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Environment Videos - ICCC-14 Preview, Ep. 6: Patrick Michaels - Climate Models vs. Reality

ICCC-14 Preview, Ep. 6: Patrick Michaels - Climate Models vs. Reality
1:30:09
August 4, 2021
As The Heartland Institute is getting ready for our big climate conference in Las Vegas October 15-17 (ICCC-14), we wanted to offer you some sneak previews of what the program will look like. And how better to do that than to invite our speakers to give previews of the presentations they are preparing? In our sixth in this series, join us LIVE on YouTube Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. CT) as Dr. Patrick Michaels, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the CO2 Coalition, gives a sneak peek of his Las Vegas presentation. In this preview, Michaels will discuss "Climate Models vs. Reality." ABOUT PATRICK MICHAELS' PRESENTATION Even the legacy mega journals, such as Nature and, more recently, Science, are now carrying articles documenting that the newest generation of climate models, known as CMIP-6, are generally supplied with the wrong input data, with completely unrealistic future emission levels. As a result, they are predicting far too much warming for recent and future decades. Further, even with better input, the models continue to overpredict warming. The same recent Science article dramatically exaggerated observed temperature changes in the past decade. In reality, we inhabit a modestly warming planet, where the causes are a mix of internal and human-related inputs. But the greening of the earth, which is especially concentrated over the world’s tropical rainforests and high-latitude land areas of the Northern Hemisphere, is almost entirely of human origin. There is also little credible evidence for increasingly violent weather, and much more evidence that increasing weather damages are a result of rising property values and population density, especially in highly desired coastal regions. Learn more about the conference at this link. https://climateconference.heartland.org/

1:02:23
October 14, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 316 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the Huffington Post’s attempt to cancel Heartland’s climate conference, Google’s move to demonetize climate “disinfo,” and the global supply chains breaking down. OPENING CHIT CHAT 14th International Conference on Climate Change https://climateconference.heartland.org/ Huffington Post - Caesars Palace to Host 3-Day Climate Denier Conference https://www.yahoo.com/now/caesars-palace-host-3-day-214550402.html GOOGLE BLACKLISTS HEARTLAND Google, YouTube to prohibit ads and monetization on climate denial content https://www.axios.com/google-youtube-climate-change-734f2b05-40e2-4e05-9100-39de589b3b0a.html Climate Depot – Democrats pressure Google to censor climate skeptics on YouTube (January 2020) https://www.climatedepot.com/2020/01/28/democrats-pressure-google-to-censor-climate-skeptics-on-youtube-demands-youtube-stop-the-spread-of-dangerous-climate-misinformation/ GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS BREAKING DOWN CNBC – Lebanon suffers 24-hour blackout, food poisoning, business closures amid fuel crisis https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/11/lebanon-suffers-24-hour-blackout-food-poisoning-business-closures-amid-fuel-crisis.html CNN – The global supply chain nightmare is about to get worse https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/12/business/global-supply-chain-nightmare/index.html Reuters – ‘There will be things that people can’t get,’ at Christmas, White House warns https://www.reuters.com/world/us/americans-may-not-get-some-christmas-treats-white-house-officials-warn-2021-10-12/ CNBC – Consumer prices rise more than expected as energy costs surge https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/13/the-consumer-price-index-rose-5point4percent-year-over-year-in-september-vs-5point3percent-estimate.html [Please subscribe to the Heartland Daily Podcast for free on iTunes at this link.]
 
8:37
September 23, 2021
Now that it's an irrefutable fact that polar bear populations are increasing, climate alarmists have picked a new story for their poster child ... err ... bear.
 
