Climatologist: We Have a ‘Moral Imperative’ to Burn Fossil Fuels

August 24th, 2015


Dr. John Christy

Dr. John Christy

By Barbara Hollingsworth

We have a “moral imperative” to burn carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels because the energy they provide is a “liberator” of humanity, says Dr. John Christy, a climatologist and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville.

“We are not morally bad people for taking carbon and turning it into the energy that offers life to humanity in a world that would otherwise be brutal,” Christy wrote in a recent oped. “On the contrary, we are good people for doing so.”

He also challenged what he says are contradictions in Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Siin which the pontiff called climate change “one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.” Read the rest of this entry »

NOAA: Hurricane Drought Hits Record 118 Months

August 24th, 2015


As of today, it has been a record 118 months since the last major hurricane struck the continental United States, according to records kept by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hurricane Research Division, which list all hurricanes to strike the U.S. mainland going back to 1851

A major hurricane is Category 3 or higher hurrucine. The last one to strike the continental U.S. was Hurricane Wilma, which made landfall in North Carolina on Oct. 24, 2005.

President Obama is the first president in 122 years, since Benjamin Harrison was in office, who has not seen a major hurricane strike the U.S. during his time in office. In a statement on its website, NOAA expressed concern that Americans might suffer from “hurricane amnesia.”

The second longest stretch between major hurricanes hitting the continental U.S. was the eight years between 1860 and 1869, NOAA records show.

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No warming for 18 years 7 months

August 24th, 2015

Source: Climate Depot

The Pause draws blood

A new record Pause length: no warming for 18 years 7 months

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

For 223 months, since January 1997, there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). This month’s RSS temperature shows the Pause setting a new record at 18 years 7 months.

It is becoming ever more likely that the temperature increase that usually accompanies an el Niño will begin to shorten the Pause somewhat, just in time for the Paris climate summit, though a subsequent La Niña would be likely to bring about a resumption and perhaps even a lengthening of the Pause.

Figure 1. The least-squares linear-regression trend on the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature anomaly dataset shows no global warming for 18 years 7 months since January 1997. Read the rest of this entry »

Deceptive temperature record claims

August 24th, 2015

Source: The Washington Times

Warmest month announcements have no scientific basis

The U.S. government is at it again, hyping meaningless records in a parameter that does not exist in order to frighten us about something that doesn’t matter.

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced this week that according to their calculations, July 2015 was the hottest month since instrumental records began in 1880. NOAA says that the record was set by eight one-hundredths of a degree Celsius over that set in July 1998. NASA calculates that July 2015 beat what they assert was the previous warmest month (July 2011) by two one-hundredths of a degree.

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Voters Are Skeptical of Obama’s Latest Energy Plan

August 19th, 2015

Source:Rasmussen Report

President Obama earlier this week announced an even more ambitious plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, but voters see more costs than rewards. The president’s plan will require a 32% drop in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030 and a 28% increase in the amount of power generated by renewable sources by 2025.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the plan will increase energy costs in the United States. Just 17% think it will decrease costs, while 12% say the plan will have no impact on energy costs. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

New Papers at SPPI

August 17th, 2015

Source:  SPPI

Effects of Ocean Acidification and Warming on Corals (Laboratory Studies)

Most of the ocean acidification research conducted to date has focused solely on the biological impacts of declining seawater pH. Fewer studies have investigated the interactive effects of ocean acidification and temperature. This summary examines what has been learned in several of such studies for coral reefs, as reported in various laboratory-based studies on the topic. Contrary to what is widely assumed and reported, the studies reviewed here collectively reveal that many corals will remain unaffected by rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Furthermore, in contrast to projections, some will likely experience growth and performance benefits.

Antarctic Sea Ice Trends

Noting that Antarctic sea ice may show high sensitivity to any anthropogenic-induced increase in temperature, Watkins and Simmonds (2000)1 analyzed temporal trends in different measures of the sea ice that surrounds Antarctica, using Special Sensor Microwave Imager data obtained from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program for the nine-year period December 1987-December 1996, in search of the suspected signal. But contrary to what one would expect on the basis of climate model simulations, and especially in light of what climate alarmists of the day described as the unprecedented warming of the past quarter-century, the two scientists observed statistically significant increases in both sea ice area and extent; and when they combined their results with those of the preceding nine-year period (1978-1987), both parameters continued to show increases over that expanded time period. In addition, they found that the 1990s also experienced increases in the length of the sea-ice season.

Historic Trends in Global Sea Level

Periodically, individual scientists and groups of scientists analyze global sets of sea level data to see if there is any indication of a dramatic increase in the mean rate-of-rise of the global ocean surface in response to the supposedly unprecedented warming of the planet over the course of the 20th century and the initial phase of the 21st century, which latter phenomenon the world’s climate alarmists claim should be accelerating global sea level rise and leading to catastrophic coastal flooding throughout the world. Hence, we here provide a brief summary of the findings of several such studies that we have reviewed over the past several years.


