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Energy Secretary Chu steps down, blasts climate-change skeptics
Yahoo News ^ | February 1, 2013 | Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News

Posted on 02/01/2013 11:54:58 AM PST by CedarDave

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist frequently the target of Republican criticism, announced Friday that he was stepping down in the latest shake-up of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Chu, who disclosed his decision in a letter to Energy Department staff, frequently clashed with GOP lawmakers over gas prices as well as government backing for green-energy companies like the failed firm Solyndra.

In his letter, Chu took aim directly at his critics, saying the clean-energy efforts were a success—and blasted climate-change skeptics as trapped in "the Stone Age."

He also scolded climate-change skeptics and urged a shift from fossil-fuels to other sources of energy.

"The overwhelming scientific consensus is that human activity has had a significant and likely dominant role in climate change," Chu warned in his letter. "There is also increasingly compelling evidence that the weather changes we have witnessed during this thirty year time period are due to climate change."

Chu underlined that China was pushing ahead with clean-energy investments—outpacing U.S. efforts.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chu; climatechange; energy; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; stevenchu
Notice the mantra is no longer "global warming" but "climate change." And (gasp) man is responsible according to Chu. Well let Chu chew on the fact that those who have examined in a climate in an objective manner (unlike the so-called "scientific concensus") have found man has a minor role (if any) in climate change. And as for China? Their pollution is orders of magnitude worse than that in the US, now or in the past, so they had better move ahead with clean-energy investments to keep from poisoning a large part of their population.
1 posted on 02/01/2013 11:55:07 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Shove it up your smelly Obama, Chu.

Simply by joining the most corrupt, inept, and sleazy administration in the history of the multiverse, you have besmirched your honored profession of physics.

Go thou, and teach high school with NEA idiots...which is what you deserve after sitting in the cesspool with the t*rds.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 11:58:21 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: CedarDave
Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist frequently the target of Republican criticism

Yahoo News is deeply troubled.

3 posted on 02/01/2013 12:00:43 PM PST by skeeter
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To: CedarDave
The Chinese don't buy this crap, either. They have just figured out that they can make money selling windmills to gullible Westerners.

For themselves, they are still building coal-fired plants.

4 posted on 02/01/2013 12:00:50 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: CedarDave
Chu underlined that China was pushing ahead with clean-energy investments—outpacing U.S. efforts.

Chuk Phew you Chu.

5 posted on 02/01/2013 12:01:49 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: CedarDave
Chu-chu is leaving as the job is done?

(1000+ yr old wind technology and 200 yr old fixed rail tech is resurgent)

6 posted on 02/01/2013 12:02:10 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: CedarDave

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2984285/posts


7 posted on 02/01/2013 12:03:00 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: CedarDave

Yeah Chu was all for yucca mountain, the day he was sworn in Reid got a hold of him and shut the project down.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 12:05:20 PM PST by tangchung
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To: CedarDave

Kinda reminds me of the parting words of another guy: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore...”


9 posted on 02/01/2013 12:05:20 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: CedarDave
"There is also increasingly compelling evidence . . .

Increasingly compelling? What kind of anti-scientific mumbo jumbo is that?

10 posted on 02/01/2013 12:06:03 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat
"compelling evidence"

Lawyer talk.

11 posted on 02/01/2013 12:08:01 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: CedarDave

“Shut up!”, he explained.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 12:08:21 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: CedarDave

Yeah...this hypocrite is the one that rode his bike to work to help save the planet.
Of course his “ride” with Secret Service detail had to follow behind him and it probably took 2 vehicles cause 1 couldn’t move that slow continuously....

Of course that is NOT entirely his fault but his riding the bike proved absolutely nothing...other than gullibility is alive and well.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 12:08:35 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: illiac
Related:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2984285/posts

Saw that, but wanted to highlight his parting charges against climate change/global warming skeptics. And, of course, his famous wish that the price of gasoline be raised above six or seven dollars per gallon.

14 posted on 02/01/2013 12:09:29 PM PST by CedarDave (Matt Damon is to natural gas fracking as Jane Fonda is to nuclear power generation.)
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To: CedarDave

Climate has ALWAYS been changing, you stupid little man.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 12:10:21 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

ha Chu!, he replyed.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 12:11:06 PM PST by brivette
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To: CedarDave

These punks always gotta get their shots in. They are incapable of simply walking away with grace.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 12:11:06 PM PST by lesko
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To: colorado tanker

Possibly even more significant the Euros don’t buy it either.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 12:12:11 PM PST by DManA
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To: CedarDave
human activity has had a significant and likely dominant role

Dominant?! More so than the sun?

