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A Little Perspective

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  • 1/17/17 at 7:33 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The angst-ridden, consensed climate science community is focused on an increase in global average near-surface temperature of approximately 0.7oC (1.3oF) per century, or a total increase of approximately 0.9oC (1.6oF) since 1880, ...

A Look Back: The Coming Ice Age

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  • 12/5/16 at 8:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Coming Ice Age - Harper's Magazine - Sept. 1958

A friend brought this to my attention today. It is almost 60 years old. (Note the name of the authoress of the article.)

Very interesting. I had not seen it previously. I don&...

A Stake Through the Heart – Trump’s View of Existing Climate Change Activities

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  • 6/20/17 at 6:25 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Trump Administration has raised a number of questions regarding the US and global efforts to limit climate change. Each of these questions must be addressed calmly, carefully, and comprehensively. The Administration must be extremely ...

Additional Perspective - Temperature Anomaly Record

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  • 3/28/17 at 7:31 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

It is generally acknowledged that human influence on global climate was minimal prior to approximately 1950. Therefore, virtually all climate change prior to 1950 is considered to have been the result of natural climate variation or a ...

America First – Trump’s Climate Change Budget

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  • 5/2/17 at 6:29 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Trump Administration has released “America First, A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”. The blueprint is long on direction and short on details. The implications of this document for climate change are significant...

An Engineer’s Observations

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  • 11/22/16 at 8:21 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several aspects of government-funded climate science appear both curious and disturbing. The current level of government funding of climate science is certainly adequate to support rigorous scientific investigation, data gathering and ...

Anomalous Anomalies

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  • 10/25/16 at 9:41 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

NASA GISS and NCEI have released their June Climate anomalies; and, they are anomalous. GISS and NCEI both have access to all of the same near-surface temperature data; and, both use the same sea surface temperature anomaly product, ...

Another One Bites the Dust – Judith Curry Resigns

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  • 2/14/17 at 7:19 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Dr. Judith Curry has resigned her position at Georgia Tech, in frustration over “the politics and propaganda that beset climate science”. Dr. Curry explained,

“the deeper reasons have to do with my growing ...

Bootleggers, Baptists, and The Jones Act

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Suppose that a freak Atlantic storm pummels the city of Boston, leaving it flooded for days and cut off from services by land and air—trucks cannot reach it and planes cannot land. But a Canadian transport ship happens to be passing ...

California’s Drought

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  • 4/18/17 at 7:10 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The past several years featured a never-ending stream of stories about California’s never-ending drought and its supposed roots in climate change. The past few weeks have featured a stream of stories about California’s ...

Chinese Climate Leadership

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  • 8/15/17 at 6:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous recent articles have asked questions in this general form: “Will America Let China Lead the World?” These articles suggest that the US had the leadership role on climate change and that US withdrawal from the Paris ...

Clean Power Plan Redux

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  • 11/14/17 at 6:04 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed an order rescinding the Clean Power Plan. This action will trigger an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding potential future emissions reductions and reduction strategies. This action ...

Climate Change Debate

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  • 11/7/17 at 8:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Professor Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, creator of the (in)famous hockey stick and self-appointed spokesperson of the consensed climate science community, apparently has no ...

Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

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Here is an example of how far afield the climate discussion has gone.

Here are two economists spending money on a study about traffic accidents and climate change.

Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

Climate Experiment

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  • 12/20/16 at 6:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Many people will be traveling over the coming Christmas and New Years holidays. Most probably have all the equipment required to conduct a rudimentary climate experiment – a vehicle with a digital thermometer which measures outside ...

Climate Linguistics

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  • 8/1/17 at 8:08 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Linguistics: “the study of human speech including the units, nature, structure, and modification of language”

Climate discussions have had some interesting impacts on linguistics, though it would be inaccurate to refer to those...

Climate Research Priorities

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  • 7/25/17 at 7:01 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Tracking changes in Earth’s climate is important. Climate change measurement is a unique challenge, because the experiment is ongoing, as it has for billions of years. Also, the experiment cannot be rerun if there is a measurement ...

