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CLIMATE SKEPTICS INCLUDE MANY OF THE WORLD'S LEADING SCIENTISTS

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 06:45
The Climate Scientists' Register  “We, the undersigned, having assessed the relevant scientific evidence, do not find convincing support for the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide are causing, or will in the foreseeable future cause, dangerous global warming."

Click on country name in the following list to see endorsers from that nation: Algéria (1 endorser), Australia (8),  Bulgaria (1), Canada (17), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), Finland (1),France (1), Germany (4), Greece (1), India (3), Italy (3), Luxembourg (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (6), Norway (5), Poland (3), Russia (5), South Africa (1), Sweden (8), United Kingdom (6), United States of America (64).

Complete Endorser List:

  1. Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, Dr. Sci., mathematician and astrophysicist, Head of the Russian-Ukrainian Astrometria project on the board of the Russian segment of the ISS, Head of Space Research Laboratory at the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
  2. Syun-Ichi Akasofu, PhD, Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Founding Director, International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
  3. J.R. Alexander, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Member, UN Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters, 1994-2000, Pretoria, South Africa
  4. Bjarne Andresen, Dr. Scient., physicist, published and presents on the impossibility of a "global temperature", Professor, Niels Bohr Institute (areas of specialization: fundamental physics and chemistry, in particular thermodynamics), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark  
  5. ........
Click here to see the complete list of climate experts who have endorsed the Register.

INCIDENCE OF EXTREME WEATHER DROPPING ON A STATE-WIDE BASIS

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 08:13
August 10, 2016: State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC), records. Incidence of state-wide extreme weather records are dropping, not rising - click here to see the data.

POLITICIANS OUT OF TOUCH WITH REAL PEOPLE ON PRIORITIES

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 16:47
August 5, 2016: Almost 10 million people from across the world tell the United Nations, stopping climate change is NOT our priority!  Vote for the priorities you think the UN should focus on here!

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT MINISTER INSULTS CLIMATE REALISTS

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 11:59

August 2, 2016:Climate denier smear a cheap shot by McKenna,” by Tom Harris, Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition, published in the Toronto Sun (and Ottawa Sun and Winnpeg Sun), Ontario, Canada.

“The climate debate is one of the world’s most important discussions. At stake are billions of dollars, millions of jobs, and, if Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of [Environment and] Climate Change is right, the fate of the environment. We need leaders in science, engineering, economics, and public policy to contribute to the discussion without fear of retribution.

“Yet the opposite is happening. Because the issue has been poisoned with ridicule, censorship, and even death threats, many of the world’s experts are afraid to comment publicly.”

Read whole piece. The Minister has yet to apologize for her attack on people who do not agree with the government on the causes and consequences of climate change.

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT MINISTER DEMONSTRATES MAJOR PROBLEM WITH GOVERNMENT'S CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATIONS

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 16:05

July 31, 2016: Minister neglects key skill requirement in "Job Posting for The Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change." Catherine McKenna, MP, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, advertised on July 30 for a climate change communications Special Assistant, describing the required qualifications as:

"The ideal candidate will have a degree in English or journalism, be bilingual, and have experience writing communication materials - including speeches - on public policy issues."

A serious oversight in the above is the lack of any mention of a need for a solid understanding of science, preferably the science of climate change. At least a B.Sc. in physics is required (or at least some other serious analytical skills and background) to do this job properly. Superior communications skills are obviously important, but they are not enough. 

Having a pure Arts graduate in such a position perpetuates one of the most serious problems in government climate change communications - the lack of a reasonable level of personal understanding about the topic on the part of script writers and spokespeople presenting the issue to the public. 

CANADIAN ENVIRO MINISTER SWAMPED IN ANGRY REPLIES OVER DENIER TWEET

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:47
July 23, 2016: Catherine McKenna, MP, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, tweeted the following today:

In the next four hours, the minister's account was bombarded with Twitter replies, virtually all of which criticized her for the Tweet.  Here is a screen capture of the 157 Tweets directly responding to McKenna's remark. In turn, many others replied to these Tweets, generating hundreds more. Click on the following to expand to readable text:

In his reply to the minister's Tweet, Tom Harris references personally giving her copies of reports of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. Here is a Face Book posting describing the meeting between Harris and McKenna.  It appears she has yet to even look at the reports.

CLIMATE CHANGE TOWN HALL IN ORLEANS, ONTARIO

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:11

July 18, 2016: "Climate Change Town Hall" to be held from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Shenkman Arts Centre, Music Room, 245 Centrum Blvd, Orleans, Ontario. See announcement from the host, Orleans MP, Andrew Leslie here.

 

 

ATTEMPTS TO CRIMINALIZE DEBATE ON CLIMATE SCIENCE DISGRACED

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 18:58

July 3, 2016: "The imploding cabal to criminalize climate dissent," by Adam Brodsky, New York Post, New York City, NY, USA  

"New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his fellow greenies are getting a lesson about the dangers of believing their own propaganda.

"These know-it-alls claim there’s a “consensus” on climate change and what to do about it. And they believe that consensus is so broad that even prosecuting dissent would be a slam dunk. Claude Walker’s monumental crash-and-burn this week blew up that theory. Schneiderman and his ideological pals, from Al Gore to Hillary Clinton, would be wise to take note."

Read whole piece. 

CORRECTING OUR CRITICS

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 15:16

July 3, 2016: As ICSC media publishings increase, now occurring every day in Canada and the United States, so have the attacks against us. Consequently, we alert the public to the following point by point debunking of a typical smear against us:

ANSWERING NONSENSICAL CHARGES AGAINST ICSC

CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER SEES THE LIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE 'TRUTH'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 17:55

June 19, 2016: "California's state religion," by Joel Kotkin, R.C. Hobbs Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University, published in Orange County Register, Santa Ana, California.

"History is replete with stories of decline brought on by enforced official orthodoxy, from Byzantium to China’s Qing dynasty, the Spain of the Inquisition, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union or the current religious autocracies of the contemporary Middle East. As we seek to limit options and ways of thought about everything from marriage and bathrooms to how the planet operates, we don’t just persecute dissenters. We also undermine our ability to innovate, adapt and evolve as a society."

Read whole piece.