Jan 212016
  • PolitiFact’s Deceptive Report on Illegal Voting by Non-Citizens
    by justfacts on 2017-06-23 at 17:44

    By James D. Agresti June 23, 2017 Just Facts recently published a study on election fraud that found 594,000 to 5.7 million non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Like other studies on this issue, this one involves … Continue reading → […]

  • Media Bias Fact Check: Incompetent or Dishonest?
    by justfacts on 2017-04-24 at 15:11

    By James D Agresti April 24, 2017 As Just Facts grows in prominence and reputation, an increasing number of scholars, major organizations, and eminent people have cited and recognized the quality work of Just Facts. With this higher profile, Just … Continue reading → […]

  • Is the Earth Warming Catastrophically Fast?
    by justfacts on 2017-03-15 at 17:36

    By James D. Agresti March 15, 2017 In a recent appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Bill Nye, the celebrity “Science Guy,” declared the “scientific evidence” is “overwhelming” that humans are causing the earth to warm “catastrophically fast.” He insisted this … Continue reading → […]

  • Myths about School Choice and Betsy DeVos
    by justfacts on 2017-02-07 at 16:10

    By James D. Agresti February 7, 2017 In an op-ed for the New York Times, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alleges that she is voting against Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education because: DeVos opposes policies that allow “our young … Continue reading → […]

  • New Treasury Data Shows Federal Shortfall of $670,000 Per U.S. Household
    by justfacts on 2017-01-19 at 02:23

    By James D. Agresti January 18, 2017 Newly published data from the U.S. Treasury shows that the federal government has amassed $84.3 trillion in debts, liabilities, and unfunded Social Security and Medicare obligations. This amounts to $670,000 for every household … Continue reading → […]

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Jan 132016

Dr. Spencer is an internationally recognized climatologist who explains things like why we do not know whether man is causing any climate change or not.

Or, is the planet really warming all over?

Roy Spencer, PhD. Climate Change Research Scientist, Author, Former NASA Scientist

  • The AMS Scolds Rick Perry for Believing the Oceans are Stronger than Your SUV
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-06-22 at 16:33

    Yesterday, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) sent a letter to DOE Secretary Rick Perry, scolding him for the following opinion he uttered in a CNBC interview on June 19. Quoting from a Washington Post article: Asked in an interview on CNBCs “Squawk Box” whether he believed that carbon dioxide was “the primary control knob for [… […]

  • A Global Warming Red Team Warning: Do NOT Strive for Consensus with the Blue Team
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-06-13 at 17:07

    Now that the idea of a global warming Red Team approach to help determine what our energy policy should be is gaining traction, it is important that we understand what that means to some of us who have been advocating it for over 10 years — and also what it doesn’t mean. The Red Team [… […]

  • Spy Satellite to Spy on Spy Satellites?
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-06-12 at 13:28

    The May 1 Space-X launch of a classified satellite mission was considered very unusual after amateur satellite watchers realized it was being put into the same orbit as the International Space Station (ISS). (ISS resupply missions aren’t classified.) We now know that not only was “USA 276” put into the same orbit, but it actually [… […]

  • UAH Global Temperature Update for May, 2017: +0.45 deg. C
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-06-02 at 13:02

    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for May, 2017 was +0.45 deg. C, up from the April, 2017 value of +0.27 deg. C (click for full size version): The global, hemispheric, and tropical LT anomalies from the 30-year (1981-2010) average for the last 17 months are: YEAR MO GLOBE NHEM. SHEM. [… […]

  • Good Climate Hunting (D. J. Trump, writer, director)
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-06-01 at 21:04


  • Santer takes on Pruitt: The Global Warming Pause and the Devolution of Climate Science
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-05-25 at 13:27

    A new paper in Nature: Scientific Reports by Santer et al entitled Tropospheric Warming Over the Past Two Decades begins with this: After a recent Senate confirmation hearing, Scott Pruitt the new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received a written question regarding observed warming estimates. In response, Mr. Pruitt claimed that over the [… […]

  • UAH Global Temperature Update for April, 2017: +0.27 deg. C
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-05-01 at 12:54

    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for April, 2017 was +0.27 deg. C, up from the March, 2017 value of +0.19 deg. C (click for full size version): The global, hemispheric, and tropical LT anomalies from the 30-year (1981-2010) average for the last 16 months are: YEAR MO GLOBE NHEM. SHEM. [… […]

  • People’s Climate March on Saturday…through Snow
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-04-28 at 17:04

    You would think that since it’s almost May that one could plan a march against global warming without having to worry about getting snowed on. Well, weather rules — not climate. While the People’s Climate March in Washington DC Saturday (April 29) will enjoy unseasonably warm weather, some of the Sister Marches out West won’t [… […]

  • UAH Shooting Investigation Update, and Thanks
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-04-27 at 21:08

    John Christy met with the chief of police at UAH today, and I’m happy to report that, contrary to initial reports, the investigation into the seven shots fired into our building has not been dropped. UAH has also coordinated with other law enforcement, which is good. I’d like to thank everyone who made the effort [… […]

  • Update on Possible Ecoterror Attack at UAH
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-04-26 at 12:12

    Ecoterrorism. Eco-terrorism is defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as “the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against people or property by an environmentally oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons, or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature.” -Wikipedia It appears that at least some [… […]

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Jan 132016

“In the realm of ideas there has been no better publication in Australia over the last fifty years than Quadrant magazine.”
— Former Prime Minister John Howard

Quadrant Online » Opinion The leading general intellectual journal of ideas, literature, poetry and historical and political debate published in Australia.

