GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich sacked Texas Tech global warming professor Katharine Hayhoe after radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh read an exclusive Climate Depot report on December 19 about Gingrich’s collaboration with the professor.

[See: Rush Limbaugh Features Climate Depot: ‘Our old buddy Marc Morano, used to be ‘Our Man in Washington’ on my TV show, and now is a global warming expert. He’s got a blog called Climate Depot’

Limbaugh: ‘According to Morano, Newt’s book in 2013’s gonna feature a chapter by a Texas Tech climate scientist named Katharine Hayhoe…Hayhoe is one of Newt’s experts’]
 
A Limbaugh listener who heard Limbaugh read the Climate Depot report confronted Gingrich about the fact that his upcoming book was set to feature a global warming promoting professor who is affiliated with the UN IPCC. Gingrich immediately backed down and fired the professor on the spot. See Video of Gingrich throw Hayhoe under the bus here.

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Red State thanks ‘outstanding’ Climate Depot: ‘Gingrich’s Political Chicanery Reveals Power of Conservatives to Shape GOP’ — ‘From Sen Inhofe, to Limbaugh, to the outstanding Climate Depot blog all the way down the VRWC food chain to small-time minnows such as me; we are carrying the day and winning back our society one hard-fought block of real estate at a time’

Rev. Hayhoe’s scientific leap of faith — Promotes discredited Mann’s ‘Hockey Stick’ as central tenant of her belief in man-made global warming fears — Hayhoe’s 2010 ‘Mother of All Hockey Sticks’

Fox News features Climate Depot: Newt Gingrich To Nix Chapter On Climate Change In Book — ‘The questioner initially said she was concerned after hearing conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh discussing the book. Conservative blogger Marc Morano also had accused Gingrich earlier this month of selecting a ‘committed believer in man-made climate fears’ for the book’

Trash Science: Hayhoe teams up with Union of Concerned Scientists: ‘Experienced Hayhoe watchers will immediately be suspicious when they see 1970 used as base point for temp trends’ — Hayhoe rebuked: ‘1970 was in the middle of a much colder interval, but the trend over the last 100 years shows only a minor increase of 0.07F/decade, nothing like the alarmist 0.50F/decade, which is used as proof of global warming. The trend since 1931 is much smaller still, amounting to just 0.02F/decade.– Katharine’s Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment–Part II

Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl mocks Hayhoe’s claims: ‘Gingrich fires a prolific female AGW-religious hack’ – ‘The UN IPCC environment is literally built out of cranks similar to her’ — Hayhoe’s book is filled with climate change ‘facts’ optimized for ‘faith-based decisions’ – ‘After all, man-made global warming is a religion’

Hayhoe under fire: Texas Tech Ignores Request for Gingrich Book Records — ‘Controversial activist prof. Hayhoe claims to have spent 100+ hours — before being dropped from upcoming book’ — Group seeks records ‘relating to collaboration on a book, using public time and resources, between ‘climate’ activist Professor Katharine Hayhoe and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’

Excerpts from the December 30, 2011, National Journal article

DES MOINES, Iowa — Newt Gingrich says he has killed a chapter on climate change in a post-election book of essays about the environment. But the intended author of the chapter, who supports the scientific consensus that humans contribute to climate change, says that’s news to her.
 
Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech, confirmed in an e-mail interview that she had been asked to write a chapter on climate change for the former House speaker’s book. She said she was approached by former Palm Beach Zoo CEO Terry Maple, Gingrich’s coeditor, at an annual meeting of Republicans for Environmental Protection. Asked to confirm her chapter was dropped, she replied, “I had not heard that.”
 
The climate-change issue arose on Thursday night at a Gingrich campaign stop in Carroll, when a woman expressed concern about the chapter. She said she had heard about it on Rush Limbaugh’s radio program. As she began to tell Gingrich who the author of the piece would be, Gingrich interrupted. “That’s not going to be in the book,” he told her. “We didn’t know that they were doing that, and we told them to kill it.”
 
Hayhoe, whose husband is an evangelical pastor, recently wrote a book about climate change from an evangelical perspective. In an interview with Christian writer Jonathan Merritt, she left no doubt as to where she stands on the existence or the cause of the phenomenon.
 
“Among climate scientists—people who spend their lives researching our world—there is no debate regarding the reality of climate change and the fact that humans are the primary cause,” Hayhoe said in the interview. “It is primarily laypeople, such as talk-show hosts, or those with vested interests in maintaining the status quo, who are perpetuating the idea that there is no scientific consensus.”
 
