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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

‘Irreversible’ Arctic Ice Loss Seems To Be Reversing Itself





For years, scientists have been warning the Arctic was in a “death spiral” and could soon be ice-free during the summertime and shrink to unprecedented levels due to man-made global warming. Such ice loss could be “irreversible,” some scientists claimed.
But new research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography says that predictions of an ice-free Arctic are based on “oversimplified” theories. Scripps researchers, who were co-funded by the Navy, found that the Arctic sea ice may be “substantially more stable than has been suggested in previous idealized modeling studies.”
“We found that two key physical processes, which were often overlooked in previous process models, were actually essential for accurately describing whether sea ice loss is reversible,” Scripps climate scientist Ian Eisenman, co-author of a new study refuting claims the Arctic is in a “death spiral,” said in astatement.
“Our results show that the basis for a sea ice tipping point doesn’t hold up when these additional processes are considered,” echoed Till Wagner, also a Scripps scientist. “In other words, no tipping point is likely to devour what’s left of the Arctic summer sea ice. So if global warming does soon melt all the Arctic sea ice, at least we can expect to get it back if we somehow manage to cool the planet back down again.”
“If the associated parameters are set to values that correspond to the current climate, the ice retreat is reversible and there is no instability when the climate is warmed,” according to Eisenman and Wagner’s study.
Eisenman and Wagner’s study comes after the Arctic hit its lowest maximum sea ice extent on record during February. This was followed by the Arctic having its lowest ice extent for March on record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Indeed, Arctic sea ice has been declining at a rate of 2.6 percent per decade since 1979.
Scientists and climate pundits have already predicted this year’s Arctic summer sea ice extent will be the lowest on record, following poor winter extent. This has only bolstered claims that the Arctic could soon be ice free.
“Summertime Arctic sea ice is not long for this world,” lamented Joe Romm, a climate scientist and editor for the liberal blog ThinkProgress. “Because of Arctic amplification, the Arctic warms twice as fast (or more) than the Earth as a whole does.”
Romm goes on to cite a February study claiming that Arctic ice is losing its thickness and becoming more susceptible to warmer weather — meaning it’s melting a lot faster. The study, published in the journal The Cryosphere found that “annual mean ice thickness has decreased from 3.59 meters [11.8 feet] in 1975 to 1.25 m [4.1 feet] in 2012, a 65% reduction.”
“The ice is thinning dramatically,” climatologist Ron Lindsay, the study’s lead author, was quoted saying.
It wasn’t long ago that David Barber, Canada’s Research Chair in Arctic System Science at the University of Manitoba, warned there was almost no multi-year ice left in the Northern Hemisphere.
“We are almost out of multiyear sea ice in the northern hemisphere,” he told Canada’s Parliament in 2009. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my 30 years of working in the high Arctic … it was very dramatic.”
Arctic sea ice extent that year was at its third-lowest extent on record, behind 2007 and 2008, and experts were saying there would be no polar ice during the summer by 2030 for the first time in one million years.
“I would argue that, from a practical perspective, we almost have a seasonally ice-free Arctic now, because multiyear sea ice is the barrier to the use and development of the Arctic,” Barber said.
But such predictions have fallen flat, as the Arctic has seen a resurgence of multi-year ice since 2009.
NSIDC and European satellite data show that multi-year sea ice made a big comeback in 2013 and 2014 — increasing from 2.25 to 3.17 million square kilometers during that time and making up 43 percent of the north pole’s ice pack.
In fact, Arctic sea ice extent as a whole seems to be stabilizing despite this year’s record low maximum in February. NSIDC data shows Arctic sea ice extent is currently within the normal range based on the 1981 to 2010 average extent.
“Global sea ice is at a record high, another key indicator that something is working in the opposite direction of what was predicted,” Dr. Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Forum, told the U.K. Express in January.
“Most people think the poles are melting… they’re not,” he said. “This is a huge inconvenience that reality is now catching up with climate alarmists, who were predicting that the poles would be melting fairly soon.”

