President Obama: We led with historic investments in growing industries like wind and solar that created a steady stream of new jobs. We set the first-ever nationwide standards to limit the amount of carbon pollution that power plants can dump into the air. Note: The world will see how President Obama's claims and actions play out in the future. It is very important for all countries to reduce air, water and land pollution, respect the environment and protect biodiversity. EFN-USA does not consider CO2 to be a pollutant anywhere near these concentrations. It is essential for life.
Barack Obama, President of the United States: A sweeping global agreement to combat climate change by shifting the world economy away from fossil fuels will take force next month after passing a threshold for ratification on Wednesday with support from European nations. President Obama, speaking from the Rose Garden, called the "Paris Agreement" potentially a "turning point" for our planet. "This gives us the best possible shot to save the one planet we've got," Obama said.
Willis Eschenbach: James Hansen is the NASA scientist who is leading the charge to stop all forms of cheap energy. Coal is bad. He calls trains of coal “death trains”. He wants to deny cheap energy to all of those folks in the bottom half. He wants to deny access to cheap energy to everyone, but where it hurts is the bottom half. For example, the World Bank and other international funding agencies, at the urging of people like Hansen, have been turning down loans for coal plants in developing countries.
Al Gore, Megan Toombs, Cornwall Alliance: As a forest fire burns miles of land, and leaves many families homeless, Al Gore has claimed it’s all due to global warming. Apparently he didn’t get the notice that it is in fact due to human causes, but not the cause he so adamantly promotes. The arsonist, Damian Pashilk, was arrested and arraigned on 17 counts of arson.
Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller News Foundation: Joe Romm, a climate scientist and writer for the liberal blog ThinkProgress, wrote an article arguing the so-called “Brexit” and the rise of GOP candidate Donald Trump are driven by global warming. Secretary of State John Kerry is quoted as saying, "Either the world works together to keep total warming well below 2°C — or our disunity leads to catastrophic warming and further global disunity not seen since the fall of the Tower of Babel.”
Tony Heller reviews Jim Hansen's predictions for Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming aka Climate Change. This climate scientist appears to be making predictions based on computer models that contain assumptions that don't represent the full picture nor reality.
President Barack Obama, John Holdren, Director of Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology - The White House said that heat wave deaths in the U.S. could worsen by 2030 due to climate change, killing over 10,000 in a single summer. John Holdren, Obama's senior science adviser, said steps the world agreed to in Paris last year to curb emissions through 2030 can help fight the risks to health. "We will need a big encore after 2030 ... in order to avoid the bulk of the worst impacts described in this report," he said.
S. Fred Singer, Ph.D. in physics is an atmospheric and space physicist. He founded the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). He served as professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia (1971–94). In his State-of-the-Union address, president Obama again confirmed that “saving the climate” remains one of his top priorities.
Statement by Former Vice President Al Gore on the Paris Agreement Reached at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21). "Today, the nations of the world concluded a bold and historic agreement, clearly demonstrating that the global community is speaking with one voice to solve the climate crisis."
James Hansen former NASA scientist, considered the father of global awareness of climate change, commenting on COP21 in Paris: "It’s a fraud really, a fake,” .. ... “It’s just bull .. .. for them to say: ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s just worthless words. There is no action, just promises. As long as fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.”