Climate change journalism is mostly crap if you didn’t notice,
because it’s not done by journalists. Mostly advocacy & self promotion.

–Climate scientist Ryan Maue via twitter (@RyanMaue)

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

Senators Ask Obama For Post-Election Keystone OK

cartoon-keystone-energy-jobsNow that the election is over, nine Republican and nine Democrats have asked the president to stop making excuses and build a job-creating pipeline that will close the revenue gap through economic growth.

The truly bipartisan group of senators, led by Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat and powerful chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, wrote President Obama on Friday urging him to quickly issue a permit for the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring over 830,000 barrels of crude from Canada's oil sands to American refineries every day.

Skeptics Pursue Mass NY Police Complaint Against Climatologist James Hansen

manmadeglobalwarmingpimSkeptics of man-made global warming are piling pressure on New York’s finest to mount a criminal investigation into  what may be intentional data fraud by government climatologists. In a bold initiative one blogger yesterday (November 20,2012) filed a police complaint against  one of America’s top climate scientists, NASA’s Dr. James Hansen. Other Big Apple citizens are urged to follow suit.

My Open Call To The New York City Police Department – To Report Obvious Fraud Now In Progress At NASA GISS

NASA Scientist James Hansen Arrested, August 2...

NASA Scientist James Hansen Arrested (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What follows is not crazy – it’s what we used to call “civic duty” by caring citizens.

This is my open call to the NYPD, 26th Precinct, 520 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027, Tel. (212) 678-1311, webpage here. This is the precinct responsible for NASA GISS, Columbia University.

I am officially reporting, to the NYC police, NASA-GISS scientist James Hansen, pictured above, for manipulating and falsifying U.S. Government temperature data, with the likely intent to defraud U.S. citizens. He has been caught red-handed by Steven Goddard and other experts, not just once but on multiple occasions.

CIA closes dedicated climate change unit

President Barack Obama speaks to CIA employees...

President Barack Obama speaks to CIA employees at CIA Headquarters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The CIA has shuttered its unit dedicated to studying the impact of climate change on national security, shifting its activities elsewhere, an official said Tuesday.

"As part of a broader realignment of analytic resources, this work continues to be performed by a dedicated team in a new office that looks at economic and energy matters affecting America's national security," said CIA spokesman Todd Ebitz.

A Hurricane of Global Warming Lies

hurricanesandydamageAt his recent press conference, President Obama, in response to a question, said “You know, as you know, Mark, we can’t attribute any particular weather event to climate change. What we do know is the temperature around the globe is increasing faster than was predicted even ten years ago.” That is a flat out lie. The temperature of the Earth has been cooling for at least sixteen years.

‘Cooling World’ Is Hot Potato For UN Climate Summit

carpediem200The world’s climate has cooled during 2011 and 2012, temperature data from Britain’s Met Office reveals — just before this year’s talks on cutting global greenhouse gas emissions. The figures show that, although global temperatures are still well above the long-term average, they have fallen significantly since the record seen in 2010. The findings could prove politically sensitive, coming ahead of the United Nation’s climate summit in Doha, Qatar, where the global system for regulating greenhouse gas emissions faces collapse. --Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times,18 November 2012    

Agenda-driven Met Office's grudging concessions to reality

Met OfficeMet OfficeIt's bizarre to watch the UK Met Office squirm as it desperately tries to maintain an ideological position in the face of conflicting evidence. I never would have believed that such a formerly respected institution, scientific impartiality at its core, could be so compromised by a political agenda.

Instead of simply reporting on new developments in climate, they must instead be spun in order to bolster the case for political action. Such is the case today, where Peter Stott grudgingly concedes that temperatures have fallen in the past couple of years, but surrounds it with caveats and "yes, buts" in order to make sure The Cause™ is not diluted (see highlights below):

More Evidence for a Truly Global Little Ice Age

English: Bransfield Strait with Brunow Bay, Li...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In an attempt to rewrite earth's climatic history, certain scientists have long contended that the relative coldness of the Little Ice Age and the relative warmth of the Medieval Warm Period were not particularly great in extent (spatial coverage of the earth) nor in magnitude (degree of deviation from the long-term mean), in order to make the global warming of the latter part of the 20th century appear highly unusual, which they equate with anthropogenic-induced, which they associate with the historical rise in the air's CO2 content, which provided them a reason to call for dramatic reductions in the use of fossil fuels, such as coal, gas and oil, which reductions we believe to be unwarranted.