Limbaugh picked up on those quotes on Dec. 19, including Hayhoe’s poke at talk-show hosts. He called her “one of Newt’s experts” and said she believes in man-made global warming. That no doubt created heartburn for Team Newt.
 

 
The Gingrich campaign did not respond to a request for comment on this article.

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Hayhoe, an expert reviewer with the UN IPCC, reacted with a bit of anger and sarcasm to the news that Gingrich was severing his ties with her. “Nice to hear that Gingrich is tossing my climate chapter in the trash,” Hayhoe tweeted on December 30. “100+ unpaid hours I [could’ve] spent playing w[ith] my baby,” she wrote. Hayhoe lamented, “What an ungracious way to find out, eh?”
 
Gingrich felt the pressure from Limbaugh’s citation of the Climate Depot report. See: “After the woman stepped away, Gingrich beckoned to a staffer and said, ‘Remind me when we get back to the bus about Rush and global warming.'”
 
Climate Depot has reported extensively on Newt Gingrich’s global warming views: See:

UK Guardian: Gingrich’s presidential bid clouded by his belief in climate change — Newt ‘put on defensive’ after Climate Depot ‘demanded he apologize for appearing in Gore ad’ – May 11, 2011
 
After pressure from Climate Depot, Gingrich finally ‘regrets’ 2008 Gore climate ‘loveseat’ ad with Pelosi – July 26, 2011

Sierra Club’s Carl Pope recognizes Climate Depot as Kingmaker: ‘All seem to be mindful of the remarkable know-nothing standard set for GOP candidates by Marc Morano’ – May 28, 2011
 
Below is the full reprint of Climate Depot’s December 16, 2011, report on Gingrich’s affiliation with Hayhoe and his global warming views.

Climate Depot on Gingrich’s Global Warming Views: Newt never left Pelosi’s love seat! Co-sponsored 1989 climate bill with Pelosi! — Teams up with Warmist Evangelical Prof. for new book

Gingrich’s top climate advisor Hayhoe asks: ‘What would Jesus do on a warming planet?’ [email protected]
 
Friday, December 16, 2011 –

 
Climate Depot Editorial
 
By Marc Morano – Climate Depot

Gingrich is not now and never has been an “agnostic” about man-made global warming claims. It is crystal clear from his long public life that Gingrich is and always has been a committed greenie and believer in the Al Gore/Sen. John Kerry/IPCC vision of man-made climate change. This has been obvious since 1989, when Gingrich teamed up with Nancy Pelosi to co-sponsor a climate bill.

It has been obvious since his rejection of endangered species act reforms in the 1990s. It has been obvious since he preemptively conceded a climate debate to Sen. Kerry in 2007; it has been obvious since his atrocious claims in his 2008 book; since his slamming of fellow Republican colleagues in 2008 for opposing environmental extremism; since he sat on a love seat with Pelosi in 2008; to his 2011 faith in the now horribly corrupted and political National Academy of Sciences; and finally to his selection of a professor who is a committed believer in man-made climate fears for a chapter in his new book.
 
Climate Depot urges Newt to come clean and admit he has been misleading GOP presidential primary voters in 2011 about his views of man-made global warming. Mr. Gingrich, it is time for you to publicly admit that you still bitterly cling to a deeply held belief in man-made global warming fears.
 
                                        Background on Gingrich & Global Warming

Warmist Gingrich & warmist Katharine Hayhoe team up to write climate book coming post-election — Newt is long-time warmist and show no signs of recanting
 
Report: Gingrich Cosponsored 1989 Climate Change Bill With Pelosi! — ‘Sponsorship of Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989’ — Gingrich a committed warmist in the 1980s!? — ‘Alongside Pelosi, several other pro-choice advocates sponsored the bill [which included population control measures], including Conyers, Boxer, Barney Frank, and Schumer…it never made it out of committee, but professed climate change was ‘a major threat to political stability, international security and economic prosperity…affirming that ‘curbing world population growth will be critical to achieving the goals’
 
This is how Newt uses his intelligence? Gingrich’s go to climate advisor is major warmist who brags about ‘collaborating’ with Union of Concerned Scientists! Say it ain’t so Newt! — Real all about warmist Hayhoe’s woeful climate science claims and research skills here and here.
 
