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United Nations Admits Climate Change Is About Undoing Capitalism

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Source: WJ

UN Prison Planet

UN Prison Planet

The primary objective behind environmental activism related to anthropogenic global warming (AGW), aka “climate change,” is apparently not climatological, but rather is economic. The revelation came not from “global-warming deniers,” but from the United Nations’ own Christiana Figueres, who serves as the Executive Secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change.

At a press conference in Brussels last  month, the UN climate chief delineated the objectives of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations. She revealed: “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

She continued: “That will not happen overnight and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change, be it COP 15, 21, 40 – you choose the number. It just does not occur like that. It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation.” (more…)

Dr. Soon Comments on Alinskyite attacks

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

SPPI Note:  We at SPPI have known Dr. Soon for nearly two decades.  He is among the most humble, honest and honorable men we have ever know.  The false attacks on his work, reputation and character is both despicable and cowardly.

It is disturbing that Alinskyite tactics have spread to nearly every discipline and arena of public discourse, including climate science. 

Saul Alinsky, who is he? What is his legacy?  

See here:  http://westerncivilizationandculture.blogspot.com/2008/11/exposing-evil-saul-alinsky.html

And here:  http://www.bestofbeck.com/wp/activism/saul-alinskys-12-rules-for-radicals

Who is Dr. Willie Soon?  Who are his attackers?

See Here:  https://www.heartland.org/willie-soon

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Sourch:  Heartland Institute

Dr. Willie Soon

Dr. Willie Soon

Statement by Dr. Willie Soon

In recent weeks I have been the target of attacks in the press by various radical environmental and politically motivated groups. This effort should be seen for what it is: a shameless attempt to silence my scientific research and writings, and to make an example out of me as a warning to any other researcher who may dare question in the slightest their fervently held orthodoxy of anthropogenic global warming.

I am saddened and appalled by this effort, not only because of the personal hurt it causes me and my family and friends, but also because of the damage it does to the integrity of the scientific process. I am willing to debate the substance of my research and competing views of climate change with anyone, anytime, anywhere. It is a shame that those who disagree with me resolutely decline all public debate and stoop instead to underhanded and unscientific ad hominem tactics. (more…)

Climate Change Deniers Are Completely Insane

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Source:  Matt Walsh Blogcrazy

by Matt Walsh

Got this message yesterday from a very concerned climate change alarmist:

Hi Matt, I read you sometimes but I generally find you to be an assh*le. Just being honest. I also think you have a reputation (or you’d like to think you have a reputation) as someone who isn’t afraid to “tell it like it is,” but I think you haven’t earned that. Actually you are very afraid to challenge any republican talking point so you stick to the script on everything. I guess it’s more important to be invited to the parties than to tell the truth.

I’m wondering if you have the guts to address something and actually force your right wing readers to think for themselves. I’m getting really tired of seeing these idiots on Facebook who every time it gets cold or snows start gloating about how it “proves” there is no climate change. You’ve never outed yourself as a climate denier, and I know you like to consider yourself a logical person, so I’m hoping this is one area where you differ from your cohorts. These morons need to be put in their place. Colder temperatures and blizzards ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE SCIENTIFIC MODEL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. This is why I could never be a republican. I can’t be a part of a group of anti-science climate deniers who would kill this planet if they were given free reign. Prove you’re really “controversial,” Matt, and call your people to task here.

-JM

Hi JM,

I agree with you. Honestly, I never addressed it because I never knew it was such a pervasive problem. But now that you’ve called my attention to it, allow me to be the first to say that climate deniers are lunatics. I’ll take it a step further than you even did, JM, and submit that climate deniers should be banned from teaching, voted out of office, and probably fired from any other job they might hold. Seriously, I can’t hardly believe that anyone could be so foolish and so delusional as to be a climate denier. (more…)

New paper at SPPI

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

borealforestSource: SPPI

The Extinction Risk for Stationary Plants

In addition to migrating to more suitable locations, Earth’s plants have other ways of successfully responding to various pressures that might otherwise lead to their extinction. The “acid test” for any extinction hypothesis is to examine what appears to be happening – or what appears to actually have happened – in the real world, which is what is done here with respect to studies of plants that are fighting to survive under experimental settings or real-world locations where they periodically face various threats to their survival.

