US Secretary of State John Kerry’s thanked Israelis and Palestinians on Friday for helping his convoy make its way through the snow from Ramallah to Jerusalem after considerable snowfall paralyzed the area’s roads.
It took Kerry’s convoy “I don’t know how many hours” Thursday night to make its way from Ramallah to Jerusalem — ordinarily a 30-minute drive — and he praised Israeli and Palestinian efforts to clear a path for him.
“We’re very appreciative to the police forces of Israel and to the Palestinian effort, because the roads were very tough, and we were very fortunate to be able to get back,” he said.
According to Reuters, the secretary of state’s convoy had its path cleared “by a Palestinian front-end loader whose driver stuck his head out the door to see all the way from Ramallah” to the Israeli checkpoint, at which point Israeli police escorted Kerry to Jerusalem.
Kerry also expressed gratitude for the warm welcome he received in Israel as subzero (centigrade) temperatures gripped Israel’s higher elevations.…
Watch Now: Climate Depot Debates Global Warming on UN TV At UN Summit! UN Host to Morano: ‘There is no need to shout’ — Morano: ‘The UN IPCC is first and foremost a political process, not scientific’
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano debated a UN television interviewer during the UN global warming summit in Warsaw Poland on November 19, 2013. Morano was interviewed by the UN’s ‘Climate Change Studio’ and the video has now been posted on You Tube by the UN. At one point, the UN interviewer told Morano, “There is no need to shout,” to which an animated Morano retorted “I am not shouting.” The UN interviewer also told Morano: “Many do strongly disagree with you.”
The UN bills “Climate Change Studio” interviews as “an opportunity for representatives of NGOs, IGOs, UN system and Parties to be interviewed briefly by a professional journalist on actions, solutions, observations and issues that impact on climate change.”
Watch Full Interview below and see selected transcripts:
Selected Highlights from Morano’s 10 minute contentious UN TV interview.
Morano on UN IPCC reports: These reports are political. It was essentially written by a handful of UN scientists and they are fulfilling a narrative on man-made global warming.
Morano on alleged ‘consensus’ of scientists: I authored report of over 1000 dissenting scientists; this included many scientist who reversed themselves from believers to skeptics. People like [Green guru] James Lovelock, who has now gone from alarmist to almost skeptic — to Lennart Bengtsson, former UN IPCC scientist who now says we would not have noticed the global wamring. [See: See: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore — See: Top Swedish Climate Scientist Says Warming Not Noticeable: ‘The warming we have had last a 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all’ — ‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock reverses himself: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change & so was Gore! ‘The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago’ ]
Morano: The UN IPCC is first and foremost a political process, not scientific. The IPCC is great political theatre. The settled science which the UN IPCC claims, seems to be changing by the week. We had two contrary studies in one week, with one study saying the global warming ‘pause’ was due to Montreal Protocol and another study saying we recalibrated [past] temperatures and presto, there was no ‘pause’ in temperatures.
The whole agenda here is …
Why Warmists Hate Debate: Flashback 2007: Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners Against Global Warming Believers in Heated NYC Debate – RealClimate.org’s Gavin Schmidt appeared so demoralized that he mused that debates equally split between believers of a climate ‘crisis’ and scientific skeptics are probably not “worthwhile” to ever agree to again.
Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners Against Global Warming Believers in Heated NYC Debate
Just days before former Vice President Al Gore’s scheduled visit to testify about global warming before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, a high profile climate debate between prominent scientists Wednesday evening ended with global warming skeptics being voted the clear winner by a tough New York City before an audience of hundreds of people.
Before the start of the nearly two hour debate the audience polled 57.3% to 29.9% in favor of believing that Global Warming was a “crisis”, but following the debate the numbers completely flipped to 46.2% to 42.2% in favor of the skeptical point of view. The audience also found humor at the expense of former Vice President Gore’s reportedly excessive home energy use.
After the stunning victory, one of the scientists on the side promoting the belief in a climate “crisis” appeared to concede defeat by noting his debate team was ‘pretty dull” and at “a sharp disadvantage” against the skeptics. ScientificAmerican.com’s blog agreed, saying the believers in a man-made climate catastrophe “seemed underarmed for the debate and, not surprising, it swung against them.”
The New York City audience laughed as Gore became the butt of humor during the debate.
“What we see in this is an enormous danger for politicians in terms of their hypocrisy. I’m not going to say anything about Al Gore and his house. But it is a very serious point,” quipped University of London emeritus professor Philip Stott to laughter from the audience.
The audience also applauded a call by novelist Michael Crichton to stop the hypocrisy of environmentalists and Hollywood liberals by enacting a ban on private jet travel.
“Let’s have the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), the Sierra Club and Greenpeace make it a rule that all of their members, cannot fly on private jets. They must get their houses off the [power] grid. They must live in the way that they’re telling everyone else to live. And if they won’t do that, why should we? And why should we take them seriously?” Crichton said to applause audience. (For more debate quotes see bottom of article)