'Morano got a boost from his former boss Limbaugh on Dec.19...Morano later celebrated the news that Gingrich had scrapped Hayhoe's chapter on climate...The fiasco attests to the influence wielded over the GOP by right-wing media & others who reject the scientific consensus...Morano previously said GOP candidates 'can believe in the science of global warming ... if you keep your mouth shut about it and you advocate no quote-unquote solution to the problem'
'The questioner initially said she was concerned after hearing conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh discussing the book. Conservative blogger Marc Morano also had accused Gingrich earlier this month of selecting a 'committed believer in man-made climate fears' for the book'
Hayhoe rebuked: '1970 was in the middle of a much colder interval, but the trend over the last 100 years shows only a minor increase of 0.07F/decade, nothing like the alarmist 0.50F/decade, which is used as proof of global warming. The trend since 1931 is much smaller still, amounting to just 0.02F/decade.-- Katharine's Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment–Part II
Steve Milloy: Today’s elevation is not all that different from the low points of 1956 and 1965 (about 1,090 feet, shown in first graph), especially when you consider the increases in water use and human management of reservoir levels over time. No doubt that drought is affecting Lake Mead. But Western drought is natural (the region is a desert, after all), and Lake Mead was comparably low more than 100 ppm CO2 ago.
Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood actors, venture capitalists — they’re all pushing lab-grown meat as the solution to world hunger and environmental sustainability, but scientists last week told a panel of experts they have serious concerns about the product’s safety.