1:35:28
September 23, 2021
The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 313 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week, the ITT crew talks about the painfully unfunny lineup of late night talk shows and their recent “Climate Night.” They discuss the failure of this event and discuss the climate and energy topics they neglected to bring up. OPENING CHIT CHAT The shows have essentially become scripted propaganda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LN1Z2uRGj8 Sometimes they literally have the same script https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HS4EzVaImc Late Night Coordinates for climate action https://twitter.com/colbertlateshow/status/1440415704503635968?s=21 Federalist - ‘Climate Night’ Was Just As Condescendingly Cringey As Expected https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/23/climate-night-was-just-as-condescendingly-cringey-as-expected/ Trevor Noah had Greta Thunberg as a guest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW7NEdT45q0 Washington Post – At U.N., Biden calls for unity in addressing pandemic and climate change https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-at-un-calls-for-unity-in-addressing-the-pandemic-and-climate-change/2021/09/21/6c8c2368-1ac3-11ec-bcb8-0cb135811007_story.html WHAT THE LATE SHOWS WON’T TELL YOU In The Tank ep205 – Wind and Solar Energy Are Terrible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYSXThtRK8c&t=14s Cost compared to reliable energy - https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IER_LCOE2019Final-.pdf “Days of 10-fold increases to efficiency are over” - https://www.manhattan-institute.org/green-energy-revolution-near-impossible Land area and resource usage are high - https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/green-new-deal-renewable-energy-cannot-meet-needs/ Environmentally toxic – waste material - https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/solar/the-mounting-solar-panel-waste-problem/ Curbing CO2 in US will do nothing to reverse global levels – China’s output - https://www.americanexperiment.org/2019/06/china-building-89-shercos-coming-years/ Temp impacts of zero-emissions objective insignificant – AEI GND study = 0.173c by 2100. - http://www.aei.org/spotlight/green-new-deal/ Cost of energy for people - https://bfi.uchicago.edu/wp-content/uploads/BFIEPIC_WP_201962_v3.pdf Reliability - https://www.texaspolicy.com/the-cost-of-renewable-energy-subsidies-in-texas/ Regressive nature of rising energy costs – hurts the poor - https://www.ocregister.com/2018/12/21/californias-energy-mandates-amount-to-state-legislated-energy-poverty/ Climate Change is an excuse for alarmists / Societal change - https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/02/14/the-real-reason-they-hate-nuclear-is-because-it-means-we-dont-need-renewables/#21086894128f Socialism – GND - https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-brief-the-green-new-deal-a-grave-threat-to-the-american-economy-environment-and-freedom WEF - Christine Lagarde on how to address COVID-19, climate change and inequality https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/09/klaus-schwab-christine-lagarde-covid-19-climate-change-inequality/ The Hill - China seeks to extend critical minerals monopoly with help of Taliban https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/572932-china-seeks-to-extend-critical-minerals-monopoly-with-help-of Yahoo Finance – Rare Earth Metals: A Testament to China’s Economic Power https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rare-earth-metals-testament-china-194742145.html [Please subscribe to the Heartland Daily Podcast for free on iTunes at this link.]
 
1:11
September 10, 2021
In the inaugural episode of the Morano Minute, Marc Morano, publisher of the award-winning climate website ClimateDepot.com, explains why the Biden administration smiled during gas shortages and energy price spikes. During his run for president, Joe Biden explicitly stated that fossil fuels have no place under his energy plan. Statements like this highlight how far Biden truly wants to go. Go to https://www.ClimateDepot.com for more.
 
1:49:57
August 20, 2021
Climate alarmists went into a full-court press this week presenting unethical climate lies designed to scare the populace into accepting the mythical climate crisis and its necessary ramp-up of government power. Coffee bean collapse, no more sushi, dead construction workers, and much more! Heartland Institute senior fellow H. Sterling Burnett and Heartland President James Taylor take apart this week's alarmist propaganda push.
 
51:21
August 20, 2021
Heartland Institute Policy Analyst Tim Benson and President James Taylor discuss the latest report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Find out what the report says, what it doesn't say, and the effects, if any, this report will have on policymaking.
 