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/the_extinction_risk_for_stationary_plants.html

 

Climate Reporting’s Hot Mess

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: WSJ

Working Climate "Journalist"

Working Climate “Journalist”

AP takes the cake in the relentless campaign by global-warming journalists to discredit their own profession.

By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.

News reporting of the latest climate alarm was not uniformly bad. Among hundreds of publications in the Factiva database, exactly one—the Mail on Sunday, one of those derided London tabloids—injected the phrase “statistically significant” into consideration of whether 2014 was in any meaningful sense the “hottest year on record.”

A nonjournalistic source and not exactly an outfit of climate-change deniers, Berkeley Earth, also noted that, when it comes to 2014 and the other “hottest year” candidates, 2005 and 2010, the observed temperature difference was smaller than the margin of error by a factor of five, adding: “Therefore it is impossible to conclude from our analysis which of 2014, 2010, or 2005 was actually the warmest year.” (more…)

Green Incompetence Isn’t Sustainable

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: No Frakking Consensus

Green Mistakes

Green Mistakes

by Donna Laframboise

Governments fund solar capacity in countries that receive little sun and install wind turbines in nations that get little wind.

In a blog post titled Europe’s $100 Billion Green Energy Mistake, Walter Russell Mead draws our attention to a newly-released report about the future of electricity.

The report says that, in their eagerness to embrace renewable energy, European governments have funded solar capacity in countries that get little sun, and installed wind turbines in nations that get little wind. (more…)

Greenpeace Activist Calls for Climate Change ‘Deniers’ to be Beheaded

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/01/25/greenpeace-activist-calls-for-climate-change-deniers-to-be-beheaded/

A climate change advocate, believed to be a Greenpeace activist and Guardian contributor, has called for the beheading of so-called “climate change deniers”, arguing the world would be a better place without them. The comments are merely the latest in a long history of warmists advocating the killing of people who question global warming dogma.

On January 21st, in it’s ‘Climate Consensus – the 97%’ section, the Guardian published an article entitled “Matt Ridley wants to gamble the Earth’s future because he won’t learn from the past”, which was illustrated with a fake, but nonetheless rather gruesome image of a severed head.

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Methane deceptions

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: SPPI

Deception, agenda and folly drive latest Obama EPA anti-hydrocarbon rules. Are farmers next?

by Paul Driessen

First they came for the coal mining and power plant industry, and most people did not speak out because they didn’t rely on coal, accepted Environmental Protection Agency justifications at face value, or thought EPA’s war on coal would benefit them.

In fact, Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon gave the Sierra Club $26 million, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the Club $50 million, to help it wage a Beyond Coal campaign. The Sierra Club later claimed its efforts forced 142 U.S. coal-fired power plants to close, raising electricity rates, threatening grid reliability, and costing thousands of jobs in dozens of states.

Mr. McClendon apparently figured eliminating coal from America’s energy mix would improve his natural gas business. The mayor likes renewable energy and detests fossil fuels, which he blames for climate change that he tried to finger for the damages “Superstorm” Sandy inflicted on his city. (more…)

Fossil Fuel Funded Science Communication

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: No Frakking Consensus

by Donna Laframboisebutterfly-8205

Taking fossil fuel money is immoral. Says the blog of a science communicator who wore Shell logos to work.

Joe Duggan is a painfully young, self-described science communicator from Australia. He runs a climate change blog called Is This How You Feel?  One of the first things we encounter there is the following paragraph:

Luckily there are a large group of passionate individuals who have dedicated their lives to studying climate change. These people write complex research papers, unpacking every aspect of climate change, analysing it thoroughly and clinically. They understand the numbers, the facts and the figures. They know what is causing it, what the impacts will be and how we can minimise these impacts. [bold added]

Passion is a good thing in lovers and poets. But scientists are supposed to be dispassionate for the obvious reason that passion prevents us from thinking and seeing clearly. (more…)

Stormy Weather and Politics

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: Jewish World Review

By Thomas Sowell

image: http://media.cagle.com/205/2014/11/19/156470_600.jpg

Stormy Weather and Politics

Unfortunately, we are not likely to hear any similar apologies from those who have been promoting “global warming” hysteria for years, in defiance of data that fail to fit their climate models. What is at issue is not whether there is “climate change” — which nobody has ever denied — but whether the specific predictions of the “global warming” crowd as to the direction and magnitude of worldwide temperature changes are holding up over the years.

