Adelaide news Feburary 1, 1933: 'Climate Never Changes' - The Commonwealth Meteorologist (Mr. Watt) smiles when he is asked about what is wrong with tthe weather, because all the records show that it is normal. "There has been no appreciable climatic change anywhere since the dawn of history," said Mr. Watt today. When people compare the present with the past, they remember only the abnormal. The ordinary is forgotten. The belief that climate is changing is only an error of memory."
Hoerling: 'We can also say with high confidence that no appreciable trend toward either wetter or drier conditions has been observed for statewide average precipitation since 1895' -- 'At present, the scientific evidence does not support an argument that the drought there is appreciably linked to human-induced climate change...In short, the drought gripping California has been observed before. And it has occurred principally because of a lack of rain, not principally because of warmer temperatures...the scientific evidence does not support an argument that human-induced climate change has played any appreciable role in the current California drought.' -- 'The 2012 report on extreme events by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change examined the evidence for regional changes in soil moisture since 1950, and made the following assessment for western North America: 'No overall or slight decrease in dryness since 1950; large variability; large drought of the 1930s dominates.'
Missing from climate all-nighter: 'Sens. Mary Landrieu (La.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Mark Begich (Alaska) are not scheduled to take part'
GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) renewed his skepticism of climate change ahead of the all-nighter. 'For everybody who thinks it's warming, I can find somebody who thinks it isn't,' McConnell said. 'You're not going to have global cooperation to do it,' McConnell said of climate rules on the coal industry. 'Even if you conceded the point, which I don't concede, but if you conceded the point, it isn't going to be addressed by one country. So the idea is, we tie our own hands behind our back and others don't. I think it's beyond foolish and real people are being hurt by this.' McConnell said.
The IPCC’s fourth climate assessment in 2007 estimated that the Earth would warm 3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century — this estimate was in a range of warming from 2 to 4.5 degrees Celsius. But as the 2000s wore on and little warming occurred, climate scientists began to lower their climate sensitivity estimates from 3 to 2 degrees Celsius in a century and only 1.5 degrees of warming in the next 70 years. But this revelation was only hinted at in the IPCC’s 2013 climate assessment. Instead of lowering their central climate sensitivity measure down from 3 degrees Celsius, the IPCC simply did not give a central estimate and just reduced its lower-bound warming estimate from 2 to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Now the IPCC’s warming range for the next hundred years is 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius.
Kerry: 'Meeting the challenge of global climate change is a critical mission for me as our country's top diplomat' - 'Protecting our environment and meeting the challenge of global climate change is a critical mission for me as our country's top diplomat' In his policy guidance, Kerry set out a seven step program to enhance the focus on tackling climate change including boosting multilateral and bilateral efforts. 'We're talking about the future of our earth and of humanity. We need to elevate the environment in everything we do,' he said. It was, he said 'our call to conscience as citizens of this fragile planet we inhabit.'
Climate Depot Response: 'This is all about John Kerry's world. Who cares if he believes that 'the environment has been one of the central causes of my life'. U.S. national security demands that Kerry rise above his personal agenda to leave a political legacy for himself. Kerry is steering the Obama administration’s international focus to embarrassingly bad man-made climate fears. After more than 40 years in public life, John Kerry is still seeking a legacy, and he has chosen global warming as his ticket. Kerry has his sights set on committing the U.S. to a new U.N. global climate treaty in Paris in 2014. And he is using his pulpit as secretary of state to entangle the U.S. into a sequel to the Kyoto Protocol.'
Morano: 'After more than 40 years in public life, John Kerry is still seeking a legacy, and he has chosen global warming as his ticket. Kerry is steering the Obama administration's international focus to embarrassingly bad man-made climate fears. Kerry has his sights set on committing the U.S. to a new U.N. global climate treaty in Paris in 2014. And he is using his pulpit as secretary of state to entangle the U.S. into a sequel to the Kyoto Protocol.'
'The planet is not in danger of catastrophic man made global warming. Even if we burn all the world's recoverable fossil fuels it will still only result in a temperature rise of less than 1.2 per cent. So say The Right Climate Stuff Research Team, a group of retired NASA Apollo scientists and engineers - the men who put Neil Armstrong on the moon - in a new report. "It's an embarrassment to those of us who put NASA's name on the map to have people like James Hansen popping off about global warming," says the project's leader Hal Doiron. Doiron was one of 40 ex NASA employees - including seven astronauts - who wrote in April 2012 to NASA administrator Charles Bolden protesting about the organization's promotion of climate change alarmism, notably via its resident environmental activist James Hansen.