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  • The gods must be laughing

    06/11/2016 7:07:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/11/16 | Tom Harris
    No matter what eco-activists say, truth does not apply to science In February, the draconian California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016, Senate Bill 1161, was introduced by Democratic senators Ben Allen, Hannah-Beth Jackson and Mark Leno. Unbelievably, it passed both the state Senate’s environmental and judiciary committees. It was not until June 2 that the remainder of the Senate came to their senses and Sen. James Monning took the bill off the Senate floor. It can be reconsidered at a later date. Overlooked in the controversy is the fact that truth is not possible in science. Scientific...
  • Climate science explained

    05/16/2016 3:16:05 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 21 replies
    exclusive to Free Republic | May 16, 2016 | Peter O'Donnell
    ** not to be republished without donation to FR and appropriate credit to author ** The author is in fact a climate scientist of a sort, although not of the modern variety or persuasion. I graduated in 1971 with a degree in geography specializing in climatology. That's what it took back then to enter the field of climate science. As it happens, I have taken a strong interest in meteorology and forecasting and have become a recognized forecaster over the many years since that education, but almost everything I learned about forecasting was among actual meteorologists at private weather companies....
  • BLOOMBERG: Ted Cruz 'says some of the stupidest things I've ever heard' ("Climate Change")

    11/27/2015 9:34:42 AM PST · by Isara · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 27, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    ...Michael Bloomberg...trashed two top-tier Republican presidential candidates in a CNN interview airing Friday.After dismissing "right-wing crazies" who reject mainstream climate science, Bloomberg was asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour what he made of the GOP field...."There's one of them who was a surgeon, unfortunately at Johns Hopkins, who doesn't believe in science," Bloomberg said. "Somebody said that's like a business executive that doesn't believe in profits."Bloomberg then said that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had said some of the "stupidest" things about climate change despite his intellect. He noted that Cruz's intelligence had been praised by Alan Dershowitz, a prominent US...
  • The Calcification of Climate Science

    11/02/2015 10:43:52 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/2/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    According to Lord Christopher Monckton, Thomas R. Karl's much-feted paper refuting "the Pause," the inexplicable 19-year standstill in the earth's average global surface temperature, has a small problem: To disappear the warming hiatus as Karl and his co-authors purport to do, you have to repeal the laws of thermodynamics. (Not even the current president can do that.) Karl and his colleagues, whose work appeared in the June issue of Science, "updated" previous data sets used to assess changes in surface temperatures, which supporters maintain is merely Science being self-critical and Scientific. Others - a lot of others - say different....
  • Ted Cruz hammers overregulation, tangles with Sierra Club chief over climate science

    10/07/2015 1:56:54 PM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 6, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON – Overregulation robs minority Americans of opportunity, Sen. Ted Cruz argued Tuesday at a Senate hearing that did double duty as a platform to critique the administration and to amplify his own campaign themes. “Fighting for economic opportunity is why I ran for office,” Cruz said after the hearing, citing his “opportunity conservative” philosophy that focuses on “easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder.” ... “They seemingly regulate everything under the sun,” Cruz said. Federal regulation has exploded in the last half-century, he said, from 20,000 pages to 175,000, “all in incredibly small print” that no individual...
  • National Geographic, Supermarket Tabloid?

    03/19/2015 11:51:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 19, 2015 | Peter Hannaford
    ".....For decades the National Geographic Society has engaged in serious exploration and scientific inquiry and has earned the confidence of thousands of members/readers. That makes it worrisome that key people there seem to have become followers of the concept of Deep Ecology proclaimed by Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess in 1973. The concept holds that all life, from human to dust mites, should be safe to live and pursue happiness. Although we humans are the only species with the ability to reason, this gives no special privileges; rather, the responsibility for all the others. To do this, we must not exploit...
  • The witch hunt is on for skeptical climate scientists

    03/03/2015 7:58:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The beautiful thing about science (when it’s conducted properly) is that multiple experts and laboratories in any field can match their findings against each other, peer review their work and subject competing theories to rigorous testing. That is, of course, providing you’re not doing work in climate research. In that case, if you come up with any figures which fly in the face of established Eco-Church doctrine, it’s time to stack up some kindling and burn the witch. A week ago, the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Washington Post ran stories repeating claims made by long-time Greenpeace staffer...
  • Greenhouse Gasses Simply Do Not Exist - Mathematical PROOF!!!

