U.S. global warming rules won’t change to help polar bears

The LA Times is running with an article that says that the Obama administration will not reverse the Bush administration in using the scarcity of polar bears to curb emissions.  About a year ago, the US listed the polar bear as a threatened species.  The concern of many was that this ruling would be used to control, tax, and sue individual companies to reduce their CO2 output.  The Bush administration said that wouldn’t be happening and now the Obama administration appears to agree.

I originally found this article by reading Watts Up With That so go over there and check out his handling of this story.


Good luck and some housekeeping

Today, Barack Obama will take the oath of office to be the next President of the United States of America.  I wish the man well in his endeavors. He will likely see many difficult challenges in the next 4 years and I don’t envy the man his job. Of course, we should all wish the man success and safety as he is undoubtedly on the list of a great number of hate groups and enemies of this country. If you are religious, I encourage you to say a prayer for the man today.

One of the biggest challenges that he will face will be to deal with global warming.  He will have to decide for himself if it is getting warmer and if global warming is fact or fiction.  I wish he would read this blog but, somehow, I doubt that he will.


The accomplishments of George W. Bush

The blog “I think, therefore I rant” just put out a list of 100 accomplishments of the George W. Bush administration.  Actually, it went over 100 and did 112 just to be safe.

I thought my readers would be interested in the following:
48 – Katrina
51 – Drilling for oil
54 – National forest cleanup
57 – Carbon sequestration
58 – Mercury emissions
59 – Nuclear power
61 – Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument
62 – Polar bear endangered list
66 – Kyoto treaty
68 – Ethanol production
83 – Law of the Sea Treaty (affects how we work with the Arctic Ocean if it has less ice on it).
93 – Interstate air quality
94 – Clear skies initiative


Greens’ climate plan sees 12-cent tax at the pumps – June 6, 2007

This is an article about the new tax that is being proposed in Canada by the Green party to discourage use of gasoline.  A great many of my readers are in the US so I thought I would do the math for you.  In the US that would be the same as adding 45.42 CENTS PER GALLON!

The Green party wants Canadian drivers to pay an extra 12 cents a litre at the gas pumps as the price of averting environmental “catastrophe.”

Leader Elizabeth May “Right now, the Green Party of Canada is the only Canadian political party prepared to state this obvious reality.” … “If we stop being with the rest of the world and start siding with George Bush, we are global saboteurs and that’s what Mr. Harper is doing right now in Germany.”


Scientists unite to push Bush on climate

The Times – February 20, 2007

This article details how the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has called upon President Bush to recognize that the world is getting warmer, it is the fault of humans, and we need to have proactive efforts put forth to reverse the trend. Their statement is primarily a reaffirmation of the IPCC statement made earlier.

It is the first time that the AAAS, which represents 262 societies and scientific academies, has published a statement of consensus on climate change.

The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society.