Month: August 2011

Global Warming: You Call This Consensus?

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 …

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Forget global warming, here’s the real tipping point

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

The stable stationary value of the Earth’s global average atmospheric infrared optical thickness

by Ferenc Miskolczi Presented by Miklos Zagoni EGU2011 Vienna Download PDF Conclusions 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. …

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A Rational Look at Renewable Energy

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 …

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Heartland Replies to ‘Science’

by Joe Bast, President, Heartland Institute 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.

The Climate Petition and the Public Trust Doctrine

District 11 Court Judge Amy Eddy was one of the team of liberal lawyers who initiated the potentially disastrous Climate Change Petition in Montana. Below, Eddy explains the legal reasoning behind the Petition. I asked The Montana Lawyer to publish my response to Eddy’s article. They refused because I am not a lawyer. My point …

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Is Germany still capable of making rational decisions?

by Gordon J. Fulks Quem deus vult perere, dementat prius — Whom the gods would destroy, they first make insane. Germany’s precipitous decision to shut down eight nuclear power plants last March and the remainder by 2022 is curious coming from a German Chancellor with a PhD in physics. Under pressure from Greens who exploit …

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