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“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to […]

We must welcome any refugee from the government falsehoods on global warming and climate change. However, the reason for the epiphany is critical and there must be accountability. Caleb Rossiter lost his position as a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) because he wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). They […]

If Obama’s policies on energy and environment were truly original they would be worth consideration, but they are not. He dismisses claims that “The economy will lose millions of jobs and billions in growth.” He said, “Let’s face it, that’s what [critics] always say,” and “every time … the warnings of the cynics have been […]

One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived. Niccolo Machiavelli Alarmist: “Someone who is considered to be exaggerating a danger and so causing needless worry or panic.” Richard Tol resigned from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) because their latest report was too alarmist. His action proves that the […]

I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Arthur Conan Doyle. (Sherlock Holmes) There is no more common error than to assume that, because prolonged and accurate mathematical calculations have been made, […]

Forecasts Wrong, Science Wrong In general, we look for a new law by the following process: First we guess it; then we compute the consequences of the guess to see what would be implied if this law that we guessed is right; then we compare the result of the computation to nature, with experiment or […]

“It occurred to me… “ Businesses surpass environmental activists in exploiting the environment for personal gain. Skeptics are winning the battle to reject CO2 as the cause of warming, but losing the war to the misrepresentation of CO2 as a pollutant. People generally know there is something wrong with claims of human created global warming […]

“It occurred to me…” The tail always wagged the dog: Now, because of political correctness, the flea on the hair on the tail wags the dog. Cover story of the November 25, 2013 Canadian weekly magazine Macleans pictures self-appointed Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki. The caption reads, “Environmentalism Has Failed”   “David Suzuki loses faith in the […]

“It occurred to me…”Young men have so lost direction that they have their caps on backwards.   The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. H.L.Mencken The Intergovernmental Panel on […]

“It occurred to me….” people rush home to sit down, put their feet up and say, what will I do now. Buying “a pig in a poke” refers to buying an unseen piglet in a sack. The piglet was actually a cat, so when you opened the sack after purchase “the cat was out of […]