Dying Polar Bear Story Another Example Of Climate Porn

We finally have this year’s example of the new fad of claiming every polar bear that died of starvation (or on its way to starving to death) — and caught on film — is a victim of climate change: a young bear on Somerset Island near Baffin Island, Nunavut filmed in August during its last angonizing hours by members of an activist conservation organization called SeaLegacy.

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Does Bitcoin Really Cause Global Warming?

The green movement has found many things in modern life that cause global warming, but the latest really left us scratching our heads: Trading Bitcoins.

At this point it might be easier to ask, is there anything that doesn’t cause global warming?

No, it’s not a joke. Just about anything these days (Hat tip: The Daily Caller) even remotely connected to civilization, human flourishing, and comfort is, we’re told, a “cause” of global warming. It’s a crucial element of the Global Warming religion, which has only waxed even as real religion has waned.

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Time Running Out For Warming Hoaxters…Seven New Studies Show Large Parts Of Globe Cooling

Tibetan PlateauRecently I wrote about seven signs showing that the Earth has been cooling and likely will continue to cool.

To back this up, Kenneth Richards commented in a reply that this year has seen seven new peer-reviewed papers that show us that the Earth’s surface temperature at the poles and elsewhere has been cooling for about a decade. What’s worrisome is that the Southern Hemisphere surface is mostly ocean.

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Report: Trump Open To Drastically Reforming Biofuel Standard (with one big caveat)

President Donald Trump is open to changing the biofuel standard if it can be done without hurting oil refiners or the agricultural sector, lawmakers said Thursday after a meeting with the president.

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Utah’s Mike Lee requested the meeting to argue the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) threatens to put oil refineries in their districts out of business.

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Climate Policies: Real Economic Damage Fighting an Imaginary Problem

Sir Ian Byatt describes the self-induced plight of the UK, the nation perhaps most dangerously undermined by ill-advised energy policies supposedly to control the future weather.

Climate change is not the problem, but policies to fight it are. This blog has noted reports from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the US (links below), with the UK now added.

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Scientist Faces Criminal Charges Because Environmentalists Didn’t Like His Work

A prominent glaciologist is facing criminal charges in Argentina after he released a glacier survey that angered environmental activists because it didn’t result in the closing of a gold mine.

A federal judge charged Ricardo Villalba, who headed the Institute of Snow, Ice and Environmental Research (IANIGLA), with “abusing his authority and violating his duty as a civil servant,” Nature.com reported.

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Canadian finds polar bears are doing fine — and gets climate-mauled

We take you now deep out onto the frozen floes of Arctic science and polar bears, where the most dangerous threat known to man and bear alike is lurking among the icebergs: Junk science.

As a starting point, we look to a story published December 1st on Vice News’s tech site, Motherboard, that included an interview with U.S. polar bear scientist/activist Stephen Amstrup.

In the article, Amstrup accuses Canadian polar bear scientist Dr. Susan Crockford of filling her bear research with extreme allegations.

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Scientists Claim An ‘Exceptionally Unlikely’ Global Warming Scenario Could Be Worse Than Expected

Scientists put out a new study claiming the worst global warming predictions could be 15 percent worse than models suggest, but that’s based on a scenario experts say is increasingly unlikely to happen.

Patrick Brown and Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution for Science say incorporating observational data of “Earth’s top-of-atmosphere energy budget” shows the “warming projection for the end of the twenty-first century for the steepest radiative forcing scenario is about 15 percent warmer (+0.5 degrees Celsius) … relative to the raw model projections reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.”

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Britain Starts Dismantling Wind Farms After Successful Lake District Campaign

A dozen 140-ft wind turbines on the edge of the Lake District are due to be dismantled next summer after a decision which could result in many more being removed to restore views.

The council’s decision follows a campaign by the Friends of the Lake District (FLD) and the Open Spaces Society (OSS), which argued that the turbines blighted views from within the Lake District National Park. 

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