The ultimate test of any theoretical model is not how loudly it is proclaimed but how well it fits the facts. Climate models that have an unimpressive record of fitting the facts of the past or the present are hardly a reason for us to rely on them for the future.

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Why India is digging deep for coal: CNN’s Slant

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: CNN

By Mallika Kapur and Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN

Can India find an alternative to coal?

Story highlights

  • India has the world’s fifth largest coal reserves, but not enough to feed demand for fuel
  • Amid pressure to reduce emissions, the country is trying to ramp up alternative energy options
  • Around 300 million Indians still live in darkness — equivalent to the entire U.S. population

(CNN)Holding onto the rails of a cage, we descend lower and lower into the coal mine. It is pitch dark, hot and humid. Every now and then a spray of water drizzles on us.

The two-minute ride down seems much longer than that.

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Divesting people of better living standards

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source:  SPPI

Victims of Green Poverty

Victims of Green Poverty

“Disinvestment” of fossil fuel holdings is misguided, irresponsible, lethal – and racist

byPaul Driessen and Roger Bezdek

“Social responsibility” activists want universities and pension funds to eliminate fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios. They plan to spotlight their demands on “Global Divestment Day,” February 13-14. Their agenda is misguided, immoral, lethal … even racist.

A mere 200 years ago, the vast majority of humans were poor, sick and malnourished. Life expectancy in 1810 was less than 40 years, and even royal families lived under sanitation, disease and housing standards inferior to what poor American families enjoy today. Then a veritable revolution occurred. (more…)

About ‘Denying’, ‘Deniers’, and ‘Denial’

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: Climate Resistance

"Deniers'' Handbook

“Deniers” Handbook

By Ben Pile

There has been some discussion about the D-word recently. The Science of Doom blog considered the historical implications of the word, and argues that its use in the climate debate trivialises the deaths of millions, and urged people to stop using it. Keith Kloor agreed, saying that the use of the word was needlessly ‘emotionally and politically charged’ and inflammatory. Lastly, Richard Betts has a guest post at And Then There’s Physics’ blog, urging the readers there to ‘Label the behaviour, not the person‘, which fell on deaf ears. More about those articles shortly.

I have never been particularly upset by the epithet, ‘denier’, for the simple reason that it says much about the person who utters it than it says about the putative ‘denier’. I don’t know who made the observation that ‘once you give something a name, you don’t have to argue with it’ (I think it was Lenin), but it seems to me to explain the use of the word. Once you call someone a denier, you don’t have to explain what it is they have denied. Anti-deniers deny debate. (more…)

By Their Language We Shall Know Them

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source: No Frakking Consensusdonna

by Donna La Framboise

People who employ the word ‘denier’ in a climate context are silencing normal, healthy debate. 

Ben Pile is one of the most incisive and original thinkers in the climate sphere. His blog posts, at Climate Resistance: Challenging Climate Orthodoxy, are often long, but well worth a careful read. His latest effort examines recent online discussions regarding the use of an ugly epithet:

The word ‘denier’ is in the official climate change lexicon. It is not street slang. It is not shorthand. It is precise. It is deliberate. Its use is intended to service a political agenda.

This political agenda involves giving authority to entities that aren’t democratically accountable: (more…)

Top 10 Global Warming Lies That May Shock You

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Source:  Forbes

Twisted Climate Claims

Twisted Climate Claims

by James Taylor

 

EDF has assembled what it believes to be the 10 most powerful global warming assertions in the alarmists’ playbook, yet each assertion either backfires on alarmists or has been proven false. While reading how flawed EDF’s assertions are, remember these are the very best arguments global warming alarmists can make. Open-minded readers should have very little difficulty dismissing the mythical global warming crisis after examining the top 10 assertions in the alarmist playbook.

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