Browsing All posts tagged under »CFACT (Larry Bell)«

No Returning To Normal Until We Relearn Trust

May 25, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Remember when the pivotal health objective was to “flatten the curve” — before the back to life and business goal post marker got moved to “beating the virus?” We should now realize that COVID-19 isn’t going to entirely go away anytime soon — maybe never. Summer may provide a respite. By […]

The Left Shouldn’t Be Cheering For Energy Industry Demise

May 16, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Petroleum and natural gas industries that provide about 85% of America’s energy (with wind and solar constituting barely over 3%) is under siege by adversaries — both foreign and domestic. The first major assault was launched by a no-winner dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia that flooded the global market with […]

No To Leveraging Coronavirus For Old State Debts

May 12, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Thanks to Trump administration leadership and bi-partisan congressional support, U.S. taxpayers have urgently ponied up trillions of dollars to save desperate unemployed workers, small businesses, and vital industries from viral victimhood. Hundreds of billions of relief funds have been pumped into the healthcare system, unemployment insurance and small business loan programs, […]

Getting America Back To Work Must Come Sooner, Not Later

April 6, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Everyone has an opinion about how best to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus disaster and how effectively President Trump and his administration are addressing numerous aspects of this crisis. For whatever it’s worth, I have some thoughts about this too. From where my 82-year-old-high-risk-category body sits, I believe that the President, […]

Objective Climate Reports Would Benefit Mental Health

March 1, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ I was recently interviewed for a February 3 Washington Post Magazine article, “The Environmental Burden of Generation Z,” written by Jason Plautz. The article discusses “the nexus between climate change and mental health of children.” Jason followed up our long conversation by thoughtfully informing me that my rather extensive comments (many […]

Alternative Energy Can’t Replace Hydrocarbons

February 18, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ As we all recognize, access to clean and reliable energy is fundamentally important to countless aspects of our lives, our social and economic communities, and our long-term abilities to live in healthy balance with natural ecosystems. So, this being the case, can we expect a new so-called “clean energy revolution” — […]

Our Ancestors Were Grateful For Global Warming

November 10, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ It’s important to realize that global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 levels have fluctuated greatly through entirely natural causes over hundreds, thousands, and millions of years. This began long before humankind lit cave fires, ancient Romans donned cool togas and sandals, or Icelandic Vikings tended cattle, sheep and goats on previously warm […]

Self-Righteous, False Climate Alarms Disturbingly Flawed

October 23, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Climate doom prophets and profiteers assert that their “science is settled,” that the crisis is immediate and dire. They just can’t seem to agree over time regarding whether Earth is going into a deep freeze or is about to boil over. On Oct. 7, 1912, for example, the Los Angeles Times […]

Don’t Let Climate Alarmists Anywhere Near Rocket Science

October 17, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Last Thursday I was honored to be invited by the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Alumni League to be their monthly meeting speaker. These were competent and dedicated people who had key roles — along with countless other marvels — in sending other mutually distinguished and brave friends to the moon. The central […]

Were Climate Change A Religion It Would Be A Sham

September 13, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ CNN’s seven-hour-long climate calamity confab (town hall) on Sept. 4, coming just after Hurricane Dorian tragically pulverized parts of the Bahamas, attempted to kick up a storm of panic over assured planetary hellfire d***ation for our sinful carbon-fueled transgressions against Mother Earth goddess Gaia. The dire consequences, they plead, demand immediate […]

Petitioning Against Climate Alarmism Goes Global

August 21, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ A petition being submitted by hundreds of independent climate scientists and professionals from numerous countries to heads of the European Council, Commission and Parliament declares “There is No Climate Emergency.” Briefly summarized, the request for consideration conveys five urgent messages: Climate change is real and has been occurring with nature-driven cold […]

Big-Idea Energy Alternatives Are Costly And Puny

June 24, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Those who believe in the existence of adequate non-fossil alternatives essential to achieve a “carbon-neutral” U.S. — much less global — energy balance anytime soon, or at any cost, are dreadfully misguided. Nevertheless, there are very understandable reasons why such delusions continue to persist. One reason behind this facetious fantasy has […]

