Climate Change

Obama’s climate hypocrisy exposed

Obama thinks that climate change is the biggest threat to the planet…not Islam or any myriad of other things

And so he is doing his utmost to combat climate change…by flying in Air Force One to attend an Earth Day meeting in Florida.

Today, President Obama boarded Marine One to go to Air Force One to fly to Florida to drive by motorcade to the Everglades where dozens of reporters and others arrived by various mechanical contrivances to listen to President Obama give a speech about fighting global warming. The only thing “green” about that trip was the color of the helicopter he took to get to his jet.

Accordingly, many have pondered whether so much ostentatious travel is the best message to send on Earth Day. In fact, Mark Knoller asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest whether the trip “undermined” the President’s message, to which Earnest convincingly replied, “No.”

Just asking the question was enough to prompt giggles, chuckles, and perhaps a guffaw or two from the assorted media of the White House Press Corps. You can also hear someone say he could have taken a van, a nice shot across Hillary’s bow. She, too, opted for the high life instead of the high road for Earth Day.

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Guest Post – What happened to de-forestation?

Nature has just published a new scientific paper showing that there has been a huge expansion in global biomass.  After a decade or two of de-forestation and a net loss of biomass the world has recovered and is now expanding its forests, shrubbery, fields etc.  A paper – ‘A Recent Reversal in Terrestrial Global Biomass’ by Yi Y Liu, Albert van Dijk, R de Jeu, J G Canadell, M McCabe, J Evans and G Wang has shown an appreciable increase in green cover both in extent and depth.

This is of note for two reasons.  The more extreme Greens and their tame politicians bang on about de-forestation and its contribution to global warming only to be proved wrong again by the facts.  Reality is we are getting greener.

Perhaps of greater interest is the priming of vegetation by  the higher levels of CO2.   Far from being the enemy and demonised by the ‘warmists’ rising CO2  is doing us a great favour.  Waste land and desert is being restored, crops are booming, grass and meadow is flourishing, trees are maturing more quickly – all very positive outcomes that deserve our applause..

The alarmists have been predicting doom on our ability to feed the world.  From the 70’s Club of Rome nay-sayers to the warmists of today the message has been we cannot feed ourselves.  However rising CO2 is stimulating growth and fostering record breaking crop yields. Read more »

Welsh gits looking for the craziest ‘green’ project ever

This has got to be quite possibly the craziest ‘green’ project ever.

If you wanted a single example of how far all those who aspire to govern us after this election can lose any touch with reality, a good place to begin might be page 56 of the Conservative manifesto. Here, in a section on “Energy”, we are told how the Coalition Government has “unlocked £59 billion of investment” to produce “low carbon” electricity to meet our commitments under Ed Miliband’s Climate Change Act. All the projects listed are, of course, hugely subsidised, to produce power costing us all twice or three times as much as that from conventional power stations. But there at the end is a mention of “the Swansea tidal lagoon”.

I admit that, until recently, I had no more idea what this was about than 99 per cent of the population. But I was struck by the remarkable array of backers this scheme has attracted, from the Prudential insurance company and Ed Davey, our Lib Dem Energy and Climate Change Secretary, to George Osborne in his recent Budget speech, and the BBC, which has been giving it excitable puffs.    Read more »

So tell me again why we should care about climate change?

New Zealand produces 0.2% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions…just two tenths of a single percent. Compared tot he United States (15.6%) and China (22.7%), the European Union (10.9%) our emissions are tiny.

The United Kingdom only produces 1.4% of the worlds emissions.

India though produces 5.7% of the world’s emissions….and they have told the rest of the world that they have no intention of doing anything at all about emissions.

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has indicated that he will not submit to Western pressure on cutting CO2 emissions.

In the lengthy run up to the international climate conference (‘COP21’) in Paris later this year, Modi’s comments will be sure to cause consternation amongst climate campaigners. Indeed, since his investiture last May last year, the Guardian has expressed concern that he might be (gasp!) a climate sceptic.

As the third largest CO2 emitter behind China (1st) and the U.S. (2nd), climate negotiators are keen to secure some kind of meaningful agreement to reductions from India at the Paris negotiations. However, Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has pursued a development agenda that is at odds with Western hand-wringing. The BJP has opened upthe nation’s coal mining industry in a bid to meet domestic demand. It has also taken onenvironmentalist groups such as Greenpeace, regarding the latter as inimically hostile to India’s economic success.   Read more »

ExxonMobil calls out the Guardian

The Guardian is a bias and left-wing news organisation who are invested in the climate change debate and regularly bully and abuse those on the side opposite their point of view.

ExxonMobil has had enough.

James Delingpole explains:

The Guardian has run a piece attacking ExxonMobil for its stubborn, selfish refusal to stop being an oil business.

Here’s how the oil giant responded when asked for a quote:   Read more »

Politicians and main stream media are losing their audience

Now this is a fascinating poll result out of the states.  How much do people care about Climate Change, and the environment in general compared to 15 years ago?

