Big Hollywood Funded Prof. Michael Oppenheimer: "I have been attacked plenty, but we are all...People who want to disagree with me, they will say things like I worked for EDF (Environmental Defense Fund)...Barbra Streisand, once gave EDF a few hundred thousand to support my work, and then it's like so what?"
Reality Check: Sen. Inhofe's assertions are correct and backed by evidence. Streisand admitted key climate role and gave at least a quarter of a million dollars to fund the climate activism of a lead author of the UN IPCC.
Scientist to the Hollywood Stars: UN IPCC Lead Author Michael Oppenheimer 'was the holder of the 'Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies' at Environmental Defense Fund'
Streisand: 'My Foundation started supporting climate change work in 1989, when I donated a quarter of a million dollars to support the work of environmental scientist Dr. Michael Oppenheimer at EDF. Since then, I, and others have spent countless millions on this issue.'
Reality Check: Sen. Inhofe is exactly correct. Streisand is part of global warming activism. Barbra Steisand funded lead author UN IPCC scientist Dr. Michael Oppenheimer while he was at Environmental Defense Fund. Streisand has been a key player in climate change activism.
Borenstein: In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed, not just the climate. It's gotten hotter, more polluted with heat-trapping gases, more crowded and just downright wilder. Global temperature: up six-tenths of a degree. Population: up 1.7 billion people. Sea level: up 3 inches. U.S. extreme weather: up 30 percent. Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica: down 4.9 trillion tons of ice. "Simply put, we are rapidly remaking the planet and beginning to suffer the consequences," says Michael Oppenheimer, of Princeton University. Diplomats from more than 190 nations opened talks Monday at a United Nations global warming conference in Lima, Peru, to pave the way for an international treaty they hope to forge next year.
Climate Depot's Morano comment: 'AP's Borenstein can be trusted to shill for UN's climate summit in Lima Peru, which I will be attending and speaking at. Borenstein relies on Michael Oppenheimer (who is the UN scientists on the payroll of Hollywood stars) and Climategate's Michael Mann. Borenstein ignores tide gauges on sea level showing deceleration of sea level rise and ignores satellite temperatures which show the Earth in an 18 year 'pause' or 'standstill' of global warming. Borenstein tortures data in order to claim more weather extremes. We are currently at or near historic lows in tornadoes and hurricanes. Even droughts are on long term declines and floods show no trend. We know not to expect more from Borenstein.' See: ‘Long sad history of AP reporter Seth Borenstein’s woeful global warming reporting’