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Michael Bastasch writes on energy, climate and the environment for the Daily Caller.

U.S. tornado activity lowest in 65 years of record keeping

A record-low 759 tornadoes formed in the U.S. so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Through Oct. 3 of this year, SPC recorded two fewer tornadoes than the previous record-low of 761. Tornado activity has been unusually low in recent years, according to SPC data, which goes back 65 years. “This lack of tornadic storms in recent years should also correlate with lesser severe thunderstorm activity in general in the U.S., since the conditions which produce large hail and damaging winds are generally the same as are required for tornadoes,” Dr. Roy [...]

By |2018-10-05T16:10:24+00:00October 5th, 2018|Climate|0 Comments

Scientist calls out media ‘misinformation’ on wildfires and global warming

“The bottom line of the real fire data produced by the State of California and in the peer-reviewed literature is clear: there has been no upward trend in the number of wildfires in California during the past decades,” Mass wrote on his blog. “In fact, the frequency of fires has declined,” he wrote. “And in most of the state, there has not been an increasing trend in area burned during the past several decades.”

By |2018-08-10T00:34:33+00:00August 10th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on Scientist calls out media ‘misinformation’ on wildfires and global warming

Source: A NYT story was the “murder weapon” used against Scott Pruitt

Trump announced Pruitt’s resignation after The Times reported that “aides deleted sensitive information about his meetings from his public schedule and potentially violated the law in doing so.” Pruitt's genuine transgression was commitment to reform.

By |2018-07-06T07:53:30+00:00July 6th, 2018|Regulation|Comments Off on Source: A NYT story was the “murder weapon” used against Scott Pruitt
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