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Story 1: Will Governor Jerry Brown Challenge Hillary Clinton for Democratic Party Nomination For President?- Videos

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Brown rules out presidential bid

By Seema Mehta

Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2016, dashing political speculation that he might make a fourth bid for the White House.

“No, that’s not in the cards. Unfortunately,” he told reporters at a news conference before brightening about his current job: “Actually, California is a lot more governable.”

Brown, who ran for president in 1976, 1980 and 1992, was the subject of some speculation recently when his office did not categorically rule out another run, the governor was touting his work in California as a template for the nation and some activists named him as an alternative to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is weighing a bid.

Brown was in Riverside to discuss prisons, education and water policy with local officials, part of a two-day, three-city trip to inland portions of the state. He visited Bakersfield on Tuesday morning and Fresno on Monday. Last week, he unveiled his budget in Sacramento, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Brown is up for reelection this year and has raised millions for a bid. But he has been coy about his intentions.

Asked about the purpose of his travel schedule, Brown declared Bakersfield a “wonderful place,” said politics did not interest him and continued to demur about his intentions.

“We have time,” he said. “I’m not running yet.”

http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-pc-brown-rules-out-presidential-bid-20140114,0,869179.story#ixzz2uIGedGZa

Jerry Brown breaks some hearts: won’t run for president in 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown will not run for president in 2016, he said Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Governor Moonbeam put to rest speculation that he might launch his fourth bid for president, 40 years after he first sought the Democratic nomination in 1976.

“No, that’s not in the cards. Unfortunately,” he said.

Brown raised eyebrows last month when he declined to outright deny interest in a bid. He has touted his efforts to deal with California’s economic woes as a model for the whole country, which some took as an indication that he was seeking a national stage.

“Things happen in California that are not happening in Washington,” Brown in October, the Los Angeles Times reported. “We can do a lot of things in California to shift the [political] climate throughout the whole country.”

But Brown quashed any hopes that he might wade into the mire of politics in Washington, D.C.

“Actually,” he told reporters, “California is a lot more governable.”

This would have been Brown’s fourth try for the Democratic presidential nomination. In 1992 he mounted a strong but ultimately unsuccessful run against Bill Clinton, winning support from The New York Times and other major publications for his flat tax proposal. Brown lost the nomination to Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980, during his first tenure as governor of the Golden State. His 1980 campaign prompted the Dead Kennedys to warn that Brown would create a “Zen Fascist” dictatorship in which kids would be forced to “meditate in school,” in their punk classic “California Über Alles.”

http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/15/jerry-brown-breaks-some-hearts-wont-run-for-president-in-2016/

Jerry Brown, urged to run for president, won’t rule out 2016 bid

|By Mark Z. Barabak

If he weren’t the nation’s oldest governor, a ripe 75, Jerry Brown would automatically be counted among serious Democratic candidates for president in 2016.

He boasts a household name, an impressive list of accomplishments in the country’s most populous state — a state some once deemed ungovernable — glowing national media coverage and a deep familiarity with the pitfalls and rigors of a White House bid, having run three times before.

Now, some are pushing Brown to consider another try for the White House, even if it means taking on Hillary Rodham Clinton, the prohibitive, if still undeclared, Democratic favorite.

“I think Jerry is precisely what America needs,” said Rose Ann DeMoro, the leader of a national nurses union and a strong political ally of Brown. “He has the courage of his convictions, which we haven’t seen in a very long while.”

Brown, who is up for reelection in 2014, has not yet stated his intention to seek another term, though he has raised millions of dollars for what would appear to be an easy campaign.

Asked if Brown would categorically rule out another presidential bid in 2016, a spokesman, Jim Evans, referred to a statement Brown made in May at a California Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Citing his past primary victories, Brown said “time is kind of running out on that.”

“I guess I’ll just have to stay and do the work of being the governor, which I actually enjoy because I have some perspective that I didn’t used to have,” Brown said.

The famously Delphic governor often leaves people guessing about his motivation and intentions, which leaves plenty of leeway ahead of 2016. Absent a clear-cut statement of disinterest from Brown — who sought the White House in 1976, 1980 and 1992 — some see familiar signs of a presidential-candidate-in-waiting.

The governor has widely touted California’s comeback and his record as a model for the rest of the country and, especially, a dysfunctional Washington, D.C. With support from an overwhelmingly Democratic legislature — and a combination of spending cuts and voter-approved tax hikes — Brown has brought the state’s deficit-ridden budget under control, overhauled the education finance system to benefit poorer students, pushed through major environmental initiatives and reaped the benefits — job growth, an improved housing market — of a slow but steady economic recovery.

“Things happen in California that are not happening in Washington,” Brown said during an October appearance at an electric-vehicle expo in San Francisco. “We can do a lot of things in California to shift the [political] climate throughout the whole country.”

In a victory lap a few weeks later, he traveled to the nation’s capital and ticked off the bills he had signed, including immigration-friendly legislation and laws promoting green energy. “We didn’t wait for the federal government,” he crowed.

At the same time, Brown has established himself as a moderating force in Sacramento, pushing back against liberals on issues such as gun control and business regulation, which, to some, suggests an effort to shed the kooky Left Coast image of his first time as governor, more than 20 years ago, and craft a more centrist profile ahead of 2016.

Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown, Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician who currently serves as the 39th Governor of California since 2011; he previously served as California’s 34th Governor[3] from 1975 to 1983. Both before and after his original two terms as Governor, Brown served in numerous state, local, and party positions. He was a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees (1969–1971), Secretary of State of California (1971–1975), chairman of the California Democratic Party (1989–1991), Mayor of Oakland (1999–2007) and Attorney General of California (2007–2011).

Brown sought the Democratic nominations for President of the United States in 19761980, and 1992, and was the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in California in 1982, but was unsuccessful in those attempts. He is the son of Pat Brown, the 32nd Governor of California. On October 7, 2013, he became the longest-serving governor in California history measured by cumulative service.

As a consequence of the 28-year gap between his second and third terms, Brown has been both the sixth-youngest California governor(and the youngest since the 1860s) and the oldest California governor in history.

Early life, education, and career

Brown was born in San Francisco, California, as the only son of four siblings born to Bernice Layne Brown, and District Attorney of San Francisco and later Governor of California, Edmund Gerald “Pat” Brown, Sr.[4] His father was of half Irish and half German descent.[5]He was a member of the California Cadet Corps at St. Ignatius High School, where he graduated in 1955.[citation needed]

In 1955, Brown entered Santa Clara University for a year, and left to attend Sacred Heart Novitiate, a Jesuit seminary, intent on becoming a Catholic priest. Brown left the seminary after three years,[6] enrolling at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1961. Brown went on to Yale Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1964.[4] After law school, Brown worked as a law clerk for California Supreme Court Justice Mathew Tobriner.

Returning to California, Brown took the state bar exam and passed on his second attempt.[7] Brown then settled in Los Angeles and joined the law firm of Tuttle & Taylor. In 1969, Brown ran for the newly created Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, which oversaw community colleges in the city, and placed first in a field of 124.[8]

Secretary of State (1971–1975)

In 1970, Brown was elected California Secretary of State. Brown argued before the California Supreme Court and won cases againstStandard Oil of CaliforniaInternational Telephone and TelegraphGulf Oil, and Mobil for election law violations.[8] In addition, he forced legislators to comply with campaign disclosure laws. While holding this office, he discovered the use of falsely notarized documents to earn a tax deduction by then-President Richard Nixon. Brown also drafted and helped to pass the California Political Reform Act of 1974, Proposition 9, passed by 70% of California’s voters in June, 1974. Among other provisions, it established the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Governor of California (1975–1983)

First term

California Chief Justice Donald Wright (left) swearing in Brown as Governor of California on January 6, 1975

In 1974, Brown ran in a highly contested Democratic primary for Governor of California against Speaker of the California Assembly Bob Moretti, San Francisco Mayor Joseph L. Alioto, Representative Jerome R. Waldie, and others. Brown won the primary with the name recognition of his father, Pat Brown, whom many people admired for his progressive administration.[9] In the General Election on November 5, 1974, Brown was elected Governor of California over California State Controller Houston I. Flournoy; Republicans ascribed the loss to anti-Republican feelings from Watergate, the election being held only ninety days after President Richard Nixon resigned from office. Brown succeeded Republican Governor Ronald Reagan, who had planned on retiring from office after serving two terms.

After taking office, Brown gained a reputation as a fiscal conservative.[10] The American Conservative later noted he was “much more of a fiscal conservative than Governor Reagan.”[11] His fiscal restraint resulted in one of the biggest budget surpluses in state history, roughly $5 billion.[12][13] For his personal life, Brown refused many of the privileges and perks of the office, forgoing the newly constructed governor’s residence and instead renting a modest apartment at the corner of 14th and N Streets, adjacent to Capitol Park in downtown Sacramento.[14] Instead of riding as a passenger in a chauffeured limousine as previous governors had done, Brown walked to work and drove in a Plymouth Satellite sedan.[15][16]

As governor, Brown held a strong interest in environmental issues. He appointed J. Baldwin to work in the newly created California Office of Appropriate Technology, Sim Van der Ryn as State Architect, Stewart Brand as Special Advisor, John Bryson as chairman of the California State Water Board. Brown also reorganized the California Arts Council, boosting its funding by 1300 percent and appointing artists to the council[8] and appointed more women and minorities to office than any other previous California Governor.[8] In 1977, he sponsored the “first-ever tax incentive for rooftop solar” among many environmental initiatives.[17] In 1975, Brown obtained the repeal of the “depletion allowance“, a tax break for the state’s oil industry, despite the efforts of lobbyist Joe Shell, a former intraparty rival to Richard M. Nixon.[18]

Like his father, Brown strongly opposed the death penalty and vetoed it as Governor, which the legislature overrode in 1977. He also appointed judges who opposed capital punishment. One of these appointments, Rose Bird as the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, was recalled by voters after a strong campaign financed by business interests upset by her “pro-labor” and “pro-free speech” rulings. The death penalty was only “a trumped-up excuse”[19] to use against her, even though the Bird Court consistently upheld the constitutionality of the death penalty.[20] In 1960, he lobbied his father, then Governor, to spare the life of Caryl Chessman and reportedly won a 60-day stay for him.[21][22]

Brown was both in favor of a Balanced Budget Amendment and opposed to Proposition 13, the latter of which would decrease property taxes and greatly reduce revenue to cities and counties.[23] When Proposition 13 passed in June 1978, he heavily cut state spending, and along with the Legislature, spent much of the $5 billion surplus to meet the proposition’s requirements and help offset the revenue losses which made cities, counties, and schools more dependent on the state.[12][23] His actions in response to the proposition earned him praise from Proposition 13 author Howard Jarvis who went as far to make a television commercial for Brown just before his successful reelection bid in 1978.[23][24] The controversial proposition immediately cut tax revenues and required a two-thirds supermajority to raise taxes.[25] Proposition 13 “effectively destroyed the funding base of local governments and school districts, which thereafter depended largely on Sacramento for their revenue”.[26] Max Neiman, a professor at the Institute of Government Studies at University of California, Berkeley, credited Brown for “bailing out local government and school districts” but felt it was harmful “because it made it easier for people to believe that Proposition 13 wasn’t harmful.”[17]

Second term

Brown won re-election in 1978 against Republican state Attorney General Evelle J. Younger. Brown appointed the first openly gay judge in the United States when he namedStephen Lachs to serve on the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 1979.[27] In 1981, he also appointed the first openly lesbian judge in the United States, Mary C. Morgan to the San Francisco Municipal Court.[28] Brown completed his second term having appointed a total of five gay judges, including Rand Schrader and Jerold Krieger.[29][30] Through his first term as Governor, Brown had not appointed any openly gay people to any position, but he cited the failed 1978 Briggs Initiative, which sought to ban homosexuals from working in California’s public schools, for his increased support of gay rights.[27]

In 1981, California Governor Jerry Brown, who had established a reputation as a strong environmentalist, was confronted with a serious medfly infestation in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was advised by the state’s agricultural industry, and the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection service (APHIS), to authorize airborne spraying of the region. Initially, in accordance with his environmental protection stance, he chose to authorize ground-level spraying only. Unfortunately, the infestation spread as the medfly reproductive cycle out-paced the spraying. After more than a month, millions of dollars of crops had been destroyed and billions of dollars more were threatened. Governor Brown then authorized a massive response to the infestation. Fleets of helicopters sprayed malathion at night, and the California National Guard set up highway checkpoints and collected many tons of local fruit; in the final stage of the campaign, entomologists released millions of sterile male medflies in an attempt to disrupt the insects’ reproductive cycle.

Ultimately the infestation was eradicated, but both the Governor’s delay and the scale of the action has remained controversial ever since. Some people claimed that malathion was toxic to humans, as well as insects. In response to such concerns, Brown’s chief of staff, B. T. Collins, staged a news conference during which he publicly drank a glass of malathion. Many people complained that, while the malathion may not have been very toxic to humans, the aerosol spray containing it was corrosive to car paint.

Brown proposed the establishment of a state space academy and the purchasing of a satellite that would be launched into orbit to provide emergency communications for the state—a proposal similar to one that was indeed eventually adopted. In 1979, an out-of-state columnist, Mike Royko, at the Chicago Sun-Times, picked up on the nickname from Brown’s girlfriend at the time, Linda Ronstadt, who was quoted in a 1978 Rolling Stone magazine interview humorously calling him “Moonbeam”.[31][32] A year later Royko expressed his regret for publicizing the nickname,[33] and in 1991 Royko disavowed it entirely, proclaiming Brown to be just as serious as any other politician.[34][35][36][37]

Brown chose not to run for a third term in 1982, and instead ran for the United States Senate, but lost to San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson. He was succeeded as Governor by George Deukmejian, then state Attorney General, on January 3, 1983.

Senate defeat and public life

In 1982, Brown chose not to seek a third term as governor, instead, Brown ran for the United States Senate for the seat being vacated by Republican S.I. Hayakawa. He was defeated by Republican San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson by a margin of 52% to 45%. After his Senate defeat, Brown was left with few political options.[38] Republican George Deukmejian, a Brown critic, narrowly won the governorship in 1982, succeeding Brown, and was reelected overwhelmingly in 1986. After his Senate defeat in 1982, many considered Brown’s political career to be over.[38]

Brown traveled to Japan to study Buddhism, studying with Christian/Zen practitioner Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle under Yamada Koun-roshi. In an interview he explained, “Since politics is based on illusions, zazen definitely provides new insights for a politician. I then come back into the world of California and politics, with critical distance from some of my more comfortable assumptions.”[39] He also visited Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India, where he ministered to the sick in one of her hospices.[40] He explained, “Politics is a power struggle to get to the top of the heap. Calcutta and Mother Teresa are about working with those who are at the bottom of the heap. And to see them as no different than yourself, and their needs as important as your needs. And you’re there to serve them, and doing that you are attaining as great a state of being as you can.”[39]

Upon his return from abroad in 1988, Brown announced that he would stand as a candidate to become chairman of the California Democratic Party, and won against investment banker Steve Westly.[41] Although Brown greatly expanded the party’s donor base and enlarged its coffers, with a focus on grassroots organizing and get out the vote drives, he was criticized for not spending enough money on TV ads, which was felt to have contributed to Democratic losses in several close races in 1990. In early 1991, Brown abruptly resigned his post and announced that he would run for the Senate seat held by the retiring Alan Cranston. Although Brown consistently led in the polls for both the nomination and the general election, he abandoned the campaign, deciding instead to run for the presidency for a third time.

In 1995, with Brown’s political career at a low point, in the motion picture Jade, the fictional Governor of California tells an assistant district attorney to drop a case, “unless you want as much of a future in this state as Jerry Brown.” The assistant DA responds “Who’s Jerry Brown?”

Presidential bids

1976

Brown first ran for the Democratic nomination for President in March 1976, after the primary season had begun, and over a year after some candidates had started campaigning. Brown declared, “The country is rich, but not so rich as we have been led to believe. The choice to do one thing may preclude another. In short, we are entering an era of limits.”[42][43]

Brown’s name began appearing on primary ballots in May and he won in MarylandNevada, and his home state of California.[44] He missed the deadline inOregon, but he ran as a write-in candidate and finished in third behind Jimmy Carter and Senator Frank Church of Idaho. Brown is often credited with winning the New Jersey and Rhode Island primaries, but in reality, uncommitted slates of delegates that Brown advocated in those states finished first. With support from Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, Brown won a majority of delegates at the Louisiana delegate selection convention; thus Louisiana was the only southern state to not support Southerners Carter or Alabama Governor George Wallace. Despite this success, he was unable to stall Carter’s momentum, and his rival was nominated on the first ballot at the 1976 Democratic National Convention. Brown finished third with roughly 300 delegate votes, narrowly behind Congressman Morris Udall and Carter.

1980

In 1980, Brown challenged Carter for renomination. His candidacy had been anticipated by the press ever since he won re-election as governor in 1978 over the Republican Evelle Younger by the largest margin in California history, 1.3 million votes. But Brown had trouble gaining traction in both fundraising and polling for the presidential nomination. This was widely believed to be the result of the more prominent candidate Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. Brown’s 1980 platform, which he declared to be the natural result of combining Buckminster Fuller‘s visions of the future and E. F. Schumacher‘s theory of “Buddhist economics“, was much expanded from 1976. His “era of limits” slogan was replaced by a promise to, in his words, “Protect the Earth, serve the people, and explore the universe.”

Three main planks of his platform were a call for a constitutional convention to ratify the Balanced Budget Amendment, a promise to increase funds for the space program as a “first step in bringing us toward a solar-powered space satellite to provide solar energy for this planet,”[45] and, in the wake of the 1979 Three Mile Island accident, opposition to nuclear power. On the subject of the 1979 energy crisis, Brown decried the “Faustian bargain” that he claimed Carter had entered into with the oil industry, and declared that he would greatly increase federal funding of research into solar power. He endorsed the idea of mandatory non-military national service for the nation’s youth, and suggested that the Defense Department cut back on support troops while beefing up the number of combat troops.

Brown opposed Kennedy’s call for universal national health insurance and opposed Carter’s call for an employer mandate to provide catastrophic private health insurance.[46] As an alternative, he suggested a program of tax credits for those who do not smoke or otherwise damage their health, saying: “Those who abuse their bodies should not abuse the rest of us by taking our tax dollars.”[46] Brown also called for expanding the use of acupuncture and midwifery.[46]

As his campaign began to attract more members of what some more conservative commentators described as “the fringe”, including activists like Jane FondaTom Hayden, andJesse Jackson, however his polling numbers began to suffer. Brown received only 10 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, and he was soon forced to announce that his decision to remain in the race would depend on a good showing in the Wisconsin primary. Although he had polled well there throughout the primary season, an attempt to film a live speech in Madison, the state’s capital, into a special effects-filled, 30-minute commercial (produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola) was disastrous.[47]

1992

When Brown announced his intention to run for president against President George H.W. Bush, many in the media and his own party dismissed his campaign as having little chance of gaining significant support. Ignoring them, Brown embarked on a grassroots campaign to, in his own words, “take back America from the confederacy of corruption,careerism, and campaign consulting in Washington”.[48] In his stump speech, first used while officially announcing his candidacy on the steps of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Brown told listeners that he would only be accepting campaign contributions from individuals and that he would not accept over $100.[49] Continuing with his populistreform theme, he assailed what he dubbed “the bipartisan Incumbent Party in Washington” and called for term limits for members of Congress. Citing various recent scandals onCapitol Hill, particularly the recent House banking scandal and the large congressional pay-raises from 1990, he promised to put an end to Congress being a “Stop-and-Shop for the moneyed special interests“.

As Brown campaigned in various primary states, he would eventually expand his platform beyond a policy of strict campaign finance reform. Although he focused on a variety of issues throughout the campaign, he highlighted his endorsement of living wage laws and opposition to free trade agreements such as NAFTA; he mostly concentrated on his tax policy, which had been created specifically for him by Arthur Laffer, the famous supporter of supply-side economics who created the Laffer curve. This plan, which called for the replacement of the progressive income tax with a flat tax and a value added tax, both at a fixed 13 percent rate, was decried by his opponents as regressive. Nevertheless, it was endorsed by The New York TimesThe New Republic, and Forbes, and its raising of taxes on corporations and elimination of various loopholes which tended to favor the very wealthy, proved to be popular with voters. This was, perhaps, not surprising, as various opinion polls taken at the time found that as many as three-quarters of all Americans believed the current tax code to be unfairly biased toward the wealthy. He “seemed to be the most left-wing and right-wing man in the field… [calling] for term limits, a flat tax, and the abolition of the Department of Education.”[50] Brown scored surprising wins in Connecticut and Colorado and seemed poised to overtake Clinton.

Due to his limited budget, Brown began to use a mixture of alternative media and unusual fund raising techniques. Unable to pay for actual commercials, he used frequent cable television and talk radio interviews as a form of free media to get his message to voters. In order to raise funds, he purchased a toll-free telephone number, which adorned all of his campaign stances.[51] During the campaign, Brown’s repetition of this number combined with the moralistic language used, led some to describe him as a “political televangelist” with an “anti-politics gospel”.[52]

Despite poor showings in the Iowa caucus (1.6%) and the New Hampshire primary (8%), Brown soon managed to win narrow victories in MaineColoradoNevadaAlaska, andVermont, but he continued to be considered a small threat for much of the campaign. It was not until shortly after Super Tuesday, when the field had been narrowed to Brown, former Senator Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts, and frontrunner Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas, that Brown began to emerge as a major contender in the eyes of the press. On March 17, Brown forced Tsongas from the race when he received a strong third-place showing in the Illinois primary and then defeated the senator for second place in the Michigan primary by a wide margin. Exactly one week later, he cemented his position as a major threat to Clinton when he eked out a narrow win in the bitterly-fought Connecticut primary. As the press focused on the primaries in New York and Wisconsin, which were both to be held on the same day, Brown, who had taken the lead in polls in both states, made a gaffe: he announced to an audience of various leaders of New York City’s Jewish community that, if nominated, he would consider the Reverend Jesse Jackson as a vice-presidential candidate.[53] Jackson, who had made a pair of anti-semitic comments about Jews in general and New York City’s Jews in particular while running for president in 1984, was still despised in Jewish communities. Jackson also had ties to Louis Farrakhan, who said Judaism was a “gutter religion,” and with Yasir Arafat, the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.[53] Brown’s polling numbers suffered. On April 7, he lost narrowly to Bill Clinton in Wisconsin (37%–34%), and dramatically in New York (41%–26%).

Although Brown continued to campaign in a number of states, he won no further primaries. Although overwhelmingly outspent, Brown won upset victories in seven states and his votes won to money raised ratio was by far the best of any candidate in the race.[54] He still had a sizable number of delegates, and a big win in his home state of California would deprive Clinton of sufficient support to win the Democratic nomination, possibly bringing about a brokered convention. After nearly a month of intense campaigning and multiple debates between the two candidates, Clinton managed to defeat Brown in this final primary by a margin of 48% to 41%. Although Brown did not win the nomination, he was able to boast of one accomplishment: At the following month’s Democratic National Convention, he received the votes of 596 delegates on the first ballot, more than any other candidate but Clinton. He spoke at the convention, and to the national viewing audience, yet without endorsing Clinton, through the device of seconding his own nomination. There was animosity between the Brown and Clinton campaigns, and Brown was the first political figure to criticize Bill Clinton over what became the Whitewater controversy.[51]

Mayor of Oakland (1999–2007)

Mayor Jerry Brown (left) with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (middle) and San Francisco Supervisor Gavin Newsom (right).

What would become Brown’s re-emergence into politics after six years was in Oakland, California, an “overwhelmingly minority city of 400,000.”[55] Brown ran as an independent “having left the Democratic Party, blasting what he called the ‘deeply corrupted’ two-party system.”[55] Prior to taking office, Brown campaigned to get the approval of the electorate to convert Oakland’s weak mayor political structure, which structured the mayor as chairman of the city council and official greeter, to a strong mayor structure, where the mayor would act as chief executive over the nonpolitical city manager and thus the various city departments, and break tie votes on the Oakland City Council.[55] He won with 59% of the vote in a field of ten candidates.[55] The political left had hoped for some of the more progressive politics from Brown’s earlier governorship, but found Brown “more pragmatic than progressive, more interested in downtown redevelopment and economic growth than political ideology”.[56]

The city was rapidly losing residents and businesses, and Brown is credited with starting the revitalization of the city using his connections and experience to lessen the economic downturn, while attracting $1 billion of investments, including refurbishing the Fox Theatre, the Port of Oakland, and Jack London Square.[55] The downtown district was losing retailers, restaurateurs and residential developers, and Brown sought to attract thousands of new residents with disposable income to revitalize the area.[57] Brown continued his predecessor Elihu Harris‘s public policy of supporting downtown housing development in the area defined as the Central Business District in Oakland’s 1998 General Plan.[58] Since Brown worked toward the stated goal of bringing an additional 10,000 residents to Downtown Oakland, his plan was known as “10K.” It has resulted in redevelopment projects in the Jack London District, where Brown purchased and later sold an industrial warehouse which he used as a personal residence,[55] and in the Lakeside Apartments District near Lake Merritt. The 10k plan has touched the historic Old Oakland district, the Chinatown district, the Uptown district, andDowntown. Brown surpassed the stated goal of attracting 10,000 residents according to city records, and built more affordable housing than previous mayoral administrations.[57]

Brown had campaigned on fixing Oakland’s schools, but “bureaucratic battles” dampened his efforts. He concedes he never had control of the schools, and his reform efforts were “largely a bust”.[55] He focused instead on the creation of two charter schools, the Oakland School for the Arts and the Oakland Military Institute.[55] Another area of disappointment was overall crime. Brown sponsored nearly two dozen crime initiatives to reduce the crime rate,[59] although crime decreased by 13 percent overall, the city still suffered a “57 percent spike in homicides his final year in office, to 148 overall”.[55]

Attorney General of California (2007–2011)

Brown in 2009

In 2004, Brown expressed interest to be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General of California in the 2006 election, and in May 2004, he formally filed to run. He defeated his Democratic primary opponent Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo 63% to 37%. In the general election, Brown defeated Republican State Senator Charles Poochigian 56.3% to 38.2%, one of the largest margins of victory in any statewide California race.[60] In the final weeks leading up to Election Day, Brown’s eligibility to run for Attorney General was challenged in what Brown called a “political stunt by a Republican office seeker” (Contra Costa County Republican Central Committee chairman and state GOP vice-chair candidateTom Del Beccaro). Plaintiffs claimed Brown did not meet eligibility according to California Government Code §12503, “No person shall be eligible to the office of Attorney General unless he shall have been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the state for a period of at least five years immediately preceding his election or appointment to such office.” Legal analysts called the lawsuit frivolous because Brown was admitted to practice law in the State of California on June 14, 1965, and had been so admitted to practice ever since. Although ineligible to practice law because of his voluntary inactive status in the State Bar of California from January 1, 1997 to May 1, 2003, he was nevertheless still admitted to practice. Because of this difference the case was eventually thrown out.[61][62]

As Attorney General, Brown represented the state in fighting death penalty appeals and stated that he would follow the law, regardless of his personal beliefs against capital punishment. Capital punishment by lethal injection was halted in California by federal judge Jeremy D. Fogel until new facilities and procedures were put into place.[63] Brown moved to resume capital punishment in 2010 with the execution of Albert Greenwood Brown after the lifting of a statewide moratoriumby a California court.[64] Brown’s Democratic campaign, which pledged to “enforce the laws” of California, denied any connection between the case and the gubernatorial election. Prosecutor Rod Pacheco, who supported Republican opponent Meg Whitman, said that it would be unfair to accuse Jerry Brown of using the execution for political gain as they never discussed the case.[65]

In June 2008, Brown filed a fraud lawsuit claiming mortgage lender Countrywide Financial engaged in “unfair and deceptive” practices to get homeowners to apply for risky mortgages far beyond their means.”[66][67] Brown accused the lender of breaking the state’s laws against false advertising and unfair business practices, the lawsuit also claimed the defendant misled many consumers by misinforming them about the workings of certain mortgages such adjustable-rate mortgages, interest-only loans, low-documentation loans and home-equity loans while telling borrowers they would be able to refinance before the interest rate on their loans adjusted.[68] The suit was settled in October 2008 after Bank of America acquired Countrywide. The settlement involved the modifying of troubled ‘predatory loans’ up to $8.4 billion.[69]

Proposition 8, a contentious voter-approved amendment to the state constitution that banned same-sex marriage was upheld in May 2009 by the California Supreme Court.[70][71] In August 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Proposition 8 violated the Due Process and the Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.[72] Brown and then Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger both declined to appeal the ruling.[73] The state appeals court declined to order the men to defend the proposition and scheduled a hearing in early December to see if there is “legal standing to appeal Walker’s ruling.”[74]

Governor of California (2011–present)

Third term

Brown at an campaign rally in Sacramento two days before the election

Brown announced his candidacy for governor on March 2, 2010.[75] First indicating his interest in early 2008, Brown formed an exploratory committee in order to seek a third term as governor in 2010, following the expiration of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s term.[76][77]

Brown’s Republican opponent in the election was former eBay president Meg Whitman. Brown was endorsed by the Los Angeles Times,[78] The Sacramento Bee,[79] the San Francisco Chronicle,[80] the San Jose Mercury News,[81] and theService Employees International Union.[82] Brown won the race 53.8% to Whitman’s 40.9%.

