The period from 2000 to 2016 shows a modest warming trend that the advocates of the anthropogenic global warming theory have labeled as the “pause” or “hiatus.” The strong warming peak observed in 2015-2016, the “hottest year on record,” gave the impression that the temperature standstill stopped in 2014.
Herein, the authors show that such a temperature peak is unrelated to anthropogenic forcing: it simply emerged from the natural fast fluctuations of the climate associated with the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. By removing the ENSO signature, the authors show that the temperature trend from 2000 to 2016 clearly diverges from the general circulation model (GCM) simulations.
Thus, the GCMs models used to support the AGWT are very likely flawed. –Nicola Scafetta, Aberto Mirandola and Antonio Bianchin, International Journal of Heat and Technology 35(1), September 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan – the Obama administration’s centerpiece regulation to fight climate change – and plans to solicit input on a rule to replace it, according to an EPA document seen by Reuters. The decision marks the agency’s first formal step to sweep away the rule intended to cut carbon emissions from power plants after President Donald Trump signed an executive order in March launching the EPA’s review. —Reuters, 4 October 2017
The postmodernist left on campus is intolerant not only of opposing views but of science itself. The revolution on college campuses, which seeks to eradicate individuals and ideas that are considered unsavory, constitutes a hostile takeover by fringe elements on the extreme left. What may not be obvious from outside academia is that this revolution is an attack on Enlightenment values: reason, inquiry, and dissent. Extremists on the left are going after science. Why? Because science seeks truth, and truth isn’t always convenient. —Heather Heying, The Wall Street Journal, 2 October 2017
Tesla is not so much a car company as it is a cult of personality mixed with a quasi-religious belief in the disruptive superiority of Silicon Valley. —Thornton Mcenery, Above The Law, 3 October 2017
Green Tyranny: Exposing The Totalitarian Roots Of The Climate-Industrial Complex. —New book by Rupert Darwall