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The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism

Paul Driessen writes: University of Delaware climatology professor (and amateur history buff) David Legates offers some fascinating insights into a persuasive socio-economic experiment. His analysis could provide handy intellectual ammunition for ongoing battles between free enterprise-oriented Republicans and committed socialists in the Democratic camp. What if we could destroy a country’s political and economic fabric…

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a coalition of attorneys general, supported by former Vice President Al Gore, vowed on March 29, 2016, to hold fossil fuel companies accountable if their words and deeds on climate change had crossed into illegality.

Documents show Eric Schneiderman’s #ExxonKnew coalition crumbling from within

Press release from E&E Legal: For Immediate Release: September 22, 2016 AS AGS’ RICO CAMPAIGN MISFIRES, RE-AIMS, SCHNEIDERMAN SEEKS TO SAVE FACE, DOCUMENTS SUGGEST FOIA REQUESTS LED AT LEAST ONE AG TO ABANDON SCHNEIDERMAN COALITION Washington, D.C.  — Newly released emails from two different states and obtained by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) offer further insight into…

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Powering countries, empowering people

Affordable energy brings jobs, improved living standards and pursuit of happiness  By Paul Driessen For 16 years, in a scene out of pre-industrial America, Thabo Molubi and his partner made furniture in South Africa’s outback, known locally as the “veld.” Lacking even a stream to turn a water wheel and machinery, they depended solely on…

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Arctic ice – a historical viewpoint

Guest essay by Roger Graves The subject of the extent of Arctic ice cover has been much in the news, with an apparently unending series of attempts to predict its future extent on the basis of a relatively few years’ worth of data. However, it is possible to make some general predictions, based on a…

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New USGS study shows heat retaining concrete and asphalt have encroached upon US Climate Stations

A new study from USGS by Keven Gallo and George Xian verifies what we’ve already learned and published on via the Surface Stations project; that concrete and asphalt (aka impervious surfaces) have increased near weather stations that are used to monitor climate. In this case, it is the much studied USHCN, that climate network I presented…

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Madness is afoot

Reading the news today, it seems that lately the world is becoming increasingly entropic FUBAR thanks to government meddling in the name of climate and environment. Here is a sample of news items just from today: Here’s How EPA Red Tape Forced 3.5 Million Puerto Ricans To Live In The Dark Puerto Rico’s entire population…

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Study: Tropical Hotspot ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World Data

One of the main lines of evidence used by the Obama administration to justify its global warming regulations doesn’t exist in the real world, according to a new report by climate researchers. Guest essay by Michael Bastasch, reprinted with permission Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the…