Brown was sworn in for his third term as governor on January 3, 2011, succeeding Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. He will be up for re-election in 2014. Brown is working on a budget that would shift many government programs from the state to the local level, a reversal of trends from his first tenure as governor.[83]

On June 28, 2012, Governor Brown signed a budget that made deep cuts to social services with the assumption that voters would pass $8 billion in tax hikes in November 2012 to close California’s $15.7-billion budget deficit. “This budget reflects tough choices that will help get California back on track,” Governor Brown said in a statement.[84]

When asked by writer Marc Collins, in an article from Pacific Standard magazine on August 12, 2012, what the state needs to get back on track even if his initiative passes, Governor Brown remarked: “We need budget cuts. We need the continued growth of the economy for a long period of time. We’re suffering from the mortgage meltdown that killed 600,000 jobs in the construction industry. … We’re recovering from a national recession slowly—over 300,000 jobs [gained] since the recession. We’ve got a million to go. That needs to continue, but that depends not only on Barack Obama and the Congress and the Federal Reserve, but also on [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel, China, the European Union, and the self-organizing quality of the world economy. We need all that, which we don’t have control over. What we do have control over is managing affairs to win public regard and confidence, and technically we need to make these hard cuts that Democrats don’t want to make, but a gimmicky sort of budget won’t lend itself to voters passing new taxes.”[85]

In September 2012, Brown signed legislation sponsored by California State Senator Ted Lieu that prohibits protesters at funerals within 300 feet, with convicted violators punishable with fines and jail time; the legislation was in response to protests conducted by the Westboro Baptist Church.[86]

In the November 2012 general elections, voters approved Brown’s proposed tax increases in the form of Proposition 30. Prop 30 raised the state personal income tax increase over seven years for California residents with an annual income over US$250,000 and increased in the state sales tax by 0.25 percent over four years. It allowed the state to avoid nearly $6 billion in cuts to public education.[87]

Electoral history

Personal life

Anne Gust, Brown’s wife and the First Lady of California

A bachelor as governor and mayor, Brown attracted attention for dating high-profile women, the most notable of whom was singer Linda Ronstadt.[88] In March 2005, Brown announced his engagement to his girlfriend since 1990, Anne Gust, former chief administrative officer for The Gap.[89] They were married on June 18 in a ceremony officiated by Senator Dianne Feinstein in the Rotunda Building in downtown Oakland. They had a second, religious ceremony later in the day in the Roman Catholic church in San Francisco where Brown’s parents had been married. Brown and Gust live in the Oakland Hills in a home purchased for $1.8 million, as reported by The Huffington Post.[90]

Beginning in 1995, Brown hosted a daily call-in talk show on the local Pacifica Radio station, KPFA-FM, in Berkeley broadcast to major US markets.[39] Both the radio program and Brown’s political action organization, based in Oakland, were called We the People.[39] His programs, usually featuring invited guests, generally explored alternative views on a wide range of social and political issues, from education and health care to spirituality and the death penalty.[39]

The official gubernatorial portrait of Jerry Brown, commemorating his first period as Governor of California was painted by Don Bachardyand unveiled in 1984. The painting has long been controversial due to its departure from the traditional norms of portraiture.[91]

Brown has a long-term friendship with Jacques Barzaghi, his aide-de-camp, whom he met in the early 1970s and put on his payroll. Author Roger Rapaport wrote in his 1982 Brown biography California Dreaming: The Political Odyssey of Pat & Jerry Brown, “this combination clerk, chauffeur, fashion consultant, decorator and trusted friend had no discernible powers. Yet late at night, after everyone had gone home to their families and TV consoles, it was Jacques who lingered in the Secretary (of state’s) office.” Barzaghi and his sixth wife Aisha lived with Brown in the warehouse in Jack London Square; Barzaghi was brought into Oakland city government upon Brown’s election as mayor, where Barzaghi first acted as the mayor’s armed bodyguard. Brown later rewarded Barzaghi with high-paying city jobs, including Arts Director[citation needed]. Brown dismissed Barzaghi in July 2004.[92]

In April 2011 Brown had surgery to remove a basal-cell carcinoma from the right side of his nose.[93] It was announced in December 2012 that Brown was being treated for early stage (the precise stage and grade was not stated) localized prostate cancer with a very good prognosis.[94]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Brown

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Carbon Dioxide Is Neither A Polutant Nor A “Bad” That Needs To Be Taxed– Gore Is A Fanatic — Videos

Posted on March 22, 2013. Filed under: American History, Blogroll, Business, Communications, Economics, Enivornment, Federal Government, Federal Government Budget, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, history, Investments, Law, liberty, Life, Links, Tax Policy | Tags: , , , , |

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Blood & Gore – Al Gore Directly Profits from Carbon Tax

Carbon Tax vs. Cap and Trade

“Time has come” for a carbon tax on the need for a national carbon tax

By Al Gore

“Taxes are always a regrettable necessity, but some are less regrettable than others. A tax that strengthens energy security and cuts pollution, while minimising the damage done to employment and investment, is one of the least regrettable of all.”

“Yet a carbon tax, which has all those characteristics, is struggling to find support from the US administration or in Congress. It deserves much wider enthusiasm.”

“One of the few uncontroversial conclusions of economics is that it is better to tax “bads” than “goods”. Wages and profits are desirable objectives, and governments have no good excuse for obstructing them. They are taxed largely for reasons of convenience, at the cost of disincentives to wage-earning and profitmaking that are a drag on the economy.”

“Energy consumption, on the other hand, is not an objective for anyone. Indeed, the negative externalities of energy use, including local pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, mean that, other things being equal, an economy that burns less fuel is better off.”

“That insight lies behind support from across the political spectrum for a tax linked to the carbon content of fossil fuels, generating revenue that could be recycled through cuts in other taxes. Four leading Democrats in Congress this month proposed such a tax, and asked for suggestions for how it could be implemented. On the Republican side, a carbon tax has been backed by several prominent figures, most notably Greg Mankiw of Harvard, a former economic adviser to George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.”

“Carbon taxes have their drawbacks, it is true, but their problems are mostly fixable. They are regressive, but that could be offset by changes to other taxes. They can create difficulties for energy-intensive sectors, but those could be eased with targeted reliefs.”

“The claim made this week by more than 85 Republican members of Congress that carbon taxes would “kill millions more jobs” has no evidence to support it.”

“While the adjustment to higher energy costs would have some negative impact, it would be offset by the benefits of cuts in other taxes. Curbing consumption would also improve energy security, making the economy less vulnerable to commodity price shocks. President Barack Obama on Friday set out an energy agenda including reduced oil imports, greater use of natural gas and increased energy efficiency. A carbon tax would help meet all of those goals.”

“The prospect that extra revenues will be needed to stabilise the public finances in the long term suggests that some taxes are likely to rise, and a carbon tax would be one of the least painful ways to do it. Shifting the tax burden off incomes and on to carbon would be a good idea at any time. Right now, the case is overwhelming.”

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Blizzards, 60mph gales and panic buying: 36 hours of snow chaos on the way

HEAVY snow is expected over the next 36 hours as Britain shivers on the coldest March weekend for 50 years.

Up to 16ins will fall over high ground with several inches likely across much of the UK, the Met Office said last night.

Over 1,000 schools were shut and transport was disrupted as any hopes of spring were dashed by yet another onslaught of snow and flooding today as temperatures fell as low as -12C (10F).

Emergency services saw an early surge in -related call-outs as some parts of the country were hit by blizzard conditions. Government agencies issued a string of warnings urging the public to take care on the roads.

The South-west, which will escape the worst of the winter blast, faces flooding with up to 100mm of rain – almost two months’ worth – over the next 24 hours as yesterday’s heavy rain continues.

In total The Environment Agency issued 12 flood warnings tonight across the country and 81 less serious flood alerts.

In east Cornwall emergency services were searching for a missing woman her partially property collapsed during heavy rainfall overnight.

It is believed the severe weather triggered a landslide, and while a dozen residents were evacuated Susan Norman has not been accounted for.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said they believed the woman in her 60s is still in the building.

Further north, snow blanketed many parts with up to eight inches expected to hit the worst affected areas of north west England, north Wales and south west Scotland.

Higher areas could even see up to 16 inches, while bitterly cold gale-force winds create blizzard-like conditions and plunge temperatures down to well below freezing.

Over 1,500 homes in Cumbria had to cope without power and road closure was preveting access to some communites to carry out repair work.

Energy firm Electricity North West said they were considering using helicopters to transport engineers to conduct repairs around Cumbria.

Elsewhere, more than 28,000 homes and businesses in Northern Ireland were left freezing and without power today after snow, sleet and storm force winds hit the province.

Thousands of gritters were on standby last night as councils ­prepared for the “worst winter onslaught” of the year.

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Fanatic’s Farewell: Al Gore–The Big Liar Rant!

Posted on August 9, 2011. Filed under: American History, Blogroll, Business, Climate, Communications, Economics, Education, Employment, Energy, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, history, Inflation, Investments, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Natural Gas, Nuclear Power, Oil, People, Philosophy, Politics, Public Sector, Rants, Resources, Strategy, Talk Radio, Taxes, Technology, Unemployment, Unions, Video, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , |

 

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

~Winston Churchill

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It is only a matter of time before nobody will care what Al Gore says.

 

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Maurice Strong–Videos

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“We may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse.”

~Maurice Strong

“He’s dangerous because he’s a much smarter and shrewder man [than many in the UN system],”  “I think he is a very dangerous ideologue, way over to the Left.”

~ Charles Lichenstein, deputy ambassador to the UN under President Reagan.

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Who is Maurice Strong?

“…”THE survival of civilization in something like its present form might depend significantly on the efforts of a single man,” declared The New Yorker. The New York Times hailed that man as the “Custodian of the Planet.” He is perpetually on the short list of candidates for Secretary General of the United Nations. This lofty eminence? Maurice Strong, of course. Never heard of him? Well, you should have. Militia members are famously worried that black helicopters are practicing maneuvers with blue-helmeted UN troops in a plot to take over America. But the actual peril is more subtle. A small cadre of obscure international bureaucrats are hard at work devising a system of “global governance” that is slowly gaining control over ordinary Americans’ lives. Maurice Strong, a 68-year-old Canadian, is the “indispensable man” at the center of this creeping UN power grab. …”

“…In short, “While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president.”

The charity was the Joyce Foundation on whose board of directors Obama served and which gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.”

And that’s only the beginning of this tawdry tale, Mr. Barnes.

The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong.

For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming.

Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Wikipedia-described as “the world’s first and North America’s only legally binding greenhouse gas emission registry reduction system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil.” …”

http://the-classic-liberal.com/maurice-strong/

INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY: WHO IS MAURICE STRONG?

The adventures of Maurice Strong & Co. illustrate the fact that
nowadays you don’t have to be a household name to wield global power.

By Ronald Bailey  Published in The National Review September 1, 1997

WHO IS  MAURICE STRONG?

“…For the time being, however, Annan and Strong have avoided calling for global taxes or user fees to finance the UN. One spokesman said that the issue was simply “too hot to handle right now.” What they propose is a Revolving Credit Fund of $1 billion so that the UN will have a source of operating funds even if a major contributor (e.g., the U.S.) withholds contributions for a time. In short, the CGG’s blueprint for a more powerful UN closely resembles the movement to expand the requirements of the Framework Convention on Global Climate Change. While the process may be piecemeal, the goal is clear: a more powerful set of international institutions, increasingly emancipated from the control of the major powers, increasingly accountable not to representative democratic institutions but to unelected bureaucracies, and increasingly exercising authority over how people, companies, and governments run their affairs — not just Americans, but everyone. In short, Col. Qaddafi’s definition of his leftist Green Revolution: “Committees Everywhere.”

If so, the future looks good for Maurice Strong. One UN source suggested that, at the very least, he would like to be made Secretary General of the Millennium Assembly or the People’s Assembly. Others suspect that, even at age 68, Strong is angling to be the next UN Secretary General.

Such eminence may help explain a puzzling incident in his early career. Having long had political ambitions, he decided to enter the Canadian Parliament. A candidate was evicted from a safe constituency by the Liberal leadership, and Strong moved in. Then, with only a month to go before the 1979 election, he suddenly pulled out of the race. Strong’s business deals were especially complicated at the time — he was setting up a Swiss oil-and-gas exploration company with partners that included the Kuwaiti Finance Minister and the Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation — and that is the explanation usually given. But maybe he just decided that for a man who wants power, elections are an unnecessary obstacle.”

Maurice Strong: The new guy in your future!

By Henry Lamb
January, 1997

“…”In an essay by Strong entitled Stockholm to Rio: A Journey Down a Generation, he says:

“Strengthening the role the United Nations can play…will require serious examination of the need to extend into the international arena the rule of law and the principle of taxation to finance agreed actions which provide the basis for governance at the national level. But this will not come about easily. Resistance to such changes is deeply entrenched. They will come about not through the embrace of full blown world government, but as a careful and pragmatic response to compelling imperatives and the inadequacies of alternatives.””The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. What is needed is recognition of the reality that in so many fields, and this is particularly true of environmental issues, it is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.”[8]

Maurice Strong has demonstrated an uncanny ability to manipulate people, institutions, governments, and events to achieve the outcome he desires. Through his published writings and public presentations he has declared his desire to empower the U.N. as the global authority to manage a new era of global governance. He has positioned his NGO triumvirite, the IUCN, WWF, and the WRI, to varnish U.N. activity with the perception of “civil society” respectability. And now he has been appointed Senior Advisor to the U.N. Secretary General and assigned the responsibility of reforming the United Nations bureaucracy. The fox has been given the assignment, and all the tools necessary, to repair the henhouse to his liking.

http://www.sovereignty.net/p/sd/strong.html

Fight Kyoto Book Excerpt featured in the Calgary
Sun and Edmonton Sun

“…He knows how he is viewed by opponents to his radical environmentalism, or his promotion of a UN government with taxation and enforcement powers that trump national governments. And he seems to rather enjoy being described as a man at the centre of secretive power-brokering.

“Sure, these are but the deluded and paranoid ravings of the Western far right, and I wouldn’t normally trouble to mention them at all,” Strong writes in his self-conscious autobiography, “Except that my reaction when I hear a few of these charges is that I wish I had a smidgen of the power (and money!) they say I have.

“I wish I could accomplish a few of the things they already attribute to me. I do wish I could assist my many friends and colleagues in all the organizations I belong to, to remake the political and economic landscape.”

But this is Strong feigning modesty, and not very convincingly. Later in his autobiography, he reprints his ostentatious seven-page resume, boasting every connection he has.

His book takes name-dropping to a new level, including a seven-page “name index,” a list of hundreds of blue-chip associates that Strong has in his Rolodex.

Maurice Strong: A Dr. Evil-style strategist. Owner of a 200,000-acre New Age Zen colony. Designer of a proposal to “consider” requiring licences to have babies.

The architect of the Kyoto Protocol.”

http://www.taxtyranny.ca/images/HTML/Maurice-Strong/article1.html

Maurice Strong

“…Maurice F. Strong, PC, CC, OM, FRSC (born April 29, 1929) is a Canadian businessman. He is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and one of the world’s leading proponents of the United Nations’s involvement in world affairs.

Born in Oak Lake, Manitoba, Strong had his start as a petroleum entrepreneur and became president of Power Corporation until 1966. In the early 1970s he was Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and then became the first Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. He returned to Canada to become Chief Executive Officer of Petro-Canada from 1976 to 1978. He headed Ontario Hydro, one of North Americas largest power utilities, was national President and Chairman of the Extension Committee of the World Alliance of YMCAs, and headed American Water Development Incorporated.

Today Strong lives in the People’s Republic of China,[citation needed] and is President of the Council of the United Nations’s University for Peace. UPEACE is the only university in the UN system able to grant degrees at the masters and doctoral. He is an active honorary professor at Peking University and Honorary Chairman of its Environmental Foundation. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Research on Security and Sustainability for Northeast Asia. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Strong

Al Gore and Maurice Strong – Con Artists Extraordinaire!

‘…There’s an elephant in global warming’s living room that few in the mainstream media want to talk about: the creators of the carbon credit scheme are the ones cashing in on it.

The two cherub like choirboys singing loudest in the Holier Than Thou Global Warming Cathedral are Maurice Strong and Al Gore.

This duo has done more than anyone else to advance the alarmism of man-made global warming.

With little media monitoring, both Strong and Gore are cashing in on the lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming. …”

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Glenn Beck On Corruption, Cap & Trade, Gore, Global Warming, Global Government, Goldman Sachs, Greed, and Government Interventionism

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Congratulations to Glenn Beck for finally connecting the many dots of the massive investment fraud, government corruption and the subversion of science involving climate change and global warming.

Follow the money to catch a crook, spy and corrupt politician.

Unfortunately, not all the dots were connected.

I suspected several years ago that a foreign government was behind the global warming scare with the purpose to wreck or at the very least damage the United States economy that relies upon coal to produce cheap electricity, oil for transportation and natural gas for heating.

The two major suspects were China and Russia, or both.

Also countries  use a network of agents of influence around the world to accomplish this such as Al Gore, Maurice Strong and Barack Obama to implement their plans.

The videos below show the Chinese, Maurice Strong, United Nations, and the Rockefeller and Rothchild connections that were not mentioned in Glenn Beck’s story.

The progressive radical socialists in both the Democratic and Republican parties were pushing the cap and trade energy tax and alternative green energy.

The progressive radical socialists should be voted out of office to stop this corrupt political scam, investment fraud, and science scandal.

Beck needs to follow up this report with several others, only some of the dots have been connected, certainly not all of them, and not the most important ones.

Beck is getting very warm.

Always follow the money.

Then ask who benefits the most.

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Maurice Strong–Videos 

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Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 2/6 [EPISODE 3]

Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 3/6 [EPISODE 3]

Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 4/6 [EPISODE 3]

Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 5/6 [EPISODE 3]

Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 6/6 [EPISODE 3]

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Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming–Videos

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Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 1/6 [EPISODE 3]

Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 2/6 [EPISODE 3]

Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 3/6 [EPISODE 3]

Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 4/6 [EPISODE 3]

Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 5/6 [EPISODE 3]

Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura – Global Warming – Part 6/6 [EPISODE 3]

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Professor Richard A. Muller of the University of California, Berkeley–The IPCC and Prior Climate Predictions–Videos

Posted on February 19, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Communications, Computers, Economics, Education, Employment, Farming, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, history, Investments, Language, Law, liberty, Life, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Strategy, Technology, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Climate Change 1 of 12: The IPCC and Prior Climate Predictions

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Climate Change 10 of 12: The IPCC and Prior Climate Predictions

Climate Change 11 of 12: The IPCC and Prior Climate Predictions

Climate Change 12 of 12: The IPCC and Prior Climate Predictions

Background Articles and Videos

 

Glenn Beck Show 02-04-10 SEG. 3 of 6 FULL PROGRAM

 

Richard A. Muller

“…Richard A. Muller (born January 6, 1944 in New York, New York, USA) is a physicist who works at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Muller obtained a A.B. degree at Columbia University (New York) and a Ph.D. degree in physics from University of California, Berkeley. Muller began his career as a graduate student under Nobel laureate Luis Alvarez doing particle physics experiments and working with bubble chambers. During his early years he also helped to cocreate accelerator mass spectroscopy and made some of the first measurements of anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background.

Subsequently, Muller branched out into other areas of science, and in particular the earth sciences. His work has included attempting to understand the ice ages, dynamics at the core-mantle boundary, patterns of extinction and biodiversity through time, and the processes associated with impact cratering. One of his most well known proposals is the Nemesis hypothesis suggesting that the sun could have an as yet undetected companion star, whose perturbations of the Oort cloud and subsequent effects on the flux of comets entering the inner solar system could explain an apparent 26 million year periodicity in extinction events.

A lesson with Richard Muller

Muller is a member of the JASON Defense Advisory Group which brings together prominent scientists as consultants for the United States Department of Defense. 

He was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 1982. He also received the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation “for highly original and innovative research which has led to important discoveries and inventions in diverse areas of physics, including astrophysics, radioisotope dating, and optics.” More recently, he received a distinguished teaching award from UC Berkeley [1]. His “Physics for Future Presidents” series of lectures, in which Muller teaches a synopsis of modern qualitative (i.e. without resorting to complicated math) physics, has been released publicly on YouTube by UC Berkeley and has been published in book form. It has been one of the most highly regarded courses at Berkeley.

On Thursday Dec 3rd 2009 Muller announced his retirement in his Letters in Science C70V lecture Dec 3rd 2009 Lecture 14m 15sec into the lecture. He will continue to guest lecture the course which he created and has the popular name “Physics for Future Presidents” but Bob Jacobsen will be taking over the course. Muller said he will be putting most of his time into “energy, environment, global warming, alternative energy” 14m 55s into the same lecture.

For several years, he was a monthly columnist with MIT’s Technology Review. In his August 2003 column on the polygraph machine used in lie detection examinations, Muller asserted that “the polygraph procedure has an accuracy between 80 and 95 percent.” In contrast, the National Academy of Sciences found that there is “little basis for the expectation that a polygraph test could have extremely high accuracy.”[1]

Muller is President and Chief Scientist of Muller & Associates, an international consulting group specializing in energy-related issues. [2]

…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_A._Muller

Richard A. Muller

http://muller.lbl.gov/

Naked Copenhagen

Temperature is increasingly at the mercy of the developing world.

By Richard A. Muller

“…If the issue is rising emissions in the next several decades, the bottom line is simple: The developed world is rapidly becoming irrelevant.

Every 10% cut in the U.S. is negated by one year of China’s growth. By 2040 China could be the most economically dominant nation on earth. The West might be able to cajole it, but won’t be able to impose sanctions on China. Temperature will be at the mercy of the newly powerful economies.

Moreover, an expensive effort to reduce Western emissions sets a worthless example. Only emissions cuts that provide measurable economic benefit to the developing nations will be adopted by them. If the 80% U.S. emissions cut winds up hurting the U.S. economy, it guarantees China will never follow our example.

Cheap green energy is not going to be easy. Coal is dirt cheap, and China has been installing a new gigawatt coal plant each week—enough to supply five completely new cities the size of New York every year.

Technological change can help a great deal. For now carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) from coal combustion is unproven, but so is cheap solar. I expect we can make CCS work. Perhaps the West can subsidize CCS in China or pay to make its plants CCS ready. A dollar spent in China can reduce CO2 much more than a dollar spent in the U.S.

There is another alternative: luck. Here’s how it could help. Scientists are aware of a phenomenon that would counter the greenhouse effect: warmth evaporates water; water creates clouds; clouds reflect sunlight. A small cloud increase would significantly reduce predicted warming. The IPCC gives such cloud feedback only a 10% chance. My estimate is 30%. Clouds may already be kicking in, responsible for the negligible global warming of the past 12 years. Maybe, but we don’t know. That’s why we need luck. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703514404574588673072577680.html

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Al Gore Global Warming Hot Head Says The Artic Ice Cap Will Disappear In 5-10-15 Years–Volcanoe Gate–Eruptions Melt Ice and Increase Carbon Dioxide?–Videos

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Arctic ice melt may be due to undersea volcanoes

Thomas Lifson

“…The Arctic ice that is supposedly melting, stranding those cuddly looking polar bears, just might be affected by a wave of volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor under the Arctic ice cap. AFP reports on the recently-documented volcanoes, but oddly makes no mention of the possible effect on apocalyptic predictions of global warming.
Recent massive volcanoes have risen from the ocean floor deep under the Arctic ice cap, spewing plumes of fragmented magma into the sea, scientists who filmed the aftermath reported Wednesday.
The eruptions – as big as the one that buried Pompei – took place in 1999 along the Gakkel Ridge, an underwater mountain chain snaking 1,800 kilometres (1,100 miles) from the northern tip of Greenland to Siberia.
Scientists suspected even at the time that a simultaneous series of earthquakes were linked to these volcanic spasms.
But when a team led of scientists led by Robert Sohn of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts finally got a first-ever glimpse of the ocean floor 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) beneath the Arctic pack ice, they were astonished.
What they saw was unmistakable evidence of explosive eruptions rather than the gradual secretion of lava bubbling up from Earth’s mantle onto the ocean floor…”

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Robert Sohn of Wood’s Hole: the 1999 Arctic seafloor volcanic explosions are NOT responsible for rapid sea ice melting

 

“…The expedition found evidence of apparently “spectacularly” large explosive volcanic eruptions, at depths previously thought impossible.  According to one report, Sohn said that “These are the first pyroclastic deposits we’ve ever found in such deep water, at oppressive pressures that inhibit the formation of steam, and many people thought this was not possible,” and that “This means that a tremendous blast of CO2 was released into the water column during the explosive eruption.” 
 
