Testimony of Climate Depot’s Marc Morano at Congressional Hearing on Climate Change

Love him or hate him, he’s making an impact. I thought it worthwhile to make his testimony available to read.

Submitted Written Testimony of Climate Depot’s Marc Morano at Congressional Hearing on Climate Change: ‘The Origins and Response to Climate Change’

Morano to the U.S. Congress: ‘The scientific reality is that on virtually every claim — from A-Z — the claims of the promoters of man-made climate fears are failing, and in many instances the claims are moving in the opposite direction. The global warming movement is suffering the scientific death of a thousand cuts.’

Read it here: http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/05/31/submitted-written-testimony-of-climate-depots-marc-morano-at-congressional-hearing-on-climate-change-the-origins-and-response-to-climate-change/

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John Tillman

Scientific reality is that CACCA is not science, but anti-scientific, since the cult & its druids don’t practice the scientific method.

CodeTech

There’s a lot of good stuff in there…
Unfortunately each point is prefaced with a paragraph that summarizes the point, then more that repeats it. Quite difficult to read in its current form.

wws

Morano can be over the top at times, but whenever he speaks he makes the warmists roll their eyes back in their heads and swallow their tongues while making strange gurgling noises. That alone is enough for me to cheer him on. Go Mark!!! Somebody’s got to be willing to carry the fight to the enemy!

Luther Wu

WOW! No need to hold back, Marc- might as well tell ’em how you feel.

Thanks Anthony — and Marc.

One can only hope that Congress reads this testimony carefully and pays attention, and acts to prevent Swift-Boat Kerry from selling us out to the UN, as he is planning to do in 2015.
Boxer and Whitehouse – and Kerry – are buffoons. Chimpanzees would represent our interests better. Unforrtunately, these mollusks are still taken seriously by too many.
One point missed here: I saw no mention of the Oregon Petition – that’s 31,000+ skeptical scientists, not the 1,000 or so referenced in Marc’s testimony.

CodeTech says:
May 31, 2013 at 2:14 pm.
I see what you mean.

Doug Proctor

`What goldminor and CodeTech say:
Bit of a diatribe, put into pulp journalism style. Brash, loud. Not compelling but the sort of things you rant about to your troops to inspire them to fight, not inspire them to think (too messy).
Meh. Wrong audience or wrong style.

Robert of Ottawa

CodeTech May 31, 2013 at 2:14 pm
Committee presentations are political and drive home whatever point is to be made. Verbiage is essential – these are politicians after all.

Layne Blanchard

Morano is a warrior. We need more like him. His grasp of the issues is perfectly adequate and he WINS the argument. His delivery is fine. It confounds the cult. Bring it on, Marc!

Rud Istvan

Doug Proctor– or both. I checked some of his references, and many are to other diatribes by himself in similar style. Not sure this helps the sort of reasoned fact based debate Rep. Smith was calling for in his WaPo op-ed, and which I think will ultimately be more effective both in Washington and with much of the public.

David L.

Marc better be careful. Mann might erase him from his holiday card list.

milodonharlani

The objective facts are it’s not catastrophic, it’s not man-made & at present it’s not even warming. The climate is however changing, as it always does. The 4% of CO2 attributable to human activities isn’t a pimple on the ample posterior of natural climate changes.

Luther Wu

Another huge mile- wide tornado moving straight at downtown Oklahoma City as we speak- the storm weather men can’t exactly predict where it will go- it appears to be moving staright east into the city, but is wobbling a 4-5 mile wide North/South path as it moves east.
Mul;tiple vortices- they said it si so large that it doesn’t look like any tornado- winds high/higher than they’ve ever seen.
New tornadoes developing all over the place. This one heading straight for me…
May in fact veer south into Moore, OK again.

Luther Wu

sorry, not slowing down to spell check…
They just called my location as central to path- may have no home to come back to after I evacuate (any time now)… will hang as long as possible.

milodonharlani

Luther:
A three-peat in 14 years for Moore would show the wisdom of building safe rooms & rebuilding damage with reinforced construction in high tornado frequency areas.

Luther Wu

Storm chasers getting boxed in- tornadoes forming all around them- catching debris.

milodonharlani

Luther:
My apologies, as you’re in the line of fire.

Luther Wu

milodonharlani- below ground shelters are best- reports of some deaths last week in reinforced structure which would have been ok except for high speed impact of vehicle being tossed like popcorn.

Luther Wu

BTW, are you related to the Milodon engineering- racing heads people?

