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Using Coal, Oil and Gas, the Moral Choice

Climate Change Weekly #147 Review: Alex Epstein, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Penguin Publishing, November 2014; 248 pages; ISBN-10: 1591847443, ISBN-13: 978-1591847441, $20.89 on Amazon. In his new book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Alex Epstein makes one of the most compelling arguments for the moral value of fossil fuels and the need to increase their use I have ever read. Epstein is an ethical humanist; for him, the well-being of human life is the standard of value public policy...

German Analysis Finds IPCC “Synthesis” Lacks Facts

Climate Change Weekly #146 The summary for policymakers released in early November by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has once again betrayed the science found in the body of the report. In addition, its conclusions and warnings fly squarely in the face of measurable evidence concerning the state of the climate. The European Institute for Climate and Energy (which goes by its German acronym, EIKE) has done a careful analysis of the IPCC summary for policymakers (...

Humans Aren’t Responsible for National Parks Changes

Climate Change Weekly #145 The climate is changing, but Professor Daniel B. Botkin believes the best-available evidence does not show those changes are humankind’s fault. Botkin, professor emeritus in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California-Santa Barbara, dissects a report issued by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), “National Landmarks at Risk, How Rising Seas, Floods, and Wildfires Are Threatening the United States’ Most Cherished...

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