The usual fake news sources are hysterically parroting the standard NOAA and NASA fake news about 2017 being the hottest something or other.
Access to an abundance of clean water has been pivotal for the public health miracle that has taken place in rich countries.
The western world’s water supply infrastructures enable people to get the water they need to stay healthy and has undoubtedly played a big role in life expectancy shooting up in the last century.
But in the developing world, adequate water supply has completely fallen off the agenda. Instead, environmental health for poorer countries has come to mean the provisioning of some clean drinking water and latrines.
President Donald Trump presented his “Fake News Awards” on Wednesday night for 11 news stories that proved to be less than accurate, but there is one media narrative the White House left out.
For months, the media perpetuated a rumor the Trump administration would delete or take offline climate science data that was inconvenient to its agenda. That didn’t happen.
Attorneys for an anti-oil pipeline activist accused of shooting at police officers reached a deal with prosecutors that would allow the woman to avoid a lengthy prison sentence.
Red Fawn Fallis will plead guilty later this month to civil disorder and gun possession if a judge in the case agrees. Prosecutors are expected to drop more serious charges that carry a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and the possibility of life.
A pair of influential reports published by the medical journal, The Lancet, are a “gross distortion” of public health science and threaten to devastate public health in the developing world. That is the warning by eminent epidemiologist Mikko Paunio.
The Lancet Commissions on Pollution and Health have claimed that the third world is suffering appalling health effects from industrial pollution. But as Professor Paunio explains, this is far from the truth:
“Most of the deaths that they say are caused by industrial air pollution are actually caused by domestic heating and cooking with renewable energy such as wood and dung, and most of the deaths from diarrhea that they say are caused by polluted water are actually caused by poor hygiene because the poor do not have enough water for washing.”
Joe Romm was the top climate expert in Bill Clinton’s White House. This week he told us Alaska is burning up and sea ice is at a record low with temperatures of -30C in the Arctic.
After raging through almost all of December, the so-called Thomas fire, California’s largest wildfire ever recorded, was finally contained on January 12.
While the worst is behind us (for now), the fact that last year’s wildfires so violently spun out of control puts the spotlight on the Golden State’s government and its lack of fire prevention measures.
The fires across the state caused unprecedented damage and loss of life. Unsurprisingly, California governor Jerry Brown was quick to pin the blame on climate change for the forest fires’ ferocity and extraordinary longevity this season.
One of the most popular claims made by climate alarmists is that retreating glaciers are evidence of global warming.
This claim is utter nonsense – glaciers have been retreating for 20,000 years (when Chicago was under a mile of ice) and glaciers were rapidly retreating during NASA’s official coldest years on record.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Paul Ehrlich’s eco-doom bestseller The Population Bomb. Maybe we should all stage a mass die-in to spare the distinguished Stanford biology professor his embarrassment.
Well if Ehrlich is not embarrassed, he should be. His book sold over three million copies – presumably making him a very decent amount of money.
Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often the life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy.
They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes energy security – and was released on December 18, three days before this extra chilly winter officially began.
This first Trump Administration NSS identifies four vital national interests. Two of them – “promoting American prosperity” and “advancing American influence” – require that the United States “take advantage of our wealth in domestic resources.”
Los Angeles could join New York City and other California cities in a lawsuit targeting Exxon Mobil for supposedly contributing to global warming and rising sea levels.
Two Los Angeles city council members want the city to use the courts to fleece fossil-fuel producers to mitigate the effects of global warming. They are hoping to join the likes of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who announced earlier this month that his city will take Exxon to court.
Litigation may be as American as apple pie, but some lawsuits are so destructive that they stand out even among the hugely expensive wreckage wrought by our legal system.
The most prominent current example is the “children’s” climate lawsuit (Juliana v the U.S.): A group of kids, including “future generations, through their guardian Dr. James Hansen,” claim that the government’s actions and failures to act have caused climate change, thus violating the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, and have failed to protect essential public trust resources.