Document,  Barry Smitherman’s backup information, received by email from Allen Blakemore, political consultant, Dec. 3, 2013

1. WSJ, Jan. 27, 2012

No Need to Panic About Global Warming - authored and signed by 16 prominent scientists  There's no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to 'decarbonize' the world's economy.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970204301404577171531838421366 (you may need subscriber access to obtain the full article - please let me know if you cannot secure it and I'll get you a copy).

This article states in the fourth paragraph, "Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now."

2. The Telegraph, Sept. 8, 2013

Global warming? No, actually we're cooling, claim scientists  

A cold Arctic summer has led to a record increase in the ice cap, leading experts to predict a period of global cooling.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/10294082/Global-warming-No-actually-were-cooling-claim-scientists.html

This article states, "Despite the original forecasts, major climate research centres now accept that there has been a 'pause' in global warming since 1997."

3. CNSNews.com, August 13, 2013

What Global Warming? 2012 Data Confirms Earth In Cooling Trend

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/what-global-warming-2012-data-confirms-earth-cooling-trend

From the end of the story:

“When one carefully reads the report, we find that the NOAA findings actually do confirm precisely what the skeptics have been claiming all along:  1. The Earth has stopped warming.  2. The climate models exaggerated future warming [caused by] CO2 climate sensitivity is much lower than we first thought. “That’s the real issue at hand,” he added.

4. Forbes, May 31, 2012

Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth is Cooling

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2012/05/31/sorry-global-warming-alarmists-the-earth-is-cooling/

From the first paragraph:  

"That is because natural climate cycles have already turned from warming to cooling, global temperatures have already been declining for more than 10 years, and global temperatures will continue to decline for another two decades or more."

Additional Reports:

“The latest meteorologist survey destroys the global warming climate ‘consensus’” (Forbes. 11/20/13)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2013/11/20/the-latest-meteorologist-survey-destroys-the-global-warming-climate-consensus/

“Mankind’s impact on climate is neglible” (Daily Caller. 11/7/13)

http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/07/mankinds-impact-on-climate-is-negligible/

Heartland guy: Then, a few weeks ago, the NIPCC released Climate Change Reconsidered II, a 1,000-page report written by a global team of 47 scientists referencing thousands of additional peer-reviewed scientific papers showing the human role in climate change is negligible. The report concludes the late-twentieth global warming was entirely within the normal range of cyclical climate change and almost certainly caused by natural factors. The book also notes the climate models used by the IPCC projected a warming of more than 0.3°C over the last 15 years, but instead the global temperature has stayed flat or even cooled during that period.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/07/mankinds-impact-on-climate-is-negligible/#ixzz2mY2wyt96

“World’s top climate scientists confess: global warming is just quarter what we thought – and computers got the effects of greenhouse gases wrong” (Daily Mail. 9/14/13)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420783/Worlds-climate-scientists-confess-Global-warming-just-QUARTER-thought--computers-got-effects-greenhouse-gases-wrong.html

“U.S. carbon emissions: 2012 levels at 20 year low” (Huffington Post. 8/16/12)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/16/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-2012_n_1792167.html

“Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released…and here is the chart to prove it” (Daily Mail. 10/13/12)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2217286/Global-warming-stopped-16-years-ago-reveals-Met-Office-report-quietly-released--chart-prove-it.html

“Arctic ice cap grows 29% in one year” (American Thinker. 12/2/13)

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/12/arctic_ice_cap_grows_29_in_one_year.html

“Lawrence Solomon: A global cooling consensus” (Financial Post. 10/31/13)

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/10/31/lawrence-solomon-a-global-cooling-consensus/