1:12:56
August 19, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode #308 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew talks about how the UN IPCC climate report quickly left the public discourse, how Biden is taking serious political hits from the unfolding Afghanistan debacle, and how inflation continues to rise in the United States of America. OPENING CHIT CHAT Axios – Biden’s climate communications challenge https://www.axios.com/biden-climate-policy-communications-challenge-ipcc-47ae818b-72bf-4a22-bc51-eb47ee9c2803.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=energy-environment-unclimatereport Heartland Institute (press release) – Heartland Institute Reacts to ‘Alarmist’ UN IPCC Climate Report https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/press-release-heartland-institute-reacts-to-alarmist-un-ipcc-climate-report Heartland Institute (video) – New IPCC Climate Change Report Released – Should We Trust It? https://youtu.be/tog6vDpxbr8 (Oct 15-17) 14th International Conference on Climate Change https://climateconference.heartland.org/ AFGHANISTAN Washington Post – Biden Blames other for swift collapse in Afghanistan defends his decision to withdraw troops https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-afghanistan-speech/2021/08/16/1bdff5e6-feaf-11eb-ba7e-2cf966e88e93_story.html The Atlantic – Biden’s Betrayal of Afghans Will Live in Infamy https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/bidens-betrayal-of-afghans-will-live-in-infamy/619764/ (video) Don Lemon: Biden Can’t Say the ‘Buck Stops with,’ if he won’t blame himself for Afghan Disaster https://news.grabien.com/story-lemon-biden-cant-say-buck-stops-me-if-he-wont-blame-himself CNN – Democrats grapple with Afghanistan fallout afer Biden administration ignored their previous warmings https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/16/politics/democratic-reaction-biden-afghanistan/index.html Reuters – Biden approval drops to lowest of 7-month presidency after Taliban takeover https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-approval-drops-lowest-level-this-year-after-taliban-takeover-2021-08-17/ NYP – Female Kamala Harris Allies Hold ‘Crisis Dinner’ on Veep’s Negative, ‘Sexist’ Press https://nypost.com/2021/08/05/female-kamala-harris-allies-hold-crisis-dinner-on-veeps-negative-sexist-press/ (video) – Biden denies Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is likely https://twitter.com/tHnrrL4w9PmlHAd/status/1427171316919009281 National Review – Biden Took Ownership of the Disastrous Afghanistan Withdrawal Months Ago https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/08/biden-took-ownership-of-the-disastrous-afghanistan-withdrawal-months-ago/ WSJ – Biden Wanted to Leave Afghanistan. He Knew the Risks. https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-wanted-to-leave-afghanistan-he-knew-the-risks-11629214842 INFLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Washington Examiner – July inflation report is bad news for consumers - again https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/july-inflation-report-is-bad-news-for-consumers-again Townhall – As Inflation Concerns Rise, Democrats march Forward with Record Spending Bills https://townhall.com/columnists/christalgo/2021/08/11/as-inflation-concerns-rise-democrats-march-forward-with-record-spending-bills-n2593913/ Washington Times – Democrats unveil largest spending bill in U.S. history https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/9/democrats-unveil-largest-spending-bill-us-history/ The Hill – Biden misunderstands basic economics https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/564567-biden-misunderstands-basic-economics?rnd=1627063566 Please subscribe to the Heartland Daily Podcast for free on iTunes at this link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heartland-daily-podcast/id557620400?mt=2
 
