Quotes of the Week: Some early comments on the National Climate Assesment report

I had to laugh at this one, because well, it is soooo typical of Joe Romm and the Center for American Progress, which subsists on a daily diet of gloom and doom:


Countering that, Dr. Roy Spencer has what I think is the best take on it: 

The report is gripping the nation like a global warming polar vortex trapped in place by the swirling toxic vapors emitted by a swarm of possessed SUVs.

The report contains claims of U.S. floods, droughts, severe weather, and heat waves, all of which are not unprecedented compared to centuries past, but are nevertheless known to be the fault of humans.

Ronald Wobbles, the report’s lead author, was quoted as saying (I am not making this up), “We’re already seeing extreme weather and it’s happening now”. This finding stands in stark contrast to 100 years ago, when ‘we saw extreme weather that was happening then’.

More here: Climate Change Mass Hysteria Grips the U.S.

Founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman says:

So today to launch his new campaign the President has invited a group of television Meteorologist to the White House to interview him on the topic.  The barrage of publicity will be deafening.  I deeply regret that the global warming/climate change thing has become a partisan political issue.  Al Gore made global warming a Platform issue for the Democrat Party and it is now accepted without serious study or scientific consideration by a vast majority of liberals in this country.  And, as politics goes, the Republican Party denies global warming because it is a key issue of the other party without even studying the science.

There are thousands and thousands of scientists who know without a doubt that the entire matter is based on bad science. We fight with everything we have to inform the public of the truth, but the dominate liberal media shuns us and the global warming team calls us names and insults us.

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May 6, 2014 7:10 am

If you are foolish enough to belief that the IPCC is right and the planet will experience unprecedented warming then the logic of extreme weather makes no sense. Extreme weather i.e. violent storms is primarily caused by “large” differences in temperature between two air masses. The IPCC climate models show that the earth’s poles will experience the bulk of the warming they predict so there will have to be less of a difference in temperatures across the plant which means that the extreme weather they predict cannot occur.

May 6, 2014 7:14 am

” Al Gore made global warming a Platform issue for the Democrat Party and it is now accepted without serious study or scientific consideration by a vast majority of liberals in this country. And, as politics goes, the Republican Party denies global warming because it is a key issue of the other party without even studying the science.”
Well, I suspect most of that is true, although I do believe there are some Republicans that have actually studied the science whereas there can’t be any Democrats who have.
Just sayin’.

John Whitman
May 6, 2014 7:25 am

Increasing numbers of US citizens, even democrats, doubt the Democratic Party’s ability to focus on reality. The Democratic Party’s CAGW claims weaken the case for CAGW on that basis alone.

May 6, 2014 7:28 am

When in doubt… say it louder?

Ethan Shepard
May 6, 2014 7:33 am

Climate change is real, undeniable, and irrelevant.

Jim G
May 6, 2014 7:47 am

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel. The corallary evidently must be that if there is no such crisis, a good leftist must create one. Then it is a simple task of repeating the lie over and over again until it becomes ‘fact’. An easy task with a complicit news media.

george e. smith
May 6, 2014 7:48 am

“””””…..Ronald Wobbles, the report’s lead author, was quoted as saying (I am not making this up), “We’re already seeing extreme weather and it’s happening now”. This finding stands in stark contrast to 100 years ago, when ‘we saw extreme weather that was happening then’……”””””
So Dr. Roy,
Are you suggesting that ” It’s Now or Never ” ? Izzat what your saying; unless it’s “now” , at whatever time now happens to be, “stuff” happens, but otherwise it doesn’t ??
So time really does stop everything from happening at once.
I learn something everyday; come to think of it, if I don’t learn it now; whenever that is, I never learn it.
Simply wunnerful !!

May 6, 2014 7:54 am

WW 3 is on our doorstep and they point to the sky and yell:”Squirrel!”

May 6, 2014 7:55 am

e. smith –
No, George, I believe Dr. Spenser is pointing out that we have, have had, and will continue to have, extreme weather, whether it suits the Alarmist position or not.

May 6, 2014 7:57 am

How can anybody honestly transmogrify a global statistical long-term effect such as global warming into localized short-term changes, is beyond science.

