Some of the latest, and bestest pieces at WOW!
William Teach knows what they mean by consensus
Once you’ve mentioned consensus, you’ve admitted this is not about science, but politics.
Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, plans to convene a team of researchers to test the scientific premise of human-caused climate change, he told coal industry executives on Thursday.
Speaking at a board meeting of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a lobbying group for coal companies and their industry allies, Mr. Pruitt said his staff had already begun preparations for a “red team-blue team” exercise to challenge mainstream climate science, according to two people who attended the meeting but were not authorized to speak about it publicly.
But what of the ever so settled science? What will become of that narrative if it is challenged? It will either stand on its own merits or fall to dust and ashes. The fact that the Cult of Climate Change is so unwilling to participate in open debate, is telling.
A fight is being waged to ensure the science behind global warming is taught in US schools as some states move to wipe it from the curriculum. Is the United States raising a new generation of climate-change deniers?
See, those evil climate-change deniers are waging a war on science
Brandie Freeman is a high school science teacher in the southern US state of Georgia. She recently opened her mailbox one morning to find something unpleasant lurking inside: A book, ostensibly a teaching guide, with the title “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming.”
Oh the horrors! An unpleasant book, cleverly disguised as a “teaching guide” lurking, maybe even stalking poor Brandie Freeman!
Oh but there is more
It wasn’t entirely a surprise. Freeman had a heard about the publication – produced by the Heartland Institute, a climate-change denial group with links to the fossil fuel industry – from fellow teachers. The group has reportedly sent out 25,000 copies to teachers around the country in March, and plans to send out 200,000 in total.
AHA!!!!!!!! Wait did I use eight exclamation points? Of course I did, I must warn all of you that there might be “teaching guides”, with links to, the evil fossil fuel industry lurking in your mailbox, waiting to make you question climate change science. If you encounter such a thing lurking in your mailbox run away! And remember comrades that climate change science is settled! It is scientifically settled scientific science. But back to poor Brandie Freeman
Freeman says most of her colleagues in “more liberal” states chucked their copies “straight in the recycling bin.” But in Georgia, which she describes as “very conservative,” Freeman felt the book posed a real danger.
Danger, oh yes comrades! Dangerously dangerous danger! If students are allowed to question the scientifically scientific science of climate change, well they might do some research on the subject. Research leads to questions, which leads to more questions, and eventually to thinking!
“As soon as you just even open the door to your students that there is doubt among scientists – which there isn’t – then that allows them to have the seed planted that they can go to these climate-skeptic websites.”
See, there will be no thought seeds planted on Brandie Freeman’s watch!
Watching this video, I wonder if Cuomo knows he is a journalist, and not an activist
Oh Chris, Chris, Chris, you buffoon. No, 99% of scientists do NOT agree that man is causing climate change. Perhaps Cuomo could shut his condescending mouth and do some research?
Cuomo should really get off his emotionalistic high horse and do some actual research
Bill Nye “the science guy” says in a video interview released Thursday that he is open to the idea of jailing those who deviate from the climate change consensus.
Asked about the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate change debate, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s previous comments that some climate skeptics should be prosecuted as war criminals, Mr. Nye replied, “We’ll see what happens.”
“Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron?” Mr. Nye asked in a video interview with Climate Depot’s Marc Morano. “We’ll see what happens. Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was not addictive, and so on?”
“In these cases, for me, as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” Mr. Nye said. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they’re pursuing criminal investigations as well as engaging in discussions like this.”
Mr. Nye’s comments come with a coalition of liberal attorneys general pursuing companies that challenge the consensus of catastrophic climate change. Critics fear the campaign could chill research and free speech.
Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker raised concerns about a government crackdown on dissent when he issued a subpoena last week to the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute for its climate-related research and documents.
About about the potential for a “chilling effect,” Mr. Nye said, “That there is a chilling effect on scientists who are in extreme doubt about climate change, I think that is good.”
“The extreme doubt about climate change people – without going too far afield here – are leaving the world worse than they found it because they are keeping us from getting to work. They are holding us back,” Mr. Nye said in a post on Climate Depot, a project of the free market, nonprofit Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow.
Mr. Morano interviewed the star of the 1993-98 PBS television show “Bill Nye the Science Guy” in New York in advance of the May 2 theatrical release of “Climate Hustle,” which takes a skeptical look at predictions of climate change disasters.
The film, along with a panel discussion, was scheduled for a screening Thursday in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
H/T Weasel Zippers
President Barack Obama said in his weekly address today that four villages in Alaska are in “imminent danger” because of climate change and that safety will be his administration’s top consideration in permitting offshore oil and gas drilling “as we push our economy and the world to ultimately transition off of fossil fuels.”
