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SPPI: An official climate debate could be great

Source:  CFACT by David Wojick, Ph.D. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s proposal to hold a TV debate on climate change science makes a lot of sense. This idea is very different from the Red Team exercise that he mentioned previously, which has seen a great deal of discussion, such as here and here. The Red Team

2017-07-28 17:37   Click to comment

SPPI: NASA Confirms Falling Sea Levels For Two Years Amidst Media Blackout

Source: Most media outlets cannot be bothered to report something that dramatically deflates their narrative. So it goes without saying that when NASA confirmed that ocean levels have actually been falling for the past few years, the media would be more than silent. As the global warming…

2017-07-28 17:31   Click to comment

SPPI: Real Fake News: Science Used As Propaganda

Source:  Zero Hedge People seem to give doctors and scientists the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their findings and opinions on things like global warming, genetically modified organisms, pesticides, chemicals, and how unhealthy certain foods and habits are. But like any other humans, scientists and doctors are, well, human. They can be

2017-07-28 17:22   Click to comment

SPPI: Left-wing climate report claims Trump’s policies will kill millions — facts tell a different story

Source:  The Blaze by Justin Haskins In perhaps the most outlandish accusation made against President Donald Trump by radical environmentalists yet, the left-wing Natural Resources Defense Council has claimed Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement on June 1 will result in the deaths of millions of people over

2017-07-08 07:46   Click to comment

SPPI: Response to MIT President: Paris Exit Scientifically Sound (Part II)

Source:  Master Resource By Willie Soon and Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The world is not experiencing unprecedented rising seas or extreme weather Professor Reif further states that rising manmade greenhouse gases are “driving rising sea levels and extreme weather.” Neither is happening. The average sea level rise since 1870 has been 1.3-1.5 mm (about a

2017-07-08 07:36   Click to comment


Source: by Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris On June 1, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the United Nations Paris Agreement on climate change. He correctly identified it as a very bad deal for America. In July 1997, the U.S. Senate reached a similar…

2017-07-08 07:14   Click to comment

SPPI: Rick Perry’s Plans for US Energy Dominance

Source: The Daily Signal America is approaching energy independence, but still needs to remove obstacles, Energy Secretary Rick Perry says. “We are very close to being energy independent,” Perry told The Daily Signal in a brief interview. “Regarding our ability to retrieve energy, we don’t need anybody. Transportation may be our biggest impediment.” The United

2017-07-08 06:47   Click to comment

SPPI: Hot Jets

Source: SPPI by Dennis Ambler “In recent days, American Airlines has been forced to cancel more than 40 flights in Phoenix. The reason: With daytime highs hovering around 120 degrees, it was simply too hot for some smaller jets to take off. Hotter air is thinner air, which makes it more difficult — and

2017-06-22 00:33   Click to comment

SPPI: EPA’s suspect science

Source:  SPPI Its practices have defiled scientific integrity, but proposed corrections bring shock and defiance. by John Rafuse President Trump’s budget guidance sought to cut $1.6   billion from the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1 billion expectation. Shrieks of looming Armageddon prompted Congress to fund EPA in full until September 2017, when the battle will be joined

2017-06-22 00:14   Click to comment

SPPI: Believing UN pacts can save the planet ‘are returning us to the Middle Ages’

Source: The U.S. president Donald Trump has turned his back to the international treaties to reduce emissions when he announced in the White House’s Rose Garden that the U.S. will leave the Paris climate treaty that 195 countries signed in…

2017-06-20 07:49   Click to comment

SPPI: Nipping a legal problem in the bud

Source: sppi Consult with all affected parties, to ensure informed endangered species and pesticide policies by Paul Driessen One of my recent articles predicted that the Fish & Wildlife Service’s endangered species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee would lead to its being used to delay or block construction projects and pesticide use on hundreds

2017-06-20 07:38   Click to comment

SPPI: Exiting the Mad Hatter’s climate tea party

Source: SPPI Trump was 100% right (not just 97%) to show real leadership and walk away from Paris by Paul Driessen I can guess why a raven is like a writing-desk, Alice said. “Do you mean you think you can find out the answer?” said the March Hare. “Exactly so,” said Alice. “Then you should

2017-06-20 07:34   Click to comment

SPPI: Trump’s Paris climate choice puts America first

Source:  Detroit News by H. Sterling Burnett In a much-anticipated decision, President Donald Trump kept his campaign promise by announcing recently that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement negotiated by 195 countries in December 2015. Under the agreement, the United States is required to cut its carbon-dioxide emissions 28 percent below

2017-06-20 07:30   Click to comment

SPPI: To Put America First Is to Put Our Planet’s Climate First

Source:  Breitbart by Willie Soon and István Markó On June 2, 2017, in a Letter regarding US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement addressed to the MIT community, Professor Rafael Reif, president of MIT, criticized President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accords. In this refutation, we propose to clarify the scientific understanding of the

2017-06-20 07:13   Click to comment

SPPI: Join the Fight for Skepticism in Schools

Source: Heartland by David Wojick Let the fight begin In March the Heartland Institute fired a big broadside right into the teaching of climate change alarmism in America’s schools. They began sending Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming directly to many of the Nation’s science teachers. Of course the alarmists went nuts, especially Sen. Sheldon

