2009 - Forget warming, greenhouse gases may trigger ice age (The Times of India, January 5, 2009)
2009 - London colder than Antarctica (The Daily Telegraph, UK, January 5, 2009)
2009 - Poor burn books to stay warm in chilly India, 55 dead (Reuters, January 5, 2009)
2009 - Rochester sees snowiest winter in six years, record snow in December (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, January 5, 2009)
2009 - Cold streak sets new record, Saskatoon experiences 24 consecutive days of -25 C (The StarPhoenix, January 6, 2009)
2009 - Record cold weather payouts triggered as temperature hits -11C (The Times, UK, January 6, 2009)
2009 - Record-breaking cold -37 in Moose Jaw, Canada (The Moose Jaw Times Herald, Canada, January 6, 2009)
2009 - Americans suffer record cold as temperatures plunge to -40C (Daily Mail, UK, January 16, 2009)
2009 - Record-breaking cold chills Western Massachusetts (The Republican, January 16, 2009)
2009 - Arctic front freezes US, Canada in record cold snap (AFP, January 16, 2009)
2009 - Cold pierces record in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Argus Leader, January 16, 2009)
2009 - Iowa Endures Record-Breaking Cold (KCRG-TV, January 16, 2009)
2009 - Record cold in Detroit as deep freeze continues (The Examiner, January 16, 2009)
2009 - Cold snaps 124-year-old record in Fredericton, Canada (The Daily Gleaner, January 17, 2009)
2009 - Record Cold Chills North Country, New York (North Country Gazette, January 17, 2009)
2009 - Today’s sub-zero cold sets new record in Binghamton, New York (Star-Gazette, January 17, 2009)
2009 - Low temperature ties 1951 record in Hawaii (The Maui News, January 20, 2009)
2009 - UAE mountain covered in rare snow (AFP, January 25, 2009)
2009 - 8 found dead in Michigan cold since Jan. 17 (The Chicago Tribune, January 28, 2009)
2009 - Two Fairfield, Illinois businesses collapse under snow, ice (Evansville Courier & Press, January 28, 2009)
2009 - Ice storm cuts power to 870,000 in Midwest (Reuters, January 28, 2009)
2009 - Docks Collapse Under Weight of Snow, Sleet and Ice (Ozarks First, January 29, 2009)
2009 - Snow Storm Sweeps Northeast From Texas; at Least 23 Are Dead (The New York Times, January 29, 2009)
2009 - Saginaw Michigan breaks 1947 snowfall record for a calendar year (The Saginaw News, February 02, 2009)
2009 - Heaviest Snow in 18 Years Brings Much of Europe to a Halt (FOX News, February 02, 2009)
2009 - 75 inches of January snow sets Juneau record (Anchorage Daily News, February 3, 2009)
2009 - Slippery Slope: Ice Age Cometh in Five Years (NewsMax, February 3, 2009)
2009 - Recent cold snap in Mount Airy, NC shatters 1982 record (Mount Airy News, February 4, 2009)
2009 - Six die in snow roof collapse in Morocco (afrol News, February 5, 2009)
2009 - Hamilton, Ontario Canada broke a 28-year record low temperature (The Hamilton Sectator, February 6, 2009)
2009 - Ice, snow collapse several Anna, Illinois buildings (The Southern, February 6, 2009)
2009 - Record Cold Weather in Western Cuba (Prensa Latina, February 6, 2009)
2009 - Vail, Colorado set record for January snow (Vail Daily, February 6, 2009)
2009 - Record-breaking cold -50°F temperature reached in Maine (NOAA, February 10, 2009)
2009 - Snow storms force German motorists to sleep in cars (The Earth Times, February 11, 2009)
2009 - Worry about global cooling (Daily Breeze, February 14, 2009)
2009 - Snowstorms wreak havoc in the Balkans (The Earth Times, February 19, 2009)
2009 - Little ice age may be on the way (Lincolnshire Echo, UK, February 20, 2009)
2009 - GUINEA: Record cold snap destroys crops, kills hundreds of animals (Reuters, February 20, 2009)
2009 - Ice Age or global warming? (Reuters, February 24th, 2009)
2009 - 'Snow bomb' brings record snowfall across New Brunswick (CBC News, February 24, 2009)
2009 - Global Cooling Continues (The Hearland Institute, March 1, 2009)
2009 - Joy in NYC: Kids get first snow day in five years (USA Today, March 2, 2009)
2009 - Providence sets record; Coventry tops RI for snowfall (The Providence Journal, March 2, 2009)
2009 - Record breaking snowfall in Milwaukee (WKOW, March 2, 2009)
2009 - Ferocious storm dumps heavy snow on East Coast (ABC News, March 3, 2009)
2009 - Lynchburg Virginia breaks 84-year cold record (Lynchburg News and Advance, March 3, 2009)
2009 - 84-year-old cold temperature record falls in Baltimore (Baltimore Sun, March 3, 2009)
2009 - 1925 Low-temperature record shattered in Salisbury, MD (Delmarva Daily Times, March 4, 2009)
2009 - Senators Debate Global Warming Policy Despite Global Cooling Evidence (CNSNews, March 4, 2009)
2009 - Late snowfalls in Britain bring chaos to roads and rail (The Earth Times, March 5, 2009)
2009 - Blizzard blasts northern Plains, upper Midwest (USA Today, March 10, 2009)
2009 - Saskatoon ties 1951 record cold -36.1 C Wednesday; records set across province (The StarPheonix, March 11, 2009)
