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WH Climate Adviser: 'A War on Coal Is Exactly What’s Needed'
The Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 25, 2013 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 06/25/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

Daniel P. Schrag, a White House climate adviser and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, tells the New York Times "a war on coal is exactly what's needed." Later today, President Obama will give a major "climate change" address at Georgetown University. 

“Everybody is waiting for action,” Schrag tells the paper. “The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.

Obama's speech today is expected to offer "a sweeping plan to address climate change on Tuesday, setting ambitious goals and timetables for a series of executive actions to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare the nation for the ravages of a warming planet," according to the Times.

Here's the full context of Schrag's quotation:

Daniel P. Schrag, a geochemist who is the head of Harvard University’s Center for the Environment and a member of a presidential science panel that has helped advise the White House on climate change, said he hoped the presidential speech would mark a turning point in the national debate on climate change. “Everybody is waiting for action,” he said. “The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.



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What we REALLY need is a war on White Hut climate advisers.
1 posted on 06/25/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The planned carbon emissions crackdown could make the president even more of an anchor on Democrats in deep-red states like West Virginia and Kentucky, where Senate candidates will have no choice but to distance themselves from unpopular policies pushed by the national party. And the new regulations pose a messaging challenge for vulnerable Democratic incumbents already facing competitive Senate races in other energy-rich states, including Alaska, North Carolina and Louisiana.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/obama-energy-climate-push-2014-93294.html#ixzz2XF07cDkn


2 posted on 06/25/2013 8:09:01 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Climatologist Michael E. Mann attributes at least one foot of the 13-foot (at least 0.3 of the 4-meter) storm surge in Lower Manhattan to global sea level rise.[61] Harvard geologist Daniel P. Schrag calls Hurricane Sandy's 13-foot storm surge an example of what will, by mid-century, be the "new norm on the Eastern seaboard".[62]

Mr. Schrag keeps some pretty shitty company.

3 posted on 06/25/2013 8:11:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

4 posted on 06/25/2013 8:12:09 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How about a war on fake science?


5 posted on 06/25/2013 8:13:23 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think Congress needs to step in with laws to protect industry from an out of control executive branch.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 8:13:32 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I wonder if they’ll use the rockets known as NECESSARILY SKYROCKETs in this war.

Man, despite being from the generation of peaceniks, these libs sure do like waging wars of all sorts.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 8:13:36 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I hope this idiot freezes in the dark.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 8:13:38 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hey, West Virginia,

How yinz liking your Joe Manchin vote today??


9 posted on 06/25/2013 8:14:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: beethovenfan

Oh he’ll be nice and comfy along with all the other Politburo members.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 8:14:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"a war on coal is exactly what's needed." Later today, President Obama will give a major "climate change" address at Georgetown University.

What planet do these smug pompous morons live on? It sure isn't this one.

11 posted on 06/25/2013 8:15:43 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.”

I hope richard trumka is standing beside his butt boyo when he says it.

12 posted on 06/25/2013 8:15:58 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Gaffer

There is a coal fired power plant in DC... of course, the White House is solar powered... Isn’t it? er ah.. wind powered!


13 posted on 06/25/2013 8:17:31 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."http://)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We have strategic air assets — when do we begin the bombing of American industries?? We can bring those suckers to their knees in just weeks, if we do it right.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 8:17:35 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Not fair to post my commment on the 1st post! ; )


15 posted on 06/25/2013 8:19:12 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: thackney

Deep red states like West Virginia? That’s Robert KKK Byrds old stumping ground. Are both their senators now Republicans? If not, this would be a good opportunity for them to switch parties.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 8:19:41 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
WH Climate Adviser: 'A War on Coal Is Exactly What’s Needed'

Au contraire mon kommunist!

(A little French lingo there to demonstrate my affection for little socialist froggies.)

A war on the White Hut and its attached bloated, unnecessary bureaucracy that is killing this nation!

Infamously uttered by the scrawny halfrican phony: "When Americans no longer trust their government there's gonna be trouble!"

You betcha!

17 posted on 06/25/2013 8:23:18 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just another battle front in the jihad on America.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 8:23:19 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: thackney

Does Herr Obama expect us to clean up what China, India, and Mexico City emit?


19 posted on 06/25/2013 8:24:52 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: A. Morgan
There is a coal fired power plant in DC... of course, the White House is solar powered... Isn’t it? er ah.. wind powered!