May 6, 2014 8:00 am

Regardless of your beleif in CAGW or global climate disruption or whatever it is being called these days, we are now supposed to believe that an administration that took 3 years and hundreds of millions dollars to build a website that did not work, has the ability to understand all the complexities of the earth’s climate AND the answers to save the planet??
Fool me once, shame on you – fool me twice, shame on me.

May 6, 2014 8:07 am

Obama wants to be remembered as something other than the first African American President. It is a shame that in his scientific ignorance he picked such a loser issue as climate change.

May 6, 2014 8:10 am

To paraphrase an old saying, you may not be interested in Politics, but Politics is interested in YOU.
You either fight for what is true, or you settle for letting yourself be told what to do those who DID fight for the rest of your life.

May 6, 2014 8:10 am

This finding stands in stark contrast to 100 years ago, when ‘we saw extreme weather that was happening then’.

Love him or hate him, that has to be the classic line of all time! Well said Dr. Spencer!

Jim G
May 6, 2014 8:11 am

omnologos says:
Definition of TRANSMOGRIFY
transitive verb
: to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect
What a great new word for this old linguistically challenged engineer! Thank you.

Russell Johnson
May 6, 2014 8:29 am

The ferocity of Obama’s attacks on middle class life is beyond belief; apparently we are an enemy of the state that must be destroyed. Who else would he pick to pay for his ‘climate war”? His next military action will be to attack the Keystone Pipe Line.

Jim Clarke
May 6, 2014 8:30 am

The weather is little different today than it was hundreds of years ago, except that the incidence of extreme weather may be slightly less today than in centuries past. Still, extreme weather will always happen and the slight variation in frequency should not, in any way, impact our preparation and mitigation of it. Honestly, if you live on the Gulf coast you should be prepared for a hurricane. Does your preparation change if you experience 7 hurricanes in your lifetime as opposed to 8 or 6? Not in the least, and that goes for any other kind of extreme weather event. Any talk of changing policy to fit such minor variations is extreme weather frequency is nothing more than a power grab.
Another thing that has not changed over the centuries is the desire for one man or a small group to completely rule the masses. We grew up thinking that the age of kings and despotic rulers was over, at least in the West, but human nature has no more changed than the climate. There are still those who believe that they are anointed to rule and that the masses are idiots, requiring their ‘divinely’ inspired authority. They live in places like Washington, D. C., Brussels, Moscow, Bejing and Tehran.
Can there be any more doubt that the global warming myth was created for the sole purpose of consolidating power and control? Margaret Thatcher first used it to subdue the coal minors unions in England, but the left took her lead and ran with it. The science is irrelevant. The facts about the climate are irrelevant. Even an actual change in climate would be irrelevant, as the policies promoted to stop such a change would have no impact. This is all about power and control. It is a game…a game of thrones, and we, the people, are considered annoying little pawns by the anointed elite.

George Daddis
May 6, 2014 8:37 am

From a layman’s perspective:
We were told that based on “the science”:
1. Man is responsible for significant increases in CO2
2. Increased CO2 causes global warming.
3. Runaway warming will cause extreme weather events.
But although CO2 has indeed gone up, there has been no warming for 17-20 years. What is the science that allows them to now leave step 2 out of their explanations of “climate disruption”?
Are they saying that the run-up in temps between ’78 and ’98 caused a drought in California and floods in England THIS year?
……..just asking.

