Monthly Archives: March 2014

New York Times op-ed asks wrong questions on climate change and California drought

A new opinion piece in the New York Times downplays the many lines of scientific evidence connecting climate change to the ongoing drought in California. The op-ed by NOAA’s Dr. Martin Hoerling addresses only the question of direct causation, and fails … Continue reading

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Upcoming Senate hearing on Keystone XL National Interest Determination

At a hearing March 13 on “Keystone XL and the National Interest Determination,” the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hear testimony from James Hansen, Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Gen. (Ret.) James Jones, … Continue reading

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Comment to State Department on Keystone XL pipeline “National Interest Determination”

Secretary Kerry already knows the answer to the question of whether granting a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest: the pipeline is not in the U.S. interest and it is not in the global interest. Climate … Continue reading

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John Holdren: Drought and Global Climate Change: An Analysis of Statements by Roger Pielke Jr

Obama science adviser John Holdren would not normally draft a 6-page rebuttal to statements about climate change impacts by a non-climate-scientist academic and blogger. But in this case Holdren was challenged in prosecutorial tones at a recent Senate Environment Committee … Continue reading

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More on Mann v. National Review et al.

Following up on our recent post on Michael Mann’s defamation lawsuit against National Review et al., we note this: Mann Vs. Steyn: Steve McIntyre Weighs In,  in response to an item posted by the Volokh Conspiracy, a ‘libertarian’ online legal issues blog at … Continue reading

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