This Weeks Guests!
1:23 - 1:29:50 - Arnold Klann the CEO at BlueFire Ethanol joins Craig to discuss how they are breaking ground as California's first cellulosic ethanol plant which will produce 3.1 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year from municipal solid waste.
By locating biorefineries directly in the markets with the highest demand for ethanol, BlueFire Ethanol can utilize its technology
to help cities manage landfill waste while increasing biofuels supplies
-- solving two problems for the price of one.
1:34-1:46 - Prof. Steven Hamburg, who is head of the Global Environment Program at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies joins Craig to discuss why he and a group of other scientists recently wrote to the president and congressional leaders about the potential downside of biofuels
1:48-1:58:50 - Patrick Michaels a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute joins Craig to discuss the fact that climate models tend to predict constant (not increasing) rates of warming and why different models produce different rates. Did you know that the observed rate of warming (since 1976) has been remarkably constant. As a result, unless the models are wrong, we know the rate for the foreseeable future, and it is at the low end of rates projected by the United Nations.
Therefore all the disaster scenarios such as the rapid shedding of ice from Greenland are not warranted by historical data and there are no known suite of politically acceptable technologies that can significantly alter the warming trajectory of the planet. Therefore any enforcing of
policies now is simply a waste of money that can better be invested in future technological development.
2:06-2:22 -Anthony Watts of Surface Stations.org joins Craig to discuss Is the weather data that they are using giving us an accurate picture? His research suggests that the data that they are using to determine the extent of Global Warming is suspect at best.
2:23-2:29:50 -Tim Wormus an Analytics Evangelist from Spotfire Division of TIBCO Software Inc. joins Craig to discuss all the daily headlines trumpet record-breaking temperatures, dwindling sea ice, and retreating glaciers around the world but in the global-warming debate why definitive answers to questions about ultimate causes and effects remain elusive. Is our planet really destined for a hot future? Or are we simply experiencing a natural variation in Earth’s climate cycles that will return to “normal” in time?
Using carbon dioxide and temperature variations over the last 400,000 years – they are attempting to answer the question: a natural cycle or human consequence? What is their secret weapon? Analytics: sophisticated quantitative and statistical analysis and predictive modeling supported by powerful visual information technology. In fact, many of the most successful businesses in the world – including U.S. government agencies like the FAA, FDA, and homeland defense and national security – rely on analytics like a virtual crystal ball.
2:34-2:45 - S. Fred Singer the author of "Hot Talk,Cold Science." and an atmospheric physicist at George Mason University and founder of the Science and Environmental Policy Project joins Craig to discuss why is GH warming so much less than models calculate? Have we determined weather Global Warming is natural or manmade? If it is natural, then it is unstoppable and CO2 is irrelevant. Without these answers all policies to control CO2 are then useless--but very costly to our economy. What is the economic impact of biofuels, of wind/solar, carbon sequestration. Did you know that cap-and-trade raises energy costs and hurts economic growth. Do you what really drives the Global Warmers? Do you know what Senator Chuck Hagel said in 1997 when discussing what would happen if the Senate ratified the Kyoto Protocol. He said "The economic impact would be devastating for the United States. We would see the loss of millions of jobs, entire industries would flee to other countries, our people would face higher fuel costs, higher taxes, leading to lower productivity and a lower standard of living." So why are we letting these GW activists push these policies on us?
2:48-2:50:50 - Jim White a Professor of Geological Science and Environmental Studies at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research of the University of Colorado joins Craig to discuss his climate research using Ice Core Samples.