PowerPoint - Climate Conferences

Marc Morano
Executive Editor/Chief Correspondent
Former Staff U.S. Senate Env. & Public Works Committee
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Can the UN, Congress & The
President Control the Weather?!
& Energy Policy
July 8, 2014
Warmist’s View of Me
'What an A**hole’
-- Climategate Professor
Andrew Watson to
Morano on Live BBC TV
debate: - Dec. 2009
Gallup Poll: Climate Change
Not a Top Worry in U.S.
• – Majority of Americans (51%) worry ‘only
a little’ or ‘not at all’ about global warming
– 2014 Environmental concerns rank
lowest in Gallup polling history
• 'This puts climate change, along with the
quality of the environment, near the
bottom of a list of 15 issues Americans
rated in Gallup's March 6-9 2014 survey'
Gallup Survey March 2014
Even Former Catastrophists
Now Get It!
We’re (were) all going to die!
• Flashback 2007: Green Guru
James Lovelock Predicts
Global Warming Doom:
'Billions of us will die; few
breeding pairs of people that
survive will be in Arctic’
Lovelock in 2014
• Gaia inventor James
• ‘Environmentalism has
become a religion, and
religions don’t worry too
much about facts’ – UK
Why Failure thus far?
• A movement that had Al Gore – one of the
most divisive political figures -- as the face
of the movement, was bound to fail.
• A movement that utilized the scandal
ridden United Nations – which is massively
distrusted by the American people -- as the
repository of science, was doomed to fail.
Dr. Judith Curry
• Q: 'If the skeptic/orthodox spectrum is a
range from 1 (intense skeptic) to 10
(intensely IPCC orthodox), where on the
scale would you put yourself
• (a) as at 2009
• (b) as at 2014,
• and why has there been a shift (if any)?
Dr. Judith Curry
• 'In early 2009, I would have rated myself as
7; at this point I would rate myself as a 3.”
• Chair of School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology
• “Climategate and the weak response of the
IPCC and other scientists triggered a
massive re-examination of my support of
the IPCC, and made me look at the science
much more sceptically.‘ – May 21, 2014
UN IPCC’s Pre-Determined
• UN IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri admits
purpose of UN IPCC report it to make the
case that ‘action is needed on climate
• UN IPCC chair Pachauri in Sept. 2013: ‘If
the governments decide we should do
things differently and come up with a vastly
different set of products we would be at
their beck and call.’
• UN Officials Predicted More Alarming Climate
Report Years Ago: Flashback 2010: UN – ‘Next
climate warming report will be dramatically
• Lead author of UN climate report Dr. Richard
Tol removes name from 2014 report: Says
colleagues ‘drifted too far to the alarmist side’
& were likening climate change to the ‘Four
Horsemen of the Apocalypse’
UN Lead Author Turns on UN
Tol rips IPCC:
• ‘The idea that climate change poses an
existential threat to humankind is
laughable’ – April 1, 2014 – Financial
• Declared global warming has become a
Key Climate Science Point
• 'Climate change is governed by
hundreds of factors, or variables, and
the very idea that we can manage
climate change predictably by
understanding and manipulating at
the margins one politically-selected
factor (CO2), is as misguided as it
gets‘ – UK Prof. Philip Stott
Does Global Warming Science
EU Commissioner: Global Warming Policy Is Right
Even If Science Is Wrong
• Connie Hedegaard:
• ‘Let's say that science, some decades
from now, said 'we were wrong, it was
not about climate', would it not in any
case have been good to do many of
things you have to do in order to
combat climate change?.’ – Sept. 16,
Climate Astrology
• “Whether the ice caps melt,
or expand --- whatever
happens --- the AGW
theorists claim it confirms
their theory. A perfect
example of a pseudoscience like astrology.” – May
15, 2009 - Mathematical physicist Dr.
