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  • Study: Climate Change Could Steal Picture-Perfect Days

    01/18/2017 6:52:18 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/18/17 | AP
    Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will get more days perfect for picnics or outdoor weddings, while other places will lose a lot. Rio de Janeiro, Miami and much of Africa are big losers, while Europe and Seattle will gain nicer weather. “It’s the type of weather where you can go outside and do something fun,” said...
  • Scientists Call Global Warming ‘Hot Air’, Show Evidence to Prove It!

    01/18/2017 10:52:14 AM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    iPatriot ^ | January 4, 2017 | Mark Anderson
    Man-made “global warming” is a fantastic fable that needs to debunked. That’s the general outlook of scientists, academics, journalists and other researchers who convened for the third congress of Freedom Force International (FFI), which ran Dec. 2-4 at the Marriot-Tempe “on the Buttes” resort hotel near Phoenix. The event was named, “Global Warming: An Inconvenient Lie.” It offered a staggeringly different narrative on “global warming” and “climate change” compared to the harrowing themes peddled in our “learning” institutions and in the orthodox press, as this writer heard covering several conference speeches and live streaming video news segments with participants that...
  • For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record (More LibLies)

    01/18/2017 9:33:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Boston Globe Fishwrap ^ | 1/18/17 | Gillis and Schwartz
    Marking another milestone for a changing planet, scientists reported on Wednesday that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016 — trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row. The findings come two days before the inauguration of a U.S. president who has called global warming a Chinese plot and vowed to roll back his predecessor’s efforts to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.
  • Shutdown of coal plants raised electricity rates, failed to reduce pollution: Report

    01/18/2017 8:58:02 AM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | Antonella Artuso
    Ontario’s hell-bent determination to phase out coal-fired generation raised electricity rates without significantly improving air pollution levels, a new Fraser Institute report says. Ontario’s hell-bent determination to phase out coal-fired generation raised electricity rates without significantly improving air pollution levels, a new Fraser Institute report says. Report co-author Ross McKitrick, an economics professor at the University of Guelph, said the findings should act as a cautionary tale for Alberta and Ottawa currently going down the same road. Even though there was reliable information available at the time that showed Ontario coal was not a big player in common air pollution...
  • Portions of Highway 89 buried under 30 feet of snow near Emerald Bay

    01/17/2017 8:19:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 61 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17th, 2017 | By Cathy Locke
    A 4-mile section of Highway 89 on either side of Emerald Bay remains closed, with some sections buried in up to 30 feet of snow, according to the California Department of Transportation. Caltrans maintenance crews are working to clear the highway, but with more storms expected this week, the highway won’t reopen until an extended period of dry weather allows workers to safely clear the area of snow and debris, according to a Caltrans news release. Motorists traveling between the south shore of Lake Tahoe and the north or west shore will have to use Highway 50 and Highway 28....
  • Obama gives another $500 million to Green Climate Fund

    01/17/2017 12:47:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | JOHN SICILIANO
    The Obama administration approved another $500 million contribution for a United Nations' climate fund on Tuesday, a move that is expected to infuriate Republicans who have sought to stop the payments.~SNIP~Environmental groups applauded the contribution and warned the incoming Trump administration not to reverse the U.S.'s obligations to support the fund.~SNIP~"The incoming Trump administration and Congress must not play politics with the moral and legal obligation of the U.S. to provide assistance through the Green Climate Fund for those whose lives and livelihoods are today being devastated by climate change," said Friends of the Earth.
  • Bias, ignorance and reality

    01/17/2017 11:38:03 AM PST · by TBP · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | Richard Rahn
    The rains have returned to California, and the six-year drought appears to be largely over. We have heard countless assertions from journalists and politicians, ignorant of the weather history of California and the other western states, that the drought was a result of global warming. In the January edition of Scientific American, there is a well-told story “California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe” by B. Lynn Ingram, a professor of earth and planetary science at the University of California, Berkley. She notes: “Geologic evidence shows that truly massive floods, caused by rainfall alone, have occurred in California every 100...
  • Trump Meets Scientist Who Touts Benefits of CO2, Global Warming

    01/17/2017 6:37:22 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    President-elect Donald Trump met late last week with leading climate realist Dr. William Happer, a prominent professor of physics at Princeton University who says the planet will benefit from more carbon dioxide and that any global warming would be a positive development for humanity. Details of the January 13 meeting at Trump Tower were not released to the public, but analysts speculated that Trump may be considering the respected expert for a post in the incoming administration or soliciting advice.Frantic climate alarmists were furious, taking to their keyboards to libel and demonize the respected scholar as well as President-elect Trump...
  • Trump May Pick A Prominent Global Warming Skeptic As His Science Czar(yes please)