Colin Richardson
May 6, 2014 8:37 am

It’s really a shame to see a University of Miami Geology Professor join the CAGW zealots and make statements like this:
“We already have water in the streets in places like Key West and on Bayshore Drive,”
Key West has a long history of flooding. This article (The Blue Paper | Key West’s Lower Duval Street: A History of Flooding) describes why Duval Street frequently floods. The writer ends with: “Blame it on the hurricane of 1846 if you wish.” So, we “already HAD” that, Professor!
Assuming the good professor is speaking of Bayshore Drive in Miami, we can easily find an article (Hurricanes: Science and Society: 1926- Great Miami Hurricane) which shows this picture of Bayshore Drive, flooded back in 1926. Imagine that!
Another history describes the 1944 hurricane and says: ” Tides at Miami Beach were 4.5 feet above mean low water; portions of Miami saw flooding up to 10.7 feet; and at Cutler Ridge, about fifteen miles south of Miami, the … Boats of all kinds were tossed out of Biscayne Bay across South Bayshore Drive and ended up in piles of rubble near Mary Street.
Don’t geology professors check their facts??
EXTRACTS: The National Climate Assessment, which was overseen by a committee of 60 scientists, carves the nation into 11 regions, with the Southeast, as well as the Caribbean, sitting squarely in the crosshairs of climate change. In a draft of the report, which the final version is expected to mirror, the scientists call the area “exceptionally vulnerable” to risks from man-made climate change including rising seas, more extreme heat and dropping water supplies.
It is the first federal assessment since 2009 and comes at a time when climate change, particularly in South Florida, increasingly garners national attention.
“We already have water in the streets in places like Key West and on Bayshore Drive,” said Harold Wanless, a University of Miami geology professor who has long studied climate change. “We’ve created an immense problem.”
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/05/4099681/white-house-climate-assessment.html#storylink=cpy
Click here: White House climate assessment puts South Florida at high risk – Environment – MiamiHerald.com

May 6, 2014 8:38 am

So the Obama administration is sounding the climate alarm with this NCA report as the basis to wage war on our coal-fired power plants. The irony of this is that the Clinton administration terminated a project which would have provided a superior, emissions-free alternative to these coal-fired plants back in 1994, claiming that “we didn’t need it”. And Nixon did the same thing back in the early 1970s with another such project at ORNL. I am talking of course about the IFR/PRISM and LFTR nuclear reactors, respectively.
The stupidity truly does burn.

May 6, 2014 8:38 am

National Climate Assesment Report is a political document, not a scientific one.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
May 6, 2014 12:24 pm

Tisdale – just like the IPCC ARs

May 6, 2014 8:38 am


May 6, 2014 8:44 am

Political stuff the liberals came up with…

Walter Allensworth
May 6, 2014 8:49 am

It pains me to say so, but I must quote George Carlin…
“Consider how stupid the average person is… and now consider that half of them are stupider than that!”
The Democrats are just lapping up this guilt-driven wild grab for power by their leaders. Hey, as long as they can get free stuff, paid for by the working class, why not?
They will do so until they see themselves enslaved, and then it will be too late.

William Astley
May 6, 2014 8:53 am

tgmccoy says:
May 6, 2014 at 7:54 am
WW 3 is on our doorstep and they point to the sky and yell:”Squirrel!”
The number one issue for the US and most developed countries is well paying jobs. “it is the economy stupid!’. The US is copying the EU plan for economic ruin. How is the EU plan working out?
It is pathetic and dangerous to the functioning of our democracy that the liberals and some climate change ‘scientists’ believe it is acceptable and constructive for governments and the UN to create propaganda to push AGW as a crisis and to waste money on green scams.
As it is a fact that extreme deficit spending and printing money leads to a currency collapse – the issue is the insidious scheme can continue for years kicking the can down the road before the consequences move to the nightly news – national and international problems must be prioritized. There is a limited amount of money to spend on everything. Fiscal reality applies to both liberals and conservatives. If budgets must be balanced, then money must be spent effectively, treated a precious limited resource.
Subsidizing (by increase the cost of electricity for all users) green scam wind farms and solar farms and/or increasing the cost of energy for all users by carbon taxes, will not significantly reduce CO2 emissions and will most certainly not stop the climate from changing, will definitely result in an indirect tax on all US consumers and industry, and will result in more well paying jobs moving from the US to Asia.
J Bryan Kramer writes of this interview with IPCC lead author Hans Van Storch in SPIEGEL.
Storch: …. ….Temperature increases are also very much dependent on clouds, which can both amplify and mitigate the greenhouse effect. For as long as I’ve been working in this field, for over 30 years, there has unfortunately been very little progress made in the simulation of clouds.
Storch: Certainly the greatest mistake of climate researchers has been giving the impression that they are declaring the definitive truth. The end result is foolishness along the lines of the climate protection brochures recently published by Germany’s Federal Environmental Agency under the title “Sie erwärmt sich doch” (“The Earth is getting warmer”). Pamphlets like that aren’t going to convince any skeptics. It’s not a bad thing to make mistakes and have to correct them. The only thing that was bad was acting beforehand as if we were infallible. By doing so, we have gambled away the most important asset we have as scientists: the public’s trust. We went through something similar with deforestation, too — and then we didn’t hear much about the topic for a long time.
Storch: …Unfortunately, some scientists behave like preachers, delivering sermons to people (William: James Hansen for example. The problem is once you have stated the sky is falling and the science is settled it is very, very difficult to admit you were 100% incorrect.). What this approach ignores is the fact that there are many threats in our world that must be weighed against one another. If I’m driving my car and find myself speeding toward an obstacle, I can’t simple yank the wheel to the side without first checking to see if I’ll instead be driving straight into a crowd of people. Climate researchers cannot and should not take this process of weighing different factors out of the hands of politics and society.

