The crisis of integrity-deficient science

Falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science Paul Driessen The epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release and falsification has reached crisis proportions. In just the past week: Duke University admitted that its researchers had falsified or fabricated data that were used to get $113 million in EPA grants – [...]

July 10, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Nearly doomed by too little CO2

During the last ice age, too little atmospheric carbon dioxide almost eradicated mankind Dennis T. Avery Aside from protests by Al Gore, Leonardo Di Caprio and friends, the public didn’t seem to raise its CO2 anguish much above the Russians-election frenzy when Trump exited the Paris Climate Accords. Statistician Bjorn Lomborg had already pointed out that the [...]

June 30, 2017  /  No Comments ››

US funding dubious science and unfounded fear

Eco-militants that defiled scientific integrity in government agencies defy corrections Ron Arnold Donald Trump’s EPA is facing a tsunami of vitriol for trying to drain the DC swamp of rogue regulators that rule with made-to-order scientific lies and invented threats, such as its ruling that the carbon dioxide which makes life on Earth possible is [...]

June 30, 2017  /  No Comments ››

We should be glad the US is out

States that claim they’re committed to Paris do nothing for the climate and ill serve their citizens Paul Driessen and David R. Legates Ten states, some 150 cities, and 1,100 businesses, universities and organizations insist “We are still in” – committed to the Paris climate agreement and determined to continue reducing carbon dioxide emissions and preventing climate [...]

June 30, 2017  /  No Comments ››

EPA’s suspect science

Its practices have defiled scientific integrity, but proposed corrections bring shock and defiance John Rafuse President Trump’s budget guidance sought to cut $1.6 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1 billion expectation. Shrieks of looming Armageddon prompted Congress to fund EPA in full until September 2017, when the battle will be joined again. Then EPA [...]

June 21, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Advancing scientific integrity on bees

Putting a beehive at the VP’s residence could spur people’s understanding of bee problems Paul Driessen Second Lady Karen Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently teamed up to install a honeybee hive on the grounds of the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. This will serve as a “great example” of what [...]

June 19, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Science, engineering and leadership

Creating balance and stability in a chaotic political and economic environment James E. Smith and Alex Hatch Many successful domestic and global companies and enterprises were started and driven by the visionary, problem-solving and leadership capabilities of technically trained founders and/or principals. Historically, those skills and entrepreneurial instincts came from advanced training and education, apprenticeship [...]

June 12, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Exiting the Mad Hatter’s climate tea party

Trump was 100% right (not just 97%) to show real leadership and walk away from Paris Paul Driessen I can guess why a raven is like a writing-desk, Alice said. “Do you mean you think you can find out the answer?” said the March Hare. “Exactly so,” said Alice. “Then you should say what you mean,” the [...]

June 5, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Dear Mr. President: Please Exit Paris

Dear Mr. President: Please Exit Paris Are you are still wondering whether to Exit Paris? Overseas and US officials, environmentalists and bureaucrats urge you to Remain. But you promised voters you would Exit. Please keep your promises. Exit Paris isn’t about the environment. It’s about letting us utilize our fossil fuel energy to create jobs, rebuild [...]

June 1, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Nipping a legal problem in the bud

Consult with all affected parties, to ensure informed endangered species and pesticide policies Paul Driessen One of my recent articles predicted that the Fish & Wildlife Service’s endangered species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee would lead to its being used to delay or block construction projects and pesticide use on hundreds of millions of acres of US farmland. The [...]

June 1, 2017  /  No Comments ››