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A Little Perspective

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  • 1/17/17 at 7:33 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The angst-ridden, consensed climate science community is focused on an increase in global average near-surface temperature of approximately 0.7oC (1.3oF) per century, or a total increase of approximately 0.9oC (1.6oF) since 1880, ...

A Look Back: The Coming Ice Age

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  • 12/5/16 at 8:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Coming Ice Age - Harper's Magazine - Sept. 1958

A friend brought this to my attention today. It is almost 60 years old. (Note the name of the authoress of the article.)

Very interesting. I had not seen it previously. I don&...

Additional Perspective - Temperature Anomaly Record

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  • 3/28/17 at 7:31 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

It is generally acknowledged that human influence on global climate was minimal prior to approximately 1950. Therefore, virtually all climate change prior to 1950 is considered to have been the result of natural climate variation or a ...

An Engineer’s Observations

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  • 11/22/16 at 8:21 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several aspects of government-funded climate science appear both curious and disturbing. The current level of government funding of climate science is certainly adequate to support rigorous scientific investigation, data gathering and ...

Anomalous Anomalies

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  • 10/25/16 at 9:41 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

NASA GISS and NCEI have released their June Climate anomalies; and, they are anomalous. GISS and NCEI both have access to all of the same near-surface temperature data; and, both use the same sea surface temperature anomaly product, ...

Another One Bites the Dust – Judith Curry Resigns

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  • 2/14/17 at 7:19 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Dr. Judith Curry has resigned her position at Georgia Tech, in frustration over “the politics and propaganda that beset climate science”. Dr. Curry explained,

“the deeper reasons have to do with my growing ...

California’s Drought

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  • 4/18/17 at 7:10 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The past several years featured a never-ending stream of stories about California’s never-ending drought and its supposed roots in climate change. The past few weeks have featured a stream of stories about California’s ...

Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

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Here is an example of how far afield the climate discussion has gone.

Here are two economists spending money on a study about traffic accidents and climate change.

Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

Climate Experiment

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  • 12/20/16 at 6:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Many people will be traveling over the coming Christmas and New Years holidays. Most probably have all the equipment required to conduct a rudimentary climate experiment – a vehicle with a digital thermometer which measures outside ...

Climate Science “The time has come, …”

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  • 3/21/17 at 7:50 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

The Walrus and The ...

Common Precaution

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  • 1/3/17 at 8:11 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Many climate activists claim that the Precautionary Principle requires that humanity cease using fossil fuels to avoid the potential of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change. That is a relatively absolutist interpretation of the ...

COP 21 Agreement

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  • 7/5/16 at 10:54 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Obama Administration insisted that the Agreement reached at the conclusion of COP 21 in Paris, France not be legally binding on the parties because of the near-absolute certainty that the US Senate would not ratify the Agreement as a ...

Democrat's Platform Up Close - 2016

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  • 8/23/16 at 9:42 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“We believe America must be running entirely on clean energy by mid-century.”

The term “clean energy” is not defined in the platform, so it is not clear whether natural gas and propane are included, which leaves ...

Energy Efficiency as a Climate Change Reform Strategy: Are we just throwing money at the problem?

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(For an introduction to this E3 blog series click here)

Put to one side for a moment whether we need to do anything about climate change.  Assume it is real and we need to do “something.”  There are a wide variety ...

Energy Policy and the Presidential Election

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(For an introduction to this E3 blog series click here)

Professor Richard Muller of the University of California, Berkley, a PhD in physics, wrote a fascinating book in 2012, Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the ...

Energy Policy: The Facts and Myths on the Consensus on Climate Change

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  • 8/11/16 at 8:35 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ken Malloy

"No challenge--no challenge--poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record.  Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does: 14 of...

Financial Mechanism of the Convention

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  • 6/1/16 at 11:30 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at COP 16 in 2010, as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism of the Convention. The original intent was for the developed ...

Global Warming as Religion and not Science

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I had seen this article, by John Brignell, years ago, and it was brought to my attention again this morning by someone who had not seen it before. So I thought it is worth sharing with anyone else who has never seen it.

