American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is 'the lobby for Big Science that behaves as all good DC lobbies do, which means kissing up to the Administration in return for taxpayer largesse...AAAS has just released an awful report on climate, “What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change.” Bad grammar, even worse science. AAAS and Big Science have been in the Washington tank since the end of World War II, when President Roosevelt recognized the utility of addicting scientists, via their academic institutions, to federal money...Addiction often causes co-dependence, and so the Universities, which rake off 50% of the research money as “overhead,” became politically correct, espousing everything believed in Big Washington and punishing those who deviate.'
Being somewhat bereft of pertinent facts, AAAS instead resorts to pounding the table, in this case with the good old appeal to (self appointed) authority: “We’re the largest general scientific society in the world, and therefore we believe we have an obligation to inform the public and policymakers about what science is showing about any issue in modern life, and climate is a particularly pressing one,” said Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO of AAAS
New York Times environmental reporter Justin Gillis declared yet another "global warming" emergency in his latest monthly "By Degrees" column, "Scientists Sound Alarm on Climate," on the front of Tuesday's Science Times section. The text box read: "A stark new report is intended to awaken the public to the urgency of the threat to the planet."
Pielke Sr.: 'The AAAS report is even worse than the AGU and AMS Statements (and I thought that would be hard to do)' -- 'They also ignore the recent recognition of the heightened importance of natural climate forcings and feedbacks.'
Rips AAAS for linking Tobacco to CO2: 'The science linking human activities to climate change is analogous to the science linking smoking to lung and cardiovascular diseases.' show that this report is just political theater. There are no health benefits from smoking, only health risks. CO2 is required for life on Earth including plant growth and function...to directly COMPARE to the health risks of tobacco demeans the scientific stature of this who make such wild claims.'
Christopher Monckton: "At long last, following the warming effect of the El Niño of 2016, there are signs of a reasonably significant La Niña, which may well usher in another Pause in global temperature, which may even prove similar to the Great Pause that endured for 224 months from January 1997 to August 2015, during which a third of our entire industrial-era influence on global temperature drove a zero trend in global warming. ... As we come close to entering the la Niña, the trend in global mean surface temperature has already been zero for 5 years 4 months.
However, the new Pause is at a surface-temperature plateau 0.3 C° above the old Pause."
Scientists continued defying the “unprecedented” global warming narrative by publishing nearly 150 papers in 2020 that show large regions of the Earth (a) haven’t warmed in recent decades, (b) were as-warm or warmer within the last several centuries, and/or (c) were 1-7°C warmer than today just a few millennia ago.
Greanpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore: "What a farce the IPCC Paris Accord and all previous 'agreements' to reduce CO2 emissions have been. If only the collective billionaire-class would recognize that CO2 is entirely beneficial we could get on with making the world a better place."
Climate Depot's Marc Morano: "Get ready for more futility as the Green New Deal will continue meaningless 'climate action.'"
Newsweek: A new study evaluating COVID-19 responses around the world found that mandatory lockdown orders early in the pandemic did not provide significantly more benefits to slowing the spread of the disease than other voluntary measures, such as social distancing or travel reduction. The peer reviewed study, which was conducted by a group of Stanford researchers and published in the Wiley Online Library on January 5, analyzed coronavirus case growth in 10 countries in early 2020.
"We do not question the role of all public health interventions, or of coordinated communications about the epidemic, but we fail to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures," the research added.