Luther Wu

Storm chasers getting hammered w/debris- it’s coming right at me (dang) but still time to dodge.
funnels popping out of a 4- mile radius area- debris flying everywhere

Philip Nere

[snip – sorry we don’t do religious interpretations here – mod]

milodonharlani

Luther:
Not related.
Agree underground is better.
You have other things to deal with now, but here’s Yahoo on dueling meteorologists, Masters of WeatherUnderground v. the venerable Bill Gray:
http://news.yahoo.com/just-explain-it–predicting-weather-disasters-221814719.html?vp=1

Mac the Knife

Time to crawl in the ‘hole’ and lock the steel lid shut, Luther!
Best wishes and a prayer for your safety,
MtK

milodonharlani

What Mac said. Glad you still have or had the Net, Luther.
It was designed for use in case of nuclear war, after all.
But not by Algore, aka Prince Albert

NikFromNYC

The Breitbart of climate, though Monckton is closing in.

He is very hard hitting, and not diplomatic. But I guess it is coming to that. It will be interesting to see the lies it generates from Trenberth and the team.

pat

LOL:
Banks, investors desert key carbon market event
BARCELONA, June 1 (Reuters Point Carbon) – Governments and voluntary offset sellers took centre stage at a major carbon market conference in Barcelona this week after banks and investors – previously amongst the biggest exhibitors at the annual event – skipped it, in part due to rock-bottom CO2 prices…
http://www.pointcarbon.com/news/1.2397531

Konrad

I understand many sceptics concerns about Marc Morano, in particular his apparent lack of scientific acumen. However Mr. Morano does provide some valuable contributions to the AGW debate.
The first of course is the entertainment value. Marc Morano appears to be able to talk underwater. Some might suggest that he has been genetically re-engineered with hidden gills, allowing him to breath without interrupting a verbal barrage. If Marc allows an opponent to get a word in edgeways, that is simply so they can give him more ammunition. Marc is devastating against those who would seek to debate using politics, spin and lies. Who can forget James “Chicken of the Sea” Cameron fleeing from debate in a cloud of yellow feathers and panicked squawking? The Internet doesn’t, and this is my second point.
Sceptics may prefer to debate the science, but Marc Morano is a political animal. He understands that the “issue” is never the issue in politics. His political antennae have detected that AGW was not about science, but rather pseudo science seized on by a huge number of fellow travellers for profit and to advance political agendas. He has used the Internet, lame stream media and his political connections to ensure that at no point in the future can any of the promoters or profiteers claim “they weren’t told”. Further to this he keeps a record of all those involved in the hoax and lets them know he is keeping the record.
The SS Global Warming has hit the iceberg of truth and is sinking below the waves. Squealing in panic, the rats are trying to escape. More scientifically inclined sceptics have destroyed all the life boats. Marc Morano is ensuring that all the hatches remain firmly welded shut. This may seem somewhat cruel. However, sceptics who object to Morano should ask themselves the question – do you really want any of these rats escaping? Do you really want them washing up in the Bay of “Biocrisis” or on the shores of “sustainability”, clinging to their rafts of soggy grey literature? I, for one do not. I applaud Marc Morano for his efforts.

Susan Fraser

hey Luther
hope you are ok
Piers Corbyn predicted the tornado swarm and made his forecast available free
http://www.weatheraction.com/resource/data/wact1/docs/USA%201305MAY%20SLAT8CS%20KeyWeather%20Maps+Extremes%20prod30Apr.pdf

gallopingcamel

Anthony,
You seem to damn Morano with your faint praise.
Morano says that “Temperature drives CO2” for three different scientific reasons. Here is a link to one of his reasons. Even Jeff Severinghaus (one of the EPICA researchers) admits that temperature drove CO2 over the last eight glaciation cycles:
http://diggingintheclay.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/the-dog-that-did-not-bark/

eyesonu

Marc Morano, thank you. The sinking ship CAGW has been hit broadside with yet another volley in the global warming scam. It is sinking and now the rats will have no place to go.
As I have said before, there’s an “army of ones” marching for the truth and now it seems to be becoming a full blown rout.
Carry on. The strongest force is often the one in the background. You are not alone.

TRM

He is the mallet to the forehead compliment to Lord M’s rapier dissection. We need both types.

gallopingcamel says:
May 31, 2013 at 9:04 pm
Morano says that “Temperature drives CO2″ for three different scientific reasons. Here is a link to one of his reasons. Even Jeff Severinghaus (one of the EPICA researchers) admits that temperature drove CO2 over the last eight glaciation cycles:
The increase/decrease of CO2 followed the temperature curve over the past 800 kyears with a quite fixed ratio of about 8 ppmv/°C and a lag of +/- 800 years during deglaciations and several thousands of years at the onset of glaciations.
But that doesn’t fit the past 160 years, where CO2 levels increased some 100 ppmv, while the temperature since the LIA only increased at maximum 1°C, thus increasing the atmosphere with not more than 8 ppmv extra at equilibrium.
Here what the ice cores show for the past 1000 years:
http://www.ferdinand-engelbeen.be/klimaat/klim_img/antarctic_cores_001kyr.jpg
Some of the ice cores have a resolution of less than a decade…
Thus Morano is right about that temperature did drive CO2 over the past 800 kyr, but that doesn’t apply for the past 160 years.
That doesn’t prove that the temperature increase 1976-2000 is (mainly) caused by the increase of CO2, that is an entirely different discussion.
BTW, Henry’s Law gives an increase of about 16 ppmv/°C for seawater, but on the other side, increased temperatures and CO2 increase enhance plant uptake and rock weathering. That makes that the real increase over very long periods is about 8 ppmv/°C at a quite constant ratio over the full 800 kyears. On shorter term (seasonal, year by year to multiyear), the change is 4-5 ppmv/°C.

