The unvarnished truth about climate change

NY Times forced to make embarrassing correction after false claim in Trump hit piece

NY Times forced to make embarrassing correction after false claim in Trump hit piece

The draft report was compiled by scientists at 13 federal agencies and concluded that Americans were already starting to feel the result of climate change, despite expectations that the change would not be felt for several more decades.

The scientific report is working its way through the federal review process and, Hayhoe says, "has passed peer review, public review, agency review by all agencies and departments with relevant expertise, and review by a committee of the US National Academy of Sciences that was specially convened with the sole goal of reviewing this report".

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a leading environmental agency which is part of the U.S. federal government, found that global temperatures were warmer last year than in 137 years of recordkeeping for a third consecutive year - surpassing the previosu record of 2015.

As for the accuracy of climate predictions, a review of 38 past computer models by Berkeley Earth climate scientist Zeke Hausfather found that on average they had accurately predicted the levels of warming later observed. "For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence".

The report is part of the National Climate Assessment that's released to the public every four years.

It is abundantly clear that the Trump Administration does not believe in science. It shows that 2016 was "very extreme and it is a cause for concern", says NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden, a co-editor of the report.

The report said that levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide - all the major greenhouse gases that drive global warming - had risen to new heights. The phenomenon affects the climate globally, disrupting weather patterns. Luckily, or so we were made to think, some fearless soul inside the bureaucracy bravely blew the whistle and gave a draft of the report to the Times, which promptly published it.

"The final draft is now being reviewed by the administration", Hayhoe said.

A White House official told CNN it will "withhold comment on any draft report before its scheduled release date". That's far higher than normal and "one of the worst years for drought", said report co-author Robert Dunn of the United Kingdom Met Office. The latest report holds little back. "To report it in any other way is just fake news".

A new federal report could challenge the Trump administration's dismissive stance on global warming, finding the planet was hotter a year ago than in well over a century of observation and witnessed more climate disruption than perhaps any point in modern history.

Even if society immediately stopped emitting greenhouse gases, the world temperature is still predicted to rise an additional 0.50 degrees Fahrenheit by about 2100.

The report confirmed what NOAA, along with the World Meteorological Organization, announced in January about global temperatures.

Neither the draft reports nor the final National Climate Assessment itself are scientific documents; they are products of government-subsidized and employed scientists, bureaucrats and political operatives who all have powerful professional reasons to push the overarching global warming narrative that the Earth's temperature is soaring due to human-sourced Carbon dioxide emissions.

Recommended News

  • Nikkei edges down as investors warily eye North Korea

    Nikkei edges down as investors warily eye North Korea

    Trump's comments followed reports the North has mastered a technology needed to strike the United States with a nuclear missile. Nvidia fell $7.37, or 4.3 percent, to $164.74, while Advanced Micro Devices gave up 71 cents, or 5.5 percent, to $12.12.
    Former Phillipsburg high school player gets scholarship surprise

    Former Phillipsburg high school player gets scholarship surprise

    Juenemann is a redshirt senior who hasn't seen game action for the Gophers in his three years on the team. Juenemann appeared on ESPN's Sportscenter to discuss the scholarship on Thursday.
    NYPD Officer Shot, Bullet Proof Vest Saved His Life

    NYPD Officer Shot, Bullet Proof Vest Saved His Life

    A police officer was shot in Brooklyn by a man believed to be emotionally disturbed, an NYPD spokeswoman said. The officer arrived at the home, where he talked with the mother of the suspected gunman, police said.
  • With Shares Trading up at $35.35 (SFR) Rowley Law PLLC is Investigating…

    With Shares Trading up at $35.35 (SFR) Rowley Law PLLC is Investigating…

    Combined, Invitation Homes , controlled by private equity firm Blackstone Group , and Starwood Waypoint have about 82,000 homes. Zacks Investment Research lowered Colony Starwood Homes from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, May 12th.
    Wall St set to open lower as tensions with N.Korea mount

    Wall St set to open lower as tensions with N.Korea mount

    US crude CLcv1 fell 0.55 percent to $49.12 per barrel and Brent LCOcv1 was last at $52.03, down 0.65 percent on the day. The iShares MSCI South Korea Capped exchange traded fund EWY.P fell in a volume spike and ended down 0.85 percent.
    Taylor Swift trial focuses on photo of singer with former DJ

    Taylor Swift trial focuses on photo of singer with former DJ

    On Wednesday, Andrea Swift delivered dramatic testimony as she described learning about the alleged groping of her daughter. Robert Call, general manager of the radio station Mueller worked at, confirmed the DJ was sacked for the incident.
  • Wonder Woman Blu-ray Date Announced, Includes Blooper Reel And Deleted Scene

    Wonder Woman Blu-ray Date Announced, Includes Blooper Reel And Deleted Scene

    " Wonder Woman " has earned more than $400 million at the North American box office as of this week. It seems there's plenty to celebrate then, and you can see the full video below.
    With two United States  military bases and THAAD, Guam feels secure

    With two United States military bases and THAAD, Guam feels secure

    The B-1s then performed a pass over the Pilsung Range before leaving South Korean airspace and returning to Guam. The air base was built in 1944, when the US was preparing to send bombers to Japan during World War II.
    NDP government joins battle against pipeline

    NDP government joins battle against pipeline

    Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson said last month the project remained on track to begin construction in September. The Trans Mountain extension would connect Alberta to British Columbia and triple Kinder Morgan's capacity.
  • Deputy Minister Manana granted R5 000 bail

    Deputy Minister Manana granted R5 000 bail

    Mbalula said he would need to get answers on Manana's VIP protection, as they essentially reported to him as police minister. Legal expert, Ulrich Roux also says the public expects Manana to be treated like everyone else.
    Macy's quarterly comparable sales top estimates

    Macy's quarterly comparable sales top estimates

    Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Macy's from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th. Also, insider Jeffrey Gennette bought 13,085 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th.
    Celebrity Big Brother 2017 finale date set for August 25

    Celebrity Big Brother 2017 finale date set for August 25

    The argument kicked off after Sarah had accused Lucy and Jordan Davies of excluding other members of the group. Sarah would not let go as she told her: "Then why are you speaking to me?" as Jemma called her "a sl*t".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.