Posts in category "Environment"

New report finds some polar bear populations are not declining

If we can put aside the emotional hysteria for a moment about how global warming is wiping out the polar bears, you might want to read this: Baffin Bay and Kane Basin polar bears not ‘declining’ concludes new report: The 2016 Scientific Working Group report on Baffin Bay and Kane Basin polar bears was released online without fanfare last... Read more »

The anti-science hype about the 2016 being the "hottest year"

Former Obama administration official decries the “politicalization” of science Despite the headlines about the Earth “sizzling” in the hottest year in 2016, this useful investigation points out that the increase… detected by NOAA was 0.01 degrees Celsius. In other words, one-hundredth of a degree – a figure well within the scientific method’s margin of error... Read more »

Climate change mutes fall colors

At least that’s what we’re supposed to believe. Says Gothomist (“Go See Some Gorgeous Fall Leaves In A City Park (While You Can)!” Our schizophrenic autumn (thanks, climate change!) is here, and the window to do some leaf peeping will be “brief.” The thinking goes that global warming has caused a drought in the northeast, which has stressed out... Read more »
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Pool noodles verboten in politically correct San Francisco

San Francisco (where else?) has again broken new goofy ground, with its newly enacted ban on all kinds of foam products, including noodles and other pool toys. Reported Time: The ban applies to polystyrene food packaging, packing peanuts, to-go containers, coffee cups and pool toys, among other things. For most products, the ban will take... Read more »

An Earth Day plea to get politics out of climate science

Long-time Chicagoans will remember John Coleman, a Chicago meteorologist and founder of the Weather Channel. On this Earth Day he has issued a plea to get politics out of climate science, arguing that politics has corrupted the debate over climate change and global warming. In the USAToday, he said: When all the scare talk is... Read more »

Unhinged: Senator Boxer ridicules 'philosopher', assails Catholic priest at Senate climate hearing

Sen. Boxer, will you just shut up for a moment and let the witnesses, called to testify, answer the question. Jeez. Senator Boxer, you global warming alarmists like to say that climate change is a moral issue, but then you ridicule and cut off a philosopher and priest who are addressing the morality of global... Read more »
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El Nino "collapse" to bring cooling global temps and more sea ice?

El Nino, the warmer-than-normal waters of the Pacific Ocean, has a lot to do with global climate conditions, including global temperatures and sea ice. The warmer El Nino is, the warmer the climate and the more ice melts. Now comes research that the current El Nino is about to “collapse,” raising the prospect of a... Read more »

Surprise! Uber and ride sharing ain't so green

You’d expect that conclusion from a right-wing nut, but that view is published in the Sierra Club’s magazine, “Sierra.” In fact, the article raises questions about the environmental friendliness of the “sharing economy.” Steven Hill writes: But, in fact, hard data on the environmental benefits of the sharing economy is difficult to come by. Many... Read more »

The anti-science assault by global warming alarmists on climate change skeptics

The true Flat Earth fanatics are those global warming alarmists who accuse anyone who challenges their methodology and conclusions of being “anti-science.” It is especially anti-science with global warming alarmists when they now turn  to legal methods to silence anyone who “The debate is over; climate change is real.” questions their propaganda. But that’s exactly... Read more »
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Mr. Bill: 'Oh, no! Climate change is spreading the Zika virus'

So, how long did that take? Few of us had heard of the Zika virus until a few weeks ago. But it didn’t take long for the media to ramp up jitters to an all-out panic that the virus that causes grotesque birth defects and long-term neurological problems is heading our way. The thinking is that... Read more »
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