I've stayed out of this fracas and watched it all unfold from the sidelines on Twitter the last two days. My entry into it (with this post) was prompted by an unlikely catalyst: Keith Kloor, who I find myself agreeing with on this rare occasion. He writes in The Dirty Art of Character Assassination:
Meanwhile, the poisonous debate has grown worse, with self-appointed soldiers of the warring sides seeing enemies at every turn.
The poor need cheap fossil Fuel – Not pie in the sky @epa anti fossil fuel regulations that will have no tangible impact on the #climate
The Buck Stops With President Obama If 5 Million People Are Without Health Care Insurance On January 1, 2014
Warm periods during the past, like the MWP and the 1930's completely wreck the global warming narrative - so NASA puts a lot of effort into erasing the 1930's, while Mann takes down the MWP. The work NASA is doing to corrupt the Vestmannaeyja, Iceland temperature record is nearly as impressive as the work they are doing at Reykjavik.
Obama Takes 'War on Coal' Global
The Treasury Department said Tuesday it is taking steps to cut U.S. support for coal-fired power plants worldwide in a move to combat global warming.
Hopefully he can protect the climate half as well as he protected the Benghazi embassy personnel.
In the 1990 IPCC report, the Medieval Warm Period was much warmer than the late 20th century.
But in the 2001 IPCC report, the Medieval Warm period disappeared and became much cooler than the late 20th century.
By pure coincidence, in the year 1995 the IPCC made a decision to make the Medieval Warm Period disappear.
Francesca Grifo PhD, doyen of scientific integrity at the Union of Concerned Scientists, has been appointed in charge of scientific integrity at EPA, a lateral move, junk science in the private enviro sector to the same role in government.
With this appointment the EPA accomplishes two things, cover for continued junk science and a thumb in the eye of any serious critic of EPA scientific misconduct.