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White House to South Africa: Let them eat cake April 1, 2010

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White House to South Africa: Let them eat cake

April 2, 2010

South Africa is becoming a high-carbon zone to attract foreign investment

The Guardian, April 1, 2010

Extract:

“Recognising that a tonne of CO2 from a South African coal plant is just as damaging as a tonne from anywhere else, the White House has signalled they won’t offer their support to subsidise the Eksom mega-coal plant in South Africa when it comes up for a vote at the World Bank next week.”

You can read the full article from the Guardian here

South Africa is fast running out of affordable electricity and a coal plant is the cheapest and most effective option.

Whilst Obama and Gore fly around in their private jets, people in Africa are living in poverty and the West seems intent on keeping it that way. How many more deaths and suffering do the poor have to endure in the name of “preventing climate change”. The world has gone mad.

For more examples of this sort of climate change madness affecting the poor, click here and here

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Co2 classified as “dangerous pollutant” April 18, 2009

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Co2 classified as “dangerous pollutant”

Carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant

Don't worry, I've bought carbon offsets from Al Gore for my smoking habit

By the blogowner honestclimate, April 18, 2009

Last year year Barack Obama said that, if he were to be elected into office, he would classify carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant and that he would bankrupt those who want to build coal-powered plants.

Well, the the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday “formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that will lead to the regulation of the gases for the first time in the United States.”

[Yes that’s right, carbon dioxide is now a “pollutant that endangers public health and welfare” and yet smoking is still legal….we live in a crazy world.]

Indeed, Obama takes climate change very seriously as he has told as before that: “Few challenges facing America—and the world – are more urgent than combating climate change… My presidency will mark a new chapter in America’s leadership on climate change…”

and…

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

Let’s see how serious Obama is about climate change:

-Last week he flew a chef 850 miles to make some pizza at the White House.

-Drives a gas guzzling Hemi V8 Sedan

-He cranks up the thermostat in the White House to the point where “you could grow orchids in there”

-And he smokes

Wealthy to poor: Here’s your cardboard cooker, meanwhile Obamas fly in chef 860 miles… just to make pizza April 11, 2009

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Wealthy to poor: Here’s your cardboard cooker, meanwhile Obamas fly in chef 860 miles… just to make pizza

From Green Hell Blog, April 9, 2009

Wealthy to poor: Here’s your cardboard cooker

A cardboard box with foil and a plastic cover, positioned as a “solar-power cooker” (see YouTube video below) won the $75,000 first prize in the Hewlett-Packard-sponsored Financial Times Climate Change Challenge. The contest goal was “to find and publicize the most innovative and scalable solution to the effects of climate change.

The apparent idea behind the so-called “Kyoto Box” is to reduce the burning of wood for cooking. The plan of inventor Jon Bohmer is to have Kyoto Boxes distributed to poor Africans courtesy of corporations that would earn carbon credits for distributing the boxes. Each box would earn Bohmer an estimated $26-40 annually.

meanwhile…

From the Andrew Bolt Blog, April 12, 2009

Green hypocrites: example #726

Barack Obama preaches:

Few challenges facing America—and the world – are more urgent than combating climate change… My presidency will mark a new chapter in America’s leadership on climate change

Barack Obama does:

When you’re the president of the United States, only the best pizza will do – even if that means flying a chef 860 miles. Chris Sommers, 33, jetted into Washington from St Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with a suitcase of dough, cheese and pans to to prepare food for the Obamas and their staff.



Could climate prove a change too far for Obama? March 7, 2009

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Could climate prove a change too far for Obama?

From YahooNews, March 7, 2009

PARIS (AFP) – European enthusiasm for President Barack Obama’s ambitious programme of US renewal does not hide deep uncertainty over the likelihood of his delivering on measures to combat climate change.

Nine months from UN talks in Denmark, where world leaders will try to wrap up agreement on a new global climate change treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol that expires in 2012, there are real fears that events may conspire against Obama.