According to another report, Sohn, who is an expert on mid-ocean ridges, said: “The scale and magnitude of the explosive activity that we’re seeing here dwarfs anything we’ve seen on other mid-ocean ridges,” that the volume of gas and lava that appears to have blasted out of the Gakkel volcanoes is “much, much higher” than that seen at other ridges (“Jets or fountains of material were probably blasted one, maybe even two, kilometers up into the water”), and that “it is a good thing there is four kilometers of seawater on top of the Gakkel Ridge as the eruptions would have been ‘highly problematic’ had they occurred on dry land”.
 
This is the information that has quickly been spun rather wildly – especially as some noted that Arctic sea ice began to thin more rapidly since 1999 –  even though a responsible observer would have noted that the international team stated that such explosions have been part of “a widespread, and ongoing, process”, and “The scientists say the heat released by the explosions is not contributing to the melting of the Arctic ice, but Sohn says the huge volumes of CO2 gas that belched out of the undersea volcanoes likely contributed to rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. How much, he couldn’t say.”

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“…Yes, I know you’ve all heard we’ve had “record” refreezing of Arctic ice. Big shock, there. We had record melting followed by a temporary cooling La Niña event. What those denier/delayer-1000 talking points don’t tell you is that the refrozen ice is very thin and still at record low levels following the staggering ice loss this summer.

To set the record straight, on Wednesday, the National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA had a teleconference to show the surprising and alarming new data from NASA’s ICESat satellite, which revealed over the past year “the steepest yearly decline in perennial [i.e. old, thick] ice on record” …”

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Volcanoes and Climate

Why are Scientists Interested in Volcanoes?

“…Scientists are interested in volcanic eruptions and clouds because:

  1. Volcanoes are sources of natural pollution.
  2. Volcanoes emit gases that affect the health of humans and animals.
  3. Climate can also be affected by volcanic eruptions and gases.
  4. Volcanoes provide insight into the inner earth.
  5. Volcanoes may have controlled human genetic development.

Types of Volcanic Gases and Their Effects

The most abundant volcanic gases that are released into the atmosphere are water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and sulfur dioxide (SO2). Gases that are released in smaller amounts include hydrogen sulfide (H2S), hydrogen (H2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen chloride (HCL), hydrogen fluoride (HF), and helium (He). …”

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Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – Pt 1 of 4

 

Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – Pt 2 of 4

Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – Pt 3 of 4

 

Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – Pt 4 of 4

 

CO2: Undergirding Modern Science

 

THE BOTTOMLESS WELL: Are We Running out of Energy?

 

Todd Stern: We Can’t Rewrite The Last Eight Years

 

 

Connie hedegaard

“…Connie Hedegaard (born September 15, 1960) has been the Danish Minister for Climate and Energy since November 23, 2007 as member of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen III and that of Lars Løkke Rasmussen and was the Danish Minister for the Environment from August 2, 2004 to November 23, 2007, as member of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I and II, . She is a member of the Conservative People’s Party, and has been a member of the parliament (Folketing) from January 10, 1984 to October 3, 1990 and again since the 2005 Danish parliamentary election. Prior to becoming a minister, she was working as a journalist at DR. …”

Connie Hedegaard and Denmark’s energy policies

Since 2007, Connie Hedegaard has been behind Denmark’s energy successes. In April, she signed an action plan with India [2] on renewable energy. One notable achievement was her role in introducing Denmark’s Energy Policy 2008-2011. The policy made her country the first in the world to commit to an overall energy reduction, not just a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It includes the following language.

  • Energy Savings: A target of 2% reduction of total energy use from 2006 levels by 2011, and 4% by 2020.
  • Renewable Energy: Increased biomass/waste and wind energy and provide large, annual subsidies for solar and wave energy. Regarding wind power, plans include support for two 200 MW offshore wind farms that are scheduled to begin energy production in 2012. Additionally, money has been set aside for informational and labeling campaigns aimed at replacing oil-fired furnaces with heat pumps.
  • Energy taxes: Higher taxes on CO2 emitters, as well as a new tax on emitters of nitrogen oxide (NOx).
  • Energy technology: Doubled funding for energy technology R&D.
  • Transport: Extended the electric vehicle tax exemption to 2012 and introduced a tax exemption for hydrogen vehicles. Planned a tests scheme for electric vehicles. Set the goal to use 5.75% biofuels for all land transit by 2010 and 10% by 2020, in line with EU targets.

On the other hand, Hans Jørgen Koch, Deputy State Secretary at Ministry of Climate and Energy of Denmark with Connie Hedegaard is one of three other candidates/nominees for Director General of IRENA. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connie_Hedegaard

 

Prospects for a Global Climate Treaty in Copenhagen

 

Lou Dobbs: No climate treaty at Copenhagen?

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“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

John Adams, ‘Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials,’ December 1770

Obama: We Can Reverse Climate Change

 

Global Warming – Doomsday Called Off (1/5)


 

 

MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: BJORN LOMBORG

 

MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: PETER HUBER

 

MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: PHILIP STOTT

 

Climate Change – has it been cancelled?

 

First, climate is always changing.

Unstoppable Solar Cycles


 

 

Global Warming – Doomsday Called Off (2/5)

 

The Lies Of Global Warming pt 1


 

Second, the main driver or cause for climate change is the sun.

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change Pt 1

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change Pt 2

 

While there are many other causes ordrivers of global climate change including man, man’s impact on global climate change is minimial and immaterial relative to the other drivers or causes.

Man is not the primary cause or driver of climate change.

Third, temperatures have been falling for the last ten years and this may continue for another ten years or more.

 

Scientists now see a new Ice age

 

Glenn Beck and NewsBusters Expose Global Warming Bullies

 

Fouth, the polar ice caps are always expanding, contracting and moving; and the United Nations own IPCC 2007 estimate was that the sea level will rise between 18 cm to 59 cm or a maximum of 23 inches by 2100.

 

The Man-made Global Warming Hoax (Part 6)

 

Global Warming – Doomsday Called Off (4/5)

 

Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – Pt 1 of 4

 

Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – Pt 2 of 4

 

Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – Pt 3 of 4

 

Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – Pt 4 of 4

 

The progressive radical socialist Democratic Party led by Barack Obama need a climate crisis to justify a massive tax increase–the cap and trade energy tax.

If global climate is always changing and man-made carbon dioxide emissions is not the primary driver of climate change, than there is absolutely no justification for the cap and trade energy tax. 

President Obama is lying about climate being a crisis that we can reverse.

President Obama is a fool if he thinks we can and should reverse it.

Spending billions or trillions of dollars on such an effort is sheer folly and immoral, especially considering the more pressing and real problems faced by the world’s poor.

Bjorn Lomborg: Our priorities for saving the world

 

President Obama is sadly trying to destroy jobs, wreck the US economy, and kill the American dream by supporting the cap and trade energy tax.

The American people no longer believe his lies nor will they permit the destruction of a free enterprise economy and a representative republic to save the planet from so-called man-made global warming.

Most revealing was the phrase in the President’s  speech  “…reducing greenhouse gas pollution…”

This clearly illustrated that President Obama does not have the slightest clue as to what he is talking about.

The most important greenhouse gas by far is water vapor followed by carbon dioxide.

Greenhouse Gases

 

CO2 is a trace gas

 

Neither water vapor nor carbon dixoide are pollutants.

Both water vapor and carbon dioxide are critically necessary for life on earth.

Without greenhouse gases humans, animals and plants could not survive.

plants need co2 to grow

 

Global Warming – Carbon Dioxide

 

Michele Bachmann: “CO2 Is A Natural Byproduct of Nature!”

 

Global Warming Facts

 

Barack Obama is a fool for underestimating the common sense of the American people.

 

Cap and Trade Insanity

 

The American people do not believe man is the cause of climate change nor do they believe Barack Obama is telling the truth.

 

Sen. Inhofe On Global Warming: ‘This Thing Is Phony’

 

OBAMA IS GOING TO SCREW YOU!

 

“It is the true believer’s ability to shut his eyes and stop his ears to facts that do not deserve to be either seen or heard which is the source of unequaled fortitude and constancy. He cannot be baffled by contradictions because he denies their existence. Strength of faith manifests itself not in moving mountains but in not seeing mountains to move. It is the certitude of his infallible doctrine that renders the true believer impervious to the uncertainties, surprises and the unpleasant realities of the world around him.”

~Eric Hoffer, The True Believer

 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Freeman Dyson on Global Warming 1 of 2 Bogus Climate Models

 

Freeman Dyson on Global Warming 2 of 2 Bogus Climate Models

 

President Obama Speaks On Climate Change At The UN

 

Newt Rips Gore’s ‘Facts’ To Pieces

 

Al Gore sued by over 30.000 Scientists for Global Warming fraud / John Coleman

 

Al Gore is a Self Serving LIAR


 

 

Global Warming: How Hot Air and Bad Science Will Give YOU Staggeringly Higher Taxes and Prices

 

Global Warming – what do the numbers show.

 

JLF/Reese Institute climate change forum: Part 1 of 8

 

JLF/Reese Institute climate change forum: Part 2 of 8

 

JLF/Reese Institute climate change forum: Part 3 of 8

 

JLF/Reese Institute climate change forum: Part 4 of 8

 

JLF/Reese Institute climate change forum: Part 5 of 8

 

JLF/Reese Institute climate change forum: Part 6 of 8

 

JLF/Reese Institute climate change forum: Part 7 of 8

 

JLF/Reese Institute climate change forum: Part 8 of 8

 

Senator Inhofe Cap-and-trade floor speech March 18, 2009

 

Global Climate Cooling Facts

“…Study of the orbital mechanics of the solar system in the 1970s led Russians to believe the Earth was about to cool and we should prepare quickly because it will be catastrophic. Their arguments were lost in the rush to warming group-think in the 1990s, but the arguments for impending cold are well founded and still believed by many good scientists. As the sun goes even quieter and January, 2008 saw the greatest year to year temperature drop ever (128 years of NASA GISS data) and thru the end of 2008 remains relatively cool, it is clear cooling needs to be considered as a very plausible future.  This is highlighted by 2 papers published in March 2008. Scafetta and West showed that up to 69% of observed warming is from the sun and remind us that the sun is projected to cool and Ramanathan and Carmichael show that soot has 60% of the warming power of CO2. Both papers state that these factors are underappreciated by IPCC. The soot may well explain the Arctic melting, as it has recently for Asian glaciers. Many scientists believe the temperature changes are more dependent on the sun than CO2, similar to the relationship in your home with your furnace.   With the Sun’s face nearly quiet, the monthly patterns over the last 12 months are most similar to those of 1797 preceding the Dalton Minimum of 1798-1823 during the little ice age (Timo Niroma). …”

 

http://www.climatecooling.org/

Current Sea Level Rise

“…Current sea level rise has occurred at a mean rate of 1.8 mm per year for the past century,[1][2] and more recently at rates estimated near 2.8 ± 0.4[3] to 3.1 ± 0.7[4] mm per year (1993-2003). Current sea level rise is due partly to human-induced global warming,[5] which will increase sea level over the coming century and longer periods[6][7]. Increasing temperatures result in sea level rise by the thermal expansion of water and through the addition of water to the oceans from the melting of continental ice sheets. Thermal expansion, which is well-quantified, is currently the primary contributor to sea level rise and is expected to be the primary contributor over the course of the next century. Glacial contributions to sea-level rise are less important,[8] and are more difficult to predict and quantify.[8] Values for predicted sea level rise over the course of the next century typically range from 90 to 880 mm, with a central value of 480 mm. Based on an analog to the deglaciation of North America at 9,000 years before present, some scientists predict sea level rise of 1.3 meters in the next century.[9][10] However, models of glacial flow in the smaller present-day ice sheets show that a probable maximum value for sea level rise in the next century is 80 centimeters, based on limitations on how quickly ice can flow below the equilibrium line altitude and to the sea.[11

 …”

“…Each year about 8 mm (0.3 inch) of water from the entire surface of the oceans falls into the Antarctica and Greenland ice sheets as snowfall. If no ice returned to the oceans, sea level would drop 8 mm every year. To a first approximation, the same amount of water appeared to return to the ocean in icebergs and from ice melting at the edges. Scientists previously had estimated which is greater, ice going in or coming out, called the mass balance, important because it causes changes in global sea level. High-precision gravimetry from satellites in low-noise flight has since determined Greenland is losing millions of tons per year, in accordance with loss estimates from ground measurement.[citation needed] Some estimates range up to 240 km^3 per year in recent years.[12]

Ice shelves float on the surface of the sea and, if they melt, to first order they do not change sea level. Likewise, the melting of the northern polar ice cap which is composed of floating pack ice would not significantly contribute to rising sea levels. Because they are fresh, however, their melting would cause a very small increase in sea levels, so small that it is generally neglected. It can however be argued that if ice shelves melt it is a precursor to the melting of ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica[citation needed].

  • Scientists previously lacked knowledge of changes in terrestrial storage of water. Surveying of water retention by soil absorption and by reservoirs outright (“impoundment”) at just under the volume of Lake Superior agreed with a dam-building peak in the 1930s-1970s timespan. Such impoundment masked tens of millimeters of sea level rise in that span. ( Impact of Artificial Reservoir Water Impoundment on Global Sea Level  B. F. Chao,* Y. H. Wu, Y. S. Li).
  • If small glaciers and polar ice caps on the margins of Greenland and the Antarctic Peninsula melt, the projected rise in sea level will be around 0.5 m. Melting of the Greenland ice sheet would produce 7.2 m of sea-level rise, and melting of the Antarctic ice sheet would produce 61.1 m of sea level rise.[13] The collapse of the grounded interior reservoir of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet would raise sea level by 5-6 m.[14]
  • The snowline altitude is the altitude of the lowest elevation interval in which minimum annual snow cover exceeds 50%. This ranges from about 5,500 metres above sea-level at the equator down to sea level at about 70° N&S latitude, depending on regional temperature amelioration effects. Permafrost then appears at sea level and extends deeper below sea level polewards.
  • As most of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets lie above the snowline and/or base of the permafrost zone, they cannot melt in a timeframe much less than several millennia; therefore it is likely that they will not, through melting, contribute significantly to sea level rise in the coming century. They can, however, do so through acceleration in flow and enhanced iceberg calving.
  • Climate changes during the 20th century are estimated from modelling studies to have led to contributions of between –0.2 and 0.0 mm/yr from Antarctica (the results of increasing precipitation) and 0.0 to 0.1 mm/yr from Greenland (from changes in both precipitation and runoff).
  • Estimates suggest that Greenland and Antarctica have contributed 0.0 to 0.5 mm/yr over the 20th century as a result of long-term adjustment to the end of the last ice age.

The current rise in sea level observed from tide gauges, of about 1.8 mm/yr, is within the estimate range from the combination of factors above[15] but active research continues in this field. The terrestrial storage term, thought to be highly uncertain, is no longer positive, and shown to be quite large.

Since 1992 a number of satellites have been recording the change in sea level;[16][17] they display an acceleration in the rate of sea level change, but they have not been operating for long enough to work out whether this is a real signal, or just an artefact of short-term variation. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_sea_level_rise

 

 

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Global warming, — A money scam.

Newt Rips Gore’s ‘Facts’ To Pieces

 

 

CapandTradeTax

 

Inhofe Explains the High Cost of Cap and Trade on Fox News

 

Al Gore once again exposed as disingenuous fraud

 

Scalise questions former VP Al Gore about a “cap and trade” energy tax

 

Carbon Tax Vs. Cap and Trade

 

The Great Carbon Offset Swindle – Part I

 

The Great Carbon Offset Swindle – Part II

 

The realities of carbon trading

 

Carbon offset trading fraud — huge criminal activity

 

Zogby poll: only 30% of Americans support cap and trade

Q. President Obama wants to impose cap-and-trade laws that would limit the total carbon dioxide emissions allowed to be released into the environment. These laws would turn carbon dioxide into a commodity allowing those that pollute less to sell credits to those that pollute more. These credits would be traded on commodities markets. According to congressional testimony given by the Director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, “decreasing emissions would also impose costs on the economy – much of those costs will be passed along to consumers in the form of higher prices for energy and energy intensive goods.” Some have estimated these costs to be $800 to $1300 more per household by 2015. Knowing this, do you support or oppose cap-and-trade laws?
Support 30%

Oppose 57%

Not sure 13%

Q. Which course of action should America take with regards to energy

policy?

Make energy cheaper by developing all sources of U.S. energy, including coal, nuclear power, offshore drilling and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 54%

Reduce America’s production of fossil fuels that might cause global warming 40%
Not sure 6%

The O’Leary Report/Zogby poll was conducted April 24-27 of 3,937 voters nationwide and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 1.6 percentage points. Slight weights were added to party, age, race, gender, education to more accurately reflect the population. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/04/30/zogby-poll-only-30-of-americans-support-cap-and-trade/ 

 
 

Former Vice President Albert Gore likes taxes–both a carbon tax and a cap and trade carbon dixoide emissions tax.

This would mean a tax on every Americans expenditures for electricity, heating oil, natural gas, and gasoline.

How much would this cost the American people and economy in terms of taxes paid, manufacturing products outsourced overseas and jobs losts?

 –trillion in taxes, hundreds of billions in manufacturing imports and millions of lost jobs.

MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: PETER HUBER 

 

No wonder his home state of Tennessee and the solid Democratic state of West Virginia voted against him in 2000 when he ran for President.

No wonder Vice President Gore supports a massive tax increase that would destroy jobs and wreck the United States economy.

This massive tax increase is based on US government and United Nations funded junk science of computer climate models.

These climate computer models have proven to be wrong in their projections that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are the cause of global warming.  The majority of the scientists say global warming and climate change are natural and unstoppable.

Global Warming: Doomsday Called Off – 5/5

Unfortunately for Al Gore and the United National Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC,  the observed evidence does not support the theory that man’s carbon dioxide emissions is the cause of global warming.

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 1

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 2

 

Only a  fanatic or person who has lost touched with reality would keep flippantly dismissing thousands of respected scientists from numerous fields and nations  as people who believe that man did not land on the moon.

Gore routinely uses this retort in referring to the tens of thousands of scientists that believe that climate change is naturallly caused and not man-made and unstoppable:

Gore On Climate Naysayers

 

Here are three of the many thousand deniers that Al Gore dismisses:

GLOBAL WARMING DENIER ROY SPENCER v. SEN. BARBARA BOXER

 

Dr Willie Soon on Global Climate Change

 

Unstoppable Solar Cycles

 

Former Vice President Gore is trying to get rich by alarming or scarring people into believing that humans are the cause of global warming by their emissions of carbon dioxide.

Al Gore is lying big time about there being a consensus that man is the cause of global warming.

Just the opposite is true. There is no consensus. Most scientists believe cliimate change is naturally caused and not man-made.

If Al Gore’s statements regarding a consensus on man-made global warming were in an investment prospectus, it would be considered a material misrepresentation or investment fraud.

Al Gore likes to accuse his opponents of being funded by the energy industry in particular coal, oil, and natural gas.

Yet if a massive carbon and cap and trade carbon dioxide tax were passed into law, Al Gore and his investment partners could potentially become multi-millionaires.

Al Gore is a liar, hypocrite, and fanatic.

His greed, arrogance and stupidity are unconstrained by any common sense or intellectual honesty.

He is no friend to the American people with his support of a massive tax increase that would eliminate jobs and reduce economic production.

The American people’s  jobs would be outsourced and  hard earned income  would be heavily taxed.

Al Gore’s own father, Al Gore Senior got rich running a coal company when the people of Tennessee decided that Senator Al Gore Senior no longer represented their concerns and interests in Washington and should be retired:

The Real Al Gore Sr.

By Joseph Farah

“…When the elder Gore retired from the Senate, he received a $500,000-a-year job as head of Occidental’s coal division. So, it would seem, the cleanest money in Al Gore’s family tree came from tobacco. The really dirty, blood money came direct from Moscow for services rendered to Communist totalitarians and their pseudo-capitalist puppet, errand boys. Tell me about conscience, Al.

After the younger Gore was elected to the Senate in 1980, he continued a tradition begun by his father by inviting Hammer into the “senators only” section during President Reagan’s inauguration. …”

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=14638

Now Al Gore Junior wants to get rich by cashing in on the climate crisis of global warming:

Cap-And-Trade: Al Gore’s Cash Cow

“…Last May, we also noted that on March 1, Gore, while speaking at a conference in Monterey, Calif., admitted to having “a stake” in a number of green investments that he recommended attendees put money in rather than “subprime carbon assets” such as tar sands and shale oil.

He also is co-founder of Generation Investment Management, which sells carbon offsets that allow rich polluters to continue with a clear conscience. It’s a scheme that will make traders of this new commodity rich and Bernie Madoff look like a pickpocket. The other founder is former Goldman Sachs partner David Blood.

As Stephen Milloy, author of “Green Hell,” points out, Goldman Sachs is lobbying for climate change legislation and is part owner of the Chicago Climate Exchange, where carbon credits from cap and trade would be traded.

Others hope to cash in along with Gore. On Earth Day 2007, the various NBC networks gave 75 hours of free air time to Gore to hype climate change. NBC is owned by General Electric, perhaps the largest maker of wind turbines and other green technology in the world. It, too, stands to benefit financially from cap and trade, as Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly has noted, connecting dots others won’t.

Gore’s altruism is phony. According to a March 6 Bloomberg report, Gore invested $35 million of his own money not in green nonprofits, but with the very profitable Capricorn Investment Group LLC, a Palo Alto, Calif., firm that directs clients to green investments and invests in makers of environmentally friendly products. …”

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The American people want less government spending and taxes not more.

Any politician who votes for either a carbon tax or cap and trade carbon dioxide tax or both deserves to be defeated in the next election.

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Background Articles and Videos

 

Budget Series: The Cost of Cap and Trade, Part 1

March 21st, 2009 | by: Jimmie Bise

“…Briefly, Cap and Trade is a scheme whereby the government turns carbon dioxide into a commodity and sets a top-end limit (the “cap”) on the amount of carbon a given company is allowed to produce. Companies that produce less than that cap can sell their carbon surplus to a company that is likely to go over their cap. Simple, right? Let’s try a quick example. You own company and your carbon cap is 100 tons per year. By the end of the year, you know that you’re only going to produce 75 tons of CO2. My company, on the other hand, is “dirtier” than yours and I’m likely to exceed my carbon cap by 25 tons. I can make a deal to buy your extra 25 tons from you, making my cap 125 tons.

Remember, the object here is to reduce overall carbon emissions. Proponents of Cap and Trade hope that by slowly (or not so slowly, depending on who you ask) bringing the cap down on all companies, the government can lower America’s overall emissions. That process has not worked in Europe, though, which has has Cap and Trade schemes operating for several years. Instead of lowering CO2 emissions, most European countries have seen their emissions increase, along with the cost of energy and cases of fraud created by the new and very lucrative CO2 market.

Here’s one reason why that happened. Making CO2 a commodity (like gold or oil) creates an incentive for companies to focus on trading their carbon credits instead of whatever the business was doing before. It is very easy to envision a case where a company figures out that it is more profitable to slow down production and lay off employees than it is to modernize its operation. Both will realize a decrease in CO2 production, but the latter will, at least in the short term, cost the company much less money. In short, many companies will make their main business the selling of carbon credits because they can make more money more quickly. The Heritage Foundation found testimony in 2007 that estimated job losses from such a scheme could be between 1.2 million and 2.3 million by 2015. …”

http://www.americanissuesproject.org/2009/03/21/budget-series-the-cost-of-cap-and-trade-part-1/

Fuzzy Math
According to an MIT study, cap and trade could cost the average household more than $3,900 per year.
by John McCormack

“…In other words, Reilly estimates that “the amount of tax collected” through companies would equal $3,128 per household–and “Those costs do get passed to consumers and income earners

in one way or another”–but those costs have “nothing to do with the real cost” to the economy. Reilly assumes that the $3,128 will be “returned” to each household. Without that assumption, Reilly wrote, “the cost would then be the Republican estimate [$3,128] plus the cost I estimate [$800].”

In Reilly’s view, the $3,128 taken through taxes will be “returned” to each household whether or not the government cuts a $3,128 rebate check to each household.

He wrote in an email:

It is not really a matter of returning it or not, no matter what happens this revenue gets recycled into the economy some way. In that regard, whether the money is specifically returned to households with a check that says “your share of GHG auction revenue”, used to cut someone’s taxes, used to pay for some government services that provide benefit to the public, or simply used to offset the deficit (therefore meaning lower Government debt and lower taxes sometime in the future when that debt comes due) is largely irrelevant in the calculation of the “average” household. Each of those ways of using the revenue has different implications for specific households but the “average” affect is still the same. […] The only way that money does not get recycled to the “average” household is if it is spent on something that provides no useful service for anyone–that it is true government waste. …”

http://weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/016/412cwueq.asp?pg=2

 

Albert Gore, Sr.

“…After leaving Congress, Gore resumed the practice of law with Occidental Petroleum and became vice president and member of the board of directors, taught law at Vanderbilt University 1970–1972. He became chairman of Island Creek Coal Co., Lexington, Kentucky, in 1972, and in his last years operated an antiques store in Carthage….”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Gore,_Sr.

Gore sensitive about Hammer connection

“…Hammer used to boast that he had Sen. Al Gore Sr. “in his back pocket.” As I have reported here before, Hammer set up Gore Sr. in business before he ventured into politics, stayed close to him throughout his political career and hired him after he left office. 

“Throughout the whole of his life, Al Gore Sr. and his family depended on pay-outs, kickbacks and subventions from Hammer,” wrote Neil Lyndon, who worked for Hammer. “Like his father before him, Al Gore Jr.’s political career was lavishly sponsored by Hammer from the moment it began until Hammer died, only two years before Gore Clinton in the 1992 race for the White House.”

Who was Hammer? He was a personal friend of V.I. Lenin. He was known as Lenin’s “path” to America’s financial resources. He was the first of a long line of Western businessmen to participate in KGB-controlled joint ventures in the Soviet Union. He was the son of Julius Hammer, a founder of the Socialist Labor Party and later the Communist party USA and who served time in Sing Sing for performing illegal abortions. Armand Hammer was called the “Capitalist Prince” by the KGB. He dutifully served the Soviets for seven decades and became the first — and only — “American capitalist” to be awarded the Order of Lenin. …”

 

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=14917

 

The Real Al Gore Sr.

“…Hammer was part-time spy, part-time money-launderer, part-time industrialist — but a full-time traitor to the United States of America.

But I digress. The story for today is how Hammer’s corrupt, evil career was aided in numerous ways by Vice President Al Gore’s Daddy, who was a partner in various Hammer enterprises for more than four decades. As Epstein documents in “Dossier,” the elder Gore helped Hammer make connections with a series of U.S. presidents and used his influence to help Hammer’s Occidental Petroleum company gain access to foreign political leaders. But, most importantly, it was Gore who helped stop the FBI from pursuing an investigation of the industrialist as a Soviet agent of influence.