‘America will lead the world to meet the threat of climate change before it’s too late’
Here are key excerpts from the president’s address:
Alaska’s glaciers are melting faster too, threatening tourism and adding to rising seas. And if we do nothing, Alaskan temperatures are projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century, changing all sorts of industries forever.
This is all real. This is happening to our fellow Americans right now. In fact, Alaska’s governor recently told me that four villages are in “imminent danger” and have to be relocated. Already, rising sea levels are beginning to swallow one island community.
Think about that. If another country threatened to wipe out an American town, we’d do everything in our power to protect ourselves. Climate change poses the same threat, right now…
Since the United States and China worked together to set ambitious climate targets last year, leading by example, many of the world’s biggest emitters have come forward with new climate plans of their own. And that’s a good sign as we approach this December’s global climate negotiations in Paris.
Now, one of the ways America is leading is by transitioning away from dirty energy sources that threaten our health and our environment, and by going all-in on clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar…
The bottom line is, safety has been and will continue to be my administration’s top priority when it comes to oil and gas exploration off America’s precious coasts – even as we push our economy and the world to ultimately transition off of fossil fuels.
So I’m looking forward to talking with Alaskans about how we can work together to make America the global leader on climate change around the globe… Because what’s happening in Alaska is happening to us. It’s our wakeup call. And as long as I’m President, America will lead the world to meet the threat of climate change before it’s too late.
A brilliant piece by Mike McDaniel that exposes and eviscerates Leftism, and it’s many failings. You might call Leftist Theology, yes, I said theology, the failure that keeps on failing
Climate change–previously known as global warming until none occurred for nearly two decades in direct contradiction to all the warmist’s computer models and projections–is the perfect ideological companion for progressivism. Here’s why:
(1) It is non-falsifiable. No matter what happens, climate change is the cause. Melting ice at the poles? Climate change. Increasing ice at the poles? Climate change. Drowning polar bears? Climate change. Ooops. Polar bears regularly swimming hundreds of miles? Climate change. More hurricanes? Climate change. Fewer hurricanes than normal? Climate change. Because it is a matter of progressive faith, it can never be disproved.
(2) It is a never-ending alarmist scenario. Because any weather is caused by climate change, it is an eternal money-making scenario and political cudgel with which to beat republicans. Oppose climate change policy? You want to destroy the planet! It is a bottomless money pit. No matter how much money is spent, more will be required.
(3) It demands more and more virulent progressivism. Climate change can be combatted only with more progressive policy.
(4) It is the perfect wealth distribution justification and vehicle. Solar panels? Windmills? Electric vehicles? All must be funded with trillions to save the planet. That none, even all together, can have any effect on the climate, ever, means nothing. The point is to send huge amounts of other people’s money to progressive backers, who will in turn give huge amounts to progressive politicians.
(5) It gives government, run by progressives, unlimited justification to increase governmental power and to diminish individual liberty.
Go read it all folks, it is truly masterful
I mean honestly, who makes statements like this
Overcoming climate change is a challenge for those “coming of age,” much like World War II was for the Greatest Generation, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” asserted.
Nye claimed that climate change was “certainly the most serious problem facing humankind right now” while on HuffPost Live May 7 with host Josh Zepps.
“So what I want to do is create the next Great Generation,” Nye said. He said the members of the Greatest Generation “pitched in” to win World War II. “And so I want the people coming of age now, the president’s kids and stuff, to work together to address climate change. I think they can, I’m sure they can do it.”
Zepps asked if climate change was a “sufficiently galvanizing purpose” and motivator as World War II and the Cold War. Nye admitted that “getting people on board with this” had proved challenging.
“Now when people have to really kind of leave Miami, then it will be serious and people will take it seriously,” Nye contended. “But then there will be so much carbon in the atmosphere, it’s a really hard thing.”
Since the public hasn’t stepped up, Nye demanded the government step in.
“We’re gonna need some regulation to get people on board, and just like they had in World War II,” Nye said, citing examples of “rationing tires,” “collecting bones to get the calcium” and “victory gardens.”
Yep, he is crazy, as most Marxists are. He seems perfectly ready to curb our liberties to suit his purposes
Man I love this guy.
Ted Cruz completely schooled a journalist who asked him about Climate Change in his Texas Tribune interview, a journalist who was clearly sympathetic to the cause. It was awesome to see.
