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"Anti-Science"

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  • 12/8/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

skepticism


1 : an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object
2a : the doctrine that true knowledge or knowledge in a particular area is uncertain
2b : the method of suspended judgment...

"Astroturf"

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  • 12/17/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Demonstrations regarding a variety of issues are becoming more common in the US and several other countries. Climate change is one of the issues which is a focus of these demonstrations. Spontaneous demonstrations are frequently referred to...

$2 Trillion Climate Plan

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  • 3/9/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

President Biden proposed a $2 trillion climate and energy plan during his campaign. He has now begun implementation of that plan, which would provide the funding over his first term in office. The funding would be primarily in the form of ...

(in)Dependence Day 2022 - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 7/1/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Energy independence has been an aspirational goal of the US for decades. However, the US actually achieved that goal in the period from 2017-2020 as the result of the application of US ingenuity and the encouragement of a supportive federal...

100 Ways Biden and the Democrats Have Made it Harder to Produce Oil & Gas - Highlighted Article

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  • 9/22/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: American Energy Alliance

By: Thomas Pyle

Date: May 26, 2022

 

100 Ways Biden and the Democrats Have Made it Harder to Produce Oil & Gas

 

Joe Biden and the leadership of the Democratic party have a plan for...

1984 in 2020

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  • 3/3/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

George Orwell’s novel, 1984 describes a dystopian future in which history is routinely rewritten to fit the requirements of the government and in which independent thought is actively discouraged. Orwell intended 1984 as a warning, ...

2019 Retrospective

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  • 12/24/19 at 6:01 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The EPA 2009 CO2 Endangerment Finding is still in effect and provides the basis for multiple government climate change initiatives.

The EPA Clean Power Plan has been replaced by the EPA Affordable Clean Energy Rule, though the new ACE Rule...

2020 Prospective

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  • 12/31/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Predictions are hard, especially about the future.”, Yogi Berra, American philosopher

The new year, 2020, is an election year in the US. While there are numerous issues which divide the two parties, climate change is sure to ...

2020 Retrospective

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  • 12/29/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft a-gley, And leave us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy.”, Robert Burns


The past year has been a rollercoaster ride for the issue of climate change. The year ...

2021 Climate Prospective

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  • 1/5/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Dichotomy 1 : a division into two especially mutually exclusive or contradictory groups or entities

Future US climate policies currently face a clear dichotomy. The policies which will be pursued depend on the outcome of a still contested ...

25 myths about extreme weather, refuted - Highlighted Article

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  • 10/20/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Energy Talking Points

By: Alex Epstein

Date: October 5, 2022

 

25 myths about extreme weather, refuted


With Hurricane Ian, the media have once again put forward the narrative that fossil fuels make extreme weather ...

34 Years of Flawed, Failed & Grossly Misrepresented Global Sea Level Rise Speculation - Highlighted Article

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  • 4/7/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: Larry Hamlin

Date: March 29, 2022

 

34 Years of Flawed, Failed & Grossly Misrepresented Global Sea Level Rise Speculation


For decades climate alarmists in the UK, EU and U.S. have been ...

A CERES Possibility

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  • 1/15/19 at 6:45 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

NASA launched the first of the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) satellites in 1997. CERES is managed by NASA’s Langley Research Center. The CERES surface datasets include a dataset of the upwelling longwave ...

A Critical Assessment of Extreme Events Trends in Times of Global Warming - Highlighted Article

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  • 9/29/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: Gianluca Alimonti, Luigi Mariani, Franco Prodi & Renato Angelo Ricci (The European Physical Journal Plus)

Date: September 22, 2022

 

A Critical Assessment of Extreme Events Trends in Times ...

A Failure of Belief

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  • 8/18/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“One of the problems we face in the United States is that unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias that people are — for reasons that sometimes are, you know, inconceivable and not understandable — ...

A Failure of Proof

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  • 10/6/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In the previous commentary, A Failure of Belief, I asserted that neither science nor authority should require belief, but that both should require proof. I also asserted that both science and authority had demonstrated that they did not ...

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 0.7°C (1.3°F) per century, or a total increase of approximately 0.9°C (1.6°F) since ...

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 Mostly Wind- and Solar-Powered U.S. Economy Is a Dangerous Fantasy - Highlighted Article

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  • 5/12/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Gatestone Institute

By: Francis Menton

Date: April 25, 2022

 

A Mostly Wind- and Solar-Powered U.S. Economy Is a Dangerous Fantasy

 

When President Biden and other advocates of wind and solar generation speak, ...

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 ...

A Way Forward

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  • 7/14/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don&...

A ‘Plan B’ for addressing climate change and the energy transition - Highlighted Article

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  • 3/31/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Climate Etc.

