'The food pyramid, that three-decade-old backbone of grade-school nutrition lessons, has become a test case of how far the Obama administration is willing to push in pursuit of its global-warming agenda.'
'When offered the chance to speak on the amendment, Inhofe -- did we detect a twinkle in his eye? -- explained his unexpected argument. The climate changes all the time, he said. - 'With Inhofe's re-framing the question, the Democrats, trying to engineer a gotcha moment, ended up empty-handed on the vote, with neither the satisfaction of nailing down opposition to scientific consensus and without a point of leverage for future discussions of addressing the warming planet.'
Curry: 'The problem is that Obama is listening to scientists that are either playing politics with their expertise, or responding to a political mandate from the administration (probably a combination of both). Not just administrators in govt labs (e.g. Schmidt, Karl), but think of the scientist networks of John Holdren and John Podesta: to me the scariest one one is Mann to Romm to Podesta.'
'His statement about humans having exacerbated extreme weather events is not supported by the IPCC
The Pentagon is confusing climate change with extreme weather'
'His tweet about ‘97%’ is based on an erroneous and discredited paper'
'He considered his legacy to very much depend on addressing climate change' 'Obama may be responding with such force precisely because the threat is now so great. 'The president is speaking out more often and forcefully than ever about climate in part because the science indicates increasingly serious threats to our economy and security,” said Paul Bledsoe, a former Clinton White House climate adviser.
Obama: 'If we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe. The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security.'
Real Science website analysis: 'This is almost identical to what the CIA said about global cooling in 1974.'
Oceans have been rising for 20,000 years. King Canute also thought he could stop the rise of the seas.
Paul Homewood: "It is absolutely clear that the number of strong tornadoes has declined since the 1970s. Alarmingly, however, this page has been 'disappeared', and the link now comes up with this:
Fortunately Wayback still has a copy of the original web page, and I also have it on file. It is blindingly apparent that NOAA found their original assessment far too inconvenient, something that should be kept out of the public domain at all cost."
Climate chauses wind speeds to decrease...Except when climate change causes wind speeds to increase...
Claim: Atmosphere expert Professor Paul Williams, of the University of Reading, told the Financial Times that winds have ‘generally weakened over land over the past few decades’. He said one explanation for plummeting wind speeds could be ‘human-related climate change’, that would see poles warming ‘faster than tropics in lower atmosphere’ areas. Prof Williams said: ‘This would have the effect of weakening the mid-latitude north-south temperature difference and consequently reducing the thermal wind at low altitudes.’