A Primer on Climate Policy Math

CO2 Coalition Director Bruce Everett and Member Ed Hoskins offer their insight and expertise on the climate policy debate in A Primer on Climate Policy Math. The climate policy debate has two components: scientific and economic. In terms of the science, people should ask the following questions: On what basis do climate activists refer to…

200 Years of Fossil Fuels and Climate Change (1900-2100)

G. Shanmugam Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019 ABSTRACT The geologic record shows that the Earth’s climate has always been changing naturally during the past 600 million years in terms of CO2 and temperature, without CO2 emissions from Fossil Fuels by humans. There were both warming…

CO2 Coalition Submits Comment on EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Regulations as Dangerous and Unscientific

Release: Immediate July 21, 2023 Download entire comment here (pdf) ARLINGTON, Va. – A proposed federal rule to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants should not be adopted because it scientifically invalid and would endanger lives by denying people the benefits of fossil fuels and increasing levels of CO2, according to two eminent physicists.…

American Midwest and Climate Change: Life in America’s Breadbasket is Good and Getting Better

Assertions by the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA4) that the American Midwest will suffer negative effects – some catastrophic – from climate change are scientifically invalid and contrary to reality. Highly qualified professionals of the CO2 Coalition arrived at this conclusion after a careful review of real-world data and NCA4’s research methodologies and findings.…

Scientific Paper Concludes Refrigerants’ Gases Pose No Threat to Climate

A paper by two members of the CO2 Coalition, Arlington, Virginia, suggests that the promoters of man-made warming in the international community are promoting the expenditure of large sums of money on replacing certain refrigerants whose capacity to warm the atmosphere is of little consequence. The authors are Drs. William van Wijngaarden, formerly chairman of…

Impact of Changing Greenhouse Gas Concentrations on Ontario’s Climate

by W. A. van Wijngaarden The effect of changing greenhouse gas concentrations, most notably carbon dioxide, CO2, on climate was examined. In particular, calculations of the climate sensitivity, the warming of the Earth due to a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide, are discussed. Greenhouse gas concentrations, as determined from air bubbles trapped in ice as…

Nobel Laureate John Clauser Elected to CO2 Coalition Board of Directors

Dr. John F. Clauser, recipient of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the CO2 Coalition, Arlington, Virginia. “Dr. Clauser will add tremendously to the intellectual depth of our organization, which already benefits from a membership of more than 120 scientists and researchers representing a…

The Error of the Mean: A Dispute Between Gavin Schmidt and Nicola Scafetta

By Andy May You can read this post in German here, courtesy of Christian Freuer. Here we go again, writing on the proper use of statistics in climate science. Traditionally, the most serious errors in statistical analysis are made in the social sciences, with medical papers coming in a close second. Climate science is biting at…

Happer, Lindzen, CO2 Coalition Comment on the Department of Energy’s Proposed Gas Stove Standards

The Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to revise their standards for natural gas stoves. This revision is just one of the 110 other “energy efficiency” actions on other household items including furnaces, water heaters, clothes washers and dryers and lightbulbs that would restrict your ability to freely choose which appliance to purchase and use.…

Does Fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) Increase Death and Disease and Reduce Life Expectancy?

by Indur M. Goklany Periodically, we are flooded with reports of air pollution episodes in various developing countries, accompanied by claims of air pollution’s staggering death toll and associated reductions in life spans. On June 22, 2022, CBS News based on the 2022 update to an annual University of Chicago Air Quality Life Index (AQLI)…

Challenging the NSTA’s Position Statement on Climate Change

The CO2 Coalition has reviewed the National Science Teaching Association’s Position Statement on Climate Change and has found that it has serious problems, which we address in this assessment. Our detailed rebuttal, Challenging the NSTA’s Position Statement on Climate Change, was published March 23, 2023. Our objections to this document are many but can be…

Challenging Net Zero with Science

February 23, 2023 Net Zero Plans Are Dangerous and Unsupported by Science and the Scientific Method Net Zero initiatives of governments and private organizations are scientifically invalid and will lead to worldwide impoverishment and starvation if implemented, according to a paper published by the CO2 Coalition. The 55-page paper details how the objectives of Net…

No Matter Your View on Climate Change, Pricing CO2 is Harmful… Why?

