The best part about all of this is that in the time since President Trump's election the voices of climate alarm have reached entirely new levels of hysteria. It's just that it seems that they aren't scaring anybody any more.

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These get changed at irregular intervals, usually every 2 to 5 weeks.

“After citing numerous challenges to the alleged 'settled science' of climate change, Dr Lindzen concluded his comments by saying "Perhaps we should stop accepting the term 'skeptic'.  Skepticism implies doubts about a plausiable proposotion.  The current global warming alarm hardly represents a plausible proposition,  Twenty years of repetition and escalation of claims does not make it more plausible.”
Richard Lindzen, 17 Nov 2009, at US House of Representatives SubCommittee on Technology and Science

“Inward peace of mind, consciousness of integrity, a satisfactory review of our own conduct; these are circumstances very requisite to happiness, and will be cherished and cultivated by every honest man who feels the importance of them.  Such a one has, besides, the frequent satisfaction of seeing knaves, with all their pretended cunning and abilities, betrayed by their own maxims; and while they purpose to cheat with moderation and secrecy, a tempting incident occurs, nature is frail, and they give into the snare; whence they can never extricate themselves without a total loss of reputation, and the forfeiture of all future trust and confidence with mankind.”
David Hume, An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

“The arrogance of global warming activists and their fellow travelers in politics is something I know well from the past. They wish to suppress truth, control the market and dictate policy and I, who have spent most of my time living under communism feel obliged to warn against it.”

Vaclav Klaus, May 2011.
“Climate Change”. Never before in history, I doubt, has so much money ever been squandered, so much suffering and poverty exacerbated, so much economic damage been inflicted, so many lies promulgated and so much environmental destruction wrought in order to deal with a problem so microscopically miniscule.
Delingpole -
removed 6/7/11

“It is hard to understand politics if you are hung up on reality. Politicians leave reality to others. What matters in politics is what you can get the voters to believe, whether it bears any resemblance to reality or not. Not only among politicians, but also among much of the media, and even among some of the public, the quest is not for truth about reality but for talking points that fit a vision or advance an agenda."
Thomas Sowell,
Removed 3/8/11

“One wonders if these people [Greenpeace climate campaigners] will ever look into the eyes of their children and confess that, rather than getting a real job, they chose instead to blight the childhoods of youngsters everywhere with hideous images and terrifying tales."
Donna Laframboise,
removed 13/10/11

“Over 4.5 Billion people could die from Global Warming-related causes by 2012”
Headline used for climate article in 2007: (hat tip:
Removed 1/11/11

“Well thank you IPCC authors for letting us know what is really behind that “very likely” assessment of attribution [of] 20th century warming. A lot of overbloated over confidence that cannot survive a few years of cooling. The light bulbs seem to be just turning on in your heads over the last two years. Think about all the wasted energy fighting the “deniers” when [you] could have been listening, trying to understand their arguments, and making progress to increase our understanding of the causes of climate variability and change.”
Professor Judith Curry
Removed 7/11/11

I've done my share of investigative reporting. But I've never seen a story like this one. -- No matter what IPCC rock I turn over, I find something scandalous.”
Removed January, 2012

“... I would like to see the climate change happen, so the science could be proved right, regardless of the consequences. This isn't being political, it is being selfish.”
Phil Jones, of CRU,
Removed 12 Feb 2012-02-12

“ is very frustrating that after 25 years of the anti-pessimists being proven entirely right, and the doomsayers being proven entirely wrong, their credibility and influence waxes ever greater. That's the bad news. The good news is that there is every scientific reason to be joyful about the trends in the condition of the Earth, and hopeful for humanity's future, even if we are falsely told the outlook is grim.”
Julian Simon in 1995
Removed 20 Feb 12.

