Category Archives: Politics

Rate Of Climate Change and Rate of Adaptation Deliberately Distorted

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball There is nothing permanent except change. – Heraclitus If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. – Giuseppe di Lamedusa Moving the Goalposts Again. Climate changes significantly all … Continue reading

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The Imperial President and the Imperious Idiot

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach From an interview with Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute, a man of whom Bill Clinton said “We should all heed his advice”: You’ve talked before about the civilizational challenge that climate change … Continue reading

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Message to the President: data shows ‘CO2 Reduction is Futile’

The record of recent Man-made CO2 emissions: 1965 -2013 shows that China and the developing world is laughing at your position, Mr. President. Guest essay by Ed Hoskins The following calculations and graphics are based on information on national CO2 … Continue reading

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Hillary endorses Obama climate plan, gets on the “slam skeptics” bandwagon

Steve Milloy writes: Hillary Clinton endorsed the Obama climate plan and slammed coal industry in speech at the BIO conference this week. Clinton also hit the media for giving air time to skeptics.

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Obama invokes ‘tauntology’ in discussing climate skeptics

There’s tautology: In grammar, the use of redundant words. In logic, a tautology is a formula which is true in every possible interpretation. Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein first applied the term to redundancies of propositional logic in 1921 and then there … Continue reading

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The EPA’s Political Futility

By Patrick J. Michaels Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules for existing coal-fired power plants, a 30 percent reduction in allowable carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The only way this will be possible will be by upgrading … Continue reading

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To President Obama: Let’s just assume for a moment we have a climate crisis

As we start hurricane season today, we note the unprecedented 3142 day drought of major hurricane landfalls, shattering a record that goes back to the year 1900. Guest essay by Paul Driessen Despite clear evidence to the contrary, president Obama … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Modeling, Opinion, Politics | 40 Comments

Obama’s big EPA announcement tomorrow translates directly to higher electricity prices

The President thinks his plan will “boost the economy by $43 billion to $74 billion” – he’s living in a fantasy world. From Bloomberg (apparently one of those “read in” to tomorrow’s announcement): President Barack Obama will propose cutting greenhouse-gas … Continue reading

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A press release timed for Obama’s energy hammer

Who sends out press releases on a Sunday? UCLA does when the content is expected to match Obama’s draconian climate announcement planned for Monday. Reducing emissions will be the primary way to fight climate change, UCLA-led study finds A new … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Politics | 148 Comments

In House testimony, Botkin dismantles the IPCC 2014 report

Policycritic writes: You need to read this, Anthony. He dismantles the IPCC 2014 report for Congress. Botkin’s bio: “Daniel B. Botkin, a world-renowned ecologist, is Professor (Emeritus), Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara, and President of … Continue reading

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Who will rid us of this totalitarian Prince?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The Prince of Wales, in aiming to be the end of democracy, may yet be the end of the monarchy. Notwithstanding that Europe’s most climate-skeptical party had just come top in the recent UK elections … Continue reading

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UK’s only climate skeptic party crushingly wins the EU election

UPDATE: A cartoon from Josh drawn about a year ago has been added. See below. By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The United Kingdom Independence Party, the only climate-skeptical party in Britain, has scored a crushing victory in Sunday’s elections to … Continue reading

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Congressman offers amendment to end spending any money on U.N. climate programs

Being debated today in Congress is The Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (H.R. 4435). It is the latest proposed National Defense Authorization Act. According to the House Armed Services Committee, the bill “will … Continue reading

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Manmade ‘climate disruption’ – the hype and reality

Distractions, agendas, false realities, and policies that bring much harm but few benefits Guest essay by Paul Driessen The White House has released its latest National Climate Assessment. An 829-page report and 127-page “summary” were quickly followed by press releases, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, National Climate Assessment Report, Opinion, Politics | 64 Comments

‘Houston, we have a dumbass problem’

I’m truly sorry about the title, but nothing else really describes the ridiculousness of the pronouncement by the White House aide John Podesta over these two satellite images in a maddeningly idiotic story from the Washington Post. In a Feb. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, El Nino Basics, ENSO, Government idiocy, Politics, snowfall | Tagged , , , , , | 188 Comments

Study: weather, not climate, is a political force in May Day

Ow, my brain. Below is the actual title of a publication referenced by Springerlink. While the title seems ridiculous, there is a valid point. The paper says it is from: The Centre for Voting and Parties (Center for Valg og … Continue reading

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A speech from the president on Earth Day – with warming as the topic

While Dr. Roy Spencer reports on a number of politically incorrect cartoons about Earth Day, saying, “I mostly find Earth Day just plain annoying for the rank hypocrisy on display. A state-sponsored religious day of worship, along with all of … Continue reading

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Climate Change as an omnipotent political force

Or is it…farce? Charles Hushburg sends word of this political assessment. The Swiss might not like the comparison.  

