This afternoon, I received an email from the Heartland Institute saying about what I said in my yesterday’s posting. It also clears up the misinformation put out by the New York Times. The Heartland email:
Can the media greenwash Trump?
President-elect Trump met with the New York Times and the media quickly unleashed an interesting spin.
The “breaking” (fake) news story was that Trump had somehow changed his views on global warming.
This would seem a major flip flop after Trump repeatedly said during the campaign he would withdraw the U.S. from the UN’s Paris climate agreement and vowed to set the U.S. back on a pro-energy course.
CFACT’s friend Joe Bast, head of the Heartland Institute, publicized a more detailed transcript of Trump’s meeting with the Times and, lo and behold, what Trump actually said is right in keeping with his campaign pledges.
Marc Morano posted a detailed analysis at Climate Depot, picked up today by the Drudge Report, to help clear the record about this exchange. As Marc explains:
Posted in AGW, Climate Alarmism, ClimateGate, CO2, Environment, EPA, Global Temperatures, IPCC, Media Bias, President Trump, Sea Level, Storms/hurricanes, Tornados, United Nations
President Elect Donald Trump is expected to defund much of the man-made global warming activity because it’s a theory that is generally unsupported by actual measurements. Although you will continue to read that it is happening and it is going to be catastrophic and if he defunds this research, we will leave a dying planet to our children. Perhaps, but the supporters of this theory do not seem to come up with anything better than computer forecasts of this upcoming doom.
The media are also going to tell you that everyone but a few skeptics and President Trump want something done now and money is no object. But do the people here in the US and across the world really feel that way? Results from polls and studies show that global warming action is hardly the people choice. Global warming is almost always the people’s last choice. The UN polled some 9 million plus people from around the globe asking them what they wanted. What they said was that they wanted; good education, good health care, jobs, honest government, affordable food, clean water and sanitary conditions, etc. The final item on the list, #17 was “Action taken on climate change.” That poll result can be seen by clicking here.
“Action taken on climate change” has a lot of champions all of which are financed by that movement. “Scientists”, governments, NGO’s, and tyrant rulers of nations looking for ‘free” money from the developed nations don’t want the gravy train to come to a halt. Think of the loss of income for those groups if the money is spent on the real needs of the globe’s people.
Roger Pielke, Jr is a professor at Colorado University. He would probably would call himself a “lukewarmer” a label for those who believe that man has contributed to global warming but not necessarily leading to catastrophic climate in the near future. He is for a carbon tax which most of we skeptics do not think necessary.
Pielke has said that there is no apparent connection between the rise of atmospheric CO2 and hurricanes, tornados, droughts, or other “weather extremes”’. The IPCC ( the bible of the catastrophic global warming crowd) has said the same thing—although the warmers don’t like to spread that around. Pielke has said that the increased cost of weather damage is the result of escalating cost of buildings, houses and the like and the increase of people siting facilities on the coastlines. Insurance organizations have finally come to that same realization. So why is it that he has been the subject of scurrilous attacks by people paid to do so by John Podesta’s Center for American Progress (CAP)? Because he was publishing on sites where people were reading what he said. He also has testified at Congressional hearings where he discussed his points about “extreme weather”. Pielke was so severely attacked, including being investigated by a member of Congress, he quit doing his studies about climate.
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The election of Donald Trump has the environmental industry in a panic. The money and the one or two trips each year to exotic places all funded by the US and others, could be severely curtailed. The scientist, ever eager to produce study results that indicts man—the only way to get study money—, may no longer be able to afford their lifestyle if the Government slush funds dry up. And the forecasts of doom in the far-off future proudly produced by some computer, could be ignored and there goes the forecasters claim to fame.
Posted in AGW, China, Climate Alarmism, Climate Models, CO2, Environment, fossil fuels, Government Regulations, IPCC, President Trump, United Nations
GRADUATION SPEECH THAT EVERY UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE STUDENT SHOULD HEAR.
We need to stop the UN and their IPCC from carrying out the Paris Accord. The pact maybe unenforceable but a lot of damage will be done to the US economy and the rest of the world’s economy in its name. The Chinese are lobbying against Donald Trump—where are those voices that say the Russians should not be poking their nose into the Presidential election. Why are the Chinese lobbying? Because they say we need to reduce our CO2 emissions. This is the nation that President Obama negotiated a pact with where we reduce our emissions but the Chinese do not have to do that until 2030. During which time we will be putting the brakes on our economy while they are rapidly expanding theirs. If Trump ever had a target pact that the US has been badly out foxed, this is it. It will not be changed if, tomorrow Hilliary Clinton wins the Presidency, nor will the bad deal we got from the Paris Accord.
Oh yes, the Chinese CO2 emissions are already the largest in the world at about twice ours. When 2030 arrives the Chinese emissions should be three times those of the US.
UPDATE From Watts UP With That is a posting that elaborates my point about China and their plans for coal burning. Read this “China Announces a Massive 20% Increase in Coal – by 2020”.
Read the NBC News posting “Prospect of President Trump Casts Clouds Over COP22 Climate Conference”