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  • Confessions of a Climate Change ‘Denier’

    03/20/2017 9:38:53 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 17 Mar, 2017 | THOMAS W. SMITH
    A few days ago I had a conversation with a very smart university professor of history and somehow the climate change subject came up. Almost instantly he responded to my thoughts by saying: “You must be one of those deniers who rejects the science consensus.” This is the new form of intellectual bullying and it’s intentionally designed is to stop the conversation not advance it. In the academies it is a technique to close off scientific inquiry. When the liberals talk of ‎consensus, what consensus are they talking about? Of whom? ....... “Perpetual repetition.” “Unqualified environmental groups.” “Sensational headlines.” This...
  • Paris climate treaty dead

    03/18/2017 5:36:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 18, 2017 | Lorrie Goldstein
    While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will never admit it, the 2015 Paris climate treaty Canada signed with great fanfare died last week.It died because of the release of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget plan.While Trump has to get it through the U.S. Congress, which means parts of it are unlikely to survive, his clear intention to gut U.S. climate change policy by dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency spells the death knell for the Paris treaty.Trump is proposing deeper cuts to the EPA than any other government agency, reducing its $8.2 billion budget by 31%, laying off 19% of its...
  • Climate Changes Health

    Today we face a challenging political climate, but the climate crisis shouldn’t be political. It is not only the greatest existential crisis we face: it is also causing a global health emergency, where the stakes are life and death.
  • White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

    03/06/2017 12:41:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | Steven Mufson, Jason Samenow and Brady Dennis
    The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post. The proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would also eliminate funding for a variety of smaller programs, including external research, coastal management, estuary reserves and “coastal resilience,” which seeks to bolster the ability of coastal areas to withstand major storms and rising seas. NOAA is part of the Commerce Department, which would be hit by an overall 18 percent budget reduction from...
  • Yale University Climate Opinion Maps Show What Americans Think About Global Warming

    03/04/2017 6:34:12 AM PST · by pa_dweller · 14 replies
    Yale University ^ | 3/3/17 | Sean Breslin
    Americans are split geographically on the topic of climate change, sometimes by county lines or congressional districts, according to new data released by Yale University's Program on Climate Change Communication. The Climate Opinion Maps give Americans an interactive glimpse into the country's view of threats from global warming. The survey results are sortable on the study's website, allowing users to see the Americans' opinions on climate change at a state, county and even metro level.
  • Blizzard hits Hawaii as record rainfall poised to end California drought

    03/03/2017 1:35:32 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Friday, March 3, 2017 | Ellen Powell
    The blizzard in Hawaii and high levels of precipitation in California contrast sharply with the low snow levels across much of the rest of the country in 2017. It's been a strange year for weather so far, and a recent series of events has confounded expectations. On Tuesday and Wednesday, a blizzard hit mountaintops on Hawaii's Big Island. Most of the snow fell overnight, blanketing the summit of Mauna Kea with eight inches and making the road to the summit impassable. In California, meanwhile, record levels of rain and snow look set to lift much of the state out of...
  • California’s cap and trade auction another washout

    03/02/2017 1:28:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March , 2017 | by David Siders
    February’s quarterly auction of carbon dioxide emission allowances under California’s cap and trade program was another financial washout for the state. Results for last week’s auction were posted Wednesday morning, revealing that just 16.5 percent of the 74.8 million metric tons of emission allowances were sold at the floor price of $13.57 per ton. The paltry auction revenues will likely stall Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 budget plan to spend $2.2 billion on a variety of climate-related programs and projects, including $800 million on his bullet train project.
  • Tucker Carlson Induces Cognitive Dissonance in Bill Nye the Science Guy over Climate Change (video)

    02/28/2017 1:33:18 PM PST · by servo1969 · 75 replies
    Dilbert.com ^ | 2-28-2017 | Scott Adams
    Here is the best (and weirdest) example of cognitive dissonance you will ever see. The set-up is that Bill Nye, an engineer by training, and a proponent of science, is defending climate science on Tucker's show. The first weird thing is that Bill Nye starts by talking about cognitive dissonance being the only reason that anyone would be skeptical of global warming. But he seems to not understand the concept of cognitive dissonance because he believes only the other side could be experiencing it. The nature of cognitive dissonance is that you don't know you're in it when you're in...
  • Obama administration neglected priorities to focus on climate change, new EPA chief says