That was just 3 minutes. Here’s the full Texas Tribune interview:
Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., on Friday, White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice described the terrorist threat from radical Islam as “violent extremism” and said part of President Barack Obama’s national security strategy is fighting “the very real threat of climate change” and promoting gay rights.
Rice’s remarks followed the release on Friday of Obama’s 2015 National Security Strategy, which updates a similar document released by the White House in 2010.
While saying the radical Islamic group ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is an offshoot of al Qaeda and that the United States is committed to “countering the corrosive ideology of violent extremism,” Rice called for a “sense of perspective” when assessing that threat.
“Too often, what’s missing here in Washington is a sense of perspective,” Rice said. “Yes, there is a lot going on.
“Still, while the dangers we face may be more numerous and varied, they are not of the existential nature we confronted during World War II or during the Cold War,” Rice said. “We cannot afford to be buffeted by alarmism in a nearly instantaneous news cycle.”
In her remarks, Rice listed other threats to U.S. security, including “the very real threat of climate change” and the necessity of promoting equality for homosexuals.
“American leadership is addressing the very real threat of climate change,” Rice said. “The science is clear.
“The impacts of climate change will only worsen over time,” Rice said. “Even longer droughts; more severe storms; more forced migration.
“So we’re making smart decisions today that will pay off for generations,” Rice said.
Equality for homosexuals is also a focus of the 2015 National Security Strategy, Rice said, by first addressing equality based on gender and then citing the rights of people who oppose gender classification.
William Teach exposes the latest idiocy from the Gore Cult of Climate Change
It’s not even February and Warmists are already trying to ruin yet another holiday
(UK Guardian) Environmental campaigners are calling for people to declare their love for the planet on 14 February – Valentine’s Day.
The Climate Coalition, made up of more than 100 UK organisations campaigning for action on climate change, is asking people to submit photos of things they love that they fear losing due to the effects of climate change. Submissions so far include photos of rivers, coral reefs, wildlife and “the changing of the seasons”.
I find it odd that the members of the Gore
Church Cult of Climate Change claim we must end Capitalism to save ourselves from certain destruction. Yet, if they opened their eyes and looked at countries that ARE destitute, and that often have miserable records on human rights, and on conservation and pollution they would see that those nations do not have capitalistic systems. They would see that capitalist nations tend to be free nations with far higher standards of living.
Prince Charles has called for an end to capitalism as we know it in order to save the planet from global warming.
In a speech to business leaders in London, the Prince said that a “fundamental transformation of global capitalism” was necessary in order to halt “dangerously accelerating climate change” that would “bring us to our own destruction”.
He called for companies to focus on “approaches that achieve lasting and meaningful returns” by protecting the environment, improving their employment practices and helping the vulnerable to develop a new “inclusive capitalism”.
In a politically-charged speech at the Inclusive Capitalism conference, the Prince said: “I remember when the Iron Curtain came down there was a certain amount of shouting about the triumph of capitalism over communism. Being somewhat contrary, I didn’t think it was quite as simple as that. I felt that unless the business world considered the social, community and environmental dimensions, we might end up coming full circle.”
Inclusive Capitalism? What will these Leftist buffoons think up next?
OK there it is folks. Climate Alarmists are always predicting some calamity or another, but would they really go that far? Click here to find out
The left has become a bad parody of itself.
Via Mother Jones:
Scientists say man-made climate change has fundamentally altered the currents of the vast, deep oceans where investigators are currently scouring for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, setting a complex stage for the ongoing search for MH370. If the Boeing 777 did plunge into the ocean somewhere in the vicinity of where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean, the location where its debris finally ends up, if found at all, may be vastly different from where investigators could have anticipated 30 years ago.
The search of 8,880 square miles of ocean has yet to turn up signs of the missing flight.
Even if the fragments captured in satellite images are identified as being part of the jet, which Malaysian officials say deliberately flew off course on March 8, investigators coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority will still have an enormous task to locate remaining parts of the plane and its flight recorders. Among the assets deployed in the search – including a multinational array of military and civil naval resources – are data modelers, whose task will be reconciling regional air and water currents with local weather patterns to produce a possible debris field. “Data marker buoys” are being dropped into the ocean to assist in providing “information about water movement to assist in drift modeling,” John Young from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority told a press conference in Canberra on Thursday.
While longer-term climate shifts are unlikely to play into day-to-day search and rescue efforts, these large climate-affected currents – among them the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the world’s most powerful ocean system – are an essential factor in oceanographers’ understanding of the literal undercurrents of search operations.
ou couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. Update to this story.