Global warming (page 2)

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    The business of climate change

    If you suspect that much of the furor surrounding climate change masks a dubious money-making scheme, Rupert Darwall supports your thesis with a Real Clear Energy column. Saving the planet takes money, and lots of it. Money is both the theme and the subtext of the latest round…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Will Greta help or hurt climate alarmists?

    Josh Siegel writes for the Washington Examiner about Greta Thunberg’s potential impact on the climate debate. Some climate change hawks are questioning whether the brand of outraged activism trademarked by newly minted Time “Person of the Year” Greta Thunberg will prove effective in inspiring policy to curb emissions.
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    “Why Everything They Say About Climate Change Is Wrong”

    That’s the title of a piece by Michael Shellenberger that appeared in Forbes today. Shellenberger begins by making it clear that he is not a climate change denier. On the contrary, he says: Climate change is an issue I care passionately about and have dedicated a significant…
    Jon Guze, November 25, 2019
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    GOP-linked carbon tax group makes public push

    Josh Siegel reports for the Washington Examiner on a Republican group that’s touting a new federal carbon tax. A Republican-backed group pushing for Congress to pass a federal carbon tax launched a six-figure advertising campaign on Wednesday. The campaign from the Americans for Carbon Dividends represents a new…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2019
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    Democratic senator treats climate change like a religion

    Cameron Cawthorne writes for the Washington Free Beacon about one U.S. senator’s questionable approach to climate change. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) on Tuesday called for liberal activists to believe in climate change as if it were a “religion.” Hirono said on Tuesday that liberals will need to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2019
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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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    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