Al Gore Church of Global Warming. Alarmism will now claim that it has something to do with Global Warming.New Global Warming Claim , More Earthquakes!

volcanic eruption in Chile, massive earthquakes rocking Nepal — 

obviously, this is what mankind can expect as the world warms and causes glaciers to melt and rainfall to get more intense. Or something like that.


It may sound ridiculous, but scientists say there may be a link between global warming, 

volcanoes and tectonic plates beneath the surface that cause earthquakes. Newsweek has 

jumped on the global warming-earthquake link, reporting that the “mechanism here is rather more mundane [than a Hollywood blockbuster], though potentially no less devastating.”

“Climate change may play a critical role in triggering certain faults in certain places where they could kill a hell of a lot of people,” Professor Bill McGuire, a professor at University College 

London, told Newsweek. “These stress or strain variations – just the pressure of a handshake in geological terms – are perfectly capable of triggering a quake if that fault is ready to go.”

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/17858/new-global-warming-claim-climate-change-means-more-earthquakes/#9uqTXeYLkGee1rYG.99




the earth has four major layers: the inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. (figure 2) The crust and the top of the mantle make up a thin skin on the surface of our planet. But this skin is not all in one piece – it is made up of many pieces like a puzzle covering the surface of the earth. (figure 3) Not only that, but these puzzle pieces keep slowly moving around, sliding past one another and bumping into each other. We call these puzzle piecestectonic plates, and the edges of the plates are called the plate boundaries. The plate boundaries are made up of many faults, and most of the earthquakes around the world occur on these faults. Since the edges of the plates are rough, they get stuck while the rest of the plate keeps moving. Finally, when the plate has moved far enough, the edges unstick on one of the faults and there is an earthquake.


An earthquake is what happens when two blocks of the earth suddenly slip past one another. The surface where they slip is called the fault or fault plane. The location below the earth’s surface where the earthquake starts is called thehypocenter, and the location directly above it on the surface of the earth is called the epicenter.
Sometimes an earthquake has foreshocks. These are smaller earthquakes that happen in the same place as the larger earthquake that follows. Scientists can’t tell that an earthquake is a foreshock until the larger earthquake happens. The largest, main earthquake is called the mainshock. Mainshocks always haveaftershocks that follow. These are smaller earthquakes that occur afterwards in the same place as the mainshock. Depending on the size of the mainshock, aftershocks can continue for weeks, months, and even years after the mainshock!

What causes earthquakes and where do they happen?

Earth cross-section
The earth has four major layers: the inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. (figure 2) The crust and the top of the mantle make up a thin skin on the surface of our planet. But this skin is not all in one piece – it is made up of many pieces like a puzzle covering the surface of the earth. (figure 3) Not only that, but these puzzle pieces keep slowly moving around, sliding past one another and bumping into each other. We call these puzzle piecestectonic plates, and the edges of the plates are called the plate boundaries. The plate boundaries are made up of many faults, and most of the earthquakes around the world occur on these faults. Since the edges of the plates are rough, they get stuck while the rest of the plate keeps moving. Finally, when the plate has moved far enough, the edges unstick on one of the faults and there is an earthquake.

Why does the earth shake when there is an earthquake?

tectonic plates
While the edges of faults are stuck together, and the rest of the block is moving, the energy that would normally cause the blocks to slide past one another is being stored up. When the force of the moving blocks finally overcomes thefriction of the jagged edges of the fault and it unsticks, all that stored up energy is released. The energy radiates outward from the fault in all directions in the form of seismic waves like ripples on a pond. The seismic waves shake the earth as they move through it, and when the waves reach the earth’s surface, they shake the ground and anything on it, like our houses and us! (see P&S Wave inset)

How are earthquakes recorded?

seismograph
Earthquakes are recorded by instruments called seismographs. The recording they make is called a seismogram. (figure 4) The seismograph has a base that sets firmly in the ground, and a heavy weight that hangs free. When an earthquake causes the ground to shake, the base of the seismograph shakes too, but the hanging weight does not. Instead the spring or string that it is hanging from absorbs all the movement. The difference in position between the shaking part of the seismograph and the motionless part is what is recorded.

