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Skeptic Papers:

Lindzen & Choi (2011) - "On the observational determination of climate sensitivity and its implications"

Lindzen-Choi ‘Special Treatment’: Is Peer Review Biased Against Nonalarmist Climate Science? (Master Resource, June 9, 2011)
When top scientists take 2 years to publish, it’s time to give up on old "Peer" review (JoNova, June 11, 2011)
PNAS Reviews: Preferential Standards for Kemp (Mann) et al (Climate Audit, June 22, 2011)
PNAS Submission Guidelines (PNAS)

"Authors must recommend three appropriate Editorial Board members, three NAS members who are expert in the paper's scientific area, and five qualified reviewers."

Mclean et al. (2010) - "Influence of the Southern Oscillation on tropospheric temperature"

Multiple Wrongs Don’t Make A Right on ENSO Impacts (WUWT, August 7, 2009)
Censorship at AGU: scientists denied the right of reply (John McLean, Chris R. de Freitas, Robert M. Carter, ICECAP, March 27, 2010)
How we were censored (Bob Carter and John McLean, Quadrant Magazine, March 29, 2010)
Censorship at AGU: Scientists Denied the Right of Reply (PDF) (John McLean, Chris R. de Freitas and Robert M. Carter, SPPI, March 30, 2010)
A response to Lewandowsky (John McLean, ABC Australia, April 1, 2010)

Soon & Baliunas (2003) - "Proxy climatic and environmental changes of the past 1000 years"

Climategate Email 1057944829
A response from Chris de Freitas (Chris de Freitas, November 28, 2011)

Spencer & Braswell (2011) - "On the Misdiagnosis of Surface Temperature Feedbacks from Variations in Earth’s Radiant Energy Balance"

Editor-in-Chief of Remote Sensing Resigns from Fallout Over Our Paper (Roy W. Spencer, September 2, 2011)
A Primer on Our Claim that Clouds Cause Temperature Change (Roy W. Spencer, September 2, 2011)
Comment On The Resignation of Wolfgang Wagner As Editor-In-Chief Of The Journal “Remote Sensing” In Response To The Publication Of Spencer And Braswell (2011) (Roger Pielke Sr., September 2, 2011)
Spencer’s Paper Reviewed; Remote Sensing Editor Wolfgang Wagner Resigns (William M. Briggs, September 3, 2011)
Journal Deliverance: The True Story of the Climate Hillbillies (WUWT, September 5, 2011)
More Thoughts on the War Being Waged Against Us (Roy W. Spencer, September 5, 2011)
Obscure editor resigns from minor journal: why you should care (The Daily Telegraph, September 6, 2011)
The Warmists Strike Back (American Thinker, September 6, 2011)

Alarmist Letters:

255 NAS Letter - "Climate Change and the Integrity of Science"

- Alarmist Letter Signed by Non-Climate Scientists, Published with Fake Photo (Heartland Institute)
- NAS Signature Audit (PDF)
- Only 12% of the members of the National Academy of Sciences signed the letter
- Only 26.7% of the signatories work in areas related to climate
- The majority are life and medical scientists at 58.4%

Alarmist Papers:

Anderegg, Prall, Harold, Schneider 2010 - "Expert credibility in climate change" (PDF)

- Google Scholar illiteracy in the PNAS (Popular Technology)

- Google Scholar at the Academy (National Post, Canada)
- Global warming's Stephen Schneider: The Light That Failed (Environmental Policy Examiner)

- A New Blacklist (Roger A. Pielke Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Studies)
- Expert credibility in climate change? (Nir J. Shaviv, Ph.D. Professor of Physics)
- PNAS Climate Change Expert Credibility Farce (Doug L. Hoffman, Ph.D. Computer Science)
- The Global Warming Inquisition Has Begun (Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D. Meteorology)
- The National Academy of Blacklists (Kenneth P. Green, D.Env. Environmental Science and Engineering)

"I have to admit that this paper should not have been published in the present form." - Spencer Weart, Ph.D. Director, Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics (AIP) (1971-2009)

I will provide a simple demonstration that completely falsifies the bogus PNAS study. This will include using the bogus method not stated in the paper of arbitrarily adding in the middle initial of an author,

"author:PD-Jones climate"

536 Results (Irrefutable evidence Google Scholar result totals are completely unreliable and cannot be used for scientific studies)

These results include the following,

The Pacific: Peace, Security, & The Nuclear Issue - Chapter 3. Militarization of the Pacific [Book] Author: Peter D. Jones
New Acquisitions 2008 African-American Masters Collection Author: Patrick D. Jones
Jesus Christ and the Transformation of English Society: The "Subversive Conservatism" of Frederick Denison Maurice Author: Paul Dafydd Jones
Distribution of the heart-leaf plantain, Plantago cordata Lamark, in Plum Run, Adams County, Ohio Author: Patricia D. Jones
This paper has been withdrawn for corrections (Not peer-reviewed)
Detection of greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change. Progress report, [Date] (Not peer-reviewed)

Since Google Scholar search results are cumulative this is elementary to prove and irrefutable,

"author:PD-Jones climate Militarization of the Pacific"
"author:pd-jones climate New Acquisitions 2008 African-American Masters Collection"
"author:PD-Jones climate Jesus Christ and the Transformation of English Society The "Subversive Conservatism" of Frederick Denison Maurice"
"author:PD-Jones climate Distribution of the heart-leaf plantain, Plantago cordata Lamark"
"author:PD-Jones climate "This paper has been withdrawn for corrections""
"allintitle:"progress report" author:PD-Jones climate"

Cook et al. (2013) - "Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature"

Out of 11,944 papers Cook et al. (2013) found,

1. 7950 papers (66.4%) expressed no position on AGW.
2. Only 65 papers (0.5%) explicitly endorsed and quantified AGW as +50% (Humans are the primary cause).

Cook’s fallacy “97% consensus” study is a marketing ploy some journalists will fall for (JoNova, May 17, 2013)
97% Study Falsely Classifies Scientists' Papers, according to the scientists that published them (Popular, May 21, 2013)
Global Warming “Consensus”: Cooking the Books (The New American, May 21, 2013)
Dana Nuccitelli’s Twitter war with Richard Tol over that 97% consensus paper (WUWT, May 23, 2013)
The Collapsing ‘Consensus’ (Lord Monckton, WUWT, May 22, 2013)
UnderCooked Statistics (Climate Audit, May 24, 2013)
Only 65 Scientists of 12,000 Make up Alleged 97% on Climate Change and Global Warming Consensus (Friends of Science, May 28, 2013)
Global Warming Alarmists Caught Doctoring '97-Percent Consensus' Claims (Forbes, May 30, 2013)
The Statistical Destruction of the 97% Consensus (Popular, June 1, 2013)
Cook's 97% Consensus Study Game Plan Revealed (Popular, June 4, 2013)
Self admitted cyber thief Peter Gleick is still on the IOP board that approved the Cook 97% consensus paper (WUWT, June 4, 2013)
'Quantifying the consensus on global warming in the literature': a comment (Lord Monckton, WUWT, June 24, 2013)
97% Climate consensus ‘denial’: the debunkers debunked (Lord Monckton, WUWT, September 9, 2013)
Join my crowd-sourced complaint about the ’97% consensus’ (Lord Monckton, WUWT, September 20, 2013)

Doran and Zimmerman 2009 - "Examining the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change" (PDF)

- Comment on "Examining the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change" (HTML)
(Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Volume 90, Number 27, July 2009)
- Roland Granqvist

- Further Comment on "Examining the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change"
(Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Volume 90, Number 27, July 2009)
- John Helsdon

- 7054 scientists did not reply to the survey.
- 567 Scientists Surveyed do not believe man is causing climate change.
- Only 157 surveyed stated they are climate scientists.
- The "97%" is only 75 out of 77 cherry picked "specialists" or 2.4% of the 3146 scientists who participated in the survey. While 10,257 Earth Scientists were sent an invitation.
- 190 scientists were excluded from the final results that produced a 97% figure because they did not indicate they were "climate scientists" even though more than 50% of their peer-reviewed publications in the past 5 years have been on the subject of climate change".
- You are not considered a "specialist" if you did not declare yourself a "climate scientist" even if more than 50% your peer-reviewed publications in the past 5 years have been on the subject of climate change.
- You are not considered a "specialist" even if more than 49% of your peer-reviewed publications in the past 5 years have been on the subject of climate change.
- You are not considered a "specialist" even if more that 50% of your peer-reviewed publications in the past 6 years have been on the subject of climate change.

75 climate scientists think humans contribute to global warming (National Post, Canada, December 30, 2010)

Harries et al. 2001 - "Increases in greenhouse forcing inferred from the outgoing longwave radiation spectra of the Earth in 1970 and 1997"

- A Smoking Pea-Shooter
- Interpretation Bias
- The AGW Smoking Gun

Mann et al. 2003 - "On Past Temperatures and Anomalous late-20th Century Warmth" (PDF)

- A response from Chris de Freitas (Watts Up With That?, November 28, 2011)
- Direct Action at Harvard (Climate Audit, November 28, 2011)
- Hide-the-Decline Plus (Climate Audit, December 1, 2011)
- Peer Review of Enhanced Hide-the-Decline (Climate Audit, December 2, 2011)

Marcott et al. 2013 - "A Reconstruction of Regional and Global Temperature for the Past 11,300 Years"

- We're not screwed? (Financial Post, April 2, 2013)

Meme 2010 - "On the reliability of the U.S. Surface Temperature Record" (PDF)

- Professional Discourtesy By The National Climate Data Center On The Menne Et Al 2010 paper (Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr.. January 15, 2010)
- Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated (Watts Up With That?, January 27, 2010)

Rahmstorf 2007 - "Recent Climate Observations Compared to Projections" (PDF)

- Recent climate observations disagreement with projections (PDF)
(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 4, pp. 595-596, August 2009)
- David R. B. Stockwell

- Rahmstorf Rejects IPCC Procedure (Climate Audit)
Instead of simply complying with standard IPCC procedures, Rahmstorf used a filter procedure described only in the AGU newspaper - the triangular filter properties of which were not described in the original article and indeed the authors say that they unaware of this defect at the time.

Rahmstorf changed smoothing policy not just once, but twice. First, in Rahmstorf 2007, he abandoned IPCC policy in favor of an article in the AGU newspaper; then he changed accounting parameters in the Copenhagen Report - all without explicitly stating that he had changed policy from the IPCC report and accompanying the change notice with an explicit accounting of the impact of the change.

