Skeptics Crash UN Summit To Issue A Blistering Rebuke Of Climate Alarmism

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One of America’s most prominent global warming skeptics showed up at the United Nations summit in Morocco with a lengthy report challenging the notion the climate is spiraling out of control.

Marc Morano, the publisher of Climate Depot, has one thing to say to UN delegates: Donald Trump is right, Al Gore is wrong on global warming.

“All of the so-called ‘solutions’ to global warming are purely symbolic when it comes to climate,” Morano wrote in his new report. “So, even if we actually faced a climate catastrophe and we had to rely on a UN climate agreement, we would all be doomed!”

Morano points to a slew of “inconvenient” data points in his “2016 State of the Climate Report” to bolster his case against global warming alarmism:

  • Global temperatures have been virtually flat for about 18 years, according to satellite data, and peer-reviewed literature is now scaling back predictions of future warming

  • The U.S. has had no Category 3 or larger hurricane make landfall since 2005 – the longest spell since the Civil War.

  • Strong F3 or larger tornadoes have been in decline since the 1970s.

  • Despite claims of snow being ‘a thing of the past,’ cold season snowfall has been rising.

  • Sea level rise rates have been steady for over a century, with recent deceleration.

  • Droughts and floods are neither historically unusual nor caused by mankind, and there is no evidence we are currently having any unusual weather.

  • So-called hottest year claims are based on year-to-year temperature data that differs by only a few HUNDREDTHS of a degree to tenths of a degree Fahrenheit – differences that are within the margin of error in the data. In other words, global temperatures have essentially held very steady with no sign of acceleration.

  • A 2015 NASA study found Antarctica was NOT losing ice mass and ‘not currently contributing to sea level rise.’

  • In 2016, Arctic sea ice was 22% greater than at the recent low point of 2012. The Arctic sea ice is now in a 10-year ‘pause’ with ‘no significant change in the past decade

  • Polar bears are doing fine, with their numbers way up since the 1960s.

Morano and other global warming skeptics travelled to Morocco to observe the UN’s annual climate summit. Morano presented his report to the summit, and again issued a challenge to the scientific consensus that man-made carbon dioxide emissions will cause catastrophic warming.

“CO2 is not the tail that wags the dog,” Morano wrote in his report. “CO2 is a trace essential gas, but without it life on earth would be impossible.”

“Carbon dioxide fertilizes algae, trees, and crops to provide food for humans and animals,” Morano wrote.

UN delegates are meeting in Marrakech to figure out how to implement the so-called Paris agreement that was ratified by enough countries to come into effect this year. President Barack Obama pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025.

Obama wants the Paris deal to be a major part of his legacy, but President-elect Donald Trump vowed to “cancel” the deal. Trump also promised to stop funding UN global warming programs, despite being called a “climate denier” by left-wing activists.

UN delegates in Morocco during the U.S. presidential election were shocked at Trump’s sweeping victory against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in early November. Trump managed to win big in battleground states and beat Clinton in traditionally Democratic Rust Belt states.

Some diplomats have suggested Trump could not pull out of the Paris deal, but they are likely wrong since the deal is an executive agreement and not a Senate-ratified treaty.

Morano said Trump’s “America first” mentality likely means he will pull out of the agreement, despite international pressure to the opposite.

“Even going back to the 1980s, Trump’s political philosophy was a form of ‘America first’ and not very supportive of international trade or similar agreements,” Morano recently told E&E News.

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