August 2019 Environment & Climate News: Speakers at Climate Conference Flood Washington, D.C. with FactsThe August issue of Environment & Climate News reports that an international lineup of 24 speakers at The Heartland Institute’s 13th International Conference on Climate Change
(ICCC 13) in Washington, D.C. presented the scientific evidence
indicating a climate crisis is not occurring and explained why policies
like the Green New Deal and carbon taxes would do more harm than good
for people and the environment.
Also in this issue:
- Dependence on foreign sources of critical minerals is creating “strategic vulnerabilities” to the U.S. economy and national security, says a new Department of Commerce report.
- A three judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision blocking completion of the Keystone KL oil pipeline.
- The U.S. Department of the Interior is expanding hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 70 federal wildlife refuges across the nation and revising federal hunting and fishing rules to more closely match state regulations.
- President Donald Trump signed an executive order reducing regulations on genetically modified crops. The White House says the order “will help eliminate delays, reduce developer costs, and provide greater certainty about the review process for farmers.”
This has been the global warming scare story of the week, heavily promoted by the usual suspects, including Time, CBS, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the New York Times and, inevitably, the BBC. Actually, no. Antarctica is doing fine. It's the false evidence that is creating the illusion that sea levels are rising:
Isaac Orr, Detroit News
In a recent article titled “The New Battle Plan for the Planet’s Climate Crisis,” Bill McKibben, a radical climate activist and founder of 350.org, argued Earth is rapidly warming and immediate action must be taken to reduce human-caused greenhouse-gas emissions. To do so, McKibben advocates a massive build-out of wind and solar power, but he never mentions one of the most obvious and efficient energy sources available: nuclear. The omission is no mistake; McKibben and his environmental pals reject nuclear energy, even though it’s the only way to immediately reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. READ MORE
Why Scientists Disagree on Global Warming
However, I neglected to mention that this data was published in November of 1922, reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/03/20/deja-vu-all-over-again-climate-worries-today-also-happened-in-the-20s-and-30s/"
How are these climate models validated? What is their accuracy? What are their limitations? These questions are never addresssed by the media proponents of environmental disaster. Meterologists have wearther prediction programs as well, how accurate are they?
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is vital to all life on Earth, but most particularly to every piece of vegetation that grows on it. Top climatologists tell me it plays a very small role, if any, in Earth’s climate or weather. Why would anyone expect a gas that represents 400 parts per million of all atmospheric gases, barely 0.04% of all atmospheric gases, to have the capacity to affect something as huge and dynamic as the weather or climate?...READ MORE
Catherine J. Frompovich Yet another AMI Smart Meter fire occurred on a
Canadian house. The smart meter damage cost the homeowner $5,000!
Alternate Energy Sources
Municipal Waste combustion (later)
It's extremely cheap to build solar panels to supplement your
home heating. The most amazing part is, you can make one out of soda
cans, plexiglass and plywood.
Alan Caruba, The Heartland Institute