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As Obama heats up rhetoric & executive actions about ‘global warming’, the Earth has been COOLING since 2002 – Climate Depot Reaction to Obama’s Climate Plan

Statement by Climate Depot’s Marc Morano: “President Obama is still parading his ignorance on climate science, linking bad weather to “global warming”, claiming a mythical 97% consensus, and implying that his executive actions can alter the globe’s temperature and lessen extreme weather events. The President has descended into the realm of medieval witchcraft by claiming he can combat global temperature rises and weather patterns through administrative action. Let the battle begin.”

Watch Now: Skeptic Chris Horner on Obama’s climate plan: ‘Nothing Obama is proposing would detectably impact the climate according to anybody’

UN IPCC Lead Author Dissents over Obama calling CO2 ‘pollution’: ‘Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, not now, not here, not to us’Dr. Tol: ‘According to this branch of the US gov’t, CO2 in the human body is not dangerous (but lack of CO2 is)‘ — Tol: ‘CO2 concentrations in the human lung reach 37,000 ppmv’ — ‘CO2 concentrations of 100,000 ppmv are immediately dangerous to life.  Atmospheric concentration is about 400 ppmv’

Obama Dresses CO2 in a Big Bad Wolf Costume: The term ‘carbon pollution’ is used a further 13 times. – The term ‘carbon pollution’ is one of the most odious slogans ever dreamed up by environmentalists. If the president has now officially adopted it, our opinion of him cannot remain the same. As any high school student knows, carbon is represented by a C on the periodic table. We are carbon-based life forms; carbon is within us and all around us. Anti-global-warming activists are, in fact, concerned about something else – carbon dioxide. Comprised of one molecule of carbon and two molecules of oxygen (a separate and distinct element on the periodic table)’

Obama: ‘I will lead the world in a coordinated assault on a changing climate’

Oh My! 2010 tied for ‘hottest’ year?! Relax, it is ‘purely a political statement’ — Even NASA’s Hansen admits it is ‘not particularly important’ — Prof. mocks ‘hottest decade’ claim as ‘a joke’ — ‘Claims based on year-to-year temperature data that differs by only a few HUNDREDTHS of a degree’

Obama cites 97% Nonsensus; Claims some skeptics have become warmists

Analysis: The President’s Climate Action Plan – the good, the bad, and the ugly: ‘Multiple citations of the crazy idea that carbon dioxide is ‘carbon pollution’

Flashback 2007: Obama claimed CO2 ‘threatens our very existence’; & claimed that ‘no business will be allowed to emit any greenhouses gases for free’

Obama’s real energy agenda: Flashback 1975: Obama Science Czar John Holdren Says Real Threat to USA Is Cheap Energy: ‘The threatened far more by the hazards of too much energy, too soon, than by the hazards of too little energy, too late.’

WH Climate Adviser Daniel P. Schrag: ‘A War on Coal Is Exactly What’s Needed’

Flashback 2006: Schrag slams Marc Morano after his appearance at Senate climate hearing: ‘I later learned that Inhofe’s communications director, Marc Morano, was a key figure in publicizing the swift boat veterans’ attack on John Kerry in 2004. Morano, it seems, is still up to his old tricks, twisting the facts to support his boss’s outrageous claims.’

Wash Post’s Juliet Eilperin: ‘Is Obama waging a war on coal? Pretty much. Read my analysis

Networks Fail to Mention ‘Lull’ in Warming in All 92 Climate Change Stories

Warmists upset: ‘Cable news virtually ignores Obama’s major climate speech: MSNBC: 41 seconds; FOX News: &<5 minutes; CNN: &<9 minutes’

Flashback: Scientists refuse to remain quiet after being called ‘flat-Earthers’ ‘After reading [UN IPCC chairman] Pachauri’s asinine comment [comparing skeptics to] Flat Earthers, it’s hard to remain quiet.” – Climate statistician Dr. William M. Briggs, who specializes in the statistics of forecast evaluation, serves on the American Meteorological Society’s Probability and Statistics Committee and is an Associate Editor of Monthly Weather Review.

