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  • Trampling on Coal Country Families

    08/16/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations to impose his anti-hydrocarbon agenda, slash America’s fossil fuel use, bankrupt coal and utility companies, make electricity prices skyrocket, and “fundamentally transform” our economic, social, legal and constitutional system. Citing climate concerns, he has refused to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and blocked or delayed Alaskan, western state and offshore oil and gas leasing and drilling. He’s proud that...
  • Climate Change Pentagon Expert: My Goal Was to Induce Fear, Not be Accurate

    06/02/2014 1:41:09 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    Political Outcasts ^ | June 2 2014 | Bob Allen
    From the Washington Times: “Pentagon wrestles with bogus climate warnings as funds shifted to green agenda.” …the 2003 report, “An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security,” is credited with kick-starting the movement that, to this day and perhaps with more vigor than ever, links climate change to national security. The report also became gospel to climate change doomsayers, who predicted pervasive and more intense hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and droughts. “The release of this report is what likely sparked the ‘modern era’ of security interest in climate affairs,” said Jeff Kueter, president of the George...
  • A World Turns Against Biofuels

    06/01/2014 6:29:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    canadafreepress ^ | 5/31/2014 | Dennis Avery
    The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has suddenly reversed its support for biofuels. The panel now admits growing crops for fuel “poses risks to ecosystems and biodiversity.” Scientists—and many Green activists—turned against ethanol and biodiesel years ago because it took too much land. However, the United States and EU governments have kept their farmer subsidies. “Environmentalism” had suddenly become political payoff.
  • IPCC findings dispute ABC, CBS, NBC and BBC alarmist and flawed Antarctica sea level rise claims

    05/29/2014 12:50:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | by Guest Blogger
    Guest essay by Larry HamlinIPCC report shows Antarctica has “negative contribution to sea level” over the 21st centuryThe recent ridiculous and scientifically flawed media claims of large Antarctica related sea level rise impacts due to “unstoppable” glacier ice loss supposedly reflected in two recent scientific papers looks even more absurd when these made up claims are compared against the Antarctica scientific findings of the UN IPCC AR5 WGI climate report.Recapping the wonderfully informative reporting by the major “news” networks on May 12 about these two Antarctica ice loss studies we have: NBC’s anchor Brian Williams asserting that these new...
  • UN climate change expert reveals bias in global warming report

    05/21/2014 6:17:38 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20 2014 | Richard Toi
    Three of the four installments of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which claims to show the state of the global climate system under stress, are now available. All three show things are seriously amiss – although not necessarily with the climate itself. The final installment, to be published in September will further underline the need to reform the IPCC. The IPCC has three working groups, each producing its own report. Working Group I, focusing on climate change itself, released its findings last September. Compared to the previous report, of 2007,...
  • German Govt Falsifies Climate Report Translation To Hide Green Policy Failure

    05/19/2014 1:44:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 5/19/2014 | M.E. SYNON
    The German Ministry of Environment has falsified the conclusions of a UN climate change report in the German-language version released last week, in an attempt to hide the fact that the country's 'green policies' are useless. The ministry’s four-page summary of the report contains outright contradictions and falsifications of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recommendations, apparently made to hide UN criticism of the way the German government has turned emissions-trading into a cash cow for futile renewable energy projects. Die Welt said on Sunday that parts of the thousands of pages-long English-language report which the ministry found embarrassing were...
  • Yes It’s Real: GlobalChange.Gov

    05/08/2014 5:04:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | John Ransom
    CS Lewis warned us about men without chests. That is technocrats who use what Winston Churchill called “the lights of perverted science” to play God without ethics, without morality, without responsibility. And now they have a website. It's called globalchange.gov. And they have a legal mandate too, not just to investigate so-called climate change, but to investigate “global change” in general. “The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP,)” says the website, “was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to ‘assist the Nation and the world to understand,...
  • Two scathing reviews by scholars working with the IPCC show why the organization is hopelessly

