Alan Carlin: When will the Trump Administration finally confront the CIC?

Posted: February 24, 2019 by oldbrew in climate, government, greenblob, opinion
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Photosynthesis: nature requires carbon dioxide

The absurdity of a ruling that vital trace gas carbon dioxide is a ‘pollutant’ has been allowed to stand for far too long. What would nature say? (see graphic)

I have advocated independent review of climate science by the Trump Administration over the last few years, most recently here, writes Alan Carlin.

The best way to do this is a formal reevaluation and rejection of the Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding (EF) issued by the Obama US Environmental Protection Agency in 2009. This might lead to real action–rejection of the EF.

The Trump Administration has scaled back EPA’s climate-related regulations, but been careful not to formally reevaluate EF or attack climate alarmist “science.”

Until the EF is formally reevaluated and rejected, EPA is in legal jeopardy of being forced to implement various attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions despite its dubious benefits.

There have been various attempts to carry out reviews that might question climate alarmism, but no serious review has been undertaken to date by the Trump Administration.

This week a new effort [Talkshop link] has been rumored to be undertaken on a portion of climate alarmist science, namely the impact of alleged climate change on national security. This would be in the form of a review by a Presidential panel or committee.

Only one definite member of the panel has been mentioned, Dr. William Happer, who was rumored to be the chairman. The CIC immediately howled bloody murder against Dr. Happer, despite his long and distinguished service in the academic and governmental worlds.

Continued here.

  1. oldbrew says:


    Today, the average rate of energy capture by photosynthesis globally is approximately 130 terawatts, which is about eight times the current power consumption of human civilization. Photosynthetic organisms also convert around 100–115 billion tonnes (91-104 petagrams) of carbon into biomass per year.
    – – –
    Not bad for a pollutant 😂

  2. stpaulchuck says:

    CO2 is plant food.

    somehow I don’t feel endangered by plant food

  3. oldbrew says:

    Chuck – indeed…

  4. Adam Gallon says:

    Their won’t be a reassessment, too much money & political capital at stake.
    We’re seeing the car industry gearing itself up for mass-production of EVs, countries & cities getting enhanced tax revenue from CO2 production sources & subsidising jobs in the “Green” industries, thus keeping unemployment figures down.
    Once one major country breaks the circle, the rest will be forced follow.

  5. oldbrew says:

    ALERT: Days of no federal challenge to Climate Bullsh*t Coming to an end! ‘Trump admin. planning to create ad hoc group of fed scientists to reassess & counter govt conclusions on climate change’

    The National Security Council (NSC) initiative would feature scientists who challenge the seriousness of climate change and the degree to which humans are the cause of climate problems, three unidentified administration officials told the Post.

    The Post reported that the plan was discussed by administration officials on Friday in the White House Situation Room.
    – – –
    The linked story is from the Washington Post which refers to Dr Will Happer as a ‘climate denier’. School playground stuff, but that’s the level they stoop to with climate-related stories 😐

  6. oldbrew says:

    February 24, 2019
    Climate Science, Red in Tooth and Claw: Yapping Hyenas Attack a Lion

    The Trump administration is thinking of forming a “Presidential Committee on Climate Security.” The press has been told to direct questions to Dr. Happer. That is enough to bring out the climate hyenas. They can’t stand the thought that Trump might have some solid scientific advice concerning climate change. The hyenas are running an all-out attack against Dr. Happer.

    Following Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, the camp followers of the global warming industry try to create polarization. In a Time magazine article, a former admiral says Happer is a fringe figure. A climate scientist at Georgia Tech says Happer has “false, unscientific notions.” We are reassured that the global warming scare is absolutely solid science, as everyone except climate deniers knows.

    What everyone may not know is that climate science is an industry, and the product is the global warming scare. If the global warming scare is discredited, the huge industry will collapse.

    Read more:

  7. A C Osborn says:

    Adam Gallon says: February 25, 2019 at 8:44 am

    “We’re seeing the car industry gearing itself up for mass-production of EVs”
    But not so much in the USA, the Chevy Volt has been discontinued, the Yanks want SUVs not EVs.

  8. oldbrew says:

  9. oldbrew says:

    Exchange with Professor Happer Princeton
    Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:43 AM
    To: William Happer
    \Subject: Climate Forecasting
    Dr Norman Page Houston

    On 2/6/2018 9:21 AM,
    William Happer wrote: Dear Norman, We clearly agree that establishment climate models don’t work. I hope we can help to stop ruinous policy decisions based on these flawed models. Best wishes, Will
    – – –
    Happer: ‘Low levels of CO2…there is no emergency’…

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