LA Times: A new study in the journal Nature has found that 80% of the U.S. population lives in counties experiencing more pleasant weather than they did 40 years ago. “Virtually all Americans are now experiencing the much milder winters that they typically prefer, and these mild winters have not been offset by markedly more uncomfortable summers or other negative changes,” write Patrick Egan, a political scientist at New York University, and Megan Mullin, professor of environmental politics at Duke University. It’s hard to complain about sunny days, but the researchers foresee a problem. If Americans think climate change has benefited their lives so far, they’ll have little motivation to demand action or overcome apathy in responding to global warming, the scientists write.
Tony Heller of RealClimateScience.com: 'A Very Sad Day For Science' -'Dr. Bill Gray has passed away. He was my hero, and an inspiration. Bill was a man of the highest integrity and character. Bill had his funding cut off by Al Gore in 1993 for refusing to go along with Gore’s global warming politics. Unlike so many others, Bill chose scientific integrity over politics and money, and fought against climate fraud to his last breath.'
Journalist Marc Morano, who co-wrote and stars in the upcoming documentary Climate Hustle, told Sean Hannity last December that the "levers of control of the global warming movement are crafting a narrative and they're actually erasing the [climate] past on many important things." Morano says the "myths and hype about man-made global warming" will be examined in his new film, which can be seen nationwide on May 2. With opening remarks by Rep. Lamar Smith, the film will be screened April 14 by invitation only on Capital Hill, with a notable panel discussion that includes Gov. Sarah Palin, Bill Nye, climatologist David Legates, and other experts.
The peer-reviewed study by eight federal agencies can be found here.
'Climate change also threatens mental health, the study found. Post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and general anxiety can all result in places that suffer extreme weather linked to climate change, such as hurricanes and floods. More study needs to be done on assessing the risks to mental health, it said.'...
John Holdren, Obama's senior science adviser, said steps the world agreed to in Paris last year to curb emissions through 2030 can help fight the risks to health. "We will need a big encore after 2030 ... in order to avoid the bulk of the worst impacts described in this report," he said.