'Lead author, Australian scientist Robert Baker from the University of New England, whose work has challenged the orthodox climate science view that carbon dioxide is the dominant factor in climate change.'
Pielke Jr.: But doesn't more extreme precipitation mean more floods? Again the SREX authors in 5..4..3: 'Despite the diagnosed extreme-precipitation-based signal, and its possible link to changes in flood patterns, no gauge-based evidence has been found for a climate-driven, globally widespread change in the magnitude and frequency of floods during the last decades.'
Pielke Jr.: 'How about IPCC SREX authors on floods? 5..4..3..: 'A direct statistical link between anthropogenic climate change and trends in the magnitude/frequency of floods has not been established"
'The one thing that they do not want to have to admit is that they exaggerate the amount that the earth’s average temperature will increase as a result of human greenhouse gas emissions. If the models are overheated, then so too are all the projected impacts that derive from the model projections—and that would be a disaster for all those pushing for regulations limiting our use of fossil fuels for energy.
It is clearly not a good situation for climate models when even a sustained temperature rise equal to the fastest yet observed (Scenario 3) still leads to complete model failure within two decades.'
Morano on Ezra Levant's The Source on Sun News Canada promotes Climate Hustle: 'In the words of Muhammad Ali during the heyday of his boxing career, 'We are going to have the greatest climate documentary of a-l-l-l-l ti-i-i-i-ime!
‘We are putting together the most comprehensive, unique, entertaining and humorous climate documentary that has ever been attempted!’
'We are going to take on the global warming establishment with satire, humor and science...We are going to feature climate astrology, climate contradictory predictions, climate tipping points. We have a spoof, a send off of the Al Gore CO2 climate elevator scene from Inconvenient Truth -- we spoof the exact scene.
After the deal was announced, you might think that Gore would have chosen to modulate his criticism of the oil industry, given his personal debt to Qatar crude. Wrong. That month, Gore went on NBC's "Today" to promote his book, "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change." In the book, Gore wrote, "Virtually every news and political commentary program on television is sponsored in part by oil, coal and gas companies" - like that was a bad thing.
'Since 1970 -- the period over which climate scientists tell us the impacts of anthropogenic climate change should be most evident -- there has been a statistically significant declining -- not increasing -- trend in the number of forest fires across Canada'
'Overall, there appears to be no evidence that the climate change induced forest fire apocalypse is upon us in Canada, a fact which agrees with the trends in the United States and other analyses of climate data in these two countries.'
Amanda Renteria, a Democrat challenging Rep. David Valadao (R).: 'Climate change doesn't really belong in the question, or answer,' said Renteria, one of her party’s best hopes of gaining a House seat this fall.
'Campaign isn’t focused on pinning the drought to the effects of global warming. It’s focused on how federal and state officials were unprepared to deal with the drought, and how Central Valley lawmakers should have pushed Congress to take steps to build water storage infrastructure to help farmers.'
Some scientists believe global warming—and the subsequent increase in extreme weather—could be a factor behind in the virus's ascendance.
"If you are going to get more severe dry spells followed by heavy rains that might lead to more outbreaks," William Karesh, the executive vice-president for health and policy at the EcoHealth Alliance, told CNBC on Thursday.
Steyer: 'I think if you were to go around to most of the — what I would think of as super-sophisticated people who think about politics and policy more than five minutes a month — we are doing really well,” Steyer said today at a conference in Aspen, Colorado, hosted by the American Renewable Energy Institute.'
Examples of past incorrect 'consensus': Copernicus, Galileo and the Sun
Ernst Chladni and meteorites
Barry Marshall and stomach ulcers.
Wegener and continental drift.
Cholera and John Snow
Semmelweis, hand-washing and puerperal fever
Protesters 'blocked the delivery of 40,000 tons of Appalachian mountaintop coal to New England. They’ll argue that it’s really climate change and the government’s ineffective policies that should be on trial.'
'Then they’ll ask the jury to find them not guilty by reason of “necessity.” - 'their illegal interference with a coal delivery was justified in light of the greater danger of catastrophic climate change.'
'This trial will mark a pioneering invocation of the necessity defense, the longstanding legal doctrine that it is acceptable to commit a crime if you are preventing a greater harm.'