Bug Apocalypse Not! — Science Matters

Jon Entine writes again lamenting false alarms by scientists and journalists The Insect Apocalypse That Never Was.  Excerpts in italics with my bolds. For the past four years, journalists and environmental bloggers have been churning out alarming stories that insects are vanishing, in the United States and globally. Limited available evidence lends credence to reasonable […]

Bug Apocalypse Not! — Science Matters

Unmasking Biden’s Climate Shakedown

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At Spectator, Real Jean Isaac explains How to End Biden’s Fake Climate Apocalypse.  Excerpts in italics with my bolds and images.

If there’s no pushback against the Left, we’ll see a dramatic drop in our standard of living.

With the wave of executive orders and legislation coming from the Biden administration, and the cultural antics of his woke supporters, Biden’s war on fossil fuels has received insufficient attention. Yet energy is the lifeblood of our economy, and making traditional energy sources vastly more expensive is the single most destructive aspect of Biden’s policies. If this country does not successfully mobilize against these policies, the vast majority will experience a dramatic drop in their standard of living.

mrz012921dbp20210129124515Supposedly the assault on fossil fuels — via regulation; cancellation of pipelines; concocting a huge, wholly imaginary “social cost of carbon”; taxes; and solar and wind mandates — is necessary to save…

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Keystone XL Pipeline Canceled — IER

The sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has canceled the project after Canadian officials failed to persuade President Joe Biden to reverse his cancellation of the presidential border crossing permit by executive order. Calgary-based TC Energy will work with government agencies “to ensure a safe termination of and exit from” the partially built…

Keystone XL Pipeline Canceled — IER

Russian Resurgence: Putin’s Grand Plan to Meet Insatiable Demand for Coal in Asia

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As the wind and solar cult would have it, ‘coal is dead’ and wind and solar power are the gloating villains that killed it. Well, that’s the meme, anyway.

Back on Earth, coal-fired power and the coal industry that fuels it are in very robust health, indeed.

Outside of the virtue signalling Western nations that signed up to heavily subsidise the unreliables, demand for coal has never been stronger. And there are plenty of willing players eager to satisfy that demand.

Vladimir Putin is among them, with plans to increase, already surging, Russian coal production even further.

We’ll cross to the team at Jo Nova for the latest on coal’s Russian resurgence, and then we’ll take a look at the surge in global demand for coal, with the help of the Global Warming Policy Forum.

Russia bets big on coal, gas, fossil fuels, and not on renewables
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Biden’s coming war on farmers — JunkScience.com

My latest in the Washington Times (Web | PDF). A new study claims that air emissions from farms kill 17,000 Americans per year. It’s the first shot in a second try by the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency to control American farms through junk science-fueled air pollution regulations. The study is funded by a $10 […]

Biden’s coming war on farmers — JunkScience.com

History of Climate and Overpopulation Alarms

For a great history of Climate Change and Population Control Alarms watch this video from realclimatescience.com and Steve Goddard’s Youtube channel by Tony Heller.  A little long but well worth watching.  All scares are politics, not science. The aim is socialist/communist control – control of population, economy, politics, every facet of your life.

FACTS:

  • The world is still not overpopulated.
  • Hunger is more about politics than scarcity. Modern agriculture can feed everyone.
  • The climate is always changing, but it is not dangerous. Warm is healthier than cold.
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is plant food, and why earth is not one giant ball of ice.
  • Water vapor is a far stronger greenhouse gas than CO2.
  • Most of the greenhouse effect occurred in the distant past with an almost opaque blanket preventing heat loss to space. Any further increase in CO2 will have little to no effect.
  • Deserts and jungles are greening. Crop yields have increased 15 to 20% on average.
  • The oceans are not rising, except for 7 inches a century since the little Ice Age.
  • Ocean acidification is a myth. Oceans are buffered to maintain alkaline pH, not acid.
  • Storms, droughts, floods are not increasing in intensity or frequency.
  • Polar bears and other wildlife are thriving.

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Check out my book Perverted Truth Exposed: How Progressive Philosophy has Corrupted Science on Amazon, and earlier posts here on this subject. The book covers some of the basic areas where science has been corrupted or replaced by philosophy disguised as science. The major scientific areas covered are Darwinian Evolution, Origin of Life Theories, Cosmology, Quantum Mechanics as the heart of Particle Physics, and the Climate Change debate.  I present facts and logic to make the point that these areas, regardless of the merit of the theories, are actually based on philosophy, not science, that fits an atheistic, anti-human, progressive political agenda.

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Anomic Age Podcast Interview re: Perverted Truth Exposed

Anomic Age Podcast interview with Kay Kiser, the author of “Perverted Truth Exposed: How Progressive Philosophy Has Corrupted Science”

 

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Kay Kiser is with us today to discuss the proliferation of the progressive philosophy throughout academia, her books, Darwin, and more.

Kay is a retired chemist with over 30 years of experience in industrial research and development. Professional roles include microbiologist, teacher, technical writer, inventor, lab manager/designer, and volunteer crisis counselor. She hold 5 patents, wrote/taught many technical manuals and procedures, and coauthored a chapter in an American Chemical Society book, “Radiation Curing of Polymeric Materials”. Mrs. Kiser is a lifelong researcher into all things related to science and history. She hold a Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who, which has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Nov. 26, 2018 and other publications. Kay is a conservative Christian, skeptic, iconoclast and seeker of truth.

