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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Demagogue Party attempting to detract from Gleick fiasco by distracting media

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM

Rep Waxman, California’s embarrassing representative and equally clueless Bobby Rush of Illinois cited recent data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as the basis for their hearing request. During January, the average temperature in the United States - excluding Alaska where it was coldest ever and Hawaii - was 5.5 degrees above normal, according to NOAA. In a Wednesday letter addressed to GOP committee leaders, Waxman and Rush wrote that a hearing to discuss these findings would “provide members with a more robust understanding of the scientific consensus around rising temperatures.”

“Denial of basic science is a serious obstacle for action to understand and address global climate change,” Waxman and Rush wrote. “Yet last year during debate on H.R. 910, all Republican members of the Committee voted against a simple amendment that recognized that warming of the climate is occurring.”

No mention was made of the globe actually being the second coldest January since 1993 and no global annual change since at least 1997.


Or that over the last decade every region has declined.


Here’s a breakdown for CONUS by region for Winter through 2010/11.  Click here to enlarge to full size to view the graphs.

Though it will rank among the warmest winters in the US, a brutally cold Alaska and positive NAO in La Nina means the dominance of pacific air in the lower 48 states and lower than normal snowfall. Snowfall makes a full 5 -10 F difference in temperatures. this is not unlike soil moisture’s effect in the warm months. The heat in Texas was accentuated by the lack of soil moisture this past summer, leading to record warmth. 

By the way last winter was the third snowiest on record in the Northern Hemisphere behind just 1977/78 and 2009/10. 


Though snowfall this winter in the lower 48 states was below normal, it was well above in southern Alaska and the rest of the hemisphere.




Meanwhile, green politicos are scurrying to try and deflect attack on Gleick by attacking skeptics the stolen documents showed received some money to do reviews for Heartland’s sponsored NIPCC report. As if the minute amount of money provided (Heartland’s full annual budget for climate which included international conferences is less than $2M compared to $11 Billion provided annually by politically and ideologically driven organizations and foundations pushing the warmist agenda) could be enough to overcome the non stop media barrage of warmist proganada from the compliant mainstream media). The public doesn’t buy the nonsense as shown by the polls showing global warming ranked last - 22nd) of issues in importance to the public.

The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) is what its name suggests: an international panel of nongovernment scientists and scholars who have come together to understand the causes and consequences of climate change. Because we are not predisposed to believe climate change is caused by human greenhouse gas emissions, we are able to look at evidence the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ignores. Because we do not work for any governments, we are not biased toward the assumption that greater government activity is necessary.

The NIPCC traces its roots to a meeting in Milan in 2003 organized by the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), a nonprofit research and education organization based in Arlington, Virginia. SEPP, in turn, was founded in 1990 by Dr. S. Fred Singer, an atmospheric physicist, and incorporated in 1992 following Dr. Singer’s retirement from the University of Virginia.

Originally called “Team B,” NIPCC was created to provide an independent “second opinion” on the topics addressed by the initial drafts of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report. When the Summary for Policymakers of that report was released in February 2007, “Team B” met again, this time in Vienna (I consider myself fortunate to have been on among that initial august group), changed its name to NIPCC, and started work on what would become this report. A score of independent scientists from around the world began to share their research and ideas with Dr. Singer, as they continue to do. Some of these scientists have asked not to be named in NIPCC reports for fear of losing research grants and being blacklisted by professional journals.

In April 2008, The Heartland Institute published Dr. Singer’s first critique of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report. That publication, titled Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate, listed 24 contributors from 14 countries and included a foreword by Dr. Frederick Seitz, one of the world’s most renowned scientists. (Dr. Seitz passed away on March 2, 2008.) It was subtitled “Summary for Policymakers of the Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change.”

Work on the full NIPCC report continued, with more scientists joining the research team and positive feedback coming from scholars around the world. The report got a major boost when Dr. Craig Idso, chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, agreed to combine the extensive collection of reviews of scientific research he helped write and post on his organization’s Web site with the work Dr. Singer had started. See the full NIPCC report to date here.

NIPCC and Heartland are under attack, when they are doing what IPCC has failed miserably. BTW, the IPCC has already announced the sun will not be considered an important factor again in the AR5 despite the dozens of papers showing that the sun is a key climate driver and other solar factors than TSI must be considered.

As to why the scientists and Waxman and their cohorts are operating as they are, well it was execution of a plan created decades ago:

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill....All these dangers are caused by human intervention....and thus the “real enemy, then, is humanity itself....believe humanity requires a common motivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. It does not matter if this common enemy is “a real one invented for the purpose.“ Quote by the Club of Rome

And then there is Eisenhower’s waning has never been any more prophetic.

The current head of NOAA Dr Jane Lubchenco voiced that exact warning in her 1999 address to the AAAS when she served as its president:

Urgent and unprecedented environmental and social changes challenge scientists to define a new social contract. This contract represents a commitment on the part of all scientists to devote their energies and talents to the most pressing problems of the day, in proportion to their importance, in exchange for public funding.

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