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  • ‘The 97% climate consensus’ starts to crumble with 485 new papers in 2017 that question it

    01/13/2018 3:02:35 PM PST · by Helotes · 26 replies
    Watts up With That ^ | 1/10/2018 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D
    A broad survey of climate change literature for 2017 reveals that the alleged “consensus” behind the dangers of anthropogenic global warming is not nearly as settled among climate scientists as people imagine. Author Kenneth Richard found that during the course of the year 2017, at…
  • Reasons Why Climate Alarmism and the Fear it is Meant to Generate is Unjustified

    10/03/2017 9:18:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 3, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    Note: This piece was co-authored by H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D.In the world of science, debates rarely end. Only after years of careful analyses, rigorous scientific studies, and the replication of findings can scientists safely declare they believe a theory has likely been proven. And even then, real scientists know virtually every scientific conclusion is subject to further debate and experimentation as additional insights are discovered.On the topic of the science of climate change, including the causes and potential dangers, the debate is still very much alive and well. But the current climate-change debate held in most public forums, including in...
  • As Trump Dumps Climate Deal, It’s Worth Looking at Rational Climate Change Skeptics Actually Believe

    06/01/2017 6:03:32 AM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Almost every major world newspaper and website has gone into meltdown since President Trump announced that the US would not be moving forward with the Paris Climate Accord. The headlines range from the incredulous to the mocking, and each story trots out the same statistics and motivations that we have been hearing about since the Globalist movement changed Global Warming to Climate Change (and of course 20 years prior it was Global Cooling that was going to finish us off as a species). Another thing they all had in common was a serious distaste for those that they call Climate...
  • CNN Questions Jesus' Existence ... Again

    03/22/2017 9:07:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2017 | John Stonestreet
    Ah, springtime. Flowers blooming, birds singing, and articles questioning the historicity of Jesus hitting the newsstands. Insurance company Geico has done a lot of funny commercials, but our editor at BreakPoint has a favorite. A group of teenagers are running through a dark forest being chased by a killer. After debating whether to hide in the basement, the attic or make a quick getaway in the nearby running car, they decide to hide behind dozens of chainsaws dangling from a barn door. "When you're in a horror movie, you make poor decisions," says the narrator. "It's what you do." And...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Skeptical Climate Scientists Coming In From the Cold

    12/30/2016 9:38:23 AM PST · by shove_it · 41 replies
    Real Clear Investigations via Drudge ^ | 31 Dec 2016 | James Varney
    In the world of climate science, the skeptics are coming in from the cold. Researchers who see global warming as something less than a planet-ending calamity believe the incoming Trump administration may allow their views to be developed and heard. This didn’t happen under the Obama administration, which denied that a debate even existed. Now, some scientists say, a more inclusive approach – and the billions of federal dollars that might support it – could be in the offing. ~snip~ The field is cluttered with entrenched figures who must toe the established line, he said, pointing to a recent congressional...
  • Maryland Attorney General Frosh Using Subpoenas to try to Silence Political Debate

    06/30/2016 12:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    MCGOP ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently joined 16 other state Attorneys General to launch, in their own words, “an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the ‘high-funded and morally vacant forces’ that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.” In explaining his support of “AGs United for Clean Power,” Frosh said: “There is no doubt that climate change is an existential threat to our society and to our entire planet….I am deeply troubled that oil companies have contributed to the problem by intentionally...
  • Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics

    06/27/2016 9:08:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/16 | Michael Bastasch
    Democratic operatives responsible for creating their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science. A panel of Democrats voted Friday to approve a final draft of the party’s platform to promote “Progressive Democratic Values,” which apparently includes investigating energy companies who “misled” shareholders about global warming. “Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also...
  • Mathematicians, Legendary Physicist, IPCC Expert Throw Wrenches Into UN Climate Summit

    11/02/2015 11:55:50 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | October 29, 2015 | William F. Jasper
    As UN’s Paris summit approaches, one of France’s top mathematics consultancies, a legendary physicist, and a former IPCC author have joined France’s best-known TV weatherman, Philippe Verdier, in delivering black eyes and severe body blows to the increasingly discredited global-warming alarm lobby. As host of the United Nations climate summit this December, the French government is pulling out all stops to make it a “success,” striving mightily to create the impression of unquestionable “consensus” on global warming — even if it means resorting to suppression of scientific dissent and freedom of expression." “We must have a consensus,” French President Francois...
  • John Kerry: Bar Global Warming Skeptics From Elected Office

    10/22/2015 7:34:29 AM PDT · by Twotone · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Oct. 21, 2015 | Kerry Jackson
    Secretary of State John Kerry says that global warming skeptics should be disqualified from "high public office." By all means, Secretary Kerry, let's allow you to unilaterally set the eligibility requirements for elected officials. We'll just turn it all over to you and your astute judgment.
  • AP To Stop Referring To Climate Change Doubters As 'Skeptics,' 'Deniers'

    09/23/2015 8:23:36 AM PDT · by Twotone · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 23, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The Associated Press made quite a notable change today in how it refers to individuals with skeptical views about climate change science. The AP announced the change on its blog today, explaining the changes: Our guidance is to use climate change doubters or those who reject mainstream climate science and to avoid the use of skeptics or deniers.
  • Dem. Senator Hopes The DOJ Sues Global Warming ‘Deniers’

    06/25/2015 1:12:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies ^ | june 25, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is not a fan of anyone who disagrees with him about man-made global warming. And at an event hosted by environmentalists, he made it clear just how much he doesn’t like skeptics. “But, this vast denial apparatus that propagates the false doubt, that props up the phony science, that gets these yahoos who can’t survive … peer-reviewed scrutiny onto Fox News, onto the cable shows, saying that their scientists, they create an artificial conflict about this and that’s why I think there’s doubt,” the Rhode Island Democrat told attendees at a League of Conservation Voters event in...
  • “Skeptics” Gather in D.C.

