~Cheap, abundant coal is key to national security, warm homes and wintertime survival~ (Image courtesy of National Geographic Society) By Tom Harris Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy. They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National...
~Senator Tim Wirth, scientist James Hansen and others manufactured the climate “crisis”~ By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change because it is a bad deal for America. He could have made the decision simply because...
~Far from being a threat, coal continues to bring health, welfare and prosperity to billions~ By Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At the recent Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on withdrawing the “Clean Power Plan,” anti-coal activists were out in force: the Climate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural Resource...
~UN climate forecasts are consistently high … consistently wrong … and used to drive policy~ By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Dr. Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, summarized the problem the world faces with climate change policy:   “Would you bet your paycheck on the weather forecast for tomorrow? If not,...
~UN climate cataclysm predictions have no basis in fact and should not be taken seriously~ By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Throughout the United Nations Climate Change Conference wrapping up in Bonn, Germany this week, the world has been inundated with the usual avalanche of manmade global warming alarmism. The...
~Ecojustice wants government “cops” to investigate, punish and silence dissent~ By Tom Harris "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU." This slogan appeared on posters of the Party leader in the dystopian society of George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It was a constant reminder of omnipresent government surveillance for “thoughtcrime” – independent thinking. In Orwell’s book, Ministry of Truth ‘history...
By Tom Harris ~Canada has no way to ensure that developing nations keep their commitments~ In announcing the Stephen Harper government’s new greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets earlier this month, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Canada will “work with our international partners to establish an international agreement in Paris that includes meaningful...
By Tom Harris & Bob Carter ~Whitehouse is misguided on sea level rise: seacoasts won’t be flooded due to coal burning~ It must have taken the patience of Job for West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to participate in Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s climate change tour of the Ocean State on...
By Bob Carter and Tom Harris ~Climate change actually has little to do with energy choices~ In his October 2 address on the economy at Northwestern University, President Barack Obama told students, “If we keep investing in clean energy technology, we won’t just put people to work assembling, raising and pounding...