Monday, January 27, 2014

A collection of enviromentalism links

Here are three links to interesting articles from the Global Warming Policy Foundation:

First, Emeritus professor Garth Paltridge, former chief research scientist with the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research suggest that "we have at least to consider the possibility that the scientific establishment behind the global warming issue has been drawn into the trap of seriously overstating the climate problem in its effort to promote the cause."

Second, former British newspaper editor and global warming rationalist Dominic Lawson points out the decline prospects for renewable energy in the EU:
A few days ago the European Commission belatedly acknowledged the self-impoverishment threatened by its renewable energy policies, and abandoned its previous insistence on maintaining mandatory targets for each of the 28 member states in the union.
And lastly, a post discussing the massive benefits of carbon-based energy to humanity:
In The Historic, Present and Future Societal Benefits of Fossil Fuels, a report prepared for the American Council for Clean Coal Energy (ACCE), Dr. Roger Bedzek of Management Information Systems, Inc. (MISI) not only documents the manifold economic and health benefits of carbon energy, he also makes a powerful case that the evident societal benefits of carbon outweigh the conjectural costs by orders of magnitude — a range of 40-1 to  400-1.