    02/26/2017 5:44:48 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | David Sherfinski
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Saturday said the Obama administration neglected would-be department priorities to pursue a climate change agenda and hinted that a rollback of some regulations could be announced as soon as next week. “I wanted to send a message to those at the agency — there are some very important things that the EPA does for this country,” Mr. Pruitt said on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference. “There are air quality issues and water quality issues that cross state line[s].” “There’s some very important work to protect and provide leadership …...
  • California’s past megafloods – and the coming ARkStorm

    02/25/2017 7:47:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Watts up with Thar? ^ | / 1 week ago February 17, 2017 | Guest Blogger
    Guest Essay By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: To boost our fear, activists and journalists report the weather with amnesia about the past. Ten year records become astonishing events; weather catastrophes of 50 or 100 years ago are forgotten. It makes for good clickbait but cripples our ability to prepare for the inevitable. California’s history of floods and droughts gives a fine example — if we listen to the US Geological Survey’s reminder of past megafloods, and their warning of the coming ARkStorm. ” A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern...
  • Journalists’ Tendencies to “Boil-over”

    02/25/2017 11:40:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/17 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    Carbon (dioxide) is the life blood of all beings on earth -- no ifs, buts, or maybes! Politics aside, there is a variety of “science news” that makes you wonder. A case in point is the news about a recent publication by scientists at the University of Royal Holloway London (URH) with headlines like: “Massive pool of boiling carbon that could cause CLIMATE CHAOS discovered,” or “Huge sea of BOILING CARBON—the size of MEXICO—is sitting beneath USA.” A little visual display of one of those posts may help you along in understanding the grave danger from that sea of “boiling...
  • Hundreds Of Scientists Urge Trump To Pull Out Of A 25-Year-Old UN Environmental Treaty

    02/23/2017 9:43:39 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/23/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Hundreds of scientists and policy experts sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to withdraw from a major United Nations environmental treaty ratified during the Bush administration. More than 300 eminent scientists signed the letter to Trump, delivered Thursday, arguing he should pull out of the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) because it targets carbon dioxide — a gas essential for life. CO2 “is not a pollutant but a major benefit to agriculture and other life on Earth,” reads the petition, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Observations since the UNFCCC was written 25 years ago...
  • Hundreds of Scientists BEG Trump to END U.N. Climate Change Agreement

    02/24/2017 1:16:46 PM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    Over 300 scientists have requested that President Trump withdraw from the Paris Agreement which is a radical climate change agenda that was put into effect under the Obama Administration according to a report from the Washington Times. Leading the charge from the scientific community against the Paris Agreement is MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen who has delivered sharp criticisms about the agreement. Mr. Lindzen challenges the climate change narrative by saying that carbon dioxide is “plant food, not poison.”
  • From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a 'chaotic solar system'

    02/23/2017 7:58:58 AM PST · by JimSEA · 7 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2/22/2017 | University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado, a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University has found evidence confirming a critical theory of how the planets in our solar system behave in their orbits around the sun. The finding, published Feb. 23, 2017 in the journal Nature, is important because it provides the first hard proof for what scientists call the "chaotic solar system," a theory proposed in 1989 to account for small variations in the present conditions of the solar system. The variations, playing out over many millions of years, produce...
  • Trump Will Issue Executive Orders To Dismantle Obama’s ‘Climate Action Plan’

    02/21/2017 6:33:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/20/17 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    President Donald Trump will order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin dismantling a regulation central to former President Barack Obama’s plan to fight global warming. A source briefed on the matter told The Washington Post one of the orders “will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin rewriting the 2015 regulation that limits greenhouse-gas emissions from existing electric utilities” and order “the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing.” Trump will issue a second order instructing the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite the “Waters of the U.S.”...
  • Lake Sediments Record Climate Change At Cahokia