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Hillary Clinton’s claim about young people worrying about climate change as a ‘major issue’ doesn’t hold up under scrutiny

First the story from AP, then we’ll show you how her claim is just bollocks Clinton wants ‘mass movement’ on climate change By KEN THOMAS Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. — Hillary Rodham Clinton says young people understand the significant threat … Continue reading

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Climate change campaigners fear debate, can’t face climate skeptics anymore, so they rig TV news shows

Yet another reason not to pay your BBC TV license and to not pay attention to the Center for American Progress.  Readers may recall the nuclear reaction over the one time I appeared on The PBS Newshour. Seeing an alternate … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, disinvitation, media, Politics | 94 Comments

The climate change movement as guilt trip

An interesting essay written by “Zombie” of Zombietime fame has a climate change component worth noting. I don’t agree with all of it, but it does explain some behavior we have seen in the past decade. “Zombie” writes: I recently … Continue reading

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New Gallup poll shows climate change near the bottom of things worth worrying about

While some people speculate there was a climate bloviage link to the recent loss of a congressional seat in Florida, we have the name calling all nighter clownfest in the Senate last Monday. Bjørn Lomborg writes on his Facebook page: … Continue reading

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Watch the Senate climate pajama party all-nighter live

In case you haven’t heard about it, the Senate is having a “denier bashing fest” while they bask in the warmth provided by steam from the coal-fired Capitol Power Plant. If Jim Hansen and Senator Tim Wirth can turn up … Continue reading

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Will the Supreme Court permit EPA climate decisions to stand?

If it does, the impacts on our lives, livelihoods, liberties and living standards will be enormous Guest opinion by Paul Driessen The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency. The case … Continue reading

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Fighting the Wrong Battle: Public Persuaded About CO2 As Pollutant – Not As Cause of Warming

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Skeptics are winning the battle to reject CO2 as the only cause of warming, but losing the war to the misrepresentation of CO2 as a pollutant. Some people generally know there is something wrong … Continue reading

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Build the Keystone pipeline, already!

KXL was AWOL from SOTU – along with real energy, job, economic and revenue solutions Guest essay by Paul Driessen President Obama frequently says he wants to turn the economy around, put America back to work, produce more energy, improve … Continue reading

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Michael Mann the ‘reluctant public figure’ and ‘typewriter expert’

One of the hurdles Michael Mann has to overcome in his lawsuit against NRO/Steyn is the tenet that public figures are expected to have a higher level of tolerance when it comes to ridicule, satire, and defamation. For that reason, … Continue reading

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Response to the SOTU address: Efforts to cap CO2 emissions are adverse to human health and welfare

OPINION By Craig D. Idso, Ph.D. In his State of the Union address, President Obama advocated an energy policy aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he claims are causing catastrophic changes to the earth’s climate and “harming … Continue reading

Posted in Cap-and-trade, Carbon dioxide, Opinion, Politics | 72 Comments

Excerpts on climate from the SOTU – comments welcome

I made it back to a computer in time today to get a copy of the State of the Union address, here are the relevant passages about climate:

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SOTU Open Thread – what freaky climate claims will POTUS make tonight?

While the most recent public polls on climate-change give a ho-hum response, Dr. Roy Spencer recently surmised that in the State of the Union Address tonight, President Obama will join the “everything is caused by global warming” club. He writes: … Continue reading

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A ‘disturbance in the farce’ ahead of the SOTU

UPDATE: first picture submitted at right from Matt Dempsey The Winter of their Discontent: Keystone XL activists to protest global warming ahead of SOTU in freezing cold. McKibben’s 350.org nutters say they will be protesting the KXL pipeline (but really global warming) … Continue reading

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New FOIA emails show EPA in cahoots with enviro groups, giving them special access

From The Washington Free Beacon, Lachlan Markay. Press release follows. Internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emails show extensive collaboration between top agency officials and leading environmentalist groups, including overt efforts to coordinate messaging and pressure the fossil fuel industry. The … Continue reading

Posted in Coal, Energy, EPA, FOI, Government idiocy, Politics | 105 Comments

Dave’s Top Ten Reasons Why the Oil Industry Doesn’t Spend its Billions on Disproving the Junk Science of AGW

Guest post by David Middleton In my Internet “debates” with warmists, I occasionally encounter challenges like this… We don’t yet not know the real global impact man has on the environment. It may be negligible. What we do know is … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Fun_stuff, Humor, James Hansen, Modeling, Obama Climate Plan, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 109 Comments

Pathetic press release from House Democrats disappears the testimony of Christy and Pielke

Ah, politics, the stench of spin is strong here. Note the picture below. Left to right are Dr. John Christy, Dr. David Titley, and Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.. In the text, Christy and Pielke don’t even exist, because, well, this … Continue reading

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What makes the warmist-skeptic fight go on and on?

Elevated from a comment by Doug Proctor November 14, 2013 at 10:00 am I’ve been thinking about what makes the warmist-skeptic fight go on and on. What I have noted is the constant difference in how each side places its … Continue reading

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