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  • Morano on Canadian TV on global temperatures

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    CFACT’s Marc Morano appeared on Canada’s Sun New TV to discuss scientists’ claims about particular years being the “hottest.” As Morano pointed out, “It is hundredths of a degree Fahrenheit difference between years, well beyond anything that is in margin of error. Scientists have called idea that we are in hottest decade ‘a joke.”

  • Georgia needs Plant Washington’s affordable energy

    By Jeff Edgens Plant Washington is a planned 850-MW base-load, 24/7 facility capable of generating 6.7 billion kWh of electricity a year; it will use a mixture of pulverized low-sulfur Powder River Basin and Illinois basin coal and will be one of the cleanest, most efficient coal plants in the nation.  Like all energy projects today, Plant Washington […]

  • Keystone Kops halt U.S.-Canada pipeline, target another

    By Duggan Flanakin and Redmond Weissenberger Oilfield workers in Alberta, refinery workers in Texas and countless factory workers just learned that the White House will not allow construction of an oil pipeline that would bring over half a million barrels of oil a day from Canada’s Alberta Province and North Dakota’s Bakken Field to refineries […]

  • Deep Green Resistance: Occupy (and more) till civilization falls

    By Duggan Flanakin (reviewer) The central theme of Deep Green Resistance, written by Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen (author of Endgame), is simple. To save the planet, its wildlife and some of its people, the enlightened few must rise up in resistance – not to reform, but rather to totally tear down the […]

  • The EPA Grinch stuffs America’s stocking with costly mercury regulations

    Every person in America liked electricity a lot,But the Grinch at the EPA – did not.The Grinch hated electricity, all the prosperity it brought. Now, please do ask why, we quite know the reason! EPA subscribes to a Green worldview,One that puts nature above me and you! This afternoon EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson released a […]

  • CFACT makes media waves at COP17 climate talks

    CFACT has garnered widespread media attention over the last few days here at the UN climate change conference. After parachuting the truth about Climategate 2.0 onto a Durban beach, CFACT held a press conference with Senator Inhofe and released Climate Depot’s new “A-Z Climate Reality Check” special report. Read on for a sampling of the […]

  • CFACT press conference to feature U.S. Senator Inhofe

    C F A C T The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6 December, 2011 Media Advisory CFACT press conference to feature U.S. Senator Inhofe Wednesday, 7 December, 15:30 Room Kosi Palm (ICC Level 2) DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 6, 2011 — On Wednesday, 7 December at 15:30 CFACT will cosponsor a press […]

  • Senator Inhofe and CFACT hold press conference in Durban

    On Wednesday, 7 December at 15:30 CAT (local time) CFACT cosponsored a press conference with U.S. Senator James Inhofe at the UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. View highlights from the press conference, including Senator Inhofe’s statement, above. If you wish to watch the full 30-minutes, the UN has made the full press […]

  • CFACT parachutes into Durban Climate Conference

    Earlier today, CFACT’s skydiving team parachuted past COP17 onto Amanzimtoti beach. The divers trailed smoke and banners proclaiming “Climategate 2.0, Science Not Settled” and “No New Treaty.” Multiple media outlets showed up to record the event, including the AP, BBC, and South Africa’s national news network. It was a huge success! Climategate 2.0 can not […]

  • CFACT parachutes into Durban Climate Conference

    Earlier today, CFACT’s skydiving team parachuted past COP17 onto Amanzimtoti beach. The divers trailed smoke and banners proclaiming “Climategate 2.0, Science Not Settled” and “No New Treaty.” Multiple media outlets showed up to record the event, including the AP, BBC, and South Africa’s national news network. It was a huge success! Climategate 2.0 can not […]

  • Climategate 2.0 parachutes into COP17

    C F A C T The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2011 Climategate 2.0 parachutes into COP17 CFACT skydivers to tow banners into UN Durban conference Lord Monckton, Craig Rucker, Climate Depot to parachute Emails exposing  biased science cannot be ignored On Tuesday, December 6 at 11:00 AM, CFACT skydivers […]

  • Climategate 2.0 parachutes into COP17

    C F A C T The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2011 Climategate 2.0 parachutes into COP17 CFACT skydivers to tow banners into UN Durban conference Lord Monckton, Craig Rucker, Climate Depot to parachute Emails exposing  biased science cannot be ignored On Tuesday, December 6 at 11:00 AM, CFACT skydivers […]

  • Can COP17 technocrats rescue the warming scam?

    The mood at this year’s UN climate conference is subdued. Perhaps fearful. In CFACT’s talks with the representatives of government, business, even the more radical NGOs, we’ve yet to find anyone confident that a successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol will emerge in Durban. The usual sideshow has been assembled. You can find rows of […]

  • It. Isn’t. Happening.

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    By Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Mainstream science, politics, bureaucracy, academe, banking, business, media – all were of one mind. The West, so the playbook ran, must be shut down at once to Save The Planet from “global warming”, er, “climate change”, um, “climate disruption”, no, “extreme-weather events”, ah, that is, “energy-security challenges”. Shale gas? […]

  • Durban due diligence

    By Kelvin Kemm

    From my vantage point here in South Africa, I could hardly miss the major build-up to the COP-17 United Nations world environment and climate conference, which is being held November 28 to December 9 in Durban, where I went to school and university.

