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Posts Tagged ‘Global warming’

What the kids are really learning in school

Posted by Liberty on April 26, 2009

‘Greenies’ scaring our children with misinformation

“The most insidious part of the Earth Day movement is how it has fully infiltrated our schools. They are successfully scaring the pants off our kids.

So much so that a new Opinion Research poll of America’s preteens shows that one in three children fears an Earth apocalypse. An astonishing 75 percent of black children and 65 percent of Hispanic children believe the planet will be irrevocably changed by the time they’re adults.

What does that tell you? There are larger concentrations of minorities in the cities. There’s also a larger concentration of liberals pushing this apocalyptic garbage in the cities.

They are brainwashing our kids into losing sleep over a myth. Almost 60 percent of metropolitan area kids as a whole feel we’re doomed while 47 percent of suburban kids have such fears.”

I found this column by Phil Valentine pretty interesting.  I wish more people [like those clowns in Congress] would accept the fact that arctic ice is actually increasing.

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Chilling irony

Posted by Liberty on January 27, 2009

Gore hearing on warming may be put on ice

From the Drudge Report this morning:

“GORE HEARING ON WARMING MAY BE PUT ON ICE
Mon Jan 26 2009 17:59:26 ET

Al Gore is scheduled before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning to once again testify on the ‘urgent need’ to combat global warming.

But Mother Nature seems ready to freeze the proceedings.

A ‘Winter Storm Watch’ has been posted for the nation’s capitol and there is a potential for significant snow… sleet… or ice accumulations.

“I can’t imagine the Democrats would want to showcase Mr. Gore and his new findings on global warming as a winter storm rages outside,” a Republican lawmaker emailed the DRUDGE REPORT. “And if the ice really piles up, it will not be safe to travel.”

A spokesman for Sen. John Kerry, who chairs the committee, was not immediately available to comment on contingency plans.

Global warming advocates have suggested this year’s wild winter spells are proof of climate change.

Developing…”

I don’t even know what to say.  Global warming is clearly a fraud.  We have major changes coming to our society and economy to combat a non-problem.  And on the day that Al Gore comes to Washington, it snows.

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The latest targets of the carbon police: Google, your big fat tv & Heathrow’s third runway

Posted by Liberty on January 11, 2009

Revealed: the environmental impact of Google searches

“While millions of people tap into Google without considering the environment, a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g. ‘Google operates huge data centres around the world that consume a great deal of power,’ said Alex Wissner-Gross, a Harvard University physicist whose research on the environmental impact of computing is due out soon. ‘A Google search has a definite environmental impact.’”

I’m rapidly reconsidering the value of encouraging my child to get a university education.

Giant plasma TVs face ban in battle to green Britain

Should we cease all progress on this Earth?  Would that make these lunatics happy?  Limit our growth, limit our prosperity, limit our enjoyment of life itself?

Heathrow’s third runway to fall foul of EU rules

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From the U.K. Telegraph: Global warming has been disproved

Posted by Liberty on December 29, 2008

2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved

“Easily one of the most important stories of 2008 has been all the evidence suggesting that this may be looked back on as the year when there was a turning point in the great worldwide panic over man-made global warming. Just when politicians in Europe and America have been adopting the most costly and damaging measures politicians have ever proposed, to combat this supposed menace, the tide has turned in three significant respects.”

Christopher Booker points out three important facts about global warming: 1) Temperatures have not risen.  They have actually dropped and this was unforseen by the computer models.  2) There is not a consensus among scientists that global warming is taking place.  3) The world’s economy can not afford feel good “solutions” for a problem that does not even exist.

“Suddenly it has become rather less appealing that we should divert trillions of dollars, pounds and euros into the fantasy that we could reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 80 per cent. All those grandiose projects for ’emissions trading’, ‘carbon capture’, building tens of thousands more useless wind turbines, switching vast areas of farmland from producing food to ‘biofuels’, are being exposed as no more than enormously damaging and futile gestures, costing astronomic sums we no longer possess.”

Great article.  And simply stated enough that even libs should be able to understand it.

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I couldn’t agree more…

Posted by Liberty on December 19, 2008

CNN Meteorologist: Manmade Global Warming Theory ‘Arrogant’

With approximately a foot of snow out in my yard, my mind is more made up than ever that manmade global warming is a fraud.  The only thing that really leaves me really dismayed is the prospect of a period of prolonged cooling.  I was looking forward to hotter summers…heck, living in Western Washington, I’d settle for having summer at all.

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Hot Air follow up to AP’s shameless global warming lies

Posted by Liberty on December 17, 2008

Fellow news junkies, remember the AP story from December 14 on global warming by Seth Borenstein?

Obama left with little time to curb global warming

“When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can’t avoid.”

This story has been criticized for it’s blatant bias and factual inaccuracy and finally, that criticism is seeing the light of day.  From Hot Air blog:

Scientists scoff at AP global-warming story

They have a few quotes from actual scientists [note: Al Gore is not a scientist, Mr. Borenstein] debunking this ridiculous article.  Also, from Fox News:

Scientists Call AP Report on Global Warming ‘Hysteria’

“Scientists skeptical of the assertion that climate change is the result of man’s activites are criticizing a recent Associated Press report on global warming, calling it ‘irrational hysteria, ‘horrifically bad’ and ‘incredibly biased.’