Rahmstorf can no longer assert that observations are in the "upper" part of models, with the implication that things are "worse than we thought".
- Fishy odors surrounding Figure 3 from "The (Copenhagen) Synthesis Report" (The Blackboard, June 23, 2009)
- Source of fishy odor confirmed: Rahmstorf did change smoothing (The Blackboard, June 29, 2009)
- Recent Climate Observations: Disagreement With Projections (Niche Modeling., June 29, 2009)
- More Fishy: How would you use Mannian Minimum Roughness to guess future data to "test" projections? (The Blackboard, June 30, 2009)
- Opportunism and the Models (Climate Audit, July 1, 2009)
- Rahmsmoothing and the Canadian GCM (Climate Audit, July 2, 2009)
- Rahmstorf 2007 Discredited (Niche Modeling., July 3, 2009)
- The Secret of the Rahmstorf "Non-Linear Trend Line" (Climate Audit, July 3, 2009)
- Rahm-Centering: Enhancing "Successful" Prediction (Climate Audit, July 7, 2009)
- Your Portfolio is "Better than You Thought" (Climate Audit, July 8, 2009)

Santer 2008 - "Consistency of modelled and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere"

- The Consistency of Modeled and Observed Temperature Trends in the Tropical Troposphere: A Comment on Santer et al (PDF)
(Submitted to the International Journal of Climatology, 2009)
- Stephen McIntyre, Ross McKitrick

- David Douglass' Comments (Climate Audit, May 1st, 2008)
- Santer et al 2008 (Climate Audit, October 16th, 2008)
- Replicating Santer Tables 1 and 3 (Climate Audit, October 22th, 2008)
- Does the Endpoint of Santer H2 "Matter"? (Climate Audit, October 23th, 2008)
- Santer Method Applied Since Jan 2001: Average trend based on 38 IPPC AR4 models rejected (The Blackboard, October 23, 2008)
- This Gets Even More Amusing (Climate Audit, October 25th, 2008)
- Santer Refuses Data Request (Climate Audit, November 10th, 2008)
- Santer and the 4 NOAA Coauthors (Climate Audit, November 10th, 2008)
- Glenn McGregor: Data Archiving not required by the International Journal of Climatology (Climate Audit, December 28th, 2008)

Smith 2008 - "Proof of the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect"

- Comments on the “Proof of the atmospheric greenhouse effect” by Arthur P. Smith (PDF)
(arXiv:0908.2196v1, 2009)
- Gerhard Kramm, Ralph Dlugi, Michael Zelger

Steig et al. 2009 - "Warming of the Antarctic ice-sheet surface since the 1957 International Geophysical Year"
In this Letter, we use statistical climate-field-reconstruction techniques to obtain a 50-year-long, spatially complete estimate of monthly Antarctic temperature anomalies. In essence, we use the spatial covariance structure of the surface temperature field to guide interpolation of the sparse but reliable 50-year-long records of 2-m temperature from occupied weather stations. Although it has been suggested that such interpolation is unreliable owing to the distances involved, large spatial scales are not inherently problematic if there is high spatial coherence, as is the case in continental Antarctica.
Breaking the ice (The Spectator, UK, February 19, 2011)

- Antarctica - digging out the data (Climate Audit)
- Antarctica warming? An evolution of viewpoint (Watts Up With That?, January 21, 2009)
- Antarctic Warming? Part 2 - A letter from a meteorologist on the ground in Antarctica (Watts Up With That?, January 22, 2009)
- Steig's "Corrections" (Climate Audit, February 6, 2009)
- Redoing Steig et al, with simple data regrouping, gives half the warming result in Antarctica (Watts Up With That?, February 15, 2009)
- Steig 2009's Non-Correction for Serial Correlation (Climate Audit, February 26, 2009)
- O’Donnell et al 2010 Refutes Steig et al 2009 (Climate Audit, December 2, 2010)
- Steig’s Trick (Climate Audit, February 7, 2011)
- Steig and the “KNUCKLEHEADED REVIEWERS” (Climate Audit, February 13, 2011)
- A Calmer Conversation with the Nail (The Air Vent, February 16, 2011)
- kgnd & Cross-Validation (The Air Vent, February 28, 2011)
- kgnd & Cross-Validation: PART II (The Air Vent, March 4, 2011)

- Antarctic Volcanoes
- UAH MSU Southern Polar Monthly Mean Lower-Troposphere Temperature Anomalies
- UAH MSU Southern Polar Monthly Mean Mid-Troposphere Temperature Anomalies

- Scientists, Data Challenge New Antarctic ‘Warming’ Study (U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works)
- "We must get rid of Antarctica" (Greenie Watch)

"I remain somewhat skeptical… It is hard to make data where none exist." - Dr. Kevin Trenberth, IPCC lead author

"One must be very cautious with such results because they have no real way to be validated. In other words, we will never know what the temperature was over the very large missing areas that this technique attempts to fill in so that it can be tested back through time," - John R. Christy, Ph.D. Professor of Atmospheric Science

"In terms of the significance of their paper, it overstates what they have obtained from their analysis. In the abstract they write, for example, 'West Antarctic warming exceeds 0.1C per decade over the past 50 years.' However, even a cursory view of Figure 2 shows that since the late 1990s, the region has been cooling in their analysis in this region. The paper would be more balanced if they presented this result, even if they cannot explain why," - Roger A. Pielke Sr. Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science

- Climate scientists blow hot and cold (Patrick J. Michaels, Ph.D. Climatology, The Guardian, UK)
- "Warming freezes the Southern Ocean" (PDF) (Christopher Monckton, Mathematician)

Alarmist Reports:

Australian Climate Commission 2011 - "The Critical Decade"
Australian Academy of Sciences 2010 - "The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers"

- Scientific audit of the Climate Commission Report (PDF) (14pgs) (Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks, William Kininmonth)
- The Critical Decade: Part I (Quandrant Online, May 30, 2011)
- The Critical Decade: Part II (Quandrant Online, May 30, 2011)

Alarmist Surveys:

Climate Scientists Agree on Warming, Disagree on Dangers, and Don’t Trust the Media’s Coverage of Climate Change - STATS 2007

12,000 Members - American Meteorological Society
58,000 Members - American Geophysical Union
70,000 Members Total

- Only 0.007% of the membership body were polled.
- Only 0.005% of the membership body believe human-induced warming is occurring
- Only 0.005% of the membership body agree that “currently available scientific evidence” substantiates its occurrence.

Hardly Conclusive.

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12:22 PM - Jul 28, 2008 #22

Position Statements:

"...we often hear how the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) have issued statements endorsing the so-called "consensus" view that man is driving global warming. But what you don't hear is that both the NAS and AMS never allowed member scientists to vote on these climate statements. Essentially, only two dozen or so members on the governing boards of these institutions produced the "consensus" statements. It appears that the governing boards of these organizations buckled to pressure from those promoting the politically correct view of UN and Gore-inspired science." - James Inhofe, B.A. Economics

Council Sizes:

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

27 Members

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

21 Members

Joint Science Academies (JSA)

11 Members

Highlights from Position Statements:

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (31,000+ Members)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists - 2007 wrote:...the AAPG membership is divided on the degree of influence that anthropogenic CO2 has on recent and potential global temperature increases [...]

Geologists study the history of the earth and realize climate has changed often in the past due to natural causes. The Earth’s climate naturally varies constantly, in both directions, at varying rates, and on many scales. In recent decades global temperatures have risen. Yet, our planet has been far warmer and cooler than today many times in the geologic past, including the past 10,000 years.

...the current climate warming projections could fall within well-documented natural variations in past climate and observed temperature data. ... To be predictive, any model of future climate should also accurately model known climate and greenhouse gas variations recorded in the geologic history of the past 200,000 years. [...]

...emission reduction has an economic cost, which must be compared to the potential environmental gain
American Association of State Climatologists
American Association of State Climatologists - 2001 wrote:...Climate prediction is complex with many uncertainties – The AASC recognizes climate prediction is an extremely difficult undertaking. For time scales of a decade or more, understanding the empirical accuracy of such predictions – called “verification” – is simply impossible, since we have to wait a decade or longer to assess the accuracy of the forecasts.

Climate prediction is difficult because it involves complex, nonlinear interactions among all components of the earth’s environmental system. These components include the oceans, land, lakes, and continental ice sheets, and involve physical, biological, and chemical processes. The complicated feedbacks and forcings within the climate system are the reasons for the difficulty in accurately predicting the future climate. The AASC recognizes that human activities have an influence on the climate system. Such activities, however, are not limited to greenhouse gas forcing and include changing land use and sulfate emissions, which further complicates the issue of climate prediction. Furthermore, climate predictions have not demonstrated skill in projecting future variability and changes in such important climate conditions as growing season, drought, flood-producing rainfall, heat waves, tropical cyclones and winter storms. These are the type of events that have a more significant impact on society than annual average global temperature trends.

Policy responses to climate variability and change should be flexible and sensible – The difficulty of prediction and the impossibility of verification of predictions decades into the future are important factors that allow for competing views of the long-term climate future. Therefore, the AASC recommends that policies related to long-term climate not be based on particular predictions, but instead should focus on policy alternatives that make sense for a wide range of plausible climatic conditions regardless of future climate. Climate is always changing on a variety of time scales and being prepared for the consequences of this variability is a wise policy.
American Geophysical Union: (AGU)
American Geophysical Union - 2007 wrote:With such projections, there are many sources of scientific uncertainty...
AGU Climate Consensus Statement: 9 Speak for 50,000? (The Politics and Environment Blog)
The AGU Board issued a statement on climate change without putting it to a vote of the group's more than 50,000 members. Its sweeping claims, drafted by nine committee members, rely heavily on long term computer model projections, cherry-picking of data and a one-sided view of recent research. As with the recent statements by the AMS and the NAS, this is the product of a small circle of scientists who all share the same point of view, and who failed to put their statement to a vote of the AGU members on whose behalf they now claim to speak. As such it amounts to nothing more than a restatement of the opinion of a small group, rather than a consensus document.
CO2 Science Challenges AGU’s Official Position on Global Warming (Canada Free Press)
Position Statement of the AGU On "Meeting The Challenges Of Natural Hazards" (Roger Pielke Sr. Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science)
As has been recognized, this Statement was prepared and approved by only a very limited number of AGU members, and was not put to a vote for approval by the AGU membership
American Meteorological Society:
American Meteorological Society - 2007 wrote:...All these reports recognize the uncertainties in climate projections, [...]

...members offered alternative views on climate change or put quite different emphases on the uncertainties of climate projections. ...The scientific process of debate and investigation is the lifeblood of science; this essential process must continue. [...]

...the East Antarctic ice sheet and the Greenland interior appear to be gaining mass. ...little or no annual temperature change in the southeast U.S. in recent decades. [...]

Climate has changed throughout geological history, for many natural reasons such as changes in the sun’s energy received by Earth arising from slow orbital changes, or changes in the sun’s energy reaching Earth’s surface due to volcanic eruptions. [...]