“We go out of our course to make ourselves uncomfortable; the cup of life is not bitter enough to our palate, and we distill superfluous poison to put into it, or conjure up hideous things to frighten ourselves at, which would never exist if we did not make them.”
Removed 27 Feb 2012-02-28

“…the global warming scare – the biggest and most expensive outbreak of mass hysteria in history – has enabled some very bad people to do some very wrong things in the name of "saving the planet for future generations…”
James Delingpole, doughty battler for climate sense, Feb 2012

Removed 10 March 2012

“You know, from the plain and clear demonstration that I gave during my lecture, that the IPCC’s statistical abuse was just that – an abuse. Yet, perhaps out of misplaced loyalty to your professor, you raised your hands in denial of the truth. Never do that again, even for the sake of appeasing authority. In science, whatever you may personally believe or wish to be so, it is the truth and only the truth that matters.”
Removed 18 March 2012

“Climate science has… [been allowed to]… to dictate global policy and form a trillion dollar green industrial complex - all without applying a single quality system, without a single performance standard for climate models, without a single test laboratory result and without a single national independent auditor or regulator. It all lives only in the well known inbred, fad-driven world of peer review. To a medical researcher like myself, it's utter surreal madness.”
MichaelC58, commenting on an article
Removed 30 March 2012

“When will I be done with climate? Quite simply when it stops being a pathological science and starts acting according to the normal rules and conventions of scientific discourse. At that point I will, I'm afraid, simply lose interest in the whole business, and leave it to the experts to get on with their stuff, just as I leave most of the rest of science to the appropriate experts.”
Jonathan Jones, comment Dec 3, 2011 at 6:11 PM,
Removed 6 April 2012

Not only does jumping from one panic to another, each with disastrous consequences – mobile phone radiation, BSE, SARS, crime, paedophilia, terrorism, bird flu, global warming – diminish our own sense of agency, by turning childhood dreams of utopia into nightmarish visions of the future it is teaching the citizens of the future all the wrong lessons.”
Removed 15 April 2012
 “I love my job but if the Government ever forces me to scare my students in the name of “science” I will plainly refuse. I would sooner lose my job than transfer the negatively geared, sensationalistic, propaganda, intended at frightening children into believing that the world is going to go to bits because of man-made global warming.”
Removed 23 April, 2012

“...theoretical explanations of poorly known natural systems display a high mortality rate when confronted with accumulating evidence ”
Gustav Arrhenius, 1959.  Quoted on page 76 of Fleming's 'Historical Perspectives on Climate Change' (1998).
Removed 10 May 2012

“Assume that bad weather never happened in the past, and then blame all bad weather on climate change. It works with teenagers who have no historical memory, have been brainwashed by Al Gore, and never paid attention until a few weeks ago.”
Steven Goddard,
Removed 22 May 2012

 " ... I became outraged when I discovered that much of what the IPCC and the media were telling us was sheer nonsense and was not even supported by any scientific facts and measurements. To this day I still feel shame that as a scientist I made presentations of their science without first checking it."
Physicist and meteorologist Klaus-Eckart Puls, 
Removed 26 June 2012

"It is hard not to be dismayed by the feeble-mindedness of the useful idiots who are the cannon-fodder of Greenpeace, the World Wide Fund and suchlike sinister, corrupt, stinking-rich, taxpayer-subsidized environmentalist mega-corporations that cynically profit from the doom-laden falsehoods they so artfully but mendaciously peddle to the ignorant and the innocent."
Christopher Monckton, 25th June 2012.
Removed 24 September 2012

"We all know that climate scientists have said their computer models show that the world is going to get warmer, and catastrophically so. And they are very sure of this. They are more reticent about their models’ almost unbroken record of overestimating future warming but, undeterred by these shortcomings, other scientists then take the model predictions as gospel truth and try work out what this warming might mean in terms of impacts on the real world. Then the economists get involved; they crunch the numbers even further, giving us the economic cost of the theoretical impacts of the hypothetical predictions of the unvalidated climate models."
Andrew Montford, 21st September 2012.
Removed 11 October 2012

