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Climate Change

Farr presents facts to support Climate Change/Global Warming Con

 By Lois Krafsky-Perry for Citizen Review  

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

 

Sequim, WA – “This is worse than an urban myth…why are we being lied to?” queried Gene Farr, to a group of citizens at a meeting sponsored by Citizens Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR-13)  held on June 20th at  the local library.

 

Approximately 38 people gathered to hear the speaker, who showed slides and graphs, which determined proof of the global warming con, circulated by various government entities.

 

We don’t believe climate change is by human cause or that there is catastrophic happenings, determined the scientist, who has been researching the issue for many years.

 

Farr showed slides using graphs from the various organizations pushing the agenda, proving from their own research, that global warming is a myth.

 

Watch the video by Stephanie Noblin for Clallam Public Eye.

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The Most Comprehensive Assault On ‘Global Warming’ Ever

by Mike Van Biezen
The Daily Wire News

Dec. 23, 2015

It made sense.  Knowing that CO2 is a greenhouse gas and that our industrialized world is adding a large amount of it to the atmosphere on a yearly basis, I accepted the premise that this would cause global temperatures to rise.  But one day about 7 years ago, I looked at the ubiquitous graph showing the “global” temperature of the last 150 years and noticed something odd.  It was subtle, and as I found out later, disguised so that it would be overlooked.  There appeared to be a period of about 40 years between 1940 and 1980 where the global temperatures actually declined a bit.  As a data analysis expert, I could not ignore that subtle hint and began to look into it a little more.  Forty years is a long time, and while carbon dioxide concentrations were increasing exponentially over the same period, I could not overlook that this showed an unexpected shift in the correlation between global temperatures and CO2 concentrations. Thus I began to look into it a little further and here are some of the results 7 years later.  READ MORE >>>

Global control, not global climate

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE

CLIMATE CHANGE WEEKLY #194:
PARIS ABOUT GLOBAL CONTROL,
NOT GLOBAL CLIMATE

Posted Dec. 14, 2015

At a press conference in Brussels in early February 2015, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, stated publicly what many climate realists had long suspected: The global warming scaremongering going on for more than 25 years was not really about protecting the planet, it was about controlling peoples’ lives by controlling the economy. Continue reading

‘Come clean’: Rep battles agency over subpoena for climate study records

By Adam Shaw
FoxNews.com

The Republican head of the House science committee is fighting to obtain documents from the Obama administration on a controversial global warming study, as the agency that produced it locks down internal records despite a subpoena.

The report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) claims to refute prior studies showing the rate of global warming had flattened in recent decades.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, a global warming skeptic who questioned the data, issued a subpoena on Oct. 13 for the agency to “compel production of documents and communications relating to adjustments of historical temperature data.”

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Climate alarmists turn back the clock

By Viv Forbes | The American Thinker

Posted 1/7/2015

Three centuries ago, the world ran on green power.  Wood was used for heating and cooking; charcoal for smelting and smithing; wind or water power for pumps, mills, and ships; and whale oil for lamps.  People and soldiers walked or rode horses, and millions of horses and oxen pulled ploughs, wagons, coaches, and artillery.

But smoke from open fires choked cities, forests were stripped of trees, most of the crops went to feed draft animals, and streets were littered with horse manure.  For many people, life was “nasty, brutish and short.” Continue reading

Global Warming: False Alarm Over Polar Bears Exposed — Again

Posted 1/6/2015

The rebounding of polar bear populations over the past several decades has been a huge success story. Far from being endangered, vulnerable, or threatened, polar bears are thriving; their populations have exploded in virtually all of their habitats of the circumpolar nations. That’s good news for the polar bears, but bad news for the Polar Bear Specialist Group, the highly politicized organization of wildlife “scientists” that receives massive funding and favorable media coverage for regularly claiming that hoary arctic predators are perilously close to extinction due to human-caused global warming.

