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Junkscience: Claim: Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease; air purifiers may lessen impact

Except there was no heart disease identified in this Chinese study. Note that air purifiers are made in China. I’m sure that’s a coincidence. Whatever small, transient changes may have been observed in this small study of Chinese college students in their dorm rooms were not clinical changes. And certainly there was no heart disease …

2017-08-14 21:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: VIDEO FLASHBACK: Obama EPA chief ignorant of basic climate facts

AP blowhard and climate bedwetter Seth Borenstein attacked (headline below) Trump administration officials this morning for their various statements about climate. But where was Borenstein in March 2011 when then-Obama climate chief Gina McCarthy confessed ignorance to the level of CO2 in the atmosphere. Or where was Borenstein in March 2015 when then-Obama EPA chief …

2017-08-10 14:27   Click to comment

Junkscience: Smoke-choked Seattle NOT experiencing more asthma cases

Despite the predictions of the junk science mob and despite air as bad as in China or India. But as JunkScience has long argued. From the Seattle Times: Ozone triggers lying not asthma. Same is true for particulate matter from smoke/exhaust.

2017-08-09 04:10   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: Researchers discover potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coal

Like shooting fish in a barrel. This research claims that small titanium suboxide (poorly chcarcterized oxides of titanium) particles emitted from coal plants may be killing people in the short term. Sounds scary except that burning rolling paper (cigarettes, marijuana, cigars) gives off titanium suboxides. As discussed in ‘Scare Pollution,’ smoking is not known to …

2017-08-08 16:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Researcher claims EPA carbon monoxide rules based on fabricated data

Past the scientific misconduct and illegal human experiments with taxpayer dollar, looks like consumers wasted billions on catalytic converters. EXCLUSIVE: Researcher Claims To Have Evidence One Of EPA’s Most Successful Clean Air Rules Is Based On Fabricated Data By Michael Bastasch August 8, 2017, Daily Caller One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) longest and …

2017-08-08 15:52   Click to comment

Junkscience: Climate alarmist fantasizes skeptics sentenced to death in 2029

What a psycho. Excerpts below. Entire article here.

2017-08-08 15:41   Click to comment

Junkscience: Sorry WaPo… Peruvian tropical glaciers sublimating, not melting

Science dies on the front-page of the Washington Post. The scary climate story featured on the WaPo front-page this morning is about disappearing tropical glaciers in Peru. Of course the disappearance of glaciers is blamed on melting caused by the dreaded global warming. But as discussed in the study below, sublimation not temperature is the …

2017-08-08 13:15   Click to comment

Junkscience: NYTimes praises murderous Lenin for environmentalism

I suppose Lenin’s Bolshevik terror was just Earth-friendly population control. And nary a mention of Lenin’s terror in the NYTimes op-ed. Read the entire op-ed. Imagine what the op-ed author Fred Strebeigh of Yale University and the NYTimes think of Hitler who was not only an environmentalist, but an anti-smoking vegetarian.

2017-08-07 13:59   Click to comment

Junkscience: Air Pollution Photo Fraud by The Hill

Below is how The Hill positioned its report about a recent court ruling involving the Trump EPA’s bid to rein in the Obama EPA’s (junk science-fueled) ozone rule. But guess what? The urban skyline (and air pollution) pictured is not from anywhere in America. It’s a stock Getty image of the Mexico City skyline: You …

2017-08-03 16:05   Click to comment

Junkscience: Stan Young: Negative Findings in Epidemiology

Statistician and JunkScience.com friend Stan Young’s presentation at the American Statistical Society. See Stan Young’s ASA slideshow presentation of “Negative Findings in Epidemiology.”

2017-08-03 14:11   Click to comment

Junkscience: Obama holdovers complete whitewash of EPA’s illegal human experiments

The Obama holdovers at EPA continue to channel this infamous human experimenter. After more than four years of dodging JunkScience.com, the results of the 2016 election finally compelled EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to seek a meeting with me last December. The Obama EPA had tried everything to make to make the human experiments …

2017-08-02 18:23   Click to comment

Junkscience: Uh… About That Sperm Study

Does that new study really show that sperm counts are declining and chemicals are to blame? Here is the study. Here is the hysteria as reported in the Washington Post: Here’s why this study is junk: Meta-analysis.. This study is nothing but a meta-anaysis — i.e., a statistical pooling of studies, a “technique” most notoriously …

2017-08-01 14:27   Click to comment

Junkscience: A Step Toward Scientific Integrity at the EPA

My op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal. The Trump administration in May began the process of replacing the small army of outside science advisers at the Environmental Protection Agency. In June, 38 additional EPA advisers were notified that their appointments would not be renewed in August. To Mr. Trump’s critics, this is another manifestation of …

2017-07-18 13:46   Click to comment

Junkscience: Are the New England Journal of Medicine and Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health Dishonest or Just Incompetent?