How do scientists measure the size of earthquakes?

The size of an earthquake depends on the size of the fault and the amount of slip on the fault, but that’s not something scientists can simply measure with a measuring tape since faults are many kilometers deep beneath the earth’s surface. So how do they measure an earthquake? They use the seismogram recordings made on the seismographs at the surface of the earth to determine how large the earthquake was (figure 5). A short wiggly line that doesn’t wiggle very much means a small earthquake, and a long wiggly line that wiggles a lot means a large earthquake. The length of the wiggle depends on the size of the fault, and the size of the wiggle depends on the amount of slip.
seismogram
The size of the earthquake is called its magnitude. There is one magnitude for each earthquake. Scientists also talk about the intensity of shaking from an earthquake, and this varies depending on where you are during the earthquake.

How can scientists tell where the earthquake happened?

P & S waves
Seismograms come in handy for locating earthquakes too, and being able to see the P wave and the S wave is important. You learned how P & S waves each shake the ground in different ways as they travel through it. P waves are also faster than S waves, and this fact is what allows us to tell where an earthquake was. To understand how this works, let’s compare P and S waves to lightning and thunder. Light travels faster than sound, so during a thunderstorm you will first see the lightning and then you will hear the thunder. If you are close to the lightning, the thunder will boom right after the lightning, but if you are far away from the lightning, you can count several seconds before you hear the thunder. The further you are from the storm, the longer it will take between the lightning and the thunder.
P waves are like the lightning, and S waves are like the thunder. The P waves travel faster and shake the ground where you are first. Then the S waves follow and shake the ground also. If you are close to the earthquake, the P and S wave will come one right after the other, but if you are far away, there will be more time between the two. By looking at the amount of time between the P and S wave on a seismogram recorded on a seismograph, scientists can tell how far away the earthquake was from that location. However, they can’t tell in what direction from the seismograph the earthquake was, only how far away it was. If they draw a circle on a map around the station where the radius of the circle is the determined distance to the earthquake, they know the earthquake lies somewhere on the circle. But where?

triangulation
Scientists then use a method called triangulation to determine exactly where the earthquake was (figure 6). It is called triangulation because a triangle has three sides, and it takes three seismographs to locate an earthquake. If you draw a circle on a map around three different seismographs where the radius of each is the distance from that station to the earthquake, the intersection of those three circles is the epicenter!

Can scientists predict earthquakes?

No, and it is unlikely they will ever be able to predict them. Scientists have tried many different ways of predicting earthquakes, but none have been successful. On any particular fault, scientists know there will be another earthquake sometime in the future, but they have no way of telling when it will happen.

Is there such a thing as earthquake weather? Can some animals or people tell when an earthquake is about to hit?

These are two questions that do not yet have definite answers. If weather does affect earthquake occurrence, or if some animals or people can tell when an earthquake is coming, we do not yet understand how it works.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/eqscience.php








Monday, April 27, 2015

The Climate Change Industry And The Deliberately Manufactured Panic. Of Global Warming, If iI Snows, it is global warming. If it’s hot, it is global warming. Everything is global warming and must be redressed immediately or the earth will perish





t’s late April 2015 and it is still quite cold and the growing season is behind – an unusual late and frigid spring. The trees are just now sprouting green leaves and a few brave ones have even bloomed. If you ask the environmentalists, it is global warming.


If it snows, it is global warming. If it’s hot, it is global warming. Everything is global warming and must be redressed immediately or the earth will perish. Hundreds of billions have already been spent around the globe on a deliberately manufactured panic.

I am not sure who coined the term “climate change industry” but it is an apt description of the snake oil salesmen who have become billionaires on the unfounded and irrational fear of debunked global warming and of climate change based on manufactured consensus science. The climate has been changing for millennia in cyclical periods dominated by either unusually cold or unusually hot temperatures.