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Is Global Warming a Hoax?

by  Ed Hiserodt and Rebecca Terrell
for New American

Posted 1/6/2015

In our information age, we’re bombarded with statistics on every danger the number crunchers can conjure — people struck by lightning, airplane vs. automotive deaths, and even drownings in bathtubs. But one statistic is curiously missing from the list. Even though President Obama and other global-warming alarmists warn of a looming climate apocalypse, they avoid giving a metric to prove their claims. They blame man-made climate change for a vast array of ills, including floods, droughts, wildfires, and tornados. But they never quantify what they say is the driving force behind it all: temperature. Continue reading

Obama Signs “Climate” Deal With Communist Dictator, GOP Balks

by Alex Newman
for The New American

Posted 11/13/2014

President Obama and brutal Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping signed a sweeping and unconstitutional deal in Beijing this week to limit emissions of carbon dioxide, which scientists refer to as the “gas of life” but which the United Nations and the Obama administration characterize as “pollution.” Obama and Xi claimed the agreement was aimed at tackling “climate change,” the new catch-all term that replaced “global cooling” and “global warming” amid global temperatures that have remained flat for 18 years and counting. Republicans in Congress, though, immediately vowed to stop the deal between Obama and his Communist Chinese counterpart.

The supposed “agreement” signed in Beijing purports to mandate that the people and businesses of the United States slash CO2 emissions by more than 25 percent from 2005 levels by 2025 — with all of the economic pain and rationing that would entail. The Communist regime ruling China, meanwhile, which misrules the economy that produces the highest levels of carbon emissions worldwide, would be expected to force the Chinese people to stop “increasing” their CO2 output by 2030. The autocracy in Beijing also vowed that it would force the people it enslaves to use more “renewable energy,” eventually. No credible analyst actually expects the Communist regime to follow through.      Continue reading

The Weather Phenomena?

Commentary by Pearl Rains Hewett
Behind My Back.org

 

Posted NOV. 12, 2014

THE WEATHER PHENOMENA

Polar Vortex to Blast 200 Million People With Arctic Air

THIS IS A NATURAL WEATHER PHENOMENON

IT IS  NOT A MAN-MADE EVENT.

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 PHENOMENA by definition

 A fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable

 something that is impressive or extraordinary.

 

A NATURAL PHENOMENON

 A fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable

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Hey, Defense Department: Focus on ISIS, not Climate Change

As world leaders remain locked in on the threat of ISIS, the U.S. Department of Defense laid out its plan to fight a different battle: ice caps.

In a new report, DOD argues that climate change poses “immediate risks to U.S. national security” because of warmer temperatures, rising sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more frequent and intense storms. There are just two small problems with such an assertion. One, none of these climate challenges are actually occurring in amounts that would present an immediate risk. Two, the administration’s economy-crushing carbon regulations that would choke off affordable energy sources wouldn’t make a difference even if climate change did pose a threat.

Let’s go through them one by one. Accelerated warming? Not so much. October 2014 marks the 18th year that there’s been no trend in global warming during a time when global carbon emissions have increased and climate models predicted accelerated rates of warming. No immediate risk there. Continue reading

Inslee adviser gets frosty reception from carbon tax skeptics

Don Jenkins
Capital Press
Posted 10/9/2014
Original published on
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s policy director outlined the potential benefits of a state carbon tax before a Senate committee, but senators said they were skeptical.
A Senate committee Thursday gave a chilly reception to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s top policy adviser, who outlined the purported benefits of a carbon tax.

At a meeting this week in Pasco, the governor’s policy director, Matt Steuerwalt, briefed the Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee on the possible consequences of taxing greenhouse gases.

He said lawmakers can expect a specific proposal in mid-December when Inslee rolls out his two-year budget proposal. Continue reading

Wind energy produces costly, intermittent, unpredictable electricity, yet government

Viv Forbes
for CFact.org

Posted 9/18/2014

Wind energy produces costly, intermittent, unpredictable electricity, yet government subsidies and mandates have encouraged a massive gamble on wind investments in Australia – over $7 billion has already been spent and another $30 billion is proposed. This expenditure is justified by the claim that by using wind energy there will be less carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere which will help to prevent dangerous global warming.

