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98 days ago.
by slinky
harryanderson
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Thankfully, the anti-science propaganda campaign surrounding man-made climate change seems to have lost some of its effect.

Are you seeing storm clouds on the horizon? Two recent studies suggest that the latest anti-science campaign is following its forerunners--the propaganda campaigns attempting to refute science that tobacco causes cancer, that CFC's caused the hole in the ozone layer, and so on—into oblivion. Global warming denial seems to have climbed to a peak in 2010, and global warming acceptance is now climbing. This bodes well for rational public policy.

 
 

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moderation

There was a report I read in the recent past that said many who really understand what is happening have attributed the slowdown of heating to the eruption of a couple volcanos, and that lull in heating will end with the flushing out of the atmosphere.

Posted 353 days ago.

harryanderson

Forward-thinking, sober-minded Americans in the private sector have turned their attention to solving the problem, despite government paralysis. When this happens, our capitalist system functions as designed.

Let’s all be part of the solution before big government robs us of more of our freedom by imposing a solution on us. Let us use non-carbon fuel sources as much as possible. It’s right for America’s future.

Congressional paralysis isn’t the answer to Obama’s reckless climate initiatives. We can best thwart Obama’s executive orders by taking responsibility. Remember, those who refuse to accept responsibility for their own actions always wind up losing their freedoms.

I like being free. Anybody with me?

Posted 353 days ago.

harryanderson

The debate is over. Even the oil companies who formerly funded the contrary position now acknowledge that greenhouse gases are causing global warming. Like Tom Zeller writes in Forbes magazine, the politics and culture on this issue are shifting.

htt p://ww w.forbes.co m/sites/tomzeller/2015/01/18/the-end-of-the-partisan-divide-over-climate-change/

And, as I pointed out yesterday, 54% of conservative Republicans are ready to accept the science of global warming and address it.

Some will never accept this change of attitude.

More practical folks, however, have moved on. The API (American Petroleum Institute) 2015 “State of American Energy” report dwells a lot on renewable energy possibilities. That’s significant, since renewable energy threatens the oil industry’s traditional business model. When the API itself comments on the benefits of renewable energy, you know the debate is over. Renewable energy will increase in market share.

Posted 353 days ago.

harryanderson

I’ve done some research into the warmest years on record, and here’s what I’ve found:

First, we’ll look at land temperatures. 2014, 2010, and 2005 are statistically tied for the warmest years on record. Last year was probably the warmest. Since 1998, we’ve experienced the 15 warmest years on record.

ht tp://ww w.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2015/20150116_Temperature2014.pdf

So clearly the land temperature rise continues.

Now, let’s look at ocean temperatures, where 90% of the heat from global warming goes. According to the latest ocean temperature data available, the top 2700 feet of ocean is rising rapidly.

htt p://ww w.scientificamerican.co m/article/rapidly-warming-oceans-set-to-release-heat-into-the-atmosphere/

The dataset shows that the earth is warming.

Posted 353 days ago.

moderation

Kunec- one would need to control ocean temperatures to control "weather",kunec.Dont you agree?

Posted 353 days ago.

Kendall78

"the EARTH ISNT WARMING,"

Oh, you have proof that it has stayed constant or gone down? Please share.

Posted 353 days ago.

Kendall78

When you ignore years and years of evidence, there won't be much left.

Posted 353 days ago.

harryanderson

Even the American Petroleum Institute (API), hardly a bunch of big-government socialists, lists global warming as one of the biggest threats to “America’s future prosperity.”

See the API’s 2015 “State of American Energy” report at

htt p://ww w.api.or g/~/media/files/policy/soae-2015/api-2015-soae-report.pdf

The relevant sentence is at the top of page 17.

Posted 354 days ago.

Kunectdots

"...and the US Military"? That would be the same boys presently playing around with our weather, from Alaska and Puerto Rico, with designs on controlling the world's weather by 2025?

"Please write your Republican representatives in Congress and let them know they’re out of step with their constituents on global warming." REALLY???

That would be the same Congress represented as "A congressionally initiated effort, HAARP is being managed cooperatively by the Air Force and Navy."

