chief meteorologist and outspoken critic of Al Gore-style global warming “science,” Joe Bastardi, tweeted a link to a Bloomberg News article about attempts to determine “why the rate of global warming has eased in the past 20 years while greenhouse-gas emissions have surged to a record”:

In other words, those “scientists” are trying to figure out why the planet isn’t cooperating with their scare mongering rhetoric.

Bastardi blasted the authors of the study for “discovering” what’s been known for decades and re-shaping the findings of others to fit their agenda:

The 1970’s was of course back when there was an ice age scare instead of global warming.


Bastardi adds this:


Correction: The original version of this post indicated that Mr. Bastardi was a forecaster with Accuweather. Bastardi is a meteorologist with Twitchy apologizes for the error.

  • Republicanvet

    Redistributing ideas? No. Just blaming anything of convenience on Gorebal Warmongering.

    • James Perley

      They want to redistribute our money and take our freedom in exchange for a primitive idealistic hell as well-thought out as communism or fascism. Stealing others’ research to butress their shaky claims when the truth shows itself is how they hood wink the gullible and ill informed. Such methods have worked in the past. Why not now?

      • Calcat36

        Surprisingly, children in public schools are walking out on the indoctrination forced on them. Goes for abortion too. Their methods of brainwashing are no longer being tolerated. They can continue as they did in the past, but now, their methods are questioned.

        And parents are getting more involved in what their children are being “taught.” Look at the ship that got stuck in the ice. Humans did not cause that, nor were they able to stop it from happening when the sincerely wished that they could.

        • Bea21

          Recently,my 8th grader asked his science teacher why Climate Change was taught as scientific fact instead of a theory. The teacher responded by telling him it was indeed proven scientific fact, and he will be showing the class a video that explains how Manmade global warming has been proven to be scientific fact.
          My son questioned parts of the video after watching it. They teacher sent him to detention for being disruptive

          • Calcat36

            Did you get involved? Best thing to do is bring this to the attention of the assistant principal and let them know that your child is being bullied into accepting an indoctrination over an education.

            Be polite and continue to each your son the truth. It gets uglier on out as he gets older!

          • Bea21

            My husband and I seriously thought about complaining, but didn’t. We did speak to our son about the situation. The class moved on to another topic, and there have been no more problems. I am now thinking it would be a good idea to ask to see this video. Thanks for the advice. I guess I need to start advocating more instead of just complaining.

          • Calcat36

            I did not see it as complaining at all. I have been fighting for the last 2 years with my daughter’s teachers. History class is something you need to really pay attention to.

            Unknown to me, other parents were taking the school to task as well! Resulting in a change to their policy that RELIGION will not be a basis for discrimination! Last year, a teacher was indoctrinating the students in evolution, to which my daughter objected and asked about being created by God. The teacher responded that the school rules will not allow him to mention the c-word! That afternoon, I was on the phone with the assistant principal demanding a copy of the policy, which she admitted does not exist. 2 days later they tried justifying the comment by saying that the teacher was not COMFORTABLE with the subject. So I requested that he be FIRED for being afraid of all opinions. Either way, I said, the bullying will stop.

            It did. Now it is a history teacher trying to say that FDR was great, democrats freed the slaves, and Wilson fought for women’s suffrage!

          • Bea21

            Wow, good for you!. I will start paying much more attention. Keep up the good fight! Many thanks for the information.

          • Calcat36

            You too! It has to be a team effort where the majority cannot be silent towards the tyranny of the minority.

          • E Quilibrate

            You may wish to rethink that “no more problems” theory. Maybe the current indoctrination is just something not quite so controversial. Check on what is being taught as fact.

          • BeautifulAmerica

            Every parent is a teacher.
            You must teach the (dumbed-down) teachers….and your school board.
            It’s worth it.

  • Mr_Popular

    I hope some day that my carbon footprint is as big as Al Gore’s.

    • Richard J Sunkle

      Al Gore should redistribute his carbon footprint to the little folks.

