Zero-Emission Mandates Are Wholly Destructive (Guest: Isaac Orr)
Zero-emission energy mandates are undermining grid reliability and substantially increasing energy costs in Minnesota and Wisconsin. These mandates pose similar problems for the grid nationwide. Public utilities are profiting from the legislative push for zero-emission energy mandates. Unfortunately, these mandates increase the amounts of expensive, intermittent wind and solar added to the grid. increasing black outs and brown outs. Legislators should put an end to the premature retirement of existing coal plants to ensure grid reliability. Reliability, not fighting climate change, should be the primary goal of public utility commissions.
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Shameful Propaganda From the “Union of Concerned Scientists”
1:06:06In 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.
Policy, Power, and Politics: Renewable Energy Plagues Texas (Guest: Jason Isaac)
44:21Welcome to Environment & Climate News, your source for insights into environmental policies and climate-related issues. This episode, hosted by H. Sterling Burnett, features Jason Isaac from the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Isaac sheds light on a pressing power predicament facing Texas and the nation as a whole: the forced transition from reliable fossil fuel power plants to less dependable wind and solar energy sources.As Texas strives to address this issue, the EPA's new power plan and the substantial subsidies stipulated in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) potentially pose significant obstacles. The episode delves deeply into these challenges, suggesting that federal courts may eventually declare the EPA's plan unlawful. It also discusses the House Republicans' countermeasures, which target the green subsidies in the IRA as part of their Debt Ceiling adjustment bill. Join us to explore the intricacies of these policy debates and their substantial impact on our environment and future climate.
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1:02:32The left has come with yet another ridiculous label to slur climate realists, or for that matter, normal people just driving their car. That label is "petromasculinity," and it's making waves through academia.Host Anthony Watts and expert weekly panelists H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken will embrace “petro-masculinity” and point out that without it, the world would soon collapse. The panelists also field questions from live viewers on this week's episode of Climate Change Roundtable, live every Friday at noon CT.
NASA Engineer Tom Moser Reveals the Truth About Climate Science
17:20On this podcast, former NASA engineer and program director for the space station Tom Moser gives a presentation to shed light on the science behind climate change. Drawing on his impressive credentials, including serving as Acting Associate Administrator for Spaceflight in Washington, D.C., Director of the Space Station Program, Deputy Manager of the Space Shuttle Orbiter, and Chief Engineer at the Johnson Space Center, Moser highlights the correlation between global temperatures and solar irradiance. He also delves into the disparity between real-world data and often reported climate models, which are used as the basis for governmental public policy, and how these models consistently overestimate temperature trends versus the real-world data. Moser exposes the propaganda in the climate science field and breaks down why media claims are often misleading. This informative presentation is not to be missed by anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of climate science.
Biden vs. The People - Reliable, Affordable, Power?
1:00:35This week’s episode of Climate Change Roundtable features a discussion of the Biden initiative on making power plants do carbon dioxide capture - a technology that is far from proven, much less practical. It is expected this will add significant costs to every power bill in America. Meanwhile, a recent national poll revealed that people simply aren't alarmed by climate alarmism.Host Anthony Watts and expert weekly panelists H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken will discuss carbon dioxide sequestration as well as the latest poll on episode 61 of Climate Change Roundtable.
Big Banks Net Zero Proxy Proposals are Bad for People, Energy Security and the Economy (Guest: Paul Chesser)
30:49In this podcast, H Sterling Burnett converses with guest Paul Chesser to discuss the interventions of Climate woke special interest in our banking system. Specifically, they discuss how these groups and investors have offered shareholder proxy proposals to force big banks to adopt net zero targets and reporting, and to cease banking with companies in the fossil fuel industry. If successful, these efforts will drive up costs, reduce employment, undermine U.S. energy security, and bankrupt a vital industry, while doing nothing more than enrich elite bankers and green energy profiteers.
Fake and Bake – Earth Day Edition
1:04:01Join us for episode 60 of Climate Change Roundtable, titled "Fake and Bake – Earth Day Edition.” This week’s episode features a smackdown of how the media covers climate and weather stories – badly. For example, one of the stories this week made a claim about a heat wave in Great Britain, with temperatures forecast to 20°C which is 68°F – room temperature!Host Anthony Watts and expert weekly panelists H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken will show how media simply ignores basic facts and science when covering climate change.Also, we’ll cover Earth Day, this Saturday on 4/22, and some of the craziness surrounding it.
"Fact Checks" and Fecklessness
1:02:02Join us for Episode 59 of Climate Change Roundtable. This week's episode features a smackdown of the recent "fact check" that AFP conducted on Heartland's best-selling and highly acclaimed book, "CLIMATE AT A GLANCE FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS - Facts on 30 Prominent Climate Topics."Host Anthony Watts and expert weekly panelists H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken will demonstrate how AFP simply ignored the facts referenced in Climate at a Glance. Instead, they opted for a zealous attempt to label the book as "propaganda."We'll also cover the shifting priorities of the EPA and Biden administration regarding the new EPA emissions mandate designed to force Americans into electric cars they clearly don't want.And finally, we'll laugh at some of the hate mail sent to the show!Set a reminder and tune in to join the conversation as we confront the real facts and skewer the feckless on Climate Change Roundtable, live every Friday at 12pm CT/1pm ET.Make sure to join the live chat and share your thoughts with Anthony, Sterling, Linnea, and fellow viewers.Get your own copy of Climate at a Glance: https://www.amazon.com/Climate-Glance-Teachers-Students-Prominent/dp/1934791938/
Offshore Wind Is Plagued by Environmental and Economic Headwinds (Guest: David Wojick)
36:58In this podcast, Sterling Burnett is joined by David Wojick, Ph.D. to discuss what might be a breaking point for the movement of offshore wind turbines. They delve into how a bipartisan group of legislators is finally questioning the environmental, economic, and national security dangers of the Biden administration's offshore wind industrialization efforts, which may soon come to a screeching halt.
Money Talks: Biden's Bold Move to Fund Social Causes with Retirement Funds Says It All (Guest: Phil Kerpen)
21:08On today’s episode of Environment & Climate News, H. Sterling Burnett and Phil Kerpen of American Commitment cover the ramifications of Biden’s actions regarding ESG and our financial system. In light of Biden's veto of the Congressional resolution aimed at blocking the Department of Labor's ESG rule, pension fund and portfolio managers now have the option to use their clients' money to support progressive social and political causes. The outcome of this veto, if unchanged, would release fund managers from their fiduciary duty to act solely in their clients' financial interests by prioritizing the promotion of climate change and board room equity over ensuring retirees have adequate funds for their livelihoods. Studies indicate that ESG managed funds and companies perform less favorably in the market compared to politically neutral companies that focus on profit-making.