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Bill De Blasio Refuses To Answer Questions About His Own Homes’ Energy Efficiency

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is refusing to answer questions about the efficiency levels of his own homes despite mandating that all citizens reduce greenhouse emissions from existing buildings.

De Blasio, a Democrat, announced a series of mandates Sept. 18 forcing citizens in New York City to dramatically revamp their homes and buildings to make them more energy efficient. But he has not answered questions from The New York Times about the efficiency levels of his own properties.

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Let’s Put This Year’s Hurricane Season In Perspective

Hurricane season has been more active than normal this year, with three devastating storms making U.S. landfall in the last month alone.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma ripped through Gulf Coast states just a couple weeks apart, and Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday and has since left almost the entire island without electricity.

As devastating as these storms are, how does the current Atlantic hurricane season stack up to against past seasons?

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Mass Extinction Apocalypse Will Begin Around 2100 Claims MIT Professor

The world’s sixth mass extinction apocalypse is due to begin around 2100, claims a professor at MIT.

According to Daniel Rothman, professor of geophysics in the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and co-director of MIT’s Lorenz Center, we are fast approaching “thresholds of catastrophe” in the carbon cycle which make doom almost inevitable.

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The European Heatwave Of 2003

Difference in average temperature (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004) from 2003, covering the date range of 20 July – 20 August https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_European_heat_wave

There is little doubt that the European heatwave of 2003 was one of the defining meteorological events of the last hundred years.

Climate scientists have often held it up as an example of what the future has in store as global warming takes hold. Indeed, every time the sun comes out in summer, we seem to get the mantra that “heatwaves are becoming more common.”

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California Cities Sue Oil Companies over Climate Change

Signal Hill in the early 1940s. Since the early 1900s, oil companies were welcomed with open arms in Calif., and not considered a public nuisance.

City attorneys in San Francisco and Oakland, California, sued five oil companies in two coordinated lawsuits on Tuesday, arguing that the courts should hold these companies responsible for climate change, and force them to financially compensate the cities for harm the plaintiffs claim those companies are causing to the planet’s environment.

The two cities are suing five of the top petroleum companies from around the world: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobile, and Royal Dutch Shell. These local municipalities are suing them under California law for being a public nuisance.

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Leftist Global Warming Mythology

The left’s response to the natural disasters in Florida was to raise again the bogeyman of man-made global warming.  The left blames every natural disaster or significant change in weather on man-made global warming.

So if the weather is unseasonably hot, man-made global warming is the culprit, but if the weather is unseasonably cold, the man-made global warming is to blame as well. 

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In Climate Science, Follow The Money Part II

Gavin Schmidt

CCD Editor’s note: The second part in a series of articles exposing the flagrant abuse of taxpayer-funded grants and money in climate science.

Follow the money. Always good advice in journalism and government oversight. Particularly with climate research.

At the end of the Cold War, there was a demilitarization. There were a lot of now-pointless bomb physicists and mathematicians around waiting to be axed. There was also a lot of government money supposedly freed up.

At the same time, do-gooder science bureaucrats, particularly at the National Science Foundation (NSF), decided that global warming was the next big thing. There was also a lot of government money supposedly freed up.

You didn’t need a model to predict what would happen.

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Jose And Maria Frustrate Global Warming Ambulance Chasers, Media, And Warmanistas

UPDATE 3: But NOAA keeps moving track further out to sea…

UPDATE 2: Joe Bastardi says Maria not hitting the US “not a done deal”.

UPDATE 1: NOOOOOO! F?§#! …NOAA updates latest storm track…takes Maria even further out to sea…

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A few days ago it looked as if the US coast could be hit by two large hurricanes: New England by Jose, and later the Southeast by Maria. Global warming activists and the haters of our modern industrial society were salivating.

For example, on September 17, the Washington Post presented one model with Maria barreling straight into North Carolina.

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Scientists Attack Media For Spotlighting A Study Showing IPCC Climate Models Were Wrong

Michael ‘Hockey Stick’ Mann

A climate model expert told The Washington Post there would be “extra eyes really scrutinizing” a new study claiming climate models predicted more global warming than has been observed this century.

And he was right.

Climate scientists have rushed to criticize a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, which found that less warming in the early 20th Century suggests it’s slightly easier — though still difficult — to meet the goals of the Paris accord.

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Former Obama And Clinton Aides Are Getting Paid To Promote Green Energy Interests

Green energy companies are paying former aides for President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to promote solar and wind power in states that President Donald Trump won during the election.

Mike Carr, an Energy Department in the Obama administration, is the executive director for New Energy America, a group that launches Wednesday to influence lawmakers in red states. Kendra Kostek, who was an aide to former Secretary of State Clinton’s presidential run, is pegged to be the group’s director of public engagement.

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Trends In Atlantic Hurricanes Show Why Alarmists are Wrong (Again)

With Hurricane Maria heading towards Puerto Rico, there will be yet more alarmist claims about how climate change is making hurricanes worse.

Maria is the fourth major hurricane in the Atlantic this year, following Harvey, Irma, and Jose. But how unusual is this?

Fortunately, we don’t have to rely on Al Gore or Jennifer Lawrence. The reality is that it is not unusual at all.

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