10.28.2022

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…
9.23.2022

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…
11.2.2022

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,…
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10.28.2022

Gregory Wrightstone’s Testimony Before the PA House Environmental Resources and Energy Committe–Complete including Q&A

October 24,2022
10.24.2022

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.…
10.24.2022

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…
10.4.2022

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…
9.29.2022

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).
9.14.2022

Oral Statement to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Gordon Tomb, Senior Advisor CO2 Coalition Sept. 12, 2022 Thank you for the opportunity to speak in favor of allowing drilling for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico. I have worked in or written about energy for more than 40 years. My father worked 42 years at a coal-fired power plant, and…
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…
6.25.2022

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…
6.8.2022

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)....
6.1.2020

Ocean Health – Is there an “Acidification” problem?

The CO2 Coalition of climate scientists today released a White Paper analyzing decades of peer-reviewed research on the impact on the oceans of carbon dioxide emissions from the conversion of fossil fuels to energy.  Ocean Health – Is there an “Acidification”  problem? concludes that CO2 is an important plankton food that enriches sea life, and that the term “ocean acidification” is highly misleading....
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....
9.6.2022

Van Wijngaarden and Happer Radiative Transfer Paper for Five Greenhouse Gases Explained

by Dr. C.A. de Lange In 2019, William. A. van Wijngaarden and William Happer published a seminal paper on the radiative transfer process titled: Infrared Forcing by Greenhouse Gases. In it, they reviewed how the atmospheric temperatures and the concentrations of Earth’s five most important, naturally occurring greenhouse gases, H2O, CO2, O3, N2O and CH4…
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. ...
6.5.2022

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…
11.15.2015

Carbon Dioxide Benefits the World: See for Yourself

Introduction Human health, morbidity, mortality and longevity are significantly impacted by climate. This review examines the evidence for past, present and possible future health impacts of climate change on disease and disease vectors, on extreme weather events, floods, droughts, heatwaves and wildfires, on food and famine, and on social and mental health. It will also...
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…
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:…
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...
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...
8.6.2020

Wind and Solar are Competitive with Fossil Fuels only in Subsidized Price, Not in True Cost

Wind and Solar are Competitive with Fossil Fuels only in Subsidized Price, Not in True Cost A CO2 Coalition Review of a Media Claim In a new Science & Policy Brief, economist Bruce Everett tackles a vital question in determining America’s energy future: are “renewable” forms of energy truly competitive with traditional fossil fuels? Says…
11.12.2020

New-tech American Coal-fired Electricity for Africa: Clean Air, Indoors and Out

Introduction Human health, morbidity, mortality and longevity are significantly impacted by climate. This review examines the evidence for past, present and possible future health impacts of climate change on disease and disease vectors, on extreme weather events, floods, droughts, heatwaves and wildfires, on food and famine, and on social and mental health. It will also...

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