Sep 16

- Global Un-Warming? Antarctic Sea-Ice Reaches Record High Levels (ZeroHedge, Sep 15, 2014):

In what appears to be an awkward moment of uncomfortable fact, ABC reports satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent – the highest level of coverage since records began. This is the 3rd year in a row that the sea ice coverage has reached a record level – increasing at 1.5% each decade since 1979. However, there is another side to this, as the area covered in sea ice expands scientists have said the ice on the continent of Antarctica which is not over the ocean continues to deplete. The climate is changing, one way or the other.

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As ABC reports,

Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Calgary’s summer snowstorm cleanup could take weeks (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014):

Thousands of trees toppled to the ground.


Thanks to a massive volume of snow and an abundance of leaves still on trees, thousands of trees toppled to the ground creating carnage in neighbourhoods and to the power grid.

The city reports some 2,000 trees had collapsed onto roads and thousands more had fallen on private property, though the full extent of the damage wasn’t known. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Wyoming – “Pick the tomatoes, put away the hose, and clear a spot in the garage” (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014):

Already 18 inches (45 cm) of snow in some areas.

“Pick the tomatoes, put away the hose, and clear a spot in the garage, it’s going to snow and/or freeze tonight, says the National Weather Service. “And not just in the mountains this time!” Continue reading »

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Sep 11

H/t reader squodgy:

“The Rothschilds AGAIN…..”


Dr. David M.W. Evans consulted full time for the Australian Greenhouse Office (now the Department of Climate Change) from 1999 to 2005, and part time 2008 to 2010, modeling Australia’s carbon in plants, debris, mulch, soils, and forestry and agricultural products. Evans is a mathematician and engineer, with six university degrees including a PhD from Stanford University in electrical engineering. The area of human endeavor with the most experience and sophistication in dealing with feedbacks and analyzing complex systems is electrical engineering, and the most crucial and disputed aspects of understanding the climate system are the feedbacks. The evidence supporting the idea that CO2 emissions were the main cause of global warming reversed itself from 1998 to 2006, causing Evans to move from being a warmist to a skeptic.


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- The Skeptic’s Case (Ludwig von Mises Institute, Feb 24, 2012):

We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message. Here it is, put simply enough for any lay reader willing to pay attention. Continue reading »

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Sep 02

- Arctic ice cap covers 656,000 sq miles MORE than 2 years ago (Ice Age Now, Aug 31, 2014):

Daily Mail trashes Al Gore’s prediction that the Arctic would be ICE-FREE by now.


Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7 million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now,” reads the headline.

“The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff. It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now,” said Al Gore in 2007 as he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaign to fight so-called “global warming”. Continue reading »

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Sep 01

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- Australian Bureau of Meteorology caught red-handed manipulating temperature records (Ice Age Now, Aug 30, 2014):

Accused of criminally adjusting data to show “global warming” where none actually exists.


“At Amberley, Queensland, for example, the data at a weather station showing 1 degree Celsius cooling per century was “homogenized” (adjusted) by the Bureau so that it instead showed a 2.5 degrees warming per century,” says this article on Brietbart.com.

“At Rutherglen, Victoria, a cooling trend of -0.35 degrees C per century was magically transformed at the stroke of an Australian meteorologist’s pen into a warming trend of 1.73 degrees C per century.

“Last year, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology made headlines in the liberal media by claiming that 2013 was Australia’s hottest year on record.

“But we now know, thanks to research by Australian scientist Jennifer Marohasy, that the hysteria this story generated was based on fabrications and lies. Continue reading »

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Aug 26

- Ireland – Coldest August night on record (Ice Age Now, Aug 25, 2014):

Breaks record for the entire month of August.

A new record for the coldest August night was set on the night of 23rd/24th August for Northern Ireland.

The Met Office said temperatures plunged to a bone-chilling -1.9C (28.6F) at Katesbridge, Co Down, beating the previous record of -1.1C at Loughermore Forest in 1964.

Note: This wasn’t just the coldest in Katesbridge, it was the coldest on record across all of Northern Ireland. Continue reading »

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Aug 24

- If it quacks like a duck … it must be a turtle (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):

“Why We’re Definitely Not Headed for Another Ice Age.”