Climate Science “The time has come, …”

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  • 3/21/17 at 7:50 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

The Walrus and The ...

Common Precaution

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  • 1/3/17 at 8:11 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Many climate activists claim that the Precautionary Principle requires that humanity cease using fossil fuels to avoid the potential of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change. That is a relatively absolutist interpretation of the ...

COP 21 Agreement

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  • 7/5/16 at 10:54 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Obama Administration insisted that the Agreement reached at the conclusion of COP 21 in Paris, France not be legally binding on the parties because of the near-absolute certainty that the US Senate would not ratify the Agreement as a ...

Cost / Benefit Analysis in the Regulatory Process

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  • 9/5/17 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US federal government has taken numerous actions to require cost / benefit analyses, or cost effectiveness analyses, regarding federal rulemaking activities. The intent of these actions is to assure that the rulemaking activities ...

Democrat's Platform Up Close - 2016

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  • 8/23/16 at 9:42 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“We believe America must be running entirely on clean energy by mid-century.”

The term “clean energy” is not defined in the platform, so it is not clear whether natural gas and propane are included, which leaves ...

Diminishing Impact of Increased CO2

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  • 11/21/17 at 7:26 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.  If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.” --Richard P. Feynman

The impact of incremental increases in ...

Endangered Species – Reconsideration of the EPA Endangerment Finding

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  • 5/30/17 at 6:57 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

President Trump’s Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth instructs the EPA Administrator to “review and, if appropriate, as soon as practicable, take lawful action to suspend, revise, ...

Energy Efficiency as a Climate Change Reform Strategy: Are we just throwing money at the problem?

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(For an introduction to this E3 blog series click here)

Put to one side for a moment whether we need to do anything about climate change.  Assume it is real and we need to do “something.”  There are a wide variety ...

Energy Policy and the Presidential Election

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(For an introduction to this E3 blog series click here)

Professor Richard Muller of the University of California, Berkley, a PhD in physics, wrote a fascinating book in 2012, Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the ...

Energy Policy: The Facts and Myths on the Consensus on Climate Change

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  • 8/11/16 at 8:35 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ken Malloy

"No challenge--no challenge--poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record.  Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does: 14 of...

Enlightened Self-interest – Opposition to Trump’s Environmental Policies

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  • 5/23/17 at 6:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Prior to the US election in November 2016 the UNFCCC, the IPCC, the signatories to the Paris Accords and numerous environmental NGOs were quietly confident that the expected future Clinton Administration would continue the environmental ...

EPA Endangerment Finding

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  • 5/9/17 at 7:07 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several commentators have identified rescission or substantial revision of the 2009 EPA Endangerment Finding regarding CO2 and other “greenhouse gases” as the key to achieving the Trump Administration’s environmental ...

EXTRA - Some Thoughts on Independence Day 2017

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  • 7/5/17 at 9:03 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The American colonies did not declare independence from Britain and fight the Revolutionary War with Britain to achieve that independence for the United States of America, only to surrender that independence less than 250 years later and ...

Financial Mechanism of the Convention

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  • 6/1/16 at 11:30 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at COP 16 in 2010, as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism of the Convention. The original intent was for the developed ...

Future World – How Many Windmills Would We Need?

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  • 6/6/17 at 8:51 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US currently consumes approximately 97 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTU) of energy in all forms each year (97 Quads). Since this quantity of energy and the forms of energy which constitute it vary over time, this analysis will use...

Global Warming as Religion and not Science

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I had seen this article, by John Brignell, years ago, and it was brought to my attention again this morning by someone who had not seen it before. So I thought it is worth sharing with anyone else who has never seen it.

Global Warming ...

Goodbye, El Nino

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  • 7/12/16 at 7:26 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The major El Nino of 2015-2016 is over. Sea surface temperatures in the Nino regions have dropped to normal or below normal levels.

All of the temperature anomaly products are showing cooling from the peak of the 2015-2016 El Nino. The ...

