Entries by H. Sterling Burnett

Heartland/Rasmussen Poll: Vast Majority of Voters Worried About Rising Energy Prices, Favor Increased Drilling in the U.S.

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60% of likely voters favor a law that would dramatically increase American energy production Only 30% believe it is “very likely” climate change will be catastrophic for humans, plants, and animals within the next century As Americans grapple with record-high prices at the pump and the highest rate of inflation in more than four decades, […]

Climate Change Poses No Existential Threat. Nada. Not Any.

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A refreshing article in the Washington Examiner demonstrates what I have repeatedly said for more than a decade: climate change does not pose an “existential threat.” In fact, that’s the title of the article: “Climate change is not an ‘existential threat.’” In discussing the energy crisis that has arisen during Joe Biden’s brief tenure as president of […]

Democrats Can’t Solve Energy-Related Problems Because They Don’t Understand They Are Causing Them

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With oil prices topping $125.00 per barrel and gasoline prices averaging $4.17 per gallon nationwide for regular as I write, the White House and Democrats in Congress persist in the delusion that the economy can rapidly transition completely to green energy. Their belief that wind, solar, batteries, and electric vehicles can effectively and cheaply power […]

What’s With the False Reporting, Inside Climate News? Polar Bears Are Doing Well

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A Google News search of the phrase “climate change,” today turns up a story in Inside Climate News claiming polar bears are declining due to climate change. Nothing could be further from the truth. Data show polar bear numbers have grown significantly during the recent modest warming. The story, “Warming Trends: Climate Threats to Bears, Bugs and […]

Hypocrisy, Not Climate Concern, Dominated COP-26

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Global elites regularly decry the supposedly “existential” threat purported human-caused climate change poses to the environment, civilization, and even human survival. These elites propose policies intended to avert global climate disaster, almost all of them involving ending the use of fossil fuels and fundamentally changing how people live, forcing us to live in high-density urban […]

Sorry, World Bank and Mainstream Media, Climate Change Not Driving Immigration

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A Google news search today of the term “climate change” turns up dozens of stories carried by the mainstream media claiming a study from the World Bank shows climate change could force more than 200 million people to migrate within the borders of their own countries from farms to cities. Like previous predictions made about […]

Impossibly Inconsistent Climate Disaster Claims – an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Fantasy

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Climate alarmists have a problem presenting a consistent narrative on the dangers supposed human-caused climate change poses. Instead, they follow Lewis Carroll’s irrepressible and violent Red Queen down the climate change rabbit hole, as when in response to Alice’s statement that “one can’t believe impossible things,” she proudly proclaimed, “I daresay you haven’t had much […]

Climate Science Is ‘Unsettled’, Says Obama Science Director

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As I write, in just over 12 hours since its official launch on May 4, Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, by physicist Steven E. Koonin, Ph.D., is number 15 on Amazon’s list of top-selling nonfiction books, the top-selling book on Amazon Kindle in Weather and Climatology, and the […]

Reporting From Frigid Texas: Wind and Solar Power Fail When You Need Them the Most

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Contrary to the claims of green energy profiteers and apologists in the mainstream media, wind and solar power, particularly their absence during a critical, surprising period of peak demand, were largely to blame for the widespread power outages in Texas during the polar freeze that hit the state last week. Although the depth and length […]