"It could not be simpler: if the rain falls or drought strikes; if the wind blows a gale or there is none at all; whether it’s heat or hard frost; it’s all ‘because of the greenhouse effect’, and we are to blame! An easy argument but stupid! The Fourth Report of the IPCC might just as well decree the suppression of all climatological textbooks, and replace them in our schools and universities with its press communiqués!"
Marcel Leroux. 'Global Warming: Myth or Reality' (
Removed 7 November 2012

"Anthony Watts is as much a part of the climate science community as are those who wrote the IPCC reports. It is just that those who wrote those reports consciously decided to exclude viewpoints such as Anthony’s."
Roger Pielke,  Referring to manager of this blog:
Removed 15 November 2012

“The Mauritsen et al. paper is a detailed description of the lengths to which climate modelers have gone to force their models to give the desired results. This is because, by their own admission, their models are incapable of giving real results. What is more, the prospects of them being able to do so in the foreseeable future are not good. This is why putting one's faith in computer climate models is a fool's game—unfortunately fools abound in our world.”

 "Note this well: when the people who talk loudest about saving the planet lack the self-discipline to avoid pointless air travel and consumption, when even they can’t bring themselves to forfeit their annual getaway in order to spare the environment, the rotten heart of the climate change movement becomes clear."
 Donna Laframboise,

Removed 05/01/13

"Global warming became a cause to save life on earth before it had a chance to become good science.  The belief that fossil fuel use is an emergency destroying our planet by CO2 emissions took over the media and political arena by storm.  The issue was politicised so quickly that the normal scientific process was stunted."

"On the Idiotic Notion that the Global Warming Skeptics are Anti-Science

It's absurd. They're not the ones who've a) ignored the geological record, b) constantly mistaken cause with effect, c) ignored the satellite data, d) ignored the radiosonde balloon data, e) failed to understand the basic law of inverse solubility, f) played with and hid the data, g) utilized climate models which violated the basic principles of forecasting AND WHICH PROVED WRONG, g) failed to even entertain the notion of alternative causes (plate tectonics, underwater volcanoes, cosmic rays, sunspot cycles, the Pacific Decodal Oscillation, lunar cycles, increases in the solar field, cloud cover, etc.), h) conspired and thoroughly corrupted the entire peer-review process, i) failed to understand the logarithmic nature of the CO2/warming relationship, j) failed to understand that the earth's climate is a nonlinear, dynamic, and chaotic system which cannot be readily reduced to the workings of A theory......................................................................And the fact that skepticism is itself such an integral part of science, that alone should have set off firecrackers. "The science is settled/the debate is over." LMFAO"  'Contra O'Reilly'
Removed 05/03/13

"If we get no warming for another year or too, then there will be no school students who have experienced global warming in their lifetime."
'Andy scrase' commenting here:

Removed 24/03/13

"We have normal people like me who realize that to be green is to be irrational, misanthropic and morally defective.  I do think clarity is important."  Rich Koslovich
Removed 04/03/13

"Secretary [of Education] Bennett makes, I think, an interesting analogy. He says that if you serve a child a rotten hamburger in America, Federal, State, and local agencies will investigate you, summon you, close you down, whatever. But if you provide a child with a rotten education, nothing happens, except that you're liable to be given more money to do it with."
Ronald Reagan,
Removed 08/05/13
"The global warming scientific establishment is starting to look like the final days of the Soviet Union.  On the surface it appears impregnable and the dissidents are a minor problem.  But the huge soviet edifice quickly collapsed when people lost their fear of the system and the functionaries stopped following orders.  There came a point when everyone decided to stop living a lie." 
Norman Rogers,
Removed 04/06/13

"Atmospheric CO2 has a tertiary to non-existent impact on the instigation and amplification of climate change. CO2 is not pivotal. Modulations to atmospheric CO2 are the effect of climate change and not the cause."   Ronald D. Voisin
Removed 09/06/13