The depth of the disaster that has befallen the US economy in particular — witness Friday’s announcement of over 650,000 jobs lost in February alone — and the difficulties Obama has faced getting Congress to greenlight his rescue plans underscore significant obstacles ahead.

Besides, given the US failure to meet its Kyoto commitments — the protocol was signed by Bill Clinton’s administration in 1997 but subsequently rejected by Senate — European partners retain bitter memories of promises broken.

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Inauguration day and climate change politics January 17, 2009

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Inauguration day and climate change politics

From Watts Up with That, January 17, 2009


Inauguration day 2005:  35 °F Mostly cloudy with some sunny breaks.  Northwest wind 14 mph. Around 1″ of snow lay on the ground. More inauguration day weather history is available here
By Anthony Watts and Steven Goddard
There is much speculation about the weather on Tuesday, January 20th, which is the inauguration day of president Obama. Particularly it is being conjectured widely on the blogosphere that a colder than normal day might have some chilling effect on climate change thinking in Washington. After all, it is not unlike politicians to grasp onto ancillary topics and use them as the focal point for forming opinions.
For example, as reported here, The last time Dr. Roy Spencer testified before Congress, committee chair Barbara Boxer appeared more interested in discussing Rush Limbaugh than she did in discussing science.  That is not necessarily a sensible way to weigh trillion dollar policy decisions.
Here is another example. When Dr. James Hansen testified before Congress in June, 1988, on the topic of global warming, Senator Timothy Wirth took several deliberate steps to make sure that the room was oppressively hot.  This excerpt below is from a PBS Frontline interview:
TIMOTHY WIRTH: We called the Weather Bureau and found out what historically was the hottest day of the summer. Well, it was June 6th or June 9th or whatever it was. So we scheduled the hearing that day, and bingo, it was the hottest day on record in Washington, or close to it.DEBORAH AMOS: [on camera] Did you also alter the temperature in the hearing room that day? TIMOTHY WIRTH: What we did is that we went in the night before and opened all the windows, I will admit, right, so that the air conditioning wasn’t working inside the room. And so when the- when the hearing occurred, there was not only bliss, which is television cameras and double figures, but it was really hot.
That is going to be a lot tougher now, after two more decades of unprecedented global warming.
As of Saturday morning, NCEP is forecasting severe cold along the East Coast for the end of the month, and well below normal temperatures for the inauguration of president Obama.  Perhaps the chill will freeze out some the early political rhetoric in Washington?  Some prominent members of Congress now claim that they can legislate the climate, which requires that they also are able to control volcanoes, ocean circulation patterns, and solar activity.
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Obama Administration Policies to Cause Worst Case Scenario in the Next Climate Change December 28, 2008

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Obama Administration Policies to Cause
Worst Case Scenario in the Next Climate Change

From Space and Science Research Center, December 15, 2008

In its most concerned and strongly worded press release to date, the Space and Science Research Center, (SSRC) today issued the following grim assessment of the impact of the planned Obama administration climate change policies on the citizens of the US and the world. From the Center Director, John L. Casey:


“Based upon the statements of President–elect Barack Obama in support of the concept of man made global warming, the personnel he has nominated to head up agencies and offices involved in climate change, and the prominent role both the United Nations and former Vice-President Al Gore will play in climate change policy during the Obama administration, I must regrettably predict that such policies will result in the worst case scenario for Americans and many of the world’s citizens as the next climate change to a long and deep cold era advances toward us.


It is now clear that the already forecast ill-effects of the next climate change will be magnified by the next US President’s administration resulting in the next extreme cold weather period becoming the most destructive possible. These effects will be manifested in terms of much greater suffering, loss of life, economic, social, and political turmoil, than would otherwise have to happen both in the United States and around the world.


