Climate Scientists Trying To Discredit Trump’s EPA Chief End Up Proving Him Right

A study meant to debunk a claim made by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt in his confirmation hearing ended up doing the opposite — it proved him right.

The study, published Thursday in the journal Nature, found that Pruitt’s claim of a “leveling off of warming” over the past two decades is unsupported by satellite-derived temperature data, which measures the lowest few miles of the atmosphere.

Researchers supposed debunking of Pruitt, however, centers on a selectively quoted line from his testimony, which cuts out the administrator’s reference to the global warming “hiatus.”

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Santer takes on Pruitt: The Global Warming Pause and the Devolution of Climate Science

Scott Pruitt

A new paper in Nature: Scientific Reports by Santer et al entitled Tropospheric Warming Over the Past Two Decades begins with this:

After a recent Senate confirmation hearing, Scott Pruitt the new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received a written question regarding observed warming estimates. In response, Mr. Pruitt claimed that over the past two decades satellite data indicates there has been a leveling off of warming. We test this claim here.

Now, exactly how does one scientifically test a claim of “leveling off of warming”?

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“Scientists Say”…

“We are Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.”

The fake news Washington Post reports that “scientists” did an “entire study” proving that satellites show no leveling off of warming. The implication being that all scientists speak in one voice and share the same opinion.

Instead of doing “an entire study” how about we just look at the data? Over the last 20 years, satellites show no warming.

Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

Science is not a Borg of idiots who can’t understand simple data, as the Washington Post imagines. Science is a process. The stupidity and dishonesty level of the Washington Post is off the scale. They don’t understand the first thing about science. Not all scientists are criminals, like the ones which the Washington post likes to quote.


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The Popes of Global Warming Religion Write a Book

Michael Bloomberg, according to Forbes, is the 10th richest man in the world, with a net worth of $47.5 billion.

Bloomberg graduated from the Harvard Business School, and built a huge business. He is no dummy. So, why has he given millions of dollars to the extremist Sierra Club? Why did he co-write Climate of Hope, an ignorant, anti-science book, with Carl Pope, the former head of the Sierra Club? Bloomberg studied electrical engineering as an undergraduate, so he can’t plead that he is a science-dumb liberal arts major. Sadly, Bloomberg seems to believe what he wrote.

Global warming is a scare story that is on the decline. The failure of the Earth to warm for over 18 years, many unresolved questions and contradictions, and repeated scandals, have gravely damaged the catastrophic global warming story.

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Serious injuries at Elon Musk’s Tesla factory are DOUBLE the industry average

Elon Musk

The rate of serious injuries at a Tesla factory is double the industry average, a worker advocacy group has claimed in a report calling for better workplace protections.

Total injuries at the plant are a third higher than the industry average, the report said.

The United Auto Workers (UAW), the industry’s largest union in the United States, commissioned the report. 

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Robust Natural Variability Affirmed In Global Sea Level Rise Rates – No Correlation With CO2 Forcing

Tide Gauge Evidence: Sea Levels Rose Faster Before 1950 Than Since

In recent years it has become increasingly apparent that tide gauge measurements of sea level rise often do not align with climate model expectations.

The models are predicated on the assumption that anthropogenic CO2 emissions, which have risen explosively since about 1950are the drivers of modern sea level rise.

Evidence from observed sea level trends has not been cooperating with this narrative, however.

Tide gauges indicate there has been a substantial overall reduction in the rate of sea level rise since about 1950 rather than the expected substantial acceleration.

For example, UK oceanographer Simon Holgate reported a 29% deceleration in global sea level rise rates from the first half of the 20th century (1904-1953) to the second half (1954-2003)

Holgate, 2007    “The rate of sea level change was found to be larger in the early part of last century (2.03 ± 0.35 mm/yr 1904–1953), in comparison with the latter part (1.45 ± 0.34 mm/yr 1954–2003).”

A small sampling of regional tide gauge results (SW Pacific, Japan) affirm the deceleration of sea level rise since the mid-20th century and indicate the highest rates of sea level rise occurred before human CO2 emissions began accelerating rapidly.

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Can we discuss the climate without the hysteria?

For starters, let’s recognize no “settled science” indicates human activities are dangerously overheating the planet; no remotely credible surveys indicate a consensus among scientists that we are; and no sensible people who challenge such false representations, therefore, deny either that climate changes or that recent warming — and cooling — has occurred. Such agenda-driven claims are antithetical to fundamental principles of scientific inquiry and honest discourse.

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SCIENCE: Al Gore’s Ex-Wife Holds A Fundraiser With Anti-Vaccine Democrats

Former Vice President Al Gore’s ex-wife will be a special guest at a June fundraiser hosted by anti-vaccine Democratic donors, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Tipper Gore will attend a June 8 fundraiser to support of Kathleen Murphy, a candidate for Virginia’s House of Delegates. The fundraiser is being hosted at the home of Al and Claire Dwoskin in McLean, Va, according to an invitation obtained by the Free Beacon and published Tuesday. Tickets cost $250 and $2,500 to attend the fundraiser.

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European Nations Set To Wipe Out Forests To Cheat On CO2 Emissions

It looks like greenwash.  European nations publicly keen to boost their climate credentials by switching to “green” biomass are accused of working behind the scenes to expunge their carbon emissions from burning wood in power stations from national emissions statistics. Under international climate treaties such as the Paris Agreement, burning biomass like wood is defined as carbon-neutral, even though it emits as least as much carbon as fossil fuels. Mowat says that countries with plans to replace coal and nuclear fuel burning with wood are lobbying for rules that will obscure likely resulting emissions. –Fred Pearce, New Scientist, 23 May 2017

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The President and the Pope: Not quite as warm of a greeting

Trump and the prickly pope.

Despite the tone of some of the cable news coverage I’ve been seeing this morning, there was nothing particularly unsettling about the meeting between President Donald Trump and Pope Francis this morning.

All in all, it seems to have been the usual, choreographed bit of performance art which characterizes most Papal meetings with heads of state. But unlike Trump’s previous stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel, it’s hard to deny that the temperature seemed a bit “cooler” for this discussion.

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