31,487 American scientists have signed this petition, including 9,029 with PhDs
Archives for August 2011
by Dr. Ed Berry
We can significantly improve efficiency in our city, county and state governments by dispensing with all laws and regulations on carbon emissions and carbon counting. These laws are now illegal in the State of Montana. [Read more…]
by Joseph L. Bast, Heartland Institute –July 7, 2011
Contrary to what you read repeatedly in daily newspapers or hear on television, most scientists do not believe there is a “scientific consensus” that man-made climate change (often labeled anthropogenic global warming, or AGW) is or will be a catastrophe. Unfortunately, the old/mainstream/dead media will be the last folks to acknowledge this, so people who dispute the “consensus” will continue to be slandered and abused for years to come. [Read more…]
by Dr. John Grady
The numbers of government employees are large and growing. America is rapidly becoming a socialist state and, unless we stop it, bankruptcy and disaster will follow.
Observe Europe: Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Italy are essentially bankrupt and are on economic life support. Greece, where 60 percent of the people [Read more…]
by Ed Berry
Flathead Lake has two mid-lake automated buoys, installed on August 10, 2011. One is west of Yellow Bay and the other west of Woods Bay, along the deep trench in the middle of the lake.
The buoys come courtesy of a National Science Foundation grant to The Flathead Lake Biological Station (FLBS) of The University of Montana. [Read more…]
by Ferenc Miskolczi
Presented by Miklos Zagoni
According to the simple-minded or ‘classic’ view of the greenhouse effect the global average greenhouse temperature change may be estimated by the direct application of the Beer-Lambert law moderated by local or regional scale weather phenomena (R. Pierrehumbert, A. Lacis, R. Spencer, R. Lindzen, A. P. Smith, H. deBruin, J. Abraham et al., J. Hansen et al.,and many others)*. This is not true.
The greenhouse effect is a global scale radiative phenomenon and cannot be discussed without the explicit quantitative understanding of the global characteristics of the IR atmospheric absorption and its governing physical principles.
The dynamics of the greenhouse effect depend on the dynamics of the absorbed solar radiation and the space-time distribution of the atmospheric humidity. The global distribution of the IR optical thickness is fundamentally stochastic. The instantaneous effective values are governed by the turbulent mixing of H2O in the air and the global (meridional) redistribution of the thermal energy resulted from the general (atmospheric and oceanic) circulation.
References [Read more…]
The implications of intermittent power
by Kimball Rasmussen, President and CEO, Deseret Power, November 2010, Edition 1.2
Download the complete PDF report. Here are the highlights:
Effectively, we end up building new fossil-fueled peaking power plants (usually natural gas) to back up the wind resources that were intended to eliminate fossil-fueled resources in the first place. [Read more…]
If you Greens want to focus on a real source of energy rather than waste our tax money on wind and solar, I suggest you get behind this technology. – Ed Berry
The August 5 issue of Science,the venerable journal published by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, contains an article by Sara Reardon that discusses the controversy over how climate change is presented in K-12 science classrooms. [Read more…]
by Amy Poehling Eddy, president, Montana Trial Lawyers Association
Cover Story, The Montana Lawyer, August 2011
[This article is by one member of the team of liberal lawyers who initiated the potentially disastrous Climate Change Petition in Montana. Climate Physics LLC and its Intervenors, donors and attorneys successfully defended the People of Montana against this Petition which would have devastated Montana while doing absolutely nothing to “forestall global warming.” Stay tuned. They will return. – Ed Berry]
On June 15, the Montana Supreme Court denied a petition filed by Montana trial lawyers seeking to force the state to adopt regulations to curb greenhouse emissions. According to the Great Falls Tribune, the Court said the case raised too many question about Montana’s contribution to the global warming problem, that the Court was ill-equipped to resolve the factual assertions, and rejected the plaintiff’s claim that the matter was too urgent to wait for action by a lower court. Below, one of the lawyers who filed the case explains the reasoning behind what might have been a landmark action.
On May 4, 2011, a team of Montana trial lawyers, including Montana Trial Lawyers Association Past Presidents Tom Beers, Elizabeth Best, Randy Bishop, Jim Manley, and Greg Munro, and I filed a petition for original jurisdiction directly with the Montana Supreme Court, asking the Court to enter judgment declaring that the State of Montana holds the atmosphere in trust for the present and future citizens of Montana, and that the state has the affirmative duty to protect and preserve the atmospheric trust, including establishing and enforcing limitations on the levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as necessary to mitigate human-caused climate change. [Read more…]