2009 - It wasn't just cold, it was record cold in Yakima, Washington (Yakima Herald Republic, March 12, 2009)
2009 - Record-brrrrrrrrreaking cold -34.8 C in Regina, Canada (CBC News, March 12, 2009)
2009 - Edmonton Canada bests all time record low by -12 degrees, columnist questions climate situation (Anthony Watts, Meteorologist, March 15, 2009)
2009 - Snowy 1st Day Of Spring For Some Northeast Towns (Associated Press, March 20, 2009)
2009 - Calgary pounded by record-breaking snow (The Vancouver Sun, March 23, 2009)
2009 - Blizzard Punishes Several States (The New York Times, March 24, 2009)
2009 - Crashes injure 15 as blizzard blasts Colo., Wyo. (USA Today, March 26, 2009)
2009 - Blizzard Hits Southern Plains (The New York Times, March 27, 2009)
2009 - Southwest, central N.D. hit by blizzard conditions (USA Today, March 30, 2009)
2009 - Spokane records snowiest winter ever (The Seattle Times, March 30, 2009)
2009 - Late March 17.1 Inch Snowfall Breaks Bismarck, North Dakota Record (Associated Content, March 31, 2009)
2009 - Cold winters may be new trend; this winter 10th coldest on record (Arrow Lakes News, March 31, 2009)
2009 - Juneau snowfall fourth highest on record (Anchorage Daily News, April 1, 2009)
2009 - International Falls sets winter snowfall record (Duluth News Tribune, April 2, 2009)
2009 - 3,500 cows died in blizzard (Amarillo.com, April 2, 2009)
2009 - A rare April blizzard warning issued in Forest City Iowa (Britt News Tribune, April 4, 2009)
2009 - Satellite Data Shows Arctic Cooling in February and March (Watts Up With That?, April 4, 2009)
2009 - All-time Snow Records Tumbling Again for the Second Straight Year (Joseph D’Aleo, M.S. Meteorology, April 5, 2009)
2009 - Spring snowstorm keeps some western schools closed (Omaha World-Herald, April 6, 2009)
2009 - Blizzard leaves Kivalina, Alaska residents feeling ‘buried alive’ (The Arctic Sounder, April 9, 2009)
2009 - GISS Global temperature anomaly - coldest March since 2000 (Anthony Watts, Meteorologist, April 14, 2009)
2009 - Global Warming Strikes Again: Up To 36 Inches Of Snow In Colorado (KXNet.com, April 17, 2009)
2009 - Colorado Hit With 41 Inches Of Snow - Record Snowfall With More On The Way (The Post Chronicle, April 18, 2009)
2009 - NCDC’s own graphic shows decadal cooling trend (Anthony Watts, Meteorologist, January 6, 2009)
2009 - Global Warming is Really Global Cooling (Right Side News, January 6, 2009)
2009 - Spokane, Wash., residents cope with record snow (FOX News, January 7, 2009)
2009 - 12 deaths blamed on snow, cold across Europe (International Herald Tribune, January 7, 2009)
2009 - Deadly cold, heavy snow grip Europe (National Post, January 8, 2009)
2009 - Minn. sled race canceled because of heavy snow (USA Today, January 8, 2009)
2009 - Extreme Alaska cold 60 below grounds planes, disables cars (CNS News, January 8, 2009)
2009 - Record snow takes toll on Great Falls plowing budget, crews (Montana News Network, January 9, 2009)
2009 - Life At Negative 78 Degrees In Alaska (NPR, January 9, 2009)
2009 - Polar Sea Ice Changes are Having a Net Cooling Effect on the Climate (Anthony Watts, Meteorologist, January 10, 2009)
2009 - Slovenia with record low temperature -49 (Montenegrin News Agency, January 11, 2009)
2009 - Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age (Pravda, Russia, January 11, 2009)
2009 - Global Cooling Headed Our Way (Newsmax, January 13, 2009)
2009 - Record cold hits eastern ND (The Daily News, January 13, 2009)
2009 - Biting cold hits Northeast, keeps even skiers home (ABC News, January 14, 2009)
2009 - Flint's 95-year-old record low falls as 19 below zero hits city (The Flint Journal, January 14, 2009)
2009 - Record snow lands on Bismarck-Mandan again (The Bismark Tribune, January 14, 2009)
2009 - Shocking cold wave drops temps to 40 below zero (Breitbart, January 14, 2009)
2009 - On the Brink of Climatic Disaster: the Coming Ice Age (The John Birch Society, January 15, 2009)
2009 - The Ice Age Cometh: Experts Warn of Global Cooling (Business & Media Institute, January 15, 2009)
2009 - Oklahoma, Illinois, North Dakota, Montana: Cold, late spring hampers corn farmers (AGWeb.com, April 20, 2009)
2009 - Let it snow...in April! Las Vegas sees latest snowfall on record (ReviewJournal.com, April 16, 2009)
2009 - Revealed: Antarctic ice growing, not shrinking (The Australian, April 18, 2009)
Well now, look at that. Seems almost NOBODY is falling for the carbon scam anymore! Check out the comments from the Toronto Star editorial on the BC carbon tax election discussion:
i am really getting tired of david suzuki and his cult followers telling me how to live my life and why i should like being taxed to the point of why work. a tax is a tax no matter what and if the ndp win in bc and do away the tax all the better, by the way i am not an ndp supporter but i hate taxes.
