Global warming conspiracy theory is a collection of allegations that, through worldwide acts of professional and criminal misconduct, the science behind anthropogenic global warming has been invented and is being perpetuated for financial or ideological reasons. With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,Global warming activists are as misguided as they are alarmist
In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now”
to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth
Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around the time of the first
Earth Day in the 1970, and in the years following, there was a “torrent
of apocalyptic predictions” and many of those predictions were featured
in his Reason article. Well, it’s now the 47th anniversary of Earth
Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 17
years ago: How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the
first Earth Day in 1970? The answer: “The prophets of doom were not
simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong,” according to Bailey. Here are 18 examples of the spectacularly wrong predictions made around 1970 when the “green holy day” (aka Earth Day) started:
1. Harvard biologist George Wald
estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or …
Some chart's are clearly showing a weakening trend of
sunspots in solar cycles 22, 23 and 24. These are the latest in a
sequence dating from 1755, when extensive recording of solar sunspot
activity began. Note that the peak of solar cycle 24, which occurred in
2014, is only about half that of solar cycle 22, which peaked about
This portends global cooling—not global warming.
Sunspots are dwindling to lows not seen in 200 years. In 2008, during
the solar minimum of cycle 23, there were 266 days with no sunspots.
This is considered a very deep solar minimum. You can check out pictures
of sunspots—or their absence—day after day for recent years at http://tinyurl.com/6zck4x.
At right is a recent picture of the sun with a single
sunspot region as the sun marches toward a cyclical low expected in 2019
or 2020. Sunspots have been observed for millennia, first in China and
with a telescope for the first time by Galileo in 1610. We now have a
400-year record of sunspot…
Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let's take a
look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can
have in today's environmentalists' predictions.
In 1970, when Earth
Day was conceived, the late George Wald, a Nobel laureate biology
professor at Harvard University, predicted, "Civilization will end
within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems
facing mankind." Also in 1970, Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford University
biologist and best-selling author of "The Population Bomb," declared
that the world's population would soon outstrip food supplies. In an
article for The Progressive, he predicted, "The death rate will increase
until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to
death during the next ten years." He gave this warning in 1969 to
Britain's Institute of Biology: "If I were a gambler, I would take even
money that England will not exi…
Climate-change alarmists know most Americans don’t take seriously
their constant dire warnings about the impending doom caused by
man-created global warming, so climate-alarmist researchers are now
working to find a way to motivate you to “go green,” and the strategy
that’s emerging is disturbing.
“In terms of behavioral change, we need two things,” said Magali
Delmas in the Vox article, in response to Murdock’s question. Delmas is a
professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainability at the
University of California at Los Angeles and the Anderson School of
Management. “We need first to increase awareness, and then second, we
need to find the right motivations for people to change their behavior.”
A study, titled “Nonprice Incentives and Energy Conservation”
and co-authored by Delmas, is …
Solar technology in Africa, including my country of Uganda, would bring good news to millions of people who today must use firewood, charcoal and dung for cooking. Millions of Africans die from lung infections caused by breathing fumes from these fires, millions more from eating spoiled food, drinking contaminated water and having spoiled medicines, because we don’t have electricity, sanitation or refrigeration. What we do have in abundance is extensive, sustained poverty.
Solar technologies could help Africa, because this multi-purpose energy can cook food, light homes, charge cell phones and even power tiny refrigerators. Even simple solar ovens can help reduce our deadly traditional ways of cooking. Renewable energy from wind turbines can deliver even more electricity to billions around the world who still don’t have this amazing, essential energy.
However, we must not look at wind and solar as anything more than short-term solutions to fix serious, immediate problems
Those are hu…
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon be required by
federal law to base its policies on actual science—and of course
environmentalists are livid about it. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) reintroduced a bill
known as the Secret Science Reform Act that would prohibit the EPA from
“proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments
based on science that is not transparent or reproducible.” The bill was
originally introduced in 2014 though it did not clear all congressional
hurdles. Barack Obama—our most super-sciencey president ever—vowed to
veto it if ever reached his desk.
I’ve honestly tried to understand what kind of objection any sane
human being could possibly have to this bill and I think I’ve discovered
what it is. Are you ready? If the EPA has to be transparent it can’t operate. That’s it.
Don’t believe me? Here’s the opening sentence from an oppositional op-ed
by Dianna Wray of Houston Press: “A lot Republicans hate the
Proponents of the theory humans are primarily responsible for rising
global temperatures long claimed wildlife are harmed significantly by
global warming, and that unless mankind stops producing significant
amounts of carbon-dioxide emissions, the world’s animals will not be
able to thrive.
While rising temperatures have certainly put a strain on species in some parts of the world, a new study
by researchers at the University of Southern Denmark suggests animals
in the Arctic region are thriving as because of higher global
According to a press release touting the study’s new findings, warmer
conditions have produced a larger number of life-sustaining “melt
ponds” in Arctic waters.
“Melt ponds provide more light and heat for the ice and the
underlying water, but now it turns out that they may also have a more
direct and potentially important influence on life in the Arctic
waters,” stated the press release.
“Mats of algae and bacteria can evolve in the melt po…