She has published two non-fiction books in her Modern Mythology
Series, pointing out the myths that most of us have assumed to be true.
Her first book, “Perverted Truth Exposed: How Progressive Philosophy Has Corrupted Science”, presents logical arguments questioning long-standing scientific assumptions and world views in which progressive philosophy has been disguised as science in a nested series of theories. Examination of the history, philosophy and political connections reveals the flawed logic of many scientific theories. Academia has become a closed priesthood, not an open forum for truth. Adherence to the party line determines what research is done, funded and published.

Kay’s second book, “Saving Africa from Lies that Kill: How Myths about the Environment and Overpopulation are Destroying Third World Countries” is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Social Change category of the 2019 International Book Awards. It exposes long-standing crimes by international organizations that keep developing nations poor, isolated, ignorant, sick and, most of all, controlled, all based on the myths that overpopulation has caused environmental harm, and assumed genetic inferiority of impoverished cultures. Poverty, not overpopulation, causes environmental harm.

Episode 61 Kay Kiser

The Case for Intelligent Design

Stephen C. Meyer | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 43 •Mar 24, 2019
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Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
by Stephen C. Meyer  | Jun 3, 2014

Is CO2 a poison and is carbon capture a good idea?

Carbon Dioxide bubbles in soda – Wikipedia

Carbon Dioxide: Hero or Villian?

Effects of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) on our bodies –  CO2  is not a poison or a pollutant. It only kills by displacing oxygen, causing suffocation from lack of oxygen. Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen are both suffocants, not poisons. We need CO2 to build up in our blood (as a product of metabolism) to trigger our smother response and prompt our bodies to take a spontaneous breath. The reason Nitrogen (gas or liquid) is so dangerous to work with is because Nitrogen doesn’t trigger the smother response that tells us we are suffocating. CO2 continues to be expelled, but no oxygen is carried to the cells, so that unconsciousness and death come without warning.

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) – On the other hand, Carbon Monoxide, CO, from incomplete combustion, is a poison. It permanently attaches to oxygen/ carbon dioxide receptors in red blood cells, so that less oxygen is carried to the cells and less CO2 is expelled.  When enough red blood cells are compromised, unconsciousness and death follow. Full recovery only comes when the poisoned red blood cells are destroyed and replaced with new cells, which can take up to 120 days.

A less than lethal dose or chronic low level exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) results in flu like symptoms, headache, malaise, breathlessness, etc. These conditions may occur over time without our knowledge due to improperly ventilated hydrocarbon heaters or fireplaces and leaking or blocked chimney flues or leaking auto exhausts.  I experienced this in an old house I was renting when the chimney collapsed inside my bedroom wall. I had flu like symptoms for several weeks before I realized what was happening.

Effects of adding CO2 on plant growth .

Benefits of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) –  Plants need CO2 to make sugars by photosynthesis and to grow. Lower levels of CO2 result in stunted growth. Greenhouses often pump in extra CO2 to enhance growth. If the level in the atmosphere is reduced as much as the environmentalists advocate, crops and forests will suffer. Our slightly elevated level, at 400 ppm, up from 295 ppm seventy years ago, has had a beneficial greening effect on forests, crops, deserts, grasslands and oceans. Plants with elevated CO2 also lose less water due to reduced pore size so that they are more tolerant of dry conditions. Overall, the added CO2 in the atmosphere has increased crop yields and improved lives in poor countries.

What about Carbon Capture? – There is a lot of talk about carbon capture. By that they mean to capture CO2 from fossil fuel burning and force it underground for long term storage. No workable system has been developed yet. But if we could, is it practical or even safe? The problem with this scenario is that gases have a nasty habit of moving around and even erupting to kill wildlife and people. The truth is that unless that CO2 is permanently converted to carbonate rock or other solid form such as biomass, the stored gas can erupt and kill without warning.  An infamous example is the Lake Nyos, Cameroon, disaster that suffocated and killed over 1700 people in 1986. Without warning the gas erupted from the bottom of the lake, blanketed the entire valley and smothered everyone and all the animals in its path. See Wikipedia article here for more details.

Lake Nyos as it appeared eight days after the eruption – Wikipedia

Assuming we would want to remove the man made CO2 from exhaust gases, other means of removing some of the CO2 include scrubbing with solvents in industrial settings, or recycling the CO2 through other chemical processes, or using it to enhance growth in greenhouses and using it to grow tanks of algae that can be harvested, dried and used as feed stock for burning in power plants, etc.

What about Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change? In an earlier post I explained the scientific reasons why Carbon Dioxide is not the driver of Climate Change, but is a trailing indicator of warming.  See link below. Most of the warming due to Carbon Dioxide occurred in the distant past. Otherwise we would be a frozen planet. The atmosphere is at near-maximum absorption of heat by CO2.  Any additional Carbon Dioxide will have very little effect. Water vapor, ocean currents and the sun are among the major drivers of global warming or cooling, none of which are well understood and can’t be controlled by man. As such, these other drivers are ignored by the environmentalists whose real goal is to impose socialist style control on us, while claiming to save us from climate change.

See post AGW Claims vs. Truth – 2. Carbon Dioxide and Warming

Center for the Study of CO2 petitions EPA to repeal the endangerment finding — JunkScience.com

This will require a second Trump term. You can read the petition here: Web | PDF.

via Center for the Study of CO2 petitions EPA to repeal the endangerment finding — JunkScience.com