PODCAST: The real climate science deniers…

GUESTS AND TOPICS:

PAIL DRIESSEN

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and author of articles and books on energy, environmental and human rights issues.

TOPIC: The real climate science deniers.

ROBERT CHARLES

Robert Charles is also a spokesman for AMAC, as well as former Assistant Secretary of State. He also served in the Reagan and Bush 41 White Houses, and counsel to the U.S. House National Security subcommittee for five years. Additionally, he ran a major portion of the U.S. House Oversight Committee for five years during which time he ran the joint committee in the Waco investigations. He’d be ideal for speaking to what’s next after impeachment and the congressional craziness or handicapping Bernie and the other Dems’ chances. He can also speak to how seniors will have a disproportionally large impact in the 2020 election and what that means.

TOPICS: China Fleeces the Poor, Time for Accountability…..Fire Builds Under Obama – Leads to Hard Questions.

DR. DAVID SAMADI

Dr. David Samadi is Director of Men’s Health and Urologic Oncology at St. Francis Hospital in Long Island. He is a renowned and highly successful board certified Urologic Oncologist Expert and Robotic Surgeon in New York City. He is regarded as one of the leading prostate surgeons in the U.S., trained in oncology, open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. He has vast expertise in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy.

TOPIC: Economic Shutdown Jeopardizes Health of All Americans.

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Recent Energy and Environmental News

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For the full version of this issue, go here…  To review some of the highlights, see below.

Two COVID-19 upbeat specials:

Version of Paul Simon’s song: Fifty Ways to Catch Corona

Version of Billy Joel’s song: We Didn’t Start the Virus

Based on serious concerns for our Country, a letter with multiple COVID-19 recommendations was written and signed by 70 scientists, economists, medical professionals, etc. It was delivered to the President last week by a member of the House Republican leadership. Two sample write-ups about it are: here and here.

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:

The Virus Modeling Scandal and “the Years of Living Hysterically”

Covid-19 Model has ‘Most Devastating Coding Mistake in History
Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100%
A Tale of 2 Drugs: Lives Sacrificed on the Altar of Money & Power
Profile of a killer: the complex biology powering the coronavirus pandemic
Trump issues executive order to protect power grid
Wind and solar add zero value to the grid
Clean energy needs reliable supplies of critical minerals
Large solar farm could cause explosion on scale of small nuclear bomb
EPA: Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS
Video of superior talk by Bret Kugelmass
Report: The inadequacy of wind and solar
Report: Wind Turbine Output Drops Steeply after Ten Years
Report: The Fatal Attraction of a Post-Covid Green Deal
Sorry, Coronavirus Lockdowns Won’t End Climate Change
Climate Change – Ebb and Flow of the Tide: Part 1Part 2 & Part 3
Historic Drop in US Reading and Math Scores Since Common Core ‘Debacle’
How Colleges Get Rid of Conservative Admins: An Example
The Strategic Conquest of America: Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3
Short video: Social Justice Isn’t Justice
The Religion of Leftism
China’s Electrifying Rags-to-Riches Ascent . . . at America’s Expense
Unbearable Truths About Our Current Political Moment
Is Trump a racist?
Good short video about President Trump

COVID-19: Therapies and Prevention

Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100%
A tale of 2 drugs: Lives sacrificed on the altar of money & power
Doctors Say HCQ Has ‘90% Chance’ Of Helping COVID Patients
Doctors Rate HCQ Most Effective Therapy for Coronavirus Infection
Arthritis Drug Appears to Help COVID-19 Sufferers in Small Study

COVID-19: Models and Data

The Virus Modeling Scandal and “the Years of Living Hysterically”
Covid-19 Model has ‘Most Devastating Coding Mistake in History’
Was the lockdown decision based on crude mathematical guesswork?
Code Review of Imperial’s COVID-19 Model
Redfield and Birx: Can they be trusted with COVID?
COVID-19 Death Rate Is Much Lower Than Estimates Justifying Lockdowns
State amends COVID-19 death count – says fewer have died
Crucial COVID-19 Testing Data
Short video: The reported COVID-19 deaths in Italy are highly inflated

COVID-19: Misc

Profile of a killer: the complex biology powering the coronavirus pandemic
Big Government in the Post-Coronavirus Political World
The Most Monumental Social Engineering Effort in History
COVID-19 could kill an extra 75,000 Americans through “deaths of despair”
Do Your Genes Predispose You to COVID-19?
COVID-19 Patients Face Danger of Blood Clots
Coronavirus Mutates as Doctors Ponder ‘East Coast vs. West Coast’ Strains
Video: Debunking the Narrative with Dr Dolores Cahill

Greed Energy Economics

Wind and solar add zero value to the grid
Wind Subsidies the Most Costly Government Energy Sector Ripoff
Coronavirus Relief Should Not Distort Our Energy Market
Wind Projects Are Being Rebuilt to Capture More Subsidies
Taxpayer Wind Subsidies have China as a Beneficiary
COVID-19 Lockdown Has Killed 600,000 US Renewable Energy Jobs

Renewable Energy Health and Eco-system Consequences

Hundreds of non-recyclable wind turbine blades are piling up in landfills
Clean energy needs reliable supplies of critical minerals

Solar Energy

Large solar farm could cause explosion on scale of small nuclear bomb
EPA: Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS
A billion dollar solar boondoggle in Vegas
Without Subsidies Germany’s Solar Industry Could Implode This Summer

Nuclear Energy

Video of superior talk by Bret Kugelmass
DOE launches Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

Natural Gas Energy

Why China is Changing the Rules to Stay Competitive
Short Video: Rare Earth Emergency #1
Natural Gas Consumption Up, Emissions Down
COVID-19 Exposes Opponents Of ‘Fracking’
Oil and Gas is more than Energy; It’s a Socially Responsible Industry

Misc Energy

Trump issues executive order to protect power grid
Report: The inadequacy of wind and solar
Report: Wind Turbine Output Drops Steeply after Ten Years
Report: The Fatal Attraction of a Post-Covid Green Deal
Replace coal with Renewables. Why not?
China’s Ascent To Global Superpower Based On Cheap Coal
Wind Energy Solution Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Sorry, Coronavirus Lockdowns Won’t End Climate Change
COVID-19 give sense of proportion of the risk of death from climate change
Oops! Climate Change Actually NOT the Cause of Coastal Flooding
Mega Drought or Mega Propaganda?
The Coronavirus Lockdown Has Not Made the Air Cleaner

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Climate Change – Ebb and Flow of the Tide: Part 1Part 2 & Part 3
Report: We are winning the war on climate related diseases
Germany’s Course Could Signal End Of Clamor Over Climate Change
Michael Moore Has Become a ‘Hero to Climate Deniers’
Earth records 600 millionth consecutive cooler-than-average month
Climate alarmism lurks behind COVID-19

Education Related

Historic Drop in US Reading and Math Scores Since Common Core ‘Debacle’
How Colleges Get Rid of Conservative Admins: An Example
The Academic and Social Benefits of Homeschooling
The Therapeutic Campus
As Budgets Tighten, Colleges Still Vulnerable to Ransomware

US Politics and Socialism

The Strategic Conquest of America: Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3
Short video: Social Justice Isn’t Justice
The Religion of Leftism
Will COVID-19 Kill Environmental Leftism?
Net-Zero Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, and Extinction Capitalism
Progressives Use Virus for Agenda Opportunity

US Politics and China

China’s Electrifying Rags-to-Riches Ascent . . . at America’s Expense
China Is Still the Next China
Senator Cruz Seeks to End U.S. Dependence on China for Rare Earth Metals
White House directs federal pension fund to halt Chinese investments

Other US Politics and Related

Unbearable Truths About Our Current Political Moment
Is Trump a racist?
Good short video about President Trump
5 Ways Election Will Determine New Normal
Democrats Face Worsening Dilemma With Biden

Science and Misc Matters

Pandemic researchers — recruit your own best critics
Computer modeled scaremongering ain’t going to cut it any more
Last day to tell EPA to end secrecy in studies they accept (Good comments)

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Note 3: To accommodate numerous requests received about prior articles, we’ve put together detailed archives — where you can search by year, or over the ten+ years of the Newsletter.

Note 4: Our intention is to put some balance into what most people see from the mainstream media about energy, environmental and education issues… If you want to know our perspective on current events, please read the Big Picture New Year/New Decade commentary.

Note 5: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change. As a parallel effort, we have also put together a list of some good books related to industrial wind energy.

Note 6: Please pass the Newsletter on to open-minded citizens, and link to it on your social media sites. If there are others who you think would benefit from being on our Energy & Environmental email list, please let me know. If at any time you’d like to be taken off this free distribution, simply send me an email saying that.

