by Phil Brennan at Newsmax.com
Lawmakers who described the alleged effects of global warming are spreading a lot of “eye wash,” a top climate scientist says.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax, S. Fred Singer, a renowned climatologist and professor of environmental sciences emeritus at the University of Virginia, discussed the background behind the recent open letter to Congress he and six other scientists sent to members of the House and Senate.
In the letter, the scientists cited a letter sent by the Woods Hole Research Center, which exhorted Congress to act quickly to avoid a global disaster due to alleged global warming.
Singer said the Woods Hole group “put on a sort of scary exaggerated kind of letter to Congress ahead of the vote in the House in an obvious attempt to stampede them into voting for the Waxman-Markey [cap and trade environmental] bill.
Early last month, LM Glasfiber in Little Rock announced it would cut more than 20% of it’s workforce because it doesn’t have enough orders. In this day and age, that doesn’t sound quite remarkable does it? But…
The plant makes windmill blades. You know, those giant windmills that produce clean energy that were going to sprout from the ground like spring daisies if the stimulus bill passed. These are green jobs being lost–the very jobs Obama announced would be created by HIS economic package.
June 8, 2009
Windmill blade maker LM Glasfiber said Monday it will lay off about 80 workers at its Port of Little Rock plant…
After the layoffs, about 300 people will remain on Glasfiber’s payroll…
Perhaps our President’s mathematical magicians will spin this as Obama saving 300 jobs.
So we’re losing green jobs, and non-green jobs, even though Congress has bowed and given the community organizer virtually everything he’s asked for, everything that he insisted would turn our economy around and result in millions and millions of green jobs. Where are they Mr. President?
How long will worshippers of the Obamessiah go on believing his nonsense? His supposed stimulus is a failure on all fronts.
Update–Check out this post on ARRA News Service that has John Boehner’s new video that features bloodhounds searching for the millions of jobs Obama’s stimulus was promised to create or save.
John Allison III
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Though the MSM and even Fox News spent the last few days broadcasting near 24-hour coverage of the death of a washed-up pop star, there were real news stories to be covered. The same day the US House passed the job-killing Waxman-Markey tax hike disguised as a climate bill, the Competitive Enterprise Institute released a draft report by EPA researcher Alan Carlin that had been suppressed by the agency’s top brass. We now have the full report available and it’s damning to the EPA and, by extension, to the President.
Three days prior to releasing the draft, CEI had published four internal EPA emails that show the agency’s was motivated by politics to ignore science that undermines global warming alarmists’ propaganda. Emails from an EPA bureaucrat forbidding Carlin to speak to anyone about his findings and another that basically informs Carlin his research is being ignored for political reasons are especially damning. The same bureaucrat, Al McGartland, followed up his previous emails with the statement, “I don’t want you to spend any additional EPA time on climate change.”
I seem to recall President Obama making the claim that he would restore science to its rightful place, or something along those lines. But here we have professional bureaucrats, who serve his administration, placing politics over science. Obama’s pledge to maintain the “most transparent administration in history” is broken (again) in the same breath. And once again, the MSM drops the ball to keep the American people uninformed of the failings of the President’s administration. Searches of CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, and NBC News for “Alan Carlin” reveal none of these networks have made any attempt to cover this story. Of the major news networks, only CBS covered the story in a timely manner. Though it aired a story on the report today, even Fox News ignored the story in the beginning.
Carlin points out that his research was performed under such severe time constraints that errors may exist in his findings, but goes on to say “What is actually noteworthy about this effort is not the relative apparent scientific shine of the two sides but rather the relative ease with which major holes have been found in the GHG/CO2/AGW argument.” He concludes the EPA’s choice to depend on third-party research based on questionable science to stake its position on global warming is a mistake.
He notes the hyp0thesis that Global Warming is man-made, or even occuring, violates basic scientific principles because observable data fails to conform to the supposition. According to Carlin, “The most reliable sets of global temperature data we have, using satellite microwave sounding units, show no appreciable temperature increases…” His report challenges the practice of ignoring other “major potential causes” of Global Warming in models the EPA depends on to support its position, stating that said practice likely overstates the importance of the impact of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
Carlin notes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s AR-4 report, heavily leaned on by the EPA to support its position, is outdated and that global temperatures have actually decreased even while CO2 levels and emissions have increased. He also points out that empirical evidence invalidates crucial assumptions in the IPCC report. Another glaring problem ignored by the EPA is recent scholarly work that indicates some of the IPCC’s data was invalid.
So if observable data doesn’t support the EPA’s position, and clear evidence the agency is suppressing findings that contradict its position exists, and that evidence strongly suggests the agency was pressured to conform its findings to the political will of the President’s administration, what can we conclude?
It’s becoming obvious the only place science has in the Obama administration is to support his political position. If science doesn’t support that position, such findings will be buried and the administration will attempt to silence the authors of any such report. Upon her confirmation by the Senate to lead the EPA, Lisa Jackson said “As Administrator, I will ensure EPA’s efforts to address the environmental crises of today are rooted in three fundamental values: science-based policies and programs, adherence to the rule of law, and overwhelming transparency.” At least two of the three “fundamental values” were abandoned in the suppression of this report.
I’m including Administrator Jackson’s contact information at the EPA and encourage any and everyone to contact her office by phone, email and snail mail to let her know we recognize what’s going on and we don’t like it. She and the President have used the agency to further the political agenda of Obama in an effort to push through the massive tax hike known as “Cap and Trade.” You can also contact the White House to let them know we know what Obama’s up to and be sure to contact your Senators and demand they vote against Cap and Trade.
Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator
This administration may well be the most dishonest, opaque, and devious ever to occupy the White House. Let them know we’re not fooled.
