'Global warming fear-mongers point out that the average global temperature so far this year is a few hundredths of a degree higher than the previous record. Yet they fail to point out that the same temperature is more than two-tenths of a degree (about 10 times as much) below where it was supposed to be based on computer model projections of climate change resulting from the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. They throw out statistics like “the 12 hottest years on record have come in the past 15 years.” And yet never mention the fact that 15 of the past 15 years are cooler than their (obviously overheated) global warming predictions.'
Daniel B. Botkin, professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at University of California Santa Barbara:
'Carbon dioxide is definitely continuing to increase in the atmosphere, but Earth's surface and atmospheric temperatures aren't tracking it. Even though our activities are adding carbon dioxide rapidly to the atmosphere, it seems to be having no effect right now on Earth’s average surface and lower atmosphere temperature.'
'Observations do not support the claim that our activities are currently warming the globe.'
'Global warming has become the sole focus of so much environmental discussion that it risks eclipsing much more pressing and demonstrable environmental problems.'
'Opinion polls indicate many people, especially in the United States, are unconvinced and suspect that natural variations in climate are to blame. That gap between public and scientific opinion is a big complication for work on the Paris accord.'
'Two years ago, Camille Parmesan, a professor at Plymouth University and the University of Texas at Austin, became so “professionally depressed” that she questioned abandoning her research in climate change entirely. Parmesan has a pretty serious stake in the field. In 2007, she shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for her work as a lead author of the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC.'
Despite the accolades, she was fed up... “I was really thinking, ‘Why am I doing this?’” She ultimately packed up her life here in the States and moved to her husband’s native United Kingdom.
Climate scientists not only wade knee-deep through doomsday research day in and day out, but given the importance of their work, many also find themselves thrust into a maelstrom of political, ideological, and social debate with increasing frequency.
Sen Whitehouse touts his 'carbon pollution fee': 'It would generate significant new revenue for the federal government, perhaps as much as a two trillion dollars in the first decade. He pointed to some of the positive uses that money could be applied to, including cutting taxes, relieving student debt, increasing Social Security benefits and providing transition assistance to workers in fossil fuel industries. 'It’s win-win-win,' he said. 'We can use this revenue to do big things; repair a marketplace failure; and guide the economy toward lower emissions, enhanced productivity and a sustainable future.'"
'Climate skeptics often claim that recent icy winters show that global warming is not happening. New research suggests the opposite is true' - 'So maybe skeptics should start arguing that it is milder winters, not colder ones, that refute global warming after all'
"Alarming students and the public about the impact of climate hazards, such as droughts and extreme events, can be counter-productive and cause people to ignore the warnings or succumb to denial."
Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot and producer of upcoming documentary 'Climate Hustle,' tells MRCTV the guide is making it sound like disagreement on climate change is a disease: 'Does our government now think that the greatest threat kids face is 'succumbing" to climate 'denial?!' They make it sound as bad as succumbing to Ebola. Parents need to be very vigilant when it comes to their children's education about man-made global warming.'
Former Delaware State Climatologist Dr. David Legates met with terror by warmist faculty that he was allowed to speak!
'I think it was unfortunate to bring in only one speaker and have it be such a minority view,' said Brian Fath, a professor in the department of biological sciences.
'Doctor Legates does not represent what the majority of the scientific community who study climate change thinks,' Joel Moore, an assistant professor in the department of geosciences, said.
Thompson said that she was met with pushback from Towson faculty when she announced that Legates would be coming to campus. Some of the immediate reaction she received was concern that there would be no rebuttal to what Legates was saying.
Both Fath and Moore said in interviews that they would have liked to see some sort of panel or rebuttal during the event. Moore suggested a panel that accurately represented the scientific community. “So maybe four or five people who study different aspects of climate change, and then Legates,” Moore said.
Some Towson faculty thought his message was potentially harmful because of the viewpoint it presented.
Fath said he thought that without “perspective and context” Legates’ message could potentially misinform students. Fath was not alone in his concern. Moore said that Legates’ message could be a “disservice” to students and members of the community who don’t have a strong background in and an understanding of Earth’s climate.