    04/27/2014 8:11:19 AM PDT · by rktman
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 4/26/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Two scathing letters critical of the IPCC process were published on Friday April 25th; one from Dr. Robert Stavins, an IPCC chapter Co-Coordinating Lead Author, and a five year veteran of the process, plus another by Dr. Richard Tol, who asked his name to be removed from work he was contributing to because it was “too alarmist”. Tol said in his letter: ‘The Himalayan glacier melt (by 2035) really was the least of the errors’ , ‘The IPCC does not guard itself against selection bias and group think’ – ‘Alarmism feeds polarization. Climate zealots want to burn heretics of global...
  • Top climate expert's sensational claim of government meddling in crucial UN report

    04/27/2014 1:20:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2014 | David Rose
    A top US academic has dramatically revealed how government officials forced him to change a hugely influential scientific report on climate change to suit their own interests. Harvard professor Robert Stavins electrified the worldwide debate on climate change on Friday by sensationally publishing a letter online in which he spelled out the astonishing interference. [snip] His comments follow a decision two weeks earlier by Sussex University’s Professor Richard Tol to remove his name from the summary of an earlier volume of the full IPCC report, on the grounds it had been ‘sexed up’ by the same government officials and had...
  • Preparing the US military for the 'threat multiplier' of climate change.

    04/22/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT · by machogirl · 41 replies
    Slate via Stripes.com ^ | 04-21-2014 | Eric Holthaus
    The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just completed a series of landmark reports that chronicle an update to the current state of consensus science on climate change. Its conclusion: On our current path, climate change could pose an irreversible, existential risk to civilization as we know it, but we can still fix it if we decide to work together. But in addition to the call for cooperation, the reports also shared an alarming new trend: Climate change is already destabilizing nations and leading to wars. That finding was highlighted in last week's premiere of Showtime's climate change docu-drama...
  • EPA scales back biofuel mandate to reflect reality

    04/23/2014 3:45:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2014 5:48 PM EDT | Dina Cappiello
    The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.The EPA on Tuesday said it was basing its 2013 standard on the 810,185 ethanol-equivalent gallons produced with nonfood plants last year. …
  • Mythical Climate Change Consensus Hits An Iceberg

    03/22/2014 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Junk Science: Climate change "deniers," as global warm-mongers call those who think empirical evidence is more reliable than computer models, may soon count among their number a 50,000-strong body of physicists. At the risk of being accused of embracing what alarmists call the flat-earth view of climate change, the American Physical Society has appointed a balanced, six-person committee to review its stance on so-called climate change that includes three distinguished skeptics: Judith Curry, John Christy and Richard Lindzen. Their credentials are impressive. Christy is director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and was a...
  • Ethanol Impact on Feed Prices

    04/21/2014 6:37:22 PM PDT · by Walt Griffith · 20 replies
    American Cattleman ^ | Renewable Fuels Association
    Ethanol Impact on Feed Prices Written By: Renewable Fuels Association Fueled by its desire for conflict, and a well-funded and organized public relations blitz by food and livestock industries, the media has spent a great deal of time in the past two years trying to portray an epic battle between America’s need for renewable alternatives to gasoline and its role as breadbasket to world. Despite unsupported and hysterical claims, the battle between ethanol production and food and feed resources is not a battle at all. In fact, it is a symbiotic relationship that promises to provide long term financial gain...
  • Government funded, peer-reviewed study concludes biofuels worse than gasoline for the...