It is convenient to the promoters of the climate change industry to purposefully confound weather events with climate. Having declared that the “science is settled,” the global warming scaremongering environmentalists are moving on to the next target of limiting our property rights and freedoms via carbon footprint and draconian, coal-industry destructive EPA regulations.

After all, the number one threat to our national security has been declared to be climate change. It is not the crushing out-of-control debt, it is not the planned and unchecked flood of immigrants into countries around the world, changing the demographics and eliminating sovereignty to the benefit of global elitist control, it is not ISIS beheading Christians and occupying the formerly liberated towns and provinces in Iraq, and it is not Iran with its nuclear bomb program, threatening to wipe Israel off the map, our ally and the only sane patch of reality in the Middle East

The climate change industry has admitted through a Freudian slip that their agenda of climate change is “disrupting national economies

The climate change industry has admitted through a Freudian slip that their agenda of climate change is “disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow.” Of course climate has been changing and we are in a cooling period now but truth cannot impede the liberal political advocates’ agenda of taxing rich countries more, spreading the wealth, and destroying our economy in the name of protecting the Earth.
The climate change industry has managed to transform a natural phenomenon of climate change into a global disaster that needs to be addressed by bureaucrats through fundamentally changing how we live, what we own, how our economies are run, by carbon footprint taxation, Smart Growth, Green Growth state and local programs around the world, and through weather modification spraying of chemicals into the atmosphere. This spraying of chemicals (chemtrails) is really affecting the weather and the growing season for agriculture, reducing yield. The climate change industry has become such a religion of environmentalism gone berserk that they are now trying to ban farming.

Electricity costs are going up, smart meters that catch on fire have been installed everywhere in order to control people’s energy consumption and in-home ambient temperature, and many electricity generation plants are scheduled to be closed due to draconian EPA regulations. The government’s all-out assault to redress climate change through regulatory planning and financial control is having a serious impact on our economy, the coal industry, the oil industry, and on everybody’s lives.

The hypothesis that rich nations caused climate change by burning fossil fuels to produce energy has never been proven by IPCC’s computer modeling. The fact that now the hypothesis changed its name from global warming to climate change in the face of obvious 18 years of global cooling is enough evidence that the purveyors of the industry of climate change are desperate but are not giving up. There is never a shortage of young, idealistic rioters-for-hire who, for a nominal fee will demonstrate anywhere against global warming, even in Quebec in the snow. Fleecing rich countries with carbon taxes is too lucrative a scam to give up the agenda.

The real reason behind the global warming scare and why the United Nations’ alarmists have been driving us into forced submission of environmentalist stewardship is that they want capitalism destroyed and replaced with their vision of a utopian communist economy that has never worked across the centuries.  These progressives have a problem with the Industrial Revolution, with “fossil fuels,” (They are not so fossil since the earth keeps producing them), with the only successful economic model that has provided generous income to all these hot-air spewing, idle bureaucrats, who have nothing better to do than meet in exotic locales planning the destruction of the goose that lays the golden eggs that feed their exorbitant lifestyles, salaries, bonuses, and pensions.

UN not interested in saving the world from global warming Armageddon but they want to destroy capitalism


Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary of U.N.’s Convention on Climate Change, disclosed the real reason for the climate change industry when she told us that they are not interested in saving the world from global warming Armageddon but they want to destroy capitalism. “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Coming Revelation Of The 'Global Warming'




Outrage Is Not A Strong Enough Word, This Guy IS A Complete Moron Kerry: Arctic Global Warming Goals More Important Then Containing Russia