More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore

The UN and the U.S. Congress do not have the power to legislate, tax or regulate the weather. See: Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘The idea that Congress can stop climate change is just hilarious’ – Warns of ‘climate change cult’ – July 8, 2009 – Prominent scientists continue to challenge the alleged “consensus.” See: Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Who Endorsed Obama Dissents! Dr. Ivar Giaever Resigns from American Physical Society Over Group’s Promotion of Man-Made Global Warming

The global warming movement continues to lose scientists, many formerly with the UN IPCC. See: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore — See: Top Swedish Climate Scientist Says Warming Not Noticeable: ‘The warming we have had last a 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all’ – Award-Winning Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, formerly of UN IPCC: ‘We Are Creating Great Anxiety Without It Being Justified’

‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock reverses himself: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change & so was Gore! ‘The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago’       

German Meteorologist reverses belief in man-made global warming: Now calls idea that CO2 Can Regulate Climate ‘Sheer Absurdity’ — ‘Ten years ago I simply parroted what the IPCC told us’

In February 2013, global warming activists were stunned by the retreat of one of their former UN scientists. Top Swedish Climate Scientist Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, formerly of the UN IPCC, declared CO2”s “heating effect is logarithmic: the higher the concentration is, the smaller the effect of a further increase.”  Bengtsson noted that global warming would not even be noticeable without modern instruments. “The warming we have had last a 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all’ — Award-Winning Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, formerly of UN IPCC: ‘We Are Creating Great Anxiety Without It Being Justified…there are no indications that the warming is so severe that we need to panic…The warming we have had the last a 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have had meteorologists and climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all.”

2013 Global Warming Update: ‘Temps have been below normal in 75% of US — Tornadoes have been below normal — Forest fires have been at a record lows — No global warming for over 17 years’ — ‘The permanent corn belt drought is over — Arctic ice is very close to normal — Antarctic ice is above normal — Arctic temperatures are at  a record low for this time of year — Longest period since the Civil War without a major hurricane landfall in the U.S .– Despite the fact that there is zero evidence supporting their position, our apocalyptic friends continue to ramp up the BS – with full support from the White House.’

Obama: ‘Dial testing’ of his State of the Union speech showed that the favorability ratings ‘plummeted’ when he vowed to act on climate change if Congress refused to do so — Wash Post excerpt: ‘Obama expressed concerns about the political pain involved, saying that ‘dial testing’ of his State of the Union speech showed that the favorability ratings ‘plummeted’ when he vowed to act on climate change if Congress refused to do so.’

Flashback: Obama fails climate science in his State of the Union address — Climate Depot’s point-by-point rebuttal to the President’s global warming claims: ‘Mr. President, acts of Congress, the UN or the EPA cannot alter storms or weather patterns’

Obama repeats fallacy of 97% consensus: Background on the fallacy of the new 97% ‘Consensus’ study:

Warmist Dana Nuccitelli Refuses Reality: UN IPCC Lead Author Dr. Richard Tol Calls John Cook’s ‘Consensus’ Survey ‘Silly Idea…Poorly Implemented’

UN IPCC Lead Author Richard Tol on Cook’s 97% Consensus study: ‘Cook survey included 10 of my 122 eligible papers. 5/10 were rated incorrectly. 4/5 were rated as endorse rather than neutral’

Retraction Watch: Warmist John Cook’s 97% consensus study falsely classifies scientists’ papers according to the scientists that published them — ‘When asked about the categorizations of Cook et al, – ‘It would be incorrect to claim that our paper was an endorsement of CO2-induced global warming’

Popular 97% Study Falsely Classifies Scientists’ Papers, “It would be incorrect to claim that our paper was an endorsement of CO2-induced global warming”: ‘Their responses are eye opening and evidence that the Cook et al. (2013) team falsely classified scientists’ papers as ‘endorsing AGW’, apparently believing to know more about the papers than their authors’

‘The 97% consensus claim – a lie of epic proportions’ – Warmist John Cook’s study exposed

As Earth COOLS, Obama in Berlin vows U.S. ‘will do more…before it is too late’ to battle global warming: Warns of ‘more severe storms, more famine & floods, new waves of refugees, coastlines that vanish, oceans that rise’ — Obama: ‘Peace with justice means refusing to condemn our children to a harsher, less hospitable planet…For the grim alternative affects all nations. More severe storms, more famine and floods, new waves of refugees, coastlines that vanish, oceans that rise.’