May 6, 2014 8:56 am

The intensity of the rhetoric of the warmist cult seems to be ramping up! The more the theory of global warming seems to fall apart,the louder the screams get. There is a lot of money riding on the “green economy”, those involved are petrified they will lose their meal ticket.

May 6, 2014 8:58 am

From the WP article:
“By the end of the century, temperatures could be up to 5 degrees higher if the nation acts aggressively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industry, or up to 10 degrees if emissions are high.”
The taxpayer is now funding climatastrology. I predict we will soon be experiencing the “Jeane Dixon effect”, which refers to a tendency to promote a few correct predictions while ignoring a larger number of incorrect predictions.

Mumbles McGuirck
May 6, 2014 9:00 am

During the draft phase of this report, I sent in comments, mostly related to the section on hurricanes. I pointed out the graph of Atlantic hurricane numbers from the nadir of the early 1970s to present was misleading. The graph is still there, now with a ‘helpful’ trend line which doesn’t account for a recent downturn in hurricane numbers. At least they have a second graph showing
the downward trend in East Pacific hurricanes, but don’t bother to mention any reason for this in the text.
I’m so glad I bothered. /sarc

May 6, 2014 9:00 am

I have never seen the leadership of the United States so completely and thoroughly self destructive. The coverage from the MSM is nothing short of breathless panic.
There was a poll a while back about forming a lobby group. I voted no because I think the opportunity for it to become derailed from its initial intent is massive. But ANYTHING is better than this. Change my vote to yes.

Billy Liar
May 6, 2014 9:08 am

So, coming up on 10 years since a major hurricane landfall in the US; tornado numbers at an all-time low – I know! Joe Romm must be talking about the historic cold wreaking havoc across the Great Lakes and NE this year.

UK Sceptic
May 6, 2014 9:08 am

Wobbles wibbles. Was he wearing his underpants on his head when he wrote this tripe?

Tom Anderson
May 6, 2014 9:15 am

That’s what you get when, as James Delingpole pointed out, you let a bunch of Chicago pols run the country.
Mayor Daley, we know you’re in there. Come out with your hands up!

May 6, 2014 9:43 am

The satellite shots released this week comparing “snowpack” of the Sierras after a giant snowstorm years ago with a shot after weeks of dry weather in ’14 convinced me that the alarmists have absolutely no respect for their target audience (some of whom post here).
Because science!

Dave L.
May 6, 2014 9:52 am

Coming from the Liar in Chief — you would expect everything but the truth.

Frank K.
May 6, 2014 9:55 am

davidmhoffer says:
May 6, 2014 at 9:00 am
“I have never seen the leadership of the United States so completely and thoroughly self destructive.”
We in the U.S. have an opportunity in November to change course and take political power from the extreme left wing eco-progressives who are destroying our country. Current polling indicates that a massive change is indeed coming…

John Whitman
May 6, 2014 10:05 am

Hierarchy of the incorrect theory of significant AGW from fossil fuel in the USA:
Ground Floor (1st flr): Pagan Gaia Fundamentalism of the 1970s
2nd Floor: NASA’s Hansen establishes ‘climate-cargo’ cult science in a major government science institution
3rd Floor: Authoritarianism emasculates science with the birth of the IPCC
4th Floor: Mythology of the CG1 ‘team’ endorsed by irrepressibly gullible Obama
5th Floor: . . . . . . unwritten