Incredibly, this claim is not supported by any credible cost-benefit analysis – a searching enquiry is well overdue. Here is a summary of things that should be included in the enquiry. Continue reading

Al Gore’s Climate Calculations Prove Wrong — Again

by  Rebecca Terrell
The New American

Posted 9/7/2014

Five years ago at a UN Conference on Climate Change, Al Gore predicted that, global warming having reached such an unbridled pitch, the North Pole might be completely ice-free during the summer of 2014. This climate change crusader had made the same claim when he accepted the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Was he right? Let’s take a look.

The Danish Meteorological Institute’s (DMI) Centre for Ocean and Ice closely monitors Arctic sea ice extent and publishes a monthly plot on its website. According to DMI, 2014 is the second summer in a row that the ice cap has expanded. Data from the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) agrees, showing 2014’s summer ice well within the average range for the years 1961-2010. In fact, NSIDC’s website points out an ice extent decline rate of “slightly less than the average” for the month of August. Continue reading

Climate Change – Real or Imagined?

from National Review

Posted 7/24/2014

President Barack Obama again sought to make the case to the American people for “dealing with the rapidly growing threat of climate change” last month, in a speech to the League of Conservation Voters. Right up front he said that his speech would not have “a lot of spin, just the facts.” When a politician says that, you know to expect the opposite.

Obama assured the audience that members of Congress “accept that man-made climate change is real” but are afraid to “say so out loud” out of fear that they “will be run out of town by a bunch of fringe elements.” Thus, in a few words, Obama accused Congress of being cowards, liars, and ignorant of the fact that “seven in ten Americans say global warming is a serious problem [and] say the federal government should limit pollution from our power plants.”

Where to start? Continue reading

Record Antarctic Sea Ice Chills Climate-change Projections

by Jack Kenny
New American

Posted 7/8/2014

If climate-change scientists ever want to put their global-warming predictions on ice, they can find plenty of it down around the South Pole. Antarctic sea ice has reached a new record high, with 2.1 million square miles more than usual for this time of year, the Daily Mail in England reported Sunday. According to the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, Antarctic ice now covers about 16 million square miles. The expansion means “an area the size of Greenland, which would normally be open water, is now frozen,” the London daily said.

“It is by far the highest level since satellite observations on which the figures depend began in 1979,” wrote reporter David Rose, who called the discrepancy between the expanding ice and computer-based predictions that sea ice would be receding from both poles “yet another mishap to tarnish the credibility of climate science.” Rose conceded that ice is receding in the Arctic Ocean at the North Pole, but added that the frozen area around both poles is one million square kilometers more than “the long-term average.”

“In fact, across the globe, there are about one million square kilometres more sea ice than 35 years ago, which is when satellite measurements began,” Rose wrote.

Media Ridiculed for Hyping “Antarctic Collapse” Amid Record Ice

Written by  Alex Newman | New American

Posted 6/2/2014

For the one in five Americans who still express confidence in the establishment media, recent headlines probably suggested it was time to start building an ark to prepare for the supposed upcoming surge in sea levels — all of it allegedly brought about by the imminent “collapse” of an ice sheet in Antarctica. Back in the real world, though, sea ice levels in Antarctica are off the charts, covering more area than at any point since records began and still going higher. The mischaracterized “mainstream” media, meanwhile, only solidified its reputation in recent days as an increasingly ridiculous source of fear mongering, propaganda, and unwarranted hysteria rather than credible reporting. Continue reading

Chamber: Costs of EPA climate rule could top $50 billion a year

The Hill

Posted 6/3/2014

The country’s largest business lobby warned Wednesday that the Obama administration’s proposal to impose new limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants could eclipse $50 billion in annual costs through 2030.

The new study from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce comes ahead of the Environmental Protection Agency’s planned rollout of draft regulations at the center of President Obama’s climate change initiative.

Obama announced the push last year, declaring that he would not wait for the bitterly divided Congress to pass legislation to counter the effects of global warming.  Continue reading

Republicans on climate panel say they want more time to study econmic costs of propsals.

 
Posted 1/12/2014

SEATTLE (AP) — After a state climate panel missed a deadline to deliver recommendations on reducing carbon emissions, two Republican members on the group said Wednesday they want another year to study the economic costs of proposals.

Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, said the five-member panel should continue to meet to examine the costs and benefits before undertaking some costly carbon-reducing proposals, such as a cap-and-trade program or carbon tax. Continue reading

Climate Policy in Washington: Comparing the Republican and Democratic Proposals

January 8, 2014
 

After months of study and discussion, the Republicans and Democrats of the Climate Legislative Executive Workgroup (CLEW) in Olympia released two different draft proposals designed to cut Washington’s carbon emissions.

The two approaches are quite different but both claim to meet a standard of environmental effectiveness. For example, the proposal offered by Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas Island) and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien) claims:

Based on the information reviewed by the Workgroup, we believe these policies are the most cost effective tools we have available to meet our state emission limits. As we move forward, it will be important to design our actions in a way that maximizes the benefits and minimizes the costs of implementation, by directly considering our emissions and energy sources, and our businesses and jobs. Continue reading

Global Warming Alarmism Melting as Record Cold Sweeps Nation

The New American

Posted 1/12/2014

Record-breaking cold temperatures and snowfall across much of the United States and Canada have experts warning people to be careful, saying the frigid conditions could even kill those who are not prepared or properly dressed for the conditions. In some areas, factoring in wind chills, it could feel as cold as 70 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. At the earth’s poles, the situation is even more serious, with the highest amount of sea-ice cover since records began almost four decades ago. As their controversial theories melt down on the world stage, however, global-warming alarmists are not giving up yet.

Many climate experts around the world say the ongoing freeze is just the start of a new period of global cooling sparked largely by decreasing solar activity. More than a few scientists are even warning that the planet is headed for another “Little Ice Age,” with potentially devastating consequences for humanity. Even the discredited climate-alarmism apparatus at the United Nations has quietly lowered its wild temperature predictions. Political analysts, meanwhile, are now forecasting the imminent demise of what critics refer to as the “cult” of global-warming hysteria. Continue reading

Climate change study suggests cutting herds

By Eric Mortenson
Capital Press

New report from an OSU scientist says reducing cattle and other ruminant herds is the most effective way to reduce methane gas emissions and ease climate change.

A new climate change study issued by an Oregon State University professor and others concludes the best way to reduce methane gas emissions is to reduce cattle, sheep and other ruminant herds worldwide. Continue reading

Global “Climate Change”?

Dec. 28, 2013

Here are some headlines (and stories) about so-called “Global Climate Change”.  Of course, first it was called “Global Warming”, then “Global Cooling”, and now, “Climate Change” – anything to allow control of the people in the name of “saving the earth”.  We’ve had “climate change” – (we call it spring, summer, fall and winter), since the beginning.

(from Climate Depot):

Flashback 2010: ‘Could Climate Change Ruin Thanksgiving Dinner?’ ’Breast meat can be tougher following pre-slaughter heat stress…climate changes could affect the chemical, physical and microbiological properties of foods’

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Views diverge quite publicly at State Climate work group meeting

Sound Politics.com

Posted 12/8/2013

There were some testy exchanges at a meeting today of the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup (CLEW) in Olympia. Gov. Jay Inslee hoped the committee would advance his five recommendations on to the legislature, including his proposal for a state carbon cap. The two Republican members, Rep. Shelly Short and Sen. Doug Ericksen, said they couldn’t vote to recommend that without knowing more about the economic impacts.

“I think there’s some divergent views here on the way forward,” Inslee said, adding that he and the other two Democrats on the panel wanted to vote on the recommendations at the meeting. He wondered how the panel could reach consensus “if we have several members who want to make recommendations and several members who do not,” a statement he ended with a smirk in Short’s direction. Continue reading

EPA Releases Climate Change Draft

Posted 12/2/2013

Clallam County, WA – Watershed Planner Shawn Hines representing the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe issued the following information to the Dungeness River Management Team (DRMT).  We recommend that you carefully review this information, and take steps to make a comment about it.  Climate change?  Yessir – every three months.  We call it Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter…..

