Archive for June, 2009
Investigation ordered by Sen. James Inhofe after the Obama EPA blocks its own report questioning ‘climate change’.
From Fox News.com:
The 98-page report, co-authored by EPA analyst Alan Carlin, pushed back on the prospect of regulating gases like carbon dioxide as a way to reduce global warming. Carlin’s report argued that the information the EPA was using was out of date, and that even as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased, global temperatures have declined.
Oh Snap, that doesn’t sound very good for the Church of Global Warming’s efforts. So why did they say they blocked this research that doesn’t blend with the Church’s efforts?
An EPA official told FOXNews.com on Monday that Carlin, who is an economist — not a scientist — included “no original research” in his report. The official said that Carlin “has not been muzzled in the agency at all,” but stressed that his report was entirely “unsolicited.”
What the crap does “Unsolicited” mean?
“It was something that he did on his own,” the official said. “Though he was not qualified, his manager indulged him and allowed him on agency time to draft up … a set of comments.”
Well, then that’s that right? They should ignore science… whether it be from an economist or not, because they didn’t ask him for it? Yea, all the innovations through time were specifically asked for right?
Despite the EPA official’s remarks, Carlin told FOXNews.com on Monday that his boss, National Center for Environmental Economics Director Al McGartland, appeared to be pressured into reassigning him.
Carlin said he doesn’t know whether the White House intervened to suppress his report but claimed it’s clear “they would not be happy about it if they knew about it,” and that McGartland seemed to be feeling pressure from somewhere up the chain of command.
This goes back to what the Church does when a Heretic speaks their blasphemy: SUPRESS THEM.
Giant Global Warming tax passes a Test Vote in the Senate, then CLEARS the House219-212.
The vote was 217-205 to advance the White House-backed legislation to the floor, and 30 Democrats defected, a reflection of the controversy the bill sparked.
The legislation would impose limits for the first time on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, factories and refineries. It also would force a shift from coal and other fossil fuels to renewable and more efficient forms of energy. Supporters and opponents agreed the result would be higher energy costs, but disagreed widely on the impact on consumers.
President Barack Obama has made the measure a top priority of his first yearff in office. The president, along with White House aides and House Democratic leaders, scrambled for the votes to assure passage. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has pledged to get the legislation passed before lawmakers leave on their July 4 vacation.
The Senate has yet to act on the measure, and a major struggle is expected.
Of corse there is going to be a struggle! Despite Obama saying every scientist agrees (another lie by this president), there are tens of thousands who say it’s not caused by Man and over 700 who disagree with the U.N.’s climate report (13 times the number who authored the 2007 policymaker report). The News on these heretics may be vastly under-reported but is not hard to find. (here, here, here, here, I could go on forever.)
From the WallStreet journal:
The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. — 13 times the number who authored the U.N.’s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world’s first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak “frankly” of her nonbelief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming “the worst scientific scandal in history.” Norway’s Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists’ open letter.)
Those in our government are trying to rahmrod this thing through before anyone has a chance to react to it, which is bad for making law (as they don’t have an oppertunity to actually read the 1,201 page law), but also illustrates just how poor their choice is in relation to what is good for the United States.
This law will force manufactures out of the country and do nothing but tax everyone and create a market for paperwork that says “You are allowed to make energy”.
Then there is the economic impact. If you were worried about american manuracturing before, this isn’t going to help when they can move their shops overseas and get non-carbon taxed products. Its like he is TRYING to cause the fall of the United States of America.
To quote Bjorn Lomborg:
This is not about making fossil fuels so expensive that we won’t use them, it’s about making green energy so cheap that everyone will want to use them.
Puting people in pain to get your crap to sell is evil no matter what your selling. And to rahmrod through a tax on people, to force their hand to stop a boogyman that doesn’t even eixst is traitorest.
The bill actually passed 219-212 in the Senate even though no one who voted for it actually had a chance to read the 1,201 page bill.
If Haste makes Waste, this is probably the largest amount of Waste the government could throw out. One question though:
Doesn’t this violate the 10th amendment of the US Constitution?
Amendment 10 – Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Comment by A Dog Named Kyoto on 2009-07-12 21:10:28
Good post, but I believe that the bill passed the House, not the Senate.
Stephen Chu, Obama’s climate “mastermind” sugguests that all the world’s roofs should be painted white to reflect more of the sun’s rays back into space. Kool-Aid man agrees.
