The control of information is something the elite always does,
particularly in a despotic form of government…
If you can control information, you can control people.

–Tom Clancy

Alaska a good site for eco-scare tour

obamaAlaska was an excellent selection for President Barack Obama's scare campaign on climate change, during which he has warned entire countries could be submerged by rising oceans if global warming is not halted.

Obama has not mentioned, of course, that the draconian plan he has in mind will do virtually nothing to curb rising temperatures. It will force electric bills up for tens of millions of American families, however.

White House strategists who picked Alaska for Obama's tour on behalf of his campaign to shut down coal-fired power plants should have read their history books.

EPA Moves to Limit Methane Emissions

fracking operationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its proposed regulations intended to slash methane emissions from oil and gas production by almost half.

The proposal is part of the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to curb global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In a statement, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said, “Today, through our cost-effective proposed standards, we are underscoring our commitment to reducing the pollution fueling climate change.”

Global warming or natural variability?

floods texasIt's long been said that human-driven emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere make the earth warmer. As temperature increases, so does the amount of moisture in the atmosphere. In times of rain, that results in more water coming down. Meanwhile, some scientists believe that human-caused warming of the oceans adds to El Niño cycles, something that also affects the atmosphere. A new paper published in Geophysical Research Letters ties these things together as a cause of May 2015 floods in Texas and Oklahoma.

Obama Ready To Consider Extreme Weather Compensation For Developing Nations?

climate debtRich nations at UN climate talks are said to be edging towards a compromise on the thorny issue of loss and damage. Poorer countries want compensation for extreme weather events that they link to large scale carbon emissions. But the US and EU have long resisted this idea, fearing an endless liability running into billions of dollars. However a clarified proposal from the US … was said to concede that the Warsaw Mechanism should be extended and made permanent. They would also “respond to the concerns of developing countries”. --Matt McGrath, BBC News, 4 September 2015

Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme

tech(h/t Raining Sky) Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said.

Troy Wragg, 34, of Georgia; Amanda Knorr, 32, of Pennsylvania; and Wayde McKelvy, 52, of Colorado were charged with wire and securities fraud and conspiracy. It wasn't immediately clear if they had attorneys who could comment on their behalf.

Daily Signal destroys Obama’s doom-and-gloom global warmist speech in Alaska

Look! That's how high I want your taxes to be!While everyone is talking about President Obama’s decision to rename Mount McKinley, it’s worth remembering that his main purpose in taking the Alaska trip in the first place was to do more blustering about global warming. And it’s even more worth remembering why liberals talk about global warming, which is that they’re using it as a pretext to push for massive tax increases, new federal controls on manufacturing and more government intervention in energy markets.

In other words, these policies are not a solution to “global warming.” Quite the opposite, “global warming” is the excuse they need to enact these policies. That’s why they keep insisting “the debate is over” and they tell you you’re “anti-science” if you don’t just accept everything they say about it. That’s why they insist “we must act now.” Because just like with ObamaCare, they want to get the policies in place as quickly as they can so they’ll become next-to-impossible to get rid of.

Denmark Readies U-Turn on Ambitious Climate Targets

cartoon climate talksDenmark’s widening budget deficit is forcing its policy makers to take some hard decisions in the very area where they are considered global role models: the fight against climate change. Denmark’s Liberal government is to reverse ambitious CO2 emission targets introduced by the previous administration. It will also drop plans to phase out coal-fired power plants and become fossil-fuel free by 2050, according to leaked documents first reported by newspaper Information. The news about Denmark’s cost-cutting measures, which also include a reduction in green funding initiatives worth 340 million kroner ($51.5 million) through 2019, came on the same day on which U.S. President Barack Obama issued a global appeal for urgent action in the buildup to a United Nations summit in Paris in December. --Peter Levring, Bloomberg, 1 September 2015

Global Warming Update: Obama Seeks to Still the Glaciers of Alaska

king canuteHave you heard the story of King Canute? Lord and Master of the Northmen a thousand years ago, a wise and humble ruler, a man who had that rarest of qualities in a leader: he did not let the adulation of his subjects go to his head.

His swooning soupy sycophantic courtiers worshiped the man, and thought no deed beyond his powers. An absurd and sickening state, because why? Because functionaries who believe their leader is a god are not going to understand the true cause of things and thus they will not make good decisions.

Ted Cruz breaks down the real problem with climate change (and other progressive tropes)

cruzTed Cruz put his well-honed extemporaneous speaking skills to good use recently when a pair of liberal students attempted to corner him on climate change in New Hampshire.

The GOP presidential hopeful was especially on point during a lengthy back-and-forth with a liberal student named Kaity Thomson, who attempted to get Cruz to admit that he is anti-science and conceals a sinister agenda that forces him, for political reasons, to deny mankind’s role in effecting climate change.

World Has More Trees Than We Thought: Crank Those Chain Saws

treesResearchers have found that Earth has trillions, not billions, of trees. Good news, right? Not for those in the scientific community who are always looking for a way to cast man and human activity as scourges of the planet.

As reported Tuesday in the Washington Post, "A team of 38 scientists finds that the planet is home to 3.04 trillion trees, blowing away the previously estimate of 400 billion. That means, the researchers say, that there are 422 trees for every person on Earth."

That's a healthy ratio. No one can hug that many trees, at least not all at once. So there should be delirious joy that there are so many more trees than previously thought. But rather than joy, there's defeat.

A new record ‘Pause’: No global warming for 18 years 8 months!

One-third of Man’s entire influence on climate since the Industrial Revolution has occurred since January 1997. Yet for 224 months since then there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1). With this month’s RSS (Remote Sensing Systems) temperature record, the Pause sets a new record at 18 years 8 months.

Satellite RSS dataset chartFigure 1. The least-squares linear-regression trend on the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature anomaly dataset shows no global warming for 18 years 8 months since January 1997, though one-third of all anthropogenic forcings occurred during the period of the Pause.

Obama Rebuffed As Superpowers Refuse To Sign Arctic Climate Agreement

mapOn Sunday and Monday, foreign ministers and other international leaders met in Anchorage, Alaska to attend the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic. As a sign of the importance the United States placed on the Alaska forum, President Barack Obama attended. He used the conference as a platform for urging swifter action to combat climate change. After the conference, the representatives of the Arctic Council members signed a joint statement affirming “our commitment to take urgent action to slow the pace of warming in the Arctic.” China said that it needed more time to review the document before signing. But RT had a different take, saying that China and India “opted not to sign the document” because “reducing emissions entails huge expenditure and loss of economic effectiveness.” The failure to come to an agreement at the GLACIER conference sends a troubling signal for the Paris summit, and for U.S.-China cooperation in general. --Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat, 1 September 2015

The Tyranny of Consensus

cartoon-settled-scienceNever mind that climate change is the single most complex scientific question of human history. Human nature has managed to morph politics and science together into a repulsive, philosophic monstrosity -- half science and half religion -- specifically designed to reduce multifaceted, chaos-based theory and its inherent, profound complexity to absurdly simple computer modeled abstractions.

This was accomplished for a reason, of course: specifically so that billions of dollars in global taxes may be levied at the point of a gun against the specter of anthropogenic climate change. It was carefully planned that way from the outset, and it was successfully leveraged upon a single event embedded within Western thought: the undetected collapse of the most fundamental understanding of the philosophy of science itself. This is not a complaint against anthropogenic climate change -- for the jury is certainly still out on that question. But there is a full-frontal attack against science itself that has been mounted in its name.