 

“Information from The EPA Office of Water has released a draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plan for public comment. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and Executive Order, the Implementation Plan provides detailed information about the actions EPA plans to take across the country to help communities adapt to a changing climate. Continue reading

UN climate talks fall apart as 132 countries storm out

from The Daily Caller

Posted 11/30/2013

Poor countries pulled out of the United Nations climate talks during a fight over transferring wealth from richer countries to fight global warming.

 The G77 and China bloc led 132 poor countries in a walk out during talks about “loss and damage” compensation for the consequences of global warming that countries cannot adapt to, like Typhoon Haiyan. The countries that left claim to have the support of other coalitions of poor nations, including the Least Developed Countries, the Alliance of Small Island States and the Africa Group. Continue reading

Will Governor’s Climate Shortcut Destroy Opportunity for Bipartisan Agreement?

October 28, 2013
 

This morning, Governor Inslee will be signing a climate agreement with other west coast governors and the BC Premier. According to the Governor’s office and press reports, the agreement will cover:

  • Transitioning to clean modes of transportation, including actions to address fuels, cars and rail
  • Investing in clean energy and climate-resilient infrastructure, including actions to support energy efficiency and permit streamlining

These policy areas are the exact areas to be considered as part of the Climate Legislative Executive Workgroup (CLEW) process, which is still in the middle of analyzing policies and taking public comment.

What happens if the recommendations of the CLEW contradict the agreement signed by the Governor?

On Saturday, the Governor’s office belatedly sent an e-mail out promising the agreement is “consistent with what he said at the last CLEW meeting” and that “how these actions are taken remains to be considered by CLEW.” This, however, undercuts the entire purpose of the CLEW. Continue reading

2013 Shattering Records for Fewest Tornadoes as Alarmists Continue to Predict “Extreme” Weather

Posted 10/19/2013

from Climate Change Weekly
Heartland.org

Fewer tornadoes have occurred in 2013 than in any other year in recorded history, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports.

Through October 16, there have been barely half as many tornadoes as average, and 110 fewer tornadoes than the prior record low.

Very few tornadoes occur during late fall and winter, so it is unlikely a sufficient number of tornadoes will occur by the end of the year to avoid a full-year record.

Despite this real-world evidence, don’t expect alarmist “scientists” and liberal politicians to stop saying global warming causes tornadoes.

Last month, federal government scientist Kevin Trenberth told USA Today, “The prospect is worrying, with the increases in severe thunderstorms and the risk of large-scale environments that favor tornadoes having the potential for major impacts in the U.S.”

Earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said, “This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather. Not just hot weather. But extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago – it’s been a while – the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather. … You’re gonna have terrible storms. You’re going to have tornados and all the rest.” Continue reading

Questions about so-called “global warming”

by Jeffrey Folks
for The American Thinker

Posted 10/18/2013

The president is committed to the idea of anthropogenic global warming.  Man-made carbon emissions, he believes (or pretends to believe), cause global temperatures to rise, and this temperature increase is destructive.  By reducing man-made carbon emissions, temperatures can be made to fall.

 

Every part of this logic is flawed, if not utterly false.  Do carbon emissions cause global warming?  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is largely composed of climate researchers with what would seem a strong vested interest in promoting the global warming agenda.  Yet even the IPCC has a 5% doubt that human activities affect the climate.

 

Do man-made emissions cause temperatures to rise more than natural carbon emissions do?  With regard to the last 15 years, the IPCC states flatly that natural factors have influenced the climate as much or more than human ones.  Is global warming destructive?  Large areas of the northern hemisphere that were once nothing but ice-covered wastelands have now been opened up for agriculture, mining, energy exploration, and shipping.  Millions of human beings stand to gain.  For many, it is a matter of life and death, as marginally lower food costs will be just enough to keep them alive. Continue reading

Fired up over foolish federal forest policies – ‘No logging’ doctrine leaves a tinderbox

by Rick Manning
CFACT

Posted 9/15/2013

Forest fires are raging throughout the western United States as they often do this time of year, and just as thunder follows lightning, we can expect to hear environmentalists and their political shills blame global warming for the tempest.

