The SEC climate change proposal is not grounded in science, Author’s Cut

By Andy May This is the full uncut version of the op-ed I wrote for the Washington Examiner, here. On March 22, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a new rule for public comment (File Number S7-10-22) that would require public companies to report the climate-related impact of their businesses. Since it hasContinue reading “The SEC climate change proposal is not grounded in science, Author’s Cut”

Help, what is happening with our universities?

By Prof. Dr. IR. Guus Berkhout This is an English translation of a letter by Guus Berkhout of CLINTEL that was published in De Telegraaf, the largest newspaper in The Netherlands earlier this week. In recent years we have seen the strangest things happening to our universities. Professors must be extremely careful about what theyContinue reading “Help, what is happening with our universities?”

Science, Philosophy and Politics

By Andy May Greg Weiner has written a great essay in Law & Liberty, entitled: “Why We cannot Just ‘Follow the Science.‘” His point is that scientists and science are important, but relying only on “The Science” for decision making is both dangerous and foolish. Science is a methodology for proposing well-developed answers to questionsContinue reading “Science, Philosophy and Politics”

The Union of Concerned Scientists tries to “cancel” Steve Koonin

By Andy May I’ve written about the far left-wing Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and their anti-democratic attempts to suppress free-speech and free-thought before (see here). There are more details about their chicanery in my latest book: Politics and Climate Science: A History. ExxonMobil totally humiliated them and their gang when they tried to accuseContinue reading “The Union of Concerned Scientists tries to “cancel” Steve Koonin”

The Government Corruption of Science

Opinion by Andy May I wrote my latest book, Politics and Climate Change: A History, because I recognized that government funding of scientific research was corrupting science. We were warned this might happen by President Eisenhower in his farewell address to the public, where he said: “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars byContinue reading “The Government Corruption of Science”

The Paper that Blew it Up

By Andy May “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with Bull…” W. C. Fields In late February 2015, Willie Soon was accused in a front-page New York Times article by Kert Davies (Gillis & Schwartz, 2015) of failing to disclose conflicts of interest in his academic journal articles. It isn’t mentioned inContinue reading “The Paper that Blew it Up”

Modern Climate Change Science

By Andy May The first modern theoretical estimates of ECS, the equilibrium climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide, were reported in 1979 in the so-called “Charney Report” (Charney, et al., 1979). They reported, on page 2, a theoretical ECS of 1.5°C to 4.5°C per doubling of the CO2 atmospheric concentration. This estimate included an estimate ofContinue reading “Modern Climate Change Science”

Facts and Theories, Updated

By Andy May In 2016, I published a post entitled “Facts and Theories.” It has been one of my most popular posts and often reblogged. I updated the post extensively for my new book, Politics and Climate Change: A History. This post is a condensed version of what is in the book. Sometimes people askContinue reading “Facts and Theories, Updated”

SAR, the Turning Point

By Andy MaySAR is an abbreviation for the second IPCC assessment report, Climate Change 1995 (IPCC, 1996). As explained in my new book, Politics and Climate Change: A History, this IPCC report was a turning point in the debate over catastrophic human-caused climate change. The first IPCC report, “FAR,” was written under the chairmanship ofContinue reading “SAR, the Turning Point”

Global Cooling will kill us all!

By Andy May As Angus McFarlane shows in a 2018 well researched web post (McFarlane, 2018), some 65% of the peer-reviewed climate papers, that offered an opinion, published between 1965 and 1979 predicted that the global cooling seen at the time would continue. He references and is supported by a post by KennethContinue reading “Global Cooling will kill us all!”