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President Trump intends to nominate an extreme-weather expert as his first science and tech director – Bad news John Holdren likes this guy President Trump intends to nominate an extreme-weather expert as his first science and tech director By Tony Romm July 31, 2018 at 5:51 PM President Trump speaks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on July 30. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President […]

Take a bow! John Sununu & Rush Limbaugh blamed for the failure of the U.S. ‘to act on climate change decades ago’

Why U.S. lawmakers failed to act on climate change decades ago Transcript excerpt: HARI SREENIVASAN: So why did we fail? What was it that created that paralysis that we’re so familiar with today? NATHANIEL RICH: Well, there’s sort of a simple political answer, a very narrow answer I suppose you could make which is that in […]

STUDY: CLIMATE CHANGE LEADING TO MORE FLOWERY FORESTS – Rising CO2 leads to ‘multidecade increase in overall flower production’ ScienceDaily New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. FSU researchers studying the rich tropical forests of Panama’s Barro Colorado Island found that climbing rates of carbon dioxide have set the stage for a multidecade increase […]

A Geological Perspective of Wildfires: ‘Global biomass burning during past century has been lower than at any time in past 2000 years’ Guest essay by David Middleton Introduction This post was inspired by Anthony Watts’ recent post about wildfires and their unwillingness to cooperate with the Gorebal Warming narrative. If the “climate” was warming faster or sea level was rising faster “than at any time in the past 2000 years,” it would be front page material (they aren’t, see […]

Washington Monthly mag blames Rush Limbaugh for climate skepticism: ‘Limbaugh convinced the GOP base that climate change was a hoax’ by D.R. Tucker July 29, 2018 Who could have realized how much damage he was capable of doing back then? Who could have imagined that one individual could contaminate American politics to the extent he did? I’m not talking about Vladimir Putin. I’m talking about another right-wing hero who effectively sabotaged our democracy. This Wednesday, […]

‘Climate hysteria wanes’: ‘The public has caught on and it’s burned out’  July 27, 2018 11:45 am Lyrics by Irvin Berlin, “We’re having a heat wave/A tropical heat wave …” are apropos today as much of the nation, particularly the Southwest, is sweltering under temperatures well above 100º in some areas. Mr. Berlin composed the words in 1933 for his musical “As Thousands Cheer.” The words […]

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes fuels outcry by describing climate change as ‘ratings killer’

  Chris Hayes of MSNBC is seen in an undated photo provided by MSNBC. (AP Photo/MSNBC) ** FILE ** more > By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Thursday, July 26, 2018 MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes’ admission that climate change is a “ratings killer” has infuriated environmentalists who accused the liberal network of being more concerned about its […]

2018 Global Weather-Related Disaster Losses At Record Low (So Far)

[Also see: New best-selling skeptical book: “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change”] 2018 Global Weather-Related Disaster Losses At Record Low (So Far) Through seven months of 2018 weather-related disaster losses as proportion of global GDP are at a record low. You guys realize how lucky we’ve been in 2018? Extreme weather expert Dr. Roger […]