Green Climate Funding

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  • 7/18/17 at 5:58 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous US corporations have stated that they are committed to efforts to mitigate climate change. Many of these corporations encouraged President Trump to remain in the Paris Agreement, which would include maintaining / increasing funding...

Ground Rules for a Red Team / Blue Team Climate Debate

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  • 9/26/17 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

There is growing interest in a very public “Red Team / Blue Team” evaluation of the current state of climate science. The EPA Administrator has recently suggested that climate scientists participate in a televised debate ...

Hansen Revisited – Were the Climate Models Right?

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  • 9/19/17 at 7:33 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The World Meteorological Organization typically defines climate as average weather over a period of 30 years. In climate science, then, it is useful to compare observed weather over a 30 year period with the scenarios of future climate ...

Highlighted Article - A Veneer of Certainty Stoking Climate Alarm

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  • 12/7/17 at 10:31 AM
  • Climate Change

From the November 27, 2017 issue of the Competitive Enterprise Institute's "OnPOINT"

A Veneer of Certainty Stoking Climate Alarm

By: Rupert Darwall

“While the nations of the world met in Bonn to discuss implementation...

Highlighted Article - The Science Police

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  • 11/20/17 at 12:53 PM
  • Climate Change

From the summer 2017 issue of ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Science Police

By: Keith Kloor

" On highly charged issues, such as climate change and endangered species, peer review literature and public discourse are ...

Highlighted Article - “Our Common Future” Revisited–how did the roadmap for the green juggernaut fare over 30 years?

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  • Climate Change

Highlighted Article: A Guide to Understanding Global Temperature Data

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  • 7/25/16 at 7:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Dr. Roy Spencer just published this booklet.

A Guide to Understanding Global Temperature Data

This is a pretty basic, balanced view of the global temperature issue.

"Whether we use thermometers, weather balloons, or Earth-...

Highlighted Article: At What Cost? Examining The Social Cost Of Carbon

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  • 3/9/17 at 5:49 AM
  • Climate Change

Here is an excellent article we would like to highlight from Cato Institute's Patrick J. Michaels.

At What Cost? Examining The Social Cost Of Carbon

"My testimony concerns the selective science that underlies the existing ...

Highlighted Article: Climate Models for the Layman

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  • 2/22/17 at 7:29 AM
  • Climate Change

Here is an excellent paper on climate models by Dr. Judith Curry and The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).

Climate Models for the Layman

"This report attempts to describe the debate surrounding GCMs to an educated but ...

Highlighted Article: Falling Sea Level: The Critical Factor in 2016 Great Barrier Reef Bleaching!

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  • 4/20/17 at 7:24 AM
  • Climate Change

This is a detailed paper on the 2016 bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef. It contradicts the wide spread supposition that global warming is responsible for the bleaching. Instead it details how the effects of extreme low tides because of ...

Highlighted Article: On the Validity of NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU Global Average Surface Temperature Data & The Validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding

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  • 7/7/17 at 10:43 AM
  • Climate Change

June 2017 research report from Dr. James P. Wallace III, Dr. Joseph S. D’Aleo, and, Dr. Craig D. Idso  that concludes: Temperature adjustments account for ‘nearly all of the warming’ in government climate data.

&...

Highlighted Article: Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

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  • 3/29/17 at 10:12 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

 

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

- - - - - - -

By the authority vested in me as ...

Highlighted Article: U.S. House Hearing on Climate Science

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  • 3/31/17 at 11:44 AM
  • Climate Change

On March 29, 2017 the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing entitled Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method.  Testifying before the committee ...

Hottest Year Evah

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  • 7/26/16 at 7:37 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

2015 – The Warmest Year in the Near-surface Instrumental Temperature Record

The US National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI), the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute of Space Studies (NASA...

Hottest Year Time Again

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  • 2/28/17 at 8:23 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The near-surface global temperature anomaly data for 2016 have been collected, selected, infilled, “adjusted” and analyzed. The results are in; and, again, they are anomalous. NASA GISS(Goddard Institute for Space Studies) and...

