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Obama’s climate agenda on trial

By Devin Henry

 

A slate of major environmental rules rolled out by the Obama administration in 2015 will face serious challenges in the new year, as opponents look to beat back the president’s ambitious policies — a core piece of his legacy.

In the lead-up to the landmark Paris climate talks in December — an event that yielded a first-of-its-kind global agreement to cut carbon emissions — the Obama administration released a series of sweeping new environmental rules, each garnering both condemnation and deep-pocketed opposition from interest looking to torpedo the regulations in 2016.

As Obama enters the final year of his presidency, much of his focus on environmental issues will be implementing and preserving the work he’s already done. If 2015 was the year he pushed his environmental agenda forward, 2016 could be the year he looks to preserve it.

Here are some of the biggest regulations Obama finalized or proposed last year, and how they’ll be litigated in 2016.

Clean Power Plan

The most notable environmental rule issued in 2015 was the climate rule for power plants, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation designed to cut carbon emissions from the power sector.

The rule is the centerpiece of Obama’s climate change agenda, and the biggest promise he took with him to the United Nations climate talks. It’s designed to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

Environmentalists hailed the rule, but it has met with scorching opposition from Republicans, commodity groups, businesses and utilities. Opponents have argued that, while the rule will cut carbon emissions, it will do so at the expense of jobs and American energy bills, which could go up as states shift to cleaner energy mixes.

Dozens of opponents sued against the rule the day in October that it hit the Federal Register, arguing the EPA went beyond its legal authority in assigning states carbon reduction targets.

“EPA’s rule is flatly illegal and one of the most aggressive executive branch power grabs we’ve seen in a long time,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said. “The EPA cannot do what it intends to do legally.”

The EPA defended the rule as one with “strong scientific and legal foundations” and has sought to protect it from the lawsuits. Opponents want federal judges to issue a stay on the rule and, with legal filings on the matter due on Dec. 23, the first judicial skirmish over the rule is set for early 2016.

Clean Water Rule

A federal court dealt a blow to another EPA rule in 2015 when it blocked implementation of a new rule setting regulatory authority over small waterways.
The so-called “Waters of the United States” rule looks to clarify which streams, wetlands and other smaller waterways the federal government has regulatory authority over.

But opponents of the rule — Republicans, red states and the agriculture industry among them — argue the rule is overly-broad and an unjust expansion of federal power. They sued against the regulation, and two federal courts issued separate injunctions against it in 2015, ruling that opponents have a strong case and could win when their challenges move forward.

The EPA and Army Corps. of Engineers have maintained that the rule is legal and plans to fight the lawsuits against it. The stay didn’t overturn the rule: the courts need to go through the process of making a full ruling on it, and the appeals process could eventually bring the water rule to the Supreme Court.

Ozone

When the Obama administration finalized a new standard for acceptable concentrations of surface-level ozone particles, neither industrial groups nor public health and environmental coalitions were pleased.

Businesses and manufacturers sued over the new 70-parts-per-billion standard in December, arguing that the new standard would be hard to implement and lead to billions of dollars in compliance costs.

“The EPA’s ozone regulation, which could be one of the most expensive in history, is unworkable and overly burdensome for manufacturers and America’s job creators,” said Linda Kelly, the senior vice president and general counsel for the National Association of Manufacturers.

Greens and health officials defended the EPA’s ability to issue the new rule, which came out in October. But they filed lawsuits of their own, arguing regulators should have finalized a standard even stricter than the one they landed on.

“This standard leaves kids, seniors and asthmatics without the protection doctors say they need from this dangerous pollutant,” Earthjustice attorney David Baron said. “The EPA has a duty to set standards that assure our air is safe to breathe. We say they violated that duty here.”

Even before the ozone rule was released, both sides said they expected to sue over the final standard, citing their dueling lawsuits against the EPA the last time it updated the rule, in 2008.

Neither side succeeded then, and the rule stood.

Beyond legal challenges, the power plant, water and ozone rules could all face challenges from congressional Republicans, as well.

While legislative measures stopping the rules are dead with Obama in office, Republicans showed last year that they were willing to try using the appropriations process to block them anyway.

Key Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), have said they plan to exhaust their legislative options for blocking the regulations even with Obama in office. But McConnell acknowledged in October that lawmakers’ hands are likely tied for now, despite passing a since-vetoed Congressional Review Act resolution against the power plan.

“Our options to stop [the Clean Power Plan] are quite limited,” McConnell said then. “We do have the possibility of a CRA. The weakness of that, obviously, is that even though we can pass it through here with a simple majority, [Obama is] likely to veto it.”

Methane emissions

The Obama administration led off 2015 promising to take action on methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling sites.

The EPA proposed rules in August to require drillers use new technologies to track and block accidental and purposeful leaks when producing and transmitting oil and gas. The proposal kicked up a potential fight with the gas industry.

Greens have said a strong methane rule is one of the last major climate initiatives Obama can effectively push through during his final term in office. Methane has about 25 times the global warming power of carbon dioxide, and a push to cut down on leaks will compliment Obama’s work on carbon emissions elsewhere, they say.

Drillers, though, are skeptical of the rule, saying they are already taking steps to cut methane leaks on their own. They support EPA’s opt-in programs for cutting methane emissions, but warn that actual regulations could “undermine American competitiveness” in the oil and gas sector.

“EPA’s proposal for additional methane regulations on oil and gas wells and transmission are duplicative and costly,” Howard Feldman, the senior director of regulatory and scientific affairs at the American Petroleum Institute, said in December. “They could also undermine the progress our industry has made lowering greenhouse gas emissions.”

Republicans, too, have opposed new methane rules, with House Natural Resources Committee chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) calling the proposal “another unprecedented attack” on oil and gas interests.

The agency hopes to finalize the rule by the spring.

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ANTARCTIC RESCUE BEGINS ON THE ICE-BOUND SHIP – BBC NEWS

All passengers airlifted from stranded Antarctic ship Akademik Shokalskiy

Frozen Out: 98% of Stories Ignore That Ice-bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission

By Mike Ciandella January 2, 2014

A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change.

The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to do with the expedition.

In fact, rather than point out the mission was to find evidence of climate change, the networks often referred to the stranded people as “passengers,” “trackers” and even “tourists,” without a word about climate change or global warming.

Chris Turney, the expedition’s leader, is a professor of climate change at the University of South Wales. According to Turney’s personal website, the purpose of the expedition is to “discover and communicate the environmental changes taking place in the south.”

Twenty-two crew members stayed with the ship for the time being, as the scientists and researchers were rescued. According to CNN, the ship has enough supplies for “a very long time.”

Three rescue attempts had been thwarted by growing levels of sea ice and weather conditions.

“Outside, blizzard conditions packing an abnormal amount of ice in to the area for this time of the year, summer in the Antarctic,” ABC News Correspondent Gio Benitez reported on “Good Morning America” Dec. 31.

On Jan. 2, all 52 passengers were airlifted to a nearby Australian icebreaker ship which had tried, and failed, to plow through the ice and free the Akademic Shokalskiy, on Dec. 30. “Good Morning America” said on Dec. 30, that “the ice could be as thick as 13 feet.”

According to Fox News, Turney admitted “we’re stuck in our own experiment.” They reported on Dec. 30, that a statement from the Australasian Antarctic Expedition said, “Sea ice is disappearing due to climate change, but here ice is building up.”

There was only one news story out of 41 that mentioned climate change. That was CBS “This Morning” Dec. 30. “Despite being frozen at a standstill, the team’s research on climate change and Antarctic wildlife is moving forward,” CBS News Correspondent Don Dahler said. That night, all three evening news programs still failed to make any mention of the group’s climate change research.

The MRC’s Business and Media Institute was unable to view a copy of CBS “Sunday Morning” for Dec. 29, so that broadcast had to be excluded from the tally.

Before their ship got stuck in ice, the researchers were following the trail of the explorer Douglas Mawson, who was stranded in Antarctica for more than a year, beginning in December 1912, according to the website about the expedition.