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New climate reports slays another myth

Breitbart reports on “A new scientific paper has driven yet another nail into the coffin of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming theory.

The paper – Rethinking the lower bound on aerosol radiative forcing by Bjorn Stevens of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, published in the American Meteorological Society journal – finds that the effects of aerosols on climate are much smaller than those in almost all the computer models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Aerosols are the minute particles added to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels (as well as by non-anthropogenic sources, like volcanoes). The reason they are important is that they are so often cited by alarmists to excuse the awkward fact that the world has stubbornly failed to warm at the disastrous rate they predicted it would.

Apparently – or so the excuse goes – these aerosols are masking the true extent of runaway climate change by cancelling out the effects of man-made CO2.

Here, for example, is a NASA expert in 2009:

Using climate models, we estimate that aerosols have masked about 50 percent of the warming that would otherwise have been caused by greenhouse gases trapping heat near the surface of the Earth    Read more »

Kiwi scientist slams Royal Society over Climate Change

People are starting to wake up to the massive errors that have been allowed to masquerade as fact in debate over climate change.

One is Kiwi scientist Professor Michael Kelly, who is the The Prince Philip Professor of Technology at Cambridge University and a Fell of the Royal Society. He explains how the Royal Society is wrong on Climate Change and is now little more than a lobbying agency for vested interests.

Five years ago, I was one of 43 Fellows of the Royal Society – the first and arguably still the most prestigious scientific organisation in the world – who wrote to our then-president about its approach to climate change. We warned that the Society was in danger of violating its founding principle, summed up in its famous motto ‘Nullius in verba’ – or ‘Don’t take another’s word for it; check it out for yourself’.

The reason for our warning was a Society document which stated breezily: ‘If you don’t believe in climate change you are using one of the following [eight] misleading arguments.’

The implication was clear: the Society seemed to be saying there was no longer room for meaningful debate about the claim that the world is warming dangerously because of human activity, because the science behind this was ‘settled’.

We hoped we would persuade the Society to rethink this position. That document was revised so that the uncertainty involved in trying to model the climate was admitted. But since then the Society has become more, not less dogmatic – despite the fact that since we sent that letter, it has become evident that there is even more uncertainty than previously thought. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have continued to rise, but since 1998 there has been no statistically significant rise in global temperatures at all.

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Swiss voters reject carbon tax by overwhelming 92%

It seems the Swiss are perhaps the most sensible people in Europe.

They certainly don’t appear to be infected with the cult of gaia, after overwhelmingly rejecting a carbon tax with 92% of the vote.

Swiss voters Sunday overwhelmingly rejected an initiative that would have scrapped the Alpine country’s value-added-tax system and replaced it with a carbon tax, a move that would have made gasoline, heating oil and other forms of power more expensive for consumers.

Roughly 92% of voters opposed the initiative, known as “Energy Rather than VAT,” while 8% supported the measure, according to preliminary results from 13 of the country’s 26 cantons.   Read more »

The IPCC was in this creeps hands, says much about their findings

The IPCC has been run by Dr Rajendra Pauchari, a railway engineer for more than 13 years…and while he was chairing important meetings he was also dirty sxting his victims.

This is a message allegedly sent in mid-October, 2013, by the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, to a 29-year-old female staffer at his TERI think-tank: “Here I am sitting and chairing an IPCC meeting and surreptitiously sending you messages. I hope that tells you of my feelings for you.”

The IPCC meeting was the 37th Plenary Session, at the Sheraton in the seaside resort of Batumi, Georgia. It was attended by 229 politicians and officials from 92 countries, plus the usual conservation and activist hangers-on and free-loaders. TERI stands for The Energy and Resources Institute, which has 1200 staff.  Pachauri, 74, has been Teri’s Director General  for 34 years, almost since its inception. He has also led the IPCC for 13 years.

The TERI staffer, 43 years his junior, was so much on Pachauri’s  mind  that he allegedly continued to pursue her until she filed a 33-page harassment case last February 13. He resigned abruptly from the IPCC on February 24.

The emissions-reduction campaign sponsored by the IPCC is currently a $US1 billion-a-day exercise. But obviously Pachauri wasn’t taking it all that seriously in the five-day Georgia talk-fest.

After the event, the IPCC put out a press release saying Pachauri “opened the session on Monday morning noting the need to view climate change in the larger context, including its impacts on future generations and the planet, and emphasizing the IPCC’s role in mobilizing the world’s best scientific talent and bringing climate change to the public’s attention. He stressed that the IPCC’s work is more relevant, robust and reliable than ever to policy makers.”

Let’s hope he was fully focused on that stuff, and not on his text blitz to a reluctant “Classical Indian Beauty”.

The IPCC conference went on to ratify two greenhouse gas inventory protocols, and start “initial discussions on mapping the future of the IPCC”. In other words: Don’t laugh, the IPCC is all seriousness.

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