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  • Kerry's Powerless America Act

    05/12/2010 5:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,069+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Regulations: Call it cap-and-trade or bait-and-switch, but John Kerry and Joe Lieberman continue to tilt at windmills with a bill to restrain energy growth in the name of saving the planet.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackThe bill introduced Wednesday and sponsored by the two senators is called the American Power Act, an Orwellian phrase if ever there was one. Like President Obama's offshore drilling program, for every "incentive" there is a restriction. It's as if Hamlet were to be appointed Secretary of Energy. The legislation has little to do with developing America's vast domestic energy supply. It's...
  • Europe's Carbon Mafia, And Ours

    05/06/2010 5:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 595+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Corruption: The carbon trading system being pushed here has spawned crime and fraud across the pond. Cap-and-trade is not about saving the planet. It's about money and power, and absolute power corrupting absolutely. All across Europe authorities have been conducting raids, rounding up individuals involved in a new version of Climate-gate. This time the data aren't corrupted. Europe's Emissions Trading System is. The system is so sick, it's turned out to be a scam built upon a scam. Twenty-five people have been arrested in raids by British and German authorities as part of a pan-European crackdown on carbon credit VAT...
  • Carbon Emissions Take Record Drop In The US

    05/06/2010 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies · 610+ views
    24/7 Wall Street ^ | May 6, 2010 | By Paul Ausick
    The US Energy Information Administration has just released its review of CO2 emissions in the US for 2009. This year’s report shows the largest ever absolute drop and percentage drop in CO2 emissions since the agency started keeping records in 1949. US CO2 emissions dropped by 405 million metric tons, or 7%, from 2008 to 2009. Total US CO2 emissions in 2009 are listed at 5.4 billion metric tons. Since 2000, CO2 emissions have dropped by 445 million metric tons, and since 2007, the year with the highest emissions in the past decade, CO2 emissions have fallen by 585 million...
  • The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud

    04/28/2010 5:50:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies · 1,227+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 28, 2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House. Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders. "Time's running out (on climate change)," Gore told them. "We have to get our act together. You have a unique role in getting our act together." Gore was right that foundations will play a key role in keeping the...
  • US states sue EPA to stop greenhouse gas rules

    03/20/2010 12:10:02 PM PDT · by kwill4u · 6 replies · 276+ views
    reuters ^ | Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:38pm EDT | By Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - At least 15 U.S. states have sued the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to stop it from issuing rules controlling greenhouse gas emissions until it reexamines whether the pollution harms human health.
  • Arizona Quits Climate Pact

    02/12/2010 4:18:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,690+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: The Grand Canyon State avoids a big economic hole by suspending its participation in a multistate initiative to fight climate change. As climate fraud is exposed, economic reality sets in. Will California follow? Not since King Canute have government officials engaged in an exercise as futile as in 2007, when seven U.S. states and four Canadian provinces got together to form something called the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2012. Leading the charge for the pact was California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who insisted, "We cannot wait for the United States government...
  • Coalition plan 'will push up emissions'

    02/03/2010 5:06:00 PM PST · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 137+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | February 4, 2010 | Emma Rodgers
    The Federal Government is using departmental advice that shows the Opposition's climate change policy would result in a 13 per cent rise in carbon emissions to step up pressure on the Coalition. A Department of Climate Change briefing on the Opposition's new policy concludes that it would deliver less than a third of the required cuts needed to reach the 5 per cent target for 2020. "The result of this would be that emissions in 2020 would be 13 per cent above 2000 levels if no other policies were put in place," it says. "The Emissions Reduction Fund is far...
  • Calif. to measure methane to pinpoint emissions

    02/02/2010 8:28:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 681+ views
    AP on SD U-T ^ | 2/2/10 | Samantha Young - ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California plans to install a network of computerized monitors to measure methane emissions from regions that are home to dairy ranches, farms, landfills and other sources. It will be the first network of its kind in the United States and will help the state take another step toward reducing emissions of the gases related to global warming. By May, seven devices about the size of a personal computer will be placed in regions of the state where methane emissions are believed to be the highest. Those include the farm fields of the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys...
  • The Enormous Carbon Footprint Of Protecting Pandas

