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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 […]

CO2 Important For Human Health: Who Knew? Scientists – Part Two

June 28, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ I believe this topic is so important that I will make it a bit personal at least anecdotally from my experience. I am sure exceptional health which has followed me for 85 years till the China virus interfered for a few weeks, has been the result of a great deal […]

Who Knew CO2 Was Vital To Human Health? Scientists – Part One

June 21, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ In 1904 Christian Bohr, a Danish biochemist discovered that carbon dioxide facilitates the release of oxygen (O2) to our cells. Oxygen is carried through our body by the hemoglobin in our red blood cells. Bohr discovered carbon dioxide acts as a a catalyst for hemoglobin to release its oxygen for […]

The Impact Of CO2 Is Overstated So Why Dismantle Society? Part 1

April 26, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Robert Lyman ~ That is a great question, and yes, there is a chance that it could happen. But it would not be meaningfully caused by humans burning fossil fuels and producing more CO2. Additional CO2 in our atmosphere stopped having a meaningful role in the earth’s temperature when it reached […]

The Army’s Climate Obsession Is A Disgrace

March 22, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Robert Lyman ~ The United States Army has just published its climate strategy. In the foreword, Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth, holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Williams College and a former civilian employee of the Department of Defense, proudly stated that: “The army must […]

Don’t Despair: The Great Reset Will Lose (Part Two Of A Periodic Series On Optimism)

February 8, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Ernst Wolf, a German economist in his speech in August of 2021 said “the current situation we find ourselves in is unique in human history. Never has the entire world been thrown under the rule of such a coercive regime. Never have so many measures been taken which at first […]

Coal, Here Today And Tomorrow (Part 2)

February 1, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Robert Lyman ~ Much of the public, but we are guessing fewer of our readers, think that coal use around the world is declining as a result of public policies to make it so. It is in fact going in the opposite direction. Coal use in power plants around the world […]

Coal, Here Today, Here Tomorrow (Part 1)

January 18, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Robert Lyman ~ As we will most certainly convince the reader in this series of essays, we need not ever worry that coal will be eliminated as a major energy source in the US and the world. We simultaneously want to convince you that we are not talking about your grandfather’s […]

Great Cause For Optimism: Part One Of An Uplifting Series.

January 15, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The following excerpt of a satiric imitation of a flight attendant’s commentary to the passengers on an airline flight readying for take-off came to me anonymously. I am quoting it as in my opinion it is a perfect place to begin my series of articles on OPTIMISM for Cfact.org. Good […]

COP 26: Shakespeare Said It – “Sound And Fury Signifying Nothing” (Part 2)

January 4, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Robert Lyman ~ To fully appreciate what the COP26 conference achieved, let us start by listing the notable accomplishments described in the Pact and in the press releases. This is intended as comic relief from your average work day. COP26 agreed to accelerate unabated efforts towards reducing coal power. At India’s […]

Gift Your Friends These Facts On Climate And Energy

December 31, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ If you are reading this essay at cfact.org you likely recognize the Alice in Wonderland upside down world in which we live. But are you doing your part as a soldier on the front line of our battle to reclaim the high ground. Too many of us stand on the […]