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A Resonating Rebuke Over Greenhouse Gases

The news is rampant this morning regarding the Supreme Court decision yesterday that carbon dioxide is a substance that can be regulated by the EPA.

This is a verbatim repeat of an article this morning in the WSJ Online morning newsletter.  This is the first time I have ever reproduced an article on this blog and I am only doing it because few of you (perhaps none) will be able to access the complete article.  I suggest that you go to www.wsj.com to subscribe so that you can read this article from the original source.

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Government must deal with greenhouse gases: US Supreme Court

Breitbart.com – April 2, 2007

This is a quick article discussing the recent US Supreme Court ruling that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. The Supreme Court has declared that the Envrionmental Protection Agency must consider greenhouse gases as pollutants and therefore must regulate its production. It is interesting to note that from a layman’s perspective it appears that Judge Stevens has just legally declared that carbon dioxide is the cause of global warming and humans are the reason.

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency must consider greenhouse gases as pollutants, in a blow to the White House. “Because greenhouse gases fit well within the Clean Air Act’s capacious definition of ‘air pollutant’ we hold that EPA has the statutory authority to regulate the emission of such gases from new motor vehicles,” the court ruled.

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Congressional Testimony on Climate Change by Al Gore

House Science and Technology Committee – March 21, 2007

I will not make comments on this testimony.  Former Vice President Al Gore deserves more respect than to have me make comments on his opinions and testimony.

Testimony of the Honorable Al Gore
before the
U. S. House of Representatives
Energy & Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy & Air Quality
and the
Science & Technology Committee
Subcommittee on Energy & Environment

March 21,2007

Chairman Dingell, Chairman Gordon, Congressman Barton, Congressman Hall, and members of the Subcommittees. I want to thank you for the gracious invitation to be with you today, giving me an opportunity to return to the House to talk about the climate crisis.

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Sweeping changes to global climate seen by 2100: study

Breitbard.com – March 26, 2007

This study analyzes what the world would be like if global warming continues unabated until 2100 using the scenarios described in the recent IPCC report.  It doesn’t do an analysis on the probability of this happening or the possible effects of massive ice melting and the consequential raising of ocean waters.  Instead, the study details the effects of changes in local temperature to various parts of the world.

Many of the world’s climate zones will vanish entirely by 2100, or be replaced by new, previously unseen ones, if global warming continues as expected, a study released Monday said.

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INHOFE OPENING STATEMENT: Hearing on Vice President Al Gore’s Perspective on Global Warming

US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works – March 21, 2007

Senator Inhofe (R. Okla) is a member of this committee and he had remarks prior to the testimony of Mr. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States.  Senator Inhofe does not appear to believe that world is warming appreciably and, if it is, does not feel that humans are the root cause or at least does not appear to believe that humans should dramatically change behavior to alleviate the condition.

It is my perspective that your global warming alarmist pronouncements are now and have always been filled with inaccuracies and misleading statements. Many of the peer-reviewed studies published in such journals as Nature, Geophysical Research Letters, and Science are radically at odds with your claims.

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Boxer Opening Statement Hearing on Al Gore’s Perspective on Global Warming.

US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works – March 21, 2007

Senator Boxer chairs the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  She gave an opening statement upon the arrival of Mr. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States.  Her statement confirms her belief in global warming, that it is caused by human activity, and that it is imperative that the US take steps to prevent it.

Mr. Vice President, we are honored and privileged to have you here with
us today, to discuss one of the most important challenges facing
humankind – global warming.

Professor Roger Ravelle, who began making the first measurements of CO2 in the atmosphere, was your spark.  And from that, you became a spark that has ignited the global warming debate in America.

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GORE REFUSES TO TAKE PERSONAL ENERGY ETHICS PLEDGE

US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works – March 21, 2007

Obviously the big news on the global warming agenda this week is former Vice President Al Gore’s testimony to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  In this press release, Senator Inhofe (R. Okla.) challenges Mr. Gore to take a pledge to not use more energy than the average US household.  Evidently, Mr. Gore did not accept that challenge.

Former Vice President Al Gore refused to take a “Personal Energy Ethics Pledge” today to consume no more energy than the average American household.  The pledge was presented to Gore by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, during today’s global warming hearing.

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Global climate efforts ‘woeful’

BBC – November 9, 2007

This is a heart wrenching article that should cause everyone to feel sad. Whether you believe that global warming is real or not or if it is caused by humans, really doesn’t matter when you read this article. It is obvious that these people are suffering due to the current weather trend in their part of the world.

Efforts to help developing nations adapt to the impacts of climate change have been called “woefully inadequate” by a UN-commissioned report.

The report, called Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis, says climate change “now poses what may be an unparalleled threat to human development”.

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Going, Going Green

SI.com – March 6, 2007

I first read this article in the print version of the magazine Sports Illustrated (one of the few paper versions of something that I will still read).  This article takes the premise that global warming is already present, it is affecting the way that we currently play sports, and will dramatically affect the way we play sports in the future (near and far).  There is very little scientific analysis in this article – it simply assumes that global warming is real.  It also makes some fairly stark statements about how global warming is already affecting us (I am not sure that these statements are scientifically sound).  When a publication like Sports Illustrated has a front page article about global warming, you know that this is a topic that will stick around for many more months (years?).

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Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?

Canada Free Press – February 5, 2007

This is a must read article for everyone interested in this subject.  I am hesitant to copy any part of this article into my post since I know that many people only read my excerpts and don’t click through to the source.  Please read my quotes below but then click on the link to the actual article.  It is written by a climatologist that states that the global warming panic is over-blown and we need to sit back and relax.

I usually post twice a day.  In the interest of keeping this post at the top for longer, I will have no further posts today.

Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn’t exist.

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