Oh No! Gingrich is a mess! Warmist climate advisor Hayhoe touts ‘resources ‘ like Skeptical Science’ & , RealClimate.org — She also touts UN IPCC & a book by Ed Begley Jr.!
 
Climate Depot note: ‘Gingrich has revealed beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is, & always has been – -a committed believer in man-made climate fears! The fact that Hayhoe was chosen to write a chapter in his new book is all we need to know. Will Hayhoe be his potential pick for climate advisor?! Gingrich has never left Pelosi’s couch! If the GOP can only come up with Newt or Mitt — is an Obama 2nd term all that scary when it comes to climate? Just asking…’
 
Gingrich climate expert Hayhoe: ‘What would Jesus do on a warming planet?’ – ‘That’s a defense to skepticism offered by Texas Tech professor Katharine Hayhoe, the author of the climate chapter in Newt Gingrich’s upcoming book on the environment’ — Hayhoe: Jesus ‘told us to love our neighbor as ourselves; and today,it’s our global neighbors—the poor and needy, the disadvantaged and hopeless—who are already being affected by climate change,” she writes. Natural disasters, rising seas and extreme temperatures are affecting (and taking) life across the globe, she says. “To ignore their cries and cast scorn on those who attempt to draw our attention to their plight is not a response of love; it is acting out of fear, and God is not the author of fear,’ she writes.
 
Gingrich up 12 points; also, warmist Hayhoe thinks her climate hoax chapter will still be in Gingrich’s new book – Hayhoe: ‘Looks like my climate chapter will still make it into new enviro book by Newt Gingrich. We’ll see!’
 
Analysis of Gingirch’s climate advisor Hayhoe’s scientific claims: ‘Is It OK For Christians To Bear False Witness/’ — Katherine Hayhoe ‘seamlessly integrates her two religions –while violating the fundamental tenets of both. Science and Christianity both demand honesty…Katherine seems to have no difficulty bearing false witness about the climate, while claiming to be a Christian and a scientist’
 
Why Does Katherine Hayhoe Begin Time In The 1970s? – ‘It makes her feel good about basing her life’s work around a trend which doesn’t exist. It was cool in Texas in the 1970s,so by picking a cold time as her starting point, she can fool herself into believing there is a warming trend’
 
Gingrich’s Global Warming Book Featuring Warmist Scientist Katharine Hayhoe Delayed Until 2013: ‘A sequel to Newt Gingrich’s 2007 book Contract with the Earth is in the works…One of the essayists is climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, asked by Maple to provide “a good opening chapter that lays out the facts on global climate change.” Hayhoe is a Texas Tech climate scientist and conservative evangelical Christian, who has written A Climate for Change, calling on her fellow evangelicals to stand up to the climate crisis. According to the Los Angeles Times, Maple believes ‘Gingrich is still interested in doing the book’ — The Gingrich campaign did not answer emails seeking comment about the project’
 
Hayhoe celebrates being critiqued by skeptics: ‘As a climate scientist, you know you’ve arrived when you have blogs personally dedicated to smearing you and Morano writes about you. um, hurray?’
 
Gingrich sure can pick ’em! Climategate’s Michael Mann rises to defend Gingrich’s climate advisor Hayhoe from Climate Depot’s Morano! ‘Welcome to the club Katharine. Consider it a badge of honor ;)’
 
Warmist Peter Gleick defends Gingrich’s top climate advisor Hayhoe: ‘Yes! Congratulations. Being smeared by Morano et al. is like, um, I can’t even think of an apt analogy. Consider it an honor’
 
Hayhoe essentially claims: Climate Has Been Terminally Ill For Most Of Earth’s History – ‘A one- or two-degree increase in the world’s temperature may not seem like much. But think of your own body when your temperature goes up by one and a half degrees. It means you’re getting sick’ – Rebuttal: ‘There have only been a few relatively short periods in Earth’s modern geologic history with temperatures as cool as they are now. Most of the time, temperatures were 10C warmer’
 
Katherine Hayhoe claims that record rainfall events have increased in West Texas: Reality Check on Hayhoe: ‘In Crosbyton, Texas (the closest USHCN station to Lubbock) only one of the ten rainiest days occurred since 2000. By contrast, two of the top three occurred in 1913. In Snyder, Texas –four of the top ten occurred since 2000. Perhaps they moved their rain gauge to the bottom of the drain pipe’
 
