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Junkscience: FULL TEXT — Trump Executive order ending Obama climate rules

Here’s the text of President Trump’s Executive order ending the Clean Power Plan. Read the Executive order.

2017-03-28 21:21   Click to comment

Junkscience: National Academy of Sciences picks EPA corruption over science

Just in: the National Academy of Sciences’ (attempted secret) whitewash of EPA’s illegal human experiments. Here is the report. The media release is below. Look for my comments coming soon. ### March 28, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Report Finds EPA’s Controlled Human Exposure Studies of Air Pollution Are Warranted WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental …

2017-03-28 17:52   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Childhood lead exposure associated with lower IQ, socioeconomic status nearly 3 decades later

Lead hysteria was borne out of “science” that the University of Pittsburgh found was “difficult to explain as honest error.” Nothing has changed. Here’s a 2001 of mine on the junk science origins of lead hysteria. This study is just more in the same vein of junk science. A weak association epidemiology effort to …

2017-03-28 16:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: NYTimes Claim: The Trump Administration’s War on Science

I fixed the headline (and more) for the New York Times. Below is today’s attack on President Trump’s proposed cuts to the government ‘science’ budget. My comments in blocked-off italics. ### The Trump Administration’s War on Science By The Editorial Board, March 27, 2017 “Think of the marvels we can achieve if we simply set …

2017-03-27 15:15   Click to comment

Junkscience: Video: Milloy presents ‘Draining the Government Climate Science Swamp’ at the Heartland Institute climate conference

The March 23-24, 2017 Heartland Institute climate conference (12th International Conference on Climate Change) panel on resetting climate policy (Steve Milloy, Bette Grande, Myron Ebell) begins at about 2:54 into the video. Milloy’s presentation is at the beginning.

2017-03-25 17:06   Click to comment

Junkscience: Video: Milloy presents on illegal EPA human experiments at the Heartland Institute climate conference

The March 23-24, 2017 Heartland Institute conference (12th International Conference on Climate Change) panel on climate and human health effects (Dr. John Dunn, Dr. Jim Enstrom and Steve Milloy) begins at about 8:00 into the video. Milloy’s presentation is at about 8:35.

2017-03-25 16:53   Click to comment

Junkscience: More ‘settled science’… land-based microbes harming coral reefs

Should be considered along with the recent study on the effects of “dead zones” on coral reefs. Read about dead zones and coral reefs. The media release for the microbe study is below. ### Land-based microbes may be invading and harming coral reefs AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY A new study suggests that coral reefs–already under …

2017-03-24 17:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Global warming to increase number of diabetics

Wow… no honest researcher would make this claim. Past the ridiculous claim that average global temperature going from, say, 58F to 59.8F will increase the incidence of diabetes, the bulk of this lame study occurred during the pause. What warming happened then? Any actual increase in diabetes incidence could easily be attributed to changes in …

2017-03-20 23:30   Click to comment

Junkscience: Oops… ‘scientists’ overlooked effect of ‘dead zones’ on coral reefs

Not global warming. Not ocean acidification. Key quotes: … they suspected it was caused by a dead zone–a low-oxygen area that snuffs out marine life–rather than by ocean warming or acidification… The team thinks that such dead zones may be common in the tropics but have gone largely unreported, simply because scientists never looked… Based …

2017-03-20 19:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Studies of scientific bias targeting the right problems, Stanford-led study finds

Stanford researchers close in on realities exposed decades ago. But there is one important note to make here. The paper spotlights industry funding as a source of bias: Industry bias: when industry sponsorship and affiliation affect the direction and size of reported effects. Uh… okay… so what about government funding? Was mention of government …

2017-03-20 19:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Immediate action to reduce global warming needed to protect Great Barrier Reef

For “scientists”, they’re sure not very smart. “Immediate action” to cool the Coral Sea, or at least part of it? What? How? Read “Great Barrier Reef Scare: Exaggerated threats says head of GBR Authority.” The media release and abstract is below. The paper is here. ### Climate science: Bleaching causes grief to the Great Barrier …

2017-03-15 18:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: New Study: Air quality environmental epidemiology studies are unreliable

New in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology from friend Stan Young. The study is accessible here. The abstract below. As always, everything you’ll want to know about air pollution junk science is in “Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA.”

2017-03-15 17:53   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Better air quality standards in China could save 3 million early deaths each year

False. Air pollution kills no one in China. China should clean its filthy air, but no lives will be saved. This new study is just more egregiously bad, self-debunking air quality junk science. The media release and abstract are below. The study is here. Moving past the (to name a few problems)… Cherry-picking (data from …

2017-03-14 23:30   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Louisiana wetlands ‘struggling’ with sea-level rise four times the global average

Too stupid for words. When sea level rises, it rises everywhere by the same amount. (Experiment with this idea at home in the bath.) To the extent different coastal areas experience differences in “sea level rise,” the differences are not due to general sea level rise, but are due to local land changes (i.e., from …

2017-03-14 10:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: I fought ExxonMobil management on climate — and I won

ExxonMobil lawyer to management: “As stupid as they appear, they’re actually very good at paperwork” [quote from Old School, click the image to watch the clip]. Every year, the ExxonMobil annual shareholder meeting is a global warming circus. Communists, masquerading as hysterical climate bedwetters and ironically led by the Rockefellers themselves, file shareholder proposals providing ……

2017-03-13 21:32   Click to comment

Junkscience: Fish oil-heart disease con exposed (again)

I featured the fish oil con in my 2001 book “Junk Science Judo: Self-Defense Against Health Scares and Scams.” The media release and abstract are below. ### Fish oil supplements may help prevent death after MI but lack evidence of CV benefit for general population American Heart Association Science Advisory DALLAS, March 13, 2017 — …

2017-03-13 20:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: NYTimes Scare: ‘Are Your Sperm in Trouble?’

