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GOP Senators & House members send letter demanding end to bureaucratic attempt to ban gas powered vehicles WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), along with U.S. Representative Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) led a bicameral coalition of their colleagues in sending a letter calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Deputy Administrator, Sophie Shulman, to rescind the Biden Administration’s proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for […]

Self-appointed ‘climate epidemiologist’ from Georgetown U. Claims: ‘Climate change has killed at least four million people’ – Declares ‘climate change is a public health emergency’

Climate epidemiologist Colin Carlson: “Five years ago it was ‘ten years to save the planet.’ Now, it needs to be ‘four million people are dead.’ Say it, say it, say it. Write to your Senators, write it on the walls under a bridge, write it anywhere someone will see. Climate change is a public health emergency.”

A screenshot of the full text of the Nature Medicine commentary "After millions of preventable deaths, climate change must be treated like a health emergency." (The full text doesn't fit in the alt text, I'm sorry)

Navigating the Complexity of Climate Change: A Closer Look at the Scientific Method and Its Challenges 01/31/2024Frank Hollenbeck The physical sciences have greatly advanced knowledge by elucidating the workings of simple phenomena. In a simple phenomenon, we have a limited number of important variables, all of which are identifiable and measurable. This allows us to run a scientific experiment. In such an experiment, we hold all other variables constant and […]

Net Zero Threatens National Security BY DR GWYTHIAN PRINS There is a respectable peacetime economic case for closing the Port Talbot blast furnaces and ceasing production of basic oxygen steel (BOS) in the United Kingdom and it is set out by the leading trade economist Catherine McBride. She shows how much British steel-making of any type has declined by volume, and how […]

Steyn v Mann: The Infamous Climate ‘Hockey Stick’ Goes on Trial BY CHRIS MORRISON Fifteen years on from the notorious Climategate scandal, and the widely debunked temperature ‘hockey stick’ is centre stage in a libel trial in a Washington D.C. court. In the widely-billed climate trial of the century, the fake Nobel laureate Michael Mann is suing the journalist Mark Steyn for claiming that his infamous hockey stick graph […]

Carbon Dioxide Causes Much Less Warming Than is Commonly Believed, New Paper Finds

Chris Morrison of the Daily Sceptic: Three scientists, including Atmospheric Professor Yi Huang of McGill University, have reduced by nearly 40% the basic amount of warming caused by a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide – a figure commonly used to promote the global warming scare. In addition they cast doubt on the ability of CO2 to heat the atmosphere beyond the levels already passed in the pre-industrial age. “Transmissivity in the CO2 band centre is unchanged by increased CO2 as the absorption is already saturated,” they note…It is published by the American Meteorological Society in its Journal of Climate.

Another sensational finding is that higher levels of CO2 seem to actually cool Antarctica. “The [doubled CO2] forcing in polar regions is strongly hemispheric asymmetric and is negative in the Antarctic,” write the scientists.

The main paper is behind a paywall but an excellent summary of its contents is provided by the science blog No Tricks Zone. The science is complex with the ‘Abstract’ explaining that the paper evaluates the “spatiotemporal variation of the instantaneous, longwave CO2 radiative forcing at both the TOA [top of the atmosphere] and surface”. In plain terms, the work investigates the rise in temperature at three levels in the atmosphere as the Earth adjusts its thermal balance from heat trapped by so-called ‘greenhouse’ gases. Using a watts per square metre formulation (3.7 W/m2), it is commonly held by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that a doubling of CO2 will lead to a rise in temperature at the TOA of 1.2°C. The scientists have reduced this number to 2.26 W/m2, a 39% reduction down to a temperature rise of 0.72°C. At the surface, the rise is only 0.55°C. Large parts of the globe are measured at 0 W/m2 including below zero for Antarctica.