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Attention: News Editors and Science, Environment, Energy, and Political ReportersAMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION MUST SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE This week's AGU conference an ideal chance to educate people about the causes of extreme weather
Ottawa, Canada, December 10, 2013: "We invite the American Geophysical Union [AGU] to join with us in helping educate the public about extreme weather and climate change,” said Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition. “For too long, the public, media, and government have been misled into believing that climate change is causing increased extreme weather. At their massive Fall Meeting now taking place in San Francisco, the AGU should start a public education campaign aimed at revealing what science really says about this topic.”
Read whole news release.
December 8, 2013: ICSC Science Advisory Board member Dr. Madhav Khandekar, former Environment Canada Research Scientist, explains that recent extreme weather is nothing unusual and undoubtedly due to natural cycles. Broadcast across Canada on The Source, with Ezra Levant on Sun Media Television.
Dr. Khandekar explains the science that shows there is no correlation between extreme weather events and climate change.
November 27, 2013: "Coal should be defended with science", by Tom Harris, ICSC Executive Director, published in the Tulsa Beacon, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
"Spokespeople who are too frightened to defend coal using this, their most effective weapon, must step aside. Then new leaders must be chosen who have the courage to do what needs to be done to win the war for America's energy future."
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Winter 2013/2014 edition of Range Magazine, Carson City, Nevada, U.S.A.: "Destroying Lives to Pepetuate Failure", by Tom Harris, ICSC Executive Director.
"In an effort to appease loud, well-funded environmentalists, President Barack Obama is conducting an all-out war on coal-fired electricity generation, America's most important power source (over 40% of total electricity generation).
If the climate scare is not soon stopped, all hydocarbon energy sources, oil and gas included, are also at risk...
That his policies threaten the nation's energy security and are triggering higher prices and placing millions of jobs and the economic future of the country at risk seems of little concern to the president.
Read whole article in large text.
Read Dr. Coffman's original article.
Editor's note: RANGE magazine is an award-winning publication devoted to the issues that threaten the West, its people, lifestyles, lands and wildlife...RANGE is the leading forum for divergent viewpoints in the search for solutions that will halt the depletion of a national resource, the American cowboy.
November 7, 2013: "Scientific Critique of IPCC’s 2013 'Summary for Policymakers'", by Drs. Craig Idso, ICSC Chief Science Advisor Robert Carter, S. Fred Singer, and Willie Soon, scientists and lead authors or chapter lead authors of Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science, a report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).
"The new SPM [Summary for Policy Makers]reveals the IPCC has retreated from at least 11 alarmist claims promulgated in its previous reports or by scientists prominently associated with the IPCC. The SPM also contains at least 13 misleading or untrue statements, and 11 further statements that are phrased in such a way that they mislead readers or misrepresent important aspects of the science."
Editor's note: The IPCC are now in the process of tuning the underlying science report that the SPM is supposed to be summarizing so as to match the SPM that was agreed to line by line by government representatives (as per official UN IPCC procedures - see here). Were this a science-driven process and not a politically-driven one, the Summary would be tuned to match the science report. Regardless, since the draft science report is currently being edited to match the already determined SPM, the above critique of the SPM can be considered as a critique of the UN IPCC Working Group-1 report in general.
October 25, 2013: "Global Warmists Might Explain Why No Hurricanes Midway Through 2013 Season", by James Taylor, senior fellow for environment policy at the Heartland Institute and managing editor of Environment & Climate News, Chicago, Illinios, U.S.A.
"This week marks the halfway point of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, yet not a single hurricane has formed anywhere in the Atlantic. This year’s lack of hurricanes continues an ongoing, beneficial trend of fewer hurricanes coinciding with moderately warming temperatures as the planet continues its recovery from the Little Ice Age."
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ICSC NEWS RELEASE: IMMORAL TO VALUE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE YET TO BE BORN MORE THAN THOSE SUFFERING TODAY
October 23, 2013: "Help people affected by climate change today - Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality" is backwards", ICSC News Release.OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - "Al Gore's approach in 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon is backwards," said Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition. "Instead of focusing on helping vulnerable people prepare for and adapt to climate change in the present, Gore concentrates on trying to stop climate change that may happen decades in the future." Read whole news release. See here for ICSC scientists' corrections of Mr. Gore.
