In the year 2000, the U.S. government's Global Change Research Program produced the first in a series of National Climate Assessments that made a number of projections based on computer models it insisted were ready for prime time. But as Dr. John Robson explains in this Climate Discussion Nexus "Crystal Ball" video, including an interview with Dr. Pat Michaels, the models were already known to be worse than random when they examined past temperatures and their predictions, predictably, were worse than a con toss. Which didn't stand in the way of their bureaucratic empire-building.

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Dr. John Robson comments on key items from the latest Climate Discussion Nexus

The alarming recommendation not to park your perfectly safe EV near anything you value, moving on to the supposed hottest summer ever in the US, disgusting claims of climate-driven polar bear inbreeding and cannibalism, more on the futility of woke capitalism, Greenland not melting, the IPCC agreeing with us about the Tropical Troposphere and from CO2Science.org, CO2 perking up Brazilian ginseng.

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Do wind turbines and solar farms hold the keys to saving the environment? Michael Shellenberger, founder of Environmental Progress and noted climate activist, used to think so. Now he’s not so sure. He explains why in this important video.

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Dr. John Robson comments on key items from the latest Climate Discussion Nexus weekly "Wednesday Wakeup" newsletter (https://climatediscussionnexus.com/ne...), starting with the vultures swooping to blame Hurricane Ida on climate change with very shaky factual backing and moving on to their insistence that all bad weather is caused by warming but that no good weather is, which takes us to the evidence that the Little Ice Age saw much worse storms than the Medieval Warm Period. We also discuss the California Coastal Commission's hallucination of fast-rising seas, continue Ross McKitrick's look at Steven Koonin's Unsettled, what the new UN IPCC report really said about streamflow deficit drought, and bring more CO2Science.org soybeans.

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Dr. John Robson comments on key items from the latest Climate Discussion Nexus weekly "Wednesday Wakeup" newsletter (https://climatediscussionnexus.com/ne...), starting with the fact that the vanishing Arctic ice seems to be unvanishing, moving on to the billions of sea stars not killed by climate change, the ongoing crisis in peer review and more of McKitrick on Koonin plus what the new UN IPCC report really said about rain, snow and drought.

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“If you make your graph tall enough and you cherry-pick a particular period of time, you can make anything look scary. It’s really what they don’t show you,” says longtime environmental activist Michael Shellenberger.

Shellenberger is the founder and president of the nonprofit Environmental Progress and the author of “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All.”

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Dr. John Robson comments on key items from the latest Climate Discussion Nexus weekly "Wednesday Wakeup" newsletter (Sign Up For 'Climate Discussion Nexus Newsletters'), including supposedly once-a-millennium floods in Europe, talk about climate instead of action on weather, temperature trends, species distribution, and more on Steven Koonin's Unsettled, plus CO2 and food security.

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For nearly half a century the climate computer models have said that if you want to see warming, look at the "Tropical Troposphere," the portion of the atmosphere above the very bottom but below the stratosphere, and the part of it over the tropics. But as Dr. John Robson explains in this Climate Discussion Nexus "Crystal Ball" video, actual measurements, by balloons and satellites, consistently show there's far less warming there than predicted. And while activist scientists say never mind the data, the theory must be right, we say if the facts don't fit the prediction, the hypothesis is refuted.

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Dr. John Robson comments on key items from the latest Climate Discussion Nexus weekly "Wednesday Wakeup" newsletter (https://climatediscussionnexus.com/ne...), including claims of the end of summer as a pleasant season, an Earth so hot it's cold, how high carbon taxes on fuel should be, a woke fashion industry and another instalment on Steven Koonin's Unsettled.

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