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MSM Glosses Over Irony Of Global Warming Scientists Trapped In Antarctic Ice

Somewhere far, far to the south where it is summer, a group of global warming scientists are trapped in the Antarctic ice. If you missed the irony of that situation, it is because much of the mainstream media has glossed over that rather inconvenient bit of hilarity. As an example here is an Associated Press story that avoids mentioning the real mission of the scientists aboard the icebound Russian ship:

The Snow Dragon icebreaker came within 7 miles (11 kilometers) of the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stuck since Christmas Eve, but had to retreat after the ice became too thick, said expedition spokesman Alvin Stone.

The Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a research expedition to Antarctica, got stuck Tuesday after a blizzard’s whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place. The ship wasn’t in danger of sinking, and there are weeks’ worth of supplies for the 74 scientists, tourists and crew on board, but the vessel cannot move.

So what was the exact mission of these scientists? AP is rather vague about this reporting only:

The scientific team on board the research ship — which left New Zealand on Nov. 28 — had been recreating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson’s century-old voyage to Antarctica when it became trapped. They plan to continue their expedition after they are freed, expedition leader Chris Turney said.

Um, there is a bit more to the expedition than merely following in the footsteps of a century-old voyage. But what that mission really is, AP won’t say. If AP is vague about the mission’s purpose, Reuters provides even less information.

Since the MSM isn’t forthcoming as to the real purpose of those scientists traveling to Antarctica, we turn to Whats Up With That for more insight:

The expedition is being led by Chris Turney, “climate scientist”, who has “set up a carbon refining company called Carbonscape which has developed technology to fix carbon from the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, helping reduce greenhouse gas levels.” The purpose of the expedition is “to discover and communicate the environmental changes taking place in the south.”

It seems they found out what the “environmental changes taking place in the south.” are.

Finally, National Geographic bluntly states the mission purpose:

…The current crop of explorers are hoping to document some of the same data and compare them to Mawson’s numbers, “using the twist of modern technology,” Turney told National Geographic earlier this month.

As may be expected, global warming might play a role in this, he suggests, particularly with respect to melted ice in the East Antarctic.

Ah, so now we see why the MSM reluctance to flat out state why the scientists are in the Antarctic. Anything to avoid an inconvenient (but accurate) headline like this:

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Global cooling was a conjecture during the 1970s of imminent cooling of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere along with a posited commencement of glaciation. This hypothesis had little support in the scientific community, but gained temporary popular attention due to a combination of a slight downward trend of temperatures from the 1940s to the early 1970s and press reports that did not accurately reflect the scientific understanding of ice age cycles. In contrast to the global cooling conjecture, the current scientific opinion on climate change is that the Earth has not durably cooled, but undergone global warming throughout the twentieth century.

Concerns about nuclear winter arose in the early 1980s from several reports. Similar speculations have appeared over effects due to catastrophes such as asteroid impacts and massive volcanic eruptions. A prediction that massive oil well fires in Kuwait would cause significant effects on climate was quite incorrect.

The idea of a global cooling as the result of global warming was already proposed in the 1990s. In 2003, the Office of Net Assessment at the United States Department of Defense was commissioned to produce a study on the likely and potential effects of a modern climate change, especially of a shutdown of thermohaline circulation. The study, conducted under ONA head Andrew Marshall, modelled its prospective climate change on the 8.2 kiloyear event, precisely because it was the middle alternative between the Younger Dryas and the Little Ice Age. The study caused controversy in the media when it was made public in 2004. However, scientists acknowledge that “abrupt climate change initiated by Greenland ice sheet melting is not a realistic scenario for the 21st century”.

Currently, the concern that cooler temperatures would continue, and perhaps at a faster rate, has been observed to be incorrect by the IPCC. More has to be learned about climate, but the growing records have shown that the cooling concerns of 1975 have not been borne out.

As for the prospects of the end of the current interglacial (again, valid only in the absence of human perturbations): it isn’t true that interglacials have previously only lasted about 10,000 years; and Milankovitch-type calculations indicate that the present interglacial would probably continue for tens of thousands of years naturally. Other estimates (Loutre and Berger, based on orbital calculations) put the unperturbed length of the present interglacial at 50,000 years. Berger (EGU 2005 presentation) believes that the present CO2 perturbation will last long enough to suppress the next glacial cycle entirely.

As the NAS report indicates, scientific knowledge regarding climate change was more uncertain than it is today. At the time that Rasool and Schneider wrote their 1971 paper, climatologists had not yet recognized the significance of greenhouse gases other than water vapor and carbon dioxide, such as methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons. Early in that decade, carbon dioxide was the only widely studied human-influenced greenhouse gas. The attention drawn to atmospheric gases in the 1970s stimulated many discoveries in future decades. As the temperature pattern changed, global cooling was of waning interest by 1979

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Scientists say the world’s climate is warming faster than feared because previous predictions were too “optimistic” and overestimated the cooling impact of clouds

By Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney

As the planet marked its fourth hottest year on record, a study published in the journal Nature found increasing levels of carbon dioxide will lead to thinner ocean clouds and reduce their cooling impact, causing temperature rises of at least 5.6F (3C) over the course of the century.

The team of scientists said the findings show some climate models have been too “optimistic” and previous estimates of a minimum temperature rise of only 2.7F (1.5C) could now be discounted. The optimistic models did not properly assess the impact of water evaporation, which sometimes rises only a short distance into the atmosphere and causes updraughts that reduce cloud cover, the study found.

”These models have been predicting a lower climate sensitivity but we believe they’re incorrect,” Professor Steven Sherwood, from the University of New South Wales, told The Sydney Morning Herald.

”The net effect of [climate change] is you have less cloud cover.”

The study comes amid a controversy in Australia over claims by Maurice Newman, Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s top business adviser, who said the world had been taken “hostage to climate change madness”.

Mr Newman said the climate change establishment, led by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, remained “intent on exploiting the masses and extracting more money”.

“The scientific delusion, the religion behind the climate crusade, is crumbling,” he wrote in The Australian. “Global temperatures have gone nowhere for 17 years… If the IPCC were your financial adviser, you would have sacked it long ago.”

Mr Newman, a former chairman of the Australian Stock Exchange, was criticised by the opposition and pilloried by scientists, who said he was expressing “flat earth” views and should be sacked.

“His piece is a mix of common climate change myths, misinformation and ideology,” said Professor David Karoly, from the University of Melbourne, in an article in The Sydney Morning Herald.

“I would not choose a person who believes that the Earth is flat to advise Australian shipping or airline businesses on how to plan routes to travel around the world. It is clearly not sensible to have a person who believes that climate change science is a delusion as leader of the prime minister’s Business Advisory Council.”

Mr Abbott, who is something of a climate change sceptic, once claimed that “climate change is “absolute crap”, though he later said he accepts it is “real”.

Since winning a federal election last September, he has moved to scrap Labor’s tax on carbon emissions and instead proposes to address climate change by paying polluters to reduce emissions, though critics say the plan is underfunded and will not achieve its reduction targets.

The debate comes as Australia in 2013 marked its hottest year since reliable recordings began in 1910. The world’s driest continent also recorded its hottest day, hottest month, hottest winter’s day and hottest summer.

The run of warmer weather began late in 2012 and was so great that Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology last year changed its official weather forecasting map to include new colours – deep purple and pink – for areas with temperatures above 50C (122F).

Globally, according to figures released in December by the United States National Climatic Data Center, 2013 was set to be the fourth hottest year in 134 years of records behind 2010, 2005 and 1998.

Meteorologists said it was the hottest year on record for a non-El Niño year.

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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: , , , , |

CO2-Pollutant or Miracle Gas? 

CO2 is Not a Pollutant

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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CO2 is Life: Global Warming Panel Discussion–Videos

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Time To Sound The Alarm: Call Your Representative and Senators–Cap and Trade Bill to be Voted in U.S. House on Friday–Kill The Cap and Trade Energy Tax Today! UPDATED

Posted on June 25, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Communications, Economics, Employment, Energy, Homes, Investments, Law, liberty, Life, Links, People, Politics, Rants, Raves, Taxes, Technology, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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“Americans should know that those Members who vote for this climate bill are voting for what is likely to be the biggest tax in American history.

Even Democrats can’t repeal that reality.”

