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Obama-Style Climate and Energy Programs Have Failed Everywhere They’ve Been Tried
Pajamas Media ^ | 06/28/2014 | DR. TIM BALL AND TOM HARRIS

Posted on 06/28/2014 7:33:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

President Obama’s recently announced energy and environment policies have been tried in many countries, always with the same result: abject failure. Yet when critics point this out, explaining that “the U.S. economy will lose millions of jobs and billions of dollars in growth,” Obama simply waves their objections away:

“Let’s face it,” the president answers. “That’s what [critics] always say. … Every time… the warnings of the cynics have been wrong.”

Other leaders, especially those in Europe who are further down the green path than is America, know better.

The deputy leader of the German Green Party in the Bundestag, Oliver Krischer [1], summed up the dangers of relying on green power when he said,

A few years ago the renewable sector was the job miracle in Germany; now nothing is left of all of that.

Every European economy that followed the green agenda has faltered badly. Consequently, Germany is building coal plants to replace both failed wind power sources and even clean nuclear plants that are a casualty of irrational phobia after the Fukushima nuclear accident. In 2013 alone Germany built six more coal plants [2]. China and India [3] build four new ones every week, rendering Ontario’s coal shutdown, as well as those planned for the U.S., completely irrelevant from a climate perspective no matter what one believes about the science.

Obama’s dangerous climate and energy policies rely peripherally upon the reports of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This is the climate science agency created by Canadian billionaire Maurice F. Strong through the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). It is instructive to review how Strong’s actions ruined Ontario since Obama is taking America down a similar path.

Strong was UNEP’s first head and, while in this position, convened the first international expert group meeting on climate change. Strong then foisted the IPCC onto the world at the Earth Summit (officially, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development [UNCED]) in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, where he chaired the conference as UNCED conference secretary-general.

This was the same year that left-leaning NDP Premier Bob Rae appointed Strong to run Ontario Hydro, the major power producer for the province. Strong immediately applied the UNEP’s philosophy and policies designed to demonize carbon dioxide (CO2) as the byproduct of fossil fuel-driven industries and nations, very much as Obama is doing right now in the U.S. A magazine article titled “Maurice Strong: The new guy in your future” [4] explains what he did at Ontario Hydro:

Maurice Strong has demonstrated an uncanny ability to manipulate people, institutions, governments, and events to achieve the outcome he desires. Through his published writings and public presentations he has declared his desire to empower the UN as the global authority to manage a new era of global governance. … The fox has been given the assignment, and all the tools necessary, to repair the henhouse to his liking.

Strong used Hydro’s massive debt, ostensibly created by building nuclear power plants, to eliminate fossil fuels, transforming Ontario from a “have” province contributing to the wealth of the Canadian federation to one that now relies on the rest of the country for financial handouts. It was obvious that this was coming. In 2008, then Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty forecasted:

If this continues – this is not hyperbole, this is a fact – Ontario will become a “have not” province in confederation. And it will be Premier (Dalton) McGuinty’s legacy that he in two terms took Ontario from being the strongest economic province in the federation to a “have not” province.

Following the Earth Summit, Strong, by then adviser to presidents, prime ministers and powerful corporations, continued to take a leading role in efforts to implement the outcomes of agreements reached at UNCED through:

We got a glimpse of what may be Strong’s underlying objectives when he told a reporter, supposedly concerning the plot of a book he would like to write:

What if a small group of world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment. Will they do it? The group’s conclusion is “no.” The rich countries won’t do it. They won’t change. So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?

Strong worked towards achieving this goal by creating the IPCC and other organizations that supposedly demonstrated that CO2 from human industrial activity is causing runaway global warming. Strong admitted that he couldn’t implement his plan as a politician, so, according to author Elaine Dewar (Cloak of Green):

Strong was using the U.N. as a platform to sell a global environment crisis and the Global Governance Agenda.

Ontario’s energy policy failures intensified to the point that, by November 2010, even the left-leaning Toronto Star newspaper admitted [6]:

The McGuinty [Ontario] government has a major electrical power problem, one created by its decision to use the power system as a political policy tool. This policy has resulted in the doubling of rates in Ontario to a level higher than in most U.S. states. Ontario’s former industrial advantage has disappeared, while the government has been pretending that nothing is wrong.

Ontario’s economy continues to decline today largely due to the government’s decision to turn off the province’s cheapest form of electricity—coal. In 2003, coal provided 25% of Ontario’s power. By mid-April 2014, coal was completely phased out. Replacing hydrocarbon fuel energies with alternate energies drove Ontario’s costs through the roof and created a multitude of other problems. This is precisely where the U.S. is now headed, only it will be worse since Ontario still benefits from Canada’s policy of financial equalization between provinces, while there is no one who will bail out the U.S.

Many commentators knew America was in trouble when Obama, then the frontrunner in the Democratic Party presidential primaries, told the San Francisco Chronicle:

If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted… .Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.

Contrary to popular belief, the IPCC evidence doesn’t actually support the claim that CO2 produced by human activities is causing dangerous climate change. There is no scientific need to replace fossil fuels.

Indian Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh [7] summed up the situation well:

“Science is politics in climate change; climate science is politics” and we are being “led by our noses by Western (climate) scientists who have less of a scientific agenda and more of a political agenda.”

Western politicians like Obama are promoting energy policies based on falsified, politicized science and alternative energies that don’t work. Maurice Strong, creator of the myth of CO2-caused dangerous climate change, applied his claims in Ontario and the result was disastrous. The U.S. president’s energy policies are the same but more inexcusable since everyone can see what has already happened in Europe and Ontario. Why repeat this tragedy in America?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatechangefraud; energy; globlwarminghoax; greenscam; obama; obamaclimatechange; renewableenergy

1 posted on 06/28/2014 7:33:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Failure of Progressive climate and energy policies are not about climate and energy; they are about the Progressive revolution.

IMHO


2 posted on 06/28/2014 7:38:23 AM PDT by ripley
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To: SeekAndFind

“That’s what [critics] always say. … Every time… the warnings of the cynics have been wrong.”

Thats how the scumbag does it: Tell bald faced lies and KNOW he won’t be questioned or challenged except for schlubs like us whose opinions are marginalized and mocked.

You can pretty much believe that the critics are always RIGHT...because he says they are wrong; he always lies.

I would be simply disgusted but his lies are becoming truth because so many people are non-thinking idiots, tools and fools. His lies are becoming policy. And it will limit and eventually kill this country.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 7:48:18 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s why they’re being forced upon us. It’s islamism.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 8:01:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind
Dear Emperor Zero,

It's the physics, stupid.

5 posted on 06/28/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun


6 posted on 06/28/2014 8:38:58 AM PDT by abclily
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

How about Marxism? He’s pushing that too, and that has been a failure each time it’s been tried.

Thanks SeekAndFind.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 12:51:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some people prefer not to be confused with facts!


8 posted on 06/28/2014 12:56:58 PM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: ripley

Besides, total failure’s never stopped Democrats before...


9 posted on 06/28/2014 1:50:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Losing a battle doesnÂ’t mean losing the war... Freeper livius)
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To: GOPJ

When their policies fail, the desired objective is obtained; the levying of taxes and the spending of the proceeds, along with increased taxes on the “rich” that become permanent.

IMHO


10 posted on 06/28/2014 5:39:09 PM PDT by ripley
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