Adelaide news Feburary 1, 1933: 'Climate Never Changes' - The Commonwealth Meteorologist (Mr. Watt) smiles when he is asked about what is wrong with tthe weather, because all the records show that it is normal. "There has been no appreciable climatic change anywhere since the dawn of history," said Mr. Watt today. When people compare the present with the past, they remember only the abnormal. The ordinary is forgotten. The belief that climate is changing is only an error of memory."
Hoerling: 'We can also say with high confidence that no appreciable trend toward either wetter or drier conditions has been observed for statewide average precipitation since 1895' -- 'At present, the scientific evidence does not support an argument that the drought there is appreciably linked to human-induced climate change...In short, the drought gripping California has been observed before. And it has occurred principally because of a lack of rain, not principally because of warmer temperatures...the scientific evidence does not support an argument that human-induced climate change has played any appreciable role in the current California drought.' -- 'The 2012 report on extreme events by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change examined the evidence for regional changes in soil moisture since 1950, and made the following assessment for western North America: 'No overall or slight decrease in dryness since 1950; large variability; large drought of the 1930s dominates.'
Christiana Figueres: 'Meanwhile warmer beaches are affecting hatching patterns of marine turtles: cool beaches produce predominantly male hatchlings while warm beaches produce mostly females. So scientists are seeing the feminizing of the of marine turtle populations which will have an impact of reproduction and possibly the survival of several species already stressed by loss of habitats and entanglement in fishing nets.'
'The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the UK’s Royal Society: 'The current CO2-induced warming of Earth is therefore essentially irreversible on human timescales.' - 'Even if emissions of greenhouse gases were to suddenly stop, Earth’s surface temperature would not cool and return to the level in the pre-industrial era for thousands of years,' according to the joint publication. Global surface temperatures would stay elevated for a thousand years and sea levels would continue to rise for centuries — even after temperatures stopped rising.''
'At a talk this week on 'Condoms and Climate' given at the Commonwealth Club of California, leading author Alan Weisman and University of California, Berkeley Dr. Malcom Potts advocated for family planning as a means of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. In Potts’ opinion, family planning is the most cost-effective way to reduce carbon'
'Having failed to stem carbon emissions in rich countries or in rapidly industrialising ones, policy makers have focused their attention on the only remaining target: poor countries that do not emit much carbon to begin with...Obama administration 'imposed a cap on emissions from energy projects of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a US federal agency that finances international development. Other institutions of the rich world that have decided to limit support for fossil fuel energy projects include the World Bank and the European Investment Bank. Such decisions have painful consequences. A recent report from the non-profit Center for Global Development estimates that $10bn invested in renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa could provide electricity for 30m people. If the same amount of money went into gas-fired generation, it would supply about 90m people – three times as many'