  • St Petersburg Diary: an Exile’s Return
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-06-25 at 02:36

    Russia has changed since the days when I fled the old Soviet Union, but a recent visit to my former homeland suggests not as much nor in the ways I might have hoped. When the best and brightest feel their futures lie elsewhere and queue up to leave, prospects are grim and unlikely to improveThe post St Petersburg Diary: an Exile’s Return appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Grubs, Greens and Fire
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-06-24 at 02:21

    The recognition that man's thumb exerts a considerable weight on the current ecological scale is anathema to those who promote the myth of "wilderness", that toxic manifestation of green romanticism. In the 1860s, remarkable Victorian bushman and naturalist Alfred Howitt knew betterThe post Grubs, Greens and Fire appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Aboriginal algebra: BVB x BS = Zero
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-06-23 at 03:21

    It is just one man's opinion, but the abuse I have encountered from the Black Victim Brigade entitles me to right of reply. Yes, blacktivists are angry, very angry, but not about the issues they claim to be angry about. Rather, their fury is opportunistic hypocrisy of the first orderThe post Aboriginal algebra: BVB x BS = Zero appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Bowing to the Inevitable
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-06-22 at 04:40

    Muslim immigration can’t be stopped, nor the superiority of Western cultural and social conventions actively promoted. A safe and encouraging environment can’t be offered to Muslims who wish to leave behind their intolerant creed. We are stuck, I’m afraid, with just a hope and a prayerThe post Bowing to the Inevitable appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • The Love Song of a Grateful ‘Wog’
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-06-20 at 01:56

    I came to this wonderful country from Hungary, fleeing my homeland one jump ahead of the Russians. Cricket, inedible bread, the bizarre 'football' codes -- they were the negatives but didn't amount to much cause for complaint. Australia, though, how much do I love you?The post The Love Song of a Grateful ‘Wog’ appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

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Jan 052016

Independent Institute Articles Recent Articles and op-eds from the Independent Institute

  • National Tax Reformers Should Look to Alaska for Landmines
    on 2017-06-23 at 21:20

    By William F. Shughart II; Across the United States, people are talking about tax reform. Comprehensive overhaul of the federal tax code was a core part of President Trump's campaign platform, and voters on b... […]

  • Why You Can't Visit Your Doctor Virtually and Why That Might Finally Be Changing
    on 2017-06-22 at 21:20

    By John C. Goodman; Sometime in the last century, most professionals discovered that face-to-face meetings with clients weren't always necessary--or even desirable. Lawyers, accountants, engineers, ... […]

  • Do Conservatives Really Want to Repeal Obamacare?
    on 2017-06-22 at 21:20

    By John C. Goodman; Probably not. Here's why: virtually every conservative health policy analyst advising Republican candidates and Republican office holders believes in the same model Barack Obama beli... […]

  • Death by Government Housing (Policy)
    on 2017-06-20 at 21:20

    By Mary L. G. Theroux; The a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/business/anger-erupts-flaws-burned-london-tower-article-1.3252091"AP reports that "grief turned to outrage" as surviv... […]

  • Does Nuclear Energy Have a Future in the United States?
    on 2017-06-19 at 21:20

    By William F. Shughart II, Brian Isom; In May, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released a daily energy a href="https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=31192" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-s... […]

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Jan 052016
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Jan 052016
  • A Review of ‘Skeptical Science’ Alleged Myths

    The website ‘Skeptical Science.com’ is popular among climate alarmists. The website alleges to refute claims by climate skeptics that global warming is not a crisis. The website features a list of 10 “Most Used Climate Myths” by climate skeptics at the top left part of the webpage. I review and rebut each rebuttal of the 10 alleged myths. […]

  • Antarctic Ice Expansion Shows Climate Models Are Unreliable

    Despite a 20 percent increase in atmospheric CO2 over 40 years, and model predictions to the contrary, sea ice in the Antarctic has expanded for decades. Such observations are in direct opposition to the model-based predictions of the IPCC. This should give pause for thought about climate alarmism in general. The IPCC report predicts a multi-model average decrease of between 16 and 67 percent in the summer and 8 to 30 percent in the winter by the end of the century (IPCC, 2013). Models simulations give a 1 million sq. km reduction is sea ice, but measurement show a 300,000 increase from 1980 to 2005 due to falling temperatures. […]

  • To Put America First Is to Put Our Planet’s Climate First

    This article by Marko, Soon et al refutes the "popular delusion that man-made global warming will be dangerous and that, therefore, the Paris Agreement would be beneficial." They write "The Paris agreement is, in practice, a political tool for suppressing growth and redistributing wealth." The historical record shows that CO2 changes lag temperature changes. Climate models predicted that warming over the last 27 years (1990-2016) would be twice as much as actually observed. Extreme weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes have been decreasing over the last several decades. Warming and CO2 fertilization has caused a greening of the earth and increasing crop yields. […]

  • Friends of Science Speaker on Climate and Climate Policy

    Invite a Friends of Science speaker to your event to talk about climate science and climate policy. Find out what the media is not telling you about climate, natural climate change, and the devastating effects of current climate policies. […]

  • Testimony of Dr. John Christy on Climate Science March 29, 2017

    Dr. John Christy gave this testimony to a hearing of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the US House of Representatives on 29 March 2017. He writes " When the “scientific method” is applied to the output from climate models of the IPCC AR5, specifically the bulk atmospheric temperature trends since 1979 ..., I demonstrate that the consensus of the models fails the test to match the real-world observations by a significant margin. He recommends the Congress to "fund credible “Red Teams” that look at issues such as natural variability, the failure of climate models and the huge benefits to society from affordable energy, carbon-based and otherwise." […]

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