Hayhoe Claims Your Energy Choice Will Cause A Permanent Drought In Texas
 
Newt Gingrich’s Dumbest Idea: ‘The dumbest—and also the greediest and most inhumane—of Gingrich’s recent actions is his having shilled for ethanol’
 
‘The Green Gingrich’ CEI’s Myron Ebell provides a quick historical look at Gingrich’s green history.’As Speaker, he refused in 1995 & 1996 to allow a floor vote on reform to ESA’ — ‘Failure to reform the ESA devastated rural Americans and particularly rural Westerners, who happen to vote [Republican] overwhelmingly’
 
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Climate Depot Roundup on Newt Gingrich: ‘Al Gore hiding under a Phil Donahue wig’ — Prof. empties ‘barf bag’ after watching Newt & Nancy – Newt Urges ‘solution’ to Global Warming!

Newt Gingrich on why he sat on sofa with Pelosi in Gore ad: ‘My point is conservatives ought to be prepared to stand on the same stage and offer a conservative solution’ – ‘Unlike Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich makes no apologies about his past advocacy on climate change’
 
Climate Depot Response to Newt: ‘Please spare us the explanations for your gullibility and poor political calculations. What ‘solution’ does anyone need to ‘offer’ to the alleged problem Gore presents? Please stop trying to spin your low IQ moment with Pelosi and Gore — it is embarrassing’
 
Update May 11, 2011 — Climate Depot Impact: UK Guardian: Gingrich’s presidential bid clouded by his belief in climate change — Newt ‘put on defensive’ after Climate Depot ‘demanded he apologize for appearing in Gore ad’ — UK Guardian: ‘Now Climate Depot, the website run by a former aide to the arch-denier, Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, is trying to force Gingrich to issue a public apology. The web site sent out an email blast on Gingrich’s ideological transgressions on cap-and-trade on Wednesday and demanded: ‘Will Gingrich recant and apologize for appearing in the ad with Pelosi?’
 
Update May 13, 2011: Newt Responds to Climate Depot! A Love-Fest is Now Called A ‘Debate’?! Gingrich now claims sitting on cozy sofa with Pelosi in Gore climate ad was actually a ‘debate’
 
Newt redefines the English language!? Spokesman: ‘Gingrich’s attempt to work with Pelosi is another testament to Gingrich’s willingness to debate his conservative solutions with liberals’
 
Climate Depot Response: ‘Mr. Gingrich, your obfuscation is simply stunning. In 2008, you sat on a love seat with Pelosi and agreed that man-made global warming was a serious threat that required we ‘must take action to address.’ You gave legitimacy to Gore’s version of climate science. Now you claim you were actually ‘debating’ the issue with Pelosi and Gore. Just how stupid do you think the voters are?’
 
Watch Now: This is what Newt now claims was actually a ‘debate’?! Gingrich & Pelosi in Gore Ad: Newt declares: ‘We do agree, our country must take action to address climate change’
 
Fox News: Gingrich Feels the Heat for Appearing in Global Warming Ad With Pelosi — Newt has ‘a doozy in his closet’ — Climate ad will ‘come back to haunt him’
 
Morano: ‘Newt Gingrich is arrogant enough to believe that he doesn’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else’
 
Fox News: ‘Morano has devoted his blog Climate Depot to lambasting Gingrich’
 
Rolling Stone Mag.: ‘Deniers Hit Gingrich on Flip-Flop’: ‘Key players in the Climate Denial Machine, such as web spinner Marc Morano, are holding Gingrich’s feet to the fire’
 
More Media covering the story: Gingrich, a ‘committed warmist,’ faces rising climate criticism — Pelosi ad is ‘exploding through conservative circles’ — Could ‘derail his political comeback’
 
Morano: ‘In 2007 and 2008, Gingrich actually believed that not only was global warming going to be a, ‘winning issue’ … but he actually believed the GOP base was going to accept this. Those are two horrible miscalculations’
 
Larry Sabato: Gingrich’s views on climate ‘went well beyond Republican orthodoxy. Joining forces with Pelosi will not prove popular with the GOP base’
 
Newt’s Presidential Bid Getting Trashed, And It’s Due To His Self-Inflicted Green Idiocy: How He Can Recover: Gingrich is ‘Pelosi’s Republican couch toy-boy’ who ’embraced global warming hysteria’ — ‘If he does not robustly disavow and turn away from his incredibly stupid stances on global warming and ‘cap & trade’, he will never be a viable Republican candidate’
 