When I saw that headline in Newsweek, I thought, do they know something that I don’t? But once I read the article, it left me wondering how in the world they came to that conclusion.

It reminds me of the great retort by paleontologist Robert Bakker to those who did not agree with his belief that many kinds of dinosaurs were birds.

“There are still a few of my colleagues who think if it walks like a duck, breathes like a duck and grows like a duck, it must be a turtle,” said Bakker.

Let’s see if this Newsweek article is a duck or a turtle. Continue reading »

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Aug 23

- Montana – A taste of winter in August (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):

Hikers should prepare for raw, winter-like conditions …  in August!
Up to 5″snow possible at 6,500 feet.
Temperatures 20 degrees below normal.


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National Weather Service – Missoula, Montana – 22 August 2014

An unseasonably cold and very wet weather system will bring significant impacts to outdoor activities & backcountry recreation plans beginning today and lasting through Sunday. Continue reading »

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Aug 23

- Up to 13 inches of snow for Montana (Ice Age Now, Aug 21, 2014):

“This hardly ever happens in mid August – even for that location,” says reader Kenneth Lund. “Normally in August they get temps about 60/40.”


  • Tonight - Rain and snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches. Continue reading »

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Aug 22

- Woodstock, Ontario – Coldest July max in 142 years (Ice Age Now, Aug 20, 2014):

Coldest since 1872


Using Environment Canada monthly summaries, Woodstock Ontario had the coldest average Tmax for July since 1872 (which is when the data starts).

http://sunshinehours.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/woodstock-ontario-coldest-july-tmax-in-142-years/

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Aug 21

- Headed for lowest solar activity in four centuries – Video (Ice Age Now, Aug 18, 2014):

“The primary concern is famine.”


We appear to be headed for conditions similar to the Maunder Minimum, says this video from Suspicious0bservers. This low in solar activity comes after what was likely the highest solar activity in the last 3,000 years.



Here are a few observations from the video: Continue reading »

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Aug 21

- Trampling on Coal Country families (Ice Age Now, Aug 20, 2014):

“Obama and EPA are determined to destroy US coal, people’s lives and welfare be damned,” says Paul Driessen.

As President Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency continue waging war on coal, oil and gas – it is families in Coal Country, USA that are being hammered hardest.

“States that mine coal or use it to generate affordable electricity for homes, hospitals and factories are losing jobs, facing widespread power plant closures, and seeing their electricity prices climb higher and higher. The effects on people’s health and welfare grow steadily worse, but are ignored by EPA, which is fixated on “preventing dangerous manmade climate change,” at any cost. Continue reading »

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Aug 21

- Life will be nasty, brutish and short (Ice Age Now, Aug 20, 2014):

“We’re ill-prepared if the iceman cometh,” writes Maurice Newman in The Australian.

“What if David Archibald’s book The Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short turns out to be right?,” asks Newman, former ABC chairman and chairman of the Australian Prime Minister’s business advisory council.

“What if the warmth the world has enjoyed for the past 50 years is the result of solar activity, not man-made CO2?”

Newman points to Russian scientists at the Pulkovo Observatory, who “are convinced the world is in for a cooling period that will last for 200-250 years.”

He also refers to respected Norwegian solar physicist Pal Brekke, who “warns temperatures may actually fall for the next 50 years.” Continue reading »

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Aug 18

- VIDEO: John Kerry tells starving Africans to refrain from creating new farms because they’d contribute to global warming (Ice Age Now, Aug 14, 2014):

A glimpse into Kerry’s twisted priorities.


When leaders from Africa and the U.S. convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss a wide range of issues affecting African nations, Secretary of State John Kerry gave us a glimpse into his twisted priorities.

During the “Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate” panel, Kerry noted that Africa faces a starvation problem. With thousands going to bed hungry each night, it’s undeniable that one of Africa’s largest problems is starvation.

Kerry claimed that “8,000 children die every day” and that one in four children face chronic hunger.

However, just minutes later, Kerry reminded the crowd that despite the starving children in Africa, they ought to refrain from creating new farms because it contributes to “climate change.”

