Global warming

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    Who needs the Paris climate agreement?

    Editors at Investor’s Business Daily explain why hubbub over U.S. involvement in the Paris climate agreement means little. When the U.S. announced last year it would withdraw from the job-killing Paris Climate Accords, it was treated by the media as a climate-change disaster. But don’t worry: The U.S.
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2018
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    Turning the tables in the climate debate

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller documents a curious development in a court case linked to global warming. Something bizarre happened Wednesday after the U.S. District Court for the District Northern California held a “tutorial” hearing on global warming science. Chevron agreed with the latest scientific assessment from…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2018
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    Allowing kids to sue over climate change

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller details a disturbing federal court ruling from the West Coast. A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in favor of 21 children and young adults suing the U.S. government for not doing enough to protect their constitutional right to a stable climate. The…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. Medicaid budget appears headed toward reaching budget goals for a fourth straight year, and the program continues its move toward managed care. Dan Way provides a state Medicaid update during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes a possible N.C. Supreme Court…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2017
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    All electric cargo ship being put to good use

    And the headline reads… China’s first all-electric zero-emissions cargo ship is going to be used to transport coal The vessel, designed for inland waterway transport, will have a pilot shipping voyage next month, and be put into commercial use early next year. It will travel a fixed route on…
    Roy Cordato, November 27, 2017
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    Re: Those ‘zero-emissions’ electric cars, aren’t

    If, as Jon Sanders quotes in a recent post, “Larger electric vehicles can have higher lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than smaller conventional vehicles,” maybe a carbon tax would be more neutral toward vehicle technology.
    Joseph Coletti, November 20, 2017
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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