What various Govts say about climate change

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    Given this seems to be such a contentious issue in the US, it's interesting to see what government agencies in other countries are saying.

    One thing to note - I have only used sources in countries with CONSERVATIVE governments.

    Also note - all of the countries involved conduct independent research.


    FINLAND: Ministry of the Environment


    Major Research Unit: Aalto University

    Climate change is for the most part brought on by greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere as a result of human actions. The global effects of the phenomenon depend on the volume of emissions and the future development of emissions.

    Climate change is a global problem and mitigation is strived at through various means. International cooperation is a focal factor in mitigating climate change. Even if emissions are reduced, measures must be taken to adapt to climate change.

    Climate change mitigation in Finland - environment.fi

    UK: UK Met Office

    Major Research Unit: DECC, DEFRA

    The Earth's climate has changed many times in response to natural causes. However, since the early 1900s, our climate has changed rapidly due to persistent man-made changes in the composition of the atmosphere or in land use.

    Our climate science research within the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme is funded by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The purpose of the programme is to provide up-to-date, robust and traceable scientific evidence to government on climate variability and climate change.

    Climate - Met Office

    New Zealand: Ministry of the Environment

    Major Research Units: Auckland & Massey Universities

    Persistent human activities like driving cars, farming, burning coal and cutting down forests produce greenhouse gases – mainly carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. These gases gather in the atmosphere, wrap around the earth and trap the sun's heat.

    The more greenhouse gases we emit, the faster the world's climate heats up. This process is often called ‘global warming’ but it is better to think of it as ‘climate change’ because it is likely to bring about more extreme events – floods, storms, cyclones, droughts and landslips – rather than an increase in temperature alone. Climate change could have significant impacts on our economy, environment and the way we live – the effects of a warming planet and subsequent changing climate patterns are already becoming evident.

    What is climate change? - New Zealand Climate change information
     
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    bump.
     
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    Governments are the natural enemy of the people they govern. Their main objective is control over their population. Global warming is a hoax designed to control people's behavior. Where is the wisdom in following their lead?
     
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    Wow! That's some really insane libertariwacko rant you got going there dude. LOLOLOLOLOL.

    Anthropogenic global warming is entirely real, SlowJerk, and the real world will bite you in the ass even if your pitiful excuse for a mind chooses to live in some insane little rightwingnut bizarro-world. Only brainwashed denier cultists discount the scientific evidence and the testimony of the world science community in favor of moronic political explanations, like you just did.
     
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    Conservative governments did not welcome climate change and they certainly did not invent it. It was something forced upon them by science.
     
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    Just because you can't think for yourself, and are willing to accept anything fed to you by people with an agenda, doesn't mean everyone else has to be. I'll bet you've never even questioned the validity of the global warming claim.
     
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    Bullshit, the liberals saw an opportunity to pass legislation to force people to behave the way they wanted and they jumped right on it. They're also getting rich in the process.
     
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    Damn those conservatives!!

    God damn these threads are just hilarious! What absolutely nutcase extremists we have on this board.

    It's just amazing - we have SSDD claiming that the UK conservative party aren't conservative, and BriPat insisting the UK ministries are staffed by Marxists. You couldn't make this stuff up!
     
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    As someone said recently, Americans have the right to be stupid, and we see some here exercising that right to the maximum.
     
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    If you can get the Americans to hand over all their Economic Power to a 3rd Party Bank then you never have to fight them on the battle field.

    It's a diabolically brilliant plan!
     

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