It seems Al Gore Sr. knew something about “controlling legal authorities” and obstruction of justice himself. Like father, like son. …”

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=14638

Armand Hammer

“…Politically, Hammer was a staunch supporter of the Republican party. He boosted Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign with $54,000 in campaign contributions. He was convicted on charges that one of these donations had been made illegally, but was later pardoned by Republican U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

Simultaneously, the Hammers’ name was widely used in propaganda by the Soviets. The contradiction between Hammer’s open sympathy for the Soviet Union and his success as a capitalist, as well as his involvement in international affairs and politics, have made Hammer a subject of suspicion and conspiracy theory for many; further, his close relationship with former Democratic Tennessee Senator Albert Gore, Sr., despite Hammer’s own party affiliations, has been the subject of especially broad scrutiny and speculation. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armand_Hammer

Generation Investment Management LLP (GIM)

“…Generation Investment Management LLP (GIM) is a London-based investment management firm with an investment style that blends traditional equity research with a focus on sustainability factors, including social and environmental responsibility and corporate governance.

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is chairman of Generation, and David Blood — previously chief executive of Goldman Sachs Asset Management — is CEO. The pair has given the company its nickname, “Blood and Gore.”

Generation Investment Management LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Investment_Management

 

The Thrilla in Vanilla: Gore vs. Gingrich in Global Warming ‘Showdown’?

By Doug Powers 

“…It’s on! Or maybe not so much:

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has added Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) to the roster of witnesses for its hearing on a climate bill today. He joins former Vice President Al Gore on the witness list.

The Hill is reporting the meeting of these two as a “global warming showdown.” It isn’t. Not unless you consider “humans are definitely causing global warming so we must act” and “humans are probably causing global warming so we must act” to be drastically opposing views.

Gingrich jumped the eco shark long ago when he appeared in ads with Nancy “don’t know much about waterboarding” Pelosi urging Americans to take action on climate change. Click the pic to see the commercial: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/24/the-thrilla-in-vanilla/

Eco-hypocrite of the week

By Doug Powers 

“…Sure, it’s only Monday, but we’ll go ahead and declare a winner right now…

Prince Charles is in the midst of a five-day tour of Europe to promote environmental issues, and he’s determined to save the world to death: …”

“…Speaking of hypocrites, last week, Al Gore told Congress that global warming deniers are “like Bernie Madoff, they lied to the people who trusted them in order to make money.” (video here)

I’m a global warming “denier” — at least by Al’s definition. If Gore can tell me exactly how I’m making money off that and how that makes me like Bernie Madoff, I’ll donate a few bucks to the “Alliance for Climate Protection” — one of the ventures that has allowed Gore to go from a net worth of $2 million when he left the vice-presidency, to a worth said to be well over $100 million in part by capitalizing on blind faith, misinformation, greed and gullibility — just like Berni… never mind. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/27/eco-hypocrite-of-the-week/Eco-fuzzy math:

Debunking a cap-and-trade debunking

By Michelle Malkin 

The MSM relied on Politifact to “debunk” the GOP’s claim that the Obama cap-and-trade plan would cost American families an estimated $3,100 a year.

The debunkers were wrong.

The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack busted their fuzzy math: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/22/eco-fuzzy-math-debunking-a-cap-and-trade-debunking/

 

Conveyor Belt Model Broken

“…News has come that the famed ocean conveyor belt, subject of countless TV documentaries and science lessons, is not as simple as scientists believed. The 50 year old model of global ocean circulation that predicts a deep Atlantic counter current below the Gulf Stream has been called into question by an armada of drifting subsurface sensors. As shocking as this news is to oceanographers it is even worse for climate modelers—it means that all the current climate prediction models are significantly wrong.

It is known by many names: the meridional overturning current (MOC), the thermohaline circulation (THC), and, popularly, the great ocean conveyor belt. It has been the subject of study by oceanographers for half a century and is known to be a fundamentally important part of earthly climate regulation. It is the primary mechanism for transferring heat from the tropics to higher latitudes, the proximate reason that the occasional palm tree grows on the south coast of England. Until now, scientists thought they had a pretty good handle on how the current flows, the mechanisms that drive the circulation and affect climate world wide. …”

http://theresilientearth.com/?q=content/conveyor-belt-model-broken

AL GORE SUED FOR FRAUD BY 30000 SCIENTISTS !! GLOBAL WARMING LIES !!!

 

 Global Warming – Opportunities

 

Aggressive ‘Cap and Trade’


 

 

Chicago Climate Exchange

 

Davos Annual Meeting 2005-Closing Plenary: What We Should Do

 

Davos Annual Meeting 2008 – A Unified Earth Theory

 

THE 21st Century Scam–Carbon Credits Trading

 

Co2 global warming scam? part 1

 

Co2 global warming scam? part 2

 

Co2 global warming scam? part 3

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Save Your Job and Life–Abolish The Environmental Protection Agency!

Posted on April 18, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Communications, Economics, Life, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Science, Security, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

carbon_dioxide_time

History of Atmospheric CO2 through geological time (past 550 million years: from Berner, Science, 1997). The parameter RCO2 is defined as the ratio of the mass of CO2 in the atmosphere at some time in the past to that at present (with a pre-industrial value of 300 parts per million). The heavier line joining small squares represents the best estimate of past atmospheric CO2 levels based on geochemical modeling and updated to have the effect of land plants on weathering introduced 380 to 350 million years ago. The shaded area encloses the approximate range of error of the modeling based on sensitivity analysis. Vertical bars represent independent estimates of CO2 level based on the study of ancient soils.

http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/virtualmuseum/climatechange2/07_1.shtml

“Many people don’t realize that over geological time, we’re really in a CO2 famine now. Almost never has CO2 levels been as low as it has been in the Holocene (geologic epoch) – 280 (parts per million – ppm) – that’s unheard of. Most of the time [CO2 levels] have been at least 1000 (ppm) and it’s been quite higher than that,”

~ Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer

Climate Change in 12 Minutes – The Skeptic’s Case

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 Greenhouse Gases

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Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change Pt 1

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EPA Finds Greenhouse Gases Pose Threat to Public Health, Welfare / Proposed Finding Comes in Response to 2007 Supreme Court Ruling

“…EPA’s proposed endangerment finding is based on rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific analysis of six gases – carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride – that have been the subject of intensive analysis by scientists around the world. The science clearly shows that concentrations of these gases are at unprecedented levels as a result of human emissions, and these high levels are very likely the cause of the increase in average temperatures and other changes in our climate.

The scientific analysis also confirms that climate change impacts human health in several ways. Findings from a recent EPA study titled “Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality: A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on Ground-Level Ozone,” for example, suggest that climate change may lead to higher concentrations of ground-level ozone, a harmful pollutant. Additional impacts of climate change include, but are not limited to:

  • increased drought;
  • more heavy downpours and flooding;
  • more frequent and intense heat waves and wildfires;
  • greater sea level rise;
  • more intense storms; and
  • harm to water resources, agriculture, wildlife and ecosystems. …”

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/0EF7DF675805295D8525759B00566924

The radical socialists, aka Democrats,  of President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency or EPA in a move that could eventually wreck the US economy and destroy jobs, by taxing carbon dioxide emissions have declared carbon dioxide to be a pollutant under the Clean Air Act.

There are  two very big problems or issues with this position.

First, carbon dioxide or CO2 is not pollutant, it is a trace gas and one of the greenhouse gases.

Carbon dioxide or  CO2 is a trace gas.

CO2 Contributed by Human Activity: 12 to 15ppmv / version 1

Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

The most important greenhouse gas is water vapor, which also is not a pollutant.

Why was water vapor not added to the list of one of polluting greenhouse gases?

Simple, the EPA would be revealed as fools and become a laughing stock.

Man-made caused global warming would be exposed as a fraud and hoax if they declared water-vapor a pollutant.

 Only a fanatic or a fool would attempt to control water-vapor emissions and propose that water vapor be taxed.

So, the EPA did not include water-vapor as a pollutant, but did assert that carbon dioxide is a pollutant.

Second, carbon-dioxide is not a cause of global warming but a result of global warming.

A rising level of carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere from about  280 parts per million to about 390 parts per million or ppm are a lagging result of rising temperatures.

Note the reason carbon dioxide is called a trace gas is that the earth’s atmosphere contains only 390 part per million.

Carbon dioxide increasing in our atmosphere

What the radical socialists and their government funded scientists want to do to is to get the United States economy off of fossil fuels by reducing carbon dioxide emissions:

Understanding Atmospheric Oxygen: Global Carbon Dioxide

The EPA clearly states what it is planning to do: “…The Administration is developing 

a comprehensive energy and climate

change plan to invest in clean energy, end our

addiction to oil, address the global climate crisis,

and create new American jobs that cannot

be outsourced. After enactment of the Budget,

the Administration will work expeditiously

with key stakeholders and Congress to develop

an economy-wide emissions reduction program

to reduce greenhouse gas emissions approximately

14 percent below 2005 levels by 2020,

and approximately 83 percent below 2005 levels

by 2050. This program will be implemented

through a cap-and-trade system, a policy approach

that dramatically reduced acid rain at

much lower costs than the traditional Government

regulations and mandates of the past.

Through a 100 percent auction to ensure that

the biggest polluters do not enjoy windfall profits,

this program will fund vital investments in

a clean energy future totaling $150 billion over

10 years, starting in fiscal year 2012. …”

 

If the above cap and trade carbon dioxide tax is implemented in the United States, this is what is going to happen to the American economy and global carbon dioxide emissions:  

(4 of 14) MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: PETER HUBER

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The  EPA declares that carbon dioxide is both a pollutant and man is the primary cause of global warming.

When man uses energy or burns carbon based fuels, the result is an increases carbon dioxide emissions.

These man-made carbon dioxide emissions are the cause of global warming or climate change according to the EPA and its government funded climate computer model scientists.

The EPA needs you to believe this big lie.

The radical socialists want to significantly decrease energy use produced by carbon based fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and natural gas.

The EPA and President Obama need either a cap and trade carbon dioxide tax or a carbon tax to accomplish this.

The radical socialists or Democrats will increase taxes on the American people to finance more government programs for their supporters and campaign contributors.

They need to make you believe that you are responsible for global warming  by using electricity, heating oil, and driving a car or truck.

This results in carbon dioxide emissions which in turn according to the EPA is pollution and causes global warming.

Nice fairy tale, but as the above videos have shown, it is simply not true.

So the radical socialists proposed a cap and trade carbon dioxide tax that would significantly raise the cost of all goods and services that require energy in the form of  electricity or transportation.

Should yet another cap and trade bill is defeated in Congress, the radical socialist backup plan is to use the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide emissions and tax it.

The radical socialists are liars and thiefs.

Do not believe a word they say.

Protect your property, job and life.

Either a carbon tax or a cap and trade carbon dioxide tax would significantly impact the economy resulting in a reduction in economic growth and the loss of jobs.

All of this based on the junk science of discredited computer climate models.

The EPA and President Obama are nuts if you they think the American people are going to go along with their stupidity and ignorance of science.

LOL

Taxes are NOT the problem…

Alternative Energy Sources…

George Carlin – Saving the Planet

Carbon dioxide or  CO2 is a trace gas.

“…Here’s a simple example of how much man has contributed towards CO2 in the atmosphere.

Think of the atmosphere as 100 cases of 24 one-litre bottles of water — 2,400 litres in all.

According to the global warming theory, rising levels of human-produced carbon dioxide are trapping more of the sun’s reflected heat in the atmosphere and dangerously warming the planet.

But 99 of our cases would be nitrogen (78%) and oxygen (21%), neither of which are greenhouse gases. Only one case — just 24 bottles out of 2,400 — would contain greenhouse gases.

Of the bottles in the greenhouse gas case, 23 would be water vapour.

Water vapour is the most abundant greenhouse gas, yet scientists will admit they understand very little about its impact on global warming. (It may actually help cool the planet: As the earth heats up, water vapour may form into more clouds and reflect solar radiation before it reaches the surface. Maybe. We don’t know.)

The very last bottle in that very last case would be carbon dioxide, one bottle out of 2,400.

Carbon dioxide makes up just 0.04% of the entire atmosphere, and most of that — at least 95% — is naturally occurring (decaying plants, forest fires, volcanoes, releases from the oceans).

At most, 5% of the carbon dioxide in the air comes from human sources such as power plants, cars, oilsands, etc.

So in our single bottle of carbon dioxide, just 50 ml is man-made carbon dioxide. Out of our model atmosphere of 2,400 litres of water, just about a shot glassful is carbon dioxide put their by humans …”

Global Warming Alarmists Dislike CO2 Scrubbers

The Big Obama and EPA lie that carbon dioxide is a pollutant and carbon dioxide emissions are causing global warm could mean you lose your job.

Cap and Trade

Obama’s Cap and Trade Taxes Will Destroy America

Warren Buffett Slams “Cap and Trade” as a Regressive Tax on All Americans

The Obama Energy Tax Is Misguided and Unfair

Time to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency before it kills you for exhalling too much carbon dioxide or breathing oxygen.

If you value your job, suggest you vote out of office any politician, Democrat or Republican that votes in favor of either a carbon tax or a cap and trade carbon dioxide tax.

“..But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.’ CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison and we should not corrupt the English language by depriving ‘pollutant’ and ‘poison’ of their original meaning. Our exhaled breath contains about 4% CO2.  That is 40,000 parts per million, or about 100 times the current atmospheric concentration.  CO2 is absolutely essential for life on earth.

~ Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer

Global Cooling: The Coming Ice Age

 

The Ice Age

Ice Age/ Interglacial Cycle

.

Ice Age/Interglacial Cycle
During the last Ice Age, approximately one-third of all land was covered by glaciers. Glaciers reached as far south as New York City. This huge volume of ice reduced the amount of water in the oceans, which lowered sea level by several hundred feet. As a result, a land bridge joined Siberia to Alaska, making travel between the two continents possible.

Climate Scientists Laugh at Global Warming Hysteria

Respected Australian scientists laugh at Julia Gillard, David Suzuki and other climate change drama queens.
Professor Bob Carter of James Cook University is a Marine Geologist.
Professor Peter Reid of James Cook University is a Marine Physics specialist.
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Listen to 100 years of experience in the field!

Background Articles and Videos

Beware of Cap and Trade Climate Bills

by Ben Lieberman

“…Carbon dioxide is the unavoidable byproduct of fossil fuel combustion, which currently provides 85 percent of America’s energy. Thus, it will be very costly to move away from this preferred energy source, and especially doing so as expeditiously as S. 2191 requires. A study by Charles River Associates puts the cost (in terms of reduced household spending per year) of S. 2191 at $800 to $1,300 per household by 2015, rising to $1,500 to $2,500 by 2050.[2] Electricity prices could jump by 36 to 65 percent by 2015 and 80 to 125 percent by 2050.[3] No analysis has been done on the impact of S. 2191 on gasoline prices, but an Environmental Protection Agency study of a less stringent cap and trade bill estimates impacts of 26 cents per gallon by 2030 and 68 cents by 2050.[4]

…”

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Economy/wm1723.cfm

Dems Failure to Fast Track Cap-And-Trade a Terrific Omen

Marc Sheppard

“…Yesterday, a genuine bi-partisan coalition (twenty-six Democrats and forty-one Republicans) denied cap-and-trade legislation a filibuster-and-amendment-proof path through the Senate.  The move effectively prevents overzealous legislators the likes of Boxer and Waxman from turning their paranoid green dreams of citizen-control into law by circumventing Senate procedures.
And while I probably wouldn’t have your eyes on loan if you thought that anything less than good news – it’s actually nothing short of tremendous news. 
You see, as recently as Tuesday it appeared the climate-hysterics might succeed in attaching their dreadful stealth national sales tax scheme to the budget resolution by employing a sneaky little trick called the reconciliation process.  But yesterday’s passage of an amendment put forth by freshman Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb) forces the green ideologues to muster 60 votes instead of a simple majority to pass their inane plan.  And, given yesterday’s clear message sent via vote by Democrats from home-states most overwhelmed by the financial disintegration this legislation would assure, such, thankfully, won’t be an easy task.
After all, did over two dozen Democrats suddenly have a moment of group clarity and grasp the madness of raising every American’s energy costs by thousands of dollars annually in a futile and meaningless attempt to diminish atmospheric levels of CO2?  Have the decade-long cessation of warming, or the almost daily news of yet another climate expert concurring that the minuscule levels of this trace gas mankind might influence has no bearing on climate whatsoever, finally sunk in?  Were the trickle-down consequences of an abrupt $2 Trillion expense to industry and utility companies debated more clearly yesterday than they had been hitherto?
Not likely.  Smart money would instead be on a lack of cohesion within the Congressional Green Caucus.  And why not?  The latest Gallup Poll reports that 41% of Americans consider global warming an exaggeration.  And a January Rasmussen poll found 44% percent believing that “long-term planetary trends are the cause of global warming.”  So one must wonder — what percentage of Senate and House Democrats remain true believers as opposed to those dutifully following party orthodoxy?  And just how far will they be willing to stick their necks out to abide those tenets?
The numbers would appear to favor the sane. …”

Air Pollution

“…Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damages the natural environment, into the atmosphere.

The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic natural gaseous system that is essential to support life on planet Earth. Stratospheric ozone

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_pollution

Greenhouse Gases

“Greenhouse gases are gases in an atmosphere that absorb and emit radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect.[1] Common greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere include water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and chlorofluorocarbons.

In our solar system, the atmospheres of Venus, Mars and Titan also contain gases that cause greenhouse effects.

Greenhouse gases, mainly water vapor, are essential to helping determine the temperature of the Earth; without them this planet would likely be so cold as to be uninhabitable. Although many factors such as the sun and the water cycle are responsible for the Earth’s weather and energy balance, if all else was held equal and stable, the planet’s average temperature should be considerably lower without greenhouse gases.[2][3][4]

…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas

Water Vapor

“…Water vapor or water vapour (see spelling differences), also aqueous vapor, is the gas phase of water. Water vapor is one state of the water cycle within the hydrosphere.[2] Water vapor can be produced from the evaporation or boiling of liquid water or from the sublimation of ice. Under normal atmospheric conditions,[3] water vapor is continuously generated by evaporation and removed by condensation. …”

“…Gaseous water represents a small but environmentally significant constituent of the atmosphere. Approximately 99.99% of it is contained in the troposphere. The condensation of water vapor to the liquid or ice phase is responsible for clouds, rain, snow, and other precipitation, all of which count among the most significant elements of what we experience as weather. Less obviously, the latent heat of vaporization, which is released to the atmosphere whenever condensation occurs, is one of the most important terms in the atmospheric energy budget on both local and global scales. For example, latent heat release in atmospheric convection is directly responsible for powering destructive storms such as tropical cyclones and severe thunderstorms. Water vapor is also a potent greenhouse gas. Because the water vapor content of the atmosphere is expected to greatly increase in response to warmer temperatures, there is the potential for a water vapor feedback that could amplify the expected climate warming effect due to increased carbon dioxide alone. However, it is less clear how cloudiness would respond to a warming climate; depending on the nature of the response, clouds could either further amplify or partly mitigate the water vapor feedback.

Fog and clouds form through condensation around cloud condensation nuclei. In the absence of nuclei, condensation will only occur at much lower temperatures. Under persistent condensation or deposition, cloud droplets or snowflakes form, which precipitate when they reach a critical mass. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_vapor

Part-Per Notation

“Parts-per” notation is used, especially in science and engineering, to denote relative proportions in measured quantities; particularly in low-value (high-ratio) proportions at the parts-per-million (ppm)…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parts_per_notation

EPA: Carbon Dioxide, 5 Other Gases Pose A Danger

“…The Environmental Protection Agency concluded Friday that greenhouse gases linked to climate change “endanger public health and welfare,” setting the stage for regulating them under federal clean air laws.

The EPA action marks the first step toward imposing limits on pollution linked to climate change, which would mean tighter rules for cars and power plants. Agency officials cautioned such regulations are expected to be part of a lengthy process and not issued anytime soon. …”

“…The agency said in its finding that “in both magnitude and probability, climate change is an enormous problem” and that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases “that are responsible for it endanger public health and welfare within the meaning of the Clean Air Act.”

The EPA concluded that the science pointing to man-made pollution as a cause of global warming is “compelling and overwhelming.” It also said tailpipe emissions from motor vehicles contribute to climate change. …”

http://cbs2.com/health/epa.gas.danger.2.987287.html

EPA Proposes Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Juliet Eilperin

Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 17, 2009;

“…The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposal today finding greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public’s health and welfare, a determination that could trigger a series of sweeping regulations affecting everything from vehicles to coal-fired power plants.

In a statement issued at noon, EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson said, “This finding confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations.”

She added, “This pollution problem has a solution — one that will create millions of green jobs and end our country’s dependence on foreign oil.”

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/17/AR2009041701453.html?nav=rss_email/components

Enron, Kyoto, and trading pollution credits

Thomas Lifson

Investigate Magazine is a New Zealand publication which has been looking into the history of Kyoto and pollution credit trading:

…without Enron there would have been no Kyoto Protocol.

About 20 years ago Enron was owner and operator of an interstate network of natural gas pipelines, and had transformed itself into a billion-dollar-a-day commodity trader, buying and selling contracts and their derivatives to deliver natural gas, electricity, internet bandwidth, whatever. The 1990 Clean Air Act amendments authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to put a cap on how much pollutant the operator of a fossil-fueled plant was allowed to emit. In the early 1990s Enron had helped establish the market for, and became the major trader in, EPA’s $20 billion-per-year sulphur dioxide cap-and-trade program, the forerunner of today’s proposed carbon credit trade. This commodity exchange of emission allowances caused Enron’s stock to rapidly rise.

Then came the inevitable question, what next? How about a carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program? The problem was that CO2 is not a pollutant, and therefore the EPA had no authority to cap its emission. Al Gore took office in 1993 and almost immediately became infatuated with the idea of an international environmental regulatory regime. He led a U.S. initiative to review new projects around the world and issue ‘credits’ of so many tons of annual CO2 emission reduction. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/03/enron_kyoto_and_trading_pollut.html

Prominent Scientist Tells Congress: Earth in ‘CO2 Famine’ 

‘The increase of CO2 is not a cause for alarm and will be good for mankind’ 

‘Children should not be force-fed propaganda, masquerading as science’ 

“…Award-winning Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer declared man-made global warming fears “mistaken” and noted that the Earth was currently in a “CO2 famine now.”  Happer, who has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, made his remarks during today’s Environment and Public Works Full Committee Hearing entitled Update on the Latest Global Warming Science.”  

“Many people don’t realize that over geological time, we’re really in a CO2 famine now. Almost never has CO2 levels been as low as it has been in the Holocene (geologic epoch) – 280 (parts per million – ppm) – that’s unheard of. Most of the time [CO2 levels] have been at least 1000 (ppm) and it’s been quite higher than that,” Happer told the Senate Committee. …”

“…“I believe that the increase of CO2 is not a cause for alarm and will be good for mankind,” Happer told the Committee. “What about the frightening consequences of increasing levels of CO2 that we keep hearing about?  In a word, they are wildly exaggerated, just as the purported benefits of prohibition were wildly exaggerated,” he explained. “At least 90% of greenhouse warming is due to water vapor and clouds. Carbon dioxide is a bit player,” he added.  “But the climate is warming and CO2 is increasing.  Doesn’t this prove that CO2 is causing global warming through the greenhouse effect? No, the current warming period began about 1800 at the end of the little ice age, long before there was an appreciable increase of CO2.  There have been similar and even larger warmings several times in the 10,000 years since the end of the last ice age. These earlier warmings clearly had nothing to do with the combustion of fossil fuels. The current warming also seems to be due mostly to natural causes, not to increasing levels of carbon dioxide.  Over the past ten years there has been no global warming, and in fact a slight cooling. This is not at all what was predicted by the IPCC models,” Happer testified. …”

“…“I keep hearing about the ‘pollutant CO2,’ or about ‘poisoning the atmosphere’ with CO2, or about minimizing our ‘carbon footprint.’  This brings to mind another Orwellian pronouncement that is worth pondering: ‘But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.’ CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison and we should not corrupt the English language by depriving ‘pollutant’ and ‘poison’ of their original meaning. Our exhaled breath contains about 4% CO2.  That is 40,000 parts per million, or about 100 times the current atmospheric concentration.  CO2 is absolutely essential for life on earth. Commercial greenhouse operators often use CO2 as a fertilizer to improve the health and growth rate of their plants. Plants, and our own primate ancestors evolved when the levels of atmospheric CO2 were about 1000 ppm, a level that we will probably not reach by burning fossil fuels, and far above our current level of about 380 ppm. We try to keep CO2 levels in our U.S. Navy submarines no higher than 8,000 parts per million, about 20 time current atmospheric levels. Few adverse effects are observed at even higher levels.”  …”  

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=af8f5b20-802a-23ad-49fb-8a2d53f00437

EPA May Classify Carbon Dioxide as a Pollutant

“…By concluding that greenhouse gases are pollutants that could endanger human health and welfare, the EPA is essentially over-riding a Bush-era decision to allow public comment on the threat of global warming-related pollution. The Bush-era EPA had made that decision after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2007 instructed the EPA to determine whether greenhouse gases should fall under the Clean Air Act.

If the White House approves the EPA proposal, which was sent with little fanfare March 20 to President Obama, it would mean possible emissions caps for businesses from auto manufacturers to steel forgeries to utilities, according to a Bloomberg article.

It also could mean regulation of automobile tailpipe emissions, according to the Detroit News.

The Obama Administration reportedly would prefer that Congress impose a cap-and-trade system, but this recent move is being held out as a backup plan if Congress does not move forward with a plan.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the EPA’s move is a potential boondoggle to the economic stimulus package.

“This will mean that all infrastructure projects, including those under the president’s stimulus initiative, will be subject to environmental review for greenhouse gases. Since not one of the projects has been subjected to that review, it is possible that the projects under the stimulus initiative will cease. This will be devastating to the economy,” said Bill Kovacs, vice president, of environment, technology and regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in an interview with The Washington Post. …”

http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/03/24/epa-may-classify-carbon-dioxide-as-a-pollutant/

Carbon Cycle

“The carbon cycle is the biogeochemical cycle by which carbon is exchanged among the biosphere, pedosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere of the Earth.

The carbon cycle is usually thought of as four major reservoirs of carbon interconnected by pathways of exchange. These reservoirs are:

  • The plants
  • The terrestrial biosphere, which is usually defined to include fresh water systems and non-living organic material, such as soil carbon.
  • The oceans, including dissolved inorganic carbon and living and non-living marine biota,
  • The sediments including fossil fuels.

The annual movements of carbon, the carbon exchanges between reservoirs, occur because of various chemical, physical, geological, and biological processes. The ocean contains the largest active pool of carbon near the surface of the Earth, but the deep ocean part of this pool does not rapidly exchange with the atmosphere.