US Secretary of State John Kerry assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and immediately made it clear that despite worrisome Russian military moves in the Arctic, the US would not challenge them.
In assuming the leadership role, Kerry laid out a robust agenda to face the threat of climate change in the Arctic, which he says is being affected by global warming more than anywhere else in the world.
But when faced with questions over whether the U.S. will use its new leadership position to address threats posed by Russia, Kerry said no.
Kerry said the idea of using the Arctic forum to confront Russia on its actions in Ukraine and elsewhere was "kicked around," but concerns that it would "complicate" the council's environmental agenda forced the U.S. to decide against it.
More than half of the Arctic Council's eight members — Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland — signed a pact earlier this month to guard against a new wave of Russian military aggression not seen since the Cold War.
In the weeks leading up to the meeting in Canada, Russia had intensified a campaign of unauthorized flights along the borders of these countries, as well as off the shores of Alaska.
At the same time, Russian state media reported a range of planned military operations in the Arctic, including a drone surveillance program, the construction of floating bases and plans for creating a self-sustaining military force in the icy north.
"Someone may like that or not, but it's their problems," Russia's official news service TASS quoted a senior Russian military official saying earlier in the week. "The most important thing for us should be that we like it and that it is useful for our country."
The news service was quoting Dimitry Rogozin, Russia's vice premier who is in charge of the military. Rogozin made the remarks while inspecting the construction of new floating bases that Russia seeks to deploy in the Arctic. Rogozin added that it was time for Russia to come to the Arctic and "conquer it," TASS reported.
"What is Russia up to in the Arctic," querries Newsweek? A lot.
Although Moscow isn’t threatening the West with anything near the number of warplanes deployed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War, its air sorties around Norway have increased dramatically each year since 2007, when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his strategic bombers to resume flights in international airspace.
But late last year, with the world’s attention riveted on Ukraine, Putin put a little-noticed exclamation mark on his Arctic strategy. For the first time, the Kremlin’s announced military doctrine included instructions to prepare to defend Russia’s interests in the Arctic. Plans for two new Arctic army brigades were drawn up. An abandoned military base at Alakurtti, Russia, less than 30 miles from the Finnish border, was reopened. And military construction crews began refurbishing a string of Cold War–era bases on islands in the Arctic. “Our main objective is research and evaluation of conditions in the Arctic and the suitability of our weapons and equipment this far north,” Vladimir Kondratov, commander of the surface ships group of the Northern Fleet, told Russia Today.
And global warming is a more pressing issue than Russian militarization of the Arctic? We have a bunch of idiots running our foreign policy.
To ignore an immediate threat in favor of a long term problem is loony. The Arctic Council - made up of countries that border the Arctic - is the perfect venue to try and halt Russian military expansion in the region. At the very least, the Russians should be forced to explain their motives for their increasing military presence.
Putin must be laughing about Kerry's priorities.


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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Al Gore Liar

Obama is Lying About Global Warming and Health









Let us begin with the understanding that there is no connection between the climate and health. The climate is something measured in decades and centuries, so what happened in the last century has nothing to do with whether you are sneezing today



The weather surely can help generate health problems. For example in the northeastern states, the Lyme disease season is beginning. Between 1992 and 2010 reported cases of Lyme disease doubled to nearly 23,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but CDC officials believe the actual number of those infected may have been three times that number.

Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks and since these tiny insects will hitch a ride on birds, squirrels, mice and small animals as well, even if you live in an area without deer, the possibility of being bitten by a deer tick is just as likely. This increases for people who love gardening or outdoor 
recreational activities such as hiking and camping. Children, too, are particularly susceptible.
The fact that Lyme disease shows up in the Spring simply tells you that the warm weather facilitates the tick population. The weather has always been tied the mating habits and activities of various species, but that does not mean that is constitutes a massive threat to everyone’s health.

That’s not the way the White House sees it. On April 7 the administration made it official. It announced that it is “committed to combating the health impacts of climate change and protecting the health of future generations.”


ince the climate changes over extended periods of time, not just month to month, one has to wonder what “health impacts” the White House has in mind. The last Little Ice Age lasted from around 1300 to 1850. It was cold all over Europe and North America. Does the White House propose that it can “protect” us from a new one? If so, that’s absurd.

