Climate Craziness of the Week: ‘If you don’t understand science, you can’t vote’

Lately, the left has become even more unhinged than usual. This letter appeared in our local newspaper, the Chico Enterprise Record and is a fine example of that trend. It’s probably the most bizarre letter on climate I’ve ever seen, and of course, nobody in their right mind would bother responding to it. Ironically, the…

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Martian dust storm now global

Nuclear powered Curiosity rover captures photos through the haze, while Opportunity goes into sleep mode due to lack of solar power. Via NASA Goddard – A storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks and prompted NASA’s Opportunity rover to suspend science operations. But across the planet, NASA’s Curiosity rover,…

Poverty and Energy

By Andy May Poverty and access to energy are closely related. Although it probably isn’t possible to show that access to energy is the key reason so many have been lifted out of poverty in recent decades, the data and logic suggests that this so.  In the United States, the average person uses about 300…

NEG – The white elephant in the room

Guest essay by Tom Quirk When the King of Siam wished to rid himself of a troublesome courtier, he would send a white elephant as a first sign of oncoming ruin. Our federal government has served up a troublesome elephant of a plan, the NEG (National Energy Guarantee) that might ruin our country. The information…

New wealth distribution scheme: “Temperature Equivalence Index”

You’ve heard of the “Wind Chill Factor”. This is a lot like that, except is based on temperature and income.  From the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD and the “it’s not the heat, it’s the humanity” department comes this inane study that defines a “temperature equivalence index” that aims to make the effects of increased temperature impacts between low-income…