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U.S. will lead the way on int. climate plan, Secretary Clinton says – NYTimes.com

Posted by SteveB on April 28, 2009

Lets hope she has as much success with this as she did with universal health care when she was first lady.

U.S. will ‘lead the way’ on int’l climate plan, Secretary Clinton says – NYTimes.com.

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Schwarzenegger touts air-drying your clothes for 6 months| Climate Depot

Posted by SteveB on April 26, 2009

The Terminator gives us advice on how to cut down on our CO2 output. 

Schwarzenegger touts ‘air-drying your clothes for 6 months to save 700 pounds of carbon dioxide’ | Climate Depot.

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www.washingtonexaminer.com >> To get votes, Waxman offers cap-and-trade breaks

Posted by SteveB on April 26, 2009

In exchange for votes to pass a controversial global warming package, Democratic leaders are offering some lawmakers generous emission “allowances” to protect their districts from the economic pain of pollution restrictions.

Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas, represents a district with several oil refineries, a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions. He also serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which must approve the global warming plan backed by President Barack Obama.

Green says Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who heads the panel, is trying to entice him into voting for the bill by giving some refineries favorable treatment in the administration’s “cap and trade” system, which is expected to generate hundreds of billions of dollars over the coming years. Under the plan, companies would pay for the right to emit carbon dioxide, but Green and other lawmakers are angling to get a free pass for refineries in their districts.

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www.washingtonexaminer.com >> Politics >> – To get votes, Waxman offers cap-and-trade breaks.

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Posted by SteveB on April 24, 2009

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CO2 does not cause climate change in any way, shape or form

Posted by SteveB on April 24, 2009

The article linked below gives a great primer on CO2 and how it has no impact on global warming whatsoever.  A little technical, but still worth reading.  If only our elected officials would take the time to read reports like this, we would not be going down the road they want to take us.

CO2 does not cause climate change in any way, shape or form.

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Geography Trivia. Don’t Cheat!

Posted by SteveB on April 23, 2009

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The Late Great Planet Girth

Posted by SteveB on April 23, 2009

Earth Day: We are now told that obesity causes global warming. Maybe that’s why belief in human-caused climate change is at an all-time low. That and the fact that Antarctic ice is growing, not melting.

Over the past decade, as the earth cooled, the sun grew quiet and snow fell in Malibu, the disconnect between the computer models of Al Gore and the warm-mongers grew more apparent than ever. So much so that they started talking about “climate change” instead of “global warming.”

That way, everything from drought to floods was covered, even record cold winters and snowfalls.

Even that’s not working on an ever more skeptical public, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports national survey showing that just one of three voters — a new low — now believe that global warming is caused by human activity.

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The Late Great Planet Girth.

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New Feature – The Daily Poll

Posted by SteveB on April 22, 2009

I have started a new feature called The Daily Poll.  Now there may not be a daily poll every day but I will do my best.  I will try to keep them relevant to current events that may or may not relate to the main contents of this blog. Suggestions are always welcome.

 

A Rasmussen Poll indicates that 60% say government has too much power and money.  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/

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Australia’s top earth scientist: A high CO2 content brings prosperity and lengthens your life; | Climate Depot

Posted by SteveB on April 20, 2009

‘The IPCC process is related to environmental activism, politics and opportunism’

Article Excerpt from The Australian – By Jamie Walker – April 18, 2009 – Full Article here:

Prize-winning Geologist Dr. Ian Plimer of the University of Adelaide’s school of environmental sciences, is also an emeritus professor of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne and the author of seven books and 120 scholarly papers. Plimer’s latest book is titled: Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science

Article Excerpt: IAN Plimer calls himself an old-fashioned scientist. That means you question what others won’t. You marry yourself to the data; you buck the received wisdom and political correctness of your colleagues. When it comes to climate change, you say: “I was trained to be sceptical.” […]

“The science is now based on consensus, and we have thousands of scientists who have got everything to gain by saying the world is going to end. We have lost the tie to evidence. So I make great comparison … between the way creationists operate and the way some of the rabid environmentalists and global warmers operate. The parallels are quite similar.”

Plimer reserves his sharpest criticism for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has driven the international debate. Very much for the worse, in the professor’s judgment. “The IPCC process is related to environmental activism, politics and opportunism,” he writes in Heaven and Earth.

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Australia’s top earth scientist: ‘A high CO2 content brings prosperity and lengthens your life’ | Climate Depot.

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FactCheck.org: Hot Air on Wind Energy

Posted by SteveB on April 18, 2009

Interior Secretary Salazar said that the amount of “developable” wind power off the East Coast could produce more energy than all the coal-fired electric plants in the U.S., and that wind’s potential to replace most of our coal power “is a very real possibility.” We find his claims to be wildly optimistic, to say the least.

It’s true that government studies show there’s enough offshore wind to generate far more than coal plans currently do – in theory. But converting that wind to enough electricity to replace what’s now produced by coal won’t happen anytime in the foreseeable future. The Interior Department itself made clear its offshore wind estimate was a gross figure of potential resources only, saying in a report that there are several obstacles to achieving that.

We calculate that converting wind to enough electricity to replace all U.S. coal-fired plants would require building 3,540 offshore wind farms as big as the world’s largest, which is off the coast of Denmark. So far the U.S. has built exactly zero offshore wind farms.

Another government study last year concluded that to supply just 20 percent of U.S. electricity with wind turbines would require land-based equipment taking up an area “slightly less than the area of Rhode Island,” plus scores of offshore wind farms.

A Salazar spokesman says the secretary did not mean to say that replacing coal power with offshore wind power was a realistic goal, but was only trying to draw attention to its potential.

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FactCheck.org: Hot Air on Wind Energy.

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