Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said in a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday that those who stand in the way of regulations meant to control “climate change” are guilty of three grave “sins.” “It is an evil mess we are in, and if there is any justice in this world, there will one day be a terrible price to pay if we keep listening to evil voices,” Whitehouse said. Before he arrived at his point about the grave sins committed by opponents of climate change regulations, he urged Americans to “listen to the oceans” and “the oysters.”...
“To jam Congress up, fossil fuel interests are interfering with and corrupting American democracy, and to corrupt American democracy is a second and a grave sin,” he said. “The science denial apparatus—to mount a fraudulent challenge to the very enterprise of science, that is a third grave sin,” he said.
Morano: "I got hecklers here in the background. in the UN media center."
"I will point out senator Mike was actually educated at Harvard. Most of the judges during the Salem witch trial were also educated at Harvard when they were sentencing the women to death. So we've had incidences of this kind of silliness before that witches could control the weather. Now they think our SUVs control the weather. We have not advanced, sadly."
Warmist Mass. State Senator Mike Barrett: "Well Marc...I want to give you a lot of credit for your eloquence even on behalf of something that is wrong headed. You are a gifted communicator you're sending out a message that has zero credibility though across the world."
Morano: "The U.S. is leading the world by being opposed to the UN Paris agreement we are proudly standing alone. Goodbye Syria. Goodbye Nicaragua. The United States is doing it all alone. The way true leadership should be done."
Morano: The 97% -- you might get that result in a North Korean election -- but you're not getting that in the scientific community and that's been proven to be nonsense."
Morano: "Assuming the UN is correct, in other words, it's a massive redistribution of wealth, global governance, central planning, turning over sovereignty -- to achieve nothing in the climate -- if you believe the UN. And it's the most expensive treaty in history. I hope I said enough there."
Watch 2004 interview: DiCaprio sees former Vice President Al Gore as a father figure and the greatest influence on him when it came to global warming
DiCaprio: “I actually got to meet Al Gore, who — I asked him what was the, you know, the most important environmental issue in the world, and he, without hesitation, said ‘global warming’ and literally took me, you know, like a child and wrote out a chart and explained what global warming was and how, um, basically because of, you know, carbon emissions in our atmosphere, we’re going to, you know, change our climate forever.” - Interview at 42:50 min. with Charlie Rose on PBS in a 2004.
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.