Sunday, March 29, 2009

Telling CO2 Lies to Destroy America

By Alan Caruba

My friend, the internationally famed climatologist, Dr. S. Fred Singer, calls them “the CO2 wars.” It is the last ditch attempt by the Greens, under the aegis of the Obama administration, to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant and thus open the door to its regulation.

Singer says such regulation “would be the equivalent of an atomic bomb directed at the U.S. economy—all without any scientific justification.”

I am increasingly of the opinion that the main goal of the Obama administration through CO2 regulation, exploding deficits, punishing taxation, and any other means at their disposal is the destruction of the economy and the complete control of impoverished Americans.

This is an administration that exists to impose an Orwellian socialist utopia after the smokescreen clears.

When it comes to CO2, Obama, his so-called science advisors, and the Environmental Protection Agency are all lying. It is governmental gangsterism.

As reported in The Wall Street Journal, “The Environmental Protection Agency has sent the White House a proposed finding that carbon dioxide is a danger to public health, a step that could trigger a clampdown on emissions of so-called greenhouse gases across a wide swath of the economy.”

Here are a few things you need to keep in mind about carbon dioxide:

CO2 is not a “pollutant.” It is a trace gas necessary for all life of Earth because it is essential to the growth of all vegetation.

Without CO2 all vegetation—grasses, forests, jungles, crops such as wheat, corn and rice—dies. Then herbivores die. Then you die.

The CO2 produced by human industry or activity is a miniscule fraction of a percentage of greenhouse gases. In total CO2 constitutes a mere 0.038% of the atmosphere and the human contribution is barely 1% to 3% of that.

The oceans emit 96.5% of all greenhouse gases, holding and releasing CO2 as it has down through the millennia of Earth’s existence.

In past millennia, CO2 levels were often much higher than the present.

CO2 levels rise hundreds of years after temperature rise on planet Earth.

The Sun is the primary source of warmth on Earth. Rising CO2 is an effect of global warming, not a cause.

Both global warming and cooling are natural phenomenon over which humans have no control.

The Earth is not currently warming. It has been cooling for a decade and likely to continue for at least another twenty years or longer. If a new Ice Age is triggered, it will last at least 10,000 years.

Polar ice is now at record levels and still growing.

If you had a choice, would you prefer a warmer or colder Earth?

And consider this, if only the United States was to significantly cut its CO2 emissions, how much effect, if any, would that have in a world where most other nations, including China and India, have no intention of doing so? Both are exempt from the UN Kyoto Protocol. The answer is zero!

The EPA proposal is not about science. It is about power and it is about money. As the Wall Street Journal noted, “The administration has proposed a cap-and-trade system that could raise $646 billion by 2019 through government auctions of emission allowances.”

The federal government, though the aegis of the EPA, would have control over the destinies of an estimated 13,000 facilities if this regulatory obscenity were to become law.

“Coal-fired power plants, oil refineries and domestic industries, such as energy-intensive paper, cement, fertilizer, steel and glass manufacturers, worry that increased cost burdens imposed by climate-change laws will put them at a severe competitive disadvantage to their international peers that aren’t bound by similar environmental rules.”

Such industries would flee the United States as the most toxic place on Earth in which to do business.

This would be the fulfillment of the Obama administration’s goal and explains in part why this new assault on science, industry, and common sense has been put forth by the EPA.

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Necromancer said...

Actually Mr.Caruba these people have been using this B.S. for eons or as far back as I can remember.Now with this
they are thinking the stupid idea can go somewhere.

Gramfan said...

Obama has been involved in "cap and trade" for sometime.

I am sure this is how he intends to pay back debt.

What I haven't figured out is where all this money will come from when jobs are slashed and industry goes off-shore.

This is all designed to take us back to pre-industrial times, and to be ruled by an elite.

I'd like to add another good link that came to my attention just yesterday:

In Australia not one MSM outlet dares to call AGW a scam. It is left to about 3 or 4 respected journalists who are constantly ridiculed.

It's a tragedy to hear people I know, who are well-educated, falling for this hook,line and sinker without any critical thought about it at all.

Rich Kozlovich said...

We have to understand what really is going on here. Jacque Chirac openly stated it when he said that the Kyoto Accord was the "first step in global governance". Actually that was done by Woodrow Wilson with his attempt to get the U.S. Senate to sign on to the League of Nations, but this give one insight to their thinking.

Currently the Montreal Protocol, the Treaty on Biodiversity, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Treaty, the Kyoto Accords and the Law of the Sea Treaty (actually there are a host of others also) are designed to turn the world's administrative authority over to the United Nations, mostly on trumped up environmental issues.

The LOST treaty is different. This treaty will give authority to the U.N. that will allow it to interfere with any nation it chooses to on environmental issues, but it will also create funding for the U.N. separate from what the various nation’s contributions are.

The only thing that prevents this from happening is the American economy and the U.S. Constitution. Bankruptcy will change all of that! The goal is to turn power over the U.N. Make no mistake about it....that is what this is all about.

Alan Caruba said...

Rich, we both know that if you want to investigate much of the problems the US has encountered with regard to the environment can be tracked back directly to the United Nations.

All these so-called Heritage Sites and the like simple put more and more of our sovereign territory off limits to use by US citizens in one fashion or another.

The CO2 lies track back there in the form of reports by the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change.

The worldwide environmental movement is a front for the UN manipulators.

jae said...

FWIW, I have never found a blogger who has a philosphy as close to mine as yours. We may be in prison together in the future, if we live long enough.+

Samboc said...

Have you checked out "The New World Order"
They ( ie The UN ) have been trying to take over the World Economy for many years.

Looks like they have finally succeded.

I am nearly 60. Probably dead in the next 20 years. What have My Son's got to look forward to.

Hopefully the 'Ice Age' We are entering will get the world back to reality and not to many will die.

Alan Caruba said...

Jae...just remember, I get the lower bunk.

Necromancer said...

Good comments. Go here and check out this Oath-keepers blog. There are a lot of us that feel this way.
"Semper Fi"

Gramfan said...

Am a similar age to you.
Have read lots of sites on New World Order, never wanted to believe them.
Now they seem to be coming true.

I can't see any great leader emerging in the West. The ones we have are positively destroying the countries they are representing.

We need more people like Daniel Hannan. I am sure most of you caught his scathing attack on Gordon Brown.

I worry for my kids and unborn grandchildren.

Alan Caruba said...

I suspect I may blog on this latest piece of idiocy and lunacy coming out of this so-called science advisor to the White House.

Holdren makes Al Gore look normal.

Necromancer said...

That sounds like a plan to me and a good idea. I shake my head at the stupidity and foolishness of these people.

Brian G Valentine said...

John Holdren, the Paul Ehrlich Protégé.

Jane Lubchenco.

Carol Browner.

Lisa Jackson.

Janet Napolitano.

The inimitable, Cathy Zoi.

All are Obama appointees to Government positions, confirmed or awaiting confirmation.

If you gave me ten thousand dollars I could not come up with a worse bunch of characters to operate the Government.

Honestly. There's no one else I could put on that list who would be any worse

(who are US citizens, anyway)