Hyperbolic Reaction to Trump’s Executive Order

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  • 5/16/17 at 8:04 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The general reaction of the consensed climate science community, the environmentalist community, the progressive political class, and the “mainstream” media to the Trump Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy ...

Ignorance or Duplicity - Average Global Temperature

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  • 4/4/17 at 6:53 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below originated with the Powerline blog in December, 2015 and was identified by National Review on December 14th, 2015 as “The Only Climate Change Chart You Need to See”. This description became controversial, the ...

In Praise of Global Oil Markets: Will the Idiocy End?

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Two days in October 1973 (16th and 17th) marked the most important turning point for US energy policy.  That is when energy policy idiocy began and despite all evidence to the contrary continues to this day.  When will it end?

...

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) Comparisons

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  • 4/6/16 at 12:03 PM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Prior to COP 21, nations were asked to submit Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) toward the COP objective of reducing global carbon emissions. The key aspects of the INDCs submitted by the four largest CO2 emitters are ...

Introductory Energy Post and the Clean Power Plan

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Hi.  My name is Ken Malloy and I am a Senior Scholar with the Mark H.  Berens Family Charitable Foundation, the non-profit organization that publishes this website, TheRightInsight.org.

 

My expertise is in the ...

Is CO2 the God of Weather?

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  • 6/27/17 at 10:09 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Many ancient cultures attributed the significant events occurring around them to the “gods”. Some had individual gods for each type of event. Many had religious ceremonies created to appeal to or to appease the various gods. In ...

More Anomalous Anomalies

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  • 3/7/17 at 8:32 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The three primary producers of global near-surface temperature anomalies, NASA GISS(Goddard Institute for Space Studies), NOAA NCEI(National Centers for Environmental Information) and HadCRUT all begin the process with access to the same ...

Narratives and Coincidences

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  • 10/18/16 at 7:34 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Global temperatures began rising in 2014, leading ultimately to the proclamation of 2014 and later 2015 as the warmest years in the instrumental record. The narrative propounded by the consensed climate science community was that this ...

Natural Variability Exists

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  • 6/13/17 at 7:50 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community attributes the approximately 1°C increase in global annual temperatures since 1880 to anthropogenic CO2 emissions; and, discounts the effects of natural climate variability. Great concern is ...

Not So Fast!

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  • 10/11/16 at 8:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In my commentary from September 6, 2016 “Climate Deniers”, I discussed some of the numerous efforts currently underway to silence and punish “Climate Change Deniers” (catastrophic anthropogenic climate change ...

Not-so-subtle Influences – Search Engine Bias

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  • 11/28/17 at 6:04 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Google and other search engines are our modern-day paths to knowledge on an extremely broad range of subjects. However, at least on the topic of climate science and climate scientists, they are a not-so-subtly guided path toward information...

Opening the Kimono

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  • 2/21/17 at 6:34 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Steve Goreham, the author of the book Climatism! Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century's Hottest Topic coined the term Climatism, which he defines as “the belief that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are destroying the ...

Oxymoron Alert (Carbon Taxes)

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  • 3/14/17 at 6:19 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Climate Leadership Council has just released a new study “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends” and presented it to the Trump Administration for its consideration. The study identifies Four Pillars of a Carbon ...

Paris Paranoia – The results of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

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  • 7/11/17 at 6:48 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Much has been said and written about the anticipated effects of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord. Several US cities and states have announced their intention to conform to the CO2 reduction ...

Parsing Bloomberg – The Dishonest Press

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  • 4/25/17 at 7:47 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

I recently propounded “Reid’s Law”, which is an “observational law” regarding climate.

“As an online discussion regarding climate grows longer, the probability of the term “denier” being ...

Patrick Moore: Should We Celebrate CO2

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In October of 2015 the Global Warming Policy Foundation invited Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace, to deliver a lecture at their annual meeting. See what he has to say about CO2 in his "SHOULD WE CELEBRATE CO2?"

Personal Precautions

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  • 1/10/17 at 9:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the idyllic images cherished by many environmentalists concerned about the climate is life “off the grid”, free of utilities, living off the land, minimizing their impact on the planet. However, reality frequently rears...

