[This article was originally published on June 29, 2020 by EnvironmentalProgress.org. We are reproducing it here under the fair use doctrine. It is a refreshingly honest presentation by Michael Shellenberger, an environmentalist who once accepted and actively promoted the idea that catastrophic anthropogenic global warming was occurring. After critically examining the AGW hypothesis, he has concluded that it is not supported by the facts, and consequently is apologizing for having participated in this misinformation campaign. Ed.]
Five Impossible-to-believe topics fed to us by the alarmists: A 2019 report: Climate is in Crisis, 100% renewable electricity is possible, Hurricane Dorian was made stronger by our use of fossil fuels, Hurricane Michael was Category 5 at landfall, and human-caused CO2-fueled global warming is a coming catastrophe. This post summarizes my November 2019 presentation to the Cruces Atmospheric Sciences Forum, CASF.
THE CLIMATE CRISIS TOWN HALL
On 4 Sep 2019 CNN presented a televised town hall meeting where 2020 Democrat presidential candidates discussed a purported human-caused, CO2-fueled climate crisis; Inside Climate News reported on the event. I focus on three elements of that report, encapsulated in these quotes:
“There was none of the debate over science that has dominated U.S. political discussions and strangled action in recent years.”
___________ “Global warming is not a purely scientific issue any more,” he said. “It has repercussions for society. It has also taken on a moralistic, almost religious quality. If you believe what everyone believes, you are a good person. If you don’t, you are a bad person. Who wants to be a sinner?” ___________
[This interview article about ‘skeptic’ climate scientist Nir Shaviv was published and then quickly pulled from Forbes.com. We discovered the article after it was reprinted by Jim Lakely, Communications Director of the Heartland Institute. We are reprinting it here under the fair use doctrine. Ed.]
The U.S. auto industry and regulators in California and Washington appear
deadlocked over stiff Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards that automakers oppose and the Trump administration have vowed to roll back – an initiative that has environmental activists up in arms.
You can add plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) to the list of items that last week’s low temperatures left in the cold.
Amid hype that these expensive, battery-operated cars are the vanguard of a fossil fuel-free age, their cold-weather shortcomings reinforce their image as a subsidized toy for the rich.
As temperatures plummeted into the -20s and -30s across the Midwest, Tesla owners discovered their car’s travel range had sharply decreased. And its interior would not warm up. Some owners weren’t even able to open the car door because its electric entry mechanism froze up.