Newt Gingrich: Global Warming Guru — ‘He claims to be a conservative firebrand, but when it comes to global warming, he’s almost as liberal as Jon Huntsman’
 
Wash. Times Cites Climate Depot’s Morano: ‘Mr. Gingrich, please stop trying to spin your low IQ moment with Pelosi and Gore. It is embarrassing’
 
Bravo! Anti-green group derides Gingrich’s likely ‘Democratic’ presidential bid: Newt is ‘Al Gore hiding under a Phil Donahue wig’
 
Watch Video Now! Pelosi-Newt Climate Ad for Gore: ‘Why Newt Gingrich Will Not Be Elected President — Professor reacts to ad by ‘throwing out my quite full barf bag’ — Skeptical Prof. Unloads: ‘Newt -you’re dead to me. You won’t get my vote. Period. Go ask Nancy to vote for you. Good luck and good riddance!’
 
Will Gingrich recant and apologize for the Pelosi Climate ad?
 
Flashback 2007: Sen. John Kerry and Gingrich Hugging Trees — & (Almost) Each Other — Gingrich folds like pup tent in alleged ‘debate’ on AGW — ‘Positions himself as a tree-hugging green’

Wash. Post: ‘Before Sen. John Kerry got a word in, Gingrich conceded that global warming is real, that humans have contributed to it and that ‘we should address it very actively.’ Gingrich held up Kerry’s new book, and called it ‘a very interesting read.’ — Kerry gushed: ‘I frankly appreciate the candor.’
 
Newt’s Candidacy, D.O.A.? Pelosi’s Buddy – The Big Green, Big Ethanol, Big Spending, Big Govt Republican — ‘Newt Gingrich is literally unfit for office, specially the Oval Office. He is the wrong man, at the wrong time’
 
‘Poor Newt. The preemptive spanks came early and hard’ — Climate Depot’s Morano ’emailed a blistering missive [on Gingrich] to everyone in his rolodex’
 
Flashback 2007: Newt supported cap-and-trade: ‘I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system… that’s very, very good. And frankly, it’s something I would strongly support’
 
‘Newt Gingrich’s environmentalism problem’