rogerknights

Morano’s document contains about four duplicate paragraphs that should be removed.

steveta_uk

“Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.” Dale Carnegie (1888 – 1955)”

Marc Marano appears to apply this dictum to each sentence ;(

mwhite

” As test materials we selected 12 already published research articles by investigators from prestigious and highly productive American psychology departments, one article from each of 12 highly regarded and widely read American psychology journals with high rejection rates (80%) and nonblind refereeing practices.
With fictitious names and institutions substituted for the original ones (e.g., Tri-Valley Center for Human Potential), the altered manuscripts were formally resubmitted to the journals that had originally refereed and published them 18 to 32 months earlier. Of the sample of 38 editors and reviewers, only three (8%) detected the resubmissions. This result allowed nine of the 12 articles to continue through the review process to receive an actual evaluation: eight of the nine were rejected. Sixteen of the 18 referees (89%) recommended against publication and the editors concurred. The grounds for rejection were in many cases described as “serious methodological flaws.””
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/when_peer_review_becomes_mates_rates/

Stephen Richards

steveta_uk says:
June 1, 2013 at 3:48 am
“Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.” Dale Carnegie (1888 – 1955)”
That is the gold standard of training people. I did it for 7 years. Software engineering, Computer technology and computer interface design.

Jud

Good luck Luther.
Stay safe.

RockyRoad

Doug Proctor says:
May 31, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Meh. Wrong audience or wrong style.

Perhaps, but his message is dead center.

RockyRoad

Ferdinand Engelbeen says:
June 1, 2013 at 12:35 am


Thus Morano is right about that temperature did drive CO2 over the past 800 kyr, but that doesn’t apply for the past 160 years.

How do you know? There are a number of things that correlate better with temperature rise than the increase in CO2. So how do you know temperature DIDN’T drive CO2 over the past 160 years?
Didn’t we have a temperature increase as the earth was pulling out of the LIA, THEN CO2 increased?
Looks like it to me.
If you have diagrams showing CO2 increased first followed by the temperature rise from the LIA, please produce them.

Dave

The problem with Morano is he has no scientific credentials.
That makes him the worst possible type of person to personify the skeptical movement.

Dave says:
June 1, 2013 at 6:15 am

The problem with Morano is he has no scientific credentials.
That makes him the worst possible type of person to personify the skeptical movement.

Yes, but the most heard voices in the climate debate are those of the media people. They’ve got McKibben, we’ve got Delingpole, etc. etc.

Dave,
When you cannot refute the science, attack the man, eh? That’s weak tea, my friend. And what are your credentials? Post your CV here, so we can determine whether you have the authority to post your opinion.
Marc Morano is simply re-stating this fact, in his own words. If he is mis-stating facts, show us where.

Hamp

Sorry Dave, but nobody who buys into CGWA (even if the resist calling it that) cares a hoot about science. They just dress up in it.

RockyRoad

Hamp says:
June 1, 2013 at 6:44 am

Sorry Dave, but nobody who buys into CGWA (even if the resist calling it that) cares a hoot about science. They just dress up in it.

True, and that’s why I call them the “CAGW”–Catastrophic Anthropogenic Genocidal Warmistas.
That’s the proper interpretation of the acronym.

milodonharlani

Luther,
Please report in. Hope you & all yours are OK.
Thanks.

Jimbo

Marc Morano
Cholera and Malaria are also failing to follow global warming predictions.

Not only are the malaria predictions failing but Malaria has fallen and continues down.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v465/n7296/full/nature09098.html

Jimbo

Dave says:
June 1, 2013 at 6:15 am
The problem with Morano is he has no scientific credentials.
That makes him the worst possible type of person to personify the skeptical movement.

I totally disagree. Here’s why. How many sceptical scientists talk like him? He is a political attack dog, this is what he does best. He knows the layman’s language and puts it forward simply and confidently. He knows not to go into the nitty gritty, it would bore people. In this great climate war different soldiers bring on different skills. Delingpole is good at what he does and won the bloggies. Anthony Watts is not a climate scientist and won the bloggies. These three people have done more damage to the good ship global warming than most of the sceptical climate scientists combined.

Jimbo

Oh, I should have added Steve McIntyre to make it “These three people have done more damage to the good ship global warming than most of the sceptical climate scientists combined.”