January 2008 Environment & Climate News

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January, 2008
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January would ordinarily be a “skip month” for ECN, but a last-minute development made us change our mind. Three respected scientists, Arthur B. Robinson, Noah E. Robinson, and Willie Soon, have written a review article on climate change that is generating considerable “buzz” in the scientific community. The essay, published originally in the peer-reviewed Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, could fundamentally change the world-wide debate on global warming and appears in full in this special edition of ECN. We are thankful to the authors and Dr. Jane Orient, president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, for permission to reprint it.

Also in this issue:

  • The Ohio State Senate Energy and Public Works Committee is considering the pros and cons of a proposed alternative power mandate.
  • Scientists have cast doubt on high-profile accusations that industrial chemicals are causing an elevated number of cases of a rare disease in eastern Pennsylvania.
  • The GAO reports the share of federal energy subsidies received by renewable electricity production is far greater than its market share would justify.
  • Interest in wind power production seems to be on the rise, but a verdict on its long-term viability has yet to be reached.
  • Science has shown malaria, malnutrition, diarrhea, and other diseases have no significant link to global warming, and scientists have already determined global warming is unlikely to be the caused of recent California wildfires.
  • Joel Schwartz, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, debunks the American Lung Association’s fear campaign and shows how our air is in fact safe to breathe.
  • Heartland Science Director Jay Lehr reviews Challenging Environmental Mythology: Wrestling Zeus, by Jack Dini, who Lehr says “offers an amazingly lucid, accurate, and common-sense criticism of the environmental movement in its current state.”

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