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      If someone kicked Al Gore in his arse with his “Carbon Footprint” he’d pass Voyager 1 in a week !

    • Calcat36

      You meant to type CHAKRA. FIFY!

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    There’s stupid, and then there’s Al Gore stupid. Throw in a bit of plagerism-as-science, and you’re in a liberal wonderland!

  • Jessica

    A carbon tax is an absolute joke! All it does is fund ‘scientists’ to sit on their ass an complain about the weather.

    • Jack Deth

      Maybe they should look out a window?

      I want to be a Weather man! Where else, except liberal Democrat politics, can you be wrong 98% of the time and still have a job?

      • Jessica

        Why have I been working my butt off for these qualifications? Obviously all you need are sucking up abilities and pandering to the general public to get you anywhere.

    • tjp77

      It’s much, much worse than that.

      A carbon tax is basically a regulatory catch-all which will allow governments to tax and regulate literally every single aspect of human activity.

      Literally everything we do produces carbon. Everything. Including breathing. Once the public accepts the rationale of a carbon tax, then the doors are wide open for bureaucrats, governments and international NGO’s to start writing endless regulations. Everything will be fair game. Carbon is an inroad to everything, including population control.

      • Jessica

        All I know is the gas and electricity prices have soared, businesses have suffered, people sacked and all for what?

        • Calcat36

          All for BUSH and CHENEY and BIG OIL that is in their back pockets!

          Oh wait…

      • almarquardt

        You mean carbon-based lifeforms produce carbon? Who’d a thunk it!

  • Jack Deth


    “IT’S WINTER!!!!”

    And will be until the end of March!

    • frozeninbemidji

      That’s why it’s called climate change this time of year.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    When you knuckleheads develop a PERFECT computer model of how the climate should shift in the fullness of time, let me know. Until then, feel free to STFU!

  • ToyZebra

    Pacific Winds! Polar Vortex! El Nino! Dancing Pixies! There must be an excuse!

    • JadedByPolitics

      Wait a minute you forgot the “pineapple express” that is coming from HI to CA.

    • Jack Deth

      “Fire and brimstone! Rivers of Blood! Dogs and Cats living together!”

      • JeffWRidge

        “Mass hysteria!”

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Global warming is like magic; it can do anything liberals want it to… except exist.

      • Jerry Camp

        We have a winner!

    • E Quilibrate

      Unicorn flatulence.

  • MurphTacular

    This whole argument completely disregards the indisputable evidence, however, that the oceans are warming.

    • journogal

      And how is raising taxes going to stop this from happening? How are destructive and cost increasing policies aimed toward our energy sources and transportation systems (trucking, shipping) going to stop this?

      • MurphTacular

        Higher taxes, etc., is not the argument I’m making. I’m just noting the fact that, like it or not, the earth’s climate is changing, and not for the better.

        • journogal

          Is it, or is it cyclical; and can man really prevent it? Is man really that powerful and knowledgeable to do so?

        • Green Eggs And Ted

          But raising taxes is the only thing the Dems are promoting to stop “Global Warming.” To fund green energy companies that will tank, like Solyndra.

        • PNWShan

          Crops like warmer weather. Anti-CO2 policies do NOT stop warmer weather from happening. The earth has always gone through cooling and warming periods, mostly related to sun activity.

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          “the earth’s climate is changing”

          Yep, every four months or so. It’s a concept called “the seasons.” You may have heard of it.

        • TroubleAtTheMine

          So before we came along earth’s climate was EXACTLY THE SAME for, well, ever, and then we started using gasoline and suddenly, bam, the climate starts changing. Interesting theory.

    • Patmar317

      But surface temperatures aren’t warming. Look at the Had-Crut numbers, tortured by adjustments to reflect higher than the raw data reported. How do you account for that Murph. Oh yea, when did warm (water, air) begin to sink?

    • SonofLiberty

      The way I read that is as a confirmation of what us 3%ers have been saying – the earth goes through natural warming and cooling cycles and is not influenced by man. How else do you explain the ocean being warmer 10,000 years ago? Did I miss the palaeolithic industrial revolution?