~The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124588837560750781.html 

 

Dingell: Cap-and-trade a big tax

UPDATED

Sean Hannity Talks with Dick Morris about Barack Obama’s Cap-and-Trade Bill

Glenn Beck: Cap ‘n’ Trade Part 1 of 2

Glenn Beck: Cap ‘n’ Trade Part 2

The Ice Age Cometh Experts Warn of Global Cooling

Peter Schiff – Cap and Trade Bill Is A Giant Tax on Productivity

Voting for this bill is treason and we know who the traitors are–the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party led by President Barack Obama.

The cap and trade bill is a massive  tax increase that will wreck the US economy, destroy jobs and kill the American dream.

The American people that called the Glenn Beck talk radio show were right when they called the Representatives who voted for this cap and trade energy tax –traitors.

By July 4, the number of unemployed Americans will exceed 15,000,000 with an unemployment rate exceeding 10% for July.

More Americans are now unemployed than in the worse year of The Great Depression, 1933 , when 13,000,000 Americans were unemployed.

FDR Warns of Fifth Column 1940/5/27

Cap and Trade Bill Explained by Obama – Creates clean energy and new green jobs

No sale Mr. President.

For every green job created building solar panels and wind turbines at General Electric and unleashing Green Government Gestapo Goons about five are destroyed or eliminated throughout the economy.

Ask your employer what his business will do if its electrical, heating oil and gasoline bills are raised 50% and the prices of the products and services he uses  to sell his own business ‘s goods and services are also raised any where between 10% to 20%.

The answer will be  to cut the payroll and you may be the one losing your job.

For many the answer will be to relocate to another country where both energy and labor are cheaper–can you say China and India.

Energy is required by all businesses and organizations and  usually accounts for between 5% to 30% of the cost of doing business.

When you mess with this key resource input’s pricing structure  you better know what you are doing.

The progressive radical socialist Democrats  are either clueless, stupid and wreckless  or want to deliberately destroy the US economy and hurt the American people.

Glenn Beck on Waxman-Markey Bill, from 06/29/09 Part 1

Glenn Beck on Waxman-Markey Bill, from 06/29/09 Part 2 

I call them traitors for passing this legislation that they did not even read.

The progressive radical socialist Democrats could care less what you want as long as they have power and can stay in office.

The progressive radical socialist Democrats have no shame , no integrity and no common sense.

 

Benedict Arnold Obama

This bill is largely based on government funded junk science of computer climate models that have been  shown to be inaccurate and faulty when compared with empirical observations of what is actually happening.

The science in this area is very far from being a settled–far from it.

For voting for this legislation the Representatives and their staffs deserved to be fired for being cavalier, irresponsible, incompetent, ignorant, and reckless.

President Obama, the serial liar, still does not get it,  the American people do not believe or trust him.

Remember the Obama Big Promise or Big Lie–95% of working American people will have a tax cut:

 

Obama: families making $97,000 are “upper class” and should pay more taxes


 

Well Mr. President as the Russian proverb says “A fish rots from the head.”

We know your change stinks to high hell and back.

Your are a liar Mr. President.

The American people know it. 

The American People Respond

Obama Wants to Bankrupt YOU…

Obama Sucks…

Castaways- Liar Liar

Time for a big brooming of all the garbage in the House, Senate, and Whitehouse and their staffs, Bob nailed it–throw the bums out.

The progressive radical socialist Democratic Party–FDR’s  fifth columnists– are now proud owners of the Obama Depression–the worse in terms of number of unemployed Americans in the history of the United States.

Expect unemployment rates to hit 13% by the end of the year with over 20,000,000 unemployed!

Inflation will hit by early 2011.

Brother can you spare ten bucks for a gallon of gas or a gallon of milk for my children? 

The American people  will be going after these traitors and fifth columnists next Saturday, July 4, 2009–Independence Day! 

 

Liberty Launch Countdown to The Celebration of Independence Day–Saturday, July 4, 2009–Ice Tea Party Time To Freeze Government Expenditures, Deficits, Debts and Taxes–Expect 30 Million Nationally in 1,000 Cities and Towns and 1 Million in Washington D.C.! 

Second American Revolution–Tea Party Celebrations–Washington Fair–July 4, 2009–An Open Invitation To The American People

 

The Cap and Trade bill, otherwise known as the Waxman-Markey bill, “climate change” bill or H.R. 2454,  will likely come to a vote on Friday in the House of Representatives. 

The official name of the bill is American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES)!

http://energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1560

Cap and Trade the Breakdown

Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket

Shock VIDEO Unearthed Obama says he will bankrupt coal industry

Scalise: ‘We’re Setting Up A Global Warming Gestapo!’

The progressive radical socialist Democratic Party are trying to push through a huge energy tax called Cap and Trade– to save the planet.

No mention is made by President Obama and the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party of the millions of jobs that will be lost as a direct result of these hidden taxes on energy, goods and service and millions of businesses fleeing to other countries to avoid these taxes and regulations in search of cheaper labor and energy.

Stop The Cap and Trade Carbon Dioxide Energy Tax

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

Senator James Inhofe,Cap And Trade Will Increase The Worlds CO2 And Make China Richer


 

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

Unstoppable Solar Cycles

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

 

CO2 is a trace gas

Now is  the time to call your Senators and Representative and tell him to defeat the Cap and Trade Energy Tax—H.R. 2454 or the Waxman-Markey bill–American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES)!

If you are a consumer of goods and services, manufacturer, car or truck driver, farmer, rancher, coal, oil and natural gas producer and other working and productive American, you need to call and e-mail your Representative and Senators .

The cap and trade bill or American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES)  is a massive tax increase, economy wrecker and job destroyer.

There are over 15,000,000 American citizens now unemployed in the United States–more than the worse year of The Great Depression when 13 million were unemployed in 1933.

This bill if passed will add millions more.

Your job may be the next to be eliminated.

Please call to stop this insanity!

Wake up and make the call!

American citizens are the boss.

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Call your House Representative, Senators, and President and tell them you plan to vote out of office any politician that votes in favor of the Cap and Trade Energy Tax bill–American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES)!

Senate switchboard: 202-224-3121

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

House switchboard: 202-225-3121

White House switchboard: 202-456-1414

Politics Contact Congress

http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/politics/contact_congress.aspx

Rollcall

Tips On Telephoning Your Elected Representatives

 To find your senators’ and representative’s phone numbers, you may use our searchable online congressional directory or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask for your senators’ and/or representative’s office.

Remember that telephone calls are usually taken by a staff member, not the member of Congress. Ask to speak with the aide who handles the issue about which you wish to comment.

After identifying yourself, tell the aide you would like to leave a brief message, such as: “Please tell Senator/Representative (Name) that I support/oppose (S.___/H.R.___).”

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/basics/

Please pass this message on by e-mailing  to a friend.

“The hit to GDP is the real threat in this bill. The whole point of cap-and-trade is to hike the price of electricity and gas so that Americans will use less.

These higher prices will show up not just in electricity bills or at the gas station but in every manufactured good, from food to cars.

Consumers will cut back on spending, which in turn will cut back on production, which results in fewer jobs created or higher unemployment.

Some companies will instead move their operations overseas, with the same result.”

~The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124588837560750781.html 

 

Background Articles and Videos

Tea Party Watch: Protesting the cap-and-tax cramdown

By Michelle Malkin  

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Photoshop: Leo Alberti

“…It’s not just what’s in the bill. It’s the way they rammed it through the House.

Just like the porkulus: Under-handed, transparency-defying, and stuffed with earmark payoffs and bribes concocted in middle-of-the night, backroom deals.

Taxpayers are mad again. And they’re not going to sit still.

Impromptu flash protests are taking place today at state capitols and federal buildings across the country.

In Chicago:

If you are anywhere near Chicago’s Federal Plaza this afternoon, where the Tax Day Tea Party took place, then be there at 1:00pm for a cap-and-trade protest. Federal Plaza is at 230 S. Dearborn.

In Orlando. And in Canton, Ohio.

In Upland, Calif.: noon at the corner of Foothill/Euclid.

In Atlanta via Barracuda Babes:

Saturday, June 27, 200912:00 noon
State Capitol

Bring signs in Opposition to Cap and Tax
Ideas include: Cap and Tax, Cap and Traitors, Cap and tr8tors, No Taxation without Reading the Bill, Tea Party Patriots Vote

If you are not in metro Atlanta, protest at the Federal Building in your county.