May 6, 2014 10:14 am

Frank K.
We in the U.S. have an opportunity in November to change course and take political power from the extreme left wing eco-progressives who are destroying our country.
Not being an American, I don’t mix into issues of Democrats vs Republicans. But the issue goes far beyond the eco-lunacy. The Obama Doctrine is making the world a very dangerous place. Obama has been outmaneuvered to the point of absurdity on everything from relations with Russia, the crisis in the Ukraine, the crisis in Syria, the Iranian threat, China carving off chunks of territory for themselves from the Philippines and Japan. The only thing that the Israelis and Palestinians can agree on is that Obama’s administration hasn’t got a clue. In the absence of strong leadership from the United States, the power vacuum in the world is being filled by the most odious regimes on the planet. While Obama was busy studying the practice of law in a civilized country, Putin, Kim, Assad, the Ayatollah’s and China’s leadership were studying Machiavelli and Art of War. They are conducting themselves on the basis of rules Obama seems oblivious to the existence of, and hence finds himself out foxed at every turn.
Obama has chosen in climate, an opponent he believes cannot fight back. One he can beat. On this to he is a fool. The climate will do whatever it does quite independently of Obama’s policies. He’s hung his last vestige of hope for a positive legacy on an issue that will ultimately make his idiocy plain. The legacy he will leave behind will attest to the damage he has done on the world stage as well as to the country he supposedly serves.

May 6, 2014 10:21 am

I don’t see this as a new deduction on my paycheck stub but I’m sure it will be added soon enough. As in the case of California high speed rail funding from Cap and Trade, just call this Shovel Ready 2. If you deny the tax policy change, then you are just a Holocaust denier. After the tax policy change you will be called a tax dodger and a felon.

Larry Ledwick
May 6, 2014 10:28 am

National Climate Assessment Report 2014
(this message approved by Bernie Madoff, Soapy Smith, Frank Abagnale, Charles Ponzi, Michael Moore, Al Gore, Baghdad Bob and the Four Horses of the Apocalypse)

Frank K.
May 6, 2014 10:35 am

In the U.S. there is but one politically party whose majority is controlled by left wing progressives, and who have, through regulation, taxation, and bully tactics, led us down the path towards economic and social destruction…

May 6, 2014 10:40 am

I wrote up my reaction to the draft of the NCA here http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/hyping-catastrophe-to-eliminate-the-supposed-mismatch-between-human-minds-and-the-world-we-inhabit/ and will be looking for comparable language to what I found there and in the recent IPCC report. The insistence on personal and societal transformations in advance of any actual proof of the model that take us in a decidedly Marxist Human Development Society direction.
The IPCC tucked it into its peculiar definition of adaptation and the idea of the necessity of Climate-Resilient Pathways.

Bill Jamison
May 6, 2014 10:53 am

Ronald Wobbles, the report’s lead author, was quoted as saying (I am not making this up), “We’re already seeing extreme weather and it’s happening now”. This finding stands in stark contrast to 100 years ago, when ‘we saw extreme weather that was happening then’.
If I had been drinking anything when I read that it would be all over my keyboard right now. Hilarious and right on the money!

May 6, 2014 11:15 am

Sadly, look at how we have come full circle.
The American marxists have recapitulated the Soviet Union’s marxist AGW, Thermageddon, Climate Change, “climate disruption” Lysenkoism. We truly live in a repressive state when our president spouts such tripe and his thugs & cronies croon the same music and enforce meme compliance.

John Slayton
May 6, 2014 11:30 am

re: Larry Ledwick
Larry, you forgot Joe Isuzu.

