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Posted on 02/23/2007 12:00:55 PM PST by neverdem
The idea that we're not all going to die soon due to global warming is not going to sit well with the world. I'm not sure why that is, but it's true.
This guy doesn't "get" it.
Kyoto is setup so carbon emissions limits won't be met, thereby making the carbon trading markets viable.
It's about trading carbon credits, moving money overseas, moving money from corps to overseas assets wherein board members have undisclosed ownership interests, "elegant" financial derivatives, lobbying govts. for higher carbon allotments than smaller businesses can lobby for, et.c etc.
The core is carbon credit trading. The rest is just distractionary tactics.
"Offsets are crucial, we can't do this without offsets."
I wonder why it's called Greenland.
The last Michael Crichton book "State of Fear" is a must for those to think maybe, just maybe, the media and government types have overdone it on global warming and there might be a more rational approach.
Why Kyoto was a bust to begin with:
"World coal demand is expected to increase by nearly 70% from 1995 to 2020.10 If current trends continue, China and India are expected to account for 85% of that increase. During that same period, coal's share of total energy consumption falls only 1 percentage point, from 25% to 24% (see Figure 2), and holds steady at 36% of fuels used for electricity generation.11 The world annual energy consumption growth rate is predicted to be 4% for coal, 8.6% for natural gas, and 6% for oil over the same 25-year period.
China's percentage of world coal consumption has risen from 17% in 1980 to 29% in 1995, and is forecasted to climb to 37% by 2020, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).12 China is banking on its huge coal reserves to help power its future economic growth, even though the projected rapid rise in coal demand will require enormous amounts of infrastructure to deliver energy to end-users. China is relying heavily on foreign investors for much of this needed capital.13"
Simple solution to global warming, that Gore will never admit to:
Vikings did that to try to convince people to move there when it was really just an ice covered land.
Just because we may not die from Global Warming, does nothing to diminish the possibility that we will die from something.
Is it just me or is the left as well as the MSM completely abandoning the truth in favor of the "fake but accurate" mantra.
Whether it's AP or Rather or the Global warming cult they all seem perfectly comfortable playing fast and loose with the facts in order to support a "higher calling".
The energy efficient flourescent bulbs could reduce electrical consumption for lighting. Same lumens less electricity. With that accomplished we could turn off
All Coal Fired Plants!
We exceed Kyoto and chase Alblowhard to ground!
In a word, fiction.
Al (ok to lie and scare people) Gore..........
Q: There's a lot of debate right now over the best way to communicate about global warming and get people motivated. Do you scare people or give them hope? What's the right mix?
A: I think the answer to that depends on where your audience's head is. In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis. -Al Gore
I agree. It is a financial scam, brought to us by the same scoundrel who hyped the internet and created the dot.com bubble. Offsets are like indulgences. Where is our Luther to denounce them?
But we go broke paying $7 for light bulbs instead of fifty cents.