Skip to comments.Another Way Forward After Copenhagen
Posted on 12/18/2009 4:54:52 PM PST by Kaslin
Common sense is tough to find in Washington. Even though unemployment in America has reached double digits, President Obama was in Copenhagen to attempt to commit the U.S. to passing climate change legislation that will increase taxes, kill jobs and reduce our economic growth.
I agree that we need to reduce carbon emissions. I don't think we need to do it in a way that makes it even harder for our country to recover from this recession.
The president's mission to pass climate change legislation in the U.S. is a dangerous experiment that will do more harm than good. Washington's climate change bill reorders the American economy and our way of life without much thought to the financial impact it will have on our families.
Copenhagen isn't the first climate treaty we've seen in recent history. Almost every international climate agreement has turned up empty because developed and developing countries recognize that these plans don't make economic sense.
Instead of making our air cleaner, various international climate agreements have wasted taxpayer dollars and scarce resources. A large proportion of resources have been lost to political mismanagement and "pork barrel" politics.
The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 was expected to cut global emissions by 11.5% from what they would otherwise have been in 2010. Yet Kyoto failed to cut emissions in the developed world, and its poor performance has been realized on a global level.
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Stopping all of the private jet flights for politicians would be a good start.
“I agree that we need to reduce carbon emissions.”
This kind of statement really bugs me. Since CO2 has no significant effect on the climate, and is actually GOOD for plant life, I see NO reason to limit carbon emissions and possibly good reasons to let them increase. We should limit pollutants, and be conservative in our use of resources such as oil and gas because it is prudent. But we should not buy into the idea that we need to reduce carbon emissions just to be politically correct!!!
Your right even the acceptance of CO2 as a global warming device should be fought at every turn.
Me too. I want clean air to breathe, and plentiful, non-polluting energy sources that provide us with what we need to run our world, at a realistic price. But carbon emissions, as treated here and in Copenhagen, are an adolescent fantasy, a pretext to take counterproductive actions and transfer huge amounts of wealth from people and societies that create it to people and societies who don’t, and who don’t want to know how.
Quite a site! Thanks for the link.
Well said. AGW is also a pretext for more government control of our lives and theft of our liberties.
I’m posting a link to these comments in my website
WE’VE GONE ABSOLUTELY NUTS BY ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN
I’m an advid am radio listener. One of the stations I pick up on at night is WLW am 700 out of Cinci which sponsors a number of conservative talk show hosts one of which is Steve Summers, Trucking Bozo. Frequently on that show truckers wind up talking about the excessive regulations set by California’s EPA.
The problem with this CO2 thing is that in the average persons mind because it along with other chemicals and elements get expended when creating energy does collect in volume in, thus poluting, areas where most people live.
Valleys which are cold spots really subject to temperature inversions where there is no wind dispersion. But polution does not cause “global warming” it creats a whole set of different problems but not GW.
The coal industry has made great strides particularly in its use in the production of electricity reducing SO2 sulphur dioxide emissions and such plants should not be set in areas subject to temperature inversion. But that ample supply of fuel, along with natural gas, and of course nuclear.
STUFF WE GOT AND CAN USE WE CAN’T BECAUSE THE NUT JOBS IN WASHINGTON WHO ARE SOCIALISTS AND BELIEVE WE SHOULD NOT USE THESE....AND ARE SETTING UP EXCESSIVE RESTRICTIONS AND REGULATORY BUREAUCRACIES TO INSURE WE WON’T ...
BUT NOT ONLY THAT SUBSIDIZE EVERY CORRUPT TIN POT DICTATOR AROUND THE WORLD TO THE TUNE OF 100 Bs A YEAR FROM TAXES ON OUR ELECTRIC BILLS.
Worse yet they’ve corrupted science by grant handouts. There’s reported to be US colleges and universities supporting this stuff with worthless projects and diverting those funds to other programs. The only way this can be discovered in when we chase the socialists out of the House and it conducts a full scale investigation.
And that brings US to the politicans backing this and making money off of it through “cap and trade”