Like clockwork, climate alarmists attributed Hurricane Sandy in 2012 to anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming. In one typically irrational commentary, Paul Barrett equated global warming to steroids in its effect on the storm.
With that hyperbole and hysteria in mind, a Discovery Channel item this week provided appropriate humor. Entitled "Thought Sandy Was Bad? Revisit This 1821 Hurricane," its historical piece offers beneficial perspective:
Remember all the hype about Hurricane Sandy being a 'superstorm,' a once-in-500-years convergence of meteorological nastiness? According to a newly-published study by a Swiss insurance firm, Swiss Re, things could have been a lot worse. Though the combination of factors that created Sandy was indeed unusual, Sandy wasn't the most powerful…[more]
Throughout our nation's history, Americans have taken justifiable pride in cultivating a domestic climate that attracts innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses from across the globe.
In recent years, however, our tax laws and federal regulations have eroded our international competitiveness. Paradoxically, that has occurred during a period in which increasing globalization demands improvement, not regression.
Unfortunately, new rules announced by the Obama Administration will make the situation worse, not better. Instead of fixing the problem, they seek to compound it. …
"If Mr. Obama isn't thinking about cashiering a top adviser, he should start now. CIA Director John Brennan has presided over serial intelligence debacles — including the failure to anticipate the fall of Mosul — while National Intelligence Director James Clapper has had no credibility in Congress since he lied to a Senate committee. John Kerry's incompetent diplomacy in Jerusalem and…[more]