Sad to see the ever-pathetic Shanna Swan is still pushing the discredited endocrine disrupter scare, today via the NYTimes’ empty-head comrade Nick Kristof. My 2003 column debunking sperm count-hysteria is below. Kristof’s column in today’s NYTimes offers nothing new. Rave on Shanna. ### Pesticide-Sperm Count Link Is Impotent By Steven Milloy June 20, 2003, …

2017-03-12 14:55   Click to comment

Junkscience: JunkScience wins appeal of Obama EPA FOIA denial on human experiments

Elections apparently really do have consequences. In preparing for my National Academy of Science testimony on EPA’s illegal human testing, I came across an internal EPA document indicating that EPA’s human experiments program had a history of problems. This information was withheld by EPA from the National Academy of Sciences committee investigating EPA’s illegal experiments. ……

2017-03-10 16:23   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Unhealthy diets linked to more than 400,000 cardiovascular deaths

Junk science kills. Not food. They can’t show medical evidence of one such death. But via statistical abuse of junk ‘data’ — voila, there are 400,000! The media release is below. ### Unhealthy diets linked to more than 400,000 cardiovascular deaths American Heart Association Meeting Report Presentation 15 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION PORTLAND, Oregon, March 9, …

2017-03-09 17:30   Click to comment

Junkscience: Revisiting the original climate sin

The EPA should be forced to prove its greenhouse gas endangerment finding. Revisiting the original climate sin By Steve Milloy March 8, 2017, Washington Times If President Trump wants to put an end to the hoax and economic disaster that is man-made catastrophic global warming hysteria, there’s one order that is essential to issue: the …

2017-03-09 11:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Sodium intake high, rising among people with high blood pressure

The dietary salt scare rolls on despite reality. Check out the dietary salt myths. Key admission in this study: One limitation of this retrospective study is that it relied on self-reporting by participants to measure both high blood pressure and dietary intake. Translation: Oops. Nevermind. Self-reported data is unreliable. People can’t remember what they ate, …

2017-03-08 19:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Lack of fruits & vegetables causes millions of years of life to be lost

A BS claim. The media release is below. There is no study available. And the American Heart Association did not even want journalists to publish the abstract. Why is this a BS claim? There was no actual scientific study of the effects of fruits and vegetables on longevity. The abstract reveals it’s just an exercise …

2017-03-07 22:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Bills to fix EPA science introduce in House

Both inspired by the work of (as told in “Scare Pollution“). The media release is below. For the the full background story, read “Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA.” ### SST Committee Members Introduce the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017, EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act …

2017-03-06 20:18   Click to comment

Junkscience: Study: Human CO2 contribution to atmosphere only 4%, and only 15% since pre-industrial era

Boom. Click to access the full study.

2017-03-06 18:08   Click to comment

Junkscience: New Report from Air Pollution Liars: PM2.5 kills 4.2 million, 5th Largest Global Killer

Claims entirely blown to hell by my new book, ‘Scare Pollution.’ The new report from the EPA-funded Health Effects Institute is here. My debunking is in “Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA.”

2017-03-06 13:07   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Soy food consumption linked to prolonged survival in some breast cancer patients

There is no such thing as magical food. Vegetarian breast cancer victim Linda McCartney is a case in point for this sort of junk science. The reported result — a claimed 21% decline in mortality — is small and statistically meaningless. More importantly, even if it was true, it is a population statistic that is …

2017-03-06 05:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Exposure to certain insecticides linked to childhood behavioral difficulties

More epidemiologic foolishness. Development is multifactorial. But these researchers seem to have decided from the outset that prenatal exposure to pyrethroid insecticides was associated with worse development outcomes. Virtually all of the reported associations are zero and/or not statistically significant. We know from the multiple comparisons fallacy that, just by chance, false associations…

2017-03-01 23:30   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Tanning devices cost US healthcare $343 million a year

Check out our 10 myths on tanning. The media release is below. The impact of tanning (and tanning salons) on skin cancer rates is subject to debate. Read: Myth: Tanning is just not worth the risk Myth: There is no safe exposure to UV radiation Myth: UV radiation causes melanoma Myth: The World Health Organization …

2017-02-28 07:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Report: Humans sparked 84 percent of US wildfires, increased fire season over 2 decades

Man-made… but matches, not CO2. The media release is below. ### Humans sparked 84 percent of US wildfires, increased fire season over 2 decades UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the U.S. in recent decades and ignited more than 840,000 blazes in the spring, …

2017-02-27 20:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: E-cigarettes may pose the same or higher risk of stroke severity as tobacco smoke

As stupid as EPA’s claim that breathing outdoor air is more dangerous than smoking. There is no evidence to support this claim in human populations. Inhalation experiments in lab animals don’t really work — i.e., the lab animals change their breathing pattern in response to junk in the air. Also, mice aren’t little people and …

2017-02-23 21:00   Click to comment

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