      • Marvin Nelson

        Murph is one of those AGW morons who cherry picks data to make an invalid point.

        • SonofLiberty


    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Speaking of indisputable evidence, it’s snowing in the northeast… again.

      Remember when wackos like Bette Midler were insisting the lack of snow proved global warming existed? Good times, good times.

    • Maxx

      Every year, right around March, it also begins warming throughout New England. Is this due to mankind or is it simply mother nature? My point? Democrats ability to assign the climate changes of a planet billions of years old to what, time wise, is a grain of sand on a beach (mankind and carbon emissions) is nonsensical and hyperbolic..all done to fund groups of scientists and educators who without these funds, would be forced to come up with new and creative sandwich board “sky is falling” histrionics.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      If the oceans are warming, why have the HADSST3 sea temp readings been declining since 2000?

    • TocksNedlog

      So now the oceans are warming even though the air is not?

    • MarcusFenix

      Just a general question.

      If it’s so indisputable, why do people keep using facts and actual science to do just that?

      Very confusing.

    • viking628

      Please explain why Mars and Jupiter are experiencing the same warming as Earth? (Indisputable evidence only) Thanks in Advance.

  • CO2 Producer

    What. Don’t look at me. We’re in the middle of a very long El Puto cycle.

  • frozeninbemidji

    1.-These nuts know that they have the right people in place to push this as far as they possibly can the next three years.
    2.-They also know that the cult members that have bought into this will believe anything at this point.

    • Jerry Camp

      And, these are the same idiots who believe Obama is a smart, honest guy, too, so their judgment is proven to be questionable, at best.

  • Michael Rice

    Didn’t they get the memo. It turns out those global cooling lessons were only in supermarket tabloids and a few non respected papers. They were not as widespread as the evil conservatives claim. They certainly were not in school texts across the country.

    • Lowfibass

      Huh. I sure remember the ol weekly reader in 7th grade telling us all about how a new ice age was on its way.

    • viking628

      Thanks for the education, I didn’t realize that Newsweek and the New York Times were “supermarket tabloids”. Where does PBS fit in, as a porn channel?

  • Michael Rice
  • JMigyanka

    This Iraqi Oil burns just fine!

  • keyboard jockey

    AGW Climate scaremonger’s: we are entering another ice age everyone must stop burning fossil fuels…..oh wait./

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Can I get a “Carbon Tax” refund for all the gasoline I’ve bought? Especially since KING FINK 0BAMA has been in office, and Gas prices doubled? Jawamax 8<{D}

  • thejfx

    I remember sitting thru a Senate Commitee run by Inhoff a couple years back. Mr Hockey Schtick, Michael Mann and a few other “scientists” were on the panel, w/1
    “Denier”. 5 to 1. This was after Mann’s data was BS, and the E Anglia fraud exposed in an e-mail. I was shocked all of the “scientists” that were in agreement with Mann, were all in a clique that peer reviewed one another’s data (and books). Every one of those guys were buddies living on grants and their books, all based on Mann’s bogus data. It was astounding what unjustifiable joke it was. BTW after listening to these experts, and how this nonsense has given them a steady income on our backs. I believe it could be 90+% folks sucking off the teet of our tax dollars. Furthermore the gov’t would love to regulate you more, and force people into the carbon exchange that was to be run out of Chicago. If you buy this pap that mankind can do anything about weather, sorry but you’re a tool and delusional about (y)our level of importance in the cosmos.

    • Republicanvet

      Not long after Mann’s hockey schtick data was found to be false, and after the E. Anglia emails proved they were manipulating data, a video was produced, by NCAR, if I recall correctly, that was striving mightily to refute the proof that Mann and E. Anglia were fraudulent….without providing evidence as to why their data was true and the media reports were wrong.

      That video would be akin to Sebelius producing a video claiming the 404Care web site is working perfectly, millions have signed up and are getting free health care, and any media report to the contrary is false.

