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Climate of Extremes - Patrick J. Michaels

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KenMacMillan Avatar
Posted: 05.14.11, 07:34 PM
I like the CATO Institute but they need to cover a span of about 200 years to be thorough.
MTM Avatar
Posted: 05.03.09, 04:12 AM
Fountain: Everything you've said sounds nice. The reality is a little different. Corn ethanol production, an alternative domestically grown fuel that's been marketed as "carbon neutral" in fact makes us MORE dependent on oil, not less. If you're concerned about putting CO2 into the atmosphere, corn ethanol production puts a lot of it into the atmosphere. It's a bad solution, but it's supposedly "green" and will "save the planet". We're preparing to impose cap and trade on carbon emitting energy producers and factories at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars in the name of global warming. This matters to our economy and by extension our national security if CO2 is not the cause of climate change. We are NOT considering nuclear power (what was that about energy diversity?). We are not drilling for oil along our coastlines or expanding oil exploration in Alaska (both domestic sources). Instead we are staking our future on wind power and rooftop PV solar. I'm not hearing any moves towards tapping into more natural gas, an abundant *domestic* source of energy, again because of fears about CO2. Getting the science wrong hurts us.
Fountain Avatar
Posted: 05.01.09, 08:52 AM
"In conclusion, if I'm right about Global Warming, the United States will have needlessly diversified its energy profile, modernized its power grid and significantly decreased its dependence on foreign oil. If I'm wrong... then um... sorry, my bad."
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Posted: 04.19.09, 07:12 PM
I have to agree with the gentleman who said that green has become one of the ugliest words in the English language. We have been 'green' ever since the 60's. Our air is so clean the environmentalists had to find an invisible demon (CO2) to blame extreme weather events on, and now they even want to put sulfur and other particulates back into the air to block the sun. (I think pulling the emissions controls off the nearest coal-fired electric plant should do the trick)