Tag:Global warming

  • State Climate Commission Needs to Shift Focus

    RALEIGH – Legislators should allow North Carolina’s climate commission to disappear, unless the group refocuses its efforts on its original mandated mission. A John Locke Foundation analyst offers that recommendation as a House committee considers reauthorizing the commission for another year.

  • Major Error Calls Climate Claims Into Question

    RALEIGH – North Carolina legislators should question any claims of economic benefits from proposed climate change policies, now that the Appalachian State University Energy Center has admitted inflating earlier estimates by more than 900 percent. A John Locke Foundation policy analyst delivered that warning this week.

  • Report Outlines Harmful Impact of Climate Policies

    RALEIGH – North Carolina would lose more than 33,000 jobs and face a $4.5 billion hit to its Gross State Product by 2011, if lawmakers adopt just a fraction of the policies under consideration now to address climate change. A Boston-based economist who has analyzed the policy proposals delivered that…

  • Expert: Beware Global Warming Bias

    RALEIGH — A North Carolina group studying global warming needs to beware of “pervasive bias” in the debate, according to Virginia’s state climatologist. Pat Michaels says negative reports about global-warming projections outnumber positive reports by a 15-1 ratio. Related NC Air Quality Articles: Commission speakers debate emissions Utilities urge limits…

  • Critics: Climate Panel Not Balanced

    RALEIGH — A commission to study the effects of global climate change, established by the General Assembly this year, could be constituted to arrive at a foregone conclusion because of its makeup, some critics say. Environmental groups, which have constantly issued dire threats about the dangers of global warming, are…

  • Global Warming Threat Said Overblown

    RALEIGH — Lawmakers at the national, state and international level should avoid drastic measures to deal with global warming because of the huge economic costs for virtually no benefit, Dr. S. Fred Singer told a group of media and legislators Tuesday. The Kyoto Treaty calls for a 35 percent decrease…

  • Meteorologist: Put Global Warming in Context

    People worrying about global warming often base their conclusions on data that, in the context of time, are only a grain of sand on the beach. Anyone with a true understanding of climate history knows that the relatively small changes experienced over the last 100 years could easily be "natural."…