"The point isn’t so much that Keenan is correct, although in this point he most assuredly is.  The point is that the Met, and the other groups of climate science nutters have been entirely wrong …… for years!!  The stubborn inability of the cli-sci community to accept proper criticism, over decades, has rendered them useless for science advancement and have relegated them to nothing more than political advocacy.  This particular episode is a damning example of just that.  —– James “Suyts” Sexton"
Removed 18/06/2013

"Behind it all lurks the overweening bureaucracy. Overpaid, overperked and underworked, insidious and international, they build their empires and extend their tentacles of control into the very heart of the lives of ordinary people.  Research and educational policies are decided by people who think mathematics means arithmetic and have no conception of physics at all. Real research has all but come to an end, being largely replaced by populist surveys designed to catch the eye of the popular media. Mickey Mouse universities offer frivolous courses, while school children are subjected to a treadmill of continual testing between bouts of propaganda.  In short, people are being deprived of the mental equipment to make a judgement of their own on any matter of importance. So Orwellian!" - John Brignell
Removed 25/06/2013

"They wanted to be as loud as possible to arouse our fears, now – when the whole issue becomes more and more suspicious – it is in their interest to stop any public discussion. This is the reason why they try to pretend that “the science is settled”, that the debate is over. We should not let them do it."
Vaclav Klaus, 2012 (
Removed 07/08/2013

"I say that history will not look kindly on those people and organizations who are currently impoverishing the poor and damaging the environment in a futile fight against CO2, even if the perpetrators are wealthy and melanin-deficient and just running over with oodles of good intentions …"
Willis Eschenbach
Removed 15/08/2013

"I say that  identifying best available scientific evidence is difficult even for scientists if the uncertainties are large.  What rational people are able to to do is to identify BS ...  Overconfidence, failure to present evidence that does not support your thesis, dismissal of skeptics and skeptical arguments, appeal to consensus, advocacy, etc. all can act to trigger someone’s BS detector.  Its about trust; without trust, expertise does not equal credibility."
Judith Curry,
Removed 22/08/2013

"Warming fears are the “worst scientific scandal in the history…When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.” 
Dr. Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning PhD environmental physical chemist.
Quoted here:
Removed 06/09/2013

"And, what a beautiful, innocent age (1980) it was then, back before AGW turned the word 'scientist' into something just below 'used car salesman' on the evolutionary scale of things." Dr Mercury
Removed 04/10/2013

"Reassuring people about environmental and resource scares is not easy. It is like reassuring a small child that night noises do not imply danger. You can investigate room after room with the child. But the fears reappear later, and are directed to places you did not investigate. Perhaps vague fears are an ineradicable part of our nature, so long as we lack solid knowledge of the actual conditions. But policymakers must try to rise above the childish and primitive thinking of these scares, and to gain the necessary knowledge, so as not to make costly and destructive decisions. "
Julian Simon,
Removed 30/11/2013

"So here’s my own message to young people currently in their twenties:
Pay no attention to the doomsayers. Drama queen personality types will always be with us. It’s up to you to treat them like the broken records they are."
Removed 11/01/2014

In the light of all this, we have at least to consider the possibility that the scientific establishment behind the global warming issue has been drawn into the trap of seriously overstating the climate problem – or, what is much the same thing, of seriously understating the uncertainties associated with the climate problem – in its effort to promote the cause.

Removed 28/02/2014

"Half-baked theories and utter twaddle, you embed these in a “climate model”,
While your “settled science” – that proud consensus – is a roll-call of the vain pretentious,
Your fellow travellers, who so richly gain, from coasting on this gravy train.
But when your friends are wrong – which is hardly new – you label it as “Peer Review”.
Removed 18/03/2014