Submitted by jackson at 4:48 PM Wednesday, April 15 2009
I STRONGLY SUGGEST everyone watches the British Documentary " The Great Global Warming Swindle.
Submitted by Rebel at 4:27 PM Wednesday, April 15 2009
Don't be fooled here..This is nothing more than the RICH and the Political Elites trying to control the lives of the common man..Millions of dollars are to be made trading Carbon credits and the RICH will get Richer and the poor will get poorer straddled by higher energy costs..Just 1 of Al Gores mansions uses more electricty than some small towns. The rich and Hollywood crowd will continue to have their mansions, limos and private jets, while we languish in the dark..It's all about making money and ensuring the powerful keep their lifestyles at our expense.. THE OLD PHRASE LET THEM EAT CAKE COMES TO MIND.
Submitted by Rebel at 4:25 PM Wednesday, April 15 2009
Gavin Schmidt and RealClimate are owned and funded by Envrinomental Media Services, a radical left wing political lobby group. Schmidt is also funded by the Goracle. 1935 is still the hottest temp on record, those you cited have all been debunked in climateaudit.org. And graph of average temps from 1998-2008 will show a drop in temps, even RealClimate has had no choice but to admit it. Solar scientists are saying that the sun has gone into a calmer stage and we are set for 20-30 years of cooling. Your list of supporting scientists is evaporating fast.
Submitted by JRWakefield at 4:09 PM Wednesday, April 15 2009
There is no evidence at all for any of what you seem to think is because of AGW. Hell, the models prior to 1998 did not predict this past 10 years of cooling, only after the fact did they include that in their models and claimed they predicted all along. The list of scientists, including from the IPCC are coming forth and saying AGW is just not happening.
Submitted by JRWakefield at 4:03 PM Wednesday, April 15 2009
Antarctic ice-caps explained . . http://www.iceagenow.com/Growing_Glaciers.htm . . . . . . . http://www.iceagenow.com/Quietest_Sun_in_almost_a_Century_could_lead_to_evolutionary_leaps.htm . . and from NASA . . http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/01apr_deepsolarminimum.htm?list878321
Submitted by Quantum_Solace at 3:13 PM Wednesday, April 15 2009
I'm going to try posting again as the Star had issues with my most recent post. Basically what I said was leaders of the Green Movement, in particular Mr. Gore, live lavish lifestyles with huge mansions, and private jets. Mr. Gore also runs an environmental company wherein he buys carbon offsets to exempt his carbon footprint. Mr. Suzuki has five kids and travels around in a diesel spewing bus making money lecturing. Hallelujah! Praise the environment and donate more! Cheques and money orders accepted.
Submitted by Wallhouse Wart at 2:05 PM Wednesday, April 15 2009
A Tax on Life
Any form of carbon tax is a tax on life, as we are carbon based life forms; all botanists know CO2 is the basis of all plant life and life in general. AGW is now old science, and science must change as new facts come to light. With record CO2 levels we have had a decade of declining temperatures, this should not be happening if CO2 is a significant temperature forcing factor !!! It is interesting that our Sun has had no sun spots for 7 months, something that hasn’t happened since the little ice age beginning about 1650. http://spaceweather.com/
Submitted by Quantum_Solace at 1:29 PM Wednesday, April 15 2009
"Cap and Trade" proves "Climate Change" is a Hoax
How can a "scheme" (aka ponzi scheme) that increased Europe's ghg emissions be taken seriously. Al Gore will make a mint brokering the tax collection and ghg emissions will increase. Do global governments think we're stupid enough to believe they "are tackling a problem". Give me a break.
