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Free speech is essential to freedom, but with it comes a level of personal responsibility. Supposedly, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes recognized this in his observations about shouting “fire” in a crowded theatre. People assume this meant you can’t do it, but his original comment included the critical word, “falsely”. In the US, your right to […]

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is running a campaign using television weather presenters and national broadcasters from around the world, to influence the UN’s Climate Summit 2014 scheduled for New York City on September 23. It is a counter attack designed to offset their losing the public, political, and scientific debate They’re releasing a series […]

All Rain Is Acid Rain

by Dr. Tim Ball on August 19, 2014

in Atmosphere,Biology,Data,Government,Political,Theory

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. Mike Russell Lack of Data Is The Fundamental Problem My first involvement with the Acid Rain scare was indirect, but added to awareness of the limitations of data and understanding of atmospheric and ocean mechanisms. It […]

“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 […]