8.17.2022

A Growing Sea of Snags: North Umpqua River Wildfires, 2002-2022 – Risks and Recommendations

Bob Zybach – January 26, 2022 The September 8, 2020 Labor Day Fires in western Oregon burned nearly a million acres of land in a three-day period, killed 11 people, destroyed more than 4,000 homes, polluted the air with toxic smoke for nearly two weeks and killed millions of native wildlife. Of these amounts, the…
8.7.2022

Lindzen, Happer & CO2 Coalition Comment on the CFTC Climate-Related Financial Risk

On August 8, 2022, Richard Lindzen, William Happer and the CO2 Coalition submitted comments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on climate-related financial risk. Read the entire comment here: Happer Lindzen CO2C CFTC 8-7-22d Our conclusion states: In our scientific opinion as career scientists, there is no scientific basis for the CFTC inquiry.  Real science…
8.5.2022

Technical Details of Coral Cover Statistics, and Background

By Peter Ridd – August 4, 2022 Since 1986, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) surveys roughly 100 of the 3000 coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Ridd used this data to construct the coral cover since 1986 (Figure 1) which shows that the GBR has record high coral cover. Figure 1:…
7.25.2022

William Happer, Richard Lindzen and CO2 Coalition comment on the 4th National Climate Assessment

Publication: Scientific paper in response to USGCRP Decadal Strategic Plan 2022-2031 | Authors: William Happer, Richard Lindzen & Gregory Wrightstone | Date: 22 July 2022   I.          SUMMARY On May 26, 2022, the United States Global Change Research Program (“USGCRP”) explained it is developing a Decadal Strategic Plan 2022-31 and indicated they are focusing on three scientific areas:…
7.20.2022

The Two-Degree Limit

Author: Andy May | Published: Andy May Petrophysicist | Date: 19 July 2022   For decades We have been told that we must not let global warming exceed two degrees Celsius above the “pre-industrial” global average temperature. Recently the IPCC lowered this limit to 1.5°C. In the latest IPCC report, called AR6, pre-industrial is defined as before 1750,…
7.9.2022

On Climate Sensitivity

On Climate Sensitivity by Richard S. Lindzen, Ph.D. with review assistance from Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D. June 2020 Editor’s Note This is a superb paper to kick off the CO2 Coalition’s Climate Issues in Depth Series. The topic lies at the heart of the public policy debate over climate and energy, and the author is…
7.9.2022

Methane and Climate

The paper’s Abstract explains that while the “radiative forcing” of each methane molecule is indeed 30 times larger than that of a carbon dioxide molecule, the increase in global methane is 300 times less than that of carbon dioxide. As a result, methane is only one tenth (30/300) as powerful in forcing as carbon dioxide, which adds about a degree Celsius to global warming as it doubles in the atmosphere. A methane doubling would provide only a tiny fraction of total greenhouse forcing, the paper says....
7.9.2022

Infrared Forcing by Greenhouse Gases

Infrared Forcing by Greenhouse Gases W. A. van Wijngaarden¹ and W. Happer ² ¹Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University, Canada ²Department of Physics, Princeton University, USA June 18, 2019 A shortened version of this important paper has been published on the arXiv preprint server hosted by Cornell University. The full version is provided here…
7.8.2022

The Global Mean Temperature Anomaly Record

The purpose of this paper is to explain how the data set that is referred to by policy-makers and the media as the global surface temperature record is actually obtained, and where it fits into the popular narrative associated with climate alarm. ...
6.28.2022

The SEC and Climate Change

Andy May – 28 June 2022 The U.S. Constitution was finally approved in 1787, after much debate. It reserved a specific list of powers for the federal government and the first ten amendments, or the “Bill of Rights,” reserved many powers for the citizens and states. The Bill of Rights imposed clear limitations on the…
6.28.2022

A Primer on Carbon Dioxide and Climate

Introduction The public requires an informed, dispassionate discussion of how our planet will be affected by CO2 released from the combustion of fossil fuel and other sources. In a white paper, entitled Carbon Dioxide Benefits the World: See for Yourself the CO2 Coalition, a new and independent non-profit organization summarized the scientific case that additional CO2 will be...
6.25.2022

Lindzen, Happer & CO2 Coalition file amicus brief in 5th Circuit Court

RELEASE: Immediate                                                                                                June 22, 2022 CO2 Coalition Tells Court Carbon Regulation “Scientifically Invalid” Download pdf ARLINGTON, Va. — President Biden’s Social Cost of Carbon rule is “scientifically invalid and will be disastrous for the poor people worldwide, future generations and the United States,” according to a court brief by two physics professors at Princeton…
6.24.2022