    11/26/2014 7:58:30 PM PST · by America_Right · 105 replies
    New and Amazing dot com Blog ^ | October 10, 2014 | Harry Dale Huffman
    Hi fellow Freepers, I have been away since the last general election, but since we cleaned up in this midterm, I have been getting back into the news and politics a little more. Anyway, I was reading a globull warming article's comments on some website, and one of the comments was from a physicist named Harry Dale Huffman. He used an equation to show that there is almost NO difference between Earth and Venus when it comes to atmospheric temperature, even though Venus has an atmosphere composed almost entirely of CO2. With indisputable math, he is able to show absolute...
  • Prof Fired (from think tank) For Calling Global Warming ‘Unproved Science’ Stands Firm

    06/18/2014 7:20:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The College Fiix ^ | June 18, 2014 | Dominic Lynch, Loyola University Chicago
    “I have had students who are very strongly pro-the global warming movement in my classes, of course, because most young people have heard this already,” he said. “And when I have them actually do the study, and take apart an IPCC [International Panel on Climate Change] claim, sometimes they break into tears, and they say ‘I can’t believe this is the only class I’ve ever been in in which anyone has ever told me there is even an issue.’” American University statistician tells The Fix: Belief in climate catastrophe ‘simply not logical’ If one would have asked statistician Caleb Rossiter...
  • Climate Alarm - Climate science moves in one direction, the AAAS moves in the other.

    03/28/2014 9:28:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 27, 2014 | Paul C. Knappenberger
    In its new report on the risks from human-caused climate change, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) sets climate science back rather than “advancing” it. The report, counterfactually titled “What We Know,” is more an account of what the scientific community thought it knew about a decade ago than an up-to-date telling of current understanding. Not surprisingly, the group ignores the fact that climate science is moving in a direction that increasingly suggests that the risk of extreme climate change is lower than has been previously assessed. Instead, the AAAS continues to play up the chance of...
  • Report: Farmers’ Almanac more accurate than government climate scientists

    02/20/2014 5:49:13 PM PST · by GraceG · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/20/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    This exceptionally cold and snowy winter has shown that government climate scientists were dead wrong when it came to predicting just how cold this winter would be, while the 197-year old Farmers’ Almanac predicted this winter would be “bitterly cold”. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) predicted temperatures would be “above normal from November through January across much of the lower 48 states.” This, however, was dead wrong. As Bloomberg notes, the CPC underestimated the “mammoth December cold wave, which brought snow to Dallas and chilled partiers in Times Square on New...
  • Everything Is Because Of ‘Climate Change’, Except What Isn’t

    01/08/2014 8:10:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    RedState ^ | January 7, 2014 | Caleb Howe
    Today is Tuesday, January 7th, ever hereafter to be known as the coldest thing that ever happened to cable news and proof everlasting of the truth of global warming, because weather is absolutely the same things as climate. This is as opposed to yesterday, Monday January 6th, when relating the news of the cold weather to the theory of global warming was a thought crime worthy of the highest order. A friend in the business of science emails about the religion of science subscribed to by the “climate change” town criers: _______________________________________________________ Their approach to science is so unsound it...
  • Climate Science vs Politics: The Road Ahead

    12/28/2012 1:29:54 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2012 | S. Fred Singer
    There is good news and bad news about climate. The good news is that science evidence has made it quite clear that the human contribution to a possible global warming is minor; in fact it cannot even be... --snip-- Important news: The Chinese Academy of Sciences has translated these NIPCC reports for publication in 2013 -- the first national academy to do so. The other good news is that the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which has been slowly dying since the UN conference in Copenhagen in Dec. 2009, is finally going to be officially buried this month, in December 2012. --snip--...
  • Rich Lowry: Get Lost - My response to Michael Mann