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The Homeowners’ Guide to Generating Electricity

The new advances in all fields of everyday life have brought about a number of conveniences. And while people enjoy these newly established living circumstances, they are equally aware of the price that is to be paid. Not only have tech advances resulted in serious consequences for the environment, but they have also been detrimental to home budgets.

Nowadays, most of the technology runs on electricity, and with supply causing great damage to natural and limited resources, prices have gone up. In fact, statistics show that up to 31% of families in the US are concerned about paying their power bills. With such pressure to provide for the family and maintain sustainable homeowner practices, many families have ultimately turned to renewable energy.

Options for Generating Electricity

Any natural source of power – thermal, mechanical – which can be reused again and again without running the risk of “going dry”, is generally considered a renewable source. While natural gas, and even more so, oil, are considered limited riches, the sun, wind, or geothermal energy can be used continuously.

The first uses of these renewable power sources were mainly of industrial scales. Photovoltaic panels for solar air conditioning systems, water heaters, or even solar ovens, along with wind turbines for electricity generation have only recently become available for homeowners.

Nowadays, some of these stand to be the top popular and suitable choices for homeowners looking to generate electricity for their households:

Solar Panels

As mentioned, these solar panels mainly consist of photovoltaic cells using heat energy from the sun. These are normally installed on the roofs of people’s homes in order to get maximum exposure to the sun, collect its energy, and transform it into electricity.

Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are mostly found on roofs as well. They use the mechanical power of the wind to generate electricity, so this is the most sustainable and renewable source for those living in windy regions.

Hydropower Generators

These generators are mainly set next to running waters. With hydropower plants existing for quite some time now, it is one of the most familiar ways of generating electricity from renewable sources. And with tech focusing on individual homeowners’ benefits, it is only expected to be one of the top options.

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Latest Energy and Environmental News +COVID News

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For the full version of this issue, go here…  To review some of the highlights, see below.

Two COVID-19 upbeat specials:

Short video: COVID Rules

Short video: Between Art and Quarantine

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:

China’s coronavirus actions are just one of many threats it poses
We Can’t Entrust US Interests to UN
Modeling Catastrophe in a Climate of Fear
Model Madness – Parallels Between Failed Climate and Coronavirus Models
Study: Systemic Misuse of Scenarios in Climate Research and Assessment
The Scientific Case for Vacating the EPA’s Endangerment Finding
US CO2 Emissions Have Declined  More Than Anywhere Else 
Video/Report: Climate Curious
Earth Day at 50: Progress, Not Politics, Cleaned Up America
US Strategy to Restore Nuclear Energy Leadership 
Study: Abandoning the Concept of Renewable Energy
Study: Federal Energy Subsidies and Support from 2010 to 2019
Video: Candace Owens Interviews Alex Epstein

New & Noteworthy re COVID-19:

Latest versionA Summary of Suggestions and Commentary on COVID-19
The drugs and treatments that could stop COVID-19
Report: Pseudo-Science behind the Assault on Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)
The Wuhan Virus Pandemic has Exposed the American Ruling Class
A Protest From France
Congress Creates a Coronavirus Mess
Pandemic Science, Media Panic, and Political Response
Briggs COVID-19 Update XI — Robbing Cemeteries To Pad Death Totals
The Farce and Diabolical Agenda of a “Universal Lockdown”
Ryan Kemper: The Case For Ending Lockdown
The Paranoid Style in Covid-19 America
Intel details how China deceived the world re COVID-19
The Facts That Prove That Almost Everyone Is Wrong About COVID-19
Robert F. Kennedy Lists Vaccine Crimes By Globalist Gates and WHO
The data is in — stop the panic and end the total isolation

New York State and COVID-19

Coronavirus “hero” Cuomo helped create New York’s disaster
With Legislature idle, Cuomo changed 262 laws in 55 days
Cuomo’s Coronavirus Executive Orders
7 Steps to Recovery & Renewal for NYS

Greed Energy Economics

Report: “Clean energy” is all about creating unproductive jobs
Study: Federal Energy Subsidies and Support from 2010 to 2019
Doubling Down on Failure
Wind Power: Subsidy after Subsidy As the Infant Never Grows Up

Renewable Energy Health and Eco-system Consequences

Wind turbine noise affects dream sleep and perceived sleep restoration
Judge rules against wind developer regarding noise 
Bald eagle killed by wind turbine at Ohio wind project
Hopefulness Despite 2.9 Billion Lost Birds
Archive: Industrial Wind Energy’s Inconvenient Radioactivity

Nuclear Energy

Indian Point closure during pandemic is wrong, says climate group
US Strategy to Restore Nuclear Energy Leadership
Fusion Energy Gets Ready to Shine—Finally

Natural Gas Energy

Water Scarcity Lessens As Natural Gas Plants Proliferate
Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Banned by NY As Gas Need Grows
Hydrogen Technology May Turn Gas Green and Fractivists Red with Rage

Offshore Wind Energy

The Fight Over Wind Power in Lake Erie
NYSERDA Holding Off on Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Solicitation
Vineyard Wind’s Timeline Slips as Government Further Delays Permits

Energy Misc

Study: Abandoning the Concept of Renewable Energy
Video: Candace Owens Interviews Alex Epstein
China Fires Up Coal Power Plant Construction
Here’s What Negative Oil Prices Really Mean
It’s Over for Europe’s Green Deal as Germany Says ‘It’s No Longer Viable’
End the Ethanol Mandate
US energy production exceeded consumption for the first time in 62 years
Book Review: Meeting the Terawatt Challenge
Electricity Is More Than Power; It’s A Fundamental Human Right

More on Moore’s Movie

Alex Epstein: The five things Planet of the Humans gets (mostly) right
Professor Can’t Muzzle Moore Movie; Must Pay Defendants’ Legal Fees
Left-Wing Activists Are Trying to Cancel Michael Moore
Green Brownshirts Strike at Michael Moore

Earth Day at 50

Earth Day at 50: Progress, Not Politics, Cleaned Up America
Earth Day 2020: The Exhaustion of the Climate Left
Earth Day Is Time to Reflect on How Much Enviros Have Gotten Wrong
Half a century later: who got it wrong and who got it right?
Eco-Reality Strikes Back: Earth Day at 50

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

Modeling Catastrophe in a Climate of Fear
Model Madness – Parallels Between Failed Climate and Coronavirus Models
Study: Systemic Misuse of Scenarios in Climate Research and Assessment
Study: The Climate Noose
Video/Report: Climate Curious
Short Video: Most Dishonest Science in 1,200 Years
Mutating virus panic into climate crisis scares
Is Atmospheric CO2 Declining from the COVID-19 Economic Collapse?

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

The Scientific Case for Vacating the EPA’s Endangerment Finding
US CO2 Emissions Have Declined  More Than Anywhere Else 
Study: It Was Warmer In China During Medieval Warm Period Than Today
Study: Strongest warming in 10,000 years by the Sun not CO2
Why Would ‘Climate Migrants’ Flee from Food?

US Politics and Socialism

How the pandemic upended climate politics
We Can’t Entrust US Interests to UN
During coronavirus pandemic, totalitarianism doesn’t shock us anymore
Don’t Mistake the Eco-Right for Genuine Conservatives

Other US Politics and Related

China’s coronavirus actions are just one of many threats it poses 
Designing the COVID-19 stimulus: what the 2008 crisis can teach us
President George Bush’s 2005 short speech on pandemic preparedness
Facebook’s ‘fact checkers’ are the real fake news after censoring Post story

Science and Misc Matters

On Earth Day, don’t celebrate pollution cuts from coronavirus
Test All Things, Hold Fast What Is Good—But How?
Gates – WHO – World Bank – just lost billions  on virus pandemic bonds
RIP: Fred Singer and Hal Doiron

Note 1: We recommend reading the Newsletter on your computer, not your phone, as some documents (e.g. PDFs) are much easier to read on a large computer screen… We’ve tried to use common fonts, etc. to minimize display issues.

Note 2: Originally this was a monthly Newsletter. However, as pertinent material proliferated, it has been issued more frequently. As a guideline, once we collect a hundred worthwhile articles, a new Newsletter will be issued on the following Monday. Recently this has resulted in a once every three weeks frequency — and occasionally once every two weeks.

Note 3: To accommodate numerous requests received about prior articles, we’ve put together detailed archives — where you can search by year, or over the ten+ years of the Newsletter.

Note 4: Our intention is to put some balance into what most people see from the mainstream media about energy, environmental and education issues… If you want to know our perspective on current events, please read the Big Picture New Year/New Decade commentary.

