Why is California still out of step with the rest of the world?
The zero impact of Climategate and Copenhagen on the Zealots in Sacramento
California is marching into the global warming regulatory morass ( AB 32, AB 1493 – the Pavley bills, and probably others) with ever-increasing deliberation. While the full hammer of these bills has not yet fallen, by the time our grade-schoolers are ready to go to work, these bills will have turned California into an “green” economic wasteland. The Pavley bills will trip the bankruptcy cord not only for the state, but for thousands of business and for millions of individuals.
While California with its governor, its legislature and its state bureaucrats (CARB, Energy Commission, Natural Resources, Utility Commission and who knows what else), all sleepwalking in a trance as if Climategate did not happen, all stupefied by the global warming hoax of Al Gore and a handful of scoundrel scientists, it is interesting to look at how the rest of the world views the CO2 hoax today, because it is getting almost zero coverage in the US liberal media and zero attention by the Zealots of Sacramento..
Below are some extracts the writer culled from recent articles from outside the state and outside the country which show a far more jaundiced view of the CO2 hoax than held by the American media or the Zealots of Sacramento.
Californians should ask why is California government (or the United States, for that matter) so out of step with the rest of the world’s evaluation of the twin spectacles of Copenhagen and Climategate, which displayed for all to see the specious nature of the CO2 global warming hoax? The fallacy and fraud is openly discussed elsewhere but not in America. The American liberal media is still circling the wagons on the anthropogenic global warming hoax, as is our state government which refuses to recognize the economic catastrophe it is brewing for the state with AB32 and similar carbon control bills.
All these carbon control measures now rest on a mid-air foundation. Objects, businesses, governments and agencies with no foundation will fall – the economic system has a “gravity” that pulls down anything that is not well founded (great example: the State of California, on its way to bankruptcy).
The whole purpose of AB32 and like bills just came crashing down; their foundation – the CO2 hoax, no longer has any credence. Unfortunately a good deal of taxpayer money has already gone into subsidizing green industries and they are rapidly becoming an albatross around the taxpayers neck, as well as the huge state bureaucracies dependent on permanent jobs regulating fellow citizens.
After each of the following extracts there is a URL where the reader can read the complete article – which is highly recommended. The overriding theme is that the CO2 scam is finished. It should be finished here too.
1. From The Australian – 2/14/10 – It’s time for some time out – anon.
Six weeks after Copenhagen, the IPCC report has been devalued by revelations of flimsy evidence and shoddy reporting. Many parts of the report contain solid science but that is not the point. It is increasingly impossible for governments to unquestioningly construct policy based on a report now so compromised. A fresh look at scientific data on climate change is needed before politicians can ask taxpayers to embark on schemes that could lead to trillions of dollars of lost wealth around the globe in coming decades. …”
2. From Open Magazine (India) 1/30/10 -The Hottest Hoax in the World by Ninad D. Sheth
The climate change fraud that is now unraveling is unprecedented in its deceit, unmatched in scope—and for the liberal elite, akin to 9 on the Richter scale. Never have so few fooled so many for so long, ever.
The entire world was being asked to change the way it lives on the basis of pure hyperbole. Propriety, probity and transparency were routinely sacrificed.
The truth is: the world is not heating up in any significant way. Neither are the Himalayan glaciers going to melt as claimed by 2035. Nor is there any link at all between natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and global warming. All that was pure nonsense, or if you like, ‘no-science’,
3. From The Arizona Republic – 2/13/10 – Arizona quits Western Climate Endeavor by Shaun McKinnon
“… (Governor) Brewer stopped short of pulling Arizona out of the multistate coalition that plans to regulate greenhouse gases starting in 2012. But she made it clear in an executive order that Arizona will not endorse the emission-control plan or any program that could raise costs for consumers and businesses.
State officials said the policy shift was rooted in concerns that the controversial emissions plan would slow the state’s economic recovery. Brewer says the state should focus less on regulations and more on renewable energy and investments by businesses that can create green jobs.
The governor also ordered the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to take another look at stricter vehicle-emissions rules set to take effect in 2012. Automakers said the rules, based on those adopted by California, would raise the cost of a new car significantly.
The governor’s order is another blow to the Western Climate Initiative, a group of seven states and four Canadian provinces that joined forces in 2007 after growing impatient with the federal government to address climate change. …”
4. From TheSpectator(uk) – 2/3/20 – By the waters of denial they sit and weep… by Melanie Phillips:
Nevertheless when the BBC, no less, starts to allow an interviewee to start telling the truth like this:
I hate to say this – but there is a very strong –it’s very small – but there is a very strong green fascism in much of the environmental world. I’ve heard it said at meetings I’ve been at – that climate change is so important – democracy has to be sacrificed something big is definitely happening. And that something is the disintegration of anthropogenic global warming theory. The ‘scientific’ basis for it is de-materialising day by day, leaving merely the sulphurous stink of intellectual fraud on an epic scale.
The IPCC has been forced to admit that it was wrong to predict that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 and has been accused of falsely linking global warming to a rise in extreme weather events. Subsequently it was revealed that the IPCC stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information. However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them. The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master’s degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps. …”
5. From The Mail On Line (UK) – 2/14/10 – Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995 By Jonathan Petre
Article summarizes a BBC interview with Phil Jones, who is the man at the very center of climategate – chief honcho aat the British Climate Research Unit.:
Data for vital ‘hockey stick graph’ has gone missing
There has been no global warming since 1995
Warming periods have happened before – but NOT due to man-made changes
He [Jones] also agreed that there had been two periods which experienced similar warming, from 1910 to 1940 and from 1975 to 1998, but said these could be explained by natural phenomena whereas more recent warming could not.