    02/15/2017 8:36:43 AM PST · by fishtank · 35 replies
    archaeology.org ^ | Monday, February 13 | archaeology.org
    Lake Sediments Record Climate Change At Cahokia INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA —National Public Radio reports that climatologist Broxton Bird of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and colleagues analyzed layers of calcite crystals interspersed with layers of mud on the bottom of Indiana’s Martin Lake in order to learn about historic rainfall levels at Cahokia. The study suggests that beginning in the 900s, the Central Mississippi Valley received more rain than usual. And carbon isotopes found in skeletons at Mississippian cities indicate that people ate a lot of corn. “That comes at right around 950, and that’s around the time the population at Cahokia...
  • Demon Coal

    02/14/2017 3:00:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2017 | Norman Rogers
    Coal is a gift that we have in abundance. The vast reserves of coal guarantee the United States energy for hundreds of years. Coal is efficient. No fuel, other than uranium, is cheaper. Coal burns clean in modern plants. Strip-mining coal in the modern way improves the landscape. According to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. demonstrated coal reserve base is 477 billion 2,000-pound tons, enough for more than 500 years at current consumption rates. In the eyes of the diminishing crowd of believers in catastrophic global warming, coal is evil, a demon. Why? Because it is mostly carbon, and...
  • Hit back at Global Warmers with these CO2 facts (Vanity)

    02/09/2017 5:57:55 PM PST · by Trteamer · 38 replies
    Trteamer | 2-9-17 | Trteamer
    I am sick and tired of the Eco-profiteers using CO2 as the climate boogeyman to fleece our pockets and brainwash our youth. Carbon footprint this and offset credits that, what a bunch of hogwash. Get your facts straight folks and hit back with these figures....
  • Another Huge Global Warming Data Scandal

    02/06/2017 3:54:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 6, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I need to tell you something that you’re not going to see in the Drive-By Media, and it’s huge. In setting this up, I want to remind you why I have spent so much time on the whole subject of climate change and global warming throughout the entirety of this program, 29 years. It is because that issue, climate change, contains every element of extreme liberalism and socialism that needs to be understood and opposed. Climate change, if they succeed in this, climate change is close to health care in terms of, if you get nationalized climate change, nationalized...
  • Federal Park Staffers Defy Presidential Order, Tweet Climate Change Warnings

    02/06/2017 11:25:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 37 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/4/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Unnamed employees at the Badlands National Park in South Dakota were lifted to hero status by the mainstream media recently when they defied a presidential blackout on social media by using the park’s Twitter account to tweet climate change facts. After President Donald Trump issued a ban on social media use by the Department of the Interior, which runs the park system, someone from the national park went to Twitter to warn people about the dangers of the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time...
  • NOAA Scandal Gives Trump The Perfect Excuse To Drain The Climate Swamp

    02/06/2017 5:40:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/06/17 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    So NOAA deliberately fiddled the climate data to hide the “pause” in global warming in time for the UN’s COP21 Paris talks. Really, this whistleblowing revelation couldn’t have come at a better time for Donald Trump. In the field of energy and climate, President Trump has said that there is a massive swamp that needs draining. But his efforts are being resisted at every turn by all those lying scientists, bent politicians, rent-seeking businessmen, and Soros-funded activist groups who insist: “What swamp? What crocodiles? What leeches? Nothing to see here!” What the whistleblowing NOAA insider John Bates has just done...
  • ClimateGate 2 - NOAA Whistleblower Claims World Leaders Fooled By Fake Global Warming Data

    02/05/2017 4:25:03 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-5-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Dr John Bates' disclosures about the manipulation of data behind the so-called 'Pausebuster' paper is the biggest scientific scandal since 'Climategate' in 2009 when, as Britain's Daily Mail reported, thousands of leaked emails revealed scientists were trying to block access to data, and using a 'trick' to conceal embarrassing flaws in their claims about global warming. Britain's Mail on Sunday today revealed astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. A high-level...
  • U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism

