Pielke Jr’s Follow Up Q&A from the Senate EPW Committee

People send me stuff. Below is a letter I received today that has a number of follow up questions answered by Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. after his blockbuster testimony last month. Pielke’s responses are all about questions on extreme weather.  Note Senator Whitehouse’s first question which basically reads: “look, I’ve been wrong and making up…

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Senator Whitehouse apologizes for inciteful tornado remarks

Recall this story from yesterday: US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse From Rhode Island Provides Erroneous Information To American Public in Global Warming Rant Foxnews reports on the apology. Note that about the same time, Barbara Boxer was making similar claims.  Later, you get to decide with a poll: Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has apologized…

The Sanders-Boxer carbon tax will be 15 times costlier than letting warming happen

Inter-temporal investment appraisal of the Sanders/Boxer carbon tax bill by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Standard climatological and economic techniques, combined in an investment appraisal of the proposed Sanders/Boxer carbon dioxide tax (U.S. Senate, 2013), show that even at a zero inter-temporal discount rate the cost of the Bill’s proposed CO2 mitigation if applied worldwide over…

Boxer’s carbon tax proposal would enrich people already feeding from the public trough… meanwhile Suzanne Goldenberg bags her journalism skills

While the Guardian’s environmental amateur journo Suzanne Goldenberg bloviates about the horrible possibility that some climate skeptic think tanks may have actually gotten a drop in the bucket of funding compared to all the billions of money poured down the climate research hole, we have a money and power grab move front and center by…

BREAKING: Carbon Tax bill coming Thursday to Senate

Senators Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer will outline the legislation on Thursday morning. They are even going to let that wacky 350.org activist Bill McKibben speak. Sheesh. Billed as “major” and “comprehensive” legislation, it will have a carbon tax. Here is the statement from Sanders’ office (bold mine):

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. – George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) ################################################### Number of the Week: £124 Billion v. £13 Billion ################################################### THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President,…