Master Resource essay November 22 2016…Houston Chronicle columnist climate claims

Houston Chronicle: Letter of Protest on Climate Issue

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My letter Richmond Times Dispatch November 18, 2016, Bureaucrats in the making…

Richmond Times Dispatch
Letters to the Editor: Nov. 18, 2016

What happens when they graduate?

Editor, Times-Dispatch:Communal crying, rioting in the streets, defiant fists held high in the air and hash-tagged obscenities — all brought to us by the discourtesy of today’s youth. And all of it is in real or staged reaction to the choice of President-elect Donald Trump by the American electorate because he was not the choice of the spoiled and pampered snowflake generation and its progressive indoctrination.When the realities of the world outside the warm cocoon of helicopter parents and safe-space academia impinge upon these precious darlings, some are unable to deal with it other than by temper tantrums. The traditional underpinnings of higher education — reasoned discourse and intellectual debate — have been overridden by emotional values and feelings. Healthy societies survive and progress by the rational resolutions of countless daily conflicts, not by herds of rioting robots.
How much longer will college sports and professional sports be tolerated by this new generation and its progressive handlers as such games usually conclude with a defined winner and loser? How will the losing side cope with loss? Were they not raised in schools where everyone has equal value, everyone gets a prize and there are no losers? Europe has given us a preview with its football hooligans; our nightly news gives our own preview.

Charles G. Battig.
Houston, Texas.

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Master Resource Essay Battig: Soon vs. Sass Debate at Rice U. October 19, 2016

Global Warming Debate at Rice University: Soon vs. Sass

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I Have Moved to Houston Texas; Houston Chronicle published an abridged version of my letter October 7, 2016

The published letter-carbon-fees-published-houston-chronicle-october-7-2016letter was stripped of its scientific punch line.

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Letter in Daily Progress Charlottesville, VA. April 29, 2016 Legal Climate, Battig

http://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-letter-climate-change-and-legal-action/article_cd6f75ca-0e23-11e6-b8e7-f7d04c768a6e.html

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My letter in Richmond Times Dispatch April 24, 2016

Are these politicians lying or just stupid?

Editor, Times-Dispatch:
Napoleon Bonaparte’s quote, “In politics stupidity is not a handicap,” survives since politicians continue to validate the observation.
On March 29, New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Al Gore and other states’ attorneys general announced a legal process claiming to combat climate change.
Schneiderman wrote: “Our offices are seriously examining the potential of working together on high-impact, state-level initiatives . . . whether fossil fuel companies have misled investors about how climate change impacts their investments and business decisions.”
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring stated: “Hampton Roads is the second most vulnerable area in the entire country as climate change drives continued sea-level rise.”
Behind these claims is the unsubstantiated assertion global climate change is driven primarily by manmade CO2, and that there is a magic CO2 knob to set climate to a Utopian level. The fact is atmospheric water vapor drives about 90 percent of the greenhouse gas effect. Scientists cannot differentiate natural from manmade climate change.
Schneiderman insults the intelligence of investors by suggesting they are unaware that climate change is the norm for all of geological time. Climate change reality was the impetus for commodity futures hedging by providing financial cushions for unexpected crop failures.
Herring’s claims disregard sea-level expert Dr. J. Boon of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, who has concluded: “The good news is that absolute sea level in Chesapeake Bay is rising only about half as fast as the global average rise rate. The bad news is that local subsidence more than makes up for it.” Hampton Roads is sinking irrespective of climate change.
While supporting plans to lower CO2 emissions, Herring neglects the CO2 emitted by Virginia’s beer and wine industries.
Recently in the New York Times, a report by Seth Borenstein was titled, “We all lie, scientists say, but politicians even more so.” Whether it’s lying or stupidity, we suffer under the current ruling class.
Charles G. Battig.
Charlottesville.

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My essay “Suing Into Submission” published by Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) April 5, 2016

http://www.cfact.org/2016/04/05/suing-into-submission/

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