Let the climate inquisition begin. The ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, Raul Grijalva of Arizona, has written to seven universities about seven researchers who harbor impure thoughts about climate change.
One of the targets is Steven Hayward, an author and academic now at Pepperdine University. As Hayward puts it, the spirit of the inquiry is, “Are you now or have you ever been a climate skeptic?”
Grijalva’s letters were prompted by the revelation that Wei-Hock Soon, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and a skeptic, didn’t adequately disclose support for his research from energy interests.
On International Polar Bear Day 2015, a new briefing paper by Susan Crockford reveals that behind the alarmist claims of environmentalists lies a conservation success story.
Today is International Polar Bear Day 2015 and environmentalists will be marking the occasion with petitions, calls to action and alarmist claims about the threat to the very existence of these iconic animals.
However, in a new briefing paper published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, zoologist Dr Susan Crockford reveals that the long-term recovery of polar bear populations continues apace. In fact, the most recent official assessment did not identify any polar bear sub-populations that could be definitively said to be declining. Where data are sufficient to make at least a tentative assessment, populations are mostly stable or rising.
CCD Editor's note: With all the recent clatter about dirty oil money turning scientists into global warming skeptics, I came across this recent article about Al Gore's net worth. It sort of makes the $1 million given to the Smithsonian over ten years seem a bit trivial. Now why don't the WaPo or the NY Times report about this naughty one percenter? From DaveManuel.com:
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Al Gore currently has a net worth of an estimated: $173,333,081
Al Gore's net worth decreased by $356,295 on 2/25/2015
Information: When Al Gore ran for President in 2000, he filed a public financial disclosure report that revealed that his net worth was somewhere between $700,000 and $1.9 million.