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Climate Misinformer: Dana Rohrabacher

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Quotes by Dana Rohrabacher

Climate Myth What the Science Says
"The truth is that CO2 is not a pollutant. "
8 December 2011 (Source)

Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as an air pollutant

"the effect of CO2 on climate is less than previously thought"
8 December 2011 (Source)
Net positive feedback is confirmed by many different lines of evidence.
"I am speaking, of course, about Climate Gate...The unauthorized release of those internal memos, exposed the shenanigans of the man-made global warming alarmists, and the crime being committed against science and the public. "
8 December 2011 (Source)
A number of investigations have cleared scientists of any wrongdoing in the media-hyped email incident.
"the polar bears are not becoming extinct"
8 December 2011 (Source)
Polar bears are in danger of extinction as well as many other species.
"the much touted melting in the ice caps has now reversed itself the last few years"
8 December 2011 (Source)
Thick arctic sea ice is in rapid retreat.
"the words “Climate Change” have replaced Global Warming. "
8 December 2011 (Source)

'Global warming' and 'climate change' mean different things and have both been used for decades.

"the NOAA National Climatic Data Center shows that ground surface temperatures have flattened out and there hasn’t been any net warming since 1998; and the RSS Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) operating on NOAA satellites, show a net cooling since 1998"
8 December 2011 (Source)
For global records, 2010 is the hottest year on record, tied with 2005.
"the earth quit warming and now may be in a cooling cycle."
8 December 2011 (Source)
The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record.
"about nine years ago, even as more CO2 was being pumped into the air, the earth quit warming"
8 December 2011 (Source)

Global temperature is still rising and 2010 was the hottest recorded.

"As Nicolas Caillon pointed out in Science Magazine in 2003, “the CO2 increase lagged Antarctic deglacial warming by 800 ± 200 years.” So the heating came first, and then the CO2 increased, not the other way around. Yes, when the earth heats up, there is more CO2."
8 December 2011 (Source)
CO2 didn't initiate warming from past ice ages but it did amplify the warming.
"The alarmists have reported over and over again, the Earth is dramatically heating up. Look close at what date was picked as the baseline for comparing temperatures. It is 1850, the end of a 500 year decline in the Earth’s temperatures – the Little Ice Age."
8 December 2011 (Source)

Scientists have determined that the factors which caused the Little Ice Age cooling are not currently causing global warming

"the opposition to the man-made global warming theory is now evident and won’t be ignored. There have been major conferences, here in Washington and at other locations around the nation, with hundreds of prominent members of the scientific community. Individuals, many of whom are renowned scientists, Ph.D.’s, and heads of major university science departments, including a few Nobel Prize winners, have stepped up and spoken out."
8 December 2011 (Source)
97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.
"Well, this is a battle for truth and we are up against a political machine yelling CASE CLOSED"
8 December 2011 (Source)
That human CO2 is causing global warming is known with high certainty & confirmed by observations.
"for the past thirty years the alarmists have been spouting “Chicken Little” climate science. "
8 December 2011 (Source)

Numerous papers have documented how IPCC predictions are more likely to underestimate the climate response.

"Frankly, I believe CO2 is so irrelevant that it should not be the focus of air standards and regulations. Other gases, like NOX, which are damaging to human health should be a much higher priority. It’s global pollution, not global warming, that we should be concerned about."
8 December 2011 (Source)

Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as an air pollutant

"It’s global pollution, not global warming, that we should be concerned about. Not making this distinction has cost us billions, maybe more."
8 December 2011 (Source)

The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.