"... I have spent years investigating not only the skillfulness of climate models (none, outside a few months ahead) but also the myriad papers which purport to show the evils which await us when global warming finally strikes. These papers, if the authors were to go back and assiduously rework them, might reach the standard of horrible. As it is, they are garbage. Bandwagon, confirmation-bias confirming, intellectually bereft, gimme-a-grant garbage."
W M Briggs,
Removed 03/04/2014
"I suspect that many people feel , as I do, that the climate zealots would be a lot more persuasive if they were a little more modest. It is precisely their angry, bullying, majoritarian intolerance which makes me suspect that they are rather nervous about their beliefs. Their recent utterly unscientific claims that typhoons, hurricanes and wet winters are evidence of general climate change are even more inclined to make me think they are more interested in shouting people down, and stirring the mob, than they are in argument. " 
Peter Hitchens
Removed 16/04/2014

"A few years back, we were going to be killed by global cooling , overpopulation, pesticide residues, West Nile virus, bird flu, Y2K, cellphone radiation, mad cow disease, etc. Now it's global warming.  Reporters don't make these scares up. The recent hype about global warming comes from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Most of its members are serious scientists. But reporters don't realize that those scientists, like bird flu specialists, have every incentive to hype the risk. If their computer models (which so far have been wrong) predict disaster, they get attention and money. If they say, "I'm not sure," they get nothing."
John Stossel,
Removed 21/04/2014

"We live in a world where one in six deaths are caused by easily curable infectious diseases; one in eight deaths stem from air pollution, mostly from cooking indoors with dung and twigs; and billions of people live in abject poverty, with no electricity and little food. We ought never to have entertained the notion that the world’s greatest challenge could be to reduce temperature rises in our generation by a fraction of a degree."
Bjorn Lomborg,
Removed 26/05/2014

"Intolerant belief is clawing back the ground it lost in the age of enlightenment, but the people doing it this time around are actually crusading fundamentalists pretending to be scientists. They’re nothing more than a new age sect of clerics who’ve allowed their messianic beliefs to swamp their judgement to the point where they’ve essentially traduced a branch of science, but for the best of all possible intentions. They are, after all, on a mission to save the very planet."
Removed 08/06/14

'Angry, condescending academics are nothing new. And ridding the world of them would not make it a better place. But the Academy had a culture — was a culture — in which pig-ignorant angry, condescending academics could be kept in check, either by squabbles with each other, or through institutions like peer-review or through criticism from more reasonable academics. Either as cause or effect, academe seems no longer able to foster debate, especially on the issue of climate change.'
Ben Pile,
Removed 12/08/14

"But the one truly bonkers thing to do would be to go unilaterally into a policy of subsidising the rich to install technologies that drive up the cost of energy, desecrate the countryside, kill golden eagles, clear-cut swamp forests in North Carolina, turn grain into motor fuel, so driving up the price of food and killing people, and prevent poor people in Africa getting loans to build coal-fired, cheap power stations instead of inhaling smoke from wood fires cut from virgin forests."
Matt Ridley
Removed 03/09/14

"I dislike appeals to authority on principle, but appeals to authority in climate science are especially absurd, given that the authorities are so laughably unauthoritative."

Mark Steyn,
Removed 02/10/14

'“things are, in fact, more complicated than we thought.”
If you’re a climate scientist, remember this well. It is your “get-out” clause.'
Blog comment by 'Anything is possible':
Removed 23/11/14

'The core alarmist proponents only comprise a few dozen, mostly third-rate, academics whose scientific reputations are minimal outside of climate alarmism. They co-opted the niche, little known interdisciplinary field of climatology, proclaimed themselves to be the world authorities, declared a global crisis, received lavish funding to research it and gained global attention. They have been aided and abetted by sundry fellow travelers who see advantage for various other agendas.'
Removed 06/01/2015

'The global warming hypothesis was a godsend to the New Left. It provided a means of attacking industry and capitalism through the one great essential to modern life, energy. Anyone who questioned the dogma was subject to insults and threats, including the appalling crudity and tastelessness of being likened to the holocaust deniers.'   John Brignell, 2008
Removed 10/10/2015

'A vociferous belief in the danger of climate change may be a marker for a shallow thinker.  It doesn't take a lot of research to realize that the "we are doomed by climate change" story is full of holes.'
Norman Rogers,
Removed c. 5/11/2015

'Now, when will the BBC or the Met Office ever admit that the mainstream science [ ... ] shows just how very little anthropogenic warming we should expect this century?
And when will the nations of the Earth realize they have been fooled by a small clique of well-placed, extravagantly-funded, powerfully-protected fraudsters surrounded by a host of useful idiots?'

