Global Warming

Carbons Emissions in China: Is This the Time?

By on 6.5.14 | 10:43AM

The climate change police have been rounding up the usual suspects this week, and states are starting to pull apart the new EPA regulations that aim to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S.

At most, these plans are expected to reduce global carbon emissions by a grand total of 4 percent by 2020, according to the Wall Street Journal. Experts admit that American efforts will be completely eclipsed by the developing world, but others counter that the ultimate goal of this complex regulatory mountain is to set an example for poorer countries, especially China. Reported the Journal

"No matter what your view of climate change, these [U.S.] reductions will be dwarfed by increased emissions in other parts of the world," said Stephen Eule, a vice president at the Institute for 21st Century Energy, part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Hiding the Decline of Academic and Scientific Transparency

By on 8.27.11 | 2:34PM

That's what University of Virginia continues to do, as my colleague at American Tradition Institute Chris Horner explains today in Washington Examiner. Earlier this week UVA -- as required by a court order -- delivered records relating to Climategate "Hockey Stick" chart creator Michael Mann that ATI asked for in January under a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Total Pawlenty Turnaround on Global Warming

By on 8.4.11 | 5:07PM

I've been tough (I think) in challenging former Minnesota Gov. (and now presidential candidate) Tim Pawlenty about his past support for cap-and-trade and policies to constrain carbon dioxide emissions. In December 2009, when he first started visiting New Hampshire, he was still talking like CO2 was pollution, and still failed to remove his state from the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Accord:

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Bodies Found Near Exploded CAFE

By on 8.4.11 | 11:35AM

Hey, it was the best eye-catching headline I could come up with since my John Locke Foundation friend and former colleague Roy Cordato nailed it with, "Obama Administration Trades Blood for Oil." As he explains:

While the country was focused on the debt extension deal being hashed out between Congress and the White House, President Obama reached an agreement with the auto industry to raise what are called Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. These are laws that mandate the average mileage that a fleet of cars sold by a particular manufacturer must achieve. Under these new rules, the fleet standard would increase to 54.5 mpg by 2025. Just for comparison, the 2011 2-passenger Smart Cart is advertising 41 mpg on the highway. The problem is that if automobiles are going to meet this standard, the auto companies will have to seriously downsize their fleet. The reason why the Smart Car even gets the mileage it does is because it's so small and light...

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Romney’s Meaningless Distinction

By on 7.19.11 | 11:48AM

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has asked Politico (which failed to "regret the error") to correct a quote cited in no less than six of its articles about his position on global warming. Here's how Politico has been relaying it:

"I think it's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants, of greenhouse gases..."

Romney's campaign said it should read:

"I think it's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases..."

The campaign contends there is an "important distinction" between pollutants and greenhouse gases, in the context of global warming and regulation of the invisible gases:

"Gov. Romney does not think greenhouse gases are pollutants within the meaning of the Clean Air Act, and he does not believe that the EPA should be regulating them," said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul. "CO2 is a naturally occurring gas. Humans emit it every time they exhale."

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Elite Science’s Selective Outrage

By on 6.29.11 | 8:53PM

Today the board of directors of American Association for the Advancement of Science announced they'd had enough of scrutiny of the pioneers of global warming propagandism, particularly when it comes to the work of Climategater Michael Mann and the hockey stick chart he made up (flatlining the Medieval Warming Period) when he was at the University of Virginia, and also the outside wealthmaking of NASA stargazer Dr. James Hansen.

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Court Orders U. of Virginia to Produce Michael Mann Documents

By on 5.25.11 | 11:35AM

As I mentioned last week, the American Tradition Institute's Environmental Law Center took the University of Virginia to court yesterday in Prince William County to ask a judge to force the release of documents of Climategate scientist Michael Mann, from his tenure there years ago. We asked for the records more than four months ago. Our court hearing was yesterday.

As you will see in this excerpt from our press release today, UVA has been less than cooperative:

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Hijacking Evangelicalism to Push the ‘Green’ Agenda

By on 5.20.11 | 11:23AM

Back in 2006 a few environmentalists produced the Evangelical Climate Initiative, which with the help of the media, portrayed the mainstream of Evangelicalism as onboard with global warming alarmism. It was a wholeheartedly deceptive document, with the names of about 190 Christian leaders -- mostly proponents of a liberal "social gospel" message rather than a literal interpretation of the Bible -- collected secretly as signatories, without consultation from what most people properly recognize as conservative mainstream of Evangelicalism. I wrote about the effort at the time for American Spectator Online.

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We Took U. of Virginia to Court Over Michael Mann’s Records

By on 5.18.11 | 11:32AM

We (American Tradition Institute's Environmental Law Center) figured four-plus months and $4,000 was enough to give the University of Virginia to start producing the records we requested that pertain to their former Climategate scientist Michael Mann -- you know, Mr. Transparency -- so on Monday we asked a judge to force the issue:

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