Fact-checking Al Gore’s controversial, apocalyptic climate conference


Former Vice President #Al Gore is back and our future has never been bleaker. That was the message he delivered at a Climate & Health meeting he hastily organized after a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) #Climate Change conference got postponed. Despite having a 10-year record of failed climate predictions, Gore blamed everything from contagious diseases to food shortages to #Extreme Weather on global warming.

At the meeting held yesterday at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Gore and invited guests said climate-related risks were “obviously” increasing. Every night on TV, he said, was like a “hike through the Book of Revelations,” his favorite refrain. But Gore was misleading the attendees and the media as he often does in his movies and lectures.

With many areas becoming much more densely populated, when a storm does strike more damage occurs. Storms have not increased, only populations and expensive items. Data shows there hasn’t been an increase in floods, droughts, tornadoes, or other climate-related weather. And a category-3 or higher hurricane hasn’t made landfall in the United States in over 11 years.

Study: Cold kills 20 times more people than heat:
1985 – 2012: 5.4 million people dead from the coldhttp://usat.ly/1SeUPaB  via @usatoday

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Study: Cold kills 20 times more people than heat

Cold weather is 20 times as deadly as hot weather, says a new study out today. From 1985 to 2012, 5.4 million people died from the cold while 311,000 died from the heat.


Cold kills more than heat

Heat waves, Gore said, were the number one climate-related cause of death in the United States. And a scientist from the activist group Natural Resources Defense Council said the rate of warming in the last 30 years was unlike anything in the past 1,000 years. Again, untrue. Tony Heller, who operates Real Climate Science, plotted out the frequency of hot days (those over 100°F) showing they have actually plunged in the last 80 years.…

Scott Pruitt, longtime adversary of EPA, confirmed to lead the agency under Trump admin.

Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma’s attorney general spent years suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its efforts to regulate various forms of pollution, was confirmed Friday as the agency’s next administrator.

Pruitt cleared the Senate by a vote of 52-46, winning support from two Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Only one Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, voted against him, saying he had “fundamentally different” views than she about the EPA’s role.

The vote came after Democrats held the Senate floor for hours overnight and through the morning to criticize Pruitt as a pawn of the fossil-fuel industry and to push for a last-minute delay of his confirmation. Part of their argument was an Oklahoma judge’s ruling late Thursday that Pruitt’s office must turn over thousands of emails related to his communication with oil, gas and coal companies. The judge set a Tuesday deadline for the release of the emails, which a nonprofit group had been seeking for more than two years.…

Polar Bear Numbers Still On The Rise, Despite ‘Global Warming’

Via: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c920274f2a364603849bbb505&id=cbe762183c&e=f4e33fdd1e
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Polar bear populations are still growing despite global warming, according to new research. The new population estimates from the 2016 Scientific Working Group are somewhere between 22,633 to 32,257 bears, which is a net increase from the 2015 number of 22,000 to 31,000. The current population numbers are a sharp increase from 2005’s, which stated only 20,000 to 25,000 bears remained — those numbers were a major increase from estimates that only 8,000 to 10,000 bears remained in the late 1960s. Scientists are increasingly realizing that polar bears are much more resilient to changing levels of sea ice than environmentalists previously believed, and numerous healthy populations are thriving. –Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller, 16 February 2017

1) Polar Bear Numbers Still On The Rise, Despite Global Warming
The Daily Caller, 16 February 2017

2) It’s Official: Polar Bear Numbers Continue To Rise
Polar Bear Science, 15 February 2017

3) Bates, Burgers & The Scientific Integrity Of NOAA
Toad Liquor, 14 February 2017

4) Kimberley Strassel: Don’t Wimp Out On Climate
The Wall Street Journal, 17 February 2017

5) Francis Menton: Are Climate Alarmists Glassy-Eyed Cultists?
Manhattan Contrarian, 17 February 2017

The new BB and KB subpopulation estimates should increase the 2015 global population size estimate issued in 2015 by the IUCN Red List from 22,000-31,000 to 22,633-32,257 which would likely be rounded off to 22,500-32,000. But wait! That estimate does not include a reported 42% increase in the Svalbard portion of the Barents Sea subpopulation in late 2015 that was not included in the Red List assessment of 2644 based on 2004 data. Therefore, when the Svalbard increase and the Baffin Bay/Kane Basin increases are all added to the 2015 Red List estimate, it might give a revised 2015 global estimate of something like 23,000-33,000 depending on how all the results are interpreted. –Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science, 15 February 2017

Rose is not the story. Bates is not the story. The story is the circumvention of procedures put in place to protect the integrity of the data, and hence the reputation of the NOAA. No, the issues are as Bates outlined: “Ethical standards must be maintained”. There can be no confidence in data without confidence in the procedures surrounding collection and storage of data. And persons or organizations that place no value in these procedures further erode confidence. —Toad Liquor, 14 February 2017

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