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Junkscience: The New York Times (Henry) Fountain of glacier disinformation

Last week, we busted New York Times climate Henry Fountain on the Mt. Rainier glacier. Today, Fountain weeps for Switzerland’s Trift glacier. Henry writes: But it looks like the Trift glacier has been melting since record keeping began in 1850 (Web | PDF): It’s hard to tell from the graph what the Trift glacier retreat …

2019-04-24 15:47   Click to comment

Junkscience: Is global warming sinking Waikiki… or is Waikiki just sinking?

Inquiring minds want to know. Well… the Hawaiian Islands are volcanic… and there is this 1970 study from the pre-global warming hysteria era… Between the vulcanism, land use changes, and groundwater depletion — not to mention the general untrustworthiness of anything that climate bedwetters claim — subsidence not global warming is probably the better explanation …

2019-04-23 15:47   Click to comment

Junkscience: Wind/solar mandates are a costly fail, reports UChicago study

Even minimal increases (1-4%) in wind/solar raise electricity prices 11-17%. Reducing CO2 emissions costs $130 to $460 per ton. Disaster. Don’t believe us. Believe the climate bedwetters at the University of Chicago. Source: University of Chicago Web | PDF

2019-04-23 13:03   Click to comment

Junkscience: Happy Earth Day: China wants to double its coal power capacity by 2030

“The largest power producers in China have asked the government to allow for the development of between 300 and 500 new coal power plants by 2030.” But don’t tell Greta. Source: Greenpeace Web | PDF

2019-04-22 21:22   Click to comment

Junkscience: NYTimes busts itself… Mount Rainier glacier melting not due to CO2

This is today’s New York Times front page. The NYT blames the retreat of the Mount Rainier glacier (about a mile over the past 100 years) on carbon dioxide. But… … thanks to the New York Times’ TimesMachine, we can easily conduct a search to find this… … that’s right… per this 1930 report, the …

2019-04-18 12:39   Click to comment

Junkscience: Despite climate arm-waving, World Bank finances burning more coal, oil and gas

More inconvenient truth reported by the German NGO Urgewald: “The World Bank’s active energy project finance significantly favors fossil fuels over renewable energy — $21 billion to $7 billion”… about 25% of which is coal. Emissions are never going down. Source: Urgewalt Web | PDF

2019-04-16 12:58   Click to comment

Junkscience: Grant-grubbing Berkeley prof, CARB creep John Balmes raves about killer PM2.5 in NYTimes op-ed

Interestingly, Balmes’ current EPA air quality grant — worth $4.76 million — runs out in June 2019. With any luck, EPA will not renew. Balmes’ screed is here, annotated with my comments. You will need to (1) click the link and click “open in new tab,” (2) right click on a comment and then (3) …

2019-04-15 13:31   Click to comment

Junkscience: Tom Steyer slams Wall Street Journal for printing Milloy climate op-ed

Coal-made-billionaire climate bedwetter Tom Steyer tweeted this today: Here’s my top-of-the-page op-ed… Here’s how I responded to Steyer: TomKat is the name of Steyer’s foundation. JunkScience.com will keep you posted. Read Milloy’s Wall Street Journal op-ed.

2019-04-12 16:43   Click to comment

Junkscience: The Case for a Green ‘No Deal’

My latest in today’s Wall Street Journal. The op-ed is online here and reprinted below. A PDF version is here. ### The Case for a Green ‘No Deal’ Climate alarmism isn’t popular with the public, so Republicans don’t need an alternative. By Steve Milloy April 11, 2019, Wall Street Journal The Senate rejected the Green …

2019-04-12 12:41   Click to comment

Junkscience: From my cold dead lips…

I was refused a straw last week at a Washington, DC restaurant last week. Apparently (who knew?) straws were banned on January 1 and restaurants have until July 1 to comply with the irrational dictate. I just ordered “soda shop style” plastic straws from Amazon. The law says restaurants can’t provide plastic straws. It doesn’t …

2019-04-09 12:40   Click to comment

Junkscience: Hypocrite of the Day: CARB Chief Mary Nichols

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has sued the Trump administration over the proposed freezing of the Obama administration’s fuel economy standards. JunkScience.com suggests the Trump administration respond to CARB chief Mary Nichols the way she responded to Congress in 1997. From the New York Times report of the CARB lawsuit: Nichols wants to “break …

2019-04-08 17:49   Click to comment

Junkscience: Third court upholds JunkScience.com-championed Trump reform of EPA science advisory process

When you’re right, you’re right… and we were right. The article is below. The court decision is here. For background, read my WSJ op-ed.

2019-04-05 12:47   Click to comment

Junkscience: GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz goes Al Gore; JunkScience challenges Gaetz to debate

In an effort to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory following the unanimous Senate defeat of the Green New Deal last week, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is introducing an alternative bill to the Green New Deal, called the Green Real Deal. In a commentary published today, Gaetz channels Al Gore and Gore’s “The debate …

2019-04-04 12:36   Click to comment

Junkscience: Calabrese: Government… not private sector… funds vast majority of hormesis research

“Thus, it appears that supporting hormesis research does not appear to have been a broad and active strategy by the private sector to influence regulatory processes.” Read the paper.

2019-04-03 14:25   Click to comment

Junkscience: JunkScience and friends make the resistance howl on PM2.5

EPA CASAC fossil Bernie Goldstein howls in the Washington Post at the changes at EPA regarding PM2.5. From JunkScience.com and its friends… you are all very welcome. The column is here, annotated with my comments. You will need to right-click and open in “Preview”, or download and open in Acrobat to read my comments.