    01/16/2017 8:43:21 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    President-elect Donald Trump met with a Princeton University physicist and skeptic of man-made global warming who observers believe could be the next White House science czar. Trump met with Dr. Will Happer in New York City Friday. Happer didn’t take any questions entering or leaving Trump Tower last week, so it’s hard to say what the meetings were about. Trump has yet to fill key energy and science roles in his administration. Happer served as the director of the Office of Energy Research at the Energy Department under former President George H.W. Bush. Trump could ask Happer to head the...
  • Fake news on polar bear survival predictions is political posturing

    01/15/2017 1:53:27 PM PST · by yoe · 8 replies
    Polar Bear Science ^ | January 9, 2017 | Susan J. Crockford
    I call this fake news because it’s not news – media headlines around the world today (New York Times, Washington Post, DailyMail) are trumpeting the release of a final version of a draft report released with (similar fanfare) more than a year ago, announced today by the US Fish & Wildlife Service in the official US government publication, (Federal Register).(Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears”) is exactly the kind of sensationalized nonsense I address in my new detailed science book, (Polar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change) (announced (here) and discussed (here)
  • Wisconsin's PSC also cut climate topics from site

    01/14/2017 5:41:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content
    In addition to the Department of Natural Resources, a second state agency has scrubbed information on global warming from its website For years, the Public Service Commission featured material devoted to climate change, including strategies designed to reduce Wisconsin's reliance on coal. Then, sometime after May 1, the agency eliminated its global warming web page. ... The PSC's former global warming web page featured, among other topics, links on the potential for development of wind turbines on the Great Lakes and exploring the potential for injecting carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants in the ground. Those topics can be still...
  • The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future

    01/13/2017 8:49:33 PM PST · by iowamark · 31 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 8/13/2013
    After Words with Paul Sabin Paul Sabin talked about his book, The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future, in which he analyzes a bet made between economist Julian Simon and biologist Paul Ehrlich. More than 30 years ago, Mr. Simon made a bet with Mr. Ehrlich on the future prices of five metals, asserting that technological change and a booming market would keep the country prosperous. But Mr. Ehrlich predicted that rising populations would lead to overconsumption, taxed resources, and famine. Mr. Sabin argued that the opposing perspectives of the bettors - faith in free...
  • CIA Director Nominee: ‘I Prefer Not to Get into the Details of Climate Debate and Science’

    01/13/2017 7:26:25 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/12/2016 | Melanie Hunter
    CIA director nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) said Thursday that he would rather not wade into the climate change debate during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee. “I frankly as a director of CIA would prefer today not to get into the details of climate debate and science. It seems my role is gonna be so different and unique from that. It is gonna be to work alongside warriors keeping Americans safe, and so I stand by the things that I’ve said previously with respect to that issue,” Pompeo said. Sen. Kamal Harris (D-Calif.) asked Pompeo, “CIA...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown’s Holy War Against Climate Change

    01/12/2017 5:24:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Katy Grimes
    Brown's reign of madness over California. Halting Brown foolish hysteria is only the first step in saving California. Climate change is California Gov. Jerry Brown’s “crusade,” his jihad, his holy war. Yet Gov. Brown’s climate change and drought policy is flooded with a manic madness - never has his manic obsession with climate change been more evident. California’s drought conditions are actually historically normal; water shortages are created by incompetent and scheming government In March on Meet the Press, after declaring Ted Cruz unfit to run for president because of his views on climate change, Brown said, “We are running...
  • Reservoirs are a major source of global greenhouse gases, scientists say

    01/12/2017 10:00:24 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 56 replies
    WA Po ^ | September 28, 2016 | Chris Mooney
    Countries around the world are trying to get their greenhouse gas emissions under control — to see them inch down, percentage point by percentage point, from where they stood earlier in the century. If everybody gets on board, and shaves off enough of those percentage points, we just might be able to get on a trajectory to keep the world from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius above the temperature where it stood prior to industrialization. But if a new study is correct, there’s a big problem: There might be more greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere than we thought....
  • Bill Nye Blames Global Warming For Devastating Floods In Northern Cali

