Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Vilifying realist science – and scientists

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Source: SPPI

Tsunami of Green Climate Cash

Tsunami of Green Climate Cash

Ultra-rich Green groups attack climate scientists who question “manmade climate chaos” claims

by Paul Driessen

Things are not going well for Climate Chaos, Inc. The Environmental Protection Agency is implementing its carbon dioxide regulations, and President Obama wants to make more Alaska oil and gas prospects off limits. But elsewhere the climate alarm industry is under siege – and rightfully so.

Shortly after Mr. Obama warned him of imminent climate doom, Prime Minister Modi announced that India would double coal production, to bring electricity to 300 million more people. Hydraulic fracturing has launched a new era of petroleum abundance, making it harder to justify renewable energy subsidies.

Global warming predictions have become increasingly amusing, bizarre and disconnected from real-world climate and weather. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has confessed that its true goal is transforming the world’s economy and redistributing its wealth. More people are realizing that the actual problem is not climate change, which has been ongoing throughout history; it is costly policies imposed in the name of preventing change: policies that too often destroy jobs, perpetuate poverty and kill people. (more…)

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Source: London Telegraph

By Christopher Booker

New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.

Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming” I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming. (more…)

It’s Not Just Brian Williams

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Source: Warning Signs

Climate fantasy land

Climate fantasy land

Opinion

By Alan Caruba

“When reporters forfeit their credibility by making up stories, sources, or quotes, we are right to mock them. When their violations are significant or repeated, they should be fired,” says Charles Lipson, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago. “Demanding honest reporting has nothing to do with the reporter’s politics, personality, or personal life. It is about professional standards and our reasonable expectations.”

Writing at Real Clear Politics.com, Prof. Lipson concluded by saying, “It’s essential for our news organizations, and it matters for our democracy.”

Are we seeing a trend here? Dan Rather at CBS and now Brian Williams at NBC? Well, two news anchors are not a trend, but biased and bad reporting is. It’s not new, but it does seem to be gathering momentum and nowhere has it been more apparent than the millions of words written and spoken about “global warming” and now “climate change.” (more…)

Pachauri: IPCC should take official role in assessing country pledges to curb climate change

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Source: The Carbon Brief

by Roz Pidcock

The outgoing chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr Rajendra Pachauri, has a new vision for the organisation’s future.

The outgoing chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Dr Rajendra Pachauri, has a new vision for the organisation’s future.

Traditionally focused on collating the science underpinning climate change, Pachauri’s proposals would seem to take the IPCC in a distinctly more political direction.

Suggesting the panel “moves forward with the times and responds to changing expectations”, Pachauri wants the IPCC to take an official role in assessing countries’ pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and in totting up whether they add up to enough to meet global climate change targets. (more…)

The Climate Comintern Speaks Openly of Imposing World Socialism

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Source: The Hill

UN IPCC Goal: Prison Planet

UN IPCC Goal: Prison Planet

By Benjamin Zycher

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. 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 the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”

Those were the words spoken on Feb. 4 by Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under the auspices of which the international climate industry periodically gathers, debates, rides in limousines to the finest local restaurants, obfuscates and promotes such historic achievements as the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, the 2010 Cancun Agreements, the 2011 Durbin Platform, the 2012 Doha Gateway, and — given sufficient prayer to Gaia — a new agreement scheduled to be hammered out in Paris next December.

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More on Temperature data fraud

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Source: WND

‘There will be a scramble to counteract this. I mean a real vigorous scramble’

The climate-change movement is being rocked by another major ethical scandal that journalists and some climate scientists say could serve to expose the movement as “one of the greatest scientific scandals of all time.”

The latest blow against the credibility of the of those demanding urgent, sweeping political change in response to human activity allegedly threatening the sustainability of earth appeared in Saturday’s edition of the London Daily Telegraph. Columnist Christopher Booker cites the work of Paul Homewood on his “Not A Lot of People Know That” climate blog.

Two weeks earlier, Booker noted that Homewood compared the original temperatures recorded at weather stations in Paraguay over a 60-year period with the numbers now being used in climate reports.

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CO2 Science new Literature Reviews

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Source:  CO2 Science

New Material Posted on the CO2 Science Web site 5 February – 11 February 2015

The Ecosystem Services of Seagrass Beds in a CO2-Enriched World (11 February 2015)
The CO2-prompted ocean-acidification-induced increases in the many and varied benefits of seagrasses – along with their monetary value – may truly surprise you, approximately 500 and 600 billion pounds sterling ($765-918 billion USD)…

Effects of CO2 Enrichment on Roots of a Warm Temperate Forest (10 February 2015)
A CO2-induced increase in fine root exploration by trees may be “a primary means for [their] acquiring additional soil resources under elevated CO2″ that “has the potential to facilitate increased soil resource uptake allowing for a sustained response to elevated CO2.” And this fact could well be one of the chief reasons for the ultimate undoing of the once highly-hyped progressive nitrogen limitation hypothesis(more…)

Reporters told to stop interviewing ‘irrelevant’ climate change critics

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Source:  Wash. Examiner

A new study of how environmental reporters cover global warming and climate change reveals that they see the issue as one America has endorsed and, as a result, no longer include critics in their reports because they are “generally irrelevant.”

And the orders are coming from editors.