October 22, 2013: ICSC Executive Director Tom Harris speaks with Michael Coren on "The Arena" on Sun Media TV broadcast across Canada about the attempt by a Kiribati man to claim climate refugee status in New Zealand. His assertion that Kiribati is sinking because of climate change is totally false.
Nils-Axel Mörner, PhD (Sea Level Changes and climate), Emeritus Professor of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Sweden explains that the idea that Pacific coral islands are sinking and it is due to emissions of greenhouse gases is nonsense. See his write-up about this topic here.
October 16, 2013: KUSI TV, San Diego People, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Meteorologist John Coleman interviews Professor S. Fred Singer of the University of Virginia and Professor Bob Carter, ICSC Chief Science Advisor and former head of the School of Earth Sciences at James Cook University, Australia. Joe Bast and Jim Lakely, both of the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, join Mr. Coleman later in the program.
The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) report referenced by Professor Singer may be seen here.KUSI.com - KUSI News - San Diego CA - News, Weather, PPR
September 27, 2013: ICSC Executive Director Tom Harris speaks with Ezra Levanton "The Source" about how the UN IPCC can not be trusted to give an unbiased,science-based assessment of the causes and consequences of climate change.
OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - "No one should trust the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] report issued today," said Professor Bob Carter, Chief Science Advisor of the International Climate Science Coalition and former head of the School of Earth Sciences at James Cook University, Australia. "The IPCC has a history of malfeasance that even includes rewording recommendations of expert science advisors to fit the alarmist agenda of participating governments."
Read whole release.
ICSC has publicized the reports of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) since 2009. Over the past two weeks, we have promoted Climate Change Reconsidered-II, the 2013 NIPCC report, as follows:
September 29, 2013: "The Roy Green Show", across Canada on the Corus Radio Network. ICSC policy advisor Lord Christopher Monckton interviewed, with Tom Harris on air for the last few minutes. Audio to be uploaded shortly.
September 28, 2013: "Nick at Night", CFRA radio, Ottawa, Canada. Audio to be uploaded shortly.
September 27, 2013: NEWS RELEASE: "UN IPCC Climate Report Untrustworthy - NIPCC report now seen as more reputable" released in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe (in four languages). Read release.
September 27, 2013 (rebroadcast on September 29): SunMedia TV interview with ICSC on Canada Live with Anita Sharma. Watch here.
September 25, 2013: Heartland podcast radio interview with James Taylor. International Climate Science Coalition executive director Tom Harris explains how and why the United Nations has strayed away from sound science. Listen here.
September 22, 2013: CKNW radio interview, Vancouver, Canada. Audio may be heard starting at the 34 minute mark of the 3:00 pm, Sep 22 entry here.
September 19, 2013: "Late Night Counsell", CFRA radio interview, Ottawa, Canada. Audio to be uploaded shortly.September 19, 2013 (rebroadcast at 7:20 pm, September 22): SunMedia TV interview with ICSC on "The Arena" with Michael Coren - watch here.
September 18, 2013: "The Todd Veinotte Show"on several radio stations across Canada. Audio to be uploaded shortly.
September 17, 2013: NEWS RELEASE: "New science report debunks climate scare - UN has hidden research that shows that nature, not humanity, controls the climate" released in several dozen countries in four languages. Read release. Here is an interesting pick-up of the release in Energy Manager magazine.
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September 17, 2013:"Report gives truth on climate change at last", The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, Australia. Read here.
September 17, 2013: CTV interview with ICSC vs. Green Party of Canada, Ottawa, Canada - watch here.September 17, 2013: "Rick Gibbons 'Home page'", CFRA radio interview, Ottawa, Canada. Listen here.
September 17, 2013: "New report counters climate change scare", Calgary Herald, Alberta, Canada. Read here.
September 16, 2013: "New Report counters climate scare", The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Read here.