Note 5: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change. As a parallel effort, we have also put together a list of some good books related to industrial wind energy.

Note 6: Please pass the Newsletter on to open-minded citizens, and link to it on your social media sites. If there are others who you think would benefit from being on our Energy & Environmental email list, please let me know. If at any time you’d like to be taken off this free distribution, simply send me an email saying that.

Note 7: This Newsletter is intended to supplement the material on our website, WiseEnergy.org. (For wind warriors, the most important page there is the Winning page.)

Note 8: I am not an attorney or a physician, so no material appearing in any of the Newsletters (or the WiseEnergy.org website) should be construed as giving legal or medical advice. My recommendation has always been: consult a competent, licensed attorney when you are involved with legal issues, and consult a competent physician regarding medical issues.

Copyright © 2020; Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (see WiseEnergy.org)

Energy and Environmental Newsletter: Special Report

Since I first wrote you about the importance of watching the Planet of the Humans movie, there were about 10,000 views. It has since gone viral — now with about 3 Million views!

(Note: due to the major embarrassment this is causing the environmental movement, there is an intense effort to pull this movie (e.g. here and here.   So far it’s still available online.)

As I wrote to a few people, Michael Moore’s film has multiple flaws.For example:

  • He didn’t present his arguments in a logical sequence,
  • He didn’t explain all the nuts and bolts sufficiently,
  • He skipped over multiple serious adverse consequences of renewables,
  • He didn’t sufficiently endorse nuclear,
  • He can’t resist including Left-wing rants (e.g. about capitalism), and
  • He failed to advocate the most effective solution: our energy policies should be based on real Science!

(Instead, currently our energy policies are literally written by special-interest lobbyists — like Bill McKibben — and they are devoid of real Science!)

Despite the movie’s shortcomings, this is a laymanized version of a complex issue. In that regard Moore had a simple message that came across quite well:

due to conflicts and incompetence, environmental organizations/leaders have not been giving the public an honest assessment of renewables.

That is an extraordinarily significant revelation to most people — particularly since it comes from a very credentialed Left-wing source.

I’ve heard from a surprising number of environmentalists who are very disillusioned about the environmentalists’ hypocrisies revealed in the film (just read the comments below the film). We need to build on that reality!

Please pass this onto open-minded parties.

PS — I give credit for the criticism of renewables to Ozzie Zehner — who not only appears in the film, but is also listed as a producer.  Ozzie is the author of the 2012 book: Green Illusions.  If you’ve read that you’ll see that several of its themes are in the Planet of the Humans.

Lastly, there are been quite a few commentaries about the movie. Here are some worth reading:

Moore Documentary Reveals Massive Ecological Impacts Of Renewables
“Planet Of The Humans” Skewers Renewables, Delivers Same Old Anti-Humanism
Michael Moore stumbles upon the truth about so-called ‘green’ energy
Moore Rolls Out Movie Destroying A Common Enviro Left Narrative
Moore-backed Doc Tackles ‘False Promises’ of Green Energy
Michael Moore Is Now the Green New Deal’s Worst Enemy

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Recent Energy and Environmental News

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For the full version of this issue, go here…  To review some of the highlights, see below.

If any of my friends are in an emergency financial situation, please let me know, and I’ll see if I can come up with help.

Conversely if you’d like to help others in a serious economic bind, let me know and I’ll put you down for that possibility.

Two upbeat specials:

Our recommended COVID-19 theme song
Some pets not practicing social distancing

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:

Richard Weaver, the Coronavirus, and the Strenuous Life
On Computer Models, Socialism, And Other Garbage 
A pandemic is the wrong time to shut down NYC’s top source of electricity
Even Facing a Pandemic, NYS Remains in the Grip of the Green Movement
Green New Deal goes viral, and fails
Climate Models and COVID-19 Models
Modeling COVID-19 and the Lies of Multiculturalism
Have We Won?
‘Trust the Experts on Coronavirus/Climate’. Sure. Which Experts?
The crisis exposes the hollow fantasies of Greta and Extinction Rebellion
The WHO, China, and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Big Green Continues to Beguile Young Republicans
Make American Colleges Grade Again!
Is America a Roaring Giant or a Crying Baby?

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Latest version: A Summary of Suggestions and Commentary on COVID-19

—PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY & PASS IT ON WIDELY!—\(Includes a short video: The Immune System: Your Body’s Operating System)

Greed Energy Economics

EU carbon market collapses
EU Urged to Put Economic Survival Ahead of Green Deal
Goodbye Renewable Energy. Hello Cheap Fossil Fuels
How much subsidy do EVs need to be competitive?
Comparison of NE, VT, Hydro-Quebec Electricity and CO2
Economic Progress in the Age of Radical Environmentalism

Solar Energy

Solar power growth was strong before COVISD-19 — now plummeting
Archive: Wind & solar are not “intermittent”; they are unreliable, unpredictable, uncontrollable and worthless

Nuclear Energy 

Nuclear fusion: pitch for pilot power plant in U.S.
Next-Gen Nuclear Power
A pandemic is the wrong time to shut down NYC’s top source of electricity
A good website trying to protect Indian Point nuclear facilities in NYS

Natural Gas and Oil Energy

Russia Salivating To Become The World’s Biggest Oil Producer
Oil-Market Central Planning: Not Just for Socialists Anymore
The strategic petroleum reserve and the fallacies of ‘embargo’ thinking.
Don’t Cheer if Virus Ends Small, Independent Oil
How The U.S. Can Retain Its Energy Dominance

NYS Energy

Even Facing a Pandemic, NYS Remains in the Grip of the Green Movement
The Absolute and Amazing Futility of New York Energy Policy
New NYS renewable energy siting act voted into law with some changes
NYS Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act
NYS Pitches Renewable Energy For COVID-19 Recovery
Indian Point Closure Puts Empire State Up Against A Wall of Natural GasSign the petition to save Indian Point!

Energy Misc

Green New Deal goes viral, and fails 
We Must Not Let Green Extremists Exploit the Corona Crisis
FERC Denies Rehearings on PJM Capacity Orders
Will China build more Coal to stimulate the economy?
America must take steps now to sustain its energy dominance

Faulty Computer Models: COVID-19 & Climate Change

Inaccurate Models Are Panicking Officials into Ill-Advised Lockdowns
Fauci-Birx Climate Models?
Computer Modeling: ‘Uncertainty is the only certainty’
Climate Models and COVID-19 Models
America Can’t Afford to Wait on Projections, Models
Modeling COVID-19 and the Lies of Multiculturalism

Manmade Global Warming: Conservatives Being Fooled

A Critique of the House Republican Climate Policy Proposals
The ‘Eco-Right’ — Global Warming Fanaticism in a Conservative Wrapper
The Growing Eco-Right Presence at CPAC
Big Green Continues to Beguile Young Republicans

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Have We Won?
‘Trust the Experts on Coronavirus/Climate’. Sure. Which Experts?
The crisis exposes the hollow fantasies of Greta and Extinction Rebellion
Study: Eastern Mediterranean summer temperatures since 730
Equal Global Warming, 1900 to 1950 versus 1950 to 2018
Climate Change Is Important, but Calls for Philanthropy Ring Hollow
Report: The next solar cycle and why it matters for climate

Education Related

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: UNC BOG Enacts New Admissions Policy
A Radical Pseudo-historian Meets His Match
Make American Colleges Grade Again!
The 3% Project: The Climate Mobilization of Canadian Youth

US Politics and Socialism

On Computer Models, Socialism, And Other Garbage
Oligarchy and Pestilence
Gavin Newsom – Stirs up Trouble, Declares CA “Nation-State”
Short video: Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?
Short video: Never let America become a socialist country

Other US Politics and Related

Is America a Roaring Giant or a Crying Baby?
Building American Institutions during a Cultural Crisis
U.S. government gave $3.7 million grant to Wuhan virus lab
Senator Rubio Speaks on U.S. – China Relationship in Senate Floor Speech

Science and Misc Matters

The Dangers of Isopropyl Alcohol
Richard Weaver, the Coronavirus, and the Strenuous Life
The WHO, China, and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Trump Is Right about the WHO
Cardinal Pell vs Australian Media: the High Court’s knock-out

Note 1: We recommend reading the Newsletter on your computer, not your phone, as some documents (e.g. PDFs) are much easier to read on a large computer screen… We’ve tried to use common fonts, etc. to minimize display issues.

Note 2: Originally this was a monthly Newsletter. However, as pertinent material proliferated, it has been issued more frequently. As a guideline, once we collect a hundred worthwhile articles, a new Newsletter will be issued on the following Monday. Recently this has resulted in a once every three weeks frequency — and occasionally once every two weeks.

