Environment (page 7)

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    Running on 100 percent renewable energy … or not

    Robert Bryce explains at National Review Online why the goal of relying entirely on renewable energy amounts to an “appalling delusion.” The idea that the U.S. economy can be run solely with renewable energy — a claim that leftist politicians, environmentalists, and climate activists have endlessly promoted —…
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2017
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    Another climate consensus that challenges the previous one

    Michael Bastasch and Ryan Maue of the Daily Caller discuss the latest “consensus” related to the science of climate change. A scientific consensus has emerged among top mainstream climate scientists that “skeptics” or “lukewarmers” were not long ago derided for suggesting — there was a nearly two-decade long…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2017
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    Your tax dollars attacking climate science ‘denial’

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon details another disappointing use of federal funds. The National Science Foundation is funding a doctoral dissertation on “climate change denial.” The University of Kansas was awarded $12,000 for the research, which began on June 1. The research seeks to find a…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Regardless of President Trump’s stance on the Paris climate accord, Gov. Roy Cooper wants North Carolina to continue honoring the agreement. Rick Henderson discusses the governor’s climate statements and legislative reaction during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops describes the process he and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2017
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    Placing the president’s Paris decision in the proper perspective

    Thomas Donlan of Barron’s demonstrates less excitement than climate alarmists about President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The United Nations has been constructing frameworks for global cooperation on climate change since 1979. Each step has turned out to be a way…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2017
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    Who would pay the cost for anti-fossil-fuel fervor?

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a new report that offers answers. A move away from fossil fuel investments by 11 of the nation’s major public pension funds would lead to a nearly $5 trillion shortfall over the next 50 years, according to a new report…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2017
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    Appropriate Environmental Curriculum Or Propaganda?

    What is the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) teaching kids? nsjonline.com reports: Gov. Roy Cooper and his administration have rolled out an environmental curriculum to be implemented in high school Earth Science and AP Environment classes across the state. “It’s Our Air”…
    Donna Martinez, June 8, 2017
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    The Paris climate agreement’s ‘charade’

    Oren Cass uses a National Review Online column to place the flawed Paris climate agreement in perspective. Even before President Trump had completed his announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change, howls of disbelief and outrage went up from proponents of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2017