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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…

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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…

Smog hangs over a construction site in Weifang city, Shandong province, Oct 16. 2015. Air quality went down in many parts of China since Oct 15 and most cities are shrounded by haze. [Photo/IC]

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…

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Aussie Climate Scientist Predicts Rainfall Will Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Aussie Climate Scientist Steve Sherwood, Director of the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, thinks in the future Australia will experience more rain, less rain or something in between. More rain on the horizon as climate change affects Australia, study finds Australians will need to…

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Can Trump link increased coal consumption with decreasing future wildfire risk by reversing the Obama Clean Power Plan?

By Bruce Beaver, Chemistry Professor, Fossil Energy Expert & Practical Environmentalist The last several decades have seen massive destructive wildfires in regions as diverse as Alaska, Alberta, California, Colorado and most recently in Tennessee. These fires negatively impact the economy, carbon emissions, forest and human health. Mounting evidence suggests that fire ecology has always been…