Cap and Trade Section 304

First – Mark Steyn:

“Stephen, speaking as a foreigner, I confess I’m finding it harder and harder to see why you fellows bothered holding a revolution. Under this bill, it will be illegal for me to sell my property to a willing buyer without first bringing it into line with some twerp bureaucrat’s arbitrary and ever shifting “environmental” regulations originally designed for California, and which have helped turn the Golden State into the foldin’ state, but which are nevertheless now to be applied from Maine to Alaska. And no matter what you spend a couple of years down the road the standards will be “revised” and you’ll be out of compliance all over again.”

Second – Read this rundown on Section 304 of the recently passed Cap and Tax Trade legislation. Warning: Your brain may explode.

Where does the Electricity come from to power Electric cars?

Look, I think electric cars are a great idea -SO LONG as we allow more energy to be produced, which the big proponents of electric cars, for some reason, oppose. I remember posting about this irrationality before. Allow me to quote myself:

The three main components of Obama’s [energy] plan are:

— Get 1 million 150 mile-per-gallon plug-in hybrids on U.S. roads within six years.

— Require that 10 percent of U.S. energy comes from renewable sources by the end of his first term – more than double the current level.

Reduce U.S. demand for electricity 15 percent by 2020.

Which brings us to this rather comical audio from the Mark Levin show:

“You plug it in at night!”

So I guess magical ‘green’ electricity comes from “the night”…and evil fossil fuels then must come from Dick Cheney.

Seriously though, the real solution is Nuclear power, as environmentalist Gwyneth Cravens (a former opponent of nuclear energy) points out in her book: Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy:

My book is fundamentally about prejudice based on wrong information.

I used to oppose nuclear power, even though the Sierra Club supported it. By the mid-1970s the Sierra Club turned against nuclear power too. However, as we witness the catastrophic consequences of accelerated global temperature increase, prominent environmentalists as well as skeptics like me have started taking a fresh look at nuclear energy….

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When I began my research eight years ago, I’d assumed that we had many choices in the way we made electricity. But we don’t. Nuclear power is the only large-scale, environmentally-benign, time-tested technology currently available to provide clean electricity. Wind and solar power have a role to play, but since they’re diffuse and intermittent, they can’t provide baseload, and they always require some form of backup–usually from burning fossil fuels, which have a huge impact on public health.

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was surprised to learn that:

  • Nuclear power emits no gases because it does not burn anything; it provides 73% of America’s clean-air electricity generation, using fuel that is tiny in volume but steadily provides an immense amount of energy.
  • Uranium is more energy-dense than any other fuel. If you got all of your electricity for your lifetime solely from nuclear power, your share of the waste would fit in a single soda can. If you got all your electricity from coal, your share would come to 146 tons: 69 tons of solid waste that would fit into six rail cars and 77 tons of carbon dioxide that would contribute to accelerated global warming.
  • A person living within 50 miles of a nuclear plant receives less radiation from it in a year than you get from eating one banana. Someone working in the U.S. Capitol Building is exposed to more radioactivity than a uranium miner.
  • Spent nuclear fuel is always shielded and isolated from the public. Annual waste from one typical reactor could fit in the bed of a standard pickup. The retired fuel from 50 years of U.S. reactor operation could fit in a single football field; it amounts to 77,000 tons. A large coal-fired plant produces ten times as much solid waste in one day, much of it hazardous to health. We discard 179,000 tons of batteries annually–they contain toxic heavy metals.
  • Nuclear power’s carbon dioxide emissions throughout its life-cycle and while producing electricity are about the same as those of wind power.
  • Nuclear plants offer a clean alternative to fossil-fuel plants. In the U.S. 104 nuclear reactors annually prevent emissions of 682 million tons of CO2. Worldwide, over 400 power reactors reduce CO2 emissions by 2 billion metric tons a year.

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As I learned more, I became persuaded that the safety culture that prevails at U.S. nuclear plants and the laws of physics make them a safe and important tool for addressing global warming. Clearly many of my beliefs had originated in misinformation and fear-mongering.

Introducing the latest in Green technology: The Gaia-Christo-Verde Suit

As everyone well knows, the Earth is on the way to destruction because of man’s careless action. Every decision man has made throughout human history has, in effect – set up us the bomb, and has now clearly shown to directly link to catastrophic global climate change.

What Happen?

With the recent decision by the top scientists of the US Supreme Court to list CO2 as an air pollutant, it is clear that if we do not act we have no chance to survive make our time. It is now the duty of every one of us to shed any critical thoughts of critical-ness and make a move to become green today.

The question is, what can you do?

Introducing – The Gaia-Christo-Verde Suit (GCV)

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Global Warming Kit - Obviously, this embarrassing product is designed to make people feel they are contributing (though the outcome is so immeasurable minute as to be a gimmick rather than a real product) to the Earth by becoming 'green' with the absolute minimal amount of effort and actual real change to their lifestyle.

The Gaia-Christo-Verde Suit is a new product from the EarthPlanetGood Inc. (Don’t worry, EarthPlanetGood is a good and green corporation like Apple, Target, and Ikea – not like Walmart, ExxonMobil, or Microsoft). The basic idea behind the GCV is the total reduction of an individual’s carbon footprint. The idea for the technology sprung from the marriage of several ideas.

