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Gene Cernan, last footprints on the moon, dies at 82

Although I never knew Eugene Cernan, I feel a special closeness to him. He is my generation. He fulfilled my childhood dream. With him, was Harrison Schmitt, geologist extraordinaire, my 1957 classmate at Caltech who taught me the difference between orthoclase and plagioclase in freshman geology class. – Ed Read more on Jack Schmitt’s website….

Climate Politics

Major Constitutional Limits on Climate Change Policy

by Harrison H. Schmitt, Apollo 17 Moonwalker, AmericasUncommonSense.com The Constitution of the United States of America sets clear limits on the powers of the Federal Government and permits exercise of those powers only in specifically enumerated activities that relate to providing for the “common defence“, promoting the “general Welfare“, and securing “the Blessings of Liberty”…

Climate Physics

Dominating Role Of Oceans In Climate Change

by Harrison Schmitt See Related Releases of February 22, July 2, 14, 19, and 24, 2010 The scientific rationale behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed massive intrusion into American life in the name of fighting climate change has no scientific or constitutional justification. This hard left excursion into socialism, fully supported by the Congressional Leadership…

Climate Law

Climate and the Constitution

From Harrison H. Schmitt’s “Climate and the Constitution, Parts 1, 2, 3” [Note by Dr. Ed Berry: Senator Schmitt wrote three articles that discuss climate and the constitution. To make it easier for you to follow his three articles, I summarize them here. The numbers throughout the text are the references he has cited in…

Climate Physics

Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

by Harrison Schmitt See Related Releases of February 22, July 2, and 14 2010. Given how little we actually know about climate, and particular the bogeyman called “carbon dioxide,” the President, the Environmental Protection Agency, Congress, and some ideological State governments and politically fearful corporations verge on choosing an extraordinarily dangerous path in attempting to…

Climate Physics

Global Temperature In Climate Change

by Harrison Schmitt Ten thousand years of natural, post-Ice Age climate variability should give pause to those who maintain that current slow global warming and carbon dioxide increases result largely from human use of fossil fuels. Public confidence in that position also suffers from the exposure of fraudulent academic and bureaucratic behavior aimed at overriding…

Climate Physics

The Central Role Of The Sun In Climate Change

by Harrison Schmitt Policy makers at the head of government in the United States and elsewhere apparently want to believe, and to have others believe, that human use of fossil fuels accelerates global warming.  They pursue this quest in order to impose ever greater and clearly unconstitutional control on the economy and personal liberty in…

Climate Law

National Academy has Conflict Of Interests In Study Of Global Climate Change

by Harrison Schmitt Extraordinarily complex natural processes underlie changes in the Earth’s climate. They represent decadal to millennial to epochal variations in weather patterns as nature continuously attempts to compensate for solar heating imbalances in and between the atmosphere, oceans, and landmasses. Note: This Release is the second in a series on climate change and…

Climate Physics

Climate History

by Harrison H. Schmitt [Senator Schmitt wrote four articles that include climate history. To make it easier for you to follow this climate history, I summarize the climate history of his four articles here. The numbers in the text are references he cited in his articles. – Ed] The Last 600 Million Years Extraordinarily complex…

Climate Politics

Don’t “Do Something” about Climate Change

by Harrison H. Schmitt Americans should think long and hard about their children’s future before giving up liberties and incomes to politicians in Washington and at the United Nations in the name of “doing something” about climate change. Given how little we actually know about climate, as well as great uncertainties in what we do…

Climate Law

President and Congress Stagnate Economy with Unconstitutional Actions

by Harrison H. Schmitt The provisions of the Constitution of the United States contain everything necessary to perpetuate liberty and provide economic prosperity in the American Republic. Again, the Founders got it right – their politically myopic heirs in the 21st Century have not. Unconstitutional interference in the mortgage market place brought the U.S. economy…