Cheers! ‘Climate Hustle’ premiers on DVD as Wash Post inducts Morano into ‘Deniers Club’ – WaPo featured Morano w/ cartoon image as one of ‘worst offenders’ for ‘stalling action’
Full WaPo ‘Deniers Club article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/09/16/deniers-club-meet-the-people-clouding-the-climate-change-debate/
WaPo: Marc Morano inducted into ‘Deniers Club’: Climate scientists “deserve to be publicly flogged.” – As a reporter for the ExxonMobil-funded Conservative News Service, Morano helped launch the swift-boat campaign attacking John F. Kerry’s military service in Vietnam. He then went to work as communications director for the leading climate change denier in the Senate, James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), and he brought “swift boating” to climate science. Among his targets has been James Hansen, former head of the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies and an authoritative voice calling for action on climate change. Morano labeled Hansen a “wannabe Unabomber” who supports “ridding the world of industrial civilization,” “razing cities” and “blowing up dams.” He now runs the anti-climate-science website ClimateDepot.com. One representative headline from this past week: “285 Papers From 1960s-’80s Reveal Robust Global Cooling Scientific ‘Consensus.’ ”
Climate Depot’s Morano statement on WaPo’s ‘Deniers Club’: ‘I would like to thank the media, the Washington Post and Michael Mann for partnering with a cartoonist (Tom Toles) for bestowing this (dis)honor of being inducted into the sought after and exclusive ‘Deniers Club.’ I will continue to do my best to meet the expectations and obligations of being a member of the ‘Deniers Club’ and will do my best to continue to help ‘stall action’ on ‘climate change’ using scientific facts, logic and sound economics and public policy. This award could not have come at a better time, as the skeptical film ‘Climate Hustle’ has just been released on DVD for all to purchase. (www.ClimateHutle.com) and the film just had an overflow showings in Canada last week and is set to premiere in Brussel’s at the EU parliament on October 19. I am appreciative of the ‘Deniers Club’ award bestowed by the Washington Post, Mann & Toles.’
We’re Saved! Massachusetts ‘to fight climate change with sweeping executive order’ – ‘Getting serious about meeting its climate goals’
Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed an executive order last week directing state agencies to take steps to ensure the state reaches its 2020 emissions reductions goals, study the state’s vulnerability, and plan proactively for climate mitigation.
Baker called the order “an important step to protect public health and safety, local infrastructure, small businesses, and our state’s abundant natural resources” from climate change.
“Combatting and preparing for the impacts of climate change will require a holistic approach across state and local government and collaboration with stakeholders from all corners of the Commonwealth,” he said in a statement.
Earlier this year, a court found the state failed to put in place regulations that would enable it to achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2020. In 2050, emissions are to be reduced by 80 percent. The state legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act in 2008.
“The purpose of [the law] is to attain actual, measurable, and permanent emission reductions in the Commonwealth, and… to ensure that legally mandated reductions are realized by the 2020 deadline,” Justice Robert J. Cordy wrote at the time. The court ordered the state to address these regulations.…
Canadian Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna pledged Sunday to enact a nationwide carbon price on provinces that don’t do enough to curb greenhouse gas emissions on their own.
McKenna did not give specific details on how the plan would be devised, or how the price would be imposed, though she said it would be in place sometime before October.…
Arctic sea ice extent for 2016 is up nearly 25 percent over 2012 levels as polar temperatures continue to drop. The information comes from satellite imagery provided by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), which has been tracking Arctic ice extent since satellitemeasurements began in 1979.
Mid-September is when Arctic ice is at its lowest and prior to 1979#Climate Change experts have had to rely on ship reports, #News articles, and other less scientific means to approximate earlier sea ice coverage. The good news is that the polar ice is growing faster in September than at previous times, indicating a quick recovery for winter.
Arctic Ice Growing Rapidlyhttps://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/arctic-ice-growing-rapidly/ … via@thegwpfcom
Arctic Ice Growing Rapidly
By Paul Homewood It is now safe to confirm that the minimum Arctic sea ice extent has now been passed this year, with an area of 4.083 million sq km on 7th September. This is 22…