Virtually all of this is based upon unfounded representations that we are experiencing a known human-caused climate crisis, a claim based upon speculative theories, contrived data and totally unproven modeling predictions. And what redemptive solutions are urgently implored? We must give lots of money to the U.N. to redistribute; abandon fossil fuel use in favor of heavily subsidized but assuredly abundant, “free”, and “renewable” alternatives; and expand federal government growth, regulatory powers, and crony capitalist-enriched political campaign coffers.
After he published his findings on diesel particulates, many left-wing environmental scientists criticized or dismissed his findings. Meanwhile, they treated the findings of Tran's report as gospel. At a presentation at a scientific conference, Enstrom flashed a power-point slide illustrating Tran's diploma (which in truth came not from UC-Davis but Thornhill University, an online diploma mill), then he flashed a slide of his own diploma--a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University. -Tim Groseclose
Democrat, Environmentalist, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Obama, Oops
The government’s hopeful predictions for ethanol have proven so inaccurate that scientists question whether it will ever achieve its central environmental goal: reducing greenhouse gases. That makes the hidden costs even more significant. “This is an ecological disaster,” said Craig Cox of the Environmental Working Group, a natural ally of the president that, like others, now finds itself at odds with the White House.
Environmentalist, Warming, Science, Narrative, Oops
Thousands of Britain’s wind turbines will create more greenhouse gases than they save, according to potentially devastating scientific research to be published later this year. The finding, which threatens the entire rationale of the onshore wind farm industry, will be made by Scottish government-funded researchers who devised the standard method used by developers to calculate “carbon payback time” for wind farms on peat soils.
Democrat, Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Obama, Science, Oops, Demagoguery, Lie
President Obama’s State of the Union, where he said, talking about global warming: “Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods – all are now more frequent and intense.” That statement was demonstrably false, as SEPP’s The Week That Was points out: The claim is so factually challenged that it is a wonder it got by the White House staff. Looking at the weather stations that have 80 years of data shows heat records were set in the 1930s, the Palmer drought index shows the 1930s and the 1950s were hotter and dryer with the 1930’s dust bowl lasting a decade. … Increased floods are not supported by the data, and, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, wildfires are declining.
Warming, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Fraud, Oops
"One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president."
Environmentalist, Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Science
Deputy Assistant of State Richard Benedick, who then headed the policy divisions of the U.S. State Department said: “A global warming treaty [Kyoto] must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the [enhanced] greenhouse effect.”
Democrat, Warming, Liberal, Fraud, Science, Demagoguery
We've got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing, in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Incompetence, Funny, Science, Narrative, Oops
Eventually, in a very small voice, the Professor said, “Er, ah, mphm, that is, oof, arghh, we’ve never done any such calculation.” The biggest tax increase in human history had been based not upon a mature scientific assessment followed by a careful economic appraisal, but solely upon blind faith. I said as much. “Well,” said the Professor, “maybe we’ll get around to doing the calculations next October.”
Democrat Henry Waxman:
The North Pole is Evaporating
"There’s a lot of tundra that’s being held down by that ice cap."... Thanks to The Party of Science for weighing in.