"Al Gore has come into you fellas business, Charlie Munger said. "He has made $3 or $400 million in your business. And he's not very smart. He smoked a lot of pot as he coaxed trough Harvard with a gentleman's C. But he had one obsessive idea that global warming was a terrible thing and he would protect the world from it," he explained. [Note: Gentleman's C is defined by Urban Dictionary as "A grade given to a student (traditionally with wealthy parents) instead of a failing grade."]
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: "Sec. Perry goes against the supposed consensus of scientists, it was not outlandish, it wasn’t a denial of a known fact. It was a valid opinion on an uncertain area of science. AMS, me thinks thou doth protest too much...The truth is, no one knows just how much of recent warming was human-caused, including those thousands of 'independent' scientists. They pin the blame on CO2 partly because that’s all they can think of, and we still don’t understand natural sources of climate change."
"Why did AMS stick up for 'consensus': 'All of the scientific institutions are going to jump on the bandwagon, with politically savvy committees agreeing with each other; they are in effect being paid by the government to agree with the consensus through billions of dollars in grants and contracts. If there is no global warming crisis, there would be little congressional funding to study it, and thousands of climate-dependent careers (including mine) simply wouldn’t exist. That money also trickles down to the AMS, which is paid to hold scientific conferences, workshops, and publish the resulting research studies in scientific journals. They have a vested interest in the gravy train continuing."
Study seeks 'more complete and nuanced understanding of climate change denial' - The National Science Foundation is funding a doctoral dissertation on "climate change denial." - The research rests on the "socially organized denial" theory, which claims people do not act on climate change fears because of "social norms" that "avoid uncomfortable feelings."
MIT climate scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen on believing the UN pacts can save the planet: 'These efforts are returning us to the Middle Ages when people liked to do symbolic gestures to persuade God to look at us more mercifully. It is an irrational issue, except from the viewpoint of the people who make profit out of it.'
Trump on Ivanka's climate views: [Princeton U. Pysicist Dr. Bill [Happer] was mentioning that he was discussing this issue with Trump and Trump was saying: 'You must understand that my daughter is young and doesn't understand the issue yet. Who knows how these things will evolve...'
'Since 1988, the latter has been tens of billions of dollars, an amount so large that the climate science has basically been unable to absorb it so far. The field is relatively small and the tens of billions are going almost exclusively to support a pre-determined paradigm.'
'When this whole construct collapses sometime in the future and the fight against global warming will be moved to the dumping ground of history, people will marvel at a remarkable story showing how it was possible to make the whole of mankind hysterical without any proper arguments. And how vulnerable science may become when it is exposed to such hysteria.'
'But when you continuously increase the research funds, and on top of that, you develop the research on the impacts of the so-called climate change, you may study e.g. cockroaches and still be incorporated to the industry of climatology once you publish studies about the cockroaches' prospects in the globally warming world. If 90% of the research funding for the climate were slashed, the discipline would actually benefit.'
The Trump administration has proposed eliminating nearly $1.6 billion in international programs aimed at promoting green energy and fighting global warming...The White House said this proposal is in line with President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to “cease payments to the United Nations’ climate change programs.” The budget “fulfills that pledge,” according to budget documents. The Obama administration gave nearly $1 billion to the GCF in 2016. The Trump administration proposed eliminating that funding, along with zeroing out funding for three other climate programs.