    06/10/2015 7:20:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/15 | Al Caruba
    An entire generation has grown up and graduated from college since the first lies about global warming were unleashed On Thursday and Friday, June 11-12, there will be a gathering of some of the nation’s and the world’s leading climate change “skeptics” in Washington, D.C. and joining them will be members of Congress and their staffs. The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change will occur and the odds are that the mainstream media, as it has done for all the previous conferences, will do its best to ignore it. In attendance as well will be scores of scientists, economists, and...
  • Global Warming Wreaks Havoc On Antarctic Research Stations

    05/13/2015 5:35:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 5/12/2015 | Matt Vespa
    Sea ice around Antarctica is currently at record levels for May, part of a trend of increasing ice around the frozen continent making it harder to resupply and refuel research stations.
  • 2015 State of Atheism in America

    03/28/2015 1:00:48 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies . ^ | March 24, 2015 | Barna Group
    Who Are the Atheists? [excerpts] For reporting purposes at Barna, we often combine atheists and agnostics into one group, which we call skeptics. Skeptics either do not believe God exists (atheists) or are not sure God exists, but are open to the possibility (agnostics). Skeptics represent one-quarter of all unchurched adults (25%). Nearly one-third of skeptics have never attended a Christian church service in their lives (31%). That’s nearly double the proportion of “virgin unchurched” who are not skeptics (17%)... Five Demographic Shifts among Skeptics They are younger. Skeptics today are, on average, younger than in the past. Twenty years...
  • Man starts church for jerks

    03/15/2015 8:14:21 AM PDT · by piasa · 28 replies
    YORBA LINDA — Walk into Mark Hanson’s church and nobody will greet you. The guys hanging around the foyer might even make fun of what you’re wearing, or your haircut. A sign over the entrance reads, “Grab a seat in the back and shut up. Nobody cares what you think.” Welcome to Jerk Church. “You know these guys,” says Hanson, the pastor and founder. “They sit with their arms folded the whole time, leave during the altar call, criticize the pastor, snort when other people state their opinions and never create lasting bonds of friendship. Their wives are always really...
  • Green Slander

    03/01/2015 10:29:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/01/15 | Alan Caruba
    Greatest threat is the scores of environmental organizations that have been exaggerating and distorting their alleged “science” in order to thwart development here and around the world that would enhance everyone’s life It is a sure sign that the advocates of the “global warming” and “climate change” hoaxes know that the public no longer believes that the former is occurring or that the latter represents an immediate, global threat. Even though the “climate skeptics”, scientists who have produced research proving false methodology and the conclusions based on it are quite few in number, an effort to silence them by smearing...
  • Bill Maher On Charlie Hebdo: All Religions Are 'Stupid and Dangerous' [Video]

    01/09/2015 9:29:39 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 101 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 1/8/2015 | Staff
    Bill Maher stunned his liberal-friendly audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night with his most recent comments on the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, demonizing religious extremists and religion in general, true to form for the outspoken and controversial comedian and host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO. Maher was on Jimmy Kimmel Live the night of the attacks in Paris that killed 12, and he had plenty to say about liberalism, freedom of speech, and religion, particularly the Muslim religion, which he has come out against in the past, drawing the ire of his fellow liberals and accusations...
  • For Advent: Answering the New Atheism, Dawkins Dismantled

    11/30/2014 8:16:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies ^ | 2008 | Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker
    Answering the New AtheismDawkins DismantledAn Interview with Scott Hahn and Benjamin WikerEmmaus Road’s upcoming release critiques in detail Richard Dawkins’ best selling book, The God Delusion. In Answering the New Atheism: Dawkins Dismantled, coauthors Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker reveal the inconsistencies, factual errors, and faulty logic of Dawkins atheistic secularism – providing a cogent defense of the existence of God and the foundation for morality.Answering the New Atheism: Dawkins Dismantled is timely given the rash of books promoting atheism – books that have confused many and even caused some to lose their faith. Whether or not they are...
  • Did the historical Jesus exist? A growing number of scholars don’t think so

    08/31/2014 8:18:05 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 155 replies
    Jobrny ^ | August 30, 2014 | Valerie Tarico
    Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.” In other words, they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a following and his life and teachings provided the seed that grew into Christianity. At the same time, these scholars acknowledge that many Bible stories like the virgin birth, miracles, resurrection, and women at the tomb borrow and rework mythic themes that were common in the Ancient Near East, much the way that screenwriters base new movies on old familiar tropes or plot elements. In this...