'When I ask them what they want, a typical response is “radical transformation of the economy” to reduce income inequality, racism and sexism and, of course, to end climate change. Government will command these changes to achieve this transformation. These are young Stalinists who are willing to suspend almost every basic freedom and civil liberty for “the greater good.'
Stephen Moore,
Removed 10/12/15

'There’s something Eric Hoffer said: “Intellectuals cannot operate at room temperature.” There always has to be a crisis–some terrible reason why their superior wisdom and virtue must be imposed on the unthinking masses. It doesn’t matter what the crisis is. A hundred years ago it was eugenics. At the time of the first Earth Day a generation ago, the big scare was global cooling, a big ice age. They go from one to the other. It meets their psychological needs and gives them a reason for exercising their power.'
Thomas Sowell,
Removed 31/12/2015

'I have come from the high-level musings of one observer of modern climate scientists, through to the unpleasant ground-truth of what has been undertaken in their name. The Delingpole Conjectures do seem worthy of further investigation.' JS
Removed 07/03/2016

'Millions die worldwide every year because they do not have cheap, clean, continuous, low-tech, coal-fired electricity, to replace the wood, grass and animal dung fires they must use to cook their food and heat their homes. Given the growing and flagrant discrepancies between prediction and observation that we have revealed here for the first time, the moral case for defunding the profiteers of climate doom and redeploying the money to give coal-fired light and heat to the world's poorest people is overwhelming.
We are killing millions of parents and children today, based on a scientifically baseless goal of saving thousands who are not at risk "the day after tomorrow." '
Monckton, Soon, and Legates.  2016.
Removed 17/03/2016

"What I really should have said is that these [alarmist climate scientists] are a bunch of lying, cheating, scum-sucking, bottom-feeding, third-rate tosspots who don’t even deserve the name “scientists” because what they practise isn’t really science but data-fiddling, cherry-picking, grant-troughing, activism-driven propaganda."

Thus, every IPCC report can be compared to a garbage bin in a public square: delicious leftovers from good restaurants are thrown together with rotten fruits and sprinkled liberally with bird feces. One might take a look at the bin to see what sort of food is served in a nearby restaurant, but eating from the trash is not advisable. Some distinguished scientists contributed to the IPCC reports, especially the WGI, but their work lost all value when it was mixed with alarmist viewpoints.
Ari Halperin,
Removed 01/04/2016

'The Climate activist appeal to reason has failed – their evidence sucks, their models don’t work, public interest is plummeting, and their habit of calling people names, when their shoddy science is questioned, is starting to wear thin. The obvious, if audacious solution – roll back the clock, and restore the Dark Age of unquestioning obedience to arbitrary authority.'
Eric Worral,
Removed: 12/04/2016

'After a couple of decades in the fight, we’ve hung on in through the bad old days and are not just still in it, but are finally gaining substantial ground. We’ve got some real rather than cardboard heroes in our ranks. Pick a reputation you like or a person; Lindzen, Moore, Steyn, Vahrenholt, Ridley, Soon, Montford, Curry, Bellamy, Nova, Dyson, Watts, Bengtsson and Verdier, to name but a few.'