Note 3: To accommodate numerous requests received about prior articles, we’ve put together detailed archives — where you can search by year, or over the ten+ years of the Newsletter.

Note 4: Our intention is to put some balance into what most people see from the mainstream media about energy, environmental and education issues… If you want to know our perspective on current events, please read the Big Picture New Year/New Decade commentary.

Note 5: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change. As a parallel effort, we have also put together a list of some good books related to industrial wind energy.

Note 6: Please pass the Newsletter on to open-minded citizens, and link to it on your social media sites. If there are others who you think would benefit from being on our Energy & Environmental email list, please let me know. If at any time you’d like to be taken off this free distribution, simply send me an email saying that.

Note 7: This Newsletter is intended to supplement the material on our website, WiseEnergy.org. (For wind warriors, the most important page there is the Winning page.)

Note 8: I am not an attorney or a physician, so no material appearing in any of the Newsletters (or the WiseEnergy.org website) should be construed as giving legal or medical advice. My recommendation has always been: consult a competent, licensed attorney when you are involved with legal issues, and consult a competent physician regarding medical issues.

Copyright © 2020; Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (see WiseEnergy.org)

Ann Coulter blasts ‘fake environmentalism’ in CFACT livestream

While the coronavirus crisis closed college campuses and pushed classes online, CFACT’s Collegians weren’t going to let that stop them from making a difference this Spring!

The CFACT chapter at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities hosted an online livestream discussion with American political pundit and author Ann Coulter last night to get her take on the issues of the day, and to educate their peers in what exercising free speech looks like.

Hundreds of viewers tuned in for the event, hailing from all over the world. Participants from Australia, Mexico, Luxembourg, Britain, Canada, and all over the United States joined CFACT’s webcast to hear what Ann Coulter had to say.

Evan Smith, student president of the CFACT club at Minnesota, did a fantastic job moderating the discussion and representing CFACT.

He started Q&A off with an excellent question, asking: “When it comes to the environmental issues, which have been completely taken over by the radical Left, what about those conservatives like myself who care about the environment but reject the radicalism?”

“Of course, we as conservatives love the forests and waters and even deserts,” Coulter answered. “Those are real environmental issues. The Left has distorted the environment to make it only about climate change.”

Coulter hammered the so-called “green” agenda throughout her talk.

“I think liberals use a fake environmentalism to push their radical agenda of societal change through climate policies and the Green New Deal, but of course real environmentalism is a conservative value…Those who explored our lands and came to cherish the things that make America beautiful.”

Coulter also addressed the problem of Leftism on America’s college campuses, when Evan pitched her a question from the viewers about how to take the nation’s institutions of higher education back from liberals.

Coulter explained she thinks the main problem with colleges and universities is guaranteed loans from government, which make schools think they can do whatever they want and get away with it. If you had more private institutions, and perhaps even the schools themselves, as the main source of funding, you’d find the universities to be much more favorable to other points of view.

When the government creates a monopoly on something, such as student loans, you’ll see competition and innovation go way down.

CFACT’s Director of Collegians, Adam Houser, addressed the crowd at the beginning of the event, and explained some of the shameful things the radical greens are doing during the coronavirus crisis.

“Did you know that some are claiming the coronavirus is somehow Mother Nature’s revenge for climate change, mining, and logging? That’s what Pope Francis and even the Democratic Socialists of America are claiming. It’s shameful.”

For those of you who weren’t able to tune in live for the great discussion, never fear! We will have the video recap up on the Collegians website at cfactcampus.org very soon.

To all those who donated to make this event possible, thank you. We look forward to hosting more great exercises of our First Amendment right!

During these uncertain times, I’m prouder than ever of our great students like Evan who are not letting anything get in the way of their mission to fight for truth.

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Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.

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Radical Environmentalists’ Giddiness During Pandemic Exposes Their True Aims

As Americans are trapped in their homes, unable to work, and struggling to pay bills due to the threat of a global pandemic, the left has a reminder for us.

The real threat is climate change.

“We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall.”

That was the message in a March 31 tweet by former President Barack Obama in response to the Trump administration’s rolling back Obama’s fuel economy standards in March.


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While the country and really the whole world is enmeshed in stopping the COVID-19 pandemic, Obama and many others on the left are desperately trying to get Americans to embrace their agenda.

Incredibly, and certainly revealingly, some on the left even tout our current crisis as some kind of model for how we can address climate change.

Numerous media outlets have published pieces like this touting how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a decrease in carbon emissions.

“The sweeping halt of economic activity around the world has governments scrambling to provide adequate relief for vulnerable industries and people,” a report in The Hill notes. “But one silver lining is emerging from this economic freeze: carbon emissions are down. And scientists estimate that they could fall even farther, specifically to pre-World War II levels.”

Vox writer David Roberts said on Twitter in late March that COVID-19 actually has saved countless lives in China because air pollution wasn’t as bad as it normally would have been.

This is not only a disturbing contention but also underestimates what are almost certainly vastly higher death tolls from COVID-19 than the Chinese communist government admits.

Some environmental activists are clearly excited at the possibilities of “degrowth,” as one environmental economist called the widespread economic contractions that have become possible in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Ed Conway, the economics editor of Sky News, had a particularly disturbing take.

“Don’t take this the wrong way but if you were a young, hardline environmentalist looking for the ultimate weapon against climate change, you could hardly design anything better than [the] coronavirus,” Conway wrote. “Unlike most other such diseases, it kills mostly the old who, let’s face it, are more likely to be climate sceptics. It spares the young. Most of all, it stymies the forces that have been generating greenhouse gases for decades.”

Wow. Could this make environmentalists seem any more like comic book villains?

The current economic curtailments are just a taste of what extreme environmentalists actually want for the economy and our way of life. Their goals necessitate these kinds of shutdowns; they want degrowth as our world transitions to its green future.

And some don’t want to let this crisis go to waste, demanding that we pass some variant of the Green New Deal and turn the entire economy over to top-down government planning. If it seems remarkably like socialism, that’s because it is.

But despite the unhealthy excitement among some environmentalists, this moment hardly portends America’s sudden embrace of their radical suggestions.

Just look at how fast the plastic bag bans have been collapsing in the wake of the pandemic.

These bans were already of little utility besides virtue signaling, but when combined with the health hazard of using reusable bags, they have been done away with around the country.

Even progressive San Francisco lifted its plastic bag ban, and in true progressive fashion, made reusable bags illegal.

Typical.

Whatever isn’t mandatory must be banned, it seems.

But this pandemic likely will have a far greater impact on the minds and actions of Americans than rethinking bag bans.

As Kevin Williamson aptly noted in National Review:

The current crisis in the U.S. economy is, in miniature but concentrated form, precisely what the Left has in mind in response to climate change: shutting down large sectors of the domestic and global economies through official writ, social pressure, and indirect means, in response to a crisis with potentially devastating and wide-ranging consequences for human life and human flourishing.

Spot on.

Our current difficulties only reveal just how much Americans and people across the globe will have to upend their lives to counter climate change the way activists say is necessary to save the planet.

Temporary shutdowns may be necessary to flatten the curve of the coronavirus outbreak, but they are both deeply costly and unsustainable in the long run.

Even with the almost total lockdown of our national and world economy, where millions find themselves unemployed and countless businesses have shut down, it’s still not enough for climate activists who have unreasonable goals and demands.

And as countries emerge from this morass, they are unlikely to eagerly embrace policies that make renewal almost impossible.

The reality is, countries enduring extreme economic hardship are less likely to be mindful of the environment. It’s natural that desperate people who struggle to put food on the table aren’t going to welcome deep economic restrictions that prevent them from improving their own well-being.

In fact, freer, more prosperous societies are more likely to willingly make efforts to clean up the environment.

It’s illuminating to see so many on the environmentalist left looking at the results of economic paralysis as a silver lining in this catastrophe.

Americans want to get back to work, and they will. Radical environmentalism provides no path to prosperity, only degrowth and stagnation.

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Recent Energy and Environmental News

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For the full version of this issue, go here…  To review some of the highlights, see below.

If any of my friends are in an emergency financial situation, please let me know, and I’ll see if I can come up with help.

Conversely if you’d like to help others in a serious economic bind, let me know and I’ll put you down for that possibility.