“Certain agricultural processes can actually release carbon pollution and actually contribute to the problem in the first place.”



http://www.tpnn.com/2014/08/07/video-john-kerry-tells-starving-africans-not-to-farm-because-it-contributes-to-global-warming/ Continue reading »

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Aug 12

- Scientists stranded as Antarctic temps plunge to lowest ever recorded (Ice Age Now, Aug 11, 2014):

“British scientists are stranded after their Antarctic base lost power in the depths of winter as temperatures plummeted to a record low of minus 55C,” says the Daily Mail.

“There is no way of rescuing the 13 researchers from the Halley VI Research Station – which has been hit by a 19-hour blackout – for months until the hostile winter subsides.” Continue reading »

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Aug 12

- Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming (Ice Age Now, Aug 11, 2014):

“Geothermal heat under the glaciers is likely a key factor in why the ice sheet is currently collapsing.”


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The edge of the Thwaites glacier – NASA photo by Jim Yungel

“A new study by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin found that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing due to geothermal heat, not man-made global warming,” says this article in The Daily Mail.

“Researchers from the UTA’s Institute for Geophysics found that the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica is being eroded by the ocean as well as geothermal heat from magma and subaerial volcanoes. Continue reading »

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Aug 12

- Warnings about ocean acidification are completely misleading – and deliberately so (Ice Age Now, Aug 09, 2014):

No honest chemist would claim the dissolving of the entire atmospheric mass of CO2 at once would make much difference to the pH of the oceans.”– Rosco Mac


Warnings about ocean acidification are completely misleading – and deliberately so

By Rosco Mac

Firstly, carbon dioxide in water is a very weak acid, whilst the ocean is a very stable buffer with a pH averaging around 8. The concentration of enough CO2 to significantly reduce that pH will not come from the atmosphere – there isn’t enough CO2 in the atmosphere to make much difference.

The mass of the oceans is 268 times the mass of the atmosphere

I can say this with confidence because the mass of the oceans is 268 times the mass of the atmosphere, and CO2 is currently only 0.04% of that.

No honest chemist would claim the dissolving of the entire atmospheric mass of CO2 at once would make much difference to the pH of the oceans.

Secondly, it is well known that an increase in temperature will reduce the solubility of CO2 in water. (The oceans are known as a carbon sink. When they’re cold, they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. When they warm, they release CO2 into the atmosphere. ed)

Warm up a carbonated drink and see what happens

Warm water naturally contains less CO2 than cold water. Warm up a carbonated drink and see what happens – the CO2 comes out of solution.

The oceans are outgassing CO2 due to the slight warming trend observed. The cause of this trend IS NOT known !

I find alarmists stunningly contradictory and amusing.

They point out the slight increasing trend in temperatures as alarming !

They point out the side effect of this slight increasing trend in temperatures – rising sea levels – as alarming !

Then they claim man’s CO2 emissions will increase ocean acidification as alarming.

But you simply cannot have it both ways – that is an “Inconvenient Truth” !!

Either the oceans are getting warmer and the CO2 concentration in seawater is decreasing – which means that ocean acidification by manmade CO2 from the atmosphere is complete BS !!

- or -

The manmade CO2 from the atmosphere IS dissolving in cooler oceans causing ocean acidification – which means that warming oceans and the associated sea level rises are BS !!

Take your pick – REAL SCIENCE says you can’t have both.

Rosco Mac

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Aug 12

It Is All About The Money

- It’s about the Money, Not the Climate (Ice Age Now, Aug 08, 2014):

“When you hear the President or a member of Congress talk about the climate, they are really talking about the scheme to generate revenue from it through taxation…” – Alan Caruba


Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), the Irish poet and dramatist, wrote “Pray don’t talk to me about the weather. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.”

These days, when some world leader or politician speaks of the climate—the weather is what is happening right now wherever you are—they are not talking about sunshine or rain. They are talking about a devilishly obscene way of raising money by claiming that it is humans that are threatening the climate with everything they do, from turning on the lights to driving anywhere.

