Read here and here. Senator Lindsey Graham has chosen to side with Leftists-Liberals who want to impose new taxes and onerous regulations on American-based businesses and consumers. His choice to embrace the United Nations (UN's IPCC) hysterical global warming and climate change fears is simply astounding. Surely he must know that despite the hysteria, any government attempts to reduce CO2 emissions will have almost zero impact on global temperatures. Or, maybe he's just one of those typical, ignorant "elites"- totally out of touch with the real facts, the real people and the real world.
Read here, here, here, here, here, and here. A formerly great state and economy being consumed from the inside out by environmental-crazed California regulators and politicians. A great example of the destructive force of fanatic environmentalism that organizations such as Greenpeace, the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club and others wreak.
Read here. It seems that the brilliant, sage legislator and orator, Democrat John Kerry,
has somehow managed to convince a major Republican to throw him a life
preserver as Boxer/Kerry's global warming 'cap & trade' legislation was
drowning a deservedly slow death. As more UN-IPCC scientists are bailing.....
Read here. The world's expert climate-change economists estimate that the costs associated with reducing CO2 emissions will be multiple times higher than the actual CO2 reduction benefits. If the negative impact on global trade is also included, the costs will likely double. Unfortunately, many U.S. politicians (especially the majority of Democrats and the Obama administration) want to throw money down what is a known huge rat hole for very unsound economic and climatic reasons. (click image to enlarge)
Read here. Let's see - not only is a Gore-backed company getting hundreds of millions to produce electric cars for the status conscious wealthy, these electric cars won't even be built in America (a non-stimulus stimulus, so to speak). Plus, the electric cars will require more coal-fired plants to be built in order to supply the extra electricity these cars will consume, which happens to result in more net CO2 emissions. Ya gotta love how the corrupt, liberal Democrats always make sure to first take care of the common American worker and the global environment.
Read here. Our global civilization is conducting an unprecedented, unplanned experiment (major global recession) in reducing human CO2 emissions, and it's not having much impact on CO2 levels in the atmosphere. During 2008, growth of CO2 emissions was slashed by half. For 2009, emissions will be reduced by a considerable 2.5%. Yet, as the above graph shows,......
Read here. No matter the promise or which country's politicians, bureaucrats or special interests/advocates make the promises, they can't deliver what they promise on climate policies. It's beyond their idiotic, politically correct propaganda.
Download PDF here. Millions are upset, and spending like a drunken sailor is the root cause. Why any politician would ever consider spending trillions (not billions) on policies based on flimsy science, which will accomplish so little is beyond comprehension. (click image to enlarge)
Read here. Let there be no doubt, radical environmentalists rule the Obama administration. Obama and his minions will conveniently sacrifice communities, families and jobs to achieve their goals, even over a tiny fish. The Democrats 'Cap & Trade' legislation will result in the same type of social, economic devastation that this agriculture area has suffered at the hands of green fanatics.
Read here. Leftist Democrat politicians are pushing "climate change" legislation, such as Waxman-Markey, that will accomplish nothing in regards to global warming and climate change but will definitely impose a multi-trillion tax on the U.S economy and consumers. Click to enlarge to see what climate models estimate, and what almost 100% of scientific community knows and won't deny:
Read here and here. Obama's Cabinet members keep revealing themselves as climate illiterates as they just simply blame every natural event on global warming to convince taxpayers that 'Cap & Tax' is necessary. In the case of Colorado which he was referencing, various beetle types have destroyed millions of acres of lodgepole pine and spruce and the "warming" trend in Colorado since 1998 has been at a -0.60°F per decade rate (yes, minus 0.60°from July 1998 to July 2009).
Read here and, here. India (and certainly China) will not agree to actual CO2 emission cuts. End result? U.S. emission cuts from 'Cap & Trade' will deliver zero global warming reduction, while causing significant negative American economic impact.
A dangerous climate and economic experiment by Democrats: In 2004,
Americans emitted 20.4 metric tons of CO2 per person. Democrats want to
slash that by 80% by passing their 'cap and trade' legislation. While
China, India, Russia and Brazil keep growing by using cheap fossil
fuels to become world economic giants, Democrats, and their radical
(lunatic?) environmental supporters, want to drive U.S. citizens back
to the proverbial economic stone age (click to enlarge). x
To the bane of regulatory-crazed politicians, Al Gore, and eco-fundamentalists, the U.S. and France produced the best greenhouse emissions reductions records. Memo to U.S. Senators: Let the market do its job and for god's-sake, "Free The Nukes, Now!" (click to enlarge)
Read here, and as we suggested here a few weeks ago. Any politician who would vote for radical environmentalist legislation that would cripple the American economy, while literally doing absolutely nothing to reduce "global warming" should be kept away from sharp objects for their own self-protection.