    08/22/2012 1:34:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rich Lowry, Editor National Review
    So, as you might have heard, Michael Mann of Climategate infamy is threatening to sue us. Mann is upset — very, very upset — with this Mark Steyn Corner post, which had the temerity to call Mann’s hockey stick “fraudulent.” The Steyn post was mild compared with other things that have been said about the notorious hockey stick, and, in fact, it fell considerably short of an item about Mann published elsewhere that Steyn quoted in his post. So why threaten to sue us? I rather suspect it is because the Steyn post was savagely witty and stung poor Michael....
  • Climate Science – What You Are Not Being Told – With Videos – With UPDATE

    05/28/2012 10:15:57 PM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 13 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 29 May 2012 | TonyfromOz
    With so much information about Climate Science, are we really get the full information, or just parts of it that leave out other aspects of what we are told is the 'Great Debate' of our time. Either way, we are only getting one side of that debate. Here, Doctor David Evans explains with three videos some of the information we are not being told, from the other side of the debate. Joanne Nova, who runs the popular Australian Science site JoNova also adds a video explaining the other side of Climate.
  • The Meltdown of Climate Science

    11/30/2011 6:44:37 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 6 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 11/29/11 | Noman
    It has been a tough anniversary for climate alarmists. 5,000 emails circulated among the world's leading climate scientists were released on the second anniversary of the original leaks that derailed the UN redistribution train headed into 2009's Copenhagen summit. Noman would be uncomfortable with the leaking were not the confederates of climate fraud so monopolistically entrenched in academe, popular media, business and government. They don't fight fairly, so it's hardly upsetting when someone pounds them with brass knuckles. Neither do they learn from experience. The original revelations just stunned them; they didn't deter them. They've stuck to the same story,...
  • White House Involved in Warmist Smear Campaign

    11/18/2011 5:14:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2011 | Russell Cook
    Remember when Governor Rick Perry burst into the presidential race? Arguably one of the things that made him quickly rise to the top was the answer he gave to a question about global warming at an August 17th event: "I think we're seeing almost weekly or even daily scientists who are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change." Just a day later, the Washington Post described what Perry's campaign sent them as proof to back his statement: ... a link to something called the [Oregon] Petition Project, which...
  • Al Gore's Five Loaves and Two Fishes[pulls Chicago Carbon Trading investments before collapse]

    09/22/2011 9:59:56 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies ^ | September 21st, 2011 | James Delingpole
    Not content with having invented the internet, the great Climate Science communicator Al Gore appears to have developed still more miraculous skills of late: the ability to turn 17,000 into 8.6 million – just like that. The figures refer to the number of "views" for Gore's special "24 Hours Of ManBearPig" which this column helped celebrate the other day. Gore claims that as many as 8.6 million flocked to his thrilling festival of climate fear; but a nasty cruel man called Charles the Moderator at Watts Up With That? has "done the math" and reckons the figure is probably more...
  • Studies: Global warming, climate science far from settled

    08/03/2011 11:44:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Aug. 1, 2011 | Jackie Hicken,
    In the face of repeated assertions that the science on global warming is “settled,” ongoing studies and developments in the area leave some insisting that claim remains true, while others say the science is anything but. According to Gallup’s annual environmental poll, the percentage of Americans saying they worry a great deal or a fair amount about global warming has fallen from a high of 66 percent in 2008 to a stable 51 percent in 2011. Furthermore, 43 percent of Americans say the seriousness of global warming is exaggerated in the news.A breakdown of global warming poll data shows that...
  • Earth’s Climate System Is Ridiculously Complex – With Draft Link Tutorial (Several Videos)

    07/02/2011 11:49:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 1+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | June 30, 2011 | justthefactswuwt
    By WUWT regular “Just The Facts”I am often amused by claims that we understand Earth’s climate system, are able to accurately measure its behavior, eliminate all potential variables except CO2 as the primary driver of Earth’s temperature and make predictions of Earth’s temperature decades into the future, all with a high degree of confidence. I have been studying Earth’s climate system for several years and have found it to be a ridiculously complex, continually evolving and sometimes chaotic beast. Furthermore, our understanding of Earth’s climate system is currently rudimentary at best, our measurement capabilities are limited and our historical record...
  • Rescuing Climate Science From Agenda-Driven Politics

