Take-aways from the Washington, D.C. Heartland Climate Change Conference

By Andy May This was my first climate change conference and I had a great time. So, here is a quick note sharing my most memorable take-aways from the conference. Most of the comments below are paraphrased, but if they are exact quotes, I’ve put them in quotation marks. To hear the full talk by…

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California Auto Emissions Showdown

Guest essay by Eric Worrall California has geared up to defy President Trump’s efforts to dismantle ridiculously strict auto-emission standards. But there may be a way President Donald Trump can overturn their intransigence. California Upholds Auto Emissions Standards, Setting Up Face-Off With Trump By HIROKO TABUCHIMARCH 24, 2017 California’s clean-air agency voted on Friday to…

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The futility of “Earth Hour” @earthhour

“Earth Hour” starts tonight. Yawn. Every year at Christmas, many newspapers reprint “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus“, this excellent essay by Ross McKittrick should be repeated on every blog on every observance of Earth Hour. Copy, paste, and share it widely. Better yet, turn on all your lights to celebrate, as Ross says…