    For weeks international news broadcasts spoke of “the road to Durban,” and people of all ranks made daily comments concerning issues to be addressed at COP-17. Conference organisers announced that bottled water would be limited, or even prohibited, because making, shipping and disposing of plastic bottles was not environmentally sound – and in any event Durban tap water is so good that anyone can safely drink water out of any tap, whether in a hotel room, restaurant or back yard garden hose. I agree with both points; Durban municipal water is excellent everywhere.

    Other images also drifted through my mind, such as those of legendary scientist and philosopher Galileo, who dared to announce that it was not the sun that orbited the earth, but the planets, including the earth, which orbited the sun. The ruling establishment of the day jumped on Galileo, threatening him with dire consequences if he did not toe the politically correct line and recant his claims. He did so to avoid burning at the stake but was placed under house arrest anyway, to ensure that he did not spread his views, and his book was banned.

    Many years later, during the French Revolution, baying mobs in Paris streets were ready to chop the heads off anyone perceived not to be part of the New World Order. Even scientist Antoine Lavoisier, the discoverer of oxygen and hydrogen, was one of many unfortunate people who lost their heads to French guillotines.

    Today, I fear we are experiencing similar, though less lethal, sentiments on topics of so-called global warming, global climate change, global climate disruption and weather “weirding.” In far too many instances, any person who dares to challenge official dogma is branded a “denier” and treated as an enemy of society. This is not merely sad; it is dangerous to all mankind.

    Chanting climate change advocacy groups want non-compliant businesses and industries found guilty of crimes against the planet, so that condemned industrialists can be hunted down and punished. This is destructive of reasoned scientific debate, affordable energy and modern civilization.

    The asserted evidence that anthropogenic carbon dioxide is totally to blame for any observed climate changes is at best scientifically very shaky. There are far too many holes in the theory for it to pass the conventional rigour that should be applied to any scientific debate.

    The evidence shows serious deviations between CO2 claims, computer models and computer-generated forecasts and scenarios, on the one hand – and actual observations and measurements of temperature and weather, on the other hand. Historical and archaeological evidence (of major climate and weather changes and extremes) likewise do not support claims that allegedly stable climate conditions have suddenly been thrown into disarray by human greenhouse gas emissions.

    Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and observed temperature changes over the past century simply do not correlate nearly as well as necessary for proper scientific analysis. Similarly, historical evidence clearly demonstrates that there was a Medieval Warm Period (MWP) of great health, wealth and prosperity, during which temperatures were warmer than today’s, but with no anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the equation.

    Archaeology and history also show that successful Viking settlements died out in Greenland after the MWP, as a significant 500-year-long period of global cooling set in. The coldest point of this Little Ice Age was the well-documented Maunder Minimum, when ice fairs were held on London’s frozen Thames River. Contemporary paintings of these frozen festivals still exist today.

    Similar long-term periods, such as the Roman Warming, have likewise been documented, as have lengthy periods of droughts and floods in various ancient societies – to say nothing of major ice ages and interglacial periods that affected much of Europe and North and South America. Previous significant climatic changes are hardly rare events. However, for obvious reasons, the global warming advocacy faction does not want to discuss these historical periods.

    Moreover, over the past decade, significant new scientific evidence has suggested that observed global warming can probably be explained largely or entirely by changes in solar activity and thus cosmic ray incidence on earth, consequent changes in cloud cover and atmospheric water vapour levels, periodic shifts in oceanic temperatures and currents, and other natural phenomena.

    Why, then, do we witness repeated attempts to demonize and bury any hint that solar activity is a principal cause of observed global warming? Why do climate change alarmists seek to suppress evidence that the Earth has not warmed and may even have cooled slightly since 1998? Why do so many Climategate 1.0 and 2.0 emails reflect much more private uncertainty among alarmist climate scientists than they have been willing to admit publicly?

    These actions are much too close to the Galileo and French Revolution affairs for comfort.

    Even worse, misguided government and corporate policies and actions worldwide – in response to the false science and high pressure tactics – will be highly detrimental to mankind, especially poor families that will be trapped in perpetual poverty, disease, malnutrition and premature death.

    We can only hope that future generations will not group the Galileo, French Revolution and climate change eras as similar Dark Ages, when “establishment” zealots and easily inflamed crowds suppressed science and analytical truth.

    Let us hope, instead, that at least some world leaders will have the courage to stand up at COP-17 and demand the kind of scientific rigour that brought so much enlightenment and progress over the centuries. Proper due diligence in Durban requires nothing less.

    Only then will poverty be eradicated, and health and environmental conditions improve, for billions of people all over our planet.

  • Climategate 2.0 exposes climate science hypocrisy on eve of UN’s Durban Conference

    C F A C T The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2011 Climategate 2.0 exposes climate science hypocrisy on eve of UN’s Durban Conference A second batch of leaked emails from scientists working on board and alongside the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have come to light. They contain […]