“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” ecologist Kenneth Watt told an audience at Swarthmore College on April 19, 1970 around the time of the first Earth Day demonstrations.
“If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000,” Watt declared. “This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
'Both the number and acreage of wildfires was below the 10-year average, although the Northwest (fires and acreage) and Northern California (acreage) were much above average...Significantly, not only was last year below average, but the 5-year averages for both fires and acreage are below the 10-year average, which suggests the incidence of wildfires has actually been decreasing, contrary to popular myth.'
'After taking out the effect of ENSO and eruptions, it is apparent that temperatures have been flat since the early 1990’s; indeed they have arguably been falling since. This is significant. We are often told that the 17-year pause, with which we are all familiar, is solely dependent on cherry picking the big El Nino year of 1998 as a starting point. What Santer’s study shows is that there has been no underlying upward trend in global temperatures for more than 20 years.'
'The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that global mean temperature [changes] cannot be forecast because climate is too complex. They nevertheless rely on complex computer modelling to represent their assumptions about how the climate works. The outputs of such models are called “scenarios.” In effect, the IPCC tells stories, illustrated with computer graphics, about what would happen if their assumptions were correct.'
'Mannsplaining'. Mannsplaining can be used to describe situations where climate scientists, who brook no outside comment on their field, subsequently feel free to lecture other experts without regard to the fact that the explainee knows more than the explainer about the field under discussion.'
Jeb Bush: 'The climate is changing and I am concerned about that.' - 'Be cognizant of the fact that we have this climate change issue and we need to work with the rest of the world to negotiate a way to reduce carbon emissions'
Via Tampa Bay Times: Tom Steyer's climate change group NextGen Climate praised Jeb Bush for 'leadership': "Jeb Bush demonstrated leadership today on the issue of climate change—distancing himself from the other Republican presidential hopefuls and demonstrating why climate change doesn’t have to be a partisan issue," the group said in an email to reporters.
Climate Depot Statement on Jeb Bush: 'The Bush family appears to be a climate skeptic's worst friend. It is not within the DNA of any of the Bushes to oppose the UN climate agenda. President George H. W. Bush signed onto the 1992 Kyoto earth summit treaty which was ratified by the Senate. George W. Bush rubber stamped every UN IPCC report, rhetorically accepted all the warmists claims and validated the UN climate treaty process as president. It now appears Jeb Bush is more than willing to continue the Bush family legacy of promoting the UN climate claims and the UN's political agenda. It is understandable why Steyer is praising Jeb Bush.'
The terms "Climate Change" or "Global Warming," or even "Climate Crisis" or "Climate Disruption" do not conjure the urgency to get up and go do something about it. The term "Climate Ruin" is much closer to the truth, and much more effective.' - The media repeating "Climate Ruin," as much as they now repeat "Climate Change" and "Global Warming," will lead to action.'
Schwarzenegger: "There's a lot of Republicans who don't believe in it, in global warming. But remember, this is why I always say it's a matter of communicating. Global warming goes sometimes over people's heads. What does not go over people's heads is when you say, "We are right now killing 7 million people in the world because of pollution. Do we want to continue with that pollution or do we want to go the other way?" Then all of a sudden, Republicans and Democrats say, "Whoa, whoa, whoa. I want to stop this pollution." You see, you've got to communicate differently of what it is that people really care about."
'A rank odor that visitors likened to cow deposits was borne on the breeze this week from a large mud flat left behind from Saturday’s Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day rally...The odor was especially strong Tuesday, when passersby were seen covering their noses with scarves, but lingered into Wednesday.'
In a 2005 hearing, Senator Obama analogizes litigation against EPA regulations to patricide/matricide. The analogy sets EPA as the parents and 'people' or 'companies' as the murderous 'kid'. Obama: 'This reminds me a little bit of the kid who murders his parents and then complains about being an orphan.' - Senate EPW Committee Hearing - - February 2, 2005