Thursday, March 31, 2011

Observations From the Backrow, 3/31/11

By Rich Kozlovich

European Union to ban cars from cities by 2050
Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years. Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities……"That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour."……he wants to bring everywhere to a grinding halt and to plunge us into a new dark age, he is on the right track……The man is off his rocker."…….

"Curbing mobility is not an option, neither is business as usual. We can break the transport system's dependence on oil without sacrificing its efficiency and compromising mobility. It can be win-win," he claimed….."The EU must be living in an alternate reality…..

My Take – Did anyone ever read Orwell’s Animal House? Maybe everyone should! These are the decisions of bureaucrats attempting to stop anthropogenic global warming. In other words….unelected, unaccountable bean counters and greenie activists in positions of power want to destroy everyone’s freedoms and the economy by imposing their views on how life should be lived…by everyone else….. in order to fight something that doesn’t exist. No sane person could possibly think that this will not impact society negatively? I wonder if these people have children and grandchildren. If so, do they not think that they will also be negatively impacted by these decisions? If so….then I have to ask…...are they sane?

I would like to bring to your attention, Alan Caruba’s series on PBA.
Alan has ompleted three parts of what will become a six part series and plans to have it all done by June. Please check out Caruba’s Corner; Green Myths and Other Lies section of this blog for any number of insightful articles. Alan has given me permission to reprint all of his work involving environmental issues and organize it by topic. That will take some time as Alan is a prolific writer.

STALL, BABY, STALL
It's unbelievable (literally) the rhetoric on "America's Energy Security" President Obama is once again giving lip service to a "new energy proposal"; but let's remember the last time he trotted out a "new energy proposal" - nearly a year ago to the day. The main difference is today we have $4 a gallon gas in some places in the country. This is no accident. …..Through a process of what candidate Obama once called "gradual adjustment," American consumers have seen prices at the pump rise 67 percent since he took office. Meanwhile, the vast undeveloped reserves that could help to keep prices at the pump affordable remain locked up because of President Obama's deliberate unwillingness to drill here and drill now.

We're subsidizing offshore drilling in Brazil and purchasing energy from them, instead of drilling ourselves and keeping those dollars circulating in our own economy to generate jobs here.

My Take -I always love the line….”there is no quick fixes”. I hear the same thing about bed bugs. “There’s no silver bullet!” The rhetoric is always the same. And so is the outcome. The job doesn’t get done.

Bed bugs are becoming a plague and gasoline is working its way up to five dollars a gallon by summer. No, there are no quick fixes, because no one is picking tools that work. It’s like an auto mechanic complaining that he can’t get the job done because he has to bend over to pick up his wrench.

They claim that we’ll create good paying green jobs. Didn’t happen and it will never happen. For every green job created 2.2 jobs is lost….and this whole business as to what constitutes a green job is highly subjective, and even the greenies can’t exactly decide what a “green job” really is. Then again….why should that surprise anyone. They will create clean energy. That won’t happen without bankrupting and blacking out the nation. They will stop putting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as a result of anything mankind is doing. Not without destroying the economy….or killing all of humanity.

No, there are no quick fixes and there is no silver bullet….and it is by design. Of course, what they are proposing has been accomplished elsewhere.



And Harry Reid calls people “radical”. I wonder which side of the line Harry would live on?

Against All Energy Anywhere
By Alan Caruba
One of the great afflictions of the environmentalists—Greens—everywhere is a profound lack of understanding of the role that energy plays in whether a nation prospers or just limps along, barely keeping the lights on.

A classic case is the communist paradise of North Korea that is almost completely dark at night while just across the 38th parallel, South Korea is ablaze with light, energy, and a thriving economy.

Morons Who Hate Oil
By Alan Caruba
It may seem harsh to call people who actively spread lies about oil “morons”, but that assumes they do so out of ignorance as opposed to those who do so for some crazed “environmental” reason that is so out of touch with reality it invites scorn.
According to the Congressional Research Service, America’s combined energy resources, oil, coal, and natural gas, are the largest on Earth!

It is insane that Americans will be paying $4, $5 or more for a gallon of gasoline and it is insane to believe environmentalists when they tell you the Earth is running out of oil “by the end of this century.”

Scientist Predicts New Ice Age
On the heels of the pronouncement by one of the gurus of global warming that any decrease in the earth’s temperature could be a thousand years away, another scientist has stepped forward with the warning that a new Ice Age could be right around the corner. Professor Tim Flannery, the head of Australia’s Climate Change Commission, sparked the latest scandal in the global warming community when he recently declared, "If the world as a whole cut all emissions tomorrow, the average temperature of the planet's not going to drop for several hundred years, perhaps over 1000 years."........Thus, Kukla’s theory of a new Ice Age is utterly different from the Holdren/Ehrlich’s “new Ice Age” of the 1970s, or the “global warming” scare which has predominated in the circles of scientific apocalypticism in recent decades. If Kukla is right, the Ice Age will come according to its own schedule, and there’s nothing that the human race can do about it—except, of course, for enjoying the brief warming that precedes the big chill.

My Take - At Least he sees the lunacy of all the greenie scares about new ice ages and global warming. Here at least is a scientific basis for his fears. There has been a lot of disucssion regarding the potential for the sun's latest cycle causing a Dalton Minimun.

I would encourage everyone to read James A. Marusek's articles, "The Mighty Ohio", 
Solar "Grand Minama" Threat Analysis and, "The Sun is Undergoing a State Change", .


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