Virtue Signaling Rubber Hits the Reality Road

The WSJ reports that Microsoft had to do some unexpected carbon emitting:

Hours after Microsoft Corp. pledged to eliminate its carbon emissions within a decade earlier this month, the company was forced to fire up fossil fuel generators to power its corporate campus in Fargo, N.D.... [Read More]

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Nature’s 10

Greta Thunberg: “Eat Mor Scienz”No, this is not about a prequel to Ocean’s Eleven, but rather the list of “Ten people who mattered in science” published every year by Nature, once one of the most prestigious and respected scientific journals in the world and now, one of the Springer group of publications, an overpriced venue which combines conventional wisdom and slaver propaganda in the staff-written front-of-book material with scientific papers most of which have been available as pre-prints on arXiv and other repositories for months before their “official” publication.

Since 2011, the magazine has published a list called “Nature’s 10”, of the ten “people who mattered” in science. The magazine’s own description of the list is:... [Read More]

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Greta the Mindless Climate Puppet

Here, if you can take it, is Greta Thunberg at the United Nations today, scolding the generations who created the comfortable world into which she was born.  It takes a stern equanimity to make it to the end.

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The “Trump Heat Wave” of 2019 Falls Ten Degrees Short of the “FDR Heat Wave” of 1936

Think Progress beats the drums of climate change by warning of a “Trump Heat Wave:”

Most of the country is entering into the first few hours of a blistering heat wave that will extend well into the weekend.

Dangerous combinations of high temperatures and humidity will push the “heat index” (what the temperature “feels like”) past 100 degrees Fahrenheit from the Dakotas down to Texas and across to Maine and Florida, an area encompassing well over half of the country’s population.

But as countless studies have made clear, the kind of extreme heat waves this country, Europe, and elsewhere have been experiencing this summer and last have been made more intense and more likely thanks to human caused global warming.

Even worse, if we fail to significantly curb emissions of carbon pollution — which is the current plan put forth by President Donald Trump’s climate policies — then these severe and deadly heatwaves will become the normal summer weather over the next few decades.

What Think Progress conveniently forgets is that the “FDR Heat Waves” of the 1930s were far worse.

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Richard Epstein on the Green New Deal

Richard A. Epstein is not usually very excitable, speaking, albeit quickly and at great length, in the form of a legal argument. Fair enough: he is one of the most cited legal scholars in the United States. In the most recent episode of his Hoover Institution podcast, “The Libertarian”, however, he goes into a full-on rant about the “Green New Deal”. The first part, where he discusses the bogus connection between carbon dioxide and climate, is especially valuable. It’s only twenty-six minutes and well worth your time.


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