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IPCC 1995/2001 : Declining Winter Snow Cover

Real Science

Published: September 18, 1995

The picture of probable disruption, including adverse changes and some that are beneficial, emerges from draft sections of a new assessment of the climate problem by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and from interviews with scientists involved in the assessment. The panel, a United Nations group of 2,500 scientists from around the world, advises parties to a 1992 treaty that are negotiating reductions in heat-trapping greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.

*A “striking” retreat of mountain glaciers around the world, accompanied in the Northern Hemisphere by a shrinking snow cover in winter.

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IPCC Third Assessment Report – Climate Change 2001

Since the IPCC made these brilliant predictions, the Northern Hemisphere has had five of the six snowiest winters on record

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Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab

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The IPCC has nothing to do with science. They get everything wrong, and then the next…

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Rio+20 & What Sustainable Development Really Means

Tory Aardvark

The new name for the objectives of what was once called Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Disruption, Weather Weirding is sustainable development.

Sustainable development is not a new idea, it first featured in Agenda 21 the UN plan for one world government in the 21st Century, which was the outcome of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.

Now 20 years on the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June has dropped Anthropogenic Global Warming as the driver for its crusade and resuscitated sustainable development, with the added extras of guardians of the future and a new crime of ecocide.

Sustainable development on the face of it sounds a friendly enough idea, and conjures up visions, as it is supposed to do of people replacing trees that are cut down with new trees, but,  and this is the big but of all time, sustainable development means different things to different…

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Obama’s Energy Chief Hails Loss Of Taxpayer Billions A ‘terrific success’

No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…
climate change provides the greatest opportunity to
bring about justice and equality in the world
.”
– Christine Stewart,
former Canadian Minister of the Environment

Climate Change Is “Not Debatable” …”I am not interested in debating what is not debatable,”Obama’s Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

“I don’t have much patience for people who deny climate change”Obama.

The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the
worst thing that could happen to the planet
.”
– Jeremy Rifkin,
Greenhouse Crisis Foundation

Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the
equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun
.”
– Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University. The Royal Society

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Energy Department chief hails green loans a ‘terrific success’ | WashingtonExaminer.com

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Ernest Moniz was elected unopposed in May 2013 as Obama’s energy secretary. His primary task, to accelerate “the transition to a clean energy economy by developing a smart “green” electric grid, promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy through a “Race to the Top” program, and furthering other critical energy projects.” Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund.

Obama noted on the confirmation of Moniz, “He also shares my conviction that the United States must lead the world in developing more sustainable sources of energy that create new jobs and new industries, and in responding to the threat of global climate change.” President Barack Obama.

The Obama administration’s quest to take America back the stone age with a ‘clean energy economy’ has certainly started in ‘ernst’. Picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers billions of dollars. The rate of failure, corruption and cronyism, within the companies receiving the subsidies is substantial :

List of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies as at October, 2012 :

  1. Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
  2. SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
  3. Solyndra ($535 million)*
  4. Beacon Power ($43 million)*
  5. Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
  6. SunPower ($1.2 billion)
  7. First Solar ($1.46 billion)
  8. Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
  9. EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
  10. Amonix ($5.9 million)
  11. Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
  12. Abound Solar ($400 million)*
  13. A123 Systems ($279 million)*
  14. Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
  15. Johnson Controls ($299 million)
  16. Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
  17. ECOtality ($126.2 million)
  18. Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
  19. Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
  20. Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
  21. Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
  22. Range Fuels ($80 million)*
  23. Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
  24. Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
  25. Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
  26. GreenVolts ($500,000)
  27. Vestas ($50 million)
  28. LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
  29. Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
  30. Navistar ($39 million)
  31. Satcon ($3 million)*
  32. Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
  33. Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)

*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.

More recent renewable “investment” projects of ideologically, not market-driven preference, that have collapsed :

Ecotality

Ecotality, an electric car charger maker, files for bankruptcy.

(Reuters) – Ecotality Inc, a maker of charging stations for electric cars that won a $99.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy four years ago, has filed for bankruptcy protection and said it plans to auction its assets next month. More »

Fisker Automotive

Despite Receiving Millions Of Dollars Through Taxpayer Support, Fisker Automotive Is “Exploring” Bankruptcy And Will Furlough Its Workforce

In 2009, Fisker Was Awarded $529 Million From The Obama Administration’s Department Of Energy Loan Program. “The company was founded in 2007 and drummed up about $1.2 billion in private financing. In 2009, Fisker also won a $529 million federal loan as part of an Obama administration program to spur advanced vehicle development.” (Deepa Seetharaman, “Fisker Puts U.S. Workforce On Furlough This Week,” Reuters, 3/27/13)

More Failures From Obama’s Green Energy Loan Program – GOP

A123 Systems

The Bankrupt A123 Systems Received $249 Million Of Taxpayer Money From Obama’s Department Of Energy Loan Program. “The Department of Energy awarded A123 a $249 million grant in 2009, of which the battery maker had received $133 million when it filed for bankruptcy. The effects of the bankruptcy extended beyond the company. A123 was the battery provider for DOE-loan recipient Fisker Automotive, which ceased production last year.” (“Embattled DOE-Grant Recipient Changes Name From A123 To B456,” Washington Free Beacon, 3/28/13)

More Failures From Obama’s Green Energy Loan Program – GOP

Would Moniz call all that a “terrific success” if it were his own money?

The socialist left, never afraid to risk, bet, lose and waste other people’s money, protected by the sanctimonious tower of ‘morality’.

Socialism

Or as Margaret Thatcher so aptly put, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money [to spend].” or “Eventually, Socialists run out of other peoples’ money [to spend].”

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How a socialist Obama administration treats “other people’s money” :

via Real Science

Obama Wants You To Believe In His $16.75 Trillion Debt

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Bush increased the debt to $8.8 trillion in eight years, and that was bad. So Obama increased it to $16.75 trillion in four years – and that is good.

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US National Debt

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And Senator Obama’s own words on the ‘campaign’ trail in 2006 :

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a Sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. …Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here’. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and Grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

– Senator Barack Obama – March, 2006

Obama rallied against deficits before he became a radical, record-breaking, big socialist spender :

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Related Articles :

The Myth Of ‘Green Jobs’ :

Quotes via The Green Agenda


What Happens If You Actually Run The Climate Models?

Real Science

I run the radiative transfer model used by NCAR from time to time. It shows that increasing CO2 and CH4 have very little impact on the Earth’s long wave radiative balance.

So why do alarmists keep claiming that these gases are important? That is easy – it is about funding, not science.

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IPCC Forgets To Mention Spectacular Arctic Ice Growth

Climatism comment :

When you’re trying to prove to the world that evil human’s 12 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere, causes global warming that stopped 15 years ago, it doesn’t help the IPCC’s agenda to announce the doomed arctic is nearly back to 1995 levels, and has grown 30% on 2012.

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The IPCC report also failed to mention that Earth Currently Has More Sea Ice Than 1990 :

Planet Earth currently has 333,000 Manhattans of sea ice, which is more ice than on the same date in 1990. (Note that there was a small dip a few years ago which caused many leading scientists to become hysterical.)

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COI | Centre for Ocean and Ice | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

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