    09/20/2010 2:16:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies ^ | September 20, 2010 | Bill Frezza
    <p>I just got back from an extraordinary presentation aptly titled "A Change in Climate: A Fresh Approach to Climate Science." If you're one of those people appalled by the politicization of science by celebrities, congressmen, and the Nobel Committee, I highly recommend you take a look at the work of Professors Kerry Emanuel and Daniel Rothman at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT.</p>
  • The clouds of unknowing - There are lots of uncertainties in climate science. But that does...

    03/26/2010 9:45:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 468+ views
    The Economist ^ | Mar 18th 2010 | NA
    There are lots of uncertainties in climate science. But that does not mean it is fundamentally wrong FOR anyone who thinks that climate science must be unimpeachable to be useful, the past few months have been a depressing time. A large stash of e-mails from and to investigators at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia provided more than enough evidence for concern about the way some climate science is done. That the picture they painted, when seen in the round—or as much of the round as the incomplete selection available allows—was not as alarming as the...
  • E-Mails Show Scientists Planning Push-Back Against 'McCarthyite' Attacks on Climate Science

    03/06/2010 6:57:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 82 replies · 1,449+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 5, 2010 | ALEX KAPLUN
    By ALEX KAPLUN of Greenwire This story was updated at 2:54 p.m. EST. U.S. scientists are planning to counter criticisms directed at them during the "Climategate" scandal and congressional debates, saying conservatives and industry groups have waged a "McCarthyite" campaign, according to e-mails exchanged by the researchers. The e-mails obtained by E&E show the scientists are considering launching advertising campaigns, widening their public presence, pushing the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to take a more active role in explaining climate science and creating a nonprofit to serve as a voice for the scientific community. "We need to develop a relentless...
  • Climate science: Credibility at risk, scientists say

    02/21/2010 9:47:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 727+ views
    Science News ^ | Feb. 20, 2010 | Janet Raloff
    SAN DIEGO (Feb. 20) Publication of hacked emails exchanged by climate scientists. News accounts of problems in vetting data used in climate-assessment reports. Charges by critics that scientists won’t release their raw data so that others might independently vet published analyses of climate trends. Taken together, these events have marred the reputations of climate scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and perhaps science generally. Or so concluded a distinguished panel of science luminaries, yesterday. They included Ralph Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences; James McCarthy, a Harvard climate scientist and chairman of the board of directors of...
  • Walter Russell Mead: Why Climate Science Is On Trial

    02/05/2010 1:44:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 461+ views
    The American Interest ^ | February 5th, 2010 | Walter Russell Mead
    Over on his blog at Foreign Policy, the always interesting and engaging political scientist Daniel Drezner raises some important questions about science and politics. Drezner looks at the interaction between populist critics of the science consensus and the guardians of that consensus — specifically at the debate between those who think that vaccinations may promote or cause autism and those (the overwhelming majority of scientists who’ve studied the issue) who think the link is totally bogus. As with the science on climate change I generally assume the main body of scientists are more reliable than their critics unless something very...
  • 'Climate science' is an oxymoron. Time for Zero Tolerance of Green agendas

    01/06/2010 12:34:04 PM PST · by Schnucki · 9 replies · 623+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | January 6, 2010 | Gerald Warner
    Wow! That Copenhagen package really worked. Global warming has been dramatically reversed. In fact, if Al Gore could see his way to turning the heat back up just a little, most of us would be deeply appreciative… “Climate science” is the oxymoron of the century. There is not a city, town or hamlet in the country that has had its weather conditions correctly forecast, over periods as short as 12 hours, during the past week. This is the “exceptionally mild winter” that the climate change buffoons warned us would occur as a consequence of global warming. Their credibility is 20...
  • Climate Assessment Oligarchy – The IPCC ( weakened by disclosure at the CRU?