Bjorn Lomborg: ‘Obama should confront climate change fantasies’ — Lomborg: Obama claim: ‘Renewables are a major part of the solution today’. No, they are almost trivial. Today, the world gets 81% of its energy from fossil fuels – by 2035, in the most green scenario, we will still get 79% from fossil fuels. Wind and solar will increase from 0.8% to 3.2% — impressive, but not what is going to matter.

Obama: ‘Biofuels should play a major part of the solution.’  No. For now, biofuels simply diverts food into cars, driving up food prices and starvation, while clearing forests for new fields emit more CO2 than biofuels save.

Obama: Efficiency can cut emissions. No. While efficiency is good, studies show it has little climate impact, because its savings gets eaten up by more use. As your car gets more efficient, you drive it further, and the money you still save get used for other carbon-emitting activities.

Delingpole: Obama drives green dagger into the heart of the American dream

Global Warming: There’s Nothing To Fight Against: Hysteria: ‘The science of climate change is screaming at us for action,’ Sec of State John Kerry said over the weekend. Yes, we hear screams, but not from science. They’re from the alarmist movement dying’

Can Obama Restore A Safe Tornado-Free Climate?

OSFC Rapid Response on Obama’s Keystone XL Announcement Not To Approve Keystone XL Unless Determined First It Will Not Lead to net Increase of GHG Emissions

Obama Can’t Control The IRS Or The DOJ, But He Can Control Global Sea Level

As fossil-fueled planes continually roar overhead, Obama suggests that if you don’t believe that CO2 causes bad weather, you’re a flat-earther

Obama’s Climate Speech: Pre-Game Commentary — ‘Renewable energy is costly, intermittent, and unreliable. If it weren’t a bad buy for consumers, Congress would not need to subsidize it (in perpetuity – if President Obama gets his wish), nor would 30 states and the District of Columbia need to mandate it.’

Analysis: EPA climate fiats threaten the U.S. standard of living — ‘The EPA is already devising oppressive new rules to control carbon dioxide emissions, by regulating thousands of facilities that use hydrocarbon energy — and ultimately, almost everything Americans make, grow, ship, eat and do…This accumulation of anti-hydrocarbon restrictions and penalties is putting the agency in control of nearly every aspect of our lives. Fuel, compliance and business costs will soar. Companies will be forced to outsource work to other countries, reduce workforces, shift people to part-time status or close their doors. Poor and minority families will be unable to heat and cool their homes properly, pay their rent or mortgage, buy clothing and medicine, take vacations, pay their bills, give to charity, and save for college and retirement.’

Obama promises an end to cheap energy

Analysis: Obama’s Global Warming Plan Telegraphs His Desperation’ — ‘His poll numbers are plummeting, and his grand speech at the Brandenburg Gate last week had a 95% drop off in attendance. Russia and China are laughing at him over the NSA leaker. He’s under siege for abuse of power and McCarthy-style tactics to intimidate both the press and conservative groups.’ — ‘It will mean higher energy prices for most Americans. It will mean increasing the already outrageous costs of building power plants in the U.S. It will lead to the closure of certain coal-fired plants across the country.Of course whatever the plan, it has no hope of curbing Climate Change and it unquestionably will not lead to the short term job creation Americans need’

Analysis: The president plans to raise your power bill’ — ‘If you accept the science of global warming, then you accept the fact that the president’s unilateral action on climate change will have absolutely no effect in terms of adjusting the global thermostat to a temperature Obama finds desirable’ — ‘I hope GOP leaders in the House and Senate are able to force up-or-down votes on the president’s plan. Let’s see how many Democrats who will be facing voters in 16 months will be willing to sign on to his pointless, harmful crusade’

Analysis: Previewing President Obama’s Climate Change Speech — ‘What you won’t hear: Markets already incentivize Americans to be more energy efficient. Government mandates are inefficient and have unintended consequences.’

