Science is a wonderful thing if one
does not have to earn one's living at it.

–Albert Einstein

Hillary hops on carbon-spewing private Learjet after winning endorsement from environmental group

Hillary Clintonhillary left New Hampshire campaign Tuesday night after receiving a powerful environmental group's endorsement, boarding a private plane that emits more than two tons of carbon for every hour it's in the air.

Video footage obtained exclusively by shows the Democratic front-runner climbing aboard a Learjet model 60 aircraft at the Lebanon, New Hampshire municipal airport around 6:00 p.m.

A day earlier, she appeared with League of Conservation Voters president Gene Karpinsky to receive the organization's formal endorsement.

Great news: carbon dioxide rose less than 2 parts per million in 2014!

Greenhouse theory going to potGreenhouse theory is going to pot. Literally.A new report released this week by the U.N.-funded WMO said that the levels of the three most potent 'greenhouse gases' in our atmosphere reached new levels in 2014. The good news is that CO2 rose less than 2 ppm, with the other two gases barely climbing at all. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said carbon dioxide (CO2) levels increased to only 397.7 parts per million (PPM), up 1.9 PPM from 2013.

They also said methane levels measured 1,833 parts per billion (PPB) in 2014, and were up only 9 PPB from 2013. The globally averaged level of nitrous oxide in 2014 grew to 327.1 PPB, which is 1.1 PPB above the previous year. The largest greenhouse gas in our atmosphere is water vapor, which makes up 95% of all so-called greenhouse gases. All of which may be bad news if you've instituted economy-crippling policies ahead of a UN-sponsored climate treaty.

Hurricane activity down a stunning 80% from a decade ago

atlantic hurricanesAs the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season winds down, NOAA is fear mongering again even as Atlantic hurricane activity has dropped a whopping 80 percent from 10 years ago. That's according to a new analysis released yesterday by Dr. Roy Spencer, a meteorologist and team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite. To blunt this historical news, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced yesterday that global warming could be to blame for an active hurricane season last year around Hawaii. Meanwhile, as the Atlantic hurricane season finishes out its eleventh year, there hasn't been a category 3 or higher hurricane to hit landfall in over a decade.

With the upcoming UN-sponsored Paris Climate Talks in early December, NOAA's scientists have instead released a new report saying that global warming may have played a role in the increased hurricane activity around Hawaii last year. To hammer home its point, NOAA reiterated that "tropical storm Iselle slammed into the Big Island in August 2014 and was one of three tropical disturbances that approached Hawaii last year, making it the third largest number" since recordkeeping began.

Eric Schneiderman Vs. Exxon Mobil

schneidermanExactly what New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hopes to discover in the stack of climate-change documents he's ordered Exxon Mobil to produce is unclear, because his investigation isn't public. But he apparently suspects that the company lied to investors about the risks climate change posed to its future profits -- which, if true, might be fraud.

His grounds seem pretty thin. Much as one may sympathize with Schneiderman's desire to encourage stronger action on climate change, this is not the way to go about it.

Expect global warming rhetoric to heat up

paris2015Let’s be blunt. Forty years of global warming hysteria never has been about the globe getting warmer, or saving the planet. It’s always been about control and money. Their control. Your money. If you need to be told who “they” are, you haven’t been paying attention.

They are a cabal of intertwined common interests that include government regulators who stand to gain power, financial opportunists who stand to profit and ideologues whose mission is to separate you from your money, and from control over your lives. They are socialists or progressives. They like to be called “environmentalists,” tarring the reputation of an otherwise well-intentioned group.

“That’s alarmism!” you might protest. Yours truly will grant this much. It is alarming.

2015 Temperature Rise Mainly Due To El Nino, May Drop Again, Say Critics

EL NINOThe Met Office announced today temperatures around the world averaged 1.02C above the 1850-1900 period between January and September this year – with human activity and carbon emissions to blame. But Dr Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Warming Policy Foundation, said the El Niño weather pattern pushes up temperatures globally and is followed by La Nina which brings temperatures back down again. He said: “This El Niño is similar to the strong 1998 El Niño where temperatures rose globally. It’s always the same, it’s nothing to do with global warming, it’s a natural event. The big debate is how much we’re contributing to climate change but in this case the natural factors are much more dominant.” --Alix Culbertson, Daily Express, 9 November 2015

This Week In Doom: Pew Research Proves Global Warming Propaganda Works

latin americanBefore we start, you can and must combat propaganda by saying global warming. Do not say climate change. This admonition cannot be repeated enough. Please pass it on.