May 6, 2014 11:34 am

Ah, John Podesta, founder, Center for American Progress.
According to the May 5, Washington Examiner our dear John Podesta had this to say:
‘And the senior White House official (Podesta) criticized those who deny the effects of climate change.
“I’d say that probably look out your window,” he said to critics.
“If you want to try to side with the polluters and argue to the American public that climate change is not happening, today, tomorrow and certainly in the future, that’s going to be a losing argument,” he added.
Now I’d like to ask this cofounder of the powerhouse Washington lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, what window he, when he’s over at the home of his other cofounder, his brother, Tony, that he looks out of? And which home; the one in Washington? Or the one in Virginia? Or, for a Southern Pacific romp; the one in Australia? Or, for a place truly romantic; the home in Italy?
Now, I suspect that our dear John would be on board with reducing his own carbon footprint, not so much as to show solidarity with the little people that he expects to do so, but, if for nothing else, than to protect the climate he so dearly loves. So I wouldn’t expect Johnny (is it ok to call you that, Johnny?) to wave from one of his co lobbyists, and brother Tony’s homes in Australia or Italy: All that carbon spewing jet mileage. But the least you could do, Johnny, is wag your boney finger at your younger brother Tony for all those frequent flier, carbon spewing jet flights to that Italian getaway. My understanding is that Tony Podesta, and wife Heather (also a lobbyist) traveled there several times a year. Oh, the climate horror! But, then, the planet can acquire comfort knowing that that has only been going on for 10 years, and at least it was a colorful 10 years. According to the January 15, Washington Post, Heather and Tony, ‘Wed in 2003 (her third marriage, his second), the popular twosome cut an unusually colorful swath through Washington’s political scene — she in cutting-edge designer clothes and heels, he in graphic ties and trademark red Prada loafers.’ Ah, but maybe we can accept the carbon footprints of those frequent flier flights after all. Perhaps those Prada loafers are cheaper in Italy. Moreover, we can draw comfort in the fact that those multi-yearly Italian honeymoon anniversary destinations have come to an end. Maybe John Podesta’s concern for the climate modified their behavior after all. Or, maybe it’s because John’s brother Tony and sister in law Heather are untying the knot. Of course it’s a contentious divorce; all that artwork (they both were art collectors, you know) to split up. And, who gets what mansions?
Now, President Barack Obama, never one to overlook the potential political benefits a contentious divorce, or marital infidelity can provide, seems to be (as he is often called) aloof. But, then again, who knows: According to the January 15, Washington Post, ‘During the 2008 Democratic convention, Heather wore a large L-shaped pin — for “Lobbyist” — in mock defiance of then-candidate Barack Obama’s anti-lobbyist rhetoric.’ But I really shouldn’t insinuate that, after enlisting John Podesta’s aid in December, the POTUS had a vested interest in tamping down John’s, Podesta Group’s cofounder and lobbyist brother, Tony’s, lobbyist wife’s, Heather’s (complicated, eh?) lobbyist braggadocio. After all, that was so 2008 and Obama’s clearly moved on.
Hm, these people expect the rest of us to live in a world of want and austerity? I like Glenn Reynold’s typical response:
Tar. Feathers.

May 6, 2014 11:47 am

@ Frank K., who says,
“We in the U.S. have an opportunity in November to change course and take political power from…”
We do?
“Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.”

Mumbles McGuirck
May 6, 2014 12:17 pm

Watching the WH live feed on the NCA release. I never realized how much Kathryn Sullivan looks like John Kerry in a blonde wig. *smirk*

James Ard
May 6, 2014 12:34 pm

John Podesta has to ramp up the rhetoric. His Center for American Progress gets it’s funds from matching up tax seeking green energy companies with those in the highest positions of power. His golden goose has been getting cooked and today’s media hypefest is his latest attempt at staying above water.

May 6, 2014 1:05 pm

It has come to a pretty pass when governments lie so blatantly. They offer up terrifying ‘scenarios’ to grab equally lurid headlines.
‘Up to 5 degrees of warming and a 4 foot sea level rise’ in the next 86 years? Pure unadulterated bullshit. Absurd claims that are so off the wall deliberately misleading that they’re tantamount to fraud.
Meanwhile, bugger all ‘warming’ for the thick end of 2 decades…

Bill Parsons
May 6, 2014 1:33 pm

Report: Climate Change is Already Wreaking Havoc
Report: Climate Change Science is Already Wreaking Havoc

Just Steve
May 6, 2014 2:15 pm

Radical environmentalism is the new home for Marxists. Control control control…..filter all the “solutions” proffered by the AGW crowd through that lens…..control. Science be damned, the masses must be controlled, shown what’s good for them because they’re unable to do whats good for the collective on their own.
I understand this is a forum of predominately scientists, and how you want the SCIENCE to determine the victor. But, to blithely ignore that everything in this world is dominated by the politics surrounding it is to play the part of the proverbial ostrich. This “Assessment” is exhibit A.

Gunga Din
May 6, 2014 2:27 pm

Bob Tisdale says:
May 6, 2014 at 8:38 am
National Climate Assesment Report is a political document, not a scientific one.