Global Warming ...

Goodbye, El Nino

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  • 7/12/16 at 7:26 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The major El Nino of 2015-2016 is over. Sea surface temperatures in the Nino regions have dropped to normal or below normal levels.

All of the temperature anomaly products are showing cooling from the peak of the 2015-2016 El Nino. The ...

Highlighted Article - “Our Common Future” Revisited–how did the roadmap for the green juggernaut fare over 30 years?

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  • 4/21/17 at 10:22 AM
  • Climate Change

Here is a great post at Watts Up With That? by Neil Lock. In it he re-evaluates a 1987 United Nations report "Our Common Future" in which he notes that this is when the globalists and environmentalists teamed up for a common ...

Highlighted Article: A Guide to Understanding Global Temperature Data

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  • 7/25/16 at 7:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Dr. Roy Spencer just published this booklet.

A Guide to Understanding Global Temperature Data

This is a pretty basic, balanced view of the global temperature issue.

"Whether we use thermometers, weather balloons, or Earth-...

Highlighted Article: At What Cost? Examining The Social Cost Of Carbon

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  • 3/9/17 at 5:49 AM
  • Climate Change

Here is an excellent article we would like to highlight from Cato Institute's Patrick J. Michaels.

At What Cost? Examining The Social Cost Of Carbon

"My testimony concerns the selective science that underlies the existing ...

Highlighted Article: Climate Models for the Layman

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  • 2/22/17 at 7:29 AM
  • Climate Change

Here is an excellent paper on climate models by Dr. Judith Curry and The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).

Climate Models for the Layman

"This report attempts to describe the debate surrounding GCMs to an educated but ...

Highlighted Article: Falling Sea Level: The Critical Factor in 2016 Great Barrier Reef Bleaching!

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  • 4/20/17 at 7:24 AM
  • Climate Change

This is a detailed paper on the 2016 bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef. It contradicts the wide spread supposition that global warming is responsible for the bleaching. Instead it details how the effects of extreme low tides because of ...

Highlighted Article: Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

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  • 3/29/17 at 10:12 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

 

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

- - - - - - -

By the authority vested in me as ...

Highlighted Article: U.S. House Hearing on Climate Science

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  • 3/31/17 at 11:44 AM
  • Climate Change

On March 29, 2017 the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing entitled Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method.  Testifying before the committee ...

Hottest Year Evah

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  • 7/26/16 at 7:37 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

2015 – The Warmest Year in the Near-surface Instrumental Temperature Record

The US National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI), the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute of Space Studies (NASA...

Hottest Year Time Again

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  • 2/28/17 at 8:23 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The near-surface global temperature anomaly data for 2016 have been collected, selected, infilled, “adjusted” and analyzed. The results are in; and, again, they are anomalous. NASA GISS(Goddard Institute for Space Studies) and...

Ignorance or Duplicity - Average Global Temperature

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  • 4/4/17 at 6:53 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below originated with the Powerline blog in December, 2015 and was identified by National Review on December 14th, 2015 as “The Only Climate Change Chart You Need to See”. This description became controversial, the ...

In Praise of Global Oil Markets: Will the Idiocy End?

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Two days in October 1973 (16th and 17th) marked the most important turning point for US energy policy.  That is when energy policy idiocy began and despite all evidence to the contrary continues to this day.  When will it end?

...

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) Comparisons

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  • 4/6/16 at 12:03 PM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Prior to COP 21, nations were asked to submit Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) toward the COP objective of reducing global carbon emissions. The key aspects of the INDCs submitted by the four largest CO2 emitters are ...

Introductory Energy Post and the Clean Power Plan

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Hi.  My name is Ken Malloy and I am a Senior Scholar with the Mark H.  Berens Family Charitable Foundation, the non-profit organization that publishes this website, TheRightInsight.org.

 

My expertise is in the ...

More Anomalous Anomalies

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  • 3/7/17 at 8:32 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The three primary producers of global near-surface temperature anomalies, NASA GISS(Goddard Institute for Space Studies), NOAA NCEI(National Centers for Environmental Information) and HadCRUT all begin the process with access to the same ...