    01/29/2010 11:06:05 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 7 replies · 339+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/29/2010 | Sean Higgins
    The local news in Washington, D.C., is making a big deal about the return of the National Zoo’s panda, Tai Shan, to his native China to, ahem, participate in a breeding program. The departure is “breaking the hearts” of the district’s many panda fans, the Washington Post reported. Zoo officials even plan a major going-away party. But apparently pandas only fly first class, and that requires lots of costly jet fuel, generating plenty of carbon emissions.
  • Will Californians Repeal Cap-And-Trade?

    01/15/2010 5:33:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 903+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 15, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Regulations: A California legislator pushes a November ballot initiative to free the state from the job-killing shackles of a 2006 law designed to fight climate change. The other choice is freezing in the unemployment line. At last report, California's unemployment rate was 12.3%, with 2.25 million residents looking for work. So one would assume the first rule of holes would apply — when you're in one, stop digging. Yet there was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger touting his state's green initiatives in Copenhagen as California barrels toward full implementation of its own version of job-killing cap-and-trade. "The desire and hope and desperate...
  • CA: Air quality district toughens up emission rules (more businesses to suffer, jobs to be lost)

    01/14/2010 8:49:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 389+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/14/10 | Peter Fimrite
    The owners of businesses that spew diesel fumes and other toxic gases will have to drastically cut emissions if they want to build, modify or expand their facilities, according to stringent new regulations announced Wednesday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The new permitting requirements, which were approved Jan. 6, will force some businesses to emit two to three times less pollution than what is currently allowed or move, said Ana Sandoval, the spokeswoman for the air quality district. The district conducts several hundred health risk screenings a year, the vast majority of which are for new or...
  • (D-N.D.) Rep. Pomeroy touts bill to block ‘boneheaded’ EPA emissions rules

    01/09/2010 10:16:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 546+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/8/10 | Ben Geman
    Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) is floating legislation to block what he calls “boneheaded” EPA proposals to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under its current Clean Air Act powers. Pomeroy said his plan is aimed at shielding North Dakota residents from electricity rate hikes and protecting coal-related jobs in the state. The bill joins several GOP efforts to block the agency’s planned emissions rules. Pomeroy, who is in his ninth term, introduced the bill in mid-December but touted the measure in a Friday press release. It comes at an unsettled time politically in the conservative state following Sen. Byron Dorgan’s (D-N.D.) surprise...
  • The CO2 Lie

    01/05/2010 5:39:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 2,369+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: A new study shows that Earth's ability to absorb carbon dioxide from all sources, including man, has remained unchanged for 160 years. As it turns out, there may be no carbon to offset. A major tenet of the global warming religion, straight from the Book of Gore, has been that the ability of the earth to handle increasing CO2 emissions is finite and that once the "tipping point" is reached, the earth will warm uncontrollably. Well, another climate domino has fallen — the myth that man-made CO2 is leading to climate catastrophe. This "settled science" has been upended...
  • Five Decades Of Cooling Ahead

    12/24/2009 3:44:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 86 replies · 4,041+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 24, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Climate Change: A peer-reviewed study by a respected Canadian physicist blames the interplay of cosmic rays and chlorofluorocarbons for 20th-century warming. The CFCs are now gone, and so is warming — perhaps for the next 50 years. Much of the nation got a white Christmas this year, some in unprecedented quantities. A record-breaking storm deposited 12 to 30 inches of snow in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Many places set records for the most snow in a single December day as more than 50% of the U.S. was covered by the white stuff. Scientists (and here we use the word...
  • Obama praises a climate flop: Copenhagen talks end with dud of a deal

    12/19/2009 3:15:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 48 replies · 1,846+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 19, 2009 | CHARLES HURT
    WASHINGTON -- After a day spent frantically darting around Copenhagen trying to locate world leaders, getting snubbed by China's premier and crashing a meeting where he had initially been kept out, President Obama heralded a last-minute, largely toothless UN global-warming summit deal that drew fast fire from all sides as a sham. Almost no one was happy with the outcome of the two-week confab and even the president, who was slammed by liberals and Republicans alike, along with other world leaders, admitted that the pact doesn't legally commit any of the nations involved -- the point of the summit in...
  • Copenhagen Flash: U.S Commits unprecedented Billions, worse to follow