    04/21/2014 3:41:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Government funded, peer-reviewed study concludes biofuels worse than gasoline for the environmentThe $30 billion or so wasted each year on the federal government’s biofuels mandates and subsidies needs to end now. The program is a complete disaster, and now has been shown to harm the environment, something anti-warmist skeptics (aka, deniers) have warned about for many years.  Even the left wing UK Guardian reports via AP: Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil...
  • Why climate deniers are winning: The twisted psychology that overwhelms scientific consensus

    04/19/2014 2:12:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Salon ^ | April 19, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    There's a reason why overwhelming evidence hasn't spurred public action against global warming. In the run-up to Earth Day this year, two major reports were released by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the largest such body in the world. On March 31, Working Group II released its report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, and on April 13, Working Group III released its report, Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Both reports cited substantially more evidence of substantially more global warming and related impacts than past reports have, and they did so more lucidly than in...
  • Not a Joke; UN Says Vacuuming CO2 Out of Air May Be Only Way to Save Planet Earth

    04/16/2014 2:28:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/2014 | Jim Hoft
    The UN says the last chance to save planet Earth may be vacuuming CO2 out of the sky and burying it. And, they’re serious.UPI reported: In order to stave off the worst of global warming’s consequences, the world’s nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050. That’s one of many claims made in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).The new report also suggests vacuuming up vast amounts of CO2 from the skies and storing it underground may be the most viable solution for mitigating the greenhouse gas...
  • World must shift to solar & wind rapidly to avoid catastrophic global warming, say UN scientists

    04/13/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2014 | Ben Spencer in Berlin
    A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive....
  • Give up meat, coal, oil, economic growth and national sovereignty - orders new IPCC climate report

    04/14/2014 2:28:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 4/14/2014 | James Delingpole
    The United Nations (UN) has delivered its latest verdict on the measures necessary to save the world from global warming and the news is as grim as it is predictable and wearisomely familiar: More regulation from "experts", technocrats and bureaucrats at supranational organisations, such as the one whose initials begin with U and end with N.More taxpayer subsidies for expensive, inefficient renewable energy.More nuclear power (with shale gas used as a transitional fuel to replace coal). The abandonment of fossil fuels. Less meat consumption.A single, globally-regulated price for carbon dioxide. More local-government-enforced walking, cycling and public transportation. More back-door wealth...
  • For Unproven Theory, Scientists Propose Unproven Solutions

    04/13/2014 12:01:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/13/2013 | Rick Moran
    What’s even more dubious than claims of catastrophic warming? Claims that scientists know what to do about it.The IPCC released a report warning that unless a “rapid shift” to green energy is undertaken, we’re all going to die…or, something.And even that may not be enough. The group is saying that we “might even need to enlist controversial technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.”We’ll get started right away on those gigantic atmospheric scoops to remove all those offensive greenhouse gases.It’s more of the same from the IPCC, with a little more hysteria to get our juices flowing.USA Today: “There...
  • IPCC recommends 'massive shift' to green energy to avoid catastrophe

    04/13/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/13/2014 | Rick Moran
    What's even more dubious than claims of catastrophic warming? Claims that scientists know what to do about it. USA Today: A rapid shift to less-polluting energy will be needed to avoid catastrophic global warming because global emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases have accelerated to unprecedented levels, the United Nations reports today.
  • The game is up for climate change believers

    04/08/2014 1:17:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 06 Apr 2014 | Charles Moore
    Most of us pay some attention to the weather forecast. If it says it will rain in your area tomorrow, it probably will. But if it says the same for a month, let alone a year, later, it is much less likely to be right. There are too many imponderables. The theory of global warming is a gigantic weather forecast for a century or more. However interesting the scientific inquiries involved, therefore, it can have almost no value as a prediction. Yet it is as a prediction that global warming (or, as we are now ordered to call it in...
  • UN climate panel chair calls for 'enlightenment'

    04/07/2014 1:54:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/7/14 | FRank Jordans - ap
    BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming. Delegates at the closed-doors meeting in Berlin need to tackle a number of sensitive issues, including how best to cut carbon emissions and how to share the cost of shifting away from the fossil fuels that are largely blamed for producing the gases that are heating the planet. Their conclusions will feed...
  • IPCC Insider Rejects Global-Warming Report: Says Alarmism is Without Basis