The global carbon budget is the balance of the exchanges (incomes and losses) of carbon between the carbon reservoirs or between one specific loop (e.g., atmosphere ↔ biosphere) of the carbon cycle. An examination of the carbon budget of a pool or reservoir can provide information about whether the pool or reservoir is functioning as a source or sink for carbon dioxide …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_cycle

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTiON AGENCY

 

“…Funding Highlights:

 

 

• Provides $10.5 billion in total for the Environmental Protection Agency, a 34-percent increase

over the 2009 likely enacted level.

• Provides $3.9 billion for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, an

unprecedented Federal commitment to water infrastructure investment in the United States.

• Provides $475 million for a new Environmental Protection Agency-led, interagency Great Lakes

restoration initiative, which will target the most significant problems in the region, including

invasive aquatic species, non-point source pollution, and contaminated sediment.

• Funds the Agency’s operating budget, which comprises its core regulatory, research, and

enforcement activities, at $3.9 billion, the highest level ever.

• Provides over $1.1 billion in grants for States and Tribes to administer environmental programs.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/fy2010_new_era/Environmental_Protection_Agency1.pdf

 

Crooked Carol Browner: Obama’s ethically-challenged energy czar

By Michelle Malkin

My syndicated column today puts the screws on Clintonite Carol Browner, rumored to be Obama’s choice for energy czar. She’s not so fresh and so clean. And conservatives should raise their voices for, you know, real change.

***

Same old, same old.

The trouble with Obama’s energy czar
by Michelle Malkin …”

“…After a two-year legal battle, Judge Lamberth finally held the EPA in contempt of court for the systemic file destruction – actions Lambert lambasted as “contumacious conduct” (obstinate resistance to authority). As is typical in Washington, Browner weaseled out of any serious repercussions. Lamberth inexplicably decided that slapping the agency as a whole with contempt – rather than any individual – would deter future cover-ups.

Is this a gamble the Obama administration wants to take? Browner has crossed the line and violated public trust before in her capacity as eco-chief. Early in her first term as EPA head, Browner got caught by a congressional subcommittee using taxpayer funds to create and send out illegal lobbying material to over 100 grassroots environmental lobbying organizations. Browner exploited her office to orchestrate a political campaign by left-wing groups, who turned around and attacked Republican lawmakers for supporting regulatory reform. These are the very same groups – anti-business, anti-sound science, pro-eco-hysteria – that Browner would be working arm in arm with as Obama’s “energy czar.”

This is regression we can’t afford. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/12/12/crooked-carol-browner-obamas-ethically-challenged-energy-czar/

And another one bites the dust: EPA nominee withdraws over grant fraud scrutiny/conflict of interest

By Michelle Malkin

This is beginning to get repetitious. Just in from the EPA, another Obama nominee is bailing out over scrutiny of his past:

EPA Statement on Jon Cannon
Release date: 03/25/2009

Contact Information: Betsaida Alcantara, 202-564-1692 / alcantara.betsaida@epa.gov or Brendan Gilfillan, 202-564-2081 / gilfillan.brendan@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. – March 25, 2009) Jon Cannon, nominee for Deputy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, released the following statement:

“Today I am voluntarily removing my name from consideration to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. It has come to my attention that America’s Clean Water Foundation, where I once served on the board of directors, has become the subject of scrutiny. While my service on the board of that now-dissolved organization is not the subject of the scrutiny, I believe the energy and environmental challenges facing our nation are too great to delay confirmation for this position, and I do not wish to present any distraction to the agency.”

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said: “I’m disappointed that Jon Cannon will be unable to serve as Deputy Administrator, and I thank him for his many years of dedication to the EPA. The administration will move quickly to identify a new candidate who can help us carry out our mission to preserve environmental sustainability and create green jobs as we transition the nation to a clean energy economy.”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/25/and-another-bites-the-dust-epa-nominee-withdraws-over-grant-fraud-scrutinyconflict-of-interest/

Breaking: Obama to ration oxygen

By Michelle Malkin

No, not really. But hell, why not?

This is the actual headline:

E.P.A. Expected to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials.

The decision, which most likely would play out in stages over a period of months, would have a profound impact on transportation, manufacturing costs and how utilities generate power.

Translation: Another billion, trillion, multiple gazillion down the drain in the name of our savior-based economy.

I can’t breathe. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/19/breaking-obama-to-ration-oxygen/

Freeman Dyson on Global Warming 1of2 Bogus Climate Models

 

Freeman Dyson on Global Warming 2of2 Stratospheric Cooling

 

Understanding Atmospheric Oxygen: Global Carbon Dioxide

The Oceans and Global Warming

 

Climate Science at Scripps

Cap-and-trade like Soviet-style central planning

Global Warming – what do the numbers show.

 

Glaciation – Lesson 19 – Part 1 of 7

Glaciation – Lesson 19 – Part 2 of 7

 

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Glaciation – Lesson 19 – Part 4 of 7

 

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The Cap and Trade Carbon Dioxide Tax–The Radical Socialist Goal–Turning Your Lights Out!

Posted on April 3, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Employment, Energy, Foreign Policy, Investments, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Resources, Science, Security, Taxes, Technology, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

 

John Denver – Leaving on a Jet Plane

earthatnight_america

The radical socialists in Congress and the White House want to turn your lights out.

The cap and trade carbon dioxide tax would significantly increase the cost of electricity, heating oil and gasoline.

The radical socialists say that by reducing your use of energy and in turn reducing your carbon dioxide emissions that we will reduce man-made global warming.

The American people’s standard of living would also be reduced if the cap and trade tax were to pass.

The price of every good and service that uses electricity, heating oil, and gasoline would increase.

Today, we have only to look at the difference between South Korea and Communist North Korea to see what the radical socialist have in mind.

north_south_korea

The radical socialist want to turn your lights out.

The radical socialists also want to leave most of Africa in the dark.

The radical socialist say the hell with human beings, we must save the planet from man-made global warming.

earthatnight_africa

 

Global warming is caused or driven primarily by solar activity variation and its interaction with cosmic rays, cloud formation and water vapor.

Compared to the our sun’s impact on climate change, man-made global warming is too small to make a difference.

 Time to turn the lights out of the radical socialist.

Ask them to make the ultimate sacriface and save the planet.

Move the radical socialists to North Korea.

 American radical socialist can join there starving socialist brothers and sisters.

The free market capitalists want to turn the lights on all over planet earth.

Choose freedom and light and not socialism and darkness.

You are free to chose.

earthlights

 

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Alternative Energy Sources…

 

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“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

~Winston Churchill 

 

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Unstoppable Solar Cycles


 

 

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Global Warming: The Debate Continues (Sample)

 

Complete Video of Global Warming: The Debate Continues

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Senator Inhofe Cap-and-trade floor speech March 18, 2009

Both Al Gore and Barack Obama will burn in hell for implementing a tax on the American people that will do absolutely nothing to stop global warming or climate change.

The government subsidized junk science of climate computer models is being used to needlessly alarm  people that man is the primary cause of the global warming by his emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

These climate computer models have been found wanting when compared to actual empirical observations from satellite data sets of global temperatures:

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 1

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 2

 

Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.

Global warming or climate change is natural and not man-made.

Global warming or climate change is unstoppable.

Yet the global warming alarmists including Al Gore and President Barack Obama want to tax all Americans by setting up a cap and trade tax for carbon dioxide emissions.

Apparently neither Al Gore’s or Barack Obama’s parents explained to them when they were children that you cannot change the weather.

If they had learned that lesson, they would not now be wasting people’s time and money to try to change climate. 

Both Al Gore and President Barack Obama are deliberately planning to wreck the US economy and destroy jobs by increasing taxes that will impact every American who uses electricity, heating oil, and gasoline.

What foreign powers are paying these guys? 

Curious Americans would like to know who and when these guys were recruited.

Which country benefits the most–Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China?

In the middle of a recession to propose a new and highly questionable cap and trade carbon dioxide tax that would impact all Americans is the height of arrogance, ignorance and folly.

The radical socialist cap and trade carbon tax reminds me of Mao’s Great Leap Forward that was an utter failure that killed an estimated 30 to 70 million people mostly from starvation over a three year period:

The Great Leap Forward

 

3 years of communist famine in China

 

God save America from the radical socialist fanatics.

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

~Winston Churchill

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March 17, 2009

Carbon Tax vs. Cap and Trade

By Ilya Leybovich

“…The debate is heating up: Impose a nationwide carbon tax or implement a cap-and-trade system to curb carbon dioxide emissions?

Reforming America’s energy policies has become a major concern for businesses and the public alike. With economic and environmental factors in fierce contention among many, finding a comprehensive strategy may seem like a daunting task. Currently, the two prevailing options are either a cap-and-trade system, such as the one currently favored by the European Union, or a carbon emissions tax. Both raise the price for carbon and provide economic incentives to lower emission rates, but supporters of each policy seem deadlocked by opposing arguments.

Unraveling the debate in this framework may be more important than ever before, as United States energy policy appears likely to move forward one path or the other.*

The cap-and-trade strategy is considered a more market-driven approach to handling America’s carbon dioxide output. As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explains, under this system the government sets an overall emissions cap while creating allowances that enable businesses to emit a given amount. The allowances can be traded, so companies that reduce their emissions can sell surplus allowances to those who would have to pay to comply. In theory, this method allows companies to achieve their maximum allowable output at the lowest cost.

This approach has gained support in Congress and from the Obama administration, with cap-and-trade provisions appearing in the latest federal budget proposal.

Under President Barack Obama’s 2010 budget plan, the government would auction off all emission credits, generating as much as $650 billion in cumulative government revenue between 2012 and 2020, both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal report (subscription required). The government would then allocate $65 billion from the auction revenue for emission credits toward middle-income tax cuts, as well as $15 billion in funding for “clean air” technologies. …”

http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/archives/2009/03/carbon-tax-versus-cap-and-trade-system-debate-heats-up.html

 

An Inconvenient Tax

Cap and trade yields ‘climate revenues.’ But don’t call it a t–.

“…Meanwhile, the political class loves a cap-and-trade tax because it gives them new economic and political power. Congress would create a new property right to expend CO2, setting a price per ton on carbon output, and then Congress would also get to determine the distribution of allowances. The Administration wants all of them to be auctioned off, which is what creates the giant revenue windfall. The politicians would then decide how to spend all of that new “climate revenue.”

Mr. Obama’s budget proposes to spend this windfall on two items: $15 billion a year in more subsidies for alternative fuels, and $65 billion or so a year to finance tax subsidies for workers, many of whom don’t pay income taxes. In other words, once this cap-and-trade tax is on the books, the revenue stream will create political constituencies that depend on it.

No new pot of gold goes uncontested, however, so you can assume that Mr. Obama’s priorities will not go unchallenged. Already on Capitol Hill, Charlie Rangel’s tax committee and Henry Waxman’s energy clan are feuding about who gets to divvy up the spoils. Not to mention who gets the political control that will become a source of tens of millions in new campaign contributions from thousands of affected businesses.

By the way, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that cap-and-trade taxes would actually throw off as much as $300 billion every year — not merely $78.7 billion — and in a footnote the Obama budget implicitly acknowledges that its $645.7 billion estimate is a lowball: “All additional net proceeds will be used to further compensate the public.” No doubt. …”

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GE & the green bank

Al Gore’s media empire melting down even faster than Greenland’s glaciers.

 

 

Thumbs have turned down for Al Gore's financial fortunes.

Thumbs have turned down for Al Gore’s financial fortunes.

“…The former vice president didn’t see this coming. Instead of worrying about glaciers melting down in 100 years, Al Gore should have worried about the economy melting down this year.

 

Times are tough and the Goracle’s nascent media empire – built around the Current cable TV network – and has cancelled plans for a $100,000,000 public stock offering.

“In light of current market conditions, the registrant has determined not to proceed at this time with the public offering,” Current said in an SEC filing. “All activity regarding the proposed public offering has been discontinued.” …”

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Al Gore: Truth & Prosperity Denier

Posted on January 30, 2009. Filed under: Climate, Communications, Computers, Cult, Economics, Employment, Energy, Investments, Law, Rants, Raves, Religion, Science, Talk Radio, Uncategorized, Video | Tags: , , , |

Going Green=Going Broke…

(4 of 14) MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: PETER HUBER

Al Gore is a laughing stock among the majority of the American people.

He is a fanatic and liar and is therefore dangerous to American economy to the extent his policy recommendations are implemented.

Thousands of scientists disagreed with his so-called “consensus” or the “science is settled” lie repeated by him and now President Obama.

Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant and man is not the primary cause of global warming by increasing his carbon emissions.

He will not debate his critics for the simple reason he would lose and he knows it.

Gore will give interviews only to big media that agree with him and usually with interviewers that do not understand even the basics of climate change or global warming.

Climate has and is changing all the time.

Man is not a primary cause of climate change or warming.

To suggest that man can significantly change climate and overcome the primary drivers of climate change is misleading.

MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE–Videos

Background Articles and Videos

Scientists Opposing The UN/IPCC On Global Warming 12 Times The Number Of IPCC Scientists

“…There is definitely a reformation going on in the scientific world regarding man-made, CO2 driven global warming theories. It seems the only measurable rising levels of anything having to do with the global climate is the number of dissenting scientists who reject the ’science’ of the UN/IPCC. The ever increasing amounts of data and studies showing the fallacy of The Church of Al Gore/IPCC and its Chicken Little cries of doom has the tide shifting away from the idea the Earth is warming due to man-made CO2.

The UN global warming conference currently underway in Poland is about to face a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting scientists from around the globe who are criticizing the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.  Set for release this week, a newly updated U.S. Senate Minority Report features the dissenting voices of over 650 international scientists, many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN. The report has added about 250 scientists (and growing) in 2008 to the over 400 scientists who spoke out in 2007. The over 650 dissenting scientists are more than 12 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers.The U.S. Senate report is the latest evidence of the growing groundswell of scientific opposition rising to challenge the UN and Gore. Scientific meetings are now being dominated by a growing number of skeptical scientists.

One thing good about the current financial crisis is it has forced the delay of expensive and useless caps on CO2 production. In order to reverse the CO2 production of an ever increasingly modern world (modern life styles require energy and produce CO2) would cost trillions of dollars and hamper economic growth for a generation. The only other option is to shrink the world’s population – and that is not going to happen.

And now the data shows it would all be for nothing. The current economic situation has thankfully delayed any talk from the Democrats of such nonsense. …”

http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/7365

Al Gore

Statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

“…Most importantly, as long as we continue to depend on dirty fossil fuels like coal and oil to meet our energy needs, and dump 70 million tons of global warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet, we move closer and closer to several dangerous tipping points which scientists have repeatedly warned – again just yesterday – will threaten to make it impossible for us to avoid irretrievable destruction of the conditions that make human civilization possible on this planet.

We’re borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that’s got to change.

For years our efforts to address the growing climate crisis have been undermined by the idea that we must choose between our planet and our way of life; between our moral duty and our economic well being. These are false choices. In fact, the solutions to the climate crisis are the very same solutions that will address our economic and national security crises as well.

In order to repower our economy, restore American economic and moral leadership in the world and regain control of our destiny, we must take bold action now.

The first step is already before us. I urge this Congress to quickly pass the entirety of President Obama’s Recovery package. The plan’s unprecedented and critical investments in four key areas – energy efficiency, renewables, a unified national energy grid and the move to clean cars – represent an important down payment and are long overdue. These crucial investments will create millions of new jobs and hasten our economic recovery – while strengthening our national security and beginning to solve the climate crisis. …”

http://blog.algore.com

Kerry and Gore give global warming skeptics cold shoulder

By Michelle Malkin

“…The Al Gore global warming hearing is taking place right now in D.C. as a light freezing drizzle falls. John Kerry wagged his waggy finger at global warming skeptics:

Former Vice President Al Gore told lawmakers Wednesday morning that the earth is in “grave danger” and that the nation must break its dependence on oil.

In prepared remarks before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Gore urged quick passage of President Obama’s stimulus package.

“Climate change will be increasingly central to our foreign policy and national security, and it will be a focal point of this committee’s efforts as well,”said Sen. John Kerry, the committee chairman and the Democratic party’s 2004 pick for president.

Mr. Kerry dismissed the icy weather which framed Mr. Gore’s global warming remarks Wednesday morning.

“And to the naysayers and deniers still out there, let me add: A little snow in Washington does nothing to diminish the reality of this crisis,” he said. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/01/28/kerry-and-gore-give-global-warming-skeptics-cold-shoulder/

David Evans – Why CO2 cannot be blamed for Global warming

Climate Change – Bob Carters 5 Tests of CO2 part 1

Climate Change – Bob Carters 5 Tests of CO2 part 2

60 Minutes – Climate Change Debate Part I

60 Minutes – Climate Change Debate Part II

Gore: Obama stimulus plan key for solving climate crisis

Al Gore Testifying About Global Warming During an Ice Storm

AL GORE (1 of 15) SENATE TESTIMONY

AL GORE (2 of 15) SENATE TESTIMONY

Sen. James Inhofe on the global warming scam.

Obama’s presidency: day nine

Beck on Global Warming

Vaclav Klaus United Nations Climate Change Speech

Glenn Beck of FNC Describes whats actually in the Stimulus Package 1/28/09

LOL

Late Show: Bruce Willis and Ka-Bruce

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Governor Rod Blagojevich and President-elect Barack Obama

 

Governor Rod Blagojevich Was Arrested On Corruption Charges | Rezko – Obama Connection?

 

obama’s Chicago- Rod Blagojevich Invites People To Record Him

 

Exposing Blagojevich

 

Obama’s Chicago- Reports On The Arrest Charges Against Rod Blagojevich

 

Obama talks- Gov Blagojevich Political Scandal Dec 9th 2008

 

Axelrod says Obama talked with Blagojevich about who he wants to replace him

 

Obama speaks on Illinois Governor and Climate-Change 10 Dec 08

Connecting the Dots in the Corrupted Chicago Politics–Blagojevich, Rezko, Obama, Emanuel, Axelrod

 

Al Capone – The Untouchables

 

The Chicago Way

 

The french connection (1971) car chase

 

The climate in Chicago and Illinois politics just got very hot for the Chicago professional criminal class–Democratic politicians.

Instead of using the royal we, President-elect Barack Obama was quick to use the word I:

“I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not — I was not aware of what was happening,”

So, who in the Obama family contacted Governor Blagojevich to make known BO’s pick to fill the Senate seat.

BO apparently wanted Valerie Jarrett and not Jessee Jackson Jr. to fill the Senate seat he resigned from recently.

Why did she suddenly backoff given the support of President-elect Barrack Obama?

Did she report back to Obama that the Governor was looking for some form of payoff for the appointment or “pay to play”?

If she did, then did President-elect report this to the FBI or US Attorney in Chicago?

 

Obama’s “Other Half”

 

Transition Update: Valerie Jarrett on Ethics Reform

 

Valerie Jarrett Obama’s secret campaign weapon

 

Valerie Jarrett’s Thoughts on Barack Obama

 

Looks like it is Jesse Jackson Jr. might be the French Connection and he is running scared.

 

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Press Conference

 

Jesse Jackson Jr. Denies Offering Payment for U.S. Senate Seat

 

Jesse Jackson Jr on Cnn’s Larry King Live

Jackson is protesting too much.

The reporter should have asked Jackson when he said he was not a target of the investigation, whether he was a subject of the investigation?

I suspect he is a subject of the investigation and might be a future target if the scope of the investigation is expanded.

Did he speak with the Governor on a telephone in the same four years that he did not meet with him?

Observe that President-elect Obama was not as emphatic or forthcoming as Congressman Jackson as to what his “family”  or staff said to Governor Blagojevich.

Both Barack Obama and Jessee Jackson Jr. did not take any questions at their press conferences.  

Instead of being outraged and offended by the Governor’s behavior, Obama was “saddened” and “sobered”.

Who is the French Connection or the Obama family “we”  that was in contact with Governor Blagojevich regarding the Senator apppointment?

Were their conservations also captured on tape?

Were crimes committed?

Was someone setup?

Who flipped on the Governor and wore the wire?

Did Rezko give up someone close to the Governor who in turn gave them the Governor by wearing a wire? 

The timing of the announcement of the arrest is also suspect.

If there were crimes committed before the election, why were arrests not made then?

Why shut down the investigation and not let it run to see who pays for being appointed Senator?

Who is protecting who?

The irony and arrogance  of the Gore Obama press conference is President-elect Barack Obama aids and abetts the tax and investment fraud of man-made global warming requires a new cap and trade tax to save the planet –the biggest rip-off of the American people in a century!

Obama Carbon Tax Will Destroy Economy, Based on Hoax

 

Shikha Dalmia on Cap and Trade

 

Cost of Cap & Trade


 

The climate of earth has been changing since the formation of the planet.

Man-made climate change caused by carbon dioxide emission from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and gasoline is a rounding error or immaterial in changing the climate of planet earth.

The junk science of climate computer models is being wrongly used to justify the biggest tax increase in US history, namely the cap and trade tax.

The professsional criminal class is trying to rip off the American people by increasing taxes on energy use and justifying it in terms of  “saving the planet”.

Neither the American people nor reputable scientists are buying man-made global warming.

The climate of the planet has turned cool to cold as solar activity declines and temperatures fall.

Note the change in wording from man-made global warming to man-made climate change.

The sun or variation in solar activity  is the primary driver of climate change! 

Unstoppable Solar Cycles

 

This video sets aside doomsday alarmism and political axe-grinding to look at the science behind the history of climate change on earth. An examination of early Viking colonies on Greenland, wiped out by a period of global cooling, enables scientists to draw important conclusions about our current phase in the climate cycle. What we learn in this program is that earth’s climate is always changing – from The Middle Ages and the “Little Ice Age” to the modern warming that has been going on since 1850 (well before human-generated CO2 began increasing in our atmosphere).

Dr. Willie Soon, an Astrophysicist from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Dr. David Legates, a Climatologist from the Center from Climate Research at the University of Delaware provide an easy-to-follow review of current climate science, which suggests that the sun’s irregular patterns and other natural forces are the major sources of climate change.

 

Climate Change – Bob Carters 5 Tests of CO2 part 1

Professor Bob Carter makes an examination of whether Climate change is due to CO2 emissions with 5 straight forward tests
a must see video

 

Climate Change – Bob Carters 5 Tests of CO2 part 2

Professor Bob Carter makes an examination of whether Climate change is due to CO2 emissions with 5 straight forward tests
a must see video

 

Apparently the sun is not cooperating with the crime of the century.

Rumor has it that a new energy and climate change czarina will be appointed soon, namerly Carol M. Browner, an Al Gore global warming fanatic and his former Legislative Director.

 Carol M. Browner

“…Browner also has taken action against one of the nation’s most serious threats: global warming. She believes the country, working together, can address this problem in ways that grow our economy and improve our competitiveness. For example, under her leadership, EPA has built partnerships with thousands of businesses and organizations to use energy more efficiently. Just in 1997, these partnerships prevented the release of nearly 60 million tons of carbon dioxide, the primary contributor to global warming. At the same time, these measures saved businesses and consumers more than $1 billion. …”

http://www.epa.gov/history/admin/agency/browner.htm

She will responsible for coordinating  energy, climate and environmental issues and initiatives.

She appears to be just another lawyer that does not understand either economics or science but knows how to wreck the US economy and destroy jobs by advocating the carbon cap and trade tax.

 

Browner and Greener
Needless to say, the nation’s energy crisis is no longer Barack Obama’s top priority.By Max Schulz“…Browner served eight ferocious years as Bill Clinton’s

EPA chief, after having been Senator Al Gore’s legislative director. At EPA, she worked hand-in-glove with the nation’s politically minded environmental organizations (and now, handily enough, sits on the boards of several of them), and became known for favoring a heavy-handed regulatory agenda. Browner was the driving force behind the federal government’s effort to force GE to spend $490 million to dredge New York’s Hudson River to rid it of PCBs that — because they were buried under layers of silt — posed no environmental harm.

Browner’s push for overly stringent clean-air regulations drew cries of alarm from across the political spectrum. Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Richard Daley, for instance, warned that Browner’s regs would quash economic development in inner cities. Fortunately, many of the Browner EPA’s more aggressive actions were reversed in the legislature or through the courts — in fact, some of her employees wound up facing criminal charges for falsifying evidence and manipulating lab results. Far-left environmentalists are more likely to be cheered than troubled by that fact, of course.

What is generally missing from the Obama green team is a recognition of the critical need to increase the supplies of energy that power our economy. It’s one thing to pine for a day when everything runs on clean, green energy; it’s quite another to bravely acknowledge that fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal (along with nuclear power) do the heavy lifting in our energy economy, and will continue to do so for years to come. Energy issues gathered steam over the summer because consumers were fed up with skyrocketing prices. When the economy picks back up, and demand for oil with it, prices will likely soar once more. Nothing in Obama’s impending selections suggests a desire to address those fundamental supply questions. …”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NWQyZWEzOWQ3MTRhOTYxMzZjNDlkYTg5NzdhODRmOWM

 

Carol Browner – Embrace a Cap-and-Trade Requirement


 

 

Inside the Transition: Energy & Environment Policy Team

 

Carol Browner on Climate Matters Act

Energy & Environment, – America’s Role in the World

 

Browner likes to equate carbon dioxide emissions with sulfur dioxide emissions when advocating a cap and trade tax.

The problem is carbon dioxide is not a pollutant and sulfur dioxide is a pollutant.

Nor does carbon dioxide cause global warming or climate change.

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a lagging result of climate change not the cause of climate change.

She will be a shill for proposing the largest tax increase in US history and say she is recommending this to “save the planet”.

 

George Carlin – Saving the Planet

 

The majority of the American people are not buying this junk science rubbish from the so called American elites.

20/20 Stossel- GMAB – Al Gore Global Warming Debate

 

Carbon Dioxide is Our Friend

 

Global Warming – Carbon Dioxide

 

The arrest of Governor Blagojevich for the crime of solicitation of bribery is chump change, a triffling sum of money.

Compare this  crime to both former Vice-President Gore’s and President-elect Obama’s continuing efforts to rip off the American people and wreck the American economy by imposing a cap and trade tax to “save the planet” from climate change.

Give me a break! 

The world is not running out of oil, just cheap oil.

ABC News : 20/20 : Myth : Is Oil Truly…

 

Build 500 nuclear plants over the next twenty-five years to produce over 95% of the United States’ electrical power requirements.

Gradually transition to electrical powered  vehicles as the nuclear power plants come on line and technology and innovation make electrical vehicles affordable.

This would lead to real energy independence for the United States of America.

Go nuclear! 

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Obama reacts to Illinois governor’s arrest

 

 

Chicago Mob, JFK, & Cuba

 

Dirty Barack Obama

 

Obama and Rezko

 

Barack Obama – Tony Rezko Convicted – Political Fixer

 

Man vs. Mob

 

How to win an election (by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.)

 

 

Crooked Carol Browner: Obama’s ethically-challenged energy czar

By Michelle Malkin

“…On her last day in office, nearly eight years ago, Browner oversaw the destruction of agency computer files in brazen violation of a federal judge’s order requiring the agency to preserve its records. This from a public official who bragged about her tenure: “One of the things I’m the proudest of at EPA is the work we’ve done to expand the public’s right to know.”

