Climate Change: The Reality

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    % Truths about Climate Change.................

    Awesome........makes the 5 exact points I have made on here over the past year at one time or another in my posts. Each time.......the k00ks do a meltdown. But it is what it is.........

    Behold..............From RealclearScience..........

    OCTOBER 6, 2011.

    Five Truths About Climate Change
    During the decade that Al Gore dominated the environmental debate, global carbon-dioxide emissions rose by 28.5%. .

    By ROBERT BRYCE
    Over the past two months, environmental activists have held protests at the White House and elsewhere hoping to convince the Obama administration to deny a permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Some of those same activists have launched a series of demonstrations called "Moving Planet" to move "the planet away from fossil fuels towards a safer climate future." And next month, leaders from dozens of countries will meet at the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa.

    But for all of the sturm und drang about climate change, what has actually happened? It's time to acknowledge five obvious truths about the climate-change issue:

    1) The carbon taxers/limiters have lost. Carbon-dioxide emissions have been the environmental issue of the past decade. Over that time period, Al Gore became a world-renowned figure for his documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," for which he won an Oscar. In 2007, he, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), collected a Nobel Peace Prize for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change." That same year, the IPCC released its fourth assessment report, which declared that "most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions." (Emphasis in original.)

    Two years later, Copenhagen became the epicenter of a world-wide media frenzy as some 5,000 journalists, along with some 100 world leaders and scores of celebrities, descended on the Danish capital to witness what was billed as the best opportunity to impose a global tax or limit on carbon dioxide.

    The result? Nothing, aside from promises by various countries to get serious—really serious—about carbon emissions sometime soon.

    Here's a reality check: During the same decade that Mr. Gore and the IPCC dominated the environmental debate, global carbon-dioxide emissions rose by 28.5%.

    Those increases reflect soaring demand for electricity, up by 36%, which in turn fostered a 47% increase in coal consumption. (Natural-gas use increased by 29% while oil use grew by 13%.) Carbon-dioxide emissions are growing because people around the world understand the essentiality of electricity to modernity. And for many countries, the cheapest way to produce electrons is by burning coal.

    2) Regardless of whether it's getting hotter or colder—or both—we are going to need to produce a lot more energy in order to remain productive and comfortable.


    Robert Bryce: Five Truths About Climate Change - WSJ.com





    Oh..........but we deniers are not winning!!!!!!!!!!:boobies::boobies::boobies::boobies::fu:


    Knock yourselves out debating temperatures and ice expansion s0ns..........

    Guess what?

    Nobody fcukking cares!!!!:2up:
     
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    Matthew Blue dog all the way!

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    But, Obama is putting billions of dollars into green crap...So they kind of are winning.
     
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    It's looking pretty likely that the game will change right around january 20, 2013. Then the vast national insanity that started with the Big 0 getting elected will end.

    With any luck whatsoever, the next crew will understand that they are temporary residents in Washington and perhaps they will act like they owe the people a little more than excuses for theft and lies.
     
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    And so we get a knownothing anti-science leader. What a fucking wonderful prospect.

    Best not to count unhatched chickens.
     
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    If the leader you're talking about is any leader not named Obama, it would be a step up.

    Did you notice that the Global Climate warmed under Clinton and cooled under Bush?

    The Big 0 hasn't created a directional change in the climate. He has just continued everything that Bush started but has somehow managed to destroy the economy, too.

    Out of curiosity, what has the leader who ended the space program done for science as you read the situation?
     
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    Over the past two months, environmental activists have held protests at the White House and elsewhere hoping to convince the Obama administration to deny a permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to ...
     
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    Not to worry, billions of petrodollars speak louder than any protests or the interests of the citizens of the US.
     
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    I predict it will be cold from November through the middle of March. :)
     
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