Much to my surprise, I showed up in the WikiLeaks releases before the election. In a 2014 email, a staffer at the Center for American Progress, founded by John Podesta in 2003, took credit for a campaign to have me eliminated as a writer for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website. In the email, the editor of the think tank’s climate blog bragged to one of its billionaire donors, Tom Steyer: “I think it’s fair [to] say that, without Climate Progress, Pielke would still be writing on climate change for 538.”
Ivanka Trump met with former Vice President Al Gore in Trump Tower Monday to discuss global warming issues — just days after news broke the future first daughter wanted to become her father’s climate czar.
A source close to Ivanka told Politico she “wants to make climate change — which her father has called a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese — one of her signature issues.” Now, she’s meeting with the man who’s probably the most famous global warming activists alive.
President-elect Donald Trump met Monday with former Vice President Al Gore and discussed climate change, as the two men with opposing views of the issue sought common ground.
After the meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan, Mr. Gore gave an upbeat assessment of the powwow.
“I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground,” he told reporters in the lobby.
As if on cue, a vortex of frigid Arctic air is barreling into the United States as Al Gore’s 24-hour #Climate Change marathon kicks off. Called the Gore Effect, Wikipedia describes it as a tongue-in-cheek phenomenon whereby cold weather events ostensibly follow the climate warrior, especially when he’s campaigning against global warming. The cold currently targeting the U.S. is consistent with the overall drop in temperatures worldwide.
David Rose’s article in the Mail on Sunday simply reported what has happened recently to the Lower Tropospheric temperature over land. They show the El Nino spike very clearly and the possible return to pre El Nino temperatures. Some have said the article is flawed because it has cherry-picked the particular data used, implying it is the only data set that shows the global temperature drop. This is nonsense. Other temperature data sets show something similar – that the global temperature has fallen a lot in recent months as a result of the ending of the El Nino. – David Whitehouse, GWPF Observatory, 5 December 2016
Members of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team are interviewing candidates to head up the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While media reports indicate the president-elect has narrowed the field down to two candidates, a new name is on the lips of some on Trump’s transition team: Dr. Donald van der Vaart.
Van der Vaart is a PhD chemical engineer who currently heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. If appointed and approved by Congress, Van der Vaart would be the first PhD scientist to head EPA. He also holds a law degree.
The climate researcher targeted by a well-funded liberal media outlet earlier this year said billionaire-backed environmentalists railroaded his career in conjunction with thought police masquerading as journalists.
Roger Pielke Jr., a climate researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder, said he was astonished by “the degree to which journalists and academics joined the campaign” to derail his career. Their efforts show how quickly and rabidly politicians and media outlets turn against “inconvenient” research, he wrote in a recent op-ed with The Wall Street Journal.
President-elect Donald Trump could eliminate these five Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations some studies have labeled as “job-killers” that do little for the environment.
Under President Barack Obama, the EPA made individual rules and regulations that cost hundreds of thousands of jobs. Given the high costs, Republican lawmakers encouraged states not to implement such rules because they could be overturned by the courts or by a subsequent administration.
The new original anti-business drama Incorporated premiered this week on the Syfy network. Produced by Hollywood lefties Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, it’s a liberal polemic preaching about the dangers of eeeeevil multinational corporations, capitalism, and global warming disguised as trendy, futuristic, post-apocalyptic entertainment.
From the first seconds of the premiere, titled “Vertical Mobility,” the liberal agenda is made clear when these words appear on the screen, setting up the premise of the show:
“The year is 2074. Climate change has ravaged the planet, causing widespread famine and bankrupting governments. In their place, multinational corporations have risen in power and now control 90% of the globe. These corporations fight a covert war for market share and dwindling natural resources. Those who work for them live protected behind the walls of the Green Zones. Those who don’t are left to fend for themselves in the slums of the Red Zones.”
Much can be said about the Left’s lavishly-financed effort to portray global warming as an existential threat, so that a small minority can profit while the rest of us are impoverished. But this is perhaps the most fundamental point: a scientific argument can be made that doubling the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere will increase global temperatures by about one degree C. Most people agree that this would be a good thing; it would undoubtedly contribute to the greening of the Earth, since CO2 is the plant food required for photosynthesis.