Submitted by Kelsey at 12:04 PM Wednesday, April 15 2009
Any new tax right now, especially one like the hated carbon tax that hits the middle class very hard, is high risk to further damage the economy. The current recession has clarified the thinking of the public; they would prefer to have a job rather than seeing politically correct tinkering with the tax system by enforcing a concept based on pseudo science propagated by unemployeed tree huggers. By the way, three years ago, the same politically correct were also predicting the end of snow in Toronto due to global warming. I guess the last two hard winters were just an illusion!
Submitted by Marching On at 10:43 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
A Carbon tax does NOTHING for the environment. Did you know that when each one of us exhales, 40% of what we exhale is Carbon dioxide? Compare that to the air which surrounds us - that contains only .03% Carbon dioxide. Do we have to pay a tax to exhale?? There is more stupidity behind a carbon tax than any other tax. In a decade from now, we will look back and realize our fear of carbon dioxide was the most ridiculous thing in the history of humans.
Submitted by aMacFan2 at 10:43 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
Fact is people the planet has not warmed since 1998, 2008 was the coldest winter in 10 years. Climate models can't predict anything and are nothing more than "what if" computer games. The planet is simply not behaving as the warmmongers predicted. The list of scientists who challenge AGW is growing into the hundreds. Get the facts, www.co2sceince.org, www.worldclimatereport.com, www.icecap.org for starters. Example of 100 scientists who sent a letter to Obama: http://www.cato.org/special/climatechange/alternate_version.html
Submitted by JRWakefield at 9:45 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
If environmentalists and economists think for one second that a carbon tax, cap & trade or any other creative way of raising taxes will go to alternate energy, they are crazy. Think about it. Do you know of any dedicated tax that goes to it's intended destination? Tire tax, McGuinty health tax, fishing & car license. They ALL go to general revenue and the government spends it from there. The goal of new energy taxes is to make it so expensive, we'll stop using so much and reduce pollution. I'll grab an enviromentalist to chop wood for my fire, wave a fan at me in a heat wave and feed my dog sled team.
Submitted by sailor at 8:33 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
1) there already is a carbon tax, look at those pic charts when next time you bill up yur car 2) there will be more carbon tax when Ontario harmonizes PST & GST 3) as if enacting Kyoto without China , India and other emerging coal fire polluters and would have had any impact other than increase the size of government and reduce my stnadard of living. As for the the NDP flip flops- they are politicains aren't they ? i guess the only consistent voices are the Suziki/Gore environmental lunatic fringe and the Star Submitted by nolib at 7:20 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009 Personally, I feel that we are going to discover that global warming has been the biggest hoax ever played on the world. Saying that, an article in Wired is also supporting a carbon tax period. Their reasons - it would eliminate three types of parasites such as marketers intent on cashing in on anything green, government bureaucrats bestowing indulgences on politicians for their friends, and the Wall Street crowd looking for the next big thing to scam us on. It's no surprise that the biggest pushers for the Green Movement are heavily invested in green technology/consulting and publishing. Make no mistake, this is a big money making endeavor and those pushing it should be viewed by the general public with just as much suspicion as the oil industry. Submitted by Wallhouse Wart at 7:16 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
1) there already is a carbon tax, look at those pic charts when next time you bill up yur car 2) there will be more carbon tax when Ontario harmonizes PST & GST 3) as if enacting Kyoto without China , India and other emerging coal fire polluters and would have had any impact other than increase the size of government and reduce my stnadard of living. As for the the NDP flip flops- they are politicains aren't they ? i guess the only consistent voices are the Suziki/Gore environmental lunatic fringe and the Star
Submitted by nolib at 7:20 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
Personally, I feel that we are going to discover that global warming has been the biggest hoax ever played on the world. Saying that, an article in Wired is also supporting a carbon tax period. Their reasons - it would eliminate three types of parasites such as marketers intent on cashing in on anything green, government bureaucrats bestowing indulgences on politicians for their friends, and the Wall Street crowd looking for the next big thing to scam us on. It's no surprise that the biggest pushers for the Green Movement are heavily invested in green technology/consulting and publishing. Make no mistake, this is a big money making endeavor and those pushing it should be viewed by the general public with just as much suspicion as the oil industry.
Submitted by Wallhouse Wart at 7:16 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
Now they will tax the air we breathe. Submitted by McBain at 6:35 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009 the carbon tax is a tax on everything and don't believe any politican who tells you otherwise. It will cause inflation and eventually higher interest rates. The cap and trade scheme is an energy tax pure and simple. Of course the Star reports the comments of a columnist for the left wing New York Times as part of its support of the carbon tax. The U.S. is going through this discussion and there is not much support for a cap and trade system in the Congress. Mr. Obama's environmental policy is being reworked at this every moment. Submitted by hollinm at 6:17 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
Now they will tax the air we breathe.
