Draft UN climate report shows 20 years of overestimated global warming, skeptics warn | Fox News
“Temperatures have not risen nearly as much as almost all of the climate models predicted,” Roy Spencer, a climatologist at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, told FoxNews.com.Study: Global Warming Less Extreme Than Feared | NewsBusters
“Their predictions have largely failed, four times in a row... what that means is that it's time for them to re-evaluate,” Spencer said.
“The IPCC's claim is that they are 90 percent sure that humans have 'contributed to' the observed warming. Hell, even I would agree with that innocuous statement.”
But he says it does indicate that greenhouse gases are having less of an affect on climate than the IPCC thought.
“It is evidence that CO2 is not nearly as strong a climate driver as the IPCC has been assuming. This is the possibility they do not allow to be considered, because it would end all of their policy-changing goals,” he said.
It hasn't been a good few days for media members devoted to Al Gore's money-making scam called anthropogenic global warming.It’s time for a reality check on global warming - The Insiders - The Washington Post
I’ve been watching polling on this issue for several years, and it’s clear that while voters can be concerned about global warming, no one is willing to bear any new cost as a result of their concern. And no one thinks that government has any real solutions. Yet according to the president, it will be a major priority of his during the next four years. It all boils down to higher prices — for air travel, home electricity, shipping, etc.China Demands U.S. Taxpayers Clean Up Its Air: 'A climate change treaty is about who pays' -- 'Now Beijing wants even more dough' | Climate Depot
Republicans can win on this issue if we are thoughtful advocates of mitigation and technological solutions. Let the Democrats advocate for lifestyle changes, higher costs and higher taxes. The president has put the issue in play for 2014. It will be useful for Speaker John Boehner to let there be roll call votes on just about any measure the Democrats want to offer. Let’s create a record of what the Democrats are willing to vote for vs. what they want to talk about at cocktail parties, campus forums and think tank seminars.
'Obama may be able to coax China into accepting a global accord, but to do that he will need to get the American taxpayer to subsidize Chinese industry' -- 'The most important reason Beijing may accept emission caps is that a global pact will be all about money—money for China. The country is already a recipient of environmental cash as it possesses nearly half of the world's 4,200 projects supplying offsets in the U.N. Clean Dev. Mechanism'