No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.

–Albert Einstein

Climate Depot's Morano on Fox News on legislating the weather: 'Climate activists think we need more taxes & regulation to somehow stop bad weather'

Morano on FoxWatch full Morano interview on 'Your World w/ Cavuto' on Fox News here.

Selected excerpts from November 26, 2012:

Morano: "Climate activists think we need more taxes & regulation to somehow stop bad weather...Mayor Bloomberg said we need to take immediate action to prevent bad weather. This has now reached the level of the Mayan Calendar and Nostradamus.

The NYT has picture of stature of liberty underwater and warming of the end times. This is not science, this is the doomsday stuff of the Mayan calendar and we have no business masquerading it as science. When I was in U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, I got to go to Bali, S. America, Africa, My r/t ticket to Kenya in 2006 was $16,000 business class. The UN likes exotic locals...

Met Office says global warming is slowing down, then adds alarmist spin to data

chartFrom the Telegraph's über-warmist, Louise Grey:

The latest statistics compiled by NASA, the Met Office and the University of East Anglia suggest the average temperature for 2012 will be about 14.45C.

This is 0.45C above the 1961 to 1990 average and makes 2012 the ninth warmest year in records going back to 1850, according to the World Meteorological Organization.


Global Warming Produces A Significant Reduction In North American Wildland Fires

graphContrary to the IPCC's hysterical bureaucrat-scientists, the total number of wildland fires across North America (north of Mexico) has dropped immensely since 1970 - this drop took place during the James Hansen's supposed "runaway" global warming period.

How do climate "experts" and associated doomsday-alarmists psychologically cope when being humiliated on a daily basis by the empirical evidence?

Enough! Time to stop the EPA!

English: The headquarters of the United States...

Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Americans are a patient people. They tolerate untold amounts of government waste and incompetence, unnecessary regulations that are impossible to comply with, and a tax code so complicated that even people with modest incomes or no income at all have to hire people to file their tax returns.

But there is a limit even to American perseverance, and one agency of the national government has clearly exceeded it: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Split! Chancellor Merkel Stops Listening To Her Chief Climate Advisor – Schellnhuber Publicly Unloads!

John Schellnhuber, at the Nobel Laurate Global...

Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When the Chancellor’s chief advisor goes out to the public and tells everybody that the Chancellor is failing, then it can mean only one thing: the Chancellor has stopped listening. Now the advisor (Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber) is teed off and has stooped to back-biting.

It appears the last time Hans left Merkel’s office, the door hit him in the rear. Or she’s just ignoring his climate drivel. Now he’s out in public calling her a failure. Could it be that physicist Merkel smells something fishy in Prof. Creepy-Climate Schellnhuber’s 2-degree fantasy? Hat-tip to climate whacko Dr. Herrmann Ott here.

New paper contradicts IPCC assumptions about precipitation

rainThe IPCC claims that a warming climate causes an increased variability of precipitation and that wet areas will become wetter and dry areas drier. However, a new paper published in Geophysical Research Letters finds on the basis of global observations from 1940-2009 that the opposite was true: precipitation variability decreased, there was no significant change in global average precipitation, and that dry areas became wetter and wet areas drier. According to the authors, 

"We report a near-zero temporal trend in global mean Precipitation. Unexpectedly we found a reduction in global land Precipitation variance over space and time that was due to a redistribution, where, on average, the dry became wetter while wet became drier."

The Biofuels Mandate and U.S. Corn Prices: The unintended consequences of mandating corn ethanol usage

CornfieldField of DaydreamsIn a paper recently published in Nature Climate Change, Diffenbaugh et al. (2012) analyze the response of U.S. corn markets to climate volatility under various alternative energy futures, one of which envisions "a binding renewable fuels standard for corn ethanol and capacity constraints on ethanol absorption."

Although this scenario was initially viewed as a strong positive element of both agricultural and environmental policy, the four U.S. researchers unfortunately found that a binding mandate of this nature likely "enhances the sensitivity to climate change by more than 50%," with the result that it could well "cause U.S. corn price volatility to increase by more than 50% in response to historical supply shocks in the domestic market," citing Hertel and Beckman (2011).

Another conference, another fab location

dohacity008stateofqatarWhy do all these conferences occur in grandiose locations like Qatar. Why not have it at a conference center in Brooklyn, NY? From Qatar justifies choice as host of UN climate change summit:

The Gulf state of Qatar says it is right the choice to host the United Nations (UN) climate change summit in Doha this week.

The first OPEC nation to hold the UNFCCC COP 18/CMP8 conference, Qatar has the highest carbon emissions per capita in the world and is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas.

German Die Zeit’s Twisted Perception: Doubt Being Fanned Worldwide By Climate Godfather Marc Morano

moranogermanmagYesterday’s print edition of Germany’s high-brow weekly Die Zeit has a full three-page feature story on the growing climate science skepticism in the USA and Germany titled “The Climate Warriors” authored by Kerstin Kohlenberg and Anita Blasberg.

In their latest drive-by piece Die Zeit takes dead aim at Marc Morano, the Heartland Institute, the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE), Fritz Vahrenholt and other communicators of the skeptic message, and contrasts them to an innocent, tormented Michael Mann. Die Zeit’s message is clear: If you challenge climate science, then you’ll be portrayed as aggressors by Germany’s mainstream media.

The godfather of climate science skepticism

Their piece begins with a large color photo (not the one shown above) of a godfather-like appearing Marc Morano, who Die Zeit portrays as the communication and climate skepticism kingpin. The only thing missing from the photo is Richard Lindzen kissing his hand.

Global Warming Mission Creep At The World Bank

The World Bank & Inspection Panel's headquarte...

The World Bank in D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This year's climate change report by the World Bank is a frightening screed filled with warnings of apocalyptic doom. Doesn't this organization have anything better to do than to needlessly scare people?

The World Bank was established in 1944 as a "facilitator of post-war reconstruction and development." That job done, it now has a "present-day mandate of worldwide poverty alleviation."

Climate carbon up. Temperatures down?

cartoon-Cold-Polar-BearAccording to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), global warming gases have reached record levels in our atmosphere. And, the U.N. concurred saying that concentrations of the principal greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) are up 39% since the start of the industrial revolution in the mid 1700s. (AP, Nov. 21, 2012)

Predictably, global eco-media rushed in with “I told you so” cheers for their annual yearend tax-deductible fundraising. Global warming and the theories of climate change have become a playground for eco-propaganda, and a useful scapegoat for economically-unsustainable government regulatory expansions world wide.

China gives lie to Flannery's climate change fantasies

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHICH is the bigger disgrace? A government body which just feeds out complete crap to mislead and deceive the public?

Or the government that set it up with that precise intention?

The Climate Commission was supposedly set up to provide in its own self-description, an "independent and reliable source of information" about climate change, international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the economics of a carbon price.

World Leaders Face Riddle Of Lack Of Warming

chartChina Seeks Delay Over Global Climate Treaty

The most recent global temperature record, released this week, shows the average global temperature fell last year for the second year. There is now general agreement that the rising trend has stalled. This is the background against which governments will meet in Doha to negotiate a globally binding agreement to cut carbon emissions, as agreed at last year’s meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. --Graham Lloyd, The Australian, 24 November 2012