Submitted by McBain at 6:35 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
the carbon tax is a tax on everything and don't believe any politican who tells you otherwise. It will cause inflation and eventually higher interest rates. The cap and trade scheme is an energy tax pure and simple. Of course the Star reports the comments of a columnist for the left wing New York Times as part of its support of the carbon tax. The U.S. is going through this discussion and there is not much support for a cap and trade system in the Congress. Mr. Obama's environmental policy is being reworked at this every moment.
Submitted by hollinm at 6:17 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
This is getting funny
The only reason the B.C. N.D.P. is opposing the tax is because they smell victory over the B.C. liberals-this tax is a farce and they know it. The funniest part is watching Suzuki reacting to these turn-coats, his former left wing friends. Submitted by toady at 5:59 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
The only reason the B.C. N.D.P. is opposing the tax is because they smell victory over the B.C. liberals-this tax is a farce and they know it. The funniest part is watching Suzuki reacting to these turn-coats, his former left wing friends.
Submitted by toady at 5:59 AM Wednesday, April 15 2009
With no new coal fired power plants constructed in the USA since the hysteria over global warming started, the only competition for oil was wind power and the price of a barrel of oil skyrocketed to $147/bbl until the economic collapse sent the price down to $34/bbl.
In China, which was politically excluded from the Kyoto Protocol, coal fired power plants were being constructed at a rate of two a week, and unlike the power plants in the USA which capture virtually all of the pollutants, (CO2 is not a pollutant) these plants in China have no such pollution controls making the power even cheaper. (But create a serious pollution problem)
The net effect of this is that China was powering its economy at less than 2cents/kWh while the USA was attempting to compete with power costs at least five times greater because of global warming advocacy.
Add to this the high cost of oil that caused a doubling of transportation costs in two years, and with the financial institutions and investment houses operating without any fiscal constraints on either mortgages or market speculations; you have all the makings for economic collapse.
Perhaps the most insidious aspect of “global warming advocacy energy initiatives” is biofuels, and the effect that this had on food prices that were already high because of the increased transportation costs. With high oil prices, crops that produced the feedstock for biofuels became highly lucrative especially when government incentives were given. Biofuel crops were now unfairly competing with basic food staple crops, doubling the cost of food and quite literally starving the poor who can no longer afford these basic food staples.
Simply put, the economy is primarily controlled by the financial institutions and the markets, but it is powered by energy, and unless energy is bailed out, the trillion dollar bailouts of the economy will not succeed in reversing the economic decline.
Unlike the financial bailouts, there is no cost to the taxpayer to bail out energy; but there is a great political cost that none of the leaders seem to be willing to pay. All that has to be done is to demand that the IPCC make public the facts that there has been no global warming for over a decade, that the world has been cooling since 2002, and all this has occurred while CO2 emissions continue to rise demonstrating that there is no possible causal relationship between CO2 emissions and global temperature. For good measure the leaders can also demand that the IPCC “come clean” and admit there never actually was any evidence that supported the AGW hypothesis, and that all their publications were designed to convince the world of a non existent impending danger for the sole purpose of supporting their misguided political agenda.
This is all that remains to be done to fix the economy of the USA, which will fix the rest of the world’s economies that are ultimately affected by the state of the US economy. Unfortunately politicians have, by political necessity, committed their political futures to pursuing the initiatives of the IPCC, and in order not to jeopardize their positions, they are willing to spend taxpayers money on financial bailouts, but are afraid and unwilling to confront the IPCC even though it won’t cost the taxpayer anything and will help the lower income citizens who have been most seriously affected by this crumbling economy.
The false statements of the IPCC are the only rational for the entire vilification of CO2, so if the IPCC is forced to admit that there is no physical basis for reducing CO2, all of the ridiculous and costly CO2 initiatives can stop being subsidized, and this money put into clean coal (in the true sense of the word and not the environmentalist’s bastardized version) and nuclear power developments that will reduce the cost of power and give industry a fighting chance.
The economy cannot support the wildly fluctuating oil price of the last two years and there is also a simple way around this problem if the IPCC is relegated to oblivion. In the past year, the USA consumed 19.485million barrels of oil per day (mmbbls/d) but produced only 8.508mmbbls/d; importing the deficit of 10.977mmbbls/d at rates that jumped between $147/bbl down to $34/bbl. Even as the economy deteriorates, the oil price is rising from the low of $34/bbl to over $52/bbl today, because the OPEC oil cartel is cutting back production to raise the price. This $18/bbl increase in the price of oil equates to an additional $4.6billion leaving the economy each month, because an outside cartel is controlling the price.
The economies of Canada and Mexico are so intertwined with that of the USA that the portion of this money that comes from Canadian and Mexican oil imports, stays within the North American economy. Collectively North America consumed 23.975million barrels of oil per day, but produced 15.058million barrels of oil per day. This leaves a deficit of 8.917mmbbls/d.
