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The G-8 Economic Suicide Pact July 11, 2009

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The G-8 Economic Suicide Pact

By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY, July 09, 2009

Climate Change: Channeling King Canute, G-8 leaders agree to wreck the world’s economy, and ours, by pledging to prevent temperatures from rising more than 4 degrees by 2050. What if the Earth has other plans?

Canute was the legendary king whose sycophantic followers praised his power and wisdom. He was The One of his time. He once stood on the shore and commanded the waves to halt. As the story goes, he was exercising his ego when in fact he was giving his followers a dose of reality — the power of man over nature is finite and inconsequential.

We were reminded of this as members of the G-8 met in Italy on Wednesday to agree in principle to cut their emissions of greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050. The aim is to hammer out a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol that expires in 2012. In December, the U.N. is convening a meeting in Copenhagen to forge a binding consensus on reduction targets.

The announced goal, which President Obama has signed on to, is to keep the earth’s average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). That should not be a problem. While the warm-mongers tout 1998 as a record warm year, no year since has been as warm as the earth has, in fact, cooled during an unusually quiet solar cycle.

Last August was the first month in nearly a century in which the sun was completely devoid of sunspots, an indicator of solar activity. While the earth’s temperature charts nicely with the solar cycles over time, it correlates not at all with rising CO2 levels. In fact, the earth has been cooling even as these levels rise, and the earth is no warmer than it was in 1979.

Since Al Gore released his feature-length cartoon “An Inconvenient Truth” in October 2006, the Earth has cooled about 0.74 F, almost the same amount that the U.N.’s climate panel, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, claims was gained in the entire 20th century.

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1. Klem - July 11, 2009

Can you imagine the luncacy of agreeing to keep the planet from getting 4 degrees warmer!? I’m embarrassed for them. I’m sure that after they made this historic agreement, they all stood for the photo-op then hopped into their limos to go have a fancy gourmet brunch.

And what happens if a country does not achieve it’s goal? Nothing. What do the rest of us do if a country does not achieve it’s targets? Nothing. We’ll give them a good glaring maybe.There are no consequences. There are no penalties that any other country can apply. And besides, the math equations used to determine carbon emissions targets are so questionable that, with a little fudging of the data, every nation will achieve their targets without doing anything at all. It’s a terrible joke, and in a number of years we will all look back on this period in complete astonishment.

2. joyannaadams - May 28, 2011

Yes, astonished about how creative propaganda, social enginnering and fascism became the global norm.

A handfull of global meglo’s are going to cool the planet. Right. And my husband REALLY likes my cooking.

Tell me another one.


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