Changes in the land surface also change the surface water and energy budgets act to redirect the incoming solar energy. Humans alter land surface characteristics through irrigation practices, removal and reintroduction of forests, agricultural changes to vegetative cover, reduction of soil water recharge by soil compaction, and modification of heat storage by cities and reservoirs. Many of these lead to changes in the reflectivity of the surface. ...such changes can have significant effects on regional and local climate patterns.

The interaction of all these effects on climate is complex. ...the east–west difference in U.S. temperature trends may be tied to the spatial patterns of global ocean warming, ...or to natural climate variations. [...]

Changes in the means and extremes of temperature and precipitation in response to increasing greenhouse gases can be projected over decades to centuries even though the timing of individual weather events cannot be projected. Unlike daily weather forecasts, there is limited historical basis of experience on which to judge the accuracy of climate projections. [...]

Weather predictions beyond a few days are nowadays based on ensembles of simulations that estimate the range of probable outcomes. The same ensemble concept is used for projections of climate change, where uncertainty arises from the limitations of models and from the emission scenarios used to represent the effects of human activity. Model limitations include uncertainties in the way in which processes that operate at scales smaller than the resolved scale of the model are represented, as well as those that arise from components of the Earth system not currently included in models. Among the most important uncertainties are changes in clouds, which can either cool or warm the climate. ...The emission scenarios used to drive the climate model projections are uncertain since they depend on socioeconomic responses to climate change; [...]

...considerable uncertainty still exists in the degree to which the land will warm more than the oceans, and this contributes significantly to uncertainties in future projections of global sea level rise. [...]

...There is evidence ...against the existence of a detectable anthropogenic signal in the tropical cyclone climate record to date. Though hurricanes are projected to intensify with further warming of sea surface temperatures, significant uncertainty remains as to how other influences on hurricane strength will change in the future. [...]

...On the other hand, longer growing seasons and CO2 fertilization enhancing plant growth may potentially lead to some benefits. [...]

The Earth system is highly interconnected and complex, with many processes and feedbacks that are just beginning to be detected and understood. [...]

...Policy decisions are seldom made in a context of absolute certainty. Some continued climate change is inevitable, and the policy debate should also consider the best ways to adapt to climate change.
American Meteorological Society - 2003 wrote:...but we cannot rule out that some significant part of these changes is also a reflection of natural variability. [...] is proving difficult to achieve national and international consensus as to what should and could be done to address the issues. [...]

...natural processes such as solar variability and volcanic outgassing were the dominant forcing factors producing long-term climate changes over periods of decades, centuries, and millennia. [...]

The nature of science is such that there is rarely total agreement among scientists. [...]

While significant progress has been made toward a better understanding and improved projection of climate change and its impacts, uncertainty remains regarding the magnitude, timing, and regional distribution of anticipated changes. [...]

...most of the data that have been used for climate purposes were and still are obtained from observation systems designed for other purposes (e.g., weather prediction). These data are often inadequate for the analysis and description of climate change because of the higher accuracy requirements for observations used to detect very low amplitude climate changes over long time periods. [...]

The Earth's climate system is tightly coupled and awe inspiring in its complexity. Understanding and modeling the myriad physical, chemical, and biological forcing, interactions, and feedbacks of the system is a daunting task that will continue to occupy researchers for the foreseeable future. [...]

Land-use change is another important human-induced regional forcing factor, but accurate histories of land-use change are spotty and estimates of future land-use changes are very difficult. [...]

Cloud feedback may also be very important, but its magnitude and even its sign remain uncertain. Climate-induced changes of the land surface may in turn feed back on the climate itself. Many processes are involved, including changes in soil characteristics (e.g., soil moisture, holding capacity), vegetation, radiative characteristics (e.g., albedo), and surface-atmosphere exchanges of water vapor, other gases (e.g., CO2), particulates (e.g., dust) and momentum. Some of these processes remain poorly understood and difficult to measure and model, and thus require continued research. The full suite of potentially important feedback processes is yet to be adequately understood and quantified. For example, although observations of global mean temperatures indicate that the surface has warmed by about 0.6°C over the past 100 years, the mean tropospheric temperature trends, for which we have observations only over the past 40 years or so, are more complex and not well understood. Although there remains significant observational uncertainties, global mean tropospheric temperatures warmed faster in the 1960s and 1970s, and slower in the 1980s and 1990s, than the global mean surface temperature. These differences indicate the need for research into feedback processes that might explain this reversal in tropospheric temperature trends. Additional poorly understood feedbacks of potential importance are carbon cycle feedback, due to warming-induced changes in the land and ocean carbon reservoirs; atmospheric chemistry feedback, due to chemical interactions affecting ozone concentrations, aerosol formation, and atmospheric heating profiles; and ocean circulation feedback, arising from ocean circulation changes that affect ocean-atmosphere heat and freshwater exchange. [...]

The relatively short instrumental time series, generally less than a century in length, is often too short to adequately characterize longer-term variability. [...]

...many crucial details of magnitude, timing, and specific regional responses-especially for hydrological variables, such as precipitation-are still very much in doubt. The uncertainties arise due to incomplete identification and understanding of processes significant in future climate, and their necessary approximations in models. [...]

The assessment of regional environmental and social impacts is a multidisciplinary task that involves natural and social scientists working in tandem with policy makers. [...]

...climate models will never be perfect. Only a portion of natural climate variability is predictable, and the inherent degree of predictability is not yet well understood. [...]

Risk cannot be assessed with absolute certainty. [...]

Extensive multidisciplinary research is needed to narrow the many formidable knowledge gaps.
American Physical Society:

Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered
(APS Physics & Society, Volume 37, Number 3, July 2008)
- Christopher Monckton

US physics professor [Hal Lewis]: 'Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life' (The Daily Telegraph, UK, October 9, 2010)
Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist [Ivar Giaever] Resigns Over Global Warming (Fox News, September 14, 2011)

Joint Science Academies:
Joint Science Academies - 2005 wrote:There will always be uncertainty in understanding a system as complex as the world’s climate. [...]

The existence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is vital to life on Earth – in their absence average temperatures would be about 30 centigrade degrees lower than they are today. [...] the Earth’s surface warmed by approximately 0.6 centigrade degrees over the twentieth century. [...]

The projected changes in climate will have both beneficial and adverse effects at the regional level, [...]

The task of devising and implementing strategies to adapt to the consequences of climate change will require worldwide collaborative inputs from a wide range of experts, including physical and natural scientists, engineers, social scientists, medical scientists, those in the humanities, business leaders and economists.
Russian Academy of Sciences:

Russian scientists still negative about Kyoto protocol
Russian academicians are still negative about the Kyoto protocol to the UN convention on climate change, a leading scientist told a Friday news conference.

Academician Yury Izrael, who chairs the Russian Academy of Sciences' council-seminar on the Kyoto protocol, said the council had confirmed its position on climate change remained the same. [...]

Izrael said Russian Academy of Sciences President Yury Osipov's signature on the document was "a misunderstanding."

Izrael said the document had been discussed collectively only at today's seminar. Russian academicians asked Osipov to recall his signature. [...]

Russian scientists said they still considered the Kyoto protocol was scientifically ungrounded, and would be an ineffective way to try to achieve the aim of the UN convention on climate change. They also said it was harmful for the Russian economy
Anti-Bush gibe by Royal Society sparks climate change row (The Times, UK)
Should Scientific Societies Issue Position Statements? (Ross McKitrick, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Economics)

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12:22 PM - Jul 28, 2008 #23


A complete list of things caused by global warming (Number Watch)
Anthropogenic Continental Drift (The People's Cube)
Is Going Green Making You Crazy? It's Time for Eco-Therapy (FOX News)
Psychiatrists have detected the first case of "climate change delusion" (Watts Up With That)

Al Gore's Penguin Army (Video) (2min)
Back in Black: Earth Day - YouTube (Video) (4min)
Dennis Miller on Global Warming Alarmism (Video) (3min)
Drew Carey on Global Warming (Video) (2min)
George Carlin - The Planet is Fine (Adults Only) (Video) (8min)
Imagine There's No Global Warming (Video) (3min)
Jim Carrey - Environmental Guy (Video) (4min)
Penn And Teller Get Hippies To Sign Water Banning Petition (Video) (3min)
South Park - Season 10 Episode 6 - ManBearPig Ft. Al Gore (Video) (22min)
South Park - Season 9 Episode 8 - Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow (Video) (22min)
The Colbert Report - The Environmental Lobby (Video) (7min)
Firefox Causes Global Warming (Video)

Global Warming Editorial Cartoons (Buuuuurrrrning Hot)

British Yachtsman Who Counted On Global Warming to Cross Arctic Now Trapped by Ice (NewsBusters)
Cold Irony: Arctic Sea Ice Traps Climate Tour Icebreaker (Anthony Watts, Meteorologist)

29 Ways To INCREASE Global Warming (MetroSpy)
Addressing Climate Crisis, Bush Calls For Development Of National Air Conditioner (The Onion)
Al Gore Caught Warming Globe To Increase Box Office Profits (The Onion)
Al Gore's MySpace Page (MySpace) (Website)
Climate Change Scenarios Scare, and Motivate, Kids (The Washington Post)
The Washington Post wrote:The boy has drawn, in his third-grade class, a global warming timeline that is his equivalent of the mushroom cloud. Alex Hendel of Arlington County is talking about the end of life on our beleaguered planet. Looking up to make sure his mother is following along, he taps the final stripe, which is so sparsely dotted it is almost invisible. "In 20 years," he pronounces, "there's no oxygen." Then, to dramatize the point, he collapses, "dead," to the floor.
Climate change 'to destroy Opera House' (National Nine News, Australia)
Dennis Miller: Gore had 'such a stick up his a--' (Dennis Miller)
Did Climate Change Contribute To The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse? (Climate Progress)
"Eat whale and save the planet" - Norwegian lobby (Reuters)
Eco-friendly kangaroo farts could help global warming: scientists (AFP)
Environmentalists Seek to Wipe Out Plush Toilet Paper (The Washington Post)
Eva Longoria's Bikini is Causing Global Warming (Egotastic)
Fever claim on global warming (Herald Sun, Australia)
Fur 'eco-friendly,' says new ad campaign (CBC News)
Global warming concerns are keeping children awake at night (GMTV)
Goracle’s book replaces Bible in green spa (Hot Air)
Hearing on Global Warming Cancelled due to Ice Storm (Drudge Report)

