JunkScience.com’s Summary of today’s House climate hearing: ‘GOP firmly opposed to an abusive and arrogant EPA’


  1. House hearing: Waxman says global warming will lead to more extreme weather — Dem witness Moniz says no scientific evidence for link.

  2. House hearing: Moniz says DoE looking at cellulosic ethanol for transportation — more technology that is nowhere near ready for prime time.

  3. House hearing: Asked for scientific basis 4 Obama goal of 17% CO2 cuts by 2020, McCarthy says it’s international in nature — i.e., made up.

  4. House hearing: Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) says carbon capture technology (horse) should come before EPA CCS mandate (cart).

  5. House hearing: Moniz claims effects of global warming were predicted decades ago… was the ‘pause’ predicted too, Ernie?

  6. House hearing: Asked by a Dem, McCarthy refuses to say that EPA power plant rule will accomplish anything for the climate.

  7. House hearing: Moniz says his Obama admin colleagues would be pleased to answer questions — so why didn’t they show at the hearing?

  8. House hearing: McCarthy denies knowing whether fracking reduces CO2 emissions.

  9. House hearing: Moniz reinforces McCarthy statement that wrecking our economy will help us look good in international talks.

  10. House hearing: Shock — McCarthy admits EPA power plant rules will not have known effects on EPA’s climate metrics.

  11. House hearing: EPA says point of power plant rules is 2 position US for international talks. So wreck economy to look cool for the UN?

  12. House hearing: Waxman flirts with reserving right to object to increase in Arctic ice being entered into the record.

  13. House hearing: WV Congressman says Obama wrecking economy to reduce atmo CO2 by 0.2% is an abuse of power.

  14. House hearing: Rep. McKinley says shutting down US coal now would only reduce atmospheric CO2 by 0.2%.

  15. House hearing: Rep. McKinley says shutting down US coal now would only reduce global CO2 by 0.2%.

CLIMATE STUDY: EVIDENCE LEANS AGAINST HUMAN-CAUSED GLOBAL WARMING — Group of 50 international scientists releases comprehensive new 1200-page report


The report dismisses these claims with peer-reviewed evidence and concludes that “neither the rate nor the magnitude of the reported late twentieth century surface warming (1979–2000) lay outside normal natural variability,” “solar forcings of temperature change are likely more important than is currently recognized, and evidence is lacking that a 2° C increase in temperature (of whatever cause) would be globally harmful.”

“We conclude no unambiguous evidence exists for adverse changes to the global environment caused by human-related CO2 emissions,” the authors write. “In particular, the cryosphere is not melting at an enhanced rate; sea-level rise is not accelerating; no systematic changes have been documented in evaporation or rainfall or in the magnitude or intensity of extreme meteorological events; and an increased release of methane into the atmosphere from permafrost or sub-seabed gas hydrates is unlikely.”

The authors also note that “forward projections of solar cyclicity imply the next few decades may be marked by global cooling rather than warming, despite continuing CO2 emissions” and warn against using imperfect deterministic climate models to advocate for a “one size fits all” climate policy.

In light of these findings, which are “stated plainly and repeated in thousands of articles in the peer-reviewed literature” that are not “fringe,” the authors emphasize that policymakers “should resist pressure from lobby groups to silence scientists who question the authority of the IPCC to claim to speak for ‘climate science.'”…

Skeptical report counters UN IPCC: ‘Report gives the truth about climate at last’ — ‘The scientific evidence now overwhelmingly indicates that any human warming effect is deeply submerged within planet Earth’s natural variations of temperature’

Geologist Dr. Bob Carter:

Until recently the public have been relentlessly misinformed that human-caused global warming was causing polar bears to die out, more and more intense storms, droughts and floods to occur, the monsoons to fail, sea-level rise to accelerate, ice to melt at unnatural rates, that late 20th century temperature was warmer than ever before and that speculative computer models could predict the temperature accurately one hundred years into the future.

It now turns out that not one of these assertions is true. So who has been telling us these scientific whoppers?

The United Nations, that’s who; which is not surprising given that global warming long ago gained a life of its own as a mainstream political issue, quite divorced from empirical science – politics, of course, being what the UN is all about.…

A tipping point: Skepticism goes mainstream: ‘Serious newspapers don’t want to be left behind. Editors have realized the skeptics have a case’

A tipping point: Skepticism goes mainstream…


Photo adapted from Ron Neibrugge’s beautifully crisp original at Wild Nature Images Worldwide momentum is shifting. With David Rose’s article in the Daily Mail, Matt Ridley in the Wall Street Journal (“We got it wrong on warming“),  and the excellent article by Ross McKitrick  in the Financial Post the skeptical message is going mainstream. The war is by no means over, but the race in media coverage has stepped up a notch. Now, for the first time there is an element of competition, serious newspapers don’t want to be left behind. Editors have realized the skeptics have a case. In Australia the grand failure of the carbon tax in the recent election is still ripping through the news, the institutions, and the mood. It was a categorical defeat. From comments and emails I know this event was watched around the world. Roy Spencer, veteran with two decades of experience wonders if this is a turning point too: “…recent events are quite exceptional.” ” We are now at the point in the age of global warming hysteria where the IPCC global warming theory has crashed into the hard reality of observations.” Ross McKitrick, Canada: “To those of us who have […]Rating: 10.0/10 (6 votes cast)…