"No American corporation should be doing business in a region that is the focal point of a campaign of genocide targeting a religious and ethnic minority," CAIR's communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, said in a statement.
William R. Hawkins: With fossil fuels generating some two-thirds of world energy production (59 percent of U.S. energy, with nuclear providing another 20 percent), all the talk about transitioning away to other sources must be flexible. Hence the term at COP26 was expanded to “unabated” fossil fuels, which means projects that do not deploy technology to absorb the carbon they produce.
China did not sign that statement ending government financing of unabated fossil fuel projects. ... While the United States listed actual objectives, China only listed aspirations. For example, the United States set a goal to reach 100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035 whereas China only said it would “phase down coal consumption during the 15th Five Year Plan and make best efforts to accelerate this work.”
According to a report by The New York Timeswhich found a firm connected to Hunter Biden secured such a mine for the Chinese, at the same time his father, President Joe Biden, was now forcing the United States to switch over to electric cars. ... “An investment firm where Hunter Biden, the president’s son, was a founding board member helped facilitate a Chinese company’s purchase from an American company of one of the world’s richest cobalt mines, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” reported Michael Forsythe, Eric Lipton and Dionne Searcey of The Times.
Larry Hamlin: NOAA published its global climate report for year end 2021 highlighting that its global temperature anomaly measurements showed 2021 being the sixth highest of its recorded measurements. NOAA’s global annual measurement for 2021 was 0.84 degrees C. ... NOAA has exaggerated the importance of both monthly and annual temperature anomaly changes with as small a difference as +0.01 degrees C as a basis for climbing “hottest temperature ever” hype as was done for the July 2021 temperature anomaly data even though the confidence level for this measurement is +/-0.19 degrees C as discussed in WUWT articles here and here. ...
In addition to NOAA’s global temperature anomaly decline since year end 2016, all other global temperature anomaly measurement systems used by climate scientists worldwide all show declining global temperature anomaly measurements during the period from 2016 through 2021 as shown in the graphs below for surface global temperature anomaly measurement systems from NASA GISS and UK Met Office and for satellite global temperature anomaly measurement systems from UAH and RSS respectively.
Jo Nova: Surprisingly, the World War I era temperatures are still changing. Mornings that seemed nippy at the time are now susceptible to frosts. Someone should warn the farmers — except they’re all dead. ... “The bureau has now remodeled the national temperature dataset three times in just nine years." ... Correcting thermometer records from 1913. ... Who knew all those old thermometers were so wrong?
The bureau said changes were made to 20 sites on the basis of statistical analysis. According to the bureau, statistical analysis is used to identify an abrupt warming or cooling at a particular site, relative to other sites in the region. ... The BOM refuses to tell us exactly how they do this — admitting that they can’t train anyone outside their sacred guild. Which reminds us of the old axiom, “if it can’t be replicated, it isn’t science”.
Yahoo News: The snowstorm that battered the South this weekend, leaving thousands without power, was likely exacerbated by climate change, according to leading climate scientists. ... "The storm that crippled the South has now made its way north, dumping up to a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast."
Jennifer Francis, senior scientist at Woodwell Climate Research Center in Massachusetts: “Climate change is causing the jet stream to take more of these southward dips and northward swings,” Francis said. Each southward dip causes a rebound with an adjacent northward swing. So extreme weather events like cold snaps and storms in one location can be accompanied by dry spells and heat waves somewhere else...Climate change also can lead to stronger snowstorms because of increased precipitation and ocean warming.
New Yorker claims air conditioners are the culprits “of our unfolding climate catastrophe.”
Rebuttal: The “notion that refrigeration is contributing to a ‘climate catastrophe’ is preposterous,” Steve Milloy of JunkScience.com noted. He also pointed out that the leftist “war against refrigeration” goes all the way back to the 1970s. The “war” has since resurfaced under President Joe Biden’s push for ratification of the radical Kigali Amendment, which seeks to phase out HFCs on a global scale to fight climate change.