Oh Yeaahh. You read that correctly.
From the Examiner.com:
Stephen Chu, the United States’ energy secretary and Obama’s mastermind when it comes to climate change, made a strange proposal when talking to Nobel Laureates at London’s Nobel Symposium. Professor Chu suggested that all the world’s roofs should be painted white to reflect more of the sun’s rays back into space. The typical dark color that roofs have absorbs much more light than a light roof would. The energy secretary mentioned that white roofs would put a brake on global warming and ease electric bills in hot areas. Professor Chu said that the current research that the Berkeley Lab has conducted shows that light colored roofs could slow global warming down up to 11 years.
Um, that’s Kool…
So, painting our roofs will help. Well, you know what; he isn’t the only scientist that says so.
Hashem Akbari and Surabi Meno, along with Art Rosenfeld, California Energy Commissioner and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, are so convinced that their idea will work, that they have proposed a “Cool World” plan that would use white roofs, and solar-reflective roofs of other colors, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help delay atmospheric heating effects.
So, painting our roofs is the answer, but you see a claim here that you haven’t seen before. Watch the sleight of hand unfold when Chu speaks:
“If you look at all the buildings, and if you make the roofs white, and if you make the pavement more of a concrete type of color rather than a black type of color, and if you do that uniformly, that would be the equivalent of reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars in the world by 11 years – just taking them off the road for 11 years,”
So, we paint our roofs white. That reflects 75% of the energy from the sun back into space. (Well, not space, because you know, there is allot of atmosphere to go through before it gets to space and the refraction of light in the atmosphere happens when light/energy goes both ways, but I am no scientist so don’t listen to me)
Okay, let’s pretend all our roofs are white. Bing. Now if you didn’t catch the sleight of hand, let me rewind and play it back in slow motion:
“would be the equivalent of reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars in the world by 11 years – just taking them off the road for 11 years”
Notice here. He puts a time limit on what help that action will have. so not only do you have to do this, but you will have to do so much more, and extra in 11 years.
You see folks. This whole thing, the whole religion of global warming is about control. They could come out with a magic Earth Thermostat tomorrow that was free, and that wouldn’t be enough of a fix.
Besides… the biggest scam placed upon Mankind of all time… All they had to do is look at the Earth’s temperature over the last 4.6 billion years, see that the Earth is naturally warmer then it is now, then tell us that because of everything we normally do (the things we can’t stop doing, and therefore must be taxed), the Earth getting warm now, is all our fault.
Now, the scariest thing I’ve read all week… correction, the scariest thing I’ve read in a long time came from the examiner.com article too:
Regardless of the true impact white roofs will have, making an effort to do anything we can to protect the environment as more and more people live on it should be a priority.
So, whether or not it will actually help or hurt. Making an effort of any kind and at any cost to “protect” the earth is a priority.
Its no wonder their already calling for the execution of skeptics.
Rasmussen Reports poll finds the population in general is buying into this religion less and less.
The most current Rasmussen Reports poll shows a reduction of the number of peope who believe in the Church of Global Warming. This has been reported by the American Spectator and News Busters last month, but here is my take on it.
The new survey also finds that 39% of voters believe global warming is caused by human activity, up from 34% in April. However, 44% say long-term planetary trends are most to blame for global warming. Last month, 48% cited this reason.
This is most likely where most of the news will stop reading and print it, with flashy headlines saying “More believe, hallayula!” But like most things, if you keep reading as far as the next paragraph:
Despite the rise in voters who say human activity is to blame, the overall results represent a complete reversal from a year ago, when 47% blamed human activity and only 34% blamed planetary trends.
So, as of a year ago, we’re down to 39% of the voters believing in the Church.
Now, I predict that this number will not get much lower despite the actual cooling of the earth since 1998 and the increase of the truth coming out despite windbags like those at Real Climate or other Church followers.
Simply put: This is not only a religious issue (everyone needs something to believe in), its also a political one. If you check almost any poll from the United States that asks the population how they identify politically, you will find we are pretty well split democrat/republican with a slice of the pie turning out to be independents. on the edges you find your Liberal and Conservative.
Now, Global Warming is a big deal for One of these political parties. (hint: AL GORE). Though more and more Democrats are defecting on passing Global Warming legislation for fear of being voted off the island, the issue itself of needing a bandwagon of blame to point fingers about how we need to change our ways will always be a core of the protesting hippy “Fight the system” political bull crap.
