'The ice caps have not melted, the oceans are not overheating, sea levels are just fluctuating, the polar bears are thriving and the Sahara is regaining vegetation. It is foxes and cats that are destroying native wildlife, not drilling for gas. And real human pollution of the oceans, rivers and atmosphere gets little attention while green dreamers in parliament are focused on maintaining the carbon tax.'
'Where in its multi-year, multi-thousand-page bureaucratic report-writing process is science actually practiced? -- The IPCC website acknowledges that it “does not conduct any research.” Its reports are, instead, massive literature reviews. IPCC personnel survey the scientific literature and, in the course of writing a multi-thousand-page assessment report, make thousands of judgment calls as to what that literature tells us about climate change, humanity, and the relationship between the two. Judgment calls are not science. They are influenced by an individual’s assumptions, breadth and depth of experience, cultural and spiritual values, economic and political analyses, and so forth. IPCC personnel can be compared to members of a jury. Evidence is evaluated. Decisions are made as to what conclusions are warranted. No one considers a jury a scientific body – even when forensic science provides much of the evidence.'
Hansen: 'What we owe our kids on climate; - 'This warming is driving an increase in extreme weather, from heat waves and droughts to wildfires and stronger storms (though mistakenly expecting science to instantly document links to specific events misses the forest for the trees).'
Motl to warmists upset that UN IPCC is not alarmist enough: 'What went primarily wrong for you – and well for the mankind – is that the most despicable and dishonest demagogues and ideologues who would write a summary that you would like were sidelined because their dishonesty and fraud became way too self-evident, especially during and shortly after the 2009 Climategate scandal...The climate hysteria has peaked several years ago – in 2007 – and the peak will never return again...The only question is how much more time the countries of the world will need to remove still very strong traces of this toxic ideology from their mainstream public life.'
Morano: 'The organization [NAS] is virtually 100% dependent on government funding. So when they do a study like this – and they've done other studies in the past – you know the outcome of these studies before they do them.The actual funding quote from new study is: 'The sudden changes in the climate is full of uncertainties. The world can prepare by better monitoring,' Morano offers. 'And it goes on [to say that] because of budget cuts and aging satellites, we have fewer measurements than we did a few years ago.'
'When the NAS is advocating for a carbon tax, it's not too surprising that all [their] reports are going to fall in line.'
Morano on UN Climate summit in Warsaw: 'It's all about redistributing money, they want that money and they want a climate slush fund'
'Warmist Porf. Kevin Anderson followed me out of my UN press conference all upset. he has cut back on showering to help lower his global warming footprint and he believes in planned recessions to fight global warming. And if the EU goes forward and Pres. Obama goes forward -- we have essentially voted for 'planned recessions' with these planned energy economics.'
Pielke Jr.: 'There is even evidence in our paper (see our Figure 2) that the period before 1970 saw more intense hurricane landfalls than the period since. Older data from the North Atlantic and Western North Pacific (which together represents 64% of all global intense landfalling hurricanes 1970-2010 and 69% of all hurricanes) indicates that landfalling intense hurricanes in these two basins occurred at a 40% higher rate from 1950-1969 than 1970-2010. There were 9 intense landfalls in 1964 and 1965 in just these two basins, which equals the global record for all basins post-1970.
'Carbon based energy is the moral choice. It is the most pro-human choice you can make. Carbon based economics have been one of the greatest liberators of mankind in the history of our planet. Life was nasty brutish and short....Carbon based energy allowed people to leave the dark ages and move into the modern age. Be proud of coal use, be proud of oil.'
'The greatest threat to your freedom since Germany and [The Soviet Union] are now long gone --is the agenda of the United Nations.'