Washington Post Insiders: ‘Democrats’ lost momentum on climate change’ — ‘Climate change is probably leaving the stage as a political issue — just as Pres. Obama is trying to gather momentum for a major push’

Excerpt: As I said last week, fewer Americans view global warming as a “very serious problem” today than just six months ago. In October, 39 percent of Americans viewed global warming as a very serious problem, compared with 33 percent who believe that to be true today.

Higher energy prices and the Democrats’ pointless follies on global warming, when combined with our fragile, discouraging economy, means that climate change is probably leaving the stage as a political issue — just as President Obama is trying to gather momentum for a major push. It’ll be interesting to see whether the White House gracefully goes quiet on the issue.

The Democrats are increasingly preaching to the choir about climate change, partially because of the state of the economy but also because of the hypocrisy that surrounds the issue. People notice that those who preach the loudest seem disproportionately to fly in private jets, sleep in mansions, float on yachts and otherwise lifestyles that produce high levels of carbon emissions — the occasional pious Prius puttering along in Hollywood or elsewhere notwithstanding.…

Round Up of EPA Nominee Gina McCarthy’s Senate Confirmation Hearing — Via JunkScience.com

Via JunkScience.com

Biggest Shocker at EPA Confirmation Hearing: Obama nominee doesn’t know global temp trendsGina McCarthy pled, “Don’t look at me as a climate scientist.”

Boxer threatens GOP if secret email issue is pursued: ‘If this is where they want to go, well bless their hearts…’ 

McCarthy: EPA can’t give scientific data to Congress because of medical privacy concerns — What’s redaction? 

Sessions asks McCarthy about global temp trends; McCarthy says ‘Don’t look at me as a climate scientist’ 

Sen. Cardin: Children miss school & parents miss work because of air pollution induced asthma — Ben: Show us an example 

Gina McCarthy: ‘I believe that coal will continue to be a significant source of power in the U.S.’ 

Boxer interrupts Barrasso to save Gina McCarthy from embarrassing e-mail questions at EPA confirmation hearing 

McCarthy on CO2: ‘It’s been made very clear to EPA that CO2 is a pollutant’ — RealityDrop: EPA made CO2 a pollutant 

Vitter to McCarthy: ‘Did you ever use private e-mail for EPA biz?’; McCarthy: ‘Only to send docs to/from EPA’ 

Sen. Boozman: ‘Too often EPA ignores the law’; EPA should not invent congressional intent 

Sen. Sessions: EPA’s reach into American lives not contemplated by Congress when laws were passed 

Wicker: Obama EPA persists in putting Americans out of work for ‘minimal’ gains; ‘Show us the science’ 

Sen. Carper: Because McCarthy worked for GOP govs, Senate GOP has no reason to object to her running EPA 

Sen. Sanders: ‘The issue is whether global warming is a hoax’ 

Sen. Sanders: Global warming increasing drought — RealityDrop: Drought overestimated for 60 yrs 

Barrasso: EPA ignores health effects from EPA-caused unemployment 

Vitter: EPA ‘hides, cherry-picks scientific data’ — JunkScience has been pushing this issue for years! 

Vitter: ‘At EPA, withholding knowledge is power’; EPA refused since 1990s to provide scientific data to Congress 

Vitter: EPA ignored 3.75 of 5 requests made 3 weeks ago in face-to-face meeting 

EPA nominee to get tough questions about why she approved new car air-conditioning refrigerant that caused ENGINE FIRES in Mercedes-Benz tests — “Gina McCarthy, who faces a hearing Thursday morning on her fitness to serve as EPA administrator, was primarily responsible for EPA’s promotion of an automotive air conditioning refrigerant that caused engine fires in Mercedes Benz testing, MailOnline can report.”…

The Dam is about to Break: ‘The continuing pressure of the non-warming will soon crumble’ the global warming establishment

Special to Climate Depot

April 8, 2013 

The Dam is about to Break

by Dennis T. Avery

Churchville, VA—When a dam is about to break, the first sign of collapse is a little trickle of water over its top. Last, week Geoffrey Lean of London’s Telegraph scooped a little trickle of water over the top of the man-made warming dam—which has been holding back human hopes for decades. Lean has been an environmental correspondent for 40 years, and no one had more loudly demanded lowered CO2 emissions “to protect the planet.”

On April 5, Lean admitted “recent research suggests that climate change might not be as catastrophic as the gloomiest predictions suggest.” Not that he’d been wrong, of course; the man-made warming will still be “extreme.”

It’s not much of a back-off, but the continuing pressure of the non-warming will soon crumble the whole rotten blockage into the valley—sweeping terrified Green true believers willy-nilly across the landscape.

Lean’s statement follows the March 30 issue of the Economist, which admitted that the earth might not be as sensitive to additional CO2 as the climate models had told us. Months earlier, the big German magazine Der Spiegel had “adopted” Fritz Vahrenholt, and his best-selling book, The Cold Sun. That book documented the natural and moderate 1,500-year climate cycle that gave us the Little Ice Age, the Medieval Warming, the Dark Ages, and similar cycles back into prehistory.

Did the natural climate cycle also give us our Modern Warming? This is the trillion-dollar question that the media and the EPA refuse to address. They’d counted on not having to address it. After all, they had all the first-world nations standing on the edge of the energy cliff and promising to jump on the count of three.

Then it stopped warming.

Now the ultimate irony: The public is waiting for the same mainstream media that declared the false emergency to tell us when it’s over! Naturally, the “journalists” are waiting as long as possible before admitting their culpability, hoping we will forget or they will retire. The true believers still represent perhaps one-third of our public. The IPCC will unveil its 5th assessment this year, just as though somebody still cares. The Environmental Protection Agency stands ready to tax cost-effective coal out of American power plants. For what valid purpose?

Even so, the game is over. We are the …