Arizona protest info at Arizona Tea Party.

San Diego: Noon, 880 Front St # 4236

Temecula, CA: Noon, Ynez & Rancho California Road @ Duck Pond

More at Tea Party Patriots.

Don’t forget to let the GOP Cap-and-Tax 8 hear from you. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/27/tea-party-watch-protesting-the-cap-and-tax-cramdown/

The 8 cap-and-tax Republicans…and the 44 Democrats who voted no

By Michelle Malkin 

“…Introducing the GOP’s Cap-And-Tax 8…
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti

I listed them earlier tonight, but am breaking out a separate post to spotlight them again.

The 8 cap-and-tax Republican turncoats again are:

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Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
Castle (DE) (202) 225-4165
Kirk (IL) (202) 225-4385 (And he’s seriously considering running for Senate!)
Lance (NJ) (202) 225-5361
LoBiondo (NJ) (202) 225-6572
McHugh (NY) (202) 225-4611
Reichert (WA) (202) 225-7761
Smith (NJ) (202) 225-3765 …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/26/the-8-cap-and-tax-republicans/ 

Melt the phones: Cap-and-tax target list

By Michelle Malkin  

“…The House will vote on the cap-and-tax bill today. Make your voice heard. Phil Kerpen at AFP has compiled a very helpful list, which I’m reprinting in full here. Check AFP site for latest updates and alerts.

Ask ‘em how they can ram through this eco-boondoggle with EPA hide-and-seek games on global warming science going on unchecked:

We need your help to stop the cap-and-trade energy tax!

The time has finally come for a vote on cap-and-trade, H.R. 2454. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called a vote just before the 4th of July recess, hoping to use the specter of keeping everyone in DC and ruining their holiday, to force cap-and-trade legislation through.

This is the key target list based on our most recent information. If your Congressman is on an undecided or leaning list below PLEASE click here and enter your zip code to get your representative’s number and talking points on this issue.

If you have new information please let me know at pkerpen at afphq.org.
Republican List (Unlisted are solid no) …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/26/melt-the-phones-cap-and-tax-target-list/

Cap and tax liveblog: Democrats limit debate, stampede toward national energy tax

By Michelle Malkin 

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STAMPEDE!

“…Scroll for continuous updates…there will be 3 hours of general debate and a grand total of 1 GOP amendment…

9:36am: GOP Rep. Pete Sessions is on the House floor right now blasting Dems, who just moved to limit debate. It’s “unacceptable” and “undemocratic,” says Sessions. Proposals to protect farmers and agriculture won’t be considered. Sessions recounts meetings at 2am, being handed massive, new 300-page amendment. “No one has read this bill.”

“Why are we rushing to do this with a trillion dollar spending plan that will result in killing jobs and make it more difficult for us to come out of recession?”

9:57am: Dem. Rep Castor claims this mad-rush boondoggle will “bolster science.” (Insert bitter laughter). Channels all the previous apocalpytic rhetoric swilled before every bailout: “What if we don’t act!? We can’t afford not to act?!”

Chicken Little with a green coat.

10:02am: GOP Rep. Pence blasts “embarrassingly short” debate on behemoth bill. Says there are reports that there are new trade restriction in the bill, but who knows. No has read the bill. The way the bill is coming to the floor should be disturbing to every American. Last night at 3:00am, House Dems filed 309-page amendment and denied 224 GOP amendments. Three hours, 1 amendment filed. What’s the hurry? What are we hiding – that we can’t afford more time for Americans to examine what’s in the bill? What’s in it? Corporate welfare? Special provisions to placate members? Majority just denied us one additional minute of debate?! This is not Congress! I don’t know what this is…a travesty!

Pence also mentioned that Dems shaved another minute from the GOP’s time.

10:14am: Crikey. Sheila Jackson Lee is babbling about “getting the carbon out of the air.”

10:20am: GOP Rep. Biggert talks about the five amendments that she proposed and Dems rejected. Calls attention to national building codes.

10:22am: Dem Rep. Quigley preaches cult of global warming science. Says there are no contrary studies. Gee, I wonder why: Ask Alan Carlin!

10:24am: GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn: We are the party of KNOW. We want the people to KNOW what’s in this bill! You go, girl.

10:38am: Philip Kerpen at AFP says Dems. Ortiz and Mollohan are now no votes.

Another prominent fence-sitter: Blue Dog Dem Chair Allen Boyd.

The pay-offs: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/26/cap-and-tax-liveblog-democrats-limit-debate-stampede-toward-national-energy-tax/

The Economic Impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade Bill

by Ben Lieberman

“….But direct energy costs are only part of the consumer impact. Nearly everything goes up, since higher energy costs raise production costs. If you look at the total cost of Waxman-Markey, it works out to an average of $2,979 annually from 2012-2035 for a household of four. By 2035 alone, the total cost is over $4,600.

Beyond the cost impact on individuals and households, Waxman-Markey also affects employment, and especially employment in the manufacturing sector. We estimate job losses averaging 1,145,000 at any given time from 2012-2035. And note that those are net job losses, after the much-hyped green jobs are taken into account. Some of the lost jobs will be destroyed entirely, while others will be outsourced to nations like China and India that have repeatedly stated that they’ll never hamper their own economic growth with energy-cost boosting global warming measures like Waxman-Markey.

Since farming is energy intensive, that sector will be particularly hard-hit. Higher gasoline and diesel fuel costs, higher electricity costs, and higher natural gas-derived fertilizer costs all erode farm profits, which are expected to drop by 28 percent in 2012 and average 57 percent lower through 2035. As with American manufacturers, Waxman-Markey also puts American farmers at a global disadvantage, as other food-exporting nations would have no comparable energy-price raising measures in place.

Overall, Waxman-Markey reduces gross domestic product by an average of $393 billion annually between 2012 and 2035, and cumulatively by $9.4 trillion. In other words, the nation will be $9.4 trillion poorer with Waxman-Markey than without it. …”

http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/tst062609a.cfm

Obama Admits Cap & Trade Will Cause Electricity Rates to Skyrocket

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

Obama Admits Cap & Trade Will Cause Electricity Rates to Skyrocket

Cap-and-Trade: All Cost, No Benefit

By Martin Feldstein

Monday, June 1, 2009

 

“…The Obama administration and congressional Democrats have proposed a major cap-and-trade system aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists agree that CO2 emissions around the world could lead to rising temperatures with serious long-term environmental consequences. But that is not a reason to enact a U.S. cap-and-trade system until there is a global agreement on CO2 reduction. The proposed legislation would have a trivially small effect on global warming while imposing substantial costs on all American households. And to get political support in key states, the legislation would abandon the auctioning of permits in favor of giving permits to selected corporations. …”

“…The Congressional Budget Office recently estimated that the resulting increases in consumer prices needed to achieve a 15 percent CO2 reduction — slightly less than the Waxman-Markey target — would raise the cost of living of a typical household by $1,600 a year. Some expert studies estimate that the cost to households could be substantially higher. The future cost to the typical household would rise significantly as the government reduces the total allowable amount of CO2.

Americans should ask themselves whether this annual tax of $1,600-plus per family is justified by the very small resulting decline in global CO2. Since the U.S. share of global CO2 production is now less than 25 percent (and is projected to decline as China and other developing nations grow), a 15 percent fall in U.S. CO2 output would lower global CO2 output by less than 4 percent. Its impact on global warming would be virtually unnoticeable. The U.S. should wait until there is a global agreement on CO2 that includes China and India before committing to costly reductions in the United States. …”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/31/AR2009053102077.html

 

Who Pays for Cap and Trade?

Hint: They were promised a tax cut during the Obama campaign.

“…Politicians love cap and trade because they can claim to be taxing “polluters,” not workers. Hardly. Once the government creates a scarce new commodity — in this case the right to emit carbon — and then mandates that businesses buy it, the costs would inevitably be passed on to all consumers in the form of higher prices. Stating the obvious, Peter Orszag — now Mr. Obama’s budget director — told Congress last year that “Those price increases are essential to the success of a cap-and-trade program.”