There is overwhelming evidence that Sun-caused warming of the Earth, notably over the past twenty years has now ended, that the Earth’s global temperature average is on a steep long term downward trend, and that the Sun has entered a phase of dramatically reduced activity, a “solar hibernation.” Unfortunately, it is also now apparent that the Obama administration that will take office late January 2009, will ignore the reality of our new climate and will instead quickly and easily pass its climate legislation through a Democrat party dominated Congress. New laws and regulations will mandate allegiance throughout the entire US government structure to an array of programs spawned to support the seriously flawed, and now discredited theory of man made global warming.


We can reasonably expect significant problems to arise, a direct outcome of the Obama administration’s blind pursuit of extremist-led global warming policies both in the US and internationally, which will be supported eagerly by a cabal of global warming zealots at the United Nations and its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We should expect to see the following dire circumstances start to transpire:


1. There will be a painful loss of precious time to prepare our country, its industries, our agricultural systems, our power systems and our people for the coming cold era. We will as a nation lose our few available years of preparation because of the Obama administration’s ill-fated diversion of the next four years and critical resources to combat something that no longer exists – global warming.

In an effort to once again try to alert President-elect Obama to the situation, the SSRC sent another letter to him on December 11, 2008 with copies sent to his cabinet nominees. The same letter is being sent this week to US governors, leaders in Congress and members of the outgoing Bush administration. This letter is also posted for all to see at the SSRC web site.


2. The Obama administration in cooperation with a supportive main stream media, will reinforce and expand the already present persecution and ridicule of scientists and researchers who have opposed man made global warming concepts. An Obama government will begin a campaign to eliminate any debate and free speech on alternative theories to global warming and climate change in the course of which, restricting government grants to only those that will confirm mankind as the cause behind climate shifts. Punishment of dissenters will soon become institutionalized within the US government, causing removal from government service if not criminal classification for those who do not ‘sign on’ as believers in anthropogenic global warming as has already been recommended by United Nations climate officials. We should expect the Obama administration to follow what the UN recommends.

As a direct result of this anticipated new government supported punitive environment, and its restrictions on freedom of speech, the SSRC today also announces it has released all its consulting scientists and researchers whose names have been previously published and will in the future not publicly disclose any who are on the staff of or otherwise associated with the SSRC.


3. The US will receive several hard to grasp agricultural shocks as the next climate change injects the first in a series of Spring post-planting time freezes and Autumn pre-harvest time ice and snow events. These events along with longer and colder record setting winters will start to occur now and well before the bottom of the next cold period expected around the year 2031.


4. Global warming advocates will try to explain away these anomalous weather disturbances as random events or other mankind caused occurrences. For example we should not be surprised to see any cold weather extremes to be reported as the result of reduced CO2 emissions from a lower industrial gas output caused by a recession.


5. The obvious unwillingness of the future President Barack Obama administration to discard the obsolete man made global warming theory and accept the reality of the next climate change will insure that as a nation, we will be unable to cope with the next climate change and its expected massive crop losses. These crop failures will doubtless cause the world’s worst subsistence crisis in recorded human history beginning after 2020 if not sooner, as well as collateral international economic and social disruption. The gravity of the situation cannot be overstated. Many people globally will certainly suffer or die unnecessarily as a direct result of the long term effects of the recently announced Obama Administration climate change initiatives.


For the past two years, the SSRC and I have been leading the effort here in the US to help our government and our people become aware of and begin preparations for the record cold weather that is heading our way.

Courageous scientists in other countries are trying to do the same. The Earth’s climate will soon be the coldest that it has been in over 200 years. However, it now appears the stage is set for a worst case scenario to develop in the next climate period as far as the safety and well being of our citizens is concerned. I believe historians will one day record that the Obama presidency will have been a major reason why the difficult cold era of the first half of the 21st century was made much worse.”


http://www.spaceandscience.net/id16.html


H/T to reader RodD

Mr Obama, if you have the urge to bankrupt an industry, why not bankrupt Big Tobacco instead of Big Coal? December 20, 2008

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Mr Obama, if you have the urge to bankrupt an industry, why not bankrupt Big Tobacco instead of Big Coal?

