Climate Politics

Open Letter Supporting Nuclear Power in America

John A. Shanahan, Corresponding Author [PDF]660 Detroit St.; Denver, Colorado 80206Tel. 303 399 0393; E-mail: acorncreek2006@gmail.com February 1, 2010 Dr. John P. HoldrenDirector, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the PresidentWashington, D.C. (by e-mail, fax, regular mail) cc. Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary Department of Energy, (by e-mail, fax, regular mail)24 member Committee—National…

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The Wisdom of 1946: The Bear that Wasn’t

Believers in global warming who believe they prove their belief true by denigrating and black-listing opposing scientists would do well to hear this story. In 1946, Frank Tashlin’s book and MGM record of “The Bear that wasn’t” began teaching a whole generation of kids about logic in a 10-minute story, enjoyed by all ages. We…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Temperature and CO2 History

by Dr. Ed Berry Temperatures Let us look at temperatures. Here is a plot of the reconstructed temperatures and CO2 concentrations for the past 600 million years. We observe that CO2 is near its lowest concentration for the past 600 million years. Historically, CO2 concentration has been much higher than it is now. We know…

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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…

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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…

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What Scientists Really Say About Global Warming

Here’s what scientists say: 2007: 101 key scientists contradict the IPCC Report. 2008: 650 scientists, over 12 times the 52 signers, dissent at the UN meeting. 2008: Japan Geoscience Union symposium survey showed 90% of participants do not believe the IPCC report. 2009: 700 key scientists sign the Senate report (Inhofe) debunking man-made global warming…

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How they are turning off the lights in America

by Dr. Ed Berry (posted September 2009) On October 31, 2009, the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company, once the largest aluminum plant in the world, will shut down because it cannot purchase enough electrical power. Based in Flathead County, Montana, the shutdown will cost American some industry and some jobs. How did this happen in America? America…

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Why our glaciers are melting

by Dr. Ed Berry This chart shows how glaciers have been melting at a constant rate since about 1820. They began melting long before human carbon dioxide emissions became significant starting in about 1950. This raises these questions: How can we blame our carbon dioxide emissions for glacier melting when the glacier melting began about…

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The Common Alarmist Logical Fallacy

by Dr. Ed Berry Here is an easy way to illustrate the common logical fallacy called “affirming the consequent. Consider the following logic statement: If Human CO2 causes global warming Then Human CO2 may cause glaciers to melt. (A implies B.) Glaciers are melting. Therefore, Human CO2 causes global warming. (B implies A.) It is…