The Eco-status symbol is falling like a rock in sales.
Sales of the Prius in the US were down from 15,011 in May 2008 to just 10,091 for the same month this year. For the year to date, sales of the Prius in the US stand at 42,753 compared to 79,675 in 2008 – a drop of more than 45 per cent.
They also say that:
Despite claims that Americans turning their backs on gas-guzzlers have contributed to the present dire straits faced by GM and others, Toyota’s latest sales figures point to a stagnant market for more efficient Japanese models as well.
Well, GM has more vehicles that get better MPG then Toyota, but its hard to let Facts get in the way of a good Eco-Story. the bottom like is sales are down for everyone… So the claim that GM isn’t making what Americans want to buy is bogus.
Then again, if we were to allow any of the Big Three to sell the cars they sell overseas… we could rock a diesel PT Cruiser that gets 50+ highway MPG (32+ City), but us Americans sure love our regulations.
One of the great church mantras, riding mass transit instead of a car, has been completely refuted thanks to a University of California study.
Environmental engineers Mikhail Chester and Arpad Horvath at the University of California at Davis say that when these costs are included, a more complex and challenging picture emerges.
In some circumstances, for instance, it could be more eco-friendly to drive into a city — even in an SUV, the bete noire of green groups — rather than take a suburban train. It depends on seat occupancy and the underlying carbon cost of the mode of transport.
Oh my Gore, they did not just say what I thought they said did they? Wait, where was this study done, some evil right-wing non-progressive red state?
University of California at Davis
“Government policy has historically relied on energy and emission analysis of automobiles, buses, trains and aircraft at their tailpipe, ignoring vehicle production and maintenance, infrastructure provision and fuel production requirements to support these modes,” they say.
So wait, are you trying to tell us, members of the Church, that many factors that go into efficiency of a transit system (whether it be automobiles, trains, or busses) and not just the miles per gallon the vehicle gets!? What next, you will try to tell us that some other factors may factor into the fluctuations of the Earth’s temperature other then Carbon Dioxide? Blasphemy! Next thing you’ll try to spew out of your right-wing xenophobe racist mouths will probably be some nonsense about how the Sun is responsible for the Earth’s temperature, or that Barack Obama isn’t the messiah!
We here at the Church of Global Warming will have nothing to do with this nonsense.
Either way, by driving an SUV with a couple buddies, not only do you emit less carbon dioxide (unless everyone visited Taco Bell on the way), but other benefits include the following:
- Retaining that ‘Fresh Out of the Shower’ smell.
- Being able to leave your destination without needing to look up your train schedule on the interweb.
- Not having to listen to someone on the train bitch about evil corporate outsourcing, yet brag about their Toyota.
- The ability to look like you aren’t too poor to drive to work.
- Being able to stop to pee and not get arrested for it.
- Reclining leather heated seats.
- Ample foot room
- Ample leg room
- Not needing a billion dollar cho-cho train to do what a $40,000 Hummer can.
- Ample arm room
- Being able to drive in more directions then To-and-Fro
- Two words: Cubic Inches.
- Getting to keep your Man-Card.
And the winner is:
The possibility that the Sun might affect the Earth’s climate has been proposed in the past, but here now we have a guy from NASA saying so too. Brilliant.
Thomas Woods, a solar scientist at the University of Colorado in Boulder said “The fluctuations in the solar cycle impacts Earth’s global temperature by about 0.1 degree Celsius, slightly hotter during solar maximum and cooler during solar minimum,” and added “The sun is currently at its minimum, and the next solar maximum is expected in 2012
They go on to say:
Between 1650 and 1715, almost no sunspots were observed on the Sun’s surface and this is believed to have been partly responsible for the Little Ice Age in Europe.
Now, I am no egg-head but I would care to guess that perhaps the giant ball of gas… whops, not specific enough.
Now, I am no egg-head but I would care to guess that perhaps the giant yellow ball of gas in the sky would affect the Earth’s temperature more the 0.1 degree Celsius, what with the whole Ice Age thing of the past. Though perhaps a real scientist, not a shill for big oil, would explain how the Sun doesn’t actually impact the Earth’s temperature, and it is all our fault.
Gee, perhaps a new tax will help.