Perspective is Important

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  • 9/20/16 at 8:02 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below displays the entire history of the satellite temperature record, as analyzed by Drs. John Christy and Roy Spenser at the University of Alabama-Huntsville on behalf of NASA.

UAH Satellite-Based Temperature

The graph clearly shows the very strong El ...

Perspective on Limiting Global Warming to 2 Degrees

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  • 12/5/17 at 7:01 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The often stated “goal” of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is to limit global warming to 2oC (3.6oF) above pre-industrial levels; and, preferably to 1.5oC (2.7oF) above pre-industrial levels. ...

Political protest in a "post-fact era"

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“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts” (Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan)

 

A protester was shot at the University of Washington during a clash between rival factions — one ...

Priorities

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  • 1/24/17 at 7:43 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the principal concerns raised regarding climate change is its potential effects on agriculture. There is continuing discussion that the potential combination of increased temperatures with drought or increased rainfall might result...

Prosperity and Electricity

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The United States faces a prosperity crisis.  Increased prosperity will make it somewhat easier to resolve many of the problems that the next generation must face head-on.  Reviving prosperity in the United States poses some ...

Red Team / Blue Team – Public Climate Debate

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  • 10/3/17 at 7:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed a formal Red Team / Blue Team exercise regarding climate change. However, the recent experiences with hurricanes Harvey and Irma have spontaneously initiated an informal Red Team / Blue Team ...

Reid’s Laws - RE: Climate Denier

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  • 4/11/17 at 8:27 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Mike Godwin, a Washington, DC attorney, propounded “Godwin’s Law” in 1990.

“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.”

Godwin describes ...

Republican Platform 2016

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  • 8/16/16 at 10:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Republican Party Platform 2016 – Climate Change

Information concerning a changing climate, especially projections into the long-range future, must be based on dispassionate analysis of hard data. We will enforce that standard ...

Satellites and Climate

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  • 9/27/16 at 8:44 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The near-surface instrumental temperature record began with the Central England Temperature (CET) record in 1659, which roughly coincided with the trough of the Little Ice Age. The application of temperature measuring instruments spread ...

Sea Level Change

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  • 8/9/16 at 9:40 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the greatest climate change concerns expressed by low lying coastal and island nations is the threat which would result from rising sea levels, caused by a combination of thermal expansion and the melting of glacial and land ice. ...

Seriousness of the Charge

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  • 12/13/16 at 7:30 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Precautionary Principle

“When the health of humans and the environment is at stake, it may not be necessary to wait for scientific certainty to take protective action.”

--Science and Environmental Health Network

 

...

Should Politicians Force Diversity at Universities?

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By diversity I mean the intellectual kind. Numerous surveys (e.g., here and here) show that university faculties lean left, often far left in humanities departments.

A purely democratic argument says Yes, ...

Temperature and Anomalies

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  • 10/17/17 at 6:24 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Recently, there has been renewed discussion of absolute temperatures and temperature anomalies in climate science. This discussion is made more complex by the fact that “there is no universally accepted definition for Earth’s ...

The Adjustocene

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  • 11/1/16 at 7:42 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Adjustocene - Cartoons by Josh

Cartoons by Josh

The earth is currently experiencing the Holocene, the period of 11,700 years following the last major ice age. Some in the climate science community have begun referring to the most recent years of this period as the...

The Battle Lines are Drawn

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  • 8/30/16 at 8:59 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Climate change is the most politically charged scientific issue of our time. The positions of the parties are summarized from their platforms below in the direct quotations below.

 

Republican Party Platform 2016

Information ...

The Boy Who Cried Wolf - Hurricanes and Climate Change

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  • 10/31/17 at 8:10 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Hurricane Harvey was one of the most extensively and most accurately tracked and reported hurricanes in history. Predictions of its track, timing, intensity at landfall and expected precipitation amounts were extremely accurate. Federal and...

