Sunday, May 29, 2011

Observations From the Back Row: 5-29-11

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“De Omnibus Dubitandum”

"Forecasts are just that: forecasts. All that matters is what actually happens. We should keep this in mind as we consider whether to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Past forecasts of rising temperatures, sea levels, and droughts and other extreme weather events due to rising concentrations of carbon haven't proven any more reliable that NOAA's annual hurricane forecast. Until their reliability improves, it would be irresponsible to base policy on them." - Amy Ridenour, president of the National Center for Public Policy Research.


Only an EcoDictatorship Will Save the World! Democracy be Damned! Thanks to the Global Warming Policy Foundation we can finally See the Light!, and it shines from Germany’s green government advisers. Get Ready. To save the world you must give up the right to vote. To cool the planet, you will forgo the right to have a say in the laws of your land. Why? There are gifted, anointed higher beings out there (who knew?) and they are smarter than the masses. They may not know what an 8-sigma-tree is, but they know how to control the weather…… Forget the environment, this is about power. Ask not how climate scientists could be so narcissistic, with such overt megalomania, but how any other field could possibly compete to attract people with inborn grand delusions of the most planetary kind?

Kyoto deal loses four big nations France: Russia, Japan and Canada told the G8 they would not join a second round of carbon cuts under the Kyoto Protocol at United Nations talks this year and the US reiterated it would remain outside the treaty, European diplomats have said.

Global Warming Promoters’ Unsustainable Accusation Tactic ……I began asking various other politicians, policymakers, and internet forum posters what justified their pro-AGW positions, and invariably received the same answers: ‘the science was settled, don’t listen to skeptics, they’re paid by fossil fuel industries to confuse the public’. They never said how skeptics’ science assessments were wrong. I ignored the corruption accusations, wondering why they resorted to such a weak defense tactic………And here I am, yelling, “Stop! Are you insane? Nobody ever told how skeptic scientists’ criticisms were wrong, or proved their conclusions were outright fabrications created in coal and oil industry executive conference rooms!!”…….despite all I’ve heard about the loyalty of the mainstream media to the cause, all these problems must smell like blood in the water to some of them………..

Fireworks now under Greenie attack
Fireworks shows are among thousands of events in San Diego each year that need environmental review under a Superior Court ruling on Friday…….“What’s next, a lawsuit against swimmers for polluting the ocean with their suntan lotion?” Roth said.

GOP presidential hopefuls shift on global warming [When sitting on the couch with Pelosi] Gingrich [used to say’] "We do agree that our country must take action on climate change." Since that appearance, [he] has called for the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency. He's also spoken out against a Democratic bill that passed the House in 2009 that would have limited emissions of greenhouse gases and created a market for pollution permits to be bought and sold….he doubted there was a connection between climate change and the burning of fossil fuels. "The planet used to be dramatically warmer when we had dinosaurs and no people," [and] "To the best of my knowledge the dinosaurs weren't driving cars."…..

Romney, Pawlenty and Huntsman potentially come into the race with even more climate baggage, since each of them as governor supported a regional "cap-and-trade" program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution…… The biggest reversal has come from Pawlenty, who a year after signing a law in Minnesota to cut greenhouse gas emissions was featured in a radio ad for the Environmental Defense Action Fund. Joined by then-Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, now a member of Obama's Cabinet, Pawlenty called on Congress to limit the pollution blamed for global warming. "If we act now," he said in the spot, "we can create thousands of new jobs in clean energy industries before our overseas competitors beat us to it."…… Huntsman…Obama's former ambassador to China……as governor of Utah, he appeared in a 2007 ad for an environmental advocacy group in which he said, "Now it's time for Congress to act by capping greenhouse gas pollution." He also signed an agreement with seven other Western states and four Canadian provinces to reduce greenhouse gases. Since then, other states have pulled their support……

If anyone has a clean record on climate change….it's….Sarah Palin……she has been steadfast in saying human beings are not responsible for climate change and that proposals to limit pollution threaten the economy.

My Take - How foolish can these people be? First of all, it was obvious to me from the very beginning that global warming was a load of horsepucky simply because it failed the history test. We know that the Earth has had warming and cooling trends forever. We also know that during these warming trends it was substantially warmer than it is now, or even a decade ago. What we have to ask is this; did any of the terrible things the greenies are predicting now happen then? The answer is no! There is nothing in the historical record to indicate that any….I mean any….of these disasters they are predicting occurred then. If that is so….and it is….why should we believe that these things will occur now? The answer is that we shouldn’t!

So when someone with my limited access to information and to the experts can see this so clearly we have to ask; how did these people, who are at the center of information, not see it? I wonder what last final piece of information Newtie finally got that made him aware that the EPA needed to be eliminated. What final piece of information did Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty or Jon Huntsman, get that made them aware they were being duped….or stupid? Oh Wait….I know….I know…..it was poll information. Whew…..I was worried there for a minute. For a minute there I thought they may have been reading science commentaries.  I know you are feeling really confident now!


White House reveals plan to streamline Endangered Species Act Earlier this year, President Obama outlined his plan to create a 21st-century regulatory system – one protects public health and welfare while promoting economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation. His Executive Order on Regulation, in short, said the following: Always consider costs and ways to reduce burdens for American businesses when developing rules; expand opportunities for public participation and public comment; and ensure that regulations are driven by real science. The President also called for an unprecedented government-wide review of regulations already on the books. As a result of that review, more than two dozen agencies have identified initiatives to reduce burdens and save money. Read the agency plans and share your comments, feedback and questions.

Their View: Last chance for the dunes sagebrush lizard After waiting a decade, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has finally proposed to list the dunes sagebrush lizard under the Endangered Species Act. Federal protection for this species can't come too soon. ...

US keeps bluefin tuna off endangered list The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it was putting Atlantic bluefin tuna on a watchlist of species at risk but would not classify it under the Endangered Species Act, which would bring legal protections. ...

Hundreds of Endangered Plants Need Help to RecoverThe Fish and Wildlife Service works to keep plant wildlife from going extinct by enforcing the Endangered Species Act, which became law in 1973 and prohibits any activities that could jeopardize the survival of plants and animals listed under the law.

Salmon-Crested Cockatoo to be protected under ESA The salmon-crested cockatoo is now listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Native to islands in eastern Indonesia, the parrot is at risk due to logging in its lowland rainforest habitat, ...

Navy and Animal Law Enforcement Crack Down on Beach Laws The patrolling is an effort to ensure protection of sensitive natural resources, including species protected under The Federal Endangered Species Act. The California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover, both of whom are protected under the act, ...

Bat versus turbine issue focus of special meetingA plan being developed by BP Wind Energy, Sempra Generation and Dominion Energy for approval by the fish and wildlife service would include measures for long-term conservation of the Indiana bat, which is protected under the Endangered Species Act.

More global calls for DDT reintroduction in malaria fightRECENT reports indicate that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is going to ignore orders by the United Nations (UN) by starting to produce the insecticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) again – as the drug is much needed to reduce the number of premature deaths caused by malaria…..In the 1940s malaria was rampant, particularly on the coast, at which time DDT was introduced by an Italian Doctor, George Giglioli. By 1951, malaria and its principal carrier had been completely eliminated from the coastal areas, including Georgetown, by means of a highly focused house spraying campaign.



"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax -
Of cabbages and kings,
And why the sea is boiling hot,
And whether pigs have wings."

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