    04/04/2014 8:06:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/04/2014 | Alec Torres
    Richard Tol, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and an expert on climate change, removed his name from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. While he considers much of the science sound and supports the underlying purpose of the IPCC, Tol says the United Nations agency’s inflammatory and alarmist claims delegitimize the IPCC as a credible and neutral institution. “In the SPM [Summary for Policymakers], and much more largely in the media, we see all these scare stories,” Tol tells National Review Online. “We’re all going to die, the four...
  • Why the IPCC Report Neglects the Benefits of Global Warming

    04/02/2014 10:40:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    national review ^ | 4/1/2014 | Rupert Darwall
    With the clock ticking toward December 2015 and the last chance to conclude a global treaty at the Paris climate conference, the job of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to ratchet up the alarm. This it did in its report, released at the beginning of the week, on the impacts of climate change. It scored a bull’s-eye in the Financial Times: “Climate change harms food crops, says IPCC,” the headline ran. “Climate Signals, Growing Louder,” the New York Times opined, though the reality is that the volume is being turned up by the IPCC, not the climate...
  • The IPCC's Latest Report Deliberately Excludes And Misrepresents Important Climate Science

    03/31/2014 4:42:56 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Joseph Bast
    This week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is releasing its latest report, the “Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report.” Like its past reports, this one predicts apocalyptic consequences if mankind fails to give the UN the power to tax and regulate fossil fuels and subsidize and mandate the use of alternative fuels. But happily, an international group of scientists I have been privileged to work with has conducted an independent review of IPCC’s past and new reports, along with the climate science they deliberately exclude or misrepresent. Our group, called the Nongovernmental International...
  • Leading climate researcher asked to be removed from UN study over its “alarmist, silly” statements

    03/31/2014 1:53:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, their foremost and super-cereal authoritative body on the matter, released phase two of their four-part report they compile every so often to make recommendations to policymakers the world over about how much the world is warming and what to do about it. As Jeff already noted this morning, this latest issue is replete with dire warnings about food security and declining crop yields, economic shocks, drought and water supplies, regional conflicts and war, and etcetera. So, in a nutshell, the same type of catastrophic warnings that progressive environmentalists have been prophesying for...
  • Climate change could cost more than $100 billion a year

    03/31/2014 6:21:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | March 31, 2014 | By By Ivana Kottasova
    Tackling the effects of climate change could cost governments around the world more than $100 billion a year, a United Nations panel of experts said Monday. A report by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says that a temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius will wipe out up to 2% of the world's income by 2050. "If we get up to 4 degrees temperature rise, which most scientists now expect would happen if we carry on emitting greenhouse gasses as we do, then the cost could be much more severe," Chris Hope, a climate change researcher at Cambridge University...
  • Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm

    03/30/2014 4:12:09 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 27, 2014 | Matt Ridley
    The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will shortly publish the second part of its latest report, on the likely impact of climate change. Government representatives are meeting with scientists in Japan to sex up—sorry, rewrite—a summary of the scientists' accounts of storms, droughts and diseases to come. But the actual report, known as AR5-WGII, is less frightening than its predecessor seven years ago.
  • UN Backtracks: Will Global Warming Really Trigger Mass Extinctions?

    03/26/2014 9:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 26, 2014 – 10:34 AM | Axel Bojanowski
    Humans have shrunk the habitats of many life forms, through unsustainable agriculture, fishing or hunting. And it is going to get even worse. Global warming is said to be threatening thousands of animal and plant species with extinction. That, at least, is what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been predicting for years. But the UN climate body now says it is no longer so certain. The second part of the IPCC’s new assessment report is due to be presented next Monday in Yokohama, Japan. On the one hand, a classified draft of the report notes that a...
  • Global warming not stopped, will go on for centuries: WMO

    03/24/2014 5:40:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/2414 | Robert Evans - Reuters
    GENEVA (Reuters) - There has been no reverse in the trend of global warming and there is still consistent evidence for man-made climate change, the head of the U.N. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Monday. A slow-down in the average pace of warming at the planet's surface this century has been cited by "climate skeptics" as evidence that climate change is not happening at the potentially catastrophic rate predicted by a U.N. panel of scientists. But U.N. weather agency chief Michel Jarraud said ocean temperatures, in particular, were rising fast, and extreme weather events, forecast by climate scientists, showed...
  • Biofuels do more harm than good, UN warns

