'Early in the 1970s a series of adverse climatic anomalies occurred. The world's snow and ice cover had increased by at least 10 to 15 percent...Moscow region suffered its worst drought in three to five hundred years. Drought occurred in Central America, the sub-Sahara, South Asia, China, and Australia. Massive floods took place in the midwestern United States.'
1974: National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado: 'In February of 1972 earth-orbiting artificial satellites revealed the existence of a greatly increased area of the snow and ice cover of the north polar cap as compared to all previous years of space age observations.Some scientists believe that this may have presaged the onset of the dramatic climate anomalies of 1972 that brought far-reaching adversities to the world’s peoples.'
'There are strong signs that these recent climate disasters were not random deviations from the usual weather, but instead signals of the emergence of a new normal for world climates'
'A considerable change of climate, inexplicable at present to us, must have taken place in the circumpolar regions by which the severity of the cold, that has for centuries past enclosed the seas in the high northern latitudes in an impenetrable barrier of ice, has been, during the last two years, greatly abated...observed last year that 2000 square leagues of ice, with which the Greenland seas...have been hitherto covered, has in the last two years entirely disappeared.'
Monthly RSS satellite temperature anomalies for the Arctic, 60N to 82.5N, are shown below, with the 12-Month running averages...There is clearly a rise in temperature since 1979, most of which seems to have occurred between 1995 and 2003...Since 2003, temperatures appear to have been pretty flat'
'The ice caps have not melted, the oceans are not overheating, sea levels are just fluctuating, the polar bears are thriving and the Sahara is regaining vegetation. It is foxes and cats that are destroying native wildlife, not drilling for gas. And real human pollution of the oceans, rivers and atmosphere gets little attention while green dreamers in parliament are focused on maintaining the carbon tax.'
'Where in its multi-year, multi-thousand-page bureaucratic report-writing process is science actually practiced? -- The IPCC website acknowledges that it “does not conduct any research.” Its reports are, instead, massive literature reviews. IPCC personnel survey the scientific literature and, in the course of writing a multi-thousand-page assessment report, make thousands of judgment calls as to what that literature tells us about climate change, humanity, and the relationship between the two. Judgment calls are not science. They are influenced by an individual’s assumptions, breadth and depth of experience, cultural and spiritual values, economic and political analyses, and so forth. IPCC personnel can be compared to members of a jury. Evidence is evaluated. Decisions are made as to what conclusions are warranted. No one considers a jury a scientific body – even when forensic science provides much of the evidence.'
Pielke Jr.: 'David Titley, formerly a Rear Admiral in the Navy and currently a "professor of practice" at Penn State: 'Titley was asked directly by Representative Mark Takano (D-CA) if he would like to take issue with the claims that I made in my testimony. Titley passed on the opportunity -- which Mr. Takano offered up twice -- and instead talked about global temperature trends'
'Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year and receives his prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, said his lab would no longer send research papers to the top-tier journals, Nature, Cell and Science. Schekman said pressure to publish in "luxury" journals encouraged researchers to cut corners and pursue trendy fields of science instead of doing more important work. The problem was exacerbated, he said, by editors who were not active scientists but professionals who favoured studies that were likely to make a splash. The prestige of appearing in the major journals has led the Chinese Academy of Sciences to pay successful authors the equivalent of $30,000 (£18,000). Some researchers made half of their income through such "bribes", Schekman said in an interview.'
'A wildfire season that began with dire warnings that dry conditions had set the stage for a year of flames across California and the West turned out to be among the quietest of the past decade. Although 2013 was marked by two high-profile blazes, one in California and the other in Arizona, nationally the total wildfire acreage, 4.15 million, is far below the 10-year average of 6.8 million acres.'
'On July 10, 1913, a temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in Death Valley, which stands as the hottest air temperature ever recorded on a properly sited and maintained thermometer anywhere in the world,' the National Weather Service reports.
'That's so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe. A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -135.8 degrees. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -135.3 degrees. The old record had been -128.6 degrees.'
Motl to warmists upset that UN IPCC is not alarmist enough: 'What went primarily wrong for you – and well for the mankind – is that the most despicable and dishonest demagogues and ideologues who would write a summary that you would like were sidelined because their dishonesty and fraud became way too self-evident, especially during and shortly after the 2009 Climategate scandal...The climate hysteria has peaked several years ago – in 2007 – and the peak will never return again...The only question is how much more time the countries of the world will need to remove still very strong traces of this toxic ideology from their mainstream public life.'
'Morano fought the climate sob stories peddled by Sierra Club Director Michael Brune with cold, hard facts on CNN Tuesday night. “‘Global weirding’ is nothing more than a pseudoscience expression,” he said on Don Lemon’s “11th Hour,” pushing back against Lemon’s contention that the “extreme” cold weather wracking much of the country is a symptom of climate change. “So record cold is now evidence of man-made global warming,” Morano said sarcastically. “What evidence would disprove climate change? It seems that no matter the weather, everything that happens proves it.”
Morano on CNN: 'The idea that we’re having extreme weather, listening to Michael [Brune] talk , it's mind boggling. I mean, the earth is geologically billions of years old and we're sitting around here scratching our heads saying wow we had a hurricane last year which was barely a category 1 when it hit. And then, he's mentioning funding by the way which I think is funny. The Sierra Club took 26 million from natural gas and Michael has the audacity to try to imply that skeptics are fossil fuel funded.'
AutoCalifornia Says Vouchers May be Needed to Get Low Income Families into EVs, Hybrids: 'A staff report for the State of California's Air Resources Board (ARB), as noted by Reason.com, suggests that it may necessary to pay the "full cost" of a mild hybrid or electric vehicle for people living at poverty level.'
Morano on UN Climate summit in Warsaw: 'It's all about redistributing money, they want that money and they want a climate slush fund'
'Warmist Porf. Kevin Anderson followed me out of my UN press conference all upset. he has cut back on showering to help lower his global warming footprint and he believes in planned recessions to fight global warming. And if the EU goes forward and Pres. Obama goes forward -- we have essentially voted for 'planned recessions' with these planned energy economics.'
Pielke Jr.: 'There is even evidence in our paper (see our Figure 2) that the period before 1970 saw more intense hurricane landfalls than the period since. Older data from the North Atlantic and Western North Pacific (which together represents 64% of all global intense landfalling hurricanes 1970-2010 and 69% of all hurricanes) indicates that landfalling intense hurricanes in these two basins occurred at a 40% higher rate from 1950-1969 than 1970-2010. There were 9 intense landfalls in 1964 and 1965 in just these two basins, which equals the global record for all basins post-1970.