    12/17/2009 4:12:15 PM PST · by Man50D · 24 replies · 1,050+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | Christopher C. Horner
    So Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has just made news by landing in Copenhagen and immediately announcing $100 billion through 2020 in additional new money to developing countries, in the name of “climate change”. Climate changes. Always has. Always will. And so long as a country remains poor, its climate and weather will be among the greatest challenges to its people. Just like it was to us until we industrialized and got wealthy. All of the billions in foreign development aid have ostensibly been to help these countries deal with climate change (though it is not due to the weather...
  • Palin Vs. Arnold: Terminating California

    12/17/2009 5:37:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,929+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: Alaska's ex-governor asks a question we'd like answered: Why is California's current governor pushing the same policies in Copenhagen that helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? The movie series that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name involved cyborgs traveling through time to alternately try to destroy or save one John Connor, who would grow up to be the leader of the resistance against a race of machines that ruled the planet. Prominent in the series was his tough cookie of a mom, Sarah Connor. Another Sarah has taken the lead in another resistance against another group...
  • Job Killing At EPA (Lisa Jackson Accepts CRU Fraud)

    12/09/2009 4:26:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2009 | IBD editorial Staff
    Junk Science: The Environmental Protection Agency's sneak attack on the U.S. economy and our freedoms, curiously timed for the opening day of the Copenhagen climate charade, won't go unchallenged. Nor should it. (snip) EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in a conversation with Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has in effect admitted the finding was based on the junk science and data manipulation practiced at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious independent analysis to see whether they were true," Inhofe said. Dr....
  • California Should Copy Texas

    12/07/2009 5:10:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,738+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    California: While Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger worries about rising seas, his state sinks below the waves. Don't mess with Texas, they say. But California and the nation could follow its lead. Last Wednesday, Gov. Schwarzenegger released a new report based on research compiled by the California Energy Commission claiming that by 2100 San Francisco Bay would be more bay than San Francisco, with Fisherman's Wharf and Treasure Island under the rising waters of climate change. His show-and-tell, which included a new Google Earth application the commission spent $150,000 to help develop, goes a long way toward explaining the once-Golden State's slide...
  • NASA-Gate

    12/04/2009 5:28:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies · 3,082+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 4, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Science: For two years, our space agency has refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has repeatedly corrected its climate figures. A leading researcher threatens to sue to find more inconvenient truths. What's become known as "Climate-Gate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his FOI requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly...
  • Business Fumes Over EPA Rule

    12/06/2009 6:00:43 PM PST · by FromLori · 44 replies · 1,314+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/7/09 | JEFFREY BALL and CHARLES FORELLE
    Officials gather in Copenhagen this week for an international climate summit, but business leaders are focusing even more on Washington, where the Obama administration is expected as early as Monday to formally declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant. An "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require businesses that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to make costly changes in machinery to reduce emissions -- even if Congress doesn't pass pending climate-change legislation. EPA action to regulate emissions could affect the U.S. economy more directly, and more quickly, than any...
  • Road To Hopenhagen

    11/25/2009 5:00:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,219+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: Major U.S. corporations have set up a Web site calling for a global climate treaty to be signed in Copenhagen. Considering recent evidence of massive climate fraud, perhaps they should reconsider. Many will remember the classic soft drink ad campaign where young people from many nations gather on a mountaintop and sing that they'd like to buy the world a Coke, the theory being that sharing a soda was the key to world peace. That sort of naivete has led peoples and governments around the world to accept at face value the outright fraud perpetrated by the Milli...
  • Obama vows greenhouse gas emissions cuts (17% by 2020)