    03/24/2014 4:57:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 48 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 23, 2014 | Robert Mendick
    The United Nations will officially warn that growing crops to make “green” biofuel harms the environment and drives up food prices, The Telegraph can disclose. A leaked draft of a UN report condemns the widespread use of biofuels made from crops as a replacement for petrol and diesel. It says that biofuels, rather than combating the effects of global warming, could make them worse.
  • Debunking the 97% 'consensus' on global warming

    02/04/2014 8:19:34 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 7 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The main pillar of the warmist argument is the contention that a "consensus" exists among scientists that global warming is caused by man and threatens catastrophe. But a Canada-based group calling itself Friends of Science has just completed a review of the four main studies used to document the alleged consensus and found that only 1 - 3% of respondents "explicitly stated agreement with the IPCC declarations on global warming," and that there was "no agreement with a catastrophic view."
  • IPCC silently slashes its global warming predictions in the AR5 final draft

    01/03/2014 11:41:44 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    Watts Up with That? ^ | January 1, 2014 | By Christopher Monckton
    Unnoticed, the IPCC has slashed its global-warming predictions, implicitly rejecting the models on which it once so heavily and imprudently relied. In the second draft of the Fifth Assessment Report it had broadly agreed with the models that the world will warm by 0.4 to 1.0 Cş from 2016-2035 against 1986-2005. But in the final draft it quietly cut the 30-year projection to 0.3-0.7 Cş, saying the warming is more likely to be at the lower end of the range [equivalent to about 0.4 Cş over 30 years]. If that rate continued till 2100, global warming this century could be...
  • IPCC’s Report on Climate Change: Myths & Realities

    12/08/2013 11:58:58 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    Watts Up with That? ^ | December 8, 2013 | By Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
    It is argued by the IPCC that models that predict future temperature scenarios are based on physical principles but at the same time accepting the fact that there are several other localized or globalized factors contributing to it. Such factors are rarely accounted for in their models. Thus, there are no clear cut physical principles concerning global warming. It is basically statistical inferences that vary with data and period. The IPCC uses the number of people accepting the predictions to validate it. In science, unless they are verified by ground realities, they are generally termed as “hypothetical”, which has no...
  • Climate Summit Trap: Capitalism’s March toward Global Collapse (euro-doomage)

    12/06/2013 5:45:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | December 06, 2013 – 05:37 PM | Harald Welzer
    The Warsaw conference demonstrated that the “climate summit” model is broken and, more importantly, that capitalism itself is driving us to the brink. Protests are not the solution—it’s time to fight the system using its own weapons. … This means we need a method of searching for new strategies that can’t be co-opted by the sleek, but unfortunately destructive, principle of capitalism. Imagine, for example, what might happen if a large number of businesses make the improvement of the common good—instead of an increase in their profits—the goal of their commercial efforts. There are in fact already more than 1,400...
  • Obama, the Environmental Charlatan

    10/18/2013 6:52:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/2013 | Jeffery Folks
    The president is committed to the idea of anthropogenic global warming. Man-made carbon emissions, he believes (or pretends to believe), cause global temperatures to rise, and this temperature increase is destructive. By reducing man-made carbon emissions, temperatures can be made to fall. Every part of this logic is flawed, if not utterly false. Do carbon emissions cause global warming? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is largely composed of climate researchers with what would seem a strong vested interest in promoting the global warming agenda. Yet even the IPCC has a 5% doubt that human activities affect the climate.
  • Lindzen: Understanding the IPCC AR5 Climate Assessment

    10/08/2013 11:39:07 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/8/2013 | Richard Lindzen
    Each IPCC report seems to be required to conclude that the case for an international agreement to curb carbon dioxide has grown stronger. That is to say the IPCC report (and especially the press release accompanying the summary) is a political document, and as George Orwell noted, political language “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” With respect to climate, we have had 17 years without warming; all models show greater tropical warming than has been observed since 1978; and arctic sea ice is suddenly showing surprising...
  • Networks Embrace IPCC Report's Fraudulent Warnings

