Skip to comments.Climate Science vs Politics: The Road Ahead
Posted on 12/28/2012 1:29:54 AM PST by neverdem
There is good news and bad news about climate. The good news is that science evidence has made it quite clear that the human contribution to a possible global warming is minor; in fact it cannot even be...
Important news: The Chinese Academy of Sciences has translated these NIPCC reports for publication in 2013 -- the first national academy to do so.
The other good news is that the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which has been slowly dying since the UN conference in Copenhagen in Dec. 2009, is finally going to be officially buried this month, in December 2012.
Fortunately, we have resourceful lawyers. They have pointed out that EPA did not do the "independent analysis" required by the Supreme Court; they should be required to go back to the drawing board and then submit their findings to their Scientific Advisory Board. I think this will simply delay another challengeable EF, but such a delay might be useful in educating the media and the public, particularly once EPA regulations start to raise energy prices.
Another promising approach to fighting the EPA on this issue is to go back to the 1970 Clean Air Act, the basic law. After all, the purpose of emission controls is to achieve an ambient air quality that will not harm human health and welfare. The CAA (Section 108) therefore requires the EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for "criteria pollutants." We need to challenge the EPA to set such a standard for CO2, to justify it by "independent analysis," and to demonstrate how their proposed CO2-control regulations will achieve such a NAAQS standard. I would imagine that this would be an impossible task for the EPA; bearing in mind that they have no control over China or other rapidly developing countries...
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The irony of somewhat less commies (China) scuttling the somewhat more Marxists (Enviroweenies) is rich.
Gotta grin with that one.
Lisa Jackson has resigned as EPA administrator. One reason is that she sent and received over 12,000 emails using the ghost name Richard Windsor. One suspects she used this method to direct agency members in their attempts to regulate CO2.
A normal person would at least have an itch in their conscience that says “if I have to hide what I’m doing, there’s something wrong with what I’m doing”.
But an elitist libeal, not being a normal person, thinks “I have to hide what I’m doing because those who would object are ignorant and uninformed.”
Oops, bad temp readings:
Thanks for the link.