“The world needs to take a collective yawn at Hansen’s latest claims and ask how in the world was this man ever allowed to be in charge of the NASA temperature datasets,” Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano told MRC Business.
In contrast to the NOAA report is the work of Roy Spencer at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He publishes a monthly global temperature report and his most recent — for June 2015 — shows that the global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978, is a mere increase of 0.11 degrees Celsius per decade.
Contrary to the chorus of climate alarmists, the Arctic ice cap has not, by now, completely disappeared: in actual fact it has been growing rapidly lately, by an entire third just in 2013 and more since.
"It would suggest that sea ice is more resilient perhaps. If you get one year of cooler temperatures, we've almost wound the clock back a few years on this gradual decline that's been happening over decades," ice scientist Rachel Tilling tells the BBC. The Beeb was reporting on newly published updated research which has confirmed the Arctic ice's remarkable resurgence over the last couple of years, for all that last year was tied for warmest-ever with 2005 and 2010.
NOAA’s conflict of interest? “The problem is that the same staff responsible for creating reports and running some greenhouse models are also responsible for the databases that validate the forecasts.”
The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by around a third after an unusually cool summer in 2013. Researchers say the growth continued in 2014 and more than compensated for losses recorded in the three previous years. The scientists involved believe changes in summer temperatures have greater impacts on ice than thought.
President of the Walmart Foundation: 'We believe climate change is an urgent and pressing challenge.' - 'That’s why, earlier this week, Walmart, along with 12 other major U.S. corporations, officially pledged support for the American Business Act on Climate in Washington, D.C. It’s consistent with our commitment to build a sustainable future by collaborating with suppliers, NGOs, governments and other corporate partners to continue to enhance the sustainability of our operations and product supply chains for people and the planet...Here at Walmart, we’re working hard to reduce our impact on the climate.'
EPA chief under fire at House Hearing over agencies handling of sexual 'predator'
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: "This was a predator who was fed a steady diet of interns. The first time that this should happen he should have been fired, he should have probably been referred to the authorities for criminal prosecution. It happened ten times and you never did that. You still haven't done that that for this person."
...EPA's McCarthy: "We took prompt action..."
Chaffetz: "You moved his cubicle four spaces away! You think that is appropriate?!...'I got two young daughters too. I would never send them to the EPA t. It is the most toxic place to work that I have ever heard of.'
But some environmental groups have cautioned that a later deadline for states to comply could make it tougher for the United States to meet Mr. Obama’s climate change pledges on the world stage. The climate change plan consists of three major environmental regulations, which combined are intended to drastically cut emissions of greenhouse gases. The rules take aim at coal-fired power plants, the largest source of greenhouse emissions, and are intended to spur a transformation of the nation’s power sector from fossil fuels to renewable sources such as wind and solar. Under the rules, the Environmental Protection Agency would require states to draft plans to lower emissions from power plants. The agency is also expected to issue its own model of a state-level plan, to be imposed on states that refuse to draft their own plans.
"Science is telling us that time is running out," Figueres said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We do not play with this anymore. We are at five minutes to 12 and Paris is the 12 o'clock strike of the clock." So far, less than 50 of 194 nations have weighed in with commitments to slash carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to reduce global warming..."Whatever gets done over the next 10 to 15 years, whatever gets invested particularly in the energy system ... is going to determine the energy matrix that we will have for at least 50 years. It is going to determine the quality of life of this century and beyond,"
Kofi Annan at 'World Summit of Conscience': "Glaciers and ice sheets would disappear leading to rising sea levels, drowning cities such as New York and Venice and small island states. This brings to mind what Nikita Khrushchev once said when reflecting the impact of potential nuclear war, 'the living would envy the dead'."
Climate Depot Note: It's not the first time global warming has been linked to the 'dead.'
A carefully planned, 115-day scientific expedition on board the floating research vessel, the CCGS Amundsen, has been derailed as the icebreaker was called to help resupply ships navigate heavy ice in Hudson Bay. “Obviously it has a large impact on us,” says Martin Fortier, executive director of ArcticNet, which coordinates research on the vessel. “It’s a frustrating situation.”
Note:Expedition by ARCTICNET is a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada...'The objective of ArcticNet is to study the impacts of climate change and modernization in the coastal Canadian Arctic.'
As evolutionary biologist Christie Wilcox explained in a 2012 Scientific American article (“Are lower pesticide residues a good reason to buy organic? Probably not.”): “Organic pesticides pose the same health risks as non-organic ones.”
But DeSmog asked Wadhams last night if he believed the deaths of scientists Seymour Laxon, Katherine Giles and Tim Boyd were anything other than tragic accidents. Wadhams told us: “No, they were clearly accidents.”
A new Pentagon report says that climate change is an “urgent and growing threat to our national security” and blames it for “increased natural disasters” that will require more American troops designated to combat bad weather.
The pair issue a caution about “superindustrialization” in which the answer to climate change is a matter of “technological adjustment.” In an article recently published in The Conversation and picked up by the Davos World Economic Forum, the authors advise that solutions like electric cars — while important — may not be as green as their branding suggests. Of particular concern is the graphite used in the lithium-powered batteries. Cities in China report black rain because of the huge amounts of graphite dust from mining that pollutes the air.
Watch: Research psychologist Dr. Jenny Josephs at TEDX Talk: 'Insects are way better for the environment than traditional livestock farming...Cows are known for creating a lot of greenhouse gas emissions and that is obviously a serious problem...Gram for gram insects are about 100 times better in terms of greenhouse gas emissions than beef'
'One of the things I like to do, it is a very easy way to cook them is to just marinate them in something like soy sauce or Cajun sauces and then braise them in the oven.'
“The best projections tell us that we have less than 100 months to alter our behaviour before we risk catastrophic climate change,” the Prince of Wales said in a speech in Rio de Janeiro, as reported by the [U.K.] Telegraph. Four months later, he predicted in an interview with the [U.K.] Independent that the Earth had 96 months left to avoid “irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it.” That prediction, which he continued to reference in other interviews, would have given the world until 2017 before reaching the “tipping point” of environmental catastrophe driven by climate change.