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:

Crises and the Collectivist Temptation
13 Petroleum Products Crucial to the COVID-19 Pandemic
We gambled on the wrong threat — climate change
COVID-19 and Climate Change: The Parallels
The Coronavirus Pandemic vs the Climate Emergency
Massachusetts v. EPA: After 13 years, it’s time for climate policy review
Archive video: The War on Humans
Russia continues to influence America’s energy sources
Identity Politics Lied. New Yorkers Died
Dead-Of-Night COVID-19 Vote Gives Cuomo New Emergency Powers
Cuomo critics highlight years of waste, amid deepening COVID-19 crisis
A Scholar’s Lament
Soap-opera Science
Full book online: None Dare Call It Conspiracy
The Fed’s Cure Risks Being Worse Than the Disease
A free nation cannot long survive if its press takes sides

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Latest version: A Summary of Suggestions and Commentary on COVID-19
PLEASE PERIODICALLY CHECK BACK & PASS IT ON WIDELY!
(Includes a new document: COVID-19: Daily Operation Tips)

Greed Energy Economics

Grand Theft: US Taxpayers Liable for $120 B in Subsidies to Wind & Solar
Wind & Solar Lobbyists letter to Democrats for COVID-19 Handouts
Renewable Energy Advocates Decry Lack of Handouts in Stimulus Bill
Why Dems were so bent on passing wind handouts amid COVID-19 crisis
France: Far more support for turbines that for medicine and hospitals

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences

Noise is still bad for health
BBC finally concedes: Green energy facilities threat to wilderness areas
Migratory Bird Treaty Act reform will clarify longstanding confusion

Solar Energy

Solar Capacity Low Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine – Who Could’ve Known?
California Pushes for Solar Panel Waste Policy

Natural Gas Energy

COVID-19 Virus Being Fought with Methane Control Technology
Short video: SHALEout!
Save America’s Oil And Gas Industry
Russia continues to influence America’s energy sources

NYS Energy

Identity Politics Lied. New Yorkers Died
Dead-Of-Night COVID-19 Vote Gives Cuomo New Emergency Powers
Cuomo critics highlight years of waste, amid deepening COVID-19 crisis
Gov Cuomo to ram industrial wind, solar plants down locals’ throats
Cuomo’s COVID-19 failure – the real reason for NY’s ventilator shortage
Short video: Are NY wind turbine workers “essential services”? and Part 2

Energy Misc

Surviving the Coronavirus? Thank Fossil Fuels.
13 Petroleum Products Crucial to the COVID-19 Pandemic
To Fight The Coronavirus, The World Returns To Fossil Fuels
Letter objecting to renewable handouts in US COVID-19 economics bill
AI software improves Nuclear reactor designs, performance, safety, lifetimes
U.S. Renewable Energy Sources – Their Real and Potential Output 
China’s 2019 electricity generation reviewed
Trump Administration upgrades Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

COVID-19 and Climate Change: The Parallels
The Coronavirus Pandemic vs the Climate Emergency
Archive video: The War on Humans
NASA and NOAA’s Latest Climate Warning Is a Result of Purposefully Flawed DataVideo: The Superbowl Of Data Tampering
Bandwagon Of Doom Washed Away By Tidal Wave Of Data

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Massachusetts v. EPA: After 13 years, it’s time for climate policy review
We gambled on the wrong threat — climate change
COVID-19 And Climate Change: Asia’s Policy Choices In The Age Of ‘Crisis’
People Will Be In No Mood To Stay In Panic Mode After COVID-19 Scare
Is the COVID-19 Economic Downturn Affecting Atmospheric CO2? Not Yet
The Earth’s Temperature (going down!)
Russia Pledges To Increase CO2 Emissions By 2030
Ocean Temperature Changes and Sea Level Changes

Education Related

A Scholar’s Lament
Soap-opera Science
Higher Education Will Never Be the Same—And That’s Not All Bad
A Conversation with the Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill
How Tulsa University Was Turned into Toxic University

US Politics and Socialism

Crises and the Collectivist Temptation
Full book online: None Dare Call It Conspiracy
Biden vs Sanders on the Green New Deal
Will coronavirus launch the second wave of socialism?

Other US Politics and Related

The Fed’s Cure Risks Being Worse Than the Disease
A free nation cannot long survive if its press takes sides
Response To COVID-19 Reflects Trump’s Plan To Reform Health Care
Short video: What Was Revolutionary About the American Revolution?
Short video: Conservatives Are the Real Environmentalists

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Some Recent Energy, Environmental and COVID-19 News

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For the full version of this issue, go here…  To review some of the highlights, see below.

My votes for the most outstanding articles this cycle are:

Short powerful video: Paul Harvey’s Warning to America
Dirty Secrets About the CLEAN Future Act
“Clean, renewable” energy is neither
Renewable Energy Industry Seeks to Scam Public During Health Crisis
The Great Wind Delusion
The conflict between wind turbines and wildlife
Nuclear is the solution – and SMRs are the future of nuclear
Putin takes aim at US shale oil industry
McKibben Goes Over the Edge for His Rockefeller Benefactors 
No, Michael Mann, You Aren’t Going to ‘Ruin’ this ‘Filthy Organization’
Short video: No Data Required
Petition filed to Appeal the EPA’s Endangerment Finding
Short Video: How Bad is CO2?
About Immigration: Life in Denmark- Real food for thought
EPA: Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science
Short video: Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy?

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Latest version: A Summary of Suggestions and Commentary on COVID-19

PLEASE PASS THIS ON WIDELY!

(Includes a 1 page doc: Distinguish COVID-19 Symptoms from Flu or Cold)
(Includes a 1 page doc: COVID-19: Prevention and Treatment Suggestions)

Greed Energy Economics

Europe’s Green Suicide: Eleven Million Jobs At Risk From EU Green Deal
The Government’s energy policy could cripple global Britain
3± million seniors turn off heating as ‘they cannot afford energy bills’
Climate change activists calls for economic shutdown to decarbonize
Are wind farms better in theory than they are in practice?
Turbine battle heating up

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences

The conflict between wind turbines and wildlife
What’s more important a lithium (for batteries) mine, or flowers?

Nuclear Energy

American Decade of Energy
One of the World’s Tiniest Nuclear Plants Is Coming to Idaho
Nuclear is the solution – and SMRs are the future of nuclear
Proposed US Legislation: Nuclear Energy Research and Development Act

Natural Gas Energy

Putin takes aim at US shale oil industry
Price War on Oil Proves the Power of America’s Shale Revolution
Germany Proves How Essential Natural Gas Is – And The U.S. Must Supply
Study: Fracking Ban Could Cripple U.S.
The unholy crusade against gas appliances
“Fraccidents” Study Yet Another Case of Junk Science; More “Fracsearch”

NYS Energy

CLCPA Begins, But Some Advice Regarding the Baloney
Legislators, officials ‘outraged’ by Cuomo power site plan
Cuomo fast-track for green energy projects gets pushback on LI
Editorial: Push for more control of energy projects troubling
Editorial: Cuomo picks developers over residents in siting energy projects
Short video: Cuomo’s Shock Troops
Archive: Monsters on the Ridge

US Energy Legislation

Dirty Secrets About the CLEAN Future Act
US Marquee Energy Innovation Bill Stumbles on Senate Floor
Questionable new US Legislation: American Energy Innovation Act
Biden goes extreme on fossil fuels
Bernie calls for federal takeover of electricity production

Energy Misc

Renewable Energy Industry Seeks to Scam Public During Health Crisis 
The Great Wind Delusion
“Clean, renewable” energy is neither
BP Caves to Green Pressure
Response to 2019 Energy Action Report to Reduce CO2 in Vermont
Short video: Wind turbine interference of TV signals
Short Video: EV Dream
US military squeezes wind energy development off California Coast

Manmade Global Warming: Some Deceptions

The Carbon Capture Con
McKibben Goes Over the Edge for His Rockefeller Benefactors 
No, Michael Mann, You Aren’t Going to ‘Ruin’ this ‘Filthy Organization’
Short video: No Data Required
Is Manhattan About To Get Drowned By The Sea?
Trump wants prime-time climate science challenge — Happer

Manmade Global Warming: Misc

Eliminate fossil fuels now — U.S. “MAGICC” model says why bother?
Petition filed to Appeal the EPA’s Endangerment Finding
Short Video: How Bad is CO2?
SLR: Looking For Acceleration In All The Wrong Places
Can History Cast Doubt on the Evidence of Global Warming?
Even coronavirus couldn’t stop the climate madness
Democrats want climate action included in coronavirus aid

Education Related

Multiple new US arrests for China-sponsored academic stealing
American Higher Education: Beset with Problems, but Solutions Exist
What Colleges Can Do to Defend Free Expression

US Politics and Socialism

Short Video: The Intolerance of Tolerance

Marxism a Nightmare, Not a Future
Sanders Not Alone in Willful Ignorance of Communist Realities
Archive: Globalization, Communism at Its Core

