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Dr. Jay Lehr

January 17, 2023 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ On Tuesday, CFACT lost another friend, Dr. Jay Lehr. What a man he was! CFACT’s friends and readers have been treated to a brilliant weekly science update from Jay.  He has served as a Senior Policy Advisor to CFACT since 2020. The day before we lost him, we published a fantastic […]

UN Annual Joke Book: “Elimination Of Hydrocarbon Fuels Are The Path To Mass Distinction”

December 27, 2022 by

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By Steve Goreham and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ It is really time for us all to stop taking any of the information broadcast out of the annual United Nations climate conferences called Conference Of The Parties seriously. The 27th such conference which convened in Egypt this month concluded with the following statement. “The Conference of […]

Net Zero — The Pursuit Of The Impossible

December 21, 2022 by

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By Robert Lyman and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Prodded by the United Nations and numerous radical environmentalist organizations, many industrialized countries have declared that their policy goal is to phase out the use of fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) and to replace them with all-electric energy systems powered by renewable energy. Unfortunately, most […]

COP 27 Ends With Unrealistic Declarations

December 7, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Steve Goreham ~ Therefore it is really time for us all to stop taking any of the information broadcast out of the annual United Nations climate conferences called Conference Of The Parties seriously. The 27th such conference which convened in Egypt this month concluded with the following statement. “The Conference of […]

Serious Arguments For Citizen Climate Warriors: Book Review Of “Dumb Energy” By Norman Rogers

November 29, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Too often simple reasoning will not get a job done. You can wear yourself out explaining some very logical arguments. Too many folks already know everything they want to know. Wind and solar electricity are renewable energy. How nice to pluck energy out of the air and the sky. It’s […]

Careful What You Wish For If We Electrify Everything

November 22, 2022 by

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By Robert Lyman and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Those who believe in an impending climate catastrophe often insist that the world must “decarbonize”, electrify the entire economy, and base future electricity generation entirely on renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric generation. Rarely, however, do these advocates address the risks of such […]

The Insanity Of The UN Climate COP’s Continues

November 1, 2022 by

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By Robert Lyman and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The 27th conference of the parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6 to 18, 2022. COP27, as it will be known, will be attended by about 40,000 people, including representatives of the 196 member countries, […]

Of Apps, Data Centers And The Enormous Energy Required

October 25, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ This essay is sourced from the outstanding book, The Cloud Revolution by Mark Mills Few of us can repair the engine of an automobile today, as many of us once could. What was a simple machine is now controlled by a series of computer programs broadly called Apps connected to […]

Reasons To Hope The Ukraine Nuclear Plant Will Come Through OK

October 18, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ In March of 2022 Russian troops took control of the 6-reactor site of Ukraine’s nuclear energy plant at Zaporizhzhia. They caused minor damage in the battle but raised fears of a wider catastrophe. In the following paragraphs I will explain why that is highly unlikely. While the Russians have blamed […]

Next Big Energy Fraud – Replacing Coal With Hydrogen To Make Steel

October 11, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ One of Australia’s richest men, Andrew Forrest, chairman of Fortescue Metals is challenging his nation to make steel without emitting carbon dioxide. Today virtually all steel is made by heating iron oxides with coal. Forrest plans a demo project to virtue signal his desire to stay a steel magnate while […]

Unscrambling Net Zero Deceptions

October 4, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Several states and a significant number of electric utilities have committed to decarbonization goals. Net zero emissions is the term most generally used when expressing these goals. Of course decarbonization is a totally false term. It actually means no carbon dioxide emissions, but as always, the term carbon is scarier […]

From The Pony Express To Marconi, To Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits

September 27, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ This essay is sourced from the outstanding book The Cloud Revolution by Mark Mills In 1860 the government subsidized a method to send information from coast to coast in 10 days via the Pony Express. While romanticized in many Hollywood movies it lasted only 18 months before bankruptcy and the […]

Hydrogen Hype And Hurdles – Part One

September 20, 2022 by

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By Viv Forbes and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Spending money trying to replace petroleum based gasoline with Hydrogen fuel cells is another way for the current administration to dole out money to friends as was done copiously with the solar cell industry. Hydrogen fuel cells are unlikely to be commercially competitive with other ways to […]

Human Computers And Rooms Full Of Mathematicians To Your Apple Watch In Only 250 Years

September 13, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Once upon a time computers were humans hired to manually perform computations for any number of tasks. As early as 1757 Astronomer Edmundo Haley used a group of people to make parallel calculations leading to the time the comet carrying his name would return. They got it right. Even though […]

While Rest Assured It Can Never Happen, What Would Global Decarbonization Actually Cost? Part III

August 30, 2022 by

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By Robert Lyman and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The Future Even more guesswork is involved in estimating the costs that the countries of the world will bear to attain decarbonization by 2050. The International Energy Agency in 2021 projected that, to achieve a “clean energy pathway”, international public finance would have to provide about $40 […]

What Is Really Behind The Climate Agenda?

August 28, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Noah Harari, a futurist advisor to the World Economic Forum (WEF), told the forum that they must become the majority and leave the rest behind. He was saying we don’t need regular folks. We don’t need carpenters, plumbers, hairdressers, mechanics automobile workers, farmers and ranchers. They […]

While Rest Assured It Can Never Happen — What Would Decarbonization Actually Cost? Part II

August 23, 2022 by

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By Robert Lyman and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Consider other consequences of decarbonization. All current production of fossil fuels would have to be phased out. The fuel-producing jurisdictions and countries, faced with economic disaster, might “push back” a bit. Further, as the imposition of regulatory restraints on fossil fuel consumption would undoubtedly cause the price […]

What Would Global Decarbonization Actually Cost?

August 16, 2022 by

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By Robert Lyman and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ As those who write frequently on climate policy issues, we are often asked, “What will decarbonization cost?”. Decarbonization is the term used to refer to effectively eliminating emissions of greenhouse gases, usually measured in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent, allegedly to stop human-caused global warming. In practical […]

The Scientific Evil And Good We Do Lives On

August 9, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Shakespeare said it in the play, Julius Cesar. We are surely witnessing this today as evil men and women will pass off our planet, leaving behind hundreds of millions of the Earth’s population in Energy Poverty. The essential value of energy is to allow humans to flourish (1) and enrich […]

How Environmentalists Stalled Progress Over Half Century

August 2, 2022 by

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By Robert Lyman and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ “Environmental assessment and review” was essentially begun in the 1960s as a way of ensuring that environmental considerations were explored systematically when governments were making decisions about whether to issue permits to allow construction of major projects to proceed. This, in itself, did not elevate environmental considerations […]

Fun Facts From The Rule Of Threes

July 26, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ In September 1882, it was clear that the future would be different when Edison lit up the world’s first central electric power plant at the Pearl Street Station in New York City. It was equally clear in December 1913, when Henry Ford turned on the first modern production line in […]

The Optimism In Technology A Challenge To The Left

July 20, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ French philosopher Pascal Bruckner, in dissecting the “ideology of catastrophe”, observed that the time-honored strategy of “cataclysmic discourse” emerges in large measure from intellectuals and that the”fear that these intellectuals spread is like a gluttonous enzyme that swallows up an anxiety, feeds on it, and then leaves it behind for […]

From Energy Independence To Dependence On Unfriendly Nations

July 9, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Why are we paying exorbitant prices to fuel our automobiles? The policies pushed by the ideologues who surround President Biden have three dire consequences: 1- Hobble the free market 2- Increase public dependence on government for energy 3- Believe it or not, give China the upper hand […]