In fact, a quick Internet search of the terms “forest fires” and “climate change” provides a cascade of responses ranging from attacking California Representative Dana Rohrabacher for dismissing the concept that forest fires and global warming are related to detailed explanations of how the purportedly warming atmosphere is creating drought-like conditions. Continue reading

Dialing Back the Alarm on Climate Change

A forthcoming report points lowers estimates on global warming

Posted 9/14/2013

Later this month, a long-awaited event that last happened in 2007 will recur. Like a returning comet, it will be taken to portend ominous happenings. I refer to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) “fifth assessment report,” part of which will be published on Sept. 27.

There have already been leaks from this 31-page document, which summarizes 1,914 pages of scientific discussion, but thanks to a senior climate scientist, I have had a glimpse of the key prediction at the heart of the document. The big news is that, for the first time since these reports started coming out in 1990, the new one dials back the alarm. It states that the temperature rise we can expect as a result of man-made emissions of carbon dioxide is lower than the IPPC thought in 2007. Continue reading

Arctic Ice Expands, Dispelling Myths of Climate Change

Posted 9/13/2013

Written by  James Heiser
for The New American

According to a report in the U.K. Mail on Sunday, a rapidly expanding ice sheet in the Arctic has definitively refuted the computer models used by advocates of the theory of man-made climate change. But the latest facts regarding “global cooling” have done little to cool the ardor of the theory’s advocates. And, in the assessment of some critics of the theory of global warming, the theory’s advocates would rather resort to ad hominem attacks than face the facts.

The report from the Mail presents a picture of a theory that has now been refuted on the basis of observation. As David Rose writes:

A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year — an increase of 60 per cent.

The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013. Continue reading

Geoengineering Could Turn Skies White

Efforts to reflect away the sun’s rays might also make the sky whiter, one of many reasons some distrust such geoengineering schemes

By Lauren Morello and ClimateWire
for Scientific American

Posted 8/30/2013

Climatewire

COLOR CHANGE: Blue skies could turn white if geoengineering schemes are every employed to reflect away the sun’s rays using sulfate particles, mimicking a volcanic eruption.Image: Wikimedia Commons/Merikanto

The white haze that hangs over many major cities could become a familiar sight everywhere if the world decides to try geoengineering to create a cooler planet.

Scientists have long suspected that one oft-discussed geoengineering technique — shooting tiny sulfate particles into the upper atmosphere to deflect sunlight — could turn the blue sky white. Nature has already provided a basic proof of concept. When Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, spewing tons of sulfate particles in the atmosphere, it temporarily whitened the sky. Continue reading

Why the Climate Models Are Wrong

by STEVE GOREHAM
as printed in the Heartlander

Posted 8/18/2013

Climate science is in turmoil. Contrary to predictions by the world’s leading climate models and despite rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years. How can it be that the climate models are wrong?

Cooler Revisions Necessary
Last October, the UK Daily Mail announced that temperature data from the UK Meteorological Office showed no global warming for 16 years. In December, an advance chart from the upcoming Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change showed a divergence between model projections and actual global temperatures. In January of this year, the Met Office revised their forecast of temperatures down to almost no increase over the next five years. Continue reading

New Paper finds ocean ‘acidification’ doesn’t harm young corals

Posted 8/18/2013

A new paper published in the Marine Ecology Progress Series finds young corals do not suffer any apparent effects from ocean ‘acidification‘, stating “None of the early life-history stages we studied were consistently affected by reduced pH.

Our results suggest that there will be no direct ecological effects of ocean acidification on the early life-history stages of reef corals, at least in the near future.”

Other peer-reviewed publications have demonstrated that prior claims about ecological effects from ocean acidification have been overblown, increased CO2 dissolution in the oceans increases calcification of shellfish and coral, and that corals evolved at a time when CO2 levels were 15 times higher than the present. Continue reading

Audit rips Obama climate science program for money blunders

Posted 7/30/2013

by Ron Arnold
Washington Examiner

Last week’s release of a scathing 53-page audit report by the Interior Department’s top cop has opened up another Obama climate-change snake pit nobody’s ever heard of: Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.