Hit hardest would be the “95% of working families” Mr. Obama keeps mentioning, usually omitting that his no-new-taxes pledge comes with the caveat “unless you use energy.” Putting a price on carbon is regressive by definition because poor and middle-income households spend more of their paychecks on things like gas to drive to work, groceries or home heating.

The Congressional Budget Office — Mr. Orszag’s former roost — estimates that the price hikes from a 15% cut in emissions would cost the average household in the bottom-income quintile about 3.3% of its after-tax income every year. That’s about $680, not including the costs of reduced employment and output. The three middle quintiles would see their paychecks cut between $880 and $1,500, or 2.9% to 2.7% of income. The rich would pay 1.7%. Cap and trade is the ideal policy for every Beltway analyst who thinks the tax code is too progressive (all five of them).

But the greatest inequities are geographic and would be imposed on the parts of the U.S. that rely most on manufacturing or fossil fuels — particularly coal, which generates most power in the Midwest, Southern and Plains states. It’s no coincidence that the liberals most invested in cap and trade — Barbara Boxer, Henry Waxman, Ed Markey — come from California or the Northeast.

Coal provides more than half of U.S. electricity, and 25 states get more than 50% of their electricity from conventional coal-fired generation. In Ohio, it totals 86%, according to the Energy Information Administration. Ratepayers in Indiana (94%), Missouri (85%), New Mexico (80%), Pennsylvania (56%), West Virginia (98%) and Wyoming (95%) are going to get soaked. …”

 

The Cap and Tax Fiction

Democrats off-loading economics to pass climate change bill.

“…

Even as Democrats have promised that this cap-and-trade legislation won’t pinch wallets, behind the scenes they’ve acknowledged the energy price tsunami that is coming. During the brief few days in which the bill was debated in the House Energy Committee, Republicans offered three amendments: one to suspend the program if gas hit $5 a gallon; one to suspend the program if electricity prices rose 10% over 2009; and one to suspend the program if unemployment rates hit 15%. Democrats defeated all of them.

The reality is that cost estimates for climate legislation are as unreliable as the models predicting climate change. What comes out of the computer is a function of what politicians type in. A better indicator might be what other countries are already experiencing. Britain’s Taxpayer Alliance estimates the average family there is paying nearly $1,300 a year in green taxes for carbon-cutting programs in effect only a few years.

Americans should know that those Members who vote for this climate bill are voting for what is likely to be the biggest tax in American history. Even Democrats can’t repeal that reality.

 Waxman Markey Cap and Trade’s Biggest Losers: Paper, Plastics and Rubber

“…The Waxman-Markey bill would destroy over 33,000 plastics and rubber jobs on average, which would hit a high of over 80,000 fewer jobs by 2035.

waxman-markey-paper-and-plastics

The paper industry fares a little better, but it’s still not good news. It’s like chopping off one foot as opposed to both. Heritage analysis found that with cap and trade there would be 15,000 fewer jobs on average in the paper industry, reaching 36,291 fewer jobs by 2035.

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But don’t worry because the architects of the bill built in unemployment insurance; too bad it will only help 1.5% of those losing their jobs from the bill. And Over the 2012-2035 timeline, job losses average over 1.1 million. By 2035, a projected 2.5 million jobs are lost below the baseline (without a cap and trade bill) Do the workers in paper, plastics and rubber like their odds? …”

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/06/25/waxman-markey-cap-and-trade%e2%80%99s-biggest-losers-paper-plastics-and-rubber/

The climate change e-mails EPA doesn’t want you to see

By Michelle Malkin  

“…Another day, another Obama cover-up.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has obtained internal EPA e-mails that show the agency willfully and recklessly disregarded scientific data that undermined the bureaucracy’s global warming zealotry.
This information is especially relevant as Congress rushes to pass the cap-and-trade nightmare on Friday.

CEI general counsel Sam Kazman has notified the EPA and requested that the internal communications and suppressed study be released to the public and added to the public record. Will another whistleblower be disappeared? Note especially this warning to the dissenting scientist: “The time for such discussion of fundamental issues has passed for this round. The administrator and the administration has decided to move forward on endangerment, and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision… I can only see one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office.”

Read: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/24/the-climate-change-e-mails-epa-doesnt-want-you-to-see/

ManBearPig to the rescue: Gore lobbies for cap-and-tax; Update: Pelosi tells Gore to stay home!

By Michelle Malkin 

“…Al Gore is traveling to Washington today to whip House Democrats on tomorrow’s cap-and-tax bill.

No word on the amount of bogus carbon offsets ManBearPig’s trip to the Hill will cost:

Former Vice President Al Gore will meet with House Democrats Thursday to appeal to reluctant lawmakers to approve the controversial climate change bill on Friday, FOX News has learned.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is rolling the dice with her plan to lug the bill to the House floor without the full confidence that the legislation will pass.

Senior Democratic leaders are whipping and cajoling skeptical lawmakers to side with them to approve the measure that could have significant economic impact on the energy bills of many Americans and even drive up the price of food.

Excelsior!

*** …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/25/manbearpig-to-the-rescue-gore-lobbies-for-cap-and-tax/

Cap and tax liveblog: Democrats limit debate, stampede toward national energy tax

By Michelle Malkin 

Scroll for continuous updates…there will be 3 hours of general debate and a grand total of 1 GOP amendment…

9:36am: GOP Rep. Pete Sessions is on the House floor right now blasting Dems, who just moved to limit debate. It’s “unacceptable” and “undemocratic,” says Sessions. Proposals to protect farmers and agriculture won’t be considered. Sessions recounts meetings at 2am, being handed massive, new 300-page amendment. “No one has read this bill.”

“Why are we rushing to do this with a trillion dollar spending plan that will result in killing jobs and make it more difficult for us to come out of recession?”

9:41am:

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/26/cap-and-tax-liveblog-democrats-limit-debate-stampede-toward-national-energy-tax/

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T. J. Rogers–Free-Market In Energy–No Subsidies!: Stop The Cap and Trade CO2 Energy Tax–“CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison”–“CO2 is absolutely essential for life on earth.”–William Happer

Posted on June 9, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Economics, Employment, liberty, Life, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Raves, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

 

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“Washington’s a black hole. You send money into it. It burns half your money. And then, after burning half  your money, the other half comes back in the form of political pork-barrel. The loser’s game is to send your sqealers to Washington to see if they can get a bigger piece of the pork than the other guys’ squealers. I refuse to participate in it.”

~T.J. Rodger– The American Enterprise (July-August 1997)

 

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 “…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 US 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. …”

~William Happer 

 

The Free-Market Case for Green

“…A dedicated, unabashed, free market capitalist, T. J. Rodgers takes a businessmans and engineers view of global warming. How serious is it, and what should we make of the plans offered up by politicians such as Al Gore and Barack Obama to deal with it? If cap and trade or pollution taxes on CO2 are not the answer, what is?…”

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 1

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 2

 

 

William Happer EPW Testimony

 

William Happer EPW Testimony

“…Let me state clearly where I probably agree with the other witnesses. We have been in a period of global warming over the past 200 years, but there have been several periods, like the last ten years, when the warming has ceased, and there have even been periods of substantial cooling, as from 1940 to 1970. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) have increased from about 280 to 380 parts per million over past 100 years. The combustion of fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas, has contributed to the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. And finally, increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere will cause the earth’s surface to warm. The key question is: will the net effect of the warming, and any other effects of the CO2, be good or bad for humanity?

I believe that the increase of CO2 is not a cause for alarm and will be good for mankind. I predict that future historians will look back on this period much as we now view the period just before the passage of the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution to prohibit “the manufacturing, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors.” At the time, the 18th amendment seemed to be exactly the right thing to do – who wanted to be in league with demon rum? It was the 1917 version of saving the planet. More than half the states enacted prohibition laws before the 18th amendment was ratified. Only one state, Rhode Island, voted against the 18th amendment. Two states, Illinois and Indiana, never got around to voting and all the rest voted for it. There were many thoughtful people, including a majority of Rhode Islanders, who thought that prohibition might do more harm than good. But they were completely outmatched by the temperance movement, whose motives and methods had much in common with the movement to stop climate change. Deeply sincere people thought they were saving humanity from the evils of alcohol, just as many people now sincerely think they are saving humanity from the evils of CO2. Prohibition was a mistake, and our country has probably still not fully recovered from the damage it did. Institutions like organized crime got their start in that era. Drastic limitations on CO2 are likely to damage our country in analogous ways.