Narratives and Coincidences

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  • 10/18/16 at 7:34 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Global temperatures began rising in 2014, leading ultimately to the proclamation of 2014 and later 2015 as the warmest years in the instrumental record. The narrative propounded by the consensed climate science community was that this ...

Not So Fast!

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  • 10/11/16 at 8:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In my commentary from September 6, 2016 “Climate Deniers”, I discussed some of the numerous efforts currently underway to silence and punish “Climate Change Deniers” (catastrophic anthropogenic climate change ...

Opening the Kimono

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  • 2/21/17 at 6:34 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Steve Goreham, the author of the book Climatism! Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century's Hottest Topic coined the term Climatism, which he defines as “the belief that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are destroying the ...

Oxymoron Alert (Carbon Taxes)

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  • 3/14/17 at 6:19 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Climate Leadership Council has just released a new study “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends” and presented it to the Trump Administration for its consideration. The study identifies Four Pillars of a Carbon ...

Parsing Bloomberg – The Dishonest Press

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  • 4/25/17 at 7:47 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

I recently propounded “Reid’s Law”, which is an “observational law” regarding climate.

“As an online discussion regarding climate grows longer, the probability of the term “denier” being ...

Patrick Moore: Should We Celebrate CO2

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In October of 2015 the Global Warming Policy Foundation invited Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace, to deliver a lecture at their annual meeting. See what he has to say about CO2 in his "SHOULD WE CELEBRATE CO2?"

Personal Precautions

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  • 1/10/17 at 9:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the idyllic images cherished by many environmentalists concerned about the climate is life “off the grid”, free of utilities, living off the land, minimizing their impact on the planet. However, reality frequently rears...

Perspective is Important

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  • 9/20/16 at 8:02 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The graph below displays the entire history of the satellite temperature record, as analyzed by Drs. John Christy and Roy Spenser at the University of Alabama-Huntsville on behalf of NASA.

UAH Satellite-Based Temperature

The graph clearly shows the very strong El ...

Political protest in a "post-fact era"

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“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts” (Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan)

 

A protester was shot at the University of Washington during a clash between rival factions — one ...

Priorities

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  • 1/24/17 at 7:43 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the principal concerns raised regarding climate change is its potential effects on agriculture. There is continuing discussion that the potential combination of increased temperatures with drought or increased rainfall might result...

Prosperity and Electricity

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The United States faces a prosperity crisis.  Increased prosperity will make it somewhat easier to resolve many of the problems that the next generation must face head-on.  Reviving prosperity in the United States poses some ...

Reid’s Laws - RE: Climate Denier

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  • 4/11/17 at 8:27 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Mike Godwin, a Washington, DC attorney, propounded “Godwin’s Law” in 1990.

“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.”

Godwin describes ...

Republican Platform 2016

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  • 8/16/16 at 10:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Republican Party Platform 2016 – Climate Change

Information concerning a changing climate, especially projections into the long-range future, must be based on dispassionate analysis of hard data. We will enforce that standard ...

Satellites and Climate

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  • 9/27/16 at 8:44 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The near-surface instrumental temperature record began with the Central England Temperature (CET) record in 1659, which roughly coincided with the trough of the Little Ice Age. The application of temperature measuring instruments spread ...

Sea Level Change

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  • 8/9/16 at 9:40 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the greatest climate change concerns expressed by low lying coastal and island nations is the threat which would result from rising sea levels, caused by a combination of thermal expansion and the melting of glacial and land ice. ...

Seriousness of the Charge

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  • 12/13/16 at 7:30 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Precautionary Principle

“When the health of humans and the environment is at stake, it may not be necessary to wait for scientific certainty to take protective action.”

--Science and Environmental Health Network

 

...

The Adjustocene

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  • 11/1/16 at 7:42 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Adjustocene - Cartoons by Josh

Cartoons by Josh

The earth is currently experiencing the Holocene, the period of 11,700 years following the last major ice age. Some in the climate science community have begun referring to the most recent years of this period as the...