If you want to save the planet, drive a diesel and don’t turn the air-con on (The Times, UK)
Mammoth dung, prehistoric goo may speed warming (Reuters)
Smoking Weed Warms Mother Earth (Daily Nexus)
Stray cat explosion joins list of evils blamed on global warming (National Post, Canada)
Sen. Barbara Boxer Sees Global Warming Up Close (NewsBusters)
The downfalls of global warming
The Earth fights back (The Guardian, UK)
UFOs to halt climate change? (News24)
Walking to the shops ‘damages planet more than going by car’ (The Times, UK)
Whites more to blame for 'global warming'? (WorldNetDaily)
When Did Nature Get So Whiney? (Dennis Miller)

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations) Scientific Method:

Population Reduction:

Baby girl survives after being shot in the chest in parents' 'global warming suicide pact' (The Daily Mail, UK, March 1, 2010)

Baby tax needed to save planet, claims expert (The Advertiser, Australia)
Copenhagen: Global Population Control Program Suggested To Stop Climate Change (Infowars)
Doctors' advice to Britons: have fewer children and help save the planet (The Guardian, UK)
Eco-Extremist Wants World Population to Drop below 1 Billion (Business & Media Institute)
Families should have no more than two children - thinktank (Daily Mail, UK)
Fewer British babies would mean a fairer planet (The Guardian, UK)
Group Calls for Population Control to Stop Global Warming (CNSNews)
Having large families ‘is an eco-crime’ (The Times, UK)
Meet the women who won't have babies - because they're not eco friendly (Daily Mail, UK)
The real inconvenient truth: The whole world needs to adopt China's one-child policy (Financial Post, Canada)
The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (Website)
United Nations Says Having Children Contributes to Climate Change (Infowars)
We will fix the climate all right….let’s kill a ton of people (Canada Free Press)
Woman Aborts Child To Help 'Save' the Planet (FOX News)


Al Gore: Global Warm-monger
An Inconvenient Youth
Global Warming Brought To You By The SUN
Global Warming is a Myth
Global Warming is an Atmospheric Condition Caused by the Release of Hot Air From the Mouth of Al Gore
Global Warming is Awesome!
GloBULL Warming
I Love Global Warming
I Love My Carbon Footprint
Stop Global Whining
The Warmin' Church

Merchandise: (Hated by environmentalists)

Chevron Merchandise
ConocoPhillips Merchandise
Exxon Mobile Merchandise

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Skeptical Websites:

Climate Audit (Stephen McIntyre, B.Sc. Mathematics, PPE Oxford University)
Climate Depot (Marc Morano)
ICECAP (Joseph D’Aleo, M.S. Meteorology, CCM, AMS Fellow)
Junk Science (Steve Milloy, B.A. Natural Science, M.S. Health Science)
The Reference Frame (Luboš Motl, Ph.D. Theoretical Physicist)
Watts Up With That? (Anthony Watts, Meteorologist)

Climate Audit (Stephen McIntyre, B.Sc. Mathematics, PPE Oxford University)
Climate Debate Daily
Climate Depot (Marc Morano)
Climate Observations (Bob Tisdale)
Climate Resistance
Climate Realists
Climate Research News
Climate Science
Environmental Capital (The Wall Street Journal)
Errors in IPCC Climate Science Blog (Warwick Hughes)
False Alarm (Paul MacRae)
Global (Competitive Enterprise Institute)
Global Warming Heartland (The Heartland Institute)
Global Warming Hysteria
Global Warming Scam
Models, Methods, Software (Dan Hughes)
Musings from the Chiefio (E. Michael Smith)
Planet Gore (National Review)
Really Real Climate
The SPPI Blog (Lord Monckton)
The Air Vent
The Blackboard (Lucia Liljegren, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering)
The Chilling Effect (Institute for Liberty)
The Church of Global Warming
The Climate Scam
The Reference Frame (Luboš Motl, Ph.D. Theoretical Physicist)
Tom Nelson
Watts Up With That?

Facts About Ethanol (Competitive Enterprise Institute)
Institute For Energy Research
Master Resource

Environmentalism is Fascism
Global Warming and the Climate
Global Warming Debunking News and Views
Global Warming Science
Not by Fire but by Ice
Plants Need CO2
Ponder the Maunder
TCS Daily - Energy and Environment
Still Waiting for Greenhouse
Warming Scare Tactics *

Global Warming Petition Project
Solar Cycle 24
UAH Climate Data

Benny Peiser (Benny Peiser, Ph.D. Professor of Social Anthropology, UK)
Calder's Updates (Nigel Calder)
Climate Audit (Stephen McIntyre, B.Sc. Mathematics, PPE Oxford University, Canada)
Climate Police (Joseph Conklin, M.S. Meteorology, USA)
Climate Sanity (Tom Moriarty, M.A. Physics, Senior Scientist, US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Climate Science (Old Site) (Roger A. Pielke Sr., Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science, USA)
Climate Skeptic (Warren Meyer, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, USA)
CO2 Science (Craig D. Idso, M.S. Agronomy, Ph.D. Chairman, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change)
CO2 Web (Tom V. Segalstad, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Geology, Norway)
Comment & Information on Climate Change (Robert M. Carter, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental and Earth Science, Australia)
David Archibald (David Archibald, Geologist, Australia)
Dr. Roy Spencer (Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D. Meteorology, Former Senior Scientist for Climate Studies, NASA, USA)
EcoMyths (Graham Smith, Associate Professor of Geography, Canada)
Global Warming Comments (Hans Erren, M.Sc. Geophysics, The Netherlands)
Global Warming Issues (John McLean, Climate Data Analyst, Australia)
Global Warming Politics (Philip Stott, Professor Emeritus of Biogeography, UK)
Greenie Watch (John J. Ray, Ph.D. Psychology, Australia)
Heliogenic Climate Change (John Blethen, Ph.D. Physics, USA)
I Love My Carbon Dioxide (Hans Schreuder, Analytical Chemist, UK)
ICECAP (Joseph D’Aleo, M.S. Meteorology, CCM, AMS Fellow, USA)
Jennifer Marohasy (Jennifer Marohasy, Ph.D. Biology, Australia)
Johnston's Archive - Environmental Topics (Wm. Robert Johnston, B.A. Astronomy, M.S. Ph.D. Physics, USA)
JoNova (Joanne Nova, B.S. Microbiology, Former Lecturer, Australian National University)
Niche Modeling (David R.B. Stockwell, Ph.D. Ecosystem Dynamics, USA)
Number Watch (John Brignell, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Electronics & Computer Science, UK)
Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog (Old Site) (Roger A. Pielke Jr. Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Studies, USA)
RealCO2 (Ernst-Georg Beck, M.Sc. Biology, Germany)
Ross McKitrick (Ross McKitrick, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Economics, Canada)
Science & Environmental Policy Project (S. Fred Singer, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, USA)
ScienceBits (Nir J. Shaviv, Ph.D. Professor of Physics, Israel)
Science is Broken (Gary Novak, M.S. Microbiology, USA)
The Blackboard (Lucia Liljegren, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, USA)
The Global Warming Challenge (J. Scott Armstrong, B.A. Applied Science, B.S. Industrial Engineering, Ph.D. MIT, USA)
The Reference Frame (Luboš Motl, Ph.D. Theoretical Physicist, Czech Republic)
The Resilient Earth (Allen Simmons, BSEE; Doug L. Hoffman, Ph.D. Computer Science)
Warwick Hughes (Warwick Hughes, B.S. Geology, Australia)
William M. Briggs (William M. Briggs, B.S. Meteorology and Math, M.S. Atmospheric Science, Ph.D. Statistics, USA)
World Climate Report (Patrick J. Michaels, Ph.D. Climatology, USA)

AccuWeather - Global Warming (USA)
American Enterprise Institute - Climate Change (USA)
American Land Rights Association (USA)
Business & Media Institute - Environment (USA)
Canada Free Press - Global Warming (Canada)
Cato Institute - Global Warming (USA)
CFACT Europe
Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change
Competitive Enterprise Institute - Climate Change (USA)
Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE) (USA)
Friends of Science (Canada)
Frontier Center for Public Policy - Climate Change (Canada) (USA)
Heartland Institute - Global Warming (USA)
Institute for Energy Research - Climate Change (USA)
Institute for Liberty - The Chilling Effect (USA)
International Climate Science Coalition (Canada)
John Locke Foundation - EnvironmentNC (USA)
National Center for Policy Analysis - E-Team (USA)
National Center for Public Policy Research - Environment (USA)
Natural Resources Stewardship Project (Canada)
New Zealand Climate Science Coalition (New Zealand)
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (USA)
Pacific Research Institute - Environment (USA)
Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) (USA)
Science & Public Policy Institute (USA)
The Association of British Drivers - Environment - Global Warming Links (UK)
The Australian APEC Study Centre - Environment (Australia)
The Carbon Sense Coalition
The Center for Science and Public Policy (USA)
The Fraser Institute - Environment (Canada)
The Global Warming Policy Foundation
The Heritage Foundation - Energy and Environment (USA)
The Independent Institute - Environment (USA)
The Lavoisier Group (Australia)
The Marshall Institute - Climate Change (USA)
US Senate Environment & Public Works Committee (USA)


Cartoons by Josh
Gored Earth

Weather: (Joseph Conklin, M.S. Meteorology, USA)
WeatherStreet (Roy Spencer, Ph.D. Meteorology, USA)
- WeatherQuestions

Harris-Mann Climatology & Long Range Weather (USA)
Predict Weather (Australia, New Zealand, UK)
The Tropical Meteorology Project (William M. Gray, M.S. Meteorology, Ph.D. Geophysical Science, USA)
WeatherAction (Piers Corbyn, B.Sc. Physics, M.Sc. Astrophysics, UK)

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Capital Research Center
Discover the Networks

Smear Sites:

Science of The Smear (Herald Sun, Australia)

The following websites are widely used to smear Scientists and Sources Skeptical of "Man-Made" Global Warming:


Run by the world renowned "Climate Experts":

- Mark Hoofnagle, PhD Physiology
- Chris Hoofnagle, An Attorney
- Peter A. Lipson, A Practicing Internist


The Truth about DeSmogBlog

Exxon Secrets

$$$ Funded by Greenpeace

- Greenpeace (Discover the Networks)
Founded in 1970 as a loose assortment of Canadian anti-nuclear agitators, American expatriates, and underground journalists calling themselves the "Don't Make a Wave Committee," Greenpeace is today the most influential group of the environmental Left. [...]

In the early 1990s, the organization turned its attention to the purported threat that chlorine posed to the world's water supplies. At the time, Greenpeace asserted that it would accept nothing less than the blanket prohibition of the element. "There are no uses of chlorine which we regard as safe," declared Greenpeace activist Joe Thornton, [...]

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore left the organization and  now laments that the group has become "dominated by leftwingers and extremists who disregard science in the pursuit of environmental purity."

According to a December 20, 2005 New York Times report, "the F.B.I. investigated possible financial ties between [Greenpeace] members and militant groups like the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front." [...]