Other US Politics and Related

The Democratic Disaster Just Got Even More Hilarious
Liberal-Funded Eco-Right Infiltrates CPAC, and Conservative Movement
About Immigration: Life in Denmark- Real food for thought
Banks Must Not Be Used as Pawns of the Left
21 words uttered by FISA court that changed the Russia collusion case

Science and Misc Matters

Short video: Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy?
The Collapse of Intellectual Standards in Science
Greta: women equality and climate justice
EPA: Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science (an update)

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Note 3: To accommodate numerous requests received about prior articles, we’ve put together detailed archives — where you can search by year, or over the ten+ years of the Newsletter.
Note 4: Our intention is to put some balance into what most people see from the mainstream media about energy, environmental and education issues… If you want to know our perspective on current events, please read the Big Picture New Year/New Decade commentary.
Note 5: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change. As a parallel effort, we have also put together a list of some good books related to industrial wind energy.
Note 6: Please pass the Newsletter on to open-minded citizens, and link to it on your social media sites. If there are others who you think would benefit from being on our Energy & Environmental email list, please let me know. If at any time you’d like to be taken off this free distribution, simply send me an email saying that.
Note 7: This Newsletter is intended to supplement the material on our website, WiseEnergy.org. (For wind warriors, the most important page there is the Winning page.)
Note 8: I am not an attorney or a physician, so no material appearing in any of the Newsletters (or the WiseEnergy.org website) should be construed as giving legal or medical advice. My recommendation has always been: consult a competent, licensed attorney when you are involved with legal issues, and consult a competent physician regarding medical issues.

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PODCAST: Fact or Fiction — Addressing the Talking Points of Climate Activists

Are rising sea levels a threat to our planet? Is global warming to blame for wildfires and hurricanes?

Geologist Gregory Wrightstone, author of “Inconvenient Facts: The Science That Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know,” joins The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss the truth about climate change. In our conversation, Wrightstone addresses these talking points by climate activists and much more.

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Virginia Allen: I am joined by Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of “Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know.” Greg, thanks so much for being here.

Gregory Wrightstone: Thank you very much.

Allen: You actually wrote your book, “Inconvenient Facts,” in response to [former Vice President] Al Gore’s movie on climate change called “An Inconvenient Truth.” Why did you feel the need to write a book in response to what Al Gore had to say?

Wrightstone: … Actually, I didn’t set out to write a book, which is unusual. Most people say, “Oh, I’m going to write a book,” and then they do. What I did, this was the result of my search, personal search, for the truth.

As a geologist, I heard so many conflicting things. “It’s too wet.” “It’s not, it’s drought.” “There’s too much snow.” “There’s not enough snow.” Go back and forth, you’ve heard it all.

I heard all these claims of pending climate catastrophe and things are horrible. And I went back in, I just said, “I’m going to find out for myself.” So this was a personal search for the truth.

I went back and looked at the base data, finding out what’s going to happen, and, frankly, I was shocked when I got in there and, actually, enraged by what I found.

I found that in many cases, what we’re being told by the media and the U.N., in many cases, it’s just not so. And the science, the facts, and the data contradict so much of what we hear in the media about climate change.

Make no mistake, I agree where we are in a warming trend, yes, we are. But the fact of the matter is it started over 300 years ago, and the first 200, at least, of that, maybe 250, was 100% naturally driven.

What we’re being asked to believe is that those natural forces that have been driving temperature since the dawn of time, “Oh, well, oh, they all ceased some time in the 20th century.” That’s just not the case.

The debate—and, yes, Virginia, there is a debate—is, is it mostly man-made now since the mid-20th century or is it a natural cycle that we’ve seen time and time again?

I don’t dispute that the increase in CO2 is man-made, and I don’t dispute that it adds a little bit of warming to the atmosphere. I believe it’s modest and it’s overwhelmed by the natural forces that have been driving temperature, again, since the dawn of time.

Allen: So if there are these sort of natural cycles in the earth of warming and cooling, are we experiencing a more extreme cycle of warming than we ever have before?

Wrightstone: I like to look over the last 10,000 years of temperature data, and we find that there were nine other warming trends. And in fact, in my smartphone app and in the book, I take a detailed look at those other warming trends. We find out that all of those previous warming trends were warmer than we are today.

I also look at the rate of warming, and the rate of warming we’re at over the last 100, 150 years is very similar. In fact, 5 of the 9 warming trends had higher rates of warming than what we’ve seen over the last century or so. So, we’re being told that, but again, it’s not backed up by the science.

Allen: If it’s not CO2 causing all of the warming, then what is causing it?

Wrightstone: Yeah, that’s a good question. There are so many forces that drive temperature, big forces, they’re called Milankovitch cycles. They’re things like the wobble of the Earth, the eccentricity of the Earth’s orbit. Those drive … the really big ice ages.

It’s probably solar, the amount of solar we see. We’re entering in what’s called the grand solar minimum now with predictions of, actually, we might have 30 to 50 years of possibly extreme cooling.

If you’re going to ask me what’s going to happen, I’m going to be honest and tell you I don’t know. I don’t think it’s going to be anything that we can do as man to influence that to any great degree. But I will tell you, again, looking at the past 4,000 or 5,000 years of human history, there’s a strong correlation between the rise and fall of temperature and the rise and fall of civilizations. And it’s just opposite of what we’re being told.

The warming trends in the past always correlated with bountiful harvest, lots of food. Great empires and civilizations rose up. You wouldn’t have to worry about grubbing for your next meal, how you’re going to feed your family tomorrow in the warming trends. so people had time to think, to tinker, to dream, to invent.

It was the intervening cold periods that were horrific, horrific. The most recent one was called the Little Ice Age. Half the population of Iceland perished. One of my favorite researchers thinks that one-third of the entire Earth population perished during the last cool period.

So it’s the cold that’s horrific. Again, just opposite. We’re being told, … “Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God. We can’t let it get a degree and a half warmer. We’re going to have famine.” But that’s not been the case historically, not at all.

So what I see is that the Earth is thriving, prospering, and greening, in fact, due to modest warming and increased CO2 that’s driving the food production.

NASA says part of this is that the Earth is what they call greening. Up to 50% of the Earth is greening or vegetation increasing. Less than 4%, according to NASA, is browning or loss of vegetation. That’s a good thing. That’s a huge, huge, huge good thing.

We’re growing more crops, and growing seasons are lengthening so you get more warm seasons, more staples. Killing frosts end earlier in the spring and arrive later in the fall. All those things are good. So earth and humanity are prospering from what we’re seeing. …

Aren’t we being told of all of these horrific consequences? And if you look at them, these are predictions or speculations about what might happen 50 or 80 years in the future based on failed climate models, where, actually, I live in the real world. I look at what’s actually happening today, and we see by almost every metric, both the Earth’s ecosystems and humanity is prospering.

Allen: Wow. You don’t hear people talking about that.

Wrightstone: And it’s not even close. Tell me what’s getting worse? If you look at the actual facts of drought, of fire, did you know in California, the number of fires in California has declined almost 50% in the last 30 years?

Allen: Wow.

Wrightstone: The area burned is increased, but that’s a forest management problem. They blow these things up and the need is to create a climate of fear because we need a frightened population to enact otherwise horrific and economically crippling things like the Green New Deal and the Paris climate accord.

Why in the world would the United States voluntarily pose something that’s going to raise our energy costs, which will then raise everything, every commodity price? And that’s the stated goal of the Green New Deal and the Paris climate accord. The stated goal is to raise costs for energy because … they want to force you away from fossil fuels over to wind and solar.

One of the interesting aspects you don’t hear about is also, … if the United States was to avert or get rid of 100% of its carbon dioxide emissions, and this is according to the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] zone calculations, we would only avert four hundredths of a degree centigrade by the year.

How many jobs lost is that worth? I’ll tell you how many. Zero, zero. Four hundredths of a degrees centigrade.

I was in a debate back in November with a professor from Penn State, and I stated that. He said, “Oh, well, yeah, but everyone in the world needs to get together and get behind this and then we can really save the Earth from this.”

Well, do you think China and India are going to decrease their coal-fired electricity generation? No way.

If you look at what they’re doing, they’re mining more coal and creating more and more coal-fired electricity. They’re completely supplanting anything we can do here in the United States. And even if we did, it wouldn’t matter to any measurable degree what the Earth’s temperature is.

Allen: Interesting. You mentioned wildfires and that global warming has nothing to do with wildfires, but that has to do with forest management. Another talking point, though, that we hear a lot is hurricanes, that we’re seeing larger, more devastating hurricanes because of global warming. What do you say to that?

