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Democratic Platform Calls for Prosecution of Skeptics, Backlash Grows

Climate Change Weekly #218 Coming from way out of left field, Democratic operatives responsible for writing their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science or economics. The drafting committee, led by Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, included noted alarmist climate activist and 350.org co-...

What Happens If the Social Costs of Carbon Goes Negative?

Climate Change Weekly #217 For Climate Change Weekly readers who aren’t skeptical of the claim humans are causing a climate catastrophe by burning fossil fuels, new studies have emerged that should temper your fears. The studies come in two areas of research, one of which feeds into the other. Governments use “social cost of carbon (SCC)” as the metric for determining the benefits of actions that may be taken to prevent or reduce climate change or its impacts. SCC is the estimated economic...

Reasons to Oppose a Carbon Tax

Climate Change Weekly #216 On June 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution sponsored by Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would harm the economy and should not be enacted. The vote was 237 to 163 in favor of the resolution, with six Democrats joining the entire Republican caucus in supporting it. Because a carbon tax would apply to 85 percent of our nation’s energy, and energy is the lifeblood of the economy, the resolution...

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