    02/03/2017 8:31:26 AM PST · by Rockitz · 42 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 3 February 2017 | Martin Armstrong via Tyler Durden
    A shocking statement was made by a United Nations official Christiana Figueres at a news conference in Brussels. Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. She said very casually: “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning...
  • Oxygen Atoms From Earth Bombard The Moon

    01/31/2017 7:01:49 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 9 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | JANUARY 30, 2017 | Thomas Sumner
    Life on Earth may have made its mark on the moon billions of years before Neil Armstrong’s famous first step.Observations by Japan’s moon-orbiting Kaguya spacecraft suggest that oxygen atoms from Earth’s upper atmosphere bombard the moon’s surface for a few days each month. This oxygen onslaught began in earnest around 2.4 billion years ago when photosynthetic microbes first flourished (SN Online: 9/8/15), planetary scientist Kentaro Terada of Osaka University in Japan and colleagues propose January 30 in Nature Astronomy.The oxygen atoms begin their incredible journey in the upper atmosphere, where they are ionized by ultraviolet radiation, the researchers suggest. Electric...
  • 314Action.org - a new front for the Democrat party?

    01/28/2017 6:02:43 PM PST · by nickwalker · 4 replies
    The Nick Walker Blog ^ | 1/28/2017 | Nick Walker
    Earlier today, I went over the gun violence page on 314 Action.org and showed that two paragraphs were copied verbatim from other sources. Little did I realize, that was just the tip of the melting iceberg! (Note: while compiling this post, 314 Action took down their Issues page in a desperate attempt to hide their plagiarism. But I saved everything and will discuss the changes below.) Two paragraphs on their climate change page were lifted from a 2007 Climate Change and National Security Report by Joshua W. Busby.
  • CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health

    01/24/2017 7:04:07 AM PST · by CWW · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01-24-2017 | Brady Dennis
    With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta. The Climate and Health Summit, which had been in the works for months, was intended as a chance for public health officials around the country to learn more about the mounting evidence of the risks to human health posed by the changing climate. But CDC officials abruptly canceled the conference before President Trump’s inauguration, sending a terse email on Jan. 9 to those who had been scheduled to speak at the event....
  • @NOAA data demonstrates that 2016 was not the ‘hottest year ever’ in the USA

    01/20/2017 7:50:44 AM PST · by xzins · 4 replies
    WUWT ^ | 19 Jan 2017 | Anthony Watts
    @NOAA data demonstrates that 2016 was not the ‘hottest year ever’ in the USA Anthony Watts / 20 hours ago January 19, 2017 Today, there’s all sorts of caterwauling over the NYT headline by Justin Gillis that made it above the fold in all caps, no less: FOR THIRD YEAR, THE EARTH IN 2016 HIT RECORD HEAT.I’m truly surprised they didn’t add an exclamation point too. (h/t to Ken Caldiera for the photo)Much of that “record heat” is based on interpolation of data in the Arctic, such as BEST has done. For example: A different view of the record #Arctic...
  • Ugh, here we go again!For the Third Year in a Row, Earth Has Warmest Year on Record in 2016

    01/18/2017 12:13:51 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 32 replies
    Weather channel ^ | 1/18/2017 | Weather
    For the third year in a row, the Earth has set a record for warmth, according to three analyses just released from three government agencies. The planet's mean surface temperature in 2016 was 0.99 degrees Celsius above the late 20th-century average, topping the previous record set in 2015 of 0.87 degrees above average, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
  • ‘Knives Sticking Out Of My Back’: Global Warming Skeptic Tells Tucker Carlson Why She Left Academia

    01/08/2017 7:25:34 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry told Fox News host Tucker Carlson she was so sick of politicization of global warming in academia she resigned from her tenured position at Georgia Tech. “I’ve been vilified by some of my colleagues who are activists and don’t like anybody challenging their big story,” Curry told Carlson Friday night. “I walk around with knives sticking out of my back,” she said. “In the university environment I felt like I was just beating my head against the wall.”
  • Reality-Based Climate Forecasting

