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Biden/Harris: The October Non-suprise (oil & gas on the ballot)

By Sterling Burnett -- October 30, 2020

“When speaking to climate activists, young people, and Bernie Sanders supporters, all constituencies whose votes they need to win the election, Biden/Harris openly admit to ending fossil fuel use and fracking.”

“Biden/Harris’s climate/energy plans would put the hundreds of millions of workers in chemical and concrete manufacturing, coal, gas, mining, oil, refining, steel manufacturing, and associated industries out of work.”

Pundits have regularly opined about the possibility of an “October Surprise,” in the 2020 election race, a Hallowe’en trick that could change Presidential fortunes for one candidate or the other in the 2020 election.

Instead of an October surprise, I want to discuss an October non-surprise. The fact that the energy and climate plan put forward by Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden, and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Ca), will shut down the oil and gas industry, in the process dampening American’s economic prosperity and making our country’s energy system beholden to China.…

Terrorism, not Climate Change (please, Mr. President)

By Sterling Burnett -- November 19, 2015

“The world’s leaders can’t control their borders, yet they think they can change the weather. The sheer hubris is amazing.”

President Barack Obama may have the worst understanding of the true threats to the U.S.’s other nations’ national security and domestic tranquility of any President in our country’s history.

In 2014, President Obama was proclaiming through his proxies, including Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, climate change was the most important threat facing our nation’s national security. Then in his 2015 State of the Union address Obama stated, “No challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” a claim he reiterated at his commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy in May, stating, “no challenge poses a greater threat to our future and future generations than a change in climate.”…

Cooling the Climate Models: Briggs, Legates, Monckton, Soon Go Simple

By Sterling Burnett -- February 9, 2015

“Each of the complex climate models used by the IPCC grossly overstates the amount of warming the planet has experienced during the past 120 or so years. In addition, based on the idea that temperatures should rise right along with CO2 emissions, these models have missed the entire 18+ year hiatus in rising temperatures.”

In early January, the noted science journal Science Bulletin published a paper by Lord Christopher Monckton; Astrophysicist Willie Soon, Ph.D.: climatologist and geologist David Legates, Ph.D.; and statistician William Briggs, “Why Models Run Hot: Results from an Irreducibly Simple Climate Model,” which introduced a new, simple model of the climate’s response to adding CO2 to the atmosphere.  Their model outperformed the complex climate models used by the IPCC to project future temperatures and temperature trends.…

Other Arguments Against Environmental Commodification (Part IV)

By Sterling Burnett -- July 14, 2013

Economists vs. Ecosystem Commodification (Part III)

By Sterling Burnett -- July 13, 2013

Environmentalists Question Commodification (Part II)

By Sterling Burnett -- July 12, 2013

Pricing (Nonmarket) Ecosystem Services: The Dream (Part I)

By Sterling Burnett -- July 11, 2013

Energy Loserville: U.S. DOE Picks in an Artificial Industry

By Sterling Burnett -- July 9, 2012