    11/25/2009 12:39:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 911+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11/25/09 | BBC
    President Barack Obama is to pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the US in several stages, beginning with a 17% cut by 2020, the White House has said. The offer will be made at December's UN climate talks in Copenhagen, which Mr Obama will attend. But he does not plan to be there for the crucial last days, when delegates including other world leaders are hoping to pull together a deal. The talks aim to draw up a new treaty to supplant the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. UN climate chief Yvo de Boer said his attendance could be vital for...
  • E-Mails Of Climate Researchers Buttress Case Of Warming Fraud

    11/23/2009 5:46:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1,936+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: Hacked e-mails from Britain's Climate Research Unit are only the latest evidence of climate fraud. Just ask NASA's James Hansen about the faking of climate data or EPA employees about the suppression of climate fact. For years, noted scientists and other global warming skeptics have been accused of being on the take, their research tainted and funded by grants from Big Oil and other fossil-fuel interests. Now, it turns out, it's the warm-mongers who are fudging the numbers and concealing the inconvenient truth. We don't know who "Deep Throat" is. But according to an interview in Investigate Magazine's...
  • The Day Global Warming Stood Still (But Warming Lies Didn't)

    11/20/2009 5:01:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 2,176+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 20, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Climate Change: As scientists confirm the earth has not warmed at all in the past decade, others wonder how this could be and what it means for Copenhagen. Maybe Al Gore can Photoshop something before December. It will be a very cold winter of discontent for the warm-mongers. The climate show-and-tell in Copenhagen next month will be nothing more than a meaningless carbon-emitting jaunt, unable to decide just whom to blame or how to divvy up the profitable spoils of climate change hysteria. The collapse of the talks coupled with the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to put...
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 11, 2009
    Warming: After stifling a report questioning the science behind climate change, the EPA is censoring two of its lawyers for saying the proposed solutions are also problematical. The debate isn't over. It's being suppressed. In the proud tradition of EPA whistle-blower Alan Carlin, whose leaked study blew the lid off the EPA's hyped and flawed science behind climate change, two EPA lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, have produced a Web video titled "A Huge Mistake." In it they say cap-and-trade in general and the Waxman-Markey bill in particular are the wrong answers anyway. Williams and Zabel do not deny...
  • Gore's Profits Of Doom

    11/03/2009 5:59:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1,176+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The oracle of climate disaster has a new book out on global warming that should be on the fiction list. He asks us to commit economic suicide while he rakes in millions from his green investments. 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," Al Gore's sequel to his 2006 tome "An Inconvenient Truth," came out Tuesday. Printed on recycled paper using low-VOC (volatile organic compound) ink, it will undoubtedly be a best-seller and on the desk of every attendee at next month's climate change conference in Copenhagen. In a press release announcing the book, the Oscar-...
  • Cap and Trade: War on Red State America

    10/31/2009 11:12:41 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 5 replies · 392+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | October 30, 2009 | Rob Gordon
    Unless they had explicitly named them, the Senate’s Kerry-Boxer and the House’s Waxman-Markey global warming bills could not have been better designed to inflict more pain on the states that swung red in the last election than on those that went blue. The American Clean Energy and Security Act in the Senate and House’s Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act both call for dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, eventually 83%. (Isn’t it curious that neither bill is titled after the impending global warming catastrophe that they are supposedly designed to avert?) When EPA’s data for carbon dioxide emissions...
  • Carbon Pawprints (Save The Earth -Eat Your Pet)

    10/23/2009 4:42:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies · 2,753+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Ocyober 23, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Environmentalism: As polls show belief in global warming is dropping, a new study suggests that dogs and cats, like people, are a plague upon the earth. They say people should have edible pets. Here, kitty, kitty. A new Pew Research Center study conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 4 says the number of Americans who think there's solid evidence the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades has plummeted from 71% in April 2008 to 57% today. Over the same period, there's been a comparable decline in the proportion of Americans who say global temperatures are rising...
  • (RINO) Graham Joins Kerry On Cap-And-Trade

    10/19/2009 6:59:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 47 replies · 3,119+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 19, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Politics: Move over, John McCain and Olympia Snowe. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is fast becoming the Democrats' favorite Republican as he partners with John Kerry to push cap-and-trade through the Senate. Earlier this year, eight Republican congressmen made it possible for Waxman-Markey, the 1,400-page job- and economy-killing cap-and-trade legislation, to barely pass the House of Representatives. At the time it seemed dead on arrival in the Senate if it was brought up there this year. Once again, as with their medical plan, the Democrats seek to better the odds by putting a GOP hood ornament on a Democratic clunker....
  • Decades of Global Cooling Ahead?

