Skip to comments.U.S. senator supports carbon-capture project [Graham, as Rat companion says climate change "real"]
Posted on 09/19/2009 1:18:48 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
The United States has an opportunity to learn from Saskatchewan's leading work in carbon-capture technology, a prominent U.S. politician said Friday, as he offered support to a Saskatchewan-Montana project seeking American government funding.
Saskatchewan, like the U.S., relies heavily on burning coal for power. But U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (Republican-South Carolina) said the province appears to be "ahead of, quite frankly, the world" with carbon sequestration, the process of capturing the gas and storing the CO2 underground.
"What we want to try and do is find out what is working in the area of carbon sequestration, because when you look at reducing your carbon footprint, you've got to put this somewhere," Graham said after arriving in Regina on Friday as part of a congressional delegation with U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (Democrat-North Carolina).
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Lindthee, Lindthee, Lindthee...
C’mon Graham. Why don’t we sequester the carbon in your ... big head.
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."
New policy coming out of Washington. All citizens except blowhard politicians will be required to report to the nearest breath testing facility to be required to take a exhale test for CO2 and will have to purchase carbon credits. /s/
“What we want to try and do is find out what is working in the area of carbon sequestration, because when you look at reducing your carbon footprint, you’ve got to put this somewhere...”
Carbon a rare but oh so sought after element of the universe.
We must capture as much as we can and sell it to those without at a large profit.
Us folks in SC need a "Senator Sequestration" program, where we can capture Lindsay and keep him underground!
Please, please South Carolina spare your state further embarrassment and get this light in the loafers RINO out of the Senate before he can do anymore harm.
Of course terrestrial climate change is real. It has been changing for the last 4.5 billion years.
How did Grahamnesty get his lips away from McCain’s a$$ long enough to make a statement?
I believe that climate change is real too.
It is the human induced climate change theory that is false.
The Earths climate has been in flux for as long as Earth has had a climate. It is in fact impossible that Earth could ever have a stable climate.
All if the major influences of Earths climate are variable.
The Earths orbit is variable. The Earth orbits a variable star that has a variable out put. The tilt of the Earths axis is variable. The convection currents of the Earths oceans that move vast amounts of thermal energy around the planet are variable.
Random events like volcano eruptions can pump huge quantities of ash, water sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide an other material high in to the atmosphere can change the atmospheres reflectivity or change how much of the suns energy will be absorbed by the atmosphere by huge amounts.
If the activities of man kind have any effect on the Earths climate it is too small to be measured next to the changes that are built in to the climacteric system by nature.
These senators need to get a little basic Earth Science education. Go back to High School kids.
What a waste of money.
Lindshay ... JUST SHUT UP. You loser Democrat.
Climate range is real.
The northern hemisphere is beginning to undergo a cooling period. This cooling period has occurred previously. It is sometimes referred to as “Autumn” or “Fall.”
Carbon capture = tree
What ... am I missing?
It is blessed with abundant and productive farmland, a growing oil sector, a couple of good universities, and abundant deposits of uranium. I guess they are rich enough to be socialists.
Why doesn’t SC just drop him?
Ironically, fat, lazy couch potato's exhale the least amount of carbon, about half a ton a year, while very active athletic types exhale the most, about 10 tons a year.
So, all these football hockey, baseball and basketball players should be paying- based on Obama's $500 a ton carbon tax guidelines- And extra $5000 in special "sports" carbon taxes, as should those Mr. fitness types that you see jogging around your neighborhood, pumping all that "evil CO2" into YOUR airspace.
Or, we can just put a stop to all this CO2 is a pollutant, and causes global warming nonsense.
How can people in this country and world be so absolutely STUPID?
Amazing, isn’t it. We don’t really have to do one damn thing to cut down on carbon emissions and no harm whatever will come to us or the Earth.
This is clear to any thinking person with an IQ greater than that of a plant, so it’s all about something else entirely...and guys like Linseen know it. Isn’t that acary?
