Cooler Heads Digest 3 January 2014

3 January 2014


Due to the holidays, this week’s Cooler Heads Digest is abridged. The full Digest will return next Friday.

In the News

MIT’s Richard Lindzen, the Unalarmed Climate Scientist
Ethan Epstein, Weekly Standard, 3 January 2014

Social Cost of Carbon: DOE Rejects Petition to Reconsider Microwave Rule
Marlo Lewis,, 2 January 2014

Energy Blessings for 2014
Mark Green, Master Resource, 2 January 2014

House to Start 2014 with Bill Curbing EPA
Pete Kasperowisz, The Hill, 31 December 2013

Maryland’s Low Energy Chill
Jillian Kay Melchior, National Review Online, 30 December 2013

Is OIRA Taking EPA to the Woodshed over Carbon Pollution Standard?
William Yeatman,, 30 December 2013

Time to Stock Up on Incandescent Bulbs before They Go Out Permanently
Nicolas Loris, The Foundry, 26 December 2013

News You Can Use
Global Warming Expedition Put on Ice by Global Warming

Last month, Chris Turney, an Australian professor of climate change at the University of New South Wales, embarked on a high-profile expedition to Antarctica, in order to study the impacts of global warming. Professor Turney, who invited 20 members of the media aboard this “research” trip, had hoped to highlight the extent to which rising global temperatures are melting polar ice, but that’s not what his team encountered. Instead, their ship has been stuck in sea ice since late last week. The unusually freezing conditions had prevented a rescue until today.

Naturally, Professor Turney blames global warming for his predicament.

CEI Senior Fellow Chris Horner discussed Turney’s ill-fated expedition on WMAL Washington this morning; audio is available here.

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