There are currently products available that are aiming to reduce carbon footprints – such as the laughable Global Warming Kit (seen on the right). Unfortunately, these products fall far short of achieving any real measurable change to our precious Earth, instead simply filling an emotional gap for most people as a way to feel less guilty about their destruction of the planet.

We at EarthPlanetGood Inc know that anyone who really cares about effecting global climate change must do more than purchase simple trinkets.

Secondly, EarthPlanetGood Inc is concerned about the actions taken by what are considered ‘green’ protesters. For instance, notice the blatant disregard for CO2 emissions exhibited by Earth First’s so-called ‘Mourning for Old Growth Forests’:

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Note the blasphemous, frivolous, and copious release of CO2 emissions. And yet, all this is done in the guise of the 'environmentalism'

This wasteful and careless disregard for our planet cannot be tolerated.

It was for these reasons, EarthPlanetGood Inc. invested in creating the Gaia-Christo-Verde Suit with the goal of completely eliminating CO2, and any other destructive emissions. So, without further ado:

Continue to the Gaia-Christo-Verde Suit…

“…having more than two children is irresponsible.”

How far has the green eco-stress induced psychotic dysentery gone? Yeah, that far:

Couples who have more than two children are putting an ‘irresponsible’ burden on the environment, the Government’s leading green adviser has warned.

Jonathon Porritt called on ministers to take action to reduce population growth in Britain, and criticised fellow green campaigners for ducking the ‘controversial’ issue.

Mr Porritt, chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission, which advises the Government on green matters, said the SDC was due to publish a report on the subject next month.

It is thought he wants the Government to divert money away from curing illnesses so it can fight global warming by funding family-planning services, including abortion and contraception.

Mr Porritt, a father of two, said: ‘I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate.

‘I think we will work our way towards a position that says having more than two children is irresponsible.

Full Article

And you wonder why I consider many of the extreme environmental groups, simply a front for Marxism?

More Opposition to Anthropomorphic Global Warming

Again, just more opinions to consider when your local news talks about global warming, CO2 emissions, or carbon credits, as if global warming is a definite fact.  This time they come from the founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman. Note that he considers himself an environmentalist, as I do, though I have many serious doubts about the reality of man-caused global warming (aka. global climate change):

Great Moments in Climate Science: GISS reports hottest October – uses September measurements

From the Daily Telegraph (emphasis mine):

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.

This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China’s official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its “worst snowstorm ever”. In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

So what explained the anomaly? GISS’s computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

The error was so glaring that when it was reported…READ THE REST

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Dr Pachauri, a former railway engineer with no qualifications in climate science, may believe what Dr Hansen tells him. But whether, on the basis of such evidence, it is wise for the world’s governments to embark on some of the most costly economic measures ever proposed, to remedy a problem which may actually not exist, is a question which should give us all pause for thought.

Read the full article

Ha! Climate Science… About as convincing as Astrology Science.

Will the media start reporting the fact that the science behind climate change is vastly complex and most predictions are based on biased computer models? What about promoting the idea that carbon dioxide emissions might not lead to catastrophic global warming? Or will a government official challenge the idea that we should oppose crippling legislation such as ‘carbon taxes’ on business, when it turns out there isn’t a consensus on anthropomorphic global warming? Or will schools stop teaching about global warming as a definite fact?

Not likely.

Global Warming Update – OH NOOOEEEEESSSSSS!!!

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Uh Oh – somebody phone Al Gore!!!

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Inconvenient Unsettled Science Update: MIT Scientists – global warming theory contradicts scientific data

Boston (MA) – Scientists at MIT have recorded a nearly simultaneous world-wide increase in methane levels. This is the first increase in ten years, and what baffles science is that this data contradicts theories stating man is the primary source of increase for this greenhouse gas. It takes about one full year for gases generated in the highly industrial northern hemisphere to cycle through and reach the southern hemisphere. However, since all worldwide levels rose simultaneously throughout the same year, it is now believed this may be part of a natural cycle in mother natureand not the direct result of man’s contributions

Full Story (emphasis above mine)

No, I wasn’t surprised by this news.

I hope the folks at MIT are prepared to be demonized as pawns of Big Oil…or any other litany of “big evils”…

Bikes, not Brains: Consider Awareness of Logical Contradiction Raised

Consider the following (emphasis mine):

 

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Student volunteers from colleges around New York State braved freezing cold temperatures on their bikes Wednesday to send a message to state and federal political candidates: pay attention to climate change.

The New York Public Interest Research Group helped organize the ride. Environmentalists cheered on the bikers as they stopped in Utica around noon. They want candidates to let voters know what they plan to do about global warming and the energy crisis.

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Convenient Truth: What Company Does Al Gore Buy His Carbon Credits From?

Generation Investment Management LLP

His own

The one he started 2 years before he produced An Inconvenient Truth.

Al Gore pays himself – for the carbon credits (the ones he wants you to buy) to cover his own excesses.

Just thought you might want to know.

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