If the White House would attach power generators to the ceiling fans, with all the hot air coming out of Lord Obama and Lady Wookie, it could self-sustain for centuries! IF, we could find enough batteries to hold all the power generated!
20 posted on 06/25/2013 8:27:12 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just a warm up for the coming war against fracking, offshore oil drilling, pipelines, and nuclear energy. The goal is to restrict the supply of energy so the government can justify rationing and redistribution. Free electric power and fuel oil for the “poor”. Restrictions on power consumption and motor fuel purchases (except plug in electric) for the rest of us.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 8:30:51 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Soul of the South

The more expensive they can artificially make energy, the sooner all the peasants will starve, leaving them the Walden paradise they deserve.


22 posted on 06/25/2013 8:32:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: Soul of the South

The whole point is to make energy unaffordable for the “commoner”,

and then the “elite” can subsidize whomever is in their favor such that only their supporters get to use energy.

Just typical leftist SOP.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 8:32:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: A. Morgan
"...Isn’t it? er ah.. wind powered..."

Yes...in a sense of speaking!

24 posted on 06/25/2013 8:34:21 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

EPA out-of-control and headed your way.


25 posted on 06/25/2013 8:35:20 AM PDT by montag813
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Because it’s black?


26 posted on 06/25/2013 8:40:40 AM PDT by x
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He can’t get away with having people go without electricity. So he will replace coal with....?

Nat gas, I hope.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 8:42:41 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We are dying of a thousand cuts and Obama keeps wielding the knife.


28 posted on 06/25/2013 8:43:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Gaffer

I guess Schrag “forgot” all about the abnormally high tides predicted by the Mayans for our year 2012. That was an effect of all the planets being “in alignment”.

But, as Raum said: “Never let a “crisis” go to waste!”

And as Mann answered: “Even if you have to invent the “crisis”....


29 posted on 06/25/2013 8:46:06 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Obviously, the nobama commies hate Free Americans and Free America. Can’t someone imprison these undermining idiots?


30 posted on 06/25/2013 8:55:00 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If one was stupid enough enough to by one of those Chevy Volts - guess what?

Your driving cost are going up! Double sucker.


31 posted on 06/25/2013 8:56:55 AM PDT by bluecat6 ("All non-denial denials. They doubt our ancestry, but they don't say the story isn't accurate. ")
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32 posted on 06/25/2013 8:57:22 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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Dear Miners, How are those votes working out for ya?


33 posted on 06/25/2013 9:08:45 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Triple

“I think Congress needs to step in with laws to protect industry from an out of control executive branch.”

Why? The majority of them voted for their own execution. Now they get to reap their desired whirlwind.

Sadly, we all get to pay for it....


34 posted on 06/25/2013 9:10:54 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: fireman15

It is easy to see how the data used to form the graph can be interpreted in slightly different ways... (manipulated). However it is fairly obvious that even the data from the CRU of all places confirms no statistically significant global warming since 1997... nearly 16 years ago.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 9:13:02 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Man, they must have a lot on boner and mcconnell and mccain, et al. What gives obama the right to just willy nilly shut down coal plants?

Ohio, West Virginia, see what voter fraud does for you?


36 posted on 06/25/2013 9:17:53 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What are they going to power all those Government Motors VOLTs with?


37 posted on 06/25/2013 9:26:05 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Don’t forget Pennsylvania! The state actually went for Obeyme in 2012.


38 posted on 06/25/2013 9:30:36 AM PDT by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Bump


39 posted on 06/25/2013 9:34:50 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We need a war on Eco-lunatics.


40 posted on 06/25/2013 9:39:23 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s a war on common sense. The consumers of energy will pay a high price for a decision based on junk science and radical environmentalism.


41 posted on 06/25/2013 9:45:16 AM PDT by windsorknot
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Obama’s utopia...being unemployed, sweltering or freezing in darkened homes, standing in line for rationed gasoline at $6/gallon, standing in line for a 10 minute visit with a nurse practitioner and waiting even longer to see an actual doctor, higher food prices and government snooping into every aspect of your life. Sounds a lot like Marxist East Germany.


42 posted on 06/25/2013 9:48:02 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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War on coal = war on industry

The official birth of the Foidstamp Nation. Thank you, President Obama!

Thanks for nothing....


