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Alarming Climate Exaggerations And Policy Mistakes — Biden’s 2021 Earth Day Summit

April 24, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ President Biden’s two day virtual “climate leader’s summit” kicked off on Earth Day. The alarming claims made at Biden’s summit bear little resemblance to reality.  The “solutions” proposed would in the main cause massive economic pain and expense for little or no environmental benefit.  In some cases they would cause […]

Michael Crichton: Is Environmentalism A Religion?

April 14, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ As more and more in society have drifted away from a belief in God the void needs to be filled for most human beings. The environment, Crichton said, has filled the void for many. Conventional Judeo-Christian religion began with a perfect world called Eden. Today’s environmentalist sees sustainability as the […]

Extinction Distortion

March 31, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ This is one of the shorter articles I have written each week at CFACT. The reason is that the fraudulent distortion of species extinction has so little data behind it for me to dissect, actually none. So there is little to write about. Patrick Moore did write about it in […]

Fake Invisible Catastrophes And Threats Of Doom — Patrick Moore’s Outstanding New Book

March 18, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ There have been dozens of good books written in the past decade telling the true stories countering the incessant lies of alarmists blaming impending environmental disasters on carbon dioxide emissions. None have been better than the newest contribution by Patrick Moore and certainly none as up to date as this […]

The Real Reason The Left Wants Only Wind And Solar Energy

February 10, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ If a person has any science training and a cursory understanding of how we produce energy by burning coal, natural gas or oil and how we can get some energy from the sun and wind, they would quickly recognize that the nation can not trade one for the other. Yet […]

The Grid: Everyone Knows The Word – Few Understand It

January 28, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ When we flip the switch, the lights come on without anyone thinking about it. This has only been true for the last 100 years in metropolitan areas, and for only about 80 in rural areas with the enactment of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936. In 1935, only 25 percent […]

The Fukushima Nuclear Plant Passed Nature’s Hardest Safety Test

December 2, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Nearly ten years have passed since a major earthquake and devastating tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Not a single case of radiation illness or death occurred as a result of escaped radiation. A result we should all be celebrating. But years of media rants left […]

Nuclear Power Provides Clean Energy That Works

November 20, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The truth about nuclear power is that it provides a viable and safe means for satisfying the world’s growing need for electricity. While the US is truly awash in oil and gas and coal as well, the rest of the world is not so lucky. Fortunately outside of the US […]

The Potential Power Of Politicians Is Astounding

October 14, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ “Combating The Climate Crisis and Pursuing Environmental Justice” is the title of the segment of the 2020 democratic platform that, if ever successfully implemented could send America back to the days before the industrial revolution. It’s nearly 3000 words opens with the following paragraph. “Climate change is a global emergency. […]

U.S. Was Tops In Mining During The 1990s But Is Now Import Dependent

September 23, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ No nation on Earth has been endowed with more valuable minerals than the United States. We led the world in mining output only 30 years ago. Due to environmental activist resistance and unreasonable EPA regulations our nation has fallen to seventh in mining productivity. Yet the National Mining Association estimates […]

The Blackouts Are Coming! The Blackouts Are Coming!

September 9, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The understatement of California’s trouble was announced by officials who admitted an over reliance on wind and solar power. The governor said there was not enough wind to keep the turbines going and cloud cover and night fall restricted solar power. The state has fallen thousands of megawatts behind its […]

The Democrats’ Enviro-Platform Will Drag You Back To The 19th Century

August 12, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ “Combating The Climate Crisis and Pursuing Environmental Justice” is the title of the segment of the 2020 democratic platform that if ever implemented could send America back to the days before the industrial revolution. It’s nearly 3000 words opens with the following paragraph. “Climate change is a global emergency. We […]

40 Countries Discuss Depriving World Of Inexpensive Safe Energy

July 18, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris ~ It should be no surprise to our readers that socialists across the world would recognize an opportunity in the china-virus pandemic to further handicap the use of inexpensive dependable fossil fuels to raise the standard of living of the poorest of the world by forcing them to use […]

Exploiting Calamities And Climate To Push Socialism

July 9, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris ~ It should be no surprise to our readers that climate change was never a scientific issue, though politicians and well—financed scientists promoted it as such. It has always been a political movement aimed at increasing the size of government and installing a Socialist system. Such a system would […]

CO2 No Threat To Oceans

June 27, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ For the past three decades the public has been taught by the news media and the folks who make a living composing mathematical equations they claim to simulate how our planets climate operates, that our oceans are in jeopardy. They have all told you one of the biggest falsehoods in […]

Batteries Not A Sustainable Backup For Wind And Solar – Part II: Safety, Health And Cost

June 13, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ Joy and Celebration: In his Laudeat et Jubilat, Mozart gave specific instructions to the conductor; “Allegro ma non troppo,” or play it happily, but not so much. In this second and concluding part on backing up inconsistent wind and solar energy with battery storage, we give these same instructions […]

Batteries Not A Sustainable Backup For Wind And Solar – Part I: Environmental Concerns

June 4, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ Governors, Utility, and Industry captains are rushing for the headlines, with each claiming the most, the biggest, the newest solar plants and wind plants with the sexiest battery-backup systems. The last time we saw such a feverish gold-rush was in 1849, but these new media-miners are off for pyrite, […]

Weaknesses Of Wind And Solar: When Science And Reality Clash – Part 3

May 31, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ In Parts One and Two of this Series, we established the Ciccone/Lehr Rule of Thumb which states that All Wind and Solar Power must be backed up with an equal or greater amount of Fossil Fuel Power running on standby 100% of the time. In this concluding segment, we […]

Weaknesses Of Wind And Solar: When Science And Reality Clash – Part 2

May 26, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ In Part One we established a Rule of Thumb for electrical engineering which states: All Solar and Wind Power on an Electric Grid Must Be Backed Up With an Equal or Greater Amount of Fossil Fuel Power Running on Standby 100% OF The Time. There are those who claim […]

Wind And Solar Weaknesses – Part I

May 20, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ So-called “Green energy” threatens our culture, our freedoms and our pocketbooks, yet provides no net electricity to our electrical networks. Zero-Zip-Nada. They remain a Green delusion. A bold statement, yes? Bolder still is the fact that wind and solar power plants are more efficient when they are not running […]

A Billion Dollar Solar Boondoggle In Vegas

May 14, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ On May 12 the Interior Department gave approval for the largest solar power project in the U.S. to be built by Warren Buffett’s NV Energy company on 7100 acres of Federal lands in the Mohave Desert. At a cost of one billion dollars, it pales into insignificance on the days […]

Is There A Relationship Between Global Temperature And Ocean Levels? Sure, But…

May 8, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Alarms over rising oceans continue to sound. Politicians, actors, authors, and “climate activists” warn us regularly that the massive ice sheets in the Antarctic, and the Arctic, are melting. They remind us that in a matter of decades, oceans will rise to the point where they will destroy many coastal […]

Wind And Solar Add Zero Value To The Grid

May 1, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Why is wind power and solar power, not making significant gains in providing a substantial amount of renewable electricity? The US has utilized, in its energy mix, about eight percent of wind and two percent solar for more than a decade. The reason it is not growing requires an understanding of […]

Imagine Our Covid-19 Response Running On Wind And Solar Power

April 29, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Until the Pandemic struck the world, the desire of the progressive political movement in the United States and much of the world was focused on ridding the planet of fossil fuels, said to be negatively altering the planet’s climate. These folks are fully convinced that the world, at its present […]