Morano: "What is unique about President Trump is that -- unlike a President Romney would have done, or unlike a President McCain would have done -- unlike a President George W. Bush did -- unlike a President George H.W. Bush did -- unlike a President Dole would have done -- and I am giving you all the names of GOP nominees and presidents -- none of them would have come close to what President Trump has done in the first two months been in office. He is standing up to the media. Calling the news 'fake news' to their face. No other Republican would have done that. I dare say Ronald Reagan would not have gone that far."
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.'
Patients should be prepared for future meetings with their doctors to include discussions of global warming.
Under a political advocacy campaign launched Wednesday, a coalition of physician groups will tell the public that their health is threatened by catastrophic man-made global warming, also called climate change. Participating doctors will also urge government action to reduce the damage believed to be caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases.
"Here's the message from America's doctors on climate change: it's not only happening in the Arctic Circle, it's happening here,” Sarfaty said in the press release. “It's not only a problem for us in 2100, it's a problem now. And it's not only hurting polar bears, it's hurting us.”
Sarfaty has made numerous contributions to Democratic candidates, including former president Barack Obama, 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, according to the Federal Election Commission’s website. The consortium is run by The George Mason University Program on Climate & Health.
"Out of extreme caution we decided to stick with higher amounts," Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the Weather Prediction Center in suburban Maryland, told The Associated Press.
Carbin said a last-minute change downgrading snowfall totals might have given people the wrong message that the storm was no longer a threat....Dramatically changing forecasts in what meteorologists call "the windshield wiper effect" only hurts the public, said Bob Henson, a meteorologist for the private Weather Underground.
EPA chief Scott Pruitt: "I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see ," he told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
Pruitt also called the Paris Agreement, an international accord aimed at mitigating the impacts of climate change, "a bad deal." He said it puts the United States on a different playing field than developing countries like China and India.
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."
Warmist group in Africa calls for devastation for Africa?! 'Man made induced climate changes are escalating frequent and intense weather events. With an escalating climate crisis and more devastating damages, it’s time for Africa to reject the current development model based on fossil fuels and rapidly transition towards a decentralised renewable energy system which can not only respond to the growing energy needs, but also integrate community resilience to climate change.'