Meteorologist Paul Dorian of the climate site Vencore Weather: "If recent history is any guide, expect global temperatures to drop sharply after La Nina conditions become well-established in the tropical Pacific Ocean – likely during 2017 and perhaps beyond."
CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON, WILLIE SOON & DAVID R. LEGATES: 'The national science academies and the UN’s climate panel have profitably contrived what the late Stephen Schneider called “scary scenarios” on the basis of inadequate knowledge.Etatiste politicians and bureaucrats have gone along with them.'
Singer: 'I wondered, what is the significance of this 2⁰C number -- and I concluded that it is the "Goldilocks" choice. It turns out, 2⁰C is "just right" -- not too small, not too large. Consider for a moment what would have happened if they had given a number like 0.5⁰C. People would have shrugged their shoulders and said, "Oh, we've already passed that threshold, and nothing has happened. So why worry?'
'We are losing the argument and for one simple reason. We keep, - or at least some of us - keep up the illusion that there is such a thing as a Global Temperature. There is no such entity and never has been. Furthermore there is no such thing as an average Global Temperature either.'
'What is even more absurd is that the warmists claim that 2015 was the warmest ever and the skeptics reply that it was only the third warmest. Game, set and match to the warmists.'
AIR passengers face longer costlier flights to the United States as a result of global warming, a British scientist warned yesterday. Climate change is expected to accelerate the high altitude jet stream which blows from west to east, said Reading University atmospheric scientist Paul Williams. This will speed up eastbound flights but slow down westbound flights by much more, he claimed. And flying is expected to become costlier worldwide because the jet stream encircles the globe.
SCOTUS’s decision will send a strong signal to the countries the US worked with over two weeks in December to come to a global climate consensus. “The Clean Power Plan was an important part of US commitments in Paris,” says Joanne Spalding, chief climate counsel for the Sierra Club.
Marc Morano from Climate Depot warns that the Pentagon has been asked to ramp up their adherence to climate change -- but aren't they supposed to be busy keeping America safe? For one thing, they've been ordered to take "carbon footprints" and environmental damage into account before dropping bombs!
Obama has ordered the Pentagon to prioritize "climate change" in all military actions!
Klein: 'Heartland Institute's Joe Bast announced in the morning that James Inhofe was sick and he was not going to be regaling them that morning. People were very disappointed. It came out later — we didn’t know this at the time — I looked into it after, what was wrong with Jim Inhofe because I wasn’t sure, was he really sick or did he just for some reason think it wasn’t a good idea to hang out with these crazies?
And it turns out he really was sick and he was sick because — and he explained this — he’d gone swimming in a lake in Oklahoma and it was in the middle of a heatwave and there was an outbreak of blue-green algae, which is linked to climate change. He basically had a climate change illness. [laughter] And this is why he could not speak at the climate denial conference.
But this did not make him go, “Oh, maybe they have a point.” He sent a letter just saying, “I can’t be there because I’m sick,” basically from his hospital bed going, “Keep up the good work.” [laughter]
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano called it a “major victory for U.S. sovereignty, energy freedom, climate science and a blow to economic central planning.” “Halting — even temporarily — the EPA regulations means we no longer have to listen to Obama officials claiming the rules — which would not even impact global CO2 levels — would somehow lessen extreme storms,” Morano said.
A local police department that investigated the November incident outside BLM Colorado's headquarters in Lakewood, Colo., said it found no criminal wrongdoing and has long since closed the matter. What's more, the Lakewood Police Department said, the Nov. 12 incident appeared to have been "staged" by the groups, and the protester pretended to have been struck by the SUV, a police spokesman said..."It appeared to our people that this incident appeared to have been staged."
'The Supreme Court’s willingness to intervene in the case is an ominous sign for supporters of the plan as it suggests there are significant doubts about its legality among the conservative majority of the justices.'
Romm: 'If the Roberts court ultimately decides to kill the rule 5-4 then that decision will immediately become the leading contender for the worst Supreme Court decision in U.S. history. After all, if the nations of the world ultimately don’t avoid catastrophic warming and if the U.S. is seen as bearing a significant portion of the blame — two entirely plausible outcomes — then future generations and historians will be judging the Court’s decision while suffering in a world with a climate that has been irreversibly ruined for centuries.'