Climate Change Summit No Shows Leave Obama and Clinton out on a Limb on Global Warming Rhetoric say Friends of Science

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President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to ramp up the rhetoric about global warming being the greatest threat to the world, but leaders of countries like India, China and even Germany – the former bastion of green energy - will not be attending the upcoming world leaders UN Climate Summit Sept 23 in New York. “Climate has not changed,” said India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi – contradicting the catastrophic climate views of fellow countryman Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

NASA Satellite temperature data of the lower atmosphere indicates no global warming for over 17 years

No Global Warming - 17 years 11 months

... claiming an overwhelming scientific justification for the [Obama's climate action] Plan based upon anthropogenic global warming does a disservice both to climate science and to the policy process.

A United Nations Climate Change Summit entitled “Catalyzing Action” appears to have lost steam before it even starts as the leaders of three influential nations will not attend the world leader’s forum, leaving the Obama-Clinton-Kerry triumvirate, who claim global warming is the greatest threat to mankind, out on a limb say Friends of Science.

Germany’s Angela Merkel will not attend the New York Climate Summit as reported by the German daily TAZ. Germany is presently building some 20+ coal plants as reported by Forbes Aug. 31, 2012 to return grid stability and affordability to power prices for industry and consumers.

According to a Sept. 4, 2014 Bloomberg report neither President Xi Jinping of China nor Prime Minister Narendra of India will attend the world leaders day long climate summit Sept. 23, 2014 in New York. [bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-03/xi-and-modi-said-to-skip-un-climate-summit-later-this-month.html]

The Guardian asks "Is Narenda Modi a Climate sceptic?" in its report of Sept. 09, 2014 as India’s Prime Minister Narendra says, “Climate has not changed.” [theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/09/narendra-modi-india-prime-minister-climate-change-sceptic]

This contrasts sharply with the catastrophic forecasts spun by ENGOs out of the reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) headed up by Modi’s fellow countryman Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN’s IPCC since 2002.

Climate catastrophe rhetoric in the US is not supported by scientifc evidence say Friends of Science, challenging President Obama's recent July 16, 2014 statement reported in The Hill calling climate change is a 'direct threat' to US [ thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/212476-obama-climate-change-is-direct-threat-to-us].

A growing number of scientists, like Judith Curry, question the current 16+ year 'hiatus' in warming, as outlined in her Jan. 16, 2014 testimony to the US Senate on Environment and Public Works wherein she said:"...claiming an overwhelming scientific justification for the Plan based upon anthropogenic global warming does a disservice both to climate science and to the policy process."

Friends of Science point out in the attached editorial supplement, that surface temperature data from the Met Office, U.K, shows no global warming since 1998, despite a rise in carbon dioxide. NASA Satellite temperature data of the lower atmosphere indicates no global warming for over 17 years.

The climate models used by the IPCC have diverged wildly from the measurements since 1998, making them useless for setting public policy. The Human-caused climate change has been overwhelmed and negated by natural cooling forces, including low solar activity and changing ocean currents, which many thought was impossible.

Polar global sea ice, which was previously shrinking, has increased over the last three years to above the 1997 - 2008 average area. The 2013 annual average sea ice area is the largest of the century.

This apparent discrepancy between hard evidence and political rhetoric is explained by journalist and author Donna Laframboise, her work summarized in a Wall Street Journal report of Sept. 24, 2013 wherein she pointed out that many IPCC lead authors or scientists have ties to or are even on the payroll of green-agenda driven organizations.

Friends of Science hold the position that the sun is the main direct and indirect driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide (CO2) or human activity.

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