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Response to MIT President: Paris Exit Scientifically Sound (Part II)

By Willie Soon and Christopher Monckton of Brenchley -- July 6, 2017
  • by Istvan Marko, J. Scott Armstrong, William M. Briggs, Kesten Green, Hermann Harde, David R. Legates, Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, and Willie Soon

MIT president’s letter repeats standard climate alarm claims. Here are the facts (also see Part I yesterday).

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The world is not experiencing unprecedented rising seas or extreme weather

Professor Reif further states that rising manmade greenhouse gases are “driving rising sea levels and extreme weather.” Neither is happening.

The average sea level rise since 1870 has been 1.3-1.5 mm (about a twentieth of an inch) per year, or five inches per century. Professor Nils-Axel Mörner, a renowned sea-level researcher who has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles on this topic, has been unable to find observational evidence that supports the models’ predictions of dramatically accelerating sea level rise.

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Response to MIT President: Paris Exit Scientifically Sound (Part I)

By Willie Soon and Christopher Monckton of Brenchley -- July 5, 2017

– by Istvan Marko, J. Scott Armstrong, William M. Briggs, Kesten Green, Hermann Harde, David R. Legates, Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, and Willie Soon

MIT president’s letter repeats standard climate alarm claims. Here are the facts (also see Part II tomorrow).

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“Fortunately, contrary to Professor Reif’s claims, the actual current scientific understanding of Earth’s climate dispels the popular delusion that any manmade global warming will be dangerous. That means adhering to the Paris agreement would be ‘a bad deal for America,’ and not only on economic and equity grounds, as President Trump stated.”

“In the last 20 years, humans have released over a third of all the CO2 produced since the beginning of the industrial period. Yet global mean surface temperature has remained essentially constant for at least 15 years – a fact that has been acknowledged by the IPCC, whose models failed to predict it.”

In a recent letter to the MIT community, Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Rafael Reif criticized President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate agreement, for ignoring “consensus” climate change science.

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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: July 3, 2017

By -- July 3, 2017

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:

Superior: New EU proposals would kill solar and wind

Study: Turbine Effects on Bats Likely Worse Than Thought

Study: Solar Energy’s Dirty Little Secret

Study: Large Solar Performance Reduction Due to Dust

Study: Evaluation of a proposal for grid power with 100% wind, water, and solar

Study: A Looming Disaster in Energy Security

Wind Turbines Are NOT Clean or Green, and Provide Zero Global Energy

Storage Burden Should Fall on Wind and Solar Projects, not the Grid

Wind Power’s Future in U.S.

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Wind News Update: The Failure of RGGI, Ohio Safety First (June 29, 2017)

By -- June 29, 2017
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China’s EV Problem: Battery Depletion

By -- June 28, 2017
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Norway Wrestles with Costly EV Subsidies (world leader at a crossroads)

By -- June 27, 2017
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‘Greenhouse Policy without Regrets’ (Adler’s 2000 analysis still rings true today)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 26, 2017
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AWEA Transmission Study: The Rest of the Story

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 22, 2017
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Why We Fight (Part II: “A Free-Market Energy Vision”)

By -- June 21, 2017
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Why We Fight (Part I: AEA Is “Big Liberty,” Not “Big Oil”)

By -- June 20, 2017
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