Come off it, Offit!

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley When a medical doctor with no prior record of publication in the learned journals of climate science wanders off the reservation and writes for a collectivist website about the totalitarians’ favorite Trojan horse, global warming, one expects nonsense. One is not disappointed by: When Scientists Hate Science   Paul Offit…

XKCD’s Cri de Coeur

Guest essay by David Archibald Even people who are logical enough to write software, and gifted enough to work on research projects at NASA, feel the need to believe in something beyond themselves. Otherwise their meaningless lives would feel shallow, hollow, depressing and purposeless. Some have chucked over the Bible but still cling to a…

Interesting finding: it’s freezing inside a Tornado

Montreal, January 17, 2018 [sic] — With winter upon us in full force, outdoor temperatures are plummeting. But inside an intense tornado, it’s always chilly — no matter the time of year. A new study from Concordia proves why that’s the case. In an article forthcoming in the Journal of Aircraftof the American Institute of…

Chinese Climate Negotiator: Trump has “Softened His Tone” on Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Chinese Chief Climate Negotiator Xie Zhenhua has expressed skepticism about President-elect Trump’s commitment to keep his campaign promises, claiming that Trump has “softened his tone” on Climate Change, in the face of Chinese and international pressure. Trump warming to reality of climate change, says senior Chinese official Beijing’s chief climate…

Trump and International Energy Poverty: Five Steps

Guest essay by Caleb Rossiter Primum non nocere — above all, do no harm, says the medical maxim. In public policy, where every action has different effects on different people, the maxim becomes “above all, do no net harm.” That means that the benefits of a policy should outweigh its costs. For example, it’s all…