Via Russell Cook: PBS NewsHour featured essentially a hit piece against CEI's Myron Ebell, but they had to set it up with hits against Trump, including a very short video segment of Marc Morano (2:05 point here) being hauled away by UN security. In the NewsHour's transcript for the video, Morano is only identified as "Man."
Skeptical scientists at UN climate summit hope Trump will Make Science Great Again
Norwegian Astrophysicist Prof. Jan-Erik Solheim of the University of Tromso: ‘Trump’s victory is very promising. We can get real science back in the field.’
Prominent Swedish Geologist Dr. Nils Axel Morner of Stockholm University: ‘We have a benefit from Trump’s victory: We scientists may see a liberation from this unscientific closing of journals.
Agro-Biologist Dr. Albrecht Glatzle of Paraguay: ‘I have very much hope that Trump's election will be the initialization of a turnaround in science relating to climate change.’ “Go straight ahead Mr. Trump with your plans to this end the politicized climate agenda and bring the science back again to its place.”
UK Astrophsycist & Meteorologist Piers Corbyn also declared Trump's views on climate change are 'excellent'.
Morano: 'The mood is nothing but the five stages of grief. And, I think they started the week out in pure, classic denial. In fact, they said that Trump’s name was taboo, originally – that he was omnipresent here, Pres.-Elect Trump, but that no one dared mention his name. And, as the week’s gone one, people are going to the next phases of grief: we’re getting a lot of anger now, anger from environmentalists, anger toward the United States, we’re getting threats.” “Former French Pres. Sarkozy is now threatening to punish the U.S. if we pull out of the UN Paris agreement.'
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.