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    Marc Morano, the award-winning producer, writer and host of Climate Hustle — a film released in 2016 to hundreds of U.S. theatres — is one of the highest profile voices of climate realism in the world today. He currently serves as executive editor and chief correspondent for CFACT’s award-winning ClimateDepot.com, a news and information service he founded in 2009. Morano is also the author of the best-selling 2018 book, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.” The book is in its fourth printing. He is a frequent guest on radio and television talk in the U.S. and internationally, including CNN, Fox News, the BBC, and Canada’s Sun TV, and has been profiled in the New York Times, Esquire magazine, Rolling Stone, and numerous others. From 1992 to 1996, Morano served as a reporter for the nationally syndicated “Rush Limbaugh, the Television Show.” He next served as an investigative reporter for Cybercast News Service and as a reporter and producer for the nationally syndicated television newsmagazine “American Investigator.” In 2000, his investigative television documentary “Amazon Rainforest: Clear-Cutting the Myths” created an international firestorm. During his tenure as senior advisor, speechwriter, and climate researcher for U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), he managed the award winning communication operations of the GOP side of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Rolling Stone Magazine declared Morano one of the planets 17 “climate killers” in a cover story in December 2009. Rolling Stone called Morano “the Matt Drudge of climate denial” and “a central cell of the climate-denial machine.” Morano also received the Accuracy in Media journalism award in February 2010 for his key role in reporting on the global warming Climategate scandal. In June 2010, Morano given an award by Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP) for “demonstrating courage and achievement in defense of scientific truth and freedom. In August 2010, Climate Depot and Morano were honored again by being inducted into Townhall Magazine’s “Townhall of Fame.” The magazine noted Climate Depot is “the No. 1 online destination for the truth behind today’s global warming hysteria.” In December 2010, The Daily Caller awarded Senator Inhofe and Climate Depot the ‘2010 Award for Political Incorrectness’. Daily Caller noted that “Morano, possessed a rapier-like wit and is the master of parody and satire.” In June 2011, Climate Depot received another award at the Heartland Institute’s 6th climate conference in DC. In 2012, Morano was (dis) honored by climate activists at Media Matters as the “Climate Misinformer of the Year.” See: Gore touts Morano as 2012’s ‘Climate ‘Misinformer of the Year’: ‘ClimateDepot.com founder Marc Morano has been called ‘the Matt Drudge of climate denial,’ the ‘king of the skeptics’. In 2014, Morano went Hollywood and was featured in Variety Magazine – Called ‘charismatic professional climate-change misinformer’ In 2015, Morano was at the center of an international media firestorm erupted after wanted posters were plastered all over the streets of Paris during the UN climate summit with Morano’s face declaring him a “Climate Criminal.” In 2016, Morano was (Dis) Honored Again! Named #2 on ‘TOP 10 CLIMATE DENIERS’ list by DiCarpio & National Geographic In 2015, Morano appeared in the Sony Pictures climate documentary. See: Reviews are in! Skeptic Morano as villain in warmist film is ‘terrifyingly impressive, sadistic’ – ‘The doc’s most engaging character’ – ‘A magnificent antihero, a cheery, chatty prevaricator’ – ‘Slick’ – ‘Scary’ – ‘A loathsome mercenary’ – ‘Sleazy spin doctor’ New Warmist film by Sony Pictures, ‘Merchants of Doubt’, portrays Marc Morano as evil nemesis/arch-enemy of climate change promoters – Morano is ‘a grinning-skull nihilist’ Global warming movies sets out to smear skeptics, but ‘features ‘a semi-affectionate portrait of professional attack dog Marc Morano’ New York Times: Morano exemplifies ‘slickness, grandiosity & charm’ – New York Times: ‘Morano is a cheerful and unapologetic promoter of climate-change skepticism’ Post: ‘Morano is, arguably, the star of film’ – ‘Morano makes for a jocular — and weirdly unapologetic — advocate for what can only be called ignorance’– ‘I’m not a scientist,’ Morano jokes, flashing a huge, telegenic grin, ‘but I play one on TV.’ Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry: ‘Morano is actually quite broadly knowledgeable about climate science and the associated politics’ Warmist review of Merchants Of Doubt criticizes film for being ‘swindled by the charm of charismatic talking heads’ like Morano– Warmist Naomi Oreskes: ‘People like Morano have made a career out of being contrarians, and they are very good at it. When a scientist comes up against a well-trained, savvy person, scientists will always lose in the debate.’ Warmist Randy Olson laments: ‘Wish the enviros had someone comparable to Morano, but they don’t’ The New York Times profiled Morano in April 2009, noting that he used science as a “Political Battering Ram.” In April 2010, Esquire Magazine featured Morano in a 6500 profile. See: Esquire Mag. Profiles Climate Depot’s Morano in 6500 Word Feature Article: ‘This Man Wants to Convince You Global Warming is a Hoax…He seems to be winning’ Morano’s Senate website won the coveted 2007 Gold Mouse Award for being the “Best of the Best.” The award was made possible by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the National Science Foundation. Morano’s website got so many readers in January of 2007 that the volume shut down the entire Senate website, including every Senator’s personal websites. Morano spearheaded the 2007 groundbreaking report of 400-plus dissenting scientists and the follow-up 2008 report of 650-plus scientists dissenting from man-made global warming fears. In 2010, a new 321-page “Climate Depot Special Report” featured over 1,000 international scientists who had turned against the UN IPCC. Morano released his “A-Z Climate Reality Check” report at the UN COP17 conference in South Africa in December 2011. Morano, who has spent years researching climate change, environmental, and energy issues, traveled to Greenland in 2007 to investigate global warming claims. As Senate staff, Morano also attended the United Nation’s climate eco-conferences held in Kenya, Indonesia, and Poland in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Morano has held both White House and Capitol Hill Press credentials and was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has attended and reported on numerous international eco-conferences and attend the annual UN-sponsored Climate Summits. Morano was the investigative reporter for Cybercast News Service in Washington, DC. He has also served as a reporter/producer for the nationally syndicated television newsmagazine “American Investigator.” Morano served as the television reporter/producer for the nationally syndicated “Rush Limbaugh, the Television Show,” during the show’s four-year run (1992-1996). Morano, referred to by Mr. Limbaugh as “Our Man in Washington,” had the dubious distinction of being the first journalist in history to have his television camera seized at the Clinton White House while on assignment with the Limbaugh show. Morano was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in McLean, VA. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at George Mason University.