They say the report, which was published on Monday, contained sweeping scientific errors and was a one-sided portrayal of a complicated issue.”

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Calif. set to adopt sweeping global warming plan

Posted by Liberty on December 11, 2008

Calif. set to adopt sweeping global warming plan

“On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board was expected to adopt what would be the nation’s most sweeping global warming plan, outlining for the first time how individuals and businesses would meet a landmark 2006 law that made the state a leader on global climate change.”

This scares me because Washington State always seems to want to mimic California for some reason.

“California’s 2006 law, called the Global Warming Solutions Act, mandates the state cut emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

The strategy chosen by air regulators relies on 31 new rules affecting all facets of life, from what fuels Californians put in their vehicles to what kind of air conditioners businesses put in their buildings.

The average Californian, for example, can expect to pay to have his or her car tires inflated during oil changes and to pay higher power bills as utilities try to increase their use of renewable energy.

He or she could also see more fuel-efficient cars at dealerships, better public transportation, new housing near schools and businesses, and utility rebates to equip homes to be more energy efficient.

New fees and reporting requirements will accompany the emission rules.”

Here’s the best part:

Most of the reductions in California’s emissions will come from more detailed regulations that will be written over the next few years, including rules governing a cap-and-trade program that launches in 2012 to help the largest polluters achieve emission cuts.”

They’re implementing this program, protestations from business leaders be damned, and even the regulators don’t know the details yet.  How convenient.

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More evidence that the environmental agenda is destructive to America

Posted by Liberty on December 6, 2008

EPA asking for a cow tax?

By Adam Rodriguez

“BOISE – Joe Stewart is used to giving tours of his dairy farm. But kids usually stay home. They say it smells funny.

“You stand around several hundred cattle and it’s not that offensive,” Stewart said. “The public restroom smells a lot worse than this does.”

But the Environmental Protection Agency is worried about the smell of methane, a gas that’s produced by cows when they digest hay. Scientists believe methane contributes to global warming. In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the EPA was responsible for regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouses gases like methane as pollutants.

The decision has the EPA considering a “cow tax” to curb greenhouse emissions.

According to the New York Farm Bureau, the tax could cost farmers up to $175 per cow – $87.50 for each head of beef cattle and $20 for a hog.

Local dairyman Mike Garner says it would be a death sentence for the already struggling dairy industry.

“I don’t know any dairy that could sustain that kind of fee,” Garner said. “It would put us out of business.”

An EPA media representative for region 10 (Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska referred all questions to a national spokesman in Washington, D.C. A call to the office was not returned.”

Here’s a little more in-depth coverage:

Proposed fee on smelly cows, hogs angers farmers

“For farmers, this stinks: Belching and gaseous cows and hogs could start costing them money if a federal proposal to charge fees for air-polluting animals becomes law.”

“‘This is one of the most ridiculous things the federal government has tried to do,’ said Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, an outspoken opponent of the proposal.

It would require farms or ranches with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs to pay an annual fee of about $175 for each dairy cow, $87.50 per head of beef cattle and $20 for each hog.

The executive vice president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, Ken Hamilton, estimated the fee would cost owners of a modest-sized cattle ranch $30,000 to $40,000 a year. He said he has talked to a number of livestock owners about the proposals, and ‘all have said if the fees were carried out, it would bankrupt them.’

Sparks said Wednesday he’s worried the fee could be extended to chickens and other farm animals and cause more meat to be imported.”

No surprise here but these regulations are supported by the radical animal rights activist group, PETA.  They are hoping to use regulations like this to force farmers into producing crops that are more acceptable to their radical agenda while forcing American consumers to cut back on their meat consumption.  Note to PETA:  stick to what you do best: protesting the circus and assaulting little old ladies in fur coats.

So, we’re already dependent upon other countries for our oil because environmental activists have made domestic production and exploration so difficult.  The price spike that we saw with oil this past summer will be only the beginning.  If the environmentalists get their way on these regulations, it will drive American livestock producers out of business and we’ll be stuck getting even more of our food from overseas.  As it stands currently, we have an extremely safe food supply here in America but if we deliberately drive our farmers out of business, we open ourselves up to more than just exorbitant prices.  Why is our collective memory so short?  Not too long ago, America was up in arms because pets were poisoned by melamine-tainted food that was produced with ingredients from China.  And how about this summer’s salmonella outbreak that was linked to produce grown in Mexico?

The entire premise behind these regulations is a lie.  Global warming is an unproven theory and we shouldn’t be regulating American farmers out of business because of it.  It is completely illogical that the natural by-products of breathing and living should be considered as pollutants.  It’s my opinion that environmentalists are so tainted by their own feelings of guilt and self-loathing that they simply can’t relate to the rest of us who don’t believe that the Earth is going to hell in a handbasket.  I’m an optimist, I love America and I want our society to grow and prosper–environmentalists are pessimistic and frightened and they want to use their negative, alarmist agenda as a club to force the rest of society into submission.  This is not to say that Conservatives want a dirty, ailing planet–we’re just seeking balance between responsible stewardship and the growth and potential of all mankind.

[Just a footnote:

If some day we import all of our food from foreign nations and we have to depend upon our socialized health care system to help us recover from food borne illness and industrial chemical poisoning…we are screwed.]

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