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Al Gore says climate change deniers should pay ‘a price’

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If former Vice President Al Gore had his way,denying global warming would carry repercussions.

Speaking at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, Gore called climate change”accepted science,” and said that government officials who continue to deny it should pay a “price.”

“We need to put a price on carbon to accelerate these market trends,” Gore said, referring to a proposed federal cap-and-trade system that would penalize companies that exceeded their carbon-emission limits. “And in order to do that, we need to put a price on denial in politics.”

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Study: Global warming skeptics know more about climate science

ChimneysClimate3source: Fox News

Are global warming skeptics simply ignorant about climate science?

Not so, says a forthcoming paper in the journal Advances in Political Psychology by Yale Professor Dan Kahan. He finds that skeptics score about the same (in fact slightly better) on climate science questions.

The study asked 2,000 respondents nine questions about where they thought scientists stand on climate science.

On average, skeptics got about 4.5 questions correct, whereas man made warming believers got about 4 questions right.

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Test at Tonopah solar project ignites hundreds of birds in mid-air

prnewsfoto-solarreserve“It’s no secret that solar power is hot right now, with innovators and big name companies alike putting a great deal of time, money, and effort into improving these amazing sources of renewable energy. Still, the last thing you’d likely expect is for a new experimental array to literally light nearly 130 birds in mid-flight on fire.

And yet, that’s exactly what happened near Tonopah, Nevada last month during tests of the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project.”

“According to Rudy Evenson, Deputy Chief of Communications for Nevada Bureau of Land Management (NBLM) in Reno, as reported by Re Wire, a third of the newly constructed plant was put into action on the morning of Jan. 14, redirecting concentrated solar energy to a point 1,200 feet above the ground.”

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Historic! UN Climate Clown Conference Sets Record for Largest Carbon Footprint

limasource: JWF – Posted by Jammie on Dec 09, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Can’t these douchebags just do a WebEx in lieu of flying off to some exotic locale? Just asking for a friend.

The current U.N. climate talks will be the first to neutralize all the greenhouse gas pollution they generate, offset by host country Peru’s protection of forest at three different reserves, organizers say.

Now the bad news: The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date.

At more than 50,000 metric tons of carfb/phbon dioxide, the negotiations’ burden on global warming will be about 1 1/2 times the norm, said Jorge Alvarez, project coordinator for the U.N. Development Program.

The venue is one big reason. It had to be built.

No, it didn’t. This is a massive scam and we all know it.

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NOAA Playing Fast and Loose with the Rules

Their claim that it was the hottest October on record is “a sham.”

When asked about NOAA’s assertion that last month was the hottest October on record, meteorologist Joe Bastardi points out that plenty of temperature indicators, including satellite records, show no such thing.

According to NOAA’s own data, it was only the 7th or 8th warmest October in the last 30 years.

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Al Gore leaves climate march in Chevy Suburban

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What else did the ’97% of scientists’ say?

consensus-on-the-consensus1source: WattsUpWithThat

Guest Post by Barry Woods

I wonder just how many politicians, environmentalists or scientists who use the phrase ’97% of scientists’ (or those who more carefully use ‘active climate scientists’) to give weight to their arguments regarding climate change to the public, have any idea of the actual source of this soundbite.  

Perhaps a few may say the ‘Doran Survey’, which is the one of the most common references for this ’97% of active climate scientists’ phrase. In fact, the Doran EoS paper merely cites a MSc thesis for the actual source of this 97% figure and the actual survey.

“This was a very simplistic and biased questionnaire.”

(‘Doran Survey’ participant)

In a world where politicians (UK) went to war in Iraq based on a ‘sexed’ up dodgy dossier plagiarised from a 12 year old PhD thesis. I wonder how confident they would be lecturing the public about the need for radical decarbonising economic climate polices, if they were aware that the ’97% of active climate scientists’ quote/soundbite actually comes from a students MSc thesis, that the Doran EoS paper cites?

Here are but just a few of many responses from scientists that actually took part in the survey, taken from the appendi of the MSc thesis:

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Coldest Year On Record So Far In The US

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Climate change is meaningless: Former NASA scientist

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In a surprising development, a former NASA scientist on Monday described global warming as “nonsense” saying that it is “absolutely stupid” to blame human activity for the recent floods in the UK.

“It’s absolutely stupid to blame floods on climate change, as I read the Prime Minister did recently. I don’t blame the politicians in this case, however, I blame his so-called scientific advisors,” Professor Leslie Woodcock said.

“Events can happen with frequencies on all time scales in the physics of a chaotic system such as the weather. Any point on lowland can flood up to a certain level on all time scales from one month to millions of years and it’s completely unpredictable beyond around five days,” he added.

Professor Les Woodcock also said there is “no reproducible evidence” to prove that carbon dioxide levels have increased over the past century and slammed the green movement for misleading the people and inflicting economic damage on ordinary people.

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3 reasons why ‘global warming’ has fizzled: Expert


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