"The temperature of the planet isn’t man-made, and we can’t do anything about it. "
8 December 2011 (Source)
Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.
"CO2 is less than one half of one tenth of one percent of the atmosphere, and human kind’s contribution to that represents a small fraction of that one half of one tenth of one percent. To say it is miniscule is not small enough. It’s microscopic."
8 December 2011 (Source)
Many substances are dangerous even in trace amounts; what really matters is the total amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
"We also believe man-made CO2 buildup may have a minor impact. "
8 December 2011 (Source)
The strong CO2 effect has been observed by many different measurements.
"skeptics, like me, believe solar activity, or the Sun, is the major factor in creating the Earth’s climate cycles, including the one we’re currently in."
8 December 2011 (Source)

In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions

"there were very few, if any, human beings around a million years ago, but there were climate cycles."
8 December 2011 (Source)
No known natural forcing fits the fingerprints of observed warming except anthropogenic greenhouse gases.
"So how about those ice caps on Mars that seem to expand and recede mirroring our own polar ice caps? Doesn’t that point to the Sun rather than human activity?"
8 December 2011 (Source)

In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions

"So how about those ice caps on Mars that seem to expand and recede mirroring our own polar ice caps? "
8 December 2011 (Source)
Mars is not warming globally.
"Prominent scientists who have been skeptical with the claims of man-made Global Warming have themselves been cut from research grants, and obstructed when trying to publish peer reviewed dissenting opinions."
8 December 2011 (Source)

Official records, Editors and emails suggest CRU scientists acted in the spirit if not the letter of IPCC rules.

"The general public and decision makers for decades have been inundated with phony science, altered numbers, and outright fraud. "
8 December 2011 (Source)
A number of investigations have cleared scientists of any wrongdoing in the media-hyped email incident.
"as the crusade against Man-made Global Warming grows in power, more evidence surfaces every day that the scientific theory, on which the alarmists base their crusade, is totally bogus. "
8 December 2011 (Source)
Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.
"In my lifetime there’s been no greater example of this threat...than the insidious coalition of research science and political largess, a coalition that has conducted an unrelenting crusade to convince the American People that their health and safety, and yes the very survival of our planet, is at risk due to man-made global warming. The purpose of this greatest of all propaganda campaigns is to enlist public support for, if not just acquiescence to, dramatic mandated change of our society, and to our way of life."
8 December 2011 (Source)
Negative impacts of global warming on agriculture, health & environment far outweigh any positives.
"There was a period that we call this 'Medieval Warming Period...and it was warmer then"
31 March 2011 (Source)
Globally averaged temperature now is higher than global temperature in medieval times.
"There was a period that we call this 'Medieval Warming Period', is there any suggestion that that was caused by an increased level of CO2, especially by human beings, and if not...and it was warmer then, how can we then say scientifically that today's cycle that seems to be a little bit warming anyway, was caused by CO2?"
31 March 2011 (Source)
Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing.
"Do you believe the Sun and natural causes may have more to do with cycles the Earth is going through, including the current one, than mankind's use of fossil fuel?"
31 March 2011 (Source)
No known natural forcing fits the fingerprints of observed warming except anthropogenic greenhouse gases.
"Do you believe the Sun and natural causes may have more to do with cycles the Earth is going through, including the current one, than mankind's use of fossil fuel?"
31 March 2011 (Source)

In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions

"the phrase "case closed"...is nothing more than an attempt to shut off debate and honest discussion"
31 March 2011 (Source)
That human CO2 is causing global warming is known with high certainty & confirmed by observations.
"this old world has had many cycles of warming and cooling, influenced by solar activity, volcanoes, even forest fires and many other natural factors....We need not fear the thunder, and we need not fear climate cycles."
18 March 2009 (Source)
Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing.
"Carbon dioxide is....being portrayed as a pollutant; in fact, it makes things grow, and it is not toxic to humans."
18 March 2009 (Source)

Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as an air pollutant

"That explains why one sees similar temperature cycles on Mars and Jupiter to the cycles here on our planet. That's why ice caps on those planets, like ours, expand and contract. It's the Sun stupid."
18 March 2009 (Source)
Mars and Jupiter are not warming, and anyway the sun has recently been cooling slightly.
"So what causes the Earth's warming and cooling cycles? How about Sun spots? Yes – solar activity."
18 March 2009 (Source)

