Foreign Affairs Mag: 'The Problem With Climate Catastrophizing - The Case for Calm' (Written by Oren Cass)
Climate researchers and activists, according to a 2015 Esquire feature, “When the End of Human Civilization is Your Day Job,” suffer from depression and PTSD-like symptoms.
The Washington Post offers “the 7 psychological reasons that are stopping us from acting on climate change.”
'Catastrophism can also lead to the trampling of democratic norms. It has produced calls for the investigation and prosecution of dissenters and disregard for constitutional limitations on government power.'
'And yet, such catastrophizing is not justified by the science or economics of climate change. Working with a catastrophic mindset and a century-long timeline, one can construct an apocalyptic scenario from almost any problem.'
The Hill: The White House on Thursday defended a proposal to slash federal funding for climate change programs, calling it “a waste of your money.” “I think the president was fairly straightforward on that: We’re not spending money on that anymore,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said at a White House briefing on Thursday. “We consider that to be a waste of your money to go out and do that. We consider that a basic tie to his campaign.”
Climate Depot's Marc Morano: 'This is a day of joy in Washington DC! Finally, an administration who respects science and cost benefit analysis! The days of spending endless federal dollars on 'global warming' programs may be ending! Trump may go down in history as the man who slayed the 'climate change' financial racket.'
To Cut' Climate Money', First GOP Must Find Where Obama Stashed It
'Obama aides spread money across the government to elude cuts'
Goal was to make 'programs hard to disentangle'
Obama 'integrated climate programs into everything the federal government did'
Bloomberg News Features Climate Depot: "The Trump Administration needs to defund the entire apparatus of the climate change federal funding gravy train," said Marc Morano, a former Republican staffer for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. "In order to dismantle the climate establishment, agencies and programs throughout the federal government need to be targeted."
"The climate funding has spread to almost every aspect of the federal government with sometimes wacky results," said Morano, who doubts global warming and runs the website climatedepot.com. He cited one example of a Department of Transportation query about the link between climate change and fatal car crashes.
Decline in ice cover due to 'random' and 'chaotic' natural changes in air currents
Natural variations in the Arctic climate ‘may be responsible for about 30–50 percent of the overall decline in September sea ice since 1979,’ the U.S.-based team of scientists wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change. Sea ice hit a record low in September 2012 – late summer in the Arctic – in satellite records dating back to 1979, and declines by around 13 per cent each year.
Lead author Qinghua Ding, of the University of California, Santa Barbara, said: ‘If this natural mode would stop or reverse in the near future, we would see a slow-down of the recent fast melting trend, or even a recovery of sea ice.
Lindzen: Since MIT’s administration has made the climate issue a major focus for the Institute, with (MIT's) PAOC playing a central role, it is not surprising that the department would object to any de-emphasis. But the PAOC letter shows very clearly the wisdom of James Madison’s admonition, in the Federalist, 10:
“No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity. With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time.”
For far too long, one body of men, establishment climate scientists, has been permitted to be judges and parties on what the “risks to the Earth system associated with increasing levels of carbon dioxide” really are.
Bjorn Lomborg: The debate about the UN Paris Agreement is “about identity politics. It’s about feeling good… but the climate doesn’t care about how you feel."
“If everyone does all they promised -- and remember the track record ain't that good -- but if everyone does all they promised and do it all the way through the century, we'll reduce temperatures by end of the century by 0.3 degrees Fahrenheit. You won't be able to measure it in a one hundred years. Yet the costs will be somewhere between $1 trillion and $2 trillion a year. Paying $100 trillion for no good is not a good deal."
"The reason why we emit CO2 -- remember, we don't do it to annoy Al Gore -- we do it because it powers everything we like about civilization. So we want permanent and good and cheap energy. Right now we get that from fossil fuels. If we are going to get it from some other source, we need that to be much much cheaper."
75% Of Total Modern Glacier Melt Occurred Before 1950: “[T]he retreat of the glaciers after about 1925 became rapid. It was almost entirely during the [pre-1950] twentieth century warming that the Alpine glaciers disappeared from the valley floors up into the mountains. Similarly great retreats occurred in Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland, in the Americas, and on high mountains near the equator.” — H.H. Lamb Climate, History, and the Modern World (1982), pg. 248
A new scientific paper indicates that the pronounced warming that occurred during the years stretching from the 1920s to the 1940s melted Northern Iceland glaciers much more extensively and at a far more rapid pace than has been observed in recent decades.
It is a violation of U.S. government policy to rely on the altered "scientific" reports of the UN IPCC.
Greenpeace Co-Founder turned climate skeptic Dr. Patrick Moore commented on the below report: This is the "perfect reason for the US to abandon the UN Paris climate 'agreement'".
Climate policy expert Donna Laframboise: U.S. government rules "in no uncertain terms, repudiate the process by which UN climate reports are produced. The US government says political tampering with scientific findings is a violation of scientific integrity.
IPCC reports are extensively tampered with by political officials.
IPCC reports therefore lack scientific integrity.
People who rely on IPCC reports are basing their decisions on documents that have no scientific integrity.