Oreskes prophesizes the climate deaths of puppies and kittens… “The loss of pet cats and dogs garnered particular attention among wealthy Westerners, but what was anomalous in 2023 soon became the new normal. A shadow of ignorance and denial had fallen over people who considered themselves children of the Enlightenment."…
Oreskes starts The Science Show by reading from her book. Be afraid: “By 2040, heatwaves and droughts were the norm… In wealthy countries, the most hurricane- and tornado-prone regions were gradually but steadily depopulated… Then, in the northern hemisphere summer of 2041, unprecedented heatwaves scorched the planet, destroying food crops around the globe. Panic ensued, with food riots in virtually every major city. Mass migration of undernourished and dehydrated individuals, coupled with explosive increases in insect populations, led to widespread outbreaks of typhus, cholera, dengue fever, yellow fever, and viral and retroviral agents never seen before… The European Union announced similar plans for voluntary northward relocation of eligible citizens from its southernmost regions to Scandinavia and the United Kingdom…” The ever-credulous Williams, instead of asking Oreskes, “Mmm, you’re smoking something good?” merely observed that all of the above is “fairly shocking"…
Berry: 'Humans caused only 3 percent of the CO2 increase since 1958. Nature caused 97 percent. Even if we stopped all human CO2 emissions, we would have no effect on climate. Natural CO2 emissions and absorptions are each 40 times human emissions, and the small difference determines whether CO2 rises or falls. Nature easily compensates for human emissions. Claims that human CO2 emissions have “tipped” some “natural balance” is a doctrine of eco-religion but has no basis in physics. AIRS satellite data show warmer oceans, not humans, produce most CO2 emissions, and America’s vegetation absorbs more CO2 than its humans emit.'
Berry has a Ph.D. in atmospheric physics and is a former National Science Foundation program manager for weather modification.
Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row
An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago and is now covered in ice
These satellite images taken from University of Illinois's Cryosphere project show ice has become more concentrated
Judith Curry, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, said last night: ‘The Arctic sea ice spiral of death seems to have reversed.’
'Remember, we are talking MAJOR hurricanes, of Category 3 strength or higher. The last major hurricane was Hurricane Wilma which hit Florida on October 24, 2005. This is unprecedented in the hurricane record since 1900. Its a full 2 1/2 years ahead of the second-longest US hurricane drought ever recorded.
Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr. is a professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He writes: "Since 1900 US hurricane seasons have seen more than 20% less landfalls and are more than 20% less intense."
The above graph shows hurricane landfalls have declined in the US since 1900. And the strength of storms has declined as well. Using NOAA data, we do see a decline in intensity of land falling US hurricanes since 1900.'
'Some ideas about it are radical, but the more mankind feels the consequences, the more necessary biomedical modifications will become. Eighteen percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from livestock. Why not induce humans to have an artificial intolerance to meat? A genetic variation for size reduction would be another possibility. A reduction in height by 15 cm means a reduction in mass by 25 percent. Genetic alterations of the human eye to see better in the dark, would reduce power consumption. Chlorophylls in the skin could cover a part of the energy demand by sunlight rather than by food. Shutdown of cell activity at rest would also be an alternative.'
By Dr. Ross McKittrick published in the Open Journal of Statistics: 'In the surface data we compute a hiatus length of 19 years, and in the lower tropospheric data we compute a hiatus length of 16 years in the UAH series and 26 years in the RSS series. MAX J estimates based on an AR1 estimator are lower but likely incorrect since higher-order autocorrelation exists in the data.'
“One factor that played into lower tornado totals were the cooler temperatures during winter and in late winter,” Carbin said. “But that flips around in the summer, higher temperatures usually correlate with less tornadoes.”
Pat Michaels: 'The Constitution is plain as day that any international treaty that compels certain actions by the United States requires a two-thirds ratification by the Senate. Only a king could think he would not be subject to that.'
'How on God’s getting-greener earth can the president think the nation can be “compelled,” absent the two-thirds vote of the Senate explicitly required by the Constitution?'
Hansen promotes Climate 'Reparations': 'Developed countries emitted most of the excess carbon that is in the air today, and are thus mainly responsible for human-caused climate change...Reparations are appropriate and needed.'
Hansen: 'The way to phase down fossil emissions rapidly is via a rising carbon fee collected at domestic mines and ports of entry. Each nation can choose how to use the funds, but in most nations the funds had better be distributed to all legal residents. The carbon fee can be made near-global, because border duties would be collected on products from non-participating nations, a huge incentive for all nations to join.'
'Science actually tells us is that we must reduce emissions in the fastest way possible — atmospheric CO2 is already in the dangerous zone.'
'Why march? You will have to answer to your children. You understood the situation at a time when it was not too late. Instead of standing up for them, did you choose to sit at home?'
'Regulations are not a solution, although the threat of them may help bring conservatives to the table.'
This paper is vacated, as a scientific product, given that it included psychology papers, and also given that it twice lied about its method (claiming not to count social science papers, and claiming to use independent raters), and the professed cheating by the raters. It was essentially voided by its invalid method of using partisan and unqualified political activists to subjectively rate climate science abstracts on the issue on which their activism centers -- a stunning and unprecedented method. I'm awaiting word on retraction from the journal, but I think we already know that this paper is vacated. It doesn't represent knowledge of the consensus.
'Hawaii will be a hotter place, with fewer cooling trade winds and more drought, fewer waterfalls and forest streams. Sea levels will rise, meaning there will be fewer beaches and more flooding as the coast erodes.'
'The Obama administration is working on new efficiency standards for seemingly every appliance but the kitchen sink. Spurred by President Obama’s climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards for refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, lamps and many more appliances.'
'The goal of Obama’s climate plan is to reduce carbon pollution so much by 2030 that it would be equivalent to taking 44 million cars off the road, according to the Energy Department. The push for tougher efficiency standards was initially ushered in with the 2009 stimulus bill, which included $16.8 billion for the Energy Department to promote efficiency. '
CEI's Marlo Lewis: 'The administration’s game plan, apparently, goes like this. Obama climate negotiators will argue that the greenhouse gas regulations administered by EPA, DOE, DOT, and other agencies fulfill our 1992 Rio Treaty obligation to implement climate change mitigation “policies and measures.” They then ask for similar “voluntary pledges” from other major emitters. The resulting agreement would merely update the Rio Treaty. Hence, no new vote on ratification is required. Legally, the problem with this strategy is that the Senate ratified the Rio Treaty precisely on the understanding that the executive branch would not make binding emission reduction commitments absent additional advice and consent. If the administration’s greenhouse gas regulations implement the Rio Treaty, then each should have been submitted to the Senate for a vote on ratification. None were.'