Feb 1·edited Feb 1

Hi, Bill –

These statements are alarming:

• “Don’t take it from me. AI thinks we’re on track to breach the 1.5 degree temperature mark soon, and keep right on going.”

• “The model found a nearly 70% chance that the two-degree threshold would be crossed between 2044 and 2065, even if emissions rapidly decline.”

If this is true—there is solid reason to accept it as correct given the findings and admonitions in James Hansen et al’s December 13 preprint ‘Global warming in the pipeline’ (Bit.ly/Hansen-arXivDec22)—then Michael Mann’s “best climate science you’ve never heard of” is incorrect. (Bit.ly/CCN-Mann2Feb22)

Please take Dr. Mann up on the beer he promised and sort this out for me. I’ve been having a dialogue with another recognized world-class climate modeling scientist who was Al Gore’s science advisor during my 2007 Climate Project training in Nashville. He and I are frankly baffled by Gore’s statements at Sharm El Sheikh—statements that your quotes seem to contradict:

12:27-12:38 youtu.be/qLTcC7srnLw?t=747

12:39-12:45 youtu.be/qLTcC7srnLw?t=759

Appreciate you indefatigable “finger on the pulse” and graciously sharing an unbelievable wealth of knowledge about the proverbial “good, bad and ugly.”

Best regards,




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I find it interesting that AI has such credence as of late. I’m not saying that such conclusions are false, only that machine learning seems to be a sort of “black box” where one doesn’t quite know where the truth lies.

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Feb 3·edited Feb 4

Bill, I am disgusted with our government. Biden, like a Obama in 2011, is the gatekeeper allowing ConocoPhillips to proceed:

[HEADLINE] BLM releases positive review for ConocoPhillips Willow project in NPR-A

Feb. 1, 2023

“The Biden administration announced Feb. 1 its final environmental review and preferred development alternative for ConocoPhillips Inc.’s Willow oil project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) on Alaska’s North Slope.

“The supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) amounts to tentative approval of the project, with the proviso that a record of decision (ROD) still must be issued as the last formal step. An ROD can be issued 30 days after publication of the supplemental EIS, and the Alaska delegation to Congress said in December that the administration had committed to getting the ROD done in that time frame.

“The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in announcing release of the review, said its preferred alternative supports development of three of the five proposed drill sites, removes one site from consideration, and defers consideration of another.“ …


February 1, 2023

Dear Mr. Grandt,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Hearing from passionate individuals like you inspires me every day, and I welcome the opportunity to respond to your letter.

While the challenges we face are among the most difficult in our history, I have never been more optimistic for the future of America. Our Nation has always turned crisis into opportunity, and I believe we are better positioned than any country in the world to lead in the 21st century and deliver real results for the American people.

Even though we may not always agree on how to solve every issue, I will continue working to be a President for all Americans. I am confident that we can find common ground to make America a more just, prosperous, and secure Nation.


/s/ Joe Biden

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I am appalled, just appalled, at how mad the ConocoPhillips plan for a massive new oil field development in Alaska is.

How can I help with stopping it?

I live in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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