CFACT is sending an expert delegation to COP 22, the UN conference on climate change, which runs from November 7 – 18 in Marrakech, Morocco.
The U.S. election occurs during COP 22. No matter what the outcome, the ramifications of the election for the UN climate pact will be a fascinating topic.
CFACT executive director Craig Rucker asserted, “So much of what people have been told about global warming is flat-out wrong. Climate computer models have greatly exaggerated the current warming trend as well as the severity of extreme weather events worldwide, and ice and sea levels are all normal. These are scientifically recorded facts. The UN climate agreement will enrich a privileged few while placing crushing burdens on free economies, and will accomplish nothing meaningful for the climate. The hard-working people being asked to pay for the UN’s Paris Agreement need to know. CFACT is working to ensure they do.”
The UN made an extraordinary effort to reach agreement while President Obama is still in office. Many of the agreement’s key provisions such as emissions targets, however, were made non-binding to aid President Obama in avoiding Senate ratification. But extreme elements of the climate movement are now seeking to expand the Paris Agreement to include such radical ideas as an international court of “climate justice” and liability for developed nations for “loss and damage” suffered by less-developed nations due to severe weather. They seek to use the ongoing UN process to make such provisions policy whether gradually or overtly.
CFACT’s delegation will include Marc Morano, publisher of CFACT’s ClimateDepot, one of the most visited and influential climate news and information services in the world. He served as communications director for the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and has worked in television, radio and print journalism. Marc Morano is the host of Climate Hustle, CFACT’s groundbreaking documentary that premiered during the Paris climate talks last year, and was the #1 movie in America per screen during its national one-night theater event in May.…
Morano (Dis) Honored Again! Named #2 on ‘TOP 10 CLIMATE DENIERS’ list by DiCarpio & National Geographic
A colorful cast of characters has made a living out of denying the science of climate change. These so-called “experts” often start out their statements with “I’m not a climate scientist, but…” before launching into a series of carefully rehearsed talking points meant to confuse the public on the climate change issue…
Below is a list of ten of the most prominent climate deniers working actively to mislead the public and delay policy action to address climate change.
James Inhofe. Creative Commons
SEN. JAMES INHOFE
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. According to Oil Change International, Inhofe has received over $2 million in political contributions from the fossil fuel industry. He once compared the Environmental Protection Agency to the Gestapo, and brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to ‘disprove’ global warming. Sen. Inhofe, author of the 2012 book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, once claimed on the Senate floor that “man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”
Marc Morano. Creative Commons, Toper Field
Executive director of ClimateDepot.com and communications director for the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), an anti-science think tank that has received funding from ExxonMobil, Chevron, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars from foundations associated with Richard Mellon Scaife. Morano previously worked for Sen. James Inhofe and began his career with Rush Limbaugh.
The rest of the list here: https://www.beforetheflood.com/explore/the-deniers/top-10-climate-deniers/…
Cheers! Warmists in panic: ‘The world’s hard-fought climate action could be stopped in its tracks’ if Trump wins
There are big things happening in the news, especially if you care about climate change.
On Friday, the historic Paris Agreement officially went into effect, months earlier than anyone expected. And on Monday, countries from around the world convened in Marrakesh, Morocco for the beginning of the annual U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where leaders are hoping to begin the process of turning the agreement from a historic moment into reality.
In a normal year, these two events would be huge, headline making news. But, if you live in the United States, you probably didn’t notice this was going on. You probably didn’t care — too caught up in the final sprint of what has been one of the most divisive presidential elections in recent history.
And, for once — for now, for the next 48 hours — that’s okay. Climate change is a huge story, arguably the biggest story in the world, due to the sheer magnitude of the problem and its consequences. But it’s hard to talk about these two events — the Paris Agreement and the conference to discuss its implementation — unless you know whether Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. Because depending on who wins the election, the world is facing two very different paths.
Donald Trump has a plan, too — but it’s not about helping the United States maintain its position as a leader on climate action. He wants to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, a process he could begin during his first term and witness the completion of if he is re-elected.
Even if he doesn’t officially pull the United States out of the agreement, the domestic energy policies Trump has made public — opening up offshore drilling and federal coal leases, dismantling the Clean Power Plan — would make it really difficult for the U.S. to meet its commitment of reducing emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. He has also promised to completely cut federal spending on clean energy research and development, which would effectively slow down the transition to a carbon-free economy just as the consequences of unfettered carbon pollution are becoming increasingly clear.
By Phelim McAleer
November 3, 2016 | 8:45pm
Well, I went to North Dakota to meet these water protectors and hear their prayers and see the sage being smudged. What could go wrong?
At first it was fun. I’m from Northern Ireland, so I was welcomed by the Native American leaders, many of whom had been to Belfast.
Day Two wasn’t so peaceful. As a journalist, I decided it was time for some tough questions. Most of the protesters were from out of state. So how did they square the circle of using vehicles driven by oil to protest an oil pipeline? Their tents were also made of plastic — an oil-based product. Was that not hypocritical, I asked? Some denied this, others complained capitalism made them do it, and others just walked away.
But by the fourth interview the mood turned.
A young man claiming to be “security” came up and grabbed my microphone. I wouldn’t let go. He dragged me across the field — just for asking questions.
But worse was to follow, as my crew and I fled to our car.
When we tried to drive off, we were surrounded by cars and people. Two trucks blocked our way forward, and another pulled up tight behind. We couldn’t move. These weren’t grandmothers burning sage. They were angry, young masked men banging on the windows — threatening to slash our tires, demanding we exit the vehicle. Some warned that if we didn’t get out and hand over our footage then “we can’t control what’s gonna happen next.”
As we tried to call the police, they warned that the cops wouldn’t come onto the campsite — they hadn’t yet after two months of protests. I’m an Irish nationalist who grew up under British rule in Ireland, but according to those attacking my car I was “part of the problem with my settler mentality.”
Then they started shaking the car. That was when it became really scary. We were in the middle of North Dakota with very poor cellphone service and trying to call 911 was proving difficult.…