43 posted on 06/25/2013 9:48:28 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: headstamp 2
Problem is, we built a lot of the coal plants in the wrong place.

Due to the mercury from all the Midwestern plants, we, in the northeast can only eat a small amount of freshwater fish per month.

Here are the guidelines for NH:

To reduce the exposure to mercury, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that you limit the amount of freshwater fish in your diet according to the guidelines listed below:

Woman of childbearing age - One 8oz meal per month

Children under six years of age - One 8oz meal per month

All other consumers - Four 8oz meals per month

We should have built coal fired power generation stations all along the eastern seaboard so the wind would carry the mercury out to sea to sink to the bottom.

44 posted on 06/25/2013 9:48:39 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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War on coal = war on industry

The official birth of the Foodstamp Nation. Thank you, President Obama!

Thanks for nothing....


45 posted on 06/25/2013 9:53:16 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: thackney

Just last week I read that US coal production was at an all time high. I think the intent isnt a war on coal as such but a war on using it here.


46 posted on 06/25/2013 9:58:21 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

CO2 percentage in earths atmosphere 10,000 years ago - Zero point zero.

CO2 percentage in earths atmosphere 1000 years ago - Zero point zero.

CO2 percentage in earths atmosphere 100 years ago - Zero point zero.

CO2 percentage in earths atmosphere 10 years ago - Zero point zero.

CO2 percentage in earths atmosphere today - Zero point zero.

Yes, we better get right on this....If we wait any longer that level could reach zero point zero then we will be in a world of s**t.


47 posted on 06/25/2013 10:03:47 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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Technically it is 0.035%. Not quite zero, but close.


48 posted on 06/25/2013 10:08:52 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: PATRIOT1876
How about a war on fake science?

How bout a Civil War and let's get this crap over with!

49 posted on 06/25/2013 10:19:35 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: pfony1
U.N. OFFICIAL PREDICTS DISASTER SAYS GREENHOUSE EFFECT COULD WIPE SOME NATIONS OFF MAP - entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of “eco-refugees,” threatening political chaos, said Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect - Associated Press June 30, 1989

By 2000, British and American oil will have dimished to a trickle......Ozone depletion and global warming threaten food shortages, but the wealthy North will enjoy a temporary reprieve by buying up the produce of the South. Unrest among the hungry and the ensuing political instability, will be contained by the North's greater military might. A bleak future indeed, but an inevitable one unless we change the way we live.....At present rates of exploitation there may be no rainforest left in 10 years. If measures are not taken immediately, the greenhouse effect may be unstoppable in 12 to 15 years. - 5000 Days to Save the Planet - Edward Goldsmith 1991

‘’I think we're in trouble. When you realize how little time we have left - we are now given not 10 years to save the rainforests, but in many cases five years. Madagascar will largely be gone in five years unless something happens. And nothing is happening.’’ - ABC - The Miracle Planet April 22, 1990

One of the world's leading climate experts warned of an underestimated threat posed by the buildup of greenhouse gases ‘ an abrupt collapse of the ocean's prevailing circulation system that could send temperatures across Europe plummeting in a span of 10 years. If that system shut down today, winter temperatures in the North Atlantic region would fall by 20 or more degrees Fahrenheit within 10 years. Dublin would acquire the climate of Spitsbergen, 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle. “The consequences could be devastating,” said Wallace S. Broecker, Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University's - Science Magazine Dec 1, 1997

Within a few years winter snowfall will become a very rare and exciting even. Children just aren't going to know what snow is,” Dr David Viner, Senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia - Mar 20, 2000

In ten years time, most of the low-lying atolls surrounding Tuvalu’s nine islands in the South Pacific Ocean will be submerged under water as global warming rises sea levels, CNN Mar 29, 2001

Arctic warming has become so dramatic that the North Pole may melt this summer (2008), report scientists studying the effects of climate change in the field. “We're actually projecting this year that the North Pole may be free of ice for the first time [in history],” David Barber, of the University of Manitoba, told National Geographic News aboard the C.C.G.S. Amundsen, a Canadian research icebreaker. - National Geographic News June 20, 2008
http://www.lowerwolfjaw.com/agw/quotes.htm

In the Bible, if a prophet was wrong, even once, you were not to believe him and he was striped of his prophet status.

What would you call the Climate Change prophets who are wrong every single time???

50 posted on 06/25/2013 10:19:43 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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