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    Happer to continue fight against climate alarmism

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner reports that William Happer’s departure from the Trump administration isn’t changing his tune about climate science. William Happer failed at the chance of his lifetime. A notorious climate change science skeptic, Happer, 80, recently left the Trump administration after the White House…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2019
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    More Journalistic Malfeasance by the New York Times

    In a recent twitter thread, Bjorn Lomborg exposes many deliberate distortions in a NYT report on sea level rise due to climate change: It’s a detailed expose, so read the whole thing!…
    Jon Guze, November 4, 2019
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    Lights out for California

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online highlights California’s pitiful response to recent wildfires. California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation — it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life. More than 2…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2019
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    “Be Cautious with the Precautionary Principle”

    That’s the title of a new paper by Matthew J. Neidell, Shinsuke Uchida, and Marcella Veronesi that was published by National Bureau of Economic Research this month. Here’s the abstract: This paper provides a large scale, empirical evaluation of unintended effects from invoking the precautionary principle after the Fukushima…
    Jon Guze, October 29, 2019
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    New research: getting rid of nuclear power costs lives

    Research shows this to be a stark choice: higher energy prices costs lives, and lower energy prices saves lives. Playing politics with energy prices plays with people's lives.
    Jon Sanders, October 29, 2019
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    A quick rebuttal to climate alarmism

    Benjamin Zycher of the American Enterprise Institute details “The Trouble With ‘Renewables'” for the latest print edition of National Review. The whole article is worth a read, but I particularly appreciated his rundown of the facts contradicting claims about a climate crisis. Expansion of wind and solar power,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2019
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    Decrying ‘climate Stalinism’

    Joel Kotkin writes for City Journal about climate alarmists’ disturbing tactics. The Left’s fixation on climate change is cloaked in scientism, deploying computer models to create the illusion of certainty. Ever more convinced of their role as planetary saviors, radical greens are increasingly intolerant of dissent or any…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2019
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    California’s burning should not be blamed on climate change

    Bronson Stocking explains at TownHall.com why it’s wrong to blame climate change for recent California fires. Liberals are blaming California’s wildfires on “climate change.” Apparently, climate change now causes wildfires, but only in the state of California. Before this week, liberals thought rising sea levels would wash the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2019