CO2 Sample Spacing in Ice Cores

Renee Hannon – 24 June 2022 Introduction This post examines sample spacing for CO2 measurements in Antarctic ice cores during the past 800,000 years to better understand if gaps in sampling are too large to capture centennial fluctuations. The IPCC states: “Although ice core records present low-pass filtered time series due to gas diffusion and gradual…
6.19.2022

SEC Statement by Richard Lindzen and William Happer

Comment and Declaration on the SEC’s Proposed Rule “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors,” William Happer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Princeton University Richard Lindzen, Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology June 17, 2022 Comment and Declaration Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed…
6.13.2022

CO2 Coalition Comment: SEC Proposal on Climate Change Disclosures

CO2 Coalition Comment: Securities and Exchange Commission Proposal on Climate Change Disclosures The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposal to require that businesses take extraordinary measures to account for climate risks is based on a false premise that there is a climate emergency because emissions of carbon dioxide from human activity threaten Earth with catastrophic…
6.12.2022

Net-zero Reality Check #3 – PV Solar

(This is the third of five articles, using published data and simple logic, to demonstrate that net-zero carbon is unattainable by 2050 with wind, solar or nuclear, or a combination of these methods for power generation.) This analysis reflects ONLY United States energy demand and production by source. The critical issue addressed in these studies…
6.12.2022

Net-zero Reality Check #2 – Nuclear only

Donn Dears – June 10, 2022 (This is the second of five articles, using published data and simple logic, to demonstrate net-zero carbon is unattainable by 2050 with wind, solar or nuclear, or a combination of these methods for power generation.) This analysis reflects ONLY United States energy demand and production by source. The critical…
6.12.2022

Net-zero Reality Check #1 – Wind Only

Donn Dears – June 10, 2022 (This is the first of four articles, using published data and simple logic, to demonstrate net-zero carbon is unattainable by 2050 with wind, solar or nuclear, or a combination of these methods for power generation.) This analysis reflects ONLY United States energy demand and production by source. The critical…
6.8.2022

Pennsylvania’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Relies on Faulty Data – Why RGGI is a “solution in search of a problem”

The Governor and other officials have relied heavily on the state’s Climate Action Plans and specifically on the 2018 Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan3 in order to support their claims of current and future devastating impacts of continued CO2-driven warming. Assertions in the Climate Action Plan are refuted by the analysis of Gregory Wrightstone, Executive Director of the CO2 Coalition and an expert reviewer for the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 6th Assessment Report (IPCC – AR6)....
6.7.2022

Virginia and Climate Change – Separating fact from fiction

A team of experts assembled by the CO2 Coalition has completed a detailed examination of effects (or non-effects) of climate change in the Commonwealth of Virginia. View the entire document here (pdf) Virginia and Climate Change. Conclusion This detailed analysis of climate change and its alleged impact on Virginia finds the following to be true…
6.5.2022

Fundamentals of Ocean pH

R. Cohen and W. Happer – September 18, 2015 (republished November 21, 2021) 1 Introduction We are often told that the CO2 released from burning fossil fuels will cause dangerous ocean acidification. Actually the oceans will remain comfortably alkaline and hospitable to life for the foreseeable future. This brief note is a quantitative review of…
5.24.2022

Climate Change and Health

This white paper summarizes the views of the CO2 Coalition, an independent non-profit organization that seeks to engage thought leaders, policy makers, and the public in an informed, dispassionate discussion of how our planet will be affected by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions...
5.13.2022

Why Human Contribution to Climate Change is Minimal and Negligible

Why Human Contribution to Climate Change is Minimal and Negligible by Rolf D. Reitz Emeritus Wisconsin Distinguished Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison Abstract More than 80% of mankind’s energy is supplied by fossil fuels.  However, several cities are considering banning fossil-fuels and the machines that use them, which are even being blamed for all manner of…
4.27.2022

Reducing the Devastation of California Wildfires

Reducing the Devastation of California Wildfires By Jim Steele BACK IN THE NEWS: This article was originally posted on August 27, 2020, but is relevant today. On August 24, 2020, The Wall Street Journal printed an article by Ian Lovett “California Wildfires Grow as Responders Brace for More Blazes.”  Mr. Lovett states that California has…
3.25.2022

How many km2 of solar panels in Spain and how much battery backup would it take to power Germany

Written by: Dr. Lars Schernikau and Prof. William H. Smith 1. Abstract Germany is responsible for about 2% of global annual CO2 emis- sions from energy. To match Germany’s electricity demand (or over 15% of EU’s electricity demand) solely from solar photovoltaic pan- els located in Spain, about 7% of Spain would have to be…

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