Largest October freeze in South Brazil in 20 years

Car windshields covered by a frost crust that was difficult to scrape.

The city of São Joaquim, on top of Serra da Serra Catarinense, recorded a strong frost in much of its territory on Monday morning (Oct 23) leaving the fields white and covered by a dense layer of ice.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

EXCLUSIVE: Podesta’s ‘Green Company’ Forced to Close Because Hillary Lost the Election

CCD Editor: If you’ve ever wondered if Hillary Clinton is just another corrupt politician, wonder no more. Pollock does a good job untangling the tangled weave.

by Richard Pollock, Daily Caller

Joule Unlimited, a secretive green energy company that appears to have placed a big bet hiring Democratic insider John Podesta to its board, appears to have been doomed when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election.

Continue Reading 3 Comments

REPORT: It Would Take 1,272 Days To Read The US Regulatory Code

Regulations exploded under Obama, which added 572,000 pages to the Federal Register.

Here’s a mind-boggling statistic: it would take more than 1,272 days to read through every federal regulation added to the books in the last five decades.

That’s according to a new report by the libertarian Mercatus Center, which compared the amount of time it would take to read through the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations in 1970 versus 2016.

Continue Reading No Comments

BoM tinkered with climate data, Senator Malcolm Roberts claims

One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts has demanded an independent inquiry into the Bureau of Meteorology after leveling the extraordinary allegation that the organization has interfered with climate data.

During a testy exchange in a Senate Estimates hearing today, Senator Roberts — who does not believe in climate change — peppered the federal government with questions about the BoM.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

War Against Chemicals Is A Shame On Science

IARC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, is a mighty battleship ready to wage war against any government agency, company or science communicator that gets in its way. But as it has recently received several torpedo direct hits, its captain, Christopher Wild has ordered his ship straight into a battle likely to sink the entire agency. Respectable scientists have mutinied, a militant skeletal crew remains and has upped its propaganda. It seems they are considering a last-ditch ramming attack that will bring down the reputation of all regulatory science with them. –David Zaruk, Risk Monger, 23 October 2017

Continue Reading 1 Comment

The dirty truth for virtue-signaling electric car drivers

Children are forced to mine cobalt in a fetid, toxic soup just to supply companies with lighter batteries.

One of the most comforting fantasies common to affluent liberals is that they are “saving the world” by driving an expensive, rechargeable electric car (e-vehicle).

In fact, they are doing the opposite, with their desire to signal their virtue causing intense human suffering on the part of some of the most powerless people on the planet.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

The Weinstein of Climate Science Still At Large

In previous articles, I have hinted at the sexual victimization in climate science. For example, in Bridenstine, Climate Scientists Are Not Noble, Stop Paying Them:

“But for now let’s just say a lot of men climate scientists missed out on dating as graduate students and are determined to make up for it when they become senior scientists.”

And in Follow The Money II:

“Senior climate scientists prefer recruiting foreigners because they are more easily taken advantage of …”

Continue Reading 1 Comment

Trump Bends The Knee To King Corn

Corny Capitalism: This is one campaign promise we wish President Trump would break. But alas, he just told his EPA to give up any thought of cutting back on the federal government’s anti-consumer, anti-environment ethanol mandate. Sad.

The story begins in 2005, when President Bush approved the Renewable Fuel Standard program as part of an energy bill, which required oil refiners to blend in predetermined amounts of “biofuels” into their gasoline, starting at 4 billion gallons in 2006.

Continue Reading No Comments

400 Scientific Papers Published In 2017 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

Cartoon by JoNova

A Growing Volume Of Evidence Undercuts ‘Consensus’ Science

During the first 10 months of 2017, 400 scientific papers have been published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob…or that otherwise question the efficacy of climate models or the related “consensus” positions commonly endorsed by policymakers and mainstream media.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

DC Swamp denizens strike back in ethanol saga

Despite what I thought were persuasive articles over the years (here, here and here, for example), corn ethanol and other biofuel mandates remain embedded in US law. As we have learned, once a government program is created, it becomes virtually impossible to eliminate, revise or even trim fat from it.

This year, it looked like this “rule of perpetuity” might finally change. The Trump-Pruitt Environmental Protection Agency proposed to use its “waiver authority” to reduce its 2018 biodiesel requirement by 15% (315 million gallons) and (possibly) lower the 2019 total down to the 1-billion-gallon minimum mandated by Congress.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

(H/t Raining Sky) The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.

The report provides updated results on the continuous monitoring of the three main greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O).

Continue Reading 9 Comments