Larry Bell

About Larry Bell

CFACT Advisor Larry Bell heads the graduate program in space architecture at the University of Houston. He founded and directs the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture. He is also the author of "Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax."

Antarctic ice breakaway further overheats climate hysteria

Despite the hysteria created by the break-off of a sizable section (12%) of the West Antartica ice sheet,, the fact remains that overall Antarctic ice has been increasing in recent years. A newly discovered rift valley deep under the ice sheet, together with the presence of active subsurface volcanoes, may account for the massive iceberg, but glaciologist Dr. Kelly Brunt assserts that the potential effects of even an entire collapse would be "nothing to lose sleep over."

By |2017-07-25T17:15:21+00:00July 24th, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

No crystal ball for long-term climate predictions

CFACT policy analyst Larry Bell hails the action by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to seek peer-reviewed investigations of facts and fictions regarding key areas of agreement and dispute on climate policy. Bell notes that Mother Nature is a far bigger player in climate change than is human activity, and that indeed even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admits that the climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system.

By |2017-07-11T23:21:54+00:00July 10th, 2017|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Honest climate debate will expose rigged science

CFACT policy analyst Larry Bell calls out Ben Santer, Kerry Emanual, and Naomi Oreskes for their shrill opposition to genuine peer review that might well expose fake science. And for good reason. Santer is one of the top perpetrators of false and misleading information through his work with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

By |2017-06-27T08:27:04+00:00June 26th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Honest climate debate will expose rigged science

Decades of climate hysteria unsupported by data

CFACT policy analyst Larry Bell chronicles the hysteria over climate change over the past 100 years-- starting in 1922 when the Washington Post predicted most coastal cities would be uninhabitable "within a few years." But by 1974 Time Magazine was warning of an impending Ice Age. It was back to warming by 1989 -- but the warming trend fizzled out by the end of the world (er, Y2K) -- leaving money-hungry activists with "climate change" as their solgan word -- a term now defined as anything that happens is bad but we at the UN can just have all of your money,

By |2017-06-19T18:37:21+00:00June 19th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Decades of climate hysteria unsupported by data

Fox News takes misguided left turn at Paris climate exit

CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell notes that even Fox News' Chris Willace has drunk the Kool-Aid, as he assaulted President Trump for refusing to subject American citizens to the whims of a UN agreement that intentionally targeted the U.S. for punishment. Apparently, there are a large number of Americans who still want to be horsewhipped for the sins of their forebears (which while vile were universal at the time). Wallace, it appears, has joined the Jellyfish backbone crowd.

By |2017-06-05T14:57:50+00:00June 5th, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

The New York Times warms to climate change skepticism

To the consternation of alarmists, New York Times op ed writer Bret Stephens openly questioned the "consensus" that has demanded uniform acceptance without question of the global warming/climate change orthodoxy. As CFACT policy analyst Larry Bell reports, Stephens asserts that ordinary citizens have a right to be skeptical of an "overweening scientism." He wisely warns us to remember that "history is littered with the human wreckage of scientific errors married to political power."

By |2017-05-15T12:52:29+00:00May 15th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on The New York Times warms to climate change skepticism

Executive order ends Monumental land grabs

As the environmental movement unfolded, Presidents courting green votes have increasingly used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to sequester large swaths of land -- and water -- from future public and private use -- all too often without the advice and consent of elected officials and citizen groups. These seizures have cost states and private citizens the use of these properties, and the revenue and enjoyment that come from such uses. President Trump's executive order is step 1 in putting a stop to these unpopular land grabs and hopefully to reopening noncritical acreage to a variety of human uses.

By |2017-05-01T18:17:06+00:00May 1st, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Executive order ends Monumental land grabs

Climate accord withdrawal divides White House

Earlier this month, a Politico headline reported a "White House showdown on Paris deal set for next week," to resolve "simmering tensions" regarding "a major point of dispute between the moderate and nationalist wings of the White House." That planned April 18 meeting was subsequently postponed indefinitely due to top official "scheduling conflicts." Reuters reported a White House official saying that Trump aides will later "discuss the options, with the goal of providing a recommendation to the President about the path forward." Contentions surrounding various options revolve around three primary issues: Whether the U.S. should opt out of the Obama administration’s [...]

By |2017-04-25T22:33:50+00:00April 24th, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment

Congress, courts must help Trump drain EPA swamp

The Trump Administration has an opportunity to reverse overreach by the EPA and other federal agencies -- but Congress and even the Courts have a role to play, according to CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell. Indeed. even the simplest actions by the Pruitt-led EPA or the Trump Administation in general will likely be challenged in federal courts by those with vested interests in the status quo.

By |2017-04-10T14:36:56+00:00April 10th, 2017|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Congress, courts must help Trump drain EPA swamp

Trump eyes politicized climate, energy budgets

CAFCT policy analyst Larry Bell reports that the Trump Administration is taking serious aim at waste, fake science, and mission creep at the nation's executive branch bureaucracies -- notably the EPA, NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Energy. Politicized climate "research" is being defunded, and the President wants to return NASA to its primary focus on space exploration. There will no longer be wasteful outright grants and unsecured loans to green energy comanies.

By |2017-03-27T15:18:02+00:00March 27th, 2017|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Will climate alarmism abate as disaster fails to materialize?

CFACT advisor Larry Bell asks the rhetorical question -- Will the climate fanatics tone down their rhetoric given the lack of evidence of climate catastrophe? Indeed, though nearly every single fear-filled prediction of theirs has failed to occur, they will not be shamed into silence as long as the worldwide "science" community enjoys the financial benefits of parroting the party line.

By |2017-03-21T20:01:45+00:00March 21st, 2017|CFACT Insights|3 Comments

Five key reasons to pull plug on wind subsidies

CFACT advisor Larry Bell argues that the time has come to end the so-called production tax credit for wind turbines that produce intermittent power, require major balancing of the grid, require constant maintenance, devastate bat and bird populations and create health problems for nearby residents, and increase the cost of energy to all.

By |2017-03-06T16:24:09+00:00March 6th, 2017|CFACT Insights|69 Comments

Budget legislation likely to launch NASA above climate politics

The Trump Administration is determined to return NASA to its original mission of space exploration -- and move any climate-related research to other agencies, The future of the Goddard Institute of Space Studies, which for years has been the platform for warmist activists like James Hansen and Gavin Schmidt, will likewise focus on space or be phased out. The climate propaganda machine will have lost one of its chief protagonist entities.

By |2017-02-27T14:10:01+00:00February 27th, 2017|CFACT Insights|1 Comment
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