Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #233

The Week That Was: 2016-07-23 (July23, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Political Fads: Roy Spencer has written a 22-page booklet, “A Guide to Understanding Global Temperature Data,” published by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and…

Science and Politics: An Abusive Relationship

Science should inform politics, not the reverse. Guest opinion by Edward Ferrara Decades before Luis Pasteur fostered scientific consensus on germ theory, Ignaz Semmelweis was imploring obstetricians to wash their hands after handling corpses. His work did little to inspire his fellow medical practitioners. On the contrary, he was met with indignation and disbelief at…

NASA: Global Warming Observations Need a Further 19% UPWARD Adjustment

Guest essay by Eric Worrall NASA researcher Mark Richardson has completed a study which compares historical observations with climate model output, and has concluded that historical observations have to be adjusted, to reconcile them with the climate models. The JPL Press Release; A new NASA-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that…

John Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS

Guest essay by Eric Worrall US Secretary of State John Kerry has set his sights on the nation’s air conditioners, claiming that the climate impact of air conditioners are as big a threat to life as the Islamic State terrorist group. Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS … “As we were working…