An expose of Greenpeace's fundraising practices  carried out in 2003 by Public Interest Watch (PIW), a nonprofit watchdog group, led to a report disclosing that Greenpeace uses its Greenpeace Fund, a tax-exempt entity debarred from engaging in political advocacy and lobbying by the IRS tax code, to illegally direct funds to Greenpeace Inc., a tax-exempt organization permitted to engage in lobbying and advocacy but not to accept tax-deductible funds. PIW calculated that in 2000, $4.25 million was provided by the Greenpeace Fund in this way.

Greenpeace is heavily funded by many foundations, among which are the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Bauman Family Foundation, the Blue Moon Fund, the Columbia Foundation, the Compton Foundation, the Minneapolis Foundation, the Nathan orgasmings Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, Ted Turner's Turner Foundation. The organization has also drawn support from numerous celebrities, including singers Sting, Tom Jones, and Elton John, who have sponsored its "save the rainforest" campaigns. In 2004, Greenpeace received $15,844,752 in grants, and held net assets of $1,893,548. That same year, the Greenpeace Fund received grants totaling $6,866,534 and held net assets of $7,532,018.
- Greenpeace (Activist Cash)
Greenpeace was originally the brainchild of the radical “Don’t Make a Wave Committee,” a group of American draft-dodgers who fled to Vancouver in 1969 and, supported by money from anti-war Quaker organizations, got into the business of forcibly blocking American nuclear tests. Over the years the group has loudly made its feelings known on a variety of issues (nuclear testing, whaling, and global warming, for instance), and its Amsterdam-based activist moguls pull the strings on what is estimated to be a $360 million global empire.

Here in the United States, however, Greenpeace is a relatively modest activist group, spending about $10 million per year. And the lion’s share of that budget in recent years has gone to outrageous attempts to smear agricultural biotech products and place doubts about the safety of genetically improved foods in the minds of American consumers. [...]

Patrick Moore was one of a dozen or so activists who founded Greenpeace in the basement of a Unitarian Church in Vancouver. Within 7 years, the organization had footholds in over two dozen countries and a $100 million budget. As eco-activists in general found themselves suddenly invited into the meeting-places of business and government, Greenpeace made the decision to take even more extreme positions, rather than being drawn in to collaboration with their former enemies.

Moore broke with his comrades during this period, and has emerged as an articulate critic of his former brainchild. Referring to Greenpeace’s “eco-extremism” in March 2000, he described the group in Oregon Wheat magazine as “Anti-human”; “antitechnology and anti-science”; “Anti-organization” and “pro-anarchy”; “anti-trade”; “anti-free-enterprise”; “anti-democratic”; and “basically anti-civilization.”

Writing in Canada’s National Post in October 2001, Patrick Moore offered the following critique: “I had no idea that after I left in 1986 they would evolve into a band of scientific illiterates…. Clearly, my former Greenpeace colleagues are either not reading the morning paper or simply don't care about the truth.”
Greenpeace "Officers":

- Charles Margulis, Professional Baker (Genetic Engineering Specialist)
- Mike Roselle, High-School Dropout (Forest Campaign Coordinator)

Grist Magazine

$$$ Funded by V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation - $3,406,000

- V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation (Activist Cash)

The Truth about

A Little Testy at RealClimate (Roger A. Pielke Jr. Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Studies)
Is Gavin Schmidt Honest? (Climate Audit)
RC Rejects
RealClimate's Touchy Censors (National Center for Public Policy Research)
Rebuttals to RealClimate (Climate Science)
Trying to post at realclimate (Climate Audit)

Gavin Schmidt, Ph.D. Applied Mathematics
Michael Mann, Ph.D. Geology
Caspar Ammann, Ph.D. Geosciences
Rasmus E. Benestad, D.Phil Physics
Raymond S. Bradley, D.Sc. Paleoclimatology
Stefan Rahmstorf, Ph.D. Oceanography
Eric Steig, Ph.D. Geological Sciences
David Archer, Ph.D. Oceanography
Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Ph.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics
Thibault de Garidel, Ph.D. Geosciences

Skeptical Science

Run by John Cook a cartoonist,
Refuting 104 Talking Points from Skeptical Science (PDF) (28pgs) (Luboš Motl, Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, March 29, 2010)

Skepticalscience – Rewriting History (Shub Niggurath Climate, October 10, 2011)
Roger Pielke Sr at the A dark day in the climate science debate (Shub Niggurath Climate, September 18, 2011)
My Interactions With Skeptical Science – A Failed Attempt (So Far) For Constructive Dialog (Roger A. Pielke Sr., September 17, 2011)
Final Comments On My Interaction With Skeptical Science (Roger A. Pielke Sr., September 21, 2011)
Response To Skeptical Science On A Series Of Weblog Posts (Roger A. Pielke Sr., October 25, 2011)
A Response to Skeptical Science's "Patrick Michaels: Serial Deleter of Inconvenient Data" (Patrick J. Michaels, January 17, 2012) quote surgery on Pat Michaels (Shub Niggurath Climate, January 18, 2012)


The Truth about SourceWatch

Tobacco Documents

$$$ Funded by Smokescreen Corporation

- Michael Tacelosky, Smokescreen Corporation - Donated $3000 to the DNC
- Keith Ivey, Smokescreen Corporation - Donated $600 to John Kerry, $300 to Barrack Obama

Union of Concerned Scientists

$$$ Funded by Various Funds

- Union of Concerned Scientists (Discover the Networks)
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization with more than 100,000 members.  Seeing its mission as building a "cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world," ... It opposes genetically engineered foods, condemns SUV vehicles, and proposes measures aimed at combating what it deems the imminent dangers of global warming. It also opposes the vast majority of American foreign policy decisions, and calls for a unilateral reduction in U.S. nuclear weapons stockpiles. UCS disseminates to lawmakers and news outlets its opinions about each of these matters, with the intent of ultimately influencing public policy.

Students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology founded UCS in 1969. "Through its actions in Vietnam, our government has shaken our confidence in its ability to make wise and humane decisions," reads the UCS founding document. That sentiment continues to this day, with UCS condemning American efforts in the War on Terror and the 2003 War in Iraq.

UCS typically minimizes threats posed by foreign rogue regimes, and challenges U.S. assertions about the intentions and military capacities of those governments. In 1998, for instance, UCS assured the public that American analysts had exaggerated North Korea's ability to produce nuclear weapons, and that the Pyongyang regime was still many years away from being able to develop such an arsenal.

UCS vigorously opposes America's development of a missile defense system. It also calls for the "adoption of a U.S. nuclear no-first-use policy"; "a U.S. rejection of rapid-launch options, and a change in deployment practices to provide for the launch of U.S. nuclear forces in hours or days rather than minutes"; "the elimination of all U.S. 'tactical' nuclear weapons, intended for use on the battlefield"; "verified unilateral reductions to a total of 1,000 strategic warheads (including deployed and stored), accompanied by warhead dismantlement"; and "a commitment to further reductions in the number of nuclear weapons, on a negotiated and verified multilateral basis."

UCS admonishes American corporations such as McDonald's and Burger King, asserting that the presence of antibiotics in meat used by fast-food companies contributes to large-scale antibiotic resistance. In 2003, bills based on UCS research aimed at prohibiting the use of eight classes of antibiotics in livestock used by fast-food producers were introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. Soon after, UCS admitted that the majority of its claims were speculative. UCS has also warned of the alleged dangers of genetically modified food.

Another issue of concern to UCS is that of global warming. The organization circulated a petition that drew the signatures of some 1,600 scientific experts demanding that the United States ratify the Kyoto Protocol.

A Union of Concerned Scientists declaration, entitled "Restoring Scientific Integrity in Policy Making," charges that the Bush administration "has continued to distort and suppress science in pursuit of its political goals — despite a plea from top U.S. scientists to restore scientific integrity to the policy-making process." According to UCS President Kevin Knobloch, "We found a serious pattern of undermining science by the Bush administration, and it crosses disciplines, whether it's global climate change or reproductive health or mercury in the food chain or forestry -- the list goes on and on." The signers of this document portrayed themselves as objective scientists with no political agenda. But in truth, over half of them were financial contributors to the Democratic Party, Democratic candidates, or a variety of leftist causes. [...]

UCS is a member of the Save Our Environment Action Center, a leftist coalition that describes itself as "a collaborative effort of the nation's most influential environmental advocacy organizations harnessing the power of the internet to increase public awareness and activism on today's most important environmental issues."

UCS has received funding from the Beldon Fund, the Compton Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Scherman Foundation, the Blue Moon Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Energy Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Turner Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts.
- Union of Concerned Scientists (Activist Cash)

Scientists Group's Funding 'Openly Political' (NewsMax)
The Union of Concerned Scientists: Its Jihad against Climate Skeptics (PDF) (Capital Research Center)

Wikipedia (William Connolley)

The Faith-Based Encyclopedia (Robert McHenry, Former Editor in Chief, the Encyclopedia Britannica)

Harvard Guide to Using Sources: What's Wrong with Wikipedia? (Harvard University)

Wikipedia's Zealots (Financial Post, April 13, 2008)
The Real Climate Martians (Financial Post, April 26, 2008)
The Opinionator (Financial Post, May 3, 2008)
Wikipropaganda On Global Warming (CBS News, July 8, 2008)
Wikipropaganda – Spinning green (National Review Online, July 8, 2008)
Global Warming Alarmists Sabotage Wikipedia Entries (The Heartland Institute, November 1, 2008)
Wikipedia’s climate doctor: How Wikipedia’s green doctor rewrote 5,428 climate articles (Financial Post, December 19, 2009) - [Archive]
Leftist Green Party Member Exposed Using Wikipedia to Preach Enviro Doom (NewsBusters, December 19, 2009)
More on Wikipedia and Connolley – he’s been canned as a Wiki administrator (WUWT, December 19, 2009)
Climate Cultist William Connolley sabotages Wikipedia (RedState, December 20th, 2009)
For AGW religionists, when in doubt, change the facts (American Thinker, December 20, 2009)
History of climate gets 'erased' online: More than 5,000 entries tailored to hype global-warming agenda (WorldNetDaily, December 21, 2009)
Climategate: the corruption of Wikipedia (The Daily Telegraph, December 22, 2009)
Wikipedia's hockey stick wars (Financial Post, December 23, 2009)
Wikipedia Meets Its Own Climategate (The American Spectator, December 30, 2009)
Wikipedia Exposed As Part Of Climategate Scandal (UK Column, January 10, 2010)
Who am I? (Financial Post, February 13, 2010)
Global warming propagandist slapped down (Financial Post, October 14, 2010)
William Connolley, now "climate topic banned" at Wikipedia (WUWT, October 14, 2010)
Wikipedia Bans Real Climate Propagandist (The Heartland Institute, October 19, 2010)
Wikipedia Bans Radical Global Warming Propagandist From Editing All Pages (NewsBusters, October 21, 2010)
Huzzah! Wikipedia Bans Climate Alarmist from Editing Global Warming Entries (Somewhat Reasonable, October 22, 2010)
Wikipedia decides enough is enough on global warming propaganda (Orange County Register, October 22, 2010)
WikiPropaganda: Wikipedia bars a global warming censor from editing its pages (The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2010)
Climate-forger Connolley: The man who rewrote our worldview (Kopp, December 26, 2012)