But 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. Let me turn now to the science and try to explain why I and many scientists like me are not alarmed by increasing levels of CO2.

The earth’s climate really is strongly affected by the greenhouse effect, although the physics is not the same as that which makes real, glassed-in greenhouses work. Without greenhouse warming, the earth would be much too cold to sustain its current abundance of life. However, at least 90% of greenhouse warming is due to water vapor and clouds. Carbon dioxide is a bit player. There is little argument in the scientific community that a direct effect of doubling the CO2 concentration will be a small increase of the earth’s temperature — on the order of one degree. Additional increments of CO2 will cause relatively less direct warming because we already have so much CO2 in the atmosphere that it has blocked most of the infrared radiation that it can. It is like putting an additional ski hat on your head when you already have a nice warm one below it, but you are only wearing a windbreaker. To really get warmer, you need to add a warmer jacket. The IPCC thinks that this extra jacket is water vapor and clouds.

Since most of the greenhouse effect for the earth is due to water vapor and clouds, added CO2 must substantially increase water’s contribution to lead to the frightening scenarios that are bandied about. The buzz word here is that there is “positive feedback.” With each passing year, experimental observations further undermine the claim of a large positive feedback from water.

In fact, observations suggest that the feedback is close to zero and may even be negative. That is, water vapor and clouds may actually diminish the already small global warming expected from CO2, not amplify it. The evidence here comes from satellite measurements of infrared radiation escaping from the earth into outer space, from measurements of sunlight reflected from clouds and from measurements of the temperature the earth’s surface or of the troposphere, the roughly 10 km thick layer of the atmosphere above the earth’s surface that is filled with churning air and clouds, heated from below at the earth’s surface, and cooled at the top by radiation into space.

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. …”

“…For example, when weighing pluses and minuses of the continued or increased use of coal, the negative issue should not be increased atmospheric CO2, which is probably good for mankind. We should focus on real issues like damage to the land and waterways by strip mining, inadequate remediation, hazards to miners, the release of real pollutants and poisons like mercury, other heavy metals, organic carcinogens, etc. Life is about making decisions and decisions are about trade-offs. The Congress can choose to promote investment in technology that addresses real problems and scientific research that will let us cope with real problems more efficiently. Or they can act on unreasonable fears and suppress energy use, economic growth and the benefits that come from the creation of national wealth.”

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/reprint/happer_senate_testimony.html

 

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“Capitalism is essentially a system of mass production for the satisfaction of the needs of the masses. It pours a horn of plenty upon the common man. It has raised the average standard of living to a height never dreamed of in earlier ages. It has made accessible to millions of people enjoyments which a few generations ago were only within the reach of a small elite.”

~Ludwig von Mises, The Ant-capitalistic Mentality, p. 49.

“That democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable, but that to strive for its produces something so utterly different that few of those who now wish it would be prepared to accept the consequences, many will not believe until the connection has been bare in all its aspects.”

~Friedrich A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, page 34.

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world_GDP

Share of GDP: China, India, Japan, Latin America, Western Europe, United States

world_GDP

Share of Population Growth: China, India, Africa, Latin America, Western Europe, United States

world_population

The growth and success of the American economy in creating wealth and employment is  largely due to market capitalism and the American work ethic.

Electricity, autos, trucks, airplanes, jets,  telephones, computers, radios, air conditioners, refrigerators, television,   movies, medical drugs, devices and cures and treatments were all due to individuals creating wealth in the private sector and not by government initiatives, regulations or interventions.

For 2008 the estimated Gross Domestic Product of the United States was $14,264,600,000,000 or 14.264 trillion dollars.

For 2008 the estimated Gross Domestic Product of the World was $69,490,000,000,000 or 69.49 trillion dollars.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html

For 2008 the United States produced approximately 20.5% of the world’s gross domestic product.

Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Accounts

http://www.bea.gov/national/index.htm#gdp

The United States’ population is about 306 million and the world’s population is about 6,781 million.

The United States’ population is just over 4.51% of the world’s population.

With  less than 5% of the world population and using roughly 25% of the world’s oil, the United States economy creates over 20% of the world’s production, output or wealth.

U.S. Population Clock

http://www.census.gov/population/www/popclockus.html

World Population Clock

http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/popclockworld.html

The growth and success of the United States of America is manifestly not due to government intervention into the economy by radical socialist lawyers and social engineers that have never run a business, met a payroll or understand how wealth is created and markets work.

President Obama is trying to destroy market capitalism by creating economic crisises and insisting that government intervention is needed to solve the crisises.

The bailout of failing businesses is not the function of the Federal government nor are such bailouts constitutional.

Glenn Beck – U.S. Obligated Debt Exceeds World GDP $78.8 Trillion

President Obama and the Democratic Party are using either taxpayer money, deficit debt financing and/or the printing of money by debt monetization to finance the bailout of  businesses, unions, and governments.

President Obama and the Democratic Party are using the Federal government to steal money and wealth  from the American people  and giving it to their political friends and partners in crime.  Just like the National Socialist did it Germany with the jews and the Communists in the Soviet Union and China did with business and property owners.

How the liberals destroyed America 1

How the liberals destroyed America 2

Meanwhile, Communist China is turning slowly away from communist socialism and surprise embracing market capitalism for its economy:

China embracing capitalism

President Obama and the Democratic Party are paying off  private entities such as banks, businesses and unions that made significant campaign contributions to elect President Obama and other Democratic Party politicians.

President Obama is shaking down and extorting from the American people money to payoff those who got him into power including the executives at the failing Wall Street firms and banks and the unions including the UAW, SEIU and NEA.

President Obama strategy is to create a crisis then assert that the only solution is another Federal government program, regulation, standard, tax or subsidy. This is not change. It more government interference and meddling into job wealth creation.

President Obama still does not understand that the vast majority of new jobs  in the economy are created by small to medium size businesses started by entrepreneurs and where the business is usually less than five years old. Governments are not job and wealth creators but are largely wealth redistributors at best and job and wealth destroyers at worse.

Today with much fanfare and more and bigger lies, President Obama announced  a proposed new CAFE standards.

Obama’s Energy Czar on new Tailpipe Emissions Standard

Obama Pushes Stronger Fuel-efficiency Standard

For the United States to become energy independent, the Federal government needs to get out of the way and stop micromanaging the economy by picking winners and losers in business and technologies.

The private sector should be unleashed from government regulations to explore and produce oil and national gas for the economy’s transportation, heating and electricity needs.

More coal and nuclear plants need to be built to meet the nation’s rising demand for electricity.

Currently about 50% of electricity in the United States is produced coal powered plants and another 20%  is produced by 105 nuclear powered plants.

Since it takes about 8 to 10 years to design and build a new nuclear plant, for now any new power plants will need to be powered by coal or natural gas.

One alternative is to follow the example of France and produce about 80% of future electricity needs of the United States from nuclear power plants.

This would require the building of about 400 nuclear plants over a forty-year period or about ten per year beginning in 2010 and ending in 2050.

Over these forty years both cars and trucks could gradually transition to an all electrical powered vehicles as scientific breakthroughs are made in batteries and other technologies.

Alternative energy from wind turbines and solar power simply cannot compete in terms of price with coal, nuclear power and natural gas. A manufacturing sector cannot compete globally if it cannot get inexpensive power from coal and nuclear plants.

Both China and India are building a large number of  both coal and nuclear powered plants to produce electricity to expand their manufacturing base.

The United States should be following their example given our massive supply of coal and understanding of the science and technology of nuclear power.

If a cap-and-trade carbon dioxide emissions tax were enacted, more and more manufacturers will flee the United States to where both energy and labor are much cheaper.

The cap-and-trade carbon dioxide emissions tax will mean the loss of millions of jobs and significantly higher energy prices for all Americans.

