America's clean energy policies need a reality check, say Stanford researchers

From Stanford University comes another head exploder for Joe Romm. IMAGE: In the fast-globalizing clean-energy industry, the US should press its advantage in engineering, high-value manufacturing, installation and finance, writes Stanford researcher Jeffrey Ball. America’s approach to clean energy needs to be reformed if it is to meaningfully affect energy security or the environment, according…

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Ambler's rebuttal to Mann in the Wall Street Journal

Guest post by Harold Ambler The reasons that climatologist Michael Mann is as successful as he is are multiple: 1. He told the United Nations something that it was dying to hear (he offered certainty when all else saw uncertainty) 2. He has brought serious money to the universities that house him (and run cover for…

Why William D. Nordhaus Is Wrong About Global Warming Skeptics Being Wrong…

Guest post by David Middleton William D. Nordhaus is an economics professor at Yale University. He recently published this essay in the New York Review of Books… Why the Global Warming Skeptics Are Wrong March 22, 2012 William D. Nordhaus The threat of climate change is an increasingly important environmental issue for the globe. Because…

Newsbytes: Climate Hysteria Threatens Global Carbon War

By Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation Russia is considering limits on European flights over Siberia as countries approve possible retaliatory measures against the European Union’s move to force airlines to pay for carbon emissions. “We intend to get the EU’s carbon trading measures either canceled or postponed,” said Okulov, who was…

Comedy gold: APS president attacks "inaccurate characterization" of APS position, doesn't realize he's attacking an APS quote

Guest Post by Alec Rawls When German ex-climate-alarmist Fritz Vahrenholt came out last week as a climate skeptic, he related his moment of epiphany, when he was firsthand witness of the alarmists’ sheer disregard for error: Vahrenholt’s skepticism started when he was asked to review an IPCC report on renewable energy. He found hundreds of…

What do you get when you rub two climatologists together?

The Current Wisdom: Climate Change Controversy in the Wall Street Journal Guest post by Patrick J. Michaels (reposted from cato.org) This edition departs from our usual routine because of the very vitriolic fight that has broken as the result of publication of a January 27 op-ed titled “No Need to Panic about Global Warming” in…

Briggs schools the "Bad Astronomer" on statistics

That letter signed by 16 scientists saying there’s “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” to the Wall Street Journal has caused a great disturbance in the farce. At last count there were no less than  19 blog rebuttals plus one new WSJ op ed piece trying to convince the alliance that all is well. It…

Newsbytes: Durban & The New Wait-And-See Diplomacy

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Climate Realpolitik: Durban & The New Wait-And-See Diplomacy Behind closed doors, these strategic delaying tactics are not altogether unwelcome by many if not most of the key non-EU nations. What is altogether new at this year’s climate summit is that even climate alarmism appears to have received…