To say climate change is to concede a fallacy. A lie. To say climate change is to admit complete and utter defeat. We were promised global warming, not climate change. Make them stick to their promise.

Now if the globe warms, the climate has changed. But the climate also changes if the globe cools. The climate changes if it becomes wetter or again if it becomes drier. It changes if there are more storms or fewer. It changes if there are thicker or thinner clouds. It changes if the first day of frost is earlier or later. In short, the climate always changes. Absolutely always. No power on earth can stop it.

Winter Blackout Fear As Power Chiefs Are Forced To Use Emergency Back-Up

AmIntNational Grid used an emergency measure to keep the lights on for the first time yesterday after the unexpected shutdown of two power stations in northern England. Factories and other large consumers of power were paid to switch off or use back-up diesel generators to reduce the risk of blackouts. Energy experts expressed alarm that the notification had been issued so early in the winter season. Although National Grid sought to soothe fears of an impending crisis, peak demand last night was well below the winter peak of 54,200 megawatts that is expected during December and January. --Ben Webster and Robin Pagnamenta, The Times, 6 November 2015

‘Klimate-Change’ Kooks At War with Free Speech

cartoon-settled-scienceThe fascists behind the fraud now going by the quotidian name of “climate change” get krazier and more dangerous to liberty by the day. Sane Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson explains:

If you care about free speech, you should pay attention to the campaign now being waged against Exxon Mobil. More than 50 environmental and civil rights groups have written Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging her to open a “federal probe” of the giant energy firm. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have also joined the chorus. The charge is that Exxon Mobil “systematically misled the public” on climate change, even as its executives recognized the dangers. New York’s attorney general has already launched an investigation.

New Documentary Exposes Dangerous Falsehoods of Climate Alarmism

grass greenerWhere the Grass is Greener: Biblical Stewardship vs. Climate Alarmism is a video documentary by the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation built from interviews with over 30 world-class scholars from the realms of physical science, economics, and ethics. The video marshals a host of facts about carbon dioxide’s effects on the planet—the good impacts far outweigh the bad. This fact alone is anathema to the climate catastrophists.

Where the Grass is Greener is especially useful to Christians who may have come, or soon will come, under the sway of such movements as “Creation Care.” It would be a valuable resource for all high school teachers, especially science teachers, and most especially those in Christian schools. It should also be shown in ecology and earth science classes in Christian universities. (I fear that secular universities are not open to receiving truthful information on this topic.)

The Climate Change Inquisition Begins

exxonNew York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, has started an investigation of Exxon Mobil “to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risks might hurt the oil business.” According to The New York Times, its sources “said the inquiry would include a period of at least a decade during which Exxon Mobil funded outside groups that sought to undermine climate science.” See what they did there? To have a different view of climate science is to “undermine” it because there is no scientific study of the climate except that which they agree with.

Government-style “fairness” for the 1%

electric meterLiberals love to extol their deep compassion for the poor, whom conservatives allegedly don’t give a fig about. Thus our Community-Organizer-in-Chief pontificates endlessly about income inequality, to justify his determination to “fundamentally transform” our nation, so that “everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”

Those would be the same rules that let the IRS target conservatives, the VA make veterans wait months for treatment, and the EPA violate every standard of scientific integrity – with no repercussions. It’s clearly not corporations or most citizens who don’t play by the rules. It’s Obama bureaucrats, supporters and sycophants, who manipulate government powers to their financial and political advantage.

DOA: Obama kills Keystone pipeline, citing climate change as biggest threat

keystoneWhat will come as no surprise to most Americans is Obama's official rejection today of TransCanada's request to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a 7-year battle that has angered voters and has become a rallying cry in the current presidential primaries. Obama's denial to build the 875 miles of additional pipeline needed to complete the Keystone XL comes a few days after TransCanada asked the State Department to withdraw its application. The pipeline would have carried 800,000 barrels of oil to Gulf Coast refineries. Because the Keystone XL crosses over from the Canadian border and into the United States, it requires approval by the State Department and the President.

But Obama has made his climate legacy a priority in his final years in office, rolling out thousands of new regulatory schemes and regulations, and utilizing the EPA to do his bidding under the constitution. Forbidden from creating new laws, Obama has been using the EPA as a battering ram to shutter coal mines, reduce carbon dioxide emissions (which he believes are responsible for climate change), and roll out onerous regulations that have already begun to translate into higher electric and gas bills.