There is enough potential production in the Canadian Oil Sands, the Bakkan formation, and “oil from coal” production, coupled with intelligent use of oil (i.e. conservation) to completely remove this deficit; but none of these oil producing initiatives can be undertaken unless there is a long term stable oil price of around $60/bbl. All that the USA has to do is to set a fixed North American Oil price of $60/bbl that is guaranteed for the long term future. This is the only way that the heavy capital investment for these projects can be undertaken. There is enough oil in these three reserves to keep North America oil independent for at least the next century by which time someone will have figured out how to harness energy from nuclear fusion making oil irrelevant as an energy source.
As well, this initiative does not cost the taxpayer anything; but it goes against the dictates of the environmentalists because these resources produce CO2, and even though there is no actual increase in fossil fuel usage, facilities such as the Canadian Oil Sands have already been made environmental targets and the politicians are unwilling to risk political futures upsetting environmentalists if they undertake these common sense energy initiatives.
It is not a coincidence that when the Chinese overtook the USA in CO2 emissions in 2006, that the economy of China also increased dramatically while the US economy was starting to stagnate because of the limited and costly energy supply.
Renewables are listed as “wood, black liquor, other wood waste, municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural by products, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic, and wind” and collectively these produced 2.21% of the US electrical power in 1997. (The year Kyoto was signed) Coal produced 52.83% of the electricity in 1997.
After all the rhetoric and cost and ten years of no global warming, by 2008 these renewables were increased to supplying 2.74% of the power; coal was reduced to supplying 48.61% of the power, and the difference was made up with natural gas which also is a fossil fuel and produces CO2.
In the last decade the cost of power went up and the emissions increased by 24%, and now instead of getting rid of this environmentalist blight on the economy, the government now wants to tax the poor even further with carbon taxes and cripple the economy by replacing cheap energy with energy that costs five times as much; all because they are more afraid of the environmentalists than the economic collapse that this will cause.
How many more years of global cooling with increased CO2 emissions will it take before common sense kicks in and the false doctrine of the IPCC is exposed? Tomorrow would not be soon enough!!
Recently, I received a quick message from a dear friend of mine. The subject at hand was a curious question as to why I had a personal drive to voice my views on the CO2 scam, and more than likely, why I am investing the time and energy into online postings and obviously this website.
"re: CO2 fascination... was thinking...I'm going to be very detailed in my response to this, in hopes that it will help this person, a fantastic human being whom I have utmost respect for, to gain a clear understanding of my motives and hopefully avail an open mind to the big picture here. In fact, I thought it would make an excellent piece for publication (name withheld, of course) so as to possibly create awareness for anyone else in the future who may come along and ask the same questions, so that is why I am posting this on the site.
I find too much attention on rebelling against something like this a choice that wastes our precious energy that could be put towards positive action in the world. Maybe helping someone:) I just think your keen insight and efforts could do some real good in the world. It hurts me to see such revelry in rebellious nature without some intention of bettering life. I am trying to see the point here... help?"
First off, I'd like to mention that it's been over three months since this blog went online, and there are many people to thank for the explosive growth and success of ilovecarbondioxide.com. During the first month alone we managed to welcome just over 1,000 unique visitors to the site, and since then we have been linked and sourced to many other excellent webpages and climate realist blogs all around the world.
The hits have increased enormously. Emails and messages have been overwhelmingly encouraging and very supporting, with only the occasional enviro extremists attacking the premise of this site. As expected, they never attempt to debate the actual hard science of which we quote on a daily basis, largely because they cannot, but rather they simply resort to name calling and insist that human beings are "evil" and we must go back to the stone age to "save the planet" from their imagined climate crisis scenarios. As I have often said, their agendas are often not about environmentalism. It's about anti-humanism. It's about furthering their ideologies, and reinforcing their twisted beliefs that humans aren't a natural part of the planet, and that civilization and industrialization is somehow "not supposed to happen" and is "unnatural".
My answer to them is...well, what the hell are you smoking? Thus we come to the point of my motivation, this website and it's message.
This ideology that many greens cling to so strongly just baffles me to no end. The idea that we exist solely to live in trees and should all be frolicking in the forests and using leaves to wipe our butts is absurdity in its highest form! (Yes, you can quote me on that)
Human beings have come a long way. Our journey has been full of ups and downs, but overall has resulted in great knowledge, understandings, and advancements. From that knowledge we have pushed ahead and evolved, our lives are far richer, healthier and most of all much longer. In fact, if we were still living in caves we'd be considered old agers by 25 or 30.
We now have modern technologies, medicines, transportation, and a far better understanding of the rest of the world and its people. Most of this progress is thanks to the industrial age and the fuels we burn to make it all possible. These fuels were given to us by Mother Earth, there is nothing "unnatural" about them. In fact, everything we create comes from Mother Earth. Your food, your house, your car, your computer. Everything.