He further admitted that in the last 15 years there had been no ‘statistically significant’ warming, although he argued this was a blip rather than the long-term trend.
And he said that the debate over whether the world could have been even warmer than now during the medieval period, when there is evidence of high temperatures in northern countries, was far from settled….”
He also leaves open the possibility, long resisted by climate change activists, that the ‘Medieval Warm Period’ from 800 to 1300 AD, and thought by many experts to be warmer than the present period, could have encompassed the entire globe.
This is an amazing retreat, since if it was both global and warmer, the green movement’s argument that our current position is ‘unprecedented’ would collapse.
These current extracts from around the world are representative of many more articles on the CO2 hoax that can be found on the internet, except from the land of the lying progressive media – the good old USA (with the notable exception of the Arizona Republic and probably a few others).
Besides media and government being stuck ostrich-like in the CO2 hoax, some big corporations are equally complicit in promoting the hoax. General Electric is a prime example. They closed their tungsten-lamp facilities in the US and opened curly florescent factories in China, an example of killing redneck jobs and getting green jobs …in China. And General Electric again on “green” wind turbines and “green” solar panels – lots of green jobs …but in low-wage China again.. You have to hand it to those GE executives – they know how to boost that bottom line, especially by greasing the wheels in Washington and getting taxpayer funds sent in their direction.. But transferring their manufacturing business to China is only part of their complicity in the hoax. As owners of NBC and its affiliates GE is in the catbird seat for spreading propaganda and disinformation on global warming to the American public.
Where GE really planned on making a killing is the cap and trade bill, and GE has been an ardent supporter of this taxpayer-fleecing operation. The public might excuse the Pavleys and the Schwarzeneggers: for their folly since they are mere politicians with little or no scientific training who were led away from the truth by their respective cabals of disengenuous bureaucrats. But General Electric? No, not the executive masters of this center of engineering excellence and high science. They knew the fraud that was being pushed onto the American people and they not only got on board but overboard when they saw the profit potential of cap and trade. GE is just an example; there are many more, including all the major banks that are backing this giant fraud.
The anti-CO2 regulations have already damaged the state economy with mandating economically infeasible programs that are only sustained by political fiat and waste of taxpayer funds. Examples – again the poor-grade lighting of curly-florescent light bulbs and the danger of widespread mercury contamination; unreliable solar panels and wind turbines; exalted auto emission standards that will result in further reduction in vehicle strength to resist accidents; onerous regulations forced on the electric power industry, such as having a high percentage of renewable energy in installed capacity (all of which basically require a CO2-producing thermal plant of equal capacity to “firm up” the unreliable green energy); and do not forget the governor’s order to the grid managers not to buy economical coal-fired electricity from the western states, raising the cost of all imported electric power for California consumers. Obama promised to skyrocket electricity costs. Governor Schwarzenegger and Senator Pavley have given California an advanced introduction to Obamapower, which will be additive. And these are only a sampling of the businesses that will be affected; cement production will probably no longer be economically feasible in California, bakeries and restaurants, schools, even your home.
All green jobs that are dependent on the CO2 hoax are founded in mid-air. It is only a matter of time before gravity exacts its price. To the extent that green jobs depend on the CO2 hoax, they will fall of their own weight. To minimize the damage to the economy AB 32 and like legislation needs to be rescinded.
How long will the people of California continue to allow this CO2 charade to poison our state’s economy and export our businesses and jobs? We have an opportunity to set AB32 aside with the Suspend AB32 proposition 23, which would delay enforcement of AB32 until our current 12 percent unemployment drops to 5.5 percent, when the state and California businesses will presumably be in better shape to handle the cost of AB32. That could put AB 32 on ice for a decade or more, since there are already huge business disincentives resulting from the legislature’s extreme left-wing tax and spend policies, and consequent wide-spread job losses throughout the private sector. Recovery from the California employment mess is not even on the horizon at the moment. Proposition 23 will go a long way towards improving the overall business environment, since it will reflect a major change in direction in state policy towards business. It is only business that creates real jobs, not government bureaucracies and subsidized greeny gadgets.
Representative Dan Logue presented the elements of the proposition in the form of AB 118 in January, 2010. The bill was presented to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee for forwarding to the Assembly but all the AGW zealots on the committee voted it down. Meanwhile, the suspend AB 32 proposition 23 is a temporary band-aide that the people of California can enact to stop the job losses and other mischief that AB 32 will impose.
Proposition 23 can still be faulted in that it allows that AB32 could some day be resurrected when unemployment drops below 5.5 percent. Since AB 32 is based on the carbon hoax, it needs to be permanently killed so that it is no longer affecting investment decisions and job creation. If Proposition 23 passes that will give California time to work out a permanent spot in the graveyard for AB 32 and other carbon control bills, regulations, and executive orders. We need a massive funeral for AB32 and similar bills, regulations and Schwarzenneger executive orders that depend on the CO2 hoax. Please note that this is not to say that all greeny ideas are bad. But AB32 certainly is, since it is founded on a proven hoax, that man-made carbon dioxide is causing global warming.
Jerry Brown, California attorney general and Democrat candidate for governor, renamed the proposition with a title designed to obfuscate the bill and confuse voters (Brown is an AGW zealot himself and led the battle to get the chemistry-challenged Supreme Court to declare that EPA has the authority to find that CO2 is a pollutant; so Brown has a personal motive to kill this proposition). Fortunately the court threw out his inane title for the proposition and it is known as the California Jobs Initiative.
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