Rutan, Lovelock & Branson

Guest post by David Archibald, Burt Rutan is one of the most interesting men on the planet. He has designed 46 aircraft, six of which are included in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. One of his designs, Voyager, was the first to fly nonstop around the world on…

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Warmism: Credible Politics, Incredible Science

Guest essay by Paul Murphy Here’s Wikipedia’s simplified but canonical description of the greenhouse effect:   The greenhouse effect is a process by which thermal radiation from a planetary surface is absorbed by atmospheric greenhouse gases, and is re-radiated in all directions. Since part of this re-radiation is back towards the surface and the lower…

Newsbytes – Global Warming Downgraded, James Lovelock Recants

A doubly whammy this week as Gaia author Lovelock rails against windfarms and environmentalists, and climate sensitivity has been scaled back. From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF: Global warming is likely to be less extreme than claimed, researchers said yesterday. The most likely temperature rise will be 1.9C (3.4F) compared with the 3.5C predicted…

Whole lotta shaking going on…

Global Warming Chorus Discord Rising To Feverish Pitch By Larry Bell in Forbes Some leading voices in the Global Warming Gospel Choir are now abandoning the old climate crisis hymnal. One is James Lovelock, the father of the “Gaia” theory that the entire Earth is a single living system who predicted that continued human CO2…

Alarmism or Not? Joe Romm and the 'Crying Wolf' Dilemma

Guest post by Robert Bradley Jr. of Master Resource  “This notion that the environmental movement — or any other major play in the media landscape — is pushing non-stop apocalyptic messages like a broken record is one I debunked ….” – Joe Romm, April 29, 2012 “CONCLUSION: Unrestricted emissions of greenhouse gases threaten multiple catastrophes,…