    09/23/2009 6:31:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies · 3,357+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 9/23/2009 | The Editors of IBD
    <p>Global Warming: President Obama warns of planetary doom at the U.N. if we fail to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Meanwhile, a former warm-monger predicts decades of cooling as the sun stays nearly "spotless."</p> <p>The president had hoped to address Tuesday's United Nations climate change summit in New York with a finished cap-and-trade bill. Failing that, he hoped he'd at least have a version of the Waxman-Markey bill that has passed the House on his desk before the Copenhagen talks in December to cobble together a follow-up to the failed Kyoto Protocol.</p>
  • Global warming hooey [Worries about climate are being manufactured by the international left]

    10/10/2009 2:36:58 AM PDT · by Clive · 9 replies · 1,589+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2009-10-10 | Michael Coren
    It's truly extraordinary how every left-of-centre journalist in the country has managed to become an instant expert on the arcane subjects of global warming and the science of climate change. Imagine, for example, if some average Canadian hack who had never studied the Middle East suddenly announced that he was an authority on Israel-Palestine, knew which side was right and knew how to solve all of the associated problems. This, however, is what we are told every day when it comes to the fashion of sounding green. The more sympathy we can exhibit for Al Gore's polar bear or David...
  • E.P.A. Moves to Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    09/30/2009 2:50:59 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 89 replies · 4,062+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2009 | John M. Broder
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule Wednesday to begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions from thousands of power plants and large industrial facilities. The proposed rule would require polluters to install the best available technology to capture greenhouse gases whenever a new plant is opened or significantly changed. The rule applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year. When the rule is final, the EPA said operators of as many 14,000 sources of pollution would have to get additional permits. The proposal, long anticipated and highly controversial, marks the first government...
  • 'Nuts' To Copenhagen

    09/29/2009 5:33:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,699+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 29, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate: As alternate-energy champ Spain's green economy slides into recession, a German professor says if American "climate illiterates" don't follow, the Copenhagen climate conference will fail. And the bad news is? King Canute, the Viking king of England, Norway and Denmark, was the legendary king whose sycophantic followers praised his power and wisdom. As the story goes, he once stood on the shore and commanded the waves to halt. Rather than exercising his ego, he in fact was giving his followers a lesson in reality — the power of man over nature is finite and inconsequential. In December, the world's...
  • The End Is Near — Not!

    09/22/2009 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,038+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: President Obama warns of planetary doom at the U.N. if we fail to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Meanwhile, a former warm-monger predicts decades of cooling as the sun stays nearly "spotless."The president had hoped to address Tuesday's United Nations climate change summit in New York with a finished cap-and-trade bill. Failing that, he hoped he'd at least have a version of the Waxman-Markey bill that has passed the House on his desk before the Copenhagen talks in December to cobble together a follow-up to the failed Kyoto Protocol. Not only did that not happen in the cool summer of...
  • Carbongate (Cont'd)

    08/27/2009 5:13:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,320+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The EPA may be considering closing the watchdog office that exposed the flimsy evidence of man-caused warming. So much for the administration's promise to "restore science to its rightful place."Recently we commented on the plight of Dr. Allen Carlin, the EPA senior research analyst at the National Center for Environmental Economics who dared to say, in essence, that emperor Al Gore and his environmental sycophants at the Environmental Protection Agency wore no clothes. The EPA had been working on an "endangerment finding" that would say carbon dioxide, rather than being the basis for all life on earth, was...
  • Cap-And-Trade Is Refinery Killer

    08/25/2009 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,936+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy Policy: A new study shows that Waxman-Markey will increase prices at the pump, deepen our dependence on foreign oil and shred our ability to turn crude into gasoline. Even fuel-efficient cars will still need fuel.Oil may bubble up out of the ground, but gasoline does not. It's made in those ugly little NIMBY places called refineries we are loath to build anymore because we're too busy trying to save the Earth rather than our economy and American jobs. When Hurricane Katrina shut down 20% of our refining capacity in a single day and raised gas prices in a single...
  • Will Electric Cars Crash The Grid?