      • thejfx

        I don’t know what NCAR is. I saw what I saw, heard what I heard. It was a disgrace. It amazed me it was just a big click of scam artists.

        • thejfx

          2nd pic only, hit the wrong button. Good thing it wasn’t my nude selfie collection. j/k. The first one I think was the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sorry, ’bout that.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    It’s snowing in the Northeast right now… during winter! Surely this must prove that global warming exists; the same way that it being hot during July proves it.


  • Exodus2011

    yup climate cycle appears to fit the observations, but the BEEEG player is:

    THE SUN … ie the SUN CYCLE …what the SUN IS DOING

    satellite pics tell the story too

  • MLCross

    The lies continue. What they’re telling us, straight up, is that the variations in these trade winds that have been known about for decades, were not taken into account by the warmunist computer models. The same models they’ve been using to tell us global warming is a huge problem. They’re also telling us, after spending 20 years telling us that co2 is the major driver of climate, that Pacific winds are able to completely mask co2’s effect. Gee, I wonder what other types of natural variability they haven’t factored into their models.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Goreing Weather for Dollars

  • Roadster73

    If only they “discovered” free market capitalism, the constitution, and common sense while they’re at it.

  • edgarb81

    Very convenient lies packaged as “The Inconvenient Truth”. I’m detecting a pattern here.

    Take any issue, the more complex the better, blow it up into a”Crisis” requiring lengthy and expensive studies that inevitably conclude that it’s “worse than we thought”, and to important to be left to the free market. Then it’s claimed that for the sake our “children” our only “realistic” option is to let the “experts” handle the problem which almost always involves higher taxes, bigger government intervention and control. — Modern Snake-Oil Salesmanship 101–

  • keyboard jockey

    Winter Weather

    Great Lakes Ice Cover Is the Largest We’ve Seen This Century

    By Jon Erdman Published: Feb 8, 2014, 11:27 AM EST

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    AGW Scientists are paid by the government to study things. If they can’t come up with some soft of hoax or scare that a congressmen can “champion” to look good in the eyes of the press, then they are flipping burgers at BK.

    So a scientist finds something that’s gonna ‘kill the planet’, people panic, and the money flows. It’s been this way about 100 years. Global warming nuts are desperate to keep the federal gran money flowing.

    Not all scientists are bad, but I would say more than half are complete kooks.

  • DutyFirst

    Anytime there is discussion on climate it is always a good time to revisit what Charles Heston had to say:

    “You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There’s been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away — all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It’s powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that’s happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive gas, like fluorine. When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. A hundred years ago we didn’t have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can’t imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven’t got the humility to try. We’ve been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we’re gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.”

    Love the last part, ‘This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can’t imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven’t got the humility to try.’ but we sure have the hubris to believe that we can have an impact. Sure, we might do ourselves in but not ‘Mother Earth’. They, the ‘climate change/AGW chicken-littles have the hubris to believe that something less than 200 years of records and their theories are sufficient to demand the measures they ‘guess’ need to be taken. We do need to conduct our lives and activities so that we don’t harm ourselves and others e.g. smog, pollution etc but leave the earth alone it will heal itself around the current pimple called mankind ….. lol. A bit unflattering about us (mankind) but I accept my miniscule slice of existence. Live it and then accept the leaving when the time comes.

  • interestedobserver2

    Redistributing ideas? Didn’t we use to call that “plagiarism?” Should pretty much destroy the credibility of AGW propagandists….

  • Rick Sanchez

    Lots of holes in this progressive “swiss cheese.”

    The great climate lie will destroy itself.

  • Jack Peterson

    The “science” is recreated to make their data legitimate. Evolutionists do the same thing.

  • Ron

    Hey Bastardi, didn’t you get the memo Prez Bo said at the SOTU this has been setteled, so you must be wrong or crazy!

  • David Johnson

    Volcano’s & Major Earthquakes cause global changes also. Not a lot were going to do about them!!

  • Ocean Sprayz

    It’s important to keep in mind that preserving liberty is up to each of us: