NASA arctic sea ice loss claims refuted

“In a December 2018 article, NASA claimed that Arctic sea ice had lost two-thirds of its thickness since 1958.” click here 

Foodborne outbreak due to E. coli

“At least 40 people in 16 states have been sickened by the E. coli outbreak, and “romaine lettuce from the Salinas, Calif., growing region is a likely source of this outbreak,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. ” click here

Global demand for fossil fuels is growing

“Unprecedented efforts to install renewable power capacity have only translated into meeting 2 per cent of global energy demand, meaning the world’s overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels shows no sign of abating.” click here

Affordable energy is essential for sustainable infrastructure

“A new report prepared by Kleinhenz & Associates for the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program shows increased oil and natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing  (“fracking”) has saved American consumers $1.1 trillion in the decade from 2008 to 2018. This breaks down to more than $900 in annual savings to each American family, or $9,000 in cumulative savings.” click here

Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is merely conceptual, not quantifiable

“According to one of the most frequently referenced papers advancing the position that CO2 concentration changes (and downward longwave radiation perturbations) drive surface temperature changes, Feldman et al. (2015)concluded there was a modest 0.2 W/m² forcing associated with CO2 rising by 22 ppm per decade. Again, that’s a total CO2 influence of 0.2 W/m² over ten years. In contrast, analyses from several new papers indicate the uncertainty and error values in downwelling (and outgoing) longwave radiation in cloudless environments are more than 100 times larger than 0.2 W/m².” click here

“Climate emergency” claims are simply nonsense

Yes, there certainly are issues associated with changes in climate and extreme weather that require attention. But a “climate emergency” as this writer claims? No. Even the most recent IPCC report makes no such claims.

“Here is the wildly false claim: “At a time when the international scientific community has concluded that we have 11 years to avert the worst of climate change…” This claim occurs repeatedly in emergency declarations.”

“This false claim refers to the IPCC SR15 report issued in October 2018. What the IPCC really said was we have the 12 years until 2030 to prevent the small difference in impact between 1.5 degrees of total warming and 2.0 degrees. With one degree already done this is just the difference between 0.5 degrees of new warming and 1.0 degrees. The question only came up because both targets are mentioned in the Paris Accord. The question thus arises, what difference this difference makes?”

“According to the IPCC this difference in impact is very small. It is certainly not “the worst of climate change” as the Post and other alarmists repeatedly claim.” click here

fake news about ice, snow and cold temperatures