'I think global warming is real. I don’t think that’s deniable. And I do think human activity contributes to it.'
The U.S. 'can’t be acting unilaterally' especially 'when folks in China are doing things to the environment that we would never be done in our country …There’s no use in denying global warming exists. The question is what we do to deal with it.' Christie also expressed skepticism about cap and trade programs.
Warmist warns: 'On the issue of climate change, we now face a choice of three sorts of politicians: deniers, panderers, and leaders. Given the extremely narrow window for climate action, the only kind of politicians we can now afford in high office are climate leaders...with Democrats being panderers and Republicans deniers (though with a growing set of panderers among the new breed of [New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie Republicans)'
Moore: 'You, Mother Nature, with all your horrific damage, death and destruction you caused last week, you became, ironically, the undoing of a Party that didn't believe in you or your climate changing powers,' Moore wrote, referring to Hurricane Sandy. 'Thank you Gov. Christie for your new bromance with Obama. You know, you really didn't have to!'
Since the 1980s, 29% of human CO2 emissions were cancelled out by the CO2-induced greening of the Earth. The post-2000 vegetative greening expansion has been so massive (5.4 million km²) its net areal increase is equivalent to a region the size of the Amazon rainforest.
Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, and Narendra Modi will apparently gather in the Netherlands. There, along with Bill Gates, UN head Antonio Guterres, and personnel associated with the European Union, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, they’ll attend a climate summit hosted by the Global Center on Adaptation. ...
We’re told this summit "will launch a comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda to kick start a transformational decade."
Donna Laframboise: "The chutzpah is astonishing. The global economy is in tatters. Billions face an uncertain future. Health care workers are exhausted. Yet this Clique of Self-Important People™ is full speed ahead, determined to impose its climate vision on the rest of us."
In the last 500 years only some 80 mammals are recorded as having gone extinct. In his book, More From Less, Andrew McAfee, a board member of HumanProgress.org, discusses how relatively rare recorded extinctions are – with some 530 across all species in the last five centuries. More importantly, he notes, the rate of extinction “appear[s] to have slowed down in recent decades; for example, no marine creatures have been recorded as extinct in the last fifty years.”
Matt Ridley, another board member and frequent contributor to this site, argues that despite the human population doubling in the last half-century, “the extinction rate of wild species, especially in the most industrialized countries,” seems to have fallen rather than increased. While absence of evidence isn’t the same as evidence of absence, and there might be millions of unrecorded species in the world’s oceans and tropical forests, the most aggressive claims rest on shaky foundations.