Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: The Hydrosphere and Oceans

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
October 17, 2013

People concerned that manmade greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide (CO2), may be causing dangerous climate change worry such a change may disrupt the hydrosphere, which

Research & Commentary: Solar Forcing of Climate

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
October 16, 2013

In its series of assessment reports reviewing the latest climate science, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded solar forcings (the changes in the avera

Research & Commentary: State-Owned Banks

October 14, 2013

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, since 2010,

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  • Research & Commentary: Gold and Silver Currency

    October 14, 2013

    In the nineteenth century the U.S. economy was based on currency backed by gold and silver.

    Research & Commentary: Temperature Observations

    Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
    October 14, 2013

    One of the central premises behind the concern that manmade greenhouse gas emissions may be causing dangerous global warming is that global temperatures have increased over the last century in conc

    Research & Commentary: Forcings and Feedbacks

    Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
    October 10, 2013

    Many scientists, policymakers, and engaged citizens have become concerned over the possibility that manmade greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide (CO2), may be causing dangerous cl

    Research & Commentary: Global Climate Models and Their Limitations

    Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
    October 9, 2013

    Many scientists, policymakers, and engaged citizens have become concerned over the possibility that manmade greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide (CO2), may be causing dangerous cl

    Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania Plastic Bag Tax

    October 9, 2013

    Under a proposal by state Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Wayne), Pennsylvania would become the first state to impose a statewide tax on the use of plastic bags.

    Research & Commentary: Wyoming Beer Taxes

    October 9, 2013

    At 2 cents per gallon, Wyoming’s beer tax is well below both the national average of 28 cents per gallon and considerably less than all its neighboring states’.

    Research & Commentary: Coal Power

    October 7, 2013

    Coal, a black or brownish rock made from highly compressed plants that lived and died hundreds of millions of years ago, is the most plentiful fossil fuel in current use.

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