Peter Huber who understands and writes books about energy and the environment tells it like it is, pay attention to this man, he knows what he is talking about:

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“…The problem with these efforts is that they do not resolve the central problem that will continue to plague attempts to cap CO2: All carbon capping plans are costly energy taxes in disguise that will raise energy prices and unemployment with little environmental benefit.

Cap and Trade

Under a cap-and-trade program, each power plant, factory, refinery, and other regulated entity will be allocated allowances (rights) to emit six greenhouse gases. However, only a certain percentage of the allowances will be allocated to these entities. The remaining percentage will be auctioned off or distributed to other emitting entities. Emitters who reduce their emissions below their annual allotment can sell their excess allowances to those who do not. Over time, the cap would be ratcheted down, requiring greater cuts in emissions and more harm to the economy.

There are plenty of reasons why a cap-and-trade program is a bad idea, including lack of transparency and potential for fraud and abuse. But above all it is an economic burden and jobs killer. …”

http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/wm2443.cfm

The Heritage Foundation’s analysis concludes:

“…The result is government-set caps on energy use that damage the economy and hobble growth–the very growth that supports investment and innovation. Analysis of the economic impact of Waxman-Markey projects that by 2035 the bill will:

Reduce aggregate gross domestic product (GDP) by $7.4 trillion,

  • Destroy 844,000 jobs on average, with peak years seeing unemployment rise by over 1,900,000 jobs,
  • Raise electricity rates 90 percent after adjusting for inflation,
  • Raise inflation-adjusted gasoline prices by 74 percent,
  • Raise residential natural gas prices by 55 percent,
  • Raise an average family’s annual energy bill by $1,500, and
  • Increase inflation-adjusted federal debt by 29 percent, or $33,400 additional federal debt per person, again after adjusting for inflation.  …”

http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/wm2438.cfm

The Economic Impact of Waxman–Markey

By William W. Beach, David Kreutzer, Ph.D., Karen Campbell, Ph.D. and Ben Lieberman

Yet President Obama and his Energy Czar persist in misleading and lying to the American people about greenhouse gas being pollutants and man is causing climate change by emitting carbon dioxide from their cars they drive and from the electricity they use from coal and natural gas powered plants.

CO2 is a trace gas.

Climate Change – Water Vapor

The most important greenhouse gas by far is water vapor which again is not a pollutant. Nor for that matter is carbon dioxide.

The climate has been warming primarily due to natural causes over the last 150 years.

This is turn is usually followed by rising levels of carbon dioxide and water vapor in the atmosphere.

Carbon dioxide emissions do not cause the temperature to rise, it is just the opposite.

Greenhouse Gases

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 1

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 2

The imposition of higher CAFE standards for the purpose of lowering carbon dioxide emissions in turn to lower temperature of the planet is to put it bluntly crazy.

The American people are not buying this radical socialist silliness and stupidity.

These CAFE standards will result in significantly higher car prices to recoup the cost of retooling and redesigning cars that are smaller, lighter and yes more dangerous to your life and limbs.

The American people should decide what type of cars or trucks they want to drive and not government bureaucrats and lawyers.

In the United States the American people are free to choose to buy the products and services they need and want.

They do not want any help from busy-body nanny radical socialists and government bureaucrats.

The American people are adults and will buy what they want and can afford not what an unqualified and inexperience President wants us to buy to payoff his political friends and backers.

Consumer sovereignty rules in America and not government Energy Czars or commissars telling the American people what types of cars they should buy.

It is simply none of the government’s business nor for that matter is it constitutional for the Federal government to dictate how many miles a vehicle get.

Higher CAFE standards mean lighter and smaller cars that would result in higher deaths and injuries when they collide with heavy and larger trucks and older and bigger cars on the roads and highways of America.

This in turn would mean higher medical bills for doctor and hospital care resulting from accidents where you are driving a Obama lightweight car and hit and crushed by a large and heavy truck.

The American political elites are killing tens of thousands of Americans each year with their mandated CAFE standards. President Obama first kills babies with his radical pro abortion position and policies, then kills you and your family as you drive your small car, and when you are old will kill you by rationing health care if his proposed universal health care plan is enacted. If you value your life you must act to stop this radical socialist killer of the American dream and market capitalism.

Boycott the purchase of any good or service from companies that were bailed out by the Federal government–that includes banks, insurance companies, auto companies, unions and governments.

Greenhouse gases such as water vapor and carbon dioxide are not pollutants no matter how many times President Obama and his Energy Czar say greenhouse gases are pollutants. They are misleading you to confuse you.

Climate change is unstoppable and is naturally caused.

Any politicians that believes man is the primary cause of climate change is a fool or fanatic.

Vote out of office any politician of either political party that votes for the new cap-and-trade carbon dioxide tax based on the junk science of computer climate models.

The radical socialists are planning to use the hidden cap-and-trade carbon dioxide emissions tax to finance massive government intervention into the US economy and to fund their crimes against the American people.

The radical socialists elites could care less about the American people and their needs, wants, preferences and liberty.

The radical socialist are screwing the American people by raising the costs of all energy consumed including electricity, heating oil, and gasoline for transportation as well as increasing the prices of new smaller and lighter cars.  Cars that most Americans do not want to buy nor want to pay higher prices for.

Government control and intervention into the economy leads slowly and surely to government tyranny.

President Obama is an economic illiterate who is wrecking the economy and destroying jobs.

He is also a radical socialist who routinely tells bold face lies.

He should not be trusted nor believed.

The American Dream, market capitalism and your life are in danger.

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Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.”

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“Economic control is not merely control of a sector of human life which can be separated from the rest; it is the control of the means for all our ends. And whoever has sole control of the means must also determine which ends are to be served, which values are to be rated higher and which lower, in short what men should believe and strive for.

~Friedrich A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

“Capitalism means free enterprise, sovereignty of the consumers in economic matters, and sovereignty of the voters in political matters. Socialism means full government control of every sphere of the individual’s life and the unrestricted supremacy of the government in its capacity as central board of production management.”

~Ludwig von Mises, Bureaucracy, p. 10.

Background Articles and Videos

Gross Domestic Product

The gross domestic product (GDP) or gross domestic income (GDI), a basic measure of an economy’s economic performance, is the market value of all final goods and services produced within the borders of a nation in a year. [1] GDP can be defined in three ways, all of which are conceptually identical. First, it is equal to the total expenditures for all final goods and services produced within the country in a stipulated period of time (usually a 365-day year). Second, it is equal to the sum of the value added at every stage of production (the intermediate stages) by all the industries within a country, plus taxes less subsidies on products, in the period. Third, it is equal to the sum of the income generated by production in the country in the period—that is, compensation of employees, taxes on production and imports less subsidies, and gross operating surplus (or profits).[2] [3]

The most common approach to measuring and quantifying GDP is the expenditure method:

GDP = consumption + gross investment + government spending + (exports − imports), or,
GDP = C + I + G + (X − M).

“Gross” means that depreciation of capital stock is not subtracted out of GDP. If net investment (which is gross investment minus depreciation) is substituted for gross investment in the equation above, then the formula for net domestic product is obtained. Consumption and investment in this equation are expenditure on final goods and services. The exports-minus-imports part of the equation (often called net exports) adjusts this by subtracting the part of this expenditure not produced domestically (the imports), and adding back in domestic area (the exports).

Economists (since Keynes) have preferred to split the general consumption term into two parts; private consumption, and public sector (or government) spending. Two advantages of dividing total consumption this way in theoretical macroeconomics are:

  • Private consumption is a central concern of welfare economics. The private investment and trade portions of the economy are ultimately directed (in mainstream economic models) to increases in long-term private consumption.
  • If separated from endogenous private consumption, government consumption can be treated as exogenous,[citation needed] so that different government spending levels can be considered within a meaningful macroeconomic framework.

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

Consumer sovereignty

“…Consumer sovereignty is a term which is used in economics to refer to the rule or sovereignty of purchasers in markets as to production of goods. It is the power of consumers to decide what gets produced. People use the this term to describe the consumer as the “king,” or ruler, of the market, the one who determines what products will be produced. [1] Also, this term denotes the way in which a consumer ideologically choices to buy a good or service. Furthermore,the term can be used as either a norm (as to what consumers should be permitted) or a description (as to what consumers are permitted).

