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Cold Thanksgiving Proves Theory of Climate Change is Wrong

November 26, 2015 in Blog

It is a frosty Thanksgiving morning. One more bit of evidence that the theory of climate change is simply wrong. Consider last Saturday, November 21. The high temperature recorded at SeaTac was 48 degrees, two degrees lower than the average for that date. The low was even colder, a frosty 33, a full six degrees colder than the average on that day.

The Environmental Failure of ‘Green’ Schools

November 18, 2015 in In the News
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Will Governor's Costly Climate Regulation Drive Manufacturing Out of Washington?

November 3, 2015 in Blog

Two aluminum plants that would be covered by the Governor's proposed climate regulation announced they will be going idle due to international competition. Alcoa announced work at its plants in Ferndale and Wenatchee will be halted, costing nearly a thousand workers their jobs.

Orange Juice in December

October 26, 2015 in In the News
Harvard Political Review
Harvard Political Review
Friday, October 23, 2015

Jeopardy! clue highlights absurd Washington state policy

October 12, 2015 in Blog

If you're a contestant on Jeopardy!, you must answer in the form of question. But an answer in Double Jeopardy from a program last week just led to more questions.

The answer: "Washington leads all states by getting 76% of its electricity from this renewable method."

The correct question, of course: "What is hydropower?"

Sierra Club’s Donation to UW Coal Study Raises Red Flags

September 28, 2015 in Blog

"Unable to fund the project through traditional sources, they went online and found 271 people who were willing to make an average donation of $75 to have experts answer the question."

That is how the University of Washington described the funding for Professor Dan Jaffe’s project to measure coal dust from trains in Washington state. Crowdfunding, it was argued, was a more pure approach to funding, free of ideological obligations, allowing the scientists to go where the sciences leads.

It wasn’t exactly true.