition is a nonprofit organization which promotes rational analysis of climate science and energy economics. The Coalition is looking for a highly motivated Associate to assist the Senior Manager of Multimedia and Outreach in several areas: publications, website, media outreach programs, and other… Continue Reading

Apollo 7 Astronaut Walter Cunningham has Died at Age 90

CO2 Coalition Member Walter Cunningham, the last surviving astronaut from the first successful crewed space mission in NASA’s Apollo program, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. He was 90. Mr. Cunningham is perhaps best known as America’s second civ­ilian Astro­naut. During eight years with NASA he contributed to the design, develop­ment and testing of all… Continue Reading

There is still work to be done in the Keystone state

From Daily Energy News: “Meanwhile, the scientific and economic rationale for the climate change initiative continues to unravel. Gregory Wrightstone, a geologist, and executive director of the CO2 Coalition, has repeatedly informed Pennsylvania House members that CO2 is a ‘miracle molecule’ that greatly benefits humanity and deserves greater appreciation.” The complete Daily Energy News post,… Continue Reading

False Assumptions Behind PA Climate Regulations

From Real Clear Energy‘s Kevin Mooney: “Critics of fossil fuels routinely exaggerate, and sometimes outright fabricate, their negative effects while ignoring altogether their enormous benefits,” [CO2 Coalition Executive Director Gregory] Wrightstone said during his latest testimony before the Pennsylvania House. “Coal and oil fueled the Industrial Revolution, which gave us unprecedented prosperity and health. Together with… Continue Reading

The Worst of Europe’s Energy Crisis Isn’t Over

A few degrees Celsius is all that stands in the way of regional blackouts. And the cold season has barely even begun. From Bloomberg‘s Javier Blas: I’m a glass half-empty kind of person. If anything could go wrong, I assume it will go wrong. And that’s the lens through which I look at the European energy crisis. Perhaps… Continue Reading

LAURA INGRAHAM: There is a movement that’s actively lobbying for the end of the human race

CO2 Coalition Chairman William Happer was quoted Thursday evening on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle. Here is a clip: From Fox News: Laura Ingraham breaks down the “human extinction movement,” a growing environmental group that believes humans should halt reproduction to save the planet on “The Ingraham Angle.” LAURA INGRAHAM: There are so many causes trying… Continue Reading

Netherlands to close up to 3,000 farms to comply with EU rules

From The Telegraph‘s James Crisp: Government tries to cut down on nitrogen pollution in a move set to reignite tensions with farmers who say the industry is unfairly targeted The Dutch government plans to buy and close down up to 3,000 farms near environmentally sensitive areas to comply with EU nature preservation rules. The Netherlands… Continue Reading

Science Shows Why Cows Don’t Cause Global Warming

A rancher waited patiently at the recent Schachter Energy Conference in Calgary, Canada, while I spoke to a businesswoman about why methane was not the dangerous greenhouse gas that Canada’s government says it is. She wasn’t buying my argument and left without buying my book. Having overheard my unsuccessful pitch, the rancher suggested that I… Continue Reading

Dr. Steve Koonin: Three Debates–Three Wins

Dr. Steve Koonin debated three climate alarmists over a span of three days. Three opponents, three wins. From The Steamboat Institute’s Fall Series Campus Liberty Tour 2022 Debating the resolution: “Climate science compels us to make large and rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.” With energy prices skyrocketing, the energy grid becoming more unstable, and… Continue Reading

A Quarter of Americans at Risk of Winter Power Blackouts, Grid Emergencies

From Bloomberg’s Naureen S Malik: Grids from New England to Texas could see supply shortages Natural gas, coal and fuel oil supplies are all strained Large swaths of North America may face blackouts and other energy emergencies during bouts of extreme cold this winter as coal and natural gas supplies tighten, according to a US… Continue Reading

AP source: Biden to float windfall tax on energy producers

President Joe Biden plans to raise the possibility of imposing a ‘windfall tax’ on oil companies if they don’t boost domestic production From Associated Press‘ ZEKE MILLER and SEUNG MIN KIM: WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday will raise the possibility of imposing a ‘windfall tax’ on energy companies if they don’t boost domestic production, as his… Continue Reading

