In this episode of Environment & Climate News, we'll dissect a recent so-called study from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) which makes a blatantly false claim attempting to tie fossil fuel products to wildfires in the western United States. Not one, not two, but three glaring issues arise: contradictory data, cherry-picked data, and satellite data, all showing that UCS isn’t just in error, they outright lied.
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Challenging the Net-Zero Narrative: Steve Goreham on the Perils of Green Energy
27:17This week on Environment & Climate News. Steve Goreham, author of “Green Breakdown,” joins the show. Steve discusses how efforts to fight climate change by going to net-zero carbon dioxide emissions are unnecessary and doomed to fail. The process of transitioning to an energy grid from intermittent renewables will cause further breakdowns of our energy system. Mandates on cars have safety concerns, but more, rob us of our rights. And the energy mandates will leave our homes dark.
Third Parties: The Silent Movers of American Politics (Guest: Dr. Merrill Mathews, Jr.)
28:55In this special episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Sterling Burnett sits down with Dr. Merrill Mathews, Jr., a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute. They delve into the often-overlooked but crucial role that third-party candidates have played in shaping American elections. From historical impacts to the upcoming elections, this episode offers a comprehensive look at how third parties can be game-changers in the political landscape. Also, get insights into the Senate race involving Krystin Sinema and what's at stake. Don't miss this enlightening conversation that steps outside the usual climate and environmental topics to explore the intricacies of U.S. politics.🎶Subscribe on iTunes and rate us to help spread the word about free market ideas!🍃 Stay tuned for more episodes and our weekly Climate Change Roundtable livestream. Thank you for listening!
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Is Biden Going to Declare a Climate Emergency?
15:18The other day, H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., the director of The Heartland Institute's Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy, was a guest on the Cardle & Woolley program on Talk Radio 1370 AM in Austin, Texas. Sterling was asked to be on to talk about how President Biden "kind of" declared a climate emergency, or at least said as much in a recent interview with The Weather Channel. If an "official" climate emergency is declared, what would that look like? How much power could Biden seize? Burnett explores those questions, and more, on this radio appearance.
Biden, Montana, Maui - 'Climate Emergency' Madness Continues With Special Guest Dr. Judith Curry
1:01:19It has been a crazy week in the climo-sphere. Fires in Maui were blamed on “climate change” by the media, only for them to find out that this wasn’t the case at all!President Joe Biden, after having a disastrous week of optics sitting on the beach while Maui burned, decided to fly there Monday. With the perfect setting for “disaster porn” from the burned city of Lahaina, he may finally declare an “official” global climate emergency next week.The Biden White House loves their optics!Also, a bunch of kids in Montana (well, actually their handlers) filed a climate lawsuit against the state citing the Montana constitution provision for a clean environment. They just won, arguing with exaggerations and cherry-picked data. Special guest, Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry will discuss her role in defending that lawsuit and her observations.
Humans to Blame for Hawaii Fires, but Not How You Think
19:25The other day, Heartland's H. Sterling Burnett was a guest on the John Steigerwald Show on AM1250 The Answer in Pittsburgh. Sterling was on at the top of the program to talk about how climate alarmists are blaming the devastating fires in Hawaii on man-made global warming. Sterling explains how humans are the most to blame for the devastation, but not for the reasons being spun by corporate media. Have a listen.
Climate Emergency Declaration? Here Come Climate Lockdowns - Climate Change Roundtable #75
1:15:20President Joe Biden and the UN are likely to declare an “official” global climate emergency next week. All the signs are there. The chatter, and the behind the scenes maneuvering. The UN’s website now has a climate emergency page. Biden the other day stopped short, but when the new temperature numbers are issued on August 15by NOAA, that may be all the justification Biden needs. The “melting in Antarctica and the supposed subsequent sea level rise” will be another, and Lahaina in Maui burning to the ground will be cited as yet another.If Biden declares a climate emergency, will climate lockdowns follow? History suggests “yes.” In a plausible scenario, we could see gas rationing, restrictions on electricity use, and limits on air travel. Enjoy steaks? Well, you can forget those.But what is the truth about Antarctica ice and Maui fires? Tune in LIVE at noon CT on Friday, August 11 to find out. Host Anthony Watts and Heartland’s H. Sterling Burnett, Linnea Lueken, and Donald Kendal will discuss it all, and more.
Climate Lockdowns: The British Change Their Stance
1:10:43In this episode of Climate Change Roundtable, we head across the pond to the UK to look at the results of a joint poll conducted by YouGov, CAR26, and The Heartland Institute. According to the most recent results, there has been a 20% decrease in the number of Brits who strongly supported the idea of climate lockdowns back in October 2021.Special guest Lois Perry of CAR26 joins todays show to discuss what she observes going on with the climate policies in Britain. Perry founded CAR26 in Oct 2021 as a counter to the net-zero carbon emissions message she saw sweeping the nation. Since founding the organization, Perry has been featured in panel discussions, hosts and appears on weekly TV programs, and gets her message out across printed publications and social media.We’ll also have our usual fun poking holes in the craziest climate news of the week!So, join us for discussion on Climate Change Roundtable. Be part of this robust conversation and engage with us during the live chat. Together, let's explore the climate dialogue with discernment and objectivity.
Climate Uncertainty and Risk: Rethinking Our Response: (Guest: Judith Curry, Ph.D.)
32:12In her book, Climate Uncertainty and Risk, Dr. Judith Curry describes how the climate science community has been captured by certain points of view concerning society and the desire for consensus, undermining its pursuit of objective facts. Climate change claims are fraught with uncertainty, only to be shrouded in secrecy for those who seek real-world data. The result is a society that bases it’s policy decisions of improper, and often incorrect, scientific assertions, rather than advancing human wellbeing.
Hottest Day in 120,000 Years? That's a Joke, Right?
7:05Is a day this July the hottest day in 120,000 years? Of course not. Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Anthony Watts was a guest this week on KTRH Radio, Houston's Morning News with Sharon and Jim to debunk that ridiculous claim. Anthony also talks about how and why alarmists have changed the term "global warming" to "climate change," which means you can blame every bit of extreme weather on human activity. That's also a claim not backed up by science.
The Frozen Climate Views of the IPCC (Guest: Andy May)
34:51In its new critical review, the Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL) found many problems with the IPCC's AR6 report on climate change. The IPCC made numerous false assumptions and flawed assessments, all the while ignoring key facts. The IPCC erred in its comparisons of present data with proxy data for past climate conditions, made flawed assumptions about climate sensitivity and emissions, and unjustifiably assumed nature plays almost no role in climate change. In addition, the IPCC ignored or downplayed the tremendous benefits to human life of present climate change.