Wikipedia’s climate doctor: How Wikipedia’s green doctor rewrote 5,428 climate articles (Energy Probe, December 19, 2009)
History of climate gets 'erased' online: More than 5,000 entries tailored to hype global-warming agenda (Energy Probe, December 21, 2009)
Global warming propagandist slapped down (Energy Probe, October 14, 2010)

Experiment concludes: Most misinformation inserted into Wikipedia may persist (Wikipediocracy, April 13, 2015)

Wikipedia: Broken, Biased, and Corrupt (The Heartland Institute)

The Anti Wikipedia Resource

Wikipedia Arbitration:

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Climate change
5.6) William M. Connolley is topic-banned from Climate change, per Remedy 3.
5.6) William M. Connolley is permitted to edit within the topic area of Climate change, but is prohibited from editing relating to any living person associated with this topic, interpreted broadly but reasonably. William M. Connolley is reminded to abide by all applicable Wikipedia policies in editing on this topic and that he remains subject either to further action by this Committee or (like all editors in this topic-area) to discretionary sanctions should he fail to do so. *

Passed 7 to 0, 14:10, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
* Amended by motion, 8 to 2, 21:20, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Biased Sites:


New Report: The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal (GWPF, December 8, 2011)
- The BBC and climate Change: A Triple Betrayal (PDF) (76pgs) (GWPF, December 2011)

We are biased, admit the stars of BBC News (Daily Mail, UK, October 21, 2006)
Yes, we are biased on religion and politics, admit BBC executives (London Evening Standard, October 22, 2006)
BBC confesses bias on religion, politics (WorldNetDaily, October 23, 2006)
The BBC's commitment to bias is no laughing matter (The Daily Telegraph, UK, October 27, 2006)
BBC network admits it: We're biased toward left (WorldNetDaily, June 17, 2007)
BBC viewers angered by its 'innate liberal bias' (The Daily Telegraph, UK, June 19, 2007)
BBC report finds bias within corporation (The Daily Telegraph, UK, June 18, 2007)
The Beeb's Bias (The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2007)
Bias and the Beeb (Financial Times, UK, July 28, 2007)
Why saving Earth is not the BBC's job (Daily Mail, UK, August 27, 2007)
Facebook reveals the BBC as a liberal hotbed (Daily Mail, UK, October 27, 2007)
Global Warming Activist Pressures BBC to Significantly Alter Article (NewsBusters, April 7, 2008)
- BBC before and after (Watts Up With That?, April 9, 2008)
- BBC Article: Global temperatures 'to decrease' (Before and After) (Google Cache)
BBC investigated after peer says climate change programme was biased 'one-sided polemic' (Daily Mail, UK, September 27, 2008)
BBC swaps "coldest December since 1981" headline (Watts Up With That?, January 4, 2010)
Yes, BBC was biased: Director General Mark Thompson admits a 'massive' lean to Left (Daily Mail, UK, September 2, 2010)
Left-wing bias? It's written through the BBC's very DNA, says Peter Sissons (Daily Mail, UK, January 22, 2011)
How BBC warmists abuse the science (The Daily Telegraph, UK, January 29, 2011)
The BBC became a propaganda machine for climate change zealots, says Peter Sissons... and I was treated as a lunatic for daring to dissent (Daily Mail, UK, February 9, 2011)
Coming to the BBC, an everyday story of bias and falling standards (The Daily Telegraph, UK, October 26, 2011)
BBC's Mr Climate Change accepted £15,000 in grants from university rocked by global warning scandal (Daily Mail, UK, November 19, 2011)
The BBC's hidden 'warmist' agenda is rapidly unravelling (The Daily Telegraph, UK, November 19, 2011)
BBC’s Kirby admission to Phil Jones on "impartiality" (Watts Up With That?, November 24, 2011)
Climategate 2 – "Impartiality" at the BBC (Watts Up With That?, November 27, 2011)
BBC sought advice from global warming scientists on economy, drama, music... and even game shows (Daily Mail, UK, November 27, 2011)
Frozen Planet fakery row: Polar bear filmed in zoo (Daily Mirror, UK, December 12, 2011)
BBC's big white lie over the birth of polar bear in popular documentary Frozen Planet (The Daily Telegraph, UK, December 13, 2011)
BBC's little white lie: Polar bear cubs were filmed for Frozen Planet in a zoo, not the Arctic (Daily Mail, UK, December 13, 2011)
Footage of deadly spiders on Human Planet was faked (Daily Mirror, UK, December 14, 2011)
BBC hit by new fake scenes revelations in Human Planet series (The Daily Telegraph, UK, December 14, 2011)
The BBC's myth-makers serve up a double helping of propaganda (The Daily Telegraph, UK, December 17, 2011)

Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer is a progressive [Humanist] magazine

The Economist

"True Progressive"

"America should take a chance and make Barack Obama the next leader of the free world" - The Economist

"True Progressivism - A new form of radical centrist politics is needed to tackle inequality without hurting economic growth" - The Economist

The Guardian

" is no secret we [The Guardian] are a centre-left newspaper" - Ian Katz, Guardian Features Editor

" [The Guardian] is clearly left of centre and vaguely progressive" - Jackie Ashley, Guardian Columnist


CBS 60 Minutes Got it Wrong - Again (Video) (5min)
CBS 'Global Warming Special' Host Likened Warming Skeptics to Holocaust Deniers (NewsBusters)
CBS News sinks to new low; publishes crackpot global warming story, attributes it to AP, kills it with no retraction (Anthony Watts, Meteorologist) Pulls Story Making Quake/Climate Link Claim (Business & Media Institute)
In Alarmist Report, CBS's Scott Pelley Ignores Scientist's Key Findings (NewsBusters)


MSNBC Finds Penguins at North Pole... But Penguins Don't LIVE at North Pole (NewsBusters) Misquotes Evangelical Leader on Global Warming (NewsBusters) Pumps Up Bias, Shows Gas Price 21 Percent Above Average (NewsBusters)


'Today' show embarrassed by 'video stunt' (WorldNetDaily)
- Michelle Kosinski rowing a canoe in a "flood" (Video)


Critics blast Reddit over climate-change skeptic ban (Fox News, December 19, 2013)

The New York Times

Former NY Timesman Chris Hedges Admits He Is a Socialist (NewsBusters)
"Global Warming" Bias Even Planted in the House & Home Section (Times Watch)
NYT Gettleman: Blame Global Warming for Fighting in Darfur (Times Watch)
NY Times' Tom Friedman to Obama: Time to Go 'Radical' on the Environment! (Newsbusters)
New York Times: Reporter Committed 'Journalistic Fraud' (FOX News)

The Washington Post

WaPo Environmental Reporter Married to Liberal Climate Lobbyist (NewsBusters)
MSM Shocker: Washington Post Corrects Lies About Heartland Institute, Prints Rebuttal (Somewhat Reasonable, December 4, 2012)

The Weather Channel

Con job at The Weather Channel (WorldNetDaily)
Weather Channel Politics: Admit Man Causes Global Warming Or Else (The National Ledger)
"The Weather Channel" Mess (James Spann, AMS Certified Meteorologist)
The Weather Channel's 'One Degree' of Propaganda (Business & Media Institute)
Weather Channel's Cullen Hopes to Push Global Warming Agenda on (Business & Media Institute)
Weather Channel 'likes to call Gore President-elect' (WorldNetDaily)

Time Magazine

What on EARTH Are We Doing? (Time Magazine, 1989)
Endangered Earth Update U.S. Agenda Consumers It's Not Easy Being Green "Waste (Time Magazine, 1989)
Endangered Earth Update U.S. Agenda Businesses Scrub That Smokestack (Time Magazine, 1989)
Endangered Earth Update the Fight to Save the Planet (Time Magazine, 1989)
Endangered Earth Update Now Wait Just a Minute (Time Magazine, 1989)
Endangered Earth Update Is the Planet on the Back Burner? (Time Magazine, 1990)


David Suzuki

The Sad Legacy Of David Suzuki (Tim F. Ball, Ph.D. Climatology)
Jail politicians who ignore climate science: Suzuki (National Post, Canada)

George Monbiot

Mr Green goes motoring (The Times, UK)
George Monbiot, the environmental campaigner, scourge of the automobile industry and champion of not owning cars, has finally bought himself . . . a car. Notwithstanding pledges to live a green lifestyle and be a model to others, he has given in to temptation and acquired a secondhand Renault. [...]

In what can only be described as a comprehensive U-turn, Monbiot has chosen a Renault Clio, an economical hatchback but not the most frugal in fuel consumption or carbon emissions. He bought it from a friend for an undisclosed amount. As zealots will be quick to remind him, it emits 115g/km , 10% higher than a Toyota Prius, the petrol-electric hybrid belovedof CO2 of the green movement.
James Hansen

Hansen Unhinged (Patrick J. Michaels, Ph.D. Ecological Climatology)
More Inconvenient Truth’s about Hansen - Heinz foundation money and political endoresments (Canada Free Press)
Hansen: Coal plant vandals actions 'justified' because of 'emergency situation' (Canada Free Press)

James Hansen's Former NASA Supervisor Says Hansen 'Was Never Muzzled' (Watts Up With That?)
Media Double-Standard on Global Warming "Censorship" (NewsBusters)
Speculation Elimination: Did the Bush administration really censor science? (National Review Online, November 29, 2007)
- Science vs. Expert Opinion: Did the Bush Administration Really Censor Science? (PDF) (Center for Science and Public Policy, November 14, 2007)
White House Differs from Media on Timing of Climate Report (Business & Media Insitute)

Jim Manzi

Conservative Global Warming Sell-out? (Fox News)
Hold the Line on Global Warming (Junk Science)

Liberty and Tyranny Was Right (Chris Horner)
Liberty, Tyranny, and the Globe (Mark Levin)
NRO’s Manzi Mischaracterizes Global Warming Debate (Heartland Institute)

Joe Romm

Joe Romm Throws (Another) Fit (Prometheus)
Q&A Thread to in Response to Joe Romm (Prometheus)
No Wonder Climate Alarmists Refuse to Debate (American Thinker)

