Skip to comments.Why is the EPA suppressing this global-warming report?
Posted on 07/05/2009 2:44:49 PM PDT by neverdem
As research for an upcoming column on the many drawbacks of the cap-and-trade bill now before the Senate, I spent some time speaking with Christopher C. Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Horner is author of "Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed."
Our discussion went on at some length and Horner made many excellent points about the hype over the threat of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming.
That discussion can go on forever and I can't include much of it here. But I will point to an interesting little item that's on the CEI website. It seems that in March the EPA received a report from its own National Center for Environmental Economics pointing out what many others have pointed out: No one can predict accurately whether the globe will be warming, cooling or staying the same.
The entire global-warming movement is based on the theory that man should not in any way be altering the atmosphere. That's fine in theory, but it leads to a question: WIll any such alterations necessarily lead to an increase in the planet's temperature?
And the answer to that question is: No one knows. That was the heresy uttered by the report's authors. It's entirely possible that temperatures will begin dropping for some other reason. The report (available here as a pdf file) cites the work of astronaut/astrophysicist Phil Chapman on sunspot activity.
Chapman is the same guy I interviewed last year for a column that I am reprinting below. The column gives a good idea of why he believes we may be entering a cooling rather than a warming cycle.
The study was never released, as CEI notes on its site.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.nj.com ...
Ladies and gentlemen, the EPA has become a monster that needs to justify it’s existence on a yearly basis. And based on that, it grows in it’s size and scope and control. It is populated with environmental worshiping control freaks who derive their living on completing missions and sucking more and more tax money. Don’t get crossways with these folks, because their power is endless.
Rogue agency that wants more power.
Global warming might be overtaken by global cooling before it can actually happen. Who woulda thunk it?
Probably because the biggest beneficiary of Ubama’s Global Warming Crap-and-Tax Initiative, General Electric, told Barista they are not going to tolerate heresy.
So it would be in our best interests to burn as much carbon as possible to stave off the global cooling. Doubt anyone of the flat earther nogrowth enviro wackos would support that.
General Electric AND Goldman Sachs
If Al Gore had been president, the Dems would be taking credit for the global cooling.
Global cooling currently in central Oklahoma. 82 and breezy(avg 92)
There is an even more fundamental question: who decided that the non-sensical theory has any validity whatsoever? The theory is meaningless.
How does world-wide mankind answer a non-sensical question? In the absence of man, the most idyllic or the most miserable world could not be judged by any consciousness whatsoever; since we are all agreed that God doesn't exist.
What would reflect on whether "it is good" or not?
I can state with absolute certainty that there have been as many cooling periods as warming ones.
When there in no change whatsoever I will surely worry; the only planet with no perceptible changes is a dead planet.
Cap and tax. Just another nail in the coffin of America. I believe these Democrats are out to seize permanent control of the US by fomenting enough unrest to justify doing so.
Who woulda thunk that tree huggers would want to suffocate trees.
Water vapor accounts for 95 percent of the greenhouse effect. I keep wondering why isn’t the EPA declaring water vapor a “pollutant?”
They haven't figured out how to tax it yet. But I'm sure they are working on it.