2:30:10
August 19, 2021
In our seventh in this series previewing The Heartland Institute's 14th International Conference on Climate Change -- Oct. 15-17 in Las Vegas -- join us LIVE on YouTube Thursday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET (9:30 a.m. CT) as Derrick Hollie, president of Reaching America, gives a sneak peek of his presentation. In this preview, Hollie will discuss "How Biden’s Energy Policy Harms the Poor." An overwhelming share of the public (81%) believes that it is critical to maintain U.S. energy independence and not rely on foreign oil. Such an agreement is exceedingly rare in a polarized country. It is heartening to see Americans of all political stripes and ideologies embrace energy independence and reject reliance on foreign countries. Unfortunately, the new Biden administration has taken every step imaginable to reduce America’s hard-fought energy independence – from canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, to banning oil and gas exploration everywhere it can. The result of Biden’s “green” energy agenda will be more California-style blackouts and higher prices to heat and cool your home, fill your gas tank, and purchase anything that needs to be shipped by truck (which is just about everything you buy). Derrick Hollie has testified before Congress several times on the need for policies that counter energy policy, one of the least-talked about economic strains on the poorest Americans. Learn more about the conference (including ticket information) here: https://climateconference.heartland.org/
 
13:51
August 18, 2021
Want proof you should ignore the mainstream media reports that we're nearing a climate catastrophe? Thanks to our friends at CEI, we've chronicled 50 years of failed reports claiming we're nearing a "crisis."
 
1:28:47
August 13, 2021
The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on climate change earlier this week. The "Summary for Policymakers" section of the report continues to blame humanity for many observed climate trends. Mainstream media sources have jumped on AR6 as reason to blame humanity for climate change. A CBS NEWS headline reads "Island nations react to devastating U.N. climate change report: 'We are on the edge of extinction.'" H. Sterling Burnett is the host of the "Environment & Climate News" podcast for The Heartland Institute. He is also a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News. Burnett brings on two more experts for the discussion. They are: James Taylor - Taylor is the president of The Heartland Institute. He has presented energy and environment analysis on CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, MSNBC, PBS News Hour, PBS Frontline, CBS Evening News, ABC World News, and other TV and radio outlets across the country. He has been published in virtually every major newspaper in the country. Anthony Watts - Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute. He has been in the weather business both in front of, and behind the camera as an on-air television meteorologist since 1978, and currently does daily radio forecasts. He has created weather graphics presentation systems for television, specialized weather instrumentation, as well as co-authored peer-reviewed papers on climate issues. He operates the most viewed website in the world on climate, the award-winning website wattsupwiththat.com. His work on climate issues, specifically the problems with temperature measurements via his surfacestations.org website, has been cited worldwide in books, studies and government reports. The three experts discuss AR6 live and in video on August 13 at 11:30am CT.
 