Read here. Prime Minister of UK wants to give $100 billion (most of it U.S. taxpayer money) to poor countries for climate change reasons, every year. Only possible if Senate passes legislation such as passed Waxman-Markey.
Read here. Obama said he would make electricity costs "skyrocket" and he knows Waxman-Markey will accomplish that. If that's the case, why would anyone buy a vehicle that relies on electricity knowing rates are going to "skyrocket"? Driving a Hummer will end up being cheaper.
Read here and here. There seems to be a 100% consensus that CO2 'Cap & Trade' policies will create a new environment of excessive corruption and crime, as government officials are already laying plans to expand law enforcement into daily operations of businesses. Since the "War on Drugs" has created a criminal environment that has wreaked havoc on innocents worldwide, why would politicians enact more "War" legislation that would do the same?
Read here. Despite the scientific evidence that the globe has been cooling (land, atmosphere and oceans) over the last 10+ years, Obama chooses to publish his first "science" report void of any recent, real-world climate science. Instead, his administration hires a PR firm to embellish the past scaremongering generated exclusively from virtual climate computer models. Unfortunately for real science and America, he has sided with the pseudo science of "virtual lies" and hysterical climate claims in order to get his badly needed revenue-generation engine, 'Cap & Trade,' passed in Congress.
Read here. Companies that are avid supporters of 'cap & trade,' such as Duke Energy (see list), do not care about the climate, they just want to assure they can pass 100% of all global warming legislation costs onto the consumer. We've written about this before here, here, here and here.
Previously, we listed the 20 worst U.S. states in terms of global warming. How does the Washington D.C. area compare? Unfortunately, pre-1963 surface temperatures for the Washington D.C. area are not included in the NCDC database. But we can draw a comparison using post 1962 temperatures.
The Washington D.C. area has created a global warming climate with a temperature growth of +0.54F per decade. Compared to the 5 previously identified "worst" global warming U.S. states' temperature growth since 1962, the D.C. area would rank #3. In addition, the Washington D.C. area has CO2 emissions exceeding countries such as "Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Denmark or Switzerland, each of which has more people."
Since the professional political and bureaucrat elites living and working in the D.C. area have demonstrably been some of the worst global warming polluters in the world, they need to sacrifice all their climate-harming lifestyles immediately to fix the global warming problem. This is the only means to quickly facilitate the acceptance of world-saving CO2 emissions reduction by China and India. Honestly, how can we convince China's and India's elites to "do right" by the climate if our mega-tonnage, CO2-spewing U.S. elites are unwilling to make the sacrifice first? "YES, YOU CAN!"
Read here. With both hands tied behind their backs, Heritage Foundation body slams the NRDC's Alice-in-Wonderland analysis that new regulations and higher energy costs imposed by Waxman-Markey legislation will be oh, so wonderful for the U.S. economy. The Heritage review does beg a question: Who the hell supports a lunatic, fringe environmental group's economic analysis anyways? Good question.
Answer: Large, anti-consumer, multinational corporations that stand to profit from carbon trading and offset schemes, while passing 100% of the new W-M costs to consumers; or, energy companies desperately attempting to bolster their "green" creds. Which large companies are going to sacrifice their customers? Those handful of large corporations (see chart below) that publicly support the NRDC's wacky economics and fringe environmental positions. (click to enlarge)
Read here. 'Cap & Trade' legislation is not about saving the planet. Besides $2 trillion in potential revenues, it's about control via bureaucratic mechanisms, like 12 "advisory boards." If 'cap & trade' is a market-oriented solution, as promoted by its authors, why would 12 advisory boards and other committees need to be established?
Read $2 trillion info here and 100% consumers pay here.
Previously, we said $650 billion was too low and more likely to be $3 trillion. We are now estimating that within 12 months, the expected cost of Obama's climate plans will climb to $5 trillion, $43,000 per U.S. household.
The politicians spend billions on satellites and researchers to tell them about global warming. After some 28 years of operations, the satellites report back: "There is no global warming." What do the politicians do? They proceed to debate solutions, which will wreak economic havoc, for a pseudo global warming crisis that the satellites confirm is not happening. Term limits, anyone?
Readhere. In summary, CO2 emissions would not be cut enough; natural gas prices skyrocket by triple digits; and, natural gas puts more methane into atmosphere, which is 20+ times more powerful than CO2 as greenhouse gas.