2017-06-20 07:00   Click to comment

SPPI: Trump budget pulls back from ‘crazy’ climate stuff

Source:  Washington Examiner by John Siciliano President Trump’s budget gets away from the “crazy stuff” former President Barack Obama prioritized to fight climate change, such as climate change musicals, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday. “We are simply trying to get things back in order to where we can look at

2017-05-24 22:37   Click to comment

SPPI: 120 Years Of Climate Scares – 70s Ice age scare

Source: 1845 – The whole of Sir John Franklin’s expedition to find the NW Passage died and their ships were crushed by the ice near Baffin Island 1909-1910 – Amundsen sailed an ice free NW Passage 1922 – The Arctic is warming and fishermen are catching species that have never been seen…

2017-05-24 22:33   Click to comment

SPPI: Greenland and Arctic ice cover update

Source: NoTricksZone by P Gosselin Polar snow and ice cover rarely cooperates, no matter what side of the warming issue you may be on. It changes so fast. When ice cover climbs, skeptics like to claim that it shows global warming isn’t what it is often hyped up to be. And when ice cover drops

2017-05-24 22:27   Click to comment

SPPI: Escaping the Paris climate agreement

Source:  Detroit News by H. Sterling Burnett As a candidate for president, Donald Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement and called it a bad deal for America. In an April speech in Harrisburg, Penn., Trump reiterated this claim, saying the Paris climate agreement in its current form hurts

2017-05-24 22:04   Click to comment

SPPI: The case for nixing the Paris Agreement

Source: Washington Times By Dr. Will Happer The United States should withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. For too long, well-meaning policymakers have been misled by propaganda, masquerading as science, that more atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) will harm the planet. Paris represents the culmination of this campaign. The pact extends into perpetuity, its very terms

2017-05-24 21:58   Click to comment

SPPI: Dr. Lindzen on climate change “magic”

Source: Merion West by Dr. Richard Lindzen Introduction: For over 30 years, I have been giving talks on the science of climate change. When, however, I speak to a non-expert audience, and attempt to explain such matters as climate sensitivity, the relation of global mean temperature anomaly to extreme weather, that warming has decreased profoundly

2017-05-17 21:19   Click to comment

SPPI: 15 New Papers: Scientists Abandoning Claims Of Dominant Man-Made Influence On Arctic Climate

Source: Three years ago a cogent paper was published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature that was surprisingly candid in its rejection of the position that the substantial warming and sea ice reduction in the Arctic occurring since the…

2017-05-17 20:56   Click to comment

SPPI: April 2017 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

Source: CO2 Science Reviews by Dr. Craig Idso Elevated CO2 Enhances the Removal of Cadmium and Lead Contamination from Toxic Soils (28 April 2017) According to the authors of this study, “elevated CO2 benefited the microenvironment in the rhizosphere of R. pseudoacacia seedlings under Cd and Pb stress by increasing the concentration of dissolved organic

2017-05-17 20:37   Click to comment

SPPI: Real World energy and climate

Source: SPPI “The sky is falling” scare stories have no place in public interest science or policy by John Coleman Earth Day 2016 brought extensive consternation about how our Earth will soon become uninhabitable, as mankind’s activities of civilization trigger unstoppable global warming and climate change. President Obama used the occasion to sign the Paris

2017-05-17 20:22   Click to comment

SPPI: Are we headed for a new solar minimum?

Source: by Judith Curry We can conclude that the evidence provided is sufficient to justify a complete updating and reviewing of present climate models to better consider these detected natural recurrences and lags in solar processes. – Jorge Sánchez-Sesma In pondering how the climate of the 21st century will play…

2017-05-17 20:15   Click to comment

SPPI: As Polar Bear Numbers Increase, GWPF Calls For Re-assessment Of Endangered Species Status

Source: Global Warming Policy Foundation On the occasion of International Polar Bear Day, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is calling on the U.S. Administration to re-assess the ‘endangered species’ status of polar bears.  On May 15, 2008, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service listed the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

2017-05-17 19:53   Click to comment

SPPI: A Global Warming Surprise

Source: American thinker by Fred Singer Exploring some of the intricacies of GW [Global Warming] science can lead to surprising results that have major consequences.  In a recent invited talk at the Heartland Institute’s ICCC-12 [Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change], I investigated three important topics: 1. Inconsistencies in the surface temperature record. 2. Their

2017-05-17 19:41   Click to comment

SPPI: Ignorance, intolerance, violence

Source: SPPI Using junk science marches, ignorant professors, resistance and violence to drive public policy by Paul Driessen Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid…

2017-05-17 19:03   Click to comment

SPPI: Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

Source:  SPPI Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits by Paul Driessen President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review is long

2017-05-17 18:55   Click to comment

SPPI: NYT Warms to Climate Change Skepticism

Source: Never imagining ever having an occasion to reference anything posted in The New York Times as evidence of climate sanity, an April 28 article brings gleeful tears of hope to these jaded eyes. Titled “Climate of Complete Certainty,” the gray lady’s new op-ed writer Bret Stephens observes in his…

2017-05-17 18:23   Click to comment

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