“The mainstream media cannot maintain the official man-made global warming narrative any longer. With the lack of warming and the failure to shift the climate debate to “extreme weather”, warmists are now losing once stalwart members of the media in promoting man-made climate fears. These are not good times for the promoters of global warming. Earth is failing to follow global warming predictions and the new study claiming current temperatures are the “hottest ever” may be facing a full scientific retraction. The great warmist retreat has officially begun.”
Monckton: 'The racketeers of the WWU faculty either know they are wrong or are ignorant and pretending to know they are right. Either way, they are guilty of deliberate misrepresentation of the objective scientific truth...[WWU's warmists professors] ought to be thoroughly ashamed of themselves but are too politicized on the far Left to have the grace to blush. And the Bellingham Herald should have known better than to publish their poisonously pietistic libel of Dr. Easterbrook, who deserves a handsome apology both from these grasping leeches and from the Herald. Shame on the lot of you'
Lord Monckton: (March 31, 2013)
Dr. Easterbrook, to whose excellent book of scientific papers on global warming I had the honour to contribute a couple of years ago, has been libeled. It is the rent-seeking global-warming profiteers of the WWU faculty, not Dr. Easterbrook, who are guilty of misrepresentation.
Climate Depot Round Up -- (For more on 'hottest year' claims see: Claims of 'Warmest Year' For Continental U.S. (Less than 2% of Earth's Surface) Ignore Flat Global Temperature Trend -- UK Telegraph: 'Global warming at a standstill', new Met Office figures show -- 'by 2017 temps will have remained about same for 2 decades')
2012 Didn't Crack The Top Ten For Record Maximums: 'NOAA has inflated 2012 record maximum number by adding new stations which didn't exist during the hot years of 1930s'' -- 'That is a completely illegitimate approach. An apples to apples comparison uses only the same stations. When that is done, 2012 doesn't even crack the ten hottest years'
The President offered up nothing more than the usual incorrect global warming platitudes during his speech. No wonder the speech brought a "smile" to Al Gore's face. The president could not have been more wrong in claiming “extreme weather” was “now more frequent and intense" and he failed to note that global temperatures have not increased in 16 years.
Climate Depot's Point-by-Point rebuttal:
President Obama: 'But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change'
Climate Depot Reaction: Our children do not need politicians in Washington posturing and pretending they can control global temperatures and make storms less severe or less frequent. See: Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball: 'Future generations will curse why we allowed a few political bullies to undermine development & progress with the false claim that human CO2 is causing climate change' Future generations 'will wonder how people could write such misinformed, hysterical, commentary.'
MIT's Dr. Lindzen: "Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age.'
Watch Now: Climate Depot's Morano on Fox News on World Economic Forum $14 Trillion Climate Plan: 'It implies that if we spend $14 trillion we can prevent another storm like Sandy'
Morano: 'With Obama now invoking God, this report is a serious threat...Governments cannot control weather and climate...but the report implies we can control the weather. At the same time it wants to control the economy. It's as though the World Economic Forum report looked at Obama's green stimulus and instead of seeing a fiasco -- which it was -- they looked at it and said wow, how can we expand this globally'
ClimateDepot.com founder Marc Morano has been called "the Matt Drudge of climate denial," the "king of the skeptics," and "a central cell of the climate-denial machine," and he revels in these descriptions. Although he has no scientific expertise, he is adamant that manmade global warming is a "con job" based on "subprime science." Morano gained prominence working for two of the most vocal climate deniers in the U.S.: Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who notoriously called climate change "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," and Rush Limbaugh, who we named Climate Change Misinformer of the Year in 2011 for his steadfast denial of climate science and wild conspiracy theories about the climate change "hoax."
These days Morano is paid by an industry-funded group to run the climate denial website ClimateDepot.com. At Climate Depot, Morano serves as the de facto research department for the right-wing media's attacks on climate science, and mobilizes his readers to target individual scientists and reporters for telling the public about climate change threats. The site was instrumental in manufacturing the 2009 "Climategate" controversy, which Morano incorrectly claimed exposed "deliberate manipulation of facts and data" by climate scientists. Morano is a darling of the organization most committed to climate denial, the Heartland Institute. He regularly speaks at their conferences and defended their controversial billboard comparing those who accept climate science to "murderers, tyrants, and madmen" including the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.
McKibben in the La Times: 'We may need, for example, things such as a serious tax on carbon; that will require mustering political will to stand up to the fossil fuel industry. And that's precisely where white America has fallen short.
Election after election, native-born and long-standing citizens pull the lever for climate deniers, for people who want to shut down the EPA, for the politicians who take huge quantities of cash from the Koch brothers and other oil barons'
Here we go again. Global warming activists and some warmist scientists are linking the massive blizzard to man-made global warming.
Jersey News Outlet Cries 'Global Warming' as Blizzard Approaches
Warmist Brad Johnson tries to make the pending East Coast blizzard about the ocean 'warming --Fails
Rebuttal: Bob Tisdale shows how 'Forecast the Facts” Brad Johnson and now Dr. Heidi Cullen are fecklessly factless about ocean warming and the blizzard -- Dear Chicken Little: 'The Sky Is Falling (It's Snowing) But Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Off New England Are NOT Unusual'
Rebuttal: Global Warming To Bring Colder/Warmer Winters – Analysis by Paul Homewood – 'It seems that every time we get some snow, another “scientist” is wheeled out to explain that, no matter how cold it gets, it is all down to global warming'
New paper finds warming causes less snow: Paper published in the Journal of Climate -- Study 'finds that warmer temperatures cause less snow, and conversely, colder temperatures cause more snow. According to the authors, 'Using a simple multivariate model, [increased] temperature is shown to drive these trends by decreasing snowfall almost everywhere.' The paper refutes the claims of climate alarmists that global warming causes more snow, and every other possible weather event'