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

Sacred peer-review takes a big hit

When only a third of peer-reviewed studies reach the same results when they are replicated by outside authors, this is a serious problem.

By |2018-07-08T08:06:57+00:00July 10th, 2018|Climate|Comments Off on Sacred peer-review takes a big hit

Transparency critical to getting science, regulations right

CFACT science and policy advisor H. Sterling Burnett of the Heartland Institute reports that the EPA (and other federal agencies) skew the real cost-benefit numbers in promoting massive regulations. One example: While the Obama Clean Power Plan might have saved 21,000 lives (as the EPA claimed), the rules would also also resulted in from 102,500 to 164,000 early deaths. The HONEST Act hopes to correct these discrepancies.

By |2017-08-26T15:23:37+00:00August 26th, 2017|Op-Ed Articles|Comments Off on Transparency critical to getting science, regulations right

Researcher: EPA clean air rule based on fabricated data

One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) longest and most successful air pollution standards is based on a taxpayer-funded study plagued by “data fabrication and falsification,” according to a veteran toxicologist.

By |2017-08-08T19:45:55+00:00August 8th, 2017|Environment|Comments Off on Researcher: EPA clean air rule based on fabricated data
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