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'Green' price tag: $700 trillion to drop Earth's temp 1 degree
WorldNetDaily ^ | March 14, 2011 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 03/15/2011 7:09:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

New calculations applied to a U.S. Senate report reveal the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to combat global warming through regulation of greenhouse gases would theoretically take over $700 trillion, seven times the world's gross production, to drop the earth's temperature only 1 degree Celsius.

The report released last year by Sen. James Ihnofe, R-Okla., then-ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, quotes the EPA's own stats and experts to break down the numbers, including one researcher who called the Obama administration's plan "absurd."

Citing a study by the EPA's Dr. Linda M. Chappell and various other sources, the Senate report asserts, "EPA has called the consequences of regulating greenhouse gases under the [Clean Air Act] 'absurd,' affecting 6.1 million sources, introducing $78 billion in annual costs, causing 'at least a decade or longer' of permit delays, 'slowing' construction nationwide for years, 'introducing burdens that are administratively 'infeasible,' 'overwhelming,' that will 'adversely affect national economic development,' while impacting sources 'not appropriate at this point to even consider regulating.'"

And the net effect of the greenhouse gas regulations that the Republican senators are decrying?

The EPA calculates in 75 Federal Register 25,495: "Global mean temperature is estimated to be reduced by 0.006 to 0.015 degrees Celsius by 2100."

So in effect, by the year 2100, 90 years worth of $78 billion per year in spending – a total of over $7 trillion dollars – would have lowered the earth's temperature by about one-hundredth of a degree Celsius.

In other words, the U.S. would be paying for a global warming elixir that reduces temperatures at the net rate of $700 trillion per degree. Numbers-crunchers estimate that would amount to roughly 700 warehouses filled with $100 bills, or a stack of the bills nearly 70 miles high.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; cost; epa; globalwarming; globalwarmingfraud; globalwarminghoax; gop; greenhousegases; jamesinhofe; lisajackson; regulations; republicans; senate

1 posted on 03/15/2011 7:09:31 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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2 posted on 03/15/2011 7:10:59 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I say we drop it 10 degrees — you can’t be too careful!


3 posted on 03/15/2011 7:14:38 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Obama: “Let’s Roll!!”


4 posted on 03/15/2011 7:17:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You mean "Let's Chaarrgge it!"
5 posted on 03/15/2011 7:19:42 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I vote we let God handle it for free.


6 posted on 03/15/2011 7:19:42 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why do we want to lower Earth’s temperature? I’m perfectly happy to see it rise a little bit. Maybe I can get in early on some prime real estate in Siberia.


7 posted on 03/15/2011 7:23:22 PM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: Gena Bukin

Why don’t I just drive 20 miles north instead?


8 posted on 03/15/2011 7:29:04 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

1 degree in celsius is equal to 1.8 degrees in fahreinheit.

So it only costs about $389 Trillion to reduce it 1 degree Fahrenheit, more than 40% cheaper.


9 posted on 03/15/2011 7:29:42 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just when you think you have it under control mother nature will slam you with an earthquake or something. That kind of money can be much better spent on other tings.


10 posted on 03/15/2011 7:29:55 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

With politics so much involved in science, which has been the case for years, can we really honestly believe anything that comes from the scientific community anymore?


11 posted on 03/15/2011 7:30:45 PM PDT by bcr100
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To: Gena Bukin

Me too.

If we’re able to change the temperature, shouldn’t we get to vote on where we set the thermostat?

I vote warmer.

Particularly if it’s free.


12 posted on 03/15/2011 7:32:51 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ok


13 posted on 03/15/2011 7:34:36 PM PDT by phockthis
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Numbers-crunchers estimate that would amount to roughly 700 warehouses filled with $100 bills ....”

Is that a lot? How big is a warehouse?


14 posted on 03/15/2011 7:34:52 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“....the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to combat global warming through regulation of greenhouse gases would theoretically take over $700 trillion.”

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A bunch of totally useless bureaucrats regulating normal, constructive human behavior and progress is nothing but a make-work scheme for the talentless, power-hungry Commies.

Humans in “combat” (snicker) with the mythology of global warming with a measly $700 trillion?

As if.

$900 Octillion wouldn't do the job.

15 posted on 03/15/2011 7:37:20 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Or a massive volcano could drop the temp 50 deg overnight plunging us into another millenia of ice!

Either that or the 75 gazzillion.....

16 posted on 03/15/2011 7:39:46 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Seems about the right price.


17 posted on 03/15/2011 7:40:36 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Anyway, to me a warmer earth would enhance food growth, right?


18 posted on 03/15/2011 7:41:32 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: ReverendJames

Yeah...that would be real smart. Especially since the world is cooling! Sheesh! These eco-morons need to take a big leap.


19 posted on 03/15/2011 7:44:47 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: bcr100
can we really honestly believe anything that comes from the scientific community anymore?

No. I know used-car salesmen far more trustworthy than NASA "scientists."

20 posted on 03/15/2011 7:46:17 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: hal ogen

I always like to ask: “What caused the last ice age and what caused it to end?”


21 posted on 03/15/2011 7:47:52 PM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“’Green’ price tag: $700 trillion to drop Earth’s temp 1 degree”

Maybe


22 posted on 03/15/2011 7:52:12 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a 100 trillion dollar banknote and a 50 20 and 10 (for a total of 180 trillion) to start the rolling. (Zimbabwe banknotes that is)


23 posted on 03/15/2011 7:55:30 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
And I say,

Let`s line up all the frigid women in the world on the equator.

That`ll cool it off real quick.

24 posted on 03/15/2011 8:01:14 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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This is about subjugation of the “eaters” by the elite. Look around and you’ll find some of them admitting it. They’re arrogant because they know that one way or the other they’ll get what they want.


25 posted on 03/15/2011 8:14:44 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s a steal! From each and every one of us.


26 posted on 03/15/2011 8:26:04 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
feh... they have NO PROOF that wasting ten times that much money will reduce it by 1degree...
27 posted on 03/15/2011 8:32:43 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
'Green' price tag: $700 trillion to drop Earth's temp 1 degree

And that comes with no guarantee.

28 posted on 03/15/2011 9:29:19 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"'Green' price tag: $700 trillion to drop Earth's temp 1 degree."

LOL and then after the last penny of the $700 trillion is spent on this monstrosity..........a couple of volcanoes erupt and erase any gains..........DOH!!!!

29 posted on 03/15/2011 10:34:08 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

30 posted on 03/16/2011 4:41:58 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Numbers-crunchers estimate that would amount to roughly 700 warehouses filled with $100 bills, or a stack of the bills nearly 70 miles high.

Sorry. That's a stack of $100 bills 441,919 miles high.

$700 trillion = 700 X 10^12 = 7 X 10^14
7 X 10^14 / 100 = 7 X 10^12 bills
7 X 10^12 X .004 (inches per bill) = 2.8 X 10^10 inches
2.8 X 10^10 inches / 12 (inches per foot) = 2.3333...X 10^9 feet
2.33333...X 10^9 / 5280 (feet per mile) = 441,919 miles

They better get some better number crunchers ! From here to the moon and back, in brand new $100 bills.

31 posted on 03/16/2011 2:46:16 PM PDT by jimt
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That’s no problem for the printing presses and quantitative easing forever!


32 posted on 03/16/2011 3:49:07 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The premise is flawed. There will be no change in the temp regardless of how much money is collected to be spent on favorite boondoogles


33 posted on 03/16/2011 8:57:08 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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