    10/05/2013 4:21:47 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Octiber 5m 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Global Warming: Temperatures have flat-lined for 15 years, the Arctic and Antarctic are gaining record amounts of ice, most computer models have been wrong, yet the networks are buying into the alarmists' narrative. Earth might not have a fever but the media do, judging by their hyperventilating about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's quite fraudulent report (Fifth Assessment Report or 5AR) released Sept. 27. One network — CBS— even turned a blind eye to the truth and claimed that temperatures "could have risen by more than 200 degrees." This fiction came from CBS' Ben Tracy, who said the carbon...
  • Networks Embrace ‘Catastrophic’ Warnings of Latest IPCC Report

    10/02/2013 9:01:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    mrc.org ^ | 10/2/2013 1:16 PM ET | By Julia A. Seymour
    The UN’s climate panel (IPCC) released its latest warning about "catastrophic" climate change on Sept. 27, garnering the frantic attention of all three broadcast networks that night. CBS even aired a claim about temperatures rising “more than 200 degrees."Predictably, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC Sept. 27 repeated the IPCC’s dire warnings without including any skeptics and without mentioning past failures such as their inability to accurately predict warming or sea level rise.ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer,” NBC “Nightly News” and CBS “Evening News” all failed to include criticism of the IPCC with the exception...
  • After Missing 5 Predictions, IPCC Cuts Global Warming Forecast

    10/01/2013 11:27:57 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    dDailytech ^ | September 27, 2013 4:41 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    It appears runaway warming predictions may have been fantasy While the basic premise of global warming has a solid basis in fundamental physical chemistry -- that carbon-containing gases trap sunlight, turning it into heat -- a great unknown is how the Earth will respond to this heating by increasing levels of atmospheric carbon.   I. Doomsday Scenarios Flop Some researchers have claimed sensational scenarios involving "runaway warming" and dire doomsday effects, including warming-created super-hurricanes, floods, new deserts, and super-tornados.  
  • Top MIT scientist: Newest UN climate report is ‘hilariously’ flawed

    09/29/2013 2:00:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 29, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Not all scientists are panicking about global warming — one of them finds the alarmism “hilarious.” A top climate scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lambasted a new report by the UN’s climate bureaucracy that blamed mankind as the main cause of global warming and whitewashed the fact that there has been a hiatus in warming for the last 15 years. “I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence,” Dr. Richard Lindzen told Climate Depot, a global warming skeptic news site. “They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies...
  • Climate change: this is not science – it’s mumbo jumbo

    09/29/2013 1:37:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 28 Sep 2013 | Nigel Lawson
    The IPCC’s call to phase out fossil fuels is economic nonsense and 'morally outrageous’ for the developing world The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which published on Friday the first instalment of its latest report, is a deeply discredited organisation. Presenting itself as the voice of science on this important issue, it is a politically motivated pressure group that brings the good name of science into disrepute. Its previous report, in 2007, was so grotesquely flawed that the leading scientific body in the United States, the InterAcademy Council, decided that an investigation was warranted. The IAC duly reported in 2010,...
  • IPCC Fails To Come Clean Over Global Temperature Standstill

    09/28/2013 12:10:35 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9.27.2013 | Anthony Watts
    The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is criticising the IPCC for its deliberate attempt to obscure the reality of an ongoing temperature standstill and its failure to come clean about the failure of its models. The IPCC has decided to discount the global warming standstill since 1997 as irrelevant and has deleted from its final document its original acknowledgement (in its 7 June draft) that climate models have failed to ’reproduce the observed reduction in surface warming trend over the last 10-15 years.’ Not only has the IPCC failed to predict the ongoing temperature standstill, its climate models actually predicted...
  • The IPCC Political-Suicide Pill