September 16, 2013: "Global Warming Forecasts Were Wrong", 4BC 116 News Talk radio, Australia. Listen here.
September 16, 2013: "Restoring facts to climate science - The U.N. panel has been corrupted by government lucre", Washington Times, Washington DC, U.S.A. Read here. If you want to add comments, there is an intense discussion going on after the Times Web site version of the article here.
September 16, 2013: "NIPPC neutral modvægt til IPCC", 180Grader.dk, major media outlet in Norway. Read here.
September 15, 2013: "New Report to Counter Climate Scare", Caribarena Antigua, Antigua. Read here.
September 14, 2013: "Nick at Night", CFRA radio discussion made into a YouTube video. Listen/watch here.
September 14, 2013: "New report to counter climate scare", The Bahamas Weekly, Read here.
September 12, 2013: "McKinley only partly right on climate change", West Virginia Illustrated, U.S.A. Read here.
September 11, 2013: "A science-based rebuttal to global warming alarmism" by Chicago-based Steve Goreham, Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and author of Climatism: A Mad, Mad, Mad World, published in the Communities section of the Washington Times, Washington DC, U.S.A.
"Climate Change Reconsidered II is a 1,200-page report that references more than one thousand peer-reviewed scientific papers, compiled by about 40 scientists from around the world. While the IPCC reports cover the physical science, impacts, and mitigation efforts, CCR-II is strictly focused on the physical science of climate change. Its seven chapters discuss the global climate models, forcings and feedbacks, solar forcing of the climate, and observations on temperature, the icecaps, the water cycle and oceans, and weather."
"Among the key findings of CCR-II are:
- Doubling of CO2 from its pre-industrial level would likely cause a warming of only about 1oC, hardly cause for alarm.
- The global surface temperature increase since about 1860 corresponds to a recovery from the Little Ice Age, modulated by natural ocean and atmosphere cycles, without need for additional forcing by greenhouse gases.
- There is nothing unusual about either the magnitude or rate of the late 20th century warming, when compared with previous natural temperature variations.
- The global climate models projected an atmospheric warming of more than 0.3oC over the last 15 years, but instead, flat or cooling temperatures have occurred.
Read all of Mr. Goreham's article.
Read the summary of the CCR-II from the Heartland Institute.
August 30, 2013: "Science in the Public Square: Global Climate Alarmism and Historical Precedents", by Richard S. Lindzen, Ph.D., professor of atmospheric sciences, emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, published in the fall 2013 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons of The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A."Although there are many reasons why some scientists might want to bring their field into the public square, the cases described here appear, instead, to be cases in which those with political agendas found it useful to employ science. This immediately involves a distortion of science at a very basic level: namely, science becomes a source of authority rather than a mode of inquiry. The real utility of science stems from the latter; the political utility stems from the former."
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August 27. 2013: "THE DISCONNECT - European green energy turns into a nightmare. The United States is next." by Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D., President of Environmental Perspectives Inc. and CEO of Sovereignty International, Bangor, Maine. Articles published in Range Magazine, Carson City, Nevada, U.S.A.
"It is estimated that 10% of the U.K.'s current generation capacity [mainly coal] was shut down by February 2013 with nothing but unreliable promises of wind power to make up the difference." Listen to ICSC discuss the coming crisis with Pete Santilli (radio listening audience ~600,000, mainly in the U.S.).
"...These progressives and greens [in Europe] believe nature is far more important than people and they are willing to destroy lives to perpetuate their utter failures."
"President Obama's June 25, 2013, climate change announcement to use the EPA as a sledge hammer to shut down all coal generation and threaten all fossil-fuel production of electricity would strangle the U.S. economy and cause electricity costs to skyrocket, just as he promised in his 2008 campaign, and just as is happening today." Listen here to ICSC describe the devastatingly impact of these kinds of policies.
Read whole piece, as well as the follow-up article by Dr. Coffman, "It's the Sun After All - Will science ruin the cap-and-trade scam?" Ten years ago, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) Professor Tim Patterson, former Chair of ICSC, wrote about the early research that first indicated that the Sun is the major driver of climate change - see here.