Recently, a Greenpeace statement really struck a chord with me as it goes to show just how many so-called environmentalists view human beings as a whole. The statement basically said "Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions come from both natural and human sources."
You see, right there, the very claim that CO2 is "unnatural" is unnerving in every way. It is one of the most relevant and necessary natural gases in the world. Or to claim that HUMAN-PRODUCED CO2 is unnatural puts the nail in the coffin even further. Are they attempting to convey the idea (ideology) that human beings are unnatural?
In a nutshell, yep. This disturbing religion has become the norm for so many misguided people nowadays. And it's spread to the media, politicians, and heavily funded green organizations who have many agendas which mostly rely on making you, the people, feel "guilty" for existing and living a comfortable life. What a load of rubbish!
Take a look around you. Everywhere you are bombarded with messages telling you how you're supposedly destroying the planet. What most people don't see or even realize, however, is how much money is being made on this hysteria, and more importantly how many people are suffering and have died because of the green campaigns. The profits are enormous, and the legislation and taxes are coming fast and furious. Here's a quick list of a few notable past fallacies:
- The environmentalist push to replace incandescant bulbs
Turns out CFC bulbs are mini toxic waste dumps.
- The environmentalist push to ban DDT
This has resulted in tens of millions of deaths.
- The environmentalist push to ban chlorine
Come on Greenpeace, you've GOT to be kidding me. Thank god this one didn't fly.
- The environmentalist claim to ban CFC's to save the ozone layer
Turns out even that may be misguided "science". Heh.
- The environmentalist claims of "overpopulation"
Ha! We've barely even scratched the surface and there's lots of room left. Besides, population is levelling off now. The same groups who began promoting the global warming hoax (The Club of Rome, the UN) were also behind the population scare in past decades.
- The recent nutty pop culture fad of mythical "sustainability" and a need to "conserve energy"
Sorry, but that one was concieved by population reduction advocates and extremists, including the same Club of Rome, the UN, and Big Green, all once again the anti-human camps. I've never bought into that sustainability myth for even a second. There are massive oil reservoirs we haven't even tapped yet which could sustain us for hundreds of years thus allowing us to further develop and progress into new technologies for the future, but greenies are blocking all attempts to get this oil. And when I say future technologies, I don't mean those bird-killing windmills, fairyland solar panels in the north, and biofuel crops which have taken over existing crops and are raising the price of food around the world and causing even more starvation. (Every time I see a sticker that says "Powered by biodiesel" I always wonder how many people have starved to death for that corn-fantasy fuel, which by the way not only destroys crops but also ends up producing more of that "evil" CO2 than traditional fuels)
But none of that matters, because it's not about the environment for these campaigners, it's simply the anti-civilization, anti-progress mentality that has taken over. They don't accept that humans are part of the environment, in whatever way we evolve and develop, and they don't accept that true unsustainability would soon be realized if we stopped burning fuels.
The Green Legacy continues - The gift that keeps on killing.
As Bruce Walker at American Thinker said:
"The consequences of politically correct pseudo-science always are absolutely ghastly. Rachel Carson in Silent Spring persuaded Americans that DTT would wipe out birds and decimate nature. She was absolutely wrong, but her pseudo-science was accepted by the Left as holy writ. DDT was banned and tens of millions of poor people suffered and died because of her propaganda. Sterilization of inferior races was once politically correct science, and that led directly to one of the greatest evils in human history. Politically correct but scientifically silly theories of manmade global warming are threatening to impoverish us with draconian restrictions."Which brings us to today's
As well documented on this site and many others, including peer-reviewed scientific papers from countless sources, the science says that is simply not true at all, and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is a politically-driven UN organization which ignores most of the relevant science and scientists, as do the media. Many IPCC scientists have resigned over this very issue.
The earth is actually cooling, and while extreme weather and summer ice melts are a constant media wet dream, the fact is violent weather has actually decreased over the last century, polar ice caps are larger than they were 40 years ago, and to put the icing on the cake the science also says that more CO2 equals more life! CO2 is a plant food, a nutrient, and the more we produce means faster growing forests and food crops all around the world, which is essential to a growing population. It is NOT pollution. This is an absolutely wonderful and unexpected gift from the industrial revolution, and it goes to show just how well mother nature balances everything out. It also goes to show just how natural we really are.
The earth put fuel there, we simply used it and released life-giving carbon into the atmosphere which benefits all living things. To claim that it's "unnatural" or we're "not supposed to" doesn't make one shred of sense to me. In fact, NOT using it would seem a very backwards step in our evolution. It is wholly natural. And it not only benefits plant life, it greatly benefits our lives in every way. Furthermore, energy is abundant and cannot be "saved" for later. You either use it or you don't. It's still there. Turning your light switch off won't save anything but a few cents on your electric bill. On that note, those who participate in propaganda events such as Earth Hour should really click here and take note of the ideology they're supporting.