    08/14/2009 5:51:51 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 151 replies · 3,057+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2009 | IBD staff
    Conservation: The Chevy Volt is said to be able to get 230 miles per gallon. That's if it's continually plugged into a fragile and overburdened power grid. Where will you be when the lights go out? Since most U.S. electricity generation is not carbon-free, the Congressional Research Service agrees. The "widespread adoption of plug-in hybrid vehicles through 2030 may have only a small effect on, and might actually increase, carbon emissions," it observes. "If you are using coal-fired power plants and half the country's electricity comes from coal powered plants, are you just trading one greenhouse gas emitter for another?"...
  • Australia emissions plan rejected (Leftist crap takes a shot across the bow)

    08/13/2009 12:51:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 671+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/13/09
    Australia emissions plan rejectedPage last updated at 02:08 GMT, Thursday, 13 August 2009 03:08 UK The Australian parliament has rejected government plans to introduce an ambitious carbon trading scheme to tackle global warming. The measure was the centrepiece of the government's environment plans, and would have cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5% over the next 10 years. But opposition senators who control the upper house feared the legislation would harm the country's mining sector. The government can re-introduce the legislation after three months. Climate Change Minister Penny Wong confirmed after the Senate defeat by 42 votes to 30 that the...
  • James Hansen's Political Science

    03/02/2009 6:38:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,696+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 2, 2009
    Climate Change: NASA's James Hansen leads a protest against a District of Columbia power plant in the middle of a snowstorm. Meanwhile, a scientist fired by Al Gore says we need to emit more carbon dioxide, not less.Speaking before Bill Clinton's Global Initiative in New York City last Nov. 2, Gore advocated the concept of civil disobedience to fight climate change. "I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration," Gore said to loud applause. Following Gore's lead, a...
  • Ramirez, IBD On Senate Spike Of Yucca Mountain

    08/04/2009 8:00:00 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 3 replies · 674+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | August 4, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    One can measure the dedication of the climate-change crowd in how they approach the zero-emissions technology of nuclear power. Some have realized that the only practical way to replace coal as a source for electricity is to invest heavily in nuclear power. Others, such as Harry Reid and his allies in the Senate, have done their best to shut the door on that path away from coal, which calls into question their motives in forcing cap-and-trade schemes onto the US. Investors Business Daily rips Reid and the administration for blocking the use of Yucca Mountain for safe fuel reprocessing, which...
  • Death Knell For Nuclear Power?

    08/03/2009 5:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 752+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: A Senate vote to kill funding for the spent fuel repository in Nevada shows the Democratic Party and this administration aren't serious about energy independence, economic growth or environmental protection.Killing the storage facility for the spent fuel rods produced by the nation's nuclear power industry has long been a dream of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama. Last week, the Senate granted their wish, voting to deny the resources needed to complete a review necessary for Yucca Mountain to open. "This is a major victory for Nevada," said Reid, who is up for re-election next year. "I...
  • Death Knell For Nuclear Power?

    08/03/2009 10:23:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 1,460+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 03, 2009
    Death Knell For Nuclear Power? August 03, 2009 Energy: A Senate vote to kill funding for the spent fuel repository in Nevada shows the Democratic Party and this administration aren't serious about energy independence, economic growth or environmental Killing the storage facility for the spent fuel rods produced by the nation's nuclear power industry has long been a dream of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama. Last week, the Senate granted their wish, voting to deny the resources needed to complete a review necessary for Yucca Mountain to open. "This is a major victory for Nevada," said Reid,...
  • Apocalypse Sun?