In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions

"So this is the challenge, many prominent scientists, including the head of the Russian Academy of Science, who I recently met, are now confirming that a rise in CO2 comes after global temperature increases, not before."
18 March 2009 (Source)
CO2 didn't initiate warming from past ice ages but it did amplify the warming.
"Can one huge volcano spew more CO2 into the atmosphere than all the people? Yes, but it's still our fault."
18 March 2009 (Source)
Humans emit 100 times more CO2 than volcanoes.
"although mankind is responsible for significantly less than 10% of all CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere, we are told climate change is still our fault."
18 March 2009 (Source)
The natural cycle adds and removes CO2 to keep a balance; humans add extra CO2 without removing any.
"The words "climate change" have now replaced the words "global warming." Get that? Every time you hear it the words "climate change," it is evidence of error r deceit on the part of the radical environmentalists. So no matter what happens now that "climate change" has replaced global warming, whether it's hotter or cooler, it can be presented as further verification of human caused change."
18 March 2009 (Source)

'Global warming' and 'climate change' mean different things and have both been used for decades.

"Yes, of the 13-odd populations of polar bears, there are perhaps one or two that are in decline, but all the rest of the polar bear populations are expanding."
18 March 2009 (Source)
Polar bears are in danger of extinction as well as many other species.
"In the Arctic, of course, we do recognize there has been some rise in temperatures, likely due to ocean currents that have changed in the last few years and, emphatically, not due to CO2 that comes from somebody's SUV."
18 March 2009 (Source)
Thick arctic sea ice is undergoing a rapid retreat.
"The Arctic is, in fact, returning to temperature levels of teh 1940s."
18 March 2009 (Source)

The actual data show high northern latitudes are warmer today than in 1940.

"in the Antarctic, where the penguins are, there is a buildup of ice."
18 March 2009 (Source)
Satellites measure Antarctica losing land ice at an accelerating rate.
"No weather or climate model has ever been accurate as what the alarmists would have us believe."
18 March 2009 (Source)
Weather and climate are different; climate predictions do not need weather detail.
"climate modeling, which is the basis of almost all the alarmist predictions, it not an exact science."
18 March 2009 (Source)
Models successfully reproduce temperatures since 1900 globally, by land, in the air and the ocean.
"Mr. Hansen said the temperatures would rise by a third of a degree just a little over a decade ago. And the answer is that the predictions have turned out to be dramatically wrong. Temperatures during that decade rose only one-third of what was predicted by Hansen."
18 March 2009 (Source)

Jim Hansen had several possible scenarios; his mid-level scenario B was right.

"1850 marked the bottom of a 500 year decline in the earth's temperature. Yes, it was a cycle trending down, and then it started trending up."
18 March 2009 (Source)

Scientists have determined that the factors which caused the Little Ice Age cooling are not currently causing global warming

"The cap-and-trade legislation now being considered in Washington would cost American industry 600 billion dollars. This of course will simply be passed onto consumers in the price of the goods we purchase."
18 March 2009 (Source)

The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.

"It is not only NOT getting warmer, hurricanes are at a 30-year low."
18 March 2009 (Source)
There is increasing evidence that hurricanes are getting stronger due to global warming.
"there is no consensus. Yet we are bombarded by radical environmentalists, and the media hype, with the common refrain "Case Closed: Global warming is real.""
18 March 2009 (Source)
97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.
"the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicince, the OISM, released the names of some 31,478 scientists who signed a petition rejecting the claims of human-cased global warming."
18 March 2009 (Source)
The 'OISM petition' was signed by only a few climatologists.
"it has not been getting warmer for 8 years now, and it is hard for everybody to ignore that fact, especially as more and more scientists are pointing this out."
18 March 2009 (Source)

Global temperature is still rising and 2010 was the hottest recorded.

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