    01/11/2017 12:03:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 94 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/11/17 | Michael Bastasch
    Bill Nye took to Twitter to blame man-made global warming for flooding across Northern California that claimed at least three lives over the weekend. Nye, who rarely misses a chance to link extreme weather to human activities, suggested California’s flooding meant we’d be better off not pulling out of the United Nations Paris agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. President-elect Donald Trump promised to “cancel” the Paris agreement the Obama administration signed in 2016. The Senate never voted on the agreement.
  • At Sundance, the Theme Is Climate Change

    01/10/2017 5:57:24 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 10, 2017 | BROOKS BARNES
    It certainly reads like a political statement: Next week, one day before Donald J. Trump takes the presidential oath of office, the Sundance Film Festival will open its 33rd edition with a climate-change documentary starring Al Gore. Mr. Trump has mocked the science of global warming as a Chinese hoax and selected a climate-change denialist to run the Environmental Protection Agency. What better way for the very liberal Sundance to respond than to put forward “An Inconvenient Sequel,” the follow-up to the Oscar winner “An Inconvenient Truth”?
  • The next great sucking sound (eviction of the pseudo-science of global warming)

    01/10/2017 3:09:32 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2016 | Charles Battig
    President-Elect Trump has pierced the veils surrounding the holy of holies wherein reside the eco-dogmatists of the EPA and the U.N. and promises the rightful return of respect to the essence of scientific research, skepticism. ... Federal agencies promoted the concept [that CO2 is an earth-destroying pollutant] and dispensed billions of dollars in lavishly funding scientists and commercial interests willing to pervert the term “climate change,” a constant feature of geohistory, into a man-made threat and a money-making commercial enterprise. Climate computer-derived forecasts have consistently failed to match long-term climate reality. Much of the error results from the dogmatic insistence...
  • Europe cold weather death toll rises

    01/10/2017 6:39:41 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/09/2017
    More than 20 people are now known to have died as icy temperatures continue to grip much of Europe. Ten people died of cold in Poland on Sunday. The bodies of three migrants, two Iraqi and one Somali, were found near the Turkish-Bulgarian border. Deaths have been reported in Italy, the Czech Republic, Russia and Ukraine. Dozens of flights have been halted. In Turkey, the Bosphorus is closed to shipping after a snowstorm. Even Greece's islands are covered in snow. In Serbia, all river transport is suspended on the Danube. ... In Russia, temperatures in some regions have plunged below...
  • Polar bear conservation group blasts Obama for climate alarmism: ‘Sensationalized nonsense’

    01/09/2017 2:12:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Monday, January 9, 2017 | By Valerie Richardson
    The Obama administration warned Monday that polar bears may disappear unless something is done about climate change, despite recent research indicating that the bears are actually thriving. In its final Conservation Management Plan, the Fish and Wildlife Service painted a grim picture for the future of the massive Arctic-dwelling mammal, warning that its fate will be determined “by our willingness and ability to address climate change.” “The current global polar bear population is estimated to be 26,000,” said the FWS press release. “If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at the current rates throughout the 21st century, polar bears will...
  • As Donald Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die of It

    01/09/2017 2:04:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 88 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    TSIHOMBE, Madagascar — She is just a frightened mom, worrying if her son will survive, and certainly not fretting about American politics — for she has never heard of either President Obama or Donald Trump. What about America itself? Ranomasy, who lives in an isolated village on this island of Madagascar off southern Africa, shakes her head. It doesn’t ring any bells. Yet we Americans may be inadvertently killing her infant son. Climate change, disproportionately caused by carbon emissions from America, seems to be behind a severe drought that has led crops to wilt across seven countries in southern Africa....
  • Obama’s EPA Chief Says Biggest Regret Is Not Connecting With Rural Voters

    01/09/2017 7:57:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/9/17 | Chris White
    Not being able to sell rural voters on the importance of switching from fossil fuels to solar and wind power is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy’s biggest regret, she said Friday. “We tried to change the outreach and messaging in rural America in a number of ways, but … has it changed the rhetoric that people hear? It hasn’t,” McCarthy said in an interview at EPA headquarters. “We couldn’t get it, but I wish we had.” President Barack Obama nominated McCarthy to lead the agency in 2013. Her tenure has been riddled with controversies and marred by heavy-handed...
  • ‘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.”
  • Deep freeze grips Europe, threatens homeless, migrants