Obama urges let’s stop global warming — for the sake of our children! ‘We owe it to our kids to do something about climate change’

New Pew poll: ‘Americans are relatively unconcerned about global climate change’ — ‘Americans among the least concerned about this issue of the 39 publics surveyed’ — Pew Global Attitudes Project: ‘In contrast, Americans are relatively unconcerned about global climate change. Four-in-ten say this poses a major threat to their nation, making Americans among the least concerned about this issue of the 39 publics surveyed, along with people in China, Czech Republic, Jordan, Israel, Egypt and Pakistan.’

Pew Poll: Climate Change Viewed As Major Threat Around The World – Except In America

Analysis: Reality already raining on Obama’s climate announcement — ‘The fuse is longer than media coverage may suggest,’ Book said in a note to clients Monday. The entire process of rolling out new regs — and perhaps developing a tradable credit system for utilities to comply — could take years.’

Obama’s climate plans to be decided by courts: The Financial Times reports: ‘Business groups have already signalled they intend to fight against new emissions regulations. ‘We don’t think that the Clean Air Act is the right way to do this. Climate policy should be decided by Congress, and in co-operation with other nations’

Some climate activists not expecting much from Obama: ‘But other climate advocates are more skeptical about Obama’s timing and overall intention. One said that the administration has already delayed the rules for both new and existing power plants, both of which have been promised by EPA. This advocate, who asked not to be named, believes the president is trying to please his base before approving, potentially, the Keystone XL pipeline, which is detested by many environmentalists. The advocate is also concerned that Obama might not fulfill the promises he announces tomorrow.’

Analysis: Obama’s Climate Plans Face Years-Long Fight: ‘Will unleash a yearslong battle that has little assurance of being resolved during his time in office’ — ‘The president has called climate change a “legacy issue,” and his speech may head off a backlash from environmentalists should his administration approve the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.’ 
Gore excited about Obama’s climate speech: ‘Looking forward to tomorrow’s speech by President Obama. We must not delay, there is too much at stake’

Obama climate plan an albatross for 2014 Democrat candidates

White House deletes factual tweet by climate skeptic — New York Times journalist Andrew Revkin calls action ‘disturbing’ — questions claims of an ‘open society’

White House deletes factual Tweet about presidential hurricanes

Obama climate plan likely dooms nomination of Gina McCarthy for EPA chief: ‘It absolutely paints a bigger target on her back’

Dem Senator Whitehouse: Obama climate rules a ‘game-changer’ for carbon tax proposal — ‘Could create traction for carbon tax proposals’

AP: Obama says he’ll unveil climate plan in Tuesday speech ‘for the sake of our children’

Right after his global warming talk next Tuesday, Obama will be flying to Africa with hundreds of Secret Service agents and 56 support vehicles including 14 limousines and three trucks

Dem Senator Vows to Fight Obama Climate Regs & ‘Republicans quickly pledged to use Obama’s climate plan as a political weapon against Senate Democrats who may be vulnerable in 2014′ — ‘Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), whose state is a major coal producer, has strongly criticized EPA climate regulations. He said in an interview Thursday that regulating power plants is shortsighted, especially in the absence of such requirements in emerging nations including China, which is the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter. ‘Why do you want to penalize and beat the living the daylights out of America and American taxpayers, and American ratepayers? It is just wrong, it is shortsighted and wrong, and I will fight it until the end,’ Mancin said. He said EPA wants to impose standards “that can’t be met” with today’s technology.’

‘Obama to take sweeping action on climate’: ‘Plans to use executive powers to address climate change’

Obama to announce Tuesday he will regulate existing power plants as part of climate strategy — ‘Obama will couch the effort not only in terms of the nation’s domestic priorities, but as a way to meet the administration’s international pledge to reduce the country’s greenhouse-gas emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels.’

New Report: ‘Extreme Weather Report 2012′: ‘Latest peer-reviewed studies, data & analyses undermine claims that current weather is ‘unprecedented’ or a ‘new normal’