    01/07/2017 8:00:31 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/7/2017 | Paul Driessen
    These days, even shipwreck museums showcase evidence of climate change. After diving recently among Key West’s fabled ship-destroying barrier reefs, I immersed myself in exhibits from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, the fabled Spanish galleon that foundered during a ferocious hurricane in 1622. The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum now houses many of the gold, silver, emeralds and artifacts that Mel and Deo Fisher’s archeological team recovered after finding the wreck in 1985. Also featured prominently in the museum is the wreck of a British slave ship, the Henrietta Marie. It sank in a hurricane off Key West in 1700, after...
  • LA Times: California’s Next AG Must Take On Exxon’s Climate History

    12/31/2016 9:45:15 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/30/2016 | Chris White
    The Los Angeles Times thinks California’s next attorney general must place the investigation into Exxon Mobil’s climate change research at the top of their “to do” list. Whoever becomes California’s next attorney general will have to address the probes and allegations that Exxon lied to the public and investors at the seriousness of man-made global warming, the LA Times editorial board wrote Friday.
  • 100% Of US Warming Is Due To NOAA Data Tampering

    12/28/2016 11:05:42 AM PST · by Rockitz · 51 replies
    RealClimateScience.com ^ | 28 December 2016 | Tony Heller
    Climate Central just ran this piece, which the Washington Post picked up on. They claimed the US was “overwhelmingly hot” in 2016, and temperatures have risen 1,5°F since the 19th century. The first problem with their analysis is that the US had very little hot weather in 2016. The percentage of hot days was below average, and ranked 80th since 1895. Only 4.4% of days were over 95°F, compared with the long term average of 4.9%. Climate Central is conflating mild temperatures with hot ones. They also claim US temperatures rose 1.5°F since the 19th century, which is what NOAA...
  • How To Tell Who's Lying To You: Climate Science Edition

    12/28/2016 12:58:10 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 22 Dec, 2016 | Francis Menton
    Scott Adams -- known, among other things, as the cartoonist behind the Dilbert series -- has an excellent blog on which he posts something thoughtful nearly every day. His particular interest is in the arts of persuasion. Recently he has dipped his toe into the subject of "climate science," with a focus on the apparent inability of partisans on either side of the debate ever to convince a single person to come over from the other side. .....How are you to supposed to evaluate the arguments and come to a view? Adams comments: My bottom-line belief about climate science is...
  • House GOP accuses Energy Dept. of political intimidation

    12/22/2016 8:02:58 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 13 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 12/20/2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The administration fired an employee for telling the truth to Congress, GOP lawmakers charged Tuesday, saying political appointees at the Energy Department were upset the woman backed a radiation program popular on Capitol Hill but which the department had planned to ax. Energy officials had hoped to cannibalize the money to fund global warming research... Dr. Metting was fired soon after the Oct. 16, 2014, briefing she delivered, and the House Science Committee says it has obtained documents showing the administration was upset at her for straying from pre-approved talking points. Energy Department spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder said a questionnaire from...
  • Congress: Obama Admin Fired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

    12/20/2016 3:09:26 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 20, 2016 | By Adam Kredo
    A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda. Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation....
  • California Gov: 'If Trump Turns Off The Satellites, California Will Launch Its Own Damn Satellite'

    12/17/2016 9:35:44 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2016
    California Gov. Jerry Brown gave a fiery speech on climate-change policy on Wednesday, during which he said, "If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite," according to The Los Angeles Times. Brown was speaking at the 2016 meeting of the American Geophysical Union, a prominent body of scientists who study Earth and space. In November, a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump suggested the incoming administration would eliminate NASA's earth-science programs.
  • Climate scientists adjust as Trump builds team of oil allies

    12/17/2016 9:03:34 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 66 replies
    OANN ^ | December 15, 2016 | Peter Henderson
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Climate scientists worried that President-elect Donald Trump will slash their budgets and sideline their research... [snip] “I think it is maybe really necessary to refocus what you are doing and how you are labeling it,” [snip] Federal funding for climate change research, technology and international assistance hit $11.6 billion in 2014, from $2.4 billion in 1993, [snip] ...replaced the politically charged term “climate change” with “global change”... [snip] Climate scientist Ben Sanderson, also at NCAR, told Reuters he is applying to renew funding for assessing uncertainty in climate change. “Now the proposal would have to be...
  • Caught On Tape: CA Governor Brown Goes On Epic Climate Change Rant; Vows To Defy Trump

