"The 'average' world temperature for June 2018 was +0.21 deg C above the 1981 – 2010 mean. That represented a decline of about 0.65 deg C from the all-time high of this 39-year record, which was reached in early 2016. The 0.65 deg C decline represented more than 75% of the amount by which the average temperature had exceeded the 1981 – 2010 mean at the highest point. Suddenly the fact that some large number of “all-time highs” was being set at the end of June does not seem very significant."
Amy Harder of Axios: 'The EPA has (mostly) solved the most basic and widespread public health and environmental problems that plagued the U.S. back around the '60's. Climate change is now the top environmental issue in the country. That politicizes the EPA, makes it less of a big deal to average Americans and fuels antipathy from elected Republicans, most of whom don't acknowledge it's a real issue.'
'The Obama administration issued a steady stream of major regulations on climate change...It was one of the most aggressive EPA's ever'
'Most past Republican presidents nominated EPA administrators who were more to the left on environmental issues than the Republican Party writ large.'
Jo Nova rebuttal: In one of the more pointless and inane “scientific” publications of the year, Brulle et al have added up climate lobbying dollars across the years and sectors but missed the two largest sectors and blended friend and foe unto homogenized pap. (See Fossil fuel industry spent nearly $2 billion to kill U.S. climate action, a new study finds) Even Brulle admits that gas companies lobby for climate legislation, while coal companies lobby against it, yet Brulle still lumps them all into the archetypal ogre called “Fossil Fuels”. Let’s perpetuate a mindless stereotype, eh?...
The biggest players in this debate are Big-Government itself and Big-bankers. Government departments and grant-getting scientists have an obvious vested interest in increasing the size of their government department and their budgets. Let’s talk real money: when the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act4 was signed into law, it contained some $110 billion5 in clean energy investments in the bill. Do we think none of that money went right back into lobbying? The EU by crikey gives 20% (sic) of their budget to climate change. As for Bankers, the numbers are extreme. Brulle gets excited about two billion dollars spent on lobbying over 16 years, but Bank of America is spending $50 billion to save the world. Citigroup committed $100 billion to “climate change”. DeutscheBank built giant clocks of doom and wrote 50-page scientific reports.
'Morano documents the false use of statistics behind the fraudulent claim 97 percent of scientists agree humans are causing catastrophic climate change'
Richard Lindzen of MIT concurs, saying in Senate testimony in 2007 “controlling carbon is a bureaucrat’s dream. If you control carbon, you control life.”
'Funding from governments and billionaire donors dwarfs the financial support for real science in the climate change debate.'
“It’s just the most recent in a long chain of eco-scares—overpopulation, deforestation, the ozone hole, resource scarcity, and so forth—for which the solution is always the same: global regulation by central planners,” Morano writes.
Morano also uses the centuries of existing data to expose pseudo-scientists’ attempts to scare the public about rising seas.
Morano also exposes unethical scientists’ attempts to fool the public into believing some of our recent years have been the warmest on record
Morano takes the reader step-by-step through Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann’s development of his notorious “hockey stick”
'Warmer waters off Rhode Island have caused a spike for this species, and loosened regulations are reeling fisherman in...Commercial fishing value for the fish has tripled in 9 years to more than $12 million'
Alan Carlin: "It has become evident that the Pruitt EPA did not want to challenge the scientific climate “consensus,” either because they did not think that they could win the ensuing battle or because they wanted to avoid angering voters who accept the scientific “consensus” on climate."
'Jamie Margolin can’t remember a time in her life when climate change wasn’t a crisis.'...
She decided to mobilize a youth climate march in Washington, D.C., on July 21, and along with three fellow teen co-founders, launched the organization Zero Hour to emphasize the urgency needed to act on climate change. A diverse group of students is spearheading the march. They’ve created a platform shared exclusively with HuffPost that recognizes the environmental impact of climate change on marginalized communities such as indigenous, homeless, queer and trans people, communities of color, and people with disabilities...
“You really can’t fight for climate justice without fighting all of these other systems of oppression, because those systems of oppression are why we’re here in the first place,” said Margolin. More than 40 groups have endorsed the movement, including the global grassroots climate organization 350.org, which described the upcoming event as the largest youth-of-color-organized climate march in U.S. history. '
“Over time the fervent deniers [of human-influenced climate change] are being pushed out” of the administration, says David Bookbinder, chief counsel at the Niskanen Center, a Washington think tank promoting an open and free society.