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What They Haven’t Told You about Climate Change

What They Haven’t Told You about Climate Change

The only constant… is change. That’s true about life. And it’s true about the climate. The climate has been constantly changing since the earth was formed 4.6 billion years ago. For example, in just the past 2000 years, we have seen the Roman Warm Period, when it was warmer than today…Then came the cooler Dark …

Is Climate Change Our Biggest Problem?

Is Climate Change Our Biggest Problem?

One of the most persistent claims in the climate debate is that global warming leads to more extreme weather. This is a common concern expressed by those who fear a dangerously warming planet. President Barack Obama did so eloquently in his 2013 State of the Union Address when he talked about “the devastating impact of …

Climate Change: What’s So Alarming?

Climate Change: What’s So Alarming?

Carbons emissions are rising—and faster than most scientists predicted. But many climate-change alarmists seem to claim that all climate change is worse than expected. This ignores that much of the data is actually more encouraging than expected. Yes, Arctic sea ice is melting faster than the models expected. But models also predicted that Antarctic sea …

Can Climate Models Predict Climate Change?

Can Climate Models Predict Climate Change?

Let’s talk about climate models. Specifically, let’s talk about the climate models that attempt to predict the future temperature of the planet. But before we do, it’s important that you know a little about me. I’m a physicist. I taught at Columbia University and then at Princeton for five decades. I have published over 200 …

The Truth about CO2

The Truth about CO2

What are two of the dirtiest words in the English language? Well, if you’re concerned with Global Warming as so many people are these days, the answer is obvious. The two words are “Carbon Dioxide.” Or as it is known by its chemical symbol — CO2. One atom of carbon and two atoms of oxygen. …

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

What if I told you that someone had developed an energy source that could help us solve our biggest environmental challenges, purify our water and air, make our cities and homes more sanitary, and keep us safe from potential catastrophic climate change? What if I also told you that this energy source was cheap, plentiful, …

Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

“97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is real.” How many times have you heard that statement? Probably hundreds. It may seem like a compelling and scientific argument against fossil fuels, but it’s one of the most illogical, unscientific arguments you can make. To see how, let’s use this form of argument for …

Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?

Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?

I’m an atmospheric physicist. I’ve published more than 200 scientific papers. For 30 years I taught at MIT, during which time the climate has changed remarkably little. But the cry of “global warming” has grown ever more shrill. In fact, it seems that the less the climate changes, the louder the voices of the climate …

Are Electric Cars Really Green?

Are Electric Cars Really Green?

Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don’t burn any gasoline at all. …