Asked to explain her track-covering actions, the savvy career lawyer Browner played dumb. Figuratively batting her eyelashes, she claimed she had no clue about a court injunction signed by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth on the same day she commanded an underling to wipe her hard drives clean. Golly gee willikers, how could that have slipped by her? …”  

“…Is this a gamble the Obama administration wants to take? Browner has crossed the line and violated public trust before in her capacity as eco-chief. Early in her first term as EPA head, Browner got caught by a congressional subcommittee using taxpayer funds to create and send out illegal lobbying material to over 100 grassroots environmental lobbying organizations. Browner exploited her office to orchestrate a political campaign by left-wing groups, who turned around and attacked Republican lawmakers for supporting regulatory reform. These are the very same groups – anti-business, anti-sound science, pro-eco-hysteria – that Browner would be working arm in arm with as Obama’s “energy czar.”

This is regression we can’t afford. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/12/12/crooked-carol-browner-obamas-ethically-challenged-energy-czar/

Breaking: Obama calls for Blago’s resignation

 by Ed Morrissey

“…Well, well, well.  It didn’t take long for Barack Obama to throw his former political ally Rod Blagojevich under the bus.  Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs announced just a few minutes ago that Obama wants Blagojevich to resign as governor of Illinois:

President-elect Barack Obama is calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says the president-elect agrees with other prominent politicians that “under the current circumstances, it is difficult for the governor to effectively do his job and serve the people of Illinois.”

Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday, accused of scheming to enrich himself by selling Obama’s vacant Senate seat. The governor has authority to appoint the replacement. He denies any wrongdoing.

Obama had tried to avoid commenting on Blagojevich’s options yesterday, preferring to remain aloof and let the process work itself out.  Within 24 hours, Obama apparently changed his mind.  Why?  Perhaps David Axelrod’s remarks from last month unnerved the President-elect, and he decided that he had to get significant distance from Blagojevich. …”

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/12/10/breaking-obama-calls-for-blagos-resignation/

FULL CHARGES AGAINST ILLINOIS GOVERNOR ROD R. BLAGOJEVICH AND HIS CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN HARRIS ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CORRUPTION AT A STAGGERING LEVEL

“Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions – both historically and now in a push before a new state ethics law takes effect January 1, 2009.

Blagojevich, 51, and Harris, 46, both of Chicago, were each charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery. They were charged in a two-count criminal complaint that was sworn out on Sunday and unsealed today following their arrests, which occurred without incident, announced Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Both men were expected to appear later today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

A 76-page FBI affidavit alleges that Blagojevich was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps during the last month conspiring to sell or trade Illinois’ U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama for financial and other personal benefits for himself and his wife. At various times, in exchange for the Senate appointment, Blagojevich discussed obtaining:

  • A substantial salary for himself at a either a non-profit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions;
  • Placing his wife on paid corporate boards where he speculated she might garner as much as $150,000 a year;
  • Promises of campaign funds – including cash up front …”

http://www.thechicagosyndicate.com/2008/12/full-charges-against-illinois-governor.html

 

Boomerang: The Democrat culture of corruption

By Michelle Malkin

“My syndicated column today looks at how the Democrat “culture of corruption” boomerang has returned to smack the donkeys right back in the face.

Snort-worthy: Guess what big national event is taking place in Chicago this week? The 30th annual COGEL (Council on Governmental Ethics Laws) Conference.

“…U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald called the breadth and depth of charges against Blagojevich and his Democratic Chief of Staff John Harris “staggering.” That’s an understatement. Anything that breathed was a potential shakedown target. It’s the Chicago way. Democrat Blago’s so dirty he’d hit up a children’s hospital for money. Oh, wait. He’s accused of doing that, too.

Democrat Blago allegedly conspired to use his power to appoint President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat as a bargaining chip for financial payment. He explored trading on that authority for an appointment as Health and Human Services secretary or as an ambassador or for installment in a cushy union position. (He discussed his trading scheme with an unnamed “SEIU (Service Employees International Union) official” and unnamed “various consultants” in Washington.)

According to the criminal complaint released yesterday, he also tried to leverage his influence over the sale of Wrigley Field (owned by Tribune media company) in an attempt to get Chicago Tribune editorial writers who called for his impeachment fired — which illustrates the very perils of media/government entanglements I warned about in my newspaper bailout column last week. His wife, Patricia Blagojevich, was apparently in on the thuggery, too. Taking a break from her first lady duties advocating “on behalf of women and children,” she is heard in taped discussions about the Chicago Tribune/Wrigley Field deal telling a governor’s aide “to hold up that f**king Cubs sh*t. … F**k them.” …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/12/10/boomerang-the-democrat-culture-of-corruption/

 

Governor Accused in Scheme to Sell Obama’s Senate Seat

“…Mr. Obama, who Mr. Fitzgerald said was not implicated in the case, sought to put distance between himself and the governor during brief remarks on Tuesday afternoon and later in an interview with The Chicago Tribune, saying he did not discuss his Senate seat with Mr. Blagojevich.

“I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not — I was not aware of what was happening,” Mr. Obama said. “And as I said, it’s a sad day for Illinois. Beyond that, I don’t think it’s appropriate to comment.”

Throughout his career, Mr. Obama has adroitly straddled the state’s bruising politics, forming alliances with some old-style politicians even as he pressed for ethics reform. But Mr. Obama had long been estranged from the governor, even though some in his political circle have had relationships with both of them, including Rahm Emanuel, his chief of staff, and Emil Jones Jr., the retiring State Senate president and a longtime mentor.

The federal accusations against Mr. Blagojevich go beyond the Senate question into what the authorities here described as a “political corruption crime spree.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/us/politics/10Illinois.html?_r=1

 

The Blagojevich Case: Why Did Fitzgerald Act Now?
A corruption investigation stopped short.

By Byron York 

“There are a lot of questions stemming from the criminal complaint detailing Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s alleged efforts to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-Elect Barack Obama. Who are the various advisers and potential candidates named in the 76-page complaint? What, if any, contacts did Blagojevich or his emissaries have with representatives of the Obama transition? And did Obama ever speak to Blagojevich about the issue? (Obama says he didn’t, and top adviser David Axelrod now says he was “mistaken” when he said the two men had, in fact, talked.)

But of all those questions, perhaps the most intriguing is why prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, whose office had been gathering astonishing evidence implicating Blagojevich and others, went public Tuesday with the criminal complaint and arrest of Blagojevich. Why not let the investigation go on, at least for a bit longer? At his news conference, Fitzgerald attributed his action to Blagojevich’s allegedly corrupt dealings involving a Chicago hospital, and corrupt dealings toward the Tribune company, and then added, “You take that, and what’s going on, and add it to the fact that we have a Senate seat that seemed to be as recently as days ago auctioned off to the highest bidder for campaign contributions and Gov. Blagojevich’s own words on the tape, on the bug, that set forth in the complaint talked about selling this like a sports agent. So we stepped in for a number of reasons.”

Later in his news conference, however, Fitzgerald suggested that the alleged Senate deal had come to drive the investigation — “When there’s a bunch of people scheming in private, and they think no one’s listening and no one’s aware of it, they can do a heck of a lot more than when someone goes and basically raids the crime in plot and airs what’s going on,” he said. And a reading of the criminal complaint suggests that events in the alleged Senate selloff might have been what tipped prosecutors toward action. As the investigation moved toward what appeared to be a climax, with perhaps a deal to be made for a Senate seat, a media report scared Blagojevich, who up to that point had displayed astonishingly brazen behavior. Blagojevich stopped the Senate-selling negotiations and began planning a legal defense — and Fitzgerald, his target now on the alert, went public a short time later. …”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NzhiYmFlMDZiNzkxYmZlMThmMTZjNDJlYzYwM2ZhNjY

 

Illinois Governor arrested for attempted sale of Obama’s Senate seat

Thomas Lifson

“…The political cesspool which gave birth to Barack Obama’s political career has served up yet another scandal , this time involving the alleged attempted sale of the Senate seat President-elect Obama will soon vacate. The Chicago Tribune reports:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested by FBI agents on federal corruption charges Tuesday morning.

Blagojevich and Harris were arrested simultaneously at their homes at about 6:15 a.m., according to Frank Bochte of the FBI. Both were awakened in their residences and transported to FBI headquarters in Chicago.

In one charge related to the appointment of a senator to replace Barack Obama, prosecutors allege that Blagojevich sought appointment for himseld as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the new Obama administration, or a lucrative job with a union, in exchange for appointing a union-preferred candidate.

Another charge alleges Blagojevich and Harris conspired to demand the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members responsible for editorials critical of him in exchange for state help with the sale of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs baseball stadium owned by Tribune Co.

Details of the complaint against the two men here. …” 

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/12/illinois_governor_arrested_for.html  

 

Barack Obama & Chicago mob: next on Patrick Fitzgerald’s agenda?

“…Michael Sneed dropped a juicy hint in yesterday’s Chicago Sun Times.  To wit:

Sneed hears rumbles political fund-raiser/fixer Tony Rezko, who is now singing sweetly to the feds from his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, has been talking about his “dealings” with a Chicago bank, which has political connections.

A Chicago bank with “political connections”?  Hillbuzz makes the case that it’s Broadway Bank, formerly run by youngster Illinois State Treasurer and Obama banker Alexi Giannoulias who . . .

1. financed Chicago mobster Michael “Jaws” Giorango;

2. reportedly served as banker for Obama’s 2004 Illinois Senate campaign and made a subprime loan in 1996 to Barack Obama for the purchase of a Chicago townhouse; and

3. surprisingly, bumped Rep. Charlie Rangel out of the Dem Convention in July.

With such a cast of characters — including slumlord and key Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett — surrounding the current poll leader for the U.S. presidency, the White House, after four years, might just look like the dilapidated, federally subsidized Chicago tenements in this Boston Globe expose: …”

http://iperceive.net/barack-obama-chicago-mob-next-on-patrick-fitzgeralds-agenda/

 

Chicago Democrats and The Chicago Mob

 By Steve Bartin

“…Chicago has had a Democratic Mayor since 1931,and today in 2008, 49 of 50 Chicago Aldermen are Democrats.This long post is about the Chicago Mob and the Democratic Party machine.
Former Alderman Dick Simpson, who’s now a professor at University of Illinois-Chicago, has some disturbing numbers on Chicago and Illinois politicians:

Since 1973, the U.S. attorney has indicted 30 aldermen and convicted 27 (one died before trial and two stand trial this spring).The Public Corruption and Accountability Project at UIC calculates that there have been more than 1,000 local and state governmental officials convicted since the 1970s. The “corruption tax,” or cost of government corruption for Cook County residents, is now more than $300 million a year, greater than the local government tax increases this year. We can’t really afford more local “Hired Truck” schemes, patronage hiring, or the state pension and driver license scandals of recent years.

Sounds like becoming an elected Alderman in Chicago has an unusual felony conviction rate,which certainly says something about the people who seek elected office in Chicago and the voters who put them in office.Yes,there have been many corrupt Aldermen in Chicago.But,one man stands above all other in terms of institutionalizing corruption in Chicago: Alderman Fred Roti.

Unless we understand the prolific criminal legacy of Alderman Roti,we can’t understand how today,in 2008,Alderman Roti along with his friends,relatives,and associates have turned Chicago’s city government into a racketeering enterprise.We must go back in time to a Chicago Tribune article on February 14,1982 titled BEST AND BRIGHTEST NO MATCH FOR OLD GUARD AT CITY HALL to understand the power of Alderman Roti:

Roti has placed nearly as many city employees on the payroll as the city personnel department,and many of them are his own family members.This is not a new trend under [Mayor] Byrne,however.Under former Mayors Richard Daley and Michael Bilandic,members of the Roti clan have always had spectacular success gaining public employment.Last fall it was disclosed that Roti family payrollers include his daughter,Rosemary,a press aide to Mayor Byrne at $25,992 a year;and Rosemary’s husband,Ronald Marasso,who had been promoted from city painter to $34,000 -a -year general manager of maintenance at O’Hare International Airport.Fourteen other Roti clan members were on various other city payrolls.Because of his ward number,Roti’s name is always called first during council roll calls,and he revels in that privilege.His initial response gives other administration alderman their cue as to what Roti-and,therefore,the mayor-wants.It’s often said that roll calls could stop after Roti votes-the outcome is already known.Roti,an affable fellow, controls the Chicago City Council with an iron fist.

Years later in May of 2006, The Chicago Sun-Times gave a more disturbing explanation of who Alderman Fred Roti really was:

Roti became 1st Ward alderman in 1968. He soon became one of the most powerful, well-liked and respected members of the City Council. Roti was also a “made member” of the mob, according to the FBI …” 

http://nalert.blogspot.com/2008/03/chicago-democrats-and-chicago-mob.html

 

When Corruption Was King

“…By the second half of the twentieth century, Chicago’s Mafia, known as The Outfit, was the most powerful Mob in the history of organized crime. While Mafia families warred among themselves on the East Coast, in Chicago they united into one monolithic force, not only controlling all major criminal activity in the city, but eventually, everything west of the Mississippi. They skimmed cash from casinos in Las Vegas and looted pension funds from two national unions, the Teamsters and the Laborers. The key to the Mob’s power in Chicago was their unprecedented ability to corrupt the city’s political and judicial leadership. Crooked judges threw out cases against Hit Men. Mobsters and Mob associates took top jobs in city government, including, at one point, Chief of Detectives for the Chicago Police Department. …”

http://www.whencorruptionwasking.com/chicago.html

 

What Happens to Chicago’s Top Mob and Corruption Fighter After the Presidential Election?

“…Despite the national media’s childlike fantasy that Illinois is something like Camelot—where the knights rise to power without staining their shining armor—we’re still neck deep in corruption and sleazy pay-to-play politics.

The Chicago Outfit, though wounded, still reaches out to friendly pols. The bipartisan Illinois Combine that runs things isn’t finished, though a Republican boss was indicted last week. The Democratic half of the Combine, Chicago’s Daley machine, is now poised to leverage the awesome power of the White House. And what the machine wants is control of the federal hammer in its backyard.

Readers keep asking me the same question: Will the next president keep Patrick Fitzgerald as the U.S. attorney in Chicago?

I really can’t say. What are political promises worth from politicians with debts to pay? But here’s what I do know. There is no story more important to the people of Chicago and of Illinois than the future of Fitzgerald, who has systematically hunted down the corruption.

Corruption the Chicago Way doesn’t only waste money and burden taxpayers. This isn’t only about isolated instances of graft and amusing, earthy rapscallions. That is a cartoon. The reality is that Illinois political corruption is an infection that spreads. The people either are numbed and deny it, or they feel pressured to suck up to their overlords. That’s not American. That’s positively Medieval.

That’s how important this is. Both John McCain and Barack Obama have promised to keep Fitzgerald here.

“If we lose him, we lose everything,” said a Chicago FBI agent wise in the ways of Chicago politics and its symbiosis with the Chicago mob. “I can’t imagine it happening. He’s the guy who pulls the trigger on all these investigations. If it happens, if they get rid of him, forget it.” …”

 

“…Another Chicago connection, U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Tomczak), is being rumored as a possible White House chief of staff. Emanuel would also look first to protect the mayor. Washington Beltway reporters won’t tell you this, because they must figure that what happens in Chicago stays in Chicago, but a few years ago, Emanuel was elected with the help of a massive patronage army of stooges on the City Hall payroll who pounded the precincts.

The fellow who directed this army for Emanuel is the corrupt former city water boss Donald Tomczak. He now sits in federal prison in Duluth, Minn., while Emanuel prepares to reform us all. It was Fitzgerald’s office that put Tomczak away.

Back in March, Obama visited the Tribune’s editorial board. He said that if elected president, he would keep Fitzgerald in place. …”

http://www.thechicagosyndicate.com/2008/11/what-happens-to-chicagos-top-mob-and.html

 

Web of Influence

 

“…The United States attorney’s office in Chicago accused Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of having numerous schemes for profiting from his office. The affidavit contains details of a five-year investigation into public corruption and accusations of “pay to play” deals. This chart shows some of Mr. Blagojevich’s interactions with advisers, fund-raisers and other individuals, both named and unnamed. …”

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/12/09/us/20081209_corruption.html  

 

Will Chicago’s Mob History and Clout Mentality Follow Obama to the White House?

“The city of Chicago is one of the few major metropolitan areas that runs away from its past at every opportunity. Yet, indeed, the very construction of the city led to the term “underworld.” And with rampant corruption controlled by infamous individuals like “Big Jim” Colosimo, Al Capone, Paul “The Waiter” Ricca, Murray “The Camel” Humphrey and Tony “Joe Batters” Accardo, Chicago can hardly bury its past — no pun intended.

Since the turn of the 20th century, what Carl Sandburg referred to as the “City of Big Shoulders” was perhaps the center of organized crime in the United States. Though New York had its Syndicate and Detroit had the Purple Gang, many believe true power in America’s underworld was concentrated in something called the Outfit.

With the election of Barack Obama will come a great deal of history-laden baggage, which will make the movie “The Godfather” seem like a Walt Disney cartoon.

From David Axelrod, who was nurtured on the Daley Machine, to the political organizing, which Barack Obama so proudly claims a lineage, Chicago’s brand of one Party politics may be a model for the Obama administration in Washington, D.C.

It is no mistake the president-elect joined Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s South Side Chicago church. Obama wanted to learn the ropes of power politics and how it was played in the Windy City. There were no better teachers than Mayor Daley and his cadre of obliging aldermen who responded to the cracking of the political whip. A failure to do so would quickly leave them on the outside looking in — without protection from the media, the law and any other threat which loomed on the horizon. …”

http://www.thechicagosyndicate.com/2008/12/will-chicagos-mob-history-and-clout.html

 

Global Warming: How Hot Air and Bad Science Will Give You Staggeringly Higher Taxes and Prices

 

Cap-and-trade like Soviet-style central planning

 

Letterman – Politics – fun with palin, obama, blagojevich, the bailouts, bill clinton – 12-09-2008

 

 

Carol Browner

Carol M. Browner (born December 16, 1955) served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration in the United States and President-Elect Obama’s future Energy Czar. She is the longest-serving administrator in the history of the agency, staying through both terms of the Clinton presidency. …”

“…Browner received her undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Florida in 1977 and 1979. In the early stage of her career, she worked for Citizen Action as its associate director and served as general counsel to the Florida House Committee on Government Operations.

Between 1986 and 1991, she served as a key aide to Senator Lawton Chiles and then-Senator Al Gore. Browner headed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection from 1991 to 1993.[1] “ 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Browner

 

Carol Browner Set to Be Obama’s Energy Coordinator (Update1)

“…President-elect Barack Obama is in the final stages of putting together his energy team, with former Environmental Protection Agency chief Carol Browner as his likely pick for a newly created position overseeing energy, climate and environmental issues, Democratic aides said. …”

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a1T31BGhDxT8&refer=home

 

Nuclear power in France

“In France, as of 2002[update], Électricité de France (EDF) — the country’s main electricity generation and distribution company — manages the country’s 59 nuclear power plants. As of 2008[update], these plants produce 87.5% of both EDF’s and France’s electrical power production (of which much is exported),[1] making EDF the world leader in production of nuclear power by percentage. In 2004, 425.8 TWh out of the country’s total production of 540.6 TWh was from nuclear power (78.8%).[1]

France is the world’s largest net exporter of electric power, exporting 18% of its total production (about 100 TWh) to Italy, the Netherlands, Britain, and Germany, and its electricity cost is among the lowest in Europe.[1][2]

In 2006, the French Government asked Areva and EDF to build a next generation nuclear reactor, the EPR (European Pressurized Reactor), at the Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant. This was followed in 2008 by an Presidential announcement of another new EPR, spurred by high oil and gas prices.[3] A site for that unit should be selected in 2009, and construction should start in 2011. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_France

 

Nuclear power in the United States

“…As of 2007 in the United States, there are 104 (69 pressurized water reactors and 35 boiling water reactors) commercial nuclear generating units licensed to operate, producing a total of 97,400 megawatts (electric), which is approximately 20% of the nation’s total electric energy consumption. The United States is the world’s largest supplier of commercial nuclear power. …”

“…In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in nuclear power in the US. This has been facilitated in part by the federal government with the Nuclear Power 2010 Program, which coordinates efforts for building new nuclear power plants,[3] and the Energy Policy Act which makes provisions for nuclear and oil industries.[4][5]

As of April 2008, the NRC is expecting 23 COL applications for a total of 34 new plants.[6]

As of 2005[update], no nuclear plant had been ordered without subsequent cancellation for over twenty years. However, on September 22, 2005 it was announced that two sites had been selected to receive new power reactors (exclusive of the new power reactor scheduled for Idaho National Laboratory) and two other utilities have plans for new reactors.[7] There has also been an application for an early site permit at Exelon’s Clinton Nuclear in Clinton, Illinois to install another reactor as well as a reactor restart at the Tennessee Valley Authority Browns Ferry nuclear station.[8]

On September 25, 2007, South Texas Project filed the application for a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL). Two new GE-Hitachi ABWRs will be built adjacent to the existing PWRs.[9] This is the first application for a new nuclear plant in the US for nearly 30 years.[citation needed] This was followed in October, 2007 by TVA and NuStart filing for a COL for two Westinghouse AP1000s to be built at Bellefonte in Hollywood, Alabama.[10]

In April 2008 Southern Company signed an engineering and procurement contract with Westinghouse and Shaw Group for two AP1000s to be built at Vogtle in Georgia.[11] This is the first construction contract for a new nuclear power plant in the US to be signed since 1978.

However, MidAmerican Energy Company decided to “end its pursuit of a nuclear power plant in Payette County, Idaho.”[12] MidAmerican cited cost as the primary factor in their decision.

On August 26, 2008, it was reported that The Shaw Group and Westinghouse would construct a factory at the Port of Lake Charles at Lake Charles, Louisiana to build components for the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor. [13]

On October 23, 2008, it was reported that Northrop Grumman and Areva were planning to construct a factory in Newport News, Virginia to build nuclear reactors.[14]

 

Feb 2005 opinion poll regarding nuclear power in the USA.
Blue represents people in favor of nuclear power
Gray represents undecided
Yellow represents opposed to nuclear power

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_the_United_States

 

Electric Cars, Nuclear Power Seen as Top Non-Drilling Alternatives to Foreign Oil

“…With energy policy at the center of the current presidential campaign, voters believe electric or hybrid cars and nuclear power plants are more likely than solar or wind power to significantly reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. Biofuels such as ethanol are seen as even less likely to help.

Still, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 37% believe electric or hybrid cars are Very Likely to have such a positive impact. Thirty-two percent (32%) say the same about nuclear power; 25% are that optimistic about solar power, and 22% say wind power can accomplish the goal.

While none of these alternative energy sources are seen as overwhelmingly likely to reduce dependence on foreign oil, roughly two-thirds or more say each is at least somewhat likely to reduce U.S. reliance on oil from afar. …”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/electric_cars_nuclear_power_seen_as_top_non_drilling_alternatives_to_foreign_oil

Electric vehicle

“An electric vehicle (EV) is a vehicle with one or more electric motors for propulsion. This is also referred to as an electric drive vehicle. The motion may be provided either by wheels or propellers driven by rotary motors, or in the case of tracked vehicles, by linear motors.

Unlike an internal combustion engine (ICE) that is tuned to specifically operate with a particular fuel such as gasoline or diesel, an electric drive vehicle needs electricity, which comes from sources such as batteries or a generator. This flexibility allows the drive train of the vehicle to remain the same, while the fuel source can be changed.

The energy used to propel the vehicle may be obtained from several sources, some of them more ecological than others:

It is also possible to have hybrid electric vehicles that derives energy from multiple sources. Such as:

Electric vehicles can include electric airplanes, electric boats, and electric motorcycles and scooters. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_vehicle 

 

 

Who Killed The Electric Car?

 

The GM EV1

 

GM Unveils VOLT All-Electric Concept Car – Presented By The

 

Chevy Volt – Electric Car – Introduction

 

GM Volt and Toyota Prius on streets of Washington D. C.

GM Volt and Toyota Prius on streets of Washington D. C.

 

LOL

Penn & Teller Bullshit Nukes, Hybrids and Lesbians Part 1

 

Penn & Teller Bullshit Nukes, Hybrids and Lesbians Part 2

 

Penn & Teller Bullshit Nukes, Hybrids and Lesbians Part 3

 

 

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October Surprise–Global Warming Rising–Mistakes Were Made–Cooling Again!

Posted on November 13, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Energy, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Resources, Science, Taxes, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  

GISS Releases (Suspect) October 2008 Data

by John Goetz

Update: Thanks to an email from John S. – a patron of climateaudit.org – we have learned that the Russian data in NOAA’s GHCN v2.mean dataset is corrupted. For most (if not all) stations in Russia, the September data has been replicated as October data, artificially raising the October temperature many degrees. The data from NOAA is used by GISS to calculate the global temperature. Thus the record-setting anomaly for October 2008 is invalid and we await the highly-publicised corrections from NOAA and GISS.

Update 2: The faulty results have been (mostly) backed out of the GISS website. The rest should be done following the federal holiday. GISS says they will update the analysis once they confirm with NOAA that the software problems have been corrected. I also removed the subtitles since the GISS data no longer reflects October as being the warmest ever.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/11/10/giss-releases-october-2008-data/

 

Looks like the Russians were cooking up an October surprise for the US elections when their weather stations were reporting the exact same temperatures for September and October 2008.

Thanks to a network of individuals that follow and closely examine the data, the “mistake” was caught.

Unfortunately, this is not the first or last time mistakes were made.

Climate Audit

http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=2964

Humans do make mistakes.

Those proposing a cap and trade tax or carbon tax need the government funded junk science of climate computer models to justify their claim that man is the cause of global warming.

 

 Don’t Panic – Flaws In Catastrophic Global Warming Forecasts

 

The Man-made Global Warming Hoax (Part 6)


 

One big problem–global temperatures have been cooling for eight years.

Well what do the numbers show?

 

Climate Change – Bob Carters 5 Tests of CO2 part 1

 

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Global Warming – what do the numbers show.

 

Global Warming, humans, Carbon Dioxide

Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?

By Timothy Ball 

“…Believe it or not, Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). This in fact is the greatest deception in the history of science. We are wasting time, energy and trillions of dollars while creating unnecessary fear and consternation over an issue with no scientific justification. For example, Environment Canada brags about spending $3.7 billion in the last five years dealing with climate change almost all on propaganda trying to defend an indefensible scientific position while at the same time closing weather stations and failing to meet legislated pollution targets.

No sensible person seeks conflict, especially with governments, but if we don’t pursue the truth, we are lost as individuals and as a society. That is why I insist on saying that there is no evidence that we are, or could ever cause global climate change. And, recently, Yuri A. Izrael, Vice President of the United Nations sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed this statement. So how has the world come to believe that something is wrong?

