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Climate Sensitivity To CO2 Lower Than UN Models Project

October 13, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A new research approach has found a very low value for CO2 climate sensitivity, on the order of just one half degree C. This is in stark contrast to the latest IPCC computer modeling results, many of which give sensitivity results over five degrees. Sensitivity is a standard benchmark, the […]

The Crafty Language Of Climate Alarmism

October 5, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I am constantly entertained by the artful ways alarmists bend language to their will. This often happens as science stories percolate through the media. Each step is a bit of a stretch, maybe not an obvious lie. But the sequence of stretches takes us so very far from the truth […]

Green Gold Rush – Part 2: Some Big Numbers

September 25, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Part 1 introduced the proposed Clean Energy Performance Program or CEPP. The central idea is for the Federal Government (that is, taxpayers) to pay electric power suppliers billions of dollars as a reward for adding ever increasing amounts of mostly renewable juice to what they sell. The rewards kick in […]

Green Gold Rush Looms For Electric Power

September 20, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The slim majority in Congress wants to throw $150 billion in free money at the electric power industry. If they succeed the result be a green gold rush of monumental proportions. Here is a brief analysis of what to expect, including the unexpected. The legislation is called the Clean Electricity […]

Carbon Trading Crunch Time At COP26

September 16, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The one big sticking point at COP26 is carbon trading. The trading scheme was supposed to be designed and adopted at COP24, as part of the Paris Accord rulebook. Did not happen. So it was the focal point of COP25. Still did not happen, in part because the radical alarmists […]

Countdown To COP26 On The Road To Failure

September 8, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It is less than 60 days until COP26 convenes in Glasgow. We can expect a flood of climate horror stories (including flooding). But there will also be some discussion of the actual issues, so here is a brief breakdown of the big four. Keep in mind that the alarmists have […]

Greenhouse Saturation Research Could Kill The “Climate Emergency”

August 31, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The “climate emergency” appears to have died, far out on the scientific frontier. Word of this death has yet to reach the mainstream. Professors William van Wijngaarden (Canada) and William Happer (USA) have published some extremely important research on the radiation saturation of the major greenhouse gases. Their first report […]

The IPCC’s Deliberate CO2 Deception

August 22, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Many of my disagreements with the IPCC AR6 science Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) are just that, disagreements. I think their reasoning is faulty but at least I understand it. See my last article — “The UN IPCC science panel opts for extreme nuttiness“. One SPM section, however, is so […]

The UN IPCC Science Panel Opts For Extreme Nuttiness

August 18, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It was not easy, but the new IPCC Summary for Policymakers manages to outdo itself in nuttiness. They have rebirthed some really bad old stuff and combined it with even worse new stuff. Here is the best of the worst. The “hockey stick” is back! I am not kidding. In […]

Climate Modeling Civil War

August 16, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Looks like the climate modeling community may have a civil war on its hands. Some serious players are rejecting the new hot models, but probably not their owners. If so we will see modeler against modeler. Be still my heart. The first loud public shot has been fired by the […]

EV Weirdness Looms Large

August 3, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ People are not excited about buying electric vehicles, so word has it that the Biden administration is gearing up to force us to do it. The trick is to use the so-called Fuel Economy Standards to do it. The reported target is that at least 40% of car and light […]

The Greens Threaten Us With Floods But Fail To Protect Against Them

July 27, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The devastating European floods reveal an incredible hypocrisy in the green agenda. They want to spend untold sums, supposedly to prevent natural floods by cutting emissions. But they spend nothing to prepare for these same floods, which they predict will get worse! This glaring point is made quite clearly by […]

EPA’s Illegal HFC Phaseout Rules Are Innovation Killers

July 20, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It is immensely ironic that EPA’s ham-handed implementation of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act stifles innovation in manufacturing. They do it with a single rule that has no legal basis, tucked away in a 276 page regulatory proposal. To make the point I am going to look at a […]

EPA Should Rewrite Its Proposed HFC Regulations

July 14, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A group of 17 leading free market advocacy organizations is telling EPA to rethink and repropose its faulty phaseout rules for HFCs. These rules were recently proposed under the so-called American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act passed in December. EPA is rushing the rule making, with final rules due out […]

Proposed Green Ecocide Law Does Not Work

July 9, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ This is a funny story. The greens are hot to have what they call an Ecocide Law. This new international law would make illegal a bunch of things they do not approve of. So now a green group, the Stop Ecocide Foundation, has produced a proposed law. The problem is […]

Unfounded Fear Of Extinction Drives Climate Hysteria

June 30, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A new poll says that fear of human extinction is widespread among climate alarmists. This is very surprising but it explains a lot of the extremes we are seeing in alarmism. No wonder these people are so determined. Where is this completely unscientific idea coming from? The poll was taken […]

Green Mania Hits The Wall Of Nothingness

June 24, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It is now clear that none of Biden’s radical green promises are going to be kept. More broadly the wild green fantasies are going nowhere. There will be some action, but nothing much. None, nowhere, nothing much — welcome to the wall of nothingness. I for one am celebrating it, […]

Electric Power Fantasies Are Lining Up

June 16, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Seems like every big policy gun wants to take a shot at fantasizing the decarbonization and electrification of the energy system. No doubt that is where the government policy analysis money is going. Sadly I am on the wrong side of the issue, money-wise, but it sure is fun flogging […]

Dutch Court Gets Climate Science Wrong

June 10, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A recent Dutch Court decision is getting international attention because it commands climate action. The case itself is like angels on a pinhead, so of little interest. Shell Oil proposed to cut CO2 emissions by 40% and the Court made it 45%, both targets being stupid. The real concern is […]

International Energy Agency’s Green Energy Fantasy Is A Hoot

June 6, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Looking for laughs? The International Energy Agency has produced a laugh filled report, grandly titled: “Net Zero by 2050: A roadmap for the global energy system“. Redesigning the global energy system. My, oh my. Below are a few highlights, out of many. To begin with it is not a roadmap, as it does not tell us how to get there. […]

EPA Calls For Comments On HFC Phaseout For Climate Change Protection

May 26, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ After considerable delay, EPA’s proposed HFC phaseout regulations have been posted for public comment. I earlier looked at the serious technical problems with this proposal, which the various adversely impacted industries will have to comment on. Here I want to talk about the climate change aspect, where the deep problems […]

EPA’s Proposed HFC Phaseout Regulation Is Nuts

May 11, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ As expected, EPA has issued a proposed rule for phasing out HFCs, as required by the so-called AIM Act that was sneaked in with the monster Omnibus Stimulus Bill in February. The severe problems with AIM are explained in my two prior CFACT articles: Economically destructive cap and trade for […]

A Good Example Of A Bad Environmental Justice Study

May 8, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Biden’s so-called environmental justice push is going to bring on a big wave of bogus research. A really big report just came out so I want to chop on it a bit. Not just for its specific fallacies, but also as typical of what we are going to see a […]