    01/08/2017 7:45:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2017 10:23 AM EST | Jovana Gec
    Blizzards and dangerously low temperatures persisted in parts of Europe on Sunday, prompting Pope Francis to draw attention to the homeless suffering in freezing weather. In Serbia, aid workers scrambled to help hundreds of migrants sleeping rough in parks and makeshift shelters. The extreme winter weather that has gripped Europe in the past days has caused more than a dozen deaths, left villages cut off, caused power and water outages, frozen rivers and lakes, grounded flights and led to road accidents. Serbia’s authorities on Sunday banned river traffic on its stretch of the Danube — one of Europe’s main rivers...
  • Germany shivers in coldest winter night so far

    01/07/2017 4:59:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 January 2017 14:26 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    The country experienced its coldest winter night on Thursday as the mercury dropped to –26°C in some places — the coldest it has been in the 2016-17 season. Thursday night was the coldest so far this winter, with temperatures in parts of Thuringia and atop Germany’s highest mountain dropping to below –26°C. The German Weather Service (DWD) reported that southern Germany between Franconian Switzerland and Upper Palatinate in Bavaria were particularly affected by below-freezing temperatures. In Schorndorf-Knöbling, the thermometers were still reading around –22.6°C by 9am on Friday morning. …
  • The Greatest Scientific Fraud Of All Time -- Part XI

    01/07/2017 12:36:07 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 4 Jan, 2016 | Francis Menton
    If you have been following my series on The Greatest Scientific Fraud Of All Time, you know that I am referring to the world temperature data tampering fraud, by which the guardians of world surface thermometer records (in the U.S., NASA and NOAA) "adjust" old temperatures down and new temperatures up in order to provide fake support for the official "global warming" narrative. My last post in this series (Part X) was back in July. Meanwhile, 2016 has proved to be a rather suspenseful year for those following this issue. The start of the year was a time of a...
  • Georgia Tech Climatologist Chooses 'Career Suicide' to Keep Her 'Scientific Integrity'

    01/06/2017 7:56:23 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 6, 2017 | TYLER O'NEIL
    A climatologist at Georgia Institute of Technology resigned from her post because she could no longer navigate the stifling political orthodoxy on climate change. Former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech Judith Curry announced her resignation in a blog post on Tuesday. *snip* Curry is known for her scientifically astute explanations of the uncertainties in climate science. Indeed, she has been attacked as "anti-science" by other researchers who repeat the rote "scientific consensus" that man-made global warming is a catastrophic threat to humanity.
  • New Report Exposes Rockefeller Dynasty's Role in "Climate" Scam

    01/04/2017 6:25:18 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    An unfathomably wealthy banking and oil dynasty has been hijacking governments, media organs, universities, non-profits, and other power centers to expand its control over the economy and the energy sector in particular, according to a recently released investigation by a watchdog group. That dynasty, of course, is the Rockefeller family. In essence, they have largely created, bankrolled, and weaponized what is known as the “green” movement “as a means to expand their empire over the past three decades,” the report found.    Under the guise of fighting alleged “man-made global-warming,” the Rockefeller family and its billions have been bankrolling everything...
  • 20 Feet of Snow Expected at Mammoth Mountain in Next 10 Days

    01/04/2017 10:03:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/04/2017
    Since Tuesday, 26 to 48 inches of fresh snow had fallen, with the deepest totals at the summit. Plows were working furiously to keep lots and streets clear. Normal resort operations could be affected as personnel struggle to deal with the snow.
  • ‘CRAZINESS’ in climate field leads dissenter Dr. Judith Curry (GA Tech) to resign

    01/04/2017 5:16:06 AM PST · by randita · 34 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 1/3/17 | Marc Marano
    Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry branded a ‘heretic’ for challenging ‘global warming’ – ‘I was tossed out of the tribe’ Via: https://judithcurry.com/2017/01/03/jc-in-transition/ by Judith Curry Effective January 1, I have resigned my tenured faculty position at Georgia Tech. Before reflecting on a range of things, let me start by answering a question that may have popped into your head: I have no plans to join the Trump administration (ha ha). Technically, my resignation is a retirement event, since I am on the Georgia State Teachers Retirement System, and I need to retire from Georgia Tech to get my pension (although I...
  • Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

    01/02/2017 7:48:17 PM PST · by Innovative · 98 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jan. 2, 2017 | Roger Harrabin
    A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House. Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science. And she warned that his threat to scrap climate protection policies puts the world's future at risk. Trump supporters say rules on climate and energy are stifling business. But Ms Todd Whitman says the US must find ways of promoting business without unduly harming the planet.
  • Global Warming Alarmist NY Times Discovers Cold Is 17 Times Deadlier

