'Gore mobilized liberals, but, once he became the global warming spokesman, no Republican could stand shoulder to shoulder with him and survive. Any slim chance of building a bipartisan national consensus was gone.'
Climate Depot Response: 'Add in the fact that the global warming movement used the scandal ridden UN as the source of their science and you have double epic fail.'
'But Morano plays smart, too. He's a favorite of Fox News & of Rush Limbaugh, & he and his colleagues have used those platforms to make it anathema for any GOP politician to publicly express a belief in the reality of climate change. Take Newt Gingrich. Hounded by Morano,Gingirch was forced to recant again & again. His dalliance with the truth about CO2 hurt him more among the GOP faithful than any other single 'failing'
Santorum: 'I for one understand just from science that there are 100 factors that influence the climate. To suggest that one minor factor of which man's contribution is a minor factor in the minor factor is determining ingredient in sauce that affects entire global warming & cooling is just absurd on its face and...unfortunately politicians who happen to be running for the GOP nomination for president who bought into man-made global warming and bought into cap-and-trade'
At the 28:25 mark, the host refers to Marc Morano as 'Marc Moronic' -- At the 31:10, D.R. Tucker says that Morano went after him, and ;whatever he [Morano] is for, politically, I am against...Any ideology that tolerates that sort of behavior is a movement or an ideology that is intellectually dead as opposed to science, which is intellectually alive'
'The Romney campaign exploited a 2008 video in which Gingrich and Pelosi cooperated to promote action on climate change. Those attacks intensified when the campaign suggested that liberal billionaire George Soros helped to underwrite the video by giving $5 million in 2008 to the Alliance for Climate Protection, the nonprofit championed by Al Gore that produced the clip'
From 80,000 to 12,000 years ago, when CO2 concentrations lingered near or below 200 ppm, many new or recent studies suggest that when directly comparing region to region, it was as much as 6°C warmer than today even during this ice age period. This has prompted some scientists to “exclude atmospheric pCO2 as a direct driver of SST [sea surface temperature] variations”.
Sean Sublette, a meteorologist at Climate Central, who pointed out that the 1960s through 2010s saw between one and three storms each decade before the June 1 start date on average. It might be tempting to ascribe this earlier season entirely to climate change warming the Atlantic. But technology also has a role to play, with more observations along the coast as well as satellites that can spot storms far out to sea.
“I would caution that we can’t just go, ‘hah, the planet’s warming, we’ve had to move the entire season!’” Sublette said. “I don’t think there’s solid ground for attribution of how much of one there is over the other. Weather folks can sit around and debate that for awhile.” Earlier storms don’t necessarily mean more harmful ones, either.
"Hotter long-term temperatures have already had a negative impact on the diet diversity of children all across the world. The researchers found that hotter temperatures, both long-term averages and short-term anomalies, were significantly correlated with low diet diversity in five of the six regions studied."