SEEMS LIKE A WASTED EFFORT THERE, HARRY! Tell you what. You PROVE that they're not mucking around with the weather and I might take unintended Global Warming a little more seriously.

h ttp://w ww.pakalertpress.c om/2010/08/29/what-is-haarp-videos-photos-and-three-short-articles/

Posted 354 days ago.

harryanderson

I’m not in favor of EPA, or any other government body, regulating CO2. I’d prefer that individuals take responsibility for their own actions, including CO2 emissions, and not wait for government to act. I don’t want to give more power to the state.

Happily, 54% of conservative Republicans are ready to accept the science of global warming and address it. And these lead some traditionally conservative organizations, including Exxon, Shell, BP, the British Conservative Party, and the US Military.

Sadly, Congress refuses to accept and act. By so doing, they cede power to the executive.

Please write your Republican representatives in Congress and let them know they’re out of step with their constituents on global warming.

Posted 354 days ago.

harryanderson

It seems every Republican in Congress wants to stop the EPA from regulating CO2 emissions.

However, the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reports that Republicans in general don’t support the global warming policies of the Congressional leaders.

56% of Republicans “support regulating CO2 as a pollutant.” This includes 54% of conservative Republicans.

44% of Republicans “support setting STRICT CO2 emission limits on EXISTING coal-fired power plants.” (emphasis added)

htt p://environment.yale.ed u/climate-communication/article/not-all-republicans-think-alike-about-global-warming/

Since Republicans in general are about evenly split on regulating CO2, one would think the leaders in Congress would engage in lively debate on this issue. Not so. Congressional Republicans’ policy doesn’t reflect the thinking of their constituents.

Posted 354 days ago.

Kunectdots

Stillhere - I still question how all the C8 got into the local aquifer over the years. IF it is from a process of being purposefully pumped into the ground via "test well" operations, the offender NEEDS TO HAVE their deep pockets explored and somebody should possibly be looking out from behind bars (IMO). THAT would be motive to put your past behind you and "slowly withdrawing from the area".

You are aware, when an offense is egregiously irresponsible and involves massive amounts of ($)damages($), a competent attorney (law firm) can be in position to partially shield the offending party by portraying themselves as representing the plaintiff and moderating the total damage's appearance to the public... for a ($)price($), off course?

Posted 356 days ago.

absolem

moderation...the post immediately preceeding my comment that you question.

Posted 356 days ago.

Kunectdots

NOW, the operators of the brine injection wells at Torch, Ohio are seeking permission to establish a 4th well. If I were an attorney representing DuPont in ongoing litigation concerning the ill-effects of C8 on humans, I'd be ALL IN FAVOR of as many brine wells established downriver as possible. Future disease development will be hard to blame upon DuPont's negligence if other poisons are being pumped into the aquifers by brine disposal units.

Posted 357 days ago.

harryanderson

The British Conservative Party’s decision marks an important step against the propaganda campaign to discredit climate scientists’ work.

Posted 357 days ago.

harryanderson

I hope that our leaders follow the UK’s example and work across party lines to address the anthropogenic global warming threat and other problems. If we don’t, we won’t make it. A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Posted 357 days ago.

harryanderson

Major-party leaders in our closest ally, Britain, have agreed not to politicize the conclusion of almost all climate scientists.

Conservative Party leader (and Prime Minister) David Cameron has agreed to fight climate change with the leaders of the two major opposition parties.

“David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have signed a joint pledge to tackle climate change, which they say will protect the UK’s national security and economic prosperity. The agreement of the three party leaders is highly unusual and comes amid a general election campaign that is becoming increasingly bitter.”

htt p://ww w.theguardian.co m/environment/2015/feb/14/cameron-clegg-and-miliband-sign-joint-climate-pledge

I applaud this move. The risk associated with anthropogenic climate change should be a scientific, not a political, issue.

Posted 357 days ago.

moderation

Which one, absolem?

Posted 357 days ago.

absolem

i tend to believe that most rational people will agree with your post.

Posted 359 days ago.

Kunectdots

absolem - When it comes to science, my belief has always been that if anything can be conceived as a reasonable possibility, someone with the wherewithal IS going to attempt it eventually, laws created against it's development be d-amned.

If it is a concept offering both beneficial and detrimental possibilities, the detrimental side will take form, surreptitiously, when the right people figure it will benefit their cause(s).

Posted 360 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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