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Posts from December 2023

Whitewash on Display: Gaygate 2023, Climategate 2009

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 28, 2023

“Gaygate 2023 and Climategate 2009 reinforce each other. So when will basic honesty and academic standards return to academia? To climate science?”

It’s a whitewash–again. The plagiarism (and data falsification?) of Harvard president Claudine Gay brings to mind the similar exposé of the Climategate emails, whose words, sentences, and paragraphs had to be swept under the rug back in 2009/2010 by an embarrassed establishment protecting its own. [1]

Wiki’s whitewash, for example, brought attention to the source (“denialists”) and then misrepresented the importance of the exposé.

The story was first broken by climate-change denialists, who argued that the emails showed that global warming was a scientific conspiracy and that scientists manipulated climate data and attempted to suppress critics. The CRU [Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia] rejected this, saying that the emails had been taken out of context.

‘Zero Emission’ Truck Fraud: Candid Camera Meets Nikola (Trevon Milton to the Slammer?)

By Kennedy Maize -- December 27, 2023

Ed. Note: A classic Candid Camera episode is where a car without a motor makes a downhill stop at a service station for a checkup. The attendants are stunned to find the car is engineless. Fiction and funnies turned into fact with Trevor Milton, whose hydrogen/fuel cell/electric truck company, Nikola Corp., pulled this stunt with a rolling truck in a promotional video. Kenneth Maize has the story in “Trevor Milton, E-truck Nikola Corp. Founder, Headed to Prison?

“It was mostly smoke and mirrors. The company had acquired “gliders,” truck platforms without engines. In one notorious case highlighted by Hindenburg, Nikola in 2018 posted a YouTube video of a battery-powered Nikola cab and trailer … moving rapidly along a desert highway. Hindenburg said the truck wasn’t moving under its own power.

“A New Energy Blog” (from 2008)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 26, 2023

Ed. Note: The repost of the first post at MasterResource (from 12/26/2007) marks the 16th anniversary of the free market energy blog site. In this period, MR has posted more than 2,700 posts from more than 300 authors.

“… our blog name is inspired by the late Julian Simon (1932–1998). He labeled energy the master resource because it is the resource needed to bring other resources from a state of nature to one of human usefulness. Simon also used the term the ultimate resource to describe human ingenuity.”

We are just getting started here, but some of us veterans of the energy debate from a private property, free-market perspective have teamed together to offer our thoughts on late breaking energy items. When I read my newspapers each day, I have some thoughts that I wish I could share with folks from a historical, worldview perspective.…

Happy Holidays from MasterResource

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 23, 2023

The Cult of Darkness

By Edward Hudgins -- December 22, 2023

A Three-University Conspiracy? (Or eight billion supporting fossil fuels)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 21, 2023

Grassroots Opposition to Wind/Solar Projects: Martis Testimony in Michigan

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 20, 2023

ICEBREAKER Wind Dead: Great Lakes Alive

By Sherri Lange -- December 19, 2023

Energy and Environmental Review: December 18, 2023

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- December 18, 2023

COP28 Reality: Rejecting the Narrative on the Left (Part II)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- December 16, 2023