By a 219-212 vote, eight Republicans and 211 Democrats, passed today what Democrats titled “Cap & Trade.” According to The Heritage Foundation, HR 2454 will cost a family of four $2979 per year by taxing energy consumption, increased production costs that will be passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices, and adverse economic impacts such as lost jobs and lower GDP. Though concerned citizens jammed the switchboards of their representatives yesterday to fight against what is really the Democrats’ new “Energy Tax,” our elitist elected officials ignored their constituents’ pleas and protests to push through this huge tax increase that will surely cripple an already ailing economy.
Though President Obama campaigned on the promise of a middle class tax cut, he’s a principal backer of this economy-killing tax. The Wall Street Journal points out that the 95% of Americans the President promised a tax cut will be the hardest hit by this latest Democratic plan to seize a bigger portion of our paychecks. Forget for a minute that what Obama calls a tax cut doesn’t deserve that moniker. The President claims what he dubs a tax cut will save American households only $500-$1000–nowhere even close to the costs those Americans will incur if HR 2454 passes the Senate and is signed into law.
What the President and his Democratic allies are perpetrating is a huge con job on the American people. They hand you somewhere between $500 and $1000, while picking your pocket for $3000–smiling and laughing all the while. That’s the worst part.
Heritage notes that “Climatologist Chip Knappenberger crunched the numbers and found that even the strictest version of Waxman-Markey would reduce projected global temperatures by just 0.044ºC by 2050.” Less than one degree if the Democrats got everything they want and it all works the way they claim. Both of which are doubtful.
Less than one degree! How much of the polar ice cap will that save? How many heat related illnesses and deaths will that avoid?
The fact is, there will be virtually no change to the effects of global warming and Obama and his Democratic pals in Congress know it. This entire bill is a ruse they’ve created for one purpose and one purpose only–to raise taxes. It’s one big con and we, the American people, are the marks.
Contact your Senators, and keep contacting them to make sure this bill dies in the Senate. We cannot afford the Democrats’ tax increase, regardless what name they give it.
from ARRA News Service
Action Alert: Friday, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (the “Cap and Trade Energy Bill”) that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by giving the federal government the power to limit the amount of oil, gasoline, coal, and other fossil fuels used by American utilities and industry. This is a bill that could fundamentally alter the American economy, dramatically affect the climate, and have huge implications for our national security. But, right now no one knows what’s in the bill or how it came to be.
Let your Representatives know that we can’t afford the Democrat’s Energy Tax! You can find links to contact your representatives on the right side of this page.
by Paul Driessen on Townhall.com
Suppose a company doctored data, misrepresented study findings, replaced observations with computer simulations and hired PR flacks to promote its new “wonder drug.” News stories, congressional hearings and subpoenas would be in overdrive. Fines and jail sentences would follow. And rightly so.
But the standards change when “climate catastrophe” is involved.
But average global temperatures peaked in 1998 and since have fallen slightly, even as carbon dioxide levels continue to climb. Antarctic ice shelves show no signs of climate change, a six-year study has determined, while Arctic ice is seasonably normal. Hurricane activity is at a 30-year low.
Climate Armageddonites are trying to counter these inconvenient truths, scare people into clamoring for climate legislation, and enact the job-killing Waxman-Markey bill before more citizens realize they’ll be forced to pay $$$$ trillions for a hypothetical 0.1 degree Fahrenheit reduction in global temperatures. What to do?
Or even if you might at some point in the future, you’ll love this.
How about the latest leftwing strategy to deal with global warning: Sue the government
Originally reported by the Washington Post, there’s a bill in Congress containing a measure for those who…get this…
“… has suffered, or reasonably expects to suffer, a harm attributable, in whole or in part,” to government inaction to file a “citizen suit.” The term “harm” is broadly defined as “any effect of air pollution (including climate change), currently occurring or at risk of occurring.”
Government liability would be limited to $75,000 per case and $1.5 million per year, but the real plot behind this may just be coming to light.
I haven’t found the text of the bill, but Judge Napolitano also reported on Fox News this morning that a clause in the bill stipulates that if you sue the government, you must also sue an industry that has caused the real or perceived harm. Talk about a great way to stimulate the economy…bankrupt industry and give their money to the people!
Some are calling this (correctly in my opinion) an attempt to achieve by regulation what the left can’t achieve by legislation.
Oh, well. This character will likely get rich off these lawsuits.
Bill Allows Victims of Global Warming to Sue Government–All American Blogger
I really wish these scientist would decide one way or the other. Just when I’m getting ready to get rid of all my winter clothes and looking forward to tropical weather in Arkansas year round, now it looks like we’ll be trying to survive arctic winters. What’s a body to do?
Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age
The earth is now on the brink of entering another Ice Age, according to a large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science. Many sources of data which provide our knowledge base of long-term climate change indicate that the warm, twelve thousand year-long Holocene period will rather soon be coming to an end, and then the earth will return to Ice Age conditions for the next 100,000 years.
Ice cores, ocean sediment cores, the geologic record, and studies of ancient plant and animal populations all demonstrate a regular cyclic pattern of Ice Age glacial maximums which each last about 100,000 years, separated by intervening warm interglacials, each lasting about 12,000 years.
Time to pull out the global warming picture again!
What the “Chicken Little” crowd crowing about Global Warming doesn’t want to hear:
MILAN, Italy – Freezing temperatures and exceptional snowfall caused travel delays Wednesday across Europe and were blamed for at least 12 deaths, including that of a man in Milan who was crushed when a canopy collapsed under the weight of snow.
In Poland, the Interior Ministry said at least 10 people have frozen to death due to temperatures reaching minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 25 Celsius ).
Italian police said a Milan businessman standing on his balcony was killed when the snow brought down a canopy and part of a wall. A 47-year-old Serbian was found frozen to death in his home in the town of Zagarolo, east of Rome.