If the history of ice ages is any guide, we could literally be on the cusp of a new one. Continue reading »

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Aug 12

- The idea that man controls CO2 is “delusional nonsense,” says astrophysicist  (Ice Age Now, Aug 6, 2014):

Video – “Satellite data shows clearly that for the last ten years temperatures have been falling,” says Piers Corbyn.

Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn on “The Myth of Man-Made Global Warming”


Piers Corbyn has received international acclaim for the accuracy of his long-range climate forecasts. Although we hear daily of a scientific consensus to the contrary, what does Piers make of mankind’s alleged role in affecting the climate on Earth?

Piers presented at the recent Electric Universe conference in Albuquerque New Mexico, which featured investigators from wide ranging disciplines who had come to a common conclusion. Namely, that the key to understanding so-called climate change is the electromagnetic connection between Earth and the Sun.

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“Satellite data shows clearly that for the last ten years temperatures have been falling,” says astrophysicist Piers Corbyn.

Here are some of the highlights of his talk.

“Carbon dioxide does not drive climate,” says Piers. “Rather, temperature changes in the oceans, in the long run, drive carbon dioxide levels.”

“There is no actual evidence for the CO2 theory. Termites emit ten times more CO2 than man. The idea that termites, or cows, or whatever you have, are going to hold still while man does his thing is completely absurd. The idea that man controls CO2 is actually delusional nonsense.”

“Climate has changed for millions of years. The only thing that’s different now is that man is claiming he’s doing it.”

What drives our climate? asks Piers. “Solar activity.”

When you’ve got periods of low solar activity, like now, two things happen. One thing is that the jet stream on average goes farther south, and the other is that it swings more wildly north to south. And that means we get much bigger extremes in temperature.

Central to Piers predictions is the recognition that the sun and earth are connected electromagnetically.

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Aug 12

- 4,000-year-old forests beneath receding glaciers prove that it was much warmer than today (Ice Age Now, Aug 07, 2014):

The idea that we’re enduring “unprecedented” warming is totally false.


“Dr. Christian Schlüchter’s discovery of 4,000-year-old chunks of wood at the leading edge of a Swiss glacier was clearly not cheered by many members of the global warming doom-and-gloom science orthodoxy,” writes Larry Bell on newsmax.com.

“This finding indicated that the Alps were pretty nearly glacier-free at that time, disproving accepted theories that they only began retreating after the end of the little ice age in the mid-19th century.

Warmists try to suppress findings

Continue reading »

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Aug 12

- Global warming causes kidney stones? (Ice Age Now, Aug 08, 2014):

Will this foolishness ever end?

“We know that climate change is bad,” says this article on yahoo.com. “Because of warmer temps panicked polar bears stand on melting icebergs with nowhere to go, and the Statue of Liberty might not even survive for future generations to see.”

Hmm. Does there seem to be any bias in that opening statement?

“A new study links a warmer climate with a greater chance of developing kidney stones,” the article continues. Continue reading »

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Jul 30

- Antarctica sets yet another sea-ice record (Ice Age Now, July 29, 2014):

“I don’t know about you, but I’m really impressed,” says reader Ralph Fato. “Not just how far from record ice there is but the continuation of it. And last I checked this was part of the ‘globe’.”

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See interactive graph (and larger):
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/antarctic.sea.ice.interactive.html

Thanks to Ralph Fato for this link

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Jul 30

- Ice ages triggered by solar activity – Video (Ice Age Now, July 29, 2014):

(Or lack thereof.)

We’ve had a total of eight mini-ice ages during the last 11,500 years (the Holocene), says Jan Theart. At least seven of these were triggered by low solar activity.

But look at how many of of those years were warmer than today! It was far warmer during both the Holocene Climate Optimum and the Roman Climate Optimum.

Anyone who tells you that our recent episode of warming was “unprecedented” is either lying or misinformed.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d66E6JXiLVM&feature=youtu.be
Thanks to JHT Creations for this link

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Jul 30

- NOAA – 28,504 Cold Records Set During Last Year (Sunshine Hours, July 24 2014):

28,504 Low Max Records were set in last 365 days according to the NOAA.

A “Low Max” means that the maximum temperatures for the day was the lowest it has ever been.

This indicates daytime cooling.

Only 13205 High Max records were set. That is  over a 2:1 ratio. Brrr.

