GThreepwood's comment history

GThreepwood said...

It was an absolute roaring success in terms of what what it was designed to achieve. A transfer of wealth from the private to the public sector = more dependency on gov't = political power and votes. Works every time. . As happened in Europe decades ago, once you pass the threshold of 50% of the electorate on some kind of government payroll, there is no turning back. It's not the end of the world, but certainly the end of productivity powered growth and the exceptional American propsperity we have come to take for granted. . Global investment of wealth and talent follows productivity, just as is it did when it left Europe for America, and is now doing from America to Asia. Our economy is entering an inevitable 'mature' state of political control. Best thing is to try to lock yourself into a gov't job while you can! .

May 16, 2011 at 11:51 a.m.
GThreepwood said...

Wow, . Global warming believers are not exactly known for their scientific literacy, but this is embarrassing!

‘limit emissions of the harmful gases, especially carbon monoxide, the primary greenhouse gas.’

The GHG in question is Co2 - Carbon Dioxide, not monoxide. But this is still not the primary GHG which is in fact water vapor by a LONG way. Co2 is not 'dirty pollution', it is a product of natural respiration which is the main source of 'emissions', it's main role is in photosythesis, most plants evolved with Co2 levels far higher and still prefer levels around 3 or 4 times higher than today.

‘The public perception of climate change has shifted considerably in recent years from one of significant doubt about the role heat-trapping gases play in global warming to one of general acceptance’

This sounds like something written 15 years ago, before global warming was the subject of satire. Actually the more people have become educated, the more faith in global warming has plummeted. Look up any poll you like

‘Melting ice in the cold regions of the globe has caused a rise in average sea levels around the globe’

Actually, sea levels have been rising since the last interglacial maximum some 19,000 years ago. Pray this does not stop or reverse in our lifetimes! No acceleration has been detected since ‘industrialization’

In 2007, IPCC notes “Global average sea level rose at an average rate of 1.8 [1.3 to 2.3] mm per year over 1961 to 2003 (IPCC) concluded that “No significant acceleration in the rate of sea level rise during the 20th century has been detected

This is actually the IPCC interpretation of ‘a slight deceleration’

‘widespread drought or floods in some places, heavy and more violent storms in others’

IN fact, global warming would reduce the overall strength of weather systems. Weather is powered by temp contrast, not heat alone. Consider the greatest storms we know of are on Jupiter and Saturn which are far colder. Likewise Venus has an atmos. of some 97% Co2. Temps of 700 degrees and hardly a breath of wind- because of the even heating. .

Global warming would warm the poles disproportionately, creating a more evenly heated and hence more stable climate. .

These basic facts are known by 10's of thousands of qualified skeptical scientists who consider catastrophic AGW a humiliation to science. This versus a handful of discredited political activist groups . So what’s this all about? .

“Putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions, either through a cap-and-trade program or a tax, is a critical step in addressing climate change,”

Bingo!- you can’t tax natural phenomena that have occurred for 100's of millions of years, but the by-product of all economic activity on Earth? It would be very surprising if politicians were not trying to tax that!

May 16, 2011 at 10:41 a.m.

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