    12/15/2016 11:47:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 15, 2016
    Apparently Trump's recent letter to the Energy Department, which included very pointed questions about climate change research, and/or his appointment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead that department going forward (a department that Perry proposed shutting down back in 2012 for those who may have forgotten), "triggered" California's head snowflake, Governor Jerry Brown, into an epic climate change rant before a gathering of scientists at the American Geophysical Union's national conference in San Francisco. Vowing to defy Trump's efforts to undermine the "progress" made by California on climate change regulations, Brown promised that his state is "ready to...
  • Energy Department Refuses to Provide Names to Trump Team

    12/14/2016 4:54:51 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 267 replies
    NBC (Washington) ^ | Dec 13, 2016 | AP
    The Energy Department said Tuesday it won't provide the names of staffers who worked on climate policy or other issues to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, even as it pledges to cooperate with the incoming administration.
  • Seaport Developer ‘Doubts’ Climate Change, Cites YouTube Videos ‘There’s too much science.’

    12/12/2016 2:50:13 PM PST · by billorites · 28 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | December 12, 2016 | Kyle Scott Clauss
    Even as the city is sounding the alarm on climate change’s impact on the future of life in Boston, one major developer remains skeptical. John B. Hynes III is the CEO and managing partner of Boston Global Investors, which is developing much of the 23-acre, $3.5 billion Seaport Square project in South Boston. And while he’s willing to build to state and local officials’ specifications, Hynes doesn’t buy into the whole hullabaloo of raising sea levels and the like. “I have my doubts,” Hynes told the Herald. “The global warming phenomenon that everybody’s worried about is nothing more than historic...
  • The Theory Of Gravity Is Wrong? What Does It Mean For The 'Climate Consensus'?

    12/12/2016 8:21:21 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/12/2016 | Kerry Jackson
    The little green men who fancy themselves as moral environmentalists enjoy gloating about the 97% of scientists who say man is causing his planet to warm. It's their way of saying: The science is settled, the consensus is in and no further debate is allowed — now let us run the world so we can satisfy our authoritarian urges. But not only is their 97% claim bunk, science is never settled and even a 100% agreement on any "scientific fact" is subject to change. Consider the scientific understanding of gravity. We feel safe in saying that something very close to...
  • Leading Climate Alarmist: Donald Trump Should ‘Kill Himself Immediately’

    12/10/2016 10:22:42 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-10-2016 | Thomas Williams
    One of the leading purveyors of climate change panic has described the Presidential election of Donald J. Trump as a “global disaster,” adding that if were to meet Trump he would tell him: “Kill yourself immediately.” Wiens suggested the U.K. should invade the U.S., or the U.S. should swap leaders with Canada, with Justin Trudeau taking over in the White House. Undaunted, Wiens says that humanity is on the verge of disaster, and Americans are particularly to blame.
  • Canadian government introduces first national carbon price

    12/09/2016 9:16:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.12.2016 | kbd/bw (AP, Reuters)
    The Canadian government approved a national carbon price on Friday after a heated discussion. In a meeting attended by provincial representatives, aboriginal leaders, as well as United States Vice President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pushed the carbon-pricing plan he had been working on for months. […] The plan calls for the cost of producing a ton of carbon pollution to rise 10 Canadian dollars ($7.60, €7.19) per year starting in 2018 until it reaches 50 Canadian dollars in 2022. In a compromise, the price would pause for British Columbia at 30 Canadian dollars in 2020. Out of...
  • BREAKING NEWS: CLIMATE SCARE IS OVER!