Frank J. Tipler, Professor of
Mathematical Physics, astrophysics, at
Tulane University
Climate Astrology
• Gore now claims
'increased heavy
snowfalls are
completely consistent
with... man-made global
warming’ – Feb. 2011
• NYT's Climate
Astrology: 'Bundle Up,
It's Global Warming’ –
Dec. 2010
Unfalsifiable Climate Astrology
• More Than 30 Contradictory Pairs Of PeerReviewed Papers: More Snow, Less Snow,
'Boreal forest fires may increase...Boreal forest
fires may continue decreasing‘
• 'Earth's rotation to slow down...Earth's rotation
to speed up...Great Lakes less snow...Great
Lakes more snow...Malaria may
increase...Malaria may continue decreasing...San
Francisco less foggy...San Francisco more
foggy...Winters maybe warmer...Winters maybe
End Times: ‘Post-apocalyptic’
• Peace Prof. Michael Klare of Hampshire
College wrote in Salon Mag. 'If earth
continues heating at its exponential rate,
our post-apocalyptic fantasies could
become everyday realities’
• 'We envision rising temperatures, prolonged droughts,
freakish storms, hellish wildfires, and rising sea
levels...food riots, mass starvation, state collapse, mass
migrations, and conflicts of every sort, up to and including
full-scale war, could prove even more disruptive and
deadly...persistent drought and hunger will force millions
of people to abandon their traditional lands and flee to the
squalor of shantytowns'
Haven’t we heard this
• Are global
material from
2014: Global warming claim:
• ‘Siberian corpses could
ooze contagious virus if
graves thaw out,
scientists claim’
• -March 10, 2014 – UK
Daily Mail
Biblical Apocalypse
• Al Gore on the
• 'Every night on
the news now,
practically, is like
a nature hike
through the book
of Revelations‘ –
August 2012
‘Wrath of God?’
• Repent Ye Sinners to Stop Bad Weather!
• Wash Post features theologian Susan
Brooks Thistlethwaite urging us to ‘repent’
for our ‘sin’ of causing Typhoon Haiyan
due to the ‘moral evil of climate change
• ‘Suffering and the sin of climate change
denial’ – Nov. 13, 2013
Climate Activists: ‘White
America’ condemned to Hell!?’
Warmist Bill McKibben laments ‘White ’
has failed: ‘White America has fallen
short’ by voting for ‘climate deniers – March 2013
BURN IN HELL: NYT Warmist Paul
Krugman to those whose ‘deny’ global
warming: ‘May you be punished in the
afterlife for doing so’ — Calls ‘denial’ an
‘almost inconceivable sin’ March 2013
Have we advanced?
• UK Skeptical Scientist:
• “From the Babylon of Gilgamesh to
the post-Eden of Noah, every age
has viewed climate change
cataclysmically, as retribution for
human greed and sinfulness.” – UK
Scientist Philip Stott – Marc 9, 2007 – ABC News
Democrat Congressional
resolution warns global warming
could push women to
• -- House Democrats are calling on
Congress to recognize that climate change
is hurting women more than men, and
could even drive poor women to
"transactional sex" for survival.
• The resolution sponsored by Rep. Barbara
Lee (D-Calif.) – April 2013
The Big Debate in
Can a Carbon Tax Stop Your
Daughter From Becoming A
A Switch Can Alter Earth For
‘Thousands of Years?!’
Don’t touch that switch!
• NYT’s Justin Gillis:
• ‘Every time you flip on a light
switch, causing more coal to be
burned and CO2 to be released,
you are slightly altering the
earth’s climate for thousands of
years’ – July 7, 2014
Touchy-Feely Warming?
• “Global warming creates
volatility and I feel it when
I’m flying. The storms are
more volatile.” - Michigan Senator
Debbie Stabenow – August 2009
Wacky World of Warmism
• NBC News: Fasten Seat Belts: Climate Change Could
Mean More Airline Turbulence -- 'Computer models have
predicted that climate change and increased carbon
dioxide levels will speed up the jet stream, leading to
more serious episodes by 2050.‘ – Feb. 19, 2014
• Cannot Locate Plane Due To Global Warming!? Mother
Jones Mag.: ‘One Reason It May Be Harder to Find Flight
370 – - ‘Climate Change’! - April 23, 2014
‘Did global warming help bring down Air France flight
447?’ — ‘Russian climatologist believes global warming
played a significant part.’ – June 4, 2009
New Way to Measure ‘Global
• Do you want to know how global
warming is faring?
