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Battig in the Houston Chronicle: Truth to Published Power

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 30, 2016

Flawed science as fact is the real danger.”

Charles Battig is a plenty smart physician (a real doctor versus us doctorates) who has carefully studied the climate debate. This ‘talented amateur’ (as in non-climate scientist) knows the hidden assumptions and the non sequiturs behind the alleged case for climate alarmism and forced energy transformation. Now living in Houston, he has been a one-person truth squad to the Houston Chronicle’s New York Times-like editorials on climate.

Now retired, Dr. Battig holds three degress from Tulane University: M.D.; M.S., Electrical Engineering; and B.S., Electrical Engineering. In 2009, Battig was named president of the Piedmont Chapter of Virginia Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment (VASEEE), a “grassroots organization” founded by climatologist Fred Singer who is also president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP).

Climategate: Never Forget (President-elect Trump hasn’t)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 29, 2016

“[Climate change is] a very complex subject. I’m not sure anybody is ever going to really know…. they say they have science on one side but then they also have those horrible emails that were sent between the [Climategate] scientists…. Terrible. Where they got caught, you know, so you see that and you say, what’s this all about. I absolutely have an open mind.”

– President-elect Donald Trump, “Donald Trump’s New York Times Interview: Full Transcript,” November 23, 2016. Quoted in Joe Romm, “Trump Fools the New York Times on Climate Change, ThinkProgress, November 23, 2016.

It has been seven years this month since the intellectual scandal erupted called Climategate. With President-elect Trump’s recent reference to the scandal, it is timely to recall some of the more salient quotations.

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: November 28, 2016

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- November 28, 2016

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Crossroads III, Energy and Climate Policy Summit (DC: 12/8/16)

Trump and Science

Lomborg: Trump’s climate plan might not be so bad after all

What Trump Should Do with the Paris Treaty

Keep Science and Scientists Credible

Some Methodological Issues in Climate Science

Climate Model for Lawyers

The EPA Shows Again That It’s an Affront to Common Sense

2016 State of the Climate Report

Half Of Global Warming Alarmist Research Papers Might Be Wrong

Global Warming: Policy Hoax versus Dodgy Science

Satellite Data Reinstates Global Temperature Pause

100+ Scientific Papers From 2016 Link Solar Forcing To Climate Change

Wind Blown Away in Vermont

Time to Cut Our Losses on Big Wind

The Latest List of Turbine Accidents (now almost two thousand)

Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy Series: Part1, Part 2, Part 3.

Thanksgiving: A Free-Market Holiday

By Richard Ebeling -- November 23, 2016

Houston Chronicle: Letter of Protest on Climate Issue

By Charles Battig -- November 22, 2016

Time to Trump the Climate Hysteria (Clexit movement growing)

By Viv Forbes -- November 21, 2016

Big Wind vs. Little Taxpayers: An Easy Budget Cut for Trump

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#llinowes">Lisa Linowes</a> -- November 18, 2016

“My Work Here Is Finished” (thank you Marita Noon)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 17, 2016

Canada: More Pipeline Export Capacity Needed

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#a_brooks">Allen Brooks</a> -- November 16, 2016

LEED: From Market Efficiency to Political Conservationism

By Jim Clarkson -- November 15, 2016