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Jul 30

- Coolest Summer On Record In The US (Real Science, July 26, 2014):

The frequency of 90 degree days in the US has been plummeting for 80 years, and 2014 has had the lowest frequency of 90 degree days through July 23 on record. The only other year which came close was 1992, and that was due to dust in the atmosphere from Mt Pinatubo.

Coolest Summer On Record In The United States

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Jul 15

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- Coldest June since measurements began in Adélie Land, Antarctica  (The Watchers, July 14, 2014):

Meteo-France is reporting an unusually cold month of June at their station base Dumont d’Urville located in Adélie Land (Terre Adélie), Antarctica. They recorded an average temperature of -22.4° C throughout June, which is 6.6° C lower than normal temperature for the period from 1981 – 2010.

This makes June 2014 the coldest June since measurements began in 1956, and the second coldest month of all months combined (after September 1958 with -23.5° C).

The daily temperature for June was also beaten with -34.9° C recorded, previous record was -33.4° C. Continue reading »

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Jul 11

- The Polar Vortex Is Back… In The Middle Of July (ZeroHedge, July 10, 2014):

But just to make sure that the abysmal Q1 GDP which has now spilled over into Q2 and will likely see the US economy growing in the mid-2% range, has a sufficiently broad “excuse” in the third quarter of the year, here comes – in the middle of July - the polar vortex 2.0.  As WaPo reports, “However you choose to refer to the looming weather pattern, unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer early next week.”

- Hailstones as big as softballs (Ice Age Now, July 7, 2014): Continue reading »

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Jul 06

… caused by man-made global warming, right?

- Shocking Climate Change Update:

- Volcanoes melting Antarctic glaciers from below (Ice Age Now, June 12, 2014):

Dive below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and you’ll find fire as well as ice,


- Global warming is creating MORE ice: Antarctic levels reach a record high because of climate change, scientists claim (Daily Mail, July 5, 2014):

ANTARCTIC BEGAN MELTING 5,000 YEARS EARLIER THAN FIRST THOUGHT

The Antarctic ice sheet is more unstable than first thought with a new study suggesting melting began 5,000 years earlier than previously believed.

The study in May revealed that shrinking of the vast ice sheet accelerated during eight distinct periods between 20,000 and 9,000 years ago causing a rapid sea level rise.

During one period 14,600 years ago, melting glaciers released so many icebergs into the ocean that sea level rose 6.5ft (2 metres) in just 100 years.

The results provide the first clear evidence for dramatic melting in Antarctic’s and reflect predictions for the region’s future.

It also follows recent news that destabilisation of part of the West Antarctic ice sheet has already begun and could be ‘unstoppable.’
Continue reading »

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Jul 06

- Apollo Astronaut: Climate Alarmism Is the ‘Biggest Fraud in the Field of Science’ (CNS News, July 2, 2014):

Climate alarmism is “the biggest fraud in the field of science” and the 97% consensus claim is nonsensical, Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham tells MRCTV in a preview of his presentation at the upcoming Heartland Institute climate conference, July 7-9.

“Since about 2000, I looked farther and farther into it,” Col. Cunningham (USMC, Ret.) tells MRCTV in an exclusive interview. “I found that not one of the claims that the alarmists were making out there had any bearings, whatsoever. And, so, it was kind of a no-brainer to come to the conclusion.”

Cunningham rejects the notion of man-made climate, not only as fact – but also as even qualifying as an actual “theory”:

“In the media, it was being called a theory. Obviously, they didn’t know what it means to be a theory.”

“If we go back to the warmist hypothesis – not a theory, but, a hypothesis – they’ve been saying from the very beginning that carbon dioxide levels are abnormally high, that higher levels of carbon dioxide are bad for humans, and they thought warmer temperatures are bad for our world, and they thought we were able to override natural forces to control the earth’s temperature. So, as I’ve looked into those, that’s the problem that I’ve found, because I didn’t find any of those to be correct – and, they certainly were not a theory, it was just their guess at what they wanted to see in the data they were looking at.”

Cunningham urges Americans to look at the data and decide for themselves, instead of taking anyone else’s word for it: Continue reading »

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