Utah ‘Monument’ Was a Reward to a Clinton Donor

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

The shrinking in size of two national monuments in Utah by President Trump through executive order was a long overdue rebuke to federal land grabs that have enabled federal control of vast swaths of American land, particularly in the West. As the New York Times noted in 2016:

The United States government owns 47 percent of all land in the West. In some states, including Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, the majority of land is owned by the federal government. Of course, it used to own nearly all of it….

Continue Reading 4 Comments

Two New Papers: 92% Of Polar Bear Subpopulations Stable, Increasing…Inuit Observe ‘Too Many Polar Bears Now’

Inuit: Bears ‘Catch Seals Even If The Ice Is Really Thin’

Scientists: ‘Unlikely Polar Bears Are At Risk From AGW’

Image source: York et al., 2016, Journal of Ecology and Evolution.

Most of the world’s polar bears live in Canada.  Hunters and elders from northern Canada’s native communities have been immersed in studying polar bear ecology for centuries.

Continue Reading 6 Comments

California AG Takes Hypocritical Jab At Trump’s EPA Over Public Record Requests

California AG Xavier Becerra accused the EPA Wednesday of lacking transparency, despite having stonewalled several public requests related to probes against conservative climate skeptics.

Becerra cited a lawsuit he filed public records request as evidence that the EPA works to block public information. The Democratic AG’s criticism, which came during a National Press Club event, comes despite his refusals to fork over documents related to a now-defunct probe against conservatives.

Continue Reading 2 Comments

Activists Use California Wildfires To Push The Global Warming Narrative

As a massive wildfire torches vast swaths of land across southern California, climate activists are pushing claims the devastating fires are linked to global warming.

Climate Signal sent an email Wednesday claiming the Thomas wildfire “is fueled by conditions consistent with the trends driven by climate change,” followed by links to information connecting wildfires to global warming on their website.

Continue Reading 10 Comments

Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

Landmarks of Karachi

Alarmist scientists have been caught red-handed tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea level rise.

The raw (unadjusted) data from three Indian Ocean gauges – Aden, Karachi, and Mumbai – showed that local sea level trends in the last 140 years had been very gently rising, neutral or negative (ie sea levels had fallen).

Continue Reading 6 Comments

Stanford professor’s defamation lawsuit puts chill in atmosphere of climate scientists

A Stanford University professor’s defamation lawsuit in defense of his green energy research has raised the temperature on the climate change debate, fueling fears that such a precedent could put a chill on scientific inquiry.

Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, sued for $10 million after a group of researchers published a paper in June challenging his high-profile study contending that U.S. power demands could be met with 100 percent non-nuclear renewable energy by 2050.

Continue Reading 4 Comments

FINALLY! President Trump Kicks Off The Rollback Of National Monument Abuse

By significantly reducing the size of two gargantuan national monuments on federal land in Utah, President Donald Trump has begun to undo the decades-old mistreatment of rural Westerners by smug elites in faraway Washington.

In doing so, he has shown a respect for the rule of law that was conspicuously absent when President Bill Clinton created the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996, and when President Barack Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument in 2016.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

Anti-fossil fuel activists invade boardrooms and submit CO2-reduction resolutions

This post updates readers on the guerrilla warfare conducted by anti-fossil fuel activists against corporations by means of shareholder resolutions.

Background

Last year activists took a scalp from Exxon Mobil when a resolution passed requiring the Board to include business risk assessment from global warming/climate change. The cascade of suppositions underlying that proposal reveals the flimsy logic behind these financial maneuvers. Details are in the post: How Climate Law Relies on Paris

Continue Reading 2 Comments

Retraction request: FOIA emails document another harsh criticism of Amstrup’s 2007 polar bear model

Today I sent a letter to the editors of the journal Bioscience requesting a retraction of the shoddy and malicious paper by Harvey et al. (Internet blogs, polar bears, and climate-change denial by proxy) published online last week.

The letter reveals information about the workings of the polar bear expert inner circle not known before now, so grab your popcorn.

Continue Reading 1 Comment

No, Patagonia, President Trump Is Not ‘Stealing Our Land’

On Monday, after President Trump announced he was reducing the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, outdoors retailer Patagonia replaced the splash page of its website with the message: “The President Stole Your Land.”

Patagonia has since announced that it will sue the White House over the decision. Can Patagonia pursue such a lawsuit, and if so, what would it claim and how would Trump defend himself?

Continue Reading 3 Comments

#Winning – Grant Applications for ‘Climate Change’ down 40 Percent

Grants funded by the National Science Foundation have seen a 40 percent drop in 2017 of applications mentioning the words “climate change”.

If you believe NPR this is a terrible thing.

But no it’s not.

It’s a really, really good thing: one of the first major indicators that the Trump administration is starting to win the climate wars.

Continue Reading 20 Comments