Maybe for the same reason we believed, 30 years ago, that global cooling was the biggest threat: a matter of faith. “It is a cold fact: the Global Cooling presents humankind with the most important social, political, and adaptive challenge we have had to deal with for ten thousand years. Your stake in the decisions we make concerning it is of ultimate importance; the survival of ourselves, our children, our species,” wrote Lowell Ponte in 1976.

I was as opposed to the threats of impending doom global cooling engendered as I am to the threats made about Global Warming. Let me stress I am not denying the phenomenon has occurred. The world has warmed since 1680, the nadir of a cool period called the Little Ice Age (LIA) that has generally continued to the present. These climate changes are well within natural variability and explained quite easily by changes in the sun. But there is nothing unusual going on. …” 

http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/global-warming020507.htm

 

James Hansen advocating a green redistribution of wealth scheme

 

Did Napoleon Use Hansen’s Temperature Data?

Sitting in the ashes of a ruined city without having received the Russian capitulation, and facing a Russian maneuver forcing him out of Moscow, Napoleon started his long retreat by the middle of October.

Flash forward almost 200 years later. NASA has just reported record warmth in October throughout Russia, with many sites experiencing similar temperatures in October as in September – perhaps the sort of situation that Napoleon had hoped for (not similar as anomalies, but similar in actual temperatures in deg C.) …”

“…Actually, many stations didn’t just experience similar absolute monthly temperatures. Many stations had exactly the same monthly temperatures in October as in September. Here are the last three years for the Russian station, Olenek, showing NASA GISS monthly temperatures (in deg C) bolding Sept and Oct 2008. October 2007 had an average temperature of -9 deg C, as compared to 3.1 deg C in Sept 2007. October 2008 had the identical temperature as September 2008.

YEAR JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
2006 -34.0 -29.9 -23.5 -18.1 1.6 10.6 16.9 11.5 4.4 -14.6 -27.7 -29.1
2007 -27.9 -41.5 -21.6 -4.0 0.1 12.4 13.5 11.3 3.1 -9.0 -24.8 999.9
2008 -30.0 -29.4 -19.6 -13.4 1.3 12.0 13.1 12.1 3.1 3.1 999.9 999.9

This exact match of October 2008 to September 2008 was repeated at many other Russian stations. A CA reader notified me of this phenomenon earlier today and I’ve confirmed for myself that the information is accurate. Based on what he described as a “Cursory” look, he sent me the following list currently “updated” stations that exactly replicate the Sept data: Almaty, Omsk, Salehard, Semipalatinsk, Turuhansk, Tobol’sk, Verhojansk, Viljujsk, Vilnius, Vologda. I can add Hatanga, Suntora, GMO ImEKF. Not all stations were affected – Dzerszan, Ostrov Kotal, Jakutsk, Cokurdah appear to have correct results. …”

http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=4318

 

 

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What is Normal? Climate Video Part 1

 

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Global Cooling: The Coming Ice Age

 

The world has never seen such freezing heat
By Christopher Booker

“…A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.

 

This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China’s official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its “worst snowstorm ever”. In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

So what explained the anomaly? GISS’s computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running. …”

“…A GISS spokesman lamely explained that the reason for the error in the Russian figures was that they were obtained from another body, and that GISS did not have resources to exercise proper quality control over the data it was supplied with. This is an astonishing admission: the figures published by Dr Hansen’s institute are not only one of the four data sets that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) relies on to promote its case for global warming, but they are the most widely quoted, since they consistently show higher temperatures than the others.

If there is one scientist more responsible than any other for the alarm over global warming it is Dr Hansen, who set the whole scare in train back in 1988 with his testimony to a US Senate committee chaired by Al Gore. Again and again, Dr Hansen has been to the fore in making extreme claims over the dangers of climate change. (He was recently in the news here for supporting the Greenpeace activists acquitted of criminally damaging a coal-fired power station in Kent, on the grounds that the harm done to the planet by a new power station would far outweigh any damage they had done themselves.) …”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2008/11/16/do1610.xml
 

 

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Al Gore: Agent of Influence or Useful Idiot of Disinformation

Posted on May 1, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Films, Links, Politics, Rants, Raves, Religion, Resources, Science, Taxes, Technology, Video, War | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Pope condemns the climate change prophets of doom 

Pope Benedict XVI

“It is important for assessments in this regard to be carried out prudently, in dialogue with experts and people of wisdom, uninhibited by ideological pressure to draw hasty conclusions, and above all with the aim of reaching agreement on a model of sustainable development capable of ensuring the well-being of all while respecting environmental balances.

“If the protection of the environment involves costs, they should be justly distributed, taking due account of the different levels of development of various countries and the need for solidarity with future generations.

“Prudence does not mean failing to accept responsibilities and postponing decisions; it means being committed to making joint decisions after pondering responsibly the road to be taken.”

Efforts to protect the environment should seek “agreement on a model of sustainable development capable of ensuring the well-being of all while respecting environmental balances”, the Pope said.

He added that to further the cause of world peace it was sensible for nations to “choose the path of dialogue rather than the path of unilateral decisions” in how to cooperate responsibly on conserving the planet. …”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=501316&in_page_id=1811&ito=1490

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS
POPE BENEDICT XVI
FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE
WORLD DAY OF PEACE

1 JANUARY 2008

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/messages/peace/documents/hf_ben-xvi_mes_20071208_xli-world-day-peace_en.html

 Yet the leading prophet of doom, Al Gore, continually repeats the lie that there is a consensus on man made global warming or climate change.

This is manifestly untrue and Al Gore knows it.

So does the so-called mainstream media that refuses to challenge and confront the many misrepresentations of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.

Lesley Stahl interviews Al Gore On 60 Minutes 3/30/08 Pt.1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0_rpCHUqj4

Lesley Stahl interviews Al Gore On 60 Minutes 3/30/08 Pt.2

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4z0BikJiMLs&feature=related

An Inconvenient Truth

Global warming may save the snows of Kilimanjaro

“…Here is the bizarre aspect of all of this. Global warming might be a necessary ingredient to save the snows of Kilimanjaro. Part of the problem for Kilimanjaro is that the ice has formed into steep walls. This makes accumulation of new snow difficult or impossible. New snow disappears in a few days. If the glacier shape were different snow could accumulate and the mass would grow. And a warmer mountain would change the shape of the snow pack. The authors note that this warmer climate “would gradually erode the sharp corners of the ice cap; gentler slopes would quickly develop.” And the change in the slope would “permit the ice cap to grow.” They conclude:

Ironically, substantial global warming accompanied by an increase in precipitation might be one way to save Kilimanjaro’s ice. Or substantially increased snowfall, like the 2006-07 snows, could blanket the dark ash surface so thickly that the snow would not sublimate entirely before the next wet season. Once initiated, such a change could allow the ice sheet to grow. If the Kibo ice cap is vanishing or growing, reshaping itself into something different as you read this, glaciology tells us that it’s unlikely to be the first or the last time.

The disappearance of the snows of Kilimanjaro is not related to global warming at all. But global warming might be their salvation. Ironic indeed.”

http://freestudents.blogspot.com/2007/06/global-warming-may-save-snows-of.html

Global Gore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMVE3UCkM8 

Global warming alarmism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeRFRSab3hw&feature=related

Beck on Global Warming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xquohKzR8QI

His arrogant and demeaning comments about those who disagree with him calls into question his own honesty and integrity.

An Inconvenient Truth uses Hollywood animations to misrepresent what is the reality regarding polar bear populations, glaciers and flooding from rising water levels.

Al Gore as Vice-President of the United States took on Ross Perot over NAFTA and free trade.

Why not a similiar debate on the man-made global warming hypothesis?

Here are just a few of Al Gore’s many critics of man-made global warming:

John R. Cristy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Christy

Roy Spencer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Spencer_(scientist)

Richard Lindzen

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lindzen

Sallie Baliunas

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sallie_Baliunas

 Willie Soon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Soon

Sami Solanki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_Solanki

Syun-Ichi Akasofu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syun-Ichi_Akasofu

Robert C. Balling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Balling

Patrick Michaels

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Michaels

Fred Singer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Singer

Bjørn Lomborg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B8rn_Lomborg

Stephen McIntyre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_McIntyre

Ross McKitrick

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_McKitrick

 Christopher C. Horner

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Politically_Incorrect_Guide_to_Global_Warming:_(and_Environmentalism)

Nigel Calder

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Calder

Peter W. Huber

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Peter_W._Huber

The list goes on and is growing:

Category:Global warming skeptics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Global_warming_skeptics

NO ‘Consensus’ on “Man-Made” Global Warming

http://www.populartechnology.net/2007/10/no-consensus-on-global-warming.html

The Challenge of Global Warming: 

Economic Models and Environmental Policy 

William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics. Yale University 

“…The issues involved in understanding global warming and taking actions to slow its harmful impacts are the major environmental challenge of the modern age. Global warming poses a unique mix of problems that arise from the fact that global warming is a global public good, is likely to be costly to slow or prevent, has daunting scientific and economic uncertainties, and will cast a shadow over the globe for decades, perhaps even for centuries to come.

The challenge of coping with global warming is particularly difficult because it spans many disciplines and parts of society. Ecologists may see it as a threat to ecosystems, marine biologists as a problem leading to ocean acidification, utilities as a debit to their balance sheets, and coal miners as an existential threat to their livelihood. Businesses may view global warming as either an opportunity or a hazard, politicians as a great issue as long as they don’t need to mention taxes, ski resorts as a mortal danger to their already short seasons, golfers as a boon to year-round recreation, and poor countries as a threat to their farmers as well as a source of financial and technological aid. This many-faceted nature also poses a challenge to natural and social scientists, who must incorporate a wide variety of geophysical, economic, and political disciplines into their diagnoses and prescriptions. …”  

http://nordhaus.econ.yale.edu/dice_mss_091107_public.pdf

Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post

Published: Saturday, June 02, 2007

National Post’s Deniers series:
“Scientists who challenge the climate change debate
Somewhere along the way, I stopped believing that a scientific consensus exists on climate change. Certainly there is no consensus at the very top echelons of scientists — the ranks from which I have been drawing my subjects — and certainly there is no consensus among astrophysicists and other solar scientists, several of whom I have profiled. If anything, the majority view among these subsets of the scientific community may run in the opposite direction. Not only do most of my interviewees either discount or disparage the conventional wisdom as represented by the IPCC, many say their peers generally consider it to have little or no credibility. In one case, a top scientist told me that, to his knowledge, no respected scientist in his field accepts the IPCC position.

What of the one claim that we hear over and over again, that 2,000 or 2,500 of the world’s top scientists endorse the IPCC position? I asked the IPCC for their names, to gauge their views. “The 2,500 or so scientists you are referring to are reviewers from countries all over the world,” the IPCC Secretariat responded. “The list with their names and contacts will be attached to future IPCC publications, which will hopefully be on-line in the second half of 2007.”

“…More than six months ago, I began writing this series, The Deniers. When I began, I accepted the prevailing view that scientists overwhelmingly believe that climate change threatens the planet. I doubted only claims that the dissenters were either kooks on the margins of science or sell-outs in the pockets of the oil companies. …”


The series

Statistics needed — The Deniers Part I
Warming is real — and has benefits — The Deniers Part II
The hurricane expert who stood up to UN junk science — The Deniers Part III
Polar scientists on thin ice — The Deniers Part IV
The original denier: into the cold — The Deniers Part V
The sun moves climate change — The Deniers Part VI
Will the sun cool us? — The Deniers Part VII
The limits of predictability — The Deniers Part VIII
Look to Mars for the truth on global warming — The Deniers Part IX
Limited role for C02 — the Deniers Part X
End the chill — The Deniers Part XI
Clouded research — The Deniers Part XII
Allegre’s second thoughts — The Deniers XIII
The heat’s in the sun — The Deniers XIV
Unsettled Science — The Deniers XV
Bitten by the IPCC — The Deniers XVI
Little ice age is still within us — The Deniers XVII
Fighting climate ‘fluff’ — The Deniers XVIII

Science, not politics — The Deniers XIX
Gore’s guru disagreed — The Deniers XX
The ice-core man — The Deniers XXI
Some restraint in Rome — The Deniers XXII
Discounting logic — The Deniers XXIII

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=c47c1209-233b-412c-b6d1-5c755457a8af

Why greens don’t want to ‘solve’ climate change

“…Environmental activists and commentators frequently argue that climate change is the most pressing problem facing humanity, and that if we don’t do something about it the planet will burn up. Yet when planet-sized technological solutions to global warming – also known as ‘geo-engineering solutions’ – are put forward, environmentalists are the first to balk. ‘It will never work’, they say. Why are those who are most concerned about climate change also the most hostile to doing something serious to tackle it? …”

http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/3950/

The Global Warming Hoax

http://wnho.net/global_warming_2007.htm

Why then does Al Gore say their is a consensus of man-made global warming, knowing it raises doubts about is ability to read, reason and his own veracity, if not sanity?

It is hard for some individuals to admit their own mistakes or recognize the weaknesses of the evidence supporting their position.

However to continue to deny reality, is a recipe for being laughed at and eventually rejected.

Bruce Willis – An Unappealing Hunch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2GM2Wwc0I4

Yet more may be at work than a radical liberal green politician championing an issue that makes him wealthy and may be even make him a future President of the United States.

 Al Gore also repeatedly charges that many, if not most, of the critics of the man-made global warming hypothesis are directly or indirectly paid by energy companies — oil, gas, coal and nuclear.

While some are and freely admit and disclose this, most scientists are not paid anything by the energy companies. Many are in fact government/tax payor paid scientists on both sides of the man-made global warming hypothesis.

Just because the Gore family, father and son, have been royally rewarded by Occidental Petroleum when it was run by the late Armand Hammer, does not mean that every one that disagrees with Al Gore is on energy company payrolls.

Seems that Al Gore likes to project his own questionable ethics on to others.

Could Al Gore be the classic example of an agent of influence or at the very least the useful idiot of disinformation?

By funding and promoting an $300 million advertisement campaign, who benefits and who loses.

Clearly, if Al Gore’s policy recommednations were followed, the American economy and American people would be the big losers, not the Al Gores of this world.

The Amercan people are already complaining bitterly about higher food and energy prices. 

Imagine gasoline prices at $ $10 a gallon, the cheapest bread at $5 a loaf and a can of corn at $1 and an electrical bill three times what you are paying now.

Pass the cap and trade tax and this is exactly what you will get or worse.

If you are lucky, you still might have a job.

Sorry folks, I like to have a job, drive to work, eat food, and have a home that is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer and use appliances and computers at home and at work.

Unfortunately, all the US Presidential candidates actually support a cap and trade tax to protect us from man-made global warming.

The American people need to be protected from the American political elites who believe or at least say they do in the government funded junk science of computer models that support the man-made global warming hypothesis even if the observed data does not.

Junk Science

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junk_science

If the cap and trade tax is passed, can we expect food and gas riots in the USA?

I doubt it, but not so in the poorest nations of the world that would be hit the hardest.

Food riots grip Port Au Prince

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOqOuySygnk

Rethinking food crisis solutions 15 Apr 08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmcEC7N9L_M

The countries of the world that would benefit from a weakened United States include Russia with oil and natural gas and the oil producing countries in the middle east, Iran, Iraq, and Saudia Arabia. 

First some defintions of terms with references to additional information:

Agent of Influence

 “An agent of influence is a well-placed, trusted contact who actively and consciously serves a foreign interest or foreign intelligence services on some matters while retaining his integrity on others. Agent of influence might also refer to an unwitting contact that is manipulated to take actions that advanced interests on specific issues of common concern.

Foreign intelligence agencies take people who tend to agree with their positions on at least one significant issue, such as opposition to some element of a nation’s foreign policy, and then seeks ways to motivate and help that person become a successful advocate on that issue within their own circle of influence.

The ultimate prize of an intelligence agency is to have someone sympathetic to their own goals and ambitions in a position of power, for example British Prime Minister Harold Wilson if it was true, as his own security officials may have believed, that he was a Soviet agent. …” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_of_influence

 Useful Idiot

 ” In political jargon, the term “useful idiot” was used to describe Soviet sympathizers in western countries (particularly in the United States) and the alleged attitude of the Soviet government towards them. The implication was that the person in question was naïve, foolish, or in willful denial, and was being cynically used by the Soviet Union, or another Communist state.

The term is now used more broadly to describe someone who is perceived to be manipulated by political movement, terrorist group, or hostile government, whether or not the group is Communist in nature. …”

“…In the United States, the term is sometimes used as a pejorative against political liberals, radicals, and others among left-wing politics. The tone implies that the speaker thinks the “useful idiot” is ignorant of the facts to the extent that they end up unwittingly advancing an adverse cause that they might not otherwise support. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot 

Why would Al Gore fund a $300 million advertising campaign to promote the man-made global warming hypothesis and it policy implications, if there is in fact a consensus?

Only if you are losing the argument badly do you need to resort to advertising or more propaganda to further mislead the American people into believing a lie.

Who are you in the pay of Al Gore?

One day the American people will know.

Please stop scarring the children and science challenged teachers with your Hollywood animations and lies or should I be more precise and just call it what it really is–disinformation.

Disinformation

Disinformation is the deliberate dissemination of false information. It may include the distribution of forged documents, manuscripts, and photographs, or propagation of malicious rumours and fabricated intelligence. In the context of espionage or military intelligence, it is the deliberate spreading of false information to mislead an enemy as to one’s position or course of action. It also includes the distortion of true information in such a way as to render it useless.

Disinformation techniques may also be found in commerce and government, used by one group to try to undermine the position of a competitor. It in fact is the act of deception and blatant false statements to convince someone of an untruth. Cooking-the-books might be considered a disinformation strategy that led to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Unlike traditional propaganda and Big Lie techniques designed to engage emotional support, disinformation is designed to manipulate the audience at the rational level by either discrediting conflicting information or supporting false conclusions.

Another technique of concealing facts, or censorship, is also used if the group can affect such control. When channels of information cannot be completely closed, they can be rendered useless by filling them with disinformation, effectively lowering their signal-to-noise ratio. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disinformation 

The Pope is right and wise.

The prophets of doom are wrong and arrogant.

Humanity needs less hubris and more humility.

Humanity needs no more  Hitlers, Stalins, Maos, and Pol Pots  and many more Edisons, Bells, Teslas, and Einsteins.

Humanity needs less government spending, taxes and regulations and more jobs, goods and services that people need and want from from such companies as General Electric, Exxon Mobil, Intel and Microsoft. 

Humanity needs less plans, programs and propaganda and more free enterprise, free trade and freedom. 

Happy May Day.

May Day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

Charlton Heston on Global Climate Change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozO4YB98mCY

carpenters -We’ve Only Just Begun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__VQX2Xn7tI&eurl=http://youtubekaraoke.blogspot.com/2007/01/weve-only-just-begun-carpenters.html

Background Articles and Videos

Gore sensitive about Hammer connection
“…Hammer used to boast that he had Sen. Al Gore Sr. “in his back pocket.” As I have reported here before, Hammer set up Gore Sr. in business before he ventured into politics, stayed close to him throughout his political career and hired him after he left office.

“Throughout the whole of his life, Al Gore Sr. and his family depended on pay-outs, kickbacks and subventions from Hammer,” wrote Neil Lyndon, who worked for Hammer. “Like his father before him, Al Gore Jr.’s political career was lavishly sponsored by Hammer from the moment it began until Hammer died, only two years before Gore Clinton in the 1992 race for the White House.”

Who was Hammer? He was a personal friend of V.I. Lenin. He was known as Lenin’s “path” to America’s financial resources. He was the first of a long line of Western businessmen to participate in KGB-controlled joint ventures in the Soviet Union. He was the son of Julius Hammer, a founder of the Socialist Labor Party and later the Communist party USA and who served time in Sing Sing for performing illegal abortions. Armand Hammer was called the “Capitalist Prince” by the KGB. He dutifully served the Soviets for seven decades and became the first — and only — “American capitalist” to be awarded the Order of Lenin.

According to Edward J. Epstein’s “Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer,” Lenin told Stalin about this so-called “industrialist”: “This is a small path leading to the American ‘business’ world, and this path should be made use of in every way.”

In other words, Hammer was a part-time spy, part-time money-launderer, part-time “industrialist” — but a full-time traitor to the United States of America. …”

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=14917

The Real Al Gore Sr.

“…Conscience? Humble beginnings? When the elder Gore retired from the Senate, he received a $500,000-a-year job as head of Occidental’s coal division. So, it would seem, the cleanest money in Al Gore’s family tree came from tobacco. The really dirty, blood money came direct from Moscow for services rendered to Communist totalitarians and their pseudo-capitalist puppet, errand boys. Tell me about conscience, Al. …”

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=14638

Al Gore’s Communist Connection

http://www.aim.org/media-monitor/al-gores-communist-connection/

Gore Family Ties – Al Gore

“… “There is no U.S. company that Gore is closer to, financially or socially, than Occidental, one of the most controversial in America. It was Occidental, via Hooker Chemical, that brought us Love Canal in the 1970s. The configuration of the vice president, Al `Earth in the Balance’ Gore, with an oil company is more than a little surprising”

Does this mean that Gore’s highly touted environmentalism is tainted with oil? Actually oil, coal and zinc, but the biggest taint was Hammer himself. It’s a matter about which the vice president is more than a little sensitive. …”

“…Hammer was involved in any number of dubious dealings all over the world” Lewis tells Insight. “He was personally close to both Al Jr. and his father, who was paid $500,000 by Occidental upon losing his Senate seat.” In fact, as president of Occidental’s Island Creek coal division and a member of Occidental’s board of directors, Gore Sr.’s salary was reported as $750,000 per year back in the days when three-quarters of a million dollars was real money. Island Creek was at the time the third-largest coal producer in the United States.

Once free of Hammer’s payroll, Lyndon tore a fairly large chunk out of the hand that had fed him, terming his former boss “one of the [last] century’s most sinister figures” as well as “the godfather of American corruption” who “bribed and suborned elected representatives at all levels of American life, from city assemblymen and mayors to presidents.” Lyndon said in an article in London’s Sunday Review that Hammer liked to claim he had Gore Sr. “in my back pocket” patting his wallet with a chuckle. …”

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_19_16/ai_62349851

Armand Hammer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armand_Hammer

Charlie Rose: November 29, 1996

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k1wiTLwAqU

Al Gore speech at Cannes Advertising Festival 1/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiTOp6Yf3AQ

Al Gore speech at Cannes Advertising Festival 2/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNSOMA-l-Us&feature=related

Al Gore speech at Cannes Advertising Festival 3/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72NDyUrIT7Y&feature=related

Economist Bjorn Lomborg: Global warming is not a priority

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtbn9zBfJSs

 Crash Course in KGB/SVR/FSB Disinformation and Active Measures 

“…Out of these ‘Principles of Leninism’ the contemporary Soviet concept of Dezinformatsiya, or disinformation, has evolved. The Russians define disinformation as ‘the dissemination of false and provocative information.’ As practised by the KGB, disinformation is far more complex than the definition implies. It entails:

  • the distribution of forged or fabricated documents, letters, manuscripts, and photographs;
  • the propagation of misleading or malicious rumours and erroneous intelligence by agents;
  • the duping of visitors to the Soviet Union; and
  • physical acts committed for psychological effect.

These techniques are used variously to influence policies of foreign governments, disrupt relations among other nations, undermine the confidence of foreign populations in their leaders and institutions, discredit individuals and groups opposed to Soviet policies, deceive foreigners about Soviet intentions and conditions within the Soviet Union, and, at times, simply to obscure depredations and blunders of the KGB itself.

Disinformation operations differ from conventional propaganda in that their true origins are concealed, and they usually involve some form of clandestine action. For this reason, Soviet rulers always have charged their clandestine apparatus with primary responsibility for disinformation. –John Barron, KGB, 1974 …”

http://cicentre.com/disinformation.htm 

An interview with retired KGB Maj. Gen. Oleg Kalugin

“…On the other hand — and this is the other side of the Soviet intelligence, very important: perhaps I would describe it as the heart and soul of the Soviet intelligence — was subversion. Not intelligence collection, but subversion: active measures to weaken the West, to drive wedges in the Western community alliances of all sorts, particularly NATO, to sow discord among allies, to weaken the United States in the eyes of the people of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and thus to prepare ground in case the war really occurs. To make America more vulnerable to the anger and distrust of other peoples. …” 

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/experience/spies/interviews/kalugin/

A History of the Early Soviet Union

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxJ_Ob_0km8

A Sophisticated
Disinformation Operation

http://intellit.muskingum.edu/russia_folder/pcw_era/sect_11.htm

DECEPTION AND DISINFORMATION

http://www.psywarrior.com/DeceptionH.html

Dezinformatsia: active measures in Soviet strategy. – book reviews

“…The authors define covert disinformation as “as non-attributed or falsely attributed communication, written or oral, containing intentionally false, incomplete, or misleading information (frequently combined with true information), which seeks to deceive, misinform, and/or mislead the target.”

The one aspect about which little is publicly known is the agent-of-influence operation “carried out by a person who subtly and artfully uses his or her position, influence, power, and credibility to promote the objectives of a foreign power in ways unattributable to that power.” The agent of influence can be someone recruited for his task or can be an unwitting, manipulated individual. In between the controlled agent and the unwitting collaborator is what is called the “trusted contact.” Any well-informed Washington observer could with little difficulty make up a list of individuals who fit easily into the agent-of-influence category but about whom there is no evidence other than the question: Cui bono?…”

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_v36/ai_3348685

Possible Soviet Responses
to the US Strategic Defense Initiative

Interagency Intelligence Assessment

APPROVED FOR RELEASE
CIA HISTORICAL-REVIEW PROGRAM

“…2. The Soviets consider active measures(3) an offensive instrument of foreign policy, designed specifically to influence the policies of other governments in favor of the USSR. The classic techniques — press placements, disinformation, front organizations, friendship societies, and so forth — can be used to disrupt relations between states arrayed against the USSR. The United States is the primary target. Academicians, journalists, and other agents of influence have been used to conduct political influence operations.

3. We believe that the Soviets will employ measures to cope with the President’s BMD initiative that could include:

  • Attempts to cause divisiveness and unrest among the US allies by arguing that the US initiative is an attempt to abandon them and that the United States is reverting to a “Fortress America” policy.
  • Attempts to force the administration to withdraw or step down the BMD initiative by trying to convince the American people that implementation of the President’s proposal would seriously curtail US social programs.
  • Claims that the United States is upsetting the strategic balance and planning for a nuclear war-winning capability, disrupting the peaceful coexistence between East and West which has been so successful in maintaining peace since the end of World War II, and is starting a dangerous new spiral in the arms race.
  • Veiled threats of Soviet response, including statements implying that undefined countermeasures are already under way. …”

http://www.fas.org/spp/starwars/offdocs/m8310017.htm

LOL or COL (Crying Out Loud)

The Price of Ethanol…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSRU9BudqQI

Al Gore, the hypocrite…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9PRrjWa-eI

Global Warming is a Myth…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=431kofHEtZs

Climate Models Overheat Antarctica, New Study Finds

May 07, 2008

“… Computer analyses of global climate have consistently overstated warming in Antarctica, concludes new research by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Ohio State University. The study can help scientists improve computer models and determine if Earth’s southernmost continent will warm significantly this century, a major research question because of Antarctica’s potential impact on global sea-level rise.