I said this once before.
“What it adds up to is that Man can’t control nature but some men are using nature to try to control Man. (And make a few bucks in the process.)”

more soylent green!
May 6, 2014 2:41 pm

Remember, climate change is the greatest national security threat we face. Not Russia, not China, not a nuclear Iran nor transnational Islamist terrorism, but an angry, vengeful Mother Nature — sorry — Mother Gaia herself is the greatest threat we face.
Obama told us this in the last election but we were too concerned by outrage over’s Romney’s success to pay any attention to it.

Alec aka Daffy Duck
May 6, 2014 2:43 pm

LOL! The report was supposed to be released in APRIL… I guess it was too cold!
Try googling: “National Climate Assessment” to be released April

Les Johnson
May 6, 2014 5:47 pm

If one reads the report,its says something totally different (H/T Pielke jr). Basically, it says the same as the IPCC AR5 and SREX, which said there were no trends in extreme weather
The NCA 2014 report says this:
“”when averaging over the entire contiguous U.S., there is no overall trend in flood magnitudes””
“”lack of any clear trend in landfall frequency along the U.S. eastern and Gulf coasts”” (hurricanes)
“”Other trends in severe storms, including the intensity & frequency of tornadoes, hail, and damaging thunderstorm winds, are uncertain””
“”There has been no universal trend in the overall extent of drought across the continental U.S. since 1900″””

May 6, 2014 6:25 pm

There is a Democrat full court press to try and get the American public’s mind off of their disastrous economic policies that have left many people without jobs or the hope of finding a job as the 2014 midterms loom. Good luck to them. No one’s watching Years of Living Dangerously or watching the president’s speeches. The issue hasn’t had much traction and has indeed slipped over the last several years. What better way to rally the troops then portray Republicans as right wing, bible thumping science deniers when you can’t point to anything good in your record?

Arno Arrak
May 6, 2014 7:29 pm

I received the following email from the White House, signed by John Holdren:
From: Dr. John P. Holdren, The White House [mailto:info@mail.whitehouse.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 2:38 PM
To: arno.arrak@verizon.net
Subject: The most comprehensive look yet at climate change
The gist of his message was this emphasized line: “…climate change isn’t some distant threat — it’s affecting us now.”
Here is the answer I sent:
Nicely doctored to make you believe in warming. John, did you know that Hansen did not prove the existence of the greenhouse warming in 1988? What he did was to speak of a hundred year warming that proved the existence of greenhouse effect. As part of that hundred year greenhouse warming he listed the non-greenhouse warming that started in 1910 and stopped in 1940. There was no increase of carbon dioxide in 1910 and that means this warming is not greenhouse warming by the radiation laws of physics. Take that off of his warming below 1940 and you are left with a see-saw temperature curve: 25 years of cooling followed by 23 years of warming. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that no way is this proof of the greenhouse effect. Nobody checked his science and he has been getting away with it for all these years. Among many notables he fooled is your person, John, spreading the pseudo-scientific fantasy of greenhouse warming. There is no warming now and there has been none for 17 years. This invalidates the Arrhenius greenhouse theory. The only theory that correctly explains it is the Miskolczi greenhouse theory (MGT). Brush up your math if you want to understand this.
It came back directing me to another White House input. It had a minuscule window but the text went in and is now somewhere in the system. Arno

May 7, 2014 7:35 am

This is an attempt to gin up the base in an attempt to avert what may be a disastrous November for the Democrats.

May 7, 2014 9:51 am

Who is winning the climate debate? I mean where it matters, not here. On the way to the NWO, the US, once the only super power left standing, is now little more than a hollow shell. Manufacturing and jobs long gone overseas, military scaled back, currency debauched, astronomical national debt, energy production crippled, morals corrupted, borders undefended, public education propagandized, lap dog MSM, democracy replaced by oligarchy, individualism demonized, militarized police and federal agencies, constitution dismantled. All orchestrated to bring about the collapse of this country. Many will cheer. In desperate straights it will then integrate into the new system willingly. Facts, reason, science have nothing to do with this. Don’t suppose those in power are stupid and incompetent; they are not. We can not vote our way out of this; the two party system is a sham. The tides of history are against us. We must wait for the pendulum to swing. Just kidding. Everything is fine.

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