Saturday, November 07, 2009
...October 2009 was the third coldest in the United States in the last 115 years. I'm never right about politics, but it sure seems like a bad fact for the Democrats who are ramming through a climate change bill without debate or any Republican support.
I guess if the bill actually had anything to do with the climate, it would be even more ridiculous.
The truly telling part of all this is the fact that the bill has so much support even though:
1. It does nothing to alter the "climate".
2. It imposes massive personal restrictions on citizens and corporations.
It should raise hackles that something like this is even brought to a committee, much less the floor of Congress.
It will never see life in the Senate...but it will hopefully return to life as massive campaign fodder for anti-incumbent challengers in 2010 and 2012.
Can't the Democrats see this coming? my personal opinions of them aside...are they REALLY that stupid???
So was the fact that September was exceptionally hot, on a global basis, exceptionally helpful for climate change legislation?
There is some thinking that local weather isn't climate but does affect public views on AGW. Letting that stop people from acting to prevent the climate crisis would be exceptionally irresponsible, a Republican kind of thinking.
It has yet to be proven that "man" is a root cause in long term climatic shifts.
Taking it a step further, it is complete fantasy to presume that "man" can do anything about it!!
The climate legislation...looked at from a scientific perspective (imagine that!!)has only a trivial effect on carbon dioxide levels (assuming that CO2 is even an issue).
It is the CLASSIC Democrat biat ans switch...create a crisis, miseducate the voters and ram through higher taxes and bigger government.
Once these people are done with us...the future really won't matter...
Climate change is accelerating, now warming twice the rate of the 20th Century. Your side has nothing to say about that proof. Also, stratospheric cooling is the fingerprint of climate change, and again those who deny the effect of greenhouse gases have no response.
The legislation reduces US emissions 80% by 2050. It has a lot of incentives for increased renewable energy production domestically and decreased reliance on Saudi and Venezuelan oil.