Summary -- Most 10-year anniversary articles about Katrina omit one chapter of that sad story: its exploitation by climate activists. They predicted more and stronger hurricanes. Let's grade them. Every time activists falsely cry "wolf" we become weaker, less able to prepare for real threats. Remembering is the first step to learning. “Sooner or later, … Continue reading Ten years after Katrina: let’s learn from those predictions of more & bigger hurricanes
Summary: The looming disaster from the powerful greenhouse gas methane has become a standard part of alarmists' shtick. It shows how they've abandoned the IPCC -- the "gold standard" of climate science -- and why we need the IPCC to help defend us against manipulation by the Left and Right. The consensus of scientists is … Continue reading The easy solution to the looming monster methane apocalypse
Summary: This is the first in a new regular feature on the FM website showing the best of the propaganda headlines that fill our news. Today we have six headlines telling an important story about us and climate change. Post your thoughts about these in the comments. Get your favorite headlines posted (past or present, … Continue reading Six headlines from 2009 telling us important news about 2015’s climate
Summary: Climate science as an institution has become dysfunctional; large elements of the public no longer trust it. The politics of climate change are polarized and gridlocked. The weather will determine the evolution of US public policy. All we can do is learn what went wrong so we can do better next time, and wait … Continue reading How we broke the climate change debates. Lessons learned for the future.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris climate was preceded by a surge of studies and articles warning of a dismal future if we do not take strong policy action. One scenario in the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides the basis for these: RCP8.5. Even a casual examination of this shows it … Continue reading Is our certain fate a coal-burning climate apocalypse? No!