There are too many tall people, Liao says. Solution? Reduce height via “preimplantation genetic diagnosis.” How? “It would simply involve rethinking the criteria for selecting which embryos to implant.” Implanting embryos? Say, isn’t that the brave new idea Aldous Huxley had? I wonder which government bureaucracy would certify embryos.
Bloomberg: 'The poll suggests that a significant number of Americans remain skeptical about global warming. Of those surveyed, 31 percent said they agreed with the statement that “climate change is a total hoax.” That compares to 65 percent who disagreed.'
Mike Shellenberger, the President Breakthrough Institute, and a man who Time Magazine called 'Hero of the Environment': 'The picture painted of Exxon seeking out & funding "climate change deniers" to mislead public & prevent climate policy is false.'
'The picture painted by @insideclimate is that Exxon was paying people to lie about climate while acknowledging it privately...In reality, Exxon funded conservative think tanks that were mostly *not* "climate deniers" — & in many cases advocate climate policy!'
But it was always obvious from looking at who Exxon funded that vanishingly few people were "climate change deniers." A vast Exxon conspiracy to deceive public about climate turns out to be... a lukewarmish NYT ad & sunspots research.'
'Even if all $2M Exxon spent was on "deniers" — & it mostly wasn't — drop in bucket compared to green $$'
Warmist scientists including UN IPCC Lead Author Kevin Trenberth to Obama: 'We appreciate that you are making aggressive and imaginative use of the limited tools available to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress. One additional tool – recently proposed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse – is a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change. We strongly endorse Senator Whitehouse’s call for a RICO investigation.'
Via Politico: 'Twenty climate scientists called for RICO investigation in a letter to Obama and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The scientists argue that the systemic efforts to prevent the public from understanding climate change resembles the investigation undertaken against tobacco. They draw inspiration from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse who said on the Senate floor that there might be a similar conspiracy here, and a civil trial could provide the tools of discovery needed to find out.'
Yale History Professor Timothy Snyder: 'Hitler spread ecological panic by claiming that only land would bring Germany security and by denying the science that promised alternatives to war. By polluting the atmosphere with greenhouse gases, the United States has done more than any other nation to bring about the next ecological panic, yet it is the only country where climate science is still resisted by certain political and business elites. These deniers tend to present the empirical findings of scientists as a conspiracy and question the validity of science — an intellectual stance that is uncomfortably close to Hitler’s.'
'There’s evidence to suggest that the painfully memorable, two-decade era that brought some of the most intense hurricanes on record — and some the most active hurricane seasons — is coming to a close...Over the past two years we’ve seen incredibly low hurricane activity, and the 2015 season is running at just 50 percent of normal to-date.'
Data from the EPA’s National Emissions Inventory Air Pollutant Emissions Trends Data collected over decades shows a vast improvement in air quality since the 1970s. Measures of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, small particulate matter (PM2.5), volatile organic compounds, and ammonia have all declined over the past decades — and that’s with a growing U.S. population along the way. Additionally, CO2 emissions are at their lowest levels in 20 years in the United States. And according to the Energy Information Administration, the carbon intensity of the U.S. economy has been decreasing steadily since the late 1940s.