New Paper: EPA’s Illegitimate Climate Rule – ‘Lacks an electoral mandate, Contravenes congressional intent, and was crafted by special interests’

New Paper: EPA’s Illegitimate Climate Rule

Yesterday, CEI published a new study by me, on EPA’s Clean Power Plan. In a nutshell, I argue that the EPA’s rule lacks an electoral mandate, Contravenes congressional intent, and was crafted by special interests. In a word, the regulation is illegitimate.

William Yeatman – EPA Climate Rule…

Heritage Panel Addresses EPA’s Unprecedented Climate Regulations

Heritage Panel Addresses EPA’s Unprecedented Climate Change Regulations

Yesterday I participated on a Heritage Foundation panel on ‘Extremism at the EPA: A Discussion on Federal Overreach, Regulation Costs, and Climate Realities.’ Fellow panelists were Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Penn.) and Heritage’s David Kreutzer. The event was hosted by Heritage Fellow Nicolas Loris. I’ve reposted the video below.
Rep. Kelly started things off with a rousing speech in defense of affordable energy. Kreutzer then debunked the so-called “social cost of carbon,” the dubious statistic on which EPA relies in order to justify its climate regulations. Finally, I discussed the illegitimacy of EPA’s recently proposed Clean Air Act regulations for greenhouse gases from existing power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. Kreutzer starts at the 44th minute; I start at the 58th minute. Over at the Daily Signal, Natalie Johnson wrote a story on the panel.…

Quotable Warming Hiatus Quotes: Phil Jones 7th May, 2009‘Bottom line: the ‘no upward trend’ has to continue for a total of 15 years before we get worried.’

Quotable Warming Hiatus Quotes

Dr. Phil Jones – CRU emails – 5th July, 2005“The scientific community would come down on me in no uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998. OK it has but it is only 7 years of data and it isn’t statistically significant….”Dr. Phil Jones – CRU emails – 7th May, 2009‘Bottom line: the ‘no upward trend’ has to continue for a total of 15 years before we get worried.’__________________Dr. Judith L. Lean – Geophysical Research Letters – 15 Aug 2009“…This lack of overall warming is analogous to the period from 2002 to 2008 when decreasing solar irradiance also countered much of the anthropogenic warming…”__________________Dr. Kevin Trenberth – CRU emails – 12 Oct. 2009“Well, I have my own article on where the heck is global warming…..The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”__________________Dr. Mojib Latif – Spiegel – 19th November 2009“At present, however, the warming is taking a break,”…….”There can be no argument about that,”__________________Dr. Jochem Marotzke – Spiegel – 19th November 2009“It cannot be denied that this is one of the hottest issues in the scientific community,”….”We don’t really know why this stagnation is taking place at this point.”__________________Dr. Phil Jones – BBC – 13th February 2010“I’m a scientist trying to measure temperature. If I registered that the climate has been cooling I’d say so. But it hasn’t untilrecently – and then barely at all. The trend is a warming trend.”__________________Dr. Phil Jones – BBC – 13th February 2010[Q] B – “Do you agree that from 1995 to the present there has been no statistically-significant global warming”[A] “Yes, but only just”.__________________Prof. Shaowu Wang et al – Advances in Climate Change Research –2010“…The decade of 1999-2008 is still the warmest of the last 30 years, though the global temperature increment is near zero;…”__________________Dr. B. G. Hunt – Climate Dynamics – February 2011“Controversy continues to prevail concerning the reality of anthropogenically-induced climatic warming. One of the principal issues is the cause of the hiatus in the current global warming trend.”__________________Dr. Robert K. Kaufmann – PNAS – 2nd June 2011“… has been unclear why global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998 and 2008…..”__________________Dr. Gerald A. Meehl – Nature Climate Change – 18th September2011“There have been decades, such as 2000–2009, when the observed globally averaged surface-temperature time series shows …

The Church of Sweden has joined the International Church of Global Warming: ‘Probably the biggest common challengeever faced by humanity’

The Church of Sweden has joined the International Church of Global Warming

 “The lifestyle of the industrialised world is untenable”     The Church of SwedenThe bishops of the Church of Sweden have published a letter about climate change, which proves that this once venerable church is now a full member of the greenie leftist international Church of Global Warming. Here are a few samples from the letter:Climate change is probably the biggest common challengeever faced by humanity. The work to face this challenge must bereflected in social development and make us reassess how wethink about lifestyle, welfare, sustainability and justice, for thesake of creation, for the sake of life and for the sake of ourgrandchildren and our grandchildren’s grandchildren. –As long as the profitability of many companiesdepends on fossil fuels, there will be considerable opposition to change.28 For many years, what could be called the ‘fossil fuelindustrial complex’ has obstructed the development of renewable energy sources and the phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies. Solarcell producers and other companies that have developed technologiesfor the transition to a fossil free economy are still too weakto seriously challenge those with interests in preserving the prevailingsystem. —     Peace with the earth is increasingly becoming a preconditionof peace on earth. The role of oil in many of the world’s conflictshas long been obvious. It is not yet equally clear whether theseconflicts will be enhanced by climate change, but competitionfor limited resources such as water, agricultural land, air spaceand ocean regions is already creating tension that may worsen asthe climate changes. A shortage of food and sustainable supplypotential is creating uncertainty and flows of refugees, and iscontributing to conflicts.An awakening is required among the world’s decision makers.They must realize that it is not possible to win a war against theplanet or to deny that the planet has limits. We must make peacewith the earth. For the sake of the poor and the vulnerable, forthe sake of future generations and for the integrity of creation. –However,we probably need to reconsider our consumption patterns morefundamentally. Consumption of goods produces higher emissionsthan consumption of services, and private consumption produceshigher emissions than public consumption. The knowledge thatpublic consumption largely consists of healthcare, education andsocial services further emphasizes the fact that the balance betweengoods and services needs to be highlighted.We believe and hope that we can see new alliances between,for example, scientific climate research, happiness and welfareresearch and religion. The …