'Mann has never been credibly investigated. By definition he has therefore not been exonerated. In fact, he and his allies furiously oppose all possible independent inquiries....The Muir Russell & Oxburgh inquiries into UK taxpayer-funded operations at U. of East Anglia, did not even purport to address U.S. citizen Mann, or validate his work'
CEI: 'Michael Mann's lawyer claims that 9 investigations of academic fraud have all exonerated Mann. Most of these investigations did not examine Mann's conduct or even mention him, and Penn State U's investigation was typical of that institution's unfortunate tendencies'
Climate Depot Response: Rep. Paul Ryan understood that the Climategate scandal revealed activist scientists bent on protecting the global warming narrative at all costs. No amount of sham Penn State or Lord Oxburgh or Muir Russell investigations can change that. The fact is, the global warming industry pretended to investigate itself and of course it pretended to have found no wrongdoing.
Reality Check on Climategate: Andrew Montford's report into four of those investigations found that to a greater or lesser degree, they were 'rushed, cursory and largely unpersuasive' -- 'The [Penn State] report...says, in effect, that Mann is a distinguished scholar, a successful raiser of research funding, a man admired by his peers – so any allegation of academic impropriety must be false'
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.