Removed 08 May 2016

'I must say, I find the green obsession with frightening the kids with apocalyptic fairy tales, dressed up as predictions, a little disturbing. '

Eric Worrall
Removed 20 Sep 2016

Why is there so much preoccupation with atmospheric CO2 concentrations and reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions when it is well documented in the peer-reviewed scientific literature that the CO2 contribution to the overall greenhouse effect is so weak that it can be easily supplanted by small changes in clouds and water vapor, or natural climate-changing constituents?
Removed 25/12/2016

"What historians will definitely wonder about in future centuries is how deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda, actually enabled a coalition of powerful special interests to convince nearly everyone in the world that CO2 from human industry was a dangerous, planet-destroying toxin. It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world - that CO2, the life of plants, was considered for a time to be a deadly poison. "
Richard Lindzen, 2008
Removed 10/01/2017

In my opinion this entire sorry episode goes straight to the heart of the difference between the way alarmists like Williamson see the world, and the way normal people view the world. Alarmists seem to want their models, theories and opinions to be accepted as established fact. But the reality is their shaky theories are full of poorly supported conjecture and extrapolation.
Eric Worrall on WUWT, quoted by Dellers who has criticised Williamson's facile alarmism:
Removed 06/02/2017

The best part about all of this is that in the time since President Trump's election the voices of climate alarm have reached entirely new levels of hysteria. It's just that it seems that they aren't scaring anybody any more.

Candidate quotes
'Computer modelling of the earth's climate is a valid activity carried out in private between consenting adults who understand its considerable limitations.  Using it to scare the human race into believing they or their children are in danger of drowning as a result of their own modern lifestyles is criminal.  Ironically, the climate science industry is largely populated by individuals who are in it precisely in order to fund their own modern lifestyles.'
esmiff, in a comment here:

'First, the non-climatic effects of carbon dioxide are dominant over the climatic effects and are overwhelmingly beneficial. Second, the climatic effects observed in the real world are much less damaging than the effects predicted by the climate models, and have also been frequently beneficial.'
Freeman Dyson,
in Foreword to

'Ever notice how actual climate results are never part of the claimed benefits of green energy? Measures of success are always carbon emissions reduced, houses powered, kilowatts generated, and carbon credits purchased. No one ever talks about actual reductions in temperature or about droughts, floods, or hurricanes to be averted by using renewable energy. Adoption of green policies is as hollow as building a hospital and never curing a patient or raising an army and never taking a hill.'
Steve Goreham 'The climate change debate is being dominated not by scientists, but by pseudo-scientist ideology-driven zealots. They approach it backward, with a conclusion firmly in mind. Whatever they can contort into supporting the hypothesis, they keep. All else they often reject or downplay. The facts are made submissive to the conclusion.'
Jeremiah Jacques

'Finally, it is essential that intellectual integrity be restored to the scientific profession. Too much money has been devoted to funding global warming scientists, who have depended for their livelihood on a high level of public and political anxiety about global warming, and have hence tended to suppress the evidence against the popular hysteria. .... Enlightenment standards of scientific integrity have been subverted by government cash and media hysteria. For the sake of all our futures this must never be allowed to happen again.'
Martin Hutchinson,

"The statistical methods used in the paper are so bad as to merit use in a class on how not to do applied statistics.
All this paper demonstrates is that climate scientists should take some basic courses in statistics and Nature should get some competent referees."

"Personally I’ve always wondered if there is a correspondence between promotion of green ideas, and poor life choices made by far too many of our children – if you tell a child they have no future, that the world is about to be destroyed, that its all their parent’s fault, and that there is nothing they can do about it, don’t expect them to be enthusiastic about doing their homework."
Eric Worrall,

"The origins of warmism lie in a cocktail of ideas which includes anti-industrial nature worship, post-colonial guilt, a post-Enlightenment belief in scientists as a new priesthood of the truth, a hatred of population growth, a revulsion against the widespread increase in wealth and a belief in world government."
Charles Moore

"Thanks to climate change scams, swine flu and a whole host of own-goals, the status of the white-coated prima donnas and narcissists has never been lower in the public esteem. It was Rush Limbaugh, of all unlikely candidates, who at the height of the Climategate exposé made the thoughtful point that more than climate was at stake: the credibility of the entire scientific community was collapsing. He was right. After a period of priest-like authority, the pointy-heads in lab coats have re-assumed the role of mad cranks they enjoyed from the days of Frankenstein to boys’ comics in the 1950s."
Gerald Warner