What’s more, the study from George Mason University found that climate change reporters are weaving their coverage into stories on broader issues to get around editors who don’t want a lot of reports on global warming. (more…)

Brian Williams’ Tall Tales vs. Embellished Global Warming Personalities

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Source:  Red State

Contrasting a pursuit of public adoration with desperate attempts to create authorities who keep an issue afloat

What made Brian Williams inject himself into an Iraq war incident? Perhaps the reason is as simple as a juvenile desire to remain in the center of adoring attention. When prominent personalities in the global warming issue say things about themselves that isn’t accurate, that’s a whole other ballgame.

This isn’t about science details, either, which are subject to interpretation that’s best left to experts. But we don’t have to be a rocket scientist or a climatologist to spot faulty personal embellishments. All it takes is basic level fact-checking. (more…)

New Paper at SPPI: Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on Strawberries

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Source: SPPI

Nearly all agricultural plants benefit from increases in the air’s CO2 content and strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) is no exception.

 

Political, Scientific Chicanery Underlies Global Warming Alarmism

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Source:  http://pjmedia.com/blog/political-scientific-chicanery-underlies-global-warming-alarmism/

by Carter, Soon and Harris

Soviet-style disinformation campaigns dominate the debate.55_benefits_of_co2_pamphlet
In her December 28 CNN article, “How Germany Banishes Climate Myths,” German environment minister Barbara Hendricks argues that the climate policies enabled by her country and the EU as a whole have been an economic success.

This is nothing more than East German-style disinformation.

The reality is that Germany’s so-called “Solar Valley” has become a mothballed industrial rust belt. Nearly all solar energy manufacturers have closed their doors.

In support of her argument, Hendricks claims that while greenhouse gas emissions in the EU fell by 18% between 1990 and 2012, there was cumulative growth of 45% in the EU’s economy during this period. However, this represents a growth rate of only 2% annually, while typical investment portfolios grew by between 100% (4.5% annually) and 300% (13.6% annually) during this time.

January 2015 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Source: http://co2science.org/issues/v18/jan.phprainfall 2

Real-World Lizards Are Evolving Right Before Our Very Eyes (30 January 2015)

Transformative processes occur much faster than has long been thought possible. This new work continues exploration of “the ongoing relevance of evolutionary biology to contemporary environmental issues,” such as from potential global warming. Nature likely has the ability to successfully deal with whatever challenges are thrust upon it…

Growth Response to Temperature (Forests) — Summary (29 January 2015)
If air temperatures once again begin to rise after their ascendency hiatus of the past eighteen years, what will be the consequences for Earth’s trees. Will they be forced to shift their current ranges? Will the warming be too fast and furious for some of them to do so? And will many of them therefore face extinction? Numerous studies that have broached these questions provide some encouraging answers… (more…)

Obama Rejects Arctic Oil and Gas Drilling. Is Putin Preparing to Come and Take It?

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Source: Daily Signal

President Putin

President Putin

Will President Obama’s new drilling policy give the Arctic over to Russian domination?

The anger, outrage and frustration in Alaska are palpable after the president stripped the state of vast stores of its oil and gas wealth. His reckless offshore oil and gas restrictions reduced Alaska’s Arctic Ocean presence to one exploration site each in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas and left us with the lowest number of prospects in the history of the Outer Continental Shelf leasing program.

Alaska’s U.S. senators, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and at-large Rep. Don Young, all Republicans, vowed at a press conference to fight Obama’s offshore decision, which came only days after his Interior Department announced the shocking designation of nearly all of Alaska’s 19.6-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as untouchable wilderness lands. These two moves would lock up the nation’s richest continental oil prospect and lock up America’s share of the Arctic Ocean’s estimated 30 percent of the world’s undiscovered natural gas and 13 percent of its oil reserves. (more…)

Global Warming Mounting Weird Comeback in 2015 — Agenda 21 Looming

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Source: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/global-warming-mounting-weird-comeback-in-2015-agenda-21-looming_012015

By Bernie Suarez

Get ready for another global warming hoax campaign in 2015 designed to convince people that CO2 is the cause of global warming and that humanity is in trouble unless we do something to control human behavior. When the money starts getting thrown around again and they start planning the concerts to make people feel good, remember they are mind hunting for believers again.

Just like a religious ceremony, the new 2015 global warming hoax events will call on believers to lay down their sins of “denial” and come to the Lord Al Gore who was ahead of humanity decades ago when he figured all this out. Gore was not stopped by the fact that CO2 is a natural, necessary gas that makes life possible on earth. Not a chance. Gore postulated that CO2 was a “pollutant” and he convinced himself and the “scientific community” that somehow he was right. (more…)

Despite All The Snow, Barack Obama’s Sick Obsession With Climate Change Rages On

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Source: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/despite-all-the-snow-barack-obamas-sick-obsession-with-climate-change-rages-on_012015

By Michael Snyder

Despite a “tidal wave” of snow that could potentially dump three feet of the white stuff on New York City, Barack Obama continues to insist that global warming is the “greatest threat” that humanity is facing.  And in his second term he is making the fight against climate change one of his top priorities.  In recent months he has cemented climate change deals with China and India, and he has implemented quite a number of government policy changes that did not require the approval of Congress.  He also made it a point to discuss the “threat to future generations” that climate change poses in his State of the Union address.  For Obama, what was once a political goal is now being transformed into something akin to a religious crusade.  But could it be possible that “the leader of the free world” is completely wrong about all of this? (more…)