Newsletter 10-31-2022

See our latest CO2 Coalition Newsletter (Halloween Edition) here! To join our electronic mailing list, please sign-up here.     Continue Reading

Renewable energy is a failed path, scientist tells Utah legislators

From Salt Lake Tribune‘s Tim Fitzpatrick: Professor says true costs of wind and solar rule those alternatives out. No other views were presented. A Utah legislative committee this week gave 45 minutes to a scientist who argued that policy makers across the globe are committing a grave mistake by turning to renewable energy. William Hayden… Continue Reading

The Great Recycling Fraud

From The Daily Skirmish’ Chris Wright: NPR accidentally told the truth, yesterday, and it’s a doozy: The vast majority of plastic that people put into recycling bins is headed to landfills, or worse….  the amount of plastic actually turned into new things has fallen to new lows of around 5%…..  Waste management experts say the… Continue Reading

Metcalfe to Convene Final Hearing Featuring All-Star Experts on Fossil Fuels

News Advisory Office of State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe RepMetcalfe.com / Facebook.com/RepMetcalfe  October 21, 2022 WHAT:   House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene his final public hearing to receive expert testimony on Fossil Fuels: Driving America’s Economy and Quality of Life. WHO:  The hearing will feature presentations from Kevin Dayaratna, Ph.D.,… Continue Reading

CO2 Coalition Newsletter: October 12, 2022

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Flooded Tesla EVs From Hurricane Ian Exploding All Over Florida

From Motor Biscuit’s Thom Taylor: In the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Ian in Florida, things are going from bad to worse. The destruction is massive, and also ongoing. That’s because even though the hurricane occurred over a week ago, its after-effects are mounting. These include the instances of Tesla EVs exploding into flames around the state.… Continue Reading

OPEC’s Production Cuts Embarrass Biden, Anger PA Energy Producers

From Delaware Valley Journal’s Chris Woodward: President Joe Biden went to Saudi Arabia earlier this year to bump fists and ask the oil-rich nation to increase oil output, essentially outsourcing oil production from U.S. oilfields to the Middle East in an effort to bring gas prices down. On Wednesday, Biden got his answer. The OPEC+… Continue Reading

The Globalist Climate Agenda is a Crime Against Humanity

“As for floating ice in the Arctic, which does not raise sea level when it melts, but does offer a cooling, reflective surface at the top of the world, inexplicably it is at a decade high. Vijay Jayaraj, writing for Principia Scientific, citing findings from both the Japanese Institute of Polar Research and the Danish Meteorological… Continue Reading

CO2 Coalition Newsletter: October 5, 2022

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Bangladesh plunged into darkness by national grid failure

From Reuters’ Ruma Paul and Sudarshan Varadhan: DHAKA, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Large swathes of Bangladesh were left without electricity on Tuesday after a grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working to gradually restore power supply in the country of 168 million people. The country’s power grid malfunctioned at around 2… Continue Reading

Top Climate Scientist Slams “Goebellian” Climate Alarm and “Ridiculous” Attempts to Demonise “Fertiliser” Carbon Dioxide

from Daily Sceptic‘s Chris Morrison: Warming by carbon dioxide is logarithmic due to ‘saturation’ within the infrared spectrum, and any future doubling of the gas in the atmosphere will be associated with the same warming of around 1°C. This result is not considered controversial, argues atmospheric scientist and Emeritus Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT –… Continue Reading

Shocked by gas bills, thrifty Dutch stockpile coal, wood for winter

“Environmental and health concerns are falling by the wayside as people grapple with soaring energy bills.” From Reuters’ Stephanie van den Berg: VEENENDAAL, Netherlands, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The budget-conscious Dutch, who enjoyed abundant cheap gas for half a century to heat their homes, are turning to more traditional heating methods as cold weather reaches… Continue Reading

Fox News quotes Exec. Director

Gregory Wrightstone: “What they’re trying to do is politicize the pain and suffering of these people to promote their green agenda.” Democrats blaming climate change for Hurricane Ian at odds with science, experts say From Fox News’ Thomas Catenacci: Multiple experts contacted by Fox News Digital argued that there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest climate… Continue Reading

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