Nothing in the world is more dangerous than
sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity

–Martin Luther King Jr.

Antarctica may melt despite evidence showing it's not

Mount Erebus in AntarcticaMount Erebus in AntarcticaIn 500 years, sea levels could be more than 15 meters (50 feet!) higher than current levels. That's according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature. They base this on greenhouse gas emission scenarios fed into computer simulations to interpret sea level estimates. They also say that by the year 2100, we could have a 1.5 meter (nearly 5 feet) rise in sea levels. How were they able to reach these dire conclusions? By utilizing mechanisms previously discounted by other studies.

Tesla unveils the Model 3, but EV market share still abysmal

Tesla Model 3Despite a lack of enthusiasm for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States, CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Model 3 yesterday, a car that may finally be affordable and help the still-flagging market. Coming in at $35,000 MSRP (before federal and state tax credits), the Model 3 sedan made its world debut at an event in Los Angeles. The car, Musk said, will get 215 miles per charge, and go from 0 to 60 in less than six seconds. One standard feature will be "Supercharging," which allows the car to be charged in under an hour.

‘Climate Hustle’ goes to DC: Skeptical film to premiere on Capitol Hill

climate hustle posterWith welcoming remarks by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and headlined by Gov. Sarah Palin, the panel will be taped and shown during the national theater event. The discussion will be moderated by Brent Bozell, Founder and President of the Media Research Center, and will also include other notable experts including respected climatologist Dr. David Legates and a special video appearance by Emmy Award-winning educator Bill Nye the Science Guy.

California Dem Proposes Law Targeting Global Warming Skeptics

exxonA California lawmaker wants to change a law to make it easier for state prosecutors to go after companies skeptical of global warming. The proposed bill would punish skeptical companies for “many years of public deception” with regards to global warming science.

“I want to give law enforcement the tools they need to hold people accountable for their actions if that’s where the evidence takes them,” Democratic state Sen. Ben Allen, who proposed legislation targeting skeptics, recently told InsideClimate News.

Rajendra Pachauri: third woman accuses ex-IPCC chair of sexual advances

rajendra pachauri(h/t Raining Sky) A third woman has claimed she was sexually harassed by the former head of the UN climate change panel, Rajendra Pachauri, who is charged with sexually harassing, stalking and intimidating a female employee.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said on Thursday she had decided to make a public statement after reading an article in the Observer in which Pachauri denied the allegations against him claiming his email account had been hacked and the claims were a conspiracy to defame him.

How geological forces 'rock' the Earth's climate

Figure 1.)  Ancient Super Continent “Pangea” (credit University of Texas at Austin)Figure 1: Ancient Super Continent “Pangea” (credit University of Texas at Austin)Odd how we can be staring right at something and not see it.

Every fifth grader knows that South America and Africa fit together like puzzle pieces when seen on a map. Then Alfred Wegener "proposed in 1912 that the continents had in fact drifted apart." The consensus sneered at continental drift for fifty years. The theory was "denied by the greatest names of geology–until 1961, when it began to seem as if the sea floors were spreading." The result: it took the so-called consensus fifty years to acknowledge what any schoolchild can plainly see.

There are more: "Examples of consensus science and eventual errors are endless. Jenner and smallpox, Pasteur and germ theory. Saccharine, margarine, repressed memory, fiber and colon cancer, hormone replacement therapy...the list of dramatic, damaging errors of the consensus goes on and on. New ones are reported almost every day in the newspaper."

Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

cartoonWhile the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare.

We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something entirely different.

Al Gore, Democratic AGs launch attack to silence climate skeptics

Standing alongside Al Gore, Democratic attorneys general from 16 states announced yesterday they will prosecute oil and gas companies that challenge the catastrophic global warming narrative. Articles were released last year by "journalism entities that receive funding from foundations known for their climate change activism" that allegedly show Exxon knew the dangers of carbon dioxide and suppressed the information. A spokesperson for Exxon/Mobil said the charges are baseless.

Democratic attorneys general to police climate change dissent

al gore democrat agsA coalition of Democratic attorneys general in 16 states announced Tuesday an unprecedented campaign to pursue companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change narrative, raising concerns over free speech and the use of state authority to punish political foes.

Standing beside former Vice President Al Gore, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the state officials are committed to “working together on key climate-related initiatives,” including queries into whether fossil fuel companies like ExxonMobil have committed fraud by deceiving the public and shareholders about the impact of man-made carbon dioxide emissions.

The global warming industry’s RICO gambit

gavelThe Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act is a law adopted to fight organized crime. Yet, in recent months, a chorus has emerged calling for a breathtaking abuse of RICO by state attorneys general and the Department of Justice against political opponents.

Specifically, lawmakers, academics and the “green” lobby demand that prosecutors use the law to extort money from legitimate businesses who oppose them, under threat of RICO investigations and prosecution. The objective is to silence political opposition, extract a vow not to support other opponents and, finally, to force companies to underwrite the global warming industry. Yes, the global warming industry.

Constitutional Lawyer: Dem AGs Are Trying To Silence Global Warming Skeptics With Prosecution

AG Eric SchneidermanAG Eric SchneidermanA prominent constitutional lawyer has fired back against Democratic attorneys general pledging to investigate oil, coal and gas companies for not being alarmist enough about how global warming will impact their finances.

“We should all be concerned when state prosecutors announce that they will be targeting Americans for their views on controversial issues like climate change,” David Rivkin, Jr., a constitutional litigator who served in former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush’s administrations, said in an emailed statement.

Tidal Gauge Shows Marshall Islands Aren’t Being Drowned By Rising Sea Levels

Aerial view of Majuro, one of the many atolls that makes up the Marshall IslandsAerial view of Majuro, one of the many atolls that makes up the Marshall IslandsScientists and activists have warned for years that Pacific Islands were sinking because man-made global warming was accelerating the rise of sea levels, but that’s not the case for the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Marshall Islands government officials have been sounding the alarm on sea level rise, even claiming the dead bodies of World War II veterans have washed ashore after being disturbed by the rising water. Indeed, the tidal gauge on Kwajalein showed a sharp acceleration in sea level rise since 2000.