    12/08/2016 5:51:24 PM PST · by Coffee_drinker · 138 replies
    millie weaver ^ | 12/8/2016 | Lord Christopher Monckton
    video: Published on Dec 8, 2016 Infowars Reporter Millie Weaver interviews Lord Christopher Monckton who reveals a breaking discovery which may prove the entire 'climate change' scare is based on faulty mathematics. At the "Global-Warming; an Inconvenient Lie" conference in Phoenix, AZ Lord Monckton covers in depth the mathematical discovery his team has made and announces that these findings have been submitted for proper peer review.
  • Jerry Brown predicts ‘negative, and very powerful’ reaction if Donald Trump halts climate action

    12/07/2016 8:11:24 PM PST · by Mariner · 49 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7th, 2016 | By Christopher Cadelago
    In his global evangelism about the threat of climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown has dismissed skeptics as “troglodytes” and “deniers of the obvious science.” But Brown, who in recent years has emerged as a premier climate warrior, has refused to ascribe those characteristics to Donald Trump since his election as president, despite the Republican businessman’s support for fossil fuels and repeated dismissals of climate change as a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. In brief remarks about the subject, Brown said Monday that it would be difficult for the U.S. to “go rogue” on climate change. He went further Tuesday in...
  • Liberal environmentalist compares Trump to Hitler, complains about “toxic rhetoric”

    12/07/2016 5:59:23 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If you haven’t already discovered Tucker Carlson’s new Fox News show, weekdays at 7pm, do yourself a favor and check it out. This Insurrectionist says it’s the most entertaining conservative hour on TV. Carlson opens most shows with a left-wing guest whom he politely, but fearlessly, takes on. Tonight’s lib, environmentalist Erin Schrode, had, in response to Time naming Donald Trump its Person of the Year, compared Trump to Hitler. When toward the end of the segment, Schrode decried Trump’s “name-calling and hate speech and toxic rhetoric,” Carlson pounced. “You just compared this guy to Hitler and then with a...
  • End of the Dark Age: Trump to restart space exploration rather than fund climate hoax

    12/06/2016 1:46:02 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 35 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    What wonderful news -- investing in actual science and divesting from leftwing lunacy. Some of man's greatest achievements and scientific discoveries came from space exploration. Obama changed NASA's mission from space exploration to Muslim outreach. NASA's Administrator explained that Obama had asked him to "find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries." (More here: Obama 's stone age) TRUMP TO SEND MEN BACK TO THE MOON AND 'EXPLORE ENTIRE SOLAR SYSTEM' RATHER THAN FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE The president elect could put men on the moon once again – and use money from the climate change budget to do it...
  • More snow expected on Hawaii summits

    12/03/2016 12:49:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Ben Gutierrez, Reporter
    Mauna Kea, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The snowfall has eased up slightly on the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island, but another foot of snow is still possible Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect through through Sunday night for elevations above 8,000 feet. The watch replaces the Winter Storm Warning, which was cancelled Saturday morning. Deep tropical moisture which brought heavy snow to the summits and torrential downpours at lower elevations on the island is moving to the north. However, a light dusting of snow is possible Saturday before another storm system moves in...
  • China's Global Warming Hoax Exposed

    12/02/2016 5:57:22 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/1/2016 | Staff
    Climate Change: Even as China is busy blasting Donald Trump for not taking global warming seriously it's ramping up coal production and throwing its promised CO2 reductions out the window. Hopefully, Trump won't be as easily fooled by China's duplicity as President Obama. At a meeting of environmental officials earlier this month in Marrakech, Morocco, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin lectured Trump about the importance of climate change. Just a few days later, the New York Times reported that "China is scrambling to mine and burn more coal," and Fortune reported that the country is currently building $500 billion...
  • The Climate scam corruption metastasizes

    12/01/2016 7:31:43 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The problem with a giant con game like global warming hysteria is that the baseline dishonesty ends up corrupting other institutions.  Academia is pre-eminent among the collateral corruptees, but even a Native American tribe in genuine peril is in on the game. Willis Eschenbach provides the ugly details at Watts Up With That? He spotted news that a tribe on the seashore of Olympic Peninsula is being touted as the “first climate refugees.”  He drily notes 8 other separate claims of being the first climate refugees, so dubs the Quinault Indian Nation the “ninth first climate refugees.” But that is...