Climate McCarthyism, Part I: Joe Romm's Intimidation Campaign (Breakthrough Institute)
Climate McCarthyism Part 2: Equate Your Political Opponents with Holocaust Deniers (Breakthrough Institute)
Climate McCarthyism Part 3: The Hyper-Partisan Mind (Breakthrough Institute)

Bridge Collapse:
Ex-Clinton Official Ties Minneapolis Bridge Collapse to Global Warming (NewsBusters)
Poor Form—Comments on the Minneapolis Bridge Collapse (Science & Public Policy Institute)

John Holdren

Obama's Biggest Radical (FrontPage Magazine)
Obama's Science Czar Considered Forced Abortions, Sterilization as Population Growth Solutions (FOX News)

Michael Mann

Mann's Mad Money (The American Spectator)

Peter Sinclair (greenman3610)
Peter Sinclair is a long time advocate of environmental awareness and energy alternatives. ...Mr. Sinclair runs Greenman Studio from his home in Midland, MI. ...30 years of writing and activism in the areas of energy and environment, including extended study in Nashville with Al Gore
Event promotes 'green' life (The Saginaw News)
Sinclair studied with Al Gore in dealing with the issue of global warming
Phil Mote (Former Washington State Climatologist)

Associate State Climatologist Fired for Exposing Warming Myths (The Heartland Institute)

Richard Muller

WaPo’s “skeptic” actually has backed global warming for 30 years (Charleston Daily Mail, October 22, 2011)
“Skeptic” admits he lied (Charleston Daily Mail, October 22, 2011)
WaPo Punked by Berkeley Warmist Posing as Skeptic (NewsBusters, October 23, 2011)
Richard Muller no skeptic (Junk Science, October 24, 2011)
Muller not a skeptic in 2003, either (Junk Science, October 25, 2011)

Seth Borenstein (AP)

AP Baghdad Bob of Global Warming Continues Ignoring Reality (NewsBusters)
AP’s Seth Borenstein is just too damn cozy with the people he covers – time for AP to do something about it (WattsUpWithThat?)
Borenstein’s AP Sea Surface Temperature Article Is Misleading (WattsUpWithThat?)
Unbelievably Disgraceful Global Warming Hysteria by the AP (NewsBusters)
Scientists Denounce AP For Hysterical Global Warming Article (NewsBusters)

Stephen Schneider

Global Warming Alarmist Appeared in 1978's 'The Coming Ice Age' (NewsBusters)

Tim Lambert

The Honor of Being ‘Lamberted’ (Open Market, May 4, 2007)
Tim Lambert types are the reason nobody can trust WP presentations


Judith Curry

The Truth about Judith Curry

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Smearing Conservative Writers (Alan Caruba, National Association of Science Writers)

Bjorn Lomborg
- U-Turn On Global Warming? Hardly (The Wall Street Journal)

Scientific American - Misleading Math about the Earth:
- Bjørn Lomborg’s comments to the 11-page critique in January 2002 Scientific American (SA) (PDF) (32pgs) (Bjorn Lomborg)

Howard Friel - The Lomborg Deception:
- A Response by Bjorn Lomborg to Howard Friel's 'The Lomborg Deception' (PDF) (27pgs) (Bjorn Lomborg)

Kare Fog - Lomborg Errors:
- Short reply to Skeptical Questions, Sustainable Answers (PDF) (11pgs) (Bjorn Lomborg)
- (Danish) Goodness Price, Policy Without Criticism: Bjørn Lomborg & Ulrik Larsen (PDF) (185pgs) (Bjorn Lomborg)

Arthur B. Robinson
- A Scientist Finds Independence (The American Spectator, February 2001)

Don J. Easterbrook
- Rebuttal to the attack on Dr. Don Easterbrook (David Deming, Ph.D. Geophysics, April 8, 2013)
- Easterbrook disputes WWU faculty global warming opinions (Don J. Easterbrook, The Bellingham Herald, April 14, 2013)

Frederick Seitz
- Vanity Scare (TCS Daily)

Garth W. Paltridge
- A Peek behind the Curtain (Climate Audit, March 4, 2009)

John L. Daily
- John L. Daily (Quadrant Online)

Lord Christopher Monckton
- Monckton: At Last, the Climate Extremists Try to Debate Us! (PMJ)
- Response to John Abraham (84 pgs) (PDF)
- Member of the House of Lords

Patrick J. Michaels
- Less Visibility in Store After Boss's Departure (The Washington Post)

Richard S. Lindzen
- Richard S. Lindzen is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher (ISI Web of Knowledge)
- MIT's inconvenient scientist (The Boston Globe, August 30, 2006)
- A Climate Change Dissenter Who Has Left His Mark on U.S. Policy (The New York Times, July 6, 2011)
- Response to the critique of my lecture in the House of Commons on February 22, 2012 (Richard S. Lindzen, April 12, 2012)

Roger A. Pielke Sr.
- Roger A. Pielke Sr. is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher (ISI Web of Knowledge)

Roy Spencer
- Full Disclosure
- Editor-in-Chief of Remote Sensing Resigns from Fallout Over Our Paper (Roy W. Spencer, September 2, 2011)
- Guilt by Association (Patrick J. Michaels, NRO, May 9, 2012)

S. Fred Singer
- Ross Gelbspan and The Heat is On (SEPP, November 11, 1999)
- Public Misled (S. Fred Singer, National Post, November 22, 2006)
- Letter to ABC News from Dr. S. Fred Singer (S. Fred Singer, The Heartland Institute, March 28, 2008)
- Secondhand Smoke, Lung Cancer, and the Global Warming Debate (S. Fred Singer, American Thinker, December 19, 2010)

Stephen McIntyre
- Centre of the storm: Colby Cosh profiles the gentle Canadian who has changed the climate science world (Maclean's)

Sherwood Idso
- Sherwood B. Idso is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher (ISI Web of Knowledge)

Heartland Institute
- Reply to Our Critics (The Heartland Institute)
- Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents (The Heartland Institute)
- Notes on the faked Heartland document (Heartland Institute, February 15, 2012)
- Leaked Docs From Heartland Institute Cause a Stir—but Is One a Fake? (The Atlantic, February 16, 2012)
- Forensic analysis of the fake Heartland ‘Climate Strategy Memo’ concludes Peter Gleick is the likely forger (Watts Up With That?, March 14, 2012)
- Background on Fakegate and The Heartland Institute (PDF) (April, 2012)

Koch Brothers/Industries
- Conflict-of-Interest Bugaboo (Cato Institute)
- Koch Facts
- In Defense of the Kochtopus (Antiwar)
- Response to Recent Media Attacks (PDF) (Koch Industries)
- Response to the New Yorker (PDF) (Koch Industries)
- Statement regarding Greenpeace Report, March 2010 (Koch Industries)

The Anti "Green" Energy Resource

Crude Oil
- Peak Oil
- Ethanol
- BioDiesel
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs)
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Electric Cars
Energy Efficiency
Free Energy
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Methanol (M85)
Pickens Plan
Renewable Energy
Water Powered Car

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Links for Liberals:

20/20: Give Me a Break: Global Warming (Video) (8min)
TED: Global Warming is Not a Priority (Video) (17min)

A load of hot air? (BBC)
Al Gore Is a Greenhouse Gasbag (Philadelphia Magazine)
Caution urged on climate 'risks' (BBC)
Don't exaggerate climate dangers, scientists warn (The Guardian)
From a Rapt Audience, a Call to Cool the Hype (The New York Times)
Mr. Gore: Apology Accepted (The Huffington Post)
U.K. Judge Rules Gore's Climate Film Has 9 Errors (The Washington Post)
The Civil Heretic (The New York Times)
The Good News Bears (The New York Times)
What if global-warming fears are overblown? (Fortune Magazine)

Another Possible Climate Culprit: the Sun (The New York Times)
Antarctica had a warmer past (USA Today)
Arctic Plants Have Adjusted to Climate Changes (The New York Times)
Bones of Dinosaur Near South Pole (The New York Times)
Chaotic world of climate truth (BBC)
'Day After Tomorrow': A lot of hot air (USA Today)
Ex-Clinton aides admit Kyoto treaty flawed (USA Today)
Extinction Turns Out to Be a Slow, Slow Process (The New York Times)
Environmentalist Gore allowed zinc mine (USA Today)
'Feel Good' vs. 'Do Good' on Climate (The New York Times)
Global warming boost to glaciers (BBC)
Gore isn't quite as green as he's led the world to believe (USA Today)
Greenland’s Glaciers Take a Breather (The New York Times)
Ice 'thickens' in West Antarctica (BBC)
In 2008, a 100 Percent Chance of Alarm (The New York Times)
Kilimanjaro's ice set to linger (BBC)
Kilimanjaro, On Africa’s Roof, Still Crowned With Snow (The New York Times)
Liberal Transit; Those Democrats and Their Private Jets (The New York Times)
Marriage: Eco-friendlier than divorce? (USA Today)
Protective Ice Flow in Antarctica Linked to Warmth of Volcanoes (The New York Times)
Record year for hurricanes part of a natural cycle (USA Today)
Recycling is Garbage (The New York Times)
Researchers find Antarctic ice is thickening (USA Today)
Scientists Find Active Volcano in Antarctica (The New York Times)
Sea Levels Are Falling Over the Long Term Because of Lower Basins (The New York Times)
Solar cycle drives ocean temperatures, study says (USA Today)
Some Plankton Thrive With More CO2 (The New York Times)
Study Links Extinction Cycles to Changes in Earth's Orbit and Tilt (The New York Times)
Sun's warming influence 'under-estimated' (BBC)
Study Says Glaciers Formed During a Very Warm Period (The New York Times)
Theft and Mismanagement Charged at U.N. Weather Agency (The New York Times)
Tree rings show Earth was warm 800 years ago (USA Today)
Under Icy Arctic Waters, A Fiery, Unexpected Find (The New York Times)
U.S. Greenhouse Emissions Fell 1.5% in 2006 (USA Today)

