The 'alleged consensus DOES NOT EXIST. In fact, there is a remarkable variability of opinions among specialists – climatologists, meteorologists, geologists, geophysicists, astrophysicists – many of whom recognize an important natural contribution to global warming observed from the pre-industrial period and even from the post-war period to today.'
House Democrats attack Morano: "It’s truly odd that @NatResources Republicans would invite Marc Morano to a serious hearing on the future of the planet. If this is who they listen to on policy, why should anyone take their arguments seriously? Or is extinction a joke to them?"
Jacobin Mag: "The fossil industry’s behavior constitutes a Crime Against Humanity in the classical sense: “a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack,” including murder and extermination. Unlike genocide, the UN clarifies, in the case of crimes against humanity, it is not necessary to prove that there is an overall specific intent. It suffices for there to be a simple intent to commit any of the acts listed…The perpetrator must also act with knowledge of the attack against the civilian population and that his/her action is part of that attack."
On climate, the precedent set in Nuremberg offers other lessons as well. It’s hard to think of a problem more widely attributed to “abstract entities” than global warming, allegedly the product of some unquenchable, ubiquitous human thirst for new stuff. That old Pogo cartoon still holds sway in the popular imagination: “We have met the enemy and he is us."
Professor Guus Berkhout of the new international climate institute in the Netherlands.: 'In the last 20 years the CO2 increase has thundered on, but the observed temperature does not show any increase anymore. That is an important indication that there must be much more going on than CO2 warming.'
As a geophysicist, I warn that it is highly unlikely that the natural movements would have stopped abruptly after 1850. And that since then only mankind would be responsible for this warming. However, this extreme message is exactly what the IPCC has made clear with great emphasis in its latest report SR 1.5. According to the report, nature’s contribution is marginal and will remain marginal in the future. The IPCC derives all these certainties purely from its theoretical model!'
Warmist scientists including UN IPCC Lead Author Kevin Trenberth to Obama: 'We appreciate that you are making aggressive and imaginative use of the limited tools available to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress. One additional tool – recently proposed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse – is a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change. We strongly endorse Senator Whitehouse’s call for a RICO investigation.'
Via Politico: 'Twenty climate scientists called for RICO investigation in a letter to Obama and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The scientists argue that the systemic efforts to prevent the public from understanding climate change resembles the investigation undertaken against tobacco. They draw inspiration from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse who said on the Senate floor that there might be a similar conspiracy here, and a civil trial could provide the tools of discovery needed to find out.'
Morano Excerpts: 'Even if you are not a global warming skeptic, these changes are basically fostering an open debate and they are against indoctrination. We must not tell kids there is no debate and no dissent is allowed...There is nothing controversial here except the idea that we should allow open debate.'
'It is ironic that several speakers here today referred to alleged fossil fuel funded climate skeptics doing the bidding for industry. What has not been mentioned is that the education group Achieve, which is writing these Common Core educational standards is an Exxon-Mobil and Chevron funded group.'
'What happened here today was political correctness and pressure beared down on West Virginia and West Virginia folded.'
Physicist Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen: 'The science is NOT settled at all, and it would be a great disservice to children to indoctrinate them with one currently-fashionable theory.'
Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer: 'You should not let yourself be deceived by those who claim that you are opposing "science." Science has been badly hurt by the global warming cult, and it will be hard to repair its reputation.'
Supporters of allowing climate debate in West VA schools
Warns the 'frightening alternative' to global warming is -- global cooling
'Too many (the majority) of climate research scientists are quite willing to prostitute their science by giving these politicians what they want.' - 'I’m now retired, so I have no scientific career to protect by spreading lies.'
Fears Global Cooling: New academic paper, argues that the other frightening alternative to global warming is global cooling.'Would reductions in atmospheric carbon dioxide trigger that (cooling) calamity?'
Climate fears help politicians 'get electoral visibility by pounding the panic drums.'
Climate Statistics Professor Dr. Caleb Rossiter of American University: 'Obama has long been delusional on this issue. Anyone who believes we are in a climate catastrophe, I think is deluding themselves.'
Rossiter on his conversion to a climate skeptic: 'You are very isolated on the Democratic Party on the left — one is, I am — for having this conclusion of analysis...I would say since 2004, I’ve been very lonely. I’ve been lonely working on the Hill for the Democratic Party.'
Rossiter on Gore's film: 'I think it’s a wonderful teaching tool because it shows how we don't do science. Gore’s irresponsible.'
On Gore winning the Nobel:'Worst Nobel Prize for peace since Henry Kissinger.'
Rossiter: 'My blood simply boils too hot when I read the blather, daily, about climate catastrophe. It boggles the mind that I could be certain that I know what caused a half degree (C) rise in the last hundred fifty years. It’s simply not large enough to find a physical cause.'