Environment articles


A rare debate on the “settled science” of climate change

CHICAGO, October 2, 2014 — In 1997 during the Kyoto Protocol Treaty negotiations in Japan, Dr. Robert Watson, then Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was asked about scientists who challenge United Nations conclusions that global warming was man-made. He answered, “The science is settled…we’re not going to reopen it here.” Thus began one


Climate Change & the White House security breach: The sky is falling!

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2014 — Omar Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas, thought he’d get a jump on New York City’s Climate march that took place last Sunday. An estimated 300,000 climate Chicken Littles assembled outside the United Nations headquarters to pressure delegates to its 2014 Climate Summit into “action.” Back to Gonzalez. Friday evening, the Iraq

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With global conflict at the door, world leaders pursue futile climate efforts

CHICAGO, September 18, 2014– On September 23, representatives from 190 nations will gather at the Climate Summit 2014 at United Nations headquarters in New York City, including 125 heads of state. President Obama and other world leaders will attend to discuss the urgent problem of climate change, seeking common ground in preparation for a “meaningful


Sunspots 2014: Two big surprises

AUSTIN, August 16, 2014 – A rare spotless day on the sun on July 17-18, 2014 triggered public speculation that an already stunted Cycle 24 was nearly over. Such is not the case. Defying the odds for so late in a sunspot cycle, another solar sunspot maximum was set last month. Another one is coming