"Climate Change. A term, which attempts to take the natural weather pattern and attribute it to the activities of humans. Heavily adopted recently for use to promote cave living, the idea that humans are a noxious virus on planet Earth, and the practice of greater separation between the rich and the poor. " One of the definitions of 'climate change' in the Urban Dictionary (

"A senior Australian police officer specializing in organised-crime frauds tells me the pattern of fraud on the part of a handful of climate scientists may yet lead to prosecutions.
When the cell door slams on the first bad scientist, the rest will scuttle for cover. Only then will the climate scare – mankind’s strangest and costliest intellectual aberration – be truly over."
Christopher Monckton, early in 2013 (

 "Every year climate science seems to get less sure until I want to shout 'Just vanish back into obscurity until you've got a handle on this mess! Go on, go to your room and don't come out till your predictions last longer than it takes the ink to dry on them.' "
Jun 29, 2013  Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

"There’s a line of dialogue in the original Terminator movie, where Kyle Reese is trying to get Sarah Connor to get her head right about what she’s up against. It’s very appropriate when dealing with a dedicated climate activist. “Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.”
That’s all you need to know about them, and after that, the only thing remaining is to figure out is how to beat them."  - Pointman,

"Misleading public claims. An over-hyped press release. A paper which neglects to include materially relevant and contradictory information central to its core argument. All in all, just a normal day in climate science!"
Roger Pielke Jnr in connection with junk promoted by Munich Re - arch-exploiters of climate scaremongering.

"Expensive energy is not a good thing for anyone, wealthy or poor. And in particular, more expensive energy condemns the poor to lives of increased misery and privation ... So I’m sorry, but I am totally unwilling to trade inexpensive energy today, which is the real actual salvation of the poor today, for some imagined possible slight reduction in the temperature fifty years from now." 
Willis Eschenbach,

"The blind adherence to the harebrained idea that climate models can generate "realistic"
simulations of climate is the principal reason why I remain a climate skeptic. From my
background in turbulence I look forward with grim anticipation to the day that climate
models will run with a horizontal resolution of less than a kilometer. The horrible
predictability problems of turbulent flows then will descend on climate science with a

Henk Tennekes,

"Rig public enquiries, hound blameless people out of their jobs, breach Freedom of Information laws, abuse the scientific method, lie, threaten, bribe, cheat, adopt nakedly political positions in taxpayer-funded academic and advisory posts that ought to be strictly neutral, trample on property rights, destroy rainforests, drive up food prices (causing unrest in the Middle East and starvation in the Third World), raise taxes, remove personal freedoms, artificially raise energy prices, featherbed rent-seekers, blight landscapes, deceive voters, twist evidence, force everyone to use expensive, dim light bulbs, frighten schoolchildren, bully adults, increase unemployment, destroy democratic accountability, take control of global governance and impose a New World Order."
James Delingpole, 'Watermelons' (quoted here:

“There is currently no evidence that increased human-based emissions of carbon dioxide or other “greenhouse gases” have any measurable effect on the climate. This view is based upon my experience as an expert reviewer of all of the Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate and an intimate knowledge of everything in them.”

These are not great souls who alert us to troubles but tiny minds who wish us suffering if we have the presumption to refuse to listen to them”

“A Ph.D in education is 'a valid marker' of left wing ideology in education these days. Anyone wishing to educate children rather than indoctrinate them and kibosh their chances in life should steer clear of any state validated educational qualification as the left has a stranglehold on content and delivery.” - “Teacher,’ commenting at the Spectator
“The science is in, the truth is out, the models are off, green investments are down, Al Gore is through, the game is up and the scare is over.” 
Viscount Monckton in Gibraltar,