• Look at rape statistics, at crime
statistics, vehicle theft statistics,
whether your local Chipotle is serving
Legislate Earth’s Temperature &
President Obama claimed the
Waxman-Markey climate bill would
have stopped global temperature
increases of up to 5 degrees!
Obama on June 25, "A long-term
benefit is we're leaving a planet to
our children that isn't four or five
degrees hotter."
But Wait!?
• Obama's own EPA has admitted the
Waxman-Markey bill would not even
detectably reduce atmospheric CO2
levels. – Let alone Temps
• Then EPA Chief Lisa Jackson: ‘U.S.
action alone will not impact world CO2
levels’ - July 2009
Obama Goes Full Witchcraft
• Pres. Obama at DNC Convention:
• “Climate change is not a
hoax. More droughts and floods
and wildfires are not a joke. They're
a threat to our children's future.
And in this election, you can do
something about it." - Sept. 6, 2012
Vote Yourself Better Weather!
NYT: Tax Ourselves to Better
• NYT OpEd: A carbon tax would result in
'climate stability' & prevent an 'end to life
as we know it‘
• 'The good news is that we could insulate
ourselves from catastrophic risk at
relatively modest cost by enacting a steep
carbon tax' -- 'But...stabilization may
require a much higher tax.’
EPA Climate Regs Will
Reduce Storminess?
• Obama advisor John Podesta claims
EPA CO2 regs are needed to combat
extreme weather:
• Podesta: ‘The risk on the downside
you’re seeing every day in the weather’
– July 2014
Carbon Taxing Ourselves to
Personal Freedom?!
• NYT on carbon tax: 'It's an
opportunity to reduce
existing taxes, clean up the
environment and increase
personal freedom and
energy security’ – July 2012
‘Personal Freedom’ or Controlling
Weather or ‘Serious Money’?
• Wash Post endorses
carbon tax 'to fight
global warming',
Predicts it 'could
bring in serious
money' -- 'would
raise $125 billion a
year’ – Nov. 10, 2012
Nanny State
Japanese told to go to bed an hour early to
cut carbon emissions
• Environmental Ministry: “Many Japanese
people waste electric power at night time,
for example by watching TV until very late.”
"But going to bed early and getting up early
can avoid wasting electrical power which
causes carbon dioxide emissions.
UN Seeks ‘Centralized Transformation
• UN climate chief Christiana Figueres seeks
'centralized transformation' that is 'going to make
the life of everyone on the planet very different’
• ‘This is a centralized transformation that is taking
place because governments have decided that
they need to listen to science. So it's a very, very
different transformation and one that is going to
make the life of everyone on the planet very
different‘ - Nov. 21, 2012 – UK Guardian
UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres laments
U.S. democracy is ‘very detrimental’ in war on
global warming
• Lauds one-party ruled China for ‘doing it
right’ on climate change
• 'China is also able to implement policies
because its political system avoids some
of the legislative hurdles seen in countries
including the U.S., Figueres said.' January 2014
Shrink Humans to Reduce
Carbon Footprint
The Master Climate Friendly
• How 'Human Engineering' Could Combat Climate
Change -- 'Genetic engineering' to make smaller
people who are 'less resource-intensive’
• NYU Prof. S. Matthew Liao of Center for Bioethics:
‘…reducing adult height is to reduce birth
weight...Pharmacological enhancement of altruism
and empathy...could increase the likelihood that
we adopt the necessary behavioral & market
solutions for curbing climate change'
• Carbon Based energy - coal,
natural gas, oil, etc. is the ---
Reality Check
• Carbon based economies have
been one of the greatest liberators
of mankind in the history of our
planet. Life used to be nasty,
brutish and short.
• Carbon based energy allowed
unprecedented 20th Century
Shock Image of Energy
• It's Always
'Earth Hour' in
North Korea:
Electricity 'is the
between the
Dark Age and
the present age'
We're All North Koreans Now
• 'Era of Constant Electricity at
Home is Ending, says UK
power chief‘ - Daily Telegraph - March 2, 2011
• 'Families would have to get
used to only using power
when it was available'
Won All The Battles But Lose
The War?!
•EPA Poised to
regulate what we
exhale from our mouth
– CO2!
Acts of the UN and the
U.S. Congress or EPA,
cannot control the
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