The Office of the Inspector General opened the books on the labyrinthine LCCs, which were created by former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in a 2009 secretarial order as part of President Obama’s Climate Change Program and funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The OIG came away aghast.

“We found areas of concern that place millions of dollars at risk. These findings may raise public concern, which could impact support for this valuable work,” wrote Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall, acting inspector general and author of the audit report. Continue reading

Ocean Acidification: Another Failing Scare Story?

by Chip Knappenberger

as originally posted January 6, 2010

on Master Resource

 

As projections of catastrophic climate changes are being beaten down by the far less than catastrophic actual climate response, other calamities that may result from our untoward use of fossil fuels are being offered up for our consideration. Besides the well-worn pitfalls of our failure to achieve energy independence, or to be the first to grasp green technologies, a new problem is being worked into the mix—ocean acidification.

Ocean acidification. Sounds bad doesn’t it. Much worse than say, “the oceans are becoming less basic” which is a more accurate, but less worrisome-sounding description. In either case, it is used to describe the situation in which the oceans absorb an increasing amount of carbon dioxide as the atmospheric partial pressure of CO2 increases. The dissolution of CO2 in the oceans has the net effect of increasing the hydrogen ion concentration which drives the ocean’s pH lower. The pH of the global oceans averages about 8.1 so it is considered a base rather than an acid (acids have pH values less than 7.0) and has perhaps dropped by 0.1pH units (a logarithmic scale) since the Industrial Revolution. Continue reading

Mandated by the US Congress – Promoting the UN, ICLEI & NGO’s Agendas

 

PROMOTING THE UNITED NATIONS, ICLEI and NGO’S AGENDA
in the GLOBAL Change Research Act of 1990

INTERNATIONAL UNITED NATIONS Framework Convention on Climate Change
U.S. Local Governments for Sustainability
(ICLEI)
WA State Puget Sound Partnership

The USGCRP began as a GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH presidential initiative in 1989 and was MANDATED by CONGRESS in the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-606), which called for “a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and THE WORLD to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”
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NASA’s investment in the 13-AGENCY CCSP is 58% of the total amount of the President’s 2009 Budget Request for CCSP.

Budget In MILLIONS (the only years available on line?)
2006 $998.8 = $998.8 million
2007 $1047 million = $1.047 Billion
2009 $1057 million = $1.057 Billion
TOTAL BUDGET 1989 – 2012? TRILLIONS? Continue reading

Study: Too Little Carbon Dioxide Will Destroy Earth

Written by  Selwyn Duke
for The New American

Posted 7/13/2013

 Do you want to save the planet? Fire up the SUV this holiday weekend and go for a pleasure ride; burn some more coal in your barbecue grill; crank up the house’s AC; and, generally, aspire to a Paul Bunyan-size carbon footprint. Because according to astrobiologist Jack O’Malley-James speaking at the National Astronomy meeting at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, life on Earth will suffer a carbon-dioxide-related extinction. But contrary to popular-culture belief, the problem will be too little of the naturally occurring gas.

It probably won’t ruin any of your plans, as this fate awaits us nearly billion years down the geological road, but the process by which life may end is rather simple. The Daily Mail reports:

[A]s the Sun ages and grows hotter, greater evaporation and chemical reactions with rainwater will take away more and more carbon dioxide.

In less than a billion years, its levels will be too low for photosynthesising plants to survive, say scientists. When that happens, life as we know it on Earth will cease to exist.

With the loss of plants, herbivorous animals will also die out, as well as the carnivores that prey on them. Continue reading

Video: Obama Admin Plans To ‘Force’ Americans To Move Into Cities – “Redistributing” the Wealth

Obama: ‘Planet Will Boil Over’ If Young Africans Are Allowed Cars, Air-Conditioning, Big Houses

Posted 7/5/2013

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday that unless we find new way of producing energy “the planet will boil over” if people in Africa are allowed to attain air conditioning, automobiles and big houses.

“Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well, the planet will boil over — unless we find new ways of producing energy.”

The president’s comments, made the day before unveiling his “Power Africa” initiative for a “sustainable” African energy strategy, came while speaking at University of Johannesburg-Soweto. Continue reading

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