Global warming

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    What nation on Earth has reduced its carbon emissions more than any other?

    Our Mitch Kokai recently interviewed climatologist Pat Michaels about the Trump administration’s move to step back from the Paris climate agreement and the move by Mr. Trump’s EPA to nix the Clean Power Plan, which was sold as a way to address climate change. It’s a great interview — and …
    Donna Martinez, November 14, 2017
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    The Paris climate agreement’s ‘underlying fraud’

    Oren Cass devotes attention to the topic in a column for City Journal. Good news is hard to find at this year’s United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany. Diplomats from nearly 200 countries have gathered to review progress made on the “historic” Paris climate accords, signed two…
    Mitch Kokai, November 13, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a John Locke Foundation scholar’s critique of Gov Roy Cooper’s recent decision to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal highlights new research that boosts the argument for starting school later in the morning.
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2017
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    Doom-and-gloom climate predictions proved wrong again

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights the latest evidence that climate alarmists have been touting overly pessimistic projections. Another group of prominent climate scientists have published research claiming humanity may have a couple extra decades before pushing the world past what the U.N. calls “dangerous” levels of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2017
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    Placing Harvey in historical context

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon delivers important news to those who believe climate change is responsible for Hurricane Harvey. While media outlets are suggesting climate change is to blame for exacerbating Hurricane Harvey’s conditions, a much worse hurricane hit Texas more than a century ago—before Americans…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2017
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    Good for thee, not for me: pet edition

    James Lileks muses at National Review about climate scolds’ latest dubious pronouncement. PERHAPS you saw the story ping-ponging around the Internet in August: Climate-change activists want to ban dogs and cats. You weren’t surprised. If something gives ease and joy to human life, someone yearns to ban it.
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2017
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    Leak boosts climate alarmists

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports on a media leak designed to boost climate alarmists’ arguments. The New York Times obtained a copy of an unreleased “sweeping federal climate change report” that some government scientists feared the White House would suppress. “One government scientist who worked on…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2017
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    Climate alarmists oppose summer fun

    Julie Kelly parses the latest pronouncements from the prophets of climate doom in a National Review Online column. The Merchants of Misery — a.k.a., climate scientists — are working overtime to shame you about all the pleasures you’re enjoying this summer and how your selfish indulgences will cause…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2017