    01/01/2017 2:20:58 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 December 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Even the New York Times, one of the biggest sources of fake news on anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming, or AGW, occasionally gets facts straight and the story right. Or, at least, partially straight and mostly right. Such is the case with the Times’ recent stories by Jane E. Brody on December 19 and December 26 regarding the death toll risks from cold weather versus hot weather. In her December 19 column, titled, “Beware: Winter Is Coming,” Ms. Brody cited an important study from The Lancet, the British medical journal, that found “Cold kills”  as she put it — and at a...
  • 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...
  • The Climate Science Challenge (From Scott Adams)

    12/29/2016 3:15:06 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | December 28, 2016 | Scott Adams
    I keep hearing people say that 97% of climate scientists are on the same side of the issue. Critics point out that the number is inflated, but we don’t know by how much. Persuasion-wise, the “first offer” of 97% is so close to 100% that our minds assume the real number is very high even if not exactly 97%. That’s good persuasion. Trump uses this method all the time. The 97% anchor is so strong that it is hard to hear anything else after that. Even the people who think the number is bogus probably think the real figure is...
  • Birds with larger brains more likely to survive climate change

    12/29/2016 1:21:25 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    timesofindia.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2016
    LONDON: Birds have evolved larger brains to cope in harsh environments where the tasks of finding food, evading predators and finding shelter are more demanding, say scientists who predict that smart creatures may cope better with climate change than less brainy ones. Researchers, including those from University of Bath in the UK, used data from over 1,200 bird species to test whether large brains relative to body size are more prevalent in a harsh and unpredictable climate than smaller ones. They found that birds that live in highly seasonal environments such as in polar regions have significantly larger brains than...
  • Biggest Fake News Story: Global Warming and Phony Consensus

    12/28/2016 10:59:49 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 December 2016 | William F. Jasper
    The title of a December 27 article in The Atlantic asks: “Are Climate Scientists Ready for Trump?”“How should climate scientists react to a president-elect who calls global warming a ‘hoax?,’” the writer, Robinson Meyer, asks in the opening sentence. “How much should they prepare for his administration? And should they prepare for the worst?”“These questions loomed over the fall conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) last month, the largest annual gathering of Earth scientists in the world,” Meyer continued. “How the scientific profession chooses to answer them may decide whether the United States can summon the political will necessary...
  • 100% Of US Warming Is Due To NOAA Data Tampering

    12/28/2016 11:05:42 AM PST · by Rockitz · 50 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...
  • California, at Forefront of Climate Fight, Won’t Back Down to Trump

    12/27/2016 5:25:02 PM PST · by KingofZion · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2016 | Henry Fountain
    Foreign governments concerned about climate change may soon be spending more time dealing with Sacramento than Washington. President-elect Donald J. Trump has packed his cabinet with nominees who dispute the science of global warming. He has signaled he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. He has belittled the notion of global warming and attacked policies intended to combat it. But California — a state that has for 50 years been a leader in environmental advocacy — is about to step unto the breach. In a show of defiance, Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and legislative leaders...
  • California, at Forefront of Climate Fight, Won’t Back Down to Trump

    12/27/2016 7:34:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 26, 2016 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and HENRY FOUNTAIN
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has packed his cabinet with nominees who dispute the science of global warming. He has signaled he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. He has belittled the notion of global warming and attacked policies intended to combat it. But California — a state that has for 50 years been a leader in environmental advocacy — is about to step unto the breach. In a show of defiance, Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and legislative leaders said they would work directly with other nations and states to defend and strengthen what were already...
  • The Real War on Science

    12/26/2016 9:15:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/26/16 | John Tierney
    The Left has done far more than the Right to set back progress. My liberal friends sometimes ask me why I don’t devote more of my science journalism to the sins of the Right. It’s fine to expose pseudoscience on the left, they say, but why aren’t you an equal-opportunity debunker? Why not write about conservatives’ threat to science? My friends don’t like my answer: because there isn’t much to write about. Conservatives just don’t have that much impact on science. I know that sounds strange to Democrats who decry Republican creationists and call themselves the “party of science.” But...
  • US Should Not Only Defund UN But Withdraw From It

