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  • Stats tampering puts NOAA in hot water

    Some 300 scientists are calling out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for fraud, specifically suspiciously overheated climate temperature book-cooking, for issuing a non-peer-reviewed study for release conveniently in advance of UN Climate Change Conference held in Paris last December. NOAA ignored the large integrated network of Argo ocean buoys operated by the British Oceanographic Data Center in combination with satellite-enhanced data that revealed no statistical warming.

  • Censorship won’t win climate debate

    The irony here is that the same censors who are trying to stifle dissent from the warmist tyranny — and claim to be journalists and supporters of real science — also argue that the EPA’s so-called supporting data not be subjected to public scrutiny — perhaps because they KNOW that real data do not support the warmist positions.

  • Obama’s State of Confusion address on climate

    Facts do not matter to the climate alarmist. Nor do politicians and UN bureaucrats let the facts on climate variability get in the way of their zealous mission to take control of the U.S. economy and redistribute our wealth to world dictators (themselves included). Responsible scientists have professional and ethical obligations to express uncertainties and doubts. The real climate change “deniers” are those who don’t exercise active skepticism…not those who do.

  • 2016 will influence climate debate outcome

    The only real “change” that President Obama actually intends to accomplish under his climate change agenda is the destruction of the oil and gas, coal, and nuclear industries and any other related industries (chemicals, for one) that rely on these products. That, along with adding another half a million to a million people to the unemployment rolls (or rather, the never again to be employed rolls).

  • Desperate climate alarmists attack skeptics

    Americans are paying through the nose for climate alarmism that provides zero net environmental benefits and severely weakens the U.S. economy. Worse, the radicals are now demanding that anyone who opposes their idiocy be put in prison. These calls for censorship are acts of desperation.

  • Obama: Climate and ISIS now contained

    The year of the Big Hype continues, with President Obama and President-in-Waiting Hillary Clinton proclaiming that, in Paris, global warming has been curtailed thanks to a non-binding agreement that allows unfettered coal production and more by China, India, and a host of other nations who are also to become recipients of European and American cash — lots of it. Meanwhile, of course, ISIL (sic) has been fully contained, and any “evidence” (such as the San Bernadino murders) to the contrary is nothing more than workplace violence (this time against co-workers who must have given insensitive baby shower gifts).

  • Obama’s climate war ignores real threat from terror

    The backdrop of the UN IPCC climate summit in Paris is the terrorist attack less than a month ago that took over 120 lives and led to raids that have captured huge storehouses of weapons. President Obama does not consider heavily armed friends of the perpetrators of the Paris massacre to be a threat — but he does see climate change as the greatest opportunity to impose a top-down world government that will strip the U.S. and other developed nations of considerable wealth. Even the Department of Defense has been corrupted into backing this ridiculous agenda.

  • Climate change, not ISIS, is the “greatest threat” for Obama

    Paris is currently hosting a UN conference aimed at waging war on climate change little more than two weeks after suffering the largest terrorist attack experienced in France since 1944. Declared by President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other major administration players as the “greatest global threat,” we can only wonder how many […]

  • ‘Martin Act’ targets ExxonMobil for phony climate alarm

    The New York Attorney General is using an obscure 1921 law — originally aimed at stock-sale fraud — to attack ExxonMobil with threats of prison time for its principals. Some Democratic Congress members have demanded a Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department investigation of ExxonMobil in much the same way they went after the tobacco industry in the 1990s, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D, RI) wants a RICO investigation of the company. The only problem: the “Crime” they want ExxonMobil prosecuted for never happened except in the twisted minds of the would-be judges and juries.

  • Data tweaking heats up climate hype

    Executive Department agencies within the Obama Administration have tweaked historic real-world data 16 times in the past 3 years alone to try to hide the fact that there has been no global warming for nearly two decades and to falsely claim that the current temperatures are the highest on record. And why not? Billions of taxpayer dollars are funneled to those whose reports line up with the political agendas of the White House and others with a vested interest in “climate change.” In reality, these shenanigans should be rewarded with a loss of jobs and credibility.

  • Thank a cow for cooling the planet

    Although you may not wish to share a crowded elevator with a flatulent bovine friend, at least express a little gratitude that he/she is helping to protect the planet from dreaded global warming. A significant but media-ignored 2013 report published in the journal Nature concluded that livestock greenhouse gas “excretions” may tend to cool, not […]

  • We need protection from the EPA

    The EPA is becoming notorious for faking its cost-benefit numbers to justify onerous, and environmentally useless, regulations that will impose billions of dollars in compliance costs, cost many jobs, and seriously weaken the U.S. economy — that is, unless the federal courts shoot them down for failing to follow the law. From the Clean Power Plan’s assault on life-giving carbon dioxide to particulate matter and methane and more, the EPA is shameless in using buddy-reviewed (rather than truly peer-reviewed) research (often hidden from even the oversight of Congress to avoid any scrutiny) and even anecdotal material to justify regulations with enormous economic consequences. This, says CFACT advisor Larry Bell, must stop.

  • Global temperature records run hot and cold

    With North Atlantic Ocean surface temperatures “the coldest on record” over the past 80 years, “some” scientists have already blamed ‘global warming” for this cooling. Yet the IPCC now admits that 111 of its 114 climate models grossly overpredicted the global warming rate. Meanwhile, 2015 weather will be affected by a sizable, yet normal, “el nino.”

  • Cruz chills clueless Sierra Club with climate facts

    At a recent Senate hearing, Sierra Club President Aaron Mair chose to parrot mantras to express his belief in global warming — perhaps more as a religion than scienific fact — though he did cite the completely fabricated “97%” solution, the claim that only a few climate scientists disagree with the political explanations for climate change (or maybe climate variability).

  • Crony collusion fuels White House Clean Power scam

    Information obtained by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (EE Legal) through state and federal Freedom of Information Act public record requests reveal a richly funded and closely coordinated network including the White House, governors-in-hiding, and “Green energy” subsidy seekers to advance the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. The full report, titled “Public Interests & […]

  • Pope’s climate message steeped in secular leftism

    Speaking at the White House last week, Pope Francis echoed the call in his latest encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praise be to You) emphasizing “sustainable development” which moves away from unfair capitalism and fossil fuels and towards wealth redistribution and renewable energy. He also said that “it seems clear to me that climate change is a […]

  • Windmills and sunbeams won’t keep the lights on

    CFACT advisor Larry Bell explains that wind and solar are intermittent sources of energy that, unlike the 24/7 reliability of fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and even for the most part hydroelectric, tend to be at their peak during low-demand periods and at their low ebb during high demand. The result of shutting down existing power plants for these not-so-green alternatives will surely be blackouts and brownouts — plus higher energy prices and a lower standard of living.

  • Renewable energy claims are unsustainable

    A possible hidden agenda in the UN’s Agenda 21 is world depopulation through not allowing sub-Saharan Africans, for example, the opportunity to improve their standards of living via modern technology, even affordable electricity. Even worse, the grandiose schemes for renewable energy only are ilkely to result in a collapse of the energy grids due to the intermittent nature of wind and solar energy.

  • The climate alarm industry is scientifically bankrupt

    Increasingly, pub lic policy is becoming the captive of a new scientific-technological elite that produces fatally flawed research that seeks not the truth but rather to sculpt data that fit their theory of the world. Indeed, many scientific journals have been publishing bogus studies which reference nonexistent data. A primary reason is that most climate research funding comes from public alarm-dependent agenda-driven government sponsors and their Green activist acolytes.