Paul Driessen, Senior Policy Analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, www.cfact.org: But more than 1.2 billion people (more than the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe combined) still do not have electricity; another 2 billion have electrical power only sporadically and unpredictably. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 700 million still cook and heat with “renewable” wood, charcoal and animal dung. Al Gore, the IPCC, alarmist modelers and researchers, and EPA’s “social cost of carbon” scheme and carbon dioxide “endangerment” decision have all depended on the climate bogeyman. Eternal vigilance, education and pushback by the rest of us will be needed for years to come.
The Right Climate Stuff, TRCS, Hal Doiron, Chairman: Astronauts have had a unique perspective of Earth, home to us all. Having viewed it as a whole from above, they realize the finite nature of our planet and have had to weigh what humans may be doing to it through industrialization. The upshot is they’ve become super-sensitive to published information relative to man’s potential influence on the planet but concerned over the direction NASA has taken on climate-change science.
Al Gore, NPR (National Public Radio): His 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which was basically an adaption of his PowerPoint presentation about the effects of global warming, was a surprise box office success. Now he has a new documentary, called An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. [The fossil fuel industry] financed a major cottage industry of climate denial with pseudoscientists who crank out these phony pseudoscientific reports. Trump has surrounded himself with a rogues' gallery of climate deniers, coming out of the fossil fuel industry.
David Wallace-Wells, New York Magazine, Aiko Stevenson, Huffington Post: Although climate change may now rank alongside ISIS as the world’s most feared security threat according to a new Pew report, the horrors that global warming will unleash in the future, are far “worse than you think” warns David Wallace-Wells. In his sobering piece in New York Magazine, he says that “even within the lifetime of a teenager today .. parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable.”
Ed Berry, atmospheric physicist: This is a graph showing 10,000 dots representing atmospheric greenhouse gasses. Carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is only 12 dots out of 10,000. How can these 12 dots cause global warming? How can reducing these 12 dots even down to six dots begin to have a significant effect on Earth's climate? Climate Alarmists tell you they can. Most scientists say that reducing these 12 dots representing carbon dioxide from fossil fuels by half or entirely will have negligible effect on Earth's climate. So chose who you think is correct and chose carefully!
Sebastian Luening, Geologist, Paleontologist, publisher of kaltesonne.de: The website: kaltesonne.de brings very interesting articles in German and English together for a consistent discussion on the history of Earth's climate. This article shows that several thousand years ago Greenland had less ice than today. Principal components analysis reveals two dominant Holocene trends, one with early Holocene warmth followed by cooling in the middle Holocene, the other with a broader period of warmth in the middle Holocene followed by cooling in the late Holocene. The temperature decrease from the warmest to the coolest portions of the Holocene is 3.0 ± 1.0 °C. The Greenland Ice Sheet retracted to its minimum extent between 5 and 3 thousands of years ago, consistent with many sites from around Greenland depicting a switch from warm to cool conditions around that time.
John Holdren, Science Advisor to President Barack Obama: “The world needs ultimately to completely decarbonize,” We know without any doubt that the climate is already changing in ways that are not explainable by natural influences and that are precisely explainable as a consequence of the heat trapping gases that we have added to the atmosphere by fossil fuel burning and deforestation. We know that damaging impacts are already occurring all around the world. John Holdren, Think about what Holdren says: "World Must Act Now to Reverse Climate Change" If the climate gets colder, we must heat up the planet. If the climate gets warmer, we must cool down the planet. Is this sensible, feasible????
John Holdren, Science Advisor to President Barack Obama: Climate change is a straightforward issue. “We are seeing increases in the frequency and intensity of a wide variety of weather extremes, again, through mechanisms and in patterns that fit the fingerprint of the human influence on climate.” This belief has led Dr. Holdren, over the course of his career, to work to drive the nation’s shift toward clean energy policies and sustainable development, and boost cooperation with nations such as India and China on energy issues. That mainly meant using less energy, using a lot less fossil fuels, advocacy for wind and solar and hardly anything for nuclear. He sometimes rides a bicycle to work.