    06/02/2009 6:29:37 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 18 replies · 1,583+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 3, 2009 | Editorial
    Climate Change: NASA predicts the lowest sunspot activity since 1928. Is a major solar storm in the offing? While we worry about man-made warming, the sun may soon show us who's boss... But this dry statistic has more significance for the earth and its climate than all of Al Gore's gloom and doom about tailpipe emissions and rising sea levels. Whether the warm-mongers like it or not, the sun rules earth's climate — always has and always will.
  • India won't accept any legally binding emission reductions [Hillary rebuffed]

    07/19/2009 10:12:44 AM PDT · by libh8er · 14 replies · 734+ views
    Refusing to be pushed by the US on putting a cap on emissions, India on Sunday said it would not accept any "legally binding" reductions but assured that its carbon footprint would never exceed that of developed nations. Environment minister Jairam Ramesh asserted that New Delhi was "simply not in a position" to accept any legally binding emission reductions and made it clear that India was not running away from responsibilities on the issue. The minister's comments came at a joint press conference with US secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she toured the ITC Green Building here which showcases...
  • EPA Cover-Up

    07/16/2009 1:03:03 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 4 replies · 764+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 16, 2009 | Walter Williams
    On June 28, 2009, the House of Representatives, by a narrow margin (219-212), passed the Waxman-Markey bill. The so-called “cap and trade” bill has been sold as a system for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the struggle against global warming. There’s a full-court press on the U.S. Senate to pass its version of “cap and trade”...The Obama administration’s EPA sees the increasing evidence against global warming as a threat to their agenda and has taken desperate measures. About a week before the House vote on “cap and trade,” the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released some EPA e-mails, demonstrating...
  • EPA Cover-Up

    07/15/2009 5:01:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 648+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2009 | Walter E. Williams
    Here's what I wrote in last year's column titled "Global Warming Rope-a-Dope" (12/24/2008): "Once laws are written, they are very difficult, if not impossible, to repeal. If a time would ever come when the permafrost returns to northern U.S., as far south as New Jersey as it once did, it's not inconceivable that Congress, caught in the grip of the global warming zealots, would keep all the laws on the books they wrote in the name of fighting global warming. Personally, I would not put it past them to write more." On June 28, 2009, the House of Representatives, by...
  • U.S. Cities Consider Congestion Pricing

    07/14/2009 6:11:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 689+ views
    National League of Cities ^ | July 13, 2009 | Matt Bradley and Julia Pulidindi
    The social and economic costs of lost productivity and wasted fuel from traffic-choked streets are estimated to be $87 billion a year, according to the Texas Transportation Institute’s 2009 Urban Mobility Report. So far, federal, state and local efforts — focused mostly on expanding road capacity — have been largely unsuccessful at slowing the growing congestion on U.S. roads. Transportation experts now advocate a different approach, changing the emphasis from increasing supply to reducing demand. To reinforce smart growth policies, plug mounting transportation funding gaps and achieve immediate traffic relief, London, Stockholm, Singapore, Milan and three cities in Norway have...
  • CBO Lowballs Waxman-Markey Cost

    07/13/2009 6:06:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 737+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 13, 2009
    Climate Change: Supporters of economy-killing cap-and-trade legislation not only misquote the Congressional Budget Office's report lowballing the costs. They ignore how CBO cooked the books to get its numbers.We have often cited the CBO in our editorials. It's a nonpartisan entity whose staffers normally do a decent job analyzing data and crunching numbers. But as regards the true cost of climate change legislation, they have fallen victim to the computer-age trap: garbage in, garbage out. In recent weeks, ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos twice misquoted a CBO analysis of the Waxman-Markey bill that claims that we can save the...
  • Climate Change: The Sun And The Oceans Do Not Lie

    07/12/2009 6:12:12 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 35 replies · 2,243+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 11, 2009 | Christopher Booker
    Even a compromised agreement to reduce emissions could devastate the economy - and all for a theory shot full of holes, says Christopher Booker. What makes this even odder is that the runaway warming predicted by their computer models simply isn't happening. Last week one of the four official sources of temperature measurement, compiled from satellite data by the University of Huntsville, Alabama, showed that temperatures have now fallen to their average level since satellite data began 30 years ago...In March, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has a key role in President Obama's plans to curb CO2 emissions,...