James McCarthy, a senior IPCC official between 1997 and 2001, made a statement about Arctic ice melt in 2000 so erroneous that the New York Times needed to write a major retraction about its mention of it. Later in 2004, McCarthy was part of an ‘expert’ press briefing about “Global warming likely to continue spurring more outbreaks of intense hurricane activity”. In Donna Laframboise’s 2011 blog, she tells how that press briefing is tied straight to the infamous resignation of Chris Landsea from the IPCC. As many know, the predictions for hurricanes haven’t worked out so well lately. More recently, we are told McCarthy was involved in the origins of the idea that skeptic climate scientists are ‘paid shills working for the fossil fuel industry’. Continue reading Revisiting IPCC Official’s “North Pole Melts after 50 million-year Freeze”; That’s Not his Only Problem.
Graham Readfern writes in the Guardian: Continue reading Warmist points out LATimes bans letters from skeptics — but prints horoscopes!
Greg Sheridan writes in the Australian: Continue reading Must read: Aussie journo takes down carbon tax as ‘the great climate fiction’
The Top Ten Reasons The Government Shutdown Isn’t All Bad Continue reading Senate GOP offers ‘The Top Ten Reasons The Government Shutdown Isn’t All Bad’ — Most involve EPA, environment
The Daily Mail reports: Continue reading European wind farm dismantled and not replaced for first time
Hard to believe taxpayers have given $350 million to these whiners to do nonsense research that returns zero to taxpayers. Continue reading Climatologist Drama Queens: Government shutdown claimed to cause ‘irreversible damage’ to ‘decades of scientific research’
About today’s Supreme Court decision to hear whether EPA can regulate stationary sources of CO2 (like power plants), Reuters reports: Continue reading Dishonest: EPA chief says Obama climate plan not threatened by SCOTUS review of EPA authority over coal plants
BTW Ed, the EPA meetings are pro forma — i.e., designed to meet a coming court challenges to the rules, not to allow the public to weigh in. Continue reading Sen. Malarkey claims shutdown prevents public from discussing EPA coal rules — But EPA propaganda tour ≠ discussion