    09/26/2013 1:44:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 26, 2013 | Patrick J. Michaels
    Politicians who legislate based on the IPCC’s increasingly flawed findings lose their jobs.On Friday, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is going to release its much-anticipated fifth “scientific assessment” of global warming. Like its 2007 predecessor, the document will be a ready poison pill for those contemplating political suicide. Each iteration of this document becomes the reigning go-to document for climate pests, including legislatures and governments. For example, the fourth version was cited repeatedly by the U.S. House of Representatives as the putative factual basis for its 2009 cap-and-trade legislation, which passed that body on June 26...
  • Global warming believers are feeling the heat

    09/26/2013 8:45:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/25/2013 | James Delingpole
    On Friday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivers its latest verdict on the state of man-made global warming. Though the details are a secret, one thing is clear: the version of events you will see and hear in much of the media, especially from partis pris organisations like the BBC, will be the opposite of what the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report actually says. Already we have had a taste of the nonsense to come: a pre-announcement to the effect that “climate scientists” are now “95 per cent certain” that humans are to blame for climate change; an evidence-free declaration...
  • Two Minutes to Midnight (no, not Obamacare -- the next IPCC global warming assessment)

    09/25/2013 1:15:19 PM PDT · by edwinland · 5 replies
    Climate Audit ^ | Sept. 24, 2013 | Steve McIntyre
    There is much in the news about how IPCC will handle the growing discrepancy between models and observations – long an issue at skeptic blogs. According to BBC News, a Dutch participant says that “governments are demanding a clear explanation” of the discrepancy. ... According to Der Spiegal (h/t Judy Curry), Joachim Marotzke, has promised that the IPCC will “address this subject head-on”. ... Unfortunately, as Judy Curry recently observed, it is now two minutes to midnight in the IPCC timetable. It is now far too late to attempt to craft an assessment of a complicated issue. Efforts to craft...
  • Gore Says Global Warming Skeptics Should Be Treated Like Racists And Homophobes

    09/24/2013 7:10:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/24/13
    **SNIP** He urged attendees to challenge denial of climate change in conversations in families and communities and elsewhere. “We can win this conversation and winning a conversation can make all the difference,” Gore said. “Don’t let denial go unchallenged.” Gore noted how racism and later homophobia have become increasingly unacceptable.
  • Arctic Ocean Predicted To Be Ice Free By 2013 — Oops!

    09/24/2013 4:33:54 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Junk Science: Earth has gained 19,000 Manhattans of sea ice since this date last year, the largest increase on record. There is more sea ice now than there was in mid-September 1990. Al Gore, call your office. A 2007 prediction that summer in the North Pole could be "ice-free by 2013" that was cited by former Vice President Al Gore in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech has proven to be off . .. by 920,000 square miles. But then Democrats have never been good at math — or climate science. In his Dec. 10, 2007, "Earth has a fever"...
  • Five Ways to Detect Climate Denying Rubbish

    09/22/2013 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    copycarbon.com ^ | 9/19/2013 | Russell
    Never before have so many been mislead by so much money spent by the so very few. All without the slightest attention to the truth. I’m talking about those who deny proven climate science. Deniers, sometimes aptly called “confusionists,” want to mislead us so our leaders won’t move to battle the scourge of our time. Because if leaders act, profits of the fossil fuel companies and the whole fake universe of climate denial will come crashing down. Climate deniers are gearing up for an event they really fear: the release next week of the fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,...
  • The ice not melting, yet scaremongers blunder on.

    09/22/2013 5:49:43 AM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Christopher Booker
    Full title: The ice is not melting, yet still the scaremongers blunder on The real global warming disaster: green taxes, a suicidal energy policy and wasting billions on useless windmills The news that hundreds of scientists and officials from all over the world are this weekend converging on Stockholm to discuss the next 2,000-page report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) again highlights what is the most terrifying political conundrum facing our country today. Emerging in instalments over the next seven months, this report will try to convince the world, without a shred of hard evidence, that...