Venezuela has the world’s largest proven oil reserves. It's out of gasoline. "Chávez held power from 1999 to 2013, when he died of cancer. He dubbed his policy agenda "socialism of the 21st century." It turned one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America into the site of a humanitarian crisis. Chávez rewrote the constitution, clamped down on the freedom of the press, nationalized over a thousand private companies, and destroyed the national currency through hyperinflation. Chávez sought control of the nation's oil wealth to fund his political ambitions..."
RSS Confirm 2016 Is Tied With 1998 As Warmest Year
As Roy Spencer has pointed out, the margin of error is 0.1C, so statistically 2016 is tied with 1998 as the warmest year in the satellite record. The fact that there has been no warming for the last 18 years is a massive blow to the credibility of climate science.
'The Pause lengthens yet again. One-third of Man’s entire influence on climate since the Industrial Revolution has occurred since February 1997. Yet the 225 months since then show no global warming at all. With this month’s RSS (Remote Sensing Systems satellite) temperature record, the Pause beats last month’s record and now stands at 18 years 9 months.'
'For 222 months, since December 1996, there has been no global warming at all. This month’s RSS temperature...passes another six-month milestone, and establishes a new record length for the Pause: 18 years 6 months.'