Author Archives: benofhouston

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Lord Monckton – In His Own Words

The good Lord Monckton has explained his actions in detail over on

Are Hurricanes in New York a Sign of Global Warming?

There are times I wonder why I bother reading my dear city’s newspaper. Then I get one of these articles.

Don’t be fooled by the title, the guy has real science in there.

Are Hurricanes in New York a sign of Global Warming

Upset about Smart Meters

One woman in Houston is.

http://www.khou.com/news/Harris-County-woman-uses-gun-to-stop-worker-from-installing-smart-meter-162948266.html

Many GenXers are disengaged, doubtful or dismissive of climate change

From the Chronicle

Many GenXers are disengaged, doubtful or dismissive of climate change

Insurer won’t cover hydraulic fracturing exposure

I belive the Title says it all. Fortunately, all this will do is protect Nationwide from frivolous lawsuits. Even if there was damage from fracking, any coverage would be provided by the party who caused the problem. This is meaningless hype. Continue reading

EPA Seeking to Lower the PM 2.5 Standard

The EPA is seeking to lower the annual PM 2.5 permit standard to 12-13 ppm and is accepting comments until August 31st.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-29/pdf/2012-15017.pdf

I have not had a chance to read the entire 167 page tome, but they do not seem to have mentioned our favorite study (Case report: Supraventricular Arrhythmia Following Exposure to Concentrated Ambient Air Pollution Particles) anywhere. Perhaps Milloy’s persistence did have some benefit after all.