Skip to comments.CO2 Emissions Reduction: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It!
Posted on 04/18/2008 8:58:59 AM PDT by .cnI redruM
US President George W. Bush recently gave a speech in which he stated that the US would attempt to cap all Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the year 2025. A cynic observing recent US emissions trends may be tempted to opine. Thats easy for him to say. EPA data on US Greenhouse Gas emissions follows below.
In 2006, total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 7,054.2 teragrams of carbon dioxide equivalents (Tg CO2 Eq.).1 Overall, total U.S. emissions have risen by 14.7 percent from 1990 to 2006, while the U.S. gross domestic product has increased by 59 percent over the same period (BEA 2007). Emissions decreased from 2005 to 2006 by 1.1 percent (75.7 Tg CO2 Eq.). -US EPA - Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Personally, I was not inspired by our nation fearless leader. It was an adequate speech. It showed some sense that President Bush had read some of the recent propaganda. However, when Neville Chamberlain signed over the Sudetenland, he used much clearer diction and a more poignant turn of phrase. Who will ever forget peace in our time? Perhaps only the ghosts of dead soldiers on patrol in the Hurtgen Forest.
It seems other people share objections to President Bushs stand, but feel that way for different reasons. Not only do these people want to control what US industries are allowed to burn and when, they want to do so at a far earlier date.
Read on . . .
German Environmental Minister Sigmar Gabriel said: "His speech showed not leadership but losership. We are glad that there are also other voices in the United States." Just to flaunt the fact that he graduated with honor from The FireDogLake Academy of Reasonable Discourse, Sigmar entitled his comments "Bush's Neanderthal speech,"
Giving a Neanderthal Speech is a terrible thing; a terrible thing. Especially when the President is addressing his remarks to a room full of freakin Cro-Magnons. Germany has a CO2 reductions strategy as well, which is outlined below.
Between 1990 and 1995, CO2 emissions in Germany declined by approximately 13 percent due to the collapse of heavy industries in former East Germany. In turn, CO2 emissions from German industries rose by 5.4 percent from 2005 to 2006. - Germany Climate Change Profile
Anyone can reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions by shutting down all the plants and making the jobs go away. Thats like a Geico Commercial; so easy a cave man can do it. Getting a GHG emission reduction in a growing economy with an unemployment rate that stays around 5% requires true intellectual leadership.
Smugmar Gabriel rejoices because there are other voices in the United States. Like Cypher Reagan in The Matrix, he wants to be plugged back into his Eurocratic machine and not have hurt his brain by thinking. I say let him pick the bugs out of his wooly mammoth fur coat with others of his delusional kind. It would tough for him to be the only unfrozen caveman in the room.
Cavemen? Their pictures suck, and they look like hippies.
What would be funny is to chart to show how we have had Global Cooling since Bush took office. Bush’s global warming initiatives obviously worked!
“US President George W. Bush recently gave a speech in which he stated that the US would attempt to cap all Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the year 2025.”
I assume he didn’t include exhaling.
There is a much easier way. Saran wrap all the oceans. Ocean Water evaporation is the #1 cause of CO2 gases! Stop the oceans from evaporating and drastically reduce CO2 emmissions....and clouds...and rain.....but those are little things!
My guess is that W. jumped in on this to minimize the damage to our economy, and standard of living that the democrat party’s version would impose.
Between 1990 and 2006 the US population increased by 20.6%.
So emissions per person actually fell.
The same way he’s jumped in to save us from the Democrats’ version of No Child Left Behind, and Medicare Part D, and amnesty for illegal Mexicans, and FISA and all the other big brother domestic surveillance, and the Energy Bill mandating we all drive 35 mpg clown cars by 2020, and.....
My guess is that W. isn’t a conservative, although I don’t think that needs to be qualified as a guess at this point.
I'm gonna have my lawyer sue you into the ground for that!...........
Reduce CO2, making plants grow more slowly, and switch to bio-based fuels. I would have thought cave men were shmarter than that.
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