Wrightstone: Yeah. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change agrees with me. By the way, I’ve been accepted as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC agrees that there’s been no measurable increase in the number of hurricanes, but there might be a slight increase.

NOAA’s [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] top hurricane expert is a guy by the name of Christopher Landsea. What a great name for a meteorologist, almost as good as a geologist with the last name of Wrightstone. But Christopher, he’s their top guy. He says that it might increase hurricane intensity by 1%.

I don’t think anybody in [Hurricane] Katrina would know the difference between 234 miles an hour and 236 miles an hour.

According to [Christopher], the increase in intensity that he sees and predicts is below anything they can actually measure.

Allen: Wow.

Wrightstone: And we see that landfalling hurricanes in the United States [have] actually … been in decline. We see that if we look at the number of hurricanes and tropical systems, it’s been pretty flat over the last 30 or so years.

Allen: Rising sea levels is a common concern that we hear about. Are sea levels actually rising, and if so, do we need to be concerned?

Wrightstone: They are rising. They started rising in the early 1800s.

Remember we started warming in the late 1600s … We’ve got, thankfully, warming we saw coming out of the Little Ice Age. It didn’t get warm enough though until the early 1800s for summer ice loss to exceed winter ice accumulation, which is what you need to have glaciers retreat. Glaciers retreating are what drives sea level rise.

So by about 1850, we saw that sea level rise and glacial retreat, which go hand in hand. Both are about the same rate of sea level rise and glacial retreat is what we’ve seen over the last several decades, which is about 10 inches per year, or per decade. Excuse me.

We’ve got less than a foot of rise in the last 100 years, which is … not alarming. It’s, again, part of this, if we look back in the 1800s, we weren’t adding much CO2 at all. It really was the mid-20th century when we started adding CO2 in earnest to the atmosphere.

So there are things that we can do to mitigate against this modest rise in sea level. There are some places where the Earth itself is subsiding faster than sea. And those places like Miami, in fact, they’re subsiding faster than sea levels rising. So there should be concerns, but there are things you can do to mitigate this.

Allen: What are some of those things?

Wrightstone: Well, if we look at the Netherlands, what have the Dutch done? I mean, almost the entire country is below sea level. They’ve built seawalls over centuries, and this was with 17th-, 16th-century technology. So places like that you can build that up.

What’s interesting too, in 2005, the U.N. predicted that there’d be 50 million climate refugees by the year 2010. 2010 came and went, and in fact, they listed these most at-risk islands. … And the Maldives, where this is island nations, was one of those.

In the book, I catalog population from 2005 to when my book was written, and the population of these at-risk islands, instead of people fleeing the islands, people were moving to them. So there’s been great increase. They’re going to this tropical paradise.

In the Maldives right now, [they] are building three new resort hotels and a new airport. They’re funded by big equity companies and they’re insured by large insurance companies. Do you think if that was really a risk, they would put hundreds of million dollars? These guys, they’re very risk averse. … Each one of these is tens of millions of dollars each.

So we look at something like that. In fact, some of the Maldives islands are actually increasing in areas. It’s a geologic process.

Allen: Interesting.

Wrightstone: One of the biggest hoaxes that I’ve exposed, the most recent one was this U.N. report that came out in November that predicted a huge rise in extinctions. You’ve probably heard of the sixth mass extinction that’s looming. Greta Thunberg, every time she opens her mouth, she has something about extinctions.

The U.N. reported and predicted there’d be 1 million extinctions of species over the next several decades. Well, I just said, “Wait a minute,” and I went back and I looked at the same data the U.N. looked at.

[The] U.N. looked at it on a century-by-century basis, going back to the year 1500. I took a look at it and their charts showed skyrocketing extinctions, and they put one century cumulative on top of the other, so the chart looked horrible.

I went back and looked at it on a decade-by-decade basis and found that, actually, extinctions peaked in the late 1800s, and they’ve been in significant and steady decline since.

So to get to their 1 million extinctions in that time period, you’d have to have almost 30,000 extinctions per year. Do you know what it’s been in the last 40 years average? I won’t make you guess. It’ll be two.

Allen: Wow.

Wrightstone: Two extinctions per year. This is using the IUCN Red List, the same data source the U.N. used. Two extinctions per year. “Oh, well, we’ll get to 30,000 pretty soon.” No, we won’t. No, we won’t.

The big story that the U.N., instead of this alarmist reporting and mischaracterization and misuse of scientific data, which they did, is the main theme of that should have been that we are doing, as humans, … a really, really, really good job protecting our endangered species, as we should. That should have been the story, not, “Oh my God.”

And think about it, they listed the No. 1 risk of species is habitat loss. So what’s their solution to climate change? Pave over hundreds of square miles with solar and wind power to chop up more endangered species and eagles and hawks and to cover up forest and desert and grasslands with solar panel rays. That’s their solution, is more habitat loss. And so it’s ironic, isn’t it?

Allen: It’s very ironic.

Wrightstone: Yeah.

Allen: You mentioned Greta Thunberg. She really has become the face of climate change. Is there anything she’s gotten right in her arguments?

Wrightstone: Apparently, because she just signed a lucrative contract with BBC … I’ve been wrong about her. I’m the first to admit it because I’ve accused her of being a anti-capitalist, and apparently, she’s not since she just signed this big contract with the BBC. She’s apparently a capitalist after all, so I was wrong. I’m sorry, but yeah.

Allen: Interesting, interesting. All right, well, can you quickly summarize what the true narrative of climate change really is?

Wrightstone: Well, I can tell you my philosophy.

Allen: Yeah, please do.

Wrightstone: My philosophy is that we should use all of Earth’s resources for the betterment of mankind and do it as good stewards. Bam.

Allen: I like it.

Wrightstone: Bam, that’s it.

Allen: Now, you created an app.

Wrightstone: I did.

Allen: Tell me a little bit about the app that you created and also why Apple removed it two days after it went live.

Wrightstone: We created just a powerful, powerful app. It’s got all 60 charts of my “Inconvenient Facts” book, backed up with video, original videos. It’s awesome.

I rolled it out on “The Glenn Beck Show” down in Dallas, and immediately thereafter Apple took it off the App Store.

The name of the book is “Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know.” And I’m not going to make you guess which ex-vice president sits on Apple’s board of directors, but it begins with “Al” and ends in “Gore,” so that might have had something to do with it.

Our app is state-of-the-art, [the] best climate change app available. The other ones out there look like failed middle school science fair projects.

We got it out there and thank you for The Daily Signal, [which] wrote a story the next day and blew it up. You guys broke the story of Apple weaponizing the App Store. They said, “This is really the first we’ve seen it.” It ended up being No. 1 story on Drudge for 24 hours. …

And the book sales just skyrocketed. We got up to top 10 best-sellers overall on Amazon, and the book’s been going gangbusters ever since.

Allen: So, Apple removing the app kind of had the opposite effect—

Wrightstone: Oh, it did.

Allen: … of what they intended.

Wrightstone: Exactly. My app developer said, “I think … I can get it back up.” I said, “No, no, no, no, not yet. Let’s give it two months because we’ll milk this for everything we got.”

He ended up adding a camera function for the iPhone so [it] puts my “I love CO2” banner across the bottom of any picture you take using the iPhone, and we think that’s what got it back up. So it’s available now.

Allen: And remind me what it’s called.

Wrightstone: The app itself, you just search for “Inconvenient Facts.”

Allen: “Inconvenient Facts.” OK.

Wrightstone: Yeah.

Allen: That’s perfect. Great. And how can our listeners find your book and learn more about what you’re up to?

Wrightstone: I have a great website, inconvenientfacts.xyz. I’ve got original videos … If you don’t look at anything else, look at the video I have on the relationship between the witch hunts of late Middle Ages in Europe and climate change. Fascinating.

On it, I’ve got a chart documenting witches killed per decade compared to temperature, and they actually kept records of that. It’s fascinating, fascinating. So inconvenientfacts.xyz.

Allen: Perfect. Greg, thank you so much for your time today.

Wrightstone: Thank you.

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Special Newsletter on Wuhan Virus [COVID-19]

Our latest Energy & Environmental Newsletter is now available… For an online version of this issue (to bookmark), go here…  The full Newsletter is below.

Rather than have our standard mixture of Energy, Environmental and Education articles, this issue will focus on COVID-19. I’ve subdivided the articles by topic. (Next Monday the plan is to have our normal Newsletter.)

IMO quite a few of the reactions to the Wuhan Virus (COVID-19) are unwarranted, and counter-productive. To put some things into better perspective consider this:

Wuhan soccer team leaving Spain (and returning to Wuhan) to escape virus!