In unrestricted markets, those with income or wealth are able to use their purchasing power to motivate producers as what to produce (and how much). Customers do not necessarily have to buy and, if dissatisfied, can take their business elsewhere, while the profit-seeking sellers find that they can make the greatest profit by trying to provide the best possible products for the price (or the lowest possible price for a given product). In the language of cliché, “The one with the gold makes the rules.”

To most neoclassical economists, complete consumer sovereignty is an ideal rather than a reality because of the existence — or even the ubiquity — of market failure. Some economists of the Chicago school and the Austrian school see consumer sovereignty as a reality in a free market economy without interference from government or other non-market institutions, or anti-market institutions such as monopolies or cartels. That is, alleged market failures are seen as being a result of non-market forces. However, it has also been argued (e.g., by Goutam U. Jois) that even a “pure” market system violates the consumer sovereignty norm. …”

Greenhouse gas

http://www.eoearth.org/article/Greenhouse_gas

The Global Warming Report

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

Roy Spencer at the climate change contrarian conference

Dr Roy Spencer on Global Warming Part 1 of 6

Dr Roy Spencer on Global Warming Part 2 of 6

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Recent Evidence for Reduced Climate Sensitivity

Obama’s $1,300 car tax

By Michelle Malkin

“…Nobody in the White House is going to call the president’s “mileage and pollution” plan what it is.

It’s a $1,300 car tax. On the working class. On the middle class. On everyone who has responded to the government’s consumption-mania incentives — loosened credit, tax deductions — and bought/planned to buy a new car without taking into account these unanticipated costs:

President Barack Obama wants drivers to go farther on a gallon of gas and cause less damage to the environment — and be willing to pick up the tab.

Obama on Tuesday planned to announce the first-ever national emissions limits for cars and trucks, as well as require a 35.5 miles per gallon standard. Consumers should expect to pay an extra $1,300 per vehicle by the time the plan is complete in 2016, officials said…

…Administration officials said consumers were going to pay an extra $700 for mileage standards that had already been approved. The comprehensive Obama plan would add another $600 to the price of a vehicle, a senior administration official said.

The extra miles would come at roughly a 5 percent increase each year. By the time the plan takes full effect, at the end of 2016, new vehicles would cost an extra $1,300.

That official said the cost would be recovered through savings at the pump for consumers who choose a standard 60-month car loan and if gas prices follow government projections.

Let’s all deliver a collective snort in response to yet another self-delusional bureaucrat’s promise that yet another massive government intervention will produce cost savings:

CAFE Standards Kill: Congress’ Regulatory Solution to Foreign Oil Dependence Comes at a Steep Price

by Ryan Balis

“…On the heels of the Arab oil embargo, in 1975 Congress enacted Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards as a regulatory solution to reduce the United States’ dependence on foreign oil and gasoline consumption.1 CAFE standards mandate that vehicles sold in the U.S. meet fuel efficiency – or “fuel economy” – standards. Current standards require an average of 27.2 miles per gallon (mpg) for cars and 21.6 mpg for light trucks.2

Beginning in 2008, “one-size-fits-all” CAFE standards for light trucks will be phased out.  New regulations will divide light trucks into six categories based on vehicle size – each category having its own mpg target.3 However, the fuel economy for these vehicles will be raised from the current 22.2 mpg to 24.0 mpg in model year 2011.4

According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimate, implementing this change will cost American consumers over $6.71 billion in added vehicle expenses from 2007-2011.5 Yet Marlo Lewis, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, calculates that the fuel savings will be a mere 0.44 billion gallons of gasoline annually.6 On average, U.S. cars and light trucks consume some 11 billion gallons of gasoline each month.7 …”

http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA546CAFEStandards.html

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White House Memo: Carbon Dioxide Is Not A Pollutant and A Cap And Trade Program (Carbon Dioxide Tax) Serious Economic Impact –The Smoking Gun Video!

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 Barrasso Asks Lisa Jackson About “Smoking Gun”  OMB  Memo

 

Glenn Beck May 13, 2009 part 3 of 7

 

Well a least one person in the Whitehouse is intellectually honest and has done their homework as to the science and economics of global warming or climate change.

May be they viewed the videos on my recent post:

Gore Grilled & Gingrich Gouged–American People Oppose Massive Carbon Cap and Trade Tax Increase–Videos

Will they have a job next week?

Neither greenhouse gas–water vapor nor carbon dioxide–are harmful to humans.

Watervapor and carbon dioxide are not pollutants.

The radical socialists are trying to con the American people.

The radical socialists are trying to tax the American people or take their hard earned money.

The radical socialists are a government gang of thieves.

The American people are not buying the  cap and trade carbon dioxide  tax with its junk science of climate computer models that claim man is causing global warming despite the evidence climate is naturally caused.

The radical socialist should go take a hike and get lost.

The radical socialista should look up at the sun while they are walking.

The sun not man is the primary cause or driver of climate change or global warming.

Climate change is naturally caused with man only a very minor contributor to any change in climate.

 

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WE can’t stop Global Warming…

 

the GOVERNMENT Stole Your Money…

 

Alternative Energy Sources…

Al Gore 1984

Background Articles and Videos

 

 

White House memo challenges EPA finding on warming

“…An Environmental Protection Agency proposal that could lead to regulating the gases blamed for global warming will prove costly for factories, small businesses and other institutions, according to a White House document.

The nine-page memo is a compilation of opinions made by a dozen federal agencies and departments during an internal review before the EPA issued a finding in April that greenhouse gases pose dangers to public health and welfare.

That finding could set in motion for the first time the regulation of six heat-trapping gases from cars and trucks, factories and other sources under the Clean Air Act.

The document, labeled “Deliberative-Attorney Client Privilege,” says that if the EPA proceeds with the regulation of heat-trapping gases, including carbon dioxide, factories, small businesses and institutions would be subject to costly regulation. …”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090512/ap_on_go_ot/us_epa_climate

 

Clearing the Air

Peter R. Orszag, Director

“…Media reports today are suggesting that OMB has found fault with EPA’s proposed finding that emissions of greenhouse gases from motor vehicles contribute to air pollution that endangers public health and welfare.  Any reports suggesting that OMB was opposed to the finding are unfounded.

The quotations circulating in the press are from a document in which OMB simply collated and collected disparate comments from various agencies during the inter-agency review process of the proposed finding.   These collected comments were not necessarily internally consistent, since they came from multiple sources, and they do not necessarily represent the views of either OMB or the Administration.  In other words, we simply receive comments from various agencies and pass them along to EPA for consideration, regardless of the substantive merit of those comments.  In general, passing along these types of comments to an agency proposing a finding often helps to improve the quality of the notice.

Perhaps more importantly, OMB concluded review of the preliminary finding several weeks ago, which then allowed EPA to move forward with the proposed finding. …”

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]

Human activities have an impact upon the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which has other effects upon the system, with their own possible repercussions. The 2007 assessment report compiled by the IPCC observed that “changes in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and aerosols, land cover and solar radiation alter the energy balance of the climate system”, and concluded that “increases in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations is very likely to have caused most of the increases in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century”.[5]

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Supreme Court says carbon emissions count

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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

Co2 global warming scam? part 4

 

Co2 global warming scam? part 5 

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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: , , , , , , , , |

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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

Heritage In Focus: Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling

 Greenhouse Gases

Carbon Dioxide is Our Friend

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change Pt 1

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Unstoppable Solar Cycles

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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

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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.

 

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Glaciation – Lesson 19 – Part 3 of 7

 

Glaciation – Lesson 19 – Part 4 of 7

 

Glaciation – Lesson 19 – Part 5 of 7

 

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The French Connection–Chicago Corruption Cesspool–Climate Change–Big Al and BO–Gore Obama–The GO Team!

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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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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

 

Climate Change – Bob Carters 5 Tests of CO2 part 2

 

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

 

 

Background Articles and Videos
 

  

What is Normal? Climate Video Part 1

 

What is Normal? Climate Video Part 2

 

What is Normal? Climate Video Part 3

 

What is Normal? Climate Video Part 4

 

What is Normal? Climate Video Part 5 

 

What is Normal? Climate Video Part 6

 

NASA | Taking Earth’s Temperature

 

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’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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