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New federal law may actually inject more facts into ‘climate’ debate

The ultimate impacts on human health stemming from climate change are almost completely unknown.

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Climate Despair (Needlessly) Springs Eternal

Some historical perspective on Earth Day activism suggests cooler heads should prevail in climate change discussions.

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Empirical research in what are commonly called ‘peer-reviewed’ academic journals is often used as the basis for public policy decisions, in part because people think that ‘peer-review’ involves checking the accuracy of the research. That might have been the case in the distant past, but times have long since changed. Academic journals rarely, if ever, check data and calculations for accuracy during the review process, nor do they claim to. Journal editors only claim that in selecting a paper for publication they think it merits examination by the research community.