If you’re interested, my two COVID-19 commentaries are:

1) Recommendations for dealing with COVID-19,  and

2) COVID-19 Exposes Major Societal Failings.

[Note: both of these are living articles that I will update (and change the revision date of the document) as new information comes in.]

COVID-19 Health Information

Live graphic showing all Coronavirus cases, worldwide
CDC Coronavirus Disease Webpage
My recommendations for dealing with COVID-19
A good general COVID-19 overview, answering common questions
Dr. Oz’s COVID-19 Survival Guide

COVID-19 and Panic

Coronavirus Hysteria Worse Than the Disease
Panic and the Coronavirus: Is There is Better Approach?
Good Video: Coronavirus: Panic or Pandemic?
The Math Of Epidemics
A warming light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel?
COVID-19 going to hit its peak and start falling sooner than you think

COVID-19 How To’s

How to: Distinguish COVID-19 from the Flu or a Cold
How to: Get Effective Antimicrobial Products for COVID-19
How to: Successfully self-quarantine
How to: Start Working From Home
How to: Get food delivered safely during coronavirus pandemic
How to: Prevent Loneliness in Times of Social Distancing
How to: Stay Coronavirus-free while flying
How to: Avoid Coronavirus scams
How to: Use your home computer to help scientists find a COVID-19 cure

COVID-19 and China

The Chinese Knew What They Were Doing in Spreading the Wuhan Virus
Inside China’s high-stakes campaign to smear the US over Coronavirus
China hints at denying Americans life-saving coronavirus drugs
China reframes coronavirus narrative
Apocalyptic battle of the Viruses: H1N1 vs CORVID-19

COVID-19 and Energy/Global Warming Good News

Climate crisis on back-burner as pandemic threat looms
Social Changes with COVID-19 are a prelude to life with less fossil fuels
Wisconsin solar installations delayed because of COVID-19
Coronavirus Creates Angst For Clean Energy Developers

COVID-19 and Energy/Global Warming Bad News

How Coronavirus Makes The Case For Renewable Energy
COVID-19 Conflict: Putin to Start a War on America’s Shale Oil Industry
Green Fanatics Celebrating Coronavirus Epidemic

COVID-19 Misc

A viral takedown of Donald Trump?
COVID-19 Exposes Major Societal Failings
COVID-19 will be used to justify US universal health care

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Note 3: To accommodate numerous requests received about prior articles, we’ve put together detailed archives — where you can search by year, or over the ten+ years of the Newsletter.

Note 4: Our intention is to put some balance into what most people see from the mainstream media about energy, environmental and education issues… If you want to know our perspective on current events, please read the Big Picture New Year/New Decade commentary.

Note 5: See this extensive list of reasonable books on climate change. As a parallel effort, we have also put together a list of some good books related to industrial wind energy.

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Gregory Wrightstone is a geologist with more than 35 years’ experience and was recently accepted as an expert reviewer for the — IPCC — Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is also the bestselling author of “Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore doesn’t want you to know.” He has presented the results of his research around the world, including India, Ireland and China. Greg is a strong proponent of the scientific process and believes that policy decisions should be driven by science, facts and data — not a political agenda.

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CPAC Shocker: ‘republicEn’ AstroTurf Climate Group Attacks Will Happer

Beware of climate leftists in conservative clothing.

A group calling itself “republicEn” got itself on a climate panel at CPAC and launched into a personal attack on Princeton physicist Will Happer and Genesis Torres of the CO2 Coalition.

After Happer and Torres politely presented facts and science, Alex Bozmowski opened up the left-wing playbook, tossed science aside, and went full-on ad hominem.

CFACT’s friend James Taylor of the Heartland Institute reports at CFACT.org:

Bosmowski opened with a nasty and unprovoked character assassination. He accused Happer and Torres of “handing out asbestos and cigarettes.” He presented no science himself, while accusing Happer and Torres of violating the Scientific Method. His tone was insulting and condescending throughout.

Ultimately, there are many flaws with the “republicEN” carbon dioxide tax. Raising taxes certainly is not “conservative” public policy. Regardless, people can have genuine disagreements about scientific evidence and public policy. Yet, decent people generally default to treating their fellow human beings with courtesy and respect. Occasionally, the heat of political argument may lead us to deviate from such desired behavior, but that should be the exception rather than the rule, especially when discussing differences of opinion with fellow conservatives.

And by their deeds you shall know them. Here is the director of strategy and operations for a group claiming to be conservative and Republican who could not wait, without provocation, to gratuitously attack the character and ethics of scientists Happer and Torres.

False flag conservatives.  Now you know how team climate is investing the fortune it is raking in from government spending and billionaires such as Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg and Jeff Bezos.

Fortunately, CFACT is at CPAC blowing the lid off this and myriad other global warming scams.

Take a look at this photo of CFACT’s Adam Houser and Graham Beduze at CPAC right now running CFACT’s booth promoting our new feature film Climate Hustle 2: Rise of the Monarchy (CH2), which will be shown in over 720 theaters, one night only, on April 21st.  You need to be there!

CH2 debunks the tricks and lies the Climatistas use to distort science in pursuit of money and power like no film has before.  Add creating AstroTurf organizations such as “rebulicEn” and infiltrating them into events like CPAC to their bag of tricks.

Fortunately thousands of CPAC attendees are welcoming CH2 with serious anticipation.  We’ve been mobbed!

April 21st is going to be a great night for facts and science.

It’s going to be a rough night for climate pressure groups.  Add the false flag “republicEn” to the list.

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A Misguided Approach to Nuclear Power in ‘Energy Innovation’ Bill

Being “well intentioned” isn’t the same as doing well. Look no further than the recently introduced American Energy Innovation Act.

The bill proposes an extensive federally funded and directed research, development, and demonstration program for advanced nuclear technologies through the Department of Energy.

It’s Act 2 of the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act, the first half of which was quietly passed in December’s massive spending bill.

The proclaimed purpose is to help the nuclear industry innovate and compete, both now and in the future, and in competitive markets at home and abroad.


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But rather than improving private-sector access to federal assets, reducing regulatory barriers, and addressing the political risks that nuclear energy faces, it quite literally proposes that the government do the work of private companies for them—to improve their product, acquire financing, and find potential customers.

Such a program is far outside the responsibility of the federal government—and of the federal taxpayer. But it could also erect new barriers for companies that don’t go through the Energy Department program.

In the end, it makes the nuclear industry politically dependent, and consequently politically vulnerable. But what’s worse is, we’ve tried this all before, and the track record isn’t good.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 set out on the same grand mission. In that not-so-distant past, Congress authorized, among many other favors for the nuclear industry, $1.25 billion for a public-private partnership, the Next Generation Nuclear Power Plant. Congress spent $528 million through 2010, only to abandon it in 2011 during the pre-licensing process.

The Energy Policy Act also created a subsidy for 6,000 megawatts from new nuclear reactors. Even with the enthusiasm of the hailed “nuclear renaissance” and an extension of the subsidy, we got less than that. Rather than fix underlying government-imposed issues challenging the nuclear industry, Congress subsidized two reactors that were half-built before being canceled and another pair that have doubled in cost and construction time.

In fact, one could argue that the industry is worse off because of the Energy Policy Act, having shaken customer confidence and convinced others that nuclear energy can’t be built affordably.

Instead of bringing about a “nuclear renaissance,” subsidies have tied nuclear energy investment and innovation to political whims rather than smart business decisions, common sense, and good ideas.

Additionally, the American Energy Innovation Act creates a program of the same flavor for existing light-water reactors (the class of reactors operating today around the U.S.).

For a few examples, the bill declares it the responsibility of the government (aka the taxpayer) to “enable the continued operation of existing nuclear power plants,” to “improve [their] performance and reduce operation and maintenance costs,” and to develop an “integrated investment strategy” for nuclear technologies and capabilities.

This is industrial policy, plain and simple.

On the whole, Congress did good work with the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act in 2018 and the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act in 2019.

What the American Energy Innovation Act proposes is a bridge too far.

Unfortunately, the bill totally ignores issues where congressional leadership is desperately needed and is uniquely suited to address.

If Congress were really interested in helping the nuclear industry—both existing nuclear power plants and the advanced reactors of tomorrow—it should address the regulatory burdens and uncertainties created by government itself.

One painfully obvious place for Congress to start is the nuclear waste impasse. That an “all-encompassing” energy bill misses such a critical issue for the industry, and a costly one for taxpayers, is baffling.

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Katie Tubb is a policy analyst for the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Read her research.

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