Skip to comments.Obama to regulate 'pollutant' CO2
Posted on 04/17/2009 8:30:33 PM PDT by pissant
The US government is to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, having decided that it and five other greenhouse gases may endanger human health and well-being.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the move following a review of the scientific evidence.
The decision marks a major change from the Bush presidency, when the EPA argued it could not regulate CO2 because the gas was not a pollutant.
Developing countries have asked for the US to show leadership on climate.
Many are not prepared to curtail their own emissions without firm indications that the US is willing to make significant reductions.
Carbon-cutting legislation is being proposed in Congress, but the EPA decision - known as an "endangerment finding" - will allow the agency to mandate some cuts without waiting for the draft bills to become law.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
Okay. They really are serious....they don’t want us or any other living creature to breathe. They don’t want plants to live by taking in CO2.
The real question is whether or not they are going to do away with us before we get to watch them understand how totally ignorant and stupid they are. It would be funny, if they weren’t so incredibly dangerous and insipid.
h2o coming soon
Pitchforks are so 18th Century. Recent gun and ammunition sales indicate that many people understand that.
I told a young woman the other day who went on and on about organic this and that, and how people are the cause of GW. I stopped her cold when I told her humans were every bit as organic as every other living thing on the planet. She stuttered a bit and stormed off.
I will never believe "we" elected this zero ... not in a million years will I acept that.
And the best I can say without being banned is; I wish the zero would be zero
What, a deep look into a crystal ball? Science as it is in the public spotlight has estranged itself from the scientific method, reserved professionalism, adhering to facts and sound logic. What is “called” science today has largely become like the media, bought up by political and special interests with its agenda's, sensationalist, often amateurish, full of quacks with big titles working at make belief institutes, all about money and seldom the truth, fast pace full of trends and fashions, often more worried about form than function.............. Global Warming is about as scientific as the belief in a flat world around which the planets revolve, and you better not question it you heretic!
This will DESTROY our economy. They have to know this. Maybe I need some tin foil, but I’m beginning to think they are out to intentionally destroy our country.
I’m a liberal weenie that loves gov’t control of my life. I believe i’m an idiot. I believe I can’t spell. I believe people are smarter than me. I believe I don’t have a chance for happiness without gov’t. I believe children conceived are optional. I believe God isn’t real. I believe every generation before me is so yesterday. I believe people are stupid. I believe I am left and the right is wrong. I believe our Nation is bad. I believe I don’t make enough money. I believe other people make to much money. I believe people should give me money. I believe people are racists. I believe people are sexists. I believe people are radical. I believe the military is evil. I believe anyone who disagrees with me is just, once again stupid.
If EPA is not reined in by a new Congress in 2010 or a new president in 2012, you will not recognize America in 5 to 10 years. The penetration of government into all aspects of our lives today is nothing compared to what is coming. Expect 50 mph speed limits, very small cars, special permits required to purchase trucks and only for business purposes, swelteringly hot offices and homes in summer and frigid in winter, lukewarm water for showers, autos in any color you want as long as it’s white, GPS control in your cars to monitor your travel, travel restrictions, sky-high airline fares, quadrupling of electricity bills, no-flush urinals required in homes (don’t have to use power to pump water or process liquid sewage), enormous waste of precious water to grow more corn for ethanol, requirements that all homes be roofed with solar cells (bill introduced into CA legislature for this by 2020), exorbitant fees on remote subdivisions to force people to live near commuter lines in boxy gray condos, soaring inflation as high energy costs flow through the entire supply chain and production process, loss of nearly all manufacturing in the U.S., offshoring of all new data centers.
The list is endless.
The original clean air act resulted in huge benefits by clearing our air of sulfur and nitrogen pollution compounds and particulate matter. This idiocy will cause massive hardship for all Americans and will have ZERO benefit for anybody. Not just indiscernible benefits, but NO benefits at all — except for the people and companies who jump onto this gravy train.
I am so sickened by this and really ashamed of what is being done in and to our country. We are going to be the first generation to leave a much worse world to our progeny.
For a long time I have believed that liberals want to destroy the country, or at least take it down a notch or two. There is no other logical explaination for their actions.
This carbon nonsense will be looked upon as similar to the Salem witch trials in the future.
I heard Karl Rove, of all people, basically say the same thing last week in an interview....he said he was beginning to think they wanted to destroy America so they can remake it in their way (I’m paraphrasing from memory).....it took me a little by surprise to hear him say it OUT LOUD, in an interview on the radio!
Nothing personal. That statement set me off. There was a guy at work that said Jefferson had a caveman mentality. I'll refrain from my response.
That's ok ... you're correct whether you knew it before, or just comin' around.
My problem is I don't know what to do about it.
This doesn’t have a thing to do with CO2: this is merely an attempt to blackmail Congress into passing “Cap & Trade,” which by comparison to having the EPA running things will seem like a very good idea!
The EPA only did this, you’ll note, AFTER “Cap & Trade” was soundly rejected by Congress.
The end result will be the same for us though: the price of energy in any form will skyrocket, the price of anything made using energy (i.e., everything) will likewise skyrocket, and our economy will tank.
Oh, wait a minute, our economy is ALREADY in the tank!
How convenient! Never let a crisis go to waste!
Great response!!! I sleep so well at night knowing that the current administration and cabinet and the czars are so brilliant based on their insight on science and economics and history and every other subject is so deftly put forward as in this masterpiece of thought on CO2.
How could this be a surprise?
They've said this aloud for years!
The Ward Churchills and William Ayers' have been teaching this in our universities.
What the hell is the EPA mandating a damn thing for? What the hell happened to our Constitution? I read nothing about a 4th branch of government consisting of a bunch of unelected dopes. How the hell are supposed to grow the economy when we’re worried about taxing a gas that is not the cause of global warming, global cooling or global staying the damn same? What is this Republic coming to?