You probably know where I come down on this. A new study spotlights this issue in spades. Recall: The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently published a study from the Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) claiming to prove that air pollution kills. I asked to the NEJM to retract the study …

2017-07-12 22:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Oh boy! Another new paper debunks EPA’s claim that reducing PM2.5 levels saves lives

EPA has claimed that reducing PM2.5 concentrations can save 570,000 lives in the U.S. every year (i.e., prevent one-quarter of all deaths annually). The paper looks to see where the putative concentration-response curves for PM2.5-causing death (basically dose-response curves) hold true for Boston and Los Angeles. The answer is: Changes in month-specific PM2.5 concentrations from …

2017-07-12 00:12   Click to comment

Junkscience: History Channel Amelia Earhart program debunks Marshall Islands sea level rise claim

Don’t know whether History Channel’s Amelia Earhart hypothesis is correct, but it certainly shows that changes in sea-level at the Marshall Islands are not due to CO2 emissions. According to last night’s History Channel program, Earhart’s plane crash landed at the Northern shore of Mili Island. The Japanese then hauled the plane down the then …

2017-07-10 22:03   Click to comment

Junkscience: Epidemiologist Enstrom makes ‘medical’ journal an offer it can’t refuse

The New England Journal of Medicine recently stepped in it with the publication of bogus study on PM2.5 and death. I have called for the NEJM to retract the study. Jim Enstrom has a different suggestion. Enstrom’s letter to the NEJM is below. My letter from last week is here. ### July 10, 2017 Jeffrey …

2017-07-10 18:22   Click to comment

Junkscience: In Washington, D.C. on July 17?

Then you’re invited to Capitol Hill for an actual free lunch (and free learning) as Steve Milloy presents his new book, ‘Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA’!

2017-07-10 15:22   Click to comment

Junkscience: Study: Temperature adjustments account for nearly all 20th century warming

“Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of record setting warming.” Click for the study. Click for the related Daily Caller report.

2017-07-06 22:15   Click to comment

Junkscience: Retraction request made for NEJM air pollution-kills study

We will see how much of the U.S. scientific establishment is willing to have its reputation dragged into the gutter inhabited by the air pollution fraudsters. July 5, 2017 Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen Editor-in-Chief The New England Journal of Medicine 10 Shattuck Street Boston, MA 02115-6094 Re: Request for Retraction of NEJM Articles “Air Pollution …

2017-07-05 15:20   Click to comment

Junkscience: EPA-funded air quality researcher’s lab caught up in $120 million Duke University science falsification case

More EPA-funded air quality science fraud? From the News-Observer: The lab tech blamed for the data falsification worked in the lab of Duke University researcher Michael Foster: Below is Foster’s grant from EPA: Foster’s project was part of a $7.7 million environmental justice grant from EPA:

2017-07-03 15:07   Click to comment

Junkscience: Winning… print version of our landmark California PM2.5 study now available!

I started this effort five years ago… the EPA mob tried to stop its publication… but here it is… the best-conducted epidemiologic study on PM2.5, finding no association between PM2.5 and 2+ million deaths in California during the year 2000-2012. You can purchase the article here. Click here for more info on the California study. …

2017-06-29 15:15   Click to comment

Junkscience: Epidemiologist Enstrom takes down new NEJM PM2.5 junk science

“The authors have falsified their research findings.” Criticism of June 29, 2017 NEJM article “Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population” By James E. Enstrom, Ph.D., M.P.H. jenstrom@ucla.edu June 28, 2017 1. The authors have falsified existing research findings. Co-author Dominici failed to cite key findings from her own prior publication on this cohort: …

2017-06-29 14:11   Click to comment

Junkscience: Swamp fights back on PM2.5: New study, same junk science

The swamp-funded “Scare Pollution” criminals are trying to save their reputations and funding with a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the editorial for which is titled, “Air Pollution Still Kills.” Horse hockey. So I corrected the editorial. My takedown of the study follows. 1. EPA has already admitted in court (with …

2017-06-28 22:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: More (un)settled science…fewer clouds mostly responsible for Greenland ice melt

That popping sound was two-thirds of the Greenland ice-melt hysteria bubble. Key point: “The impact of increased sunshine during summer is large, it explains about two-thirds of Greenland’s melting signal in recent decades. “Until now we thought that the recent Greenland melt is caused almost exclusively by higher temperatures and the resulting feedbacks. The media …

2017-06-28 19:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Sign a petition for Australia to pull out of the Paris Agreement

We did it, Australia. Now you do it.

2017-06-27 13:58   Click to comment

Junkscience: Letting Oil Haters Run Big Oil

My report on the tragicomedy that was the May 31, 2017 ExxonMobil shareholder meeting, as it appears in Investor’s Business Daily. Letting Oil Haters Run Big Oil By Steve Milloy June 21, 2017, Investor’s Business Daily It’s unprecedented in the history of business — the largest U.S. oil company has been officially captured by anti-oil …

2017-06-21 19:52   Click to comment

Junkscience: Junk Science Week: Behind the scientific fraud that claims air pollution is killing people

My column for the Financial Post‘s “Junk Science Week.” Junk Science Week: Behind the scientific fraud that claims air pollution is killing people: Studies about people dying from air pollution are all funded by regulation-happy EPA, based on secret data, rubberstamped by EPA grantees By Steve Milloy, June 20, 2017, Financial Post What’s the biggest …

2017-06-21 10:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Chemical Scaremongering: It’s time to dismantle the alarmism industry

My latest in the Washington Times. Chemical Scaremongering: It’s time to dismantle the alarmism industry By Steve Milloy June 19, 2017 (June 20, 2017 print ed.), Washington Times It’s great news the Trump administration is starting to dismantle the junk science life-support system for government overregulation. Budget cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and …

2017-06-20 03:47   Click to comment

Junkscience: BOOK REVIEW: ‘Scare Pollution’ a Pulitzer Prize-worthy Piece of Investigative Journalism

From environmental expert and EPA pioneer Jay Lehr. Buy “Scare Pollution” at Amazon.com. BOOK REVIEW: ‘Scare Pollution’ a Pulitzer Prize-worthy Piece of Investigative Journalism By Jay Lehr June 16, 2017, Originally published at Heartland.org In Scare Pollution, scientist and lawyer Steve Milloy, famous for his 20-year-old website Junk Science, has produced a most compelling, Pulitzer ……

2017-06-17 16:18   Click to comment


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