From today’s Washington Times interview between Brett Decker and Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus
Decker: Rare among world leaders, you have challenged the radical green agenda on global warming. What about the climate-change ideology is so dangerous?
Klaus: You rightly call it “ideology” because the global-warming alarmism is not about science. This is a collectivistic ideology with a very particular political agenda which restricts our freedom and prosperity. The attempts to command the climate and decide about the temperature on our planet are wrong and arrogant. I wrote a book about it which was published in English under the title “Blue Planet in Green Shackles.”
“The Earth’s temperature hasn’t increased significantly in about 15 years, which wouldn’t be big news except global warming extremists had predicted temperatures would soar during that time because of manmade greenhouse-gas emissions,” The Orange County Register writes today.
“That forecast would be just another failed hypothesis, except governments around the world used the threatened overheating as an excuse to regulate, tax and subsidize in order to curb greenhouse gases and, of course, to save the Earth.”
“In 1989 the Miami Herald quoted a U.N. environment official who warned of a ’10-year window of opportunity to solve’ global warming, because ‘entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.’ We know how that turned out.”
It’s another nail in the long-buried coffin of the “man-made global warming” conspiracy theory.
“Every month climatologists John Christy and Roy Spencer report the latest data from satellite measurements of global average temperatures. This month marks the 33rd anniversary of their data set. On the occasion, the researchers release a longer analysis of global temperature trends…” Reason magazine reports.
The verdict? “Man-made global warming” theorists are the ones belching hot air.
Globally averaged, Earth’s atmosphere has warmed about 0.45 Celsius (about 0.82° F) during the almost one-third of a century that sensors aboard NOAA and NASA satellites have measured the temperature of oxygen molecules in the air.
This is at the lower end of computer model projections of how much the atmosphere should have warmed due to the effects of extra greenhouse gases since the first Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) went into service in Earth orbit in late November 1978, according to satellite data processed and archived at UAHuntsville’s ESSC.
“While 0.45 degrees C of warming is noticeable in climate terms, it isn’t obvious that it represents an impending disaster,” said Christy.
And where did that warming come from? Human activity?
“Mother Nature” herself.
“Clear net warming did not occur until the El Niño Pacific Ocean “warming event of the century” in late 1997. Since that upward jump, there has been little or no additional warming,” Reason reports.
“Only portions of the Antarctic, two areas off the southwestern coast of South America, and a small region south of Hawaii have cooled. On average, the South Pole region has cooled by about 0.05 C per decade, or 0.16 C (0.30° F) in 33 years. The globe’s fastest cooling region is in the central Antarctic south of MacKenzie Bay and the Amery Ice Shelf. Temperatures in that region have cooled by an annual average of about 2.36 C (4.25° F).”
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“Observations do not show rising temperatures throughout the tropical troposphere unless you accept one single study and approach and discount a wealth of others.”
That’s directly from an official with the U.K. Met Office, a weather and climate forecasting service, in an email to Phil Jones of East Anglia University’s so-called “Climate Research Unit,” newly released e-mails show.
The e-mails also show questionable methods and data manipulation by Michael Mann, the debunked former University of Virginia “climate researcher” whose taxpayer-funded manipulated data American Tradition Institute has filed suit to secure.
“A new batch of emails and other documents from the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Climatic Research Unit has been released on the internet,” the BBC reports. “There are more than 5,000 emails, while other documents include working papers relating to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).”
“(S)enders and recipients include UEA’s Phil Jones and Keith Briffa, and Michael Mann from Penn State University in the US. The excerpts talk of issues such as ‘science being manipulated to put a political spin,’ the deletion of emails to avoid Freedom of Information (FoI) requests, and agreeing on a ‘message.’”
“The apparent release of the Climategate 2.0 emails is just one more reason to halt the Obama EPA’s job killing global warming agenda,” said Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.)
“Even before the Climategate emails were released in 2009, the so-called ‘consensus’ peddled by the IPCC was already shattered,” Senator Inhofe said. “Nevertheless, the Obama administration is moving full speed ahead to implement global warming regulations that will impose the largest tax increase in American history, significantly raise energy prices, and destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs.
“Remember, the Obama EPA is basing these regulations on its endangerment finding, which relies on the flawed science of the IPCC. Now a recent report by the EPA Inspector General has revealed that EPA cut corners in the process leading up to the endangerment finding: it shows that EPA did not engage in the required record-keeping procedures or conduct an independent review of the science underpinning these costly regulations.
“If the first Climategate scandal – and the over one hundred errors in the IPCC science that were revealed in its wake – were not enough, the apparent release of the Climategate 2.0 emails is just one more reason to halt the Obama EPA’s job killing global warming agenda.
“The crisis of confidence in the IPCC translates into a crisis of confidence in the EPA’s endangerment finding. The IPCC science has already disintegrated under the weight of its own flaws, and I believe it will only be a matter of time before the endangerment finding follows suit. It’s time for the Obama administration to stop trying to resurrect policies that are all pain for no gain, and get to work on reviving our economy.”