We can now compare computer simulations with observations of actual climate trends in Antarctica,” says NCAR scientist Andrew Monaghan, the lead author of the study. “This is showing us that, over the past century, most of Antarctica has not undergone the fairly dramatic warming that has affected the rest of the globe. The challenges of studying climate in this remote environment make it difficult to say what the future holds for Antarctica’s climate.”

http://www.ucar.edu/news/releases/2008/antarctica.jsp

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Al Gore’s Big Whopper–Sea Levels Rise By 2100: Gore 20 Feet vs IPCC 2 Feet?

Posted on October 15, 2007. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Links, Politics, Rants, Raves, Resources, Science, Uncategorized, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

 “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

~ H.L. Mencken

 

“Nobody is interested in solutions if they don’t think there’s a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.”

~Al Gore 

http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2006/05/09/roberts/index.html

 An “over-representation” is a lie.  Lawyers call it a material misrepresentation.

Al Gore’s biggest whopper or lie in An Inconvenient Truth, both the film and book, is the 20 feet sea level rise by 2100.

This is in sharp contrast to the 2 feet maximum prediction of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Both Al Gore and the IPCC won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 on October 12, 2007.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its report of February 2007 projected sea level gains of 18-59 centimeters (7-23 inches) by 2100 with temperature rises of 1.8-4.0 Celsius (3.2-7.8 Farenheit).

 An Inconvenient Truth Trailer

Charlie Rose – Al Gore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCsbhvRJVAo

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change Pt 1

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change Pt 2

Michael Crichton on Global Warming, Part 1 of 3 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noec6Xkx73k

Michael Crichton on Global Warming, Part 2 of 3 

Michael Crichton on Global Warming, Part 3 of 3  

 “Considering all of these influences, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the global average sea level will rise by 7.2 to 23.6 inches (18-59 cm or 0.18- 0.59m) by 2100 (see Figure 1) relative to 1980-1999 under a range of scenarios.

Sea Level Rise Projections to 2100

This graph shows projected changes in sea level between the years 1990 and 2100 under six different emissions scenarios. Under the lowest emissions scenario, sea level is projected to rise 3.5 inches by the end of the century; under the highest scenario it is projected to rise 34.6 inches. The sea level rise projected under each of the other scenarios falls between these two extremes.

 Past and projected global average sea level. The gray shaded area shows the estimates of sea level change from 1800 to 1870 when measurements are not available. The red line is a reconstruction of sea level change measured by tide gauges with the surrounding shaded area depicting the uncertainty. The green line shows sea level change as measured by satellite. The purple shaded area represents the range of model projections for a medium growth emissions scenario (IPCC SRES A1B). For reference 100mm is about 4 inches. Source: IPCC (2007) 

To the Future Sea Level Changes page.

Note that these estimates assume that ice flow from Greenland and Antarctica will continue at the same rates as observed from 1993-2003. The IPCC cautions that these rates could increase or decrease in the future. For example, if ice flow were to increase linearly, in step with global average temperature, the upper range of projected sea level rise by the year 2100 would be 19.2 to 31.6 inches (48-79 cm or 0.48-0.79 m). But current understanding of ice sheet dynamics is too limited to estimate such changes or to provide an upper limit to the amount by which sea level is likely to rise over this century.”

http://epa.gov/climatechange/science/futureslc.html#ref

Observations:

Oceanic Climate Change and Sea Level  

http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/wg1/Report/AR4WG1_Print_Ch05.pdf

Sea level rise  

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_level_rise

“…17. Over the last 100 years, the global sea level has risen by about 10 to 25 cm.

Sea level change is difficult to measure. Relative sea level changes have been derived mainly from tide-gauge data. In the conventional tide-gauge system, the sea level is measured relative to a land-based tide-gauge benchmark. The major problem is that the land experiences vertical movements (e.g. from isostatic effects, neotectonism, and sedimentation), and these get incorporated into the measurements. However, improved methods of filtering out the effects of long-term vertical land movements, as well as a greater reliance on the longest tide-gauge records for estimating trends, have provided greater confidence that the volume of ocean water has indeed been increasing, causing the sea level to rise within the given range.

It is likely that much of the rise in sea level has been related to the concurrent rise in global temperature over the last 100 years. On this time scale, the warming and the consequent thermal expansion of the oceans may account for about 2-7 cm of the observed sea level rise, while the observed retreat of glaciers and ice caps may account for about 2-5 cm. Other factors are more difficult to quantify. The rate of observed sea level rise suggests that there has been a net positive contribution from the huge ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, but observations of the ice sheets do not yet allow meaningful quantitative estimates of their separate contributions. The ice sheets remain a major source of uncertainty in accounting for past changes in sea level because of insufficient data about these ice sheets over the last 100 years. …”

http://www.grida.no/climate/vital/19.htm

Al Gore’s ‘nine Inconvenient Untruths’

“…The nine alleged errors in the film

  • Mr Gore claims that a sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be caused by melting of either West Antarctica or Greenland “in the near future”. The judge said: “This is distinctly alarmist and part of Mr Gore’s “wake-up call”. He agreed that if Greenland melted it would release this amount of water – “but only after, and over, millennia”.”The Armageddon scenario he predicts, insofar as it suggests that sea level rises of seven metres might occur in the immediate future, is not in line with the scientific consensus.”
  • The film claims that low-lying inhabited Pacific atolls “are being inundated because of anthropogenic global warming” but the judge ruled there was no evidence of any evacuation having yet happened.
  • The documentary speaks of global warming “shutting down the Ocean Conveyor” – the process by which the Gulf Stream is carried over the North Atlantic to western Europe. Citing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the judge said that it was “very unlikely” that the Ocean Conveyor, also known as the Meridional Overturning Circulation, would shut down in the future, though it might slow down.
  • Mr Gore claims that two graphs, one plotting a rise in C02 and the other the rise in temperature over a period of 650,000 years, showed “an exact fit”. The judge said that, although there was general scientific agreement that there was a connection, “the two graphs do not establish what Mr Gore asserts”.
  • Mr Gore says the disappearance of snow on Mt Kilimanjaro was directly attributable to global warming, but the judge ruled that it scientists have not established that the recession of snow on Mt Kilimanjaro is primarily attributable to human-induced climate change.
  • The film contends that the drying up of Lake Chad is a prime example of a catastrophic result of global warming but the judge said there was insufficient evidence, and that “it is apparently considered to be far more likely to result from other factors, such as population increase and over-grazing, and regional climate variability.”
  • Mr Gore blames Hurricane Katrina and the consequent devastation in New Orleans on global warming, but the judge ruled there was “insufficient evidence to show that”.
  • Mr Gore cites a scientific study that shows, for the first time, that polar bears were being found after drowning from “swimming long distances – up to 60 miles – to find the ice” The judge said: “The only scientific study that either side before me can find is one which indicates that four polar bears have recently been found drowned because of a storm.”That was not to say there might not in future be drowning-related deaths of bears if the trend of regression of pack ice continued – “but it plainly does not support Mr Gore’s description”.
  • Mr Gore said that coral reefs all over the world were being bleached because of global warming and other factors. Again citing the IPCC, the judge agreed that, if temperatures were to rise by 1-3 degrees centigrade, there would be increased coral bleaching and mortality, unless the coral could adapt. However, he ruled that separating the impacts of stresses due to climate change from other stresses, such as over-fishing, and pollution was difficult. …”
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/10/11/scigore111.xml 

     UK Gov’t Helps Teachers Deal With Gore’s Climate Errors 

    political issues)

    No wonder a judge in the United Kingdom found nine errors including Al Gore’s big whopper in his ruling on An Inconveniet Truth:

    “…The High Court has indicated that schools can lawfully show AIT to pupils without breaching ss. 406 or 407 of the Education Act 1996, but that, in doing so they must bear in mind the following points: AIT promotes partisan political views (that is to say, one sided views about those views; in order to make sure of that, they should take care to help pupils examine the scientific evidence critically (rather than simply accepting what is said at face value) and to point out where Gore.s view may be inaccurate or departs from that of mainstream scientific opinion; where the film suggests that viewers should take particular action at the political level (e.g. to lobby their democratic representatives to vote for measures to cut carbon emissions), teaching staff must be careful to offer pupils a balanced presentation of opposing views and not to promote either the view expressed in the film or any other particular view. …”

    teaching staff must be careful to ensure that they do not themselves promote 

    http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/sustainableschools/upload/CC%20Final%20guidance%204oct.pdf

    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=/ForeignBureaus/archive/200710/INT20071012a.html

     The bigger the lie, the bigger the prize.

     Al Gore has at least been consistent on warning about global warming for twenty years. He also has a propensity to quote Winston Churchill.

     Here is one quotation from Winston Churchill that he appears to have overlooked. 

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” 

    ~Winston Churchill 

     Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth was best described by Paul Johnson, British author and historian, and Presidential Medal of Freedom award recipient:

    Beware of those who seek to win an argument at the expense of the language. For the fact that they do is proof positive that their argument is false, and proof presumptive that they know it is. A man who deliberately inflicts violence on the language will almost certainly inflict violence on human beings if he acquires the power. Those who treasure the meaning of words will treasure truth, and those who bend words to their purposes are very likely in pursuit of anti-social ones. The correct and honourable use of words is the first and natural credential of civilized status.”

    ~Paul Johnson

    THE ENEMIES OF SOCIETY

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Johnson_(writer) 

    Addendum

    Stossel To Gore–“Give Me A Break”

    Looks like John Stossel is going to rain on Al Gore’s Nobel Prize parade/panic attack for a global warming planetary emergency.

    Watch the 20/20 show Friday, October 19, 2007 at 8 P.M. Eastern time on ABC.

    John Stossel Exposes Global Warming Myths

    “…In a release from ABC previewing Stossel’s report on Friday’s “20/20,” the veteran newsman and Newsmax pundit – who won 19 Emmys exposing scammers and con artists – says:

    “This week on ‘20/20’ (in our new 8 p.m. Eastern time slot) I say ‘Give Me a Break!’ to our Nobel Prize-winning Vice President.

    “Mr. Gore says ‘The debate is over,’ and those who disagree with his take on global warming have been ‘purchased’ in order to create ‘the illusion of a debate.’ Nonsense. It’s as if the Vice President and his allies in the environmental movement plan to win the debate through intimidation. I interview some scientists who won’t be intimidated, even though one has had his life threatened for speaking up.

    “The Vice President’s much-applauded movie, ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ claims warming is man’s fault and a coming crisis! While the earth has certainly warmed over the last century, plenty of independent scientists say scientists cannot be sure that man caused the warming or that warming will be a crisis.

    “They say the computer models that are used to predict the disasters don’t include important variables because scientists don’t fully understand them. For example, warming may cause cloud formations that reflect sun and cool the earth. The computer models cannot know. These scientists call global warming activism more of a religious movement than science.”

    Gore’s film is filled with “misleading messages,” says Stossel. …”

    ….

    “…I suspect that next year’s government boondoggle will be massive spending on carbon-reducing technology.

    “It reminds me of George Mason University Economics Department Chairman Don Boudreax’s suggestion that such schemes really mean ‘government seizing enormous amounts of additional power in order to embark upon schemes of social engineering – schemes whose pursuit gratifies the abstract fantasies of the theory class and, simultaneously, lines the very real pockets of politically powerful corporations, organizations, and “experts.”’

    “He is so right. The abstract fantasies of the theory class will soon send huge chunks of your money to politicians, friends, activist scientists, and politically savvy corporations.

    “The debate is over? That makes me say GIVE ME A BREAK!”
    http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/global_warming/2007/10/17/41855.html

    Background Articles and Videos

     

    New Study Explodes Human-Global Warming Story

    “…Writing in the International Journal of Climatology of the Royal Meteorological Society, professor David H. Douglass (of the University of Rochester), professor John R. Christy (of the University of Alabama), Benjamin D. Pearson and professor S. Fred Singer (of the University of Virginia) report that observed patterns of temperature changes (“fingerprints”) over the last 30 years disagree with what greenhouse models predict and can better be explained by natural factors, such as solar variability.

    The conclusion is that climate change is “unstoppable” and cannot be affected or modified by controlling the emission of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, as is proposed in current legislation.  …”

    http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/global_warming/2007/12/10/55974.html

    The Great Global Warming Swindle

    http://en.sevenload.com/videos/ha4PoKY/The-Great-Global-Warming-Swindle

    An Inconvenient Truth

    Gore as climate exaggerator

    Well, the “consensus” of climate scientists as represented in the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is that sea level is likely to rise between 4 inches to 35 inches with a central value of 19 inches. Nineteen inches is not nothing and is 3 times greater than the sea level rise the world experienced during the 20th century, but Manhattan and most of Florida will most likely still be above water in 2100. A new study in Science concluded if temperatures rose steeply that the Greenland ice sheet might melt away in 500 to 1000 years. So fortunately we don’t have to worry about the impact of 100 million people fleeing relentlessly rising seas all at once, though it would be a good idea for builders and insurance companies to keep the projected rise in sea level in mind. …”

    http://www.reason.com/news/show/116471.html

    Global Warming-Doomsday Called Off is the documentary that should have gotten the Academy Award for Best Documentary!

    Part 4 of 5 below covers Sea Level Changes

    Global Warming – Doomsday Called Off (1/5) 

    Global Warming – Doomsday Called Off (2/5) 

    Global Warming – Doomsday Called Off (3/5) 

    Global Warming – Doomsday Called Off (4/5) 

    Global Warming – Doomsday Called Off (5/5)

    The Great Global Warming Swindle (part 1/9)

    The Great Global Warming Swindle (part 2/9)

    The Great Global Warming Swindle (part 3/9)

    The Great Global Warming Swindle (part 4/9)


     

    The Great Global Warming Swindle (part 5/9)

    The Great Global Warming Swindle (part 6/9)


     

    v

    The Great Global Warming Swindle (part 7/9)

    The Great Global Warming Swindle (part 8/9)

    Climate Change – Bob Carters 5 Tests of CO2 part 1

    Climate Change – Bob Carters 5 Tests of CO2 part 2

    “Professor Bob Carter uses the scientific method on the popular theory with global warming being linked to CO2 levels.

    He examnines the hypothesis and it fails the test. Does this surprise you?…”

    Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – Pt 1 of 4 

    Climate change – Is CO2 the cause? – Pt 2 of 4 

    Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? – pt 3 of 4

    Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause?- pt 4 of 4

    There IS a problem with global warming… it stopped in 1998
    By Bob Carter

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/04/09/do0907.xml

    David Evans – Why CO2 cannot be blamed for Global warming

    Global cooling not warming

    Unstoppable Solar Cycles

    Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change Pt 1

    Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change Pt 2

    Henrik Svensmark on Global Warming (part 1)


     

    Henrik Svensmark on Global Warming (part 2)


     

    Henrik Svensmark on Global Warming (part 3)


     

    Henrik Svensmark on Global Warming (part 4)


     

    Henrik Svensmark on Global Warming (part 5)

    (4 of 14) MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: PETER HUBER

    Global Warming Hoax

    Another Global Warming Hoax exposed 

    James Hansen concerned IPCC ignores danger of ice sheet melt

    NASA’s Hansen Reaches Escape Velocity

    “…Dr. Hansen is a math modeler in the climate change game. How does he get Planetary Doom from a math model? It’s very simple. You build in “positive feedback loops.” That is, you look in the vast toolbox of climate variables to find just two factors that might reinforce each other in a catastrophic loop. For instance, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere might create a greenhouse effect, which causes more heating, which causes more water evaporation, which causes more greenhouse effect, which causes more heating, etc., etc. Keep looping that, and you raise world temps by just one degree Centigrade, so the polar ice caps melt and the oceans rise, up to 25 meters. See? It’s easy.

    The big problem with this scenario is that the climate system almost certainly has negative feedback loops, i.e., causal connections that work to bring temperatures back to a rough baseline. The climate is likely to have self-regulation mechanisms in much the way that our bodies have self-regulating loops to stabilize our temperature, blood sugar, and a hundred other variables. Why does that seem likely? Because the world hasn’t burned up or drowned in quite a long time, even though temperature variations and greenhouse gases have existed for many millions of years. Such factors as clouds and air particulates are believed to lower temperatures. With a little imagination we could easily build math models for self-regulating loops that would tend to stabilize temperatures. (But it might be hard to swing the federal grant support for those models.) …” 

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/08/nasas_hansen_reaches_escape_ve.html

    IPCC Member: NASA’s Hansen Moving ‘Dangerously Away From Scientific Discourse to Advocacy’ 

    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2007/08/27/ipcc-member-nasa-s-hansen-moving-dangerously-away-scientific-discours

    Sea Level Rise, After the Ice Melted and Today

    http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/briefs/gornitz_09/

    Gorey Truths
    25 inconvenient truths for Al Gore. 

    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YmFiZDAyMWFhMGIxNTgwNGIyMjVkZjQ4OGFiZjFlNjc=

    Al Gore Debates Global Warming

    Authors@Google: Bjorn Lomborg

    Climate is too complex for accurate predictions 

    http://environment.newscientist.com/article/dn12833-climate-is-too-complex-for-accurate-predictions.html 

    SCIENCE: Earth climate is too complex to predict 

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/10/science_earth_climate_is_too_c.html

    Statement: Thinning of West Antarctic Ice Sheet Demands Improved Monitoring to Reduce Uncertainty over Potential Sea-Level Rise

    The consensus view of the workshop:

    • Satellite observations show that both the grounded ice sheet and the floating ice shelves of the Amundsen Sea Embayment have thinned over the last decades.
       
    • Ongoing thinning in the grounded ice sheet is already contributing to sea-level rise.
       
    • The thinning of the ice has occurred because melting beneath the ice shelves has increased, reducing the friction holding back the grounded ice sheet and causing faster flow.
       
    • Oceanic changes have caused the increased ice-shelf melting. The observed average warming of the global ocean has not yet notably affected the waters reaching the base of the ice shelves. However, recent changes in winds around Antarctica caused by human influence and/or natural variability may be changing ocean currents, moving warmer waters under the ice shelves.
       
    • Our understanding of ice-sheet flow suggests the possibility that too much melting beneath ice shelves will lead to “runaway” thinning of the grounded ice sheet. Current understanding is too limited to know whether, when, or how rapidly this might happen, but discussions at the meeting included the possibility of several feet of sea-level rise over a few centuries from changes in this region.
       
    • The experts agreed that to reduce the very large uncertainties concerning the behavior of the Antarctic ice in the Amundsen Sea Embayment will require new satellite, ground, and ship-based observations coupled to improved models of the ice-ocean-atmosphere system. Issues include:
       
    • The recent changes were discovered by satellite observations; however, continued monitoring of some of these changes is not possible because of a loss of capability in current and funded satellite missions.
       
    • The remoteness of this part of Antarctica from existing stations continues to limit the availability of ground observations essential to predicting the future of the ice sheet.
       
    • No oceanographic observations exist beneath the ice shelves, and other oceanographic sampling is too infrequent and sparse to constrain critical processes.
       
    • Current continental-scale ice sheet models are inadequate for predicting future sea level rise because they omit important physical processes.
       
    • Current global climate models do not provide information essential for predicting ice sheet and oceanic changes in the Amundsen Sea Embayment; for example, ice shelves are not included.

     

    Resolving these issues will substantially improve our ability to predict the future sea level contribution from the Amundsen Sea Embayment of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
    http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/walse/statement.html

    Changes in Sea-Level associated with Modifications of the Mass Balance of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets over the 21st Century  

    “Abstract

    Changes in runoff from Greenland and Antarctica are often cited as one of the major concerns linked to anthropogenic changes in climate. The changes in mass balance, and associated changes in sea-level, of these two ice sheets are examined by comparing the predictions of the six possible combinations of two climate models and three methods for estimating melting and runoff. All models are solved on 20 and 40 km grids respectively for Greenland and Antarctica. The two temperature based runoff parameterizations give adequate results for Greenland, less so for Antarctica. The energy balance based approach, which relies on an explicit modelling of the temperature and density structure within the snow cover, gives similar results when coupled to either climate model. The Greenland ice sheet, for a reference climate scenario similar to the IPCC’s IS92a, is not expected to contribute significantly to changes in the level of the ocean over the 21st century. The changes in mass balance in Antarctica are dominated by the increase in snowfall, leading to a decrease in sea-level of $ \sim$ 4 cm by 2100. The range of uncertainty in these predictions is estimated by repeating the calculation with the simpler climate model for seven climate change scenarios. Greenland would increase the level of the oceans by 0 – 2 cm, while Antarctica would decrease it by 2.5 – 6.5 cm. The combined effect of both ice sheets lowers the sea-level by 2.5 – 4.5 cm over the next 100 years, this represents a $ \sim$ 25% reduction of the sea-level rise estimated from thermal expansion alone. This surprisingly small range of uncertainty is due to cancellations between the effects of the two ice sheets. For the same reason, the imposition of the Kyoto Protocol has no impact on the prediction of sea-level change due to changes in Greenland and Antarctica, when compared to a reference scenario in which emissions are allowed to grow unconstrained. …”

    http://web.mit.edu/globalchange/www/reports/055/JPfuture.html 

    Recent Sea-Level Contributions of the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets

    Andrew Shepherd1 and Duncan Wingham2* 

    After a century of polar exploration, the past decade of satellite measurements has painted an altogether new picture of how Earth’s ice sheets are changing. As global temperatures have risen, so have rates of snowfall, ice melting, and glacier flow. Although the balance between these opposing processes has varied considerably on a regional scale, data show that Antarctica and Greenland are each losing mass overall. Our best estimate of their combined imbalance is about 125 gigatons per year of ice, enough to raise sea level by 0.35 millimeters per year. This is only a modest contribution to the present rate of sea-level rise of 3.0 millimeters per year. However, much of the loss from Antarctica and Greenland is the result of the flow of ice to the ocean from ice streams and glaciers, which has accelerated over the past decade. In both continents, there are suspected triggers for the accelerated ice discharge—surface and ocean warming, respectively—and, over the course of the 21st century, these processes could rapidly counteract the snowfall gains predicted by present coupled climate models.

    1 Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9XP, UK.
    2 Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, WC1E 6BT 

    http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/315/5818/1529

    GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 34, L01602, doi:10.1029/2006GL028492, 2007

    On the decadal rates of sea level change during the twentieth century

    S. J. Holgate

    Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Liverpool, UK

    “Abstract

    Nine long and nearly continuous sea level records were chosen from around the world to explore rates of change in sea level for 1904–2003. These records were found to capture the variability found in a larger number of stations over the last half century studied previously. Extending the sea level record back over the entire century suggests that the high variability in the rates of sea level change observed over the past 20 years were not particularly unusual. The rate of sea level change was found to be larger in the early part of last century (2.03 ± 0.35 mm/yr 1904–1953), in comparison with the latter part (1.45 ± 0.34 mm/yr 1954–2003). The highest decadal rate of rise occurred in the decade centred on 1980 (5.31 mm/yr) with the lowest rate of rise occurring in the decade centred on 1964 (−1.49 mm/yr). Over the entire century the mean rate of change was 1.74 ± 0.16 mm/yr.

    Received 17 October 2006; accepted 21 November 2006; published 4 January 2007.  ”

    http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2007/2006GL028492.shtml

    Carbon Dioxide and Global Change:
    Separating Scientific Fact from Personal Opinion
    A critique of the 26 April 2007 testimony of James E. Hansen made to
    the Select Committee of Energy Independence and Global Warming
    of the United States House of Representatives entitled
    “Dangerous Human-Made Interference with Climate”
    Prepared by Sherwood B. Idso and Craig D. Idso
    Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, 6 June 2007

    “…After a careful study of the claims made by James Hansen in his testimony of 26 April 2007 to the Select Committee of Energy Independence and Global Warming of the US House of Representatives, we find that much of what he contends is contradicted by real-world observations.Although Hansen speaks of a sea level rise this century measured in meters, due to “the likely demise of the West Antarctic ice sheet,” the most recent and comprehensive review of potential sea level rise due to contributions arising from the wastage of both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets suggests a century-long rise of only 35 millimeters, based on the results of 14 satellite-derived estimates of imbalances of the polar ice sheets that have been obtained since 1998. In addition, whereas Hansen claims that the rate of sea level rise is accelerating, century-scale data sets indicate that the mean rate-of-rise of the global ocean has either not accelerated at all over the latter part of the 20th century or has actually slowed.Another of Hansen’s claims that is at odds with reality is that atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations are “skyrocketing,” for several studies of methane (which has historically provided a climate forcing equivalent to approximately half that provided by CO2) have demonstrated that its atmospheric concentration actually stabilized several years ago and has ceased to rise further. This development – which was totally unanticipated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at the time of its last major report, and which was vehemently denied to even be occurring when it was first observed – effectively repudiates Hansen’s contentions about the need to act immediately to curtail anthropogenic CO2 emissions, for this unforeseen circumstance has already done more than humanity could ever hope to do in the foreseeable future in terms of reducing the atmosphere’s radiative impetus for warming; and it has thereby given us considerable extra time to determine what the true status of earth’s climate really is, as well as what we should, or should not, do about it. …” 

    The Real ‘Inconvenient Truth’

    Some facts about greenhouse and global warming

    JunkScience.com
    Updated August 2007

    http://www.junkscience.com/Greenhouse/

    Suggested additional reading:

    The Global Warming Scare

    David Pratt

    November 2006

    Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The ever-changing climate
    3. IPCC pseudoscience challenged
    4. CO2 fixation, Kyoto and beyond
    5. Sun and climate
    6. Modelling fantasies
    7. Global alarmism
    8. New science and technology
    9. Sources

    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dp5/warm.htm 

    The Global Warming Hoax

    http://wnho.net/global_warming_2007.htm

    Dennis Miller unloads on Al Gore, other greens 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruuux4AuHfQ

    So what is the “true status” of earth’s climate? It is perhaps best understood by noting that the earth is not any warmer now – and is possibly a fair amount cooler – than it was at many other times in the past. These warmer-than-present periods include much of the Medieval Warm Period of a thousand years ago, most of the Climatic Optimum that held sway during the central portion of the current interglacial, and significant portions of all four of the prior interglacials, when – in all six cases – the air’s CO2 concentration was much lower than it is today. …”

    http://www.co2science.org/scripts/CO2ScienceB2C/education/reports/hansen/hansencritique.jsp 

    Man vs. Nature

    Challenging Conventional Views About Global Warming

    glaciers

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Stossel/story?id=3751219&page=1

    Should be on YouTube shortly for those who cannot catch the show in the USA.

    Now the report is on YouTube!

    Make up your own mind. 

    “What you think is true may not be so.”   

    20/20 Stossel- GMAB – Al Gore Global Warming Debate
     

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