While discussing the appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the EPA, Cuomo ranted to CNN co-anchor Alisyn Camerota, “People thought the world was flat.” He continued, “People thought blacks and whites shouldn't marry. People thought blacks shouldn't be equal. That doesn't mean you accept it as fact as a leader.”
CUOMO: Ninety nine percent of the scientific community says that global warming is impacted by man.
BY PATRICK J. MICHAELS: 'Fasten your seat belts, for we may be about to witness the scientific-cat fight of our time.'
'Our friends in the environmental movement should rightly be at Defcon Five. It appears that President-Elect Trump — in many ways just like his predecessor — is going to keep his environmental campaign promises, which means reversing eight years what many feel was an era of green overreach.'
'We are on pace for one of the quietest tornadoes years in the last decade and with respect to land falling major hurricanes in the US, an unprecedented streak in the record-keeping era continues through yet another tropical season.'
'So it is no surprise the university has harbored one of the world's most knowledgeable climate change skeptics, despite relentless efforts by media types, billionaire activists and the Obama administration to silence and destroy him. Prof. Roger Pielke, Jr., has long been a professor in the Environmental Studies Program at CU. He has won impressive awards, served a fellowship at Oxford, and earned other professional credentials and accolades too numerous to list here. We don't know or care about Pielke's political views. We only know he is a man genuinely devoted to scientific discovery.'
Pielke's article reporters and publications who blacklisted him for documenting how climate change was not causing more intense or more frequent natural disasters. After Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Paige St. John quoted Pielke, she "was pilloried by her peers in the media."
That's a problem for Big Global Warming, a quasi-industry of activists, special-interest journalists and politicians who drive funding by claiming each tornado, hurricane and blizzard proves urgent need to publicly fund more research.
LA Times - David Helvarg: 'When Floridians narrowly voted for Donald Trump on Nov. 8, they might as well have elected to drown themselves. Rising seas and accelerating storms are inundating this low-lying state, but a majority of its citizens still chose a presidential candidate who calls climate change a hoax.'
Bravo! The constituents get it, slam city council for blaming all woes on "global warming."
"City Council Vice Chairwoman Darden Rice told me that when she tried to explain the link between sewage spills, seawater intrusion, increased rains and climate change, one of her constituents told her to 'stop talking about climate change and just fix the damn sewer plant.'”
In London, the number of staff working full time on climate change is down by more than two thirds, from 26 in July 2013 to eight now. Overseas, the figure is down from 177 in March 2013 to 149 today.
The UK has cut the number of Foreign Office staff working on climate change, despite ministers arguing the issue should be a top foreign policy priority. The Liberal Democrats said it was “appalling” and sent “the wrong signals” to the world, after a minister revealed the figures in a recent parliamentary answer.
Then there's this from Climate Depot: Princeton physicist William Happer says that "if global warming were any other branch of science it would have been abandoned a long time ago." Climate scientists are, of course, obsessed with man's carbon dioxide emissions. But Happer says this is essentially nonsense. "All of the geological evidence indicates that CO2 is a minor player" in previous eras of warming, he said last week in a Climate Depot podcast. "We've had ice ages with 10 times more CO2 than we have today. That's not supposed to happen, according to current computer models, but it did happen."
She has also expressed skepticism about climate change, consistently opposing Obama’s measures to combat it, and once arguing that former vice-president Al Gore, a longtime advocate for steps to combat global warming, deserves an “F” in science and an “A” in creative writing.
'Not since Ronald Reagan assumed office 36 years ago have they had to deal with a president-elect who is both so reviled by their core voters and masterful at using the television cameras to co-opt them — even in those cases where they arrive at his doorstep to school him on why he is wrong.'
Just 27% of Americans say that almost all climate scientists agree human behavior is mostly responsible for climate change. This perception is at odds with a 2013 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which accessed more than 9,000 scientific publications and concluded: ‘The science now shows with 95% certainty that human activity is the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century.