Yet another 'unprecedented' hot times tree ring reconstruction

From The Earth Institute at Columbia University comes another tree ring hockey stick. I have to laugh though at the choice of graphic for the press release, which shows a weather event (Euro heat wave) in 2003, rather than showing us the science, like maybe a reconstruction. I wonder what absurd assumptions or tricks (like…

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Twelve States ask SCOTUS to challenge EPA on climate regulation

Twelve States (Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina and South Dakota) today filed a petition to have the Supreme Court review the D.C. Circuit’s decision not to strike down EPA’s climate regulations. The States argue that the Congress never intended for the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse…

Celebrate Earth Day – come all ye carbonators

Bjørn Lomborg has a new column in USA Today. This morning in USA TODAY, Lomborg argues that in virtually every developed country the air is more breathable and the water is more drinkable than it was in 1970. Deforestation has turned to reforestation and ever-more people have access to clean water and sanitation. This Earth Day, we need…