Much to read and discuss today, Keystone, AGW, Politics, politics, politics

Stomping around in the swamp –Keystone Pipeline stuff, it is pretty mucky alright. Jobs? What jobs. Politics, green politics, all the scoop.

Green Lebesraum the Nazi Roots of Sustainable Development verrryyyy interesting….

These Dems spin better than Rumpelstiltskin this is a good article but the author doesn’t know his fairy tales, Rumplestiltskin was NOT the one who was doing the spinning.

The Republicans Wasted Angst I’m not sure I agree with this, in fact I’m pretty sure I don’t. Do you?

Elliot Abrams caught  misleading about Newt – Rush covered this in his first hour

No Need to Panic About Global Warming

There’s no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s economy.

(this may be behind a pay wall so I’m excerpting some of it, and I have to admit the scientist I am married to does not believe in anything but naturally occurring global warming and I concur)

Editor’s Note: The following has been signed by the 16 scientists listed at the end of the article:
A candidate for public office in any contemporary democracy may have to consider what, if anything, to do about “global warming.” Candidates should understand that the oft-repeated claim that nearly all scientists demand that something dramatic be done to stop global warming is not true. In fact, a large and growing number of distinguished scientists and engineers do not agree that drastic actions on global warming are needed.

In September, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ivar Giaever, a supporter of President Obama in the last election, publicly resigned from the American Physical Society (APS) with a letter that begins: “I did not renew [my membership] because I cannot live with the [APS policy] statement: ‘The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.’ In the APS it is OK to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?”
[…..]
The lack of warming for more than a decade—indeed, the smaller-than-predicted warming over the 22 years since the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began issuing projections—suggests that computer models have greatly exaggerated how much warming additional CO2 can cause. Faced with this embarrassment, those promoting alarm have shifted their drumbeat from warming to weather extremes, to enable anything unusual that happens in our chaotic climate to be ascribed to CO2.

The fact is that CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 is a colorless and odorless gas, exhaled at high concentrations by each of us, and a key component of the biosphere’s life cycle. Plants do so much better with more CO2 that greenhouse operators often increase the CO2 concentrations by factors of three or four to get better growth.

Read it all if you can, it is a good summation of why the scientists who are not making money with AGW, and even some who are, are coming to life and telling the truth. Also check out Watts up with That, an AGW skeptic site.

 

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