The Conscience of a Skeptic

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  • 9/13/16 at 8:33 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the principal foundations of science is measurement – the ability to determine what has happened or what is happening. The accuracy required of the measurement is frequently determined by the technical or economic ...

The Gates Math Formula

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  • 8/2/16 at 6:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Bill Gates has propounded what he asserts is the math formula which will solve climate change.

P * S * E * C = CO2

Where: P is the population of the globe;

             &...

The Many Costs of COP 21

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  • 6/21/16 at 11:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid
“The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things; of painted ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings.”

The pledges of GHG emissions reductions made by the developed country participants at COP 21 will impose ...

The Ongoing War on Climate Skeptics

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  • 6/14/16 at 9:24 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Congressman Raul Grijalva (D, AZ), February 23, 2015 Letters to 7 Universities regarding professors who had testified before Congress regarding climate from a skeptical perspective, “demanding information on funding sources, ...

The Paris Climate Agreement

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  • 7/4/17 at 7:23 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Paris Agreement “entered into force on 4 November 2016”. A total of 197 “parties” have “ratified” the Agreement. Ratification of the Agreement is voluntary. Establishment of Nationally Determined ...

The Party’s Over – US Commitments at COP22

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  • 11/29/16 at 6:16 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The 22nd annual global ecotourism conference, officially known as the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties 22, in Marrakech, Morocco has ended. William Shakespeare might have described the conference results as: “full of sound and fury,...

The “Pause” Returns

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  • 7/19/16 at 8:43 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The climate science community had been troubled by an extended “pause” in global warming prior to two events in the Spring of 2015: the onset of a major El Nino in the NINO region of the Pacific; and, the publication of Karl ...

Tough Love - Open Letter to Trump Transition Team

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  • 11/15/16 at 8:20 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Open letter to the President-elect Trump Transition Team – Climate Change

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Serious research focused on understanding the climate and the forces which cause it to change is worthwhile and important. However, it ...

Trump’s Corruption Mandate

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Donald Trump’s astonishing election victory was in part a backlash against increasingly corrupt American politics.

Transparency International publishes an annual Corruption Perceptions Index, ranking all nations from most to ...

Ultimate Goal

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  • 11/8/16 at 9:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Movement toward the ultimate goal of a global vegan commune continues apace.

Global Governance:

Unfinding Endangerment - Rescinding the Endangerment Finding

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  • 10/10/17 at 6:13 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In a discussion on a recent comment thread, one commenter stated that “EPA had the evidence” when it issued its 2009 Endangerment Finding regarding CO2 and other “greenhouse gases”. Now, eight years later, the ...

Urban Heat Island Effect

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  • 8/22/17 at 6:23 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Urban Heat Island

The above graphic from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories clearly illustrates one aspect of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect – the impact of urbanization on late afternoon temperatures. The graphic depicts a 7oF elevation of ...

US EPA Clean Power Plan

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  • 6/28/16 at 9:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The primary weapon in the US Administration’s crusade to save the world from anthropogenic global warming (climate change) is the US EPA Clean Power Plan, which sets CO2 emissions limits for coal-fired electric generators which ...

Virtue Signaling When Responding to Climate Polls

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  • 8/8/17 at 9:49 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Virtue Signaling refers to the public expression of an opinion on a given topic primarily for the purpose of displaying one’s moral superiority before a large audience to solicit their approval.”, Know Your Meme

“...

Welcome to The Right Insight

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We offer fact-based, non-partisan and in-depth analysis of major political, economic and cultural issues confronting American society -- with emphasis on how these issues are affected by Federal and State governmental policy.

Well Imagine That – HadCRUT4 Global Temperature Record

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  • 10/24/17 at 6:49 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below shows the HadCRUT4 Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere and Global temperature history for the period of the instrumental temperature record from 1850 to the present.

HadCRUT4 Temperature Anomaly

The global average temperature anomaly has varied ...

Whistleblowing and Government Secrets, Chelsea Manning edition

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In his final days in office, President Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning. While in the employ of the US Army, Manning had downloaded tens of thousands of government documents and passed them on to Wikileaks.

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