Eighth Major Report Finds Water Contamination From Fracking ‘Has Not Been Observed’

A report by a Texas-based research organization found hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has not led to widespread water contamination in the Lone Star state, further contradicting claims from environmentalists.

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) released its study Monday, concluding that contamination of drinking water from fracking “has not been observed in Texas.” The report noted that fracking is “highly unlikely” to contaminate drinking water aquifers, which are often far away from where the oil or natural gas is extracted.

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Sustainable ethanol from carbon dioxide? A possible path

Stanford scientists have designed a copper catalyst that produces ethanol from carbon dioxide and water.

Most cars and trucks in the United States run on a blend of 90 percent gasoline and 10 percent ethanol, a renewable fuel made primarily from fermented corn. But to produce the 14 billion gallons of ethanol consumed annually by American drivers requires millions of acres of farmland.

A recent discovery by Stanford University scientists could lead to a new, more sustainable way to make ethanol without corn or other crops. This promising technology has three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity delivered through a copper catalyst. The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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The Pause in Global Warming Is Real, Admits Climategate Scientist

Ben Santer

The ‘Pause’ in global warming is real and the computer models predicting dramatically increased temperatures have failed.

This is the shocking admission of a paper published this week in Nature Geoscience. It’s shocking because the paper’s lead author is none other than Ben Santer – one of the more vociferous and energetic alarmists exposed in the Climategate emails.

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Indoctrinating the youth central to warming campaign

Catching students before they have learned enough to spot the flaws in the climate narrative is their goal.

It’s not a new tactic.

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted,” said Lenin.

The brilliant mathematician and CFACT contributor writes in a pair of articles exclusive to CFACT.org, that despite their daunting institutional grip, the warming campaign’s goal of total educational hegemony is, fortunately, falling short.

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Chemical scaremongering: It’s time to dismantle the alarmism industry

Dr. Linda Birnbaum

It’s great news the Trump administration is starting to dismantle the junk science life-support system for government overregulation. Budget cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and reforms of science advisory panels at the Department of Interior and EPA, stir hope the agencies’ longstanding reigns of terror via “science” may come to an end.

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Take A Look At The New ‘Consensus’ On Global Warming

A scientific consensus has emerged among top mainstream climate scientists that “skeptics” or “lukewarmers” were not long ago derided for suggesting — there was a nearly two-decade-long “hiatus” in global warming that climate models failed to accurately predict or replicate.

A new paper, led by climate scientist Benjamin Santer, adds to the ever-expanding volume of “hiatus” literature embracing popular arguments advanced by skeptics, and even uses satellite temperature datasets to show reduced atmospheric warming.

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NY Supreme Court Justice Says Anti-Trump AG Is ‘Wasting My Time’ On Exxon Probe

AG Schneiderman

A New York Supreme Court justice told an attorney general involved in a years-long Exxon investigation that the Democrat should either prove that the probe is legitimate or bring the pursuit to a speedy conclusion.

Judge Barry Ostrager expressed frustration Friday with the lengthy Exxon probe, telling the lawman spearheading the probe that “we would be 1,000 yards ahead of where we are” if the reasons for the investigation weren’t constantly changing. “You have engaged in a 16-month process requesting and receiving documents. You can’t start round two to produce documents all over again.”

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Oil Industry And Left-Wing Enviros Find Common Cause In A Carbon Tax

Environmentalists have linked arms with the oil industry to push a nationwide tax on carbon dioxide emissions as a “conservative” way to fight global warming.

The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) unveiled Tuesday some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies were among its donors, including BP, ExxonMobil, Total and Royal Dutch Shell.

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Scientists Sharply Rebut Influential Renewable Energy Plan

On Monday, a team of prominent researchers sharply critiqued an influential paper arguing that wind, solar, and hydroelectric power could affordably meet most of the nation’s energy needs by 2055, saying it contained modeling errors and implausible assumptions that could distort public policy and spending decisions (see “Fifty-States Plan Charts a Path Away from Fossil Fuels”).

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1988: The Start Of The Global Warming Scam

The US experienced a severe heatwave and drought during the summer of 1988, the Mississippi River nearly dried up, one-third of Yellowstone Park burned up, and it was the perfect time for James Hansen to start the global warming scam. He told Congress that he was 99% certain the heatwave was due to CO2, and that heatwaves would get much worse starting in the 1990’s.

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