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Psssttt . . . hey buddy, I got a nice deal on some carbon credits, straight off the docks.
If the eco-left gets its way, this won’t be such a far-fetched scenario.
Earlier this month, Europe’s top law enforcement agency (Europol) reported the continent’s so-called “Cap and Trade” system is under the control of organized crime.
Lawmakers and energy experts say the massive theft and fraud Cap and Trade has fostered in Europe should be a “red flag” to U.S. lawmakers who want to recreate the system in the United States, according to Fox News. Europol reports over the last 18 months, $7.4 billion in fraudulent credits have been purchased from organized crime figures. Under “cap and trade” businesses cannot exceed certain carbon dioxide output limits, unless they buy government issued “credits” allowing them to produce more (in effect, a tax on carbon dioxide.)
Europol estimates in some countries up to 90 percent of the entire market volume was caused by fraudulent activities. “These criminal activities endanger the credibility of the European Union Emission Trading System,” said Rob Wainwright, Europol’s director.
As is the case in Europe, it’s only a matter of time before organized crime gets into the cap and trade “racket”.
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Right now, the Cap and Tax system just one U.S. Senate floor vote away from passage invites “corruption, illegality and criminal activity,” much as it has in Europe, said Max Schulz, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. ”This is the problem with politicians trying to create a market for something that the free market otherwise doesn’t value,” Schulz said. “An emissions trading market is an artificially, politically-created market…. “If we pass a system like Europe has, we’re going to get all the problems Europe has experienced,” he said. “You’re asking for a lot of problems.”
And that includes a surge in criminal activity and fraud in the carbon credit “market” – an opportunity Tony Soprano would love to get a piece of.
Western Tradition Partnership members aren’t about to sit back and let our economy get “whacked”!
Stay tuned, because we’ll be covering what is likely the first major prosecution of cap-and-trade fraud in the United States – a case in which records are set to be unsealed in early January 2010.
For Release: September 15, 2009
Western Tradition Partnership launches campaign to save American jobs from being “Cap and Taxed” away
Group alerts grassroots of Reps. Betsy Markey & Harry Teague’s support for job-killing national energy tax
DENVER – Western Tradition Partnership announced Tuesday it has launched a grassroots campaign in Colorado, Montana, and New Mexico congressional districts to inform voters of the harm the proposed “Cap and Trade” bill in Congress (H.R. 2454) will have on jobs and the economy. The bill could come up for a Senate vote in the next few weeks.
The group has labeled the bill, which imposes a new national tax on carbon and creates a speculator’s market in “carbon credit,” as “Cap and Tax” in targeted mailings. The mailings will hit districts held by Betsy Markey (D, CO-4) and Harry Teague (D-NM-2), criticizing their votes to pass the bill on June 26th , while praising Denny Rehberg (R, MT) for his opposition.
One radical environmentalist group spent $1.2 million to get Markey elected in 2008.
“It’s no coincidence that Markey voted for the Cap and Tax scheme after she was bought and paid for by the radical environmentalist groups in her last election,” said Jacob Leis, WTP Executive Director, Colorado. “This new multi-billion dollar national energy tax is nothing but a political payoff to wealthy East- and West-coast donors and those on Wall Street who will get rich trading so-called carbon credits. Al Gore, Betsy Markey and their ilk will take billions in new taxes from every man, woman, and child in America to shamelessly pay back those who bankrolled their elections.
“Research shows this Cap and Tax bill will destroy as many as 2.5 million jobs per year and creates the equivalent of a $4,609 tax hike on a family of four,” said Leis. “Their plan is to inflict pain on families and employers and stop any efforts at economic renewal. Even worse, the bill has no net effect on its supposed target of global temperatures.” The research was conducted by the independent, non-partisan Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis. The Heritage Foundation has no relationship with WTP.
Even President Obama admits this new national energy tax causes every person’s utility bill to “skyrocket.” (San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 2008 or on this video post.) Obama’s early admission Cap and Tax hurts working Americans makes Markey’s support even more alarming.
State Senator Greg Brophy, a farmer in Markey’s district estimates “Cap and Tax” will cost farmers in Colorado’s 4th CD nearly $600 per irrigated acre.
“It’s all pain, no gain.” Leis said, adding, “and the environmentalists intended it to be that way. More and more scientists are coming out against this bill because it exploits environmental concerns to launch an economic assault on America’s economy, which radical environmentalist have long hated.”
“It’s up to citizens to speak out against this radical environmentalist plan to downsize American jobs. Western Tradition Partnership will aggressively begin that process.”
Western Tradition Partnership is a fast-growing grassroots organization dedicated to “Rediscovering the Treasures of the West” through rational, responsible natural resource development and land use policy. WTP achieves it goals through hard-hitting issue advocacy and legislative lobbying, voter contact and public education campaigns.
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