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The G-8 Economic Suicide Pact
IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2009

Posted on 07/09/2009 6:08:01 PM PDT by Kaslin

Climate Change: Channeling King Canute, G-8 leaders agree to wreck the world's economy, and ours, by pledging to prevent temperatures from rising more than 4 degrees by 2050. What if the Earth has other plans?


Canute was the legendary king whose sycophantic followers praised his power and wisdom. He was The One of his time. He once stood on the shore and commanded the waves to halt. As the story goes, he was exercising his ego when in fact he was giving his followers a dose of reality — the power of man over nature is finite and inconsequential.

We were reminded of this as members of the G-8 met in Italy on Wednesday to agree in principle to cut their emissions of greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050. The aim is to hammer out a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol that expires in 2012. In December, the U.N. is convening a meeting in Copenhagen to forge a binding consensus on reduction targets.

The announced goal, which President Obama has signed on to, is to keep the earth's average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). That should not be a problem. While the warm-mongers tout 1998 as a record warm year, no year since has been as warm as the earth has, in fact, cooled during an unusually quiet solar cycle.

Last August was the first month in nearly a century in which the sun was completely devoid of sunspots, an indicator of solar activity. While the earth's temperature charts nicely with the solar cycles over time, it correlates not at all with rising CO2 levels. In fact, the earth has been cooling even as these levels rise, and the earth is no warmer than it was in 1979.

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1 posted on 07/09/2009 6:08:02 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; FrdmLvr; GOP_Lady; HoosierHawk; JDoutrider; KoRn; ...
Ping
2 posted on 07/09/2009 6:09:24 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

3 posted on 07/09/2009 6:11:11 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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To: Kaslin

Those affected by this will have other plans...when the effects start being obvious.

Stay tuned.


4 posted on 07/09/2009 6:11:51 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Kaslin; All

We are the only suckers who will destroy our economy. China, Russia, and India will do nothing.....except steal our businesses.


5 posted on 07/09/2009 6:12:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Kaslin
Did the Messiah state his deep concern to the rest of the world and apologize for our leadership in destroying the planet yet?
6 posted on 07/09/2009 6:15:25 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Kaslin

Just another example of the zero tearing down our country piece by piece.
The guy is a commie. The sheeple better wake up pretty soon or it’s going to be too late!!!!


7 posted on 07/09/2009 6:16:41 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: Kaslin
The announced goal, which President Obama has signed on to, is to keep the earth's average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). That should not be a problem.

Nope not a problem, it just takes massive wealth redistribution and the work of God to make it happen.

The latter being 100% effective to the 0% of the former.

8 posted on 07/09/2009 6:19:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Kaslin

Are they nuts? THEY will not allow temperatures to rise? This crap is getting beyond crazy!


9 posted on 07/09/2009 6:22:56 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Da Coyote

Its “climate change” now, don’t ya know...with the emphasis on CHANGE. So, as long as we have inevitable variations in our climate, they will push nonsense like Cap & Trade. Its just too good a source of revenue for little things like facts and reason to get in the way.


10 posted on 07/09/2009 6:23:32 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Kaslin
When they call this guy Zero, it's for good cause.  That's how much of the U.S. we remember will be left by the time he's done.


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11 posted on 07/09/2009 6:24:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: Kaslin

“””China and India quite sensibly are refusing to participate in this nonsense. “Without participation from China and India, anything we do here at home would impose burdensome costs on consumers in the form of higher electricity, gas and food prices, all for no climate gain,” says Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe.”””

Though I did hear on Fox Business News this afternoon that China had agreed to a CO2 reduction by 2050.

Whoopee doo!!!!

In 40 years China will control the manufacturing of all products and the rest of the world will be servants to the Chinese.

How much more stupid can Obama and the Europeans get?


12 posted on 07/09/2009 6:32:17 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Kaslin

“..pledging to prevent temperatures from rising more than 4 degrees by 2050.”

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These G-8 clowns really think they can play God. I do hope He is not offended. What a pile of shit these people have become. Bunch of lawyers playing scientist and not being held accountable if the whole economy collapses because of their arrogant assumptions.

We, as the human race, do not deserve better for having elected them.


13 posted on 07/09/2009 6:38:24 PM PDT by 353FMG (Death is Life without Freedom.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s always a win to agree to prevent something that isn’t going to happen.

We should also have a national goal to prevent a Martian takeover by 2050.

Then they’ll have achieved 2 goals.

Isn’t this fun and effective?


14 posted on 07/09/2009 6:49:09 PM PDT by xzins (Chaplain Says: Jesus befriends those who seek His help.)
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To: Kaslin

ping


15 posted on 07/09/2009 6:54:01 PM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (no more "till death do us part" public workers!)
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To: Kaslin

ping


16 posted on 07/09/2009 6:54:40 PM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (no more "till death do us part" public workers!)
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To: abclily

Yeah, I wonder how they’re gonna do that?


17 posted on 07/09/2009 6:58:51 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: xzins
It’s always a win to agree to prevent something that isn’t going to happen.

And WHEN it doesn't happen, they set themselves up as profits prophets for the draconian measures they implemented. It's the win/win continue to scam scam.

18 posted on 07/09/2009 7:57:14 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Kaslin

Russia is EXEMPT from the GW treaty...


19 posted on 07/09/2009 7:58:21 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
While the warm-mongers tout 1998 as a record warm year, no year since has been as warm as the earth has, in fact, cooled during an unusually quiet solar cycle.
Advocacy of human-induced climate change needs to be reclassified as hate speech.
20 posted on 07/09/2009 8:20:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

And enrich themselves with monetary wealth with our hard-earned business.

Anyway, India is our ally.


21 posted on 07/09/2009 11:09:17 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

“Anyway, India is our ally”

Not anymore. We have no allies in the free world since a Marxist thug took over our country. Its every country for itself now.


22 posted on 07/10/2009 7:47:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Kaslin

Jim Hansen is righteously incensed, he wants nothing less than a carbon/fee rebate plan levied at the mine shaft or the wellhead on all the energy producers at the revenue end and a refund to all consumers using a means-tested formula where the least productive receive the greatest reward at the other end.

Nothing else will work, he says and the current agreement and the half-passed energy bill in the Senate is just another version of corporate welfare, in his lights.

Can there be any better illustration of the true motives behind this high priest of the movement?

Canute was a fictional character dealing with a fictional scenario — this is real and it is now; our options as unwilling financers of either propostion is to just bleed out quickly or to allow a slow exsanguination, one withdrawal at a time.


23 posted on 07/10/2009 9:54:16 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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24 posted on 07/10/2009 11:17:10 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Yeah ;-)

LOL!!


25 posted on 07/10/2009 1:36:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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