2019-04-02 23:31   Click to comment

Junkscience: Stan Young study exposes publication bias, p-hacking, and junk meta analysis in environmental epidemiology — and rubbishes a highly-cited air quality paper in the process

Since the days of the EPA secondhand smoke risk assessment, JunkScience.com has had contempt for the bogus statistical technique of meta-analysis. We have also taken the lead in exposing as fraud claims that ambient air quality kills people. JunkScience.com friend Stan Young has just published a new paper dismantling a major 2012 air quality study …

2019-03-28 17:43   Click to comment

Junkscience: Study: No kids ‘poisoned’ by lead in Flint water

Child blood lead levels actually slightly declined from harmless to even less harmless during the crisis. This study has been out for two weeks. No media outlet has reported it. It was much more fun and profitable for the #FakeNews media to report the scare as below. The study abstract is below.

2019-03-26 19:36   Click to comment

Junkscience: Who was LNT inventor Herman Muller? A lunatic eugenicist-communist.

The guy who saddled the world with the junk science-fueled linear no-threshold model of carcinogenesis was a fraudster — as Ed Calabrese has well documented and JunkScience.com has spotlighted. But science fraud is really only part of Muller’s story. Before science fraud, there was Muller’s idea of eugenics-for-communism. Muller wrote “Out of the Night” (pictured …

2019-03-25 20:58   Click to comment

Junkscience: Duke University pays feds $112.5 million in science fraud case

Duke University will pay $112.5 million to the United States Government to settle Thomas v. Duke, a lawsuit alleging that a research technician improperly falsified and fabricated data from 2006 to 2013 to obtain research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, the university announced Monday. This case includes air …

2019-03-25 18:05   Click to comment

Junkscience: Calabrese: The Troubled History of Cancer Risk Assessment

The Nobel-winning inventor of the LNT model, Hermann Muller, also thought it would be a great idea to have a sperm bank stocked with the sperm of great men like Karl Marx and Lenin. It is no surprise that the LNT turned out to be entirely bogus. Ed Calabrese explains in his latest article.

2019-03-25 14:31   Click to comment

Junkscience: The Air Quality Science Fraud Empire strikes back

Thanks to EPA Administrator Wheeler, CASAC chair Tony Cox and other Trump administration appointees, EPA is moving away from the air quality science fraud spotlighted in my 2016 book “Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA.” This week the Air Quality Science Fraud Empire strikes back with a one-lie-after-another commentary in Science magazine. …

2019-03-21 18:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: No… glyphosate, chlorpyrifos and other pesticides NOT linked with autism

More crappy epidemiology. Weak (non)-associations based on totally guesstimated exposures to God knows what and when projected on to a vague spectrum developmental disorder. I’m only posting this because I wasted part of my life scanning the study. Remember: Pesticides work. Crappy epidemiology doesn’t. The media release and abstract are below. Study is here. Editorial …

2019-03-20 22:30   Click to comment

Junkscience: Normal, honest and pro-America scientists and experts express strong support for President Trump’s Commission on Climate Security

Read the letter.

2019-03-18 21:45   Click to comment

Junkscience: No… soda doesn’t kill… but the corruption will

A new study claims that drinking soda increases the risk of death. This is only true if you rip a soda can in half and slash your throat with it. So no, soda doesn’t kill… but the corruption will kill you. What you need to know: The study data are unreliable self-reported memories from the …

2019-03-18 09:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: State AGs Undermine Themselves on Climate

My column at CNSNews.com. State AGs Undermine Themselves on Climate By Steve Milloy CNSNews.com, March 11, 2019 NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: New York Attorney General Letitia James spoke to protesters in Times Square near a military recruitment center as they show their anger at President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate a ban on …

2019-03-11 20:40   Click to comment

Junkscience: WINNING: EPA science advisory panel trashes draft EPA PM2.5 assessment as non-scientific, incomplete

The days of EPA science advisers rubber-stamping EPA staff’s regurgitation of the EPA-paid advisors own junk science have come to an end. Read the draft letter. For historical background on the PM2.5 saga and PM2.5 science reality, read “Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA.”

2019-03-11 13:33   Click to comment

Junkscience: New Calabrese: A comprehensive assessment of the LNT’s historical and scientific foundations

If you’ve missed Calabrese’s work so far… catch up on the LNT controversy with his latest paper: “The LNT single-hit dose-response model for cancer risk assessment was conceived, formulated, and applied in a manner which is now known to have been scientifically invalid.”

2019-03-07 18:24   Click to comment

Junkscience: Obama EPA science advisor trying to stop Trump EPA science adviser from reviewing PM2.5 science

Obama EPA CASAC Chair Chris Frey is trying to stop Trump EPA CASAC Chair Tony Cox from asking questions about PM2.5 of EPA staff and the Health Effects Institute. Here are the questions Cox asked EPA staff. Here is Frey’s complaint. Below is an excerpt from today’s E&E News report on Frey’s bid to keep …

2019-03-07 14:14   Click to comment

Junkscience: Busted: No climate impact from Trump policies

A new report from anti-Trump state AGs projects that Trump climate policies will increase emissions by 200 million tons per year by 2025. But as the UN just reported, manmade emissions are now at about 53.5 BILLION tons per year (and rising). If you do the (simple) math, Trump policies are project to increase global …

2019-03-06 14:11   Click to comment

Junkscience: Fake News from the American Academy of Neurology

Check out the media release headline below: But if you read past the headline you’ll find: That’s right. The quoted lead researcher of the study entirely contradicts the headline of the drive-by-media release. Can’t wait to see the fake news media’s take. Don’t MS sufferers have enough to worry about without junk science on soda …

2019-03-05 21:00   Click to comment


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