“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
—Daniel J. Boorstin

Germany To Abandon 2020 Climate Change Targets

protestThe German coalition government is planning to withdraw from its 2020 climate change goals. Notwithstanding public protest, Federal Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) has abandoned the requirement of cutting 40 percent of CO2 emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2020. “It’s clear that the [2020 CO2] target is no longer viable,” said the vice-chancellor according to information obtained by SPIEGEL, adding: “We cannot exit from coal power overnight.” --Der Spiegel, 16 November 2014

Germany’s Vice Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has indicated that the country will abandon its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions by 40 percent by 2020, from a 1990 base level. In doing so he has won the ongoing clash with his own environmental minister Barbara Hendricks over energy policy, telling her that he will tolerate no further resistance to the change of direction, according to Der Spiegel. --Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart, 17 November 2014

Emissions! Emissions! Emissions!

There is not a day passes that statesmen on the world stage don’t talk about emissions of Carbon Dioxide. David Cameron has been at it in Canberra alongside Tony Abbott, prior to the G8 meeting in Brisbane.

So let me ask you a question: What is wrong with emissions of Carbon Dioxide? Answer: Nothing at all. In fact we are impoverished for CO2. Great Nature – according to the IPCC - produces 97.1% of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide - for the great Carbon Cycle! Without the power of the Sun there would be no Photosynthesis, and without Carbon Dioxide green plants and phytoplankton would be lacking the material to synthesise into Oxygen.

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National Climate Assessment lacks physical evidence

ncarMany people cite the latest National Climate Assessment report as an authority that proves human carbon dioxide emissions are the main cause of recent warming. But reading the report shows a different story.

The 2014 National Climate Assessment (NCA) claims on page 7: “Multiple lines of independent evidence confirm that human activities are the primary cause of the global warming of the past 50 years.”

What physical evidence does the NCA give as proof that human carbon dioxide emissions play a significant role in global temperature? In my opinion they present no unequivocal evidence.

NCA cites three main lines of “evidence” in the report (pages 23 & 24):

EPA’s next regulatory tsunami

Gina McCarthyGina McCarthyLooming Environmental Protection Agency ozone regulations personify the Obama administration’s secrecy, collusion, fraud, and disdain for concerns about the effects that its tsunami of regulations is having on the livelihoods, living standards, health and welfare of millions of American families.

Virtually every EPA announcement of new regulations asserts that they will improve human health. Draconian carbon dioxide standards, for example, won’t just prevent climate change, even if rapidly developing countries continue emitting vast volumes of this plant-fertilizing gas. The rules will somehow reduce the spread of ticks and Lyme disease, and protect “our most vulnerable citizens.” It’s hogwash.

INVITATION: Cosmic Rays, Chilling Stars & Climate Change

Henrik SvensmarkProf. Henrik SvensmarkProfessor Henrik Svensmark is a physicist at the Danish National Space Institute and director of the Center for Sun-Climate Research at the Danish Space Research Institute.

Since the early 1990s there has been strong evidence that changes in the Earth's climate follow changes in the Sun's electromagnetic activity. In principle this correlation might explain much of the warming in the 20th Century, but no mechanism was known by which the Sun could affect terrestrial climate so much.

Climate Hustle: The Global Warming Shakedown

climateClimate Hustle: The global warming shakedown, is a new documentary currently being produced by C-FACT. With a new trailer released just days ago, the film promises to “cool down the global warming hype.”

The host of the upcoming documentary is investigative journalist Marc Morano, a popular man-made climate change skeptic who intends to “tear the cover off of (the) global warming hype.” The film will dive into the science and the debate to reveal the truth about climate change.

Global Warming and Plate Climatology Theory* - New Data Strengthens the Theory

earth-sunBackground: The Plate Climatology Theory was originally posted on Climate Change Dispatch October 7, 2014. Since that time other information in the form of several relatively new publications has been incorporated into the theory, and as a result key aspects of the theory have been strengthened. Not proven, but strengthened. This new information does prove one thing, that this theory should be given strong consideration by all scientists studying Global Climate.

Keystone XL vote in U.S. House scheduled for Friday

cartoon-pipeline-obamasThe U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote Friday on a bill forcing approval of TransCanada's Keystone XL oil pipeline project, according to a Reuters report citing a congressional aide.

The controversial $8-billion US pipeline, tied up in the approval process for six years, would transport up to 830,000 barrels of oilsands crude per day from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

If approved as expected in the Republican-led Senate next week, the issue could then go straight to the Oval Office.

Congressional approval would put President Barack Obama in a political bind just days after he concluded a surprise deal with China to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Seven Years Ago, An IPCC Lead Author Exposed Critical Weaknesses of the IPCC Foretelling Tools

TrenberthTrenberthNCAR’s Dr. Kevin Trenberth was a lead author of the IPCC’s 2nd, 3rd and 4th Assessment Reports. Near to the publication of the IPCC’s 4th Assessment Report 7 years ago, Dr. Trenberth penned a blog post at Nature.com Predictions of climate—a blog post that exposed many critical weaknesses in the climate models used by the IPCC for divining the future of climate on Earth. The post was filled with extraordinary quotes, including:

  • …none of the climate states in the models correspond even remotely to the current observed climate.
  • In particular, the state of the oceans, sea ice, and soil moisture has no relationship to the observed state at any recent time in any of the IPCC models.
  • Moreover, the starting climate state in several of the models may depart significantly from the real climate owing to model errors.
  • … if the current state is one of drought then it is unlikely to get drier, but unrealistic model states and model biases can easily violate such constraints and project drier conditions.
  • However, the science is not done because we do not have reliable or regional predictions of climate.
  • So the science is just beginning.
  • We will adapt to climate change. The question is whether it will be planned or not?

A Good Place To Start

President Barack Obama has committed the US to a huge reduction in fossil fuels usage. A good place to start would be New York – which loves Obama and uses 3,500,000,000,000,000 BTU’s of energy every year. A whopping five percent of their energy is from “renewables”

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Obama's Cruel and Costly Climate Hoax

arctic blastThe intense cold that many Americans are encountering arrives more than a month before the official start of winter on December 2l.

To discuss this, we need to keep in mind that weather is what is occurring now. Climate is measured over longer periods, the minimum of which is thirty years and, beyond that, centuries.

We are colder these days because the Earth has been in a cooling cycle for 19 years and that cycle is based entirely on the Sun which has been radiating less heat for the same period of time.

Describing the role of the Sun, Australian geologist, Ian Plimer, said, “There is a big thermonuclear reactor in the sky that emits huge amounts of energy to the Earth…The Sun provides the energy for photosynthesis. The Sun is the bringer of life to Earth. If the Sun were more energetic the oceans would boil. If the Sun were less energetic the oceans would freeze and all life on Earth would be destroyed.”

US Republicans Denounce U.S.-China Climate Deal

Obama chomps on his nicorette gum while dressed in his Star Trek garb.Dressed in his Star Trek garb,
Obama chomps on his nicorette gum.
Any hope for Congress to reconvene with a sense of bipartisanship was quickly erased Wednesday morning as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) sharply criticized the announcement of a new climate deal between the United States and China. --Ed O'Keefe, David Nakamura and Steven Mufson, The Washington Post, 13 November 2014

“I was particularly distressed by the deal he’s reached with the Chinese on his current trip, which, as I read the agreement, it requires the Chinese to do nothing at all for 16 years, while these carbon emission regulations are creating havoc in my state and other states across the country,” said Mitch McConnell, who is in line to become the new Senate majority leader in January. --Ed O'Keefe, David Nakamura and Steven Mufson, The Washington Post, 13 November 2014