The Battle Lines are Drawn

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  • 8/30/16 at 8:59 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Climate change is the most politically charged scientific issue of our time. The positions of the parties are summarized from their platforms below in the direct quotations below.

 

Republican Party Platform 2016

Information ...

The Conscience of a Skeptic

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  • 9/13/16 at 8:33 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the principal foundations of science is measurement – the ability to determine what has happened or what is happening. The accuracy required of the measurement is frequently determined by the technical or economic ...

The Gates Math Formula

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  • 8/2/16 at 6:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Bill Gates has propounded what he asserts is the math formula which will solve climate change.

P * S * E * C = CO2

Where: P is the population of the globe;

             &...

The Many Costs of COP 21

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  • 6/21/16 at 11:52 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid
“The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things; of painted ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings.”

The pledges of GHG emissions reductions made by the developed country participants at COP 21 will impose ...

The Ongoing War on Climate Skeptics

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  • 6/14/16 at 9:24 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Congressman Raul Grijalva (D, AZ), February 23, 2015 Letters to 7 Universities regarding professors who had testified before Congress regarding climate from a skeptical perspective, “demanding information on funding sources, ...

The Party’s Over – US Commitments at COP22

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  • 11/29/16 at 6:16 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The 22nd annual global ecotourism conference, officially known as the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties 22, in Marrakech, Morocco has ended. William Shakespeare might have described the conference results as: “full of sound and fury,...

The “Pause” Returns

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  • 7/19/16 at 8:43 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The climate science community had been troubled by an extended “pause” in global warming prior to two events in the Spring of 2015: the onset of a major El Nino in the NINO region of the Pacific; and, the publication of Karl ...

Tough Love - Open Letter to Trump Transition Team

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  • 11/15/16 at 8:20 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Open letter to the President-elect Trump Transition Team – Climate Change

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Serious research focused on understanding the climate and the forces which cause it to change is worthwhile and important. However, ...

Trump’s Corruption Mandate

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Donald Trump’s astonishing election victory was in part a backlash against increasingly corrupt American politics.

Transparency International publishes an annual Corruption Perceptions Index, ranking all nations from most to ...

Ultimate Goal

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  • 11/8/16 at 9:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Movement toward the ultimate goal of a global vegan commune continues apace.

Global Governance:

US EPA Clean Power Plan

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  • 6/28/16 at 9:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The primary weapon in the US Administration’s crusade to save the world from anthropogenic global warming (climate change) is the US EPA Clean Power Plan, which sets CO2 emissions limits for coal-fired electric generators which ...

Welcome to The Right Insight

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We offer fact-based, non-partisan and in-depth analysis of major political, economic and cultural issues confronting American society -- with emphasis on how these issues are affected by Federal and State governmental policy.

“Climate Deniers”

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  • 9/6/16 at 7:05 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Punishing “Climate Change Deniers” – Legality Be Damned

There is a growing clamor in some circles to do something about “Climate Deniers”. The clamor arguably began more than 10 years ago, as documented ...

“Enquiring minds …”

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  • 10/4/16 at 8:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Enquiring minds want to know.”

Why, if “the science is settled”, is it still necessary to fund ongoing climate science research at the same funding levels which prevailed before the science was settled?

Why, ...

“Fake News”

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  • 12/6/16 at 9:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

There has been much discussion recently about “fake news”, a concept which has nearly as many definitions as it has observers and commenters. Some “fake news” is totally made up, with no basis in fact. Some “...

“I’m from the government … …and, I’m here to help you.”

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  • 12/27/16 at 7:53 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

H. L. Mencken

 

We hear ...

“Just the facts, ma’am.”

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  • 1/31/17 at 9:14 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“Politics is a battle of ideas; in the course of a healthy debate, we’ll prioritize different goals, and the different means of reaching them. But without some common baseline of facts; without a willingness to admit new ...

“Mann Overboard”

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  • 2/8/17 at 7:04 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Much has been written this year about the 2015/2016 El Nino and about the apparent record global temperature anomalies. Professor Michael Mann of Penn State University was quick to provide his opinion that the El Nino contributed only ...