Dear Mr Obama

I was very surprised to learn recently that you had suggested bankrupting coal plants and that you wanted to declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant. Not only is carbon dioxide not a pollutant, but without it life on earth would cease to exit.

I found it rather ironic that you are a smoker, who spends money on purposefully inhaling carcinogenic substances and yet you want declare c02 a dangerous pollutant and bankrupt coal plants. Is it wise to bankrupt the coal industry when the USA is experiencing one of its coldest winters this century?

Climate changes, always has and always will. Whilst it may make you feel all warm and fuzzy thinking that by bankrupting Coal plants you will save the polar bears, this is simply not true. This year may end up to be the coldest year this century and yet c02 levels are at a record high. Something else is driving the climate.

I suggest you plot a temperature graph and look at the data yourself  instead of taking advice from Al Gore, who is profiting quite nicely from his unnecessary scaremongering. The world is no warmer today than it was in 1998. That doesn’t sound like catastrophic global warming. Natural forces  clearly have had a larger impact on the climate than human c02.

Whilst you and your fellow smokers may think it is your right to suicide by lung cancer, the fact is that smokers affect those around them too.

Some of the environmental impacts of cigarette butts:

-Cigarette butts lying in the streets and gutters are carried via stormwater directly into  harbors, beaches and rivers.
-Cigarette butts can take up to 12 months to break down in freshwater and up to 5 years to break down in seawater.
-Littered butts seriously reduce the aesthetic quality of any environment.
-Butts have been found in the stomachs of young birds, sea turtles and other marine creatures.

The science is settled and the debate is over. Tobacco smoke contains around 4,000 chemicals, made up of particles and gases, about 60 of which are known to cause cancer. Smoking causes lung cancer and other nasty diseases and is incredibly bad for the environment.

Smoking kills 5.4 million people per year. That’s like one jumbo jet going down every hour. The time to act is now. Do it for yourself and your wife and kids so that they will have a husband and father who will live longer to be with them.

You have the power to ban/bankrupt one of the world’s leading killers.

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How to deal with a Global Warming skeptic in a cooling world December 16, 2008

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How to deal with a Global Warming skeptic in a cooling world

By the blogowner, honestclimate, December 16, 2008

The world is no warmer today than it was in 1998, we can’t have people thinking that global warming has stopped. Below is an easy to understand flow diagram on how to deal with global warming skeptics in a cooling world…

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Also don’t forget the below flow diagram on:
How to become a climate scientist

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Obama vows to end global warming ‘denial’ after Gore talks December 10, 2008

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Obama vows to end global warming ‘denial’ after Gore talks

AFP, December 10, 2008


CHICAGO (AFP) — President-elect Barack Obama said Tuesday his administration would brook no further delay in tackling climate change after discussing global warming with former vice president Al Gore.

Sitting between Gore and his vice president-elect Joseph Biden following the hour-long meeting, Obama told reporters: “All three of us are in agreement that the time for delay is over. The time for denial is over.

“We all believe what the scientists have been telling us for years now, that this is a matter of urgency and national security, and it has to be dealt with in a serious way. That is what I intend my administration to do,” he said.

Since his defeat in the 2000 presidential election, Gore has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his relentless efforts to combat climate change and starred in an Oscar-winning documentary called “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Gore is thought unlikely to figure in Obama’s incoming administration, which takes office on January 20.

But the climate change crusader is winning a respectful new audience for his views as Obama promises to unwind the environmental policies of President George W. Bush despite an economic recession hitting the United States.

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Obama to meet world’s top self-appointed Climate Scientist, Al Gore, to discuss energy and climate December 9, 2008

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Obama to meet world’s top self-appointed Climate Scientist, Al Gore, to discuss energy and climate

By the blogowner, honestclimate, December 9, 2008

CHICAGO (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama will meet Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore in Chicago on Tuesday to discuss energy and climate change, Obama’s office said.

Read the article from Yahoo News here