1:29:50
August 12, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo and special guest Steve Milloy of JunkScience.com discuss the latest alarmist climate report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The so-called "AR6 Report" is getting a ton of attention in the media, and all the coverage is gloom and doom. But is that really the case? What does the report really say, and is there a climate crisis caused by human activity? And, if there is, what can/should we do about it? Alex Epstein Twitter Thread https://twitter.com/AlexEpstein/status/1424831152104239146 Heartland Institute (press release) – Heartland Institute Reacts to Alarmists UN IPCC Climate Report https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/press-release-heartland-institute-reacts-to-alarmist-un-ipcc-climate-report IS THERE A CRISIS? Newsweek – Yes, the Climate Is Changing. No, It’s Not an Emergency | Opinion https://www.newsweek.com/yes-climate-changing-no-its-not-emergency-opinion-1615632 CO2 Coalition – Observations Concerning the Newest IPCC Report https://co2coalition.org/2021/08/10/observations-concerning-the-newest-ipcc-report/ Climate Depot – Here we go again: New UN ‘IPCC report… https://www.climatedepot.com/2021/08/09/here-we-go-again-new-un-ipcc-report-is-apocalyptic-catastrophic-its-really-staring-us-in-the-face-certain-doom-unless-we-follow-un-central-planning-dictates/ Climate At A Glance website Climateataglance.com Climate Realism website ClimateRealism.com DEMS PLAN IS EXPENSIVE, DISRUPTIVE, AND INEFFECTIVE Heartland Institute – The Green New Deal Means Monumental Disruption https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/the-green-new-deal-means-monumental-disruption Heartland Institute (Policy Brief) – The Green New Deal: A Grave Threat to the Economy, Environment, and Freedom https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-brief-the-green-new-deal-a-grave-threat-to-the-american-economy-environment-and-freedom Heartland Institute (Policy Brief) – How the Green New Deal’s Renewable Energy Mining Would Harm Humans and the Environment https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-brief-GND-renewable-energy-mining-would-harm-humans-environment Heartland Institute (Policy Brief) – Protecting the Environment From the Green New Deal https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-brief-protecting-the-environment-from-the-green-new-deal Worldometers - CO2 Emissions by Country https://www.worldometers.info/co2-emissions/co2-emissions-by-country/ In The Tank (ep196) – Top 5: Facts You Should Know About Climate Alarmism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI3PYtsnYp0 Solar and Wind Energy is terrible - Cost compared to reliable energy - https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IER_LCOE2019Final-.pdf - “Days of 10-fold increases to efficiency are over” - https://www.manhattan-institute.org/green-energy-revolution-near-impossible - Land area and resource usage are high - https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/green-new-deal-renewable-energy-cannot-meet-needs/ - Environmentally toxic – waste material - https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/solar/the-mounting-solar-panel-waste-problem/ - Bird killers - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320713003522, https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-is-a-bird-pocalypse In The Tank Podcast (e240) – Documentary Review: Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/in-the-tank-ep240--review-michael-moores-planet-of-the-humans EVEN MICHAEL MOORE AGREES THAT WIND AND SOLAR ARE TERRIBLE SOLUTIONS TO DEALING WITH GLOBAL WARMING. A REAL PLAN FOR THE “IF” SCENARIO Forbes – The Real Reason They Hate Nuclear Is Because It Means We Don’t Need Renewables https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/02/14/the-real-reason-they-hate-nuclear-is-because-it-means-we-dont-need-renewables/?sh=3d0803dc128f Human Events – Why Environmentalists Will Eventually Hate Renewable Energy https://humanevents.com/2015/04/13/why-environmentalists-will-eventually-hate-renewable-power/ Forbes – If They Are So Alarmed By Climate Change, Why Are They So Opposed To Solving It? https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2020/02/17/if-they-are-so-alarmed-by-climate-change-why-are-they-so-opposed-to-solving-it/?sh=5bfb768b6b75 Please subscribe to the Heartland Daily Podcast for free on iTunes at this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/heartland-daily-podcast/id557620400?mt=2
 
1:30:09
August 4, 2021
As The Heartland Institute is getting ready for our big climate conference in Las Vegas October 15-17 (ICCC-14), we wanted to offer you some sneak previews of what the program will look like. And how better to do that than to invite our speakers to give previews of the presentations they are preparing? In our sixth in this series, join us LIVE on YouTube Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. CT) as Dr. Patrick Michaels, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the CO2 Coalition, gives a sneak peek of his Las Vegas presentation. In this preview, Michaels will discuss "Climate Models vs. Reality." ABOUT PATRICK MICHAELS' PRESENTATION Even the legacy mega journals, such as Nature and, more recently, Science, are now carrying articles documenting that the newest generation of climate models, known as CMIP-6, are generally supplied with the wrong input data, with completely unrealistic future emission levels. As a result, they are predicting far too much warming for recent and future decades. Further, even with better input, the models continue to overpredict warming. The same recent Science article dramatically exaggerated observed temperature changes in the past decade. In reality, we inhabit a modestly warming planet, where the causes are a mix of internal and human-related inputs. But the greening of the earth, which is especially concentrated over the world’s tropical rainforests and high-latitude land areas of the Northern Hemisphere, is almost entirely of human origin. There is also little credible evidence for increasingly violent weather, and much more evidence that increasing weather damages are a result of rising property values and population density, especially in highly desired coastal regions. Learn more about the conference at this link. https://climateconference.heartland.org/