California Seeks Thermostat Control (The New York Times)
Catch the Wind, Change the Weather (The New York Times)
Chernobyl toll may be less than feared (USA Today)
Cold Snap Raises Issues When Biodiesel Gels Up (USA Today)
Cost of E85 fuel is higher than gasoline (USA Today)
Cuba Plans Offshore Wells Banned in U.S. Waters (The New York Times)
Don't Beat Up Big Oil. It's Just Doing Its Job (The New York Times)
Ethanol comes with environmental impact, despite green image (USA Today)
Ethanol E85 fuel loses cost-benefit test to diesel (USA Today)
Exxon Mobil Needs a Hug (The New York Times)
Going Nuclear - A Green Makes the Case (The Washington Post)
How Biofuels Could Starve the Poor (The New York Times)
Italy Embraces Nuclear Power (The New York Times)
Myths About Breaking Our Foreign Oil Habit (The Washington Post)
New nuclear plants get go-ahead in UK (BBC)
No Detectable Health Risk Is Found Outside Chernobyl Vicinity (The New York Times)
Nuclear Safety Paranoia (The Washington Post)
Plug-in Cars Could Actually Increase Air Pollution (USA Today)
'Snake Oil' - Debunking three 'truths' about offshore drilling (The Washington Post)
Study: Ethanol May Add to Global Warming (USA Today)
Study: Ethanol Won't Solve Energy Problems (USA Today)
U.S.: Drilling won't hurt polar bears (USA Today)
Water Constraints Rain on Ethanol Zeal (USA Today)
Wind Farms May Not Lower Air Pollution, Study Suggests (The New York Times)
Wind Turbines Taking Toll on Birds of Prey (USA Today)

Sources and References Cited:

ABC News
American Enterprise Institute
American Geophysical Union
American Policy Center
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Berkley National Laboratory
Business & Media Institute
Canada Free Press
Car and Driver
Cato Institute
Center for Science and Public Policy
Climate Audit
CO2 Science
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Community Fuels
Consumer Affairs
Consumer Reports
Daily Mail, UK
Danish National Space Center
Detroit Free Press
Edmonton Journal
Energy Tribune
Environmental Science and Technology
European Space Agency
Executive Intelligence Review
Financial Post, Canada
Financial Times, UK
FOX News
Friends of Science
FrontPage Magazine
Frontiers of Freedom Institute
Geological Society of America
Green Business News
Greenland Home Rule
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Herald Sun, Australia
Human Events
International Policy Network
Institute for Canadian Values
Junk Science
MSN Money
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories
National Business Review
National Center for Atmospheric Research
National Center For Policy Abalysis
National Center for Public Policy Research
National Geographic
National Post, Canada
National Review Online
New Scientist
Northern News Services
Nunatsaiq News
Ohio State University
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
Popular Mechanics
PR Newswire
Princeton University
Prison Planet
Radar Magazine
Rasmussen Reports
San Diego Zoo
Slate Magazine
Science & Environmental Policy Project
Science & Public Policy Institute
Science Daily
Science Express
Scientific America
TCS Daily
The Age, Australia
The Association of British Drivers, UK
The Daily Telegraph, UK
The Christian Post
The Earth Times
The Guardian, UK
The Heartland Institute
The Heritage Foundation
The Independent Institute
The Independent, UK
The Marshall Institute
The New Atlantis
The New Party, UK
The New York Times
The Pew Research Center
The Recorder
The San Francisco Chronicle
The Tech, MIT
The Times, UK
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Times
Times Magazine
Today's Zaman, Turkey
United Press International
University of Aarhus, Denmark
University of Delaware
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Congressional Budget Office
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
U.S. Global Change Research Program
U.S. Newswire
U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee
USA Today
Wild Starz
World Climate Report
World Wildlife Fund

Unreliable Link Sources:

Forbes News
Anchorage Daily News
Argus Leader
Arrow Lakes News
Associated Press (AP) - Google Hosted
Calgary Herald
Canadian Press (CP) - Google Hosted
Daily Breeze
Daily News Miner
Delmarva Daily Times
Duluth News Tribune
East Oregonian
Houston Chronicle
Langley Times, Canada
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Great Falls Tribune
Nanaimo Daily News, Canada
Pierce County Herald
Prensa Latina
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Scripps News
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Sun Sentinel
The Arctic Sounder
The Bismark Tribune
The Charlotte Observer
The Denver Post
The Des Moines Register
The Idaho Statesman
The Ithaca Journal
The Spokesman-Review
The StarPheonix
The Vancouver Sun
The West Australian
West Central Tribune
West Fargo Pioneer

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Alarmist Quotes:

"The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. Population control is the only answer." - Paul Ehrlich, 1968

"I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000." - Paul Ehrlich, 1969

"Smog disasters in 1973 might kill 200,000 people in New York and Los Angeles" - Paul Ehrlich, 1969

"Falling temperatures will cause the ice caps to sink into the ocean, producing a global tidal wave that could wipe out a substantial portion of mankind, and the sea level could rise 60 to 100 feet." - Paul Ehrlich, 1970

"Human society cannot basically stop the destruction of the environment under capitalism. Socialism is the only structure that makes it possible." - Gus Hall, National chairman of the Communist Party USA, 1972

"Before 1985, mankind will enter a genuine age of scarcity ... in which the accessible supplies of many key minerals will be facing depletion." - Paul Ehrlich, 1976

"Giving society cheap, abundant energy ... would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun." - Paul Ehrlich, 1978

"The Population of the U.S. will shrink from 250 million to about 22.5 million before 1999 because of famine and global warming." - Paul Ehrlich

"We've already had too much economic growth in the United States. Economic growth in rich countries like ours is the disease, not the cure." - Paul Ehrlich

"I got the impression that instead of going out to shoot birds, I should go out and shoot the kids who shoot birds." - Paul Watson, 1982

"We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have." - Stephen Schneider, 1989

"To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world overpopulation problem." - Lamont Cole, 1993

"The Communist Party USA's environmental program "presents a viable plan to carry out on the long march to socialism." - Havel Wolf, Seattle Audubon Society, 1998

"The answer to global warming is in the abolition of private property and production for human need. A socialist world would place an enormous priority on alternative energy sources. This is what ecologically-minded socialists have been exploring for quite some time now." - Louis Proyect, Columbia University, 2004

"We have 25 or so years invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?" - Phil Jones, developer of the UN's IPCC temperature history, 2005

"I agree the 11C figure was unreasonably hyped. It's a difficult line for all scientists to tread, as we need something 'exciting' to have any chance of publishing... to justify our funding," - Scientist to the BBC, 2006

"Every time someone dies as a result of floods in Bangladesh, an airline executive should be dragged out of his office and drowned." - George Monbiot, The Guardian, UK, 2006

"Some of this noise won't stop until some of these scientists are dead" - James Hansen, 2006

"I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it [global warming] is" - Al Gore, 2006

"The debate on global warming is over." - Al Gore, 2006

"Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers" - Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe, 2007

"We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen." - Barrack Hussein Obama, 2008

"Climatologists will criticize the faulty science on which the film [The Day After Tomorrow] is based..." - Nature, 2004

"The peer review process assumes honesty and so was not designed to spot fraud" - Nature

"...all of our models have errors which mean that they will inevitably fail to track reality within a few days irrespective of how well they are initialized." - James Annan, William Connolley,, 2005

"These codes are what they are - the result of 30 years and more effort by dozens of different scientists (note, not professional software engineers), around a dozen different software platforms and a transition from punch-cards of Fortran 66, to fortran 95 on massively parallel systems." - Gavin Schmidt,, 2006

"No complex code can ever be proven 'true' (let alone demonstrated to be bug free). Thus publications reporting GCM results can only be suggestive." - Gavin Schmidt,, 2006

"...there is so much unforced variability in the system which we can’t predict — the chaotic component of the climate system — which is not predictable beyond two weeks, even theoretically." - Gavin Schmidt,, 2009

"...we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy." - Ottmar Edenhofer, United Nations climate official, 2010


"You may not have seen this latest piece of politicalization by the Bushies." - Tom Wigley, 1019513684.txt

"Its part of the attack of the corporate-funded attack machine, i.e. its a direct and highly intended outcome of a highly orchestrated, heavily-funded corporate attack campaign. We saw it over the summer w/ the health insurance industry trying to defeat Obama's health plan, we'll see it now as the U.S. Senate moves on to focus on the cap & trade bill that passed congress this summer." - Michael Mann, 1254323180.txt

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Scientific Facts:

"To defeat relativity one did not need the word of 100 scientists, just one fact."
- Albert Einstein, 1931

- Global surface temperatures have increased only about 0.7°C in the last 100 years. (IPCC)
- Global temperature has averaged only 57°F in the last 100 years. (NOAA)
- The warmest year in the United States was 1934. (NASA)

Sea Level Rise:
- Global mean sea level has risen only about 6 inches in the last 100 years. (Based on tidal gauge data) (IPCC)
- Global mean sea level rise is in the range of 1.0 to 2.0 mm/yr. (Based on tidal gauge data) (IPCC)
- No significant acceleration in the rate of sea level rise during the 20th century has been detected. (IPCC)
- 20 feet of sea level rise would take 3048-6096 years. (Based on tidal gauge data) (IPCC)
- Sea level has only been monitored by satellite altimetry since 1992 with an uncertainty of 3-4 mm. (University of Colorado)

Carbon Dioxide:
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant but a naturally occurring, beneficial trace gas in the atmosphere.
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a minor greenhouse gas.
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere have only risen from 0.028% to 0.038% over the past 100 years. (IPCC)
- Ice core records show Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels lag behind Temperature changes by 600-1000 years. (Source) (Source)
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) did not end the last Ice Age. (Source)
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is only 0.038% of the atmosphere. (NASA)
- Carbon Dioxide accounts for about 4.2-8.4% of the greenhouse effect. (Source) (Source)
- Humans can only claim responsibility for 3.4% of the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emitted to the atmosphere annually. (Source)
- Humans can only claim responsibility for 0.28% of the greenhouse effect. (Source)
- Water Vapor + Clouds account for 90-95% of the greenhouse effect. (Source) (NASA)
- U.S. Carbon Emissions Fell 1.3% in 2006. (Source)

- There is no 'Consensus' that Global Warming is "Man-Made". (Source)
- There is no 'Consensus' that Global Warming will cause Catastrophic Climate Change. (Source)
- Science is not determined by 'Consensus' but by the Scientific Method.

- U.S. Forest land area increased from 747 million acres in 1997 to 749 in 2002. (U.S. Forest Service)
- Since the 1950s, timber growth has consistently exceeded harvest. (U.S. Forest Service)

Polar Bear Facts:

" is just silly to predict the demise of polar bears in 25 years based on media-assisted hysteria." - Dr. Mitchell Taylor, Polar Bear Biologist, 2006

- Polar Bears normally range on land and only occasionally on ice. (Source)
- Polar Bears home ranges can be 50,000-350,000 sq. km. (Source)
- Polar Bears are capable of traveling 80 km a day. (Source)
- Polar Bears are capable of swiming 74-100 km a day. (Source)
- Polar Bears eat: ringed or bearded seals, reindeer, small rodents, seabirds, ducks, fish, eggs, vegetation (including kelp), berries, and human garbage, occasionally young walruses and beluga whales. (Source)
- Of the 13 populations of Polar Bears in Canada, 11 are stable or increasing in number. (Source)
- The Polar Bear Population has increased from 10,000-25,000 since 1968. (Source)


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