By: Judith Curry

Date: March 17, 2022

 

A ‘Plan B’ for addressing climate change and the energy transition

 

I have a new article published in the latest issue of International Affairs ...

A ‘Sixth Mass Extinction’ Coming Up? Crunching the Numbers - Highlighted Article

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  • 8/11/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: Paul MacRae

Date: July 18, 2022

 

A ‘Sixth Mass Extinction’ Coming Up? Crunching the Numbers


In a popular textbook on writing creative non-fiction, the authors echo a familiar ...

Achieving Net Zero: A report from a putative delivery agency - Highlighted Article

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  • 3/17/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: The Global Warming Policy Forum

By: Michael Kelly

Date: March 2022

 

Achieving Net Zero: A report from a putative delivery agency

 

Preface

I imagine that I have been appointed the first CEO of a new agency ...

Activists Are Pushing Climate Hysteria - Highlighted Video

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  • 7/21/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

By: PragerU

 

Adaptation and Survival

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  • 4/9/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The universe is estimated to be approximately 13.7 billion years old. Our solar system is estimated to be approximately 4.6 to 5 billion years old, while the earth is estimated to be approximately 4.3 to 4.6 billion years old. Earth’s...

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 ...

Advance the Science

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  • 12/11/18 at 5:53 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

 

An open memo to key organizations skeptical of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change.

 

To:    American Enterprise Institute

American Legislative Exchange Council

Cato Institute

Competitive ...

Alarmism / Skepticism

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  • 9/1/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A recent study raised issues regarding climate alarmism and climate skepticism and disinformation. The following statement from the study is the subject of this commentary.

"... the amount of literature examining climate change ...

Alternative Approaches - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 8/23/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

There are fundamentally two approaches to the adoption of new technology. The more common approach has been to introduce and market the product, process, or service embodying the new technology and allow the market to adopt the new ...

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 ...

Analytical Caution

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  • 9/29/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The previous commentaries on coincidence and causation regarding temperature anomalies and sea level referred to two interactive composite graphs (here and here). These graphs each combine paleoclimatic estimates of historical conditions ...

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 disenchantment ...

Apocalyptic versus post-apocalyptic climate politics - Highlighted Article

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  • 8/25/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

From: Climate Etc.

By: Judith Curry

Date: August 9, 2022

 

Apocalyptic versus post-apocalyptic climate politics


The Inflation Reduction Act that has passed in the US Senate contains a healthy dose of funding for energy and ...

Are fossil-fuel CO2 emissions good or bad? - Highlighted Article

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  • 9/8/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: Andy May

Date: August 30, 2022

 

Are fossil-fuel CO2 emissions good or bad?


This is the transcript, with minor edits to get it into blog post format, of my keynote speech to the Division of ...

Asymptotes

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  • 7/24/18 at 8:19 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Atmospheric physics establishes that the impact of incremental additions of CO2 to the earth’s atmosphere approaches zero asymptotically, as shown in the graph below.

Heating Effect of CO2

This means that any increase in the global average surface ...

Attribution Absurdity

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  • 4/23/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In the current mantra of the consensed climate science community, every adverse weather-related event is alleged to have been caused by, or worsened by, climate change. Unverified climate models are being used in attribution studies to ...

Barely Measurable?

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  • 8/6/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several recent media articles have suggested that even if the US adopted the Green New Deal, or somevariant thereof, which reduced or eliminated US CO2 emissions, the impact on global warming would be “barely measurable”. These ...

Baseload Replacement - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 7/19/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Baseload powerplants operate continuously at, or close to, their rated capacity to meet the continuous demand on the electric grid. Nuclear power plants are typically operated as baseload plants. Some coal power plants are also operated as ...

Biden Climate Plan

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  • 10/20/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Biden Climate Plan is very similar in scope and intent to the Democrat Climate Platform with one notable exception. The Democrat climate platform does not mention the Green New Deal, though the Biden Plan identifies it as a “...

Blame Game

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  • 10/12/21 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with an appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”, Ronald Reagan

The utility industry challenges discussed in the previous commentary, Reliability Roulette...

Blue/Green New Deal #1

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  • 5/19/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A group of climate change activists and anti-capitalists has sent an “Open Letter and ...

Blue/Green New Deal #2

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  • 5/26/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #3

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  • 6/2/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #4

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  • 6/9/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #5

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  • 6/16/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This commentary and those that follow will analyze the programs in each policy proposal which...

Blue/Green New Deal #6

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  • 6/23/20 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Building Anxiety

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  • 7/23/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The consensed climate science community, the media and progressive politicians are experiencing high anxiety regarding climate change. However, they have been relatively unsuccessful in building similar high anxiety among voters in the US, ...