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…
6.25.2022

CO2 Coalition files 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…
6.11.2022

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…
6.10.2022

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....
6.10.2022

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…
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…
5.28.2022

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. ...
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…
3.25.2022

California Car Owners Could Get Up to an $800 Rebate to Help Offset Gas Prices

The CO2 Coalition statement concerning Gavin Newsom proposing $800 subsidies for high gasoline pricing: Measures like stimulus checks and suspension of gas taxes are gimmicks that only increase demand for fuel and add upward pressure to prices. They do nothing to address the underlying problem of too little supply. The solution to that is increased…
3.22.2022

2022 Monarch Butterfly Report: A Mystery

News Brief by Kip Hansen – 21 March 2022 The magical marvelous Monarch Butterfly is surging – they are ramping up – populations numbers are skyrocketing!  That is to say, according to Monarch censuses, the numbers of migrating Monarchs overwintering in both the Western Migration and the Eastern Migration have vastly improved over last year. Monarch…
3.13.2022

Northern and Southern Hemisphere Warming

By Andy May – March 13, 2022 It is common for the news media and consensus scientists to report global average surface temperatures without mentioning that both the warming rate and average temperatures vary a lot around the Earth over one year. For example, Earth’s global average surface temperature varies about 7° F every year.…
3.12.2022

Satellite and Surface Temperatures

By Andy May – March 13, 2022 In the Great Climate Change Debate between Professor David Karoly and Professor Will Happer, Glenn Tamblyn was called upon to finish the consensus side of the debate after Karoly backed out. The details are described in my latest book. The debate contained an illuminating exchange of opinions on…
2.3.2022

CO2 Coalition Says Virginia Climate Programs Have No Scientific Basis

Release: Immediate RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s attempts to influence the climate have no scientific basis and would have no measurable effect, according to testimony presented Thursday by representatives of the CO2 Coalition, an Arlington-based organization of scientists and researchers. Appearing before the House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee were Gregory Wrightstone, executive director and an expert…
1.27.2022

CO2 Coalition Statement on HB 118 concerning the VA Clean Economy Act

Presented to the Virginia Legislature in support of HB 118 – Repeal the Virginia Clean Economy Act Climate change and Virginia – Separating fact from fiction Statement prepared by Gregory Wrightstone; executive director of the CO2 Coalition based in Arlington. He is a geologist and an expert reviewer for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on…

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