Robert Ferguson, President

Science and Public Policy Institute





New Material Posted on the CO2 Science Web site 30 July – 5 August 2015

August 15th, 2015

Source:  CO2 Science

Positive Responses of Tropical Seagrasses to Ocean Acidfication (5 August 2015)
Just like grasses growing in CO2-enriched air, those that grow beneath the surfaces of earth’s seas respond positively to CO2-enriched water

Dying from Heat and Cold in Various Countries Around the World (4 August 2015)
As demonstrated in this recent study, it seems pretty clear that any successful attempt to reverse or slow any potential increase in Earth’s mean global temperature would likely come at a net cost of many human lives the world over, not a savings as President Obama recently claimed his Clean Power Plan would provide… Read the rest of this entry »

Coal for Modern Living

August 13th, 2015

Source: Advanced Energy for LifeCoal_mine_Wyoming

Every day our lives are shaped by what we see, where we go and what we do, and these actions are greatly attributed to modern conveniences powered by low cost electricity from coal. In just one day, the world is energized by 21 million tonnes of coal. Coal fuels more energy than any other source and is by far the world’s lowest cost major source of power.

Watch the video to see the power behind our modern lives.

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More Voters Put Economy Ahead of Global Warming Worries

August 13th, 2015

Source: new pollcrazy 4

Despite President Obama’s recent announcement of an even more ambitious plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, voters still put job creation ahead of the fight against global warming and don’t blame their fellow Americans for worrying about the economy first. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Climate change: the Hoax that Costs Us $4 Billion a Day

August 11th, 2015

Source: Breitbart

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” Upton Sinclair.

The global climate change industry is worth an annual $1.5 trillion, according to Climate Change Business Journal. That’s the equivalent of $4 billion a day spent on vital stuff like carbon trading, biofuels, and wind turbines. Or — as Jo Nova notes — it’s the same amount the world spends every year on online shopping.

But there’s a subtle difference between these two industries — the global warming one and the online shopping one. Can you guess what it is?

Well, it’s like this. When you go to, say, Charles Tyrwhitt to buy a nice, smart shirt, or Amazon to buy the box set of Game of Thrones, or to replace your girlfriend’s worn out rabbit, no one is holding a gun to your head. You are buying these things of your own free volition either for yourself or for someone you love. You have paid for them, out of your own money, because you have made the calculation that they will make your life that little bit better. Better than it would, say, if you’d kept the money in your bank account or spent it on something less desirable — a novelty dog poo ornament, say, or a handknitted sweater with Jimmy Savile’s face on it and “I HEART paedos” picked out in gold lamé lettering.

When, on the other hand, you buy stuff from the climate change industry, you have no choice in the matter whatsoever. It’s already priced into your taxes, your electricity bills, the cost of your petrol, the cost of your airfare, the cost of every product you buy and every service you use. It is utterly inescapable, this expenditure. Yet unlike your online shopping — which, remember, costs roughly the same as you spend each year on the climate change industry — you get precisely nothing in return. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA Admits Spilling Millions Of Gallons Of Toxic Waste Into Colorado River – Stunning Aerial Footage

August 11th, 2015

Source: Zero Hedge

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal organization in charge of fining and arresting people and companies for damage done to the environment, spilled over a million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas river in Colorado this week. The waste came from an abandoned mining operation and turned the entire river a disgusting shade of bright orange.

The EPA admitted earlier this week that the spill occurred while workers from the agency were using heavy machinery to open the Gold King Mine, an operation that was shut down some time ago. While trying to enter the mine, the machines busted a shaft that was filled with wastewater, creating a leak into the river.

At first, the EPA attempted to downplay the spill and act like there was nothing wrong, but they were heavily criticized for those initial statements.

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Hillary Clinton Gives Climate Speech, Boards Private Jet That Burns 347 Gallons Per Hour

August 1st, 2015


Des Moines, Iowa — It’s that time again, folks—the season when America’s megalomaniacs glut the airwaves with nationalist pomp vying for your worthless vote in the race to buy the title of 2016’s Corporate Oligarch-in-Chief. This year’s election competition is replete with hypocritical antics befitting our politicians—but Hillary Clinton truly stepped it up a notch on Monday evening. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA Collusion With Green Pressure Groups

August 1st, 2015


The face of tyrrany

The face of tyrrany

Unlawful Collusion With Green Pressure Groups Should Doom U.S. EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulation.
As Revealed by Freedom of Information Act Reque

COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will ruin economy

August 1st, 2015


One of the main arguments supporters use in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is that it will help solve the so-called climate change problem.

“We are taking the most significant step in U.S. history toward reducing the pollution that causes climate change,” declared the Environmental Defense Fund. Even assuming, for purposes of argument only, that the assumptions about climate change are correct, not only will the Clean Power Plan fail to do anything to reduce climate change, it will wreck our economy by closing our coal-fired generating plants while the rest of the world continues to build coal plants just as fast as they can. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Questions to Consider as EPA Issues Final Carbon Rule

August 1st, 2015


The Obama administration is set to finalize its signature carbon rule, the so-called “Clean Power Plan”, as early as next week. This regulation aims to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and is estimated to cost over $350 billion. To implement the rule, EPA is depending on states to do the heavy lifting by submitting their own state implementation plans. However, states and other interested parties have submitted a litany of comments and concerns about the rule, and a number of states have even announced that they will not submit a plan. Read the rest of this entry »