Isn’t it the height of self-centered arrogance, for these wackos to believe that puny humans can change the climate of Earth? These idiots want to tax us all in to a 3rd world cess pool of poverty. The ones who don’t really believe in globull warming just want our money, the true believers are delusional useful idiots. We exhale carbon dioxide! I say they can start by holding their breath. If they want to stop CO2 emissions, they should hold their breath and not pass gas at the same time. I hope they explode or pass out.
Actually we can cut global warming and save the planet in numerous ways by the elimination of all leftists from the face of this earth. Why not? They breathe, the emit tons of carbon.
We would have a prosperous planet and human harmony.
Just to let you all know, that is absolute BS. Just because Tommy Douglas was a Saskatchewan social credit party leader in the 50's and 60's, doesn't make Saskatchewan a left leaning province.
In fact Saskatchewan has elected conservatives almost exclusively for the past 10 years in federal elections, All except for one or two seats. It is hardly a "left leaning province" at all.
As for the HCA claim, a number of efforts to establish social insurance systems in Canada had been unable to overcome provincial opposition to federal 'incursion' into their jurisdiction. These included the 1937 Rowell-Sirois Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations, and the 1945 Green Book proposals of Prime Minister Mackenzie King as part of the post-World War II reconstruction. At the same time, Canada resembled other developed economies in its receptivity to a more expansive government role in improving social welfare, particularly given the widespread sacrifices during World War II and the still active memories of the Great Depression.
Accordingly, following the collapse of the conference proposals in 1946, in 1947, the social democratic premier of Saskatchewan, Tommy Douglas of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), decided to go it alone, and established A publicly fund hospital insurance plan IN SASKACHEWAN, the first PROVINCE in Canada to establich such a plan.
Other provinces - including British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario, introduced their own insurance plans, with varying degrees of coverage, and varying degrees of success. When Newfoundland joined Canada, it brought along its system of cottage hospitals.
These policy initiatives increased pressure on the federal government to get involved, both to assist those provinces which had introduced programs, and to deal with the perceived inequity in those provinces whose citizens did not yet have coverage for hospital care.
The result was that the Progressive Conservative government of John Diefenbaker, who also happened to represent Saskatchewan, introduced and passed (with all-party approval) the Hospital Insurance and Diagnostic Services Act of 1957. This shared the costs of covering hospital services. By the start date (July 1, 1958) five provinces -- Newfoundland, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia - had programs in place which could receive the federal funds. By January 1, 1961, when Quebec finally joined, all provinces had universal coverage for hospital care.
So you can actually attribute the very first nation wide federal health care system with John Diefenbaker.
You sure don't know Canada well for an ex Canadian.
If you really want to know just how conservative Saskatchewan has progressively become of the past 30 years, you should look it up.
The most left wing nut province in Canada is Ontario.
Umm-I am from Saskatchewan. Electing a conservative is sort of like electing a “Democrat light”.
“Conservative” doesn’t have the same meaning up there in Canada.
Dear Senator Graham,
Greetings. My name is Mr. Arnold Ububuka. I am the Environmentalist Minister of Nigeria....
I read a lot of history of science, and I don't recall any real science phenomenon for which scientists considered the opinions of politicians to be scientifically relevant. I miss the good old days when scientists relied on testable hypotheses that could be disproven - a time when they would have looked at the warming predictions from 1998 to 2008 and the actual temperatures from 1998 to 2008 and rejected the hypothesis that led to such erroneous guesses.
Under liberals, the Constitution is dead, science is dead, and soon our grandparents and "imperfect" babies will be dead by government edict. It's time to pray for America, and it's close to time to go further than that.
Oh I don't know, launching dust particles into orbit around the earth to reduce the sun's effect ought to qualify as even dumber. How 'bout "charring" the rain forests and burying them? There's any number of beyond stupid ideas floating around, just Google geo-engineering and see what you come up with.