Let us understand, too, that there has always been what the White House announcement calls “extreme weather events.”  Notice the change from “climate” to “weather”? Among the events identified are “severe droughts and wildfires to more powerful hurricanes and record heat waves…” Has there been a time when such weather-related events have not occurred? In fact, there are times when they don’t. For example, there hasn’t been a single Category 3-5 hurricane hit the U.S. mainland since 2005!
The White House has launched a massive brainwashing effort using many elements of the federal government to frighten Americans using the “climate” and the “weather.” How deceptive is it?
One example is sufficient. The President has claimed that climate change was the cause of one of his daughter’s asthma. In its announcement, it claimed that “In the past three decades, the percentage of Americans with asthma has more than doubled and climate change is putting these individuals and many other vulnerable populations at greater risk of landing in the hospital.”

Here’s what the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has to say about the various causes of asthma.

“Since asthma has a genetic origin and is a disease you are born with, passed down from generation to generation, the question isn’t really ‘what causes asthma’, but rather ‘what causes asthma symptoms to appear?’ People with asthma have inflamed airways which are super-sensitive to things which do not bother other people.”

What the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is telling us is that there is no direct connection between either the climate or the weather and the illness called asthma.
Those who suffer this disease, however, can be affected by a range of triggers such as irritants in the air, pollens, molds, and even cockroach droppings. Infections such as colds, flu, and sore throats are among the leading triggers for asthma attacks in children.

The facts, the truth, were no deterrent to the April 7 White House twelve-page announcement of all the things it intends to do to brainwash Americans into believing that there is a connection between the “climate” and health.

Here’s just a few of the dozens of events and programs it will initiate so that the media will report on them and thus convey the message that climate change is the greatest threat to Americans today:
“The Administration is expanding its Climate Data Initiative to include more than 150 health-relevant datasets…this is intended to help communities and businesses reduce the health impacts of climate change.”  Only there are no such impacts.

The Administration is announcing a coalition of Deans from 30 medical, public health, and nursing schools around the country, who are committing to ensure that the next generation of health professionals is trained to address the health impacts of climate change.” Only there are no such impacts.

“Announcing the White House Climate Change and Health Summit.” It will feature the Surgeon General who will lead discussions to “the public health impacts of climate change and identify opportunities to minimize these impacts.” Only there are no impacts and nothing that could be done if there were.
From the Department of Homeland Security to the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency, many elements of the federal government will be integrated into this massive brainwashing effort.

What can be done to ignore a government determined to lie to everyone about a “threat” that does not exist? Not much.


















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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Financing Climate Crisis, Inc. Tax dollars are paying for ‘ Obama, Al Gore, Hillary and Jed Bush green’ mandates that hobble America


Jeb Bush Is Global Warming Nut Job,Endorses UN Climate Treaty, Yup! Jeb Bush is the same as Hillary



The Obama administration is using climate change to “fundamentally transform” America. It plans to make the climate crisis industry so enormous that no one will be able to dismantle it, even as computer models and disaster claims totally lose credibility — and even if Republicans control Congressand the White House after 2016.

Jeb Bush Is Global Warming Nut Job,Endorses UN Climate Treaty, Yup! Jeb Bush is the same as Al Gore

Numerous regulators, researchers, universities, businesses, manufacturers, pressure groups, journalists and politicians now have such strong monetary, reputational and authority interests in climate alarmism that they will defend its tenets and largesse tooth and nail.
They are pursuing this agenda even though global warming is dead-last in the latest Gallup poll of 15 issues: Only 25 percent of Americans worry about it “a great deal,” while 24 percent are “not at all” worried. By comparison, 46 percent are deeply concerned about the size and power of the federal government.
As with its Arctic and Antarctic counterparts, 90 percent of the titanic climate funding iceberg is invisible. But Climate Crisis, Inc. is using our tax and consumer dollars to advance six simultaneous strategies.
First, the U.S. government spends $2.5 billion per year on climate research that focuses on carbon dioxide, ignores powerful natural forces that have always driven climate change, and generates numerous reports warning of record-high temperatures, melting icecaps, rising seas, stronger storms and other “crises” that are not happening but are supposedly caused by fossil fuel use.