By Dr Lars Schernikau No matter your view on climate change, pricing CO2 is harmful… why? One-sentence answer: … because pricing one externality but not others leads to economic and environmental distortions… causing human suffering. 1,600 words, 6-minute answer: Growing up in Eastern Germany, I was taught in school that – in so many words…

It is time to talk about “Capacity Factors”​

by Dr Lars Schernikau   In electricity generation, capacity factor, utilization, and load factor are not the same. A lot of confusion exists in the press and certainly in politics, and even amongst “energy experts”, about using the term “capacity factor”. It may be excused, since the distinction made in this article became only relevant…

Greenhouse Gases Prominent on Social Media

By Kees de Lange, professor emeritus of molecular physics and Guus Berkhout, professor emeritus of geophysics Earlier this week a video about climate science appeared on social media by Sabine Hossenfelder1.  Dr. Hossenfelder, who completed her Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Frankfurt, Germany, should be congratulated for popularizing science on the internet2. In this particular…

Fusion Breeding and Pure Fusion Development – Perceptions and Misperceptions

By Wallace Manheimer Abstract: This paper examines fusion breeding, namely the use of 14 MeV fusion neutrons to breed 233U fuel for thermal nuclear reactors. This can be accomplished much more quickly than pure fusion. It can become main component of a power architecture that is economical, environmentally sound and has little if any proliferation…

Are Carbon Taxes a Good Idea? Happer and Everett versus Hartley

The Global Warming Policy Foundation recently published a paper which argued in favor of carbon taxes as the economically optimal way to address global warming. CO2 Coalition Chairman Dr. Will Happer and Director Dr. Bruce Everett take exception to this analysis. Why carbon taxes are a bad idea. The authors conclude that CO2 has: • no impact on human and animal health, •…

Nitrous Oxide and Climate

Download the entire PDF Nitrous Oxide Summary by Gregory Wrightstone and C. A. “Kees” de Lange Nitrous oxide (N20) has now joined carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) in the climate alarm proponents’ pantheon of anthropogenic “demon” gases. In their view, increasing concentrations of these molecules are leading to unusual and unprecedented warming and will,…

CO2 Coalition and Drs. Happer and Lindzen File Amicus Brief Supporting CHECC

In 2009, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, under the auspices of the Clean Air Act, falsely determined that carbon dioxide was a pollutant. This is known as the Endangerment Finding and has been used since then to enable EPA to regulate and control CO2 emissions.    It is this authority that is being used…
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Gregory Wrightstone’s Testimony Before the PA House Environmental Resources and Energy Committe–Complete including Q&A

October 24,2022

Video Summary: Greg Wrightstone’s Testimony Before PA House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

CO2 Coalition Executive Director Greg Wrightstone based his testimony before the PA House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on a recent paper published by our coalition that states that coal, oil, and natural gas are the “greenest” of energy sources. The paper was published by one of the CO2 Coalition’s members, Dr. Indur Goklany. Dr.…

Testimony of CO2 Coalition Executive Director Gregory Wrightstone Before the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee 

Testimony of Gregory Wrightstone Executive Director, CO2 Coalition Before the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee October 24, 2022 Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy   Good morning. Thank you for the opportunity to speak. I am Gregory Wrightstone, executive director of the CO2 Coalition, based in Arlington, Virginia. I am also a native of Cumberland…

Van Wijngaarden and Happer: 2n-Stream Radiative Transfer

The understanding of Earth’s climate depends to a large extent on our knowledge of radiative transfer processes in the atmosphere. Short wavelength radiation in the visible range from the sun enters the atmosphere and finds its way to the surface to warm it. Long wavelength radiation in the infrared range is emitted from the surface…

Climate Impacts“ of Fossil Fuels in Today’s Energy Systems

Authors: Dr. Lars Schernikau is an energy economist, investor,  raw materials expert, and member of the CO2 Coalition (Orcid 6469-0117). Prof. William Hayden Smith is Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McDonnell Center for Space Sciences at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA (Orcid 9839-7023).

An Assessment of the Conventional Global Warming Narrative

by Richard Lindzen Technical paper 5, The Global Warming Policy Foundation Abstract The one-dimensional picture of the greenhouse effect and the role of carbon dioxide in this mechanism dominates current depictions of climate and global warming. We briefly review this picture. [See attached document.] We then discuss the shortcomings of this approach in dealing with…

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