    12/25/2016 10:51:31 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 26, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Let’s take our $3 billion and go. The United States pays 22% of the total UN budget. What we get for our $3 billion a year is a corrupt organization whose dysfunctional and hostile agencies are united in opposing us around the world. The United Nations does only two things consistently and effectively: waste money and bash Israel. Sometimes it manages to do both at the same time. ... The Jewish State is the UN’s scapegoat for anything and everything. The Palestinian Authority blamed Israel at the UN for Global Warming. ... Here’s what we get for our $3 billion....
  • Enviros Wage War On Christmas Lights

    12/25/2016 1:55:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 25,2016 | Andrew Follett
    Environmentalists are really worried that your home's Christmas lights will ruin the planet. They worry that both the manufacturing processes of the lights and the electricity needed to power them will generate lots of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. They worry that the lights are manufactured in China and thus the amount of CO2 emissions generated during their construction is effectively unknowable. [Snip] Christmas lights aren't the only pressing issue troubling the minds of environmentalists this holiday season. The left-leaning news website Huffington Post encouraged readers to consider the environmental impact of Christmas trees in an article this month comparing the...
  • What It's Like Being a Sane Person on the House Science Committee

    12/24/2016 6:11:29 PM PST · by Windflier · 14 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 23 December 2016 | Dave Levitan
    Congressional Committee tweets don’t usually get much attention. But when the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sent out a link to a Breitbart story claiming a “plunge” in global temperatures, people took notice. The takedowns flew in, from Slate and Bernie Sanders, from plenty of scientists, and most notably from the Weather Channel, which deemed Breitbart’s use of their meteorologist’s face worthy of a point-by-point debunking video. There is nothing particularly noteworthy about Breitbart screwing up climate science, but the House Science Committee is among the most important scientific oversight bodies in the country. Since Texas Republican Lamar...
  • Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory

    12/23/2016 7:21:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 50 replies
    Princeton Physics Professor Discredits Anthropogenic Climate Change Theory  
  • Judge: Seattle Kids Can Move Ahead with Climate Rights Case

    12/22/2016 9:02:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/22/16 | PHUONG LE
    SEATTLE (AP) — Eight Seattle children should have "their day in court" to argue that Washington state and others aren't protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled. King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill on Monday allowed the young petitioners to move ahead in their case against the state, writing that "it is time for these youth to have the opportunity to address their concerns in a court of law, concerns raised under statute and under the state and federal constitutions." The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, had asked the judge last month to find the state...
  • Four Obama regulations Trump can undo right away ( EPA and )

    12/21/2016 1:08:49 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/20/16 | BONNER COHEN
    President-elect Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington struck a chord with millions of Americans ... Clean Power Plan: After failing to pass cap-and-trade legislation through Congress, Obama had his political appointees at the EPA slap coal-fired power plants with greenhouse-gas-emission limits they knew the industry couldn't meet ... In doing so, EPA usurped the states' role in regulating electricity markets within their boundaries, and even commandeered the states to enforce its new policy. ... Paris Climate Change Agreement .. entails a substantial transfer of wealth from American taxpayers into the waiting hands of Third World potentates ... Waters...
  • The Warmist thumb on the scale at the Department of Energy

    12/21/2016 7:29:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jack Hellner
    The Obama administration fired a scientist, intimidated staff at the Department of Energy, and allegedly ordered officials to obstruct Congress – all in order to push its climate change agenda, a House committee report asserted. The Washington Free Beacon detailed Tuesday a report released by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, which is chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, charged senior Obama administration officials retaliated against the scientist, Dr. Noelle Getting, who was manager of a radiation research program, and devised ways to block a congressional inquiry into the radiation research. "Instead of providing the type of scientific...
  • Obama Blocks Offshore Driling In Arctic, Atlantic Oceans (Backstabber in Chief)

    12/21/2016 1:48:43 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 29 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | ZeroHedge
    In a move that will likely be overturned promptly by the administration of Donald Trump, president Obama on Tuesday formally blocked offshore oil and gas drilling in most of the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, responding to a call from environmentalists who say the government needs to do more to prevent drilling in environmentally sensitive areas of U.S.-controlled oceans. The president had been expected to take the action by invoking a provision in a 1953 law that governs Outer Continental Shelf offshore leases, and he did just that to block drilling in federal waters in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea and most...
  • 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....
  • President Obama bans oil drilling in large areas of Atlantic and Arctic oceans

    12/20/2016 3:28:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 137 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 20, 2016 | Darryl Fears and Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama moved to solidify his environmental legacy Tuesday by withdrawing hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from future offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama used a little-known law called the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect large portions of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in the Arctic and a string of canyons in the Atlantic stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia from oil exploration and the potential for spills.