19 posted on 02/01/2013 12:12:29 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: CedarDave
Yes! Christians 1, Lions 0
20 posted on 02/01/2013 12:12:45 PM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: CedarDave

Hang him by his scrotum from General Sherman.
By golly, all obammy’s minions should befall the same fate. Hang em by their scrotums from General Sherman.
Starting with Janet Napolitano


21 posted on 02/01/2013 12:16:34 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: CedarDave

I predict an old white guy replacement.

Maybe Al Gore......


22 posted on 02/01/2013 12:22:12 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CedarDave
the weather changes we have witnessed during this thirty year time period are due to climate change

So, using Chu's logic, the heavy rains we saw last week were caused by... more rain. Got it.

23 posted on 02/01/2013 12:24:25 PM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: CedarDave

Just wanted to reference it for maximum exposure to this crooked admin....thanks....:)


24 posted on 02/01/2013 12:29:55 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: CedarDave

Quitter.


25 posted on 02/01/2013 12:33:30 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: colorado tanker
The Chinese don't buy this crap, either. They have just figured out that they can make money selling windmills to gullible Westerners. For themselves, they are still building coal-fired plants.

You beat me to the comment.

Chu underlined that China was pushing ahead with clean-energy investments—outpacing U.S. efforts.

Chu's 'underlining' is hilarious. He is absolutely correct that China is going full-speed ahead on solar energy equipment knowing full well that they can sell it to the chumps in the West. As for themselves, they stick to coal/oil, and nukes (OK - that is 'clean' ... I suppose). Actually I believe they are looking aggressively at Thorium fueled reactors, while our Government focuses on windmills, solar graft, and harvesting unicorn farts...

26 posted on 02/01/2013 12:40:14 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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28 posted on 02/01/2013 1:17:18 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: CedarDave

GREAT NEWS! Thanking God for small favors, today!


29 posted on 02/01/2013 1:20:18 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: El Cid
"...harvesting unicorn farts......"

Yeah; pretty darned close.


30 posted on 02/01/2013 1:21:56 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: CedarDave

Seems to me that wind power is in the stone age.


31 posted on 02/01/2013 1:26:00 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: CedarDave

Well, buh-bye.

One high-speed Chu-Chu leaving on Track One.

[I was tempted to call him Chu-Chu Charlie, but (a) I’d be accused of being racist, even though it’s a reference to an old Good ‘n’ Plenty ad campaign, and (b) his energy policies involved nothing either good or plenty.]

But speaking of racism, at least now CAIR or Farrakhan can’t blame everything on the Chus in government...


32 posted on 02/01/2013 1:45:04 PM PST by Chad N. Freud
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To: colorado tanker
Chinese have been suffering from a lot particulate pollution the last few days. They have real air pollution problems from burning coal. We have none (because we are wealthy and cleaned up coal years ago) so the green eco-freaks here have to invent CO2 pollution coming from coal that warms the earth

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/31/china-pollution-cars-air-problems-cities_n_2589294.html

Cars in continual traffic jams are also polluting Beijing and other Chinese cities, not just coal

33 posted on 02/01/2013 2:01:01 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: CedarDave

Stop already with the departure temper tantrums. First Hillary, now this guy.


34 posted on 02/01/2013 3:08:02 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: dennisw

Agreed, the Beijing smog is notorious. It reminds me of the days of the London “fog,” which was mostly smog. I assume as China gets wealthier they will clean up their air as we did.


35 posted on 02/01/2013 3:12:42 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: CedarDave

The neo-Nazi rat Chu is looking for a rock to crawl under. He knows that Nazis don’t do well in Nuremberg-style trials, and he is a top-10 fascist scumball in Buckwheat’s illegal administration.


36 posted on 02/01/2013 4:44:42 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: CedarDave

Somebody needs to take out the garbage.


37 posted on 02/01/2013 5:36:03 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: CedarDave

I noticed that he has walked back earlier statement.

“The overwhelming scientific consensus is that human activity has had a significant and likely dominant role in climate change,” Chu warned in his letter.


38 posted on 02/03/2013 2:06:11 AM PST by dila813
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