Morano:'The pope appears to be jumping on the bandwagon just as the evidence to weaken on man-made global warming...On all of these metrics, the case is weakening.
Morano: It's one thing for the Pope to have a scientific view that people can disagree on, but it's completely another thing to time an encyclical and tie it in with a UN global warming treaty. The confusion is going to be Catholic Americans will ask themselves: 'Hey do i have to support a UN political treaty on global warming? If I don't , am I not a good catholic?' It's sowing confusion. But on the other hand, only 2% of this encyclical appears to be on climate. There are lot of other issues in it. The people touting the Pope's view on climate are ignoring all of the other issues, life issues, overpopulation, that the Pope is against. The media loves it because he sounds a lot like Al Gore in this encyclical.'
Morano selected excerpts: It's the first step to the death of a thousand cuts, and this is probably the first 200 or 300 blades being introduced by the federal government -- but it's not going to kill fracking now. This will impose a one size fits all federal government solution.
They are going after the foundation of fracking's success. Obama is already taking out coal, they've stopped keystone pipeline, they are preventing oil drilling in places like Alaska. What's left? Fracking. Solar is .23% of our electricity (EIA 2013), wind power is barely over 4% and their implication is they will replace carbon based fuels with solar and wind.
Aired May 16, 2014 on Fox News Special Report with Bret Baier: 'Bengtsson has been a very prolific publisher and was considered one of the top scientists in the 'mainstream' climate community,' said Marc Morano, of the website ClimateDepot.com, which is devoted to questioning global warming.
Fox News: 'Bengtsson's view helps to illustrate the cavernous divide in this debate. Climate scientists who question the consensus often say they're demonized -- unable to publish, unable to find research funding. The scientific establishment presses on -- frustrated with anyone who, in their view,would impede saving the planet. The debate raises a question about whether consensus in science is even relevant. As the novelist and global warming skeptic Michael Crichton argued,"The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with consensus." The Bengtsson allegations recall a similar controversy in 2009, dubbed “Climategate,” when hundreds of emails were leaked, several of which raised questions about whether scientists were overstating the climate change case.'
Morano: 'This report issued today trivializes science. This is predetermined science...its sole purpose is to push Obama's political agenda.' - 'In a nutshell the report is very simply summed up this way: When current reality fails to alarm, make a bunch of scary predictions of the future and that's what they've done and of course the only way to save us from the dark future are climate policies, EPA regulations, and next year a UN treaty in Paris that is being pushed by Sec. of State John Kerry.
Fox News Channel - 'Your World' - Broadcast May 2, 2014: Marc Morano: ‘Smart meters’? ‘When you hear the phrase ‘smart’ put in there, it is a dumb way of saying centrally planned bean counters trying to regulate every aspect of our lives... It is going to raise a lot more revenue for the Government. This is symbolism -- but real economic pain especially for low income people.'
Ben Stein on Fox News panel: 'The climate change thing is such nonsense. Why not have an all-nighter about whether the Dead Sea Scrolls are authentic? This just nutty pandering to their most extreme nutty base.'