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The First Climate Change RICO Lawsuit is Filed by DefyCCC.com Editor

As first reported on WUWT, Leo Goldstein, a mathematician and the editor of DefyCCC.com, is suing multiple corporations and funds under RICO, alleging retaliation against witnesses, tampering with witnesses, bribery, and attempted embezzlement of $18 Trillion from pension funds. This is a press release made public yesterday on PRNewswire that updates our original story. LUBBOCK,…

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Political science: a response to 375 concerned members of the National Academy of Sciences

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, William M. Briggs, David R. Legates, Anthony Lupo, Istvan Marko, Dennis Mitchell and Willie Soon With acknowledgement to breitbart.com Some 375 political activists attached to the National Academy of Sciences, supporting the totalitarian view on the climate question, have recently issued an open letter saying we “caused most of the…

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Clinton v Trump on “Climate Change” – will they even mention it tonight? Take the poll

The candidates could not be farther apart Walter Donway writes: I recently published a personal manifesto on the controversial question—a.k.a. adult pillow fight—of global warming/climate change. The weather used to be a safe topic of conversation, avoiding politics and religion, but now epitomizes the type of divisive political question that scuttles family reunions. Critics of…

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a coalition of attorneys general, supported by former Vice President Al Gore, vowed on March 29, 2016, to hold fossil fuel companies accountable if their words and deeds on climate change had crossed into illegality.

AGU Rejects #ExxonKnew Agenda, Email shows more implosions from within

Emails Show Delaware AG Backed out of Schneiderman’s Climate Coalition Katie Brown, PhD. Energy in Depth Ever since the American Geophysical Union (AGU) – an international coalition of scientists – announced last April that it would be “continuing our current engagement [with] ExxonMobil,” activists spearheading the #ExxonKnew campaign have been working pretty hard to convince…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #242

The Week That Was: 2016-09-24 (September 24, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Testing EPA’s Endangerment Finding – The Hot Spot: Advances in scientific knowledge are based on evidence – not on untested theories and untested…

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Ebola Nurse Accuses Britain of Lax Biosecurity

Guest essay by Eric Worrall What happens when climate obsessed politicians neglect real risks to public safety? A nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Britain has accused British authorities of being negligent about biosecurity. My personal experience returning from an outbreak zone, in my opinion corroborates the nurse’s accusation of lax British…

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Old Tactics Revived as Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) Deception Fails. An Open Letter to an Open Letter

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Recently an Open Letter was circulated and ostensibly signed by 375 members of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). It is reported on the web page is arrogantly called “ResponsibleScientists.org. Use of the term in this context implies that those who do not belong are irresponsible scientists. Responsibility should…

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The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism

Paul Driessen writes: University of Delaware climatology professor (and amateur history buff) David Legates offers some fascinating insights into a persuasive socio-economic experiment. His analysis could provide handy intellectual ammunition for ongoing battles between free enterprise-oriented Republicans and committed socialists in the Democratic camp. What if we could destroy a country’s political and economic fabric…

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and a coalition of attorneys general, supported by former Vice President Al Gore, vowed on March 29, 2016, to hold fossil fuel companies accountable if their words and deeds on climate change had crossed into illegality.

Documents show Eric Schneiderman’s #ExxonKnew coalition crumbling from within

Press release from E&E Legal: For Immediate Release: September 22, 2016 AS AGS’ RICO CAMPAIGN MISFIRES, RE-AIMS, SCHNEIDERMAN SEEKS TO SAVE FACE, DOCUMENTS SUGGEST FOIA REQUESTS LED AT LEAST ONE AG TO ABANDON SCHNEIDERMAN COALITION Washington, D.C.  — Newly released emails from two different states and obtained by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) offer further insight into…

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Powering countries, empowering people

Affordable energy brings jobs, improved living standards and pursuit of happiness  By Paul Driessen For 16 years, in a scene out of pre-industrial America, Thabo Molubi and his partner made furniture in South Africa’s outback, known locally as the “veld.” Lacking even a stream to turn a water wheel and machinery, they depended solely on…

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Arctic ice – a historical viewpoint

Guest essay by Roger Graves The subject of the extent of Arctic ice cover has been much in the news, with an apparently unending series of attempts to predict its future extent on the basis of a relatively few years’ worth of data. However, it is possible to make some general predictions, based on a…

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New USGS study shows heat retaining concrete and asphalt have encroached upon US Climate Stations

A new study from USGS by Keven Gallo and George Xian verifies what we’ve already learned and published on via the Surface Stations project; that concrete and asphalt (aka impervious surfaces) have increased near weather stations that are used to monitor climate. In this case, it is the much studied USHCN, that climate network I presented…

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Madness is afoot

Reading the news today, it seems that lately the world is becoming increasingly entropic FUBAR thanks to government meddling in the name of climate and environment. Here is a sample of news items just from today: Here’s How EPA Red Tape Forced 3.5 Million Puerto Ricans To Live In The Dark Puerto Rico’s entire population…

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Study: Tropical Hotspot ‘Fingerprint’ Of Global Warming Doesn’t Exist In The Real World Data

