'Reporters have fundamentally misled readers on the facts of global-warming funding'... 'While the energy industry funds both sides of the climate debate, the government/foundation monies go only toward research that advances the warming regulatory agenda.'
Mann is typical of pro-warming scientists who have taken millions from government agencies. The federal government — which will gain unprecedented regulatory power if climate legislation is passed — has funded scientific research to the tune of $32.5 billion since 1989, according the Science and Public Policy Institute. That is an amount that dwarfs research contributions from oil companies and utilities, which have historically funded both sides of the debate.'
1. The Virginia AG demand for Mann’s communications was based on legitimate concern (in the wake of Climategate) about the credibility of Mann’s taxpayer-funded research.
2. The Rep. Grijalva/Sen. Ed Markey demand for records on Soon and other skeptics is an effort to embarrass Soon, other skeptics and their institutions over the private funding of their research – not the credibility of the research itself.
Two new studies published this week examine the origins of the“pause,” and, surprisingly, suggest that it may persist for years even in our notably warming world. The first study, published on Feb. 26 in the journal Science, looked into likely causes. “It appears as though internal variability has offset warming over the last 15 or so years,” ...
Chris D. Roberts and colleagues at the Met Office Hadley Center in Britain looked at the pause’s possible lifespan. Using a suite of climate models, they estimated that there is good chance, up to 25%, of it continuing until the end of the decade
Studies 'clearly demonstrating that there has been nothing unusual or unprecedented about the mean level of global warmth experienced over the past 18 years of no significant upward or downward trend.'