As promised yesterday, here is my report from the fourth International Conference on Climate Change, reprinted with permission from Pajamas Media, where an earlier version of it appeared. This version includes exclusive new material not available previously. In the wake of the Climategate scandal, panelists and audience members at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC4) indicated growing confidence that the tide is turning in favor of those who believe that manmade global warming is not a crisis. More than 700 people — including a good many scientists, along with economists, policy analysts, and legislators — gathered together for three …continue reading
Last week’s meeting of 700+ scientists, policymakers, and concerned citizens in Chicago to discuss the science and economics of global warming at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change was a huge success as measured by the intent of its sponsors: to establish once and for all that the climate realist position is increasingly the accepted conclusion among thinking people in the three categories noted above. That position is this: manmade global warming is not a crisis. Yes, all parties at the conference pretty much agreed that there was a good deal of warming in the 1980s and 1990s, and …continue reading
In commemoration of Earth Day, here is my analysis of the Academy Award-winning Al Gore movie that galvanized the global warming movement and ultimately led to its demise by exposing the arguments for global warming alarmism to serious public, scientific scrutiny. An Inconvenient Truth is a platform from which Gore assumes the Cassandra role of predicting the demise of the world as we know it. As a work intended to frighten audiences into compelling government to “do something, anything” about global warming, the film fails on both scientific and rhetorical levels. An Inconvenient Truth attempts to link personal events in …continue reading
And that’s the point, I guess. Watch this ad for a “clean diesel” car by Audi, and good luck getting this slightly modified version of the Cheap Trick classic “Dream Police” out of your head. I couldn’t get it out with a lobotomy. It’s been playing off and on in my brain since it first aired during the Super Bowl. But beyond the ditty, I also can’t get the vision of a fascist “green” future out of my head — even if it’s portrayed with a heavy dollop of of “Reno: 911“-style cop-show parody. Good comedy has to have a …continue reading
The 13th Annual Energy & Environment Conference, held in Phoenix Feb. 1-3, isn’t the sort of place where global warming “deniers” are exactly welcome. In fact, by my observations, the skeptical caucus at the event consisted entirely of: James M. Taylor, a senior fellow for environment policy at The Heartland Institute; Keith Lockitch, a fellow of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights; and me. All the other attendees spent their time discussing how the U.S. government — or, even better, a “global government” — needs to compel us all to live “greener” lives through schemes like cap-and-trade. Environmentalists are a bossy and power-hungry lot. Lockitch …continue reading
President Obama will be delivering his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night — and it should be an interesting address in the wake of the Massachusetts Miracle and the collapse of ObamaCare in Congress. Certainly, the speech-writers have been working overtime this week to make the proper (and, hopefully, humblng) adjustments. The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank peopled by scholars of a libertarian bent, is going to be live-blogging Obama’s speech. It will be using the “Cover it Live” program, which means you can join in the fun with your own comments as you watch the address …continue reading
The envirocommunist movement is trying to drop the term global warming from their bag of scaremongering tricks because, well, it just doesn’t scare anybody anymore, writes Paul Chesser in The American Spectator. In response to poll numbers showing the public to be increasingly skeptical toward claims that global warming is a crisis, the envirocommies are looking to switch to less tainted terms such as "our deteriorating atmosphere" and "climate change," Chesser notes.
A CNN meteorologist has joined the growing chorus of experts arguing that global warming is not manmade and is not a crisis, S. T. Karnick writes.
Responding to the overwhelming trend among scientists who are concluding that manmade global warming is not a crisis and that the temperature of the earth is instead driven by sun cycles and other natural phenomena, journalists and weather forecasters across the nation are questioning the hysterical claims of a global warming crisis. The latest to join the movement against global warming hysteria: professional meteorologists in frosty Cleveland, Ohio.