Climate Change: Alarmists vs Skeptics

I have become embroiled in researching a column on climate alarmism and skepticism. Embroiled is the right word. It’s a mess of scientific controversy, academic mugging, and reputation-slurring.
In the process I have become much more skeptical myself as to the claims from all sides (though I am far more skeptical of government-backed “alarmists” such as as found in the UN’s IPCC reports, than of “skeptics” who attack them)
I have been reading passionate books on both the alarmist case , and on the skeptical case.
The best recent alarmist book is by Joseph Romm, Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know.  It is very well done and easy to read. You may be able to download the book here:
The skeptical position is well-outlined in a publication by The Heartland Institute. It is also well done and very clear. During the last IPCC conference, Heartland ran an alternative conference down the street for its 700 member-scientists. This ought to indicate a healthy climate of debate, but I fear the two sides are just experiencing a hardening of the attitudes rather than working out their differences.
You can get this important dissenting study on the site below. Just go to the homepage and click “Download” to get a free pdf copy.
For those too busy to read the whole thing, there is a three-page executive summary that will shock most people who have swallowed the alarmist story whole.
In my upcoming column I intend to look at both sides, but mostly to ask the questions any reasonable citizen might want to ask.

So Americans Want Canadian Healthcare? Think Again!

Here is my article warning Americans – especially Senator Bernie Sanders, and the rabidly socialist Congresswoman AOC – against trying socialized medicine, Canadian style.

If they do, they are just going to repeat Canada’s mistake.

The article was released today on the Opinion page of The Epoch Times, New York – and in other editions of this newspaper.

I think it covers all the main objections in a reasonably short space. So, if visitors to this website have ever longed for a concise, fact-based argument against socialized medicine – this is it!

Feel free to forward it to your list of contacts, or post it to other websites.





“It Landed On President Trump’s Desk This Morning”

Here is the link to my article “Democracy, Abortion, and Slavery,” which was recently published in The Epoch Times newspaper in New York City.

In my opinion, the link established here between abortion and the new kind of slavery it engenders is of utmost importance. So, I encourage all readers of this piece to send it to your list of contacts and get the word out. Then, maybe, one day, as a people, we will be able to say: “I once was blind, but now, I see.”

The New York Editor wrote me the day after it was published to say “It landed on President Trump’s desk this morning.”

He is a regular reader of The Epoch Times, so that was fun to imagine he may have actually seen this piece.

Then, yesterday, I got a call from New York. It was a writer for Epoch Times calling to ask my opinion about Trump’s State of the Union address, and what did I think about all the socialism chatter in America these days?

I told him that because America’s Constitution and governmental structure were cobbled together specifically to make big government impossible, they will find themselves faced with a Constitutional crisis of major proportions if they continue in this direction. It would require a lot of Amendments, or a new Constitution entirely to make socialism legitimate in America.

So … I think Trump was right to say “America will never be a socialist country.”