Another reality check: Currently our atmospheric CO2 concentration is only at about 385ppm (part per million), and it is well documented that plants thrive much better at concentrations of 1,000ppm or higher. Just like back when many plants developed and the Earth's atmosphere was far richer with carbon than it is today.
Even if we burned every fuel on the planet we would not come even close to levels of the past, but the very small percent of CO2 we do emit every year (only about 3% of total CO2 is from mankind), greatly benefits all life and further "greens" the entire planet. I bet you didn't know that U.S. forest growth has increased approximately 40% in the last half-century, did you? You can thank CO2. Isn't it ironic that the tree-huggers are trying to demonize the very life-giving gas that feeds their trees? I find it astronomically ironic, but not surprising.
The mission of many behind these eco-guilt campaigns is very clearly financially motivated, as the global warming industry now employs tens of thousands of people and involves tens of billions of dollars in funding. Soon that figure will become TRILLIONS with assinine carbon tax schemes and the like being pushed by Obama and Gore.
But let's forget the politicians and the mega multinational corporations who are profiting off all this green hype for a second and remember, as I mentioned above, on the environmentalist side it seems many of these people simply want to get rid of cars, suburbs, and modern civilization. It has nothing to do with the CO2 science, obviously.
Thanks to a well orchestrated and well funded campaign by Big Environment, many politicians, state controlled mainstream media, the UN, and some of the world's elite who have openly admitted this, we now have this imagined "crisis" and everyone is demanding "eco-friendly" paper shopping bags and stuffing their families into notoriously dangerous Toyota Prius golf carts. It's absolute insanity.
They say the only way to avert this crisis in western countries is to open your wallet and give up your freedoms, revert back to the stone age, and ignore the hundreds of millions of people who will die in the third world because these agendas are seeking to shut down development in those countries, denying them the right to burn mother natures fuels in their own nations and thus denying them the right to DEVELOP, industrialize, feed their population, and advance. Of course, if environmentalists really are anti-human, then I guess it wouldn't matter, would it?
Please, prove me wrong. I'm desperate to be wrong. But sadly, I believe I'm far too correct.
On that note, I am not a scientist, nor an expert. However, I am a rational thinker and can see right through this global hoax like a squeaky clean window. I've been saying it for years now, and with the power of the internet and a current mass awakening of people realizing this obvious truth taking place, I feel it's absolutely necessary to intensify this effort, right now.
I am just a messenger, this site a voice of reason, a channel to further spread awareness from those real experts who don't have the backing of Big Environment and Hollywood. We will continue to debunk the alarmist rhetoric and create awareness. Thanks to the incredible support from scientists who have contacted me personally, and the brave people such as these 31,000 scientists, these 700 scientists, these 115 scientists, this institute, this institute, this institute, this institute, and all these blogs and organizations popping up all over the place, the tipping point is near.
In particular, I want to extend a special thanks to our friends and scientists at sites and newsblogs such as ClimateRealists, CO2Science, GlobalWarmingHoax, SEPP, ICECAP, NothingToDoWithCO2, ClimateChangeFraud, WarningSigns, JoanneNova, ACM, TomNelson, and many others along with all our readers. Science will ultimately prevail over science fiction. Let's just hope it happens before we're condemned to living in caves without the right to light a fire, or paying through the nose for permits to do so.
In conclusion to you, my dearest friend, it should be fairly obvious that I am trying to help someone. I'm trying to help 6.5 billion someones, to better their lives, and more importantly I'm trying to ensure over a third of them enjoy their right to develop, to live, to exist. It's disgusting to me that there are forces out there who would keep the developing nations walking barefoot through extreme poverty, and do so claiming it's all to "save the world" from a problem that does not even exist.
Many of the advocates freely admit they would like to see human population largely reduced. Now, if only these environmentalists and politicians would focus their energy on real problems, such as deforestation, extreme poverty, nuclear weapons, etc, then maybe they wouldn't be looking quite so tainted. But oh wait, there's no money to be made fighting any of those problems. Just like there's no money to be made on regulating the real drivers of our climate and causes of all global warming, because how do you tax the Sun? The clouds? Water vapour? You can't.
I cannot think of a better way to expend my energy than fighting this baseless eco-religion, and as I take every deep breath, I thank the plants for the oxygen, and in turn I thank the carbon dioxide which enabled those plants to grow.
Oh, and by the way, turns out those plastic bags aren't worse for the environment after all. No kidding.
PS: I highly advise everyone to check out the new site from Marc Morano. He is former Communications Director for the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee and senior aide, speechwriter, and climate researcher for Senator James Inhofe, and will become the executive editor and chief correspondent for ClimateDepot.com, a pioneering climate and eco-news center. The site will be a special project of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) with the goal of becoming the most comprehensive information center on climate news and the related issues of environment and energy.
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