With Summer Heat, Climate Alarmism Boils Over

As heat waves move across the U.S. from the northeast to the southwest and in much of western Europe, climate alarmists are responding predictably by blaming hot temperatures not on true meteorological causes but on the nebulous bogeyman of “climate change.”

The lazy person’s answer to explaining weather phenomena is to forego the grueling task of trying to assess the virtually limitless variables involved in climatological events and to attribute everything instead to the all-encompassing catchall of global warming. Whereas past generations spoke of an “act of God” to explain extraordinary weather occurrences, now we point to the more scientific-sounding but equally vague notion of “climate change.”

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Falling Ocean Temperatures Return To Pre-El Nino Levels

May Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are now available, and we can see ocean cooling resuming after a short pause from the downward trajectory during the previous 12 months. The present readings compare closely with April 2015, but currently with no indication of an El Nino event anytime soon. –Ron Clutz, Science Matters, 13 June 2017

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Trump’s Interior Secretary Calls Obama-Backed Solar Project A ‘Sphere Of Death’ For Birds

Ivanpah solar plant

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he’s not against any one form of energy but still took the time during a recent speech to highlight how green energy from solar panels and wind turbines comes with an environmental cost.

“You know wind chops up around 650- or 750,000 birds a year,” Zinke said at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. “Wind comes at a cost. If you’re a fisherman, offshore wind isn’t particularly enamored with because it prevents you from fishing which is an important part of our economy.”

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Legal Group Says Elements Inside State Dept Hiding Shady Information About Paris Deal

Secretary of State TillersonA conservative legal group said Wednesday that elements within the Trump administration are hiding evidence showing government officials coordinated with outside lobbying groups while negotiating aspects of the Paris agreement on climate change.

Attorneys for the Department of State filed court documents Monday in response to an E&E Legal’s open records request for the agency’s correspondence with lobbying groups. Officials are withholding the information despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the nonbinding climate accord.

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Who needs Paris? U.S. is well on its way to lower emissions with economic, technological changes

Even as President Trump was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate deal, environmentalists — and former President Barack Obama — said it didn’t matter, and the U.S. was locked into a low-emissions future anyway.

With the dust of the decision settling, analysts have taken a closer look and say it’s still possible, though difficult, for the U.S. to meet the goal of the Paris deal even without being a signatory.

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Natural Southwest heat causes propaganda to rise like the Phoenix

It’s hot in the American Southwest.

Really hot.

So hot that airlines have been delaying flights for their smaller planes, waiting for cooler, denser air to provide better lift.

June, however, is a particularly hot month in the region.  Temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit are the norm.  Phoenix’s “all-time high of 122 degrees has stood since June 26, 1990.”

All that heat is historically normal.

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EPA’s long history of suspect science

President Trump’s budget guidance sought to cut $1.6 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1 billion expectation. Shrieks of looming Armageddon prompted Congress to fund EPA in full until September 2017, when the battle will be joined again.

Then EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would prioritize Superfund cleanups based on toxicity, health-impact, and other factors. The ensuing caterwauling suggested that EPA had no priorities since Bill Ruckelshaus (EPA’s first administrator, 1970-1975). But consider some standard EPA practices:

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Bacteria samples collected in Antarctica a century ago nearly identical to present day samples

Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition ship Discovery alongside Antartica’s Great Ice Barrier.

A pair of researchers with the Natural History Museum of London and the University of Waikato have found that bacteria living in a part of Antarctica have not changed much over the past century.

In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Anne Jungblut and Ian Hawes describe how they compared the DNA of cyanobacterial mats collected during Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition from 1901 to 1904 with modern specimens and what they found.

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Media Claims Global Warming Grounded Dozens Of Flights In Arizona

As a heatwave grounded dozens of flights in the Phoenix area, media outlets took the opportunity to link the common, naturally-occurring summer weather event to man-made global warming.

Phoenix’s fourth-highest temperature on record of 119 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday, grounded more than 40 flights. Other Southwestern cities, like Las Vegas, also saw record-high temperatures.

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Academic Corruption: How Immigration and Climate Change are Related

The Atlantic as an article titled: How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration. In the article, it highlights how the same tactics used in corrupt climate science are also being used to corrupt the other social sciences. Here are just a few quotes:

Flip Flopping on Critical Issues Due to Political Opportunity:

Prominent liberals…routinely asserted that low-skilled immigrants depressed the wages of low-skilled American workers and strained America’s welfare state. And they were far more likely than liberals today are to acknowledge that, as Krugman put it, “immigration is an intensely painful topic … because it places basic principles in conflict.”

Today, little of that ambivalence remains.

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European Allies Freak Out After Trump Works To Stymie Russian Pipeline

One of Europe’s supposed most environmentally friendly countries is criticizing President Donald Trump for trying to prevent construction on a multi-billion-dollar Russian natural gas pipeline.

German officials are pushing back against a Trump administration and U.S. lawmaker-led campaign to kill the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a nearly $10 billion gas line hooking parts of Europe to Russia. Germany is heavily dependent on Russia for its gas and energy supply.

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