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National Science Academies call for climate change action


In June 2005, the National Academies of Science of the G8 nations along with Brazil, China, and India issued a joint statement calling on their respective governments to work together to address the climate change problem. Three years later, the same 11 academies of science, this time joined by Mexico and South Africa reiterated the … Continue reading

Taking a Closer Look at 31,000 Global Warming Deniers


Moreover, why are the opinions of scientists sought regardless of their field of expertise? Biologists and physicians are rarely asked to endorse some theory in high energy physics. Apparently, when one comes to “global warming,” any scientist’s agreement will do. The answer almost certainly lies in politics. Dr. Richard S. Lindzen, M.I.T. Alfred P. Sloan … Continue reading

Federal Government Receives Failing Grade in Ocean Policy


The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative released its third annual report card on the actions of the federal and state governments in implementing the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission, as well as the actions described in the Administration’s own U.S. Ocean Action Plan. While regional and state government … Continue reading

Attacking the Consensus on Climate Change


Science is not by popular vote. It is a refrain heard often in debates concerning climate change. A charge levied at supporters of the theory of anthropogenic global warming when the existence of a scientific “consensus” creeps into the discussion. The implication being that a simple survey was distributed to scientists with but a single … Continue reading

Lake lessons


Severe Drought Drives Political Debate While wildfires raged in southern California, a different type of rage was going on here in the east. You see, Lake Lanier in northern Georgia is drying up. As of October 13, it is 13 feet below normal. This would only be a problem for the local homeowners whose docks … Continue reading

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