Every single metric shows that summer maximum temperatures are cooling in the U.S. and that heatwaves are becoming shorter, less intense and covering a smaller area.
For nearly 30 years, some scientists and many liberal activists have been alleging that the world is on the verge of collapse because of humans’ use of fossil fuels, which they say has been causing global warming.
For example, the San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) reported on June 30, 1989: “A senior environmental official at the United Nations, Noel Brown, says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ‘eco-refugees,’ threatening political chaos, said Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human [control.]”
The head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences has again inferred that denial of the controversial concept of man-made climate change equates to flat earth mentality.
“From the scientific point of view, the sentence that the earth is warmed by human activity is as true as the sentence: The earth is round!” said Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo.
Germany’s biggest car manufacturers shares plunged in early trading as investors digested allegations about decades of collusion between Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler. Investors dumped the shares after reports claiming the companies may have secretly worked together on technology, forming a cartel that could have led to the “dieselgate” emission scandal. Between them, the three car giants have had about €10bn wiped off their value since the news first broke. According to Spiegel, the car makers began working together in the 1990s in an attempt to stay ahead of foreign rivals, with engineers meeting “regularly several times a year” to discuss technology. —The Daily Telegraph, 24 July 2017
Citing the “97 percent consensus” talking point to silence debate on global warming is an unsuccessful distraction from more urgent public policy debates on the issue, according to a group of UK social scientists.
“Such efforts to force policy progress through communicating scientific consensus misunderstand the relationship between scientific knowledge, publics, and policymakers,” sociologist Warren Pearce and others wrote in an academic commentary, published Monday.
A spokeswoman for former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy criticized new agency chief Scott Pruitt Monday for traveling too much to Oklahoma, even though McCarthy was known to travel every weekend to Boston during her time in the Obama administration.
“The American people aren’t paying taxes for part-time Cabinet officials,” Liz Purchia Gannon told reporters Monday, referring to a recent report showing that Pruitt stayed in his home state of Oklahoma on at least 43 of the 92 days in March, April, and May.
Another grossly one sided report from Roger Harrabin:
Consumers in the UK could save billions of pounds thanks to major changes in the way electricity is made, used and stored, the government has said.
So much is happening to show that the Alarmists are losing the arguments. Here are a few recent events.
Paul Homewood points out that Japan, China, and South Korea are bankrolling “environmentally destructive” coal-fired power plants in Indonesia despite their pledges to reduce climate-changing emissions under the Paris climate deal.
- Hillary Clinton promised to buy carbon offsets to atone for her private jets, but never bothered;
- Al Gore thinks cashing in on climate and Lincoln freeing the slaves are the same thing; and
- Bill Nye (the politicized science guy) wants those of us who correct the record on climate dead.
Could they be any more selfish, self-aggrandizing, and false?
Scientists: Temperature Data Contamination Accounts For 33% – 75% Of Modern Warming
Urban heat from paved roads, buildings, and machinery can artificially inflate temperatures substantially above measured temperatures from non-urban areas. This introduces a significant non-climatic warming bias into long-term records.
Actor Ed Norton has proposed a brilliant idea to help make residents of New York and California poorer and even more heavily regulated than they are already: they should unilaterally declare independence from President Trump’s climate policies and remain in the UN Paris Agreement.
According to Hollywood Reporter:
Giving a Master class in Lodz, Poland, where Norton was due later Friday to be honored with a “Glocal Hero” award at the closing of the 7th edition of the Transatlantyk Film Festival, Norton said between them, New York and California represent the “third largest economy in the world.”
A government-funded job training program that promised to turn hundreds of residents of Kentucky’s coal country into computer coders so far has spent $2 million to place 17 people in tech jobs and may have left others worse off, The Daily Signal has learned.
The program, a private-public partnership between state and federal agencies and Interapt, a Louisville-based software development company, is a product of President Barack Obama’s TechHire Initiative of 2015.