Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo Introduces Carbon Tax Legislation

Guest essay by Eric Worrall At least one Republican congressman believes the USA needs more taxes. Carlos Curbelo, U.S. representative for Florida’s 26th congressional district has introduced legislation to charge…

Remember when we were told that wildfires would increase due to global warming? Never mind.

This paper was just published in the Royal Society Biological Sciences journal. The takeaways: “Global area burned appears to have overall declined over past decades, and there is increasing evidence…

NOAA’s newest GOES 17 weather satellite may not be fixable, and a loss

From NOAA and NextGov reports. The second satellite in NOAA’s $11 billion GOES program continues to experience issues with its most important instrument and officials still aren’t sure what’s wrong.…

Pielke Jr. – U.S. Tornado damage continues to fall, 2018 activity near record lows

For those that are sure there’s global warming driving tornadoes and other severe weather events, here’s some inconvenient news. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. has updated his tornado loss data via…

2017: “Deadliest year on record for environmentalists”… Because Trump? Because climate change? Or because bad journalism?

Guest commentary by David Middleton From the “[fill in the blank] on record” files… Record 207 environmental activists killed last year 24 JUL 2018 More than 200 environmental activists were…

Surprise: Cold wave reveals potential benefits of urban heat islands

From the PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, ENGINEERING SCHOOL and the “UHI is good for something” department. Still, it’s not a good place to measure climate change. The concrete and asphalt that make…

Study: “Little Ice Age” also affected South American climate

Research shows how the Little Ice Age affected South American climate For the first time, scientists reconstruct the rainfall distribution in Brazil during the climate changes that marked the Middle…

L. A. Times touts globally irrelevant Ca. AB 32 emissions target – ignores huge emissions growth from world’s developing nations

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The Los Angeles Times published a story touting California meeting its AB 32 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal in 2016 versus the target year of…