Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, compiled data from 1926-2017 showing that the acreage burned by U.S. wildfires has dropped fourfold since peaking in the 1930s, which was posted on the skeptics’ website Climate Depot.
“The destructive fires in California are not unexpected given the wet winter last year and resultant plant growth, followed by hot and dry weather since then in which the vegetation dried out,” University of Colorado Boulder meteorologist Roger A. Pielke Sr. said. “An important issue is the extent humans have deliberately or inadvertently started the fires,” Mr. Pielke said. “If these were not started by people (including sparks from power lines), how many fires would there have been naturally? Probably none.” “As to whether this is a ‘new normal,’ it is easy (and inaccurate) to blame climate change just from added CO₂,” said Mr. Pielke, “when in reality the reasons for the fires and the damage they are causing are more complex.”
The skeptics’ website Climate Depot challenged more than a dozen of the film’s assertions in an extensive fact-check, while climate blogger Joanne Nova accused Mr. Gore of relying on “cherry-picked extremes.” Mr. Gore, the former Democratic vice president, has not responded publicly to the criticism.
Morano on Fox: The creation of these parks was monumental abuse. President Trump is restoring sanity to these lands...He is returning the land to local communities, where Indian tribes can now have access to the land that was blocked to them. He is returning it to the people, and righting constitutional wrongs. No president has constitutional authority under the National Wilderness Act to -- by executive fiat -- create the national monuments, these monuments were created by bypassing of Congress. Now, Utah will be able to make these decisions and land is being restored and returned.
The exact opposite message was broadcast during the United Nations Climate Change Conference that wrapped up recently in Bonn. Conference attendee Marc Morano, publisher of the influential Climatedepot.com, said, “The U.N. climate summit was a bizarro world of condemnation for the use of fossil fuels while living in a dream world by calling for the world to immediately switch to alternative energy sources to avert an alleged climate crisis."
Morano: "I got hecklers here in the background. in the UN media center."
"I will point out senator Mike was actually educated at Harvard. Most of the judges during the Salem witch trial were also educated at Harvard when they were sentencing the women to death. So we've had incidences of this kind of silliness before that witches could control the weather. Now they think our SUVs control the weather. We have not advanced, sadly."
Warmist Mass. State Senator Mike Barrett: "Well Marc...I want to give you a lot of credit for your eloquence even on behalf of something that is wrong headed. You are a gifted communicator you're sending out a message that has zero credibility though across the world."
Morano: "The U.S. is leading the world by being opposed to the UN Paris agreement we are proudly standing alone. Goodbye Syria. Goodbye Nicaragua. The United States is doing it all alone. The way true leadership should be done."
Morano: The 97% -- you might get that result in a North Korean election -- but you're not getting that in the scientific community and that's been proven to be nonsense."
Morano: "Assuming the UN is correct, in other words, it's a massive redistribution of wealth, global governance, central planning, turning over sovereignty -- to achieve nothing in the climate -- if you believe the UN. And it's the most expensive treaty in history. I hope I said enough there."
Morano donned the uniform of a ship’s officer and welcomed “climate hustlers” of all kinds aboard Greenpeace’s “diesel-powered climate propaganda boat.” “Pandering politicians, green energy profiteers, power-hungry UN bureaucrats, and clueless climate activists, Greenpeace has a berth for you,” Marc said, “Welcome aboard!”
Greenpeace campaigners were none too happy to have CFACT at their boat. “You’ll have to leave and show us respect,” they said. “Respect?!” we laughed. “Last night Greenpeace occupied a German power plant,” we replied. "Greenpeace never respects anyone." Will you promise Greenpeace will be respectful to others from now on?” we inquired. This short circuited their wiring.
Greenpeace was not amused and called the police. But the climate skeptics were all finished and gone by the time any police arrived.