One of the main lines of evidence used by the Obama administration to justify its global warming regulations doesn’t exist in the real world, according to a new report by climate researchers. Guest essay by Michael Bastasch, reprinted with permission Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the…

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Head in the clouds

Guest essay by Caleb Shaw Back in my long lost youth I failed to pay proper attention in Science classes, because I employed my genius in a manner that that didn’t involve answering the 48 dreary problems of dull arithmetic the teacher always assigned, every cotton-picking night.   Rather I figured a true sign of genius…

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Green Panic: Hillary Barely Mentions Climate Anymore

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian is fretting the the number of times US Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton mentions climate has apparently dropped dramatically since she received an endorsement from Bernie Sanders. But what is the real Clinton position on Climate Change? Hillary Clinton ‘dropped climate change from speeches after Bernie Sanders endorsement’ Transcripts…

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Study: Bad science is survival of the fittest

Cut-throat academia leads to ‘natural selection of bad science’, claims study Ralph Westfal submits this story Via the Guardian Scientists incentivised to publish surprising results frequently in major journals, despite risk that such findings are likely to be wrong, suggests research. Getting stuff right is normally regarded as science’s central aim. But a new analysis has…

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Carbon credit climate scam: the fraud prosecutions begin

Guest opinion by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The London Evening Standard has a very interesting story today (20 September 2016) describing the first day of a professor’s fraud trial at Southwark Crown Court, London, for operating an alleged £60 million climate-related tax dodge. The story, headed World-famous conservationist “was part of £60 million eco-projects tax…

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When weather becomes a political climate minefield

It is a sign of our times, however, that the one topic of conversation once reliably safe and boring—the weather—is now more treacherous than an abandoned mine field. Why I Deny Big Climate Alarmism Opinion by Walter Donway What leads an objective non-scientist, examining the arguments, to reject “global warming,” a.k.a., “Big Climate alarmism”? A…

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said that US public opinion and state and local policymakers were moving toward reducing carbon responsible for the planet’s fast-rising temperatures

Government energy policy wonk predicts U.S. will have climate laws by end of decade

From the regulate the masses anyway we can department: NEW YORK (AFP) – US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday predicted that the world’s largest economy would have legislation by the end of the decade to combat climate change. His optimism comes despite intense political debate in the United States with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vowing…

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L.A. Times climate science denial article instead shows the Times clearly denying well established climate science

The L. A. Times published an article claiming that “Trump’s climate science denial clashes with the reality of rising seas in Florida” The article fails to address easily available and comprehensive NOAA tide gauge data updated through the year 2015 (http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_us.htm) showing that the Florida coastline is experiencing no acceleration in coastal sea level rise…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #241

The Week That Was: 2016-09-17 (September 17, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Vale Roger Cohen PhD RIP: We have lost a friend. Among his many accomplishments, Roger Cohen was a leader of the Exxon research team who…

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UNESCO: We Must Redesign Global Literacy Programmes to Incorporate our Climate Propaganda

Guest essay by Eric Worrall UNESCO has signalled that conservation and biodiversity themes must be incorporated into UN programmes to raise global literacy levels. Message by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Literacy Day 8 September 2014 International Literacy Day, devoted this year to the connection between literacy and sustainable development,…

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President Obama, David Attenborough and the Aquatic Ape

Guest essay by Eric Worrall High profile British Climate Advocate David Attenborough, who in 2015 was invited to the Whitehouse by President Obama to advise on climate issues, has come under fire for promoting a discredited “Aquatic Ape” theory. Sorry David Attenborough, we didn’t evolve from ‘aquatic apes’ – here’s why Occasionally in science there…

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Discrepancy in NSIDC press release vs. data puts turning point for end of Arctic ice melt 3 days earlier

Yesterday, as covered by WUWT, NSIDC announced that Arctic sea ice melt had turned the corner on September 10th with a value of 4.14 million square kilometers: Source: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2016/09/2016-ties-with-2007-for-second-lowest-arctic-sea-ice-minimum/ XMETMAN writes of his discovery of a discrepancy between what NSIDC announced yesterday, and what their data actually says. I’ve confirmed his findings by downloading the data myself…

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Moves the Goalposts… Again.

Guest post by David Middleton First it was #ExxonKnew… Debunked here, here, here, here and here. Then it was Exxon failed to inform investors of Schneiderman’s belief that Exxon’s proved reserves would be stranded by imaginary regulations… Debunked here. Now, Schneiderman is going after Exxon for being too conservative in booking reserves… Exxon’s Accounting Practices…

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Claim: ‘greenhouse gases could extend California drought for centuries’

From the UCLA Newsroom: Pacific Ocean’s response to greenhouse gases could extend California drought for centuries Warming forces have caused millennia of dryness in California’s prehistory, and greenhouses gases could do the same Clues from prehistoric droughts and arid periods in California show that today’s increasing greenhouse gas levels could lock the state into drought…

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Climate Skeptics Behaving Badly

I’ve dished out plenty of criticisms here for bad behavior on the part of government scientists, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t carry this criticism from Retraction Watch: U.S. gov’t researchers withdraw climate paper after using pseudonyms Climate scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have withdrawn a study they wrote under eyebrow-raising pseudonyms. The…