Skip to comments.It’s Game Over for Keystone XL opponents ‘Game Over’ Claims
Posted on 03/16/2014 2:29:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Even Dr. James Hansen doesnt believe Keystone XL itself will significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions
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At todays Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Keystone XL, Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) asked well-known climate scientist James Hansen to clarify what he meant when he made his famous game over comment, which has been used widely by Keystone XL opponents to justify their erroneous claims. Of course, game over has been the main rallying cry for the Sierra Clubs Michael Brune who sat next to Hansen at todays hearing. In response to Senator Menendezs question, Hansen explained,
Im glad you asked me that question because my comment continues to be misinterpreted [ ] It has been clear that conventional oil and gas are limited. Were probably close to peak-oil for conventional oil. The science was clear that we cannot burn all the coal, were going to have to phase that out and thats a solvable problem because coal is used mainly for electricity production and we can generate electricity in other ways including nuclear power, which is carbon-free. Then there is this other huge source of carbon, unconventional fossil fuels and my statement was that if we are going to now open up that other source of unconventional fossil fuels, thats what tar sands are: the first big step into that unconventional fossil fuels. But the science tells us we cant do that. Were screwing our children and our grandchildren and all the young people in future generations if we think we can use those unconventional fossil fuels. The science is crystal clear on that and the world is just ignoring the science. The scientists are saying wait you cant do that, and thats what I was saying.
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Kerry will announce he has approved construction of the pipeline, leaving Barky out of the loop.
This will happen 25 days prior to the November, 2014 elections.
“Game over” meaning if we use tar sands oil we will have more trees and grass than we can cut down or mow.
This article says it all.
Yes, it is possible to stop the use of coal for that purpose in the United States, at a steep price in lost electricity generation. But nobody speaks of stopping that practice where it is actually occurring, and at a growing rate. Because that is Asia - China and India.
If you arent persuading those two countries to reduce coal combustion instead of continuing to stamp out coal-fired plants like cookies, you arent serious about what you are screeching is a desperate global problem.
If all you are doing is subverting American electricity production, you are damaging America. Whatever office or title you may hold in America.
James Hansen, the settled science guy.
So confused. How can a pipe emit carbon?
And why do these people hate trees and growing food so much?
The worst are full of passionate intensity.
AGW is not and has not been relevant to the Keystone Pipeline except as an excuse to keep it from being built. The reason is prevention or at least delay of the USA attaining a dominant energy position and resurgent economy.
It is not about greenhouse gas emissions but all about this administration’s reluctance to make America energy independent.
They're not reluctant at all,they're downright REFUSING to let America become energy independent! Us becoming energy independent is a critical component of America's manufacturing renaissance (making things here again!)
THE FACT THAT THESE ECO OCCUPADERO ESTUPIDOS EVEN HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE IS MIND BLOWING....