"The worrisome news for climate skeptics is that Bannon is gone," Marc Morano, a former staffer for Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and a prominent climate skeptic, said in an email. "It appears that Gary Cohn is trying to fill the vacuum on climate policy and that is not a good development for skeptics. Hopefully Pruitt and [Energy Secretary Rick] Perry will pick up the slack and keep the administration on the path to dismantling Obama's climate 'legacy.'"
"As long as the Endangerment Finding is in place, I fear that there is going to have to be some limited regulation of greenhouse gas emissions at least," Ebell said. "As long as the Endangerment Finding is in place, a future administration could quickly move to promulgate new regulations along the lines of the" Clean Power Plan.
"Worth remembering, @EPA is *required* to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants because of the (rock solid) CO2 endangerment finding," tweeted Gavin Schmidt, a climatologist and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Kids ‘Exploited’ - Marc Morano, executive director of Climate Depot, a project of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, says environmentalists’ use of children to enact climate policies they couldn’t get through legislation is just another underhanded tactic activists employ. “Climate activists could not convince Congress to pass cap-and-trade legislation, they could not persuade the American public to be afraid of ‘global warming,’ and they failed to get carbon taxes and UN climate treaties ratified, so they used [President Barack] Obama to bypass democracy and impose domestic climate policy through executive orders, Environmental Protection Agency regulations, and a UN climate pact [Paris Climate Agreement] without Senate ratification,” Morano said. “Now, Trump has undone the regulations and the UN pact, leaving climate activists clinging to the courts as their last gasp. “And what better way to use the courts than to exploit kids in a ridiculous lawsuit?” said Morano. “Using kids to fight the climate change battles is disgusting, but sadly expected. A child-based lawsuit brings in media, money, and attempts to prey on fears of ‘the children’s’ future ruined by ‘climate change.’”
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano said the heightened vitriol aimed at those who dispute the link between climate change and extreme weather events is a sign that the global warming narrative is losing steam with the public and policymakers.
“Activists have been frustrated with record number of polar bears, no acceleration of sea level, the Pause, no trends or declining trends in extreme weather and the public’s apathy,” said Mr. Morano, whose book “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change” is slated to be released in February.
“Trump has added to all of that, and we are now seeing them blow their gaskets in frustration,” he said.
E&E News: Steve Bannon's departure from the White House severed a line into President Trump's inner circle for climate skeptics, degrading their influence on thorny policies on energy and the environment. "Bannon was a key climate skeptic in the Administration pushing President Trump to keep his pledge to withdraw from the UN Paris climate pact. Bannon's voice overruled other members of the Administration," Marc Morano, who runs the website Climate Depot, said in an email. Bannon outmaneuvered high-profile advisers such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, Morano noted.
Morano said Bannon kept attuned to the populist grass-roots movement that backed Trump and has broadly questioned mainstream climate science. He added that Bannon was instrumental in keeping Trump focused on his campaign promise to nix the accord and that his "departure will leave a void at the White House that will likely be filled by someone more accommodating to the DC Establishment." "And that is bad news for climate skeptics," Morano said. "He will be missed."
Morano: "Bannon served as Trump's ear to the grass roots and helped him battle the inevitable forces of the Washington establishment that pressure every president to back away from campaign promises that DC insiders are uncomfortable with."
Bannon departure will leave a void at the White House that will likely be filled by someone more accommodating to the DC Establishment. And that is bad news for climate skeptics. He will be missed."
The sequel to 2006’s “An Inconvenient Truth” also fell from 15th to 18th in its second weekend of wide release on the box-office list, prompting critic Roger Friedman to declare that the film has been “a box office dud so far.”
Wash Times Features Climate Depot: Climate skeptics have gleefully chronicled the tepid audience reaction, arguing that it comes as evidence that the public remains leery of the catastrophic-climate scenarios peddled by the Democrat Gore. Climate Depot dubbed the film “a box office bomb,” while audiences on Rotten Tomatoes gave it a low 47 percent approval rating.
Watch: Morano on One America News TV: On 'Leaked' Federal Climate Report - One America News TV - 'Tipping Point' show - Broadcast August 11, 2017
"This is pre-determined science. If you are reading this report and you say: 'This sounds like a press release by environmental groups' -- that's because it is! The lead authors are activists with environmental group Union of Concerned Scientists."
"The government is paying our National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to come up with alarming report with a bunch of scary climate computer models. (NAS is almost entirely dependent on federal funding).
The lead authors of this report Donald Wuebbles and Katharine Hayhoe, have come out and said every storm is now impacted by global warming. It is a political report masquerading as science. We knew what it was going to say before it was issued and it has been available for months, it was not 'leaked.'"