Place Blame For Recent Tornadoes Where It Belongs

June 17, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Tragically, there is nothing unique about the number or severity of more than 55 devastating tornadoes that tore through the outskirts of Kansas City, swept through Indiana and Ohio, and stretched eastward from Idaho and Colorado across eight states late last month. Nor, unfortunately, is there anything unique regarding all-too-alluring temptations […]

Debunked: CO2 Will Not Cause A Food Shortage

June 6, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ A lead May 14 article posted by Sonya Collins in WebMD, “Will Climate Change Cause Food Sources to Dwindle?” suffers from very poor planet, plant and people health diagnostics. Key claims of the medically-muddled meme are that human carbon dioxide emissions are causing more frequent severe weather conditions to occur (which […]

‘Extinction Crisis’ Speciously Targets Free Markets

May 26, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Brace yourself – but also try to relax a little. You didn’t really create another new crisis. Capitalism didn’t either. Be prepared for findings of a soon-to-be released gloom and doom report to be issued by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) claiming that “around one […]

Algorithms And Shadow Bans Threaten Free Speech And Political Diversity

May 4, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Powerful forces threatening free and open exchanges of public communications have infiltrated social media. No, I’m not referring only to Russia, China, North Korea, and Iranian mullahs. Those threats are lurking in secret algorithms in the darkness of shadow bans, and are hidden under Silicon Valley censorship platforms. There is little […]

Climate Alarmists Follow Acid Rain Scare Playbook

April 12, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ There is nothing coincidental about common déjà vu features of a CO2 climate crisis-premised war on fossil fuels and a hysterically-hyped sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission acid rain environmental calamity a half-century ago. Both scams have claimed to be based upon dire computer model-based predictions calling for costly interventions. Both also involved […]

Senate Rude Awakening For Green New Dreamers

April 3, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ The terrifyingly naïve socialist Green New Deal (GND) proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offers the best example I can think of why 16-year-olds shouldn’t be given the right to vote. It’s not so much that I fear that Congress would actually succeed in enacting legislation to replace all fossil energy with windmills […]

Indignant Climate Campaigners Terrified Of Proposed Scientific Debate

March 27, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Before even thinking about squandering one hundred trillion dollars on an insane economy-collapsing Green New Deal premised upon an end-of-world climate catastrophe, let’s take a very hard look at the so-called “settled science” nonsense. The Trump White House plans to convene a National Security Council review panel headed by Princeton emeritus […]

Debate Green New Deal To Lay Its Nonsense To Rest

March 13, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Uber-left lunacy has launched climate hysteria and fossil fuel replacement fantasies to record stratospheric levels. Such clueless fictions are being trumpeted to advocate policies which would have disastrous consequences to our national economic and social well-being. A growing public awakening to the transparent ignorance and socialist agendas driving this craziness make […]

Green New Deal Reveals Green Left’s True Colors

February 23, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Over the next 10 years, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., supported by at least eight prospective 2020 presidential Democratic-Socialist candidates and 40 acolyte lawmakers, plans to eliminate fossil fuels; make air travel obsolete using bullet trains; upgrade or replace every building in America to ensure energy efficiency; and ensure “economic security for […]

Change In Political Climate May Raise Energy Costs

January 10, 2019 by

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By Larry Bell ~ This 2019 new year of political climate change now finds green energy lobbies lining up to extract more subsidy gratitude from an indebted Democrat House majority. Carbon pricing proponents are encouraged that Democrats expanded their legislative majorities by displacing foes in key states. Led by California’s path-breaking cap-and-trade regime, along with […]

Silicon Valley And Free Speech

November 23, 2018 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Social media tech behemoths have amassed astonishing economic lobbying swag and far-left-leaning ideological sway with rapidly expanding influences. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, four of the world’s ten largest market cap corporations are Silicon Valley companies: Amazon ($860 billion), Microsoft ($833 billion), Alphabet-Google ($765 billion), and Facebook ($445 billion). Two of the remaining […]

Coal Cuts Dangerously Clip Texas Power Capacity

March 20, 2018 by

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It could have been worse had Pruitt not halted the CPP By Larry Bell ~ As reported in the Houston Chronicle (chron.com), “Texas’ electricity grid operator expects the state’s power demand to hit an all-time high this summer, possibly requiring customers to reduce power consumption and triggering emergency measures to keep electricity flowing through the […]