Jeb Bush Is Global Warming Nut Job,Endorses UN Climate Treaty, Yup! Jeb Bush is the same as Obama

The deceitful claims are consistently contradicted by real-world data. So alarmists increasingly emphasize computer models that reinvent and substitute for reality. Modelers collect millions for headline-grabbing “projections,” and charlatans such as Al Gore get rich gaming the system. Meanwhile, virtually no government money supports research into natural forces.


Second, renewable energy research and implementation grants, loans, subsidies and mandates seek to replace still-abundant hydrocarbons that still provide 82 percent of all U.S. energy consumed. Many recipients go bankrupt despite huge taxpayer payouts, and wind turbines butcher millions of birds and bats annually but are exempt from Endangered Species Act penalties.
Corn ethanol interests spent $158 million from 2007 to 2013 lobbying for more “green” mandates and subsidies — and $6 million in campaign contributions. General Electric spends tens of millions annually lobbying for more taxpayer renewable energy dollars, as do many other companies. The payoffs add up to tens of billions of dollars a year, from taxpayers and consumers.
Third, regulatory fiats increasingly substitute for laws and carbon taxes that Congress refuses to enact, due to concerns about economic and employment impacts, and because China, India and other countries’ carbon dioxide emissions now dwarf America’s.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s war on coal has already raised electricity costs for millions of businesses and families, claimed thousands of jobs and adversely affected living standards, health and welfare for millions of families. Now the Obama administration is unleashing new standards, based on arbitrary “social cost of carbon” calculations.
Onerous new energy efficiency and emission standards will send consumer costs skyrocketing, and channel billions to retailers, installers, banks and mostly overseas manufacturers. Water heaters, pickup trucks, microwaves, cellphones, vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, toasters, coffee pots, lawn mowers, photocopiers, televisions and almost everything else will cost far more — to prevent perhaps 0.0001 degrees of warming, assuming CO2 really drives climate change.
Fourth, a new United Nations climate treaty would limit fossil fuel use by developed countries, place no binding limits or timetables on developing nations, intentionally transform the global economy, and redistribute hundreds of billions of our dollars to poor countries that claim they have been harmed by emissions and warming due to rich country hydrocarbon use.
Fifth, vicious personal attacks continue on scientists, businessmen, politicians and others who disagree publicly with the catechism of climate cataclysm. Environmentalist pressure groups, congressional Democrats and their media allies are trying to destroy the studies, funding, reputations and careers of anyone who challenges climate disaster tautologies.
Even the Obama Federal Emergency Management Agency has become a climate propaganda shop. New FEMA rules require that states seeking disaster preparedness funds must assess how climate change threatens their communities — based on worthless computer models whose predictions bear no resemblance to reality.
Sixth, climate alarmists want to control all thinking on the subject. They refuse to debate skeptics, ignore the benefits of carbon dioxide to wildlife and agriculture, reject studies that examine the role of natural forces in climate change, dismiss the horrendous track record of garbage-in, garbage-out computer models that assume greenhouse gases now control Earth’s climate, and insist that 97 percent of scientists believe in man-made climate chaos.


States must refuse to play the climate crisis game. Through lawsuits, hearings, investigations and other actions, governors, legislators, attorneys general and other officials should delay executive branch diktats, educate citizens about solar and other natural forces, and explain the huge costs and trifling benefits of President Obama’s draconian regulations.
Congress should hold hearings, demand an accounting of agency expenditures, require solid evidence for every climate claim and regulation, and cross-examine administration officials on details. It should also slash EPA and other agency budgets so they cannot keep giving billions to pressure groups, alarmist scientists, propagandists and attack dogs.
Honesty, transparency, accountability and a much shorter leash are long overdue.


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