The sun will go into “hibernation” mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society’s annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it – the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova’s model is said to have near-perfect accuracy.
Listen Now: Morano on Alex Epstein’s ‘Power Hour’: Skeptics are ‘rooting for China to scupper the UN Climate treaty in Paris’
On this episode of Power Hour I interview journalist Marc Morano of CFACT and climatedepot.com about threats to energy freedom, including the upcoming UN climate summit in Paris. Marc offers some interesting comments, like the scary thought that our biggest hope for energy freedom there will be… China.
Check out Marc’s climate movie, project to be released in early December, at ClimateHustle.org.
Morano on ‘Exxon knew’ claims: It is just silly. Because they had a scientist make a presentation on a scary climate predictions? Exxon could have had Climatologist Dr. Reid Bryson come in the 1970s and warn about global cooling at the time and you could have said ‘Exxon knew about cooling in the 70s’. It is the most nonsensical thing.
Morano on potential skeptic failure in the global warming debate: “Back when cap-and-trade failed, skeptics were patting themselves on the back in Washington. We thought we had won a major victory and there would be no climate push for quite sometime. But that wasn’t the case. And this is where I think President Obama has surpassed former President Lyndon Johnson in terms of his talents and effectiveness in expanding state centralized power and is now rivaling only Franklyn D. Roosevelt in terms of Presidents who in their terms have consolidated centralized power.
President Obama, by bypassing Congress and using the EPA executive orders, has essentially imposed previously failed climate bills on America without a single vote of Congress — and without the American public being largely aware of it.
Republicans haven’t really made a big deal about this.
Obama has succeeded. Republicans have threatened to defund the EPA, which is not going to happen. The GOP has threatened other sorts of things which are not going to happen.
Global warming skeptics could not have been more succesful at convincing the public that climate change was not a threat. Skeptics could not have been more successful in rolling back cap-and-trade and the Kyoto Protocol and stopping carbon taxes. But, we were not ready to have democracy bypassed, to have someone as ruthless and I will say — competent’ as President Obama. He is doing exactly what he wants to do and is succeeding wildly at it.
Skeptics may lose the fight because of Obama’s ruthlessness
Modern Witchcraft Accusations! Exxon & 49 Other Companies ‘Set to Be Investigated for Causing Extreme Weather Events’
A few weeks ago the first ever human rights legal action seeking the accountability of the 50 big polluters was launched. Filed by Filipino typhoon survivors and several environmental organizations, it demands that the Philippines Human Rights Commission (CHR) investigate and acknowledge the complicity of 50 investor-owned fossil fuel companies in causing extreme weather events.
This comes from a consensus that the typhoons and catastrophic storms that annually batter the Philippines and many other small island nations, are exacerbated by climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels by distant and faceless energy companies.
Coalitions of affected communities are developing jurisprudence that recognizes impacts of climate change as a breach of human rights. If successful, this recognition will lay the foundations for what is really required: attribution and action.
The petition was submitted on behalf of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement and other local NGOs, with the support of the International Trade Union Confederation, Amnesty International, NGO legal experts and thousands of individuals. The broad coalition was put together because success in fighting climate change will only occur when organizations and individuals join hands across the globe to demand climate justice.
Climate impacts like extreme weather events hit the most vulnerable first; working people and the poor. With altered seasons and rising sea levels whole communities and nations are already suffering from corporate malfeasance. People are involved in every aspect of meeting this threat, from activists campaigning for action on climate to workers in new industries to workers in fossil fuel production.…