As expected, and thanks to the big 2015-6 El Niño, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that 2016 is the warmest year in their 150-year long global surface temperature record. They didn’t mention that there are signs that global average temperatures are headed back to pre-El Niño values, which may put them … Continue reading The science is in. Global temperatures are falling.
The impact of global warming on temperature-induced human mortality has long been a concern, where it has been hypothesized that rising temperatures will lead to an increase in the number of deaths due to an increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves. Others claim that rising temperatures will also reduce the number of … Continue reading Global warming would mean fewer weather-related deaths
A communications group at Yale University has put out a video that seems to be a rebuttal to a Dilbert cartoon by Scott Adams poking fun at climate scientists and their misplaced confidence in models. The video is full of impressive-looking scientists talking about charts and data and whatnot. It probably cost a lot to make and certainly involved … Continue reading Dilbert cartoonist owns climate activists
Reuters reports that President Donald Trump is set to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. And writers are apoplectic. Todd Stern at The Atlantic says such a move would be “indefensible.” At Slate, David McKean and David Wade said pulling out would be a huge mistake “because our planet is currently on a … Continue reading 7 Reasons Trump is Right to Scrap the Paris Climate Deal
WASHINGTON -- Americans for a Better Economy President Donald Ferguson released the following statement Thursday: We hope today's announcement is a total and immediate withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations' Paris climate agreement as a participant, funder and signatory. The U.S. must have no involvement whatsoever with this agreement, starting immediately. Thousands of … Continue reading BetterEconomy.org: ‘Paris withdrawal good start, but we want more’
.. --- European countries and major corporations are pressuring President Donald Trump to remain in the Paris climate agreement despite his promises on the campaign trail to withdraw the United States from the Obama-era deal that never gained congressional approval. The Trump administration so far is sticking with being undecided—at least until Trump returns to … Continue reading Here’s Why Big Corporations Are Pushing Trump To Stay In Paris Climate Deal
.. It’s been described as a “slap in the face,” “slaughter,” “a punitive … assault on science, the environment, and indeed the planet.” Aside from being inappropriate and irresponsible, these remarks are how some in the policy world and media have depicted cuts to global warming spending in President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal. People … Continue reading Climate Budget Cuts Are Smart Management, Not an Attack on Science
.. --- A recent Science paper by J-F. Busteri and 30 named coauthors assisted by 239 volunteers found, looking at global drylands (about 40% of land areas fall into this category), that we had undercounted global forest cover by a whopping “at least 9%.” 239 people were required to examine over 210,000 0.5 hectare (1.2 acre) sample … Continue reading The Earth is getting greener. Environmentalists want to stop that.
.. __ While there’s been thousands of legacy media stories about the very real decline in summer sea-ice extent in the Arctic Ocean, we can’t find one about the statistically significant increase in Antarctic sea ice that has been observed at the same time. Also, comparisons between forecast temperature trends down there and what’s been observed are also very … Continue reading Scientist: Sea Ice Expanding, Driven by Falling Temperatures
On the issue of climate change, there’s one particular claim of its apologists that has always bothered me. And I don’t think I’m alone. It’s not the idea that we should take better care of the earth—I’m all for adopting a less utilitarian view toward it. It’s not the idea that taking better care of … Continue reading The One Thing about ‘Climate Change’ That’s Always Bothered Me…