James Taylor of the Heartland Institute distorts yet another peer-reviewed study in a vain attempt to counter the overwhelming number of climate experts and scientists who accept the reality of industrial climate disruption.
This greenhouse is part of a larger business that belongs to a friend of my father’s. It is currently non-operational and has been abandoned and up for sale for the last couple of years. I can still remember watching them hunt snapping turtles in the summer and terrorizing the waterfowl on their small cattail choked […]
Heartland Institute senior fellow James Taylor’s tries – and fails – to discredit the draft National Climate Assessment by attacking a small minority of the Assessment’s authors.
In something of a Big Deal, it has emerged that China no longer will pursue the goal of being self-sufficient in food. According to the South China Morning Post, Chen Xiwen, who is the director of the rural affairs policy-making committee of the Communist Party, and who therefore presumably knows a thing or two, the […]
Alyssa Carducci of Media Trackers-Florida and The Heartland Institute revealed her ignorance of academia and climate issues and her hypocrisy regarding ethics when she misrepresented herself in order to obtain information on scientist Michael Mann’s speaking fees.
Last week, many Americans were stunned to pick up their newspapers and learn that AIG was suing us taxpayers for saving them. We shouldn’t have been. That’s what any corporation would do. Indeed, the directors of AIG had to consider it or else get sued themselves. Corporations are the Burmese pythons of the economic ecosystem. […]
The well at Nakagongo sits in a low valley, with a web of trails that lead down to it from the surrounding hillsides. It’s not an especially grueling walk and not especially steep, but it’s a five-minute hike downhill from the road. On days like today, when it rained for a couple hours in the […]
Recent media reports are falsely claiming that global temperatures haven’t risen for the last 16 years. They have, but it’s being masked, as a Skeptical Science-produced video illustrates.
The second of two parts The first thing we see on our boatride along the shores of Lake Mburo is a pair of African fish eagles, which look like streamlined bald eagles but with the white extending from the head and neck down to the chest. Our park ranger, Moses, tries to fill us in […]
The colonial King of Ankole, Omugabe, loved his impala. The capital of Uganda, Kampala, had been named for the graceful antelopes—but the growing population in the city began to squeeze the impala out of their habitat, and they were being hunted relentlessly. The king knew he had to protect the impala he so dearly loved. […]
In response to being put on a list of Top Climate Stories for 2012 for comparing climate realists to serial killers, Heartland Institute president Joseph Bast continued his habit of responding to his critics with dishonesty, deception, and hypocrisy.
I know it seems counter-intuitive to put a disco on the first floor of a hotel, but someone in Kyotera apparently thought it was an excellent idea. I have a corner room, and one of my windows opens on the same side of the hotel as the disco, three floors and a thousand thumping beats […]
Libertarians and engineers should both engage and work to address industrial climate disruption instead of fleeing to the illusory safety of science denial.
My friends have been joking on Facebook for weeks now about “apocalypse parties,” posting REM videos, and getting things done before the world ended today. And I have to say, a very small part of me was looking forward to this happening, if only so I wouldn’t have to pay my student loans. But all this “world […]
Most engineers take on some of their employer’s values. As a result, many engineers come to see industrial climate disruption as a threat to their employer and to their jobs, and that leads too many engineers to deny the reality of industrial climate disruption.