    11/22/2009 9:33:03 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 836+ views
    Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr ^ | July 24, 2008...7:00 am | R.A. Pielke Sr
    An oligarchy is a “form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.”This definition certainly fits with the IPCC, as illustrated by the closed meeting in which Gerald Meehl, Jonathan Overpeck, Susan Solomon, Thomas Stocker, and Ron Stouffer are organizing in Hawaii in March 2009. This meeting is reported atJoint IPCC-WCRP-IGBP Workshop: New Science Directions and Activities Relevant to the IPCC AR5 [Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - Friday, March 06, 2009 at the University of Hawaii International Pacific Research Center Honolulu , Hawaii].While the meeting is to be...
  • The Fatal Flaw in MSU “Temperature” Data

    05/18/2009 11:24:10 AM PDT · by Jeliota · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 05/18/2009 | Paul Zannucci
    But something bothered me about the data I was using. MSU data was available for 70.0S to 82.5N. Not only were “temperatures” not being measured everywhere, but they weren’t being measured equally…
  • Climate Science in A Tornado

    02/28/2009 4:59:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 747+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2009 | George F. Will
    Few phenomena generate as much heat as disputes about current orthodoxies concerning global warming. This column recently reported and commented on some developments pertinent to the debate about whether global warming is occurring and what can and should be done. That column, which expressed skepticism about some emphatic proclamations by the alarmed, took a stroll down memory lane, through the debris of 1970s predictions about the near certainty of calamitous... --snip-- So the column accurately reported what the center had reported. But on Feb. 15, the Sunday the column appeared, the center, then receiving many e-mail inquiries, issued a statement...
  • Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions? (Richard S. Lindzen)

    12/21/2008 12:24:44 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,785+ views ^ | September 27, 2008 | Richard S. Lindzen
    Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions? [1][1] Richard S. Lindzen, Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 27, 2008 Abstract For a variety of inter-related cultural, organizational, and political reasons, progress in climate science and the actual solution of scientific problems in this field have moved at a much slower rate than would normally be possible. Not all these factors are unique to climate science, but the heavy influence of politics has served to amplify the role of the other factors. By cultural factors, I primarily refer to the change in the scientific...
  • An open letter from The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley to Senator John McCain about Climate...

    10/18/2008 1:28:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 1,073+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2008 | The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
    An open letter from The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley to Senator John McCain about Climate Science and Policy Open letter from The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley to Senator John McCain about Climate Science and Policy.  Dear Senator McCain, Sir, YOU CHOSE a visit to a wind-farm in early summer 2008 to devote an entire campaign speech to the reassertion of your belief in the apocalyptic vision of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change - a lurid and fanciful account of imagined future events that was always baseless, was briefly exciting among the less thoughtful species of news commentators and politicians, but is...
  • What can we learn about global warming from poor reporting?

    From today’s Syndney Morning Herald comes the headline: “Global warming to impact health“. First, by impact the reporter almost certainly means influence, a more accurate, but far less energetic and “actionable”, word. But never mind that. Our lesson instead comes from the story, one of a breed which appears almost daily in some major newspaper somewhere in the world. But before we can get to it, you first have to learn, if you do not already know it, the definition of tautology. A tautology is a statement which is always true; that is, no matter what happens in the word,...
  • Nagging Global Warming Differences Resolved

    05/02/2006 4:59:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 793+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/06 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON - A nagging difference in temperature readings that had raised questions about global warming has been resolved, a panel of scientists reported Tuesday. "This significant discrepancy no longer exists because errors in the satellite and radiosonde data have been identified and corrected," researchers said in the first of 21 assessment reports planned by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. The findings show clear evidence of human influences on climate due to changes in greenhouse gases, aerosols and stratospheric ozone. There has been increasing concern about global climate change being caused by human activity, in particular the release of gases...
  • The political science of climate

    07/28/2003 10:26:08 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 522+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/29/03 | Patrick J. Michaels
    <p>Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, chaired by James Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, will hold a landmark hearing on recent developments in climate science. This normally arcane field is our most politicized science, thanks to the Kyoto Protocol and related energy policy issues, as will become obvious at Inhofe's hearing.</p>